Yoga for Mind Body Well-Being
Integrative Yoga Therapeutics (IYT) helps us to learn about and ultimately guide the interplay between mind and body and to access the Mind – Body Network as a vehicle for healing. An integration of yoga, psychology and science, IYT offers therapeutic tools to change the physical, mental, emotional and energetic manifestations of imbalance and illness. Each of my general classes combine Mindful Vinyasa, Therapeutic Yoga and Restorative Yoga. I also teach separate Restorative Yoga classes. In keeping with my passion to make Yoga accessible and effective for everyone, every class I teach is suitable for complete beginners to the more experienced practitioner.
Mindful Movement combines yoga's contemplative elements with asana to create a therapeutic and transformative vinyasa practice. Each class integrates the subtle yet powerful interventions of breath work to calm the mind and nervous system, postural alignment for mood stabilisation, and creative use of props and sequencing to develop space in body and mind.
Therapeutic Yoga takes yoga's most therapeutic elements and weaves it into our practice to enhance its healing impact. Almost all forms of yoga help us feel better physically and emotionally, and in many other ways. Yet we can also make yoga more therapeutic by using tools - yogic interventions - that speak to as many elements of the Mind-Body Network as possible. In this way, we take our yoga practice beyond the physical. We make it integrative and therapeutic and thus, even more healing.
Restorative Yoga involves carefully sequenced, artfully propped restorative yoga postures designed to balance the nervous system and promote emotional well- being. These therapeutic postures deepen the relaxation response, reduce anxiety and stress, alleviate depression, improve digestion and enhance immunity. In a restorative yoga class you learn key postures in this system, basic breath work techniques, fascial release and guided meditation to help awaken the innate wisdom and healing capacity of your mind- body network.
Workshops offer the time a class cannot, to explore our practice in greater detail.
Saturday 4th March 2017
Your Well-Being Power Switch - The Vagus Nerve:
Creating " Bounce Back Ability"
"Resilience:- the “rubber ball” factor - the ability to bounce back
in the event of adversity".
Why do some people have that amazing quality that allows them to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever?
Is this a genetic predisposition or can this resilience be learned?
Researchers know that our stress resilience levels are connected to one thing: the vagus nerve.
When the vagus nerve is functioning properly, you get better at managing the constant changes that life brings, your moods stabilise, your digestion improves and your heart functions better. It’s even believed that strong vagus function can prevent chronic disease. The good news is that the vagus nerve can be strengthened, through lifestyle, practice, and intention.
In this Workshop we will
*explore the role of the Vagus nerve and its link to building resilience
*learn 5 ways our practice can stimulate the vague nerve to create vagal tone & vagal flexibility
* practice asana, breath work, meditation, relaxation techniques and the use of sound to help build “Bounce Back Ability”
We all need that ability to take what life throws at us and utilise those experiences to switch on that in built power switch and come back stronger, so I really hope you can make it.
Where: The Church House Hall, Long Crendon, Bucks
When 10.30am - 12.30pm Saturday 4th March
To register or any questions please contact me click here
Mindful Movement Classes:
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Business Well- Being Events:
According to the Health and Safety Executive, 83% of sick days are lost due to work - related illnesses, and the vast majority are related to musculoskeletal disorders, stress, anxiety and depression.
Our fast paced modern day lifestyles, working environment and new technology are here to stay but how does this impact our health, work performance, creativity, relationships and sense of well being? Is there something we can do to balance this?
In these workshops and events we will investigate what changes are happening in our body in order to adapt to our modern life and how this has more than a physical impact. We will explore the use of simple and practical mindfulness tools and therapeutic yoga practices we can introduce into our daily routine to help combat these modern day stresses. The aim - by developing the ability to respond rather than react to stimuli we create a wealth of positive responses in both mind and body. The benefits - promotes overall general health and well being and encourages feelings of empowerment, increased confidence and can- do attitude to help improve performance and creativity.
For more details please contact me.
Please contact me for further details