Yoga & Nature Journaling
10:30am - 11:30am Hatfield House Friends of Hatfield park
- Hatfield House, Great North Rd, Hatfield AL9 5HX
Hatfield House for Yoga & Nature Journaling A one hour yoga class with optional nature journaling after the class. 1 Hour Gentle Yoga Class A gentle yoga practice that will equally stretch and strengthen the body, while helping calm and quieten the mind.This slow paced yoga class will start with pranayama (manipulation of the breath) and warm-up postures, followed by standing and seated asanas (yoga postures) finishing with a relaxing Savasana (relaxation) During the class, we will explore movements to warm and mobilize the joints, before gently heading into traditional yoga movements. This class will offer a practice to encourage longevity in the body increasing flexibility, and repairing muscles that are in need of care, while dissolving muscular and mental tension. Beginner's are welcome. What is nature journaling? Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to nature and the perfect antidote to =too much screen time. It's a beautiful practice in mindfulness which is fun, soothing and helps you to connect more closely with nature and our planet. Using your own unique nature journal and any media (pencils, paint, pens) you wish to, it's your choice, how sketchy or finished, true-to-life or self interpreted your nature journaling will be. If you find meditation a struggle, this practice is a gentle way into a mindfulness practice, as we learn to take time, to sit, and study nature in detail, focusing while drawing what you see and writing about your findings. (you do not need to be able to draw to join in) The practice is in noticing, being mindful, being curious to our natural world and your own inner observer. Natural journaling, calms the mind and increases your attention to detail and offers you appreciation of natural beauty. Many studies have proven the connection between nature and happiness. The research boasts benefits of better mental clarity, boosts in both confidence and emotional intelligence, creativity, self-discipline and better problem-solving skills. The mental health organization, MIND, published a study which found depression was reduced in 71 % of participants after taking a walk in nature. lmagine doing yoga and nature journaling and what an effect that could have.
To cancel or reschedule your regular yoga class, 24hours notice is required. To cancel or reschedule a workshop, or yoga retreat day, 48hours notice is required. To cancel or reschedule a yoga retreat, please contact me for the retreat cancellation policy.