I hope the holiday season is giving you connection to the people and traditions you hold dear.
These long nights and cold days are designed to complete the seasonal cycle, slow us down and make space for introspection. Since holiday travel, nutrition, and work schedules aren’t always conducive to Winter's medicine, it's important to consciously create time for ourselves.
Embodying the dark, cool, reflective traits of the season through our Yoga practice, may be our most important gift this Winter. If you haven't tried a Yin or Restorative Yoga class yet, there's a reason these classes are becoming more popular. They work.
Water is Winter’s dominant element. Now is the time to support the kidneys (fear) and urinary bladder (emotion). By cleansing the physical and emotional waters within, we move more fluidly through all of life’s waves.
I'll open the New Year in Seattle, offering 4 workshops in January devoted to the season and its healing nature. If you'd like to deepen your connection to the tides within, water is our muse in Mexico for the February retreats.
No matter where Winter takes you, I hope you're warm and safe.