Beginners Workshop with Anna Taylor
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Beginners Workshop with Anna Taylor

New to yoga, or just finding your feet on that mat? Then this beginners’ workshop is for you. Come and join us to discover that you can have a beautiful and brilliant yoga practice even if your body isn’t bendy. We will gently explore how to mindfully meet ourselves on the mat with kind, open, awareness; breathing techniques that help in our practice and beyond; the foundations of safe alignment for healthy, happy joints; modifications that enable us to celebrate our bodies’ differences; and finally we will nourish ourselves with a lovely, deep relaxation. 

Price: £30

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Therapeutic Yoga for Stress and Fatigue with Anna Taylor
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Therapeutic Yoga for Stress and Fatigue with Anna Taylor

Stress affects us all at points in our lives. Whilst short bursts of stress can be necessary to stimulate and activate us, operating in this mode over long periods of time simply depletes us. When suffering with stress we can feel a huge tiredness in our bodies but spinning activity in our minds which make the rest that we crave hard to access. This workshop will explore what happens in our bodies when we get stressed and yoga tools that we can reach for to restore a sense of calm and access deep rest. The session will incorporate the gentle, but powerful 'pawanmuktasana' joint-releasing series which will ease tension from tip to toe, allowing energy to flow freely but calmly through the body again. Once the body has found some ease we will drop into restorative stillness to soak up deep rest. Open al all. No experience of yoga necessary. 

Cost: £30

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Develop a meditation practice that you can apply to life.  
Jul
4
7:45 PM19:45

Develop a meditation practice that you can apply to life.  

Three Thursdays: 24th Jan, 31st Jan and 7th Feb 7.45-9pm

 Week one: We will use this session as an opportunity to see where we are with our practice. We will discuss what meditation is and how to develop a practice that’s sustainable. We will practice a few gentle stretches that will be useful before sitting. And then get practicing simple breathing practices. 

Week two: Review of the weeks practices and introduction to body scan. We will go over the breathing practices sitting and you’ll be guided in a led meditation

Week three: We will practice mindful techniques to embody. And conclude the session with take-always that will be easy to implement into life.

Price: £45

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An Immersion for Teachers: Self Compassion with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke
May
17
to May 19

An Immersion for Teachers: Self Compassion with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke

What do your students need? What is your role as a yoga teacher? This immersion will help you develop teaching practices that align you with your passion and connect you more deeply to your students' diverse needs whilst navigating the practical demands of a competitive market. This will include beyond the basic structures for creative sequencing for mixed levels and verbal cueing to decrease your stress and increase the effectiveness of your teaching. Additionally, you will expand your tool-kit by learning how to incorporate body-based mindfulness practices, restorative yoga, and self-massage into your classes.

When: Friday: 2-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm.

Cost: £250  (Early Bird before April 1st: £220)   Email yogaonthelane@gmail.com for booking

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Restorative Yoga for Everybody: a three-week introductory course with Adam Hocke
May
2
7:45 PM19:45

Restorative Yoga for Everybody: a three-week introductory course with Adam Hocke

Feeling restless? Want some new yoga skills? Restorative yoga is the practice of supported postures to calm the nervous system and encourage rest and renewal of body and mind. This course will teach you, no matter how anxious or fidgety you are, to practise these postures well in class and at home, without investing in a million props. At the end of the course you will be given access to online resources to continue your journey.

2 MAY | 9 MAY | 16 MAY 7.45PM-9PM £45

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Warriors for Women with Anna Mynott
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Warriors for Women with Anna Mynott

Join Anna for a 90 minute warrior practice, followed by tea, cake and chat. We'll warm up gently, gradually, and then work through all the warrior poses, finding strength in our foundations and power in our bodies. We'll wind down to relaxation, and then come together in community afterwards, sharing tea and homemade cake. All proceeds from this workshop will go directly to OURMALA, an incredible local charity serving refugees and asylum seekers, helping those who have experienced unimaginable atrocities rebuild their lives with the practices of yoga. Find out more about their work at ourmala.com

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Return to the Heart: Falling in love again, with yourself and the world  A three-week course with Tracey Ellis
Mar
21
7:45 PM19:45

Return to the Heart: Falling in love again, with yourself and the world A three-week course with Tracey Ellis

“Every morning I awaken torn between the desire to save the world and the inclination to savor it.”

