Yoga for Mental Wellbeing – How to Manage Stress with Yoga

This one day Yoga workshop will focus on reducing stress and anxiety, and learning ways to manage, or even improve our mental well being through gentle somatic movement practices, Asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (gentle breathing practice), meditative sounds (Mantra) and Meditation. We will also allow time for theory and discussion.
The practice of Yoga can help one to find, and maintain a balanced mental state as well as a fit and healthy body.
Somatic movement and Yoga postures encourage awareness to be present. By simply noticing what we are feeling in each moment. and then applying the principles of ‘Sthira’ (steadiness) and ‘Sukha’ (comfort/ease), throughout our practise, we begin to find organic ways to unravel knots and tightness that is held in our bodies.

By moving gently from a place of inquisitive exploration we begin to find freedom and space within. This can be a liberating experience for the body and mind.
We will explore why the brain is hard-wired to produce critical thinking, and how we can over-ride this primitive survival response through the use of Pranayama (calming breath work) to encourage our ‘relaxation response’, and simple and easy to learn, relaxation techniques.

Gentle meditative techniques and methods of relaxation will be taught to complete our practice for optimal mental well-being.



Sep 16 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL

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