Remembering Our Place in Nature - Online Yoga Workshop Series
For now, during this strange time we are in, I am continuing to work with natural rhythms and am offering online weekend morning yoga 'workshops' via Zoom platform at certain key dates in nature's calendar, to help us re-attune to our innate, natural wisdom and remember our place in the interconnected web of life. Focusing on what unites us rather than separates us and reconnecting deeply to nature both feel really important to me at this time... :)
The online workshops are really just extended classes, to give us more time to go a bit more deeply into some relevant aspect of yoga philosophy/theme and have more time for the more subtle practices such as breath-work and meditation practices, as well as the physical postures. To join any of these Zoom sessions please email me at [email protected] and I will send you the link to the session(s) that you wish to join and further details regarding payment and how it works.
Each session is offered on a sliding scale of £10/£15/£20 depending on your financial situation (and if this doesn't feel viable for you please don't hesitate to get in touch and I'm sure we can work something out so you can join... :))
Here are the dates booked in so far. Further zoom events will be added, pending how things develop with the virus situation.
Sunday 21st June - Summer Solstice, 10am-12:15pm
Let's connect to our deep inner strength, tapas (fiery determination) and the transformative power of the fire element at this significant time in our species' evolutionary path. We will explore dynamic breathwork, challenging warrior sequences, detoxifying twists and core strength awareness, then use the built-up heat we generate to drop into a deep, transformative and healing stillness.
Sunday 2nd August - Lammas, 9-11:15am
Following on from the solstice, we shall use an uplifting yet introspective asana practice to reflect on where we are at in our transformative journey, with gratitude and celebration for all the seeds we have sown since the solstice. Expect a hamstring-lengthening, side-opening practice to bring a fullness of breath and freedom of movement to our bodies, helping us to open up fully to the fruits of our labour. We will use mantra to open our throat chakra and make our sound in the world, loud and clear, and drop into meditative stillness to honour our journeys and see where our paths want to take us next. Expect a heart-warming and nourishing morning.
Sunday 27th September - Autumn Equinox, 9-11:15am
We shall explore the balance between sthira (effort) and sukha (ease) in our asana practice, to find that sweet spot of equipose within us. Expect some balances too, to challenge our mental equipoise when faced with challenges, and some balancing breathwork such as nadi shodana variations (single-nostril breathing).
Sunday 1st November - Samhain, 9-11:15am
At Samhain it is said that the veil between this world and other worlds is particularly thin. Cultures across the world use this time to commune with deceased ancestors, for example in the famous 'Day of the Dead' celebrations in Mexico and Halloween in the USA. It's a time for honouring those who came before you and lived their life so you could live yours. It's a time of gratitude and respect, towards yourself and others. We will use our yoga practice to focus on what it is we are grateful for in our bodies, our lives and our ancestral lines, and what it is that we may still need to forgive and let go of. Expect a gentle practice, with an introspective, meditative quality.
Sunday 20th December - Winter Solstice, 9-11:15am
We shall explore the healing power of stillness and quiet, which the winter teaches us. Through the winter period of dormancy, animals and plants generate the energy they need for their next growing season, and we are no different. We will seek the stillness in our asanas, even when they are challenging, and observe how 'less is often more'. We will use a calming, grounding asana practice, balancing breathwork and meditation practice to leave us feeling energised and fully alive.
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