THE YOGA EFFECT – Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi announce a new book published by Da Capo Lifelong / Hachette. The Yoga Effect: A Proven Program for Depression and Anxiety is an accessible, engaging, and evidence-based program to help you ease depression and anxiety through the practice of yoga. Available for order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and BAM!
UPCOMING EVENTS – The Yoga Sanctuary, Punta Gorda, FL – March 2022
March 19, 2022
The venue for our yoga retreats on Isla Holbox is Villas Flamingos, a beachfront boutique hotel whose location directly on the Yum Balam Reserve lagoon make it a unique destination on the island. Our twice daily yoga classes will be held in a thatched-roof, open-air palapa. In our third floor aerie, we practice with magnificent views of the ocean laid out before us. Between classes there will be time to cool down in the seafront pool, walk along the beach to town, take a siesta, go for a kayak tour, bike around the island, or simply surrender to the slow rhythm of island life by doing “nothing”. Click here for more details.
BLOCK ISLAND FALL RETREAT – FALL 2022 DATES TBA!
Enjoy the beautiful New England fall season in the quiet beauty of Block Island, Rhode Island with a three day retreat. Our time includes two nights at The 1661 Inn, four yoga sessions, two champagne breakfasts, one dinner at Spring House, and two “wine & nibbles” hours.
The Nature Conservancy named Block Island “One of the Last Great Places”. You’ll have plenty of time between yoga sessions to walk, hike or bike around the island. Experience its natural beauty, shop in the quaint town center, or just relax at the hotel’s beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Block Island Sound. Click here for more details.
YOGA FOR DEPRESSION & ANXIETY STUDY
Our latest study on Yoga for Depression and Anxiety has been published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, March, 2017, with impressive results. In a group of beginning yoga practitioners diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, practicing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week, along with some home practice, significantly decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety as measured by MRI technology and Beck’s Depression Inventory scale.
To find out more, here are a few articles of note:
It’s Official: Yoga Helps Depression
Yoga Needs to Cut the Bullshit: All the Pseudoscience Can Detract From the Way Your Practice Can Actually Help
And for those interested in reading the study and abstract, here is the full study.
Photograph by Andree Lerat
Image Credit: “The Goddess in India: The Five Faces of the Eternal Feminine” by Devdutt Pattanaik.