Classes.

Yoga Therapy for Infertility:
Easing Physiological and Psychological Distress
in a Time of Uncertainty

Sundays: March 24 – April 21
10 – 11:30am

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In this five-week series find ease and resilience by cultivating relaxation and connection through emotional processing and social support. Together we’ll explore breath-work, meditation, and yoga postures that promote self-care and self-awareness while reducing the impact of stress that many women encounter during infertility.

Current studies show yoga therapy may reduce the physiological and psychological impacts of infertility by lowering the stress response along the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis, improving resilience and increasing feelings of wellbeing (Domar et al., 2011). As heart rate variability increases, the nervous system calms, promoting emotional regulation. Yoga therapy addresses the biopsychosocial and spiritual model of integrative care by navigating the relationship between one’s body, mind, and emotions with the tools of breath-work, meditation, and movement through the lens of mindful awareness and compassion.

No prior yoga or meditation experience necessary. 

Learn more about my inspiration for the series here.

$125
Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia
123 Chestnut St.

Register here

Reference:
Domar, A. D., Rooney, K.L., Wiegand, B., Orav, J.E., Alper, M.M., Berger, B.M., Nikolovski, J.
(2011). Impact of a group mind/body intervention on pregnancy rates in ivf patients.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 95(7), 2269–2273.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.03.046