Sunday 22 November, 2pm to 5pm, Kurrajong Hills

To shine as women we all need to feel safe, empowered and connected. Our best way to feel this is to come together. Like-minded women in community supporting each other.

Lately, I’ve spoken to many women who are feeling disconnected, not only from others, but from themselves. We are living in challenging times and need to support ourselves and each other to find new ways to respond. Ways that allow us to remain balanced and aligned with what is most important.

I want to support women to navigate these challenging times so that we feel safe, empowered and connected. That’s why I’ve created the ‘Ways of Wonder Workshops’. They offer a safe connection with other women in community to develop tools for resilience and to remain connected to self and others.

Catherine Sherlock, yoga and meditation teacher at Yoga from the Inside in Richmond NSW

I’ve been a spiritual seeker exploring healing and personal growth since I was 20, a yoga teacher for 10 years and have been specialising in meditation/mindfulness for the past six years. I have lived experience of depression and anxiety and so have developed an extensive toolkit of ways to keep myself aligned and balanced. I’ve also done the corporate thing so understand the stresses of full-time work, being a parent, wife, and wanting to make a meaningful contribution to the community. I know only too well the life transitions that we all pass through as women.

“I was very stressed in my body with aches and pains but now I have real and useful tools to release the stress and tension.” – DM

“I’m much more aware of my bodily sensations and feel like I’ve gained insight into them.” – KD

“Catherine is a beautiful teacher” – KB

“I would recommend Catherine as a patient, empathetic and understanding instructor.” – MAB

“The movement and breathwork practices Catherine offers really help cultivate comfort, happiness and ease.” – KB

What is involved in the workshop?

2.00pm Movement to stretch and embody
2.45pm Vision exercise – an exercise to feel into how we’d feel if everything is as we’d like it. The secret is to feel it as if it were happening now, not off into the future.
3.00pm Herbal tea and healthy snacks – vegan, dairy free, gluten free, nut free
3.15pm Mapping the nervous system – An exercise to map our own unique nervous system wiring using polyvagal theory
3.45pm Pranayama to soothe the system – breathing practices that support balance in our systems
4.00pm iRest® Yoga Nidra – chakra healing with sound
4.45pm Check in – discussion, questions and answers

What will I take away?

  • A sense of community with other women
  • A sense of inner safety
  • Tools to maintain balance in challenging times and circumstances
  • An opportunity to explore what life is asking of you
  • Improved alignment with self and others

What do I bring?

  • Identifying as a woman is the only criterion you need to meet to join this workshop. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Everything we do is invitational rather than instructional.
  • Whatever your lived experience is, is welcome.
  • An acceptance that taking time for self-care is a service you provide to everyone around you.
  • An expectation that the appropriate COVID safety precautions will be taken.
  • Please bring your own mat, cushion and blanket.

Next workshop
Sunday 22 November, 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Bellbird Yoga Studio
984 Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong Hills

$100/person

This workshop will be held in the beautiful Bellbird Yoga Studio in Kurrajong Hills.

To ensure appropriate social distancing and comfort, these workshops have strictly limited numbers. For the next workshop there are only seven places available. Lots of sisters have already expressed interest – secure your place early with the button below.

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About your teacher, Catherine Sherlock

Catherine holds qualifications in both trauma sensitive yoga and meditation including being a Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher. iRest is an evidence-based meditation practice approved by the US military as a complementary medicine.

Catherine has over 10 years experience teaching yoga and over the last six years has focused more specifically on meditation/mindfulness. She uses the tools of yoga and meditation to educate people towards Awakening to their innate peace and wholeness. She has a particular interest in providing a trauma sensitive approach to gently support people to integrate their suffering and move them towards greater freedom.

She teaches public mindfulness courses, works with people one to one to establish their own practice, offers group yoga and meditation classes, and tailors these profound teachings for use by particular populations. These range from large corporations to small not-for-profit community groups. Her services are (usually) offered both in person and online.

Catherine is a full member of the peak bodies for yoga and meditation in Australia: Meditation Australia and Yoga Australia, with whom she is registered Level 2 yoga teacher.  Catherine also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Analysis, a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.