As the shift in nature to the cooler, cosier, and darker days of Autumn is upon us, join Karine in honouring this transition with a 2-hour Yin and Yoga Nidra Workshop. This Yin and Yoga Nidra Workshop will help us to slow down, embrace the changes within nature, but also within ourselves. We are not separate from nature, so perhaps you feel a natural shift within yourself during this time, a time to reflect upon what part or parts of your own life might be out of balance, and how to cultivate more balance mentally, emotionally, and physically. In Traditional Chinese Medicine Autumn is a time for resting, reflection, letting go of anything that may no longer serve us, as we move into the darker months. The workshop will allow us to tune in with the Earth element, which exists between every seasonal transition, working through asana that will stimulate the stomach and spleen meridians. We will then look to the Metal element of Autumn, stimulating the lung and large intestine energy pathways. Suitable for all abilities, Yin is a patient and peaceful practice where we hold asana or “shapes” for at least 3 minutes in order to find surrender of body and mind, and work deeper into our bodies – think tissues and bone rather than muscle. Yin Yoga is not a strength-based practice, but a consistent practice can help us have better body stability, mobility, and flexibility. A perfect complement to more “Yang” styles of practice such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha, Yin gives us the time we need in our often busy lives to connect with ourselves and realise our inextricable connection to the world around us. The workshop will finish with a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra, inspired by the change of season. Yoga Nidra does not require any physical movement, simply get yourself comfy lying down and be guided by the sound of my voice. Join me to surrender, to reflect, to release. Not suitable if you are pregnant. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Bring a drink of water or herbal tea, and a small snack for after the practice. Have plenty of props available- blankets, cushions, a strap, blocks. Try not to eat or have too many stimulants (coffee, sugar) a few hours before the practice. If you have any questions or queries about the workshop, please feel free to contact us.
Karine is a Birmingham based yoga teacher running a freelance yoga business called Yogannick. As a loving Taurus, Karine can sometimes be stubborn but she loves to be grounded and loves being out in nature. Following many years in corporate environments, Karine is now a full time Yoga Guide offering sessions that focus on mental health as well as physical health, something very close to her heart. Karine first stepped on the mat after during a really tough period in her life. Yoga found her and the practice continues to have a huge impact on her life both on and off the mat. It did not take long for her to embark on her first 200-hours YTT and she continues her development to be of best service and promote a happier and healthier lifestyle through more holistic based approached. Her classes offer the whole package with physical practices, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation practices that can always be taken off the mat and used on a daily basis. Karine offers a space that is truly welcoming for all without any pressure or judgement as she hopes to foster relationships and a community with people, she feels honoured to share the space with.READ MORE