Yoga for Emotional Support can help you to…
Be more present
Find peace within and without
Release stress and anxiety
Improve all relationships
Feel healthy and whole
Thrive in life
Manage grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma
YES class is designed to reduce emotional stress with a focus on self-care. Learn and practice tools for self- discovery, self- awareness, self-love, and self-healing. Tap into your personal energy source to move through emotional, mental and physical obstacles that have prevented you from the life you desire. Experience strength, peace and joy within yourself and in your life and for your life's purpose.
Class includes gentle and restorative yoga postures for all fitness levels, breathing techniques, and other practices including sound therapy, aromatherapy, energy exercises, affirmations, and meditation and more. The focus is solely on you and your self-care.
What makes a YES class different than a regular Yoga class?
By nurturing and loving yourself you can be available and loving for those around you. You will learn ways to feel empowered and confident prioritizing yourself and taking responsibility for your own health and happiness.
The three Intentions of YES:
To provide you with tools and techniques to manage your own physical, mental and emotional well being
To offer you a sense of connection to a welcoming and supportive community
To give you the power and strength to thrive in your life
Christine's Story & How YES Came to Be
I am Christine Shaw and I am the founder of YES- Yoga for Emotional Support and co-owner of Liberty Yoga I am a 500 hour E-RYT with training as a Yoga therapist and Spiritual Leader.
YES came about after I experienced years of pain and worry, feeling hopeless and scared for my daughter who struggled with substance use disorder and from marrying a man with childhood trauma.
I discovered through my journey of caring for and trying to “help” my daughter that I needed support and care for my own health and well- being, and although it was so very painful to watch her make unhealthy and unsafe choices, those were still her choices. I sought out places for support. These groups were helpful because they allow us to share our similar experiences. I felt I needed something that was solely for me to help manage my ever fluctuating emotional states of worry, anxiety, fear and blame. I needed tools so that in the midst of difficult life situations I could remain calm and handle it with loving kindness for myself and others. Through my Yoga practice, breathing and Meditation along with many other techniques that I researched and tried, YES was born!
The Benefits of YES
Moving our physical bodies and feeling a connection to the mind, body, and breath is an excellent way to tap into our bodies’ natural stress or pain relievers called endorphins. It allows us to make space to move out of a place of fear and hopelessness and make room for healing, love, and possibilities.
Yoga for Emotional Support helps you return to focusing on loving yourself. It helps by combining the physical movements of Yoga and breath and the mental calming of meditation, visualization, positive affirmations, mantras, chanting, energy work, aromatherapy, sound therapy, and more. These tools will help you to not only survive but also thrive in life.
What does taking care of ourselves look like?
Finding and using tools for befriending yourself is the best way to be able respond appropriately in emotionally charged situations in relationships, communication, grief, worry, anxiety , depression and more. Turning the focus to ourselves helps to create homeostasis (harmony) within your whole being. Connecting with your own energy helps you to nurture yourself and become emotionally stable and strong.
YES (Yoga for Emotional Support) will give you the tools you need!
When you come to a YES class the focus is on you! From the moment you enter, you will be accepted right where you are. An intention of nurturing yourself begins as soon as you enter the class where you will gain insight and tools throughout to manage stress or emotional upsets when they occur. You will learn a variety of ways to access the parasympathetic nervous system or the relaxation response, like breathing, moving, using mantras, guided meditations and visualizations, essential oils, positive self talk and more. You will begin to change the way you respond to life and feel empowered to manage all situations.
So, YES, support your loved one with your time and focus and energy AND most importantly, discover compassion and kindness for yourself.