ABOUT SEASONAL ALIGNMENT
As human beings we are OF nature, not separate from it, and as such all seasonal changes - the subtle as well as the more obvious - affect us also. When we understand the energies connected to each season, we can align our lifestyle choices and our yoga practice to maximise the benefits we can receive from each unique season, to find balance and harmony throughout the year.
ABOUT EMERGE FROM WINTER INTO SPRING
During Winter you probably notice a slowing down and natural desire to turn inwards – stay at home, rest more, and sit by the fire. This is due to the downward and inward pull of the energy of Nature. It is a time to reflect on the past, rest and gather your energy for the more expansive energy of Spring, which is just around the corner, waiting to blossom inside of you, just as it will on the trees. Spring, the time of awakening, turning outwards once more, connecting, cleansing and creating.
Maybe you have honoured the seasonal energy of winter this year, or maybe you have been too caught up in the hectic pace of festivities, and the relentless momentum of business and society. This workshop is an opportunity to ensure that winter doesn’t pass by unacknowledged, and without you receiving its full benefits for your wellbeing, physical, mental, and spiritual. This workshop is a chance to bring to a close all that needs to be resolved or released, and prepare yourself for the new creative burst, which is gathering force inside of you.
We invite you to join us in honouring the inner transition from Winter to Spring, by welcoming this deep, primal energy within us. Soon the whole of Nature will be starting to emerge; buds appearing on trees, soon to become blossoms; animals waking up from hibernation or returning from warmer places that they migrated to in autumn for winter; and of course the procreation – the birds, the bees, the bears, and yes, also we feel the urge to frolic once more!
Get yourself ready for the most joyful seasonal transition, the awakening of Spring, and all the new beginnings it has the potential to bring with it.
PLEASE NOTE TEACHING WILL BE IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US
Change is the one constant in our lives, and many of us sense that we could be getting more from life, have more energy, greater fulfilment from our work or relationships, better health, more ease and a deeper sense of balance and connection. However, very often we chase after one thing and then the next, and end up exhausted, and feeling further from our goal than ever before.
This workshop is a unique and rare opportunity to practice with these two highly experienced teachers in Brussels, as well as to connect with the energies of this season, and to gain insights and tools into changes you can make to align yourself to what is already occurring naturally within and around you. When you ‘go with the flow’ of the more subtle but infinitely more powerful energy of the spring seasonal change, you can embrace the upwards, outwards energy that is already awakening within you, and direct it consciously for greater effect in your life.
HOW TO REGISTER
ONLY 15 PLACES AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW!
The price for the workshop is just £30. To register and confirm your place in this special workshop, please purchase your ticket here. Please print your receipt and bring it with you as proof of registration.
If you have questions, you can email us directly. We very much look forward to meeting you next month.
18:00-18:30 : Registration
18:30-19:00 : Emerge from Winter to Spring – discourse with Jean Philippe and Sara
19:00-20:15 : Yoga and relaxation with Jean Philippe
20:15-20:45 : Meditation with Sara
20:45-21:00 : Closing and goodnights
WHO CAN JOIN
Anyone who can sit comfortably on the floor with cushions can join this workshop. The yoga is an all-level practice, suitable for everyone, even complete beginners. No prior experience of either yoga or meditation is necessary – please come, and invite your friends and colleagues too!
ABOUT JEAN PHILIPPE AND SARA
Jean Philippe has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. A difficult childhood and life’s circumstances brought him instinctively to sit in deep meditation about the fundamental questions of our existence; the meaning of life and death, the nature of being and our deeper identity, happiness and suffering, the search for meaning and freedom.
Certified to teach since 1999 he has been educated in various lineages including Sampoorna Yoga with Sri Yogi Hari (USA), as well as with the Swamis of the traditional monastic south Indian ashrams of Yoga Sivananda (Chennai and Neyardam, India; and Paris, France). Jean Philippe’s practice and teaching are continue to be inspired by the many teachers of various lineages and traditions that he has been touched by over the years in workshops and seminars in Belgium, and on retreats and travels around the world.
Through structured and flowing classes, Jean Philippe invites his students to connect actively with their body, their breath and their awareness by accepting and respecting the limitations we may experience moment to moment. He reminds his students to return to and nurture a sense of deep peace, balance and oneness that is the core purpose and focus of yoga.
He is also a highly experienced meditation practitioner and teacher, having spent many years studying traditional Buddhist techniques with reknowned masters.
Recently over three years, Jean Philippe created and delivered a programme of stress management and wellbeing in the workplace for the senior management for the investigative branch of the technical and scientific federal police of Belgium.
Sara Campbell has been guiding people to discover their depths since long before becoming a world champion freediver. Her journey of self-healing from ulcerative colitis led her to become a Kundalini yoga teacher and ultimately brought her to a new life in Dahab. Here she truly began exploring the concepts of life, happiness, success and failure, and how to reach our human potential, both in and out of the water, on and off the mat.
Sara teaches yoga, meditation and freediving internationally, and also provides spiritual coaching for athletes, and anyone at a crossroads in their life. She has been involved in several TV documentaries on freediving and human potential, is the founder of Discover Your Depths, and has created her own online training programme, Yoga for Freediving.
MORE SEASONAL ALIGNMENT EVENTS
Jean Philippe and Sara will be running week-long Seasonal Alignment Retreats four times a year to share their experience, and the wisdom of nature and the ancient traditions of their yoga and meditation lineages, in a deeper immersive format.
We will start the retreat in Dahab to connect the energy of the group, and introduce the theme of the retreat. We will then travel to St Catherine’s to immerse ourselves in nature in the desert, meeting and learning from 70-year old Dr Ahmed, the last in a long line of Bedouin herbal healers. We will also trek through the desert to really connect with, honour, and listen to Mother Earth. What wisdom can we gain from her? Returning to Dahab we will go deeper into the ways we can personally align ourselves to the Spring energy within and around us, to find flow in our creativity, and release the abundant energy that is awakening once more in our cells.