Yoga Therapy setting is a “Less is More” concept. A slower paced practice with alignment corrections offered for your body’s specific requirements where each individual’s concerns and misalignments are considered.
In the physical yoga therapy practice we combine and explore various postures with supports where needed to assist alignment. Somatic and tensegrity movements to help build muscular & nervous system connections building whole body system knowledge and strength in all parts of the body (especially the deep core). Gentle flowing movements link with breath to warm the body, boosting positive energy and the connection to breath & body.
We also explore Yin & Restorative postures as well as slo-mo ball releases to assist the letting go of holdings in the deep connective tissues and fascia. Various breath techniques are taught with the focus to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response) & deepen breath awareness in the body. Learning to move Prana (Breath) through the body helps cleanse and clear space in the whole body and its many layers.
In the Registered Group Yoga Therapy Classes, we begin with a 15-minute check-in. Followed by anatomy education with visuals and discussion on what we will be exploring in class that day. During the class, you have the freedom to ask questions as they arise. It is advised in each practice to honor being in the present, staying mindful & open-minded and taking the time to explore your bodies sensations, your pain-free range of motion, explore the emotions that may arise during practice, as well as the thought patterns that come into play. There is no separation between your mental, emotional, physical and energetic Body.
Annie’s Yoga Therapy classes and workshops recognizes that the many layers of self are all connected and when we pay attention and listen to all these messages this is when we learn to accept what is in the present, let things go and ultimately we then grow.
Our Goal is to “Move into Ease, Joy, and Comfort in your Body Mind and Spirit“
Weekly Drop-in Yoga Therapy Classes By Donation Now until June 2019
Thursdays 12-1 pm Therapeutic Yoga (Mindful Movement)
Sundays 6-7:40 pm Gentle Flow Restore & Yoga Nidra (guided Deep Rest)
Classes held at The Yoga Studio Squamish Contact
To view the full Yoga Studio Schedule http://www.sacredlightyoga.com/schedule-2/
“Annie is an incredible yoga teacher and person. With her soothing personality and calming voice tied with her knowledge of many yoga practices and anatomy; she has been a key component to my physical and emotional healing during a really challenging time in my life. I am continuing to take her therapeutic yoga privates and workshops. She is very thorough and sends me a follow-up email with key information that we went over during the class. She is one of a kind and I highly recommend her!” ~ Monique ~