Wednesdays 19.30 – 21.00, Oaklands College (The Theatre), The Campus, Welwyn Gaden City, AL8 6AH
£10 for 90 mins (or £7 Yin Yoga / Qigong 19.30-20.15 / £7 Meditation 20.15-21.00) Drop-In
Seeking time and space to rest and renew body, mind and spirit?
The MidWeek Retreat is a 90 minute class of unapologetically slow & indulgent Yin & Restorative Yoga postures designed to stretch and release tension, gentle Tai Chi Qigong flows to heal and energise, Breathwork, YogaNidra (yogic sleep), Meditation and Sound therapy (gong bathing, shruti box, singing bowls). Bring blankets, pillows, bolsters and prepare for some serious relaxation.
This class is for you if you
Would like to slow down and relax
Want to learn to meditate (or deepen your existing practice) and gain greater understanding of your mind & emotions
Would benefit from increasing your flexibility
Fancy a self-indulgent, nurturing 90 minutes
Need quiet time away from your busy life to rest & listen to your deeper self
Are recovering from illness and are looking for a gentle practice
Are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, or any modern day strains
Understand that being relaxed is your preferred state but that getting there requires practice
Yin Yoga involves simple postures held mindfully for a minimum of three minutes, giving the body time to yield and the mind time to still. It works on the meridian lines bringing effective healing to the body. All the postures can be modified using props (cushions, bolsters, block and blankets) so this is an extremely accessible practice for all levels.
Yoga Nidra is like a deep sleep while you are still awake. This ancient practice combats stress, helps ease conditions like chronic fatigue and insomnia, and brings joy, contentment & wholeness.
Meditation brings innumerable benefits and lets you develop a new relationship with your mind that will transform your life. Slow Yin Yoga & Tai Chi Qigong, and Yoga Nidra help the mind become less busy & consequently meditation becomes easier. The MidWeek Retreat is a great environment to start or deepen your meditation practice, experimenting with different meditation techniques and discovering what works for you.
Sound Therapy (gong bathing, shruti box, singing bowls) works at an energetic level, bringing healing & relaxation with little or no effort on the part of the participant.