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Summer Rest, Reflect, and Recharge: A Restorative Yoga Workshop with Gong and Reiki
Aug 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm| $40 – $50
Summer is a time of high activity and full days, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. And it remains important to find pause and quiet amid the action of the season. To tap into a deeper understanding of ourselves – our true potential or calling – it is important to be still and find harmony within. Our yoga practice can support us in this endeavor. It is commonly said that it’s easier to act your way into better thinking, than to think your way into better action. Likewise, it is easier to discover your authentic nature through stillness than activity; through going within, rather than busily seeking external validation. This is because the mind gets caught up in action and motion and loses the capacity to understand on a deeper, more embodied level.
Your true, unique purpose in life can be found in stillness.
The process of slowing down, can be challenging and can often feel uncomfortable. This workshop will support you in the process of becoming still, balanced, and neutral, so that You can shine through! The workshop is structured to allow ample time in postures that are designed to relax the body and quiet the brain.
You will enjoy a gentle series of Kundalini Yoga warm-up exercises that will settle you into your body, followed by a cooling and balancing pranayama (breathing) practice. Fully prepared, we will then spend time in a series of restorative yoga poses, supported by the gong. The workshop will also include mantra meditation, time for journaling and reflection, and an extended gong savasana. In addition, Kathleen will offer hands on Reiki as you relax into the restorative yoga poses.
The sound of the gong emulates the sound of creation. It helps quiet the mind, so we can truly relax and is a beautiful compliment for a restorative yoga practice.
- $40 early
- $50 day of
About the Instructors: Kathleen Dowd and Michael Dowd
Kathleen Dowd: Kathleen loves pretty much everything about the 8-limbed path of yoga. A life-long student herself, Kathleen enjoys sharing the joy and wonders of yoga with all who are interested. She has a personal mission to highlight the inclusive nature of yoga and show how it can be accessible to all. From restorative yoga to ashtanga, to meditation and kirtan, Kathleen embraces the mantra that “not all who wander are lost”. As someone who experienced chronic pain for many years, she is passionate about sharing yoga and other life tools she has learned and practiced along the way. Her classes are infused with self-compassion and kindness, along with a healthy dose of lightness, humor, and love. She strives to create an intentional space for healing for herself and her students. Kathleen has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for five. She has a 500-hour teaching certification and she is a certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
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