[INDOOR/VIRTUAL]Ganesha Yoga Nidra for Winter Solstice - West Asheville Yoga

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[INDOOR/VIRTUAL]Ganesha Yoga Nidra for Winter Solstice

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21 Dec

[INDOOR/VIRTUAL]Ganesha Yoga Nidra for Winter Solstice

December 21, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
$25

with Cat Matlock

Wednesday, December 21 7-8:30pm, $25

“There is a light brighter than every sun, every star in the galaxy combined.  That light lives in your own heart.” – paraphrased from Taittreya Upanishad

It’s back!  Join Cat Matlock for a meditation journey to release what no longer serves and welcome the next Self into being.  Together we will be invoking Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles, and asking for Grace as we cut ties that bind us and align more fully with our greater purpose.

This practice is for anyone who needs to pause, slow down their mind, and focus on their next steps with clarity and support.  What are you releasing in the darkest night?  What are you calling forth with the rising sun?  Who are you meant to be and how are you meant to serve?  How are you meant to enJOY?

We will gather around an altar to Ganesha.  Participants are welcome to bring sacred items to place on the altar for the in-person event, or you are welcome to create a little altar at home if joining online.  As we sink into the time of darkness, we call on Ganesha to illuminate the path ahead and ask for assistance as we clear our internal obstacles to shining our brilliant lights.

Cat will give some teaching about the chakras and the five elements to lay the foundation for the practice.  We’ll take a few minutes to write out what we are burning away with the darkness, and what we are bringing to light in the next cycle.  For the live participants, I offer to gather your writings and burn them in my Solstice fire in a bundle with prayers and mantras.  You are also welcome to take yours home to your own fire.

Ganesha is said to stand at the threshold of each level of consciousness and awareness.  OM GAM GANAPATIYEI NAMAHA!  We will chant a mantra to welcome Ganesha energy into our circle as we write our fire offerings.  Everyone will then lie down for the guided meditation practice, yoga nidra.  We will dive into each energy center, connect to the element there, and speak our intentions into every chakra.

Come get a supercharged start to your next solar cycle and let’s create our best world together!

This event has been a favorite in many past years’ Winter Solstices, and Cat is thrilled to return to this practice this year.

About the Instructor

Cat Matlock

Cat Matlock (she/her), Founder of FreeBody Therapeutic Massage Clinic, Founder and former owner of West Asheville Yoga, is a chronic pain specialist known for her deep knowledge of anatomy.  She blends the use of therapeutic rolling (think foam rollers and balls) with strengthening and opening yoga, breathing practices to soften the nervous system, and guided meditations for restoring balance and harmony at all levels of being.  Cat is an Advanced Instructor of Therapeutic Yoga through Integrative Yoga Therapy, a graduate of Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy™ and a certified facilitator of Overcome Anxiety™, a therapeutic yoga series designed for people with high stress, anxiety, and panic disorder.   You can find her rolling videos on YouTube under her name, Cat Matlock.  She is a massage therapist specializing in Trigger Point Therapy with over 28 years of experience.  Cat is also a sacred music recording artist and lifelong student of mantras.  Her teachers include Dr. David Frawley, Namadeva Thomas Ashley-Ferrand, Gil Hedley, Tom Myers, Genevieve Yellin, Joseph and Lillian LePage, Maria Mendola, Ellen Saltonstall, Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel, and Maya Tiwari.  

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Date: December 21, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue West Asheville Yoga
Address: 602 Haywood Road