Virtual Yoga for Anxiety and Depression (Dec 6th-Jan 10th)
Are you feeling more depressed or anxious? Maybe less motivated and more isolated? Tired? Wired? Struggling with sleep? Are the approaching holidays adding to your stress and exhaustion? Do you feel like you just don’t have the bandwidth to be social right now? Is it difficult to just get through the day? Is “faking it” in social settings too exhausting?
You are not alone. Welcome to winter!
Anxiety and Depression increase through the winter months as the days get shorter and colder. Yoga has been demonstrated to help improve mood. Which is why we’re offering this 6 week yoga series.
Join other individuals who are also struggling with mood this time of year as we move through breathing practices and yoga poses to specifically target symptoms of depression and anxiety. The yoga segment will be 45-50 minutes allowing a 10-15 minute check-in after. The goal is to help create an opportunity for connection and decrease isolation. The class is appropriate for all levels and ample options for poses and modifications will be offered. Participants will need a yoga mat or large towel on padded surface and quiet space to practice. A chair and 2 blocks (or 4-6 thick hard cover books) are recommended.
It can be hard to commit to social activities this time of year if you’re struggling with anxiety and depression. This yoga class is an opportunity for you to show up just as you are and have a short and contained opportunity to connect. There will be no demands on you or your energy and no expectations (if you need to lie on your mat the whole time in svasana, do it!). The hope is that you’ll leave feeling a little better than when you arrived.
About the Instructor
Amy Gardner, MS, RD, CEDS, RYT is the founder and practice manager of Metrowest Nutrition and Therapy. She has been working in the mental health field, primarily with eating disorders, for 23 years. She has experience working at all levels of care and with various mental health diagnoses. She is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Her specialized training sin Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Trauma-Informed Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Body Image lend a deep understanding of mind-body connection and how these practices help improve mood. Through personal and professional experience, Amy has found yoga to be beneficial in creating connection to oneself and to others, as well as an integral part of managing mood.
DATE(S): Wednesdays December 6th-January 10th (12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/28, 1/3, 1/10)
TIME: 9:30-10:30 AM EST
COST: $192 (can be pro-rated for planned absences)
INSTRUCTOR: Amy Gardner, MS, RD, CEDS, RYT
Contact Amy Gardner with questions and for more information.