Yin Yoga Series. The five elements theory & practice - Water Workshop
A series of 5 Yin Yoga Workshops focused on the Five Elements. This is the Winter Season workshop, associated with the WATER element. >> sliding scale 40-60€ (bookings in advance)
Time & Location
08 Jan, 16:00 – 19:00
Coração Shala, 8670 Aljezur, Portugal
About the Event
>> Booking/Payment in advance <<
Yin Yoga is a restorative practice that works passively in the deepest tissues of the body like the joints, ligaments, connective tissue and fascia. Its practice invites stillness with long held postures and it has an important meditative aspect.
This powerful but gentle practice is inspired by ancient Chinese Taoist practices and works through the energetic channels, the meridians, which are the conductors of our vital energy - Qi.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine there are 5 elements in nature: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal
The 5 element framework can be used for understanding patterns in ourselves and in all natural phenomena. Each element corresponds with different seasons, emotions, biological functions, organs, directions of energy and meridians. Imbalances between the elements and their corresponding meridians can cause energy to become blocked or deficient.
Winter Season is associated with the WATER element
The water element is associated with the Kidneys and Bladder meridians and organs. If we think about it, these organs filter and hold water present in our physical bodies. The associated emotions are trust & confidence or fear if we have an imbalance of the water element.
>> In this workshop you will not only practice but you will learn:
- You will have a deeper understanding of what Yin Yoga is, its principles, philosophy and methodology.
- An introduction to the theory of the 5 elements according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
- Understand the qualities / deficiencies associated with the water element.
- Map the Kidney and Urinary meridians in your body
- Learn Yin Yoga postures to work and balance the Water element
- 90 min Yin Yoga practice dedicated to Kidney and Bladder
>> 90 min Theory / Tea break / 90 min Practice
The Yin Yoga workshop series will continue next season!
Spring is time to learn and work about the Wood Element meridians and qualities (date to be announced) - it is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding about this powerful meditative practice and to integrate it in your own practices.
>> Sliding Scale €40-60
>> Your reservation will only be 100% confirmed after payment (you'll receive the payment details on your email, after you request to book).