DATES FOR 2020 coming soon! The clinic will start in January :)

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY

Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 19, & Nov 2

12:30 pm - 3:00pm

Early bird rate: $150 (through September 3) 

Regular rate: $185 

(Includes manual, binder, and additional handouts)

CLASS STRUCTURE

12:30 - 12:45 PM
Intro & overview of the day’s class objectives

12:45 - 1:15 PM
Asana (yoga posture) practice

1:15 - 2 PM
Education w/experiential and booklet reference

2 - 2:10 PM
Break/ Review HW and tracking chart

2:10 - 2:30pm
Pranayama (breath work) & meditation, philosophical inquiry or other tools

2:30 - 3pm
Guided Deep Relaxation (“Yoga Nidra”) and Closing

This clinic is designed for those who suffer from anxiety; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and PTSD. Led by Certified Yoga Therapist Kirsten Higgins, M.Ed., C-IAYT, participants will learn and practice self-healing modalities which are effective in reducing the effects of anxiety while also learning techniques to navigate difficult emotional experiences.

Anxiety can have an overriding effect on our systems which can leave us feeling stuck, shut down and emotionally reactive. Learning skills to better cope with anxiety can provide a framework to lean into when symptoms become difficult to manage. You will learn breath work, meditation and gentle movement techniques that help to break the psychological, biochemical and physical cycles that keep anxiety in your life.

We will learn what happens in your mind and body while experiencing anxiety, tools to “turn off” the fight or flight response, and how to “turn on” the relaxation response. Participants will learn and practice a variety of methods to “turn on” the relaxation response. By the end of the clinic, the participants will have a large toolbox of methods that are a blend of traditional Yoga practices, Ayurveda, Alternative Medicine, and modern medical science. We will also explore Reiki, nutrition, aromatherapy, acupressure, sound healing and movement.

The more you know about anxiety and how to defeat it, the more empowered you become to drive your own self-healing journey. A take-home program with daily exercises and lifestyle suggestions will be handed out, and all participants will be emailed digital recordings of meditations that can be practiced in the comfort of your own home. The format of this clinic will be a hybrid of presentation of information from your manual and experiential practice of the material.

Even though it is taught in a group setting, this is a personal experience; there are no group activities and you will never be asked to speak publicly. Presentations are given with visual aids (manual reference, handouts, etc.), and all work is private (you are not asked to turn in suggested journal responses for the self-study work).  The utmost care and attention is given to accommodate those that are not comfortable in social situations. We are also open to allowing a spouse, friend, or family member to attend with you, if that support feels right for you.  

If you have any questions regarding the clinic, or wish to schedule a time to see the studio space/ meet the facilitator before registering for the clinic, please email Kirsten at Kirsten@infinitytherapeuticyoga.com.

EVERY OTHER SATURDAY
Sept 21, Oct 5, oct 19 & nov 2
FROM 12:30 PM - 3:00 pm

Early bird rate: $150 (through September 3) 

Regular rate: $185 

(Includes manual, binder, and additional handouts)

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“The techniques I learned in Kirsten's clinic would be useful for anyone, regardless of the level of their anxiety or stress, from minimal/"normal" to severe. As one who suffers from chronic physical pain with a strong emotional component, I have found the mind-body approaches taught by Kirsten to be very helpful in reducing my pain and living an overall healthier and happier life. Kirsten is an expert and effective teacher, and the setting is warm, inviting and conducive to learning. I cannot recommend this clinic enough, whether or not you have any previous yoga experience!”

- MB


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Kirsten Higgins

Founder & Co-Owner

Kirsten received her 800-hour certification from Integrative Yoga Therapy, holds a master’s degree in Special Education, and is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Certified Personal Trainer. As a Certified Yoga Therapist, and Trauma- Informed Yoga Teacher, she has specialized in working with individuals healing from an injury or practicing with a chronic condition, individuals struggling with anxiety or depression, couples, children with autism, and expectant mothers. She has studied various styles of yoga: Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Tantra and Yin.  

Kirsten founded Infinity Holistic Wellness & Yoga to be an oasis for practicing yoga, meditation & other healing modalities in the Chicago Loop. The group of talented and experienced instructors on the Infinity team represent a range of specialties, personalities & passion.  Each instructor brings their own personal touch to their teaching; however, the common threads that tie them together are their skills all lay on the spectrum of yoga therapeutics, & that they have an ability to make yoga accessible to all beings.