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Half-day urban retreat: Managing stress & anxiety with yoga

  • The Shala 1 Chestnut Road London, SE27 United Kingdom (map)

'Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.' - Victor Frankl.

Join me for a bi-monthly nourishing retreat-style workshop as we learn how to manage stress and anxiety using breathwork, restorative yoga poses, intention (sankalpa) and guided meditation techniques to dramatically improve the way you face adversity and handle challenge.

Understanding stress and anxiety are key to working with them to limit their potential for poor health and poor decision-making.

To open the workshop we'll learn what triggers us to experience stress and anxiety in the first place, how to notice the warning signs and understand them as useful messages. We'll then look at how both emotions manifest in the mind and body, leading us to feel depleted, overwhelmed and out of control when left unchecked.

Then we'll move into a gentle practice and share tools for healthy stress reduction including essential breathing techniques, approaches to mindfulness, restorative poses, meditations and journalling exercises with the aim of building daily practices that support you against the effects of stress and anxiety before they build up.

Once you've reached an understanding of how your thoughts, emotions and nervous system are affected by stressors and anxious thoughts, you're on a direct path to experiencing ease and peace with the use of these life-supporting tools.

Come and connect to your innate stillness and learn how to find your way back to peace again and again and again...