Yoga for Anxiety
Bookings are now open for the next course starting July 28th, 2020 in Bulli, NSW
(Please note, the may term is not running this year)
this course books out quickly each term.
It is recommended to book asap to secure your place.
Want to learn practical skills to manage difficult emotions such as stress, grief, anger, depression and anxiety?
In this course you will learn…
Powerful strategies that allow you to feel more ease and enjoyment in your life, whilst gently increasing physical strength, flexibility, and overall sense of wellbeing.
Specific methods based on the principles of yoga and evidence-based scientific research, that offer real relief for difficult feelings.
Week-by-week practices, with recommendations for addressing particular emotions in your own life.
Breathing and relaxation techniques which bring about more calm and positive states of mind and body.
Therapeutic yoga postures which help you release stress and activate the rest-relax response in the nervous system.
Methods for developing a home yoga practice to support you in achieving and maintaining emotional equilibrium
A tool-kit of techniques that can be used in daily life at any time.
This course is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Classes are held in a safe, supportive environment.
The course is supported and referred-to by numerous local health services including The Village Practice Woonona, as well as local GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and other therapists and health practitioners.
(NOTE: Been to the course before and keen to come again? The returning student fee $190 please get in touch to arrange a returning student place)
This course books out quickly each term, so please book ASAP to avoid disappointment. Bookings are essential. Spaces limited.
Secure your spot in the next Tuesday evening course starting July 2020
What Others are Saying About This Course:
“This is yoga, but not as you may know it through past experiences, or images on social media. This course encourages you to do what you can and offers you a range of options on postures dependent on your capabilities. There is time to rest the body, reflect, learn, and heal yourself.” Jodie, course participant
“Wow. Just wow. I loved that the course wasn’t overly structured or inflexible about how to practice. It was just really inclusive, offering lots of options with different movements and adapting to you as an individual. Sarah has a beautiful, calming voice and manner. The class is a non-judgmental, non-competitive, in a warm and welcoming environment. I am new to yoga classes because I never thought I could do it, but I just loved it. Thank you.” Therese, course participant
"Sarah is AMAZING in terms of her knowledge! no two classes are the same. She creates a beautiful, nurturing space for self-exploration, and a lovely community vibe too." Renee, Course Participant
“Sarah’s course is a beautiful opportunity to pause and reflect on the ways yoga can expand your understanding of wellbeing. Whether approaching it from a professional or personal perspective, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression will add a valuable selection of trauma-sensitive strategies to your toolkit.” Clem, course participant
"I absolutely love Sarah Ball’s yoga for Anxiety and depression course and I recommended to everybody. Sarah taught me how to connect breath and the yoga practice together. And most importantly to find the teacher in me for my yoga home practice and set an intention. Dealing with depression myself for years, this particular course means to world for me. It really works! It is a crazy miracle and so grateful for Sarah’s dedication to her work in this community. Sarah is a very talented, authentic and nurturing teacher. She gives an extra dimension to the practice with theory, poetry and most importantly her warm personality. Providing support with her understanding of trauma and how it affects people in their lives, gives that extra support I need in a yoga class. Sarah’s invitational language gives me a sense of trust and safety. She is an inspiration to me combining her work and presenting herself as a peer of the group." Eef, Course Participant
"I would recommend this yoga course to anyone...even if you don't suffer from a mental illness. I just finished the course and I was beyond amazed! Sarah the instructor is such a lovely soul with many facets. I would love to do it again!" Megan, course participant
"Words cannot express how much I loved the class last night and how my state of being and feeling, body and mind drastically transformed from my frazzled state beforehand to a way more peaceful and uplifted state after. Your balance of wisdom, compassion, gentleness, lightheartedness and fun was simply perfect." Lisa, course participant
"Loving the class, love the talks, and all the info. Thanks for doing all the research/home work" Dave, course participant
"The course is full of detailed descriptions to understand yoga in a whole new way" Course participant.
"Just wanted to let you know that my partner and I are really enjoying the course and getting a lot out of it. We're learning so many new things! The way you explain things is awesome." Joanna, Course Participant
"Just a quick thanks for helping me back on my feet...with the help of some amazing people, such as my beautiful wife, my doctor, psychologist and now you, I am in a place I thought was impossible 8 weeks ago." Tony, course participant
"I just wanted to send a quick email to say how much I truly appreciated tonight's class. I had had a day that meant by 6pm I was wound up to the point of chest pain and nausea and it really helped me so much. I also loved the 'story'/information in class, it really resonated with me. Thank you!" Rebecca, course participant
“I'm currently doing Sarah's yoga for anxiety and depression course and have learnt so much. Sarah is a joyful, heart felt teacher who brings an unique perspective on what yoga can offer regardless of your experience. She is generous in sharing tools for resilience in this wild journey called life" Penny, course participant
"It was good to have the weekly talks that linked to the practice - it makes it more specific and easier to guide my practice. Also very beneficial were the weekly handouts. Coming each week made my head so much better." Helen, course participant
"I loved how supportive the environment is for people with anxiety or depression, or people new to yoga with all the options and invitations offered...I learned that it's ok to play in yoga, which i think will make it much more likely that i'll practice at home. it is a whole learning journey, not like any other class I have experienced. So much warmth in this room." Josh, Course Participant
"Taking this course is an act of kindness to yourself and the society we find ourselves in. Sarah will meet you where you're at. If you've ever been turned off, hurt, or intimidated by the machismo in yoga, then come to this class as the antidote. It will be as athletic as you like, as mentally challenging as you like, and I hope, like me, you'll find it enriching and revitalising"
Cath, Course Participant
"I really took away from the course a home practice. Even though I have done yoga for ages I have never had a home practice. I guess I thought I would have to plan a whole practice and that seemed too overwhelming. Your description of how to practice at home made so much sense and made a personal practice seem so much more achievable. Also that it can be 5min. I really enjoyed the course. Thanks" Nicole, course participant
"I thought the course was very helpful and am so glad I did it. I think everyone can benefit from doing it as we all experience anxiety in some shape, its just the nature of our society. What I valued most about the course was the fact that I felt respected and not judged in any way. I liked the fact that I could just be! without having to talk. I felt very nurtured. I valued the meditative benefit of the course. I would most definitely recommend the course. Your kind teaching style was very nurturing. I could have listened to you talk endlessly Sarah. The price point was excellent for the quality of the teaching. The parking was easy. I left the course with tips on how I could practice yoga at home which is great because you can do it in your PJs and its free. The value of the teaching was excellent and I got so much more out of the course than I do in a yoga class." Sonja, course participant