The Vagus Nerve Yoga Experience 

Awaken your inner Calm + Balance

Namaste and Welcome!

It has been a goal of mine to create a class that serves as a safe haven for survivors of PTSD and Domestic Violence to recover in. As a coach and instructor, I am dedicated to creating an experience that allows you to embody your true nature and find your childlike spirit again.

We will learn what it means to move with ease and strength, taking on new perspectives that serve as a catalyst for change, not only on the mat but in our daily lives.

We will hum, sing, chant, move and much more, learning creative ways to stimulate our Vagus nerve and regulate our entire nervous system.

My intention is that you will take with you the teachings of non-violence out into the world and share it with others.

This class is a FREE community class with a suggested donation of $10.

You are welcome to pay online or in person, whichever you prefer. If you are unable to pay do not be deterred from participating in this class. All who respect the class, space, and teacher are welcome. All levels Welcome.

What is the Vagus Nerve?

The vagus nerve is a single, long nerve that runs from the brainstem through the neck and into the chest and abdomen, connecting to various organs. It's a crucial component of the parasympathetic nervous system, involved in managing the body's rest and digest functions.

  • Benefits to stimulating the Vagus Nerve:

    • Cultivate a state of deep relaxation and stress relief through targeted yoga poses that stimulate the vagus nerve.
    • Experience overall well-being as the class techniques encourage a balance between mind, body, and spirit.
    • Enhanced ability to handle everyday stress and higher ability to regulate emotions.
  • What You'll Need:

    • A yoga mat
    • Comfortable clothing, wear breathable layers
    • A journal
    • any modification supporters; bolsters, pillows, straps and blankets are recommended if these help you embody the postures with more comfort and ease.
    • Sealed Water Bottle
    • Completed Waiver is required to join, see below.
  • What to Expect:

    • Welcoming Space that will help you regulate and rest.
    • Designed for relaxation and vagus nerve activation.
    • Focused on stimulating calmness and stress relief.
    • Techniques to enhance relaxation.
    • Class ends with meditation for full benefit absorption.
    • Suitable for all levels with modifications available.
    • Learn about yoga's effects on the nervous system.

Sign the Waiver

To finish signing up for this class be sure to visit the waiver and complete it before showing up to class, as this is required to participate. See you soon!

Other Considerations

  • Personal Hygiene: Shower before class, wear clean clothes, avoid strong fragrances.
  • Eating Habits: Practice on an empty stomach or 2-3 hours after eating.
  • Hydration: Drink water throughout the day but not right before class.
  • Appropriate Clothing: Wear comfortable, fitting attire.
  • Consistency: Practice regularly for the best benefits.
  • Body Awareness: Don't push into pain; respect your limits.
  • Self-Focus: Concentrate on your own practice, not others'.
  • Breathing: Use breath to guide movements and deepen poses.
  • Silence Phones: Ensure a tranquil environment by silencing electronic devices.
  • Punctuality: Arrive at least 10 minutes early to prepare.
  • Respect: Follow the teacher's guidance and honor yoga's traditions.

What disrupts the Vagus Nerve's Function?

Physical Damage: Injury or surgery that damages the vagus nerve can disrupt its communication.

Inflammation: Inflammation in the body can interfere with the nerve's signals.

Chronic Stress: Long-term stress can alter the functioning of the vagus nerve, affecting its ability to regulate relaxation and digestion.

Autoimmune Diseases: Conditions where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body can affect the vagus nerve.

Gastrointestinal Issues: Since the vagus nerve is involved in digestion, problems in the gastrointestinal tract, like ulcers or infections, can disrupt its function.

Diabetes: High blood sugar levels can damage nerves, including the vagus nerve, affecting its communication.

People experiencing Vagus nerve dysfunction may experience the following Symptoms

Digestive issues
Irregular heartbeats
Difficulty swallowing
Frequent nausea or vomiting
Changes in mood or stress levels
Persistent fatigue
Unexplained weight loss
Chronic inflammation
Gag reflex dysfunction
Voice changes or hoarseness
Difficulty regulating blood sugar levels

If you are struggling with any of these symptoms it is important to talk with your doctor and make sure that this class is right for you.