From Pain to Peace is a course designed to teach you how best to practice yoga on your mat if you’re looking to make big shifts in your life. One course is not going to change your way of being in the world, the quality of your inner voice and the relationship you’re having with yourself, your ability to speak out about what’s true for you calmly and with compassion, your relationship with anger, anxiety or grief if these are areas of struggle for you, but the tools offered in this course are a tangible roadmap that you can apply every time you unroll your mat, and over time, they will follow you into every area of your life. Join Ally Hamilton for this dive into the aspects of your practice which might not seem immediately obvious, but which are the keys to your growth and happiness.
Use your yoga practice to change your life. Starve a loud inner critic and learn to feed a loving voice. Gain mastery over your mind with your breath & by using focal points, so you can choose one thought over another. Learn to breathe through intense sensation, so you can open to all your feelings, and know yourself. Your body is your home, so we'll work from the inside out to fill it with love.
In the second From Pain to Peace session, we work with the inner voice. Living with an inner voice that is relentlessly unforgiving is living in a painful prison. Learn to starve a voice that tears you down, and feed a voice that roots you on. Start to strengthen that inner cheerleader on your mat, and s/he will follow you out the door. Life feels better that way.
In our third From Pain to Peace session, we work on non-reactivity. Learning how to breathe through intense sensation, to calm the nervous system & quiet the mind when we feel challenged, triggered, enraged, or in despair is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves, and the people in our lives. Learn how to stay centered in the midst of a storm whether it's arising within you or around you!
A lot of our suffering comes from our attachment to a picture in our heads of "how things should be". Things are as they are, and the more we open to that reality, the more peace we find. Swimming against the current is exhausting and defeating. Free yourself from that battle, and open to the power of facing reality as it is.