A yoga series designed to combat stress in the body with relaxation techniques to help train the mind to become more still.
Over 80% of Americans identify with being either mildly or severely stressed. Work, financial struggle, relationships, technology, and life changes all contribute to stress having negative impacts on the mind and body. Sometimes stress shows up in our body through poor posture, achy muscles, tight jaws, high blood pressure, adult acne or by simply increasing the symptoms of current health conditions. It can also show up in our irritability levels, communication skills, and the overall state of contentment.
This yoga series focuses on stress reduction for both the mind and body. From a physical perspective, this class targets the stress on the body from a modern lifestyle behind technology and focuses on stretching the hips, lower back, hamstring, shoulders, and neck with some core strengthening. It also incorporates stress reduction techniques that will vary from class to class but will include breathing and mindfulness techniques. The format of the class will vary a bit from class to class but students should expect intense stretching sometimes holding stretching postures for minutes at a time. Participants will need to be able to place pressure on their hands and knees as well as getting up and down off the floor comfortably.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is ideal for those experiencing stress. This series will help teach individuals skills to help manage their stress. However, this should not be used as a replacement for any therapies requiring trained mental health professionals for conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, grief counseling, severe PTSD, or other conditions that may require treatment in a hospital setting.
What if I Have Never Done Yoga?
If you have never done yoga before, that is perfectly okay! Many people can take this course with no problem. However, participants should be able to get up and down off of the floor and feel comfortable placing their hands and knees on the floor for longer periods of time.
What Should I Expect?
Class format changes a bit from one class to the next. However, the class moves slowly through yoga postures and there is a significant amount of time spent learning mindfulness techniques through the body and breath to learn how to recognize what is happening in the present moment. There are often times where we learn to be still.
What Should I Wear?
Either workout attire or loose and comfortable clothing is fine. While socks are okay while we are doing floor postures, standing postures should be practiced barefoot to get a grip on the mat. We do not recommend practicing with shoes on unless you have a medical reason for doing so.
What do I Need to Bring?
Participants should bring a yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, and a yoga mat strap. There are a limited number of supplies at the park on a first come, first serve basis. However, we cannot guarantee there will also be the necessary supplies available. From a sanitary perspective, we recommend everyone bringing their own supplies.
How do I register?
Please use the Registration button to pay online. If you are registering after the class starts, you will need to contact us as we will need to manually enter you into the system.
What if the class is full?
If you have any issues registering or see that the class is full, please contact us! Sometimes we can find additional space.
What is Your Refund Policy?
We do not offer any refunds (full or partial), transfers, or pro-rating once someone registers for the class for any reason, including medical reasons. Please be mindful of this policy prior to registering, we are able to offer extremely affordable pricing for our sessions and ask that everyone understand this policy before registering.
Pricing and Registration
Early Bird Pricing: $89 with promo code STRESSFREE to save $10 off until March 3Regular Registration Fee: $99
*There are no refunds for special events or workshops. We reserve the right to cancel workshops or special events if a minimum number of participants are not met. For cancelled events, a full refund will be given.