Network Yoga Therapy, founded by Anneke Sips who is a Birthlight teacher in the Netherlands trained in Perinatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Well Woman Yoga.
Yoga Therapy Network run by Anneke Sips recently hosted an online retreat around the theme of “a holistic approach towards mental wellness”. The catchline was “Personal evolution in the context of a changing world: 5 days of more silence, more undoing, more regeneration, more connecting, more living”. Anneke gathered together a cadre of worldwide speakers on various topics.
From the retreat’s brief:
We are facing a massive disillusionment with existing political systems, struggling with the overwhelming pressure of modern life and witnessing the rise of a technology-laden existence, where loneliness, chronic disease and mental illness grows.
We live in a world full of information and we starve for wisdom.
Our mental health is affected by many aspects of life: mind and body, food, lifestyle, relationships, work environment and stress. The climate and more. These factors cannot be considered separately. Mental wellness and health requires a holistic approach.
When we start to understand the earth, starting with soil, we observe how nature behaves and we learn to observe ourselves and our role in this, it doesn’t only offers simple solutions to (sometimes complex) issues, it brings hope for the future.
The yoga method is an approach that supports how we walk the earth. Yoga is not just about asana (postures), it is essential to keep the bigger picture (the broader landscape) in mind. It is holistic.
Mental well-being requires ‘nourishing’ skills for self-care from a holistic framework too. This framework helps us to stay healthy in any recovery process, it nourishes our self-healing ability, it makes minimal dependence and helps to increase self-leadership.
In this retreat, we look at the universal principles of wellbeing, and then at our own inner and outer landscapes. You will be offered tools for un-doing, regenerating, evolving and growth. You will be inspired to turn inward to re-discover your own wisdom.
A team of doctors, scientists and yoga professionals are here to meet you!
View the videos of the retreat!
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