As we come to the end of Winter and it’s been a long one, we were greeted at the weekend with a blanket of white. Many of us woke up to a blanket or flurry of snow. The pictures above are from students practicing with me in Austria, the UK and where I live in Dublin, thank you for sharing. White, this strong primary colour that we are bathed in at the moment is the colour for healing & protection so it’s kind of the universe giving us what we need at this time. Thank you so much to all who came to the Joy of Colour workshop with Aoife aka TheStyleBob and myself yesterday, I am thinking in colour, living in colour since spending time with Aoife and her colour wisdom. We will run this workshop again there was so much covered and so much to cover!
So let’s prepare to welcome Spring & all that this transitionary season brings. If you’re thinking of gardening perhaps purchase some seeds, I was listening to Marion Keogh talking about gardening at the weekend on RTE radio 1 with Brendan O’Connor her piece is towards the end if you want to listen in. There are some great Irish seed providers out there whom you can find with a quick search, if you’ve never planted anything before perhaps this is exactly the right time to try.
Self care is so important at the moment, realistically it always should be but now more than ever, from talking to you guys I know we are all finding it tough. So I am running a workshop with Grainne Hughes who is a reflexologist, massage therapist & a passionate advocate for women’s health & wellness. The workshop will look at what’s going on in the world, stress, disrupted sleep patterns, anxiety, and invite us to move out of this heightened state of living. Creating a space for ourselves to access genuine rest & acts of self care. I will also be offering a recipe for a red lentil soup.
What the morning will look like – 30 minutes of Gentle & Restorative Asana practice to slow down the body, invite stillness into our lives. A 10 minute meditation will follow. After this the magic of relaxation should unfold you to prepare to lie down and open up to further healing with Grainne leading 45 minutes of self massage.
This workshop will be 1.5 hours in length, a workshop to invite us all to do less while offering yourself more. A space to feel into your mind & body. Tickets for this event will go live later today.
Teaching schedule this week –
Sunday meditation free to all those on 30 days of Yoga
Tuesday 9am, Morning flow. Open to all, a space to build strength, to go as far as your body tells you in each Asana, dancing optional
Wednesday 8.30pm, Free Yoga Nidra on Instagram stories
Thursday 7pm, WindDown yoga. The class to totally relax into your body, to allow the stillness of holding poses flow through you.
Saturday 10am, Nature inspired Vinyasa. A bit more challenging but do as much as you like & always remember to take the pause. Surya Namsakar to greet to Spring sun rising in the East.
Have a wonderful day,