Winter Living eBook
The Winter Retreat 2020 edition of my Seasonal Living series went out last night.
And yesterday Winter arrived as she does, loud and stark, jumping out on cue both physically and by the calendar. After a luscious weekend of blue skies and bursts of sunshine warmth, this is what I woke up to
My majestic fig tree has shed her colorful outerwear and is now settling into her hibernation .. but deep within her roots, I know she is resting and regenerating. That’s just what Winter is all about. Preparing for the return of the sun!
And that wisdom that we observe in mother nature is what led to the Seasonal Living series .. and my passion for Seasonal Mindfulness, a term that I came up with to express how we can bring a mindful awareness, and gratitude, to the many unique gifts of each season. This little offering started a few years back, just a few pages of musings and awarenesses that I had experienced on my journey through my Winter of Resistance (I share more about this in the ebook). Each issue has slowly grown in size and energy and is a joy to tend and care for. This Winter, I am thrilled to have some amazing teachers and wise ones come on board to share their wisdom:
Winter Ayurveda with Suzi
Suzi von Mensenkampf is an Ayurvedic Consultant, Chopra Certified Vedic Educator, Yoga teacher, and McLean Meditation Institute Certified Meditation and Mindfulness teacher. Suzi is full of Irish energy and passion, and as she says ‘born to teach, travel & transform! Her love of travel to India and Bhutan has led her to now taking small groups on Himalayan tours and retreats twice a year. www.wakeuplittlesuzi.com
Winter Yoga with Jennifer
Jennifer Ellinghaus is a life long traveler, yoga teacher, and author of ‘Yoga for Travellers’. Jenny was my wonderful partner in Bliss Bomb Retreats which offered seasonal urban retreats around Melbourne for a few years, and then the travel bug called and Jenny was off to see the world. Now back in London, she is back on the mat, sharing her extensive knowledge and warm-hearted approach to yoga teaching and building community. www.facebook.com/yogafortravellers
Winter Qigong with Nicole
Nicole Lee brings her passion for Qigong, this ancient healing art, into the modern world, knowing that movement is medicine, and often all that we need to release tension and stress. Nicole established a dedicated Qigong space in Melbourne and offers some amazing resources now online. Nicole is internationally certified in both Modern and Classical styles of Qigong, accredited in meditation and mindfulness, and holds a Bachelors’s Degree in Complementary Medicine. www.nicoleleeqigong.com.au
Each issue also includes regular features:
* an audio Guided Meditation (with me!)
* Winter Mindfulness exercises
* Special date and seasonal moon cycles
* Daily life practices for the season
* Essential oil delights
* Optimal seasonal eating guide
* and more
The Seasonal Living series is FREE and you can JOIN the Seasonal Mindfulness community HERE and immediately download the current Winter Retreat 2020 eBook .. all 29 pages!
Next edition: Spring Awakening will be released on 1st September