Yoga for Anxiety & Stress

 

Is it for me?

Stress is a natural part of life. However, our health and wellbeing can quickly become compromised if our background levels of stress are constantly high, and we no longer have the capacity to move away from our in-built 'fight or flight' response. Our pioneering and popular three-week Yoga for Anxiety and Stress courses have been designed for anyone looking to feel calmer in everyday life. Whilst we will enjoy some gentle physical movement, there will also be plenty of opportunity for informal discussion, and to practice some re-balancing breath-work, meditation and relaxation. We assume no previous knowledge or experience of yoga, the only requirement for these courses is to be able to get on and off the floor without difficulty. It is fine to be taking medication, but the course is not suitable if you are currently experiencing high levels of anxiety.

Why take a Yoga for Anxiety and Stress course with us?

Are you looking for a supportive small group class specifically tailored to tackle stress and anxiety, whether or not you have any previous experience of yoga?

Yoga students in Prayer Position
We are immensely proud to be offering these three-week Yoga for Anxiety and Stress courses in the safe, quiet sanctuary of our studio in Moulsham Mill.

The courses are sensitively and expertly taught by experienced Yoga Therapist, Daniel Groom, who has personal experience of anxiety.

Each two-hour session will be an accessible mix of yoga and meditation practice, including yoga nidra (a powerful form of lying down guided relaxation), some theory about anxiety and the opportunity for support from fellow members of the group.

We aim to create an atmosphere that is relaxed, non-pressured and suitable for complete yoga beginners along with those who have an established practice.

Previous participants have rated these courses highly, and we have been humbled to hear how the tools they have learnt have often helped them significantly reduce stress levels, allowing them to sleep better and feel better. 


Sample class Outline

Here is a taster of what each session will include:

Week one

  • What are Anxiety and Stress? – Why does it feel we are all so anxious and stressed?
  • How can a physical practice change your mental state (sequence video provided to help with home practice)

Week two

  • How does our breath affect our mental state?
  • How can the breath and physical practice be incorporated?

Week three

  • Practices to help become aware of our mind, thoughts and emotions
  • How can inwardly focusing affect our mental and physical states?
  • Introduction to mediation and notion of a positive intention.

Fast facts

Dates and booking

Our next three-week Yoga for Anxiety & Stress course runs from April 14 - April 28, 2018.

For booking, please use the 'book now' button below:

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Suitability

To decide whether our Yoga for Anxiety course is for you, simply ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a small, friendly class, where everything is provided?
  • Are you looking for a greater understanding of anxiety and to increase your capacity for relaxation?
  • Are you seeking a nurturing environment where we hope you will feel fully supported?
  • Are you looking for a non-medical approach to tackling anxiety?
  • Please note: this course is intended as a maintenance programme and is not suitable if you are currently experiencing moderate or severe anxiety.
  • What shall I bring?

    All equipment is provided for you, so there's no need to bring your own mat, blanket, bolster or block - we have everything you will need. :)

    We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.