Upcoming 2019 Workshops
A valuable opportunity to refine your technique and deepen your personal practice.
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Yin Yoga - 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.
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 …
PARTNER YOGA - 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.
We can then use this new Asana, or seat, to ground ourselves for pranayama and meditation. All levels welcome.