Saturday night, October 3 – it was a little gloomy and a lot miserable outside. Just a hint of Fall in the air but an unmistakeable chill was settling in. All in all, a perfect evening for one of Debby Sereda’s heart chakra yin yoga workshops….also known as 2½ hours of bliss.
Arriving at the studio, the room is darkened with little green strands of lights strung around the perimeter. There is no conversation. Faint sounds of music are barely audible as I made my way to my place on the floor. Bolsters and blankets are set-up to mark the “spot” and it feels overwhelmingly welcoming – like being wrapped in comfort.
Once everyone is there, Debby begins by giving us all a custom mixture of essential oils in our own tiny bottle; a hypnotizing concoction of eucalyptus and lavender – oils that are compatible with opening the heart chakra. So wonderfully soothing. We are instructed to use the oil as we please throughout our practise.
Although the studio is full, there is no notion that anyone else is close by. Alone on our mat wrapped in a feeling of peace and tranquillity as we moved from yin pose to rebound to yin pose. Debby’s words are inspiring as we move slowly from pose to pose and her voice is hushed and respectful of the silence in the room. She is so knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter.
Meditation came at the end of the practise – a long and completely unrushed session of deeper understanding and intuition.
Sleep that night came very easily. The time flies by in the workshop but the feelings of peace and calm cling to you. So very lovely. I can hardly wait for the next one!