Yoga to Ease Anxiety Workshop

March 9, 2019

8:30am - 12pm


Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Anxiety can be a bit of a hassle. Whether you suffer from a generalized or acute anxiety disorder, it can create feelings of limited control, low self esteem, persistent fear, panic, anger and defeat.

Despite the challenges of panic attacks and other anxiety symptoms, there are many self-help strategies that can assist you in coping with anxiety disorders. Numerous self-care activities and relaxation techniques are available to help you feel more calm, peaceful, and in control. Some of the most common relaxation strategies include breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, and visualization. These techniques have been found to reduce anxiety and may even help you manage your panic symptoms.

Yoga encompasses all three of these common relaxation techniques. Additionally, yoga has been known to help ease stress, reduce feelings of nervousness, and enhance mindfulness. For these reasons, yoga has been considered to be potentially beneficial for people with anxiety disorders.

There are many uncomfortable physical symptoms of panic and anxiety, such as feelings of tension, tightness, and pain sensitivity. Yoga postures, known as asanas, help ease the physical discomfort that is caused by anxiety. Asanas work to stretch, lengthen, and balance the muscles. These postures can assist in releasing built-up muscle tension and stiffness throughout the body. Yoga not only helps in easing the physical body, but it can also help with anxious thoughts. Negative thinking patterns and frequent worries are common for those diagnosed with panic disorder. Meditation, visualization, and focusing on breathing can help with letting go of worry and fear. The overall practice of yoga can elicit the relaxation response, allowing both the body and mind to gain a sense of calm and ease.

Yoga can also be a great way to meet other people and feel more connected to a sense of community. Many people with anxiety are faced with issues of loneliness and isolation. Participating in a yoga class can be one way to begin to socialize while working toward personal wellness.

Please join us as Danielle Snoddy, ERYT500, guides you through a workshop to ease anxiety. Danielle began practicing yoga in 2005 to ease her own anxiety and depression, and has been teaching yoga to others since 2010. She has worked with hundreds of people from children to seniors. This series is accessible to everyone. You will find a comforting, nonjudgemental space to destress and learn techniques that you can use anytime. This series is especially beneficial for anyone seeking to overcome self-harming tendencies and habits ranging from negative self-talk to addiction to inabilities to cope with life. If you have any questions please contact Danielle here. *Scholarships are available


In this weekend immersive, we will begin with the Yoga to Ease Anxiety workshop then we will spend the remainder of the weekend learning teaching methodology, meditations, therapeutics, philosophy, and practicum.

We will meet from 8:30am-5:30pm on Saturday, March 9 and 8:30am-4:30pm on Sunday, March 10 with a lunch break from 12-12:45.

This weekend immersive is eligible for 20 hours of CE from Yoga Alliance and goes towards our 300 hour advanced teacher training course.

Investment - $250

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