Spring is classically a time to clean out the house--to clear out the clutter, open the windows and let in the fresh air and the growing light. We need a similar process for our own physical, emotional and psychological experience.
The body isn't just a housing, it's part of the home for the bodymindheart relationship, and to feel a sense of belonging in our home, we benefit from a dedication to spaciousness and clearing out what is no longer needed or what is not serving our wellbeing.
Resorative yoga is an essential component of balance in a world increasingly out of balance. Modern living overemphasizes activity and rest is distinctly under-valued. Generally, we swing from over stimulation to collapse and don’t find a place of sustainable rest and relaxation in between. However, without sufficient qualitative rest, our whole system—body mind heart—becomes chronically stressed and this seriously diminishes our natural capacity for well-being.
Restorative yoga is a powerful antidote to this pattern. It’s not simply a slowed down version of a typical yoga flow class. It has a fundamentally radical premise; that deep relaxation comes from a deliberate and conscious withdrawal from outer activity in order to allow the body's confused and depleted energies to naturally rebalance and so rebound from the effects of chronic stress. It’s not so much a passive process as a practice of receptivity to the potent healing force innate in our system.
Self-care is what happens when you have the capacity and the courage to meet yourself as you are, and where you are and show up with wisdom and compassion. In this Workshop we shall allow the body to relax deeply, allowing a rebalancing of our energy, and direct some of that renewed energy towards genuine self-care and appreciation.
Join us for this special Spring-Clean Restorative and Self-Care yoga special workshop. This is a session to slow down, connect with yourself in a very gentle and compassionate way, to contemplate what's no longer serving you and cultivate the capacity to release what is necessary to make room for the qualities you'd like to call forth in your relationship with yourself and with others. It's the perfect way to move out of the darkness of winter and celebrate the growing light in our lives.
Price: €30 for a single workshop / €50 for a two workshop pass* / €70 for a three workshop pass*
*workshop passes are valid for 6 months from date of sale and can be used at any of our weekend workshop and we typically run at least three workshops on various topics every month--see workshop calendar for details