Cultivate mindfulness, focus, and stillness as you are led through simple meditation techniques. Then feel the layers of tension and stress melt away as you integrate these techniques into a Yin Yoga practice. Finally, be guided through Yoga Nidra, an ancient mediation practice that encourages the body to completely relax while allowing your consciousness to function at a deeper level of awareness by following the instructor’s voice. Leave feeling soothed, grounded and restored.
Students should past the first trimester before joining this workshop.This 90 minute PreNatal Yoga workshop with Claire Clinton will be a fun and interactive opportunity for expecting Mums and their partners to practice postures and breath work together: Dads, you don’t need to wait until your baby is born to bond and connect with your child. Support your partner while she enjoys giving her body a stretch. Dads will also be carrying out some of the poses and no doubt discovering their own tight hamstrings. Mums to be, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to encourage your partners to try Yoga. There will be a strong focus on breath work to help you understand the correlation between a relaxed lower jaw and the easing of the baby’s birth journey. This session will finish with a guided meditation for couples to bond with their baby in a deep, meaningful way.
This special 2.5hr class is guided by Melissa Ghattas & Paco Rodriguez. The path of Bhakti yoga, yoga of devotion, grace & love, will be an opportunity to dive deep into your heart, your body, & your mind. Through storytelling, live Indian sitar, chanting, japa meditation and flow we will immerse ourselves into our practice. Paco has been a professional musician since his teenage years. He started learning Sitar in ’94 in Varanasi, the same year he was initiated into Bhakti yoga & never stopped practicing since. During the 90’s he passed a lot of time with sadhus (wandering monks) in between Varanasi and the Himalayas, practicing yoga & learning about Vedanta and Hindu mythology. In ’95 he sat his first Vipassana meditation & since insight meditation is part of his daily routine. Back in France, he lived 9 years in the French Pyrenees, in a buddhist meditation commune, Tapovan. Paco performs more than 100 concerts a year in India & Europe & he leads Kirtan in various yoga centers in Goa and Europe.