Yoga for Anxiety
with Kathleen Dowd, C-IAYT
Wednesdays | 8:30-9:45am
If you've ever felt anxious or overwhelmed you know how debilitating it can be and how it can impact so many aspects of our lives - from our physical wellbeing, to emotional balance, and even our relationships with friends and loved ones. We may feel an inner struggle just to breathe fully and show up as our fully expressed authentic selves as we go about our day. In times of heightened anxiety, both individually and collectively, it can be difficult to connect to our bodies and our breath and yet that is oftentimes exactly what is needed to help calm us. While many yoga classes can leave us feeling more grounded, this specialized series is perfect for anyone feeling anxiety or feelings of overwhelm and who struggles to navigate life when these feelings arise.
Using tools from a trauma-informed yoga perspective, as well as nervous system care we will explore myriad ways to meet what arises in our bodies when we experience anxiety and the numerous sensations that accompany that experience. Each class will include yoga asana, breathwork (pranayama) and some guided connection to the body at various levels of our being. The series is appropriate for all levels of practitioner. If you would like to deepen your understanding of how to use the tools of yoga to lessen the grip of anxiety on your life, this series is for you.
Register using cash/check: At studio or send via US mail (see Contact for mailing address)
Kathleen Dowd, C-IAYT is a Two Dog Instructor
Kathleen has practiced yoga for over 25 years and became a teacher eight years ago to share her love of yoga with others. She has a strong focus on the breath as a gateway to both the body and the present moment. She strives to find a way for each student to connect with some aspect of yoga and she incorporates elements of pranyama (breath techniques), mindfulness, and meditation in her classes and workshops. Her classes are fun, supportive, and welcoming for students of all levels, from those new to yoga as well as long-time students looking to continually develop new aspects of their practice. She infuses her classes with self-compassion and kindness, along with a healthy dose of humor and gratitude.
Her own experience of anxiety led her to develop her Yoga for Anxiety specialized series. She is a 500-hour level yoga teacher and a certified yoga therapist. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner and skilled and trained in energy work.
Read more about Kathleen's offerings on her website: www.kathleendowdyoga.com
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