Sunday, 16th June, 1pm – 3.30pm YIN YOGA (Full)
June 16, 1pm – 3.30pm (FULL)
next date tbc
Yin Yoga is a very slow and gentle but also very deep penetrating style of Yoga that is a perfect complimentary practice to Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga or any other form of “yang” like, energetic, physical practice.
Yin Yoga has a variety of incredible benefits:
On a physical level:
Fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds all our muscles, bones and organs and forms our ligaments and tendons, can tighten around weaker parts of the body (resulting from previous injury, postural problems or emotional trauma), causing this body part to feel tight and difficult to open up through a regular Yoga practice.
These tissues need a different approach to being gently stressed, soften and worked out. Yin Yoga uses a variety of postures, mostly on the floor, that can be held for longer periods of time, using gravity rather than muscle force, achieving a therapeutic affect on joints, ligaments and tendons.
On an energetic level:
Each posture also works on an energetic level on the Nadis (or Meridians) of the body, which are thought to be situated inside the fascia, and can have a similar effect to a Shiatsu treatment or Acupuncture.
Chakra work can also be done through Yin Yoga.
On a meditative level:
Each posture is held for several minutes. The nature of the postures and the time spent in them provide a great opportunity to practice mindfulness, breath awareness and meditation.
If you are interested in more information, you can watch this short interview with my Yin teacher, Josh Summers:
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
NEW – dates tbc
An introductory workshop for anyone who is interested in finding out more about this ancient system of health. A knowledge of the principles of Ayurveda supports us maintaining and restoring our physical, emotional and mental health, living in accordance with our own nature and in harmony with the natural world around us, knowing how to live, eat and practice yoga so that it suits our own individual needs and keeps our systems in balance. It empowers each of us to take responsibility for our own health and happiness.
YOGA IMMERSION DAYS
Cost: 70 Euro
If you would like to deepen your understanding of all the aspects of Yoga, join me for a day of immersion.
On a Sunday we will meet at 10.30am for a 90 min Asana practice followed by a 30 min Pranayama practice.
At around 12. 30 we will share a vegetarian lunch (based on Ayurvedic principles).
From ca 1.30 – 3.30 I will guide you through an exploration of Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda.
From 3.30 – 4.30 approx. we will finish the day with a deep relaxation/meditation practice.
CHAKRA IMMERSION DAYS
Next date tbc
An intensive exploration of what empowers us through the system of the chakras using Meditation, Movement, Breath and other methods.
Demystifying and understanding their concept so that is accessible to everyone.
Learning what we can do in our own daily lives in order to reach our full potential and live a happy, healthy and fulfilling live.
Being inspired to be who we truly are – and to shine!