These regular monthly workshops are a wonderful safe haven and refuge for retreating within and connecting to deep blissful peace.

 

Workshop dates at One Life Studio

Sunday 17th November - 1.00pm - 3.00pm - Cultivating Self-compassion

Sunday 1st  December - 1.00pm - 3.00pm Sound Bath Immersion

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Learning to respond, rather than react

Sunday 17th November 2019

1pm - 3pm Investment: £25.00

One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

BLISSFUL YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP &

SOUND HEALING

Mindful Self-Compassion Meditation

to ease and soothe your mind

This is a unique workshop to cultivate self-compassion that incorporates the tools of meditation, self-reflection and Sound Healing. It takes place at the safe haven of the One Life Studio. The heated floor, and the welcoming space will ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience.

 

Self-compassion is kindness to self, versus self-judgement and self-criticism. The saying, "to be your own worst enemy", sums up well the inner self-critic and self-judgement that puts us down, lowers our self-esteem and prevents us from striving to be better, or to feel better. Some of the time we might not even be aware that this is happening and this creates mental suffering. Mindfulness and awareness helps us to notice when this is happening. We can use self-compassion to ease and soothe the inner turmoil. As Haruki Murakami puts it, "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional". The Buddha describes this inescapable physical or mental discomfort as the "first dart" of existence. From the first dart comes the second dart of reaction and this is what leads to our suffering. Through self-compassion we learn to see the first dart and prevent the escalation of negative thoughts and feelings.

Take a moment to reflect back on the last time you felt that you made a mistake. Maybe you said something unkind to someone without thinking because of stress, or you got confused or mixed up with timings and was late for a meeting, or maybe you were careless and dropped a glass which smashed to bits. How did you feel? What did you say to yourself? Maybe you said to yourself, “you idiot”, or called yourself “stupid”.  We have all been there.

 

Would you be ok with someone else judging and criticising you this way? You wouldn’t like it, yet there is no need to apply this harshness to yourself. Rather than judging yourself, which can cause the stress hormones to rise and to give a feeling that you are in the wrong, you can counter this reaction, by showing yourself understanding and compassion. This is acceptance that you are human and that you are bound to make errors, yet there is no need to be harsh with yourself. This is how we learn, grow and develop. We understand that we are not perfect and that we do make mistakes and that we can learn from them by accepting and showing self-compassion. 

Self-Compassion is a growing area of awareness meditation and much research  has been found to be effective is raising self-esteem, increasing inner resilience and wellbeing.


In this workshop we will 

  • Engage in pranayama breathwork to release stored physical, mental and emotional tension 

  • Learn self-soothing practices to quiet the "inner critic"

  • Practice Mindful Self-Compassion meditation

  • Cultivate present moment awareness exercises

  • Learn that the thoughts we have are not necessarily fact

  • Be immersed in healing sounds to clear away and release tension

  • Completely relax with a guided Yoga Nidra Meditation

What you will learn and take away with you:-

  • Self-Compassion Mindfulness tips and tools to integrate in everyday life 

  • Simple self-soothing gesture to ease suffering

  • Notes from the workshop to encourage self-practice of the techniques

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

Tea, biscuits and chat available afterwards!

SOUND HEALING

MEDITATION &

SOUND BATH

With Quartz Crystal & Himalayan Singing Bowls 

Sunday 8th December 2019

1pm - 3pm Investment: £28.00

One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

Relax, let go and Immerse yourself in the healing sounds of quartz crystal and Himalayan singing bowls. 

In this special workshop we will explore how sound and intention conveys healing messages intended to facilitate deep states of wellbeing. We will also use sound as a vehicle towards a deeper positive meditative state.

 

This is a three part workshop that in the first part, uses the clear tones of the Quartz Crystal bowls to transport you to a clear mind-space that will enable you to drop into meditation practice that leads to one-pointed focus and a real felt presence of being. This sense of presence will help you access a stillness that is nourishing on all levels of being. You will experience a clarity of attention and lightness of mind that resonates throughout your being so you can drop into greater peace.

In the second part of the practice, we will engage in a chakra meditation with guided attention on each energy centre working with the specific notes of each crystal singing  bowl.

