Join Surrinder Chera of Mira Mehta’s Yogic Path School and Lucy Holden of the School of Intuitive Herbalism for a dynamic afternoon, aimed at developing alternative perspectives on how our thoughts & habits influence lifestyle, illness & Prana. Using breath work and immersive journeying with native plants as our tools, we will delve deeply, rediscovering the medicinal voices of our ancestors
For more info, or to book your place, please email email@example.com
Lucy has spent the last few years travelling, living, teaching and working around the world, on each stage of this journey deepening her connection to community and herself through the use of medicinal plants, native to whichever setting she found herself in.
Lucy is constantly working to deepen her connection and understanding of native plants, meeting them in meditation, medicinally and through conscious cooking and eating. The recognition of this, of plants as our allies, a relationship that needs recognition and reciprocity are incredibly important practices that we have often lost deep connection with through our modern lifestyles, and this can often be the root of food addiction, eating disorders and innumerable dis-eases that manifest on the physical, emotional and spiritual plane. With personal experience and awareness of this she is working, through engagement with sacred practice and healing techniques guided by her teacher at the School of Intuitive Herbalism, to address this imbalance.
To find out more about the school, visit schoolofintuitiveherbalism.weedsintheheart.org.uk
Surrinder has been interested in Yoga since childhood. Having attended classes in Hatha, Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Iyengar yoga for many years he has since completed intensive trainings qualifying as a teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2011.
Since 2001 he studied and practiced with the renowned Mira Mehta
(author of the Iyengar Way) qualifying as a teacher with her Yogic Path School in 2016. Surrinder has attended annual retreats in India and the UK for many years deepening his understanding of practical applications of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s and the Bhagavad Gita alongside the theory and practice of Pranayama.
He has worked as a qualified counsellor for over 20 years in addiction services, and currently works in NHS Mental Health services as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for people suffering with Depression and Anxiety related issues. Surrinder aims to bring alive the physical, emotional and spiritual teachings of yoga by relating them to daily life using his wealth of life and professional experience. He has a passion for helping make Yoga accessible to people with diverse physical and psychological needs.
This portion of the workshop aims to help develop alternative perspectives on our problematic habits, relating to the Yogic concept of ‘Prana’, using guided discussion and Yogic texts. A
preparatory asana practice will lead to pranayama practice based on the teachings of Dr Shrikrishna of the Yoga Biomedical Trust (https://www.yogatherapy.org/). The practice offers a subtle, step by unhurried step journey deep into the subtle layers of the breath, opening a doorway to allow meditation to arise gradually and naturally.
The workshop runs from 15:00 - 19:00 at Breathe Bristol: https://www.breathebristol.co.uk/
Exchange is £35 (concessions on request)