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Neurogenic Yoga 1-Day Workshop



    Sunday, June 2nd, 9-5pm (12-1 lunch)


    Quidi Vidi boathouse, 10 Clancy Drive, St. John’s, NL. Contact to host this workshop in your area. *Live Stream participation option available. 


    $149CAD + 15% HST 


    This workshop provides:

    • Breathing techniques to trigger calm by  activating the vagus nerve.
    • One Guided relaxation (yoga nidra) 
    • Two neurogenic yoga practices
    • Intermittant Information presentation to deepen understanding of how Neurogenic yoga is unique in its ability to release stress, tension, and trauma.
    • Opportunity for discussion and questions.
    • A full day of retreat from daily activity with a focus on nurturing your body and mind in a bright and beautiful setting.
    • Ability to join live stream if preferred.
    Yoga mat, pillows, blanket, notebook, pen

    Space is limited so register now and reserve yours.


    Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

Who’s This Workshop For?

    • Anyone interested in a day of deep relaxation.
    • Anyone wanting to learn how to release the stress from their days and weeks to maintain long term healthy nervous system balance.
    • Neurogenic Yoga™ is especially suitable for those experiencing chronic pain, daily stress & long held tension, and PTSD. 
    • Absolutely no yoga experience is needed. Any movement portions will be gentle, and have chair yoga variation options offered if needed. The final Neurogenic pose involves lying on your yoga mat.
    • Appropriate for any adult, of any age, of any activity level. If you have a body and enjoy feeling good this workshop is for you.

About The Workshop

Did you know that the psoas muscle, along with other muscles involved in nervous system activation, can hold tension and trauma long after a stressor or trauma has ended? Neurogenic yoga is a revolutionary technique that awakens the body’s instinctive tremoring response to restore wholeness after stressful and traumatic events. Unfortunately this unconscious muscle contraction is conditioned out of us at an early age due to societal constructs that see shaking and tremoring as showing vulnerability or weakness.

This is a one day workshop of deep personal exploration. Learn how the nervous system and body tissue can hold anxiety, practice tension and trauma release techniques, and enjoy a day of deep relaxation.

This workshop provides:

  • Lecture
  • Breathing techniques
  • Guided relaxation (yoga nidra)
  • Two neurogenic yoga practices
  • Discussion


BOBBY BESSEY, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, CD (DONA), HBCE, TRE, Neurogenic Yoga, Yoga Teacher Trainer 

Bobby Bessey is the founder of Shakti Yoga Method and offers a number of Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings. She is the creator and director of the Shakti Yoga 200hr, Prenatal, Nidra, Yin and Ayurvedic yoga teacher trainings that she instructs internationally.

Bobby has been teaching yoga breathwork and guided meditation for two decades. She has always had a passion for using these ancient techniques to manage tension and stress, and to trigger deep relaxation. She feels that TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Exercises) and Neurogenic yoga are a natural extension of these approaches. Bobby is very interested in sharing skills that not only trigger deep release and body awarenss but also become useful tools that one can use as they navigate day to day activities and challenges. She is especially inspired by seeing her students use neurogenic yoga techniques to not only release stress and tension, but also to develop skills to more actively appreciate and experience joy in daily interactions.

In sharing the practical insights of Neurogenic Yoga Bobby hopes to provide participants with the awareness and skill to calm the nervous system, and experience an overall enhanced state of wellness.


  • I can’t describe it completely but I feel like something has released or shifted in my body and mind. At first it was hard to believe that I was not doing the shaking on purpose, eventually I realized that this was indeed an instinctive physical release that I was simply allowing. I felt really good afterwards and experienced a powerful release of tightness from an injury that happened years ago.

    K. Bishop
    NL, Canada
  • At first, there was a calming tingling sensation in my leg muscles, then it progressed to a fluttering like butterfly wings , and finally to larger beating type movements. This sequence of events changed location to different muscles during the session. It was a very welcoming experience which I didn’t want to end. In the hours and days that followed, I felt an overall calmness throughout my body and mind.

    N. Hughes
    NL, Canada
  • I did another session at home on Wed. The shaking was all below the waist. Later that evening and all day yesterday I noticed a change around my mastectomy scar and under and around the arm pit. Like something shifted. Maybe scar tissue released ? It’s been 4.5 yrs !!!

    M. King
    NL, Canada
  • I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first neurogenic yoga class with Bobby, but the experience has left me wanting to pursue a regular practice. The tremors were a new sensation for me, and although I felt like I was processing some big things during the tremoring, it was also so relieving. Looking forward to my next class!

    L. Datema
    Ontario, Canada
  • I began to struggle with depression, anxiety, and compulsive, intrusive thoughts as a young teenager. I sought out many treatments and therapies over the years. Entering my thirties, I have finally come to recognize that healing cannot just happen in the mind.

    When a friend sent me a link to Bobby’s Neurogenic Yoga classes, I decided to give it a try as I was already familiar with the benefits of yoga for mental and physical health. This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. Learning and practicing neurogenic yoga for the last six Monday evenings has allowed me to release so much tension and stress from my mind and body.

    It is not an intellectual process and you don’t have to talk or even think about anything difficult you have experienced – this practice is more about tuning back in to our own nervous systems and letting them take care of themselves again. Each time I attended a class, I left feeling calmer and more present in my body, and was able to carry this into the rest of my week. This practice allowed me to let go of whatever stressors I was holding on to, and keep moving forward with more compassion for myself and others. I now see this practice as an amazing tool for stress management.

    Learning this technique in such a welcoming and safe space has improved my relationship with my body, and I have gained greater awareness of when I am holding on to stress without having to think about it all the time! This practice has also allowed me to learn how to trust myself and my body for the first time in many years. I can’t recommend Neurogenic Yoga with Bobby enough. If you are looking to reconnect with yourself and your body and learn a wonderful and effective technique to release and reduce stress, I really encourage you to give this a try. Thank you Bobby for helping me to change my life!

    C. Hickey
    NL, Canada