An online yoga class for 'remembering ourselves'. We will consider the idea of nourishment at each layer of our being – body, breath, mind, heart and soul. This model of five layers of being is found in the Taitirriya Upanisad and is most commonly referred to as the panca kośa (five bodies).
As those of us in England settle in to our second national 'lockdown', here is a new yoga nidra practice called 'Gathering Our Resources'. It is an invitation to reflect on what it is we need to be nourished at all levels and to set an intention to gather those things in.
"Yoga is a process of action and reflection."Judith Hanson Lasater Sometimes we may be taking a stance, making an action or deliberately changing something about our body or our breath. At other times we allow ourselves to step back and to reflect, to remain curious and to witness ourselves from a wider perspective. Both of… Continue reading Sunday 18 October – ONLINE – Action and Reflection
Six minutes of meditative practice with a finger labyrinth and alternate nostril breathing. You will need a comfortable place to sit and a pen and paper. It can be done sitting at a table. Once you are familiar with how to construct your labyrinth you can make one from fabric, string, beads, pebbles or other… Continue reading Labyrinth Meditation
A quiet and meditative yoga class at Shilbottle Hall consisting of a series of simple, supported postures and breathing practices intended to promote deep relaxation and prepare for meditation. 9.30-11am, £10
This class will only go ahead if Northumberland changes to Tier 2 restrictions. Saturday 19 December, 9.30-11am at Shilbottle Community Hall, £10 A theme in my classes this year has been abhyāsa vairāgya, the balance of doing and being. This class will include practices that require us to take action and practices which invite us… Continue reading Saturday 19 December – Midwinter Yoga Class – Shilbottle Community Hall