Ganesha Yoga Nidra for Winter Solstice - West Asheville Yoga

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Ganesha Yoga Nidra for Winter Solstice

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19 Dec

Ganesha Yoga Nidra for Winter Solstice

December 19, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
$25

with Cat Matlock

Sunday, December 19 6-7:30pm

 

“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 sweet guided meditation invoking Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles.  This practice is for anyone who needs to pause, slow down their mind, and focus on their next steps with clarity and support.

In person is SOLD OUT. Register here for virtual.

As we enter the time of darkness, we call on Ganesha to illuminate the path ahead and ask for assistance to remove our own obstacles to shining our brilliant lights.

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.

The evening starts with some teaching about the chakras to lay the foundation for the practice.  We then enter the meditative state with chanting a mantra to welcome Ganesha energy into the space.  Everyone will then lie down for the guided meditation practice, yoga nidra.  We will dive into each energy center, stabilize it, and pull energy up from the lower chakras to the higher centers so that we can be creative and empowered to move forward.

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
LMBT #1080 • Trigger Point Therapy Specialist • Asheville, NC

Cat Matlock is the founder, lead therapist, and instructor at Free Body Trigger Point Massage Clinic and Training Center in Asheville, NC. Cat has worked with tens of thousands of clients and students over her career.  Since 1993, she has continuously studied the body and mind (and heart), developing her methods of addressing dysfunction, injury, and chronic pain.  Her work is rooted in Trigger Point Therapy and a strong belief in the essential practice of working with the nervous system to gain access to the muscles and connective tissues.  

Cat is also a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist™, an instructor of the Overcoming Anxiety™ series, and a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.  As a 500hr EYT with Yoga Alliance, she is a guest instructor in yoga teacher trainings, guiding therapeutic yoga and foam rolling, anatomy, and meditation courses.   Cat is an instructor for Yoga International and created a YouTube channel (link to YouTube channel) with free Self MyoFascial Release (SFMR)videos. 

She began instructing yoga in 2001 and massage therapy in 2005.  In 2012, Cat started offering public SMFR classes with the added benefit of precise trigger point location and release.  Cat expertly weaves her knowledge of the nervous system and vagal tone (essentially, being able to handle difficult things with more ease) with her anatomical knowledge and precise trigger point skills into every class she teaches.

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Event Details

Date: December 19, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue West Asheville Yoga
Address: 602 Haywood Road