Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Begins September 28, 2019

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
with Therapeutics, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Trauma Sensitivity


Experience and Teach True Relaxation

Two Modules

September 28 through November 2, 2019 

and

January 25 – February 29, 2020

Trainings meet Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

at Brooke West Yoga | Yoga West Cooperative

7730 Morro Road Suite 207 Atascadero

San Luis Obispo County, CA


This training is designed for Yoga teachers, practitioners and anyone with a sincere desire to learn more about Restorative Yoga, meditation and relaxation for health and personal development. 

New and experienced yoga teachers, mind-body wellness professionals and those with a servant’s heart, such as body workers, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, mental health and public service professionals of all kinds, first responders and life coaches are all welcome. 

Learn to practice and assist others in balanced sequences of restorative poses, meditation and yoga nidra for relief of stress, pain, depression, addiction and behavioral issues, anxiety, tension, trauma and more. These trainings are personal, warm, lively, engaging, relaxing and packed with resources and information which will be useful in many areas of your life.


Authentic relaxation can be the most difficult skill to master. The remedies of time, calm atmospheres, feeling cared for and being calmly witnessed can allow us to rebuild our health, our sense of self-worth and our productivity. With willingness, Restorative Yoga can be accessed by most any practitioner, no matter their fitness or experience level.

Yoga teachers and health care providers may be interested in learning and teaching Restorative Yoga for many reasons, among them:

  • Restorative yoga and meditation is safe for all stages of life and can be comfortably adapted for most physiques;
  • Restorative Yoga is a loving and kind practice, which appeals to compassionate care providers because it is so nurturing to offer and to receive; 
  • Teachers can physically sustain teaching these gentler practices over a long career; 
  • The atmosphere is calming for the teacher and the student; and  
  • Students and teachers everywhere are requesting that gentle, more passive, regenerative self-care practices – natural and effortless gateways to meditation – are made more readily available. 

WHAT THIS TRAINING WILL COVER

Creating Safe and Calming Environments

Restorative Yoga Poses

Personal Practice • Teaching

Alignment • Assisting • Adjustments • Modifications for Accessibility

Physical and Energetic Benefits • Contraindications

Sequencing • Props • Cueing • Tone • Pacing • Silence 

Sequences for Balancing Chakras • Anxiety Relief • Depression Relief

Solutions for Common Complaints

Meditation • Yoga Nidra

Trauma- Sensitive, Trauma-Informed Training 

 
 
 SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Practical, technical skills to expertly set up and modify poses for individual needs in a trauma-sensitive environment.
Learn and understand sequencing to relieve specific physical and psychological issues and to support special problems safely.
Consider principles, silence, affirmations and languaging for effective relaxation.

Experience and lead practice sessions.
Develop intuition and an eye for alignment, breath and body language.
Trauma-informed movement, breath, and other skills to promote calmness.
Learn how to make people comfortable and how to expertly guide relaxation.
Learn how to create a sense of security in any environment.

GENERAL FORMAT

The tone of Brooke’s trainings is relaxed, friendly, personable and casual while serious in focus and attention to safety and detail. This is an intensive learning environment. Both group process and fundamentals of yoga will be emphasized. Meditation and trauma-sensitive skills will be taught throughout, as well as sharing of personal experience, discussion, lecture, question & answer, partner teaching, lessons, reading and internationally resourced material, including a manual, and direct experience of resting.
Expect to cover a large amount of material in each session and also to spend a significant amount of time practicing and experiencing deep relaxation in the poses.
You will leave skilled and equipped with tools, experience and confidence to build and teach restorative practices for yourself and others.  Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units will reflect all training hours that the student attends. Group ZOOM calls are offered for students who would like mid-training support. They are not required for students to attend, however the courtesy of an RSVP is requested. Go to www.zoom.us and register for free. A link will be sent to you via email at the time of the session to join the call.



