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Yoga therapy for anxiety

Yoga for EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

A trauma-sensitive yoga therapy course in Canberra

This course is for you if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma and wanting to practice together in a safe, supportive empowering space where embodiment is deeply respected as a pathway to emotional wellbeing.

Quite often, yoga classes can be exclusive, demanding, athletic, and potentially retraumatizing spaces that can leave you feeling tired and retriggered with the need to 'achieve' something outside yourself.

This course allows a safer yet deeper inquiry into the nature of your ground of being that supports emotional resilience and well-being. 

 

Practices are carefully selected based on the needs of the individuals in the group, supported by evidence-based yoga science. There will be invitations to interact with a partner and small groups, with an emphasis on observing personal, subtler physiological awareness, thoughts, and emotions.

The classes are 1.5 hours with a 20-minute talk, 45-minute experiential practice, 20-minute guided iRest meditation, 5 -minute reflections, and Q&A.

Trauma sensitive approach

Rest and recovery is nurtured

Inclusive and adaptive

Ongoing self-awareness and self-inquiry

Integration not transformation

Movement and stillness are the pulses of interoception and embodiment

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What will you learn in the course?

  • to move and be embodied in YOUR body just as it is

  • breathing, and relaxation techniques that bring about positive states of mind and body.

  • to feel into body messengers as feeling states

  • to use difficult emotions as psychological growth and avoid spiritual bypassing

  • to practice making choices to turn the mind towards or away from experiences

  • present-centered awareness versus dissociation

  • some neurobiology of stress and trauma

  • ways to integrate your very own yoga practice into your life

  • practical ways to regulate your nervous system

  • how the Gunas influence your swing of emotions

  • the practice of pratyahara to restore the senses

  • how the chakras are there to help understand emotions

  • how difficult sensations and emotions are unintegrated messengers

  • trauma-sensitive yoga principles

  • what your ayurvedic dosha is and how can it help emotional regulation

  • how to synchronize breath and movement and stay grounded

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"embodiment is about the question of how we come here

and live this human life". Sarah Ball

Kendra draws from her professional certification in evidence-based principles from iRest Yoga Nidra, TCTSY- Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and her 30 years in the healing arts. Her post-graduate training with Sarah Ball respects the intersection of Psychology, Social Justice, and Yoga Psychology. She offers specific methods based on the principles of yoga therapy, that offer real relief for difficult feelings.

Her teaching is inspired by Samkhya philosophy, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra's, and the non-dual realization of Tantra. (Sanskrit: tan: extending everywhere).

This course is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

 

Steps to enroll.

1. Book and pay online prior to starting the course. No one will be turned away if they cannot pay. Choose from the tiered payment options or please email Kendra at restore@kendrahealingarts.com.

2. Book in for a free 15-minute wellness chat or a private yoga therapy session with Kendra prior to commencing.

The course is supported and referred to by numerous local health services as well as local GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other therapists and health practitioners.

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Sonia

When you need to grow and deal with things that are emotionally hard I can't recommend Kendra enough to help your mind and body connect.

 

She gave my girlchild the greatest gift this week - by taking an anxious mind and making it calm.

Kendra’s warmth, humanity, and compassion are communicated gently, as she guides me into a deepening, grounding yoga practice. The in-person classes are respectful and inclusive. This support and guidance Kendra offers, and the way she offers it is growing my resilience and ability to flow with the ebb and flow of everyday life. Love it! Highly recommend Kendra’s courses.