The word ‘interbeing’ has been used by the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh to describe our fundamental connectedness with all living creatures. Also described in the ancient texts of yoga as a ‘web’ of cause and effect (also known as karma), these beliefs go deeper than just spiritual jargon and have been proven as fact rather than just as ideas – all anyone has to do is look around at the state of the planet and the affect we have had on Her as a collective to see this playing out on a global scale.
The practice of yoga is potent because it reminds us that we are not alone, but very much a part of the fabric of nature. Every time we step onto the mat we have an opportunity to realign with trees, birds, snakes, and other forms of nature, and we have the chance to reorganise our inner world physical, energetically and emotionally. Interestingly, it is the fascial system in our body that holds the experiences in our manifest form. Fascia is the connective tissue that wraps itself around every cell, muscle and bone throughout our body, as an inner world of ‘spiderweb’. When a physical or emotional trauma occurs, the residue is literally caught in the fascial web until we are ready to release it.
This three hour yoga workshop will be a combination of lecture, chanting, pranayama, meditation and asana practice with a lens on igniting fascial awareness and release. Whilst it is an ‘open level’ workshop, it would be helpful to have one or two years of movement practice as experience.