Sun, 26 Nov|
The Garden Studio, Clevedon
FULL MOON YIN YOGA, YOGA NIDRA & CACAO
Under the Full Moon's reflection settle into the elixir of yin yoga offered in a warm, tranquil and inviting space. Rest deeply in the caress of replenishing yoga nidra, then gently awaken to the tasteful delight of cacao and vegan cookies.
Time and Date
26 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
The Garden Studio, Clevedon, 4 The Avenue, Clevedon BS21 7ED, UK
About The Event
November draws to a close and the darkness is fully fledged. It surrounds us with its chill blanket of pitch. The full moon offers that much needed night light to stir the darkness into softness and allow reflections upon how far we've come; what has been gained and what can now fall silently away into the abyss of the night.
This particular moon has a few different names established by ancient cultures: Beaver Moon; Frost Moon and Mourning Moon. The brilliance of the effulgent moon at her fullest point plunges us into the season of will and water in the traditional chinese 5 elements system; a system of checks and balances which through the ancient meridian system helps guide us to find balance.
Our yin practice will focus on this watery theme as we imagine the beavers building their dams to hold back the flow; the crystalline frosts decorating an early morning landscape and the feminine qualities of the full moon illuminating our capacity for gratitude, forgiveness and compassion.
Yin yoga is a slow, yielding form of yoga arising from the Daoist (or Taoist) practice. Yin yoga targets the deeper yin tissues, ligaments, tendons, bone and fascia and offers adaptable poses to suit individual skeletal differences, which are then held for a few minutes or more with the intension of allowing those deeper tissues to receive the benefits. This slow practice allows the quiet of meditational respose to seep in the time spent commiting to stillness the curious awareness of the mind's fluctuations and altering sensations can be observed.
Yoga nidra is the ancient technique of yogic sleep. It offers the practioner the opportunity to be guided into a state of deep rest whilst remaining awake and alert allowing the subconscious mind to rise to the surface as the body rests. 40 minutes of yoga nidra is suggested to be equivalent to 3-4 hours sleep. The practice is taken lying on the back using props to ensure the body is supported and at ease. Then simply remain present to the healing effects of this deeply nourishing recalibration as you are guided gently into rest.
And on awakening there will be time to enjoy a steaming blend of ethically and sustainably sourced cacao together with vegan cookies before you float home under the tender beams of the full moon smiling down upon you.
Who is this for?
The practice is suitable for everyone aged 18 or over. When booking, please remember to inform the organiser of any injuries or issues that may affect your practice and also make known any special dietary needs or allergies. Tickets once purchased are strictly non-refundable and require the participant to be healthy enough to attend and not have a contagious illnesses including coughs, colds etc. (Please note It is ultimately the organiser's final decision as to whether you are healthy enough to attend without impacting on other participants or the organiser.) In the event of your being unable to attend no refunds will be issued but you may transfer your place to another attendee provided they too comply with the conditions above. In the event of the organiser needing to cancel, ticket monies only will be refunded within 24 hours.
What you will need:
Comfortable loose clothing you can move in, yoga wear is not required. Extra layers, thick socks and a warm blanket if you have one, otherwise there will be blankets here for you to use. All props: mats, bricks, blocks, bolsters and straps are provided here. Please remove all jewellry before coming and note that there are no changing facilities but there is a safe place to leave your belongings. Do not bring valuables to the studio. We ask that you remove LED style watches (smart watches) and ensure phones are left in the designated safe space and switched to silent.