Chair Yogaonline class
Wednesday, June 1 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elisabeth is a clinical social worker in private practice, integrating various modalities in therapy, along with yoga and mindfulness meditation practices. Her therapy practice is focused on working with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress and life transitions. Her focus in training has been CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), and well as the application of Mindfulness Meditation in Clinical Practice. Elisabeth has also completed training workshops with respect to yoga for anxiety and depression, and has explored practices that are suitable for PTSD. Yoga and mindfulness practices have proven to be of benefit in building self awareness in body, mind and emotion. These practices may be helpful in regulating and processing emotion. Clients and yoga students will often report a feeling of being more balanced, at ease, and a notable shift toward self acceptance and self compassion.
Treat yourself to a late-morning yoga practice that will leave you feeling stronger, more mobile, and more appreciative of all the things your body can do. In this class, participants have the option to do the entire class seated in a chair, or to stand for a portion of the class, then take a seat to do the poses that are meant to be done seated. Perfect for those who no longer feel comfortable getting up and down from the floor, and for those who’d like to include some yoga from their office chair during their workday. Participants often comment that they are pleasantly surprised that in this class we do “real” yoga, and that it feels like a complete practice. In addition to doing traditional yoga poses creatively adapted to be done from a chair, we do breath work (pranayama), meditation, incorporate yoga philosophy, and end with a restful seated savasana. Throughout each class, participants are encouraged to approach their practice from a place of self-inquiry, curiosity, felt experience, and self-compassion — just as we do in any yoga class. Come check it out to experience what this class can do for you!