This 6 week series offers yoga teachings and practices to help with anxiety and depression. It is ideal for folx who are interested in a holistic/spiritual approach to mental health and connecting with other like-minded people.
This is a specialty series and NOT the same as regular movement-based yoga classes. Sessions are a mixture of discussion of basic yoga philosophy, group sharing, and a wide range of yoga practices that are not as commonly taught. Practices include asana (physical movement), pranayama (breath), kriyas (cleansing), mudras (hand gestures), mantras, chanting, relaxation, meditation, and Yoga Nidra.
Benefits of this offering:
- A wealth of practices to draw on in daily life for grounding, balancing, and self-regulation
- A routine and dedicated weekly time for self care
- Space for compassionate and non-judgmental sharing
- Connection and camaraderie with others in the group
- Empowerment to reconnect with your own inner intuition, intelligence, and confidence
To help maintain connection after the series ends, all participants receive an outline of the practices, a Yoga Nidra recording to use at home, and invitation to continuing private classes and group gatherings for previous A&D series participants.
April 16 – May 21
Week 1: Earth – Grounding & regulating the nervous system
Week 2: Water – Flow of prana & emotional processing
Week 3: Fire – Building confidence & strength for transformation
Week 4: Air – Connecting with the heart
Week 5: Ether – Cultivating intuition & meditation
Week 6: Light – Integration & closing
This is a closed series and you must sign up for the entire six weeks. No drop-ins are allowed to help create a container of familiarity and safety within the group. Group size will be limited to about 10-12 people. Please do your best to attend all the sessions, as each week will build on the previous week’s content. If you have scheduling conflicts that prevent you from attending all six sessions, you may choose to wait for the next round (this series typically runs every quarter).
NOTE: Registrants will be contacted to fill out a brief intake form prior to the start of the series. Please look out for this in your inbox.
The studio is ADA accessible. All bodies are welcome. The practices offered can be adapted for all levels and abilities.
This series is offered at sliding scale so participants can determine the pricing that best fits their financial circumstances. We strive to make yoga as accessible as possible. Please reach out if you need additional financial assistance. If you are able, paying the higher supporter rate helps support the registration fee of others in the group who may need assistance.
BIPOC & Financial Assistance Rate: $150
Regular Rate: $180
Supporter Rate: $210
Cancellation & Policies
All sales are final and no refunds will be provided. You are welcome to transfer your registration to another participant prior to the start of the series. No changes may be made once the series has started.
If you’ve never met Julia, it is highly recommended to take at least one of her classes prior to signing up for the series. This gives you an opportunity to get to know her teaching style and see whether it resonates with you. Julia teaches weekly classes here Sundays 4pm and Wednesdays 10:30am.
**This series is not intended to be a replacement for mental health therapy or medical care. It is also not a “cure” for anxiety or depression. Yoga practices may help improve one’s overall sense of health and well-being; it can be a wonderful complement to other forms of care.
Julia Zhao (she/her) is a trauma-informed yoga therapist with over 1,000 hours of training in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra. She specializes in supporting people through anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and trauma. As someone who has navigated many mental health challenges in her own life, Julia offers a compassionate, kind, and intuitive presence. She offers private therapy and small group sessions in Olympia WA. For more info, visit www.juliazhaoyogatherapy.com.