We are living through such unusual times. I wonder what you are doing to stay connected to that which soothes, nourishes and delights you?
As we are bombarded with the tales of woe of the world, our nervous systems react as if they are happening directly to us. Our nervous systems cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction, imminent threat or that which is far away. I am careful in consumption of media in all its forms, careful to safeguard my nervous system and mental health.
In addition to avoiding over-consumption of media, I consciously feed goodness into my system, with yoga, meditation, funny movies, enjoyable reading, nature time, friend catch-ups (socially distanced if necessary) and family time.
My next in-person classes will bring together gentle yoga and meditation, endeavouring to provide a practice that will sooth what worries you and help train your gaze towards what delights you.
Yoga for Stress Relief starts Wednesday, 5 August, 9:30am - 11:00am. If you register by 27 July the investment is $170 ($195 as of 28 July), which includes a one-to-one with me, six weekly classes and a weekly email packed with resources, including a recorded meditation. If you have attended classes with me previously, you are welcome to forego the one-to-one and so the investment is $135.
This trauma sensitive gentle yoga program is designed to relieve stress and increase well-being. Specifically designed for clients suffering with stress, anxiety, depression or trauma, the program combines both trauma sensitive meditation and subtle yoga poses. It incorporates gentle yoga movement and restorative yoga postures, a gentle form of exercise and relaxation soothing both mind and body.
The themes for each week of the course are as follows:
Week 1 - Cultivating Self-Compassion
Week 2 - Delighting in Your Senses
Week 3 - Breathing your Breath
Week 4 - Staying in your Window of Tolerance
Week 5 - Working with our Obstacles
Week 6 - Filling with Gratitude
This term I will not be running my evening Mullumbimby classes. I have agonised over this decision because I know there are a few of you out there keen to return. I just can't stretch my own personal and my families' capacity to make the class work. I hope to return in the future.
If the in-person class time doesn't suit, Yoga for Resilience starts online Tuesday, 11 August. The classes will run for six weeks and you can either attend online or if the time doesn't suit, watch the recordings. The investment is $75AUD and it includes weekly live classes, class and meditation recordings and emails packed with resources to explore the work further.
Even if you have completed an online or in-person series with me before, each round includes new insights and learnings around the themes. I can tell you from personal experience, I have worked with the aforementioned themes countless times and each time I find a new level of depth, wisdom and integration.