As a new initiative this year, Fastaval will be offering mindful yoga- and meditation two of the mornings at the con this year. This is an opportunity to get a calm and quiet beginning of the day which may help you to tune in on your body and mind and through that get mentally and physically prepared to take in one more day full of sense impressions and experiences at this year’s val.
Mindfulness refers to a focus on attentive awareness of the unfolding present in the guiding of the exercises. This means that there will not be a focus on intense or demanding stretches in the half an hour of yoga which the session will start with. Rather, the focus will be to get in touch with the body through even small movement. The yoga will be followed by a 20 minutes guided meditation. Last, you will get the opportunity to share your experiences in the session of the day and ask questions.
No previous experience with yoga or meditation is required. Everyone can participate. Any kind of disabilities will be taken into account.
Please bring: Comfortable clothes you can move in (e.g. tight jeans may be a hindrance in some of the exercise). Also a yoga mat, groundsheet, blanket, duvet or something similar which you can use as an underlay and perhaps to make sure you can keep warm during the meditation.
The session will be facilitated by Christine Svop who as a part of her master in Anthropology has studied the teacher training programme in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Aarhus University.
Friday 9-10 AM and Sunday 9-10 AM