Winter Mini Retreat
Give yourself space to ease the body and soothe the mind on this special winter mini-retreat
This retreat will focus on postures, breath work, yoga nidra and meditation, with an equal balance between yoga for the body and yoga for the mind, tucked around a break for warming herbal teas and tasty organic snacks.
Winter is a time to retreat and rejuvenate. Just as sap withdraws into a tree's core letting leaves fall, this mini retreat will gently build core strength to support a healthy and flexible spine and joints using gentle flowing movement. We will work with the bladder and kidney meridians running up and down the back and front of the body, easing into forward bends, back bends and twists to help balance and soothe the body.
Physical practice will focus on warming and using our core, easing stiffness in the spine and muscles in key joints such as hips, going slower and deeper, flowing on the breath. Winter yoga is a slow practice, attuned to the breath, working deeper with repetition and relaxing into postures, breathing away anxiety and tendencies to overwork or push, bringing steadiness, kindness, allowing a strong connection between body, mind and the present moment.
Enjoy a cup of warming herbal tea and delicious organic snacks before an indulgent and restorative second half. Pranayama (breathing techniques) to ground the body, enabling a restful balance and calm. Yoga nidra and meditation to still the mind and allow deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is said that 20 minutes of yoga nidra is the equivalent of one hours sleep. We will practise at least 40 minutes. The afternoon will end with quiet meditation.
Seasonal Yoga Academy (View)
46 Darnley Street
Glasgow G41 2SE
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|