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Relief from Jaw Tension through Yoga & Mindfulness with Cator Shachoy

Relief from Jaw Tension through Yoga & Mindfulness

With Cator Shachoy

Workshop includes:

Discussion with Power Point on Causes & Repercussions of TMJ

Facial Self-massage

Yoga asana & guided meditations to help heal Jaw Tension

Do you clench your jaw, or grind your teeth at night?  This workshop is for you!  It will also be of interest to Yoga Instructors wishing to help their students.  Jaw Tension and TMJ or TMD – Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction - is a very common, and often painful condition.  At present there are few options for treatment beyond being fitted for a night guard by your dentist.  In this workshop you will learn the causes and repercussions of TMD, simple self-massage techniques to relax the face and jaw, mindfulness practices, and a yoga asana sequence that can bring relief.  This is a unique approach developed from working with hundreds of clients and students over many years.  

**Jaw Tension can be a factor in many conditions including headaches, sinusitis, sciatica, digestive and hormonal disorders. Come and learn why this is so and how to bring relief.

About the Instructor:

Cator Shachoy began the practices of yoga, mindfulness meditation, and energy healing in 1990 to heal chronic illness. Through the regular practice of these disciplines, she recovered her strength and vitality. Cator is a Yoga Therapist & Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 instructor. She completed yoga teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Inst. of SF & Kripalu Yoga Center. Cator is a Mindfulness teacher, and a practitioner of Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork. She has taught Yoga & mindfulness meditation to both adults and youth in SF since 1995, and has a private practice of Craniosacral Bodywork working with adults, children, & infants – www.catorshachoy.com .  She is the founder of Youth Yoga Dharma, and has trained teachers since 2005 – www.youthyogadharma.org