A four part online series with with Christine Wushke, Robin Campbell, Heather Good & Stacey Madden.
Thursdays, January 21 - Feb 11, 2020
6 - 8 pm
You can attend all 4 sessions or choose the session you wish to attend.
1. 8 Limbs of Yoga for Mental Health with Christine Wushke
Using the 8 limbs of yoga as a map to mental health and well being.
This workshop is geared toward leveraging stressful situations to strengthen your mind, brain, and nervous system’s resilience and adaptability to life challenges. In this workshop we will explore the many parallels between modern scientific insights of polyvagal theory and the ancient wisdom system of yoga's 8 limbs.
Join us to discover how to optimize your brain and nervous system during stressful times, strengthen your vagal tone and improve your mental and physical resilience. After the powerpoint lecture, you will enjoy a guided session of myofascial self treatment, mindfulness-based movement practice followed with an interoceptive meditation.
parallels between modern scientific insights and ancient wisdom
scientific rationale of the 8 limbs of yoga
benefits and practice of mindfulness-based movement for stress reduction
effects of spiritual practice on the brain and body
how and when to use mindful movement, interception practices and meditation techniques for chronic conditions
Christine Wushke began her yoga teaching career in 1997, and is now the author of Freedom is Your Nature: A Practical Guide to Transformation and creator of the “Easy Yoga for Beginners” DVD. A long time Yoga Teacher, Meditation Instructor, Myofascial Release Therapist, and a Certified Hakomi Practitioner, Christine decided to merge her specialties. She began to incorporate the principles of Myofascial Release and Mindfulness into all her yoga classes and, noticing the amazing results and effectiveness, she designed her own system of Myofascial Yoga. In this practice, she blends the profound principles of Myofascial Release with the mindfulness of Hakomi and the biomechanics of movement, all while keeping intact the essence of Yoga as an 8-fold transformative path and holistic healing system. Christine is committed to bringing you the latest information from not only the world of fascia research but the science of the brain and nervous system, while offering the opportunity for you to go inward and discover the benefits directly for yourself. Her aim is to create a sacred space for students to effortlessly find the presence of stillness and an inner silence. Her mission is to raise consciousness on the planet by empowering people to realize their own Divinity and to uncover a deep peace within. She runs the Journey to Light Wellness Center in Canada and regularly conducts myofascial yoga retreats in the Rocky Mountains and Hawaii. In addition to yoga classes and retreats, she is also a registered massage therapist specializing in both John Barnes Myofascial Release and Hakomi.
“She is up there for me with Patricia Walden and Rodney Yee. I love her emphasis on breathing and inward awareness.” — Neri
Christine offers a 200 & 300 hour yoga Alliance registered Myofascial Yoga teacher training in Alberta Canada.
2. The Five Great Practices for Emotional Resiliency with Robin Campbell
In this workshop you will explore practices that foster emotional well - being and resiliency during these difficult times.
You will gain skills in emotional mindfulness - how we attune to our inner world of feelings and emotions to regulate, process and shift our mental states. In addition, you will learn how to utilize breathwork, mindful movements and restorative rest to uplift or down regulate your nervous system and come into balance.
This workshop will also focus on healthy habits for emotional wellness and ways to build and strengthen these daily practices. Finally, the workshop will explore ways to strengthen your connection to life, people and nature during these unprecedented times.
This workshop will be focused on practical tools you can add in your life that are seamless and offer profound value to your emotional well-being.
Prem Robin Campbell is a Registered Psychologist and a Yoga Therapist working in private practice in Calgary. Prem’s approach to working with clients is mindfulness based, process oriented and somatic focused approach to healing. Prem has pursued the art of yoga and meditation since 1999, when he first met his teacher, Yogi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, India. Since then, Prem has been part
of the teaching faculty for the World Conscious Yoga Family, an organization founded by Yogi Visvhketu that emphasizes the importance of yoga’s holistic path for transformation. As part of the teaching faculty, Prem has developed courses on Yoga psychology and offers therapeutic skills training. In addition, Prem has been part of the teaching faculty of Mt. Royal University
Yoga Therapy program for the past decade and teaches courses on Yoga for Mental Health and Wellness. In his trainings, Prem offers a unique blend of experiential exercises that supports a deeper integration of the wisdom teachings from yoga and mindfulness based practices.
3. Yoga for Trying Times with Heather Good
In these trying times, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Sometimes when we feel depressed or anxious - it is because we have lost our sense of connection to ourselves and others. At other times, we might have gotten caught in our minds about what happened in the past or might happen in the future.
Yoga and Meditation practices can assist us in times of challenge. Just like we would nurture a small child or a valued friend, we need to send ourselves love and support- we need to hold ourselves with kindness and love.
In this class focused on healing, we will draw on the ancient practices of kundalini yoga and mindfulness meditation to find a sense of inner calm and peace. The session will also include a guided hypnosis process for releasing stress and optimizing your wellness.
Kundalini yoga is particularly effective at helping us to change our state through breath, mantra and mudras. Come experience the power of this practice and learn a simple routine that you can practice daily.
You will leave with tools to help you to let go of what is no longer serving you and to nurture and hold yourself with kindness.
Heather Good is a Master’s trained Social Worker who has been working in the areas of addiction and mental health for almost twenty years. She began teaching yoga fifteen years ago and since that time has taught youth and adults studios and in hospitals and mental health day treatment settings. Heather is registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and offers workshops and retreats internationally on mindfulness and yoga for mental health. Heather is a clinical hypnotherapist and brings her passion for optimizing mind/body/spirit wellness into her yoga classes and workshops.
4. Embodied Resilience with Stacey Madden
Moving from Anxiety to Empowerment.
Anxiety is a powerful survival impulse that can leave us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Unchecked this hypervigilant state manifests in our minds and our bodies as tension, discomfort and disconnection. Our bodies can be the pathway to mitigating anxiety, movement, breath and mindfulness practices have been shown to improve and help manage anxious states.
Join us to learn:
How flight, fight, freeze and fawn show up for you
Mindful somatic movement and gentle somatic yoga practices to calm the nervous system
Mindful Somatic Meditation methods to empower awareness
Stacey Madden is a Mindful Somatic Wellness Practitioner, Meditation and Yoga Teacher, with training and certifications in the fields of Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Informed Yoga, and Movement for Trauma. After 15 years of observing and teaching people movement and presence Stacey has a firm belief that the BodyMind holds all of our beliefs and life experiences. Stacey offers methods to build inner and outer resilience, presence and peace.