SCHEDULE


Module 1
 

Saturday, September 28, 2019  
Introduction + Relaxation +

Sitting Comfortably + Lying Down: Savasana  

Saturday, October 5

The Nervous System + Breathing and Pranayama Techniques

Child’s Pose + Legs Up The Wall 

Tuesday, October 15 
Optional Online ZOOM Group Call 6pm – 7pm

Saturday, October 12

The Subtle Body + Meditation, Mudras and Marmas 

Supported Side Twist + Mountain Brook Pose 

Saturday, October 19

Meditation

Supported Bridge + Baddha Konasana + Variations

Saturday, October 26

Abdominal Twist + Supported Side Stretch + Yoga Nidra

Tuesday, October 29 
Optional Online ZOOM Group Call 6pm – 7pm 

Saturday, November 2 Breathing and Pranayama Techniques + Teaching Practicum + Meditation + Savasana

Module 2

including more postures, more variations to accommodate different physiques, subtle teaching techniques and practice teaching. Join us in January for a deeper inquiry into therapeutic sequencing (the focus of this module) and modifications,   Taking Module 2 alone can only be taken with prior approval from Brooke. 
To get the most comprehensive training, it is suggested that you take both Module 1 and Module 2.

Saturday, January 25, 2020  Introduction Balancing: The Chakra Sequence The Art of Sequencing for Deepest Relaxation
Saturday, February 1  Calming: Forward Bends + Anxiety Relief Sequence    Tuesday, February 4   6pm – 7pm Optional Online ZOOM Group Call

Saturday, February 8 Enlivening: Backward Bends + Depression Relief Sequence 
Saturday, February 15 Resting: Side Bends + Yoga Nidra 
Tuesday, February 18  
6pm – 7pm Optional Online ZOOM Group Call 
Saturday, February 22 Restoring: Sleep Sequence Restorative Yoga for Women’s Health Other Poses

Saturday, February 29 Breathing and Pranayama Techniques + Teaching Practicum + Meditation + Savasana  

GENERAL DAILY SCHEDULE
10am to 12:15pm
Partner student teaching.Check-in, brief morning practice session. Learning the poses or sequence and modifications.
12:15am – 1:00am
Relaxation, meditation and short break
1:00 to 2:00
Wrap-up + final relaxationspecial skills and techniques. Discussion of the module sequence, Q & A, 

Required materials:
This style of Restorative Yoga uses only blankets as props. Please bring three blankets minimum (and up to eight, made of cotton or wool) and other props such as blocks or bolsters, if you would like to be trained with them. 
Bring a Yoga mat, water and a light snack, if you like.
Please bring a camera, a pen and notebook and an audio recording device, if you like.

Suggested reading:
Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater PhD PT
Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes PhD
The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health by Linda Sparrowe

You Receive

A Restorative Yoga Manual

A Recommended Resources and Reading List

A Certificate of Completion, which can be used to satisfy up to 52 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.

Ongoing Teaching Support


Modules 1 & 2 

$1350

$1250 by September 12

Module 1

$750

$650 by September 12

Module 2 

$750

$650 by February 12

Click the underscored rate to register via PayPal. 

Payment plans may be available. Please contact Brooke. 

All sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason, but you are free to transfer your registration to another attendee.

Brooke West is a Certified Yoga Therapist recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapy. 
She is a yoga therapy researcher, lecturer and founder of a yoga studio and co-director of a yoga and wellness cooperative.
She has refined her signature teaching style over fifteen years of teaching therapeutic Yoga in person and online, locally and nationally, in yoga teacher trainings and at international conferences as an invited lecturer. 
She has successfully served many demographics in many different settings, including seriously impaired students with emotional, mental, behavioral, physical and spiritual unease, by supporting and teaching people how to relearn how to rest very deeply. 
Trauma-sensitive Restorative Yoga, Yoga nidra and meditation are the foundation of her yoga therapy teaching practice. Find out more about Brooke here.  

Continue your self-care with this training.
Personal transformation and healing arises from rest, in the spaciousness of inner self-reflection.

Restorative yoga offers an antidote to today’s distractions, busyness, pain and disorder. Restorative Yoga and meditation illuminate ease, order, and clarity. These practices help us to develop our intuition and creativity, opening inner windows to reveal our purpose and offer a well from which to drink seemingly endless calm energy.

Please contact Brooke with any questions about this training by replying to this email.

Free Orientation & Tea 

Friday, September 6, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the studio

Honored To Have Been Asked

Tomorrow!

Sunday, July 28
10am
Central Coast Center for Spiritual Living 
689 Crocker St., Templeton

Brooke will be delivering the Sunday message: Relaxation and Your Spiritual Development
followed by a Restorative and Relaxing Yoga and Meditation Session at Noon 

I am honored to have been invited to present at CCCSL by Elizabeth Rowley, Spiritual Director, in the sweetest north
county chapel!
It even has a bell that they ring!

