As are your words, so are your deeds.
As are your deeds, so is your destiny.

–Upanishads

Workshops/Series


Intro to Stress & Anxiety Management

October 27-Nov 17 12-2:00. at All That Matters, EG

Most of us know firsthand how stress and anxiety impacts our health and interferes with the joy of living. The Center for Disease Control reports that stress is a contributing factor in all major diseases and 75-90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. Stress often plays a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, depression, and anxiety.

Learn more about stress, your nervous system and how you can interfere with the stress response and live a more satisfying and healthy life. Stress and Anxiety Management presents the science of stress and introduces a spectrum of self-regulating tools including breath work, deep relaxation, movement, and nutrition. Participants will be asked to follow a weekly take-home program with daily exercises and lifestyle suggestions. Change your relationship to stress and anxiety forever!
Includes 75-page manual.

“I walked away from this program with something I had started to lose. Hope. “ DS, South County

“I’m sleeping better than I ever have. the techniques work.” RC, Jamestown

“ It’s been awhile since I felt inner peace. After decades of PTSD I surprised myself.” BW, Warwick

Upcoming Dates/Locations:
Next Series: All That Matters, EG
Please register directly at ALL THAT MATTERS

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Overcome Anxiety: A Natural and Holistic Approach

available as a one-on-one series 
w Katherine Conte, ERYT, TIYT

This yoga therapy series is designed for those that suffer from chronic stress, anxiety; GAD, Panic Disorder, PTSD.  Explore self-healing modalities which are effective and profoundly liberating when combating the debilitating effects of anxiety. Learn breath work, meditation and gentle movement techniques that help to break the psychological, biochemical, and physical cycles that keep anxiety in your life, and to eventually overcome anxiety. A presentation of what happens in your mind and body while experiencing anxiety, and tools to “turn off” the fight or flight response, and “turn on” the relaxation response will be taught in the first class. A take-home program with daily exercises and lifestyle practices will be suggested. The more you know about anxiety and learn the tools to regulate it, the more empowered you become to create your own self-healing journey.

Overcome Anxiety (OAnx) is a national program created with evidence-informed protocol. OAnx is currently in a research study through the University of North Carolina headed by a researcher from Polyvagal Nerve Theory Institute. There are 90+ facilitators around the US, Mexico, Canada and France offering the work in various forms.

Please note: Within the group setting, this will be a private and personal experience. No group work or activities and you will never be asked to speak publicly. The utmost care and attention is given to accommodate those that are not comfortable in social situations.

Can’t wait for the next group series? Now you can take Overcome Anxiety as a series of private or semi-private sessions.  4-Session Series, $350

For more information, or to schedule your private series please call 401.354.9112 or email info@focusyoga.com

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Yoga for Anxiety
4 weekly classes
Starts Tuesdays 10-11:00a Oct 17, 24, 31 and Nov 7
Yoga for Anxiety is a specially designed yoga program for people (ages 18 and older) who would like to try yoga as a way to manage their stress and anxiety. You don’t have to be flexible! The program involves a combination of breath practices, postures and somatic movements, and mindfulness exercises. The emphasis is on becoming aware of the breath and creating a natural rhythm between tension and relaxation that, with practice, establishes a vital connection with our bodies. The approach is simple, very accessible and easy to follow. There will be no partner work or hands-on adjustments. Every effort is made to ensure that each student has a very private experience within the group setting.

Please register directly at Rhode Island Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Yoga for Anxiety

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The Science and Practice of Breath
Workshop with Katherine Conte
Dates: TBA

Above all else, the breath is the most accurate marker for how we are living our life. Many of us are chronically tense, irritable, lack energy, experience insomnia, stomach upset and headaches. Could a possible solution be as simple as breathing better? Many experts think yes! Come learn more about your most intimate partner–your breath. Part presentation, part experiential, you will learn the anatomy of breath so you will understand the mechanics of breathing and explore common breath patterns. We will focus on the main breathing muscles and areas in the body that, when constricted, diminish the range and depth of breath. You will be guided through a series of postures designed to open and free breathing. If you take one workshop all year, let this be the one. Not to be missed.

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Eat Life!: Food Energetics for optimal living & great health
4 weekly meetings w Katherine Conte
Next session: Available as private/semi private consultation

This is the program that will change the way you relate to, look at and prepare food forever. If you are chronically ill, or overweight, or simply confused by all the mixed information in the market about nutrition and diet and don’t know what is right or “good” or “bad”, then you won’t want to miss this information-rich, hands on experience. The approach is natural, no dieting or diet trends, no supplement pushing. This program is offered twice per year, in Fall and in Spring, auspicious times to focus on the habits that make up a healthy lifestyle. Come with a willingness to learn & discover habits that might be an obstacle to your health and well being.
week 1: Big Picture of Health
You will be introduced to a very wide perspective on health & nutrition based on traditional principles and the most current nutritional science. You will develop a framework that will help you to evaluate what to eat based on season, personal condition/goals & the energetics of food.
week 2: Habits
Not only what we eat by how we eat has profound influence on how we digest, our cravings, overeating…
week 3: Understanding Acid Alkaline
The condition of the blood is the foundation of good or poor health. Learn what foods create optimal balance and blood quality.
week 4: Let’s Get Clear
The program finishes off with an optional 4-day, natural, non-supplement-based “cleanse” that enhances your body’s own detox abilities.

$350 4 private sessions + program material, email contact, tons of recipes
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