Mindful Yoga

Tuesdays and Fridays at 10.30 a.m.

The workshop is led by Christophe Alamandovic.

Mindful-yoga (specific to the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy protocol) practised at the clinic is an invitation to bodily awakening in full awareness of self in the nidra yoga (sleep yoga) movements and stretching postures, suitable for all. We work on postural and respiratory adaptability. We explore our past experiences in postures which help the body and mind let go, which unlock negative somatisation, relieve muscular and organ tension in an attitude of observation, attention and concentration.

It is a subtle combination of the nidra yoga (sleep yoga) approach and of Western psychotherapy techniques, and this mind-body approach consists of encouraging patients to remain present through self-awareness, by using mindfulness techniques, yoga postures, breathing and non-directive dialogue with the therapist.

It is guided learning to enable you to observe and accept your bodily and emotional perceptions. The therapist is there to assist and support you in your experience of the relationship between your body, your thoughts, your emotions and your actions.

Benefits range from desomatisation, stress reduction, relief from fatigue, help with letting go, with self-management, for a relaxing and detoxifying effect, towards better self-esteem.