Workshops & Special Events

The Take Care Club: Self-Care Practices for Stress & Anxiety: Your Breath, the Nervous System, and Building Resiliency Through Yoga

When: Sunday Sept 30, 5-7 PM

Where: True Nosh Studio, 2200 Ontario St, Vancouver

We all experience various degrees and frequencies of stress throughout life and it is said that 1 in 13 people worldwide currently experience anxiety. While stress and anxiety are considered two separate experiences, they can both have very similar physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social impacts on our bodies, minds, and relationships. Self-care is the cornerstone for developing awareness, acceptance, love, and ultimately resiliency in regards to how we work with stress and anxiety throughout life. The practice of yoga is rich with tools for building this resiliency and deepening our relationships with ourselves.

In this two-hour workshop we will explore the following:

  • What resiliency is and why it’s so important

  • An introduction to how the nervous system works and its relationship to stress and anxiety

  • Your connection to your breath - the life force. Simple pranayama (breathwork) techniques to implement in your day to day life to help you feel connected, grounded, and calm

  • A gentle all-levels yoga practice designed specifically for managing stress and anxiety

  • A calming and grounding guided Yoga Nidra meditation. You will also receive a recorded version of this meditation to use at home

  • Self-love focused guided journaling for your own personal contemplation

A note from the facilitator:

It’s important to note that I am not a mental health care professional. I have, however, experienced lots of stress throughout life, and also chronic daily anxiety for many years. Developing my personal yoga practice and becoming a teacher has given me so many tools to help demystify my previous struggles with anxiety, and has allowed me to grow more resilient than ever! It is my intention with this specific workshop to share with you the practices that have allowed me to thrive in the hopes that they will resonate with you as well.