Restorative yoga with Althea Cervantes, RYT 500
“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Life has its ups and downs. We all experience this: stuff happens, and, like waves, our emotions fluctuate, bringing interesting and sometimes dramatic experiences to our consciousness. Often these emotions are accompanied by certain physiological changes, such as an increased heart rate or respiration, and sometimes overt expressions, such as crying or shaking.
In this workshop we explore how yoga and mindfulness offers us some simple tools to help us with crankiness, nervousness and anxiety, when we need a lift in our mood, have a difficult time sleeping, or are in pain. Each session you will learn practices for our bodies and our breath that gradually unravel the physiological demands during these highs and lows, bringing us back to a state of balance. Take these practices home, and be better able to navigate the ever-changing waves of our human experience.
Includes discussion, practices, handouts, and guided audio recordings.
All levels welcome, no yoga experience necessary.
Here's a sample of topics....
- Yoga for Worry Warts
- Yoga to Beat the Blues
- Yoga When You're Tired & Wired
- Yoga for Chronic Pain
LIMITED SPACE! Pre-registration HIGHLY recommended.
Althea has been teaching yoga since 1999. Her teachings are inspired by the stuff of life and her own lessons in emotional surfing. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and is a Certified Contemplative Practice Yoga® Therapist and Yoga Teacher. A Registered Nurse, she also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and has worked in positions ranging from direct service to consultation and health education, both here and overseas.
When Althea’s not at a yoga studio, she’s the lead Yoga Therapist at Health Psychology Sacramento in Fair Oaks, CA, helping clients in her private practice, leading yoga retreats, and playing the piano.