with Daithí Ó hÉighnigh
Sunday 14th June
7.30pm - 9pm
A 1.5-hour workshop employing elements of Restorative Yoga, Deep Listening and Yoga Nidra.
As we find ourselves in this unplanned temporary stasis, we have the opportunity to listen deeply to ourselves and the world around us, and to take stock and let go. Can we always be sure we're listening to all that there is to hear?
Are you tuned into your heart's desire? What are the teachings we can distil from this time in isolation?
Daithí is certified to teach all 3 modalities and will guide you seamlessly through these deeply restorative and rejuvenating practices.
Restorative yoga involves deeply restorative poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Poses are typically held for roughly 15 minutes where "...You have no ambition to move or curiosity about the sounds that occur outside you.. That’s the state where you’re resting in your true self.” - Judith Hanson Lasater
“Deep Listening explores the difference between hearing and listening. Though we receive sound waves through the ears these waves are ... transmitted to the brain where listening takes place. The ear does not listen – the brain listens.
Listening is a lifetime practice that depends on accumulated experiences with sound. Listening can be focused to detail or open to the entire field of sound. Listening still is a mysterious process that is not the same for everyone although we have consensual agreements on the interpretation of sound waves delivered to the brain by the ears. We know more about hearing than listening.” – Pauline Oliveros - Deep Listening institute
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness.
Be prepared to: Listen, rest and fall asleep.
* Required: Yoga mat, blanket, bolster (or pillows), blocks (or thick books).
Frontline workers are invited to join for free - just email email@example.com