Rest and receive. Two words that seem so foreign to so many of us.
On the 30th of April, Lucy and Martina held their first Deep Rest Workshop, for the Taurus New Moon (Solar Eclipse). You’re now invited to complete the cycle with them for the Taurus Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse). You are invited to rest. You are invited to receive. Just as you are.
This workshop starts off with some gentle movement and Restorative Yoga set to the rhythm of complementary music, followed by Reiki healing and a deep, earthy Yoga Nidra. This nourishing combo is guaranteed to send you into another dimension of relaxation! It's the perfect antidote to stress and a great way to reset and restore. We'll follow up by exploring the energy of the eclipse in your natal chart and journal to release the old and create space for the new.
The slow and gentle stretching we begin eases us to start dropping out of the mind and into the body. We then move into the restorative practice, which includes longer held postures. The mixture of movement and stillness is a treat for your nervous system and will help to ease stress and anxiety held in the body and mind. To relax is to rest deeply and when we set aside time to truly rest and relax we let our system renew and recover from daily stresses and strains, we let the body & mind do what it needs to do to re-balance. Here we can find some inner stillness and connection.
As we let the body remain still, you’ll individually receive Reiki healing intended to complement your relaxation experience while aligning any energetic imbalances. Resurging from this deep and restful place, we’ll have a short break to warm our soul and re-ground ourselves with some herbal tea. We’ll then whiz through the energy of the eclipse for the 12 zodiac signs and you’ll receive a brief exploration of how that pertains to you and your life. The practice of Yoga Nidra is our check-in with ourselves following the revelations of the eclipse energy. We’ll then have the chance to journal around the themes of the day and release any of those fixed Taurean shadows.
Eclipses are life-changing. Yes, that sounds dramatic...and it's true. They usher in changes, which at the time could seem disruptive and uncomfortable. Only to reveal themselves as hidden gifts once we’ve accepted and surrendered to their force. Once we’ve learnt to receive them as tools for transformation. The Nodes of the Moon are what causes eclipses and in the practice of Astrology they are associated with karmic pushes and dharmic pulls. This very last one of 2022 is on the axis of abundance - Taurus and Scorpio. The axis of power and persistence, the place in our charts where we dig deep to transform before we can blossom. An axis of water and earth, where we learn to release and receive, purging habits, thoughts and desires that no longer sustain our wellbeing to create the space to receive offerings with open hearts and opportunities that nourish. From within.
The moon on the day visits her place of exaltation, Taurus, where she can express herself in her most exquisite abundance. Her ruler, Venus, is in a challenged position, in deep and dark Scorpio. There’s a planetary threesome on either side playing tug-of-war and the release comes from good ol’ Father Time, Saturn. We’ll be using these influences to move between flow and form in all the practices that we’ll be sharing with you. All you have to do is decide that you want to rest and receive.
This will be THE LAST Deep Rest for the year, until Lucy and Martina return again in January 2023. Don't miss them!
This workshop is for anyone who wishes to rest deeply and is curious about Astrology's role in their lives. Especially for those with prominent Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius placements. You will leave with plenty of hugs, a sense of nourishment, some laughs and maybe a surprise goodie bag!
About the facilitators Lucy and Martina are both water signs, of the North Node in Taurus generation and they both have its ruler, Venus in the 8th house, although in different signs. They are both going through their Nodal Return and are truly experiencing these integrations as they guide you and share in your own transformative journey.
Location: Little Yoga Space Lisboa, R. da Assunção 42, 1100-044 Lisboa
Date: Sunday, 6th November 2022