“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou
Daylong Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
Working with Anxious Thoughts
Sunday May 19th 9:30 – 3:30
I am such a big believer in the power of Mother Nature to help heal our addled minds and bodies. That’s why I am so enthusiastic about this offering.
In this, you will enjoy indoor and outdoor yoga and mindfulness meditation, as well as a mindful hike in the Chabot Regional Park. We will also share a delicious al fresco lunch together.
The theme of this retreat is Soothing the Anxious Mind. You’ll have a chance to unplug from your digital life and from other things on your mental plate, in order to nurture yourself in the serenity of the here and now. Research shows that simply being present with what you are doing in the moment is great at reducing stress and anxiety. You’ll get a chance to practice the skill of present-moment awareness.
Come rest and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the company of like-minded friends and give yourself the gift of mindfulness.
Cost: $50 base plus donation to teacher (sliding scale).
Location: The Opener Studio – Oakland Hills
Register: email Domonick.
Yoga for Anxiety
Monday evenings, May 6th – June 10th, 7:30 – 9:00
Yoga Kula, Berkley
We all experience different types of anxiety, like social unease or performance butterflies. In this workshop, we’ll explore the idea that fear itself is not a problem, instead it is our reaction to fear that can be problematic. When we make choices based on our worries and anxieties, our world gets smaller and smaller as we become less and less tolerant of any event or person that might evoke an anxiety response in us. The more we face our fears and allow them to be a natural part of our experience, the more we can broaden our horizons and explore the world around us.
In this workshop series, we will use yogic breathing and mindfulness meditation as tools to work with life’s anxieties. You will learn simple techniques to manage apprehension and nervousness so that it doesn’t interfere with your pursuits and dreams.
Domonick will also address the neuroscience of fear to give you a better understanding of how your brain reacts when it is anxious and how the mindfulness techniques help to quiet the brain’s fight or flight response.
Please note, this series does not include a full asana practice, but rather explores the more contemplative practices of yoga including asana, pranayama and mindfulness. Beginners welcome.
Dates: Five Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 10.
Location: Yoga Kula, Berkley.
Register: with Yoga Kula.