Yoga for the Holidays – an extended yoga class Saturday 24 November 2012

A Holistic Approach to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season and Throughout the Year with Nicci Annette, Certified Yoga Teacher

Saturday 24th November 2012 | 9-10.30am | Stellenbosch
R 100pp

The holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with family and enjoy the goodwill and peace of the season. Unfortunately, in order to create this kind of magic, we often find that we are running around in ever-decreasing circles trying to get ready for all the celebrations and social occasions. The lack of free time to rest and rejuvenate our physical selves, in combination with the inevitable over-indulgences of the season, can spell trouble for even the most seasoned of yoga practitioners. In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to let go of the time you’ve been spending nourishing your body and mind through regular yoga practice in lieu of having extra time to prepare. On the other hand, continuing yoga practice during even the most hectic times in our lives is an excellent way to keep healthy and ready to enjoy the best of the season.

Come and join me for an extended yoga class as a reminder of what to keep doing while you are away from the studio, and to keep you coming back to your mat no matter where you are over the holidays. I will give you a class plan to take away with you so that you can stay motivated to keep your practice, your body and mind healthy while we are apart.

The studio at Yoga With Nicci is on the banks of the Eerste River in Die Laan, opposite the beautiful mountain walks and dam of Coetzenberg, and just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the Botanical Gardens and a whole lot more. See http://www.yogawithnicci.co.za for full directions.

All levels welcome. Only 2 spaces left!

To book: Nicci 078 563 8152 | nicci@yogawithnicci.co.za

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Feedback: Balancing your Chakras workshop

Just a short post to say what a wonderful experience it was to have Leli and another 8 yogis in my little studio for our workshop on Saturday past! As I am just starting out on my teaching journey, I sometimes only have two or three people per class, and to have the whole space packed full of willing, commited, and enthusiastic people was very special indeed. Without being too airy fairy about it all (and I know The Band would roll his eyes if he read this), I swear I can still feel their energy in the room when I sit there now.

Me and Leli still have a lot to learn and it’s early days in many respects, but we definitely had more of a rhythm this past Saturday and I think we both felt so much more relaxed, and really enjoyed ourselves.

We had a lovely mixed group – ages from late 20s to late 60s, some experienced yogis and one absolute beginner, and even a beautifully pregnant yogi who is so comfortable in her practice that she did the most magnificent Chakravakasana and headstand!

We worked through the chakras, with asanas focused on opening each one, with a short pranayama and meditation practice associated with each one. This included a walking meditation for Muladhara chakra, a loving kindness meditation for Anahata chakra, a rainbow visualisation for Agna chakra etc. So it wasn’t just two and a half hours of physical work but very much the more classical thang.

I hope that everyone who attended gained something valuable from the workshop, and I know that I have come away from it feeling buoyed and (if possible) even more positive about the future of my little violet studio!