Many people believe that Yoga is therapeutic; that it will improve their physical and mental health. Even family doctors send their patients to yoga classes as a remedy for everything from stress to back pain (no pressure on us!)
One aspect that likely plays a key role in improving well-being is your nervous system.
Your nervous system is the information highway between your body and brain, and it plays a major role in movement, mood, your sense of self, and your sense of comfort and safety. In everything you do, your nervous system is there, keeping watch and fine-tuning your experience of reality. Pretty neat.
With this in mind, we’ve intentionally prioritized some programming to be therapeutic, considering the role that this system plays in wellbeing and how it expresses during practice. Below, you’ll see two upcoming opportunities to care for this aspect of yourself. If you’ve been feeling stuck or ungrounded, we recommend you have a good look at these options.
Practices for Resilient Living with Danette Adams
Tuesdays at 7:30pm, starting March 29
A virtual offering, this course includes six livestream sessions to help grow your resilience. Over the course of six weeks you’ll discover mindful movements and stillness practices that suit your temperament, be invited to self-reflect, share with others, and grow in your ability to befriend yourself through some big feelings without toxic positivity. Together, we’ll explore the key elements of resilience and find techniques that work best for us. We’ll cultivate sensitivity and compassion to recognize our own patterns and see how the stresses of our times show up differently for each of us. All techniques will be approached through a lens of self-compassion, with the intention of learning to self-soothe and build capacity in your nervous system.
Integrating Stress & Tension with TRE with Leslie Stokman
Mondays at 5:30pm, starting Monday April 25.
Our small group and in-person sessions will focus on developing and regulating self-induced and therapeutic tremors, practicing mindful presence with your experience, and learning an approachable overview of nervous system theory to help you make some meaning of this wonderful ability we all share.