 This one precious life. As beautiful as it is, each day we are being asked to live with increasing uncertainty; our beloved planet is struggling to cope with the effects of consumerism, political systems are in total disarray, demands on us are high. These times ask for a deeper truth and a trust that something far greater, does in fact, have our backs. The key to living during challenging times is to meet ourselves where we are, in the home of our bodies. Uncertainty can play havoc with our nervous system as we get lost in the survival consciousness of fight / flight mode and blinded to our interdependence and the wisdom of the heart. In these three sessions, with the practices of restorative yoga, meditation and shamanism, we will return our being to a state of stillness and call  forth our hearts inner wisdom to reveal our deeper truth.  In this healing state, we invite all that is to arise and be held with love and compassion to be transformed for our good and the good of all. Our last session will be a celebration of all that is. We’ll create a White Despacho, a beautiful Shamanic ritual for manifestation and offerings for the Earth, sending our collective intentions for ourselves, each other and our beloved planet out into the world.

Thursdays 7.45-9pm: Mar 21 | Mar 28 | Apr 4

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The Science of Sound
Feb
21
to Mar 7

The Science of Sound

A 3-part sonic workshop course with Joseph Yanaku which aims to de-mystify the therapeutic use of sound whilst feeling it’s effects experientially.  

This will be an introduction to the ancient science of sound therapy, giving us tools to thrive in a modern world.

21 Feb | 28 Feb | 1 Mar 7.45pm-9pm £45

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Growing space inside: How our roots must deepen first with Jessi Brown
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Growing space inside: How our roots must deepen first with Jessi Brown

In this workshop we will feel deeper into the possibilities that arise from slowing down. Gently moving into stillness. And allowing ourselves to be there, in a state of non-doing. To witness what can arise when we stop our persistent state of control. Acknowledging that this quieter part of a cycle is just as important as the ‘action’ ‘doing’ part of the cycle. That the ‘yin’ is the other half of the cycle to ‘yang’, that the ‘masculine’ energy is balanced by the ‘feminine’ energy. We truly flourish when we move gracefully & fluidly through the whole cycle. Through this integrative process we are naturally invited into harmony within ourselves & our relationship to the outside world, becoming nourished in a far longer lasting way. Where does listening deeper take us? What does truly allowing ourselves to be as we are feel like? We will begin to explore what power can arise from the ground up, the inside out. The quietness...the space.

Price: £25

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A History of Yoga Postures: engineering and employing the Yoga Body with Ruth Westoby
Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

A History of Yoga Postures: engineering and employing the Yoga Body with Ruth Westoby


Historically yoga postures have been practiced to develop power, insight and freedom by activating a physical and mental construction of the ‘yoga body’.

The yogic bodies of energetic pathways and vortices have been explored in the Indian tradition for thousands of years. Yogic body models map the space between physical and mental. Not merely descriptive, they invite manipulation through techniques - posture, breath, energetic locks and mental focus. The intention is transcendence of the ordinary physical and mental sphere.

This workshop will present the history of yoga postures through both lecture and practice. Ruth will outline the key historical developments in the history of postures (āsana) from sitting to extreme mortifications, and from static contortions to flowing sequences. Ruth will contextualise these practices against the backdrop of the yogic body and the intentions of practitioners. We will get on our mats and explore history through our own bodies.

This workshop offers
• a clear chronology of the historical development of postures
• contextualisation of postures via explanations of the yogic body and the aspirations of yogis
• an opportunity to practice postures by reconstructing textual instructions
• integration of the most recent historical research
• discussion of the relevance and purpose of yoga postures in our lives
• rich illustrations and resources for further study

Price: £25

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Six-Week Beginners Course with Rosie Gold and Amanda Butterworth.
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Six-Week Beginners Course with Rosie Gold and Amanda Butterworth.

