Living River Yoga & Meditation Workshop
with Rebecca Ellis & Will Medd
Sunday 24th June 1pm – 7pm
@ The River Room, Halton Mill, LA26FD
It is the nature of all things that form,
to dissolve again…..Buddha
“You are not a drop in the ocean, but an ocean in a drop” Rumi
From it’s original source, a river forms, ebbs and flows, twists and turns, changing rhythms between narrow flow, cascading rapids and still deep pools and meanders, until it widens and opens out to finally dissipate into the ocean. As human beings, we are made up of at least 65% water: every single cell of our bodies absorbs and releases water continually through a process of cellular respiration. We can also experience our external and internal lives as flowing change, as we too form and eventually dissolve, facing unexpected twists and turns along the way. When we experience our breath as restricted and access our body as tight and fragmented, we block this natural flow. We can close in on ourselves, unable to live fully and open to life. Unable to effortlessly enter the flow. The beautiful River Lune, flowing alongside our very own River Room, is the perfect inspiration to explore and work with our own fluidity, to find release and stillness.
In this workshop we will combine a series of soothing, exploratory practices both in the River Room and (weather permitting) outside, close to the water. We will combine Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing), Meditation and Yoga Nidra, all to heighten our awareness of our inner and outer flow, to untangle our hidden blockages. 3 themes will run through the day: From form to dissolution; From effort to pure being; and From restriction to openness. We will discover our own fluidity, spaciousness and stillness and learn to move and experience life with grace, ease and power. The workshop will end by experiencing the expansiveness of letting go as our personal rivers join the ocean, and form into the freshness of a new drop.
This workshop is for everyone: the depth of practice will depend on developing awareness and not on ability. Beginners and experienced yogi(ni)s are welcome. Rebecca will lead Yoga and Pranayama practices and Will will lead Meditation and Yoga Nidra.
The timing of this workshop also coincides with the 2 year anniversary of the River Room. Please join us to celebrate this anniversary and the fact that so many people have come together to teach and participate in such a variety of fantastic classes and workshops here – we have made it happen all together.
Cost: £40 including mid-afternoon refreshments. Please email Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk to book a place. Numbers will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.