Practicing Stillness: an Afternoon of restorative yoga
Learning to rest and the ability to remain still can be a challenge in our hectic lives. Take time to rest, relax and renew. In restorative practice the body is fully supported through the use of props, allowing the body to drop into stillness. Awareness is distributed evenly throughout the body, creating a sense of spaciousness. This allows the breath and the mind to quiet and the nervous system to relax.
You will learn:
- Sama Vritti- “Even Breath” practice
- Lovingkindness Meditation
- Poses to support the nervous system to reduce stres
- How conscious relaxation differs from sleep
- How to down regulate the nervous system
Date: November 3
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Yin Yoga & Meditation
Yin & Yang ~the co-essential opposites in the universe.
Yang being the active principle, Yin being the passive.
Yin Meditation begins with the intention to cultivate Yin qualities of mind. Yin meditation develops receptivity, allowance, reflection and tolerance in relationship to the experience of meditation. This type of meditation emphasizes ways to support yourself as a meditator to better understand the actual experience of meditation. Always, with Yin, all experiences are valued equally.
This session of Yin and Meditation will include Yin asanas (poses), which are accessible to most everyone; relaxing and restorative, short discourses on meditation and Yin, and an extended guided meditation. Asanas are practiced on the floor, with longer holds, lots of supports, and a slow pace. Deeply restorative and rejuvenating!
You will experience:
- Relaxing Yin poses with long holds.
- Short discourses on Yin principles & Mindfulness Meditation.
- Guided Meditation.
Date: December 8, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm