Calm & Renewed: A Winter Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop
Saturday 29th January | 2.00pm to 4.15pm | sliding scale pricing (see below)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Once again at least 50% OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO BRIXTON SOUP KITCHEN

My seasonal yoga workshop series continues with this Winter-themed practice:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements central to its philosophy – Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth – with each element linked to a specific saon, organ system and emotion.

Water is linked to Winter and represents our will and courage; just as water yields to adapt to what lies in its path, by cultivating its qualities we can learn to courageously embrace life’s natural flow.

Organ-wise, Winter is linked to our Kidneys and Urinary Bladder. The Kidneys are the root of the yin and yang energies in our bodies. 

During Winter we often feel dull or fatigued with our immunity compromised and our motivation flagging. It’s a time of hibernation and darkness, but also a time when our potential can develop as we rest and conserve our Qi so as to be ready to emerge in Spring.

Part one of this workshop will be a Kidney and Urinary Bladder yin yoga practice to help us shift us out of Winter stagnation. Physically the focus is on moving deeper into the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia). In this slow practice, each pose typically lasts for three to five minutes.

This will prepare us for part two of the workshop – a yoga nidra practice to leave you feeling refreshed, restored and rebalanced.

Imbalanced Kidney and Urinary Bladder Qi can sometimes appear as and be mistakenly diagnosed as lower back problems and can manifest as fear, anxiety, depression, worry fatigue and difficulty in adapting to new situations. When in balance we can feel calm, relaxed and a sense of physical, mental and emotional balance. In addition, we may even feel a deeper connection to our creativity and passions.

This workshop is open to all levels, however it is not suitable for pregnant students.

Sliding scale pricing is as follows:

*Pay it Forward£25

The Sustainer £20

The Preserver £15

(*Pay it Forward price allows me to offer this workshop to those in financial hardship. If you would like to attend but finances are a barrier, please email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com.)

Feedback for previous Seasonal Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshops:

“The workshop was really special for me and you held the space so beautifully. I have been trying some of the poses you taught at home.” – Leila

“Thank you so much for the Nurture & Nourish yoga session today. As a perimenopausal woman close to burnout with some full on events concerning my son’s health I can honestly say that I joined the session feeling so jangled and desperate to get out of fight and flight, and left the session feeling totally calm and restored. I feel like I’m me again.” – Frithe

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The Rest Sessions

If you would like to practice weekly Restorative Yoga with me online, join me on Tuesdays 8-9pm GMT at Mindwalk Yoga – sign up here.

Saturday 20th November 2021 | 2.00 to 4.30pm

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(*sliding scale pricing available – see below) 

Venue: Online via Zoom

You deserve rest.

Rest is radical. It is not fluffy or lazy – it is essential.

The Rest Sessions are a culmination of my years of teaching and practice to date. Grounded in Restorative Yoga and including meditation, yoga nidra and (optional) journaling, this 2.5 hour session of contemplative practices is designed to help bring you back home to yourself – your true nature.

Will you give yourself permission to Rest? You can join by booking below. 

Sliding scale pricing is as follows:

*Pay it Forward£25

The Sustainer £20

The Preserver £15

(*Pay it Forward price allows me to offer this workshop to those in financial hardship. If you would like to attend but finances are a barrier, please email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com.)

Feedback for The Rest Sessions:

“That was really great Paula, thank you! I have C-PTSD and typically struggle quite a lot with calming my nervous system and being present during contemplative type practices. I found this really really effective and definitely want to carry it on.” – M

“Thank you so much for that practice Paula! That was so nourishing and wonderful – exactly what I needed.” – Yvonne

“Thank you Paula! I absolutely love your offerings and feel so relaxed and ‘at home’ when I take your classes. You have a gift for holding the space. Your classes are just really special.” – Deb

“I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the session on Saturday. It was wonderful, and I didn’t realise how much I needed it until I was there. I also wanted to say that I really appreciated your approach (caveat, I am also a yoga teacher). I find that many classes I attend are not permissive and do not allow for the personal exploration or autonomy that I really value in the practice/teaching of yoga. I felt so safe in your class, and learned so much, while at the same time feeling that I could adapt the practice to what I needed it to be. Thank you so very much, it really meant a lot to me on Saturday, and I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it and how much I appreciated the space that you held for all of us.” – Lauren

If you have any questions about this event please feel free to email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com