Bringing Balance to the Holidays Workshop
Sunday, December 17, 1-3 pm
at Leavenworth Yoga Co-op
with Chris Finnigan, RYT-200
2 hour workshop of yoga and meditation for all levels of experience including:
- Guided mindful mediation, reflection on holiday stressors and how to manage those stressors
- Hatha yoga (all levels)/ Restorative yoga
- Loving, kindness meditation
Only $25 per person
Yoga helps anyone to stay calm and present at this time of year
With the holidays around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and exhaustion. When this happens, it’s good to take a step back, breathe and hit the mat. The holiday season is about being present and spending time with loved ones.
How can yoga and meditation help during stressful times like the holidays?
Yoga is perfect for stress relief. It is designed to help calm our nervous system. So when Aunt Matilda starts getting on your nerves about the cranberry sauce, get to Hatha! We tend to see the world with a more loving perspective after a yoga class. Meditation helps anyone to gain focus and clarity.
Who can do yoga?
Anyone can do yoga! Yoga is for everybody. Ultimately yoga is not about doing fancy poses; it is about your connection to yourself.
Why would anyone want to try yoga?
The physical benefits are increased flexibility and strength but the mental benefits are really transformative. Yoga helps us become responsive rather than reactive, increases our mental clarity and helps us to be more mindful in the world.
How can a person start yoga?
Start with this Holiday workshop or drop into any LYC Hatha class. Hatha is perfect for getting back to the fundamentals.
Other tips around the holidays?
Breathe. Practice self-care so that you can be more available and present with others. Enjoy your holidays and don’t worry too much about the cheesecake.
Am I flexible enough for yoga?
Regardless of size, gender or sexual orientation, yoga can be a tool to experience life in a more unified and integrated way. There are so many different ways to get into yoga.
One aspect of the practice of yoga is that it can increase our flexibility, you do not need to be flexible to be in a class. Yoga meets you where you are at. If you want to decrease stress then yoga will meet you there, if you are seeking something else it will meet you there too.
RYT-200 Yoga Teacher
Chris recieved his 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Wandering Ashram and now shares the benefits he experienced through yoga with his students. When teaching he hopes for his students to find balance mentally, physically, and spiritually providing them with a practice that they can embody in their daily lives off the mat. You will regularly see him practicing at LYC with his wife Lynnea. When not in the yoga studio, Chris serves as an Army officer stationed at Ft. Leavenworth.
Enjoy your most calm Christmas ever
Cheers to enjoying a calm, cool and collected holiday. Kick off the season with one of Leavenworth Yoga Co-op’s popular yoga workshops and begin the next year with the tools you need for wellness through yoga and mediation.