It’s never too late to learn how to cycle, It’s never too late to learn a new language or learn how to start a fire. As basic as these seem, they come in handy as very important survival tools.
Similarly, sure you breathe everyday and you are literally doing it right now (I hope), but are you doing it in the most supportive way?
Sure, you stretch your muscles when there’s tension building, but is it even doing any service to them?
And sure, going on Instagram and Netflix could give you a breather, but does that do anything to improve your mood and refresh your mind to take on the next tasks at hand?
If any of these things resonate with you, then know that basics are like diamonds; only far more resilient and with this setting stone of foundation you could build a rowhouse or even, a tower. (Please don’t write to me with your doubts about my analogies -- they are a work-in-progress.)
Yin Yoga, Breathwork & Somatic Practices.
That means training your attention, stretching deeply and movement slowly.
Understand your different tensions, pains and cramps and apply the right techniques to pacify them.
Revitalise your being and delve deep into the worries and anxieties of your beautiful and complex mind. Learn the right tools to manage them either by facing them head-on or by disengaging with the ones which are more detrimental.
Use movement-based meditation to have a one-on-one with yourself. This is what will boost the feel-good brain chemicals like GABA, serotonin, and dopamine in your body.
Don’t just stretch but feel, process and release.
Align your body and mind to repair + maintain and evolve + upgrade.
Hi, I am Vanessa!
Movement has been my medicine and passion for my whole life.
In this programme I have condensed the wisdom from Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, Yin Yoga and Somatic Dance, so that you can improve your stress regulation and feel more flexible in your body and mind.
I can't wait for you to start this journey towards inner connection, deep relaxation and optimal physical and emotional wellbeing!
You feel stress, tension and stiffness in your body
You struggle with slowing down because your life is always too busy
You would like to finally learn how to stretch effectively, and reduce back and neck pain
You would like to increase mental clarity, energy and focus.
This programme is a wonderful entry point for anyone who is new to Yoga. 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 enroll, you can find the course Pure Restore under My Courses. If you click on it you can immediately access the 12 practices and accompanying texts.
You have unlimited access to the practices for 180 days since purchase date.
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.
Complete at your own pace and repeat as many times as you wish to get a fresh taste of how breathing, moving and stretching can help your bodymind achieve a deep sense of focus and relaxation.
Get immediate access, you will have 180 days from purchase to enjoy the programme.