See the description below:

Brooke will discuss the importance of relaxation for spiritual development and lead a simple seated guided
relaxation. (There is no fee to attend the Sunday service.)

After the service, Brooke will offer a session of relaxation and restorative yoga for a deeper experience.
The investment for this session is $20 and you may register at the following link.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5M8LFG3L5C7E6


Friends – you don’t want to miss this opportunity to rest and relax your mind and body. You deserve it!

About Brooke West
Brooke has a lifelong connection to the Science of Mind/Church of Religious Science/Center for Spiritual
Living, which offers spiritual practices and community unconfined to any creed. CCCSL provides spiritual tools for personal and global transformation, to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence and envisions a
world that works for everyone. She will offer a bit of her moving story on Sunday.

Brooke West, BSc, C-IAYT is a yoga therapist and meditation teacher. She is co-owner of Yoga West
Cooperative, formerly Brooke West Yoga, offering classes, workshops and one on one yoga therapy to clients
for self-development, mental health and physical wellness.

Her specialty is in teaching Kriya Yoga Meditation in the lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of
Autobiography of a Yogi, and in guiding people through restorative yoga, a passive, gentle style accessible to
all.

She creates atmospheres of calmness so people can revisit the inherent peace that resides within us all, for
balance, clarity and effective living.

https://brookewestyoga.com/

#RaiseTheVibe #CCCSL




Extra! Extra! Yoga West Cooperative In The News!

Happy Summer!

Atascadero News came out to the Yoga and Meditation studio and interviewed me last week about Yoga therapy running the healing arts studio cooperatively.

Read the article here!

Four fabulous and established teachers – Dorene Garvin, Erika Indrani, Kari Stettler, and Kris Beal – and myself are making the space a comfortable place for all of us to learn, stretch, reflect and heal. If you have not yet had the pleasure of making their acquaintance, you are in for a treat! They are all kind, generous and dedicated women. Together, we are enjoying growing as a team, turning the office into a counseling and massage room and building upon the schedule. The four of them graciously chose the name Yoga West Cooperative for this iteration, to honor my continued service to the community.

Check out classes and workshop details and the schedule: www.yogawestcooperative.com

The studio stays cool under the canopy of trees, so please visit us this summer, and bring your loved ones!

To those of you who cannot join us for whatever reason: we send you love.

May all of your dreams come true, harmoniously.

May friendship and the spirit of joyful collaboration lighten your days.

Best wishes for a peace-filled you and for a healthier planet this season.

Stay Positive, In The Light

AUM

Announcing Yoga West Cooperative!

I have invited four amazing women – all teachers and helping professionals – to support the studio and our community in a cooperative way. Kris Beal, Kari Stettler, Dorene Garvin and our longtime friend Erika Indrani Eddy are gearing up to offer more classes for your peace and health at the studio this summer.

Please go to http://www.yogawestcooperative.com for more details, more classes, bios on the teachers, a calendar (!!) and more!

Together is better. Thank you for your continued support!

Hari OM

Peace AUM

Upcoming Events for Health and Well Being

YOGA THERAPY IN PERSON, BY PHONE OR ZOOM.US with Brooke

Enroll in a Private Yoga Therapy program

Book a free phone consultation

 

 

Upcoming Events and Classes in April and May at the Studio 

7730 Morro Road, suite 207, in Atascadero Center, Atascadero, upstairs, building in rear

Saturday, April 27, 7 – 9pm

Empath Support Group

Welcome all Empaths, Highly Sensitive People, and Indigos. This will be an open discussion about WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN EMPATH. This is an accepting and safe place to show up as your authentic sensitive self, and to meet others like you.

This is an open and informal gathering to connect Empaths , HSP, spiritual seekers and Indigos. So we can support and empower each other. The support group is facilitated by myself (Holly Hansen), but peer lead and co-created by all who attend.

In the sharing round we will share our personal stories, tools, different healing methods that empower us, spiritual topics of interest, and close with a meditation.

Empath Support Group Led by Holly Hansen. indiglowhealing.com $20

Saturday, May 4 9am – 10am

Chant the Hanuman Chalisa

by Donation with Dorene Garvin

This is a devotional chanting opportunity to Hanuman, one of the most chanted songs in India. Uplifting!

