Alone, Together: Group Meditations

traditionally, meditation can be a very personal, individual  experience. through their various workshops, elbow collective are curious to explore group meditation. they create a compelling INDIVIDUAL experience within a group setting thus generating a powerful sphere of group connection. Find out more about some of their workshop offerings.


CONNECTED BREATHING

The exploration of the breath is a fascination for Elbow Collective. Whether through dance, asana, massage or anatomy, you can see Breathwork featuring heavily across the work of all members of the Collective. 

Elbow Collective's Connected Breathing Circle is designed for small groups. This workshop involves elements of touch, partner contact, sighing and sound. Influenced by experiences with different breath practitioners, it explores breath as part of a group dynamic and how we can use our breath to connect with those around us.  Be sure to catch Sally’s article on Breathwork here.
 

YOGA NIDRA

Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation that allows you to drift into a deep relaxation; exploring a state of consciousness somewhere inbetween wakefulness and dreams. Yoga Nidra accesses a deep and restful part of the mind, helping to heal and release. 

Yoga Nidra was a special part of Elbow Collective’s collaboration with Sundowner’s Collective. As the sun began to set on the first night of the festival, Alyse guided participants through a dreamy Yoga Nidra, creating a comfortable shared space

Alyse guiding a sunset Yoga Nidra at Sundowner's Festival 2018

Alyse guiding a sunset Yoga Nidra at Sundowner's Festival 2018

DRAGON DANCE

The fiery and fluid Dragon Dance is a synergy of breath and movement combining elements of both yoga and Tai Chi. You can find out more about its origins in Grace’s article here.

While moving together as a group, simple, repetitive movements are synchronised with the breath-drawing participants into a trance-like state. It is the power of this group energy as well as the experience of the individual that creates such an enchanting meditation.

 

"It is the power of this group energy as well as the experience of the individual that creates such an enchanting meditation"

 

 

SOUND MEDITATION

The power of sound and music are at the heart of Elbow Collective. Recently both Beatrice and Emily have collaborated with live musicians as part of their Yoga Classes in Canada and New Zealand respectively. 

The Myth, Mantra and Mudra Workshop explores a variety of chants and mantras (a syllable or sound repeated to aid focus in meditation) and connects them together through the art of storytelling. To cement concentration, mudras (symbolic hand gestures) are used too.  The group are able to connect through their collected vibrations but can use mudras as an individual point of focus too. 


These are just some of the many Workshops offered by Elbow Collective.
Keep watching this space for details of upcoming events, news and updates.

To find out more or to hire us, send an email over to elbowcollectivecontact@gmail.com


Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free
Chuang Tzu