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Gentle Yoga & IFS Inquiry | 8-week Series

October 7, 2023 - December 16, 2023

Investment: $25
Heartswell – Ballston Office
4001 9th Street North, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22204

Join us for a healing 8-week series of gentle yin yoga and Internal Family Systems (IFS) guided therapeutic experience.

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Psychotherapy helps individuals to better understand and organize past experiences. Much work can be done in the therapy room to unravel stuck emotions and rewire neural pathways. However – since past emotional experiences are stored in the body – body-oriented, non-verbal modalities play a vital role in healing and releasing those emotions.

“Mainstream trauma treatment has paid scant attention to helping terrified people to safely experience their sensations and emotions.”

— Bessel Van Der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score

Using gentle movement and the quiet, still poses of Yin Yoga, we’ll gather and establish a presence in the body in order to deepen our connection to essence. We’ll create internal space for embodied inquiry and deep listening as we engage with our internal Parts to reveal and unravel conditioned patterns in our lives.
You’ll gain experiential insights into what your parts think and feel as the body-based practices gently uncover situations that mirror daily life.

The practices in this series will include movement, stillness, and prompts for internal dialogue and contemplation. You may want to bring a journal and something to write with in order to capture insights that may show up.

About the methods

The quiet practice of Yin Yoga offers a much-needed balance for our active and stressful “yang” lifestyle. The meditative atmosphere that comes with holding floor postures for several minutes presents a unique environment for introspection and inquiry.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a therapeutic process founded on the principle that our personality is comprised of myriad sub-personalities, or Parts, that help us to manage and engage in our lives. Some parts do this in an outwardly positive way while other parts are motivated by fear and protection. IFS Parts Work is a process of engaging with these different parts to uncover their motivations and fears while helping them to take on less restrictive beliefs and behaviors. In this way, we can learn to creatively engage in our lives with courage and compassion.

Dates & Details

Our series begins October 7 and runs for 8 sessions (Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, Dec 2, 9, 16). Classes will run from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at an investment of $25 per class. You must register for all 8 classes. The class capacity is 4-7 people.
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Meet Jennifer O’Sullivan

Jennifer has been teaching Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation in the Washington, DC area for 18 years. She is also a Level 3 Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner. Jennifer believes in the power of yoga and meditation to nurture the human spirit and promote radical and meaningful change in our lives and in our society. She views the work we do on our mats and cushions as “lab time” where we practice the methods that help us show up in the world with a more open heart. With a potent blend of ancient wisdom teachings and contemporary spiritual psychology, Jennifer’s mission is to help others cultivate the inner resources of resilience, courage, and genuine happiness. You can learn more about Jennifer here.


October 7, 2023
December 16, 2023
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Heartswell – Ballston Office
4001 9th Street North, Suite 220
Arlington, VA 22204
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