Whether it is a busy job, an intense family life, dealing with the global changes due to Covid, or other challenging life experiences: we all experience tension and stress in our lives. Luckily, we are equipped with a body and nervous system that, in general, is very capable to deal with this. When stress or tension however becomes long-term, or an experience is so intense that it overwhelms you, it can be difficult to return to a completely relaxed and balanced state again.
This can express itself in symptoms like fatigue, a consistent sense of tension, fear, insomnia, headaches, or the sense of ‘being stuck’. Tension can depending on the person, express itself in many different ways, but what happens in the nervous system is the same for all of us. This is why releasing tension through the nervous system and allowing the body to return to a more balanced state, can relieve all the different symptoms related to stress.
TRE® (Tension/Trauma Release Exercises) and Yoga Nidra are both very effective practices that help to release tension through the body. The story behind the tension is less relevant in this approach, which makes it very effective still if you don’t talk about the events that caused it, or don’t know why you are feeling tense.
In this workshop, Suze explains what stress does to the body and how TRE® and Yoga Nidra work. You will get to enjoy 2 Yoga Nidra practices and 2 TRE sessions, combined with lectures. There are only 15 spots available for this workshop, so there is enough personal attention for each participant.
What is TRE®?
TRE® stands for Tension or Trauma Release Exercises and has been developed by Dr. David Bercelli. It is a method that allows you to release tension through the body through tremors. This can be tension that arises during the normal activities of daily life, or stored tension related to traumatic experiences from the past.
Through a series of simple exercises, we will create a little bit of tension in the body which will trigger the natural tremor mechanism of the body. In a relaxed posture, the body can then release the built-up tension through tremors, allowing the body to return to a more balanced state. All mammals have this innate ability to release tension through this mechanism.
TRE® is very effective when dealing with:
- Different tension symptoms like headaches, neck- and shoulder issues, sleeplessness.
- Fears and ruminating thoughts
- Tension in parts of the body like the hips, jaws, belly, or chest
- Healing from stressful or traumatizing experiences
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a form of of deep meditation. Through a series of steps it brings you in a state between sleep and wakefulness. In this state, the subconscious is more active and experiences can be processed on a different level. The body goes into a state of deep rest which allows the blood pressure and heart rate to lower. Yoga Nidra is a very accessible and therapeutic form of meditation that is very useful for the following symptoms:
- overall fatigue
- difficulties falling asleep or ‘turning off’
- burn-out symptoms (either before an actual burn out or during the recovery)
- dealing with challenging situations like chronic pain or emotional hardship
- needing support in finding a healthy balance between activity and rest
Facilitator: Suze Retera
Date: Saturday the 31st of July
Time: 12:15 - 16:15
Location: The Conscious Club - Zeeburgerpad 8, Amsterdam
GOOD TO KNOW:
» The check-in closes 2 minutes before the start of each class with no exceptions. Make sure that you’re 10 minutes early to be able to enter, avoid queues and enjoy our classes.
» Please keep a 1,5-meter distance at all times and bring your own towel to cover the props.
» No face masks during class. We don’t allow face masks in our classrooms since it’s not safe to do your practice wearing one.
» Come fully dressed to ensure easy entry & exit. You can leave your belongings in the dressing area, but changing and showering are not permitted.
» Please put your phone on airplane mode during class and don't bring it onto the mat. You are welcome to leave any valuable items secured at our reception desk.
» Dress warmly. We need to ventilate our classrooms, so that means it can get a bit chilly. Make sure you’re dressed accordingly.
» You can find our entrance at the graffiti door. The door will be open 20 minutes before the start of your class
» If the door is locked then, unfortunately, you were too late to join the class. We always lock the door 2 minutes before the start to ensure an undisturbed practice, so make sure to be on time.
» We don't do refunds. You can cancel a class up to 8 hours before the start time in order to use your ticket again. In case of a later cancellation, you will be charged. Please be mindful when you book a spot as we have limited space available.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Conscious Club, Lauriergracht 142, Amsterdam, Netherlands