It’s no secret that city life is stressful and tough on relationships. But there is an antidote. It’s called Yoga for Urban Stress Relief.
Take some time out, get yourself far from the city, and examine your outer layers of facade and persona (most of which are neurotic and stressed-out) so you can tap into your calm, loving, and peaceful authentic self. It’s easier and possibly even more enjoyable than you might imagine.
Through fun written and spoken mindfulness exercises, mindfulness meditations, vinyasa flow yoga, talks, guided meditations, and group sharing led by psychotherapist and yoga teacher Ira Israel, you learn how to take yourself off autopilot and appreciate being a human being, not a “human doing.” Instead of existing as a bundle of reactions waiting for stimuli to trigger you, you learn how to be present, show up authentically, and communicate your real needs.
You also discover new tools for stress relief, dealing with negative emotions, cultivating equanimity, and finding out how to develop loving relationships, plus many mindfulness meditation techniques and a fresh perspective on hatha yoga.
Fitness instructors and anyone at any skill level in yoga or meditation are invited. Mental health professionals can apply the techniques learned in their practices.