Summer: Cooling and Calming Practices to Balance Stress and Cultivate Peace
At the summer solstice when the light and nature’s growth peaks for the year, this workshop turns to Yoga and Ayurveda practices aimed at helping us to celebrate our winter and spring labours and relax, destress and surrender to the longer days and warmer temperatures of summer. Two softening, calming, lunar yoga practices are weaved with Ayurveda’s tips to stay cool and centred both in moments when we can “overheat”during the months when the fire element dominates, and whenever we feel the stress or intensity rising in our lives. Particularly suited to balancing those of us of a fierier/pitta constitution, these practices will help cultivate more compassion and peace for all by invoking the qualities of the balancing ether, water and earth elements. End this workshop with a summer inspired lunch based on Ayurvedic principles.
In a series of seasonal workshops with Kate Smith Jamison (www.theyogaandayurvedaclinic.com) delve into the ancient practice of Ayurveda, the holistic healing science for the body –sister to Yoga’s healing science for the mind. Meaning science (veda) of life (ayur) Ayurveda takes a personalised, preventative approach to optimal health and longevity in harmony with nature’s pulse.
During each four-hour workshop, discover how to add seasonal rhythm to your yogasana, pranayama and meditation practices, and gain a better understanding of your own unique constitution. Learn how to follow the flow of nature, and weave diet and lifestyle principles throughout the year to live a healthier –and consequently happier - life. Understand better the elemental shifts in the seasons and the imbalances they may bring, smoothing your transition from season to season.
A £40 investment for each workshop includes ending with delicious food based on Ayurvedic principles