From Anxiety to Gratitude
Ayurvedic & Yoga practices to balance your Anxiety
Online Workshop 3 hrs
January 8th, 2022 at 3 PM ICT
Led by Nancy Huettig
Register for Anxiety Workshop with Nancy
Join live on 8th January at 3 pm ICT |9 am Germany | 8 am UK | 7 pm AU
Make 3 hour time in your calendar for the workshop.
Prepare your yoga mat for the second part of the workshop - restorative yoga class for anxiety to gratitude.
Workshop special price only 37€
Have you ever felt trapped in a hamster wheel, overthinking, worrying, keeping going, running, round and round, more tired, more exhausted, but you’re not moving anywhere, no progress, still trapped…
Is anxiety running your life?
Do you remember when anxiety became a part of your life?
It sneaks up on us…feelings of fear, worry, uneasiness and tensions, short breath, tight chest…constant, intermittent, coming in waves, or you notice at certain times…
It’s an unfriendly gremlin, it taunts, holds you back from being yourself, from showing up, or trying new things. It’s cruel, creeping up to poke fun at you when you’re down. It might look small, but this little creature can cause a lot of harm.
Well, rest assured, anxiety doesn’t have to take over your life…
“The truth is that anxiety is at once a function of biology and philosophy, body and mind, instinct and reason, personality and culture…it is scientifically measurable at the molecular level and the physiological level. It is produced by nature and it is produced by nurture…In computer terms, it’s both a hardware problem (I’m wired badly) and a software problem (I run faulty logic programs that make me think anxious thoughts)”
– Scott Stossell “My Age of Anxiety”
I am not promising to miraculously heal your anxiety in this 3-hour workshop but I will show you how to raise your awareness and find a new way to look at your anxiety.
I would like to raise more awareness of anxiety within yourself and also in people around us – our friends, family members, and colleagues.
I will show you…
- Anxiety through an Ayurvedic lens
- How anxiety affects our well-being
- Ways to balance anxiety every day
The workshop is 3 hours: it comprises 75 minutes of presentation and interactive practice experiencing the tools to use on yourself; then a 10-15 minute break to prepare your yoga space; then Nancy will guide you through a calming and grounding restorative yoga class.
You will get…
- Ayurvedic rituals to manage anxiety
- Yogic practices to use when you feel anxious
- 90-minute restorative yoga class for anxiety
- The workshop presentation
- The replay of the workshop and yoga class
Register for Anxiety Workshop with Nancy
We all experience anxiety; it is a natural human state and a vital part of our lives. Anxiety helps us identify and respond to danger in “fight or flight” mode, motivating us to face up to dealing with difficult challenges. The right amount of anxiety can help us perform better and stimulate action and creativity.
But there is another side to anxiety: persistent anxiety causes real emotional distress, can lead to us becoming unwell, it can escalate into anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, phobias, or obsessional behaviour. Anxiety at this level is truly distressing and debilitating, impacting our physical as well as mental health.
I believe people are much more anxious today than five or ten years ago. Not only in the last two years but we are exposed to so much more stimulation that we often can’t digest.
Resilience and coping with anxiety go hand in hand, we can take whatever life throws at us with coping strategies, however, high levels of anxiety, too often, without means to cope sends us hamster-wheeling to overwhelm – unable to relax, recover, or find balance in our lives. Now our ability to find some inner peace has never been more important to our well-being.
From Ayurveda’s perspective, anxiety is a dosha imbalance where excess Vata has accumulated in the nervous system. Vata is the mobile element in Ayurveda. It has the same qualities as the fall season: dry, light, rough, mobile. Anxiety is an expression of excess Vata in mano vaha srota (the channel of the mind). With acute anxiety you might experience a dry mouth, feeling thirsty, or parched. To put it plainly, it means you have a windy mind.
In this 3-hour workshop I would like to raise more awareness of anxiety within yourself and also in people around us – our friends, family members, and colleagues.
This workshop will be a combination of your 5 senses – listening but also practicing and experiencing.
The tools I will teach you are easy and simple to apply to everyday life. If anxiety arises, you have the choice to stay on the path of anxiety or to choose a different path towards peace of mind using practices to support you.
What is Anxiety?
While we associate anxiety with alterations to our mental state, experienced as worry or apprehension perhaps, and physical symptoms such as raised heart rate and adrenaline, we also understand that it is likely to affect us only temporarily until the source of our anxiety has passed or we have learnt to cope with it.
Anxiety is therefore one of a range of emotions that serves the positive function of alerting us to things we might need to worry about: potentially harmful things. More importantly, these emotions help us to evaluate potential threats and appropriately respond to them, perhaps by quickening our reflexes or focusing our attention.
Fear, like anxiety, is a familiar emotion precisely because it is part of everyone’s experience and we consider it an essential component of our humanity, yet it is also a state we share with animals (psychologically, physiologically, and behaviourally) when confronted by a threat to our wellbeing or survival. Fear increases the body’s arousal, expectancy, and neurobiological activity, triggering specific behavior patterns designed to help us cope with an adverse or unexpected situation.
“If fear is fearful of something particular and determinate, then anxiety is anxious about nothing in particular and is indeterminate. If fear is directed towards some distinct thing in the world, spiders or whatever, then anxiety is anxious about being-in-the-world as such. Anxiety is experienced in the face of something completely indefinite. It is, Heidegger insists, ‘nothing and nowhere.’” (Critchley, 2009).