In the third part of the workshop, you will be invited to lie down, in comfort and warmth to receive and bathe in the soothing, healing and clearing harmonics of the crystal and Himalayan bowls that will help release any aches or pains, blockages in your physical and energy systems so you may float on the sound-waves of healing, that will help you access portals of wellbeing.

There are just 10 places available. All participants receive a  FREE Aromatherapy Calm and Relax body and bath blend.

The workshop takes place at the One Life Studio which is equipped with yoga mats, bolsters, blankets, eye pillows and there is water available to drink.

What to bring & how to prepare for the workshop

  • For comfort and warmth, please bring a blanket and a pillow to rest your head for extra support

  • Wear warm comfy clothes

  • If you wear hearing aids, it's best to remove them during the workshop

Contra Indications & Cautions

The following conditions are contra-indicated and the workshop will not be suitable if you:-

  • Are fitted with a pacemaker

  • Suffer with Meniere's Disease

  • Have just had a hip/joint operation

  • Have severe Osteoporosis

  • Have an ear Infection (discomfort during the sounding may be felt)

  • Have metal in the body (plates/pins, discomfort might be felt)

  • Are in the first three months of pregnancy

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

Tea, biscuits and chat available afterwards!

FREE SOUND HEALING WORKSHOP

Thursday 7th November

7.00pm-8.30pm 

at Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT

To book your place, click on the link

www.zabludowiczcollection.com
 

 

This is a free event and you are welcome to join.

 

 

 

 

This is a unique opportunity, to come and experience the harmonic healing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls in the art gallery space of the Zabludowicz Collection featuring the works of Shana Moulton. 

I was invited to get involved in this collection because Shanna Moulton has an interest in the healing arts and wanted to feature a healing workshop along with her exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Workshop

In this workshop experience we will be exploring the effects of sound on our mind, body and spirit. There will be a brief talk in the beginning about the quartz crystal bowls and how sounding them, relates to the subtle energy body system.

There will be a guided meditation through the energy systems of the body, in which you will be invited to sit and tune in to the clear harmonic sounds. After sounding the bowls there will be a space of "no sound" so you can integrate the sounds. 

 

After this period of integration you will be invited to lie down as you are bathed in the sounds of all 7 quartz crystal chakra bowls for a more immersive experience of the harmonic tones of the singing bowls.

What to bring & how to prepare for the workshop

  • Please bring a yoga mat to sit and lie down on

  • For comfort and warmth, please bring a blanket/wrap

  • Wear warm comfy clothes

  • Come hydrated, so drink lots of water beforehand. Best not to drink alcohol as you'll be dehydrated and not be able to make the most of the experience.

  • If you wear hearing aids, it's best to remove them during the workshop

Contra Indications & Cautions

The following conditions are contra-indicated and the workshop will not be suitable if you:-

  • Are fitted with a pacemaker

  • Suffer with Meniere's Disease

  • Have just had a hip/joint operation

  • Have severe Osteoporosis

  • Have an ear Infection (discomfort during the sounding may be felt)

  • Have metal in the body (plates/pins, discomfort might be felt)

  • Are in the first three months of pregnancy

How does Sound healing work?

Science holds the view that we are all energy beings with our own resonant vibratory frequency. Every cell in our body emits a frequency and every organ in our body has a frequency that vibrates in optimum health when all systems in the body are balanced. However, when we are stressed and out of balance,  the resonance in the body is discordant and we experience illness or disease on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. We often describe this as "feeling off-key" or "out of tune". When we feel well within ourselves we feel balanced and in harmony with everything else. Sound is tangible in that we can hear it and register it sonically and at the same time feel it on a visceral level, as it literally vibrates our cells and permeates our being.

 

In air sound travels at 340 metres per second, in water, sound travels at 1,500 metres per second and in glass sound travels at 5,600 metres per second. As the human body comprises of 70% water, this makes it a good conductor of sound and very responsive to Sound Healing. Through the principle of resonance it is possible to bring the body back to harmony. When the body is out of balance, sound healing can retune it, a bit like tuning a piano. When clear harmonious sounds are sounded for a person who is unbalanced or sick, their body will lock into those healing sounds in accord, this is known as entrainment.

Recent scientific research has identified specific sound frequencies, which relate to different parts of the body. Therapeutic application of the appropriate sound frequencies can help disorders in those parts of the body, mind or emotions.

