'Managing Stress and Anxiety'
Date in Autumn 2017 TBC
A day of Renewal and relaxation, support and grounding.
With the aim of learning simple and practical ways to deal with the all too common problem of stress and anxiety.
More details and information below...
There are many things that cause stress and we cant avoid them. Trying to sort all the problems out and get to a place where you can finally relax and not feel stressed, isn't the answer.
Learning how to recognise the 'stressors' and live calmly along side them is.
Yoga is a really powerful tool in managing the universally common and debilitating problems of stress and anxiety.
If you think youre not stressed, but struggle with sleep problems, digestive complaints and muscle tension, then its likely that you have got to a point where your head is managing the stress, but your body needs help!
Learning to understand how your nervous system works and the ways that we internalise and switch off from trying to deal with stress and anxiety is one of the big things we will be looking at.
In this workshop we will go deeply into understanding and learning simple daily practices that will make a big calming difference in your busy life. For example: Mindfulness, Breathing work, Grounding Yoga postures.
We will also do some enquiry into what triggers your stress and how to resolve the tricky habits we get tangled up in, and look at ways to establish an ongoing grounding and supportive stress management practice.
The day itself will include lots of movement, balanced with lots of restorative and deeply relaxing and settling yoga.So you will come away feeling topped up, restored, calmed and with lots of tools to help you in the future.
Doing a day like this is not only supportive and rewarding for yourself, but it will benefit those living and working with you too!
This day is suitable for all levels and abilities.
At: Flow Yoga Centre, Hartes courtyard, Clonakilty, West Cork.
€60 with a €20 deposit to secure your place.
(These days tend to book up quickly and sell out, so send me a text to reserve your place on 0877852491. Jess)
'Developing a Home Yoga Practice'
Date in Autumn 2017 TBC
Flow Yoga Centre 10.15am till 5pm
You Love Yoga but why do you find it so hard to practice at home?
You have a bit of time, space and a Yoga Mat but you don't know what to do next?
Spend a day Enjoying Yoga and explore ways to bring more of it into your life.
More information and details below...
A regular home yoga practice, even if its just 15 mins a day is transformative.
There are so many benefits to be gained from bringing yoga into your daily life and the practice you decide to do can be totally varied or always the same. You can do lots or just a little, you can work hard or just rest, you can practice at any point and anywhere.
But...There are just as many varied and complex excuses that will get in the way of you starting and continuing!
In this workshop we will spend the morning going through the different practices you learn and working with handouts you can then follow at home. These will be the physical asana's, posture flows and held positions. There will be breathing practices and mindfulness meditation. We will look at the balance and importance between moment and rest and explore how you can learn to read your bodies needs and learn how to adapt and change your practice as you need to.
The afternoon will be spent enquiring into why its is so very hard to change our 'bad' habits and develop and set good ones. We will do some written enquiry and have a chance to discuss the subject of 'needs' 'boundaries' and 'habits' as a group. (the written work is just for your use, the talking bit is only if you feel like it!) I feel very strongly that you need to have a really good understand of the hurdles that you will stumble on when setting out on a home yoga practice, which we all face but its not generally talked about. Once you understand the challenges you will be much more likely to succeed.
The afternoon will also include a bit more movement and lots of restorative yoga and some meditation.
Cost is €60 and I take a €20 deposit. These days tend to book out, so text me on 0877852491 to reserve your place.
Feedback from a previous workshop: "I thoroughly enjoyed the Day! Every aspect of it was interesting & challenging but so rewarding all at the same time. You really opened my eyes to the asana's through the adduction exercise as I've always concentrated on getting the look of the posture right rather than the feel. I also found the blind-fold exercise a revelation as I could feel my alignment was better once I stopped looking outwards. I have to say that if it was at all possible for me to get to your regular classes I would be a regular student". Tina Horgan.