Introduction to Mindfulness and Resilience
Learn to use mindfulness skills to manage stress, anxiety, and PTSD:
Due to its popularity, we offer this course in an online and an in-person format. Over the course of six weeks, you will learn about mindfulness and its many benefits for building resilience. Rooted in the body and drawing upon modern neurobiology, this group will introduce you to mindfulness techniques such as focusing on the breath and the awareness of physical sensations. You will also learn what attitudes strengthen mindfulness, how to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions, and how to generate positive emotions such as loving-kindness and compassion.
This is an introductory group that acts as a prerequisite for additional, more specialized mindfulness offerings such as:
- Working with Anxiety, Fear, and Anger
- Cultivating Loving-Kindness and Compassion
- Mindfulness Builds Resilience (working with overwhelm, burnout, despair, and uncertainty)
BOTH THE ONLINE AND IN-PERSON MINDFULNESS AND RESILIENCES GROUPS HAVE BEGUN AND ARE FULL AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BEGIN ANOTHER ROUND OF THIS GROUP IN AUGUST OF 2022.
Co-Facilitators: Aruna Dhammadhira and Alpha Gunn, MA, LPC
Aruna Dhammadhira. Aruna combines her eighteen years of monastic life with her previous training as an educator to help both children and adults discover well-being in their bodies and minds. Aruna is trained in trauma-aware practices to support those struggling with stress, overwhelm, and trauma. Over the years, she has seen how the practice of mindfulness, self-compassion, and loving-kindness can transform stressful states into ones of ease. Aruna integrates mindfulness with movement, writing, art, and the natural world as needed to help individuals transition to a more resilient and responsive life. Having experienced the transforming power of mindfulness, Aruna is eager to help others to develop practices that bring joy, peace, and insight into their lives.
Stillness and Flow with Yin/Yasa -
This trauma-informed Yin/Yasa class is scheduled for the 1st Friday of each month. This group will support healing at a deep nervous system level. Yin/Yasa combines flowing yoga sequences and restorative postures that promote the relaxation response. Participants if this group will learn about the nervous system and the benefits of using movement, breath, and stillness to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms. We will focus on the mind-body connection and cultivating balance through regular practice. Join us for a 90-minute combination class that will allow space for both stillness and flow.
- In-person – limited to 8 participants
- Call to reserve your space
- 1st Friday of each month
- 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
- Insurance, HSA, or Victims Comp may cover the cost
- Self-pay: Requested donation of $20 per 90-minute class. Pay in class.
- Call 719-619-8331 for information and to register
Anique started her yoga journey as a cancer survivor searching for healing movement. After taking her fist yoga class, she signed up for yoga teacher training. She graduated in May of 2017 and has been an instructor since. Her desire is to provide students with a safe space to breath and move on their mats. She has experience in teaching vinyasa, yin, and restorative classes. She has lived in Colorado Springs since 2002 and has 3 children. Anique is currently a social work student working towards her master’s degree.
Sunday Self-Care Through Yoga
Self- Care is taking care of ourselves in positive ways that improve our health, increase well-being, and strengthen our ability to cope with life’s challenges.
Yoga is one of the most effective methods of self-care. Physically, yoga can help improve your strength, balance, and flexibility. Mentally and emotionally, yoga’s self-care advantages have been proven effective for those dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.
We invite you to commit now to using yoga to create a new self-care routine. In this class, you will use movement, breath, and intention to support you in cultivating forward-facing wellness habits that will last a lifetime.
Class Options – reserve a space today.
Sunday – 2x per month
Begins June 12th
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Insurance, HSA, or Victims Comp may cover the cost.
Self-pay–by donation on the day of class. Suggested donation of $20; however, any amount will be accepted. Payment is taken at the beginning of each group.
Call: 719-619-8331 to sign up.
Facilitators: Andi Salazar and Alpha Gunn
Candlelight Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini yoga can help adults reduce anxiety, a new study reports.
This headline was written in a Psychology Today post in August of 2020. The post is referring to a study, led by researchers at New York University Grossman School of Medicine and Boston University, and published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Kundalini Yoga is known to relieve the harmful effects of prolonged stress and imparts principles that are effective for daily renewal and self-regeneration with increased vitality and resilience.
Join our mental health counseling intern and certified Kundalini yoga teacher, Elise Miller, in a sensory-based experience of yoga that supports nervous system regulation through a focus on breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, and postures to balance the glandular system, expand lung capacity, and an increased capacity to manage discomfort.
- In-person class, limited to 8 students
- Select Sundays each month
- Sunday, June 26th, July 31st, August 28th
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Insurance may cover the cost of this trauma-informed, sensory-based, transformative wellness group.
- Self-pay–by donation the night of class. Suggested donation of $20. All amounts are accepted. Payment is taken at the beginning of each group.
Elise Miller, also referred to as Adi Shakti Kaur is a Level 1 Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher since 2018. She has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over a decade. In addition, she has designed and implemented horticultural wellness programs for Aspen-Pointe, as well as taught mindfulness to children at a local charter school. Elise is a master’s level student in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling program at Naropa University.