Treatments for Stress & Anxiety

Yoga for Anxiety Workshop 

 

Yoga for Anxiety

Dealing with a global pandemic is stressful.  Navigating racial tension is stressful.  Dealing with the uncertainty of the present time further contributes to being more anxious.  When your anxiety gets turned on by circumstances like these, it can get stuck in overdrive, and you feel more emotionally volatile.  Little things that normally you could take in stride bother you more.  Your fuse is shorter, and you may get upset more easily with loved ones.  
 
Yoga and mindfulness provide tools designed to help you cope with anxiety.  In this workshop, you will learn some simple mindfulness techniques to help you notice how you are reacting, and find space to react from a place of peace, rather than from of fear.  You will also learn some simple, but powerful breathing techniques that help to quiet your body’s fight or flight response so that you can feel calmer and sleep better. 
 
Please note, this workshop is not a standard posture practice, but instead uses a few yoga poses to help relieve tension so you can breathe more easily.  It relies more on pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation (mindfulness) to deal with your anxiety. 
 
To support our brothers and sisters of color, this workshop is offered free of charge for POC. Open to all students.   
 
Domonick brings his background in cognitive neuroscience to help you understand how these techniques affect your brain to help relieve anxiety.  

 

Next Series
Five Mondays, October 5th – November 2nd, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  

Sliding Scale:  $150 – $250.  (tuition free for Black students) 

Location: Virtual, Zoom

Register: email me

Private Sessions

You may contact me directly to schedule private or semi-private sessions.  

Many of us come to yoga and meditation to help alleviate stress and anxiety.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the pace of our lives or by the challenge of balancing work, family and social obligations.

As a mindfulness teacher and psychologist, Domonick has many tools to place in your toolbox to help you cope with life’s ups and downs.

The Anxiety 5-week series can be taken in a group setting, or scheduled as private sessions.  Anxiety tends to build on itself, maybe triggered by an event, then bolstered by other thoughts that create a bigger wave of anxiety.  This introductory course provides a basis for first noticing anxiety early in the cycle, before it becomes overwhelming.  You will then develop breathing and mindfulness tools to be able to reduce anxiety and panic at any time.  Finally, you will learn daily techniques to help keep anxiety in check, so you are less likely to experience episodes of panic.

Domonick’s background in Cognitive Neuroscience is applied to help you understand the brain’s stress/anxiety response and how these meditation and breathing techniques can help you change your brain over time to be less anxious.

 


For a short video introduction to the Yoga for Anxiety Series, click Yoga for Anxiety Intro.