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Somatic Yoga | Inner Studio for Health
Picture it ! Posture | Presence | Purpose
Posture is body language. Posture is attitude, emotion, belief and point of view. Each posture has it’s own rhythm and way of moving. What is the posture of this new partnership? How to initiate movement without coercion? How to bring up the life to bring into focus what can be?
Today more than ever, centering and focusing techniques can make a difference in all our lives by helping us move beyond fear and burn out into non-resistance, acceptance and yes, curiosity… As we find our calm center, we encounter unknown resources that seem to just flow towards us. We fill with a sense of renewed purpose, experience contentment as quiet joy. Through peaceful, clear means bringing hope, non-reactivity, patience and compassion to those around us we begin to be the change we want…In the pause, have you have been thinking it is time to start living in more sustainable ways ?
You can learn to access your inner spring of wellbeing!
Every One of Us is Worth Coming Home To
Eskimo-Kalaallit elder from Greenland
“Whenever we touch nature we get clean. People who have got dirty through too much civilization take a walk in the woods, or a bath in the sea. Entering the unconscious, entering yourself through dreams, is touching nature from the inside and this is the same thing, things are put right again.” C.G. Jung
The nature we see around us lives inside of us where it’s intelligence and nourishment live. Nothing is static, our bodies like nature are in a constant state of flow as are our cells, organs, emotions, relationships.
Somatic awareness can be seen as a bridge between our inner and outer landscape, an organic path of self discovery where befriending the body connects us to our own truth. It is a process that benefits our health, relationships and life by teaching through experience. This is wisdom. Like a river it flows moment by moment leading to resilience, confidence and emotional intelligence in the face of challenge.
Nothing is static, change if life. With the Life | Art Process® we move through cycles like the seasons learning to let go, rest and renew. We learn to create our life, that is the artist’s way the capacity to master the familiar with curiosity, grace and courage.
When we become present in the moment we free ourselves from the grip of fear, curiosity and wonder renews our very being.
Curious about somatic approaches?
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10 Body Wise Kundalini Yoga
This class is for anybody who wishes to explore the connection between the physical and meditative aspects of yoga practice in a body positive and compassionate atmosphere. This class is open to all levels, no experience necesary .
Experience this Moment
Calm | Centered | Aware
Meditation as Movement
It is easy to think that meditation is the act of sitting in perfect stillness , on the floor with eyes closed and legs crossed. There are many kinds of meditation most of which share the goal of helping us find inner peace .
When we approach meditation from a somatic point of view we invite the possibilities of movement and body-mind dialogues to teach us and express what very often there are no words for. Non verbal expression frees tensions, released the charge behind emotions, brings in an influx of well being and an openess to experience life beyond our habitual patterns.
When we engage in yoga with a somatic mind set we tap into the wisdom of the ages. We connect with the very roots of yoga which are to be found in the embodiment of natural patterns and rhythm.
Postures become a journey path into the inner studio of yoga where the alchemy of nature can shine through to bring balance to our systems.
The meditative mind is a state of being we can learn to cultivate in every facet of our everyday life to find more ease, gain clarity, experience pleasure and the creativity to flow in relationship with life.
It is a widely acknowledged fact that stress is a part of life. Many years ago, my dog exploring the yard of a friend wanderer over the tarp covering the pool. Somehow in one leap she found herself in the middle of the blue plastic tarp and started sinking....
I have been in recovery for the past 4½ months and I am completely honest when I say that “yoga days” are my favorite. When I wake up feeling irritation, discomfort or negative emotions, I know that when that hour comes I will find peacefulness and that time is enough to show me that anything is possible. I am not sure how I would have gone through all my negative emotions without Ms. Andrée’s support.
The process of yoga has deeply improved how I breathe through different emotional situations. The tuning of my mind with my body has created a positive relationship between the two.
I did not realize how connected my body and my emotions affected each other. This is a much needed practice to regain my desire to continue living on this earth.
Yoga has been by far the most beneficial group I have had in all my time in recovery. When I came here 4 months ago I was very angry, anxious and extremely uncomfortable in my own skin. I signed up for 2 classes a week and it instanstly became my favorite group. I’ve gotten more out of yoga class than i have from any book/worksheet.
I have learnt how to feel comfortable in my own skin. I have been able to safely deal with my triggers, cravings and drug dreams. I now feel more confident in my recovery.