Nourish your Nervous System / Sensit Somatics, Restorative Yoga and Embodied Meditation

In this course you will learn how to nourish and support your nervous system from within. Embodied learning extends beyond the mere theoretical knowledge ABOUT the nervous system. It brings about an experiential understanding that directly facilitates a more efficient nervous system regulation.

The course provides you with a 100-page manual for knowledge consolidation and continuation of your personal practice. See a free manual sample © HERE

Restorative Yoga, Sensit Somatics and Embodied Meditation are 3 practices that help balance the sympathetic and the parasympathetic pathways, something we experience as wakeful awareness, deep regeneration, quiet presence, or inner-ease. In the longer run, regular work with our nervous system leads to better management of it's changing states, quicker recognition of our patterns and triggers, and a wider variety of choices in how we respond to the external stimulation.

During the course we will engage in a wide range of practices that will nourish your bodymind and help alleviate some of the symptoms of chronic over-stimulation, such as stress, headache, insomnia, shallow breathing, inflammation, and other.

The practice interweaves restorative yoga with pranayama, somatic spiraling on the ground, embodied meditation, practical techniques of stimulating the Vagal tone.

About restorative yoga:

Restorative yoga uses gravity and other forms of support (walls, cushions, chairs blocks) to create gentle passive openings in the tissues and achieve relaxation in the entire neuro-muscular system.
Maintaining restorative postures releases, hydrates and revitalizes fascia. It allows those areas of the body that tend to accumulate stress, to gradually soften the resistance and surrender to gravity. This process calms the nervous system and can become "imprinted" as a new habit of releasing stress at will. Gradually, this practice can lead to the prevention of future accumulation of tension in the muscles, fascia and the organ system.

Sensit Somatics:

In Sensit somatics we use the ground for rolling, effortlessly spiralling, rocking, pushing and yielding into the Earth, to release tension and discover the paths of least resistance in the body. We explore the changing states of the nervous system and become familiar with natural transitions between the activity and the resting state. Movement and meditation merge into one practice of heightened proprioceptive and interoceptive awareness, gradually taking us to a place of no guidance or instruction, where the non-voluntary, spontaneous expression can emerge.

During the seminar you will engage in an embodied learning of
- The central-peripheral, somatic-autonomic nervous system divisions, the motor and sensory properties, as well as the sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric branches of the autonomous nervous system. You will learn how to recognise and embody states, transitions and associated pathways. You will experience the flow between the sympathetic and parasympathetic limbs of the autonomic nervous system, and you will learn to stimulate the parasympathetic vagus nerve. Embodied understanding of the workings of our nervous system improves the way we respond to the demands of the environment.
- Restorative sequences that address anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, difficulty in breathing, and shoulder and back pain. You will be given abundant notes with pictures of poses and props, to facilitate the continuation of your practice and your teaching.
- Short restorative sequences that can fit into your daily routine
- Chair Yoga sequence
- Somatic/interoceptive rolling on the ground - sequences that release tension from the muscles and organs.
Yoga and movement teachers will additionally benefit from learning:
- Restorative Manual for Teachers, including whole class sequences as well as restorative postures for regular yoga classes. See some samples here
- Modifications of postures to accommodate different students' needs
- Chair yoga sequence
- Methodology of teaching restorative yoga
- Sequences for easier somatic rolling on the ground
- Sensit Yoga Methodology
- Meditation techniques

Price: 360 Euros   

What's included:

- Life-time access to the recordings

- 100-page manual

- Questionnaire for teachers and assessment of the answers

This workshop is open to all practitioners.

For yoga teachers, this program counts as:

- 15 hours of continuing Yoga Alliance education

- 20 hours (15 contact, 5 non-contact) of Sensit Yoga Studies 100hrs, and of Advanced 300 Sensit Yoga Studies

- Questionnaire for teachers and assessment of the answers

For the teachers' certification, the questionnaire of 30 questions must be filled in and submitted for review.