Self Care Sunday
Self-Care Sunday Mini Retreat
Join us in this ultimate “me-time” April 7th at
Lalor Park Community Centre, 1pm - 4pm!
This is a life-giving mini retreat for physical and mental self care. Self Care Sunday is a perfect escape for a mini-break. You will enjoy a beautiful, grounding morning meditation followed by a yin yoga sequence which is a gentle yoga practice designed to soothe your body, ease your mind, and give your nervous system a chance to rest and reset.
You can spend the afternoon break enjoying a cup of tea while making new friends with like-minded people.
Rejoin the group for a magical and healing crystal bowl sound bath.
The sense of freedom you will experience will leave you with an abundance of gratitude, an open heart, and a clear mind.
This moment of rest and rejuvenation will be the perfect compliment to a busy lifestyle that will encourage the feeling of a healthy life balance.
1:00pm – Arrival and a cuppa
1:30pm – Meditation
Benefits: To train the part of the brain that can pay attention, emotionally regulate, and manage the multitude of sensory inputs.
1:50pm – Yin Yoga
Fascia – With the long held stretches our fascia becomes hydrated, and the flow of nutrients increases. This results in the improved overall functioning of the body.
Ligaments – Ligaments shorten with age and Yin Yoga gently stretches ligaments and maintains joint range of motion. In other words, we reverse the aging process by stretching our ligaments.
Tendons – With yin poses, we apply pressure and lengthen the tendons gently to improve their range of motion.
Joints – The gentle pressure on the joints revitalises the joints and renews the fluids of the joint capsules.
Viscera – With gentle, maintained pressure on the internal organs, the viscera are stimulated, which improves the way they function.
Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and present a huge threat to health and development. High adrenomedullin (ADM) is one of the main causes of stress, anxiety, and depression. Yin Yoga works as a preventive tool in lowering plasma ADM. These are added risk factors for many non-communicable diseases.
Stress release – Yin Yoga releases stress stored in our deeper tissues. It is normal to become emotional during a session.
Emotional balance – The endocrine glands are stimulated by the pressure of the long-held poses. This leads to improved hormonal balance which results in more balanced emotions.
Clarity – There is power in stillness. This practice of sitting still and focusing brings mental clarity.
- 2:50pm – Healthy Break Time!
3:15pm – Sound Bath
The vibrational frequencies of sound healing from the crystal bowls has the ability to move through skin, fluid, and bones of the body, creating a full body relaxation and recalibration down to the level of the cellular structure. Significantly reduces stress and anxiety
- Stimulates the immune system
- Assists with lowering blood pressure and anger
- Deep relaxation and pain relief
- Calms overactive adrenals
- Increases mental and emotional clarity
4:00pm – end of the mini retreat and departure