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Yoga Workshop for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue

Are you struggling with burn out, stress, fatigue, exhaustion, tension in the body, feeling tired but wired? This yoga therapy workshop is for people who want to learn to become grounded, energized and relaxed so they can meet life’s challenges with greater clarity, ease and vitality. 

Combined Workshop/Class Includes: 

  • 6 mini workshops around how yoga and neurobiology theories address chronic stress, burnout and fatigue
  • 6 gentle yoga therapy classes geared to embodying the philosophies.
  • Recorded Yoga Nidra so you can practice at home

Dates: Tuesday, September 10 – October 22, 2024. (6 classes – no class week of Oct 8)  AND Tuesday, October 29 – December 10, 2024 (6 classes – no class Nov 26).

Please book into the first session only when booking online.

Time: 8:30am-9:45am

Cost: $300 for 6 sessions

 

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This series of classes will begin with a mini workshop (15 minutes)about yoga philosophies around how to soothe the nervous system and soften the tension in the body. This will be followed by a gentle yoga practice to embody the teachings. This class is suitable for all levels. Our focus will be to come to greater clarity, ease, and vitality. We will do so through movement (asana), breath work (pranayama), and soothing visualizations.  

The nourishment of a gentle yoga practice is essential for bringing you back into parasympathetic nervous system activation. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for balancing and restoring our bodies into homeostasis and keeping our emotions regulated. The more ease we can create through practice, the more energy we will have. The more energy we have, the more clarity we will have  and the better we handle can daily living stress. 

Yoga and Psychotherapy Package for Insomnia

 Are you finding it impossible to sleep? Are you lying awake in bed, dreading another day with little to no sleep? Join us for a 6 week program where we delve into yogic and psychotherapeutic practices that will help you get to sleep again. 

Package Includes:

  • 6 yoga therapy classes for Insomnia
  • 6 mini workshops around understanding how to finally get some sleep
  • 3 Insomnia focused psychotherapy sessions
  • Recorded Yoga Nidra to help you sleep at home

Dates:  Thursdays, September – October and November – December 2024 (Dates TBD)

Time: Yoga Class 8:30-9:45am

Cost:  $795 (includes yoga classes and psychotherapy sessions)

Interested?: Contact at [email protected] to register your interest

 

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Yoga therapy class: Using the subtle tools of yoga to direct the mind and create new patterning in our body, energy, emotions and intuition we will learn to bring ourselves to sleep once again. This class is suitable for any level of student – absolute beginners to advanced – modifications will be offered. 

Mini workshop: We will learn the yogic and modern day approaches to addressing insomnia so you can sleep again. 

Psychotherapy: Join sleep expert and psychotherapist (Qual) Jessica White as she leads you through evidence based CBT for Insomnia sessions to help you get the rest you need. 

Individual Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the correct application of yoga tools at the right time to the particular individual to promote and enhance healing. These tools include, but are not limited to, asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), visualization, sound, mindfulness practices, meditation, ethical practices (Yamas and Niyamas), study of philosophy, diet, lifestyle and relationship to self, other and the natural world.

Yoga therapy examines each person’s unique physical, physiological, energetic, psychological, intuitive and causal bodies to determine a practice tailored to the individual that can assist the student to advance in whatever area they would like to address. This can include disease, chronic illness, psychological challenges including trauma symptoms, physical pain or injury, spirituality and whatever areas are relevant to the student. 

 

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Yoga therapy is a complimentary healing modality that can be used in conjunction with other forms of healing, including the medical model.

Students come to an initial assessment session where a complete yoga practice will be designed and taught with a focus on that student’s particular needs. Students will be asked to practice daily and to return for follow up sessions to advance and adjust the practice as needed. Students can also participate in classes that are offered, including self practice classes where they can join in community to do the practice they have been assigned in a group setting.

Our Yoga Therapy Philosophy

“Yoga is relationship” – TKV Desikachar

At CPYC our focus is to provide Therapeutic Yoga to enhance psychological, physical, physiological and spiritual health and as a complimentary form of healing for mental health issues. We aim to create a supportive community and to develop strong relationships with our students.

Both classes and individual yoga therapy sessions welcome people of all skill and ability levels, with more emphasis on breath work and simple movements designed to move students towards higher healing. Classes and individual sessions are not aimed at improving physical skill in the poses, but instead aim to help you go deeper inside yourself so that you can learn to be more embodied, aware, calm, nurtured and healthy.

We aim to design classes in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar who studied, developed and taught therapeutic yoga techniques to our teachers in the West. T. Krishnamacharya was an Indian yoga teacher, Ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as “the father of modern yoga,” Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century.

Yoga philosophies are indigenous to India and are based on thousands of years of knowledge development, observation, deep reflection and experimentation that have been codified by many scholars and mystics, who wrote such powerful works as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and many others and have been interpreted by the teachers in this lineage through tireless effort. We could never claim to have fully embodied these philosophies as so much of what is within them is cultural and language based, however, these tools are so powerful, that even what we have been able to grasp through years of study and self practice, have benefitted us and we hope they will benefit you. We appreciate the teachers who have generously, compassionately, directly and openly imparted their knowledge and skill with those of us who have been interested. In particular, we thank T. Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, Dr. N. Chandrasekaran, Dr. Nitin, Felicia and Ante Pavlovic of Yoga Therapy Toronto, David Robson of AYCT and Sharath Jois of Sharath Yoga Centre.

Our Mission

To provide clients with an accepting, friendly space to discover their healing path and to develop therapeutic relationships that sustain, inspire and guide them.

To provide clients with highly skilled, self responsible and self aware psychotherapists and yoga therapists who are always striving to learn about advancements in their fields and to continually develop themselves.

To create psychoeducational opportunities for clients to empower them to learn about their symptoms and how they can move towards healing and growth.

To provide innovative training programs that develop highly competent, self aware, self responsible, and inspiring psychotherapists and yoga therapists.