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YOGA HOUSE WEEKLY

As we busy ourselves towards the end of the year, this weekend we have a restorative & nourishing treat for you. 
Annie is holding a two hour Workshop of Breath, Gentle Poses, Grounding, Journalling & Nidra. All aimed to bring you to deep relaxation. 
To add to the beauty of this Workshop, all profits will be going to Lewisham Foodbank. While you find rest, you will be contributing to an amazing cause. 

If Restorative Yoga is new to you, read on to hear all about it’s wonderful benefits. 

We are also taking a peak at what is coming in 2023!

HAPPY READING

Annie Edwards has beautifully written a piece on Restorative Yoga & we should all add a class to our weekly schedule…

Magic Dust

Rest is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be.”
David Whyte, The Book of Consolations, 2013

Restorative yoga is a completely different experience than most other styles of yoga. Restorative yoga is bold, powerful and most often it can be pure bliss. It takes some getting used to allowing yourself to rest, but after a while, it becomes easier and you may be amazed at the benefits. Have patience and enjoy the stillness of your body and mind.

Restorative yoga evolved from BKS Iyenger and the asanas are always supported by props to ensure a safe sense of letting go. Restorative yoga emphasizes relaxing and receiving. The deliberate stillness once you’re in a restorative posture affects energetic and physical healing by calming the nervous system. Many restorative poses also gently activate and soothe the internal organs and the spine.

Just one hour of restorative practice supports the slowing down of the nervous system where we find the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) and we are able to get out of the fight or flight response which is the signature of the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS). It usually takes 12 to 15 minutes for the PNS to kick in. 
Stress is the number one contributor to disease in the West. Sometimes you’ve just got to slow everything right down and spend an hour in conversation with your favorite person – yourself. The Buddha wrote: “You more than anyone else, deserve your love and attention.” 

In my life, restorative yoga really is magic. It helps provide that luscious physical and mental balance to prevent stress and anxiety.  The use of props allows me to hold poses longer, giving the benefits of deep, passive stretching. Sequencing that reduces disruption and naturally flows from one pose to the next to avoid overly stimulating the mind is essential. Settling into quiet poses and allowing time in silence to support intention and manifestation is the goal.

Restorative yoga is a great way to give yourself permission to rest. It also works for fatigue, stress, insomnia and anxiety, and helps boost the immune system and balance the nervous system. And the best part is it’s suitable for everybody!

Practice with Annie

Wednesday | Restorative Yoga | 7.45-8.45pm | Catford
You can also spend two hours restoring with Annie this weekend…

Winds of Change: A Nourishing, Restorative Workshop with Annie Edwards
Charity Workshop for Lewisham Foodbank
Saturday 19 November | 2-4pm | £20 | Catford Studio

Lewisham Foodbank help people in crisis in the London borough of Lewisham
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
Annie is kindly donating her profits from this workshop to Lewisham Foodbank

Annie’s workshop, this weekend, will be a valuable opportunity to immerse ourselves in the heart of change and to explore that connection with our breath. Through a delicious combination of gentle restorative yoga poses, pranayama, journaling, and yoga nidra we will soften and enable the body, heart and mind to relax deeply. The practice will be complimented by poetic offerings and readings.from yogic texts and selected poets

The workshop focus will be on rooting and grounding in times of uncertainty and change. Using the subtle body and the chakras, Annie will guide you through a series of simple and accessible poses that you will hold for long periods of time to go beyond the muscle and work into the fascia and connective tissue of the body.

You will come away from the workshop with an array of tools to nourish yourself and help you manage the winds of change that autumn and early winter seasons offer. We will finish the class with Yoga Nidra, or Yogic sleep, an ancient form of guided relaxation. If you enjoy an eye pillow, please bring one as well as a journal and pen. An invitation to nourish yourself, connect back to your roots and embrace the change.

BOOK YOUR SPACE
2023 isn’t too far away and it’s going to be a Year that doesn’t disappoint.
We are welcoming new teachers, new classes, new therapies, new workshops + more! 

TEACHERS
We are pleased to welcome Richie Mason, Eve Ponsonby, Sally Paffett & Amanda Formisano to the teaching team. 
CLASSES
Keep your eyes peeled on the timetable + upcoming newsletters for new Sunrise, Yogalates, Vinyasa & Pilates Classes.
THERAPIES
Treat yourself to some Acupuncture, Sports Massage, Holistic Chiropracty or Reiki. 
WORKSHOPS
Our 2023 line up is off to great start with a Men’s/Male Identifying Beginner’s Workshop, followed by a Yin to Nidra accompanied by LIVE ambient soundscape session. Lisa is back to welcome the first New Moon of the Year & we have a new Teacher Series of Workshops. 
HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE TO FIND OUT MORE
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