Managing Anxiety with Yoga

Venue: Prana Yoga Studio

    with Jeanette Ward
    Sundays February 26th – March 19th | 5:30-7:00pm

     

    A huge percentage of the population is affected by anxiety. Many people are finding that yoga is an excellent way for managing it. This class will explore various yoga techniques that have successfully been used to cope with anxiety and its symptoms. We will check in before and after class to see what technique is working. All levels are welcome. Please bring a journal.

     

    Reflection: The Yoga for Anxiety class series gave me the space and opportunity to cultivate a new awareness of myself, and how I had allowed anxiety to shape and control my daily thoughts. Jeanette’s gentleness and warmth made the class a safe space to explore my own self in a way I’d never experienced-her in-depth knowledge, guidance, and encouragement opened my mind to re-thinking deeply ingrained ways of being. By providing a whole range of tools-from different breathing techniques and restorative postures to meditative practices-Jeanette’s class has transformed the way I think about and cope with anxiety and stress in my life. Since taking her class and incorporating a variety of simple techniques into my daily routine, I am able to cope more positively with life’s uncertainty and change.

     

    The Yoga for Anxiety class has definitely been a life-changing experience for me, and I am grateful to have met someone as inspiring as Jeanette. – Anonymous

     

    Jeanette Ward, 500RYT
    Jeanette’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching yoga is a delight to be a part of.  She began to experience the numerous positive benefits of practicing yoga in 1996 and started teaching in 2002.  With a background in Group Fitness (since 1988), Jeanette has discovered that bringing unity and balance to the mind, body and spirit, is just as important as keeping the physical body in shape. During her extended yoga teacher training in India (2009), Jeanette’s knowledge and understanding of yoga was deepened and enriched by her teacher, Yogi Vishvketu.  She considers it one of the most transformational experiences of her life, and is most grateful for the profound healing that she received. Other teachers that Jeanette feels most fortunate to have studied with are:  Donna Farhi, TKV Desikachar, Mark Whitwell, Rodney Yee and Shiva Rea. Jeanette’s awareness of the energetic aspect of the human body has been enhanced through the practice of yoga.  She has taken numerous courses in energetic anatomy, is a Reiki Practitioner and has experienced first hand, the power of hands on healing.  Jeanette is thrilled to be sharing the many gifts of yoga and energy healings on a full-time basis.

     

    $85 +gst