In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use yoga to take charge of your anxiety, including how to manage current episodes as well as how to help prevent future episodes. And if you’re a yoga teacher, this workshop will provide you many ways to offer help for your students who suffer from anxiety.

The first step to taking charge of anxiety is to learn about what it is, why you experience it, and what its relationship to chronic stress is. So Nina will provide you with background information about anxiety—something she has suffered from herself and has researched extensively—to empower you to make good choices about which yoga practices to do and which not to do.

The second step is to learn which yoga practices are most effective for you in managing your anxiety and then to practice them regularly. So we’ll introduce you to a wide range of yoga practices you can use in the moment to calm down emotionally and physically, as well as practices to help prevent future bouts of anxiety in the long term. Because anxiety is often accompanied by excess energy that makes it hard to relax, in the first half of the workshop Barrie will guide you through an active grounding practice that can prepare you for relaxation. In the second half of the workshop, Barrie will guide you through a specially designed sequence for reducing stress in those who suffer from anxiety.

It is our hope that that you’ll leave this workshop feeling both more relaxed and more informed—and that you’ll be equipped with all the tools you need to reduce your anxiety both in the short term and long term.


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About Barrie Risman

Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators, teacher–trainers and mentors. Her best-selling book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, is a guide for teachers and continuing students to deepen, expand, and integrate the benefits of yoga in their lives.

Barrie is well known for her ability to convey the essence of the wisdom teachings of yoga with exceptional clarity, insight, and relevance to students of all levels and from all walks of life. Her events weave together the technical precision of refined alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice. As unpretentious and down-to-earth as she is wise and inspiring, Barrie teaches with a remarkable combination of rigor and challenge balanced with sensitivity, humour, and compassion.