Workshops

Yoga for Trauma and Chronic Stress

In this series, we will explore how yoga postures, breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation can help to reduce the effects of stress and trauma, bring the nervous system into balance, and increase the body’s capacity to heal. Through the offering of multiple variations, participants are encouraged to move at their own pace, in their own time, and are empowered to choose what feels best in any given moment. This series is for anyone interested in exploring and practicing the healing and therapeutic aspects of yoga in a safe and supportive environment. 

In this series participants can expect to learn how to use yoga and mindfulness skills to: 

  • Reduce symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma 
  • Enhance self-soothing and emotional regulation skills 
  • Regulate the nervous system, creating a sense of calm and ease in mind and body
  • Increase compassion for self and others 
  • Reconnect with the body and rebuild a sense of safety within the body 
  • Increase capacity for healing, wellbeing, and overall health 
  • When: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb 14 -March 28 (no class 3/14)
  • Where: In-Person at the East Side Location, 1943 Winnebago St.
  • Cost: $150 for the 6-week session. Free for CCS consumers.
  • Contact: nikki@insightmadison.com

Private aerial yoga parties

Book our studio for a 2-hour event! Included in the cost is a private aerial yoga class for up to 9 adults, which is perfect for corporate team-building, happy hour with friends, or to celebrate any occasion! We do require all participants to be 18 years of age and older.

Contact Nikki at nikki@insightmadison.com to learn more or fill out the form below.

Cost: $300

Times: Flexible — we offer these later in the evening on Thursdays, Friday during “happy hour” between 4-6, and Saturday mornings.

Aerial yoga party request form

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Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy is the application of specific yogic tools and techniques to address an individual’s physical, psychological, and emotional needs. Yoga therapists have extensive training in adapting the practice of yoga, including postures, breathwork, meditation and mindfulness techniques to meet the needs of their clients. The practice of yoga therapy uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches that help regulate the nervous system. Top-down approaches use cognitive tools such as meditation, self-awareness, and personal inquiry to affect the state of the body, whereas bottom-up regulation uses the body through various movements and breathing techniques to regulate the nervous system, affecting thoughts and emotions. Yoga therapy provides tools to help support self-regulation and resilience.

Yoga therapy works with the natural capacity of the body and mind to support healing including:

  • Chronic pain, including low-back pain, arthritis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and other types of pain such as that associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Mental health, including concerns like anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, and others
  • Neurological issues and complications of stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Support for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Overall well-being (you don’t need to be sick or in pain for yoga therapy to have value!) and healthy aging

If you’re looking for yoga therapy, Maureen, Nikki and Kim — all certified yoga therapists — can meet with you to assess your needs from a holistic perspective. What works for you physically, emotionally, mentally? They can design a program to help you facilitate sustainable change that leads to overall well-being.

No prior yoga experience necessary

Contact Nikki at nikki@insightmadison.com for more information or to submit a referral for services.

Rates

Initial 60-minute intake and assessment: $110Subsequent 60-minute sessions: $90 
Five-session package: $395