At CW Body + Soul, we kicked off the year by facilitating a Group Yoga Therapy Course entitled, Thrive!. Bridging the gap between yoga and talk therapy, the Thrive yoga therapy experience is guided through 8 weekly themes based on the Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy methodology. Each session incorporates breath and movement, yoga shapes, mindfulness practices, meditation, and facilitated inquiry. Through community support, each person has opportunities to be seen and heard in a safe space and non-judgmental way.
This yoga therapy format is a body based modality, using the body as a tool for centering, greater presence, embodied awareness, self inquiry, and self knowledge. Have you ever wanted to:
Find relief from stress?
Move to a more satisfying life?
Nuture your inner self-awareness?
Learn how to access your own wisdom as a source of calmness?
In the first week of the course, I witnessed a journey of individuals in this group begin to develop a deeper relationship to themselves by listening to their own bodies and hearts. Awareness of the body and presence with it can be a lot more reliable than our own minds. Our minds tend to create stories and narratives around different situations.
“Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.” (p.97)” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Yoga Therapy is very healing. Learning how to befriend the body is a very important life skill. Can we be nice to our bodies and nurture a deeper connection to ourselves? You may even want to ask your body, not your mind, “what do you want me to know? Keeping eyes closed, what comes up for you? Perhaps grab a pen and journal about this. This is the work. If you would like to experience a group yoga therapy program with me, be on the lookout for future courses and sign up for the newsletter.
P.S. If you're interested in developing your truth muscles through yoga therapy and life coaching, contact me HERE. I would be honored to support you.
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