Join Anna for a workshop exploring how yoga asana (poses) can help calm the nervous system. For many of us, anxiety is a kind of out-of-body experience. A regular yoga practice restores the connection between mind and body, enabling us to feel more deeply without being overwhelmed by our thoughts or emotions.
The workshop will comprise a series of yoga poses emphasizing the sensations of grounding, containment, and support. We’ll experiment with using props and walls to create conditions of safety and otherwise enhance our practice. Anna will also provide a list of written and audio-visual resources for further self-study.
The workshop is appropriate for students of all abilities. Cost is $30, or $25 for Rise yogis on a monthly autopay membership or annual membership plan.
Rise Yoga Book Club
Join us April 27 at 11:15 am to discuss Waking, a memoir by Matthew Sanford, the founder of Mind Body Solutions. In his book, Matthew, a Minnesota native describes his experience of trauma and loss following a car accident when he was 13. Years later, he found yoga (yoga found him!) and reconnected with his body, despite paraplegia.
We’ll meet between Saturday classes to share snacks and chat about the book. You don’t need to have read all of Waking to attend.
To purchase a paperback copy of the book directly from Anna, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.