Yoga for Anxiety, Trauma & Stress Relief

4-Week Gentle Yoga & Meditation Series

with Meg Olsen
Yoga for Anxiety, Trauma & Stress Relief
Date: October 21, 2020 - November 11, 2020

Regular Price: "Pay What You Can" sliding scale
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About This Series

In this series we will use the breath as a tool to reset our nervous systems as well as invite gentle stretches to reconnect with our bodies. This class is appropriate for all levels and is instructed through a Trauma-Informed Yoga lens; the focus being to create a safe place for you to explore how the mind and body connect and how we can use the breath to strengthen that connection.

Each session will begin with exploring our breath and a mindfulness practice, followed by gentle yoga and finishing with an optional meditation or final resting pose. Participants will also receive takeaway materials each class such as journal prompts/exercises, meditation scripts and playlists to help ease symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression & PTSD.

This series will take place online via Zoom. You can register for a single class or the full series by following the “book now” link!

Dates & Times

Each Wednesday starting October 21st, 6:15pm-7:30pm PDT/PST

This series will run for 4 weeks, ending on Wednesday, November 11th.

Payment & Tuition Assistance

Register for individual classes or the full 4-week series with our “Pay What You Can” sliding scale. Tuition Assistance is always available upon request, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

About Your Instructor

Meg Olsen RYT 200, Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor & Reiki I | Meg earned her yoga teaching certification through School Yoga Institute in the Sacred Valley of PerĂº in 2019. She is currently earning her 300hr certification through Yoga. Psyche. Soul. with Ashley Turner, and has studied Trauma-Informed Yoga (TIY) and neuroscience; specializing on the intersection of psyche and soma and how trauma affects the mind-body connection. She also received her Reiki Level I training in June 2020 through School Yoga Institute, facilitated by Ashley Seymour of Spirit Ocean Healing.

Feel free to email the instructor directly with questions: meaghan@balancedrock.org

A note about this series from Meg: “This approach is a different than a mainstream yoga or meditation practice, mainly because it focuses on understanding our minds and how trauma rewires the brain. We are all living through a collective traumatic experience with the current global health pandemic. This word ‘trauma’ can be defined as anything that overwhelms our capacity to cope and leaves us feeling helpless, hopeless, out of control or unable to respond. It is equally important to recognize that trauma exists on a spectrum, and what may feel incapacitating for one of us might not for the other. In this type of class we use empowering language to encourage autonomy and choice and explore reconnecting back into the body when stress/anxiety/trauma has caused us to dissociate. We do this through the establishing a relationship between our breath and movement, and working to still the mind so we can truly listen to what our body is telling us it needs.”

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