Have you been struggling to get a good night’s sleep?
Are you craving a deep meditative practice to support you to drop down more deeply into your body and regulate your nervous system?
Yoga teacher, educator and facilitator, Jane Holland, has designed this Deep Sleep practice to guide you into your body to fully inhabit sensation, find release and arrive in spaciousness. It is an exploration of what is present in your mind, body and spirit, and an opportunity to simply ‘be with’ what arises.
Using yin yoga postures, gentle breathing techniques and meditation, Jane supports, holds, and guides you to find a ‘tender edge’ where you are able to notice what is rising, feel it fully and then surrender into sensation and stillness. She draws on her extensive experience as a yoga teacher and international retreat facilitator where she has lead hundreds of students into this deep rest practices, holding space for whatever is present in a non-judgemental, compassionate and nourishing way.
The classes are available as drop-in or monthly pass and are a beautiful way to start your week with a deep restful sleep, setting you up with a calm and focused mind, supple body and inner vibrancy.
Why Yin Yoga?
This practice has been born out of a desire to help people to more fully ‘inhabit’ themselves. Most of us walk around in this container we call our body, completely oblivious (or mostly) to what is actually happening inside. We are often so preoccupied with what is happening TO us, that we miss what is happening WITHIN us.
Yin yoga is a juicy, nourishing and very honest practice, that allows you to melt into yourself and really feel what is going on inside. Long-held postures stimulate the fascia (your network of living connective tissue), support you to relax your nervous system and enable you to connect deeply into presence. By stimulating the fascial network, the energetic pathways (called meridians in Chinese Medicine) are also awakened and areas of stagnant ‘chi’ (energy) can be released, unlocking emotions, moving what is no longer serving you and supporting overall health of the body, mind and spirit.
Instead of using your body to get into a pose, you use the pose to get into your body.
The mantra throughout this as you are deeply steeped in a state of release, is ‘allow allow allow’.
And what is even better? You can do it all from your living room (zoom classes) – to explore and really ‘drop in’ in the safety of your home space.
Yin is all about allowing yourself to find a shape with your body (the posture), soften into the sensation (feeling), and let gravity to do the rest (stillness).
Who can come?
Absolutely anyone wanting to connect in and rest their body and mind, explore what being in sensation and presence feels like, and looking for a good night’s sleep.
This series has been developed in collaboration with renowned Fertile Ground Health Group for The Melbourne Apothecary. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
Women at the beginning of, or during (any stage of) the journey of motherhood may find this class particularly nourishing.
This is a safe space for everyone and it is expected that all who attend bring to it their respect and integrity in support of every other person in class. We love keeping the connections beautiful.
Deep Sleep with Jane Holland
What you need
Candles/ Incense/ Essential oil diffuser (not essential but helpful!)
All sessions are guided by voice and visuals with a basis on safe, nourishing and deeply relaxing yin yoga postures.
If you choose to register on a monthly membership will also have exclusive access to the recordings of each class (video + audio) for 30 days after each class. This is for those moments when you might miss a class, or when you wish to repeat a scrumptious sequence multiple times throughout the week.
Deep Sleep is a practice all about activating your parasympathetic nervous system (the opposite of your stress response) and providing an environment where your body can soften and yield into various shapes.
After the practice, you can simply slide into your bed ready for a deep slumber…
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