Take the Weight off your Shoulders
A Forrest Yoga workshop including I-Rest Yoga Nidra.
Sunday 8th September
The stress from the busy-ness of life tends to store itself into the neck and shoulders. As Ana Forrest highlights, it’s no coincidence that the word shoulder contains the word “should”, as this is where all the stresses of the obligations we are trying to fulfil tend to deposit themselves.
This workshop will focus on the neck, shoulders and upper back, exploring ways to release tension along with strengthening the muscles that support the shoulder joint. There will be the opportunity to explore the building blocks working towards arm balances, and an opportunity to connect within in order to release the responsibilities of what is not yours to shoulder.
The workshop will close with a relaxing and restoring I-Rest Yoga Nidra practice. I-Rest is a meditative self-inquiry, based on the traditional teachings of Yoga Nidra and made accessible for modern life. After a spirit-delighting yoga practice, this will offer the chance to opportunity to continue to connect on a deeper level and nourish the self.
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Yoga for Runners
Run or do other sports that make you feel tight and yoga impossible?! This workshop is for you!
Sunday 6th October
This workshop won’t reinvent the wheel of fancy ways to stretch your calves and quads – we’ve all seen these, tried them and know the score. This is about how yoga can help you train holistically; developing an awareness of body and mind in order to expand your limits whilst training struggle-free. Learn how using the breath to make physiological connections can give you psychological support whilst training and competing, and why mind training and relaxation is as important as the physical stuff!
Taught by Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training and long-distance runner Rosalind Southward, this workshop will use a sequence focused on core, hips, and legs to develop greater muscular awareness that will help you to train smarter in order to prevent injuries and heal faster. The workshop will also include breathwork, meditation/visualisation techniques and finish with a guided relaxation to reset and restore. An opportunity to learn Rosalind’s special pre and post-run recovery tricks!
This workshop is suitable for all levels of runners and Yogis. Whether you are a marathon runner or a couch to 5k, a long term Yogi or new to the mat, Rosalind looks forward to connecting with you to share her two big passions: Yoga and Running!
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