The Garden of transformation
Growing your inner roots with yoga and fairy creativity
16th March 2019 14.00-18.00
5th May 2019 14.00-18.00
Broughton St. Mary’s Church, Garden Room
12 Bellevue Crescent EH3 6NE
the entrance is on the right side gate going into the back garden
4 hours workshop £30
Welcome Ceremony with Meditation
Grounding yoga , (no experience)
Make-and-take your own miniature garden basket
Planting your seeds with intuitive writing
Vegan Food and Tea
Life is exactly like a garden, it’s the space where you are free to create anything imaginable.
It’s the place where you plant your wishes and ideas like seeds into the soil and where you cultivate your goals, passions and whatever you want to grow and transform in your existence.
The only person capable of caring for your garden is you .
In our afternoon together we are going to work starting from your roots finding your connection with nature through meditation. If the weather allows we will spend some moments in the beautiful back garden of Broughton St. Mary’s Church working on your Root Chakra, which provides the foundation on which you build your life. It supports you in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life anchoring your positive energy. When it is imbalanced everything you are building cannot be stable, like a house foundations.
Our yoga teacher Martina will then guide you to ground your roots with simple asanas. When you spend too much time thinking, your energy is directed upwards into your minds. This creates imbalance and stress and it make you feel confused and flighty, taking you away from emotional stability and clarity of mind. Yoga will help you bringing your focus to your body and its connection to the earth.
After yoga we will have a relaxing break with wonderful vegan recipes and tea prepared by our Italian cook, Valentina and you will then create your vision for your Life garden asking yourselves what kind of life you want, what you want to achieve and change, what you want to do, have, experience. You will write down with your own words what is really important for you right now, because your garden is an intimate space and you can’t grow everything at once. You’ll prioritize and focus your energy on what you need now.
You will then deeply prepare yourself to welcome this transformation into your new awareness.
Whatever it is that you decide to plant in your garden, it won’t grow well unless you have healthy and fertile soil which can create the habits and conditions you need every day. You need to choose the right seeds for you to reap what you sow. You will also work in couples to be sure you can recognize your own harvest.
And like plants depend on climate, temperature, sunlight, your intentions depend on your strength, your weaknesses, your character, the people surrounding you. You will literally plant your wishes into your miniature garden basket . Material will be provided but take something small with you that you will add to your creative garden.
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We will work with the meaning of flowers and the help of animals to design your own new world and bring cleansing and guidance. And just as a garden needs constant tending, so do your goals and dreams.
And you will need to have patience and trust the process.
“You can’t pull on the plants and expect them to grow faster.”
What to take with you:
some tiny items you have at home to be added to your miniature garden basket
a notebook if you feel writing something
a personal object for our ceremony
see pictures of our last workshops
see pictures of the Yoga Festival held on 9th September at the Secret Herb Garden
Our Yoga teacher Martina Pirotta
Originally from Italy, she initially came to yoga to overcome a major loss and find new meanings. She soon realised the practise was going to change her for good and for the better.
“Yoga is to me a powerful way to reach a sense of balance and a more mindful approach to any aspect of life, from our relationships with others to the way we eat. It has also the ability to bring to the surface our truest self, our talents, our life purposes.”
She certified with Trimurti Yoga School in Dharamsala (India) and her teaching style fuses the fluidity of Vinyasa and the pace of Hatha, while investigating aspects of Kundalini yoga and the philosophy of chakras.
She has also been studying in the BSc Nutrition programme at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh