Online Yoga for Stress Course
Dates for the next course in 2021 will be coming soon.
- Are you experiencing stress or burnout?
- Exhausted with little else to give but find it difficult to relax?
This 5 week course will encourage you to create space for yourself, decompress and re-balance the nervous system.
Each session includes a gentle yoga practice to calm and soothe body and mind and the practice of yoga nidra. For the yoga nidra, you will wrap yourself in a warm blanket ready to be guided towards deep rest and relaxation.
You will also learn about the stress response, why it is so difficult to relax and let go when experiencing stress, and what works to reduce the symptoms of stress.
No experience of yoga is needed for this course and you do not need to be flexible! The yoga sequences are suitable for total beginners and are sequenced to provide a sense of safety, space and release.
Online Yoga for Anxiety Course
Dates for the next course will be published soon.
• Do you have a sense of dread, fear the worst or that bad things will happen if you stop worrying?
• Feel agitated or find it difficult to sleep?
• Experience heart palpitations, tightness in your chest, find it difficult to breath deeply, have a churning feeling in your stomach, nausea, palpitations, feel sweaty and have panic attacks?
This popular 5 week course integrates evidence-based yoga and therapeutic approaches.
Each session starts with yoga and use of the breath to calm body, mind and reduce hyper alert and hyper vigilant states.
The second part of each session focuses on learning about anxiety and ‘what works’ to reduce it. You will learn about physical and psychological aspects of anxiety, ‘fight, flight and freeze responses’, the vicious cycle of anxiety including avoidance and survival strategies that are unhelpful in the longer term, why it is so difficult to relax and stop worrying when experiencing anxiety, challenging negative thoughts, graded exposure and helpful coping strategies.
Carolyn uses therapeutic approaches including motivational interviewing, solution-focused work and principles from CBT to support you towards committing to and sustaining change in your life.
This is not an ‘off the shelf’ course that is available elsewhere. Carolyn uses her extensive knowledge and experience from her career in mental health services, taking a bespoke approach and adapting the content of each course to participants.
No experience of yoga is needed for this course and you do not need to be flexible! The yoga sequences will be suitable for total beginners and aim to provide you with a sense of safety, space and release. Suggested practical exercises are given for you to practice between sessions.
Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshop
If you ever feel tense, stressed, anxious or too busy, this 3 hour workshop including tea and cake will help you to breathe more deeply, relax and create space for yourself.
The first part of the workshop focuses on gentle yoga and somatic movement; you do not need to be flexible and you won’t break into a sweat! No yoga experience is needed. You will then lie down with warm blankets for a one-hour yoga nidra. This deep relaxation will take you to a place between being awake and asleep leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
The next workshop will be taking place in 2021. Details will be published soon.