Finding the wisdom of Winter, this time of year can be tough. Here in Ireland the sun rises around 8am and sets around 4.30pm. It’s a short day, but it’s so important to get the most out of each day. Mother Earth is shedding, flowers die, leaves fall and alot of animals hibernate. The wonder of all this work is when Spring comes and amazing beauty greets us.
Can you mimic all that the universe is doing in preparation for the business of Spring? There is a natural slowing down and it’s the most wonderful time to give yourself permission to try find more rest. But can you slow down and keep active? Yep you can, and it’s so damn nice.
When you practice yoga online take some time to set your space up. Light a candle, turn the heating on, turn your overhead light off. You’re in your own house, make it a special place to practice. Get into the comfiest clothes you have. Make the hour all about you, your practice and your commitment to building awareness and inner peace. Join me Tuesday 9am for Morning flow, a class for all levels but also a place to try out a few new moves. Why not you’re at home! Or perhaps you’re into total bliss, then join me Thursday 7pm for WindDown Yoga. Bring all the props, blankets, candles, eye pillows it gets totally chilled. I’m offering a midweek Wednesday 7pm class for an evening flow, it will be more active than WindDown.
I have some exciting studio news coming for January, we can practice together inside. There will be options for Monday evening, Saturday morning and perhaps Friday lunch. Please let me know what’s the best time for you to practice yoga and I will put a class on the schedule for you. If you would like to join me this Sunday 21st in Lenehan’s there are just 2 places left. It will be an evening of embracing Winter energy and nurturing your heart with a commitment of practice. A time for taking it easy and enjoying good food, chats and love.
Outdoor yoga will continue for the coming weeks. If you’re hesitant about being outside at this time of year, trust me it works. The sun is amazing at 9am on Saturday mornings at Seapoint. It shines on your body to allow you to flow with that winter energy. There is also an outdoor yoga class Saturday at 11am in Herbert park. This is where I started my Outdoor yoga teaching and I love it here. It’s the perfect space to find gratitude. When you feel like damn I hate winter, I hate the cold try practicing gratitude for all that you have. For the body that you have, the house you have, your family, your friends, for you. Practice gratitude for the solstice, and that the days will get longer again after it. When you realise you have so much you become content within yourself. This is my take from an outdoor practice.
Online Yoga Classes
Tuesday 9am Morning Flow
Wednesday 7pm Evening flow
Thursday 7pm WindDown Yoga
Outdoor Yoga Classes
Saturday 9am at Seapoint
Saturday 11am at Herbert Park
November Nourish Event
Join me at Lenehan’s for an afternoon of Winter Yoga. We will begin with a 2.5 hour yoga practice. This time will be all about honouring our bodies, of nurturing ourselves in this space for preparing for next Spring. Taking time to allow yourself to prepare to come into winter. The day is built around 4 powerful tools – Meditation, Mindfulness, Breathwork and Manifesting. To book the last spaces click here.
To join me in class click here.
Have a wonderful week.
Peace, love, namaste