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Shedding Light on Anxiety and Depression

Yoga for Everybody
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What is the yogic perception of depression? How can looking at these things through a yogic lens complement the healing process? What are some of the most effective techniques in hatha yoga for alleviating the suffering that comes with depression and consciously moving through these spaces?

Depression is one of the defining emotional challenges of our time. As humans continue to face personal, professional, and global challenges that compromise self-care and wellbeing, the number of those facing serious depressive disorders and varying states of unhappiness rises. While the medical approaches to treatment vary, studies continue to show that personal yoga and meditation practices can significantly improve quality of life, especially amidst depression and anxiety.

In this therapeutic yoga workshop, we will explore holistic ways of understanding depression and its underlying causes through the yogic lens of wellbeing, coming out with practical techniques to not only manage it in daily life, but deepen the spiritual process and self-inquiry that work towards knowing ourselves at the source.

In this workshop we will:
~ Learn about the intersection of Eastern/Western understandings
of depression
~ Explore depression and anxiety through the lenses of the 3 gunas, 5 koshas, and primary chakras
~ Participate in classical Hatha yoga practice that works to calm the mind, alleviate lethargy, and tune into the heart
~ Hold a safe space for connection, questions, and discussion of meeting challenges in life with ourselves, our beloveds, and this world.
~ Gain new understanding of depression and anxiety through the holistic lens of yogic healing ~Deepen your connection with oneself and others - Strength your self-compassion
and courage
~Yogic techniques for home practice that boost energy, lighten lethargy, calm the mind, build willpower, and
open the heart

$45 before 5/12/18, $55 thereafter