Shakti Yoga Method Neurogenic Yoga Classes
NEXT SESSION DATES:
5 Week Winter Sessions:
- SESSION 1: January 8 – February 5
- SESSION 2: February 12 – March 11
Every Monday from 7:00PM – 8:15PM
Yoga Kula Cooperative (286 Torbay Rd St. John’s, NL)
$110 + HST ($126.50) CAD.
Five 75 minute classes held in a supportive environment.
Space is limited so register now and reserve yours (fee is prorated for enrollment mid-session).
Private Neurogenic sessions are also available. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com for more information.
Who’s This Class For?
Neurogenic Yoga™ is especially suitable for those experiencing chronic pain, daily stress & long held tension, PTSD. It is also however an opportunity to simply shake off the stress from your day or week as a means of maintaining healthy nervous system balance.
About The Class
Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary technique to heal trauma and reduce stress. It combines yoga poses and breathing with the body’s body’s natural therapeutic shaking response. The human (and animal) nervous system has an instinctual shaking response that is genetically coded to help us discharge long-held tension and trauma. It is an unconscious muscle contraction that restores the body to wholeness after stressful or traumatic events.
Vibration and shaking in the body automatically occurs when the nervous system identifies threat. Unfortunately the negative social constructs that see shaking and tremoring, as showing vulnerability or weakness, mean that this innate release mechanism is conditioned out of us at a very early age. Neurogenic Yoga reawakens the body’s intrinsic release mechanism to optimize health and wellness.
Class will begin with a 30 minute series of movements. Modifications are offered to ensure this portion is suitable for all bodies and experience levels. Absolutely no yoga experience or ability is needed. These poses will stretch and tire the psoas, and other muscles that are involved in the contraction response that occurs when the nervous system experiences stress, or feels unsafe.
Yoga movements are followed by a lying posture that safely introduces neurogenic tremoring to release physical and emotional stress and tension. Vibration usually begins in the legs and may spread throughout the entire body to release long held tension. This method is based on Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE®).
This class provides:
Six 75 minute classes in a calm and supportive environment.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
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.