Resourcing and Resilience: A Yoga Therapy Immersion

Do you feel stuck in patterns of despair, burnout or agitation? 

Are you looking for ways to access your wise and whole self?

Do you want practices that can be a place of refuge you can return to over and over?

Yoga Therapy is a creative, compassionate, mindful and embodied approach to healing that supports you to find the seeds of wisdom and healing inside yourself. In this immersion, we will work with the body, breath, mind and heart to support you connect to your inherent wholeness.

This 4-month immersion is ideal for people experiencing trauma symptoms, depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain or any other challenge that is causing suffering in the body/mind/heart.

In this immersion you will:

  • Learn tools to settle and soothe the nervous system in order to feel more grounded, content and at ease and less chronically overwhelmed, distracted or shut down.
  • Explore mindfulness practices that support compassionate awareness and the ability to address stress or pain at lower levels of distress.
  • Gently work with the body through routine and embodiment practices so you can feel empowered and a sense of freedom in the physical body.
  • Practice listening to the body’s intuitive guidance so you can be partners with it instead of at odds.
  • Understand consent in your relationship with yourself so that you can understand consent in all relationships.
  • Learn to meditate from a trauma-sensitive lens so you can work effectively with the mind’s power.
  • Work in a closed group where we can share openly while learning and growing together.
  • Have recommended practices to deepen your awareness of the material in between live sessions in order to integrate the teachings more fully.

Structure of the Immersion:

  • Attend 4 online yoga therapy groups (recordings will be available).
  • Get individualized support with 4 individual 50-minute yoga therapy sessions with Laura (online or in person in South Seattle) where the teachings can be modified and refined for your specific needs.
  • Have journal prompts, guided meditations, embodiment practices and readings to incorporate the teachings.
  • Enjoy a bonus class at the end of the year on Loving Kindness.

The intention behind this immersion is to create a space where you can come exactly as you are, with all your unique strengths and challenges, to learn tools to add to your toolbox in supporting your healing, resilience and growth.

Each month will focus on particular skills to work with the body/mind/heart you can apply into your daily life to cultivate a sense of stability, groundedness and ease, and we will build on the skills from previous months for continued learning and integration. 

Schedule and Topics:

Befriending Your Nervous System

  1. Learn about your unique nervous system.
  2. Explore the ways your system responds to stress and safety and how to work with the nervous system when it is in a threatened state. 
  3. Learn Ayurvedic principles, based on the Heart of Wellness by Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, that support the nervous system to align with its natural rhythms.

Saturday, September 16 from 11am-1pm PST.

Grounding and Centering

  1. Explore how you currently resource and ground yourself.
  2. Integrate and expand on ways to support yourself to feel more centered through mindfulness and embodiment practices.
  3. Have tools you can use anywhere when feeling anxious, overwhelmed and agitated.

Sunday, October 15, 2022 from 1pm-3pm PST

Befriending Your Brilliant Body

  1. Learn how to listen to what your body is telling you and address the body’s needs.
  2. Explore tools to tend to the body when there is physical or emotional pain.
  3. Work with the body through movement, meditation and artwork in order to more deeply understand the body’s signals, cues and needs.

Saturday, November 11, 2022 from 11am-1pm PST

Yoga Nidra: Restore and Renew

  1. Learn the powerful practice of Yoga Nidra, a meditation that can be used to settle the nervous system.
  2. Rest and rejuvenate your body/mind/heart.
  3. Develop a sustainable meditation practice. 

Saturday, December 9 from 11am-1pm PST

Bonus Session
Maitrī: Loving Kindness

  1. Welcome yourself into the new year with tools of acceptance, compassion and regard.
  2. Tailor this meditation practice to work directly with where you are stuck in judgement, fear or self-loathing.
  3. Retrain the mind to default to kindness instead of harshness, comparison or pity.

Saturday, December 30 from 11am-1pm PST

Investment:

$897





Are you a current client? Current clients receive a 10% discount on this immersion. Email Laura for discount code.

Make an Offering” spots available.
These slots are available for those who need financial support to practice while still having the opportunity to make an offering. Contact Laura at laura@seedyogatherapy.com to access one of these spots.

Testimonials

“It has been a very fruitful exploration in becoming more aware of my different nervous system states! It’s such a useful tool with many life challenges and how to work with them. I enjoyed the mix of live classes and 1:1.”

“I’ve gained a paramount of tools to deal with how I view my challenges and how to have empathy towards them. I really benefited from our one on one. Not only did I learn more but I also gained insight into how I relate to the mind-body relationship.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I do this immersion if I’ve never done yoga?

Everyone is welcome! There is no need for any yoga experience in order to attend this program. In fact, having preconceived notions of what is going to happen can get in the way of being open to the experience. Any movement that is offered is very gentle and most of the movement is self-guided as a tool for inquiry, rather than teaching specific movements for specific outcomes.

Are the sessions online or in person?

All the groups are online via Zoom, and will be recorded to watch (and re-watch) at your convenience. Individual sessions can either be in person or online, depending on your preference. The studio is located in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle.

Do I have to attend all sessions?

However much you put into the program is how much you will get out of it. All the groups will be recorded for you to listen to again and/or watch if you can’t attend live.

Is this for clinicians?

This program is ideal for anyone who wants to learn body-mind-heart practices that can support the struggles each unique individual faces. Although this program is not a training, it will be a supportive group for clinicians who are in the trenches of trauma and suffering to be able to support themselves and their clients. This is a valuable resource for clinicians who are feeling burnout, dealing with their own mental health struggles and are desiring an approach that is rooted in the body.  

What happens in the individual sessions?

In our individual session Laura will get to know your unique strengths and challenges, how the practices in the groups are supporting you and where you are struggling. We work together to refine the practices to tailor them to you as well as add to the practices for the maximum benefit. These sessions can either happen online or in person, and we will meet approximately once/month. Please note, these sessions do not include mental health therapy. Even though Laura is an LMFT these sessions are skills based and not to be used as a substitute for mental health counseling. If you are looking for yoga therapy with mental therapy counseling please contact Laura directly to discuss options. 

Refunds/Cancellations

Cancel before the program begins and receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee.

There are no refunds once the program has begun. 

You have one month after the program ends to finish your 4 individual sessions.