10 - 11 JULY 2020
MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP: YOGA & THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Whether it's a busy job, an intense family life or challenging life experiences: we all experience tension and stress in our lives. We have a body and nervous system that in general can handle this very well. But when stress or tension is prolonged, or an experience is so intense that it is traumatizing, it can be more difficult to relax completely and find a sense of balance again.
This can result in symptoms such as fatigue, a continuous feeling of tension, anxiety or stress, insomnia, or feeling 'stuck'. Stress can, depending on the person, express itself in many different ways. But physically, the same happens to everyone. This means that by working through the body, many different stress symptoms can be relieved.
The practice of yoga is one of those techniques that can be highly therapeutic. It offers great tools for deep relaxation and release of stress from the body. This is one of the reasons yoga and meditation appeals to so many people. This does not mean that yoga is by definition therapeutic. Just like any other practice, a deeper understanding of its effects is important.
MASTERCLASS: EMBODIMENT & TENSION RELEASE THROUGH YOUR ASANA PRACTICE - FRIDAY 10 JULY | 18:00 - 20:30 hrs
Even though our mind makes sense of our experiences and we tend to spend a lot of time in our head, we experience life through our body. The residue of our emotions settles and shows up through how present and free, or disconnected and contracted, we feel in our body.
In this class Suze will address the areas and structures of our body where tension settles and guide you through a practice that allows to you feel deep, move through, and let go of energy patterns that are standing in between you and a sense of grounded freedom in your body.
WORKSHOP: YOGA 7 THE NERVOUS SYSTEM; PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE AND TIPS FOR TENSION MANAGEMENT IN YOUR DAILY LIFE - SATURDAY 11 JULY | 11:00 - 19:00 hrs
In this 1-day workshop Suze will offer you theory, practical information and practices. Giving you a broader understanding of the nervous system, stress, and the physical and psychological responses to stress. The variety of practices includes Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and partner work. You will experience the effect of tension in your body and how you can manage and release it in a constructive way.
After this workshop you have a deeper understanding of the natural response of the body to stress. You know how you can manage tension and stress in your daily life and how you can get the most out of you yoga practice in this area.
This workshop is open to all levels.
Learn how the nervous system responds to stress and its relation to your general well being
Understand the concepts grounding and centering and how to apply them in your yoga practice and daily life
Learn how to recognize subtle tension and dissociation in your practice and daily life
Practice personal boundaries and sensitivity to physical and emotional tension through different exercises
Explore different yoga asanas and grounding asana sequences and how they affect the nervous system.
Experience Yoga Nidra and Pranayama
ABOUT SUZE RETERA
Suze is a diverse yoga teacher with a background in Psychology. Based in Amsterdam, she has been teaching since 2006. Suze is a certified TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises) provider and Yoga Nidra facilitator. As a coach she also includes family constellations and breath work in her sessions.
Her passion for travel, a conscious lifestyle, and (self) healing, inspired her to create Global Flow in 2010. Global Flow offers global yoga events, with international yoga teachers. The events combine a deep yoga practice with sustainability and self-care.
Suze strongly believes in the holistic approach of combining yoga asana with disciplines like mindfulness, breath work, Ayurveda, aroma therapy, and trauma- and stress release practices. It offers the tools we need to not only find inspiration but to gain insight and find the healing that can alter the course of our lives.
Her yoga teaching style is a combination of challenging asana sequences, focus on alignment, deep embodiment, and self-healing. The challenging parts of the practice are met with humor and clear guidance that keeps you safe and grounded. Suze’s Yoga Nidra and meditation teachings offer you a relaxation that goes beyond the physical. It allows healing to take place on a deeper level.