In English, the world solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning “sun standing still”. As the sun reaches its most extreme point, we experience here on Earth and apparent pause in its movement, before the direction of travel is reversed and our days begin to lengthen again. We are hosting two end of year events, presenting the opportunity for our midwinter pause. Both events are free to register and attend - all are welcome.
My workshops this month are for women only and will be celebrating the Inner Autumn phase with rhythmic pelvic movements and restorative poses ideal for periods, postpartum and perimenopause.
All Summer long I have been fascinated by the beautiful wild roses that grow in our hedge and in hedgerows all around us (rosa rugosa). They are so fabulous and bright but also quite fleeting. One moment they are in full bloom and the next I find all the petals on the floor. It is… Continue reading Dropping the Last Petal
Have you ever considered your own internal weather? I suspect there have been days you felt your disposition was sunny and bright, and other days you have been heavy with dark clouds and ready to explode with thunder and lightning - I am sure that can't be just me! I woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow here in Shilbottle. It was a fantastic reminder of our famously unpredictable weather - a little flurry of Winter in the middle of an otherwise blossoming Spring.
Sunday 7 March, 7.30-9.00pm, via zoom. "Spring tides - finding balance within the context of extremes." This will be a predominantly floor based practice working with postures to facilitate the natural 'tides' of our breath. We will relax deeply for a feeling of ease and practice several variations of alternate nostril breathing for a sense of balance (beginner friendly).
When a friend of mine recently told me that her life felt ‘squelchy’ I was able to resonate. A habit we have maintained as a family since the start of our first lockdown is to go out each day for a local walk. We have managed to sustain this consistently and in all weathers, but… Continue reading Squelching Through January