12/30 Day 1
Welcome & Opening Circle
Stepping into east coast of Taiwan, Hualien, I shed the weariness of travel and the restlessness of movement, inviting my body, mind, and spirit to come together in this place, settling into the present moment.Returning to the present, we set our intentions for this healing journey, awakening together in Hualien.
Mind-Body Balance Flow Yoga
Flow is the key to physical and mental health. With the rhythm of each inhale and exhale, we transition from movement into the body, from the body into the inner self, awakening the body's most primal settings.
Compared to muscle training, the teacher places more emphasis on guiding the breath. Following the design of the body, the spine, limbs, and organs enter into a rhythmic flow, opening up the body and mind, allowing the movements to merge with your pulsating breath.
As a unique form of human emotional expression, laughter has been scientifically proven to boost the immune system, reduce pain, improve blood circulation, stimulate gastrointestinal motility, strengthen the cardiovascular system, burn fat, and combat depression and aging, among other benefits.
Incorporating hearty laughter into yoga practice, who says laughter needs a reason? Let go of your inhibitions and join us in a liberating laughter session that frees the mind and body!
Conscious Awareness Sharing Circle
How do we listen? How do we express ourselves?How do we consciously hear ourselves and others speak?
With the assistance of the Four Response Guidance Principles and the Awareness Cards, we return to the purest quality of human communication.
And through seventy questions related to the essence of life,we become travelers on a journey of our own souls, becoming individuals who are capable of embracing and accompanying all aspects of our inner selves.
In this class, we will move into each yoga pose slowly and stay for 2-3 minutes. Consciously feel every sensations, emotions, thoughts, and feelings throughout the practice. Accept our restless minds without judgement. Experience the embodiment of yoga philosophy on the mat and extend it into our daily lives.
Crystal Bowls and Drums Sound
The harmonious and clear frequencies woven by the alchemical crystal singing bowl and the ethereal drum create an overtone layer that delicately engages our auditory senses, allowing us to melt into a state of deep relaxation before sleep. In an instant, both body and mind unwind, and the forgetfulness of worries naturally occurs in this state of relaxation. This, in turn, nurtures every cell within the soothing resonance of the crystal singing bowl and ethereal drum.
**The above itinerary is an example, and Flow Retreat reserves the right to modify the schedule and timings.**