Earth Water & Nectar | Online Shanti Flow Immersion
Explore the three levels of Shanti Flow Yoga during three beautifully crafted practices with music specially composed by Avi Kishna.(http://www.sarodbyavi.com) Cultivate and nurture your lunar (yin) quality during flow based practices for inner healing and regeneration .
Earth ~ Slow down and come home to yourself during this grounding Slow Flow practice (70 min)
Water ~ Release all rigidity and open to the flow of grace during this softening Gentle Vinyasa practice (100 min)
Nectar ~ Move from a place of sweet surrender and ease as you dive into fluid Yin and movement meditation (110 min)
Simon offers satsang and guided meditations during each practice to lead you deeper into the embodiment and feeling state (bhav) of these 3 levels of practice. Want to dive deeper into Shanti Flow yoga? Simon offers a 100hr Shanti Flow (teacher) training starting end March 2021. Find out more here – https://yogamoves.nl/teacher-training/shanti-flow/
This course is available to you for 3 months starting from the date of your registration and payment.
About the instructor
Simon is one of the leading Yoga teachers and teacher trainers based in the Netherlands. His unique and innovative flow based teachings are a synthesis of his life long study of asana/postural and movement based practices.
Water - second part
Just did the second part. its super relaxing and flowing slow. thanks so much . curious for the Nectar.
Music and voice suit perfect together.
The true inner healing
Dive into the 6 weeks shanti flow practice is one of the best thing happened during the second lockdown in Singapore. Thanks Simon for guided these 3 practices of earth, water and nectar in such a beautiful way. As an avid practitioner of ashtanga yoga, Shanti flow is a totally different practice for me. Earth and Nectar are my favourites, it calms the mind and eases the soreness in the body; while Water practice is a little challenging, soften the body and move fluidly is not as easy as I thought.
Through the all 3 practices, the body started to appreciate a softer practice, enjoy each deep breath in and slow breath out, dive into the subtle movement of each breath, get closer to the earth, feeling grounded. I love shanti flow as we don’t have to force into a specific shape , it’s all about relaxing back and melt into whatever shape the body leads to. That’s such a wonderful feeling to just be. The slow and gentle movements in shanti flow brings true inner healing. Each practice I feel I’m dropping into the sacred space, where there’s nothing to be fixed, there’s no need to be more flexible or stronger, everything begins with peace, from there the real power appears.
Really thankful for this course
I love the shanti flow teaching from Simon. I already joined live classes and a teacher training in the shanti flow with Simon. And I am surprised how following the online version has it’s own advantages. The quality of the video’s is really good. When I follow classes or workshops with Simon, I really feel a change in how I feel afterwards. Also with the online teachings. Next to that, Simon has a playful warm loving personality and enjoys life. And you notice that in his lessons, because he shares it with others.
In times I have a lot of anxiety, the earth class is really helpful to ground me and calm me down. It is really helpful for me to sleep better, but also to connect with other people in a more calm and grounded way. The nectar class, is really helpful to connect to my emotions. If I’m holding tears, this one helps me to let them out. When I have anxiety, the water class can have a bad effect on me, but currently, the water class is helping me the most of all three. When I get to heavy, too much sucked into negative feelings, it’s a gentle way to open up again and bring a little more lightness. Also, the water and nectar practice helps me to connect to my own sensuality, to enjoy my breath and feeling and freeing my body, and I enjoy that a lot. It makes me want to dance. Also, in the water class, I think there are more different exercises, a little less long staying in asana’s, and sometimes that is helpful to not get into my head.
For me the advantages of the online classes are:
* My ego is less in the way, without the looking eyes of a teacher, it’s easier for me to focus on what I feel instead of thinking I have to do well. And I find this especially very helpful with the shanti flow, where it is about enjoying, relaxing, recharging, surrendering. I just feel no pressure, when I’m at home.
* My home environment feels safe to me. When difficult emotions come up, sometimes I just pause the video to let out some tears, before I continue. In live classes I sometimes find myself struggling against difficult emotions and feeling a lot of fear. At home it is easier for me to let go.
* I like repetition a lot. I can go deeper into the practice when I do it again (my body recognises it), and I don’t have to look at the teacher anymore.
* When I do it in the evening, before sleep, I don’t have to wake up in traffic again, I can stay in my relaxed state until I go to bed. This is a BIG advantage to me.
The only disadvantage for me, is that I don’t like to look at a screen. But you don’t have to look all the time, and when you repeat the practice, you hardly have to look. And I really feel like thanking Simon afterwards, but I’m thanking a screen. However, I let him know by email and when I see him.
I can imagine, it is nice to also do some live practice with Simon, like some workshops or live classes. So you can feel it in live connection as well and can get some feedback. I don’t know what it’s like to only have done the online classes.
Thank you Simon, for your teachings and for being you.
Warm regards, Nanda