The Medicine of Subtraction
A Restorative + Gentle Yoga Experience
Ottawa, ON · PranaShanti Yoga Centre
7 -9 pm | Friday, December 29, 2017
Coming to the end of December, we pause for reflection on all that the calendar year brought to our lives.
It's the perfect time to nourish the body and spirit with quiet, contemplative yoga. Give yourself presence this season and come celebrate your tremendous efforts across the year while you honour the lessons and gifts of 2017.
Digest all those experiences with a quiet, healing practice. This 2 hour class will be a mélange of gentle movements and restorative yoga with a breath-centric approach, and you will be extra supported with hands-on enhancements from Kathryn and assistants.
You’ll be guided through movement to distribute energy and prana throughout your body, so that through the medicine of subtraction, you will feel the ebb and flow of your nourished spirit ready to move forward into 2018.
Unite yoga and Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science of self-care, routine and diet, to navigate a yoga lifestyle for optimal balance and ease in your mind and body.
Many yogis encounter the preliminary concepts of Ayurveda without much of a roadmap to guide them toward next steps. This workshop will include a philosophical background that will frame practical approaches to bringing Ayurveda into your life. We’ll demystify how to cultivate balance so you can see progress on your path, and you’ll be fascinated by how logical – and yet radical! – much of the advice will be.
This workshop is meant to empower you with a conceptual understanding that will help you on and off the mat and will focus on information, discussion and guidance. Yogis will leave with lovingly designed worksheets to help develop a daily routine, track progress, and suggested resources to further guide them. This workshop is appropriate to both teachers and students, because even if you know your dosha, there will be lots of new information here for you.
We will definitely do some Pranayama (breath work) and move as needed throughout the session, but you can leave your mat at home.