Sun, Jan 08|
Letting GO/Letting IN yoga + zentangle series
Looking to shed some of the debris of 2022 and open up to the possibilities of 2023? Let certified Zentangle teacher, Yvonne Westover, and yoga teacher, Robin Taylor help you in this 2 part series. Sunday, December 18th 1-4pm AND Sunday, January 8th 1-4pm.
Time & Location
Jan 08, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trailside Yoga , 1086 Cataract Rd, Caledon, ON L7K 1N8, Canada
About The Event
Letting GO- Sunday, December, 18th 1-4pm
2022 is coming to a close and it is time to reflect on and shed what is no longer serving you. Join yoga instructor, Robin Taylor and certified Zentangle instructor, Yvonne Westover in the cozy Trailside Yoga yurt for an afternoon of “letting go”.
You will start the afternoon thinking about what you want to let go. Through Yvonne’s guidance- you will draw a representation of what you wish to release through the easy and meditative qualities of the Zentangle Method of Drawing on a carefully chosen stone.
After your creative expression- Robin will guide you through a “Letting Go Flow.” We will move through a series of postures to free you from any stress, worry or negative energy and give you the space in both the body and the mind to start fresh again. Focus will be on letting go and setting yourself up for a fresh start.
After the yoga practice, you will bundle up for a walk, just a stone’s throw away (you guessed it!) to the beautiful Forks of the Credit Park to throw your stone into the river to let it go with the current. We will pause for a standing meditation to absorb the nature around us and then enjoy an herbal tea and treat by the river before heading back home, feeling free and open hearted for the new year.
Participants will go home with a locally made gift and reminder to “Let it Go”.
· Yoga mat/water bottle
· Warm clothing and good footwear for walking
· Your curiosity
Letting IN- Sunday, January, 8th 1-4pm
Begin 2023 with intention. Robin and Yvonne will give you some inspiration to start your practice of focused awareness in the new year.
The afternoon begins with Yvonne helping you connect your eyes with your hands and your heart in creating a Reset Button. Through the focused and mindful method of Zentangle, you will learn to quietly and simply focus on nothing but the pen in your hand and the visible marks that you make on the paper. This method of repetitive drawing can be used throughout your day to reduce the chaos and bring calm and focus. It can bring awareness of yourself and your surroundings in the moment... to reset yourself. This button can then become a point of reflection throughout the year, or you can draw a new button as often as you need.
Robin will then guide you through a yoga flow with a focus on opening the heart, setting intentions and leaving behind what no longer serves you. After we move, we settle in for a candle gazing meditation and then some yummy restorative poses to completely relax. This open-eyed meditation will combine the entrancing qualities of fire with focused awareness. The combination of a candle gazing meditation and restorative yoga poses will provide deep relaxation, enhance memory and concentration, strengthen intuition and allow us to focus on action setting (win, win, win!).
Let the new year begin, live fully.
Tea and light nourishment will be provided. Participants will go home with their handmade reset button and a beautiful locally crafted soy candle to continue their practice throughout the year.
· Yoga mat/water bottle
· An open heart
Robin Taylor has been teaching yoga at various local studios and from her home studio for over 6 years. 2022 was a big year with the build of a yoga yurt tucked into the trees just steps away from her house. She teaches a hatha based practice focusing on alignment and breathwork. Robin’s approach to yoga remains focused on the balance between strength and flexibility and making sure all her classes are accessible regardless of your experience.
Instructor Yvonne Westover has been practicing art for over 40 years, has a degree in Visual Art, is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and has taught over 3.000 students various art mediums. Her favourite way to try new art products is to play and see where she ends up.... even the mistakes provide wonderful opportunities to create! Yvonne's no fuss, go with the flow way of teaching allows for each participant to gain confidence in their own creative process.
Letting GO/Letting IN ~2 dates
This ticket is for BOTH Letting GO (Dec. 18th) and Letting IN (Jan. 8th) dates. Individual tickets will go on sale December 1st.$180.00