The 6 Week MindBody Techniques for Living Well course offers teachings and practices based on the principles of mindfulness and yoga.
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.” My intention is to introduce you to some of the pathways we can take to move toward that possibility.
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.
What to Bring: wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, a notebook and something with which to write, and an attitude of curiosity.
Prior experience with yoga or mindfulness is not a requirement.
Days & Location: Contact me if you are interested in attending one of my upcoming classes, beginning again in January 2018.
$180 for the 6 week course.
About the Instructor: Gretchen Mallios has extensive experience helping individuals understand symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety or trauma, and how to overcome them in order to live a life of increased ease and well being. 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.