Monday Night Meditation
May 6
6pm – 7pm Learn To Meditate for Health and Peace
Offered by Brooke by Donation
the first Monday of each month
Beginners welcome

Ladies!
Embrace Your Surrender
Monthly Series for Women with Sex Coach Jayna Dickens
Saturday May 11 2pm – 4pm $35
Fun conversation, tricks for better sex and accessing natural woman power.
Sexy! Spiritual! Yogic!
www.jaynadickens.com 

 

Saturday, May 12 12noon – 3pm

Decharging with the Elements with Dorene Garvin

Come learn and experience how to reduce your stress in minutes utilizing the power of the Five Elements, and in particular Earth, Fire and Water. This knowledge is beneficial to everyone, but especially those in the healing, teaching and entertainment professions. With or without our notice, we accumulate negative energies from our interactions with others, which over time can cause burn out, depression, and in the worst-case scenario, illness. Simple and effective tools are given which can be utilized right away to avoid this and ensure a long happy career. 

Dorene has been studying the knowledge brought forth from the ancient Indian palm leaf books by Sri Kaleshwar Swami since 2006. Her desire is to share this information far and wide.

Pre-registration required, call her at 805-549-0602 to reserve your spot. $45



Weekly Classes
Tuesday Mornings
Gentle Yoga
9:30am
with Erika Indrani
$15



Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays *This may change in MAY to one evening per week*
with Brooke
5:45pm – 7:15pm
$15
These classes are for all levels;
no experience necessary and a great introduction for people new to Yoga, in recovery of all kinds and needing gentle movement and deep relaxation. *Brooke will be traveling in May. Classes may be canceled or a substitute teacher may step in May 22 and 23. Please check back for details.*

Weekly Recovery Meeting
Women’s Intimacy in Al-Anon
Fridays Noon 

*Unless indicated, drop-ins are welcome, just come on by! No experience necessary.

One on One Yoga Therapy with Brooke

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries.

Find us at Brooke West Yoga Therapy
7730 Morro Road suite 207
Atascadero Center near Curbaril, enter the driveway from Morro Road
Building in back of the lot, upstairs
in beautiful Atascadero 

Upcoming Events and Classes in February

Monday Night Meditation
February 4
6pm – 7pm Learn To Meditate for Health and Peace
Offered by Brooke by Donation
the first Monday of each month
Beginners welcome

New Moon Crystal Bowl, Reiki, Breathwork Sound Healing with Jamie Dubin
Tuesday February 5 6:30pm – 8pm $30 Venmo: Jamie-Dubin
Please write “Brooke” for the note or
pay at the door

Clothing Swap!
Saturday February 9 10am – 12pm
Bring five to fifteen items you would offer to your bestie!
Leftovers will be donated to charity!

Ladies!
Embrace Your Surrender
Monthly Series for Women with Sex Coach Jayna Dickens
Saturday February 9 2pm – 4pm $35
Fun conversation, tricks for better sex and accessing natural woman power.
Sexy! Spiritual! Yogic!
www.jaynadickens.com 

It’s so amazing, we’ve added two dates!
Aroma Freedom Technique – Change Your Thought Patterns with Essential Oils
Monday, February 11 & Monday, February 25  5:30pm-7:30pm $35 http://www.erikaeddy.com

Nonviolent Communication Group
with Michelle Madgett • Saturday February 16 Monthly 9:30am – 12:30pm
http://www.michellemadgett.com
Observe • Feel • Need • Request • Magic
There will be a new class each month based on each chakra. February is the First Chakra!
This is a life-changing skill to practice.
Improve relationships of all kinds.
Learn to express your needs clearly and without a charge. Improve your family atmosphere. Be happier.

Soul Collage®
Saturdays
February 23
March 23
April 27
1pm – 4pm
SoulCollage® is a creative process involving magazine images, glue & matboard. No artistic talent is needed in this deceptively simple process that allows you to access the true voice of your inner self. Fun, relaxing & so satisfying! You will love your cards and the wisdom you find within! Your SoulCollage® Facilitator:
Janice Schoening 805-441-0608
$35
Walk-ins welcome the day of!

