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INSIDE ADDICTION: Mastering Your Anxious & Addictive Nature

Addiction takes on many forms, and can be a destructive force that undermines our ability to realise our full potential. In this 8 week course Marta will help you get inside what is driving your addictive nature and provide a new path through self reflection, Kundalini yoga, neuroplasticity, pranayama and meditation. There will also be a session on nutrition and detoxification. 

Addiction takes on many forms, and can be a destructive force that undermines our ability to realise our full potential. In this 8 weeks course Marta will help you get inside what is driving your addictive nature and provide a new path through self reflective coaching, neuroplasticity, Kundalini yoga, pranayama and meditation. There will also be a session on nutrition and detoxification.

The majority of us have an addictive nature but we don’t either recognise its presence or relate to it. Addiction is simply a tool to regulate ourselves, to manage our emotional state, longing for something external to change the way we feel.

We will be working with substance addiction (alcohol, drugs, sugar, food and nicotine) and the process additions related to our thought patterns. The latest include shopping, social media, anxiety, stress, depression, negative thinking, excessive working, intense exercise, relationships, acceptance, power, control, eating disorders, self-harming, drama, sex and gambling among others.

Start your journey of self-exploration and understanding the nature and root of your addictive nature, and the possibility of healing the impact of childhood trauma and emotional loss in which addiction is rooted.

Gain an insight into the impact this trauma has on your body, brain development and emotional state; why you feel the way you feel and why you enter into harmful behaviours and cannot stop yourself. Learn to self regulate and the different tools to support yourself and manage your emotional response when being triggered.

Each session will be a discussion-based workshop, taking you through a full journey to give you practical methods to support yourself and make lasting changes.

Kundalini yoga is one of the most powerful tools to heal addictions and to create transformation. The yoga practice throughout the course will be suitable for all levels, beginners and regulars, no yoga or kundalini yoga experience is necessary.

What to expect:
Each session will focus on a different aspect of addiction and will build on the previous week. We will start with knowledge sharing and self-reflective coaching followed by a breathing practice, yoga sequence, meditation and/or particular technique customised to the theme of the session.

Daily short home practises will be shared to integrate every week’s experience and support your journey of transformation. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share each week in our closing circle.

What you will need: A yoga mat and space to physically practise, a pen and paper and a comfortable place to sit. Each session will be conducted via zoom in the comfort of your own space. You can join the sessions with or without your camera turned on, whatever feels most comfortable for you on the day.

Students who attended the previous course are invited to join in January to continue the journey of transformation.

*Please note, this course is welcoming of anyone interested in learning new self-help skills to support their mental health and emotional wellbeing. This course is not a replacement for talking therapies, pharmaceutical interventions or any other forms of treatment which are recommended to individuals currently under the care of mental health services or other professionals. This course may act as a compliment to other therapeutic interventions for individuals experiencing mental health difficulties.

COURSE DETAILS

Duration: 8 week online course
Hours: 2 hours each week
Start date: Saturday 23rd January
10am- 12pm

Early Bird: £199 (Ends midnight 21st December)
Normal Price: £225

ABOUT MARTA ANTERO

Marta is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher.

Coming from a corporate background, she brings a modern approach to Yoga empowering students to embrace “real life” challenges, to manage their emotions and to create a shift in their life

She specialises on Kundalini Yoga for Addictions and managing stress and anxiety. She is also qualified in a diversity of other yoga styles and healing modalities from the meditative Yin Yoga to the dynamic Arial, Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates. She is a Gong Player, Shamanic Reiki practitioner and studied with renowned international teachers like Dr Gabor Mate.

She is fascinated about the mind and her goal as teacher is to empower students to develop their full potential without the self-imposed mind limitations

She has spread her passion for yoga all over the word teaching workshops in US, Australia, The Philippines and Indonesia, besides UK.

She has taught at the prestigious OM Yoga Show and at the Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival.

Her classes are dynamic and her energy and enthusiasm is highly contagious.

 

“Marta’s addiction course was far more powerful than I imagined. I have stopped drinking completely. I am much happier and my relationships are more authentic. Drinking blocks and numbs, so we don’t have to deal. The addiction course cleverly and subtly, through a combination of talk, practice and homework, drew my attention to how I was using alcohol. No one can fight our fights for us. Kundalini Yoga in this course gives you the insight, understanding and courage to choose and fight your battles.”

“I have struggled with alcohol and work addictions for over a decade (really just all my adult life). I really feel I have found a toolbox and just overall a way of understanding myself and my behaviour that can help me manage my emotions and truly make a change in my life. And not just for changing outcomes or the addictive behaviour (though as a testament to that I have for the past 2 months been able not to drink Monday to Thursday whereas previously it felt like a necessity every single evening and had been that way for years & years), but for helping me to just be more at ease with existing in the world as myself, find contentment within myself rather than externally, build a sense of worthiness.”

“I do not think there are words enough to express my gratitude for you running this course and that I got to be part of it. And I doubt I can properly convey just how fundamentally important and transformative I feel it has been for me in my life. Thank you so much (and I think my husband and my mum would probably also say thank you as well!)”

“Marta’s workshop on addictive behaviours is a must-experience and it goes beyond addictions as we perceive them on daily basis. It explains the thought process and the body response and it suggests ways to deal with it. Taking up Kundalini has made a big impact on my life and this workshop was one of the highlights of that ongoing process for sure.”

“Thank you so much for the eight-week Kundalini for addiction course Marta!  It was absolutely brilliant and really help me to get through all the stress and anxiety of 2020. It was really nice being part of a group and having a weekly class to look forward to each week. It’s really helped me to identify my triggers and given me a really powerful toolbox for whenever my feelings overwhelm me. I wish I had discovered Kundalini Yoga years ago and the way you teach really helps to bring out both the emotional and physical benefits of the practice. Looking forward to more workshops with you”

“Marta’s workshop on addictive behaviours is a must-experience and if goes beyond ‘addictions’ as we perceive them on daily basis. It explains the thought process and the body response and it suggests ways to deal with it. Taking up Kundalini has made a big impact on my life and this workshop was one of the highlights of that on-going process for sure.”

“Marta is an amazing teacher. I have taken her Addiction workshop before and it was one of the best workshops I’ve taken in a long time. I learned so much, she is passionate, charismatic and knowledgeable, I have recommended her workshop to many of my students, and would take it over and over again. London is lucky to have her teaching, grateful to have been able to attend”

“I experienced Kundalini yoga with Marta as my teacher last year and have not looked back! Taking Marta’s workshop on Addictive Behaviours this year was life changing! Marta is an inspirational teacher and I would recommend this workshop to everyone.”