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