In this course you will learn how to nourish and support your nervous system from within. Embodied learning extends beyond the mere theoretical knowledge ABOUT the nervous system. It brings about an experiential understanding that directly facilitates a more efficient nervous system regulation.
Restorative Yoga, Sensit Somatics and Embodied Meditation are 3 practices that help balance the sympathetic and the parasympathetic pathways, something we experience as wakeful awareness, deep regeneration, quiet presence, or inner-ease. In the longer run, regular work with our nervous system leads to better management of it's changing states, quicker recognition of our patterns and triggers, and a wider variety of choices in how we respond to the external stimulation.
During the course we will engage in a wide range of practices that will nourish your bodymind and help alleviate some of the symptoms of chronic over-stimulation, such as stress, headache, insomnia, shallow breathing, inflammation, and other.
The practice interweaves restorative yoga with pranayama, somatic spiraling on the ground, embodied meditation, practical techniques of stimulating the Vagal tone.
About restorative yoga:
Restorative yoga uses gravity and other forms of support (walls, cushions, chairs blocks) to create gentle passive openings in the tissues and achieve relaxation in the entire neuro-muscular system.
Maintaining restorative postures releases, hydrates and revitalizes fascia. It allows those areas of the body that tend to accumulate stress, to gradually soften the resistance and surrender to gravity. This process calms the nervous system and can become "imprinted" as a new habit of releasing stress at will. Gradually, this practice can lead to the prevention of future accumulation of tension in the muscles, fascia and the organ system.
In Sensit somatics we use the ground for rolling, effortlessly spiralling, rocking, pushing and yielding into the Earth, to release tension and discover the paths of least resistance in the body. We explore the changing states of the nervous system and become familiar with natural transitions between the activity and the resting state. Movement and meditation merge into one practice of heightened proprioceptive and interoceptive awareness, gradually taking us to a place of no guidance or instruction, where the non-voluntary, spontaneous expression can emerge.
- Restorative sequences that address anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, difficulty in breathing, and shoulder and back pain. You will be given abundant notes with pictures of poses and props, to facilitate the continuation of your practice and your teaching.
- Short restorative sequences that can fit into your daily routine
- Chair Yoga sequence
- Somatic/interoceptive rolling on the ground - sequences that release tension from the muscles and organs.
- Modifications of postures to accommodate different students' needs
- Chair yoga sequence
- Methodology of teaching restorative yoga
- Sequences for easier somatic rolling on the ground
- Sensit Yoga Methodology
- Meditation techniques
Dates & Hours (Central European Time)
Fri 21.01 / 18:30-20:30
Sat 22.01 / 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:30
Sun 23.01 / 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-15:30
Wed 26.01 / 18:00-21:00
Sat 29.01 / 10:00-13:00 and 13:30-15:30
Sun 30.01 / 10:00-13:00 and 13:30-15:30
- 3-week recording access
- abundant notes on practicing and teaching restorative yoga
This workshop is open to all practitioners.
For yoga teachers, this program counts as:
- 30 hrs (23 contact, 7 non-contact) of continuing Yoga Alliance education
- 23 hours of Sensit Yoga Studies 100hrs, and of Advanced 300 Sensit Yoga Studies
For the certification, a minimum of 70% of live online attendance is required.