re:st & re:cover

foundations

May 4th 2024 (SOLD OUT)

May 25th 2024 – ON SALE NOW

1pm-5pm

green monday studios Carlton naarm/melbourne

BODY-BASED PRACTICES & EDUCATION TO SHIFT YOU OUT OF STRESS, FATIGUE AND BURN OUT

places limited to 20 participants

IMAGINE

You felt a sense of completion, satisfaction and acknowledged for your work.

Instead of working tirelessly and never feeling its enough

You had the space to listen to it and tend to it.

Instead of ignoring what your body is trying to tell you

You felt supported, resourced, relaxed.

Instead of feeling tired, wired, overwhelmed and reactive

This is all possible.

Rest & recover in a place and opportunity to build a relationship to the nervous system. What we offer are practices and tools to assist you to shift states, recalibrate and bring awareness to the drivers of your stress and fatigue . There will be support, insight, technique and method in how to connect to your body-mind-heart system. So that you can better cope with life’s challenges and stressful events but also to discover a rested, easeful, pleasurable way to be in your body-mind-heart.

Over 4 hours we will journey together, through educational conversations by our facilitators on the nervous system & regulation, holistic stress reduction & how to nurture our resilience.

We will also share a 60 minute restorative movement practice

we will experiment with  …

BODY-BASED PRACTICES

MOVEMENT

REST PRACTICES

EDUCATION

SELF-REFLECTIVE PROMPTS FOR JOURNALING

SPACE FOR SHARED CONVERSATION

What to expect?

We start our time together by orienting ourselves to the space and each other, setting our foundations for the afternoon.

With Becca

Then Dr. Becca Andrews (TCM)  will introduce us to how Chinese medical health philosophy & Somatics gives us a holistic view of cultivating health and vitality.

Together we will explore how we resource ourselves and understand what resilience looks and feels like. We’ll also name and identify our stressors yet we’ll focus on our strengths before experiencing an inner resourcing exercise.

There will be time for reflection and sharing.

With Lori

After a tea break, Lori Curran will explore the foundations of the nervous system and regulation. This helps to build body literacy and provides a sense of ability to shift nervous system states. This can help us more readily access rest & relaxation, or generate more energy.

Lori will also take us through a 60 min restorative practice.

There will be time for reflection and sharing.

About Us

Re:st & Re:cover is a collaboration between Lori Curran, body-based practitioner of The Humble Nook & Dr. Becca Andrews (TCM) of Cloud Gate Acupuncture. As friends & colleagues they both have a passion for understanding the body -mind-heart from a holistic lens.

Collectively they have (20) years of clinical experience and post-graduate education and have seen first hand how patterns of nervous system dysregulation & stress are implicated in both acute and chronic health issues. Are we in fact living through an epidemic of stress, fatigue and burnout?

They are passionate about taking their work out of the clinic & into the community. To teach tools and practices, that they often don’t have time to do in a clinical encounter. They do this so more people can build body literacy, access education and practices that can give them more control, more influence over their health. Creating communities of body-mind-heart systems that are flexible, adaptive and resilient.

Coming together in community means not only can we support and see each other, we can draw from the brain trust of the group and we can also talk about, acknowledge and dismantle some of the ways cultural biases drive stress.

What others have said …

“‘Becca and Lori are wonderful guides and teachers’

– Tracy D. Executive Assistant

‘The information imparted by Lori & Becca combined with the rest and embodied practices was outstanding.’

– Arlene L. Psychology Student

‘Lori & Becca provide a space for knowledge, vulnerability, growth. I left feeling lighter, inspired and empowered’

– Emma N. Yoga Teacher

FAQ’s

About us

Lori Curran is a body-based practitioner & clinical director at The Humble Nook, Fitzroy.

Becca Andrews is a doctor of classical Chinese medicine & educator. You can find her at Cloud Gate Acupuncture in Thornbury.

how could this benefit me?

The nervous system plays an intricate and vital role for our body-mind , the functioning of which is crucial for sustaining health.

Foundations offers you the need-to-know basics of how the nervous system & how it works & influences the whole-body.

Stress is an inevitable part of life, it can strengthen us or it can drive dysfunction. Understanding how to work with stress and to find and focus on what resources we can greatly improve the quality of life and prevent or help heal stress-related illness.

who is this for?

This is for anyone who wants to understand the body-mind under stress & fatigue from a Chinese medicine, somatic and nervous system lens. To build literacy and learn somatic and body based practices to help shift states and cultivate the capacity for a flexible, adaptable & resilient body-mind.

For people wanting to move out of survival mode and isolation to states of greater security & safety, where you can access more connection.

For people who want to move out of states of depletion to states of repletion in simple and potentially pleasurable ways

For people who want to improve &/or manage chronic or acute health conditions that the nervous system is highly implicated in, such as sleep issues, insomnia, anxiety, ibs, chronic pain, anxiety, depression or other stress related conditions.

For people who may be experiencing overwhelm.

cost & scholarship options

A one off payment of $78 is required to attend.

We offer 2 x scholarship 100% & 50% available for First Nations folk, solo parents & carers. Applications open 14 March & close 4 April.

Recipients contacted by 08 April 

about the studio

Green Monday Studio is a community-focused hire space hosting a range of yoga, dance & art practices.

Located at 73 Grattan St, Carlton/Wurrundjeri Country.

The studio is accessible via tram, bus or car. Metered street parking is available.

Off street parking in car parks are strongly recommended for the time frame of the workshop.

Access involves 2 flights of stairs.

how to prepare for the weekend

We acknowledge that feeling stress & fatigue can be a tender space. Sometimes before an event we can feel a bit nervous or even resistance. This is so normal.

We encourage you to explore what space and resources you have leading up to the weekend.

Can you create the conditions for more rest?

Less caffeine

More sleep

Protein & good fats everyday

Drink water

Leave a little more time than you may need to find the studio and settle in.

Wear comfy clothes that you can move in & bring a journal and some pens or whatever you like to use to take down some reflections or notes

In the spirit of #paytherent 5% of profit will be donated to indigenous-led organisation

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