Dive deeper …
Gift yourself that little bit of extra space in your full life to truly slow down, lean in and reconnect with your thoughts, feelings and the wisdom of your body.
Come join Margot at Yoga East to uplift your mind, body and spirit after disheartening times. Rise from the ashes and come forth into the new decade with courage and compassion. Marc and I have been on an insanely intense roller coaster ride since November 23rd when as I was driving home from teaching yoga I spotted a fire not far from where we lived. Since then we have been on high alert and have evacuated ourselves and the chickens 3 times leaving behind our forest sanctuary, precious garden and home. Heart broken at the immensity of the destruction of homes and lives of all creatures human, animal and plant, this simple yoga class has been created to uplift everyone’s spirits to go forth with love and kindness as we rebuild our shattered community.
A simple flow class finishing with restorative poses.
A range of ways for you to support our amazing firefighters – attend + donate or non attend + donate options
All money raised will be donated directly to the Bruthen and Sarsfield CFA Brigades.
… the physical body …
Sunday Feb 2nd
1.30 – 4.00pm
“Human beings consist of a material body built from the food they eat. Those who care for this body are nourished by the universe itself.
This is my first yin intensive in a series of five practices exploring the Koshas or sheaths of our embodiment. The koshas are progressively subtler bodies – body, energy, emotional, wisdom, bliss – that exist in all of us. Each kosha fits into the next like one of those Russian Matryoshka dolls, and each kosha influences the others as they are intertwined and inter connected just like the fascia or connective tissue in your physical body. Only the densest, the physical body, is made of matter; the other four are energy states invisible to the physical eye, though we can easily sense their presence inside us when we pay close attention.
Begin with a guided meditation inviting you to become aware of the layers of your being or your koshas. Drop down into a yin practice untangling the bones, marrow, gristle, muscle and tissues of your physical body. Progressively release tension and stagnation around the two horizontal structures of your body vehicle – the hips and the shoulders. The shapes are held for around 3 or more minutes and typically the physical sensation of stretching muscles, fascia and joints dominates awareness. Feel into the potency of ‘rebound’ between shapes, open to your experience of ‘prana’ – vital force – as it circulates through opened channels. Create a deep sense of calm and peace within your mind body intelligence as you to become aware of the subtle energy sheaths inside of you.
… align …
Sunday Feb 2nd
1.30 – 4.30pm
Includes afternoon tea with handmade herb teas
Begin your year with a quiet afternoon of introspection, illumination and intention alignment. Take the time to turn the soil of your being and to listen wholeheartedly to the wisdom arising naturally from the centre of your light well. Make space to tune into the pulse of your heart and t contemplate how to align your life with your deepest yearnings as they emerge organically from the simple practice of being still and quiet.
You are a truly unique, truly magnificent multidimensional creature. Your awareness of your energy being manifests on many different planes known in the yoga tradition as koshas. We all have these five bodies, each made of increasingly subtler grades of energy. The five progressively subtler bodies that compose our personality are described in a yoga classic called the Taittiriya Upanishad. If we wish to live a fully balanced and healthy life, the Taittiriya Upanishad tells us, all our bodies need to be kept in good condition.
Come together in a sacred circle to align your belly, heart and head with an intention setting meditation practice. Margot will guide you through a body weathering practice inviting you to tap into what is present now in your unique body-mind-spirit hemisphere. The restorative practice is simple and pared back with generous holds for each pose. Taking it slowly and attentively, you will be encouraged to relax, release and unwind tension, discomfort or disconnect through each of the five koshas or sheaths.