Time: Sunday, December 10th, 10am-12pm
Place: The Mergatroid Building; 975 Vernon Drive in East Vancouver
Cost: Workshop $15/person (includes all supplies, plus baked goods & coffee/tea)
Are you stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Want to meditate, but find it hard to sit still?
In this busy world it can be difficult to relax and find stillness within.
In Yoga, the word “asana” is used to refer to the art of sitting still. It is also applied to any posture useful for restoring and maintaining a practitioner’s well-being.
Sitting to knit with a conscious intention to know and train our minds is meditation – a lifelong practice with enormous physical, emotional and spiritual benefits.
In this workshop, we’ll begin with the basics. No previous knitting experience is required. With knitting in our hands, we will learn to slow down and sit in a quiet, relaxed, yet alert state.
If you are a beginner knitter, perhaps learning how to hold your needles, tension the yarn, and create each new stitch provides enough of a mental challenge to focus your attention and practice concentration.
If you are an experienced knitter, the same simple stitches that are challenging for the beginner offer a training ground for knowing and strengthening our minds.
You will receive a starter kit with yarn and needles, as well as basic instruction in how to knit. We will not be completing a project in this course – simply learning basic stitches and how they connect us to a meditation practice.
Kidspace optional: $10/child (refreshments and activities for your child for the two hours of your workshop).
Instructor: Becky Stewart is a knitting and wellness blogger on a mission to stamp out stress one mindful stitch at a time. As a work-at-home mom of 3, she’s learned (the hard way) that taking time for self-care is non-negotiable. Becky combines knitting and meditation into a wellness practice she calls Knitasana. She writes about the therapeutic benefits of knitting and conscious living on her blog knitOm.com.