Community Event – Facilitated by the Yoga Nidra Network and Portico Gallery
RADICAL ACT OF COMMUNITY REST! All profits go to the local community event, West Norwood Feast.
Take time to rest together with us at the Portico Gallery. Join us to reconnect, to rest, to restore your energies and to arise renewed and inspired, energised and refreshed. Together in our circle of belonging everyone will be warmly welcomed, just as they are. We shall be sharing the Art of Rest, offering multiple practices of the extraordinary rejuvenating and nourishing practice of Yoga Nidrā – a horizontal, meditative state of restful being that requires zero physical movement – and is so simple that everyone can do it.
In a culture with no stop button, where being ‘busy’ and over-tired is often considered a virtue, it is a deeply radical act of resistance to take rest, to reconnect and restore our energies. It is rare and precious to get together to do nothing but be nourished and nurtured by the deepest of relaxations, and to reconnect with community members in a fully rested state with no obligation to ‘do’ anything or to produce some outcome together. It is more than enough just to be here.
This whole day is a COMMUNITY BENEFIT event offered jointly by the Yoga Nidra Network and the Portico Gallery team.
We are delighted to facilitate a day of community re-connection and invite you to join us – we also invite you to bring along your friends, family and neighbours – to join us for this community building and nurturing Sunday of resting and sharing and being nurtured. We shall be sharing inspiring stories of work to benefit our communities and to restore our exhausted species to health.
The whole event takes place in the Portico Gallery, surrounded by the extraordinarily vibrant paintings of Nirlipta Tuli’s part of an exhibition on show from 2-10 December.
We trust you will arise renewed, refreshed and inspired after reconnecting and restoring your energies. Please, if you are able, bring something to share for lunch – we will provide a nice big pot of Dhal and some lovely rice – and everyone is invited to bring whatever you would love to share and we can all eat and share together.
Proposed Schedule (wide open to spontaneous innovation and offerings.)
10am Welcome home! A welcoming yoga nidra to support your arrival into the state of rest
1030 Gentle Nutritious Movements to awaken and enliven
1100 Reasons to be cheerful: Re-connections and updates from Yoga Nidra Network and the Portico Gallery teams and friends – sharing the News of our Collective and Individual Good Work in the World. . . bring your latest project to share and see what a web of light we weave together!
1200 Co-creative community yoga nidra to call in the vision of our beautiful futures together
1230 Deep rest to nurture your visions, whet your appetites and promote excellent digestion!
1300 Shared lunch and stories (basic rice and dhal provided – please bring what you would like to share)
1400 Deep rest for optimal digestion
1430 Time to share songs and prayers
1500 Closing blessings for the benefit of all beings.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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