Yoga for Anxiety & Stress

Instructor: Sheila
8 week session $75.00 (plus tax); Space is limited.
Tuesdays at 5:30pm.

If you miss a class, you are welcome to make it up in any of our drop in classes. Classes must be made up during the 8 week session.

This is an all levels yoga class consisting of yoga postures, pranayama (breathing techniques) and relaxation techniques, designed to help ease the discomforts of anxiety, including muscle tension, by calming the nervous system, quieting the mind, and reducing stress.

Nearly every negative consequence of anxiety comes from the stress that anxiety causes. When your fight or flight system is activated, which occurs during times of stress and anxiety, your muscles contract.

The contraction is supposed to be to your advantage when faced with a fearful situation. But when you’re stressed for an extensive period of time, your muscles never leave the contraction phase. Eventually, this tension results in pain, discomfort, and trouble with mobility.

In addition to her yoga teacher certification, Sheila is certified through the Boston Trauma Center as a trauma sensitive yoga instructor. She has studied with various teachers in the area of yoga therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, and is also a Reiki Master and Certified Reflexology Therapist.