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Yoga for Highly Sensitive People


with Melissa Renzi

Have you been called “too sensitive”? Are you easily overwhelmed by your emotions and level of empathy? Do you tend to experience sensory overload?

Highly sensitive person (HSP) refers to approximately 20 percent of the population who are born with a trait called sensory processing sensitivity (SPS). HSPs are often sensitive to sensory input, feel emotions intensely, process information deeply, and notice subtleties in the environment that others may not.

Yoga offers a natural refuge of for highly sensitive people to self-soothe and find peace. In this workshop, you’ll learn practical tools drawn from yoga and modern psychotherapy to help you transform feelings of anxiety and self-judgment, embody lasting self-compassion, and care for your sensitive nature. Plus, you’ll meet other sensitive souls like you to share and learn from in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

During this session, you’ll learn:

  • key characteristics of the HSP trait, as well as common myths about what it means to be sensitive

  • how to apply the philosophy of the 8 Limbs of Yoga to take care of your sensitive strengths

  • simple yoga postures and breathing tools to regulate your sensitive nervous system when you feel overstimulated

  • a compassionate meditation technique to help you easily move out of your head and into your body

  • strategies and visualizations for releasing heavy emotional baggage regardless of whether it belongs to you or someone else

Cost: $40