Sound has an effect on our brainwaves, the application of sound healing changes brainwave patterns, shifting them from the normal waking state of Beta level and fight - flight mode, to Alpha and Theta levels, where relaxation and natural healing takes place. This has great value on reversing the stress release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in the body, which makes Sound Healing a good therapy for releasing pain and relaxing on a deep level.

Sunday 13th October 2019 

 Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm  Investment: £25

   One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

Relax & Replenish

BLISSFUL MEDITATION &

YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

with harmonic quartz crystal singing bowls

 

 

 

If you feel that you are continually on the go, that the pace of life is fast and there are not enough hours in the day, then this is the workshop for you!

The theme for this month's Meditation & Yoga Nidra Workshop is, "Relax & Replenish".

Come and deeply relax, nourish & replenish yourself.

 

The intention of this special meditation workshop is to provide a calm, comfortable, warm, safe haven and a combination of practices that are effective in helping to truly let go of tension and deeply relax. Meditation practice, reflection, guided Yoga Nidra meditation and the infusion of clear harmonic tones of quartz crystal bowls will lead you on a journey of peace that will help you to totally let go of stress, tension and any aches and pains. You will leave feeling like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders, calm and peaceful in your heart and clear in your mind and spirit. 

 

You will also take away tips and tools to live a more balanced life!

In the workshop we will:-

  • Engage in breathing pranayama to cleanse and clear our body, mind and emotions

  • Gently move and stretch to release physical tension

  • Receive the clear tones and healing vibrations from the crystal quartz singing bowls in meditation

  • Comfortably lie down for a guided Yoga Nidra to connect on all levels of being

  • Enjoy peace and silence at the end to integrate

YOGA NIDRA

The practice of Yoga Nidra is based upon the ancient Tantric practice called Nyasa and is also known as "Yogic sleep".  Lying down on your back supported by props to be completely comfortable, you are guided in the rotation of awareness around the body. The body rests in stillness and "goes to sleep", yet the mind remains conscious and aware. This leads the mind into the Alpha state of consciousness also known as the hypnogogic state, which is the feeling of drowsiness just before you fall asleep.

During Yoga Nidra the intention is to remain in this state for an extended period of time that promotes healing, releases pain and discomfort, and is felt to be deeply relaxing on all levels of being. This sublime practice will nourish and rejuvenate you as it has a profound transformative effect that enables feelings of stress to simply melt away and time to virtually stop still. Afterwards there is a lightness of being that is felt in mind, body and spirit. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

SOUND HEALING WITH QUARTZ CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS

In air sound travels at 340 metres per second, in water, sound travels at 1,500 metres per second and in glass sound travels at 5,600 metres per second. As the human body comprises of 70% water, this makes it a good conductor of sound and very responsive to Sound Healing. Through the principle of resonance it is possible to bring the body back to harmony. When the body is out of balance, sound healing can retune it, a bit like tuning a piano. When clear harmonious sounds are sounded for a person who is unbalanced or sick, their body will lock into those healing sounds in accord, this is known as entrainment.

Recent scientific research has identified specific sound frequencies, which relate to different parts of the body. Therapeutic application of the appropriate sound frequencies can help imbalances in those parts of the body, mind or emotions.

Sound has an effect on our brainwaves, the application of sound healing changes brainwave patterns, shifting them from the normal waking state of Beta level and fight flight mode, to Alpha and Theta levels, where relaxation and natural healing takes place. This has great value on reversing the stress release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in the body, which makes Sound Healing a good therapy for releasing pain

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

Tea, biscuits and chat available afterwards!

 

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BLISSFUL YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP &

SOUND HEALING

Sunday 21st July 2019 

 Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm  Investment: £25

    One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

This is a special Yoga Nidra Workshop that will be infused with the sonic delights of quartz crystal singing bowls

Sunday 21st July 2019 

 Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm  Investment: £25

    One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

BLISSFUL YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP &

SOUND HEALING

BLISSFUL YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP &

SOUND HEALING

BLISSFUL YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP &

SOUND HEALING

To Book your place download 

The intention of this special meditation workshop is to provide a calm, comfortable, warm, safe haven and a combination of practices that are effective in helping to truly let go fo tension and deeply relax. Yoga Nidra guided meditation and the infusion of clear harmonic tones of quartz crystal bowls will lead you on a journey of peace that will help you to totally let go of stress, tension and any aches and pains. You will leave feeling like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders, calm and peaceful in your heart and clear in your mind and spirit.

