NEW SERIES BEGINNING: Mondays 6 PM to 8 PM. Six Week Series runs 1.22.18 – 2.26.18
The 6 Week MindBody Techniques for Living Well course offers teachings and practices based on the principles of mindfulness and yoga.
$150 for the 6 week course.
The course introduces you to the mind-body connection and how it can be used to influence well-being. While life is guaranteed to present challenges, our bodies and minds are remarkably equipped to cope with those, rise to the occasion and actually grow and evolve in the face of them. However, doing so is not a guarantee. The only way we can guarantee that we will become stronger in the face of challenge, rather than those challenges eroding our vitality, is if we are conscious of our experience and our choices and we attend to ourselves in the process.
During this course, you will learn more about the relationship between your mind and your body. We will learn about how they interact, how emotions and energy influence your health and well being, the role your nervous system plays in your mind-body experience, and inner resources or skills that you can develop and use to influence your well-being. As the Dalai Lama (and the Buddha and many others) have instructed: “Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or strife; it means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.” Gretchen will introduce you to several of the pathways you can take to move toward that possibility.
What past participants have to say about the course:
“The information I learned was not only fascinating but so helpful and useful in my everyday life.”
“I wish everyone could take this course. It has helped me…see things differently and try to regulate myself when I get hijacked… I really liked the fact that it was an hour of yoga and an hour of class. Great concept.”
“The course was intimate, comfortable, and helpful for day-to-day stressors.”
“I learned that I CAN do yoga, even if it is just for a few minutes, just a few poses, or just a breath. It opened my mind to know that I can learn to be aware and change my mental track.”
To register, contact Gretchen through the form below or call her office at (619) 265-5263.
Topics Covered: Using awareness of body, breath, emotions, and movement to lower the stress response and improve well being. Each class will include a blend of teaching, guided inquiry, reflection, and mindful movement/yoga.
Who Can Benefit: Adults who wish to learn holistic methods for lowering their stress level and increasing their capacity to access states of ease and calm. This workshop will be valuable to anyone who recognizes that they need additional tools to cope with the day to day challenges that life can bring. Prior experience with yoga or mindfulness is not a requirement.
What to Bring: wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, a notebook and something with which to write, and an attitude of curiosity.
About the Instructor: Gretchen Mallios has extensive experience helping individuals understand and resolve symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety or trauma. Additionally, Gretchen is an experienced yoga practitioner as well as a graduate of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course which focused on yoga for health benefits. Her teaching style has been described as gentle, supportive, and informative.