If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, pain or finding it difficult to cope, mindfulness tools can support you in coping with the challenges you are experiencing.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a concept that historically originates from Buddhist thought and its roots go back 25 centuries to the northeast of India where Buddha lived and taught. Mindfulness in the western context started to grow slowly in the early 1980s and 1990s but to date has become a very popular non-secular tool for mental health. Nowadays, you can find mindfulness practised within yoga studios, schools, offices and in counselling sessions.
The definition of mindfulness according to western mindfulness pioneer John Kabat- Zinn is
"The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally."
How Can Mindfulness Help?
Mindfulness practises such as yoga, body scan relaxations, meditations and intentional presence in daily life can help you develop an awareness about your emotional reactions, physical sensations, needs as well as support you in developing more self-compassion and acceptance. I also think it's important to note that these practices are scientifically proven to support individuals struggling with post-trauma, anxiety and depression. Mindfulness practises can be incorporated into treatments plans to support the following:
- Chronic Illness
- Chronic Pain
- Difficulty Coping
I am excited to use the knowledge I have gained as a yoga instructor and my personal experience with mindfulness to support you in developing your mindfulness practice. Meditation and physical yoga practise can be integrated into your therapy sessions upon your request.
Public Yoga Classes
This is an intermediate level slow flow class focused on mindful movement and meditation.
*this class will be shared with another yoga Instructor from time to time.
This is an all levels restorative class which will include yoga, breathing techniques and meditation. Yoga bolsters are required
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