New to yoga or looking to feel more confident with your practice? Then you need Rosie Gold and Amanda Butterworth’s beginners course. It’s for anyone who can’t touch their toes, anyone scared of yoga, anyone who eats too much, drinks too much and pretends they run more than they do. Over six gentle hour-long sessions they build you a basic yoga practice at a comfortable, approachable pace. Introducing a new aspect of yoga each week they will demystify a practice which can be opaque and intimidating to the uninitiated, providing you with an understanding of the fundamental poses, breathing techniques and ways to relax your mind and body. The course will give you the confidence to join in any Level One or Dynamic class.

When: 6pm-7pm every Saturday Jan 26th-March 2nd 

Cost: £75 or £55 if booked with the Beginners Workshop

Booking: email yogaonthelane@gmail.com

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Beginners Workshop with Anna Taylor SOLD OUT NEW DATE ADDED BELOW
Jan
19
3:00 PM15:00

Beginners Workshop with Anna Taylor SOLD OUT NEW DATE ADDED BELOW

New to yoga, or just finding your feet on that mat? Then this beginners’ workshop is for you. Come and join us to discover that you can have a beautiful and brilliant yoga practice even if your body isn’t bendy. We will gently explore how to mindfully meet ourselves on the mat with kind, open, awareness; breathing techniques that help in our practice and beyond; the foundations of safe alignment for healthy, happy joints; modifications that enable us to celebrate our bodies’ differences; and finally we will nourish ourselves with a lovely, deep relaxation.

Cost: £30

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Find Your Flow: a Workshop with Naomi Annand
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Find Your Flow: a Workshop with Naomi Annand

To help ease the transition into the New Year Naomi will be taking a moment to think about the cycles of life and the cycles of yoga: the Vinyasas. Focusing on Downward Dog, Chataranga and the Warrior poses she will explore the creative possibilities in Vinyasa and help students find the transitions that work for them. Self-practice will be encouraged. Intentions will be set. Tea will be served.

Price: £30

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Beginners Mind for the Advanced Student with Bridget Luff
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Beginners Mind for the Advanced Student with Bridget Luff

A workshop for anyone wanting to get back to the bliss of how we felt at the beginning of our yoga journeys. Join Bridget for an afternoon of yogic investigation to reconnect to the magic in yoga and meditation. Revisit regular poses and sequences in a playful way and perhaps make some new discoveries. Explore different ways of moving and get more creative and curious in your practice. Anyone with a (fairly) regular practice is welcome, from yoga teachers to students looking to build a self-practice or those simply seeking some inspiration.

Price: £30

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Fall into you: a workshop with Tracey Ellis and Joseph Yanaku
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Fall into you: a workshop with Tracey Ellis and Joseph Yanaku

“inside all of us there’s a continual Autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out of the water.”

To be we must come home; to the home of our bodies, the home of our heart. Join Tracey and Joseph for an inward journey of movement, stillness, sound and healing as we gift ourselves some time for reflection as the clocks prepare to change. We’ll begin with a dynamic flow to awaken the body before moving to the stillness of a restorative practice accompanied by Joseph’s ethereal sound bath. Held by the props and a blanket of sound, you’ll be invited to fall deeply into you and uncover any patterns you’d like to shed before the year draws to a close. What seeds shall we plant for this next life cycle, for ourselves and our world? What tools do we have to help us stay connected to our hearts.

We will end the day with tea and cake and time for further reflection. Please bring a journal.

Price: £30

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Mothers movement: a Yoga and Dance Workshop with Naomi Annand
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Mothers movement: a Yoga and Dance Workshop with Naomi Annand

Let’s start a revolution in movement! Come together with new mums, old mums and soon-to-be mums, and reclaim your body through yoga, meditation and dance. Absolutely NO experience necessary. Its time to tap into your physical layers, dive into the deep emotional well of motherhood and use it to make art. 

We will be using yoga asana as the warm up, dance as the enquiry, meditation as a way of organising and recalibrating our emotions before stepping back into our lives.

Note: I imagine some will read this and thing YES, I really want to do this but I’m terrified. Please know that you cannot fail. This workshop isn’t about being a brilliant dancer, it’s about you having the chance to process emotions physically and play in a safe and supportive environment.

