This 6-week workshop series is appropriate for anyone who experiences depression, whether seasonally or long-term. Each week, you will practice techniques to self-soothe and balance mood and energy. The teacher will address various symptoms of depression (fatigue, lack of motivation, low self-image, digestive issues, and more) and how they are seen through the yogic lens of the 5 koshas, or layers. You will learn tools to work within each kosha to identify and address these symptoms. The workshop will include postures and movements (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), and meditation techniques. You will also learn about yoga philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras, and how these ancient teachings can be helpful in reframing thought process and cultivating peace of mind. No yoga experience is necessary. Come as you are, and bring a notebook or journal.
Topics covered include:
Physical postures to uplift energy
The importance of words (self-languaging, affirmations, journaling)
Reframing negative thoughts
*Class will not be held on February 21.
About the teacher:
Whitney, certified yoga therapist and trauma-informed yoga teacher, has specialized training in mood management and chronic pain. She studied under Amy Weintraub, founder of Life Force Yoga® Healing Institute, and Genevieve Yellin, founder of Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT™). Whitney was diagnosed with anxiety and depression as a young adult, and has been using yogic techniques and lifestyle to self-regulate for 10+ years. She believes strongly in the power of yoga as a complementary treatment for many conditions, and she understands that treatment will be different for every individual; each person experiences their own unique process. This workshop will offer you a variety of tools from which to choose and incorporate into everyday life.
Cami provides therapy for clients who are struggling with anxiety, lifestyle/wellness, self-esteem, effective communication and family conflict. She believes that everyone needs to take a break to slow down. She will be available as a therapy resource throughout the sessions.