Karma Yoga

Donation-based Yoga classes

Embody Yoga & Wellness is happy to open its doors and offer donation-based yoga classes to raise awareness of and support local charities.

See below for the latest offerings and fundaraisers. Please sign-up in advance (no payment needed) so we know to expect you and to secure your space.

Easter Baskets & Food Donations for the Single Parent Association of NL (SPAN)

The Single Parent Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (SPAN) is an agency supporting the needs of over 24,000 single parents in the province. The services and programs offered by SPAN are as follows: Information & Referral, Crisis Counseling, Food & Clothing Outlet, Back-to-School Project, Christmas Support Project, Prom Dreams, and the Single Parent Employment Support Program (S.E.S.P.).

Donation requests: Items for kids (age 4 – 8) Easter Baskets (baskets, treats, books, crayons, small puzzles, stickers, play-doh, small toys, juice boxes, etc.), cash donations (suggested minimum of $5), Walmart and Dollerama gift cards, non-perishable food donations (not expired).

Sign-up

Pease sign-up as space is limited. No payment required to register. Please bring your donation to class (see recommendations above). See below the scroll below the schedule for more details on Neurogenic Yoga with Helena and find all our other class descriptions here.

 

Neurogenic Yoga with Helena Butler

Saturday, March 21, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Neurogenic yoga is a revolutionary technique in trauma healing and stress reduction. It is a simple, gentle and profound practice that facilities the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the therapeutic release of physical/somatic and emotional stress and tension.

This introductory workshop includes a combination of yoga asana, relaxation techniques, physical movement and pranayama.

The shaking response in humans is natural, normal and built into our DNA. This response is much the same as the instinctual shaking in animals, and is the nervous system’s way of discharging long-held tension and trauma, or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. When the nervous system identifies threat, vibration or shaking in the body is designed to occur automatically. However, negative social constructs and beliefs around what it means to allow ourselves to shake, tremor, or show vulnerability, condition us out of this innate release mechanism at a very early age.  Neurogenic shaking reawakens our body’s intrinsic release mechanism for optimal health.

Helena believes in the transformative healing benefits of yoga. Helena has a passion for the peaceful, balance of the ancient practice of yoga. She considers teaching a privilege and designs her classes with metta (loving kindness) to be accessible and enjoyable to all. Find out more about Helena here.

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