Seasonal Rest ~ Autumn Alchemy with the Element of Metal
5 Week Online Course to
Unwind, De-Stress & Cultivate Clarity
Movement & Meditation for the seasons ~ Yin, Yoga Nidra & Relaxation
Want to learn how to feel comfortable resting?
Seasonal Rest is a candle in the dark, a light house of calm amidst the storm guiding you home to yourself.
It is a 5 week container to give you the tools and the confidence to begin to befriend and even enjoy, embody and embrace rest...
...because let's face it, for most of us resting doesn't always come easily ~ like anything, it requires practice.
When we are rested we feel lighter, easier, calmer, peaceful, even blissful. We feel better equipped and more able to deal with life's challenges with grace.
When we are rested we can connect with ourselves and our wants and desires clearly, and connect with loved ones and everyone around us on a deeper level.
We can finally relax into ourselves ~ we are home.
There will always be a reason not to rest.
Whether it's 'one last email', that phone call to return, that lingering thing that's been on your to do list all week, the washing up, that important work appointment, social gathering, unexpected rogue obligation, looking after your partner/child/cat/someone else...there is simply always something.
And while the adage 'rest when you're dead' comes to mind for some ...why would you want to waste this one wild and precious life in such a way?
A significant part of the problem is that we equate our busyness and 'productivity' with our worth. But as nature will tell you, you don't need to grip quite so tightly onto this idea of control...
Progress is not linear, and all cycles sustain themselves with an ebb and flow ~ the seasons, the days - and we are just the same (try as we might to deny it).
Rest can revolutionize your life
~ if you have the courage to let it.
Let's learn to cultivate reverence for rest & a tool kit of HOW to implement, embody & even ENJOY (!) it together as you're guided gently yet fiercely into autumn and a whole new season of your being with Seasonal Rest.
🍁 Seasonal Rest is a 5 week container beginning Friday 21st October and running until Friday 18th November. the course combines several powerful core practices: Yin yoga, yoga nidra meditation & journaling.
🍁 More than just a weekly live session, the course is a container in which to feel held, guided and encouraged on the journey back to yourself, providing you with practical tools to feel less anxious and more grounded in your being.
🍁 Each week you’ll receive an email with prompts around that week’s theme, as well as access to shorter recorded materials to help you learn & experience more tools to de-stress, process thoughts & emotions and find a sense of balance within yourself.
🍁 It can be incredibly difficult to find time to slow down alone - allow this opportunity to help guide you, and connect you with a community of others doing the same.
You absolutely do NOT need to have yoga or meditation experience or be flexible to join us!
✨ Physically you can expect to feel more flexible, with happier joints & improved sleep.
✨ Emotionally you can begin to find more of an even keel and balance in response to life's challenges.
✨ Mentally you can start to learn to notice your habitual thought patterns & begin to manage stress & anxiety more easily.
This is for you if:
🌙 You’re feeling anxious, burnt out or frazzled with the everyday pressures of life and its constant demands.
🌙 You feel disconnected from your intuition, inner knowing & peace.
🌙 You feel stuck and unsure of the next steps to take and want to cultivate clarity.
🌙 You struggle to switch off at the end of the week, create clear boundaries between work and home life.
🌙 You want to dedicate time to your own mental, emotional & physical well being weekly.
🌙 You want to learn more about living harmoniously and in tune with the seasons & cycles of nature.
🌙 You want to be able to slow down and tune in with yourself so that you can show up better for yourself and your loved ones.
🌙 You'd love a regular meditation practice to feel more grounded and present but the idea of sitting and meditating is overwhelming & you’re not sure where to begin.
🌙 You want to learn more about yin, yoga nidra & other powerful self care practices.
You'll have access to:
To deepen your
for further self
✨ A live welcome with opening circle on Friday 21st October.
✨ 5 x 75 min live sessions - 1 each week including various combinations of Yin yoga to release deep seated tension from the body & yoga nidra guided meditation to unravel tension in the mind.
✨ Class & other live session recordings for your own convenience - available for catch up if you can't make a live or to re-watch and integrate at your own pace.
✨ Recorded material in shorter, digestible chunks released weekly - all relating to the theme of autumn & the metal element to further your learning & use for a daily practice if desired.
✨ Weekly emails with tips, reminders, resources and journaling prompts.
✨ 2 Bonus live guest sessions: a beautiful sound bath & Qi Gong session.
✨ A live closing circle on Friday 18th November.
✨ The first 10 (UK based) partcipants to register will also receive a bonus physical goodie bag (worth over £20) posted to you to help nourish you on your journey.
Recorded Material Topics:
Letting go ~
for rest, self & a
🍁 About the element of metal & the season of autumn from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective.
🍁 About the season of spring through the lens of the chakras.
🍁 Practical breathing & meditation exercises to help self regulate and alleviate stress.
