4 WEEKS COURSE FOR BUSY MINDS AND EXHAUSTED BODIES đź‘‰

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF

Reduce stress, and feel calmer and happier with Yoga Therapy for Anxiety

Reduce stress, and feel calmer and happier with Yoga Therapy for Anxiety

Learn movement and breath work tools to transform your relationship to stress.
During this 4 weeks course I will share my proven techniques that support your nervous system and shift you from overwhelmed and overloaded to mentally clear, calm and relaxed.

AS SEEN ON

"I always leave her classes feeling not only physically relaxed and revived but also mentally recharged." 

Monique O.

"Just moving in that fluid, water-like way brought me a sense of freedom in this otherwise very controlled time." 

Juliet C.

Foundations of Yoga FOR STRESS RELIEF will help you understand how to...

  • Feel grounded and confident whenever you need to prepare for a meeting, a difficult conversation or a social event that gives you that anxious pit in your stomach feeling. 
  • Induce physiological changes in your body (such as slowing down your heart when it beats too fast) that create an immediate sense of safety from the inside out. 
  • Move around more easily, reduce your back pain, improve your posture, flexibility and sleep quality, and release muscular contractions caused by mental stress.

LET ME GUESS

  • You’ve been told Yoga will help you get a grip on your stress, but you don’t know where to start from (and all those contortions you have seen on Instagram feel quite intimidating)
  • You’ve always wanted to start a regular meditation/Yoga practice but every time you have tried you have struggled with concentration or understanding clear instructions.
  • You’ve tried Yoga and meditation before, but you get easily frustrated because your mind can’t stop thinking about your infinite to-do-list, it just seems impossible not to get distracted.
  • You have some experience with Yoga but still feel a bit confused about which techniques are the best at facilitating your relaxation process (not your fault, there are some many unsupported claims in this world, so hard to tell what is evidence-based and what is just the next Instagram trend).   

Wherever you are in your journey, let me guide you through an accessible 4 weeks course that will equip you not only with a series of ready-to-apply tools to quieten your mind, but also with a solid understanding of how and why these techniques work according to Neuroscience and Psychology.

If you are ready to feel calm, relaxed and in harmony with yourself and your loved ones, don’t miss this 4 weeks course.

"Your sessions help enormously with stress relief, so calming and relaxing. Nothing I have ever done before has been of this high standard. You have such a wealth of knowledge that I feel safe in the practices I am doing with you. So a big thank you for all the work you must continually put into this programme to make it what it is for us all, I am very grateful”.

Jill B.

"Vanessa carefully teaches the language, techniques and postures so that amazingly, you hear her voice and your body knows intuitively what to do. Her teaching is intelligent - not overloaded with any particular philosophical or psychological viewpoints - but gently informing you of where to look if such things interest you".

Alison C. W.

You no longer have to feel that uncontrollable stress, anxiety, Pain and tension...
It's time to take back control of your body and mind.

HI, I AM VANESSA!

Movement expert, Yoga lecturer and anxiety warrior.

I've been where you are.
Struggling with resting properly, feeling tense and on the edge, always wanting to be perfect.
I was only 8 years old when I experienced the first physical symptoms of stress and anxiety as a horrible stomach ache, that no doctor could find solutions for.
Fast forward 30 years and I now help thousands of busy bees like you transform their lives, improve their physical health and achieve a balanced state of mind through the power of Yoga, Pilates and Dance.  

How did that happen? In my 13 years of teaching and 33 years of studying movement, I have discovered how powerful connecting to our bodies can be to change our mental and emotional states.
Once we know how to use our embodied practice to transform the way we think, then we can feel safer, in control and more resilient.

In this program I have condensed some of the best tools from Yoga therapy for Anxiety, Yoga Psychology and the Polyvagal theory applied to Yoga (all about shifting the state of our nervous system to better cope with stress), to manage discomfort in your body and mind, and feel more balanced and resilient in your day to day life.

If you are struggling with anxiety and overwhelm and need some soothing TLC, then you need to give this gift to yourself.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4 * 45 minutes pre-recorded Yoga and breath work practices
  • Accessible and inclusive variations to adapt every movement to your body
  • PLUS 
  • BONUS 1: 30 minute pre-recorded soothing Yoga evening practice (from Transformative Movement method, my signature group programme)  
  • BONUS 2: Pre-recorded tutorial “How to breath with your diaphragm to release stress”

TAKE A SNEAK PEEK

WEEK 1

Grounding and recovering a sense of safety

WEEK 2

Extending the exhalation to calm the mind

WEEK 3

Finding balance and focus

WEEK 4

Cultivating loving kindness

BONUS 1

Evening restorative practice (30 min) from Transformative Movement Method programme

BONUS 2

How to practice diaphragmatic breathing (5 minutes tutorial)

Build skills to reduce the impact of stress on your daily life and Restore a sense of safety through your embodied movement practice

"It felt as if the tension in my cramped body could finally release. You were really respectful and gave many options to choose from, so I was stimulated to really listen to my body and tailor my practice to what I needed".

Meriam B.

Learn to release stress with Yoga 

No matter what happens, you can find the resources to show up in the best possible way.

Start your relaxation journey

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Get immediate access, you will have 180 days to practice your sessions and make Yoga a part of your weekly routine.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This course is designed to give strong foundations to use your Yoga practice to support your mental health, so it is a wonderful entry point for anyone who is new to the practice and it also offer more experienced students a new perspective on the benefits of movement beyond pure physical wellness. All the positions are explained in details with modifications and variations, and the pace is slow enough to give you the time to listen to your body and check how you feel in different configurations. Some simple concentration techniques are also offered, so you can also start getting familiar with different meditation practices and understand what works best for you. 

As soon as you enrol, you will receive an email from info@vanessamichielon.com, with all the details to enter your course page.
There you will find your first 45 minutes practice, plus your BONUS 1 and 2. You will then receive a new video in your curriculum after 7, 14 and 21 days.

You will have access for 180 days from purchase day. 

As a general suggestion, in this kind of work there is no right or wrong way of "doing" the poses. Every body has a different best way of expressing the poses depending on many factors. Try and listen to the desired sensations and actions in the body instead of copying exactly the shapes: with the time you will learn how to adapt each pose to find the right amount of stretching and compressing that you need. For this specific style of Yoga, a good rule of thumb is to try and keep the sensation in a range of 60-80%. You want to feel some effects on your body, but never pain, so if in doubt back off a little and notice where you can achieve a safe and balanced sensation. In general if you can't breathe slowly or you notice your facial muscles are gripping, you are likely pushing too hard.
If you are still in doubt please get in touch here to book a private consultation.

Disclaimer: ***The course is in no way intended to replace medical advice or treatment for mental health issues. We advise you talk to someone and seek help should you be experiencing mental health issues.