Explore, Connect & Reset: Chair Yoga Virtual Class

Schedule - meets Wednesdays at 1 pm (all times ET)

This adaptive all-levels yoga class explores seated and standing postures using the support of the chair to increase body awareness while building strength, mobility, and flexibility. Additionally, meditation and breathing practices are used to cultivate a sense of grounding, relaxation, and connection. Whether you are new to yoga, working with an injury, or looking to deepen your practice, this adaptive class empowers you to explore the subtleties of physical postures while discovering accessible yet powerful yoga-based practices that can be incorporated into daily living.

Deep Relaxation: Restorative + Yoga Nidra Virtual Class

Schedule – meets the 3rd Sunday of every month (beginning 9/20) from 10:00 am – 11:30 am (all times ET)

In a world where we are constantly pulled to do and achieve, yoga invites us to pause and simply be. The monthly class is designed to diminish tension and tightness, while cultivating peace, calm, and wellbeing to bring you into a space of deep relaxation. Gentle movement is used to ground the mind and prepare the body for rest. Restorative poses foster inner awareness and help the body to find comfort and release. Yoga Nidra, often referred to as yogic sleep, is a meditation technique to systematically bring ease and stillness to both body and mind. Please join me for this peaceful and healing journey!

Yoga Therapy for Stress Management and Resilience Virtual Workshop

Schedule – Saturday, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am (all times ET)
*If you are unable to make any of the sessions a video recording will be provided.

Cost - $120

Stress is inevitable. This course will explore simple practices to make it manageable. Resiliency is our ability to adapt and bounce back in the face of stress. Since stress is at the root of many chronic health conditions, understanding personal techniques for stress management is essential for long-term health and wellbeing. Research shows that yoga-based practices offer a powerful tool to promote self-regulation, stress management, and ultimately improve resiliency. Throughout this 6-week course, we will work together to explore a variety of practices including simple and mindful physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and relevant philosophy to identify what works for you. Each week you will receive suggestions for a home practice that can be done in between classes. This will include detailed instructions (e.g. videos, audio recordings, etc.) to empower you to identify specific practices and techniques that can be incorporated into your daily life to manage stress and build resiliency.

Week 1: Stress and the Body – Explore the ways in which stress affects our physical body and health. Learn to identify where you hold tension due to stress and discover how physical postures can be used to reduce tension and manage stress.

Week 2: Stress and the Breath – Often, due to stress, individuals develop dysregulated breathing patterns which in turn exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety. Learn how to evaluate your own breathing pattern and discover how breathing exercises are used as a powerful stress management tool.

Week 3: Stress and the Mind – We all have habitual thought patterns and storylines about ourselves. These negatively programmed messages tend to rise to the surface in times of stress further hindering our ability to cope. Learn how simple mindfulness-based meditation techniques can be used to identify and unravel these patterns.

Week 4: Recognizing Personal Stress Patterns and Triggers – Stress is often situation dependent. Explore the circumstances in your life that lead to stress and find ways to manage this in the moment. Also, discuss positive lifestyle changes that can be made to minimize stress overall.

Week 5: Enhancing Self-Regulation and Discernment – Building on the information and practices of the previous weeks continue to strengthen your self-regulatory capacity as you learn how to better observe yourself and your reactions to stressful life events.

Week 6: Cultivating Joy and Wellbeing – Identifying activities, people, and places that connect you to joy and wellbeing are a critical stress management tool. Discuss ways that you can cultivate more joy and connection into your daily life.

Exploring Meditation Virtual Workshop

Schedule – Tuesday, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 from 9:00 am -10:00 am (all times ET)
*If you are unable to make any of the sessions a video recording will be provided.

Cost –$75

Are you new to meditation and not sure where to begin? This course will help you build a sustainable meditation practice in just 10-minutes a day. Research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits. These include a reduction in stress, depression, and anxiety, improved sleep, immune, and cognitive function, decreased inflammation and pain, and an increase in overall quality of life, positive emotions, and capacity for social connection. This series explores the basics of setting up a daily practice, as well as simple mindfulness exercises that can be incorporated into your day to enhance your overall health and wellbeing. This course includes a weekly class session along with detailed instructions and meditation recordings to continue your practice at home.