Upcoming 2020 Workshops
A valuable opportunity to refine your technique and deepen your personal practice.
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A gateway to Mindfulness practice
Do you ever wish your life could just slow down a little?
Everything is super fast paced nowadays and we are expected to keep up.
In Taoist teachings this would be described as being in a yang state, and with everything in life we need balance. This is where yin comes in. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, sometimes up to 20mns.
In this nourishing and restorative workshop, we will explore deeper access to the body targeting our connective tissues, fascia and ligaments with the aim of lubricating and protecting our joints. These are areas of the body often not reached with a typical yang style of yoga practice or fitness regime.
At the end of the workshop, you will be provided with a full Yin sequence of poses handout to take home and start or complement your home practice.
Ideal if you are thinking of teaching a Yin Yoga class or for anyone who appreciate a space for calm and quiet to deepen their practice.
The Art of Relaxation
known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We will practice an hour of yoga nidra, which can be as restorative as four hours of regular sleep (although I could not find the research to back this up!).The first time I tried yoga nidra, I was both skeptical and curious.
But that first session brought me to a totally relaxed, blissful state, and as I’ve explored the practice over the years, I’ve experienced some of the profound benefits. So, in this workshop we will take a look at the ways yoga nidra can benefit, heal, and transform you to new heights …
Cooperative asana, harmonious breath work, eye contact and touch for lovers and friends
You’re on the mat in your group class, flowing and sweating and minding your own business, when all of a sudden Fatoumata announces that “We’re going to try some partner poses.”
If you don’t know anyone in the class, this can be a terrifying moment. One or two students slip out for an extended bathroom break, while the rest pair up and take on the strange task of using each other’s bodies. For yoga.
The purpose of partner yoga is to deepen and expand your yoga practice (in more ways than one!). Partner yoga poses work mainly by adding resistance. Your muscles can relax and stretch while your partner’s resistance help your limbs stay in the pose. Because of your partner’s help, you’ll be able to try new poses and find deeper expressions of familiar poses. In this workshop, you’ll challenge yourself physically and emotionally by putting your body in another person’s hands. Working together leads to bonding and tests your ability to trust.
Opening your Lotus
Elements of Sitting
For many of us, putting ourselves into Padmasana is NOT easy. And sitting there comfortably for more than 60-seconds can be like a Tapas practice of will and determination. This workshop will use a sequence of seated asanas to slowly, slowly free the restricted parts of the body that need to be loose to comfortably come into Padmasana and sit in peace.
We can then use this new Asana, or seat, to ground ourselves for pranayama and meditation. All levels welcome.