Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Self-Care
with Debi Robinson RYT 500, YTRx-800C, IAYT, YACEP
Stress. We all experience it. It’s so common that most of us have just accepted it as a normal part of life. We use food, alcohol, drugs, and television to distract ourselves from the emotional weight of stress. Chronic stress wears down the body, mind, and spirit. It has a long-lasting, negative impact on our bodies and the numbing mechanisms we use to cope only intensify that negative impact.
There are tools to positively manage and reduce stress. In this two-hour workshop, we will practice and learn healthy methods that will help you self-modulate the stress response and bring more vitality into your life.
Led by experienced Yoga Therapist and Health Coach Debi Robinson, you will learn about the way stress impacts your life physically, mentally and emotionally; you will raise awareness of when it is triggered, and you will learn to reduce your own stress the moment you first notice it.
This workshop will include simple yoga asana to ground your energy and increase your somatic awareness, breathing exercises to bring more vitality into your body, meditation practices to assist in liberation from suffering, mindfulness to help improve present moment awareness and self-care routines to nourish your soul.
You will also learn Debi’s favorite grounding self- care technique abyanga, a self-soothing massage that incorporates her special blend of healing oils. This is a powerful tool that will help bring you back to the present moment as you nurture your inner self and immediately reduce the pressures of stress.
This two-hour workshop includes yoga practice, pranayama techniques, meditations, self-massage, and journaling. Part lecture, part practice.
Through understanding and practicing asana (physical movement), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation (management of the mind), mindfulness (increased awareness) and self-care (habits, rituals and routines), you can develop your own toolbox that you can access to elicit a relaxation response and help you calm down whenever you feel anxious, nervous and stressed.