As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, we are moving through unchartered territory. Experiencing joy and happiness as we reconnect with others, we may simultaneously feel anxious about our personal safety and what the future may hold. We also continue to process and integrate all that we have experienced in recent months including grief, loss and a lack of agency in our lives. The ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, translated as Yogic sleep, can be a huge support during these challenging and uncertain times, allowing us to gently assimilate these experiences and enter a deep state of relaxation. No previous Yoga experience is needed and this class is open to all ages and all levels. Usually practiced lying down, it is recommended that you bring a cushion and a light blanket or shawl for your comfort during this practice. Neela is a therapist, teacher and founder of Yoga Shanta. Invested in the principles of inclusion and diversity, she is delighted to be taking part in the festival this year.
Please donate generously as all proceeds from the festival will be used to support our year-round community yoga outreach programmes.
£10 pays for 15 mins of yoga with vulnerable teens
£20 pays for 30 mins of yoga to support women affected by domestic violence
£30 pays for the foundation to purchase vital resources to deliver our classes
£40 pays a teacher to deliver a yoga class to those affected by mental health