Starting August 2017:
Introducing Mindful Monday: Group Counseling + Therapeutic Yoga
Three different yoga therapy groups available every Monday, all designed to improve mood, self care, coping, support, mental health, and functioning. Choose from a variety of group types including chair yoga, hot yoga, and restorative. Read on for more information about each:
Chair Yoga for Chronic Pain
Enjoy being guided through gentle and engaging movement, postures, and breathing sequences, designed to promote a healthy balance between activity and rest. Topics practiced in this supportive yoga group include healthy coping with chronic pain, fatigue, and physical limitations. In chair yoga, we use chairs, straps, and blocks to practice both seated and supported standing poses. (No getting up and down from the floor!)
10:30 - 11:30, Mondays
Hot Yoga for Depression & Anxiety
Bring your water bottle! Get ready to sweat as we work to replace negative thought and behavior habits that get in the way of enjoying life. In this group, we practice open level yoga in a heated room to encourage personal reflection, cultivate focus and concentration, and yolk our mindful intentions with a physical practice. Topics covered in this engaging yoga group include managing depression and anxiety by improving self-talk, self-esteem, and self-expression. At the end of our session, be rewarded with a cold lavender towel and guided relaxation.
2:00 - 3:15, Mondays
Restorative Yoga for Stress
Indulge the senses in this candle lit restorative yoga group, designed to provide a safe place to rest, reflect, and restore the mind and body. Restorative yoga is especially gentle and practiced primarily on the floor with a variety of props including bolsters, straps, blankets, and eye pillows (provided). Topics explored in this restorative yoga group include recognizing and managing stress triggers, chronic overwhelm, and emotional burn-out. A variety of therapeutic modalities are offered in this group, including guided muscle relaxation, aromatherapy, gentle and restorative stretching, mindful breathing exercises, and an (optional) shoulder press.
4:00 - 5:15, Mondays
Uru Yoga, 955 Nine Mile Road
Pensacola, FL, 32514
Please visit the services page to register for Mindful Monday sessions: