"It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding" -Lao Tzu
Welcome to Yin, the dark, the moon, the womb. Winter is the Apex of the seasonal cycle, the gestation of the year's work. It is an essential and potent time of Restoration, Inspiration and Embodiment; of warmth, quiet, inner reflection and self care. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is the season of Kidney, our waters, the official of the body, the storehouse of our qi/life force, longevity, safety, vitality, willpower and so much more. Join us as we move away from the extraneous, delve into our depths, and use ourselves well to take best advantage of this season's purpose, intelligence and magic.
Together we will stoke our fires, strengthen our roots, and soothe our souls. We will up your technique for Winter through asana, restorative, pranayama, sound and meditation practices; recipes for seasonal scents, foods, and music, all for a conscious, healing, joyful winter. Let's greet Spring whole, different, and new.
"I believe I know the only cure, which is to make one’s center of life inside of one’s self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity — to decorate one’s inner house so richly that one is content there, glad to welcome anyone who wants to come and stay, but happy all the same when one is inevitably alone." -Edith Wharton 1862-1937