PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking more than one person on to a workshop (not including Family / Kids Yoga session) please contact 07901 866259 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.
SOUND TO SILENCE KIRTAN EVENINGS
With Julia Carr
Friday 18th January | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Friday 22nd February | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Friday 15th March | 6:30 – 8:30pm
These monthly Sound to Silence sessions are an opportunity to drop out of our busy minds into our hearts with the healing practice of Kirtan.The practice of Kirtan is from the path of Bhakti Yoga and is essentially a meditation practice. This joyful practice can help us to connect with the very best of ourself, whilst giving strength and courage to face challenges in our life.In addition to the chanting each session will also include some gentle yoga movement and preparatory meditation
Everyone is welcome!
£10 when booked upfront. £12 on the day.
YOGA UNPLUGGED – RESTORATIVE YOGA: RELAX, REJUVENATE & REBALANCE
With Debbie Gibbs
Friday 25th January | 7:45 – 9:15pm
This restorative yoga class is a perfect way to unwind and close out your working week so you’re fully recharged & ready for the weekend ahead. In restorative yoga, otherwise known as the art of relaxation, the body is fully supported by props in passive yoga poses to gently stretch, relax and open the body, adjusting the nervous system and resting the adrenal glands to melt away physical and mental tensions and promoting deep release, rest & relaxation in the mind and body. They also assist the body’s processes of healing injuries and recovering from illness by releasing tension that would otherwise impede recovery. Taking place in a calming setting of low light and candles – this yoga class is the ideal opportunity to take your mind off your busy life & indulge yourself.
INTRODUCTION TO AERIAL YOGA
With Paddy Gallagher
Sunday 27th January | 11am – 1pm
This Aerial Yoga workshop is a 2-hour introductory session. You will be seated in the hammock at the beginning, folded over the hammock for a downward dog, resting back into the hammock during sun salutations and suspended in the hammock for inversions, as well as flipping in and out! At the end of the workshop you will also get the chance to fully unwind and rejuvenate by lying down in the hammock during Savasana.
Suitable for all levels of fitness and no previous experience of yoga or aerial work is needed, just bring an open mind with a sense of fun.
£25 Early bird booked before 13th January / £30 full price
NOBLE WARRIORS VINYASA FLOW WORKSHOP
With Jacqueline Purnell
Saturday 2nd February | 10:30am – 1pm
This Vinyasa workshop provides beginner students opportunities to focus on the varied transformative elements of the practice, and more advanced students can enjoy the opportunity to refine their skills through deeper, slower exploration.The structure of this workshop is a set, vinyasa flow style sequence which includes warm-ups that are working towards full range of motion, standing posture flowing sequences, standing poses, forward bends, rotations, backbends, inversions, relaxation, and meditation.
In this Warrior Workshop Jacqueline focuses on synchronising breath and movement in order to maintain the pace.
Enjoy the benefits of increased strength and flexibility as you have more time to connect with your practice. Suitable for all levels.
FAMILY YOGA: STORY ZOG
With kellyann Yoga
Sunday 3rd February | 3 – 4pm
This Family Yoga workshop is a great way to spend some quality time together, reconnect with each other and have fun through Yoga.
This session on 3rd February we will move through the story Zog using yoga postures and breathing. if your children like this story, they will love to do it to yoga 🙂
Open to all ages of children and family members, we will go on a yoga journey together with yoga teacher Kelly Ann.
You’ll experience plenty of laughter & joy, enjoy learning together & spending time in each other’s company, practice energetic and exciting yoga activities to challenge everyone, discover partner yoga to encourage bonding& being a team. This will help to build on strength, flexibility, enhancing focus & mindfulness, and finding inner calm & quietness.
£10 adult and one child, £2 for additional children/ adults. Maximum 3 children per family.
BATHING IN STILLNESS: YIN YOGA & YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP
With Heather Gregg
Sunday 10th February | 7.15 – 8.45pm
A special Sunday workshop to indulge in the quiet and gentle practice of Yin Yoga and soak up the transformative power of Yoga Nidra.
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 you will release yourself totally with a Yoga Nidra Meditation. Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, takes you into a deep state of relaxation & ease which shifts the nervous system to a restorative and healing mode. It brings an incredible sense of calmness, quietness, and clarity.
Sooth, restore and relax deeply in this bliss bubbling Sunday yoga workshop.
Come and enjoy!
