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Yoga for Service Workers
Feb 27, 2019| $25 – $30
Yoga for Service Workers is designed specifically for folks working in the service industry, including but not limited to retail, food & beverage, hospitality, and maintenance/construction. In this workshop, you will learn and practice a series of simple exercises, breathing techniques, and mental tricks that can be used before, during, and after work to help maintain physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Why might this be helpful? As the name implies, “service work” involves giving of oneself, be that energy, time, words, or physical labor; it doesn’t take long to feel burnt out when you forget to attend to your own health and happiness. In this workshop you’ll learn how to incorporate self-care into your work/life routine, as well as how to assess your needs and stay nourished using mindfulness and self-inquiry. Whether you’re new to yoga or already practicing, these techniques are for EVERY BODY. If you think you could feel better, you can.
As an employee of the service world for over 10 years, Nicole is passionate about giving others the tools to use on their own to better themselves and make their work lives more enjoyable and less depleting. You CAN take care of your body while working hard! And when folks feel good, in their minds and in their bodies, they do better work and live better lives. Namaste!
Dante & Time:
- Wednesday, February 27th or Sunday, March 3rd.
- From 2:30PM-4:00.
- $25 pre-registration
- $30 Day of
Notebook, pen, mat, water
Mats are available for rental at the studio.
About the instructor:
Nicole Merat is a RYT, outdoor enthusiast, creative being, and purveyor of personal growth! She received her 200hr yoga certification from the Be Luminous Yoga Teacher Training program in December 2016 and has been teaching around Seattle since, joyfully joining the BLY team as an instructor late 2018! Nicole has continued to pursue a life of wellness, completing additional training in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra, bringing balance, softness, and depth to her teaching style. Nicole appreciates and understands the art of rest and self-care and is committed to bringing these practices into her work/life and sharing them with others to create “whole being” wellness.
In addition to her work as a teacher and actor, Nicole has been in the restaurant industry for over 10 years. As a seasoned employee of the service world, Yoga has become a necessary element of Nicole’s life, as she understands all too well the toll “service work” can take on the body and mind. Whether it’s fellow employees or her students, having the opportunity to work with folks of all levels of experience has inspired Nicole to investigate new ways of making the practice more accessible and meaningful to everybody and every body.
Nicole currently teaches at Be Luminous Yoga and Soul Fitness SLU where she is committed to offering a practice that is both igniting and nourishing, continually learning herself so that she may inspire others to care for themselves and live their best lives.