Saturday 20th Nov 14:00 – 16:00 In Studio & Online
GOING DOWN AND YINWARDS – exploring the qualities of Autumn and Yin – with Senior Teacher Cal Wansbrough.
In this workshop we will be working on opening up and releasing the fascia and connective tissue around the neck, chest, shoulders and backline, including the hamstrings and calves. We will work into the Lung and Large Intestine channels, the organs associated with Autumn. Autumn is the time of year when we may be more susceptible to coughs and colds as well as emotional turbulence, as we transition from the height of Yang, of Summer to the slower, inwards movements of Yin and Autumn. The Lungs govern respiration, and it is through breath that we receive both Qi and a deeper sense of ourselves and our spirit, so this workshop will also include some pranayama to strengthen and regulate our Lung Qi, which contributes to our immunity and our ability to fight off infection. The Lungs and Large Intestine allows us ‘to take things’ in and conversely, ‘let things go’ thus the workshop will encourage the letting go of emotions, behavioural patterns and belief structures that no longer serve us, as well as inspiring connection to ourselves on a deeper, spiritual level.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the Lungs and Large Intestine organs in Chinese Medicine, followed by an immersive yin yoga practice working into the shoulders, chest and backline, releasing the blockages and tensions associated with these organs. We will work through a variety of poses, as well as some acupressure points, to enhance and gather our Qi and prepare us for the Autumn and Winter to come. We will also work through some pranayama techniques to enhance the Lung Qi.
This workshop is for all those looking for a deep physical release, and a preparation for the forthcoming colder and darker months. It is an inclusive workshop and all levels are welcome.
IN STUDIO: MEMBERS £30 / NON MEMBERS £35
ONLINE VIA ZOOM: £15
CANCELLATION NOTICE PERIOD FOR ALL WORKSHOPS/MASTERCLASS IS 7 DAYS.
IF YOU ARE JOINING US VIA LIVE STREAM, A ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU ALONG WITH THE PLAYLIST.