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Yoga for Mental Wellbeing
at CMHC Towson

Yoga has been shown to have numerous benefits for both the mind and body. On the mental health side, it can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, while promoting feelings of calm and relaxation. Practicing yoga can also help improve overall mood, increase self-awareness, and reduce symptoms of trauma-related disorders. Studies have shown that regular yoga practice can increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in the brain, which is associated with improved mood and cognitive function. Overall, incorporating yoga into your routine can have a positive impact on your mental health and wellbeing.

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Weekly Yoga Class
at CMHC Towson

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CMHC's Yoga Instructors

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Stephanie K Snyder

 RYT500, Certified Sound Healer

Stephanie K Snyder wants you to THRIVE. She helps you walk the path VIVACIOUS LIVING with years of experience in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and nature-informed guidance. Stephanie empowers her students to connect with their inner healer. Her students access the presence portal to more Conscious states through the instrument of the body and the visceral experience of the heart and spirit, allowing the intellectual aspect of the mind to soften into the deeper “felt sense” of awareness. Stephanie brings the student back home. -Home to their heart. -Reconnected with Nature-the radically simple, and beautiful concept of who they fundamentally are. Stephanie is also a Nature Therapy Guide with Natureworx taking people into the woods to help them reconnect with themselves through mindfulness. Using the most basic principle of Nature can provide a lens for one to view themselves in a non-judgmental, supportive, organic state that reminds one they are connected to something bigger rather than separate (and otherwise disconnected) from themselves, Nature, one another. When we remember our belonging in Nature, we belong everywhere. One’s experience of living is a natural process just as the seed grows and comes to fruit, and then enfolds back to the earth again. Stephanie teaches from a healing arts-informed background. She has attended as many trainings/holds as many certificates as there are species of trees: yoga, trauma-informed mindfulness, mindfulness, meditation, pranayama (breathwork), ayurveda (yoga of nutrition and healing), life coaching, sound healing, psycho-somatic therapeutics, psychedelic assisted therapy, intro to modern shamanism, English teaching…she also gardens, bakes at a bakery, and forages on the side! Stephanie has studied under top teachers at Psychedelics Today; with Oprah’s life coach-Martha Beck; under authentic yoga influencers such as Sharon Salzberg, Todd Norian, and Christina Sell; however, her greatest teachers are her two boys, Tristan and Brooks. Every day they humble her with their openness to the world; their kindness towards others; and their respect and reverence towards the world around them. Stephanie’s students build self-love, resiliency, tolerance and strength through her work. Stephanie helps her students build an empire of compassion within so that that love and healing can expand outward, healing relationships, families, communities…the collective human consciousness! Stephanie’s masterful and unique approach to practical applications of these reverent and modern healing modalities will shift you into a more integrated, embodied, thriving way of Being.

Upcoming
Yoga Classes Details

Wednesday Yoga Class

Spring Awakening Yoga Series with Stephanie

Stephanie Snyder, RYT500

 

Dates: March 27 - May 15
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Investment: $175

As the seasons transition, so does our inner landscape. The Spring Awakening Yoga Series, guided by the experienced ERYT-500hr teacher Stephanie, is an invitation to flow seamlessly into the vibrant energy of spring, using yoga as our vessel for transformation. This series is perfectly timed to begin a week after the Spring Equinox, allowing us to harness the potent energy of renewal and growth that this time of year brings.

Whether you are deepening an established yoga and meditation practice or stepping onto the mat for the first time, this series offers a unique opportunity to cultivate grace, strength, and ease. Join a community of committed yogis, aspiring to live as their most authentic selves—true boddhisattvas of the modern world.

Class Structure:

Over the course of this series, Stephanie will guide you through an enriching journey of self-discovery and renewal. The extended class length accommodates a comprehensive asana routine, building progressively each week to deepen your practice. Bright and stimulating breathwork will invigorate your body and mind, contrasting the introspective practices of winter with the dynamic energy of spring.

