Return of the Light: a Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop
February 5, 2023 from 2-4 pm
Join Heather Sanderson to celebrate Imbolc – the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. This is one of the cross-quarter fire celebrations honored in ancient and modern Gaelic traditions.
The sunlight continues to grow each day and, even if we can’t feel it, there are stirrings way deep down in the earth calling for the return of Spring. This is a time for us to also move from the darkness that Winter can bring and start to plant seeds of creativity and fertility deep down in the body and psyche for what wants to grow in the coming months. A mix of gentle movement, restorative yoga postures, and yoga nidra helps to do this!
In this workshop we will:
-Learn more about Imbolc and the Goddess Brigid
-Experience a centering and optional sharing circle in the community of the class
-Find some movement and restorative postures
-Move through a yoga nidra practice designed to help discover what areas of your life or yourself you would like to give (or receive) more light
-Leave with a secret message just for you and a sense of connection
Open to all! No previous experience with yoga required.
Register here at Shambhala Yoga & Dance
$40 Early Bird/$50 on the day of (Feb 5th)
Space is limited.
Want to learn more about Yoga Nidra? Check out Heather’s short book, Yoga Nidra for Everyday Life.
Heart Connection Workshop
What does your heart need? Have you asked?
When we learn to be in connection with the heart, stay with the sensory experience, and allow the heart to show us ways of connecting – with ourselves, our true spirit, and others – the power of the heart can become limitless, accepting, and open.
This workshop will allow you to understand your own heart and how it works in relation to others, decision-making, and living your life in an embodied way.
In this workshop we will:
• discuss a foundational overview of the heart from a yoga, chakra and scientific perspective
• experience a cycle of attunement to help embody sensing from the heart
• move through some yoga postures to explore your personal heart balance (and potential imbalance)
• discover what messages the heart has for you through a deep meditation practice
• connect with another participant in a heart-exploration exercise
Heather had had the privilege of offering this workshop several times in Brooklyn, NY, Georgetown, ON, and Dublin, Ireland. Now available for private booking. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.