Solstice is a time of Energy and Growth. Use this entrance into Summer as your chance to understand and experience what having a regular practice can do for each day of your life.
Coming to a class a couple of times a week for just over an hour can be nice and give you a few tools to start to create change.
BUT...getting up each morning, and chanting and meditating and moving while the sun starts to strengthen and the birds sing their songs can be a transformative experience.
Move past the story you have created that "it is hard to get up" and "yeah, but I like need that extra sleep" "but I am not a morning person" and find out what kind of energy you will feel and how you can be okay without that extra 15 minutes of sleep and how strong your body and mind start to feel when you get up and become part of the day.
You will feel rested and empowered, your mind will be quieter, you will probably find that stress won't rule your day and you feel a little kinder towards everyone (including yourself) and they in turn smile more at you.
If you hear yourself already creating reasons why this is the week it won't work then you are the person I expect to sign up.......
Learn a simple sequence of movement and poses you can do each morning when you wake up.
Learn a simple mantra to set the tone for your days.
Learn some breathing techniques to shift the energy in your body.
Experience different meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Come to understand what it means to connect to your divine feminine and masculine.
Wonderfully that week we will have just stepped past Solstice and the moon will be full on our 4th day. (A meeting of Yin and Yang energies.)
Wear comfortable clothing
Bring a (non plastic) water bottle
Bring a towel or mat for outside.....if it is nice enough we will do some of the practice outdoors in the peace of the morning.
Bring a journal and pen or pencil.
Have a sweater handy or big scarf that can double as a blanket for savasana.
Bring your curiosity and open heart.
June 25th to June 29th
6:00 am to 8:00 am
Ocean Breath Yoga (and surrounding Granville Island)
Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500, YACEP
For anyone who wants to start or reconnect to a steady well rounded practice.
Teachers needing a Reboot
Anyone who is just curious about what it is like to do more than a weekly class off and on.
$150 + GST, $110 + GST for the first 5 people signed up.
This is not a drop in class. You must commit to all 5 days of practice. It is the beginning of creating a practice. Change does not happen in one instance, it takes a desire to keep trying.