Yoga and Coaching as Integral
Finding the time and the space to unwind, to reflect and to take care of ourselves is not always our first priority. Yet we all know how important it is for our well being, our productivity, our ideas. These days, yoga provides me with the space to let go of what’s unhelpful and embrace what is nourishing. Through my practice, I’ve come to recognise the alignment of coaching and yoga and the transformation that brings. I’d like to share a little of that with you here.
It happened firstly through the language my teacher uses – noticing, curiosity, slowly, kindness, systems – all words I might use in my coaching practice. My curiosity was piqued. I tuned-in and started to make the connections.
Much of my coaching takes place outdoors. It’s a great opportunity for clients to connect in a sensory way through their environment to their goals, the things which may get in the way and their own knowledge of what’s true – and right for them at that time. We have too often lost connection with our embodied sense of a situation and prioritise and primarily honour our mental intelligence. Yet the wealth of knowledge and deep understanding which comes from slowing down, tuning in and really listening to our whole selves is what will ultimately help us find the right path and help keep us well. This is a belief I take into my coaching and of course is true for yoga. More synergies. More connections.
I’ve been taking a somatic approach to coaching for the last couple of years – walking outdoors with clients, moving into different spaces to discover new perceptions, exploring ‘clean space’ and the abundant metaphors which emerge from our surroundings; another connection to my yoga practice – the breath, the mind, the body. Helen, my wonderful teacher and I began to connect outside of the classes. The explore. To create. To fuse. I am learning so much and the possibilities are exciting and infinite. We are Integral: necessary to make the whole complete.
So, to celebrate the longest day of the year, my yoga teacher Helen Roscoe and I have joined forces and would like to invite you to join us at Reuben’s Retreat for a day just for you. Slow down. Replenish. Explore. Breathe.
Our experiential workshop is an invitation to explore nourishing yoga and coaching practices which will honour our inter-connectedness to nature, the sun and ourselves.
We will hold a safe space within which we will encourage an open dialogue between our body, breath and mind. We will explore ancient practices brought into the modern light, to refine our perceptions and enjoy a space from the inside and out. Enjoy this day alongside like minded friends and colleagues or see it as an opportunity for you to connect to your true nature.
What to expect:
- Mindful, creative movement
- Mindful wanderings around Howard Park
- Guided breath-centred practices
- Sensory based explorations
- Integral coaching ideas – knowing and finding what we need
- Meditation and relaxation
Includes light refreshments and support materials. Should you require a yoga mat, please let us know. Please bring a packed lunch.
You can book either through the eventbrite link or directly with us. We’d love to see you there!