Yoga for the Nervous System
Befriending and understanding your nervous system is the antidote for dysregulation.
Private Yoga Sessions
Engage in experiential learning through yoga, blending Eastern and evidence-based Western practices for effective stress management, improved gut health, emotional wellbeing, and enhanced sleep quality. Aiming to cultivate inner resilience and restore balance to the nervous system. Your initial session will involve an intake to better understand YOU for these sessions, leading to a personalised plan to suit your needs. Kylie is not a medical provider and does not offer diagnoses or substitute for other medical professionals. Consider this as a complementary approach to support other therapeutic modalities, like talk therapy or advice from your GP. Join us either in-person at the Mount Lawley studio or through online platforms.
Private Session Rates:
Individual session: $135
Package of five sessions: $600Purchase Pass
"Our bodily state influences how we experience the world."
~ Dr Stephen Porges
Group Yoga Sessions
EFLM offers a variety of yoga styles designed to regulate the nervous system in a calm and safe environment. Inclusive small group experiences are guided by Kylie, with no prior yoga experience required. Secure your class spot by booking through the schedule after purchasing your pass. To prevent class cancellations, please book in advance, as we reserve the right to cancel if participant numbers are less than three.
In these classes, Kylie guides sessions with a trauma-informed approach. Guiding sessions by demonstrating practices, staying on her mat, refraining from physical adjustments, using invitational language, minimal eye contact and not photographing participants. This approach may differ from traditional yoga sessions you've experienced.
Group Session Prices
Casual session: $28
Five Session Pass: $120
10 Session Pass: $220
Term Dates for 2024
Term 1: 31 January to 28 March
Term 2: 15 April to 11 August
Term 3: 16 Sept to 12 DecPurchase Pass
About the Wellbeing Studio
Situated at Clifton and Central in Mount Lawley, the wellbeing studio is conveniently located just a 5-minute commute from the city and a brief 5-minute walk from Beaufort St. Ample freeparking is available both in front of the studio and near the entrances to Brear Park.
The wellbeing studio caters to those in search of a smaller space to practice. With an abundance of indoor plants and a design palette inspired by natural tones, the studio creates a calm ambiance. Bask in the natural light that bathes our community space, providing a welcoming atmosphere. The studio is well-equipped with air conditioning, heating and a small bathroom. We also generously provide complimentary yoga props such as mats, blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps. Participants are also welcomed to bring their own props, and it's advisable to bring your own water along.
Yoga Styles for the Nervous System
Yang & Yin for Emotional Balance
This session provides an experiential learning opportunity through yoga, a blend of energising yang energy (30 mins) and passive yin energy (30 mins). Tailored for individuals finding stillness challenging, we start by safely discharging energy to ease into yin postures. Focused on nervous system balance, this session may suit those who find standard passive session lengths challenging. Also, expect the integration of Polyvagal practices, designed to support nervous system regulation with practical application for everyday life.
Yin for Emotional Regulation
Yin for Emotion Regulation provides a safe space for practising interoceptive awareness. Interoception involves tuning into internal sensations of the body, including heart rate, respiration, temperature, pain, fullness cues, and emotional sensations (which form the foundations of emotions through two or more bodily signals). These sessions provide an active learning experience with a focus on naming states, emotions and feelings as they arise, facilitated by Kylie's use of invitational language. Participants will develop the skills needed to respond to these emotions and achieve self-regulation through the use of yin yoga shapes and Polyvagal practices.
Mobilising Flow to Mellow Restorative
This session provides an experiential learning opportunity through yoga, a blend of dynamic energy (30 mins) and passive restoration (30 mins). Tailored for individuals finding stillness challenging, we start by safely discharging mobilising energy to ease into restorative postures. Focused on nervous system balance, this session may suit those who find standard passive session lengths challenging. Also, expect the integration of Polyvagal practices, designed to support nervous system regulation with practical application for everyday life.
Restorative Yoga with Candlelight
Restorative yoga provides an introspective space to support your body in various shapes to re-learn the lost art of relaxation (focusing on relaxation rather than stretching or strengthening). It aims to increase parasympathetic tone and balance the nervous system. This practice involves props such as blankets, bolsters, straps and blocks to create a supportive container for your body to release stress and tension. In a restorative yoga session, anticipate spending 5-10 minutes in each shape, allowing your body and mind time to soften and let go. Additionally, the class integrates Polyvagal practices designed to support nervous system regulation with practical applications for everyday life.
Yin Yoga encourages finding stillness within passive shapes for a duration of 3 to 5 minutes, intentionally designed to stretch and soften tightness and tension in the body's deeper connective tissues—ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Expect a sequence of seated or reclined postures, often supported by props such as blocks, bolsters, straps, and blankets, facilitating the body's ease into these poses. The practice of Yin Yoga carries a meditative quality, inviting participants to concentrate on their breath, observe thoughts, and notice body sensations without judgment.Book Class Here