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Exhale: the Art and Science of Relaxation

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  • The Hive
    50 Main Street, Ulverstone TAS 7315, Australia

Join Penny Jones, Harry Edwards and Isaac Gee for a deep dive into the art and science of relaxation!

Our nervous systems are amazing, highly evolved networks that developed to keep us safe. And they do! Yet in our contemporary world, many of us find our nervous systems under too much load – activated too often, and too much.

This event will weave storytelling, therapeutic music, discussion, evidence-based breathing practices and restorative yoga to open up new ways to understand, and work skillfully with, your nervous system.

You’ll learn what happens in a stress response - and why we can’t just ‘think our way out of them’ - along with practical, body-based strategies and tools. Through interactive discussion, we'll explore how to work with stress responses in the moment, as well as how to foster a flexible nervous system over the long term. You’ll also learn, and experience, the art of deep, genuinely restorative rest. After our discussion, we’ll immerse you in music therapy, breathing and yoga practices specifically designed to stimulate your ‘rest and digest’ response. We will finish with tea, snacks and time to chat, and share experiences and ideas.

We hope you’ll join us on this adventure into our nervous systems, and come away nourished, informed, and ready to know, love and nurture your nervous system to cope with the demands of our modern world.

Yoga mats and props are provided, but feel free to bring your own. The yoga will be very gentle and suitable for all bodies.

Please note the Health Oasis (Kingston venue) is only accessible via stairs. The other venues are wheelchair accessible. 

Most suitable for ages over 12.

Many thanks to the Beaker Street Festival for supporting the Kingston and Cygnet events. This event has received funding from Inspiring Australia. 

Location Information

The event will be held in Studio One (Ground Floor). The venue is wheelchair accessible.