That Fascia Feeling - Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop with
Date: Sunday 22nd July
Time: 3-5 pm
Price: £25 per person
A journey inward through Yin Yoga...
What is Fascia?
Fascia is what holds us together like a glue. It's that winding and weaving matrix that we can get into through long yummy yoga holds stretching out the tissues and ligaments.
Sussex and London based teacher Melanie will be taking you through a series of yin poses with gentle guidance and nurturing care, working on the FIRE element.
The soothing and contemplative practice of Yin Yoga invites us to balance this outward focus with an inward glance. In this gentle practice, we focus on the heart and large intestine meridians that run along the chest cavity as well as along the inner and outer arms. Consider this an invitation to slow down and surrender to the joy of the present moment with an exploration of heart openers, upper back and shoulder stretches.
Date: First Saturday of every month.
As you lay down under your soft blanket, Rachael will guide you through a Reiki activated relaxation enabling you to relax your body and begin to quieten the mind ready for the resonant sounds of the gong, Tibetan singing bowls and Koshi bells to wash over you.
Sound has been used for thousands of years for therapeutic purposes. As you bathe in the deep vibrations of the gong, all the cells in the body begin to resonate, stimulating the vegas nerve (which runs from your brain stem to your abdomen). Your vegas nerve kick starts your bodies relaxation response, helps prevent inflammation in the body and can slow your heart rate. Therapeutic sounds have been shown to inhibit the stress or pain response as well as having a positive effect on your heart and respiratory rates. They entrain the brain to theta brain wave frequencies where visualisation and the creative power of your mind starts. As you relax deeper you may find you enter a trance like state, or are able to access different levels of consciousness not explored before.
People often report deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and deeper connections to their intuition.
“The gong is more accurately a force of energy, "like a divine engine, affecting the body's meridians. By and large, after it's over, you just feel great, you feel like you've been healed by the spirit of nature." Don Conreaux
"The effects lasted well into the evening and even the next morning, when I felt an incredible sense of calm and focus." Priyam Sharma - from Huffington Post article Why every stressed out person should try a gong meditation.
Rachael trained with Tim Wheater and Cherub and runs regular Reiki Activated meditations and gong baths across London.
With Sarah Hansen
Date: 28th and 29th of July
Two day workshop designed for those looking to create consistency and strong foundations in their yoga practice. Sessions cover yoga asana, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Suitable for complete beginners, or experienced practitioners looking to revisit yoga fundamentals.