Cultivate physical, physiological, and emotional peace in face, head and brain.
Headache is one of the most commonly experienced pains of mainstream American culture. Usually, we reach for a painkiller, which temporarily relieves the symptoms but does not cure the cause. However, with yoga we can find and address the causes and conditions of this ubiquitous affliction of modern Western life.
Two serious accidents in recent years have matured Victoria’s practice and teaching for head injury, pain, and plasticity of brain and nerves. She welcomes you to join her for a deeply restoring afternoon of asana to alleviate pain and cultivate peace.In this three-hour workshop, we will change the pattern of past, present and future headaches by practicing for refreshment, relief and prevention. We will look at modifications to help create well-being of face and head, using Patanjali’s teaching of the possible causes of disease: fate or environment, imbalances, or behavior. Short- and long-term methods will be offered.
Open to all levels.
Victoria Austin has studied yoga for over 40 years. She holds an Intermediate Senior I teaching certification and responsibility which includes teacher training and therapeutics. She is on the teacher training faculty of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco where she teaches ethics and other topics. Victoria offers public yoga classes at San Francisco Zen Center and the Abode of Iyengar Yoga and serves as an assessor of the next generation of Iyengar yoga teachers.
Victoria is also a Zen priest and an active Dharma teacher at the San Francisco Zen Center.
Victoria begins afresh every day, and regularly renews her training with the Iyengars in India, and Manouso Manos in San Francisco. She teaches in diverse settings, including groups for monastics, prisoners, people with disabilities, and physicians. Victoria also offers workshops in Pranayama throughout the year.