Awaken in August
Hello All! I hope everyone is enjoying the heat this weekend as we enter the height of our British Summer – August. The month where fiery Leo season reigns until 22nd of August, when Virgo takes over.
Leo season, depicted by a regal lion, is a fire sign. It pulls us straight out of the shadows of Cancer season and asks us to unapologetically be our true selves. Sunlight shines on the path ahead, so take charge of your life. Whether that means driving forth with that project, speaking your truth on current issues or basking like a lion in the sun and taking much needed rest time. Whilst it is easy to get caught up in the beautiful boldness of Leo, recognise that as restrictions lift on COVID everyone will want to move at a different pace. At times when things may feel restrictive, use your warmth to cultivate a sense of compassion for all around you.
We have a full moon in Aquarius on 3rd August, before a new moon in Leo on 19th August. Release whatever has come to a head this month at the full moon, and then use the creativity of the sun to fuel your intentions and make room for fun and celebration to welcome in the abundance of the new moon. If you need a hand with this, my mum Sam Waterfield and I will be hosting a Moon Bath on Thursday 20th of August to welcome the new moon. This will be 2 hours of yoga, meditation and gong from 7-9pm to ignite and nourish the light of Leo Within you. Spaces are limited, so contact me directly if you would like to reserve your spot. For more information on riding the changes of the lunar cycle, contact my mum at Elysium Holistic Therapy to be added the the Moon Bath page.
This month has also allowed my creativity to come forth, as I begin to write the ‘Calm Within Youth’ 10 week programme. This programme is designed for schools, specifically students in Primary years 5 and 6 and Secondary school, and will guide them to cultivate an awareness of their mind and body through yoga. I will be aiming to launch this in the coming months, so stay tuned!
My beginners classes will recommence upon my return from holiday. If you have any queries and are interested in attending then please do not hesitate to contact me. The same can also be said for my general flow via Zoom. If you are a more experienced practitioner that wants to get flowing from the comfort of you own home then let me know. Your first session with me is free, so come along, whether in person or virtually, and give it a go!
I will round off this months newsletter with a quote from Stephen Cope, scholar in residence at the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health. I discovered this whilst reading ‘The Body Keeps The Score’, and I had to share it:
‘The Night Sea Journey is the journey into the parts of ourselves that are split off, disavowed, unknown, unwanted, cast out, and exiled to the various subterranean worlds of consciousness….The goal of this journey is to reunite us with ourselves. Such a homecoming can be surprisingly painful, even brutal. In order to undertake it, we must first agree to exile nothing.’
Wishing you all the love and courage to rise from the emotional turbulence and inner learning of Cancer season into the bright light of Leo.
With Love, Light and Best Wishes,