Saturday, September 10, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Investment: $45 in Self
The intention of this gathering is to weave Western science with Eastern healing modalities to create an embodied, grounded, and spiritual evening of releasing stress held in the body-mind. We will begin with creative psychoeducation on getting to know your own unique nervous system and how to care for its needs when it is under stress. This portion of the evening is inspired by the Window of Tolerance developed by Dan Siegel and Polyvagal Theory developed by Stephen Porges. This knowledge will guide us into feeling knowledgeable and grounded in our bodies to explore a Restorative yoga practice accompanied by a live sound meditation.
Restorative yoga is a supportive and gentle way of caring for yourself as it helps to alleviate the effects of stress on the body and settle into our relaxation response. The live sound meditation will incorporate Himalayan sound bowls, chimes, a sea drum, a rain stick, and a rattle to create a soothing soundscape for our minds to begin to harmonize with our bodies. The sound bowls will be played on the body (with consent) throughout the practice. Himalayan sound bowls carry a deep vibrational resonance that ripples throughout the body helping to bring the nervous system into a regulated state. We will conclude with optional journaling to further integrate the experience. All are invited and welcome to attend an evening self-exploration and care.
– Creative psychoeducation on stress and the nervous system.
– 1.5 hrs. of Restorative yoga practice
– Live sound meditation.
– Altar with oracle card offering.
– Yoga mat.
– Favorite pen/marker.