AROMA YOGA - Backbends
Be agile and courageous with your body, be agile and courageous in your mind!
Backbends are invigorating and strengthening and they can help with good posture and alignment of the spine. For most people, our physical response to stress is to curl in - to round the shoulders and protect the front of the physical and energetic heart centre. Due to this reflex, we find backbending challenging - it takes courage to "open up" but this action also invokes courage! In this AROMA YOGA workshop I invite you to explore what is required to safely and courageously extend into backbends and to explore the mobility in your back.
The workshop will include a meditation practice, pranayama (breathing) techniques, kriya (cleansing practices) and Asana practice focusing on extension of the front of the body, strengthening the back of the body and general mobility of the spine and, throughout the class, we will have the reassuring assistance of motivating, calming and inspiring doTERRA pure natural therapeutic grade Essential Oils.
This class will consist of a 1 hour, 45 minute gently energising AROMA YOGA session followed by a 30 minute class on the oils used.
- Once you have booked your place you will be sent a basic health questionnaire to make sure that we are aware of any relevant health issues.Please ensure you return this by email before the day.
- Booking on the door will be available for £35, cash only, subject to availability.
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
- Please bring a jumper and socks or similar for Savasana and relaxation parts of the class.
- Mats and blocks will be provided but please feel free to bring any of your own.
In order to find a back bend we must be able to open the front of the hips and shoulders. We must also find strength and stability in the back. In this workshop we will work to bring deeper awareness and mobility around the whole of the spine in order to find space in backbending positions.
This workshop is an open level class. If you have any specific physical requirements or issues then please feel free to contact me to discuss before coming along.
The Oils used in this workshop will assist with our Yoga practice. Using only the purest and most beneficial oils - doTERRA Pure Natural Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils including Bergamot, a delicious citrus with lively antioxidising qualities; Wintergreen, a sweet and cooling Essential Oil to bring ease to muscle tension; and a comforting blend which includes Frankincense, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang and Rose.
To ensure that you get the most out of these exquisite oils, they will be available for inhaling, applying to the skin and drinking in your water during the class. They will also be available to purchase after the class should you want to create your own AROMA YOGA experiences at home.
This class will be held at Only Connect - an 8 minute walk from Kings Cross Station:
32 Cubitt Street
London WC1X 0LR
Only Connect is London's creative Criminal justice charity, rooted in community. Their vision is a more connected society where we all choose a crime free life. Working with Londoners aged 16+ with recent experience of the justice system, equipping them with the necessary skills, attributes and positive networks to progress into education, training and employment.