YOGA SELF CARE FOR EVERYBODY
With Adam Hocke
Saturday 16th February | 2 – 4.30pm
Revolutionise your yoga practice by turning every down-dog into an opportunity for self-care. In this workshop, you will find out what self-care actually is and practise yoga-inspired tools of self-care including mindful sun-salutations and standing postures, self-massage, no-fuss restorative postures, and simple meditation and breathing techniques. Beyond home practice, you will also learn how to turn any yoga class of any style, even a sweaty level 2/3, into an opportunity for self-care and compassion. Open to all levels of practitioners.
KIDS YOGA CAMP
With Kelly Ann
Wednesday 20th February | 1/2 day 9am – 12noon & Full Day 9am – 3pm
For 4 – 10 Years. This special half-term yoga camp will be a memorable experience for children, allowing them time and space to explore yoga a little bit deeper. The morning session will begin with mindfulness, yoga practice, include a relaxation, a snack, story, and yoga craft. After a break for lunch, we will start again with singing, meditation, games, yoga practice, and relaxation. You can book for the full day, or half day. Parent supervision not required.
1/2 day 9am – 12noon – £20
Full Day 9am – 3pm – £35
YOGA FOR MENOPAUSE
With Lyn Hill
Saturday 2nd March | 2 – 5pm
An afternoon of nourishment learning yoga poses to help with the menopause from aching bones to hot flushes and all that is in between. Gentle restorative poses and deep meditation to connect with your inner wisdom and knowing. A time that many women fear, associated with growing older and all that brings, but the menopause is when we step into the next chapter of our lives, a re-birth of becoming who we want to be and coming into our full power, a time to reach deep within and shed the skeletons from our closet, letting go all of that no longer serves us. An opportunity to share our experiences, find out how we can prepare for the menopause and ways in which we can make the transition easier on a physical and emotional level; laughter and tears all welcome. We will be journaling all that arises throughout the afternoon so please do bring a notebook and pen.
This will be suitable for all levels of yoginis from very beginners to the experienced. We welcome you whether you are on the verge of peri-menopause, in the full “flush” of it or if you’ve come out the other side.
SPRING EQUINOX SEASONAL FLOW WORKSHOP
With Deborah Grossman
Saturday 23rd March | 2 – 4pm
Please join Deborah to welcome in the start of Spring with her Seasonal Flow workshop on Saturday 23 March 2-4pm.
Spring is time of growth, when our energy levels start to increase after our winter hibernation. It is the season for inspiring change and refreshing your practice and lifestyle, for spring cleaning your diet, mind and home.
As the days get longer and there is more demand to get things started, it’s a time to be more flexible, spontaneous, creative, thoughtful, patient, sensitive and humorous.
Anticipation of great things hang in this new air making you want to plan ahead, start new projects. After the long winter months, you can now see the way ahead for a great new year.
It’s a time for goal setting, forward planning, motivating, organising, devising action plans, being creative and having a clear vision of how things will look.
Our spring practice reflects this lifting energy; the focus is on your foundation, encouraging strong stable roots to anchor you in your practice. Cleansing postures are used to prepare for summer; side bending and twists increase flexibility.
Pranayama, an energising and cleansing practice followed by seasonal meditation awaits.
Look forward to you joining us.
THE ALTERNATIVE BOUQUET
a Special Mother’s Day Yoga Workshop with Debbie Gibbs
Sunday 31st March | 11am – 1.30pm
Join Debbie on Sunday 31 March for a lovely, nurturing Mother’s Day Yoga Workshop – a mini-retreat specially designed for women to promote a sense of health and wellbeing.
We’ll be starting with a gentle asana yoga practice to move and open the body, followed by a restorative session to create space in both the body and mind…. a soothing balm for our overworked nervous systems! Then we’ll take ourselves away to other realms and experience the pleasure of deep relaxation in yoga nidra – there’ll be lots of blankets and props available to keep you perfectly cosy and comfortable so that you can’t help but relax.
Throughout the session we’ll focus on pranayama and the use of the breath to promote a sense of calmness, ease and reintegration as part of your own self-care practice.
The session will finish with special treats of tea and homemade cake.
This session is open to all women – whether a mother or not, and would make a fabulous Mother’s Day gift (or even a special treat just for yourself!)
Using Anatomy to Refine + Empower Your Practice + Teaching: A Daylong Workshop
With Doctor Yogi
Saturday 6th April 2019 | 10.30am – 5.30pm
For teachers + teacher trainees + students with 1-2 years of consistent yoga practice.
Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have.
This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.
With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas:
• Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research
• Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers
• Asana practice to demonstrate how to blend knowledge of anatomy into a class
• Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing
• Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, the use of Glutes in backbends
• What limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice