Breathwork and Trauma

Breathwork is gaining popularity as a way to bio-hack our nervous system. But, not all breathwork is suitable for people with trauma. What is trauma? Trauma is any event that overwhelmed our nervous system and our capacity to cope. What distinguishes trauma from stress is that when we're faced with a stressful situation, we go [...]

Calm Mind – 5 Day Meditation Challenge

Calm Mind - 5 Day Meditation Challenge with Monica Rottmann FREE and ONLINE Monday 10 January  - Friday 14 January 6.30am - 7am every morning on zoom This is a live event to teach you to meditate, practice in a group and build a habit with support and accountability. BONUS - if you attend [...]

How it all began

This September, I'm celebrating the studio's 8th birthday. I never celebrated milestones or important occasions, but I'm a firm believer that gratitude brings us more things to be grateful for. How it started   Before I opened the studio, I was teaching yoga classes in Norman Park. I hired a couple of local halls and [...]

Tight shoulders? Try this

Tense, tight, and elevated shoulders are an epidemic. This tension is caused by stress and poor posture. The levator scapula is one of the muscles that elevate our shoulders. It's difficult to stretch but we can release it with a ball. Image by Birch Tree Wellness   Learning to relax and manage stress [...]

How to release tension from your neck

The sub-occipital muscles are located at the base of the skull. These muscles can get really tight due to poor posture and a forward head position. When these muscles are tight they can lead to tension headaches and chronic neck pain. Image by Ken Hub     Chronic neck, back and shoulder tension [...]

Relaxation Exercise

This is the relaxation exercise we do at our Relax and Meditate classes. It will help your body and mind relax. This audio is best listened to with headphones as it contains a background sound which is designed to stimulate Alpha Brainwaves, a relaxed mental state where the thoughts slow down.   Do [...]

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