Tune into Winter - Inside and Out!
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About The Event
As the winter approaches, we feel the changes in our bodies, in our routines, in our moods. The changes happening inside of us can bring up some resistance as we are moving indoors, losing daylight and gearing up for the cold. In this workshop, we will let go of our resistance, opening up and welcoming in the changes that unfold inside and outside of us and learn how animals and plants adapt and welcome in the Winter.
We will begin inside the beautiful upstairs yoga studio of the Stone Barn. Jackie Ryan will lead us through a Yin Yoga class, with slow movements and long grounding postures. The sequence will open up areas of your body that often tighten up in the cold, lubricating your joints and creating comfort and ease in your body.
After yoga, Andy Dobos will guide us through a sense meditation, to heighten our awareness, slow us down to the speed of winter, and prepare us to go and observe the changes in the natural world connected to, yet outside of us. Andy will then lead us on a nature walk through the eccentric grounds of Sticks and Stones Farm, as he describes how various local animals and plants conserve energy to survive freezing temperatures and meet all of their needs outdoors. You will have the opportunity to learn some lessons from the animals and plants about how to best take care of yourself in the winter season.
This workshop is geared towards adults, and teens accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 15 people. Please reserve your spot today!
Email Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and send payment to: Venmo @visionfaerie Or Paypal: VisionFaerie@gmail.com Sliding Scale: $25-50
What to Wear and Bring for the Workshop: -Long pants and long sleeves that are easy to bend and stretch in for yoga. -Extra layers for our nature walk! Coat, gloves, hat, boots, wool socks, etc. Bring more layers than you think you need to be prepared for any weather that could come our way. -Water bottle -Yoga mat if you have one. There are extras here for those that don’t have their own.
Potluck Lunch starts at 1! The best way for us humans to stay cozy in the winter is to feast with friends! If you would like to stay for the potluck, please bring vegetarian food and/or ethically sourced animal products. We will likely go back inside for this :)
About your Facilitators:
Jackie Ryan: Jackie is passionate about guiding people into alignment with the rhythms of nature, honoring themselves, each other and the Earth all at the same time. Jackie has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Vermont. She has been teaching yoga since 2013 and received her Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2015. She’s avidly studying and facilitating personal growth, transformation and self expression. She has a private coaching practice and teaches workshops on mindfulness, yoga, painting, dance, holistic healing and women’s empowerment. She currently teaches yoga at Bikram Yoga Shelton and mentors children at Two Coyotes Wilderness School. You can learn more about Jackie at https://visionfaerie.art.
Andy Dobos: Andy is an artist, naturalist and educator. He is a Master Mentor at Two Coyotes Wilderness School as well as leading classes and workshops independently throughout CT. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and is certified level 3 in Wildlife Track and Sign. Andy organizes The Cattail gathering, an annual primitive skills gathering at White Memorial Conservation Center. You can learn more about him at theforestwolf.com and the Cattailgathering.com.