with Cheryl Martin
May 7 - 28
This special series will focus on an exploration of both somatic and heart intelligence meditation practices. Both aimed at shifting away from the often overactive mind, journeying deep into our bodies and heart centers.
We’ll practice various somatic techniques aimed at heightening our emotional and body awareness. These practices will reconnect us to our bodies and help us learn to use the body as a way to understand and navigate emotions and situations in our lives, turning to the guidance of our hearts. We’ll explore various heart intelligence techniques designed to help us remember and connect to our inner wisdom and intuition residing in the heart.
We are all working through new challenges in our lives. And how it's effecting our inner and outer worlds may be unique to each of us, but we're all connected by a shared experience of uncertainty.
So, how we learn to handle change is huge. It can be a matter of health or illness. As a result, we absolutely have to make a choice for ourselves: to align with chaos or ease. Not so easy to do. But, the paradox is that it's really quite simple.
This small happy Dutch Caribbean Island is one of perpetual perfect summer. Pristine white sands meet the most beautiful blue waters, along coastlines dotted with secluded coves and spectacular limestone cliffs. Aruba is true island paradise and the perfect backdrop for a spectacular yoga retreat vacation.
These sessions will be taught two Fridays most months in 2020. Classic Kundalini Yoga (as Taught by Yogi Bhajan) with enough time built in for a deep, regenerative savasana. We will dive deeply into core teachings using kriya, mantra and pranayama. Each practice will intentionally guide us to rich inner experience. The overall aim is to promote vitality, allow healing and affirm joy.
These sweet regenerative Sunday sessions will be taught once most months in 2020. Light warming exercises and breathwork will prepare you for a powerful Kundalini Yoga group meditation. This will be followed by a beautiful long savasana. The focus will be on meditation and yoga nidra, which can be incredibly healing on many layers of Being: rest your mind, rest your body. We will engage the parasympathetic nervous to encourage glandular balance, gentle toning and peace to all the body’s systems. Make these monthly Sunday sessions part of your self-care/ self-love routine through this new year.