Managing Stress and Fatigue through Yoga – a Therapeutic Practice of Self Care with Naomi Reynolds
This workshop will focus on ways that we can incorporate mindfulness techniques and therapeutic yoga into everyday life. Focusing on stress-relief and being in the moment, the workshop will look at how the physical practice of Asana can be the foundation for a new kind of self-relationship. Students attending the workshop will be given a detailed hand out from which they can develop a self-practice at home. Naomi has been teaching for 14 years and through that time has used yoga to help through illness, grief and stress. Come and join her to workshop your way into wellness.
When: Saturday 21st of November 3-5.30pm
Pregnancy Yoga Workshop with Natasha Santos
Get ready to nest and nurture at Natasha’s rejuvenating pregnancy workshop. The session will begin with a nourishing flow class to energise you and your growing baby, including some rejuvenating breath work to ease any seasonal holiday tensions. We will then break for tea, cake and some newborn troubleshooting, exploring breastfeeding positions and tips. To finish off nestle in for a delicious lying down meditation, or yoga Nidra, with a special focus on your pregnancy. Get ready to feel very cosy and relaxed!
When: Sunday 22nd of November 3-5.30pm
Winter Warrior: A Workshop with Clare Dobson
The season of winter, and its associated festivities, has the ability to put our bodies and minds under a lot of stress, but with the right tools and mindset we can make winter welcoming so that we are able to fully embrace each moment of it. Inspired and influenced by years of personal immunity and energy struggles that have been managed with yoga, Clare will lead a workshop that will look to build strength in the physical body while improving the immune system. We will melt into the body with yin in order to prepare us for a strong but mindful flow designed to build fire from within and help empower the mind. Finally we will explore some pranayama and visualisation techniques to help combat any winter blues and awaken our inner glow.
When: Saturday 28th of November 3-5.30pm
Embracing Quiet – A Yin Yoga Workshop with Anna Taylor
Eastern traditions recognise that true wellbeing comes from balancing the opposing energies of yin (calm and cooling) and yang (energetic and fiery). Ideally, in the winter months we should aspire to the calm, quiet yin energy, but modern life and the frantic preparations for the festive season can make this hard to achieve. At this three-hour workshop we will seek to redress the balance through the beautiful practice of Yin Yoga. In this floor-based practice (not a downward dog in sight!) poses are held for several minutes allowing the muscles and connective tissues to gradually release tension. This process of letting go, both mentally and physically, allows us to embrace both stillness and quiet so that we can truly surrender into the experience as it is.
When: Saturday 5th of December 3-6pm
Cultivating Gratitude: deepen your practice and deepen its meaning with Naomi Reynolds
Inspired by her recent adventures in mindfulness, this workshop will focus on taking notice and saying thank you, being present and embracing love. Expect a heart-opening flow, metta meditation and a spring in your step!
When: Saturday 12th of December 3-5.30pm
Yoga for Anxiety with Elisa de Grey
Spend an afternoon in a safe environment with a group that understands the debilitating effects of on-going anxiety. The practice itself will combine tailored physical asana (yoga poses) which can help quieten an agitated mind, pranayama (breathing exercises), and guided relaxation. Whilst bringing you momentary relief, the session will also equip you with some tools to take away and use in good times and in bad.
When: Sunday 20th of December 3-5.30pm
Yoga for Beginners with Anna Taylor
Are you new to yoga, or keen to begin but feel nervous as a beginner? Would you find it helpful to explore the foundations of the practice in a little more detail? Then this is the workshop for you! 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.
When: Saturday 30th of January 3-6pm