And there’s something particularly soothing about the handpan drum; played to the beat with the touch of a finger, releasing a cloud of soothing energy.
The handpan is often used in yoga and meditation sessions or as part of a sound therapy practice to help people relax at the end of a yoga class.
This week, Collective Cork announced the return of personal trainer and yoga teacher Paula Vermeulen and handpan drummer Lis Criostoir for an evening of yoga and meditation at Tobin Street studio on Wednesday August 17, 2022.
“We will start the event with a simple breathing technique and give you time to explore each pose while remaining aware of your breath (yin yoga),” Collective Cork shared on Instagram.
“Then it’s time for an extra long shavasana (yoga nidra) with live tunes. Yoga Nidra is a technique that allows deep relaxation while remaining aware. Nidra means sleep, but during practice one should aim to be between a state of wakefulness and sleep.
Yoga Nidra reduces stress, improves concentration and memory, and promotes healing.
If you want to relax in the Collective Cork cloud, the class takes place on Wednesday August 17 at 7.45pm and costs €8 for non-employees or €12 for a standard ticket. Book your spot through their website here.