Price £30 (spaces limited to twelve, so book early)

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Mindfulness in motion with Anna Taylor
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Mindfulness in motion with Anna Taylor

Mindfulness invites us to bring our full awareness to our present moment experience - opening up to ourselves with a gentle, caring attention. Through cultivating qualities such as compassion, curiosity, acceptance and non-judgment our yoga practice becomes a setting for self-inquiry rather than another vehicle for striving and achieving. In this way it becomes a refuge for us within our busy lives; a space where we can check in with how we are and recognise what we need; a space where we can notice patterns of behaviour that are and aren't serving us well. From this greater awareness and sense of kindness we can make wiser choices both on and off the mat.
This workshop will outline the key qualities of mindful awareness and explore how we can embody them in both movement and stillness through our yoga practice. 

Open to everyone - beginners welcome. 

Cost: £30.00

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Jul
29
2:45 PM14:45

A Workshop to Harvest our Ground of Being with Joanne King

'In contrast to our frenetic, saturated lives, the earth offers a calming stillness.The patience of nature enjoys the ease of trust and hope. There is something in our clay nature that needs to continually experience this ancient, outer ease of the world. It helps us remember who we are and why we are here." John O Donohue

Join Jo at the powerful time of the Celtic Harvest festival, Lughnasa for a day of grounding yoga accompanied by the words and philosophy of the great Irish poet and mystic, John O Donohue. Our ancestral Celts believed that these festival times were a portal in our calendar to set deep intention and harvest the fruits. Join us for a rich earthing movement practise weaving breathwork and meditation to guide you safely home. 

Price: £30

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The Quarterly: Spring Awakening
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Quarterly: Spring Awakening

In this, the third, of our seasonal festivities we will be celebrating Spring, and its green shoots of rebirth and awakening. The evening will open with an extended season-specific yoga practice led by Naomi Annand, the director of Yoga on the Lane. Focusing on nourishing ourselves as things shift so that we ride the flux with mindful self-care, all the time nurturing our intentions as they begin to flower and opening up the body in time for the warmer climes ahead. This is an inclusive workshop and all levels will be catered for just bring yourself and a mat! To complement the yoga Ania Weksler, owner of Dalston’s Fingers Crossed café, will be cooking up a feast of seasonal vegan delights, to satisfy even the heartiest of post-yoga appetites.

6.30-8.30 Yoga for Spring Workshop

8.30-10.15pm Alcohol-free Feasting

Date: Friday 13th April

Location: The Round Chapel, Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Rd, London E5 0PU

Cost: £45.

 

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Winter be Gong with Tracey Ellis and Leo Cosendai
Mar
25
2:45 PM14:45

Winter be Gong with Tracey Ellis and Leo Cosendai

Join Tracey and the King of vibrational sound Leo Cosendai for the Shanti-est Sunday to bring in the Spring on the first day of British Summer Time. Welcome in the new season with a blissful afternoon of meditation a gentle, breath centred flow and restorative yoga accompanied by Leos healing sound vibrations. The changing of any season can be challenging on our bodies. Tender care and rest is always a good idea to support the adjustments of our Circadian Rythym and our bodies as they begin to reawaken. These transitional phases between seasons offer us an opportunity for reflection, a brief pause to go inward and think about what seeds you will sow for the season ahead.  What and how would you like to grow this year? To accompany the inward nature of restorative practice, Leo will guide us on a vibrational sound journey, taking us deeper into our inner world and the vast space within. The body rested and supported will be ready to receive the healing of pure vibration and the deep nourishment of the breath. Together we will be carried into the Spring in harmony with our surroundings, and renewed like nature, ready to bloom.

Price: £20

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Catching the Spiral: Managing Anxiety through Yoga with Naomi Annand
Mar
11
2:45 PM14:45

Catching the Spiral: Managing Anxiety through Yoga with Naomi Annand

Yoga is a great way of reconnecting with your body. And it’s wonderful tool for people who are already anxious but might it be well used as a way of preventing, not merely managing our anxiety? What if we get on our mat and use it to lament the day’s concerns before they start to spiral? Naomi’s workshop is all about catching thoughts before they run away from us, watching how and where the body holds patterns of tension and finding ways to deeply rest as a profound tool for self-care and self-compassion. In the session she will help you develop ideas for your own self-practice as well as understand a bit of the science behind restorative practices and why they are good for us.

