“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
Big Island Yoga Retreat
March 11th – March 18th, 2018
Come Get Some Aloha! Beach Yoga! Dolphin Swim! Hula Yoga! Organic Meals! A week of Ahhhhh!
Start Your Year Mindfully
3-week introductory program at Namaste Yoga Rockridge
Wednesday, January 3rd-17th, 7:30-9:00pm
Mindfulness involves paying attention to your present experience, including your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences. Mindfulness helps you to be more accepting of what’s happening and struggle less with your experience.
In this primer series, Domonick will share the neuroscience behind how mindfulness can change your brain to be more peaceful and less reactive. (Research has found that this training increases the density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy). Further, you will receive support in applying mindfulness to your intentions to manifest the changes you desire.
Yoga for Anxiety
“You either move toward something you love or away from something you fear. The first expands. The second constricts.”–Tom Crum
5 Wednesdays, February 5th – March 5th, 7:15-9:00pm, Namaste Yoga Grand Lake
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 regular asana practice, rather exploring the more contemplative practices of yoga.