Learning how to improve healing through yoga is offered by Nicky Knoff’s Yoga Therapy workshop coming to our Centre in October.
Yoga therapy works to alleviate localised symptoms as well as addressing the causal and peripheral imbalances that would otherwise allow problems to re-occur.
It recognises the body and mind are interconnected through the agency of breath and there is a direct link between mental and physical states and the condition of the breath.
Long slow, steady yoga breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which creates a feeling of peacefulness (the ‘relaxation response’), allowing for quicker healing.
Meditation techniques are used to calm the mind, remove anxiety and also to direct the attention to the injured area, for improved healing. Modified yoga postures are used to encourage healing through increased blood, nerve, lymph and prana flow.
Queensland-based Nicky Knoff is a 4th Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Practitioner, Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Certified College of India Teacher with Bikram Choudhury, Long Term Vipassana meditator, WWII concentration camp survivor, Founder of 6 Yoga Schools (New Zealand, Australia and America).
Sat 11 to Sun 12 October 2014