Stress to Bliss
Feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? You're not alone. Chronic stress and anxiety are conditions that afflict more of us than ever before. Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health issue in Australia and many other countries. Over time, chronic stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on our minds and bodies, leaving us tense and at risk of chronic illness.
Fortunately, there is yoga. There's now a growing body of research to support practising yoga poses, mindfulness, and breathing slowly (as you do in yoga class) are the most effective tools to regulate the stress response and rebalance the nervous system.
This simple, easeful Yoga For Stress and Anxiety Workshop will take you on a journey to explore yoga as a powerful tool to find the breath, balance the nervous system, calm the mind and self regulate.
Expect science-based lectures, connecting with others moving through similar, learning about the nervous system, restorative yoga, mindful breathing techniques and aromatherapy. Take a deep, sweet breath and soften back in. All levels and experience welcome. Suitable for absolute beginners.
Emma Ceolin is an experienced international yoga teacher (ERYT®500, RPYT®, RCYT®, YACEP®, RYS®200) based at Gold Coast, Australia. She's also the founder of Yogaventures, Mndfl Mats, and The Anxiety Effect. Emma first found yoga as a therapy for her own anxiety and depression and it changed her life forever. Seven years on, she is now a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher specialising in sharing yoga for mental health, healing and therapeutic benefits. Emma has extensive experience leading an array of sold-out workshops, retreats and teacher trainings across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States. She is best known for being one of the first yoga for anxiety teachers and has now taught hundreds of successful Yoga for Anxiety Workshops worldwide. Expect a gentle, inward and heart-centred practice with an emphasis on breath awareness and mindful movement to soften back in.
I can honestly say that yesterday after this workshop was the most relaxed I have been in eight years. I didn’t realise that with a great instructor, a mat and some extra equipment that I would be leaving the room with a strong epiphany. I love the process we did of talking, listening and understanding stress/anxiety before getting into the practice- because it is crucial to understand what is happening in your body before you try and change anything. I loved learning about aromatherapy and swatching the different senses. I took away so much yesterday and it’s given me another push to keep moving forward.
I recently attended one of the anxiety workshops and I can highly recommend this for anyone who has an interest in learning tools to create a calm environment, whether you experience mild levels of stress or extreme anxiety. Emma shared her own story with a room filled with strangers, making it a comfortable and safe space for others to share. A beautiful soul, I look forward to sharing in Emma's presence again in the future.
I recently attended the anxiety workshop in Paris, France and gained so much from the experience. Emma is a true inspiration and it's impossible not to be swept up in her passion for yoga. She also knows her subject inside out, so you know you're in safe hands, and she's a lovely person too. As a result of attending the workshop, I now intend to take up yoga properly.
Emma exceeded all my expectations, from sharing her story purposefully, cultivating a safe environment, sharing so much mental health knowledge that blew my mind and gave me new tools to take home including specific poses to do on the mat and breathing exercises. I walked in nervous and anxious and by the end of the workshop I felt deeply relaxed and felt great joy and appreciation to my self for attending and Emma for a brilliant and beautiful workshop.
I recently attended the stress and anxiety workshop, for me there were two things that stood out. Firstly, Emma comes from a place of experience, she has been there, she has experienced depression and anxiety, she understands. This instantly makes her relatable. Secondly, you walk away with practical tools that you can implement immediately, they are simple and easy to do and can be done in the moment when you feel your anxiety levels starting to rise. Thank you Emma for creating such a great workshop.