Trews Fields Cancer Awareness Festival, 7 & 8 July


Join me Saturday 7th July at Tree Fields this year along side my friend Vicky Fox and many others to offer support and inspiration to those who’s lives have been affected by Cancer. Trew Fields is a festival for positive social & environmental change. Welcoming and inclusive for all ages, circumstances and experiences. Whether you’re curiously dipping your toes in the holistic health world or are a seasoned explorer, we’ll welcome you with open arms & open hearts.

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Savasana – sweet, sweet Savasana

By popular demand, Zephyr shares one of her acclaimed Savasanas. Widely voted as the best Asana of a Yoga Practice, Savasana can now be enjoyed with Zephyr’s soothing and comforting voice to guide you to the ultimate levels of calm any time of the day. Enjoy this Savasana after your own Yoga Practice or just to slow down at any point of the day when a bit of rejuvenation is needed.

Preamble – Innerluminosity- It’s probably a made-up word

So sanskrit doesn’t always translate so well to modern languages, which is probably why we are witnessing a completely new understanding and practice of Yoga. However, some of the teachings, like the Gunas, translate just fine. Zephyr references Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras to train the brain to be more meditative. In this Preamble, Zephyr describes the different “states of mind” created by the physical that might affect our Yoga practice; Tamasic, Rajasic and finding the Sattva, the balance between exhale and inhale.

Innerluminosity is the theme of this Preamble to help influence your practice. Zephyr will help you to “embody this moment” and help to create intent for a practice that will keep you glowing long after you leave the mat.

Warmup – Rasa- Honouring what you are feeling

Sometimes we have to fake it to become it. It is just a fact of this modern life. Reflecting on the undesirable emotions, this Warmup will help you set an intention and set a more desirable Rasa into your physical practice and help you to let go of that that does not serve you.

Tap into the sensitivity of the pattern of breath that will guide your mind and intention.  Let it nourish the mind body and soul. This is the Warmup for any practice that needs a bit of inspiration to open the heart and quiet the mind.

Preamble – Rasa – Honouring what you are feeling

Zephyr sets up a practice with intent, called sadhana. This is a Preamble for your own practice to find the sadhana that neutralises the feeling and emotion that is consuming you today. In this Preamble she explains the 4 positive, the 4 negative and the 1 neutral emotion that we all feel.  Calmness, the neutral emotion is what we strive to achieve and this Preamble will help you to find it.

Set intention on the mat today, bring the heat and welcome the love, joy and courage and let Zephyr’s words inspire you.

Preamble – Bhava – Feeling of Emotion

In this Preamble for your practice, Zephyr expands on her recent Podcast – Rasa, to explain how the feeling of emotion and tapping into those feelings is mapped through the Chakras of the body. Each of the 7 Chakras are the manifestations of emotion felt at different parts of the body. These emotions are often created by thoughts and chemical reactions then are created and physically felt in different locations throughout the body. Zephyr goes on to explain “butterflies in your stomach”, “finding your voice” and a bit of “out of body experiences” based on the Granthis.

This is a powerful Preamble to help you find courage and understanding of the psycho-physical-spiritual connection of thought, how it affects the body and how the body can, in turn be used to affect the mind and the spirit.

Meditation – Prana Dharana

Listen to Zephyr’s latest meditation practice on her Podcast – Zephyr Yoga Inspiration. In this meditation Zephyr will guide you through a meditation that will concentrate the awareness within you and help to awaken your mind and heart. As with any meditation, find the time and the space to get comfortable and let your breath be your guide.

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The Path of Tender Resolve – Meditation Workshop, 24th June 2-4pm

24 June 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill

15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

nottinghill@thelifecentre.com

020 7221 4602

£25

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Zephyr Wildman will be leading an exploration of self-inquiry into the nature of the mind, body and breath with a focus on the roots of suffering and how/why we become trapped by our fear based beliefs. Using yogic-psychology, mindfulness, movement and meditation we will discover techniques to observe and acknowledge our own fears, help to resolve resentment, find better skills at managing emotions and connect to our willingness to forgive and nurture compassion.

This workshop will use asana, Bandha-Kriya and Pranayama techniques to prepare for 4 contemplative mediative practices based on Vipassana, the study of insight into the true nature of reality.

Using Patanjali’s Kriya Yoga our focus will be on three of his teachings associated with self study; Tapas, Sva Dhyaya, and Isvara Pranidhana. These three teachings, intertwined with our meditation practices, will serve as a blue print to cultivate opportunities to find resolve for a clearer and more sustainable path forward through life.

Please bring a note pad and pen for journalling findings.

Warmup – Presence, Breath and Compassion

Zephyr’s preambles are a great way to set an intention and give the mind a bit of focus as you begin your practice. In the previous podcast, Zephyr talked about using the breath to create a presence and the ability to welcome compassion into your practice. As you have now listened to the preamble and have a mental focus, now it is time to create a physical focus by peppering that same intention into the physical body. This warmup is great for any Yogi who has a regular practice they might do on their own but might need a new way to mentally, spiritually and physically create a new intention on the mat.

Listen to the preamble first, then be ready to slowly welcome this intention as you warmup for your own practice.