Half way through August and not sure if there isn’t an autumnal light creeping in, in the mornings? Apologies to those of you who love a summer, am feeling excited about autumn mists!
In terms of ideas for work and practice, I am exploring the diaphragm and breathing patterns. I have been using myself as a case study and have started introducing some techniques and ideas to clients. As well as being useful for clients with a respiratory condition, I’m finding it supportive, even transformative, when working with clients who have ME or Post Viral Fatigue. As this develops I will share some of my ideas and experiences. This work coincided with two workshops at the yoga conference in July. David Wilkinson is a yoga teacher and anatomy and physiology teacher with some great practices to embody A&P knowledge; his workshops focused on the psoas and the diaphragm. He also alluded to working with students with PTSD. It’s really interesting work and something I am starting to bring to my individual yoga teaching and therapy work. I have signed up to David’s A&P course, via Sadhana Mala.
I also found myself inspired to volunteer for the AYS (Associated Yoga Studies) committee. I loved being part of a community at conference and felt moved to support the work of the association and the committee.
Another part of my work that I am pondering on is that of retreat spaces. I am rethinking my retreat mornings, days and residentials. I feel very strongly that a retreat should not be contained in the perfect place away from home once a year. I feel a retreat is a place to explore practise and find ways to bring it into life off the mat. So I’m thinking. And while I’m thinking all retreats are resting …
Finally, just a few dates to highlight:
That’s it for now! Hope to see you soon for individual therapies or yoga practice. In the meantime, any questions or points for discussion, please get in touch