In the workshop we will:-

  • Engage in breathing pranayama to cleanse and clear our body, mind and emotions

  • Gently move and stretch to release physical tension

  • Receive the clear tones and healing vibrations from the crystal quartz singing bowls in meditation

  • Comfortably lie down for a guided Yoga Nidra to connect on all levels of being

  • Enjoy peace and silence at the end to integrate

YOGA NIDRA

The practice of Yoga Nidra is based upon the ancient Tantric practice called Nyasa and is also known as "Yogic sleep".  Lying down on your back supported by props to be completely comfortable, you are guided in the rotation of awareness around the body. The body rests in stillness and "goes to sleep", yet the mind remains conscious and aware. This leads the mind into the Alpha state of consciousness also known as the hypnogogic state, which is the feeling of drowsiness just before you fall asleep.

During Yoga Nidra the intention is to remain in this state for an extended period of time that promotes healing, releases pain and discomfort, and is felt to be deeply relaxing on all levels of being. This sublime practice will nourish and rejuvenate you as it has a profound transformative effect that enables feelings of stress to simply melt away and time to virtually stop still. Afterwards there is a lightness of being that is felt in mind, body and spirit. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

SOUND HEALING WITH QUARTZ CRYSTAL BOWLS

In air sound travels at 340 metres per second, in water, sound travels at 1,500 metres per second and in glass sound travels at 5,600 metres per second. As the human body comprises of 70% water, this makes it a good conductor of sound and very responsive to Sound Healing. Through the principle of resonance it is possible to bring the body back to harmony. When the body is out of balance, sound healing can retune it, a bit like tuning a piano. When clear harmonious sounds are sounded for a person who is unbalanced or sick, their body will lock into those healing sounds in accord, this is known as entrainment.

Recent scientific research has identified specific sound frequencies, which relate to different parts of the body. Therapeutic application of the appropriate sound frequencies can help imbalances in those parts of the body, mind or emotions.

Sound has an effect on our brainwaves, the application of sound healing changes brainwave patterns, shifting them from the normal waking state of Beta level and fight flight mode, to Alpha and Theta levels, where relaxation and natural healing takes place. This has great value on reversing the stress release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in the body, which makes Sound Healing a good therapy for releasing pain

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

Tea, biscuits and chat available afterwards!

To book your place, please sign up at One Life Studio or download the booking form and return to florentinalamclark@hotmail.com

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REIKI INFUSED

MEDITATION & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

REIKI INFUSED

MEDITATION & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

Sunday 2nd June 2019 

 Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm  Investment: £25

    One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16

 

 

 

Giving Thanks!

An attitude of Gratitude

Read my blog on gratitude

This will be an enjoyable workshop that will bring together effective practices to ensure that you can deeply relax, rest and uplift your spirits!

The theme for this month's workshop is the inspiring practice of giving thanks.

 

The practice of gratitude has profound transformative effects that elevate and uplift our energy and wellbeing. Taking time to pause and give thanks, to express and acknowledge gratitude in our lives, is such a powerful practice.

 

When you first wake and open your eyes, it may take time to orient yourself back to where you are. Once conscious awareness registers, the mind starts to be flooded with thoughts of the to do list and getting ready for the day. There can be a certain amount of tension or stress creeping in, a mounting feeling of overwhelm as you think of all the things you need to do that day.

 

Imagine a different scenario, when you wake, you bring to mind things that you are thankful for, you might start with, “I am thankful for……” and see what comes up. Take some time to mull over the people, things, experiences you are grateful for and notice how this makes you feel. You may find a smile on your face, perhaps a feeling of pleasure, happiness, joy.

 

Beginning your day from this starting point, can really set you up well for your day and help you feel more connected to the people around you and to noticing the pleasant experiences that arise, rather than just the moments that are not so pleasant.

