1. Pre-Holidays Detox: Twist and Flow Yoga Workshop
Date: Sunday, December 5th, 2010
Time: 11.00 – 13.00
Cost: € 25
Place: Sunrise Yoga, Dun Laoghaire (www.sunrise.ie)
Prepare for the holidays by setting the intention to stay centered during the busy season with this two-hour workshop. This workshop is designed to detoxify on every level of your being. Let go of the old to make space for the new!
We will focus on twisting postures and a flowing practice designed to cleanse your body and mind. Twists stimulate circulation and have a cleansing and refreshing effect on the organs and associated glands. When spiraling the organ receives a tourniquet effect which squeezes out old blood and when twisting in the other direction, allows new blood to flow in. This in turn stimulates the metabolism, detoxifies the system and brings rejuvenation.
Aside from the physiological and structural benefits of twists, there are centering benefits to your consciousness. As the layers of muscle and bones revolve deeply, your attention is drawn into the stable, unmoving center of the pose. This ability to stay centered in twists on the mat will allow you to bring this centering off the mat in your daily living among the unsteadiness of the world.
The workshop will end with a ½ hour yoga nidra, a guided meditation that promotes complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
2. Relax, Refresh and Renew (Restorative Yoga Workshop)
Dates: Sunday, November 28th and December 12th, 2010
Time: 16.00 – 18.00
Cost: € 25 each
Place: Sunrise Yoga, Dun Laoghaire (www.sunrise.ie)Learn to actively relax, release any stress and renew your mind, body and spirit.
Restorative yoga is a practice that reduces your stress and improves your health. It is helpful when you feel stressed, weak or overwhelmed by daily activities or major life events. Restorative yoga is especially valuable for those suffering from stress, cancer, menopause, injury, depression or other challenges. Even those who feel perfectly healthy report that restorative yoga has helped them develop more energy and sleep better.
All postures (asanas) will be done in a passive manner with the support of blankets, blocks and other props. You will have an opportunity to linger peacefully in these soothing and well-supported poses with gentle hands-on adjustments, candle-light and lavender oils. The class will end with a ½ hour yoga nidra, a guided meditation that promotes complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Class size is limited to 12 people, so that you receive the attention and guidance you need. All props are provided.
Please reserve your space in advance by registering online at www.sunrise.ie, or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings and Namaste,