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    New Moon Restorative Yoga in Nature: Working with the Element of Wind/Air

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    Embark on a transformative journey with a series of four guided restorative yoga sessions held on the new moon, enhanced by the practice of seasonal mindfulness journaling, hosted on the tranquil grounds of a private farm in East Haddam by yogi Kirstina Giliberto. This distinctive experience offers a serene escape to relax at the end of the day and connect with your inner wisdom.

    Restorative yoga, a gentle form of yoga, focuses on passive stretching to slow down and open your body. It's accessible to all skill levels. Characterized by its calming nature, restorative yoga involves holding poses (asanas) for extended periods with the support of props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. This deeply relaxing practice highlights the meditative side of yoga, fostering a harmonious connection between body and mind. The supportive props allow for an almost effortless maintenance of postures, facilitating deep relaxation.

    The New Moon marks the beginning of the lunar cycle, a time when the night sky is at its darkest and the energy is at its lowest. From a scientific perspective, the alignment of the sun, moon, and earth during this phase is such that the sunlight illuminates the side of the moon facing away from the earth. Consequently, the moon becomes invisible to us in the night sky.

    This period marks a potent opportunity for setting intentions. The enveloping darkness invites us to turn inward, prompting a reflective examination of our successes and areas for improvement across various facets of our lives. It's a moment to rely on our intuition and honor our current emotional state. By dedicating time to introspection and intention-setting during the New Moon, we lay a solid foundation for future progress.

    Aligned with the new moon at sunset, this series presents a tranquil practice aimed at guiding women toward peace and relaxation by fostering a profound bond with nature. As the sun descends, painting the sky with its vibrant hues and emanating a calming energy, it creates an ideal setting for reflection and mindfulness. For those in search of serenity in their daily lives, this practice offers numerous advantages, such as enhancing relaxation, boosting mental health, and enriching self-awareness.

    Dates for our New Moon Restorative Yoga in Nature

    Each session is designed to be both standalone and part of a cohesive series, allowing flexibility in participation. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and blanket. All other props will be provided. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting, so please dress accordingly. (The exception is our Winter Session, which will be held indoors.) In case of rain, we will move indoors.

    Session I: Working with the Element of Wind/Air (spring) - Tuesday, May 7th (new moon in Taurus) 6-8:30 pm

    Session II: Working with the element of Light/Fire (summer) - Friday, August 2nd (new moon in Leo) 6-8:30 pm

    Session III: Working with the Root/Earth Element (autumn)- Wednesday, October 2nd (new moon in Libra) 6-8:30 pm

    Session IV: Working with the Flow/Water Element (winter)- Sunday, December 1st (new moon in Sagittarius) held indoors at the farm 6-8:30 pm

    What You Can Expect

    • We begin with an Opening Circle, delving into the element aligned with the month's new moon.
    • Experience a restorative yoga class by the fireside, enveloped in nature's tranquility.
    • Engage in silent journaling, capturing insights and reflections post-practice.
    • Conclude with a meditation around the fire, complemented by herbal tea, fostering a space for sharing.
    • Wrap up the session with a Closing Circle.
    • Investment $40 per session.
    • Exclusively limited to 10 women, ensuring an intimate and focused experience.

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