Therapeutic Yoga for Stress Reduction & Healing Virtual Workshop

30may2:00 pm4:30 pmTherapeutic Yoga for Stress Reduction & Healing Virtual Workshop2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Details

Managing stress in the time of Covid-19 is essential for our immune strength and resilience. By lowering stress levels and moving into the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, the body can focus on mending and deep healing. These practices of restorative yoga, gentle yoga, breath work, guided meditation, and self-administered energy work will help to bring your body into balance and quiet the mind.
Avahara will play live ambient music to accompany your yogic journey. This workshop will be held online, please register for your class by clicking the "Sign Up" button below, then either log into or create your account. A link for the workshop will be emailed to you within a day of your registering for it. The cost is $30. Click here to sign up. If you would like to attend but are currently unemployed and financially challenged, please contact Cheri at To prepare for your event:
The workshop uses props for the restorative yoga poses. If using yoga props at home is new to you, please see Cheri's home yoga prop tutorial video:
Choose a practice space where you won't be disturbed. Make sure it has plenty of space for you to stretch your arms overhead once you are reclining and space to twist without running into any furniture. Warm up the space before the workshop begins if possible. Therapeutic Yoga can be practiced on a carpeted area, or you may practice on a hard wood or tiled floor with a yoga or exercise mat. Once you have set up your computer in a good place where you can easily see the screen, gather your yoga props and bring them to the room where you will be practicing. Here's a list of what you will need... 1 or more yoga bolsters, preferably a standard rectangular. If you don't have a bolster you can fold towels (the size of a bolster) and add a bed pillow on top to create one. 3 yoga blankets, or blankets from around the house. It's always better to have too many props then not enough. Two or three throw pillows that are the same size can be used instead of blankets for certain poses. Make sure you have at least one blanket to place over you to keep warm during the workshop. 1 yoga strap, or a strap from a robe or long scarf can be used. 1 yoga block or a few books to form the same shape as a yoga block. 1 eye pillow or scarf, a sleeve from a shirt, or clean sock will work to cover the eyes and block out light. **Our props are 20% off or 25% off for any 3 items or more. Please call 805-965-6045 to schedule an appointment to purchase props.** If you have a bottle of aromatherapy you may also bring it to your yoga space to be used in Savasana, the deep relaxation pose. Some good choices are lavender, eucalyptus, orange or citrus. Be sure to turn off your cell phone and take off your watch for the practice time. We look forward to sharing this deeply nurturing, healing practice with you.