True Nature: Forest Bathing X Gentle Flow Yoga
As we approach the end of mid-2019, we are intentionally resting and recovering, to thrive in the second half of 2019. In this second installation of the True Nature series, we will take on a journey of stillness and soft movements.
We begin with guided forest bathing, taking you on a gentle and slow immersion in nature. Accessible to all, forest bathing awakens your senses and gently guides you into a space of be-ing and presence in nature. The journey will then continue as we guide you to tune in to your body through a gentle flow yoga practice. A soothing blend of gentle movement, mindful breathing, essential oils and easeful tunes, this practice is a massage for the senses, leaving you feeling calm, centred and more connected with your true nature. A simple tea ceremony - a communing with nature - concludes this gentle self-care experience.
HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS EXPERIENCE
+++ Enjoy physiological health benefits through forest bathing.
+++ Rest and relax deeply. Bring the sense of calm and centered-ness back into your everday life.
+++ Restore your body, heart and spirit through gentle and accessible movements suitable for everyone.
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS
Youmin is a certified nature and forest therapy guide and a yoga nidra facilitator. A pioneer in Singapore and the Southeast Asia, she is passionate about sharing deep restorative rest for well-being, especially for stressed out and disconnected city dwellers. In this frantic world we live in, she believes that we need to go into the 'rest space' to find ourselves, we need to slow down in a practical manner, and then, we can thrive sustainably. Working with individuals, groups and organisations, Youmin's intention is to support them to rise up as well-rested leaders. She has also guided and taught at overseas workshops and retreats including Finland, Bangkok and Chiang Rai. Her work has also been shared at international and local conferences, as well as publications. She is the founder of Xiu Nature Connections and is an active contributor of the Shinrin-yoku 森林浴 Forest Bathing - Singapore community.
Desiree is a practising psychologist who believes that wellness in not all in the mind, but very much also in the body and soul. Did you know that the word 'psychology' comes from the Greek words that translate as 'the study of the soul'? In pursuit of a deeper understanding of this study, Desiree completed a life-changing 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha yoga with Emily Kuser and her international faculty. Since then, Desiree has continued to deepen her personal and professional yoga journey, which included a Yin Yoga teacher training at Hom Yoga with Leigh Khoo and Floydd Wood. The journey she experienced with these teachers truly shook things up and awakened a desire to share the gifts that have been illuminated. She is grateful for the opportunity to share this journey in the peaceful, light-filled space of Yoga in Common, and thrilled to have now found a natural partnership with Xiu Nature Connections. Desiree's intention is clear - to hold space for the journey back to Self.
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