Yoga for Anxiety & Stress {4-week course}

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018   7pm - 8:30pm
Bishopstoke Methodist Church, Sedgwick Road, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, SO50 6FH
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Yoga for anxiety in Eastleigh, near Southampton

Tuesdays 10 April - 1 May 2018, 7-8.30pm

Anxiety and Stress. Those worried thoughts; the general feeling of unease; the feeling that your nerves are on edge. Apprehension. Agitation. Tension.

Everyone feels anxiety and stress from time to time – we live in such a busy, over-stimulating, changeable world. Do you feel it? I know I am prone to it.

It’s our nervous system’s response to the excess of external stimuli in our environment and the worried thoughts which flit across our internal landscape.

But when stress & anxiety become part of everyday life we wind up in a chronic state of stress:

  • the body always feels tense;
  • breath is constricted;
  • sleep is interrupted;
  • digestion may not function optimally;
  • immune system is suppressed;
  • the mind gets busier and busier;
  • feelings can become overwhelming.

Take back control

Please know that you don’t have to live at the mercy of these feelings and sensations!

You can learn ways to manage your anxiety / stress – and yoga offers us tools and perspectives to help us.

In this Yoga for Anxiety & Stress 4-week course I will share with you practical techniques to help you to ease and manage anxiety.

Ways to release tension, find inner strength, develop emotional resilience and to quieten the mind so you can empower yourself to deal with the challenges, fears and doubts which come with everyday life.

Each 90-minute session will be a mix of accessible yoga, breath-work, relaxation and meditation practices, a little theory about anxiety and the opportunity for discussion and support from fellow members of the group.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to explore and learn ways to manage the anxieties and stresses of everyday life. It is not suitable if you are suffering from clinical anxiety.

No prior experience of yoga is necessary.

The course will be taught in a relaxed, informal, encouraging & totally non-judgmental atmosphere with a small group of maximum 10 participants.

Location & time

7-8.30pm Tuesdays 10, 17 & 24 April & 1 May 2018 (i.e. 4 consecutive Tuesdays).

Bishopstoke Methodist Church, Sedgwick Road, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, SO50 6FH.

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Car parking on site.

Easily accessible from Southampton, Chandlers Ford, Winchester and districts.

The venue is also on the Blue Star 2 bus route.

Yoga for anxiety & stress course outline

Each 90-minute session will be a mix of accessible yoga, breath-work, relaxation and meditation practices, a little theory about anxiety and the opportunity for discussion and support from fellow members of the group.

I aim to help you understand anxiety & stress - what’s going in your body & what’s going in your mind and to learn simple soothing and comforting practices as well as and confidence-enhancing techniques  you can bring into daily life:

  • Gentle exercises to release persistent muscular tension
  • Techniques to enhance feelings of inner strength
  • Breathing techniques to soothe the body & balance the nervous system
  • Relaxation tips to calm body and mind
  • Meditative practices to quieten the mind

You will be provided with guides, videos and audio recordings of the techniques covered so you can bring them into your life every day and email guidance and support is available throughout the course & for two weeks afterwards.

I have designed this course to be accessible and above all practical, so you can incorporate what you learn into your life, every day to manage feelings of anxiety and stress, and have “SOS” tools to draw on if those feelings start to feel overwhelming.

Questions?

Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the course.

What to bring?

  • Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. If you don’t, just let me know and I will bring one for you.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • You might like to bring a bottle of water, a cushion and a blanket for your comfort.

About your teacher

Stella Tomlinson Yoga Teacher - a note for yoga beginners

Stella Tomlinson is a Hampshire-based Dru Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Writer, practising yoga since 2000 and teaching regularly since 2012.

She uses her first-hand experience of how yoga can relieve stress and anxiety to enable those of us who often feel anxious and overwhelmed how to release emotional tension and harness the power of the breath and the mind to connect to inner strength, stillness and joy and find peace amidst the demands of everyday life.

Stella is known for creating a calming, welcoming and supportive atmosphere in her classes and workshops, and shares the teachings of yoga in a grounded way for modern life.

Dru Yoga & Meditation is a gentle yet powerfully transformational form of yoga, which focuses on emotional energy release, and works on body, mind and soul leaving you feeling positive and empowered.

Cancellation policy

Before the course starts: You have 7 days from your booking to change your mind and receive a full discount. After that time refunds will not be available unless you or I can can find someone to take your place. Payment is not transferable to other classes or workshops.

Once you have begun the course: Refunds or partial refunds will not be given should you change your mind or should your circumstances change during the duration of the course and you can no longer attend.

Location

Bishopstoke Methodist Church, Sedgwick Road, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, SO50 6FH