In the workshop we will:-

  • Engage in breathing pranayama to relax and clear the mind

  • Explore the benefits of gratitude practice

  • Experience gratitude practices that can be incorporated into existing meditation practice

  • Receive reiki & seichem in seated meditation

  • Succumb to the deep peace of Yoga Nidra to relax and let go of tension and stress

 

What you will learn and take away with you:-

  • A simple daily gratitude practice 

  • Relaxation breathing

  • A self-appreciation meditation on the body

YOGA NIDRA

The practice of Yoga Nidra is based upon the ancient Tantric practice called Nyasa and is also known as "Yogic sleep".  Lying down on your back supported by props to be completely comfortable, you are guided in the rotation of awareness around the body. The body rests in stillness and "goes to sleep", yet the mind remains conscious and aware. This leads the mind into the Alpha state of consciousness also known as the hypnogogic state, which is the feeling of drowsiness just before you fall asleep.

In Yoga Nidra the intention is to remain in this state for an extended period of time that promotes healing, releases pain and discomfort, and is felt to be deeply relaxing on all levels of being. This sublime practice will nourish and rejuvenate you as it has a profound transformative effect that enables feelings of stress to simply melt away and time to virtually stop still. Afterwards there is a lightness of being that is felt in mind, body and spirit. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

Tea, biscuits and chat available afterwards!

To book your place, please sign up at One Life Studio or download the booking form and return to florentinalamclark@hotmail.com

REIKI INFUSED

MEDITATION & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

Sunday 12th April 2019 

 Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm  Investment: £25

    One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

 

Clear Boundaries

Conserving energy for better health and wellbeing

 

To book your place download the 

 

 

 

 

Are you feeling tired and burnt out?

Do you find you easily merge with others and take on their problems?

Do you often feel emotionally drained by certain, people or situations?

Do you give your energy to others but not take enough self-care?

 

 Then this is the workshop for you!

The theme for this month's workshop is Clear Boundaries. Beyond our 5 physical senses, and below the radar of our conscious awareness, we are also communicating with our body language, thoughts, feelings and intentions. Our energy field receives this information which registers in our physical, mental and emotional aspects of being.

 

Having clear boundaries is important for managing and conserving our vitality. When we are clear about where we begin and end and where another begins and ends, interactions happen with respect and acknowledgement and are positively reciprocal in nature.  However, our interactions with others are often complex and conditional and not always positive. Building resilience and resources can us help to manage the more tricky relationships we have with others.

 

Our internal,  intuitive radar can pick up on someone else's vibes, we get a sense of whether we feel good or not in their company.  When the interaction is a positive experience then we can feel uplifted and light,  which will either attract us to that person or if we have an opposite experience, we may feel drained or depleted. This shows up in all realms of our lives, at work, with friends, family and partners.

 

It can be difficult to deal with those who are domineering and over-bearing in character, we can feel put down or taken advantage of. Then there are others who are very needy, who might lean on us and seem to suck and drain our energy. The energy drain might manifest as a heaviness felt in the body, an empty or spaced out feeling, or even affect physically, as in causing a headache, we might feel burnt out. So what can we do in these situations?

 

"If you don't take care of yourself first,

then you are not equipped to take care of anyone else"

In this workshop we will look at how to manage our energy, how to recognise when our energy gets drained and what to do when an energy drain is taking place. 

In the workshop we will:-

  • Engage in breathing pranayama to cleanse and clear our body, mind and emotions

  • Establish strong roots with a grounding, centering meditation

  • Use visualisation to protect the auric field

  • Receive reiki & seichem to strengthen your energy field

  • Succumb to the deep peace of Yoga Nidra, relax and let go of tension and stress

What you will learn and take away with you:-

  • Self-care essentials

  • Energy Hygiene

  • Clearing and cleansing

  • Tuning into the body and reading the signals

  • Learn to recognise merging and blending with another

  • Learn how to instil clear boundaries

YOGA NIDRA

The practice of Yoga Nidra is based upon the ancient Tantric practice called Nyasa and is also known as "Yogic sleep".  Lying down on your back supported by props to be completely comfortable, you are guided in the rotation of awareness around the body. The body rests in stillness and "goes to sleep", yet the mind remains conscious and aware. This leads the mind into the Alpha state of consciousness also known as the hypnogogic state, which is the feeling of drowsiness just before you fall asleep.

