LIVE IN BALANCE, WALK IN BEAUTY

Who in this day and age has not dealt with chronic tension in some part of the body – be that in the hips, neck, shoulders, jaw, gut, or back? With the fast-paced lifestyle that our generation tends to lead, we are so very often close to or in overwhelm: physically and emotionally. The way we respond to life’s stresses is unique to each one of us and is very connected with our core beliefs. Core beliefs were created during our very early experiences and unconsciously define how we respond to and see the world.

What does it take to live our lives more in Balance and Integrity with everything and everyone around us? What does it take to walk the Earth in Freedom and Beauty – in a way that is emotionally and physically pain free and in peace with our surroundings? The first step to living in Balance and Beauty is connecting at many different layers to the body and the breath. Explore this weekend with Sita Menon – to feel into our chronic stress patterns, our coping mechanisms and core beliefs that lead us to disconnect from the body. Use these practices to return to embodied Balance and Beauty.

Any of these practices can be taken as a series or as stand-alone. For a whole and deep experience we recommend to attend all workshops. 

SATURDAY, 2nd November 2019

WORKSHOP 1: Returning home to the body – 09.00 am to 11.30 am 

This workshop will help us disconnect from the mind’s incessant circular activity and leave us deeply grounded in the body, with the nervous system having had an experience of rest and rejuvenation. We will:

  • Learn to address overwhelm through grounding into feet and legs
  • Move awareness from our typical frenetic thinking patterns lower into the body, sensing more embodiment.
  • Learn mindful grounding to track habitual patterns of holding into neck, jaw and back.
  • Explore emotional holding patterns through the felt sense in the body

WORKSHOP 2: Connect to Core, Heal your back – 01.00 pm to 03.30 pm 

The gut, the home for the Enteric Nervous System, which serves as our second brain, absorbs and responds to life’s stresses. This second brain responds to situations even before our primary brain, yet we are largely unaware of its responses. There is also a direct correlation between the gut and the back. We will:

  • Explore tension in the core and each section of the back using therapeutic, healing backbends.
  • Connect to chronic anxiety and/or emotional holding patterns in your back and gut. Identify core beliefs that live and originate in this area of the body.
  • Learn how to explore the back while maintaining the stabilising forces of grounding and create space around the core and the diaphragm to free the breath.
  • While exploring the back and opening the front of the body, learn to listen to what your heart really needs to find Balance and Beauty.

SUNDAY, 3rd November 2019 

WORKSHOP 3: Inverting the perspective – 09.00 am to 11.30 am

In this workshop, we bring empowerment, lightness and fun by shifting the perspective. The entire world looks different when one is upside down. We will:

  • Use the grounding from the first two practices to bring in new perspective. When stuck in chronic, circular patterns, inverting can be an empowering practice.
  • Explore inversions in achievable, small steps, using the grounding through legs and core awareness.
  • Connect to our core beliefs of risk aversion and fear. Use this practice to address these patterns in a safe, held environment.

WORKSHOP 4: Integrate and Digest – 01.00 pm to 03.30 pm

In this workshop, we will address the new-age generation syndrome – chronic stress in the neck, shoulders and jaw. We will feel for the interplay between the hips and the neck/jaw and expand the breath from crown to pelvic floor. We will:

  • Connect deep into the hips with breath and softness, returning to feeling at home in the body, like we did as children, before our coping mechanisms got the better of us.
  • Use this practice of deepening into hips, neck, shoulders and jaw to integrate the learnings and awareness that have risen from the weekend. We will feel into the shifts that are required of us to live more in Balance and Beauty.

ABOUT SITA:

Sita is the Founder and Owner of Evolve Yoga and Forrest Yoga Guaridan and Teacher. She found her way to yoga 18 years ago after the birth of her oldest child.

Sita teaches with a passion for Forrest Yoga that reflects the impact Forrest Yoga has had on her own life. She is enthusiastic about teaching her students how to live free of pain – physical and emotional. She brings in a quality of mindfulness into the way she teaches Forrest Yoga that encourages students to look into their own emotional patterns, accept themselves for who they are and evolve from a place of acceptance and being good enough.

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ABOUT FORREST YOGA:

Forrest Yoga is a contemporary practice, created by Ana Forrest, that combines the ancient practice of yoga and ceremony with modern insight and knowledge into anatomy and body-mind research. The main pillars of Forrest Yoga are – Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit.

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WHEN: November 2nd and 3rd, 2019

WHERE: OVAVERVA SPA, 3rd floor, Via Mezdì 17, 7500 St. Moritz

TEACHER: Sita Menon

LANGUAGE: English

COSTS:

Single Workshop: CHF 99.- *
Daily Pass (2 Workshops): CHF 159.- *
Weekend Pass (4 Workshops): CHF 289.- *, Early bird: CHF 269.- (payment till September 30th, 2019)

* tea, healthy small power-snack, daily SPA-Ticket included (3 hrs)

OVERNIGHT STAY: Book your yoga weekend in Engadin at our partner Hotel Laudinella or ask us for further hints.

LEVEL: All practices are All-Levels and variations will be given for any injuries.

REGISTRATION: email ursina@alpineyoga.com