CANDLELIT PRE-FESTIVE RETREAT THURSDAY
30 NOVEMBER & 14 DECEMBER 7-9PM
Reconnect with yourself in this candlelit, deep rest evening yoga class, designed to centre you for the Festive break to come, restoring the nervous system & releasing deeply held tensions from the body and mind.
Deep yin yoga, quiet restorative yoga, pranayama, guided meditations & sound healing will ease you into a state of deep support and rest.
Includes use of all equipment including yoga mats, blocks, aromatherapy, organic, flaxseed eye-pillows, fluffy blankets & buckwheat bolsters.
This class would be a great introduction to Yoga and a wonderful gift idea for a loved one who you think would benefit from the incredible benefits of this ancient practice.
Breath work, guided meditation & sound healing will be interwoven throughout the afternoon.
This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We'll use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body.
We will wrap up our practice with a deeply nourishing Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep". Yoga Nidra is a powerful antidote to our modern day, stressed out lifestyles where our nervous system tends to be
This Retreat is perfect for you if:
- You are feeling overwhelmed and in need of a deep rest;
- You feel spread too thin, like your life is lacking space.
- You lack clarity, energy, grounding
-You’re aware of some areas in your life that need more balance.
A magical yoga journey suitable for all levels including complete beginners.
Takes place at Respira Studio, Harrow. Space very limited so please book soon if you're hoping to attend.
I look forward to meeting you on the mat.
WHY YIN YOGA?
Our lifestyles tend to be very Yang. Most of us find it hard to switch off, unplug and be still which can eventually lead to burn out. This can come in the form of a breakdown, illness or injury from which it can take a long time to recover. We are then forced to become more Yin in our approach to life.
But what if instead we regularly checked in with ourselves? By practising Yin & restorative Yoga, we can become more adept and noticing how we really are and actually listening to the signals that our body is trying to send us. Messages like SLOW DOWN. SWITCH OFF and take some time for self-care.
In Yin & Restorative yoga, poses are all passive and floor based and we hold for on average 5 minutes, working deep into the joints and harder tissues in the body resulting in better circulation to the joints, ligaments, facia and even the bones.
WHAT DOES YIN YOGA DO?
Yin Yoga opens up the body removing blockages both physically and energetically by blending the 2 ancient practices of Chinese Medicine Meridian systems and Ayurvedic Medicine Yoga poses.
Yin yoga applies moderate stress to the tendons, fascia, ligaments & bones, in order to encourage circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. So, as Yin Yoga goes deeper than simply targeting just the superficial muscles, this practice can create lasting structural change in the body.
Energetically, yin accesses the internal organs via the meridian lines for the body bringing fresh nourishment and vitality. Meridians are considered channels where Qi or Prana flows. Qi is the basic life force of the body. The thought in Yin is that this brings about better organ health & vitality, stronger immunity & emotional well-being.
Yin is also a deeply meditative practice where we learn to let go of thinking and bring our mind deep inside the body to focus on sensation, aiding a journey of re embodiment that is healing on many levels.
WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?
We will wrap up our practice with a long & deeply nourishing Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep". Yoga Nidra is a powerful antidote to our modern day, stressed out lifestyles where our nervous system tends to be in a constant state of 'fight or flight'. It brings us to that place between sleep and consciousness where deep emotional and physical healing can take place. It is a fast track way for us to switch over to our "rest and digest" parasympathetic nervous system, which is where healing happens.
By totally resting the nervous system and switching off the mind from its constant noise you are able to find deep peace and joy.