This weekend at Body Bliss Connection in Warrne Ohio I will be teaching a brand new workshop perfect for anyone who has every expereinced anxiety or stress (that's everbody!)
Designed to help individuals work with stress as well as teach yoga teachers and mental health professionals to to teach clients simple breathing techniques that help manage stress. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Register Online at Body Bliss Connection!
Breathing Through Anxiety with John Michael Thornton, RYT
Everyone knows how to breathe; we’ve been doing it our entire lives, but leaning how to breathe in a conscious, mindful way can transform your life. Simply by paying attention to your breath you can lessen anxiety. For one day, try to notice when your breathing is shallow, fast or uneven. Notice whether or not you unconsciously hold your breath. When we do any of these things it is a sign of stress, anxiety or fear. Becoming aware of how our bodies react to these emotions lets us release and center; Find calm in the midst of chaos.
In this simple and gentle class you will learn:1. Three part breath.2. Ujjayi breath – a yogic breathing technique, also called Ocean Breath.3. Lion Breath4. Breath of Joy5. Simple stretches anyone can do to loosen stiff necks and relax tight shoulders.
We will finish with an easy, guided meditation to find grounding and center.This is a gentle and relaxing 90 minute workshop. (12:30-2:00)
Perfect for yoga teachers, therapists and counselors. (2:00-3:00)1. Includes hand-outs detailing the breathing and stretching exercises2. Teaching tips3. Guided meditation script
COST: $25 or $20 for Unlimited MembersOR $30 to include the Facilitator Extension