Join Yoga Home co-founder Kerri Hanlon for an afternoon designed to restore your body, mind and heart. During this workshop you’ll set aside the needs of others and allow yourself to drop into a safe space of taking care of your needs. Whether you are a caregiver personally or professionally, you’re likely familiar with the physical and emotional demands. We’ll explore pathways to releasing stress in areas of the body caregivers tend to overwork, including shoulders, neck and back. The second part of our class will be a restorative practice, with emphasis on releasing all physical effort so the body can completely rest, the nervous system can decompress and the mind can enjoy space to roam. We’ll use and discuss essential oils to deepen the experience. You’ll leave feeling empowered, energized and ready to resume your critical caregiver role with new strength, vitality and peace. Appropriate for all levels, including those with no prior yoga experience. More experienced yogis will appreciate the space allowed to drop deeper into their practice. “Caregiver” applies to many – nurses, therapists, Moms and Dads, siblings and more. If you feel a responsibility for supporting the physical, mental or emotional health of someone else, this workshop is for you. Students are encouraged to dress in layers and bring a journal or notebook.
Kerri Hanlon is Co-Founder and Creator of the Adaptive Yoga Program at Yoga Home. As Mom of a child with significant special needs, she understands the impact caregiving has on physical, mental and emotional health. Kerri created this program to give all caregivers a reprieve from the day to day demands and looks forward to an afternoon of supporting self care and lavender foot rubs.register