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ANCHORED IN NATURE: Nature-Based Nervous System Yoga

Join Nicole Von Chorus outdoors this August at Cliff Park, Maple Ridge and learn how to regulate your nervous system, improve your walking biomechanics, reduce stress, and enjoy the healing power of nature!

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ANCHORED IN NATURE:  Nature-Based Nervous System Yoga
ANCHORED IN NATURE:  Nature-Based Nervous System Yoga

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Cliff Park, Maple Ridge, 25086 116 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1E3, Canada


About the Event

Join Nicole for a unique experience of learning how to regulate your nervous system in nature.

Research has shown that nature and yoga together can be an antidote for stress: It can lower blood

pressure and stress hormone levels, reduce nervous system arousal, enhance immune system

function, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve mood. This isn’t just your average

yoga in the park!

We practice using the therapeutic tools of polyvagal theory to manage stress in the body in a

nature based format, based on themes of the popular CWY workshop series ANCHORED: a 6-Week Course in

Nervous System Regulation. We will practice the therapeutic techniques of grounding/intention

setting, finding glimmers, mindful walking and yoga to explore ways to regulate our nervous

system and enhance our sense of safety and happiness! We will also learn about the

biomechanics of feet, mindfully improve our walking alignment, and learn how contact with the earth creates an electromagnetic grounding which impacts the health of the body.

Grounding / Intention Setting with Foot Biomechanics Lesson - 15 minutes

Mindful Glimmer Walk - 45 minutes

Yoga in the Meadow: - 1 hour

This class requires participants to be able to walk on a trail for 45 minutes. There is an option as well to skip the walk, stay in park, and

do a mindful walk near the picnic tables, joining the yoga afterwards. An assistant will be there to support. Yoga

is accessible for all abilities, but for this outdoor adventure, you will need to be able to walk few minutes down the trail from the parking lot to the meadows where we will enjoy our yoga.

What to Bring:

- Yoga Mat

- Water

- Option for a blanket or a towel for support

Where to Meet:

We will meet up for our session in the Cliff Park parking. Nicole will be waiting there to greet you all and the group will leave together precisely at 10am. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes early. If you are late for any reason, you can meet up with the group in the meadow. 

For those of you who have never been to Cliff Park, Nicole has prepared some instructions and images to help guide you HERE.



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