COIVD-19 has affected all of us in one way or another. Through contracting the disease, knowing someone who did, shifting to remote working partially or completely, or teaching yoga and practicing yoga online, among other things, our lives have made a complete shift. And with social distancing, many of us are isolated at home, either with others or alone. We can often feel anxious when we are stressed about the unknown.
Meditation can help ease this stress and can help you better manage anxiety. In this workshop, we will talk about how anxiety can show up in our bodies and explore different meditation techniques to help you and your family, friends, coworkers, or students how to manage the stress that can sometimes overwhelm us. You will leave the workshop with some tools and resources to be better equipped moving forward.
This workshop will be part lecture and part practice. Please have a space where you can sit in meditation nearby. We will be doing some writing prompts, so please have a journal or some paper and a writing instrument.
Gina Callender, 500 RYT, ERYT-200, and YACEP, has been practicing yoga for nearly twenty years. She completed the YogaWorks 200-hour teacher training in 2013 and OM Yoga 500-hour teacher training with Cyndi Lee in 2015. This training included OM Meditation YTT levels 1 & 2, Pranayama YTT, and Restorative YTT modules, as well as an additional 18 hours in anatomy with Jason Ray Brown. In 2019, Gina completed Cyndi’s OM Meditation YTT level 3. She has been deepening her practice of Yin Yoga and completed over 50 hours of Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner. Gina is always looking to learn and is constantly taking workshops to better understand the practice and share what she learns with her students.
Gina currently teaches yoga and meditation remotely through Yoga for Bliss (Riverdale, NY) and The Fitness Collective—ATL (Atlanta, GA), as well as through private lessons. Learn more at GinaCallenderYoga.com.
Gina has been on the board of the Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley (YTA) since 2016, and since 2019 she also serves on the board of the Crossover Yoga Project (CYP).