TELL Self-Care Series: Find Your Balance with Yoga and Mindfulness
David Thomas France
2/24 - last Sundays 10:30am-12:00pm
David Thomas France
David is a Movement Therapist, researcher, and senior yoga instructor with over 25 years experience. He is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®, a form of physical and sensory education that encompasses all the body systems and developmental aspects of human experience. David has studied yoga with masters throughout the world, particularly influenced by Rodney Yee, Donna Farhi, and Erich Schiffmann, and now focuses on personal research and deep listening to his guide practice. In tandem with his movement studies he has studied the Ayurvedic and Osteopathic traditions of healing and bodywork. Uncompromisingly eclectic and interdisciplinary, he brings to his lessons a broad range of experiences from athletics, martial arts, contemplative arts, dance, and healing arts. Originally from from the San Francisco Bay Area, David teaches internationally, and has lived in Japan since 2007.
With the demands of work, family, education, relationships, and more, managing a full life can be a dizzying affair. And often one of the first things we sacrifice is our own self-care.
TELL Kansai Self-Care Series offers a much needed time-out to rebalance with Finding Balance through Yoga & Mindfulness, a simple no-nonsense practice session - including movement, breathwork, and sitting meditation - aimed at developing our capacity for self-regulation, structural balance, and resilience. We’ll work out accumulated tensions, learn techniques that enhance our ability to manage anxiety, still that over active mind, and respond constructively to life's challenges. We will learn fundamentals of secular mindfulness meditation and tools to help you transfer the focus, calm, and sensitivity developed in sitting meditation into your daily life.
The TELL Self-Care Series are ongoing English language events that provide education, opportunities for, and practical approaches to better mental and physical wellbeing. TELL Self-Care Series are also meant to provide connections to the social support of the Kansai English speaking community.
What is TELL?
TELL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing world-class support, wellness, and counseling services to Japan’s international community.
TELL programs include:
TELL Lifeline phone counseling and support
TELL Live Chat counseling and support online chat
In-person and online counseling services
Suicide prevention program
Exceptional parenting program
Company stress check
Learn more about TELL on their website, TELLjp.com
2/24 - last Sundays 10:30am-12:00pm (doors open at 10:00)
Bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Yoga mats are available to rent for 100¥ at the studio. Hand towel, hydration, and comfortable movement clothing recommended.
¥2000 requested donation. 50% of this donation goes to supporting TELL wellness and mental health programing.
Additional donations are gratefully accepted.
Admission is open to all and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
大阪府 大阪市 北区 豊崎 ３丁目-６-８ ＴＯビル 7f
Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Toyosaki, 3 Chome−6−8, TO Building 7f
Please note that the studio is on the 7th floor
Space is limited to 12 participants, please pre-register at email@example.com to ensure your place.