Saturday 8 December 2018, 13:30 to 17:30 – Come and join us this winter!
Do you need some time to rest, nurture yourself and re-charge the batteries? Are you simply exhausted, looking for a way to connect compassionately with yourself, or wanting to develop a meditative practice? Would you love to experience the beautiful healing power of a sound bath? We have just the thing!
Join us and feel your spirit lift and your heart soar as you find your wings! Our always popular Re-Treat and Restore half-day will give you that all important time out before the festive madness begins in earnest! This year I’m delighted and excited to welcome Angie from Gaia Gong to treat you to a gong bath too!
Re-Treat yourself this year to find some time to melt into floor and find some stillness with an extended Yin yoga practice, including some Pranayama (breathing practice) and meditation. Release tension in the mind and body and accept yourself, just as you are today.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets and applies moderate stress to the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body,
with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin Yoga most often targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, Yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes, allowing the body to softly yield to the floor, whilst we work on turning our attention inwards and accept the emotions which arise as we find stillness.
The practice of Yin is an opportunity for communicating in a sweeter and more compassionate way with ourselves. Within the safety and softness of the poses we are better able to send and receive our heart’s messages, to fortify the parts of us that need attention and to encourage a greater understanding of ourselves in this world.
We will complete our day with a Sacred Sound Meditation, led by Angie from Gaia Gong. Join us in soaking up the sacred sounds with a relaxing meditative journey by tuning in to the resonances of the Symphonic, Sound Creation, the Eight Corners of Heaven, Sacred Geometry Gongs, and Tibetan bowls.
The spiritual sounds and vibrations can affect us on a cellular level and can influence how we feel and function. They help to reduce stress, alter consciousness and create a deep sense of peace & well-being. They can release emotional and energy blockages, helping to soothe away any stress in the mind and body.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: This therapy is NOT suitable for:
Anyone in the first and last 3 months of pregnancy
Anyone suffering with Menieres disease/epilepsy/seizures or any condition that could be triggered by sound
Anyone fitted with a pacemaker as it may alter the rhythm of the pacemaker
Anyone fitted with metal implants/pins or screws as the gongs may resonate with the metal.
Workshop places are limited and must be booked in advance, by contacting us via Facebook, through the website www.yogimichaela.co.uk , by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07930 988894.
£36 per person, £15 deposit required when booking (early bird discount £31 if booked and paid in full by 9 November 2018)
Our half day workshops and retreats are held at Astral Park Sports and Community Centre, Johnson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4AY – a wonderful venue with ample free parking, a wooden floor and under floor heating – perfect for an afternoon of yoga!
T: 07930 988894
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