with Cynthia Beers
Spring program is cancelled. Check back for Fall date.
This course is for anyone who has anxiety, depression, PTSD, and stress. Content includes:
- Anatomy of Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and Stress – The definitions, differences, and understanding of how it’s different from stress, trauma, and depression
- How it Affects the Body – Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, & Stress does affect the body and it can have long term affects. We delve into the anatomy of where and how it affects the body and how it can be reversed.
- The 8 Limbs of Yoga (yoga philosophy) – These are the core principles that serve as a compass for living a meaningful and purposeful life; examining how they pertain to anxiety.
- Differences between Teen Anxiety and Adult Anxiety – Looking at how they’re different from different ages ranges. Depression in Teens and Adults
- The Brain & Body – Understanding how the brain works in Anxiety and Depression, how it affects the body, and the long term affects in can have.
- Triggers – What triggers anxiety
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) – EFT is using acupuncture points with your fingers to help relax the central nervous system.
- Meditation – by using a mantra-based meditation helps the mind from racing, keeps you present, and calms the central nervous system,
- Pranayama (breath) – There are two different breathing techniques learned to help simply relax the sympathetic nervous system
- Chakra’s – how they’re affected in anxiety and the body,
- Affirmations – Affirmations are a great way to change how you feel about yourself and your life,
- Body Positivity and how you view your own body,
- Self-Compassion, how to have it and how to keep it.
Level: novice/beginner class. No experience necessary.
Note: This course is for anyone!
Meet Cindy Beers
Cindy Beers creates a place for people of all ages and body types to practice yoga and meditation in a safe, inviting, and authentic environment. Students experience a class which is tailored to the students’ ability, sprinkled with compassion and a touch of laughter that leaves them feeling content and at peace. Cindy’s teachings are informed from her extensive training and life experiences. She spent 18 years in the US Armed Forces and therefore has a special understanding for teaching yoga to veterans, teens, and adults living with anxiety and trauma. Cindy’s work with anxiety culminated in her recently published books, “Mindful Yoga for Teen Anxiety” and “Mindful Yoga for Adult Anxiety.” Cindy is currently working on her third book, “Mindful Yoga for Depression” and developed the professional development training of “Mindful Yoga for Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and Stress.”
After having experienced a near death episode, Cindy views life as a gift and unabashedly lives it with zest, love and quirkiness.
Cindy, 500 E-RYT is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT). She received her training with Mary Irby of White Crow Yoga who was trained by Thiramoolar’s Therapeutic Ashtanga Yoga in India. She is also trained in: Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, Healing Trauma Through Yoga, Aqua Yoga, Prison Yoga, Yoga and Meditation for Military Sexual Trauma, Sexual Trauma, Y12SR, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Thai Yoga, Yin Yoga, Biomechanics, Somatics, Egoscue, Chakras, Ayurveda, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reiki Master, and Body Rolling. She is also an expert on different types of meditations such as Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness, I Am, Vipassana, Body Image, and Third Eye. Cindy practices Transcendental Meditation daily. Her university degrees include a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Professional Communications and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Cindy also holds a Certification in Applied Neuroscience for treating Anxiety, Panic, and Worry. www.cindybeers.com