Yoga for Resilience
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Guided by the principles of Trauma Sensitive yoga, this relaxing class is offered to soothe your body, mind and spirit. Each class includes Pranayama (breath work) and meditation. This evening class is gentle and breath centered with the intention of moving you towards relaxation and sleep. It's helpful if you have two bath towels and two couch or bed pillows handy to use as supports for the asana (pose) practice.
We become separated from our bodies when we ignore our need for nourishment, rest or movement. Separated from our bodies, we become separated from our intuition; we fracture away from our inherent ability to live our life to it's fullest possibilities. Without our intuition, our choices are made from intellect at best, from defective needs at worst.
I was introduced to Yoga at the age of fourteen by my mother. I was acting out and experiencing high levels of anxiety, depression, arrogance, fear, and defiance. I rarely slept, and was early in my quest of seeking drugs and sex to stop the pain of life. That first class returned my sense of home in my body and I fell asleep during svasana (rest not sleep). That one class did not divert my path of self-destruction. However, throughout my life, every time I tried to navigate back to life, to creation, I would seek mindful movement and Yoga where I could find it (this was long before there was a Yoga studio in every neighborhood).
Not long after I received the gift of utter desperation and gained freedom from active addiction, I sought Yoga once again. Blessed to have an old friend with a new yoga studio, I returned to the practice of Yoga asana. Bridget Yanni's exquisite knowledge and deep admiration of our magnificent bodies is easily transmitted through her Yoga classes. It was in these classes that I returned home to my body.
Many years later I trained and studied with Bridget and others to become a certified Yoga Therapist, and it is with reverence and gratitude for the practice of Yoga that I offer Yoga for Resilience. This practice honors the innate wisdom that resides in each one of us. The Yoga asana practice is a framework to explore our intuitive ability to heal the fractured parts of our bodies, minds, and spirits. This physical practice of re-friending your own body, brings you home to the house of your spirit.