An evening of restorative yoga and yoga nidra at The Granaryto nourish, restore and renew - the perfect gift to yourself at this time of year
Friday 20th December – 7 00 pm – 9 00 pm
This busy time of the year can become stressful so why treat yourself to some me time and revive yourself with the best yoga gift of all, restorative yoga and yoga nidra.
The long dark days of winter before Christmas can lend themselves to physical stagnation, fatigue, and hibernation. However, the coming of the Winter Solstice on Saturday 21st December, marks an auspicious shift in daylight, when we can begin to emerge from the darkness back into the light. I therefore warmly invite you to honour this pause and indulge in a deeply relaxing, nurturing and healing winter solstice candle lit evening of restorative yoga followed by yoga nidra.
Restorative yoga has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related.
When the pace of life is fast, especially in December, our minds can easily become over stimulated — therefore our nervous system takes a beating and our immune system has to work extra hard. We may end up with a busy racing mind, or simply feeling overwhelmed, over worked, and exhausted – the result of which can bring on illness.
The beauty of restorative Yoga is that there is no muscular contraction involved, we can actually achieve more opening in parts of the body that we perceive as tight by literally softening and relaxing.. During a restorative Yoga sequence, you still stretch, but at the same time you relax fully in to the stretch so that tension can be released on a deep cellular level.
As we let go, we become softer and create space for our mind and body to connect with our natural innate qualities of inner calm, peace, love, compassion and understanding of others and self.
Restorative Yoga benefits
- Enhances flexibility
- Deeply relaxes the body
- Stills the mind
- Improves capacity for healing and balancing
- Balances the nervous system
- Boosts the immune system
- Develops qualities of compassion toward others and self
- Enhances and balances mood states
In Restorative yoga, each pose is held for 10 – 20 minutes and props such as soft bolsters, straps, sand bags, blankets, chairs and eye bags are used to support the body allowing you to open and release deep tension through passive stretching in a very nurturing way. This is a great way to realign the body and mind after injury or trauma (both physical or emotional) and to reset held patterns of misalignment. You simply lie back and relax in position, supported by the props. Afterwards you will feel completely nourished and absolutely heavenly!
The last 30 minutes of the session will be a guided meditation yoga sleep which is an even deeper effortless state of relaxation. You simply lie down comfortably and cool the body and relax whilst my voice guides you. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity and is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. The state of Yoga Nidra, conscious Deep Sleep, is beyond or subtler than the imagery and mental process of the Waking and Dreaming states. In Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go through the Dreaming state, and into the Deep Sleep state, yet remain fully awake.
The venue for this event is;
The Granary Yoga Studio
This studio is a secluded, beautifully warm converted barn in Bedfordshire and is very close to junction 13 of the M1. It is fully equipped with all props required for this gorgeous supportive practice.
Space is limited, so payment only will reserve your place for this special event. Thank you in advance.