Saturday, July 21st at 2pm, Stadionweg
Yin & Tonic Workshop
with Sim and guest teacher Katherine
This yin and tonic workshop is a mixture of yin yoga, massage and natural oils. Our purpose is to slow you down so you can spoil yourself with this trilogy including a loving, kindness 'tonic' designed especially for the purpose of this workshop.
Our busy lives and racing minds can send us spiralling in many directions. In fact, we have strayed so far from the simplicity of life that it has become easy to lose sight of our essence, our true nature. With Yin yoga we take the time to rediscover what it means to turn down the volume of our activities and become a little quieter. This workshop is a journey within.
During the workshop we will be targeting two meridians that will be stimulated using yin yoga poses and massage. Applying pressure to certain pressure points will increase the energy flow. This stimulated energy, or prana, will help you to go even deeper into your body and mind unveiling that which no longer serves you in that moment, or at all.
So let's shift the focus from the outside world to that universe that opens up inside us when we close our eyes. Making a journey within, uncovering more of the real you and being open to whatever comes up on this Saturday afternoon.
The goal is to have you leave the studio as relaxed and light as possible. To achieve this, we will support you as much as possible in the poses. At the end of the workshop there is a long savasana with a face massage. Make sure not to wear much make-up or none at all.
It will last about three hours and there will be tea and snacks with Sim and Katherine at the end to answer any questions that you may have or just to get to know each other a bit better.
Sim started her first Vinyasa teacher training simply because she wanted to know more about yoga. After experiencing several different styles and workshops she really wanted to broaden her horizons. During this training she had to teach as well: something she didn't really want to do, but ended up liking it a lot! After that she went on to study Hatha yoga in India. Upon her return to Amsterdam so continued her study with yoga. She likes to teach now because she found it has been a very good way to get to know her own body, mind and spirit better. She teaches from the perspective that every body is different. One of her favorite quotes, from Bernie Clark, is "We don't use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body”.
Katherine immersed herself and pursued Yin and Vinyasa yoga teacher training after spending a few years dealing with the collateral damage of a life-threatening illness. When the opportunity arose, Katherine packed up her bags and came to live in Amsterdam. This allowed her to create a comfortable balance in her life (something that she did not have while living in the US). While living in Amsterdam, she began to re-apply the Socratic principles that she had once studied. 'Know thyself' are two words that have challenged and changed Katherine’s views and habits about the deeper meaning of life. Her passion and desire to pass along and share this thirst for 'knowing oneself' to others so that they, too, reveal the innate power and wisdom is something that she cares about and has a deep devotion for.