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Deep Tissue Healing: Myofascial Release, Asana & Breath — CANCELLED
June 23 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm EDT| $45
Organized by: Crystal McCreary
with Crystal McCreary & Adriana Adele
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
This month we will dive into a practice that combines yoga asana, breath work, and self-massage using tennis balls to create a deeper connection with our physical and emotional bodies. Through self-directed massage work we will move through techniques that: release tension that is stored in our bodies and tissues due to daily and chronic stressors; increase body awareness and specifically drive our consciousness to parts of the body that are often over utilized, overlooked, and hard to access; improve mobility so that we can move through our days with greater ease; tap into the agency of the self and our innate ability to heal and care for ourselves. Stimulating pressure receptors in the muscle tissue, which can be done through self massage work, increases vagal activity in the brain which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, our rest and digest nervous system, the side of our nervous system that is linked to the relaxation response and promotes our bodies’ natural ability to restore, heal, and thrive.
Come dressed to move and bring a journal.
This workshop is for the woman who refuses to brave these socially, racially, politically, and economically trying times alone. It is for the woman who desires an overhaul and transformation of her relationship to wellbeing, as it relates to the myriad of stressors that overcome us, as both individuals and within the context of being in community. These workshops will explore a definition of self-care that does not require putting off your wellbeing until a holiday break, nor does it require a membership at an expensive yoga studio. Together we will begin an inquiry into perceiving ourselves and our communities as resources to tap for resilience and wellbeing moment by moment and day by day. You will gain lasting practical tools to make self-care an integrated and powerful support for your life. Through yoga, mindfulness, journaling, creative play, partner work, and group discussion, the creation of a powerful and delightful sister circle, and occasional guest facilitators, you will unearth answers to these questions and more:
How does my breath support my physiological wellbeing?
What forms of movement, exercise and nourishment does my body need to feel balanced and healthy so that I can feel at home in my own skin?
How do I find time to slow down, restore myself and avoid burnout?
How can I transform my busy mind into an ally?
How do I get better at aligning my intentions with actionable steps and the realization of my dream of a life I love?
How do I create emotional, physical and mental balance so that I can sustain the demands of my partner, my family, my profession, and the social and emotional challenges of the times AND maintain my wellbeing?
How do I create community around my self-care efforts so that I am supported by those with like intentions on an ongoing basis?
What brings me joy and how do I infuse play back into my life?
NOTE: All workshops in this monthly series are appropriate for participants of ALL levels of yoga and mindfulness experience.