~

Surrender! Relax! Relieve pain and tension!
Myofascial Release + Yoga Nidra with Jahara February 24 11AM – 1PM
$30 pre-reg/$35 at the door
http://www.wildradiance.net

Women’s Restorative Yoga and Meditation Retreat  • Ayurvedic Lunch • Shamanic Despacho Gratitude Ceremony • Silence Optional Sunday, March 10 11am – 5pm led by Brooke at a private ranch in San Luis Obispo$120 Pre-registration required 
Custom Yoga Therapy Programs
http://www.brookewestyoga.com

Weekly Classes
Tuesday Mornings
Gentle Yoga
9:30am
with Erika Indrani
$15


Weekly Classes
Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays
with Brooke
5:45pm – 7:15pm
$15
These classes are for all levels;
no experience necessary and a great introduction for people new to Yoga, in recovery of all kinds and needing gentle movement and deep relaxation.

Weekly
Women’s Intimacy in Al-Anon
Fridays Noon 

*Unless indicated, drop-ins are welcome, just come on by! No experience necessary.

One on One Yoga Therapy with Brooke

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries.

Find us at Brooke West Yoga Therapy
7730 Morro Road suite 207
Atascadero Center near Curbaril, enter the driveway from Morro Road
Building in back of the lot, upstairs
in beautiful Atascadero 

Schedule Schedule Ever Changing: New Events!

Current details through March here

MANTRA A Documentary Film Showing Friday, January 18 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm (two viewings) 

The Phenomenon of The Sanskrit Effect and the Benefits of Chanting and Kirtan – offered by free will donation

Restorative Yoga for Anxiety and Depression Release -led by Brooke

Saturday, January 19

2pm – 4:30pm

Know Yourself: Aroma Freedom Technique and Essential Oils

with Erika Indrani Eddy, LAc, Yoga teacher, certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner

Monday Jan 21st 5:30 – 7:30pm $35 ~ Drop-ins welcome ~ More info here

Reiki I Training
with Erika Indrani
Saturday, January 26
12pm – 4pm

Heal yourself and others with this gentle, hands-on practice
Contact Indrani here for details 

Dive deep with restorative poses to support full release and ease in the body… 

Pause.  Feel.  Breathe

Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils

Monday January 28

6:00pm – 7:30pm

In each pose, an essential oil blend from the Young Living Feelings Kit will be included with an affirmation to help integrate body and mind.  The blends used are: 

Harmony, Forgiveness, Inner Child, Present Time, Release, Valor

Each attendee will have the option to take home a roller blend with the oil of your choice to continue the benefits and transformation for $5. $25 Walk-ins welcome! Led by Erika Indrani Eddy

Tuesday, January 29,6:30pm – 8pm

A Masochist’s Introduction to BDSM: hear true tales of BDSM exploration that resulted in healing old sexual wounds, discovering untapped sexual power and embracing play. Led by Jayna Dickens, Somatic Intimacy Coach. $20.

Weekly Classes
Tuesday Mornings
Gentle Yoga
9:30am
with Erika Indrani
$15


Weekly Classes
Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Wednesdays and Thursdays
with Brooke
5:45pm – 7:15pm
$15
These classes are for all levels;
no experience necessary and a great introduction for people new to Yoga, in recovery of all kinds and needing gentle movement and deep relaxation.

Weekly
Women’s Intimacy in Al-Anon
Fridays Noon 

*Unless indicated, drop-ins are welcome, just come on by! No experience necessary.

One on One Yoga Therapy with Brooke

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries.

Find us at Brooke West Yoga Therapy
7730 Morro Road suite 207
Atascadero Center near Curbaril, enter the driveway from Morro Road
Building in back of the lot, upstairs
in beautiful Atascadero 

Please contact Brooke by email with inquiries

On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/brookewestrestorativeyoga – 

Like, Comment, Share – It means so much!

BIG BIG SCHEDULE • FUN and MORE! November and December 2018 at Brooke West Yoga

The end of the year is shaping up nicely at the studio! We offer small, personal and intimate classes where your needs are met with compassion and care.

Drop-ins are welcome to all events unless pre-registration is specified. Please be in touch if you have trouble pre-registering for events.

Some event details to be announced. Please email Brooke for more information.

We are offering three weekly Yoga classes and many special events through the end of the year which are all therapeutic, and many are rest-based.

Extra-Gentle Restorative Yoga Therapy and Beginning Meditation Instruction with Brooke, Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:45pm – 7:15pm $15 // These are Regular Weekly Yoga Classes. Drop-ins welcome, no experience necessary.

