18th October, 2019 at 8:30am
Yoga for Work: Finding Simplicity
| YCN Rivington Rooms — For our members and programme participants.

In this 90 minute yoga practice we'll pare things back physically, and explore how we can find simplicity in our hyper-connected, urban lives.

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ― Albert Einstein

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There are many well-known benefits of physical yoga practice, whether it's stress reduction, increased energy and focus, or a stronger, more flexible body. Taking a small amount of time out of our busy weeks to move and breathe can make all the difference, and equally benefit our work as well as other areas of our life.

On a deeper level, the yoga tradition also offers a great deal of wisdom on how to live well, including many teachings that can be applied to our work. The yogic teachings on livelihood and vocation offer a pathway for making our daily work a practice — for getting clarity on our values and then bringing an attitude to our work that allows our actions to reflect and serve those values. What matters most from a yogic perspective is not necessarily the work we do, but how we do it. 

On Friday 18th October join Ella at YCN Rivington Rooms to explore the idea of simplicity. The pursuit of a simple life is nothing new, of course, and has been heralded throughout history as being close to personal and spiritual growth. But how, in our increasingly complex and volitile world, do we remember how to keep things simple and focus on what matters most? And how can simplicity exist alongside our hyper-connected, urban lives?  

What we’ll cover: 

- A physical yoga practice designed to mindfully pare things back, as well as time to move, rest and reset.

- Exploration of simplicity in yoga philosophy, and its relevance to life and work off the mat. 

How will the session be structured: 

Over 90 minutes, the session will follow a traditional yoga class format with participants practising a series of guided movements and postures, including some meditation and pranayama (breath work). For this longer session there will also be some time for self reflection and journalling. 

Who is the session for: 

Anyone who is curious about how yoga could benefit their work and life. The session is open to all levels of experience, with beginners and those who have never practised before very welcome. 

Drop us a line below if you'd like to save yourself a mat. 

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This session wll be led by Ella Reynolds — Programme Manager at YCN. Ella is also a 250hr Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, and a 40hr certified Mindfulness meditation teacher. After having practised yoga for over ten years, she is now interested in teaching in order to share the benefits with others, with a strong belief that yoga should be for everyone.

Event Details
  • Location:
    58-60 Rivington Street,
    London, EC2A 3AU,
    United Kingdom View Map
  • Start:
    18th October, 2019 at 8:30am
  • End:
    18th October, 2019 at 10:00am
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants.
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