Yoga and Herbal Medicine for Anxious Times


In this workshop, you will learn:

Therapeutic Yoga

  • The nervous system’s role in anxiety
  • The #1 pose to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response)
  • A Guided grounding practice
  • Gentle movements to free the joints of tension
  • Breathwork to ground and center
  • A guided Yoga Nidra practice (the Yoga of sleep)


Herbal Medicine

  • What is herbal medicine and how it can support the mind and body
  • The different categories of herbs for nervous system support
  • A brief look at key herbs for stress and anxiety
  • How bitters can be used to tone the vagus nerve and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest)


Your Guides For This Workshop:


Nyk DanuNyk Danu (C-IATY, CYA-ERYT 550) Yoga Therapist and Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer She has been practicing Yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2004.

Nyk believes Therapeutic Yoga has the power to transform lives and change the world. That if you can breathe, you can do Yoga. She believes Yoga makes life better.

As someone who has experienced anxiety her whole life, she has used the tools of Therapeutic Yoga to help her navigate and heal her anxiety.
Nyk is passionate about sharing these simple yet powerful tools with her students so that they have the skills to ground, center and, calm their nervous system.

Her practice and Yoga classes are rooted in Buddhism, Taoism and, Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nyk teaches both group classes and private Yoga sessions both in-person in Victoria BC, as well as live-streaming.



Alexis Alexis is a Registered Herbal Therapist (RHT) with the British Columbia Herbalist Association, a Certified Aromatherapist, and a member of the teaching faculty at Pacific Rim College.

She believes that it is not always about using the strongest or most potent herb available, but about choosing the herb that best fits a person’s unique constitution. Often that can end up being a seemingly gentle or common plant.

Living in such a fast-paced society that demands quick results has taught us to believe that stronger and faster is better. Alexis has found in her own practice, as well as in her life, that often it is the subtle shifts, the gentle nudges to the body, that have the most profound and long-term results.

She offers one-on-one consultations through her private practice in Victoria, BC and online via her telemedicine platform.


Sunday November 20, 2022

1:00-3:30 pm Pacific Time

On Zoom

You will receive access to a recording of the workshop for 7 days 

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale ($25 – $50) 

Scholarship spot available please contact for details


Back Pain? I’ve got your back!

Experience the benefits of Therapeutic Yoga with a focus on the back, neck, and shoulders.

Whether you sit at a desk all day and are generally sore and tight or have a previous injury and are looking for a way to practice Yoga safely this class is for you.

In this class, we learn the common causes of back problems, and how to use the tools of Yoga Therapy to:

– Help relieve pain and maintain back health.
– Strength the muscles that support the spine including the deep core
– Release chronic tight muscles and fascia
– Self-massage techniques for home use

“I had been having lower back pain for months and had thought it was just normal for me. I’m not sure how the Back Pain Yoga Workshop corrected or realigned something, but my pain went away after that and hasn’t returned”
Emma Bennett

You will leave this workshop with:

A recording of the Yoga practice from the workshop for you to use at home.

A PDF for home practice and a better understanding of how to support the health of your back both in your Yoga Practice and in daily life.

Required Equipment: You will need a Yoga Mat, 2 Yoga Bricks, Yoga Strap (or Bathrobe tie) and a firm Blanket and two balls (tennis, Mr. Pinky, racquet or green Yoga Tune-up balls

Please Note: This workshop is not suitable for those in acute pain or severe Scoliosis.


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Therapeutic Yoga For Hairstylists

Yoga is awesome! Whether you’ve never done Yoga before (and don’t think you are a “Yoga person”) or have regularly attended Yoga classes, there is no doubt Yoga can help you.

But here’s the thing, most standard Yoga Classes don’t address your specific needs.
How do know? Well, I was you.

Before I became a Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, I was a Hairstylist, Color tech and Platform artist.

I remember very clearly how hard doing hair was on my body, my hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, back and even feet from standing all day. OUCH!

In fact, the main reason I retired was due to my work-related injuries.

Oh, do I wish I knew then what I know now! I wish I knew some super quick and easy Therapeutic Yoga tricks to get me out of pain and prevent injuries.

I wish I’d had a few things I could do to release the chronic tight and sore spots so they didn’t turn into long term damage to my body.

If I had, I might still be rocking it out on stage.

But the good news is now I do know, and I can help you!

So whether you are brand new to Yoga (and a little intimated) or experienced in Yoga doesn’t matter one bit.

In this workshop, we are going to address your specific work-related issues from your head to your toes!

Learn simple effective techniques to:

  • Relieve Pain in your Neck and Shoulder Muscles
  • Relieve Pain in your Upper, Middle and, Lower Back
  • Relieve tightness and pain your Forearms and Wrists
  • Learn Therapeutic Yoga for Your Unique Needs (from your head to your toes)
  • Prevent Work-Related Injuries
  • Therapeutic tricks you can do in 10 min at work
  • Use Yoga Therapy balls for Self-Massage and Pain Relief

Your Registration includes:
The live workshop
a free practice PDF for home use

Returning in 2021 please join my email list below to find out when registration opens