the SEASONAL LOUNGE
The Season of Spring: Awakening. Renewal. Growth.
Spring invites us to move. Just as the seed is propelled to grow upward toward the sunlight, after lying dormant all Winter .. so we are enticed outside by the abundance of yang-energy .. called to play in the light, to dance and run, to swim and create, to make positive life changes and explore new ways of living.
“Spring is the best life coach: it gives you all the energy you want,
all the positive thoughts you wish and
all the boldness that you need”
Mehmet Murat Ildan
THE SENSES begins Mon. 6 Sep 2021
Spring is the wild child season: she is loud and vivid and etherial. Spring calls us to be curious, to notice the abundance of life literally bursting through the earth, to notice how the warm energy of the sun invites us to play outside, and to witness nature’s very clear intention .. to awaken, grow and embrace life!
And while modern life has dulled some of of our innate senses, Spring sunlight and heady fragrances will try to seduce us, dazzling us with vibrant colours, warm raindrops and tasty treats .. nudging us to step outside, literally and figuratively, by tempting all of our senses .. sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
HEALING begins Mon. 4 October 2021
Just as the world around us blossoms with bountiful energy and inspired creation in Spring .. so we might pause to assess and recommit to the self-care practices that can best help us to heal and to blossom!
October is our time to explore the wisdom of renewal and rebirth through Healing meditation practices, mindfulness exercises, journaling, breathwork, and sacred ritual.
Healing noun: the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again “the gift of healing” adjective: tending to heal; therapeutic “a healing experience”
CONNECTION begins Mon. 1 November 2021
The wisdom of Growth which we explore through Connection with ourselves, with others and with the world around us.
As Spring now settles into a period of intense transformation and growth toward Summer, as the weather settles into endless blue skies and sunshine .. we begin planning for seasonal festivities, Summer holidays and ways to learn, grow and connect with others.
Connection is where the good stuff happens: building deeper connection to ourselves and others, and the world around us, not only grounds and nourishes but also encourages new ways of thinking, leading to insight and growth.
The Seasonal Calendar is drawn from the energetic elements of each Season, with a unique theme each month to refine our focus and awareness. These themes guide us to observe and tap-into the energy and wisdom of each season, and also give us a refreshing new ‘lens’ for our meditation, mindfulness and daily life practices.
“If we can develop a deeper understanding of the seasonal and
energetic changes constantly influencing our external world, we might
then adapt our meditation practices to better nourish and balance our inner world.”
Sarah, Quiet Mind Meditation
Spring: the season of blossoming new growth
Meditation themes: Awakening. Renewal. Growth.
Summer is nature’s season of bold fire energy that drives nature upward and outward.
Meditation themes: Restoring Balance. Action. Expression
Autumn is the time of gathering, harvesting and storing before Winter’s rest.
Meditation themes: Preparation. Transition. Releasing.
Winter is nature’s period of withdrawal, allowing space for replenishment and gestation.
Meditation themes: Refuge. Harmony. Reflection.
YOU SHALL RECEIVE ..
Access to a range of tools and resources, including PDF and audio guides in alignment with the monthly theme, along with a constantly growing library of permanent resources:
- Seasonal Living eBook (PDF) a guide to living and embracing the gifts of each season with guest teachers from the wisdom traditions Qigong, Yoga and Ayurveda
- Monthly themed content to fine-tune awareness (mindfulness) to the energetic elements at play
- Weekly (each Monday, x4 per month) content including a meditation practice, mindfulness exercise and sacred ritual aligned with our theme
- Plus .. access to new content, a growing archive of guided meditations both audio and video, and 50% off new courses and programs!
YOU SHALL LEARN ..
- how to connect more deeply with meditation as a whole of life practice; embracing the formal seated practice, informal daily mindfulness, and sacred rituals
- about the Seasonal Mindfulness Calendar which helps us develop mindful awareness with a sense of curiosity and playfulness
- gain clarity on what to practice & when & why
- find the tools for clearing, cultivating, moving and storing life energy
- how to integrate practices into daily life for greater peace and harmony
positive new habits to pause and check-in throughout the day.
There is no one way. This is YOUR journey and YOUR experience.
Seasonal Membership $72 | Monthly Membership $30 | Yearly Pass $297 AUD (save $63)
You can join for as many months as you wish, and unsubscribe at any time.
“As above, so below, as within, so without,
as the universe, so the soul…”
The Seasonal Lounge is an offering from my own personal meditation journey, inspired by my teachers from the wisdom traditions and contemporary evidence-based worlds, and my growing passion for the ancient schools of Ayurveda, TCM and Taoism .. that all speak to nature being our greatest teacher.