Archive: February, 2017

March has arrived!

It is hard to believe we have already landed into the month of March! There are have been many shifts and transitions this month for us, as we ease away from winter and towards spring.

I recently had the honour of being a student of Deva Tree School of Yoga , where I graduated in the Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. It seemed to end on a very auspicious time with the New Moon and Solar Eclipse happening on graduation day.

What I did not anticipate, was the unfurling of years and years of holding; whether it was stress, trauma or old patterns. Given the space to ease into the postures, for long periods of time, gave me the time and space I needed to reflect, and let go. I truly felt as though I had cocooned for 6 days, and came out a butterfly, ready to spread my wings from the discomfort of my shell, to re-new and begin again.

As you may know, I have been busy teaching many weekly yoga classes, creating new content for workshops and hosting events, along with of course, raising my young family. My heart goes out to all of my students, and I hold space for them all as they open their hearts and bodies in my studio. Giving myself the time to be a student, and sink into the restorative practices was exactly the self care I needed, filling my cup in order to pour it out to others. Practicing what I preach!

I look forward to sharing my new teachings with you all soon, in our next restorative yoga class!

It seemed very fitting on the return of my training, that my children and I found one of the first snow drops had arrived. New Moon, new beginnings!

Happy Imbolc!

Today is the day that marks the winter cross quarter, the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, it is a celebration of the life-force, also known as Candlemas, Brigids day or festival of earth awakening.

Nature brings about this opportunity to give way to winter, and all the inner wisdom we have gained through the winter months and to move forward into spring time energy- planting your visions, ideas, and hearts desires and leaving them to germinate.

This can be seen as a time of initiation and healing, for reclaiming what has been forgotten, and to bring understanding of yourself- this is the special energy of Imbolc, which will help you find your way forward.

You can light a fire or lots of candles to cleanse and transform what you wish to leave behind, or simply lighting candles for our brothers and sisters all around the world.

We will be lighting candles this evening, in honour of this new cycle!