Find sanctuary on your mat between Christmas and the New Year

An opportunity to drop into your centre and spend time with yourself. There will be a slow, reflective yoga practice facilitated by Jess, followed by a 30-minute savasana with live gong bath by collaborative sound artist Sarah Kent.

In the yoga practice, you will be invited to draw on the support of blocks, blankets and the floor to allow you to let go in comfort and with ease. Expect a deep, mindful practice, offering the opportunity to rest in simple, accessible postures for a luxurious amount of time. This is a chance to notice what happens when you drop your attention gently inside and meet yourself through your body.

During an extended savasana, Sarah will create an improvised soundscape in which the resonant harmonics of Himalayan singing bowls and deep overtones of the sun gong and tam tam quickly create an altered state of consciousness as brainwaves sync with the sounds. Most people drift effortlessly into deep relaxation, like a sound-induced harmonic dreamtime that Sarah calls sound shifting. Expect a unique, emergent experience which opens the doors to relaxation, imagination and creativity.

We will end by coming together in a circle to share any experiences that you might like to speak, or just sit quietly together.

All are welcome, and no fitness, flexibility or experience of yoga is necessary.

 St Mark’s Centre, 22 Greenwich South St, Greenwich SE10 8TY (entrance in Ashburnham Place). 5 mins Greenwich overground / DLR; several buses stop outside and nearby.
Date: Thursday 28 December..
Time: 11am–1pm. 
Cost: Medium–high income £25 / low–medium income £20 / concessions £15. The fee policy is here.
Booking: Advisable (these events often sell out) – please contact.
Please bring: A yoga mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available to borrow) and if possible a blanket. Wear warm layers. (Your temperature will drop as you move into deep relaxation)

If you don’t have time for savasana, you really need to do savasana.”—Judith Hanson Lasater