Spring Revival

by Lara Heppell

Friday 1st April
7.15pm – 9.15pm
£18.50 drop in or £15 early-bird


beautiful spa girlSpring equinox arrives on the 20th March and at this time of year the power of the sun is increasing, the days are lengthening and the nights are shortening.

“Spring Equinox is celebrated as the first day of Spring, when day and night are equal in both hemispheres. All of nature is stirring now and showing signs of activity after the Winter sleep. Buds are bursting on the trees, Spring flowers are coming out and seeds are germinating.

We begin to feel empowered at this time to reach out for what we want and to take risks, strike out on our own, go for walks and connect to the Earth again”

From a personal perspective we can choose to use the potential and fertility of this time to create opportunities for positive change in our lives and in the world. Reawakening our bodies and minds, becoming more outward focused and more alive planting seeds for change that can grow throughout the year.

This workshop is going to help us do just that by awakening the body and mind with some enlivening and reenergising poses that work to liberate energy from the feet up, open our hearts and minds encouraging the body to flower open from the inside out, just as a bud does in spring.

Why this time is special:

“Historically at this time the fertile Earth goddess Eostre was honoured and Spring was celebrated as a time of new life and gestation. Dragon processions took place to celebrate celebrate the emerging active energy of the earth and eggs were used as potent symbols of new life and rebirth.”

Looking at this time from menstrual cycle perspective this is the time after our period when we start to emerge out of ourselves again before we ovulate it is the time of the maiden within us to rise up and start to have some fun.

“Free like a flight of butterflies she runs on the wings of the wind. Light as dandelion seeds, she spins until she falls to her knees, arms outstretched to the sky.

She smells daises and sugar, as she calls to me with her crystal clear voice.

She sings softly to herself when the moon is a thin crescent, a bright silver bow in the night sky.

She dances around me, graceful as a feather, dynamic as an arrow that strikes straight to the heart and rekindles my hopes.

Then she takes me by the hand, and together we turn and turn into a whirlwind of enthusiasm and vitality.

Her hair is the black of obsidian and her dress is white like the wings of a dove: she is young light reborn from the darkness. She is the maiden inside me.”

Taken from Miranda Grays A sacred time for women calendar.
See her link for more info http://www.mirandagray.co.uk

(Some extracts above were taken from http://yogaseasonal.weebly.com/spring-equinox.html see their link for more seasonal yoga inspiration).