Each session is a blend of movement, breath, and meditation, designed to nurture your intentions and foster personal growth. Stephanie's expert instruction is enriched with heartfelt stories and wisdom from the yoga tradition, creating a nurturing space for both reflection and expansion.

Key Benefits:

  • Navigate life's changes with grace and adaptability.

  • Harness the renewing energy of the Spring Equinox to revitalize your practice.

  • Build on your meditation and asana practice with a longer, more dynamic class structure.

  • Engage in uplifting breathwork to energize your body and clear your mind.

  • Join a supportive community dedicated to growth and self-discovery.

  • Reduce stress and embody the fuller expression of your true self.

 

This mini-series is not just a yoga class; it's a transformative experience tailored by CMHC to guide you into a season of growth, both on and off the mat. Embrace the change, and let your practice bloom this spring with Stephanie.

Spaces are limited to foster a personalized and intimate class environment. Secure your spot and embark on a journey of renewal and profound self-exploration.

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Why Yoga?

Beyond its physical benefits, many people practice yoga as a way of being more mindful. Careful concentration on one’s body and breath can provide welcome relief from feeling “stuck” in one’s thoughts. While yoga for mindfulness is not intended to solve personal problems , it helps individuals bring calm to how they internally  experience personal problems.
 

According to Johns Hopkins, Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages.

 Add Yoga to your wellness regime and experience to potentially gain:

●       Better Stress Management

●       Improvement in Strength, Balance, and Flexibility

●       Relief from Lower Back Pain

●       Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

●       Quality Sleep

●       Natural Boost in Energy Levels

Numerous studies show the value of Yoga in our everyday lives. Anyone from children to adults can harness the power of Yoga and live a better life.

Live In The Moment

Multitasking drives our world. We wake up, shower and get dressed, drive to work, and plan our day. We leave work, come home, eat dinner, and go to sleep. Amid all these activities, we are constantly moving; yet we are unaware of the present moment. Our unawareness makes us lose a part of ourselves. Therefore, practicing Yoga for Mindfulness is a welcome and refreshing  gift of self-care.

Humans worry a lot!. We can stress about the past, present, and future! Continuous worrying takes away  peace of mind and affects  daily activities. In severe cases, it can even cause depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, or heart issues.

This is why living in the moment is necessary for a happy life.

So how does Mindfulness help? Mindfulness is awareness and non-judgmental acceptance of the present. It’s the power to acknowledge reality as  is, without immediately labeling it as good or bad. It doesn’t require you to meditate the whole day; instead, regular practice can increase your capacity to be more aware of your senses and surrounding environments.

Practice Yoga For Mindfulness

Mindfulness plus Yoga offers a holistic approach to help you regain balance, become self-aware and develop a positive mindset. Every posture we teach is with the intention to provide you with an inner insight about yourself.

Become Mindful, And Live Happier!

Yoga FAQs:

What is the best yoga for mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the Western term for the spiritual aspects of yoga.  

Mindfulness yoga is based on the Hatha Raja Yoga tradition and incorporates slow, gentle movements of the body, which build awareness through the breath of the present moment to cultivate a felt sense of mindfulness characteristics, which include: non-judgment, non-striving, patience, self-compassion, beginner's mind, acceptance, and letting go.  Forms are usually held for a few rounds of breath to build awareness.

Does yoga help with mindfulness?

Absolutely!  With every breath and every form, it gives us a chance to pause and come back to the present moment, enhancing awareness, gratitude, and curiosity.

Can you do yoga instead of meditation?

Definitely, yoga is meditation in movement.  In Hatha Raja Yoga we do yoga first to calm the monkey mind in preparation for meditation, so it's always an option.

Which yoga is best for anxiety?

As steady, gentle, and conscious in which forms are held for a few rounds of breath, with options for movement within the form is helpful to teach the body to relax, and allow the mind to recognize ways to calm through breath, especially through abdominal breathing, and longer exhales. 

Is Mindful Yoga safe for all ages and body types?

Yes, Mindful yoga allows you to do what is best for your body. It teaches you how to listen to what your body needs, and attend to it through safe, effective, healing forms.

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