The Hibernation Sessions
A membership for the Winter Months
“Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through. Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximising scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that’s where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.”
Wintering - Katherine May
The Hibernation Sessions are a carefully held and curated series of at home practices to cocoon, withdraw and lean into all that winter has to offer us. The Hibernation Sessions will be led by Anna Hodgart, Suzi Cook, Annie Faichney, Demelza Feltham and Lewis Cook.
As the days get shorter and the nights darker, we often experience a tension in the juggle of our busy day to day lives, the jostling and striving for outcomes, efficiency, action - with the deep body call of hibernation, slowness, still and languid space. We like to pretend winter isn’t happening - to grit our teeth and push through it. But winter is a particular and transformative time that deserves to be experienced fully. A time of moving inwards, of carving out, inky darkness, fire ember shiftings, and all that lies in our depths and stillnesses. In these sessions we invite you to connect fully to the body’s urge to be slow, still, to become fallow - and in doing so - to create space for something new.
Our resistance to winter means that it’s also a time of year that is really easy to get depleted, burnt out, ill, sad and stressed. So the Hibernation Sessions will also act as a resource and community for these times - and we’ll explore practices, writings and teachings that show us how to live well. Finding in that darkness - lightness, ease, tenderness, pleasure and hope.
The Hibernation Sessions membership includes:
A weekly live online practice.
Alternating Sunday and Thursday evenings and also recorded and made available afterwards encompassing: soothing meditation, pranayama, yin yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, soundbaths, journalling, poetry reading, and ritual.
A monthly newsletter with readings, try at home practices, playlists and soundscapes that promotes rest and health in the darkest part of the year
25% discount and early bird access to four very special in person yoga events kicking off with:
DEEP REST x HEAR YOGA
7-9pm, Sunday 12 November at Reset Yoga in Kinning Park
£30 or £22.50 for subscribers.
Melty yin practice with assists led by Demelza, nidra by Suzi with live sound by Lugas Europ.
Early bird booking will be available to subscribers from 23 Sept for two weeks, please add a note when signing up for the subscription if you'd like to join us for DEEP REST and Anna will be in touch to confirm your spot.
The Hibernation Sessions is offered as a rolling subscription of £25 per month (cancellable any time) or a one off payment of £100. Online practices also available as a drop in for £10.
Here’s what the first month of the membership will look like.
Week 1: Thursday 26 October, 7pm - 8.30pm.
Opening the Hibernation Sessions. Hour and half practice with Anna, Annie and Suzi. An opening ritual, sankalpa setting, slow flow movement and yoga nidra.
Week 2: Sunday 5 November, 7pm - 7.30pm
Embodied movement, meditation and winter poetry with Anna.
Week 3: Thursday 9 November, 7pm-8pm
Restorative yoga: nourishing the subtle body with Annie.
Week 4: Sunday 19 November, 7pm-7.30pm
Yoga Nidra: the practice of psychic sleep with Suzi
To sign up, click on the button below - it will take you to the class list where you'll have the option to book as a drop or click through to choose a payment plan if you wish to join the subscription. See you online soon!