Stress Reduction Classes

In a Yin Stress reduction course you will learn foundational practices to quieten the mind and the body, gain more clarity in what causes your stress and how you specifically react to these triggers. We will explore in a supportive and relaxing environment how to strengthen and cultivate those qualities that are needed to counterpoint our triggers.

The Yin Stress reduction course draws from different modalities: Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Psychosynthesis and Mindfulness based stress reduction, as taught by Jon Kabatt Zinn, and are tailored specifically to the needs of each unique group. One of the goals of the six week course is to gradually introduce simple daily practices to strengthen and nourish the nervous system and create ways to absorb and meet stress in a more skillful, creative, and mindful way.

Stress Reduction courses can be held at your organization or company in the Western New York area by request
and also take place regularly at Healing Waters, 542 Quaker Road, East Aurora, NY.

Please contact me at for more information and / or check Healing Waters website.

“I just wanted to take a moment to share how thankful I am for your class about using contemplative practices for stress relief. I took it to set aside some time for myself to relax and step away from the fast pace of daily life. However, I got so much more…Through your instruction I took time to examine what was at the core of much of my stress – my motivations and priorities and reactions to events around me. By taking a closer look at myself and through contemplation I was able to really put into practice the weekly lessons and start shifting my focus to be more positive, resilient and less stressed. In recent months, my responsibilities at work have grown considerably and I’m not sure how I would have coped without using what I learned during the class.”
M. Cooper

“The sincerity of the teacher made us feel open to share without fear of judgement.”

“This course helped me learn to acknowledge my emotions and let them go, rather than reacting to a situation/conversation/or someone’s actions. It has also helped me focus on one intention. I have noticed that by changing my behavior it has had a positive influence with my relationships and stress levels.”

“Thank you for your time and believing each one of us can make a positive impact not only with ourselves but those around us.”

“I cannot express in words how much this class has helped me.. Felicitas has such a calming, euphoric way about her. This class has been wonderful and enlightening.I hope it can be offered again, for others to see for themselves. Also, if a part 2 is ever offered, I would sign up in a snap!”

Erie County, New York employees




Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, 
the world offers itself to your imagination, 
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
 over and over announcing your place
in the family of things. ~ from Wild Geese, Mary Oliver