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the world’s oldest holistic medical system and sister science of Yoga, based on the mind-body connection. Ayurveda is about achieving physical and mental harmony with nature, with the main principle of restoring the balance between the mind, and spirit. Practised for more than 5,000 years, scribed in Vedic texts from ancient India, it is a universal philosophy for all of humanity. The Sanskrit word Ayurveda is composed of two words: “Ayur” means life, and “Veda” means science, knowledge, wisdom translating to the science or knowledge of life.
In Ayurveda, the whole journey of life is considered to be sacred, we must be in a state of balanced health and equilibrium of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit to live life to our fullest potential in alignment with our Dharma (life’s purpose). The healing science of Ayurveda recognizes that we are all unique, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, our bio-individuality requires lifestyle and nutrition practices tailored to our unique needs. Its objective is not only to restore health in a person dealing with imbalance but to maintain optimal health in a normal healthy person. Ayurveda emphasizes prevention and health promotion through lifestyle principles and provides treatments for disease.
Kind words of working with Nancy
Nancy’s coaching is one of these experiences that transforms your life on all levels. Heart listening skills, joyful guidance and eyes/heart-opening wisdom – especially in relation to food and emotional balancing… Thank you very much for your Presence and for sharing your gifts
– Paula Ska-
I am so glad that I got the opportunity to meet Nancy! She brought me on a path of awareness towards myself, her spirit is so powerful and full of joy!
– Sabrina Di, Germany –
I would like to thank Nancy very much for introducing me to Ayurveda. Thanks to this method, I felt better in my body. I understood exactly what my body needed. Slowed down and watched each moment. I started eating my meals in peace without difficult conversations or phone by my side. For a long time in my life, I believed that less is more, but today I also know that it applies not only to the material world but also to the internal world. I enjoy practising yoga with Nancy tailored to my dosha. My life has become even easier for which I thank you very much.
– Marta Frydrych, Poland –
You absolutely deserve to feel good, to prioritize yourself because feeling joy in life sets the foundation for resilient mental health and well-being, it is so important to set the groundwork for the happier and whole you that the people around you want to see.
It is my passion to bring the same illumination, light and wisdom that Ayurveda has brought me into your life.
Nancy is an Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach & Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Founder of AyuForLife and full-time (unshakable) optimist. Here to teach body-mind awareness to awaken the holistic version of all human beings. She offers AyuForLife one-on-one Ayurveda Lifestyle coaching, consultations and therapies, online courses, masterclasses and retreats.
A little bit more about Nancy and her relationship to stress & anxiety…
I never imagined my passion could become a lifelong profession, let alone on the island of my wildest dreams! That seemed too good to be true.
My journey started ten years ago in Hamburg, Germany where I lived and nearly worked myself to ruin. I completely lost my spark for life. The concept of “stop” felt totally foreign, as I allowed life to literally LIVE me with little to no time for self-care or healthy habits. After ignoring the signs for too long, I hit my breaking point in an unfulfilling corporate career on top of losing my beloved uncle and maxing out in a toxic relationship. Days of exhaustion and depression turned into weeks of waking up without purpose or direction. There’s got to be more to life than this. Something has to change.
The path of Ayurveda truly changed my life.
When Ayurveda came to me, it felt like meeting a long-lost friend who happened to be the greatest healer I’ve ever known. The connection was so strong as if a light turned on in my body, breathing balance back into my life after years of burn-out.
I have been living in Koh Phangan in the southeast of Thailand for more than six years already. But living on a tropical paradise island is not always only paradise.
Especially the first few years when I struggled with a lot of anxiety myself. In the beginning, I didn’t know that this feeling was anxiety. I woke up in the morning with a weird feeling and tension in my chest. As much as the island life was relaxing and fulfilling at this time, underlying I was worrying if I could sustain my life here in paradise.
Today I am grateful for how far I have come building my own business on the island – AyuForLife Koh Phangan – and now creating my online business. Anxiety is still visiting me from time to time, but today I have my tools to manage the anxiety in a healthy way and use it to gain insight from the messages it has for me that’s shrouded behind it.
3 hrs OnlineWorkshop
January 8th at
3 PM ICT
Live workshop with presentation and restorative Yoga class
Save Your Spot!
Let change take place in your life and make a committed decision to choose happiness over anxiety every day.
We need to hop off that perpetual hamster wheel, sending that anxiety gremlin packing while we’re at it – anxiety does not have to take over your life when you have the tools to help yourself.
Give yourself a Christmas gift with this 3 hour workshop “From anxiety to gratitude, joy and peace.”
Maybe you know someone who would be grateful to attend this workshop too.
Register for Anxiety Workshop with Nancy
What you need to prepare for the workshop:
- Schedule it into your calendar
- Make 3 hours of time where you will be uninterrupted
- Charge your computer or tablet
- Have water or a calming tea or golden milk ready
- Pen and notebook
- Get sesame oil
- Essential oil for anxiety: bergamot orange, chamomile, clary sage, lavender, lemon, neroli, rose, ylang-ylang
- For the restorative yoga class prepare: yoga mat or yoga rug, 3 different sized pillows/cushions, blanket, eye mask, yoga blocks or books
We will send you a checklist by email before the workshop starts.