In Yoga Nidra the intention is to remain in this state for an extended period of time that promotes healing, releases pain and discomfort, and is felt to be deeply relaxing on all levels of being. This sublime practice will nourish and rejuvenate you as it has a profound transformative effect that enables feelings of stress to simply melt away and time to virtually stop still. Afterwards there is a lightness of being that is felt in mind, body and spirit. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

Tea, biscuits and chat available afterwards!

To book your place, please sign up at One Life Studio or download the booking form and return to florentinalamclark@hotmail.com

Special Cacao, Reiki & Seichem  

Meditation & Yoga Nidra 

Workshop

Saturday 23rd March 2019 

2.15pm - 4.45pm at Yogahome

Put a spring in your step!

Connect to your healing vitality and abundant creativity

We will begin with an opening cacao ceremony to connect with the energy of Spring, the season of new growth and abundance. As we sit in meditation and sip on the healing plant medicine of the cacao, we can tune in and clear out any residual stagnant energy of winter and anything that might be blocking you from inhabiting a more inspired and creative way of being.

 

The clear energy from the cacao meditation will prepare us for pranayama and a more formal seated meditation practice. We will practice an everyday mindfulness meditation. The intention is to encourage you to begin your own regular meditation practice or simply support your existing practice!

 

The workshop will culminate in a deeply restorative, guided Yoga Nidra meditation. This sublime practice will provide nourishment on all levels of being as Yoga Nidra has profound transformative effects. Feelings of stress simply melt away and time virtually stops still. Combined with the reiki & seichem healing, the meditation will help you access a place of deep peace and calm. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

 

In this workshop we will:

*   Begin with a Cacao ceremony to invoke the energy of Spring

*   Practice Pranayama to clear energy channels

*   Learn an Everyday Mindfulness meditation practice

*   Receive Reiki & Seichem Healing during seated meditation

 *  Recline into the deeply relaxing & sublime guided Yoga Nidra

 

  What you will learn and take away with you:-

   *  Mindfulness tips and tools to integrate in everyday life 

  • Simple and effective breathing exercises to counter stress and feel relaxed

  • Notes from the workshop to encourage self-practice of the techniques

YOGA NIDRA

 

The practice of Yoga Nidra is based upon the ancient Tantric practice called Nyasa and is also known as "Yogic sleep".  Lying down on your back supported by props to be completely comfortable, you are guided in the rotation of awareness around the body. The body rests in stillness and "goes to sleep", yet the mind remains conscious and aware. This leads the mind into the Alpha state of consciousness also known as the hypnogogic state, which is the feeling of drowsiness just before you fall asleep.

In Yoga Nidra the intention is to remain in this state for an extended period of time that promotes healing, releases pain and discomfort, and is felt to be deeply relaxing on all levels of being. This sublime practice will nourish and rejuvenate you as it has a profound transformative effect that enables feelings of stress to simply melt away and time to virtually stop still. Afterwards there is a lightness of being that is felt in mind, body and spirit. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

To book your place, please sign up at www.yogahome.co.uk.

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MEDITATION & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

Sunday 10th March 2019 

 Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm  Investment: £25

    One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

 

The 5 Kleshas - Causes of Suffering

We are living in an era of extreme and rapid change. Can we keep up with the faster pace of living, heightened awareness and increased vigilance of our nervous system? Are we coping well with the continuous social commentary and drip-feed of information we receive on a daily basis? Is there a heightened self-consciousness that seems to have highlighted our insecurities and brought out more angst, anxiety and pressures?

Whilst we can't control what happens out there, we have within our means and huge access to ways that we can live mindfully and with awareness, to counter the negative and often self-sabotaging habits that pull us down.

The supremely insightful ancient yogic text full of wisdom codes for living, as offered by Patanjali in The Yoga Sutras, are as relevant today as they were over 2,000 years ago.

In this workshop we will take a look at Patanjali's revelations regarding the Klesas which describe 5 causes of suffering or obstacles to living life with awareness and peace. 

Siva is depicted here looking quite ferocious, he is known as The Destroyer and in this context he represents the destroyer of the establishment when it comes to judgement day, but he is also the destroyer of misery and hurdles in life.

 

In the first part of the workshop we will look at the 5 Kleshas and how this might relate to our life experiences, these are:-

 

Ignorance (Avidya)    - the ignorance or forgetting of our true nature

Ego (Asmita)              - Over-identification with the I, me and mine

Attachments (Raga)  - Being attracted to pleasures and wanting to own or cling on to them. Attaching our happiness to ownership of

                                       things.

