Restorative and Yin Yoga Classes in the Northbay Area

Yin/Restorative Combo Classes in the Northbay
Metta Yoga: Mondays 7pm (San Rafael) / Wednesdays 7pm (Corte Madera)

Restorative Yoga Classes in the Northbay
Blue Door Penngrove: Thursday Restorative 7:15pm-8:15pm
Westside Sebastopol: Tuesday Restorative 6:45pm-8:30pm
Luma Wellness: Thursday Restorative 7:15pm-8:15pm

​Yin Yoga Classes in the Northbay
Renew Petaluma: Tuesday Yin 7:​30​pm-8:​30pm
Luma Wellness: Monday Yin/Restorative blend 7:15pm-8:30pm
Blue Door Penngrove: Tuesday Yin 7:15pm-8:15pm
North Bay Yin & Restorative Yoga classes:
Sonomaste Yoga Community: Saturday Yin 9:15am-10:30am
Yoga One Santa Rosa: Sunday Yin 10:30am-11:45am

Byron Katie’s Four Questions And The Turnaround

Write a list of your self limiting beliefs and for each belief, ask yourself the following questions:


The Four Questions

1. Is it true? (Y or N. If no, go to 3.)

2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Y or N)

3. When you believe this thought to be true, how do you feel? How do you treat other people or experiences when you feel that way? Who do you show up as?

4. Who would you be without that belief?


The Turnaround
Turn your belief around to the opposite, your self, and to the other.

For example, “People don’t like me.” turns around to:
• I don’t like me. (to the self)
• I don’t like people. (to the other)
• People like me. (to the opposite)


Look for instances when the turned around belief is true in your life. This allows you to feel what it would be like if you believed the opposite, and how it is the beliefs you hold on to as true that dictate whether or not you struggle in life.

Childhood Abuse & Boundaries

For someone who has been abused at an early age, an unhealthy sense of boundaries can develop as a result. It can show up in many ways.

An abuse survivor will often have memories of a loved one (usually older) violating their trust and boundaries; and when it came time to say no they felt frozen or in some way unable to say no.

Sometimes a survivor might find themselves always worrying about what others are thinking. They track others constantly in order to guage whether or not someone they are with might suddenly want to violate their personal space. Sadly, if this space is about to be violated the tracker often allows it. It is a lose lose situation where a person is always on guard but when the time comes to act the learned action of inaction takes over, thus perpetuating the dysfunctional cycle of worrying about others while still allowing them to violate one’s self.

Another way a survivor’s boundaries can be blurred is by the desire to always be in the good graces of others, wanting to please them above one’s own needs; as learned during the initial abuse. This can impact one’s ability to show up authentically, and instead create an ability to adapt for all types of personalities in order to be able to make anyone happy. This creates obsessive compulsive traits, perfectionistic traits, and belittles one’s own life essence as less important than being approved of by others. Because of this, one might often choose to do something for another because it makes that person happy, even if it violates one’s boundaries.

These are just a few examples of the long reaching potential ways of being that can manifest, after someone’s boundaries and trust are violated during a time in their life when they are developing their way of navigating life. It is only when we can begin to see such patterns while also acknowledging our past trauma, that we can finally start rewriting our operating system and self identities to reflect what WE truly want.

Pain Threshold

Have you ever had an experience where you are stretching your body (like in yoga), or you are having a chiropractic adjustment and you suddenly feel as if an emotional dam has burst and it all pours out of you at once?

Often times just past the pain threshold or a bodily position that has felt like a wall you never push past, lies an invaluable opportunity. The chance to release stored emotion and energy that you have likely been holding on to for a long time. This type of holding on of the non-physical is the most common condition that manifests physical conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, frozen shoulder etc…

As counter intuitive as it may feel at the time of suffering, the most direct route to being free of the physical symptoms you are experiencing is to go into that pain and have an internal conversation with it. To develop a new, different way of relating to it. As opposed to regarding it as unwanted, not welcome, and inconvenient; greet it internally as a welcomed guest that you actually hold compassion for. While being welcoming and compassionate to the pain barrier you have finally physically pushed into, declare to the universe and yourself that you surrender, let go of controlling that part of your body.

When you truly surrender and let go of control in the area of your body where you are experiencing physical pain, and when you welcome it lovingly, that is when the dam will break and all the emotional poison you are holding on to that is causing the condition will pour out. Yes, this might be intense, you may cry, shake, feel fear and/anxious; that’s OK. Feel it all, acknowledge it all as it moves through you and let it go simultaneously, -don’t hold on to it any longer.

Life is not just happiness and roses. When you can embrace both sides of life your body will respond accordingly.  ❤

Breathwork

Breathwork influences the autonomic nervous system, promoting relaxation or alertness by modulating heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels. Controlled breathwork can foster balance and calmness within the body and mind, as well as assist in releasing stuck energy & emotion.

Inner Parts Work

Inner parts work, including approaches like Internal Family Systems (IFS) and The Tamura Method, involves exploring and understanding different facets of one's psyche or internal "parts." These parts represent distinct aspects of an individual's personality, emotions, and experiences. Through therapeutic interventions, individuals can foster self-awareness, integrate these parts, and promote emotional healing and growth.

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Sound Healing and Journeys

Sound healing utilizes the vibrational frequencies of sound to promote relaxation, balance, and well-being. It involves the use of singing bowls, gongs, and other instruments to create harmonious vibrations that resonate with the body. Sound healing journeys are immersive experiences where individuals engage in sessions or workshops incorporating various sound tools, allowing them to embark on a transformative and meditative exploration of their inner selves through the healing power of sound.

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The Tamura Method

The Tamura Method helps individuals unravel the origins & impact of their core wounds. It fosters a nurturing connection between the Adult-self and the wounded Child-self, so that both aspects can be embraced & embodied synergistically.

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Energetic Balancing

Energetic balancing is a holistic approach of promoting harmony and equilibrium in the body's energy systems. The aim is to identify and address imbalances in the body's energy flow, such as disruptions in the flow of chi or prana, to promote overall well-being. The goal is restoring balance and facilitating the body's innate ability to heal itself.

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Myofascial Release (MFR) - John F Barne's Approach

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a manual therapy technique that focuses on releasing tension and restrictions in the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles, bones, and organs. Barnes' approach involves sustained pressure and stretching to facilitate the release of fascial restrictions, promoting improved flexibility, range of motion, and alleviation of pain. Addressing fascial restrictions can have positive effects on past trauma trapped in the tissue, as well as overall well-being by addressing the root causes of physical discomfort and dysfunction.

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle alternative therapy that involves manipulating the craniosacral system, which encompasses the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It employs subtle touch and manipulation techniques to identify and address imbalances in this system, aiming to enhance the body's natural healing abilities.

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Somatic Awareness

Somatic mindfullness and coaching is a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit. Through this practice, clients are guided to develop a deeper awareness of their physical sensations and emotions. This heightened awareness leads to improved self-regulation, emotional resilience, and a better understanding of the body's responses to life's challenges.

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