This workshop will help you bring in the new season with nourishing meditation and pranayama practices supported by our lovely CTD teacher, Mia Hetherington. Mia will assist you in creating a strong intention for the last few months of the year and explore the fourth and seventh limb of yoga: Pranayama and Meditation.
What is Pranayama?
Generally translated as breath control, Pranayama consists of techniques designed to gain mastery over the respiratory process while recognizing the connection between the breath, the mind, and the emotions. As implied by the literal translation of pranayama, “life force extension,” yogis believe that it not only rejuvenates the body but actually extends life itself. You can practice pranayama as an isolated technique (i.e., simply sitting and performing a number of breathing exercises), or integrate it into your daily hatha yoga routine.
Pranayama and meditation are an integral part of the yogic journey. Mia will also guide you through some mudras (hand postures) in order to support your meditation practice.
As spring is the season of new beginnings, this workshop will assist you with transitioning out of the yin state of winter into the fresh, boldness of new life in the second half of the year. You will be guided to new habits, new beginnings and a new relationship with you.
Mia has a background in dance and dance teaching as well as working with kids and people with disabilities. She has a passion and love for the yogic way of living is always growing and striving to learn. Mia has taught at Connect the Dots as a regular teacher and has been a valuable asset to our team.