RELAX & REPLENISH: A Yin Yoga + Reiki + Thai Massage Experience
DATE: Sat 10 Feb, 3pm to 5pm at Cheltenham Pilates & Yoga
The practice of Yin Yoga aids in the release of long held tensions while promoting deep inner peace and quiet. When combining reiki and massage with this type of practice, we can start to receive healings in the deepest and quietest parts of ourselves. Two hours of yoga plus 20 minutes of body work by these two highly skilled practitioners. Deep relaxation and rejuvenation in the belly of winter.
12 spaces only
Jo Fellows has worked with traditional Japanese Reiki since the early 2000s. She has trained with Frans Stiene to Reiki Master level and beyond, regularly attending intensives and retreats to strengthen her practice. Both a teacher and a practitioner, she specialises in providing tailored holistic treatments for women, designed to bring a sense of relaxation and renewal.
Angie Cottrell is a registered Thai Massage therapist and yoga teacher based in Cheltenham.
Alex Belcourt has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and holds the highest certification of Senior Teacher through Yoga Alliance UK. Her classes are educative, informal and relaxed and she focuses on an embodied, contemplative mode of practicing asana (postures) that supports a reflective and meditative mindset.
YIN & GONG BATHS
Join Alex Belcourt and Pauline McCrann for a journey through yoga and sound. Yin Yoga involves long, slow holds of floor postures which stimulate the connective tissues in the body untying knots of tension and ultimately relieving physical and mental stress. As you sink into a relaxed reclining resting position after the practice the sounds of singing bowls will start to begin, and a gong is gently invited to start sounding, gradually building a myriad of harmonics.
Throughout the gong session there will be periods of other instruments and sounds, but the main focus is on the gongs and these gently fade to a variety of more grounding sounds towards the end when complete silence pervades allowing recipients to be in this profound, powerful stillness for a time. The Gong has been used for thousands of years to rebalance and tone the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies and when played with sensitivity is very powerful for relieving stress, for relaxation, and fatigue, along with many other conditions in our busy lives, which can often lead to the lack of balance and harmony in the body.
You do not need to have any prior experience of either yin yoga or sound healing to participate in this workshop. The yoga and sound bath will take approximately 2 hours and there will be time for meditation and reflection afterwards. Please feel free to bring a journal. Comfortable clothing can be worn and while blankets, mats and props are all supplied by the studio, you are welcome to bring your own.
“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe” ~Hazrat Inayat Khan
Pauline McCrann has worked with sound as a sonographer in the medical field for over thirty years. In the past
fifteen years her growing fascination, and research into using pure sound for healing on all levels, has become her prime interest.
Alex Belcourt has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and completed her advanced Yoga Training at the Insight Yoga Institute in San Francisco in 2013. She offers trainings, workshops, retreats and specialised classes and is based in Cheltenham.