Although many forms of yoga practice are safe, some are strenuous and may not be appropriate for everyone. Just as certain psychiatric medications have shown some efficacy for reducing anxiety and depression, it is important to understand that other therapies like yoga have been shown to improve mental health. Yoga is no longer considered a solely “holistic” approach to improving mental health and well-being—in recent years, it's gained a scientific following, and has extensive research behind it to support its benefits.
This eight-week yoga series will allow you to tune inward in to bodily sensations and to build a practice that focuses on mindfulness, stillness and physical and inner balance. Anxiety can leave you feeling out of control, ungrounded, and overwhelmed with everyday life. Together in a supportive group setting, we will band together to strip away the image of an “ideal” self, and really experience our bodies from the inside out. You may find that there are things about your body you actually like!
This group class will offer tools for building greater acceptance of your own body, healthy ways to deal with inner emotions, present moment awareness as well as working towards being compassionate to one’s self, and eventually others. Specific yoga techniques will give you greater body awareness and responsiveness which in turn are associated with lower levels of self-objectification and greater body satisfaction.
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression is an hour exploration of self through very gentle movement and sound. Rachel will lead a deeply grounding class focusing on movement and healing touch. Harmonic sound practitioner, Sergei, will combine his live music with Rachel's yoga to create a unique experience of breath, movement, and sound. The yoga class will end with an extended deep savasana, an hour-long sound meditation, head massage, crystal healing and aromatherapy: being on your mat, you will be saturated with healing sound, allowing you to access ultimate relaxation and a deep sense of peace.
-The benefits of breathing in salt vapours include (HaloTherapy): -Improved lung capacity -Reduced respiratory allergies -Detoxification of your bodily systems -Reduction in germs -Decreased severity of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis -Decreased severity of chronic respiratory illnesses including asthma, emphysema and bronchitis -Reduced chest congestion, cough, sore throat and sinusitis -Decreased depression -Improved sleep
Touching and breathing salt during yoga can help your body absorb trace minerals it commonly lacks including magnesium and chromium. Magnesium helps maintain the balance of other nutrients and is also important to the functioning of various enzymes, as well as your heart, kidneys and muscles. Chromium aids in moving glucose from your bloodstream into your cells to be stored as energy. Since yoga encourages deep breathing, the deeper you breathe the salt vapours into your lungs, the more beneficial the healing effects. The calming effects of both salt therapy and yoga combined with the health benefits of both allow you to experience a holistic relaxation therapy.
All Leves Welcome. No Experience Necessary. This series is accessible to all. Cost: $200.00
8 spots available with 2 m. between the mats
Series of 8 classes - Every Tuesday 6:30pm (April 12th, 2022 - May 31, 2022)
Maximum Capacity - 8 people (with 2 m. bettwen mats) Registration only, no drop ins or walk ins. This event cannot be put on hold, non transferrable
This program including halotherapy and sound healing