Kilcreggan House

Ingathering: Equinox Yoga Festival

21st september 2019

9.30 - 18.30

Equinox: A point of equanimity and ease, light and dark poised in balance.

Equinox: A point of equanimity and ease, light and dark poised in balance.

Join us for yoga at the autumnal equinox, a time to celebrate the fruits of the summer and the journey inwards as the nights grow longer.

We have a brilliant group of practitioners from Scotland offering sessions throughout the day in the house, hall and grounds.

The day pass of £30 allows you to attend sessions according to your interests, mixing challenge, contemplation and experimentation. We hope it will be a restorative and nurturing day. There will also be chilled space, story-telling and consultations with a range of therapists.

Biographies and descriptions of the sessions

 
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Srik Narayanan

Srik is a body-oriented therapist, ecotherapist and educator based in Glasgow, working at the confluence of dance and somatic practices, relational body psychotherapy, and ecological awareness practices. In his workshops he aims to create spaces within which we can offer gentle curiosity to ourselves and others, allowing us to learn more about how we are and what we can be in the play of embodied relationship.

Dancing our cellular awareness - a somatic movement workshop

In this workshop we will explore our cellular experience through simple work with the breath, sounding, touch, anatomical imagery and imagination to discover our inner dance of presence.

Somatic movement provides a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space in which to experiment and play. Through it we may find our own ways to move with more awareness, ease, fluidity and support. It can be used as an awareness and wellbeing practice in itself and to support other movement disciplines like dance, yoga and sports. No experience is necessary and classes are accessible by anyone.

Movement from the inside out - an enviromental movement workshop

Moving through the grounds and buildings of Kilcreggan House we will generate a playful, embodied dialogue with the land and its human and other-than-human inhabitants. Meeting our environment and meeting ourselves through movement we will create a dance to celebrate our own wildness, to learn what matters to us and to support ourselves through the change of seasons.

More information: www.sriknarayanan.com

 
 
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Roni Ferguson

I’ve been teaching yoga for 7 years on the Kilcreggan peninsula, where I live. I trained and still perform as an actor, but took my love of yoga into teaching with Classical Yoga Scotland. My own journey has taken me from the pleasure of the physical postures through yoga philosophy and how we can use this to inform our lives today, independent from age or bendiness. I’m really looking forward to meeting you and sharing yoga throughout the day.

Roni is going to offer a session of more challenging vinyasa flow and a chair yoga session ideal for people with restricted movement or who are trying out yoga. She will also bring some of her experience on yoga for Healthy Lower Backs as well.

www.myhappydaysyoga.com

 
 
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Keri Penfold Baker

I started practicing yoga seriously in my early 20's and embarked on my Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. Since then yoga has become both my sanctuary and career. I live and teach in mid-Argyll, offering offer a mixture of Hatha, Restorative, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga. I focus on finding all the ways to feel good moving. Move and the rest happens. (@HelloYogaScotland)

Yoga nidra is a deeply relaxing journey home to your heart. Through gentle guided meditation and practicing an almost excessive self care, Yoga Nidra guides you into a deeply relaxed yet conscious state, where it is possible to return to yourself, resting in the knowledge that you are, and always have been.

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Lawrence Kenny

Lawrence has a longstanding fascination with the art of spiritual practice. He studied philosophy at several universities before working in international media for some years. He is qualified as both a Dru yoga and meditation instructor and has been influenced by the Scaravelli approaches, Jung and his training as a person-centred counsellor.

Stillness requires a surprising amount of energy, passion and focus so we’ll use movement, awareness and the breath to clear the path towards the simple act of sitting. We’ll treat meditation as a cultivation of the Self, an embrace of being in the experience of the moment.”

He runs Kilcreggan House with Ali Mills.

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Rosina Bonsu

Rosina is a dancer, choreographer and yoga teacher. She has been influential in the development of yoga in Glasgow and runs her own studio in the Westend, Rosina Bonsu Moves.

Breathing Bones is a series of relaxed postures and placements of the body. Together with the breath and gravity these aim to free the joints, release the muscles, realign the skeletal structure and balance the body. It is suitable for all levels and age.

The dance class offers an opportunity to play with contemporary dance style - looking at space, rhythm and movement. It allows expressive of our basis patterns and learning new ones.

www.rosinabonsu.co.uk

 
 
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Ali Mills

Ali`s love of site specific singing combines song, designing spaces and being in nature, an approach inspired by her long career as a television set designer for the BBC and C4 and her love of the Scottish landscape. Ali is particularly interested in the experience of singing in the moment, creating a soul space, often by candlelight, around a fire or outside on a beach or hill.

Weather permitting we will be singing the spiral in the gardens at the house. Using song and movement we`ll move inwards towards the centre of the spiral and outwards through our relation to the site and our collective experience.

 
 
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Suekali

Suekali draws from her many decades of immersion in Indian culture, her practice in the spiritual path rooted in the Hindu tradition, and her life-long experience of offering singing workshops accessible to all.

We will explore different devotional moods through chants from the Indian tradition. Enlivening and uplifting, meditative, calming, or leading us into the realms of bliss, chanting integrates the body, heart and mind, clears negativity and generates love, compassion and connection. Chanting as a practice has nothing to do with the ability to sing - all are welcome!

www.thesingingheart.com

 
 
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Alienor Kennedy

20 minutes neck and shoulder relaxation sessions

Come along for a relaxing and revitalising session of hands-on work on your neck and shoulders. Reconnect with your relaxed, calm and focussed self through body attention. Find out how attending to your stiff neck and shoulders could be fun as well as transformative.

Aliénor has trained in different body work and coaching methods and has a decade of experience in supporting her clients to resolve physical discomfort and suffering. She specialises in helping clients to transform long term back pain. Having previously worked with clients in Berlin and London, Aliénor now lives and works in Scotland where she offers sessions to Restore Your Wellbeing Now. Find out how to relax more around pain and stress and recover freedom of movement, energy and confidence.