We have all kinds of meaningful relationships in our lives, the most important being the relationship we have with our self. Radical self-care invites us to cultivate a relationship with our self that is kind, loving, and compassionate.
Yoga nidra, an ancient practice of meditation, offers a potent method for fostering kindness, love, and self-compassion.
Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, yoga nidra is a transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing. People who practice yoga nidra report:
-Greater ability to relax and enjoy life
-Increased inner peace and well-being
-Reduced depression, fear, and anxiety
-Reduced insomnia and levels of stress
-Reduced chronic and acute pain
-Improved interpersonal relations
-These benefits of yoga nidra practice support and enhance our ability to be kind, loving, and compassionate towards our self.
Learn how to tailor this ancient practice to your unique needs and interests during this nourishing and nurturing afternoon of yoga nidra practice.
As an added bonus, participants will receive the recording of each practice we do as part of this workshop!
Meeting Our Ancestors, Meeting Ourselves
Meeting Our Ancestors, Meeting Ourselves
This session of Wickford Women Writers Workshop, featuring Aggie Stewart as facilitator, will synergistically links yoga practice with writing exercises and writing time designed to enable you to explore your family relationships in the context of self-discovery and your life's purpose. No matter what your writing goals, this workshop will give you the time and space for both deep self-reflection and self-expression through the powerful mediums[is this the best word?] of yoga practice and language.
Yoga practices will include gentle movement, breathing exercises, and yoga nidra that allow us to access insight and inner wisdom, courage, and strength.
Writing exercises will focus on seeing and describing what is familiar with sharpened senses and from different perspectives to enable us to make it new, to reveal what has perhaps remained hidden in plain sight.
No previous yoga or writing experience required.
With Aggie Stewart, MA, C-IAYT
& Eliza Andrews Richmond E-RYT500
When we achieve balance in life, we are able to move with our experiences without falling into chaos or rigidity. We are able to move peacefully and freely within life's current. This workshop offers gentle, accessible practices for everyday life that help to cultivate awareness, balance, and vitality.
Join us as we explore Ayurvedic practices and routines for overall well-being. Experience the synergy of yoga movement, breathing, and meditation practices focused cultivating self-compassion and vibrant, grounded energy. We’ll do longer practices designed to sooth our hearts, balance our nervous system, and uplift our physical, mental, and emotional energies. We’ll also explore the value of micro practices – simple, short practices – that are designed to reinforce elements of longer practices while fitting into the circumstances of our days.
With the coming of Winter, we welcome you to practice profound self-care in order to replenish the source of vital and loving energy within. In this extended practice, we delve into deeply restorative postures and breathing techniques to relax the body and mind. We offer hot stones, eye pillows, and aromatherapy to bring the senses into blissful harmony. This practice will be accompanied by soft music and hands-on assists providing comfort and peace. Give yourself this nourishing experience.
“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”
–Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The most important relationship that we’ll ever have is the relationship with ourselves. So why is it so hard to love ourselves as we love others? Is it because of the stories that others have told us? Is it because of the stories that we have told ourselves? By practicing self-love and self-acceptance, we can embrace our true self with the same loving kindness and compassion that we extend to others.
Through discussion, journaling, meditation, and heart-centered movement, we will learn ways, as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar suggests, to find the love within ourselves.
Come join us on this journey to self-love!
Please bring a journal and a pen.
Science has shown that our ability to recognize and savor positive experiences and joyful moments in a day along with those that are more challenging has a positive effect on our overall health and well-being.
EveryDay Joy will show you the benefit of doing shorter more vigorous practices that leave you feeling bright and uplifted yet grounded, poised to appreciate small moments and affirming experiences in ordinary daily events. These practices will incorporate movement, breathing practices, visualization, and meditation.