We live in stressful times, and we literally embody the experience of our lives. This embodiment often manifests itself through habituated patterns of tension. These patterns become hardwired into our nervous systems after years of repetitive triggering of the startle reflex, also called the fight or flight response. When the startle reflex is triggered our systems are flooded with adrenalin. If this occurs too frequently, we can get into a cycle of overreacting physically, emotionally and psychologically to stressful situations.
There are many therapies available to manage chronic stress and anxiety. Yoga and Meditation can act as supportive partners to these therapies. Yoga and meditation can assist us in becoming more aware of our patterns of reactivity and give us a practical, positive and concrete means of responding mentally to stress and anxiety. Yoga and meditation can reenergize the body’s natural relaxation response, moving us toward homeostasis. Once learned, these practices are tools that we carry with us wherever we go.
In this two-hour workshop we will learn how to use our breath, yoga poses and meditation to create a consistently calmer state of mind and body.
Instructor: April Berta
In addition to completing her 200 hours of yoga teacher training, April has also completed 60+ hours in trauma- sensitive yoga teacher training.
The basis of her teaching philosophy is that yoga is a process of self-discovery and varies from person to person. Yoga will meet you wherever you
are in your particular life’s journey. April uses the components of pranayama, asana, and meditation to promote the union and balance of the emotional,
mental, and physical.
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