The end of the year saw me spent. I read somewhere that the "quality of our rest determines the quality of our activities". In my teachings and in my posts, I encourage you to take care of yourself. It's important for me to walk my talk, and so I have taken time to rest, to find some space.
I needed to do that. So I did.
I have taken time to restore, and regroup, but also plan for the year ahead, both personally, for our classes together, and for other Wellness Programmes.
For 3 weeks my office looked like this. Not bad. A bit of a change.
I worked every morning while the world was waking up. It was quiet. There was space to create. I turned off technology. I walked, I swam. I read. I cooked. I played with my kids. I reconnected with them. And me.
But now, the new year has well and truly come and gone. The weather is warm, and crazily, the end of the first month of the year is upon us.
During seasonal celebrations, socialising during summer, as well as work commitments, or having children on holidays, our energies may extend outward, and disperse, leaving us feeling all over the place. The season of peace and joy is sometimes fraught with much the opposite. As we begin our Yoga term, I thought it would be timely to remind ourselves of some simple yoga practices to breathe life into all areas of our body, both literally and figuratively, to support us in coming back to ourselves.
I have been planning our classes, I have been working with the theme:
“Let’s Start At the Very Beginning”
(which means I have Maria Von Trapp singing in my head whenever I read those words).
I have an overall Loving Kindness thing going on too....the more we love ourselves, the more we want to feed ourselves well,
in all areas, and that’s really, really important.
Yoga helps us to see that everyday is a new day.
We have the opportunity to start over.
So come stiff, come broken, come creaky, come bendy, come strong.
Just come as you are.
It is your practice, there is no right or wrong, just an opportunity to be you, and to expand into a more sparkly version of you.
6.00 - 7.00PM
7.30 - 8.30PM
8.00 - 9.00am
9.30 - 10.30am (Gentle/ Yin)
6.00 - 7.00pm
8.00 - 9.00am
6.00 - 7.00pm (Yin/ Restorative)
8.00 - 9.00AM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6PM class is a Yin class. This contains elements of Restorative - we stay in poses for longer, and those of you who love the Restorative classes, may appreciate the benefits of this class too.
It is a really beautiful mid-week class.
ALL OTHER CLASSES all other classes will have breathwork, physical poses and meditation. There will be some static poses and some flow. Some previous experience and knowledge is recommended.
I look forward to connecting, and reconnecting with you all on the mat very soon.