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Autumn Yin-Yang Workshop

The autumn season is about transformation - the drawing of energy inward and preparing for the stillness of winter. This season celebrates the coming and going of life, the end of cycles, and the rhythms of breath. In Chinese Medicine, the Lungs are the organs associated with autumn, as they are the life-giving networks of the whole body - nourishing every cell and replenishing our energy. When our Lung chi is weak, we can tend towards respiratory disorders and the emotion of grief. When it is in harmony, we are able to access courage and reverence. This workshop will support bringing us into harmony and alignment with this seasonal shift, letting go of what needs to be released and setting intention for what wants to be harvested.

This workshop will include:

  • A deep Yin (passive) yoga practice, focused on balancing the Lung meridian
  • Gentle Yang (active) yoga to support the movement of Lung chi.
  • A subtle body self-healing modality (Jin Shin Jyutsu), to support the release of energetic blockages in this channel.
  • Restorative yoga - to allow the body to metabolize the benefits of this deep practice.

Yin yoga is a deep, passive and meditative practice that supports the release of congestion in the fascia (connective tissue) of our body (ligaments, joints). Poses are held for several minutes to gently stretch and rehabilitate these tissues. In Yin yoga, we are also stimulating the meridian channels of the body, rivers of energy (chi) that live within our fascia. By nourishing these channels, this vital energy is able move through the body with more integrity. Strong flowing chi supports the physical organs of the body, as well as harmonizing our inner emotional and mind state. The yin practice supports us in feeling grounded, centered and at ease.

$35 Members

$40 Non Members

Earlier Event: August 19
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Later Event: October 14
Centering Prayer Introductory Series