OFFERING: Wellness & Yoga Classes
(SEATTLE) I would like to offer the following to any person of color in the Seattle area:
One 8-week Yoga for Resilience Series
One 8-week Yoga for Lovingkindness Series
Class Descriptions/Schedule Below
YOGA FOR RESILIENCE: AN 8-WEEK SERIES
Does trauma, depression or anxiety feel stuck in your body and mind? Are you looking for tools to help you bounce back and navigate the storms of life? Resilience is “the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity” and “the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.” Many of the challenges we face (trauma, depression, grief, etc.) knock us off our feet. Yoga and meditation can be helpful tools in cultivating resilience physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In this 8-week series you will: – cultivate community – foster a safe container for your own individual healing – calm the nervous system – meditate using a particular style of meditation called yoga nidra – learn yoga philosophy that supports resilience – optional group discussions before and after movement
YOGA FOR LOVING-KINDNESS: AN 8-WEEK SERIES
Do you want to strengthen your kindness muscles? Are you looking for tools to help stop self-critical thoughts? Join this community focusing on building our muscles of compassion, forgiveness and equanimity. Metta, literally translated as gentle friend, is a practice that encourages intentions for safety, emotional health, physical health and peace. The practice has been shown to decrease pain and depression and increase connection. In this 8-week series you will: – learn meditation that fosters compassion and empathy – learn to speak more kindly to yourself and others – practice compassion and forgiveness in yoga poses – learn tools to use for support when life feels hard – discuss bringing these tools into your daily life, family, community and world
Classes start either September 6 or 8
10:30-11:45am: Yoga for Resilience
6:30-7:45pm: Yoga for Lovingkindness
Thursday: 10:30-11:45am: Yoga for Lovingkindness
6:30-7:45pm: Yoga for Resilience
Yoga is excellent for stress-reduction and has many physical benefits beyond the emotional and spiritual relief it provides for so many folks, including:
-Increased muscle strength and tone.Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
-Maintaining a balanced metabolism.Weight reduction.
-Cardio and circulatory health.
-Improved athletic performance. -Protection from injury.