Price: £30

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Go with your Flow: Get in Tune with the Female Monthly and Life Cycles with Maren Weege
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Go with your Flow: Get in Tune with the Female Monthly and Life Cycles with Maren Weege

Women’s bodies are designed around cycles: both the monthly cycle as well as stages or cycles of life from menarche through childbearing age through menopause to post menopause. In this workshop, we are going to explore yoga practices, ideas and exercises that help us look and feel into how we can respect ourselves as cyclical beings in this linear world. We will tune into being in the flow of life in a woman’s body - in our beautifully individual ways – as a doorway to better health and a lifted sense of self-worth as a woman. The intention of this workshop is to make all women feel welcome and is of value for women of any age with or without a monthly cycle.

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Charity Class with Anna Taylor
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Charity Class with Anna Taylor

We are delighted to be offering this charity class in aid of the London Air Ambulance Service. In 2015 one of Anna’s students, Dave, had his life saved by the service and now, 3 years on, he is raising funds to run the marathon for them in April. Join them for a nourishing, extended two-hour practice with a focus on cultivating gratitude: gratitude for our bodies, our breath and the lives that we have. We will take time to flow slowly and rest deeply. AND … the session will be followed by tea & cake! Those who know Dave will know him for his delicious cakes so come and enjoy a nourishing afternoon in aid of an amazing cause.

Suggested Donation: £20

Booking: via anna@mindbodybalance.co.uk

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Beyond Alignment: a workshop for teachers and experienced students with Adam Hocke
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Beyond Alignment: a workshop for teachers and experienced students with Adam Hocke

There is far more to yoga than learning the best way to get into a complicated shape. At this workshop, you will explore secular self-inquiry, interoceptive awareness, and movement-based contemplation as a means of deepening vinyasa flow practice. Take away practical and accessible tools for compassionate self-care for body and mind, including no-fuss restorative postures and connective tissue work. Learn how to re-think the words and tools you use to take students or yourself beyond anatomical alignment and into a richer world of embodied experience.

2.5 hours of Yoga Alliance International continuing education credit available.

Price: £30

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Restorative Yoga & Sound Harmonisation with Clive Fogelman
Feb
11
2:45 PM14:45

Restorative Yoga & Sound Harmonisation with Clive Fogelman

Clive and Tracie invite you to work with these two complimentary modalities by incorporating sound harmonisation techniques alongside the beneficial and restorative effects of yoga. These two modalities, in combination, allow us to really embody sound and movement to create a true harmonising of the body & mind. Yoga Teacher Clive Fogelman and Tama Do Vibrational Sound Teacher Tracie Storey have harmonised their techniques to offer you this unique class. Restorative yoga cultivates the practise of acceptance and letting go. It is an effortless and gentle practise harnessing healing, inner calm and replenishment. By introducing the element of sound into the space we open up a new field of possibilities and a deeper awareness. The acoustic sounds works with your body on a vibrational and cellular level, encouraging a deeper more profound release from your physical and energetic body. The sound stimulates a clearing in your auric field allowing you to literally feel lighter whilst the overtones allow you to tune yourself back to your natural balance. The workshop will also include guided meditations, visualisations and poetry.You will leave the session feeling replenished and more in harmony with your own true inner nature, in a clearer, calmer and happier space. The perfect way to start the week.

Price: £30

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Exploring the Elements with Joanne King
Jan
21
2:45 PM14:45

Exploring the Elements with Joanne King

In yogic science, the elements are known as the maha - tatwas. Getting in touch with the elements can help us find better balance – in our bodies and our lives – and help us feel more connected to the natural world.

Join Jo for an exploration of the elements through yoga and creative movement. Drawing on our deep connection to life’s forces - space, earth, fire, air and water we will tap into the elements to move energy and re-source.

Price: £30

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Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself with Naomi Annand
Jan
14
2:45 PM14:45

Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself with Naomi Annand

‘If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we’re here for is to learn how to do this’ David Foster Wallace

New year, same you! Time to befriend yourself with some heart opening practice and physically enlivening flow. Using mindfulness meditation techniques and yoga asana, this workshop will be an opportunity to meet yourself where you are and where you might be. All levels welcome.

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