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Here's what yogis are saying about Empower Tucson Yoga! "Tiffany is a terrific yoga teacher. Her passion for yoga is obvious and her enthusiasm is inspiring. She really connects with her students on an individual level. She incorporates much insight about the spiritual and physical benefits of yoga practice, while making the class a fun experience." Danielle L.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Showering you with NEW CLASSES this APRIL!!!

In addition to my existing Therapeutic Tuesday yoga offerings (currently on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month) check out these 2 new offerings & help spread the word Yoga Lovers!

Therapeutic Yoga with Tiffany
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
(1st - 4th Tuesdays Only)
150 S 4th Avenue - Tucson Yoga 
$12 Drop-In, $5 Member Drop-In, 
or 2 Class Passes 

Tuesdays - (NEW! Starts 4/4/17)
.::Healthy Psoas::.
This Therapeutic Hatha Yoga practice will offer techniques and practices to maintain Psoas, Sacrum and SI Joint health. The offering will conclude with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation to ease the mind, body, and spirit from the effects of trauma, pain and suffering.  

When the body begins to tremor, it releases chronic tension. Through this release process, the body tells that story. The places where the tremors move through, along with the places where they are unable to move through the body, reveal the physical aspects of the body's history. Which emotions are released and which are not released reveals the specific emotional aspects of these experiences. The memories or thoughts that are evoked by the tremors reveal the cognitive aspects of the same experiences. The body is unveiling each aspect of its history when it is tremoring. 

All spiritual practices emphasize that in order to connect with the spiritual dimension of ourselves, we must live in the present moment. All our life long it's been natural for our muscles to contract because of dangers the body mind felt it needed to protect itself from. But when this tension isn't released and hence becomes chronic, it prevents the body from being fully alive in the present. It's ability to express it's organic liveliness is restricted by the patterns of muscle tension. When the body is allowed to tremor, the tremors release this tension, thereby allowing the body to come more fully into the present moment.

As we experience a shift in our consciousness, our energy level, and our vibrational frequency, it produces a sense of lightness in the physical body, greater clarity about our true self, and the more obvious connectedness to others.


.::Yoga for Stress & Anxiety::.
In this Restorative, Gentle and Yoga Nidra practice you will learn about and experience evidence-based practices and techniques to ease the mind, body, and spirit from the effects of tension, stress and anxiety. 

Anxiety comes from fear. Humans evolve the ability to fear for the same reason every other self-respecting mammal did: survival. We fear things that will hurt us. However, since we are social creatures we don't just fear physical injury. We fear that we will miss something important, look stupid, lose something we love, or have to do something we hate, among countless other things. Even though these fears are very different than the fear we experience in a dangerous situation, our bodies only have the one central nervous system with which to respond. 

Like most drug addictions, stress and anxiety have side effects: weight gain or loss, insomnia, muscle tightness, irritability, distractibility, memory failure, frequent urge to pee, high blood pressure, and so on. And like most drug addictions, the cure is not to treat the symptoms but the source: fear.


3rd Tuesdays - (NEW! Starts 4/18/17)
..:Yoga for Depression::.
This Therapeutic blend of Hatha and Restorative Yoga postures will empower your mind, body, & spirit. The offering will conclude with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation to ease the effects of depression and relieve suffering. 


"In a world obsessed with psychopharmacology, (Yoga for Depression) is a refreshing reminder that, in some cases, the tools we have to cure depression reside not in a pill, but our own bodies, if we are willing to try." ~ Lauren Slater, author of Prozac Diary 

More than 25 million Americans are treated with antidepressants each year, at a cost in excess of $50 billion. But the side effects of popular prescription drugs may seem nearly as depressing as the symptoms they're meant to treat. 

Through specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques one can ease suffering and release life's traumas and losses. 

Take the natural path to mental wellness with me EVERY 3rd TUESDAY (beginning on 4/18/17), 7-8:30pm. I will share empowering practices and techniques that have helped me in overcoming depression and will offer a better solution than the Western mindset of prescription drugs. 


4th Tuesdays - 
.::Retrain Your Brain::.
In this Restorative, Gentle and Yoga Nidra practice you will learn about and experience evidence-based practices and techniques to bring awareness to the mind's unconscious and habitual patterns for improved health and happiness. 

"All sentient beings developed through natural selection in such a way that pleasant sensations serve as thier guide, and especially the pleasure derived from sociability and from loving our families." ~ Charles Darwin

Each of us has two wolves in the heart, one of love and one of hate. Everything depends on which one we feed each day. While the wolf of hate gets more press, the wolf of love is actually bigger and stronger, and its development over millions of years has been a major factor in driving the evolution of the brain. The size of the human brain has tripled in the past 3 million years; much of this growth is devoted to interpersonal capabilities such as empathy and cooperative planning. 

As the brain grew in size, early humans needed a longer childhood to develop and train the brain; and as childhood grew longer, our ancestors needed to find new ways to bond parents and children and other members of the tribe in order to preserve 'the village it takes to raise a child.' Meanwhile, the wolf of hate also evolved. Hunter-gatherer bands frequently engaged in highly lethal violence toward each other. 

Cooperation and aggression – love and hate – coevolved synergistically. Their capabilities and inclinations remain with us today. The wolf of hate shrinks the circle of 'us,' sometimes to the point that only the self is left inside it. The brain routinely categorizes 'us' and 'them,' and then automatically prefers 'us' and devalues 'them.' Ironically, sometimes the wolf of hate is set outside the circle of 'us.' But there is no killing the wolf of hate, and denying it just lets it grow in the shadows. We need to acknowledge the wolf of hate and appreciate the power of the wolf of love – and then restrain the one while feeding the other.


Women's Yoga for Healing ~
Shakti Lunar Rituals with Tiffany Georgia 
*Select Mondays, 7-8:30pm*
148 S 4th Avenue - Tucson Yoga 

Monday, 3/13/17 {Full Moonin Virgo}
Monday, 3/27/17 {New Moon in Aries}