The Autumn weather has been amazing so far. Brown leaves crunch underfoot, migrating birds can be seen in the skies if you look up. Dawn is getting later and later, but sunrise is pretty spectacular if you do get a shot of the big yellow please share it with my by email or Instagram. Below is an image at The Forty Foot, Dublin at sunrise around 8am yesterday, Sunday morning. We swam to the buoys and turned to face the amazing sunrise. The sun licking the skin on my face as I swam towards it. The joy of swimming at dawn listening to the call of the seals and hoping they stay exactly where they are! Post swim, shower and breakfast I made stewed apple with the bounty of my small garden I was reminded of a poem. It reminded me of the wonder of Autumn and to not take this season for granted.
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,John Keats, To Autumn
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
Last month at our Airfield Harvest Retreat, the temperature was a balmy 20 degrees. We gathered to celebrate Harvest in all her beauty. To flow amongst the trees, the peace and calm of Airfield. I can’t wait to be back there in Spring.
As we move into darker times in Autumn there is an invitation to dip into deeper practices. The practice of Svādhyāya, self study is a practice that is much aligned to this time of year. For those who joined me for the Foundations of Yoga course you will be familiar with this term. Click here to see the course content. This practice is a way of studying you in all your glory. I will be teaching this course again November 16th for more information and to join me please click here.
In November I will be hosting a Winter Nourish event. This event will be for you to practice yoga in a deep and sensuous way, to move through music. The practice will be 1.5 hours of relaxing yoga Āsana followed by meditation and then an amazing dinner served to you. It will an evening of movement, music and soul food. Please contact me if you are interested in coming along. Places are limited to 15 so please let me know today if you wish to come along as this will sell out.
All the practices we engage in during the Autumn/ Winter seasons allow you to nurture your relationship to yourself. Keep practicing yoga, take regular walks in the rich Autumn sunshine, do what makes you happy. Embrace the light while making room for the dark.
Yoga Classes –
Outdoor Yoga continues while temperatures allow us to do so. The air is warm outside but beginning to cool so jsut wear an extra layer.
Tuesday 9am by Zoom. 7 day recording with this class.
Wednesday 7pm at Seapoint
Thursday 7pm by Zoom. An autumnal class for you to embrace this season. WindDown Yoga. 7 day recording with this class.
Saturday 9am at Seapoint, sunrise over Dublin bay.
Saturday 11am Herbert Park.
Have a wonderful week, be kind to yourself and to others
x Much love Chris