Self-Care & Slow Awakenings
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Often described by students as "coming home to their bodies", Soma yoga is different from the usual Yoga class.
Soma Yoga combines the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga with leading edge Somatic practices or body-mind wisdom.
Rather than seeking to control and master our bodies, Somatic Yoga invites us to slow down, so that we may attune to the body's intelligence. Movement then comes from a place of listening and learning as well as strengthening and release- where we sense, feel, and move from within, rather than trying to box ourselves into " the perfect posture".
By attuning to nature's intelligence, students are encouraged to view their bodies as a source of learning and as sacred guides in our lives. A spirit of warm- hearted curiosity, playfulness, and present moment inquiry infuses each class.
" I love the classes. Aisling creates such a lovely and welcoming space. I always leave feeling more grounded and embodied, while also lighter and more joyful. "
" Aisling is such a gifted teacher and compassionate holder of sacred space for really diving into the body's wisdom and listening to its deep desires. I highly recommend checking out her work if you want a Yoga class that responds to your body's needs rather than trying to fit into a pre-determinded mould".
" I learned more body awareness, and that small movements can have a big effect on my well-being".
" A deep Yoga class, that I found gave me the space to engage with my body. A lot of release came from small movements".
" Thank you for a wonderful, nurturing experience!"
How is Soma Yoga different?
In contrast to today's hectic pace of life, Soma Yoga invites a slowing down and deep self-care.
Some key elements are:
Co-creative: . Aisling loves to co-create with her students, so classes often begin with a check-in and sharing. Students have the opportunity to say what they need from a class, which Aisling then weaves in throughout the session.
Organic: At the start of each class, we work with organic, intuitive movement. This is slow, self expressive movement done from lying down, often people's favourite part of class as you follow exactly what your body needs in the moment.
Developmental: As an " Origins" Somatics graduate, Aisling has been trained in developmental movement. This means re-connection to our primal movement origins, from our time in the womb to early infancy. By re-visiting these early movement patterns, we have the chance to explore our essential organic movement, which can be a tremendous support to our adult selves.
Body-psyche-soul: in class, Aisling will also invite a soulful inquiry into life, for example, what does it mean to be "grounded", how might we cultivate loving presence, how can our movement practice become relevant in our lives.