We begin the day with an opening circle. A space to land, a space to set our intentions and to feel the presence of all the other lovely souls that we will be sharing our day with.
The relaxing yoga class will be held in a warm and cosy space. I will have mats, bolsters, blankets and eye pillows for you all. The class will be slow and gentle. The whole class becomes a conscious meditation. Throughout the class I will continually support you to be present. The class will incorporate a mix of gentle Hatha, Yin yoga, and Restorative yoga. I will share breathing practices with you, which will support your nervous system to move into balance. The class will end with a guided relaxation practice.
In our states of blissful presence, we will then move downstairs for lunch. Tina Foran, or Ayurvedic Chef will be preparing a fresh and totally delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch. During this one and a half hours break there will be space to spend time with others, or have some quiet reflection time, in nature perhaps.
After lunch if the weather is suitable, we will be outdoors in the beautiful nature. I will guide you through some breathing practices (Pranayama) . The technique I will be sharing, supports the mind to calm and the nervous system to balance. It will also help prepare us for meditation. I will be guiding you into meditation.
From this grounded and peaceful state, we walk quietly to Martins gong bath session. You will have a comfortable space to lie down with pillows, blankets, and bolsters. Here we will immerse ourselves in the ocean of sound. If you haven't experienced Martins gong bath, I find it a deeply relaxing experience.
We then bring our relaxed selves up to sitting. We will spend some reflection time to complete our day together. You are then invited to either join in with some chanting or to lie down in a restorative position with an eye pillow and be bathed in the healing sound.