Finding the light within winter solstice workshop with Anita
FINDING THE LIGHT WITHIN WINTER SOLSTICE WORKSHOP
Join us for a warm and nurturing yin yoga workshop celebrating the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice.
For thousands of years many cultures have celebrated the shortest, darkest day of the year, the day which marks a positive shift as we emerge from darkness back towards the light. Winter solstice ceremonies signal the clear end of one stage of life and a conscious beginning of another. We acknowledge that everything is always changing and that nothing ever stays the same. It’s a time to create positive intentions for our body, mind and spirit, setting ourselves up so we are ready to move forward in our lives when spring arrives. We will honour the time to pause before we start on the path of awakening and expansion, we will remind ourselves to take the time to slow down from our busy everyday life.
During this workshop we will practise yin yoga poses focusing on the kidney and urinary bladder meridians (energy lines) which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine are associated with winter. By stimulating the energy in the body we help to release the physical, mental and energetic stagnation which occurs during the winter months and we replenish ourselves from the inside out, restoring vitality and vibrancy. We will also practise a gratitude meditation and set an intention which will help to guide us on our path of personal growth and we will use a mudra (hand gesture) to strengthen this. Throughout the workshop we will use a simple pranayama (breath focus) which will help give us mental clarity and stillness and we will also call on the healing properties of essential oils.
We will slow down, pause and look inside to find the light within.
Anita is a British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher and trained at one of Europe’s leading yoga institutes, Triyoga, in London. She is a member of Yoga Alliance and has been practicing yoga since 1996.
Anita’s passion for yoga shines through when she teaches. She encourages her students to engage both their body and mind whilst maintaining a sense of enjoyment.
This workshop is in English.
Date: Saturday December 22nd 2018
Time: 19.30u - 22.00u