🍁 Asana (poses) to help release deep seated tension from the fascia & physical body, and meditation techniques to nurture the mental & emotional self.
🍁 Tools to help you feel more comfortable in your own body.
🍁 Ways to integrate rest more into your routine and way of being.
"Marie is a great teacher, very friendly and always gives different options for postures. The course was great to do from the comfort of your own home and go to bed after!
It is so much more than 'just' yin sessions. You can take as much or as little of it as you need e.g it doesn't matter if you don't watch the videos but they are there for you to watch when it's convenient.
It's a much needed reminder to rest on a weekly basis. At times Yin might be hard/uncomfortable, not in a physical sense but because it brings things to the surface that you are normally too busy to listen to...but with the discomfort comes understanding and an amazing opportunity to redirect your life! 🙂"
~ Amy W (previous course participant)
In a Nutshell:
✨ Seasonal Rest is a 5 week online Yin & Yoga Nidra course running live from Friday 21st October - Friday 18th November, this edition exploring the element of metal and the season of autumn. Weekly live sessions will be Fridays 7:30-8:45pm & recorded for catch up & re-watching.
✨ There will be an additional live opening circle Friday 14th October & a live closing circle Friday 11th November meaning these sessions will run from 7:30-9:15pm. There are also two additional guest facilitator sessions: a live sound bath on Thursday 27th October, 6:30-7:30pm & live Qi Gong Session Thursday 17th October, 6:30-7:30pm.
✨ All sessions will be recorded and available for catch up or re-watching via a dedicated page on this website. You will receive your password to access the page, also with pre recorded materials, closer to the course start date. Materials will be accessible until the end of the year (2022) to re-watch, integrate and take things at your own pace.
✨ The investment is£249. The first 10 people to register (living in the UK ~ apologies overseas friends) will also receive a FREE goodie box (worth over £20) thoughtfully packed with a range of items to assist & nurture them on their journey.
Payment plans are available ~ please email Marie for more details.
About Your Guide
As an ambitious Capricorn sun sign Marie is no stranger to the struggle with rest, but luckily discovered the magic of Yin in 2014 and has been practicing it ever since as an integral part of bolstering her mental, emotional & physical health.
On a mission to share the magic of movement, yoga & meditation across the world, Marie was the first teacher to share Yin yoga in her home city in the UK.
After years of studying, living and sharing her yoga practice around the globe she is currently based in the West Midlands, where she shares online & in person offerings; as well as retreats further afield.
She weaves in knowledge from 700+ hours of training in Yin, Yoga Nidra, Trauma Informed Yoga & Yoga for Mental Health, among many others.
When not studying all things movement/yoga related you’ll most likely find her out running along her local nature trail, exploring, dancing or having a bath, sipping tea & hanging out with her furry bestie, Luna.
If you're interested in learning more about her experience, skills, teachers & qualifications you can read more here.
Want to join us but still have some questions? Check out the FAQ below.
💫 I haven't practiced any yoga or meditation before, can I join?
Yes! Yin is a very slow paced style of yoga which often makes it more accessible to beginners. You don't need to be flexible either - this is a by product of practicing ;)
💫 I've been practicing Yin for a while, what can I gain?
The course will provide you with a container to encourage weekly group and self practice, and provide you with many points of inquiry from different schools of thought to deepen your practice. The course goes beyond what any drop in class could give you with much more depth to learn, grow and explore.
💫 How will live sessions be delivered?
Online via Zoom (download the app for free at zoom.us).
An account is not strictly necessary but makes the user experience a lot smoother.
💫 How will I access recorded sessions?
Via a password protected page on my website. You will receive your first weekly email with your password & further instructions closer to the start date. Learning materials are added weekly in a digestible way to avoid overwhelm.
💫 How much time will I need to dedicate weekly?
Including the time for live sessions and watching the recorded content, roughly 2 hours each week plus extra time for the guest live sessions and opening & closing circles. Whether you choose to do this or spread the time out over a longer period is up to you ~ you can take everything at your own pace.
💫 How long will I have access to the course materials?
The course material will stay online until the end of the year for you to digest, re-watch & integrate at your own pace. If you prefer to take the course in smaller chunks over this time it is entirely possible to do so.
💫 How does this differ to the Spring/Winter version of seasonal rest?
Although the same concept as the previous versions of seasonal rest, this iteration has completely new content relating to the season of autumn and the element of metal. We have new additional guest facilitators, too, and even better quality recorded videos! :)
💫 Can I buy this as a gift for someone else?
Yes, the easiest way to do this is to use their email address when booking the course so that confirmation etc is sent to them. If you have a specific day you want to send it then please wait until that day to register.
💫 What is your refund policy?
Is your question not here? Feel free to drop Marie an email and she'll get back to you.