Restorative Yoga Mini Retreat Wednesday
Bush wisdom 9.30-11.00am
Casual pass online $20 https://celiaroberts.com.au/yoga-and-meditation-classes-brisbane/
Our land…full of bush wisdom that whispers consistently to us all.
Return to Nature
Traditionally to heal… yoga rishis (wise men) returned to nature. They sought naturally sourced foods, simplicity of life, and contact with the elements. This brought about stillness of mind and healing of the body.
Actually, spending more time in nature has surprising health benefits.
In a series of studies, scientists found that when people swap their offices and desks for a few hours in more natural surroundings — forests, parks and other places with plenty of trees — they experience increased immune function, and better psychological health.
Stress reduction is one reason, however scientists also consider phytoncides, the airborne chemicals that plants emit to protect them from rotting and insects. These chemicals benefit humans.
“One study published in January included data on 280 healthy people in Japan, where visiting nature parks for therapeutic effect has become a popular practice called “Shinrin-yoku,” or “forest bathing.” On one day, some people were instructed to walk through a forest or wooded area for a few hours, while others walked through a city area. On the second day, they traded places. The scientists found that being among plants produced “lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate, and lower blood pressure,” among other things.
A number of other studies have shown that visiting parks and forests seems to raise levels of white blood cells, including one in 2007 in which men who took two-hour walks in a forest over two days had a 50-percent spike in levels of natural killer cells. And another found an increase in white blood cells that lasted a week in women exposed to phytoncides in forest air”.
So the message is….come and get some green yoga, in our fresh open air studio. A little bit of Bush wisdom, ancient yogic wisdom.
Source: ANAHAD O’CONNOR firstname.lastname@example.org://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/health/06real.html
BUSH YOGA RETREATS COMING UP:
Sunday 24 August 2014
Restorative Yoga – Yoga Nidra Retreat
Sunday September 14th 2014
Kundalini Yoga – Abundance Retreat
Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Samantha Lindsay-German
October, November, December dates coming soon.
What is happening at The Yoga and Integrative Medicine Institute:
**Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr and 350Hr part-time or intensive starts September or October.
***Yoga Therapy for Women 50 Hrs
With the wonderfully warm Senior teacher Camille Jeboult: menopause, prenatal, post natal, fertility, birth, womens yoga for healthy bodies. http://www.yimi.com.au/courses/yoga-teacher-training/specialised-yoga-training/yoga-for-women/
YA & AAYT compatible
***Yoga Therapy for Children 50 Hrs
Yoga for children with Renee Stevens including art therapy: http://www.yimi.com.au/courses/yoga-teacher-training/specialised-yoga-training/yoga-for-children/
***Start Yoga therapy now:
1 year post graduate certificate 400Hr
2 year post graduate diploma 800Hr
***First Aid and CPR Training
Heading outside to get some greenery…..
Hope to see you soon.
You are welcome anytime.