Optimize your health
We are all living together these strange and uncertain times where optimizing our mental & physical health is a priority. Keeping anxiety at bay – as individuals and collectively - helps us maintain a stronger immune system for ourselves and to protect the people around us.
This course offers simple and effective skills to help us cope with the negative effects of anxiety and stress, both of which are currently on the rise given the COVID 19 virus pandemic. Social distancing and hygiene help bring down the possibility of exposure, yes. They help us manage our space and avoid contamination, yes. But, in the meantime, how is our state of mind? Are we keeping our inner environment as spotlessly clean as our outer one?
Anxiety fills our body with stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol. These hormones keep the body tense and geared for action against potential threat. However, if they stay too long, they become toxic and wear us out, bringing our immune system down. Fearful moods and ruminating thoughts that come with anxiety keep the stress going. Can we give ourselves an immunity boost and a mood uplift from the safety of our homes?
Tools for letting go
This online workshop is for everyone interested in learning how to use the body, breath and awareness to overcome stress and anxiety. Asana, pranayama and yoga nidra sessions will be combined with an understanding of how stress and anxiety effect our physiology and our psychology, as well as how the yogic practices support our capacities to restore resilience.
The workshop will be facilitated by Zena Takieddine and Mantramala (Minna Jarvenpaa). Zena is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and yoga teacher with experience working with stress and trauma resolution in a variety of settings. Mantramala teaches yoga for refugees in Lebanon and is the founder of Tools for Inner Peace, an organisation set up to empower trauma survivors to manage their own healing and well-being with tools from yoga.
Come and learn how to move beyond stress and anxiety.
Videography and green juice making: Farah Azrak