How to Use Yoga to Heal Your Neck and Shoulder Tension


Healing Yoga For the Neck & Shoulders 

with Ashley Serrao  

Saturday April 20th from 2-4pm

Do You Carry the Weight of the World on Your Shoulders?
Yoga can help!
An ibuprofen and a trip to the chiropractor sometimes only temporarily alleviates the chronic aches and pains we experience from daily life.   True relief from pain requires more inquiry and practice.  In this two hour workshop, discover the origins of your discomfort and the practical steps to living a pain free life.
What To Expect in this Yogic Approach to Healing the Shoulders and Neck
Students will be led through a Viniyoga(tm) practice to create space and then to strengthen and bring blood flow to the upper back, neck, and shoulder area. Each student will be given a take home practice to apply to their own home practice.  Consistent practice over a long period of time is the tool to relieve suffering.
What is Vini Yoga?
Viniyoga ™ is a comprehensive and authentic transmission of the teachings of yoga including asana, pranayama, bandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual and study of texts. Viniyoga ™ (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga) is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application.

The American Viniyoga™ Institute uses the term Viniyoga™ to refer to an approach to Yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual – giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

The practices of Yoga provide the means to bring out the best in each practitioner. This requires an understanding of a person’s present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals and the means available. Just as every person is different, these aspects will vary with each individual.

Ashley has studied extensively with the founder of Viniyoga,
Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, who evolved this approach to yoga from the teachings transmitted by T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar of Madras, India.