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Mind–Body Health: Thursday March 28, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Focusing on mental health and the mind–body connection, participants will learn practices and tools specific to various mental health challenges, including: anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, and trauma. Techniques and knowledge will be shared through discussion and a yoga practice with the objective to support ongoing health and healing in self and others. Topics will be addressed based on yoga’s ability to alter the nervous system, promote rest and digest, and rewire the brain through neuroplasticity. This session combines professional teachings and lived-experience, and approaches yoga as an evidence-based practice for various conditions and disorders. "Yoga for Wellness & Recovery" incorporates breathing, movement, postures, and mindfulness for mental health, and was developed through teaching and working in conjunction with organizations, universities, health care, and the recovery community.
Addictions Recovery - A Holistic Health Approach: Sunday March 31, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Participants will learn about the benefits of yoga for addictions from a holistic health approach (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social). The session will explore yoga as a health and healing tool for addictive behaviours, harm reduction, relapse prevention, long-term recovery and overall physical and mental wellness. Combining specialized trainings and practices, yoga will be examined as part of a positive addition to a well-rounded, sustainable health plan. Evonne will also share about how yoga has been fundamental in her own recovery journey, teaching experience and advocacy. Topics will be then incorporated into practice focusing on the mind-body connection, stress-management and positive community health. This ‘Yoga for Wellness & Recovery’ provides breathing, mindfulness, movement, music and meditation.