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Yoga for Anxiety: Beyond Coping
May 30, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
People who have anxiety are very good at creating strategies for coping with feelings of fear and being out of control. Healthy coping mechanisms like exercise, taking a hot bath and even yoga asana practice, help deal with anxiety that is currently being felt. However, they are short-term solutions. When we expand our practice of yoga to include work on the breath and study of our self through the philosophy and mindfulness, we can begin to observe and attend to the roots of our anxiety and fears with equanimity.
This workshop will include a combination of yoga asana (postures), breath awareness and yogic philosophy practices designed to help lessen the detrimental effects of anxiety.
The workshop is open to all practitioners of yoga. It is not meant to be definitive, but instead to offer the seeds of transformation, from anxiety to confidence.
Workshop size will be limited to 22 participants.
Get a discount when you sign up early!
$30 early bird – register by May 23rd
10% off for Adeline Yoga members. Not a member yet? Here are the details.
About the Instructor:
Melinda Morey is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor at the Intermediate Junior I level. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1990. She moved to Berkeley from Kauai in 2011. Senior Iyengar instructor Manouso Manos is her mentor and primary teacher. Melinda’s understanding of yoga asana and philosophy is rooted in a strong personal practice. As a surfer, swimmer and former dancer, Melinda brings a broad background of movement and understanding of biomechanics to her teaching. Students note her intensity, compassion, empathy and sense of humor. Melinda is also an exhibiting fine artist with a master’s degree in art. She brings a spirit of creativity to her teaching. Morey’s work can be seen at www.melindamorey.com.