In Studio - Cacao & Kirtan Workshop With Dom Hatcher
Saturday 5th December Time: 4.00 pm - 6.15 pm
We welcome you to the first Cacao & Kirtan at Leo Yoga.
Chanting is a practice as old as our ancestors & Kirtan has been growing in popularity in the west over the last 20 years. As a practice Kirtan is a central pillar of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion. Kirtan started in 6th Century Medieval India and gained momentum from the 12th centenary as a social movement to unite different castes and sects in one common form of a devotional workshop, centering participants in the heart space and allowing them to move beyond the constructs of society and limited perspective of the ego-mind. Cacao has been a part of Meso-American culture for thousands of years. Referred to as ‘The Food of the Gods’ Cacao has been revered and used in ceremony to facilitate healing and connection to states of higher consciousness. Together Cacao and Kirtan form a harmonious and devotional connection, helping us step into wider states of devotion, higher states of bliss and a deeper surrendering to love.
Kate's aim for this workshop is to raise our internal vibration and turn inwards towards the stillness and vastness within to see us through these extraordinary times. We will make space for change and transformation.
Collectively humanity is experiencing an epic shift, we are being asked to stand up and stand strong as we transition.
The season's change, the wheels keep turning and as the year comes to an end the Winter Solstice celebrates the rebirth of the sun and powerful energy of regeneration, renewal and self-reflection as we hold ourselves with compassion.
Welcoming you unwind and take pause. This evening offers time spent in the kind and gentle company of our wonderful guest teacher Jackie King who will be leading a seasonal yin yoga, a restorative practice of soothing, passive floor-based postures cuddled up to bolsters, held for between 2 and 5 mins.
Completed with a magical sound bath of gongs and crystal singing bowls, the vibrations working through every cell in the body helping them to heal themselves and therefore YOU!
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and ages however there are some contra-indications to consider. If you are pregnant or have a pacemaker, this session is not suitable for you. If you have a severe mental health condition, please speak to Jackie.
In Studio - Ashtanga Vinyasa Full Primary Series with FIONA YOUNG
Sunday 20th December 11.00am - 12.45pm COST: £20.00
In a Led Primary Series class, the teacher calls out the postures and vinyasas (counted movements linking the postures with the breath) of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
The group moves and breathes together in sync. These are focused, highly energetic classes and recommended for students with an existing yoga practice.
A Led Primary Series class is effective in flushing away unconstructive self-practice habits such as a wandering mind, losing the connection with the breath, or fidgeting between postures, and provides an opportunity to refine your practice by following the ‘count’ as it is traditionally prescribed.
Ideal for individuals who already have an Ashtanga practice. It is not recommended as a starting point to explore the Ashtanga Vinyasa method given the level of difficulty of this class.
This session includes an extended relaxation to end.