Tue, 19 Sept|
A U T U M N
Autumn for many is simply seen as a corridor between summer and winter. A time of cooler temperatures and hues alongside that back to school/normality feeling. But look a little closer and this season offers us much exquisite richness....
Time & Location
19 Sept 2023, 19:30 – 10 Oct 2023, 20:30
A U T U M N
Both a longing to root down after the carefree days of summer and a beautiful leting go, preparing the nest for the oncoming Winters hibernation
Autumn for many is simply seen as a corridor between summer and winter. A time of cooler temperatures and hues alongside that back to school/normality feeling.
But look a little closer and this season offers us exquisite richness. It teaches us the beauty in transitional and liminal spaces. The art of reflecting nature, letting go of what is no longer in service to us just as the trees shed their leaves. Of adopting a slower pace as we prepare to turn inwards to the cooler more introspective yin nature of the beckoning Winter.
Eastern traditions can also offer us rich insights as we transition through seasons.
Yoga’s sister science Ayerveda notes how Autumn is referred to as the Vata sesaon as it is expressed thorugh the Vata qualities of dry, rough, windy, erratic, cool, subtle, and clear. And because ayuerveda works on the assumption that like increases like, Autumn is the sesaon most commonly associated with scattered thinking, overwhelm, anxiety, light disturbed sleep, increase in joint pain and changes in digestive health (particularlyif you are a predominantly Vata Dosha) So priactices to hep balance and ground airy vata energy become particularly helpful at this time of year.
Similar to Ayureveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine also works with the assumption that the differing sesaons are linked to different energies and emotions. TCM links autumn to the metal element, characterized by the color white, the lungs, and the large intestine and assocoaited to the emotions of grief and nostalgia. The ability to feel, process and move through grief….again mirroring nature and her ability to shed her precious leaves so as she is laid bare and spacious for fertile new growth which. is yet to blossom….
So join me …..each week exploring a different aspect of the rich tapaestry this season offers us in terms of insghts, lessons and reflection
19.09: Rooting down~ balancing Vata
26.09: TCM the Metal element, lungs and grief
03.10 Transitional space~ the space of No longer but not yet…
10.10: A Dropping in
As always, this 4-week series is bookable as a block @ £28 or if you prefer to ‘drop in’ you can do so @ £8 a class.
Date: 19.09.23 - 10.10.23
Classes are all live-streamed online between 19:30 and 20:30 and can be practiced in the sanctuary of your own space. You'll also receive a recording early the following morning that you can access for 7 days in case you can't attend live.
1. Once you've registered for the class online, you'll receive an email requesting payment in order to secure your spot. Once you've made payment, your spot is secured and you'll be sent more information on how to access the live class and recording.