Embracing Quiet – a Yin Yoga workshop with Anna Taylor SOLD OUT
Eastern traditions recognise that wellbeing comes from balancing the opposing energies of yin (calm / cooling) & yang (energetic / fiery). Modern, city culture which often promotes striving and achieving over resting and reflecting, can make this balance hard to achieve. This workshop we will redress the balance through the beautiful practice of Yin Yoga. In this floor-based practice poses are held for several minutes, allowing muscles & connective tissues to gradually release. This process of letting go, both mentally & physically, allows us to embrace stillness & quiet and surrender into the experience as it is.
When: Saturday 25th of June 3-5.30pm
Moving Energy, Shifting Perspective: a workshop with Gemma Soul
We are pure energetic beings, living in an energetic world. How we use our energy, physically, mentally & emotionally affects our perception of ourselves. We have all had times when we feel stagnant or in a rut, or when we feel fidgety and unable to stick to a task. This workshop calls to all those who need a shift. We will draw deep into our vinyasa practice, moving specifically to draw into space to grow, a deeper space of enquiry to enable expansiveness and a fresh perspective for whatever our journey next holds.
When: Saturday 9th of July 3-5.30pm
Spine of the Times with Elisa de Grey
The backbone of you practice and your nervous system. Spend an afternoon exploring your very own highway to heaven. This workshop will leave you with a deeper understanding of the anatomical and esoteric aspects of this marvellous structure. Watch your back!!!
When: Saturday 16th of July 3-5.30pm
Yoga for Stress and Fatigue with Anna Taylor
London life can get busy and stressful and we can often find ourselves running on empty with racing minds and tired bodies. It can be hard sometimes to know how to find the “off” switch. This gentle workshop will explore therapeutic yoga techniques to help us restore some balance. Incorporating elements of mindfulness, breath-work, therapeutic joint-releasing (‘pawanmuktasana’) and restorative poses, this session is designed to promote a deeply restful state, leaving you feeling revived for the week ahead.
When: Saturday 23rd of July 3-6pm
Body, Breath, Bike: A Yoga Workshop for Cyclists with Nikita Akilapa
No matter what kind of cyclist you are – commuter, family cargo-biker, road racer, street-trials rider – you all have one thing in common: you deserve the best cycling experience possible. Yoga can really help to relieve the physical niggles that come with cycling – from tight hamstrings, calves and thighs, to lower back and shoulder pain. As well as increasing strength, stamina and flexibility, yoga can also improve balance, physical control, reflexes, mental calm, mind-focus and spatial awareness…all of which are essential for safe and comfortable cycling in the city. In this 2.5 hour workshop, we will look at the anatomy of a cyclist, exploring ways to relieve and prevent cycling related discomforts and injuries. Participants will learn tips and tricks for improving their cycling experience – including: Yoga postures and mini-sequences specifically targeting hot-spots for tension and injury, warm-up and warm-down flows, breath work for a calm mind and energised body, ideal posture and alignment (both on and off the bike), and basic bike-fit methods. All levels welcome.
When: Sunday 31st of July 3-5.30pm
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.
When: Saturday 24th of September, 3-6pm