Sat, 19 Sept | BS21 6RT

Woodland Yoga Saturday - 19th September 2pm - 4pm

In the canopy of the trees, nestled amongst ancient woodland a platform rises. Fashioned from reclaimed native timbers it provides the venue for this 2 hour yoga practice. Taking inspiration from the mythical Hindu story of Garuda - the great Eagle.
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Woodland Yoga Saturday  - 19th September 2pm - 4pm

Time & Location

19 Sept 2020, 14:00 – 16:00
BS21 6RT, Brown Rock Farm, 187 Clevedon Rd, Tickenham, BS21 6RT, UK

About The Event

Garuda, a divine bird with the head, wings and talons and beak of an eagle and the body and limbs of a man symbolises our existence as spiritual beings walking this earth in a material body.

This 2 hour yoga practice will explore the tale of Garuda through the mythical poetic allegory that is captured in the pose Garudasana.  A balance pose that enables us to connect from root to crown with our own centre as we overcome the obstalces associated with finding our balance - just as Garuda had to do when he set out on his epic rescue mission.  We will flow from stillness and interior awareness through breath work into a series of creative kramic sequences designed to extend, strengthen and integrate the body and close with a meditation to return us to the centre of our own divine nature just as the great eagle comes back to rest.

"As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds it's wings and flys down to rest in it's nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is freed from all desires."    

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

This event is suitable for all ages from 18+ and all levels. Modifications and advancements in asana will be offered throughout.  You will however need to be of reasonable fitness and sure footed to access the venue - sensible footwear is required, no flipflops please.) The woodland platform is a 10 minute walk from the farm (or a 15 minute amble if you want to pause and pretend to take in the views while you catch your breath.   Please allow yourself time to arrive and settle.  (I'm very sorry but I cannot accomodate pregnant yogis as I am not trained in pregnancy yoga).

What you will need to bring with you and compliance with social distancing

Each participant will need to bring a yoga mat to the venue.  In view of the current situation social distancing rules must be observed.  There is enough space on the plaform for this is be achieved.  Guide markers will indicate safe positioning for your mat.  (Note the wearing of masks is optional, however as a teacher I cannot wear a mask.)  You must be fit and healthy to atend this event and free of any symptoms of Corona Virus or awareness that you may have recently been in contact with someone who has the virus.  You will be required to complete a brief health questionnaire and declaration prior to attendance, this document is entirely confidential. Please observe and be respectful of these requirements so that we can protect and support everyone.

Should you have any questions at all please contact me directly.

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