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.
FREE! Online Workshops
Understanding Nature’s Rhythms: Self Care for Women
Saturday March 13, 11am – 12pm
An introduction to the four phases of the menstrual cycle, how our energy changes in each phase and corresponding practices to restore balance and wellbeing. Aimed at women at all life phases. Drawing on the ancient practice of Ayurveda, Lucinda will introduce you to the practice of Dinacharya, meaning ‘daily routine’ as a simple accessible self-care tool.
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Vanavasa: A Spiritual Practice for Menopause
Sunday March 14, 11am – 12pm
In this session, we will contemplate the third phase in a woman’s life, within the context of all four phases, according to Samkhya Philosophy. How and why meditation is a supportive practice during Menopause and why the Menopause is the beginning of an exciting inner journey to peace and self knowledge. Aimed at women in the peri-menopausal (starts around 35yrs), menopausal and post-menopausal phases, although all are welcome!
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April 20 – May 11 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 and as such mirror the menstrual cycle. There will also be space to share and reflect on your experiences during the different phases of the cycle. Suitable for women who are menstruating, from menarche to 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
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 the last Sunday of the month. 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: March 28, April 25, May 30, 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
July 9 – 11
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 mother of two boys.
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