Online 3-Week Morning Challenge:
“Winter Self-care: Explore the Inner Landscapes” with Liina Tael

Nov 08-26, 2021
Mo-Fr 08.30-10.00
Live ONLINE via ZOOM
English
140 €

Please register here.

Winter is the energy of the element Water, the time of rest and hibernation, when nature retreats to build up its reserves for its next cycle of seasons. This is a quieter, more reflective time of year, a time to slow down, to allow the stillness to guide you to the places in your body and psyche you may have neglected. During the darkest time of the year, allow the quiet practices to offer you the rest you need to build an inner reservoir and let these practices guide you into deepening your self-knowledge.

Week 1
– Why does slowing down matter?
– Experiencing the difference between yin yoga and restorative yoga.
– Main principles and techniques of yin yoga and restorative yoga.
– Embodying safety and capacity 
– Exploring what balanced movement nutrition feels like. 
– Introducing somatic meditation
– Daily practice of yin yoga, restorative yoga, somatic movement, gentle flow, QiGong, meditation and pranayama.

Week 2
– Living according to the seasons and honoring our cyclical nature.
– Seasons in Taoism and how to apply it to practice.
– Self-care versus self-improvement
– Introducing Yoga Nidra.
– Daily practice of yin yoga, restorative yoga, somatic movement, gentle flow, QiGong, meditation and pranayama.

Week 3
– Practical exploration of the definition of yoga: Citta vrtti Nirodhah.
– Why does stillness matter?
– Now that we’ve cultivated some techniques, bringing in silent practices with minimal instruction, where you have space to develop your own personal practice.
– Daily practice of yin yoga, restorative yoga, somatic movement, gentle flow, QiGong, meditation and pranayama.

Online 2-Week Morning Challenge: “Exploring Meditation” with Anya Kinneavy

Nov 29-Dec 10, 2021
Fr 08.30–10.00
Live ONLINE via ZOOM
English
100€  

Please register here.

Our thoughts have a direct effect on how we feel. And how we feel, of course, affects how we function in life – at work, in relationships, how well we sleep… Whilst it’s easy to feel caught in the push and pull of thoughts and feelings, meditation gives us the ability to directly influence our wellbeing.

This is a 2-week course that will explore key aspects of meditation – why we practice, which tools to use, and how to bring its many powerful benefits into everyday life.

We’ll use meditation to:
– find mental calm
– enquire into thought patterns and understand what effect they have
– break habitual patterns between stimulus and reaction
– explore mindfulness techniques and cognitive psychology (CBT)
– get more comfortable with emotions
– explore the deeper purpose of meditation in the Yoga tradition, Vedanta and Buddhism
– enjoy a deeper appreciation of everyday life

And we’ll learn how to actually sit comfortably! Each class will include a mixture of gentle movement to relax the body, breath awareness, contextual theory and meditation practice.

Everyone is welcome to join, with or without prior experience.

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