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Being in the Cycles - Autumn Inside and Out

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September’s Being in the Cycles workshop will focus on the ‘inner autumn’ – yoga practices that can support us through the pre-menstruum, peri-menopause and postpartum recovery.

There are similarities between these apparently quite separate phases of our lives - hormonal shifts, hot flushes, night sweats, joint laxity and general emotional turmoil are all common experiences for women approaching their bleed, recently postpartum, or in the peri-menopause.

Our autumn workshop seeks to honour these sometimes challenging phases as powerful opportunities for transformation.

We will work with practices that provide uplift and support for the pelvic floor and stability for our joints (all around the body but especially hips and sacro-iliac).

We will use practices that are comforting and supportive to practice radical self-care and acceptance.

For post-menopausal women these practices can be affirming and healing, honouring all the cycles you have been through.

For women in the peri-menopause these practices may be of practical assistance in optimising comfort and ease, and a support for your journey.

For younger women, practicing yoga in this way during each menstrual cycle can relieve symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps and help to prepare physically and emotionally for the inevitability of menopause.

For all of us these practices are intuitive, comfortable and delicious.

All Women Are Welcome.

Girls aged 14-17 are welcome half price in the company of an older friend/sister/aunty/mother/grandmother.

Pregnant women and babes-in-arms are also warmly welcome.

Follow @lucymaresh on Instagram and @aspacetobe on Facebook to keep in the loop. #beinginthecycles.


Womb Yoga

When we place the pelvis at the centre of our yoga practice, it can have powerful effects.

As well as the 'pot' from which the spine lengthens upwards, the pelvis is the home of the uterus (aka womb), the rectum and the bladder. A happy home for these three organs is absolutely vital for a woman's wellbeing.

Menstrual cramps, pelvic pain, bladder leaks or needing to pee often are all very common and can be a sign that our uterus is not in its most optimal position within the pelvis, as can fertility issues.

Rhythmic movement and restorative yoga poses both help to optimise comfort for the pelvis, its organs and its much-discussed muscular 'floor' (which is more like a back wall but that is another story...)

I see yoga workshops for every issue from low back pain to emotional balance - there's nothing strange about using yoga to pay attention to your pelvis, your womb or your menstrual cycle.

#beinginthecycles


Lucy Maresh

Lucy has been practising yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2008. She completed the British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma with Tara Fraser who introduced to her ‘the viniyoga of yoga’ and the importance of adapting yoga for the individual. Lucy has studied intensively for the last decade with Uma Dinsmore Tuli (Womb Yoga) and Judith Hanson Lasater (Restorative Yoga) and regularly assists both teachers at their teacher trainings.

Lucy’s weekly classes for men and women take place at her yoga retreat in Shilbottle A Space to Be. She also teaches specialist Mother Nurture classes for pregnant and postnatal women and is an experienced massage therapist.

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