This month's deeply Rebooting Restorative Yoga Workshop connects us to Nature & the Gaelic festival of Samhain, marking the end of the harvest season (Celtic New Year) and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year.
TRUE, DEEP, CONSCIOUS REST
While for some a power yoga class may seem like the way to go, for others a gentle restorative class may be optimal. Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures with the aid of props. Note that ‘rest’ is different from sleep.
During times of stress, relaxation / sleep becomes an act of trying to force ourselves to switch off and then crash out into an obilvion of restlessness or complete shut-down, and waking up feeling tired, drained and un-rested.
Conscious Rest gives the body a deeper opportunity to renew and heal because the autonomic nervous system is invited to rebalance in a nurturing, mindful, gentle way.
The workshop contains long peaceful pauses of delicious silence and beautiful phases of gentle atmospheric sounds. Poetry and Imagery is also used to evoke the healing powers of the imagination and to connect with nature, the heart and the beautiful things that make us human.
There really is NOTHING quite like properly resting in these, gentle, blissful, delicious and peaceful yoga poses supported by yoga props. With breathing exercises, Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation around body) your stress can naturally recede into the background; spaciousness and calm opens up to you like a sacred sanctuary within to just ‘be’. Everyone’s favourite way to wind down!
What to Bring?
PLEASE BRING A LARGE, THICK BLANKET THAT COVERS YOUR WHOLE BODY!
PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE LAYERS & SOCKS!
MATS, BELTS, BRICKS, BOLSTERS ARE PROVIDED
Parking & Arrival Time?
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to allow for parking and getting installed. ***Please turn off mobile phones***
THE WOODHOUSE CENTRE HAS A FREE, PRIVATE CAR PARK. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN TANDRIDGE LEISURE CENTRE CAR PARK, INSTEAD, ENTER THEIR CAR PARK AND DRIVE THROUGH IT INTO THE GATED CAR PARK AT THE BACK
This event requires 48 hours notice of cancellation to recieve a full refund.
Any cancellations within 48 hours prior to the event will not be refunded
However, If your space can be filled you will be offered a place on the next workshop