Aversions (Dvesha)  -  Aversion or repulsion is the flip-side to Raga. When we develop strong dislikes, we can become judgemental of                                        ourselves and others, this can lead to a sense of divisiveness and separation from the interconnectedness of                                            life.

Fear (Abhinisvesa)   -  When we live from the attitudes and belief of the Kleshas, we act and come from a place of fear. Fear of losing                                        things, fear of change, resistance to change, fear of death.

 

Yoga takes the view that at our essential core we are peaceful loving beings, born with an innate wisdom, and infinite potential. Through life's busyness and "to do"lists we can get caught up and over-identified with the striving and achieving in life that we lose touch with our essential being. Awareness practices such as Yoga and Meditation can help us to make realisations of our conditioning and repetitive patterns of behaviour and thoughts.

 

We will engage in meditation and pranayama practices that will help to shed the outer layers of stress and worry so we can inhabit and cultivate a place of peaceful being.  This will lead to a deep, lying down guided yoga nidra meditation infused with reiki & seichem healing.

This workshop is suitable for all regardless of experience. Come and be nourished, feel nurtured and supported with love and lightness of being! Tea, biscuits & chat available afterwards!

 

Book your place online at www.onepersonaltraining.co.uk or download and fill out the booking form and return to email as stated.

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MEDITATION & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

Infused with Reiki Healing

Sunday 10th February 2019 

                             Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm  Investment: £25

            One Life Studio 19 Barn Street, Stoke Newington, N16 0JT

Compassionate Heart

Come, let your heart sing with joy!

 Receive a Free Gift of Metta Aromatherapy

Essential oil Blend

when you book your place!

Compassionate Heart

Come, let your heart sing with joy!

This is a unique workshop that brings together the beautiful healing elements of mindfulness, reiki healing energy, pranayama breath-work and the deeply relaxing guided Yoga Nidra meditation. The focus this month is on the great healing capacity for us to express and cultivate heartfelt compassion, drawing upon the practice of Metta, whilst receiving the potent healing energy of Reiki & Seichem.

 

The Metta Bhavana is known as Maitri, "Loving Kindness" meditation. It is kindness at its purest, strongest, loving response to life. Metta is the wish and caring for the welfare of all beings and Bhavana is the cultivation of this empathic connection. A simple yet powerful meditation, to transform the way we see things, so we may hold ourselves and others in a a peaceful, positive light. 

 

The heart  is at the centre of our being. It is the bridge between the physical and spiritual self. The Sanskrit word for the heart centre, Anahata translates as “unstruck”, allowing the baser energies of the physical being to move up towards the spiritual realms to manifest as ideas, thoughts and inspiration. At the same time it allows the finer energy of the higher centres to move down and manifest on a physical level.

The heart is where we feel all of our experiences of life, It links to the element of air, to prana, the life force energy we breathe in. The heart has the ability to harness the “winds of change” to sweep away the negative emotions of the lower centres, such as fear, shame, guilt and anger.  When the energy in the heart is flowing well, we can feel emotionally empowered, self-accepting and trusting, compassionate, forgiving and filled with hope. Touch is the sense associated with the heart centre. The ability to love and be loved can be regarded as an openness to being “touched” by life experiences and those around us, to be able to balance the gift of giving and receiving.

 

In the workshop, we will:-

 

  • Touch in on the power and healing of compassionate breath-work

  • Turn our heart, mind and body towards the expansive energy of love in the Metta Bhavana Meditation

  • Learn how to access and tap into self-compassion healing practices

  • Receive reiki healing during seated meditation

  • Recline in the sublime reiki-infused guided Yoga Nidra meditation

In the Yoga Nidra part of the meditation, you will be guided to connect to the inherent intelligence and wisdom of the heart space. We will explore the potential to feel our deepest, inner-most heart-felt desires in the safe haven of the warm and comfortable One Life setting.

This workshop is suitable for all regardless of experience. Come and be nourished, feel nurtured and supported with love and lightness of being! Tea, biscuits & chat available afterwards!

 

Book your place online at www.onepersonaltraining.co.uk or contact info@florentinalamclark.co.uk

Florentina Lam-Clark           Yoga Meditation & Healing