Thu, 04 Feb|
The Inside Out of: Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
Inside Out Well-being Workshop
Time & Location
04 Feb 2021, 18:00 – 20:00
About The Event
Last year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) found a marked increase in anxiety at the beginning of lockdown, with almost half of people reporting high anxiety. Highlighting that the pandemic has been a key contributing factor to the anxiety levels reported.
We have created a safe space to explore ways you can manage anxiety.
In this workshop, you will learn about:
- Thd prevalence of anxiety and other common mental health conditions are in the UK and specifically in the black community in the UK. You will gain knowledge on anxiety symptoms and different ways you can support yourself and people around you.
- You will try out yoga therapy for anxiety practices to treat specific anxiety symptoms like shallow breathing and racing thoughts. Each practice will have a neuroscience explainer so you'll get to understand the science behind the practice.
- You will try specific breathing practices that can contribute to a calmer physiological state and provide greater access to the social engagement system. This is especially useful in the times we are currently living through with many of us staying at home for extended periods alone and/or in isolation.
All of the practices we will do can be done from a chair, there is an option to do one practice floor-based with 4-5 cushions or pillows, but a chair with cushions or pillows is also an option.
No previous yoga experience is required. All ages and abilities are most welcome.
This workshop will be facilitated by Zakiya Bishton, Founder of Mindwalk Yoga- Mindwalk Yoga designs and delivers yoga for mental wellness programs to positively impact individuals, community organisations, and businesses.
Zakiya Bishton is a qualified yoga teacher with a British Wheel of Yoga diploma and has done additional training in yoga-therapy-for-anxiety and yoga-therapy-for-PTSD. Zakiya has been practising yoga for 20 years and teaching for 10 years. For Zakiya, yoga doesn't start or end on a mat, it is a way of life, a way of approaching people and situations through a curious, considered, and empathetic lens. Born in Birmingham to Jamaican and English parents, and long time East London resident. As a woman of colour Zakiya has experienced first hand the harmful effects of intersectional discrimination, and how it affects her own mental health. Her mission with Mindwalk Yoga is to provide a safe healing space for women of colour and allies.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This online workshop will be hosted on Zoom, further detail will be sent following registration.