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Neurogenic Yoga 1-Day Workshop



    Workshop dates TBA. Contact if you’d like to be notified when dates and locations are scheduled.


    In St. John’s this workshop is held at the Yoga Kula Cooperative (286 Torbay Rd St. John’s, NL). Contact to host this workshop in your area.


    $99 + HST ($113.99) CAD.

    8 hour session
    Yoga mat, pillows, blanket, notebook, pen
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    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?

    • Neurogenic Yoga™ is especially suitable for those experiencing chronic pain, daily stress & long held tension, and PTSD. This practice however is also appropriate for anyone wanting to learn how to release the stress from theirs days and weeks to maintain healthy nervous system balance.

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., RYT 500, RPYT, CD (DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator)

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT has been studying yoga and Ayurveda for over two decades. Her first hot yoga class in downtown Vancouver in the mid 90’s changed her life direction. She went on to study yoga in various traditions, in both Canada and Japan, before eventually making her way to India where she took her first of many teacher trainings. Her yoga background is varied however she practices predominantly in the School of Bihar tradition.

Studying in the birthplace of yoga introduced Bobby to a vast expanse of vedic wisdom. After years of exposure to ayurvedic teachings in yoga study contexts she finally decided to fully immerse herself. In 2017 she packed up her family and moved into a little apartment in the Himalayas to study with Dr. Arun Sharma at the Ayuskama Ayurveda Institute and Panchakarma Center in Dharamshala, India.

The ayurvedic information shared in this course is derived from Bobby’s interpretation of Dr. Sharma’s insightful teachings that follow in the Bhardwaj lineage. Dr. Sharma’s compassionate and perceptive instruction forever changed Bobby’s approach to instructing yoga classes. The principles of ayurveda not only underscored her belief in the power of yoga to enhance wellness, but added an expanded layer of discernment that she realized could be carried into a yoga class setting.

In this Ayurvedic Yoga teacher training program Bobby hopes to provide participants with both an appreciation and understanding of ayurvedic wisdom, and the skill to use this expanded viewpoint to deepen the wellness impact of every yoga class taught.


  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 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