Stressors are everywhere, but how you deal with them determines their effect on your bodyand mind. In this interactive workshop, participants will develop skills for achieving balance within the bodyand mind to deal with everyday stress. After examining everyday stressors, learn strategies to control them, as well as different techniques—such as simple meditations, “desk yoga,” and basic nutrition—for finding equilibrium in a hectic world.
Takeaway 1: Participants will identify the effects of stress.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to perform simple meditation and yoga exercises at their desk.
Takeaway 3: Participants will understand the benefits of good nutrition and finding balance when dealing with stress.
I have been studying yogic philosophy most of her adult life and started the asana (physical) practice in 1998 as a way to express her deep love of life. Through the asana practice she found a way to bring the song and dance of her mind, body and spirit together as one complete symphony.
I completed my formal teacher training with the 8 Limbs Yoga Center in January of 2004 and continues to study and be inspired by many teachers including Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Seane Corne, Rodney Yee and Steve Ross to name just a few.
My classes tend to be physically challenging which allows students to find their power from within. I love to teach a meditation flow (vinyasa), linking breath to movement, integrating strength through grace, alignment through insight and wisdom through contemplation and meditation. Classes focus on breath work, creating heat from within, core strengthening , creating space in the hips and shoulders, opening the heart through backbends and looking at the world with a different perspective with the help of inversions. I encourage students to challenge themselves with enthusiasm. My favorite affirmation is “approach life like a child looking forward to Christmas.”
I am also working with professional organizations and corporations developing wellness programs for employees. The programs address dealing with stress and how to help keep the body free from strain while sitting at desks and computers. I worked for over 25 years as a CPA and can relate to spending hours and hours sitting in a chair looking at a monitor. I enjoy sharing the programs I have developed over the years to relieve such stress.