Gentle Yoga with Erika Indrani Eddy, Tuesdays 9:30am – 11am $15. Drop-ins welcome, no experience necessary. http://www.erikaeddy.com

  • Sat Nov 3 Spirit Dolls Witch Craft Transformative Healing Ceremony with Brooke 3pm – 5pm donation (Women and children only)
  • Mon Nov 5 Group Meditation with Instruction for Beginners with Brooke 6pm – 7pm donation-based
  • Tues Nov 6 Chair Yoga and 3-Part Breath for Mental Health Professionals with Joann Lutz, visiting from Massachusetts, 6pm – 7:30pm $20 pre-register, $30 at the door www.yogainpsychotherapy.com
  • Fri Nov 9 Crystal Bowl Sound Healing & Reiki with Jamie Dubin 6:30pm – 8pm $30 www.facebook.com/harmonicprana
  • Tues Nov 13 Yoga for Sleep – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Weds Nov 14 Soul Motion Expressive Dance with Kari Stettler 6pm – 7:30pm Slide $15 – $20 www.somaticresiliency.com
  • Friday November 16 Sound Bath and Restorative Yoga with Kaylen Gleason and Matt Black
  • Tuesday Nov 20 Yoga for Digestion – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Tuesday Nov 27 Yoga for Healthy Aging – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Sat Dec 1 NVC – Dinner Table 911 NonViolent Communication with Michelle Madgett (series 12/1, 12/8, 12/15) 10am – 12pm $80 for the series – Find her on Facebook at /michellemadgett
  • Sunday Dec 2 Learn to Chant the Hanuman Chalisa with Erika Indrani Eddy 10am – 12pm
  • Tuesday, Dec 4 Red Tent, Ladies! with Jackie Lavender
  • Sunday Dec 2 Kids Yoga and Mindful Art with Vanessa Orr  1:30 – 2:30pm $16 please pre-register at www.yayayogaca.com discount for siblings
  • Mon Dec 3 Group Meditation with Instruction for Beginners with Brooke 6pm – 7pm donation-based
  • Sat Dec 8 Yoga with Myofascial Release with Jahara Sara Seitz 2pm – 4pm $30 pre-register at wildradiance.net (yoga offerings page/tab), $35 at the door please pre-register
  • Sunday Dec 9 Women’s Restorative Retreat with Ayurvedic Lunch with Brooke at Crows End Retreat in Squire Canyon 11am – 5pm This retreat will sell out, please pre-register here
  • Tuesday Dec 11 Mindful Leadership, Yoga Ethics and Community Healing – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20
  • Tuesday Dec 18 Celebration of the Solstice, Spirit, Self  – Women’s Health Series with Brooke 6pm – 7:45pm $20

The County’s newest Al-Anon meeting, Women’s Intimacy in Recovery, meets Fridays at 12pm.

All events held at Brooke West Yoga, 7730 Morro Road, suite 207, Atascadero in Atascadero Center near Curbaril, building in back, upstairs. Morro Road is also called Highway 41.

Please remove your shoes before entering the studio and complete a waiver at your first visit. We have Yoga mats and props; feel free to bring your own or to borrow ours.

Brooke is accepting private Yoga therapy referrals and new clients.

Thank you for supporting a woman-owned business.

Brooke West Yoga Logo YTX Med

Ways to Check In With Yourself for Self-Regulation

How do I feel in this moment?

What do I want to do right now?
Do I want to keep checking in with myself right now? Am I willing to come back to it later?

What’s my energy level like today?

How’s my pacing? What did I do yesterday? Am I recovering from activity? What am I digesting physically/mentally/emotionally/socially/spiritually/on a soul level?
What do I need to do tomorrow? Can some of this energy be saved for then? Do I need to generate some energy for something upcoming by resting or moving?
Do I have muscular/physical tension? What level is it?
Do I want to discharge it by lying/standing/sitting? Do I want to fold forward?
Do I want to move my neck?
Do I want to backbend?
Do I want to move my arms?
Do I want to move my spine?
Observe the breath.
What is my mind doing? Is my breath affecting my mental field?
Do I want to change my breath?
Check my list for breathing techniques to move the energy in the direction I’d like to go.
Am I willing to do any of these?
Four Foundational Fields To Observe:
The Physical body
The Mental body
The Emotional body
The Breath body
gentle