A yoga practice for women to bring you back into harmony with the cyclical nature of your being.
Whatever phase of life you are in, Moon Yoga is an offering to women to help you understand, honour and enjoy the gifts of womanhood. Practices include weekly classes, workshops and retreats – see below for a description of each kind of event to find the right one for you.
April 27 – May 18 and Sep 14 – Oct 5
4 week course: £32
Tuesdays, 6 – 7.30pm
This class offers both the benefits of a yoga practice and an important opportunity for women to be in community. The session will include yoga practices that are in harmony with the cycle of the moon reflecting the four different energies of the cycle. There will also be space to share and reflect on your experiences during the different phases of the lunar month. Suitable for all women from menarche to post-menopause.
- Learn about the different phases of the moon and how that might influence the way you feel physically and emotionally
- Practise yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation to bring balance and harmony at each phase of the moon cycle in real time
- Gain an understanding of how the cycle of the moon reflects the different phases of the menstrual cycle
- Learn which Ayurvedic dosha is predominant at each phase of the month
Scroll down to the Paypal menu to book your place for this event.
This 3-day retreat is aimed at giving you time and space to just be. When we stop the doing and turn our attention to the simplicity of the present moment, we give ourselves the opportunity to get closer to what is important to us. Spending time in nature supports our intention to turn within and discover our personal values.
More details to follow
Vanaprastha Workshop for Women
Nov 21, 10am – 5pm
Lime House Yoga Studio
Understanding the importance of the inner journey and how this nourishes and fortifies us through the different phases of life.
Women are cyclical beings – governed by our fluctuating hormones, we encounter change: from week to week during the menstruating years and over our lifetime as we transition through the menopause. Understanding these cycles can help us to navigate these changes with a greater sense of harmony. In this workshop, we will explore the last four limbs of yoga and how these become increasingly significant in a woman’s life.
The session will include:
- Meditation techniques and practice; understanding why meditation is an important tool for women
- Samkhya philosophy teachings
- Key asanas for menstruation and menopause
- Pranayama for hormone balancing
- How to do your own Moon Retreat
- Bach Flower Remedies for balancing emotions
- An opportunity to share experiences and learn from one another
The Monthly Circle is aimed at providing a regular opportunity to meet, meditate and share experiences and takes place on a Sunday evening. We welcome and support each another and ourselves by sharing our own experiences and insights, without engaging in crosstalk. Anyone is welcome to share, provided there is time, yet sharing is not mandatory. Students in the past have found this to be a very nourishing practice and have treasured the chance to connect and hear one another.
Dates: April 18, June 6, June 27, July 25, August 29, Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 28
Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: To offer dana, you can make a donation via Paypal to my email address. If we are able to meet in person, please make a small donation via Paypal or in cash to help cover the costs of the hall.
Venue: Online whilst we are in lockdown/Methodist Church Hall, Penryn
How to join: Please email me to register
More details to follow
About the Teacher
On entering peri-menopause, Lucinda embarked upon a personal enquiry into the cyclical nature of womanhood as part of her spiritual practice. The concept of the ‘Moon Retreat’ was born out of several years of taking time out each month – initially in a friend’s caravan. Through journalling and charting her cycle, as well as reading many inspiring books on women’s health and spirituality, Lucinda began to see patterns emerging as well as an understanding of how the spiritual journey of the yogi reflects the journey within at the time of menstruation. After going on a Vision Quest and reading about ancient feminine wisdom traditions, Lucinda continued to refine her monthly practice of retreat as part of her spiritual life. Incorporating her knowledge of Yoga, Buddhism and Ayurveda, Moon Yoga events offer an insight into the different phases of a woman’s life – how by gaining a greater understanding of these phases we can enjoy the gifts of womanhood and bring greater harmony. Over the last 10 years, Lucinda has led workshops, given talks and run weekly classes for women. She is a senior YAP Registered Yoga Teacher, Bach Flower Registered Practitioner and has completed 50 hours training in Ayurveda and 10 hours on Women’s Hormones with Dr Claudia Welch.
What people are saying:
“I feel so much more connected to the moon phases after doing this class – it feels really good.” Tamsin
“I value being able to share openly and honestly without feeling judged, it’s very special, thank you.” Ella
“Your sessions are so valuable and calming to me.” Eva
“I’ve really cherished this course.” Lisa