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LifeForce Yoga to Meet the Anxious Mood with Deborah Lubetkin
March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Barcliff Manor, NY 10510 United States
With the significant increase in stress-related disorders in the Western world, teachers need to be even more aware of the many expressions of anxiety that show up in our yoga studios and in our lives.
This workshop will help the teacher understand anxiety from a yogic framework to better observe and respond to students who show up in anxious states. We will discuss the stress response and how it relates to anxiety, address the myths in the yoga world related to what students with anxiety really need in their practice, and then learn how to modify classes to meet students’ needs. Participants will be guided through a practice to meet the anxious mood using the key elements of LifeForce Yoga and including bhavana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, and yoga nidra. This will be an interactive, experiential workshop that will allow you to truly feel in your own body what it really means to “meet the mood on the mat.”