Yoga Nidra Series with AlissaFebruary 4, 2016
Practical Techniques Of Meditation with KarenFebruary 10, 2016
Do you feel like you are getting enough sleep? Do you crave carbs in the evening? Put weight on around the abdomen even with a good diet and active lifestyle? Feel like you should have more energy?
We who live in the modern era have the same physiology as our hunter gatherer ancestors. The difference is the pace of live we live in comparison- our days are lengthened with artificial light, communication is fast paced and we have lost the support of living in a “village”, leaving us little time and energy to recover from the effects of our modern lifestyle. While our ancestors led a simpler life many people in the modern world feel a pressure to be always ‘turned on” which is out of sync with our ancient physiology (think Fred Flintstone in George Jetsons’ world). In this state, quality of life and health are put at risk, compromising the body’s capacity to heal itself from illness or causing a new, chronic disease.
Active relaxation, which differs from sleep, is the ability to rest deeply and can move us from the “fight or flight” response to its opposite- “rest and digest”. Restorative yoga is one way to promote active relaxation.
In this workshop you will:
- Become aware of the impact our modern world is having on our overall health and strategies to manage our wellbeing.
- Understand why deep diaphramatic breath is important to activate our “rest and and digest” side of the nervous system.
- Learn how restorative yoga can promote optimum health, using props to provide a supportive environment, promoting a healthy spine, stimulating and soothing the inner organs and balancing the masculine and feminine energy through breath.
Bring your yoga mat, and a paper and pen.
Friday April 15th, 2016
7pm – 9pm
$35 + tax
About Cathryn Smith, RN BSN, COHN (C)
Cathryn has worked as a registered nurse in healthcare for over 30 years. She is a Health Coach and has completed 200 YTT, 50 hr Yin YTT and 35 Hr Restorative YTT. Cathryn has a passion for prevention and a hope for better health for not just individuals, but for the communities in which we live through more awareness, connection and balance.
Visit Cathryn’s website: http://ohmyogawellness.ca/about