with José de Groot
Celebrate the summer heat!
Feel the joy and your potential through releasing sweat and tension.
Summer is here, the season of the Heart! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine it is a time where the energy of Fire supports you in enriching your enjoyment of life, your relationships, getting closer, opening up and being receptive to others. It is a moment where you become aware of and express yourself at your fullest.
When the fire energy is out of balance the symptoms can go into opposite extremes. You can either have difficulties to express yourself (stuttering) or you cannot stop talking. You might feel you are on the top of the world or you feel rather spiritless. On a physical level you can experience cold hands and feet due to poor blood circulation or on the other hand sweat easily.
So how can we balance these extremes and reconnect with our hearts desires to express our true potential?
Traditional Chinese Medicine advises to have fun and get physical 😊. Get into your body and out of your head to get your circulation going. Physically when the blood flows it generates heat, but not only that endorphins that are created make you happy and calm in the mind.
In this yin & yang master class you will aid your blood circulation and balance out deficient or excessive Fire chi flow, to leave you happy but calm and nourished with mental clarity.
What to expect
To balance these extremes or boost the Fire energy you will work on your blood circulation in a creative Yang practice based on Qi Gong/Chi Kung, dance and yoga movements combined with Pranayama. José builds up the Yang flow gradually, giving you space to practice in a natural and personal way. This functional, free and playful way of practicing will open up new areas particularly in your upper body and release physical, emotional and mental blockages.
You will then calm down your nervous system and connect with compassion, experience mental clarity and a shining heart in the Yin practice. Focusing on freeing tensions in the chest, diaphragm, neck, shoulders, upper back and arms, the upper body yin poses will coax the Fire energy to flow abundant and freely, so your hearts desires can come to the surface.
The poses can trigger intense effects, and if this occurs, José will be there to guide you, enabling you to get to the core of whatever may appear, and providing greater insight into your entire being.
At the end you will integrate all you have experienced in the practices before and rest deeply with a lot of awareness, during a 30 minute guided Yoga Nidra practice. Going through the stages of body scan and breath awareness will calm down the nervous system even more, leading to less stress and better health.
Summer’s special gift – the energy of Fire – allows us to give and receive warmth. By giving and sharing, we build our own Fire, open our own flower, and bring more of the summer sun to the world.
This master class is open to everyone. From experienced Yogis who want to deepen their own practice or teachings, to curious newcomers who want to recharge and learn how to regain control of their energy (e.g. in case of burn-out complaints). This master class leads to more relaxation and resilience in all your daily activities. At home, socially and at work.
In preparation for the class, have your lunch at least 2 hours before the start of the class and consider not eating too much.
* Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when transfer is complete.
This workshop will be taught in English. In case all participants are Dutch it will be taught in Dutch.
Information & Registration
Full payment is required to ensure your place.
If you want to register or require more information, contact us