The Nervous System | Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation | April 5-7 2019 | Amazing Yoga Vienna

Sensit Yoga Immersion 2 explores the nervous system states, flows, and transitions, within the practice of restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation.

These three practices have a direct impact upon our nervous "tone". They calm the sympathetic and activate the parasympathetic system, which we experience as a momentary relaxation.
In the longer run, regularly witnessing our nervous system familiarizes us with it's changes, patterns and triggers. We start to recognise moments when the stress response sets in, and we learn to consciously address it before it escalates outside manageable proportions.

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 of the body.

Maintaining restorative postures releases, hydrates and revitalizes fascia and other connective tissues in the body. 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.

During the seminar you will learn

- The basics of the central-peripheral, somatic-autonomic nervous system divisions, to distinguish the motor and sensory properties of the nervous system, 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 changes the way we respond to the demands of the environment.

- How to use different restorative postures to tackle issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic fatigue, difficulty in breathing, and shoulder and back pain. You will be given notes with pictures of poses and all the props required

- Different restorative postural sequences that you can fit into your daily routine to feel the profound therapeutic effect of restorative yoga on the entire body-mind-system

- How to consciously release tension from the muscles and organs and with the help of interoception. Recognizing the early signs of stress building up helps us address it before it escalates to a level that is difficult to manage.

- Hands-on practice that is deeply calming and meditative, allowing both the facilitator and the facilitated person to reach new depth of awareness of themselves and the workings of their inner layers

Teachers will additionally benefit from learning:

- The appropriate sequences for a complete restorative yoga session,
- Creation of atmosphere, structure of the class, duration of stay in poses, transition elements, timing, guidance
- Restorative postures that can be inserted in the beginning or at the end of any regular yoga class
- Variations of poses to accommodate different students' needs
- Sensit Yoga Methodology
- Yoga Nidra basic and more advanced practices with relevant time distribution
- Meditation techniques, some common resistances and myths about meditation, and how to help yourself and your students acquire a consistent meditation practice at home.

Teachers will receive sequences with pictures of poses with props

Dates & Hours
Friday 09:00 -12: 00 & 13:30-16: 30
Saturday: 08:00 -11: 00 & 13: 00-16: 00
Sunday: 09:00 -12: 00 & 13: 30-16: 30

Price: 240 Euros

The hours of this workshop count towards Sensit Yoga Teacher Training 300hrs | Advanced Teacher Training