Yin & Somatics for Anxiety
Evidence informed practice doesn’t need to be complicated. This gentle practice makes use of research backed techniques to reduce anxiety during practice, but also to provide daily tools for relief. Simple, repetitive movements, breath awareness, body awareness, novelty. Each of these are very powerful, drug free methods for anxiety relief. We will focus on the hip flexors and adductors (front and insides of your legs). These areas are often very stiff and guarding in those who suffer from anxiety.
Yin Nest: Cultivating Safety Within
Chronic Stress effects nearly every human and it definitely takes a toll on our bodies. Stress affects every cell of you, sometimes in unexpected ways. Your endocrine system, your immune system, and your motor system all mobilize to protect you from real or potential threats. In this class we will explore the areas of the body that are often guarding, ready to fight or flee; the psoas and the pelvic floor. We will utilize breathing practice, awareness, somatic education and yes, even a little stretching to soothe these areas which can in turn, turn down the volume in your entire nervous system.
Understanding Your Sacroiliac Joint
The SIJ is probably one of the most misunderstood joints. It’s also one that causes problems for many Yogis. In this class you will learn about the anatomy and movement of this incredible part of your body through the lens of a restorative-y Yin practice. Class is peppered with some somatic lessons for context. You will be amazed at how much better your cranky hip feels!
Seeing the Back
This is a special practice for students with ongoing back pain. We will explore the back through somatic movement, Yin poses and interoceptive practices. Learn how to use your “eyes” and breath to “see” your whole back.
Free Your Sternum for a Happier Neck
If you often get tension headaches, this practice is for you. If you are someone who has a stiff or painful neck, I’m so glad you are here. This pain care yoga practice combines a somatic lesson with Yin poses to free your sternum. Once you see how the sternum is essential to easeful neck and head movement you will be forever changed.