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Yoga for Healthy Aging: Welcoming Back Baxter Bell for More Great News (Fairfax)

  • Sun & Moon Yoga – Fairfax 9998 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 (map)

Yoga for Healthy Aging

This weekend, Baxter will share with us more great news about how yoga is supporting your healthy aging. We will learn practices to help build strength in new ways, reshape our brains, and self-regulate our brain’s chemical messengers.


Reshaping Your Amygdala – Friday evening
6:30p - 8:30p, $55

In a recent interview, neurosurgeon James Doty, MD, mentioned that mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation might be the ways to change over-reactive minds. In our first session, we will look at how yoga is helping to literally reshape the deep brain structure that is responsible for triggering strong emotions such as fear of anger (regardless of whether from real or imagined threats), the amygdala, and do a practice to sculpt it to a new healthier set-point. $55

Rethinking Flight or Fight – Saturday early afternoon
12:30p - 3:00p, $65

We tend to talk about the extreme stress response in our lives in terms of avoiding dangers (like primitive man getting away from predators). New research points to the evolutionary advantage of having a nervous system ready for action against a less obvious but more ubiquitous threat. In this session, we will learn what it is and how yoga can help rebalance our inborn responses to stress. This requires balancing both action and inaction.

Yogic Breathing and Your Brain’s Neurotransmitters – Saturday late afternoon
3:30p - 6:00p, $65

In our second session of the day, we will look at the newest exciting research finding that how we breath affects an important brain messenger, noradrenaline, and how we can keep its levels just right.

Slow Motion, Outer Space Yoga – Sunday early afternoon
12:30p - 3:30p, $80

It turns out, according to research from the world of sports medicine, that “eccentric” muscle contractions build muscle better than other ways of using our muscles. We will learn what that actually means and practice a way of incorporating this concept into your yoga poses.  

$250 for the full weekend