I am still vibrating from our Self Care Day last Saturday. Not only did I get the chance to teach and share my passion for Yin Yoga with everyone, I also got to experience all the other teachings of the day. Our morning started with MJ Forget teaching us about our pelvic health through peri menopause and menopause. MJ made us all feel very comfortable as she taught us about our own bodies and vaginal health. Since coming into Menopause myself I have found the resources to be limited (other than the internet of course and that just gets confusing sometimes) so it was really great to learn all the facts around my pelvic health. Such as sex should not be painful and if it is that’s not okay, your vagina is a self cleaning oven so don’t scrub it with soap, you will dry it out! If you are in Menopause that is good to know because you are already dealing with dryness due to estrogen levels decreasing. Thanks MJ for a great workshop.
Lorrie taught us about Ayurveda and coming into spring. I learned tips to help work out the winter sludge, like oil pulling and tongue scraping. I had no idea about these things. Thanks Lorrie! Great info!
Lisa shared body rolling techniques to release the muscles of the chest and back to create more freedom in the rib cage, allowing life giving breath to flow more freely. Thanks Lisa! Great info!
We finished our day with Suzanne Mongrain-Smith and chanting. Suzanne started chanting when she was going through a difficult time in her life, being a music teacher and singer it was a nice fit for her. I had forgotten how much I loved chant, how freeing and calming it was for my mind body and spirit. She taught us how to sing each letter in the word Aum, (Om) and become aware of its vibration in the body. She taught us 2 other chants, one for deep healing of yourself or someone else, and one for peace. She played the guitar as we chanted, total bliss! The power of chant in a group for me was total joy! I was so inspired by this that on Sunday morning I hiked up behind my house and found my favorite rock that I use for meditation and chanted my heart out. I felt joyful in my soul all day! I have to say that I have chanted every day since Saturday and plan to continue that practice as I can really feel the calmness that this brings me. If you wish to see the video of Suzanne teaching the OM chant please go to our Facebook page. Thanks Suzanne for such a great workshop.
PTS. RYT. FIS. HWL (Healthy Eating Weight Loss Coach)
Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher