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YogaMeWell – No Classes Available

YogaMeWell is in hiatus. I’m taking time out to reflect and deepen  my personal practice. I am not offering group classes, workshops or private sessions at present.  But thank you for your interest and for stopping by. Warm Regards, Liv bonsai tree on rock in lake

Liv

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Autumn’s Big Ask

red autumn leaves

Last week in class we enjoyed a heart based practice to prepare ourselves for the energies of autumn.

It’s time to come to ground after the fullsome, heady expression of summer. The leaves are falling to Earth, to dry, curl, morph into organic mass and return to elemental form.

Autumn prepares us for the deep introspection of Winter, should we choose to go there. It gives us time to ask the question “What must I release?” as the trees surrender their shelter and the southern hemisphere begins its retreat from exuberance into golden hued afternoons.

So, we worked with breath and movement to open the heart space in practice, the heart being the esoteric place of deepest knowing in order that it might reveal the blueprint. It knows what we need to surrender to move more fully into our whole selves. Should you choose to believe in such things, you might find irrefutable guidance there. And a committed yoga practice will tempt you to believe. It helps to explain the equilibrium and expansiveness, the exquisite peace we sometimes experience in savasana (relaxation) post practice.

We stayed in our postures to build the autumnal strength and stability we need to receive Winter’s revelations. “What safe pattern, place, person, perspective, Belief, must I release to live from my most powerful Self?” It’s wise to prepare for a heart-to-heart. It takes courage to hear and act on those answers. Self-sabotage being the safer route.

Even if we don’t ask the question, its roots crawl beneath our skin, weaving and tangling in discomfort until it finds a way to break through, all gnarly and ready to trip us up as we walk on and stumble, righting ourselves self-consciously,  pretending not to notice.

Liv

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Beginners Yoga – East St Kilda

Call and book a free trial in the new beginners class on Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00pm.

Enjoy a slow, reflective practice that gives you time to feel your way forward. This practice promotes self-awareness on all levels, so that you can incorporate your yoga from the mat into your daily life. You become aware of your thoughts, reactions, your physical response to things. This helps us to perceive our habits and behavioural patterns more clearly and to negotiate our responses to daily life more effectively.

If you like the sound of that, give me a call and let’s chat further 😉

Liv

 

Liv

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Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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