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Seasonal Yoga Intensives
The seasons represent the ever changing cycles of nature and the rhythm of life. The 5 elements, Meridian theory and Ayurveda all speak of the natural laws and the affect of these upon our energy, our organs, systems and functioning, our emotions, our health and wellbeing.
Intensive week is a focussed time for you to immerse in yoga and meditation practice. It is not at all intense, and caters for all levels of ability. Intensive week consists of early morning class for 5 days with seasonally specific asana, pranayama and meditation. At each intensive, the body receives renewed energy to align and balance itself with the season. The yoga practices nurture and harmonise you with the governing season. The yoga practices are designed to allow the organs to heal and function well. The becomes body cleansed and refreshed. The mind becomes calm and clear, settled in stability.
Everyone is welcome, suits all levels and abilities.
Attendance with Booking, which includes a valuable resource Ebook: seasonal theory, correspondences, ayurveda, student notes, nutritional guidelines, lifestyle tips for best results and delicious seasonal whole foods recipes. Bookings are essential for these inspiring and popular courses.
Seasonal intensive week is like a mini retreat without the airfare!
Outline of each Season Intensive
Summer Intensive: the fire element (heart and small intestine meridians).
Date: Jan 4th – 8th 2021. Time: 6am – 7.30am. Venue: Avalon Beach Surf Club (ocean front room)
Theme is radiance – heart opening and core strength. Summer is the yang season, it’s expansive energy is expressive and creative. Power, communication, relationship with ourselves and others are heightened now, for greater joy, compassion and connection. The new year marks a new beginning, the opportunity to begin afresh with health and life enhancing choices that support you in the year ahead – a yoga cleanse to start the new year fresh, light and open hearted.
Autumn Intensive: the metal element (lung and large intestine meridians).
Date: April 2021. Time: 6am – 7.30am. Venue: Avalon Beach Surf Club (ocean front room).
Theme is let go – release body, stale energy, old patterns and negative habits. Align with natures contractive energy for toned body and improved breathing. The time to heal and strengthen lungs, improve breathing, elimination and trim down. Gain focus and clarity. In Autumn we organise our lives and create healthy boundaries. Feel the benefits of Let Go in mind and body.
Winter Yin Yoga + Meditation Intensive: the water element (kidney and bladder meridians). Date: July 2021. Time: 1pm – 3pm. Venue: Avalon Yoga Coop.
A deep dive into the quiet within. Rejuvination and longevity with gentle restoring yin postures calming pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra.
Theme is stillness. In this season we seek to restore, conserve and contain our energy with yoga practices for rejuvenation, inner balance and healing. Yoga at this time addresses the spine, neck and low back, creates hormonal balance, longevity and conservation of life force. Soothing and calming, yoga, pranayama and stillness meditation relieve the effects of stress and adrenal exhaustion.
Spring Intensive: the wood element (liver and gall bladder meridians). Date: 27th September – 1st October 2021. Time: 6am – 7.30am. Venue: Avalon Beach Surf Club (ocean front room).
Theme is Detox. Spring is the time to turn over a new leaf with a good spring cleanse. Spring is a time of change and new beginnings, in yoga we refresh and renew energy and outlook, with detoxifying practices and diet change to create lightness in body and mind.