It has been an incredibly stressful couple of weeks... no, months... no, years... and we here at the WANP want to help our members reset their central nervous systems, take some deep cleansing breaths, and get grounded. As a small expression of our gratitude to all of you spending days and nights on the front lines of this pandemic, and with appreciation for your on-going support of the WANP, we offer an hour-long virtual yoga class for WANP members. This restorative yoga offering will be suitable for beginners.
Class info from instructor Amanda Dailey: Vinyasa for the Soul
Blending my two favorite styles of a yoga together, this is an all levels flow designed to open the heart and ground ourselves for an hour of YOU. Compassion Fatigue is real and it’s important, more than ever, for health care providers to focus on self care, letting go of expectations we have on ourselves, and establishing boundaries. Aprigraha is Sanskrit for non-possessiveness and is one of the ethical practices of yoga. Keeping this in mind, we well be flowing through poses focusing on opening the hips, our emotional center, as well as our chest, our heart center. Yin Yoga is a style in which poses are held for longer periods of time in order to get to the deeper muscles and connective tissues, usually supported somewhat with props. Vinyasa is a style in which each movement and pose is paired with each inhale and exhale. By combining these two, we’ll get out of our heads and into our bodies while staying grounded in our hearts. If you have blocks available (or large books, bolster, pillows) those will help. Blankets and straps (tie, dog leash, scarf, etc.) are great, but won’t be required. Feel free to grab any incense or candles you have, maybe some fresh flowers or plants, to surround your space with.Presenter Bio:I was born and raised in Seattle, WA, but am currently based out of Denver, CO. I attended Washington State University, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Zoology with a focus on Wildlife Conservation and Veterinary Medicine, both of the fields I’ve worked most in since. I received my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in October 2017 in Rishikesh, India, my advanced 300 hour Yoga Teacher Certification June 2021 out of Denver, Colorado, a 50 hour Yin Yoga Certification, as well as two Trauma Informed Certifications. I’ve done extensive trainings in anatomy, meditation, and therapeutics and am currently working to complete my Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teaching Certifications. I came to yoga as a way to connect to my body after experiencing trauma early on, and again in my twenties. My emphasis is finding depth and length in our bodies while using the breath to calm our minds. I focus on all 8 limbs of yoga, not just Asana, to provide a complete experience of this beautiful practice and tradition. My goal is to have students find acceptance in their bodies and with where they’re at, calming the nervous system and leaving feeling a little lighter. I can’t wait to guide this practice along side you.
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