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“We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal” ~Tich Nhat Hanh


Yoga for Emotional Support will help you to genuinely rest and relax, get in touch with your body and mind and heal.

The Benefits of YES:

     Moving our physical bodies and feeling a connection between the mind, body and breath is an excellent way to tap into our bodies natural stress or pain relievers called endorphins. It allows us to move out of a place of fear and hopelessness and make room for healing, love and possibilities.

      Yoga for Emotional Support will help you to get back to focusing on yourself. It helps by combining the physical movements of  Yoga and breath and the mental calming of meditation, visualization, positive self talk, energy work, mantras, essential oils, and more. Many family members or loved ones may have neglected to do things for their own health and well being. These tools will help you to not only survive but to thrive in life

Is YES for me?

Yoga for Emotional Support is for you if you have...

  • life stress, tension, worry or emotional upsets

  • a loved one who is struggling with substance use disorder (addiction)

  • a loved one with mental health disorder or trauma

  • a family member or friend who is struggling in life

  • a family member or friend with an illness or disease or who is at the end of life

  • OR if you just don't feel like you are your best you​

How will YES help me?

     Emotional upsets exist in all of our lives. Some of the most distressing ones are loving a person with substance use disorder (addiction) or mental health disorders. It not only affects the person with the disease/disorder but it affects the family members and loved ones as well. Support groups like Al-anon, Nar-Anon and Family support groups are helpful because we can empathize with others. What is really important is for us, the family members and friends, is to heal emotionally with a focus solely on our own self care regardless of what our loved one is doing. YES can help!

Other distressing emotional situations are life stresses, loss, grief, abuse and trauma.  These emotionally charged situations can effect us on a daily basis causing us to be unable to fully function in life. Y4ES is for everyone who needs to rebalance and get back to self love, peace and joy in their lives.

Through the practice of Yoga and Meditation participants receive tools and strategies for managing difficult situations and emotions. Learn to not only survive but to thrive! Moving the physical body and focusing on the breath helps to quiet the mind and relax the body which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system as well as releases endorphins, the body's natural stress and pain relievers. It helps calm the emotions and bring about a state of  homeostasis (balance), contentment, well-being and healing. These benefits are crucial to living the life you desire.

     Each YES class is designed to reduce emotional stress with messages of self care, breathing techniques, a gentle physical Yoga practice with many restorative postures for all fitness levels and meditation. The focus is solely on you and your healing. Through the YES classes you will find strength, peace and happiness within yourself and be able to manage difficult times with grace. Then you will be able to thrive in your own life as well as offer loving kindness and support to those around you.

What makes a YES class different from a regular Yoga class?

The focus is on helping you to experience emotional balance!  By nurturing and loving yourself you can be available and loving for those around you. Class was created with tried and true yoga practices and practices from spiritual teachers all woven together in a seamless flow to help you learn ways to feel empowered and confident prioritizing yourself and taking responsibility for your own health and happiness!

What does taking care of ourselves look like?

Finding and using tools for self care is the best way to respond appropriately in emotionally charged situations or situations that trigger our past programming. These tools and techniques are proven to help you to connect  with your energy and emotions as they arise. Nurture yourself and become emotionally stable and strong. We can fill up our worry bucket or our joy bucket. A YES Class will help you to learn to fill up the joy bucket. 

YES (Yoga for Emotional Support) will give you the tools you need!

When you come to a YES class the focus is on you! From the moment you enter you will be accepted right where you are. An intention of nurturing yourself begins as soon as you enter the class where you will gain insight and tools to manage stress or emotional upsets when they occur. (Go to the Classes page to see a sample class format). Learn a variety of ways to access the parasympathetic nervous system / relaxation response, like breathing, moving, mantras, guided meditations and visualizations, essential oils, energy work, positive self talk and more. You will begin to change the way you respond to life and feel empowered to manage all situations.


To learn more, read the article about YES on WDEL

TRY THIS for Relaxation:
Take a deep breath in through your nose and let it out as you watch the waves roll in.
Picture yourself at the beach with the sights, sounds, and scents all around you.
Relax and let go.
Wait for the wave to come to you and just breathe.
Enjoy the present moment with a mental break for just one minute.
One minute is six breaths: A five count inhale and a five count exhale
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