Lately I’ve been focusing on re-centering myself and restoring my creative spirit. I created this Vespers yoga practice for myself, and I realized that others might want to share it too. For the season of Lent, I’ll be leading a weekly yoga workshop series on Thursday nights to help us let go of our attachments and just listen. Firefly Energy Center has graciously offered to host this series at their lovely studio in Gig Harbor.
Vespers Yoga – A centering practice for the Lenten season
Thursdays from March 9 – April 6, 7:00-8:30 pm
We’re turning down the lights and putting down the smartphone. The season of Lent is a time of intentional withdrawal, honoring the 40 days Jesus spent alone in the desert as he centered himself with his divine purpose here on Earth. Vespers yoga is an opportunity for us to find that same centeredness and purpose as we withdraw ourselves from the clutter of our daily life. This weekly evening practice will use breathing with flowing motion (vinyasa) to bring our attention into the present moment. Music and guided meditations will bring us to a prayerful and renewed state where our hearts and minds can open.
Vespers is the sunset evening prayer service in the Orthodox, Western and Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran liturgies of the canonical hours. The word comes from the Greek ἑσπέρα (“hespera”) and the Latin vesper, meaning “evening.” It is also referred to in the Anglican tradition as evening prayer or evensong. While Vespers comes from the Christian tradition, this is a personal practice that will honor the faiths of all participants.
Rates: $15 drop-in or $60 for the 5-week series. Directions to the studio at http://www.fireflyenergycenter.com/