WEBINAR: Regulating Your Nervous System
WEBINARS BY URBAN YOGS
Viewing time: Sunday June 21 , 4pm – 5pm; Replay time: Monday June 22, 4am – 5am
FREE bi-monthly webinars hosted by Urban Yogis, created to offer a platform for open-minded discussion, exploration and inquiry. We’re breaking out of classroom-setting discussions about yoga to expand into thought-provoking communications that we hope you will be a part of. We’d like to engage you in a platform for intelligent exchange through topics that are not typically consumable in a regular class or workshop environment.
REGULATING YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM
In this webinar you will get to learn about our autonomic nervous system and its branches, and more importantly why it’s the most effective tool in the management of stress and challenges. This webinar will also look at Polyvagal Theory and how it informs us of the adaptive function of these shifts in autonomic state and helps us understand the emergent emotional feelings, behaviours, and personal narratives that accompany these physiological changes. We often thing that stress is bad but in actuality it is essential to survival. On top of that it’s also a key part of many positive feelings we experience such as excitement. Stress can also improve mental and physical performance and even boost immune systems. Unfortunately, too much chronic and uncontrollable stress can have negative consequences for both physical and mental health. Kathy will guide you through an informative webinar that touches on the neuroscience of stress and learn the know hows of your nervous system so that you can better self-regulate and reduce the onset of problematic symptoms. (30-minute Webinar followed by 30-minute Q&A on IG live).
- Kathy GabrielCo-owner & Yoga InstructorAlthough yoga and complementary health was always in my family, I only picked up yoga as teenager during a period of spiritual seeking. After my mom’s passing, I found myself heart broken and spiritually lost. Initially, in order to work with grief, I sought out Buddhism and meditation which helped for many years but I soon realised I needed something more – a practical (for lack of a better word), physical and grounding practice that could support my existing framework and philosophies. From there, my understanding of health and wellness began to expand and it was through a holistic practice, I learned how to found solace, ease and balance to move through the different seasons of life. On top of Yoga, I am a certified sound therapist and trained with my beloved teacher, Gunjan Trivedi from Ahmedabad, India. I use sound to create profound spaces of rest and deep healing to help clients to overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, fear, stress, insomnia, high blood pressure, hyper tension and chronic pain. In recent years, my fascination for the human body and movement led me down some interesting paths and trainings such as Thai Massage, Reiki, STOTT Pilates, Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers, and now I am in the midst of completing my Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner Training with Body Intelligence. I infuse all my learnings into the broader practice of yoga and therapy to help people cultivate the art of deep presence and delve into the deeper connections of body and mind. I am deeply passionate about learning, sharing and facilitating transformational experiences relating to the self and health. I am currently based in Singapore but I travel around the world to share my love for the practice.