Stress Less - Holiday Open House!

This class is taught by:

Holly Konrady

Like many, Holly came into yoga to heal a torn ACL and found a whole lot more tangled into her knee than just the injury. She encourages students to learn about themselves by transferring lessons from the mat or other forms of movement into life to heal and reach unlimited potential- knowing that you have a choice. As a teacher and a lifelong learner, she connects poses so that each informs the next, much like life’s flow.
Holly Konrady is the Stress Management Specialist for the Dr. Dean Ornish Heart Disease Reversal Program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Additionally, she teaches yoga and stress management sessions in her business, Shine Yoga, guiding people to better health and well-being. She trained at Seaside Yoga (RYT-200 hours), Yoga Life Institute (RYT-300 hours), Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, and completed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Duke Integrative Medicine.
Parallel to practicing and teaching yoga, she obtained a master’s degree in Instructional Leadership at Colorado State University, and taught teacher preparation courses at University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2004-2017. She received honors from students every semester as a "teacher who made a difference in their years at UNCW."
As a lover of outdoor sports she inspires her students of all levels to move daily, eat real food, connect to people, and pay attention purposefully.
Stress-Less! (a stress management practice)
The American Institute of Stress confirms that stress interferes with cognitive processes like memory and concentration. Dr. Dean Ornish has stated that stress can lead to chronic disease and keep us from healing.

We may not be able to eliminate stress completely, but we can change the way we respond to it. During this class you will learn and practice ways to manage the impact of stressors in your life through stress management techniques, such as breathing, meditation, imagery, progressive relaxation, slow, conscious stretching, including some basic yoga poses, to help you feel more peace, sleep better, and respond in more healthful and productive ways... all 21st century life skills! This practice is for all people- with or without a yoga practice.