Yin Yoga and Mindfulness weekendFrom 17/11/2018 to 18/11/2018 -Location: Yoga Moves, Nyon, Switzerland
A Yin Yoga and Mindfulness weekend at Yoga Moves, Nyon (Switzerland) to deepen a practice of stillness and kind attention.
The Yin Yoga and Mindfulness weekend will firstly develop greater awareness of the body and its sensations, to become more familiar with stillness; which can often be challenging for many of us with our busy, non-stop ‘doing’ lifestyle. As human beings we can greatly benefit from slowing down, looking inside and opening up.
We will begin to experience this in a long Yin Yoga practice on Saturday 17th November, offering a space of stillness and calm, the perfect opportunity to observe body and mind, and an effective introduction into Mindfulness meditation.
On Sunday 18th November we will explore the Mindfulness practice a little further, discovering new tools to connect and understand ourselves more fully. Something which nobody else can do for us.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
- Victor Frankl
Mindfulness is an ancient practice; its roots dating back to the times of the Buddha. Rather than another new ‘technique’, a ‘good idea’, or something new to entertain a curious mind, Mindfulness can be better understood as a lifestyle choice; choosing to live with greater awareness, and appreciating each moment of our present experience by deliberately placing our attention exactly where we are, here and now, with kindness, curiosity, openness, and acceptance. Instead of judging each experience, and striving to control or battle with life as it unfolds, we can train ourselves to open up and connect directly with whatever is happening (whether pleasant, unpleasant or neutral), including the full range of feeling tones of sensation, thought and emotion, from one moment to the next.
Mindfulness is a skill, and our ability to pay attention requires training; gently and gradually practising and incorporating it into our everyday lives. A compassionate and open observation of the self leads to inner growth and balance, and an understanding of the intrinsic connection between mind, emotion and body, eventually allowing us to juggle all of life’s twists and turns with serenity, efficiency and balance.
Many of us may have set off on a journey and arrived without recalling the route, started a conversation and not remembered what we were going to say, or had to re-read an entire page of a book all over again…. so are likely to be familiar with the wandering nature of our minds, and the all too-familiar automatic pilot, trance-like state we too often live in.
Until we begin to train in Mindfulness and observe the scattered nature of our thoughts, we may not even realise just how little time we are really present for life as it unfolds.
The present is the only place we can actually be, so why not wake up and be here?
Training our attention to come back to the present is increasingly necessary to balance the frenetic activity of modern life, busy-ness and the all too common states of chronic fatigue and anxiety. Besides the obvious physical benefits of learning to calm ourselves, slow down, and really show up for our lives, we also develop awareness in every area we touch, and to offer our greatest potential to the world; our best self, we need to know ourselves well, and be present to do so, both in our work and activities, and with our families, loved ones and every one we meet.
Here and now, there is no better time to begin to live with greater awareness, calm and stability.
For prices and reservations please visit www.yogamovesnyon.ch