In a series of short meditative exercises, Licia Sky guides us to noticing our bodies and the spaces in which we practice these gentle, body-oriented movements. Licia encourages us to connect with ourselves and access our imaginations with slow, intentional movements and a focus on balance, openness, and observation, allowing us to accept the sensations and feelings in our bodies, whatever they are.
Josefin Wikström from the Prison Yoga Project guides weekly classes with beneficial practices that have been co- developed with the women prisoners at the high security prison Hinseberg in Sweden. Josefin has been specializing in creating movement-based programs for traumatic stress in confined environments such as prisons, isolation units, forensic psychiatry and juvenile justice institutions since 2008.
Join Linda Thai, MSW, ERYT-200, CLYL, for this 8-week program that explores and seeks to understand some of the survival strategies we depend on during a traumatic experience. These strategies that kept us alive in the moment can keep us from living in the present. By learning to recognize and safely release the tension patterns of these survival responses, not only is there more ease and openness in the body, but new choices become available for the neuro-muscular system.
Join Dafna Lender, LCSW, for this 8-week program where she explores practical tips and techniques that lead to positive interactions with children. This series of eight 20-minute sessions will be full of action-packed, accessible, and useful interventions to connect with the children in your life.
A Moment of Calm: A Guided Session of Embodied Awareness Practices to Calm our Nervous Systems and Ground in the Present Moment
Join founders of the Holistic Life Foundation—Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez. In this six week series they will incorporate yoga, mindfulness, centering exercises, and meditation to help us all find some inner peace.
Your body is the best home your mind will every have. This is true for everyone, but not easy to put into practice, especially for survivors of trauma. Mind Body Solutions Founder Matthew Sanford draws upon his experience as a trauma and post-traumatic stress survivor, his 42 years of living with a spinal cord injury, and his 29 years of practicing yoga to lead 8 experiential sessions of mind-body insights and simple practices. Sanford writes, “It is the body that always stays faithful to living, not the mind. In so doing, its wisdom plays a crucial role in the process of healing from trauma.”
In this 8 week series, Michael Lee, the Founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy will guide you in easy to follow body and breath meditation practices that will bring you home to now. You will engage both body and breath as anchors to support a shift in your "lens of self-reference". From a place of greater equanimity, stress, anxiety, fear and tension can be transformed. As the series progresses you will become more empowered to lean into life with greater ease and ride the bumps on the road of life without falling off the bicycle. Themes like Awareness, Acceptance, Choice, and Discernment will be focused in the meditation and in a short life integration that follows the practice.
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