Set A Powerful Intention For 2022
Sunday 2nd January 2022 // 4-6pm (GMT)
“…This is the solstice, the still point
of the sun, its cusp and midnight,
the year’s threshold
and unlocking, where the past
lets go of and becomes the future;
the place of caught breath, the door
of a vanished house left ajar…” Margaret Atwood
This two-hour live journalling workshop with MFML teacher Rakhee Jasani weaves together yoga and qigong with journalling prompts to enable you to set a powerful intention for 2022. Rakhee will combine slow flow with qigong practices for winter which promote self-reflection and deep listening. You will have the opportunity to bid a kind farewell to 2021 and step through the threshold of the new year setting a steady course. By connecting to your body’s inner wisdom you will explore what you need and this session will allow you to find expression on paper for your intention. Beginning a new year with a clear intention will allow you to step forward with confidence. You will also be able to share what you are exploring within our nurturing and supportive community.
In this workshop, we begin by warming the body and relaxing the mind with gentle movement and accessible writing practices. You will use the movement practice as the entry point for deep listening. Learn to listen to your body’s message and as we move gradually into stillness, as the shifting sands of your thoughts and emotions settle you will explore what emerges. This workshop is designed to enable gentle self-reflection and you will have the opportunity to write from the felt sense of your body moving. You don’t need to be an experienced writer and there will be an opportunity to draw or colour if you find this more accessible than using words. We will conclude the workshop with an extended relaxation to enable you to consolidate what you have explored and begin the first week of the new year refreshed.
Wear loose, comfortable and warm yoga clothes. Bring something comfortable to sit on, a blanket and a pillow and something to write with. We will begin with a short writing exercise, so please feel free to come with a soothing cup of something warm to drink.
- Develop accessible, go-to journaling techniques
- Flow slowly with a combination of gentle yoga and qigong
- Connect and share if comfortable with your online community
- Take time for self-reflection
- Develop breathing exercises to tap into your inner wisdom
Rakhee Jasani is a yoga teacher, writer and creative leader. Her classes combine breath-led yoga, qigong and meditation with restorative calm in sequences that help her students to discover their own creative expression and awaken their spirit.
Can’t make it live?
We will be offering a on-demand playback of the workshop for 7 days afterwards, so you don’t have to miss out!
£15 for subscribers
£20 for non-subscribers
BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED
Terms & Conditions
The live online workshops are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live classes at your own risk. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before the workshop starts.
If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.
We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition or are, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.
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