MindBody Workshop

Sunday August 5th

 9 AM to 3 PM

MindBody Techniques for Living Well  offers teachings and practices to understand and work with your nervous system to effectively manage and mitigate everyday stress, using the principles of mindfulness and yoga. 

Topics Covered:  Using awareness of body, breath, emotions, and movement to lower the stress response and improve well being.  The class includes 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.

To register:  One day workshop fee of $80 includes workshop materials and entry to one class of RESET yoga on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM.  To register, contact the Instructor using the form below, or call her office at (619) 265-5263.

**Past MindBody Workshop participants can receive a 50% discount on registration price**

Description and Further Information

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.  In order to ensure that we will become stronger in the face of challenges, rather than them eroding our vitality, we can cultivate moment-to-moment awareness (mindfulness) of our experience and attend to ourselves (mind and body) in the process.

This class will offer you a deeper understanding of the relationship between your mind and your body: 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 Buddhist tradition teaches,  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.  The class will introduce you to several of the pathways you can take to move toward that possibility.

Following the course, participants are invited to attend the weekly drop-in yoga class, RESET.  This class is based on principles presented in the course and offers a practice that supports the RESET of the Nervous System.  RESET happens on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:45.

What past participants have to say:

“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.”

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.