WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL EVENTS
PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking more than one person on to a workshop please contact 07960 330183 to register your places and make payment. Please do not book twice or more times under the same name as this won’t show up on the event bookings – Thank you.
YOGA AND QIGONG FLOW POP UP
With Debs Grossman
Saturday 6th February 2021 | 5pm – 6pm
Yoga & Qigong Flow – a steady paced flow of yoga asana fused with qigong practices encouraging fluid, intentional and mindful movement and breathing to stabilise and strengthen the body and calm the mind.
Qigong means cultivating life energy; qi – life energy, gong – to cultivate with time and effort.
Qigong is a blend of active and dynamic movements, breathing, visualisation and meditation techniques aimed at cultivating healthy qi flow through the body. It has its roots in Daoism and Buddhism and is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Active movements in qigong help to loosen joints, strengthen tendons and muscles, improve circulation, and relax the nervous system. These, along with the breathing and intentions of qigong practices work to create greater balance and harmony, and an overall sense of health, vitality and wellbeing.
By practicing postures, movement and meridian stretches, we can influence our vital energy or emotional state. We hold emotional stress within our bodies; yoga, qigong and meditation helps to release tensions enabling you to feel lighter, and calmer, to a place of stillness and quiet.
Deborah’s class is inspired by her training in Seasonal Yoga and with Mimi Kuo-Deemer, integrating qigong practice with yoga practice
AN ‘OFF SEASON’ YOGA CLINIC FOR RUNNERS AND CYCLISTS
With Ellie Roberts
Sunday 7th February 2021 | 4pm – 6pm
Join Ellie at Heather Yoga for a special ‘off-season’ workshop designed for runners, cyclists and lovers of all sport that explores the ways in which a functional Yoga practice can help to support and maintain active lifestyles.
This interactive 2 hour session will cover:
- What constitutes ‘good’ movement patterns within the context of sport
- Issues that can develop due to over training and/or repetitive movements within sport
- How we can adapt and utilise yoga to help improve our athletic performance
The workshop will be delivered online so that we can discuss our experiences and thoughts on good movement principles within a shared learning space.
By the end of the workshop you will have:
- Learned about what parts of the body we need to stretch and why
- Discussed what parts of the body we may need to strengthen and why
- Explored the difference between mobility and flexibility
- Developed an understanding about the importance of mobility and stability
- Learned about common issues relating to body imbalances and posture due to repetitive movement
- Built a practical toolkit of playful and accessible drills and sequences that will assist your training including warm up movements, stability and mobility exercises and cool down stretches
Use this winter off season to refresh your approach to your sport and develop a greater understanding about the physical demands placed upon your body during exercise. Step into spring feeling inspired and focused about how you can complement your training with your regular yoga practice.
Everyone is welcome. No prior yoga experience is required.
Full Price £25. Early Bird offer £20 until 24th January. Recording available for 7 days
Read Ellie’s Blog Post on ‘5 reasons why runners and cyclists should do yoga’ here
YOGA LOVE: SELF MASSAGE AND RESTORATIVE FLOW
With Adam Hocke
Saturday 13th February 2021 | 4pm – 5.30pm
Need some yoga tools to practice self-kindness and care? You deserve a feel-good practice! In this extended class, you will learn and experience practical techniques of self-massage, breath manipulation, and flow-based movement to calm and soothe your body and mind. Meditations and visualisations will be explored to help you develop an attitude of self-compassion as we journey into deep rest. Join us and take away practices you can use whenever you need a bit of yoga love.
Click here to view Adam’s Blog piece on ‘What is Yoga Self-Care?’
7-day replay included
20% discount is available for the attendees of our ‘New Intentions: The Mix Collection – Yoga Workshops & Coaching Experience with Heather’
CORE OF YOGA PHILOSOPHY
With Sudhir Rushi
Sunday 21st February 2021 | 11am-12.30pm
Yoga is a journey of discovering one’s true nature as unconditional and uninterrupted joy and uniting with this.
The implications of this understanding and experience are immensely powerful and profound. The workshop delves deep into this topic.
Join Sudhir Rishi on Sunday 21st February for a morning of Yoga Philosophy.
Sudhir Rishi has been involved in the fields of yoga, meditation, philosophy and Ayurveda for the last 24 years. He lived as a monk for eight years, dedicating himself to intense meditation practices. He has taught thousands of students in yoga teacher training programs, meditation courses and silent retreats over the last five years in Goa, India. He also travels to different countries in Europe and Asia conducting workshops and yoga retreats.
Born into a traditional Hindu family, he studied Mechanical Engineering, achieved a Master of Technology award in Quality and Reliability and worked as a Total Quality Manager in a leading automobile company in India. However, all through his career he was deeply thinking and observing life. At age 28, sudden death of his mother and inspired by Buddha and other spiritual masters, he left his highly paid job, and joined the Ramakrishna Mission as a Brahmachari (celibate monk). His quest took him to the Himalayas. Later, he joined the Swami Dayananda Ashram, in Rishikesh and studied Sanskrit, Vedic Chanting and Commentaries on scriptures of Advaita vedanta. He learnt yoga from the Balananda Brahmachari tradition and Bihar School of Yoga and did his yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore. He also learnt and practiced TM of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, Vipassana, Osho’s techniques and J Krishnamurthy’s teachings. During the last 16 years he has made his home near Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram, in South India, combining his time in the Ashram with the teaching at a Yoga School.
Sudhir is also featuring on our Heather Yoga Unwrapped Foundation Yoga Teacher Training Course as a guest teacher and will be leading our ‘Origins & Insight: Philosophy’ Module. For more details about our Teacher Training Programme- please click here
Recording not included
BATHING IN STILLNESS: YIN YOGA AND MEDITATION
With Freya Thomas
Sunday 21st February 2021 | 5.45pm – 7.15pm
A special Sunday evening workshop to indulge in the quiet and gentle practice of Yin Yoga and soak up the transformative power of Meditation.
Yin Yoga is a healing practice of long-held poses where muscles completely relax & surrender to allow us to access the deeper layers of the body. It works on releasing constrictions in the connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons that support the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It also stimulates & opens the energy meridians of the subtle body, often described as a “needleless acupuncture session” for the body!
This nurturing workshop will take you through a specific series of seated & supine poses. Aimed at improving joint mobility, cultivating flexibility and help you heal yourself by releasing deep seated tension, breaking up blockages and thus encouraging easier flow of energy around the body, moving you out of negative emotions. You’ll discover balance and find a deep peace in your body & mind.
After the physical part of the practice, Freya will lead you through a meditation practice, to settle your awareness on the body and breath, whilst shifting the nervous system to a more restorative and healing mode. The practice of meditation brings an incredible sense of calmness, stillness, space, quietness, and clarity.
Lets connect together and enjoy this shared experience!
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform us before booking.
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