Open Yoga 05.01.22: A Practice for Checking In (part of the building resilience series)


It’s a brand new year and all around us are messages that we need to change and become ‘more’ ‘better’ ‘fitter’ etc.  What if that weren’t the case?  What if you were pretty alright already?  What if the difference between the new year and the old year were just a few moments.

Our practice is about welcoming what we meet each time we come to the mat.  Trying, as best we can, to find ways of moving that fit us right where we are; whether we are trying to feel flexibility or strength, relaxation or energised . . . it starts from knowing where we are now.

Perhaps there is the possibility that there are plenty of times throughout the year (week, day, moment) to step through a doorway – to set intentions based on where we are right now.

What to expect: a hatha-inspired yoga class with optional flowing sequences, with mindful strength and somatic movement practices interwoven.

Suggested equipment:

  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket
  • Two yoga bricks (or some hardcopy books)