Designed for Teachers to provide more confidence in giving pregnancy safe modifications during a regular class setting.
This workshop will be led by Luisa Rennie is our in house Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.
Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop, Saturday 29th June 3-5pm
Inform your yoga practice and your life, with this session, exploring how to more intelligently tailor yoga practice for ourselves according to the season, our constitution and current challenges in life.
Often described as a companion science to yoga, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda (‘Science of Life’) teaches that we are born with a leaning towards an imbalance in one of three ‘doshas’ (‘things which can become imbalanced’), Vata (air), Pitta (fire) or Kapha (water), or a combination of two or three of these (or none!). We also have current imbalances which are not necessarily the ones we were born with. By having awareness of these we can make more intelligent decisions about what style of yoga is most useful for us, or how to shape our practice according to our needs.
Before this session you will complete a questionnaire to discover your dosha, before being led through a practice where you can follow a route according to what you are working on! All levels fully catered for, though most useful for more experienced yoga practitioners. The session will include dynamic yoga, breath practices, meditation and relaxation.
Summer Solstice Gong Bath
Come and join us for an extra special Gong Bath with Guru Ben to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
This immersive sound healing experience is the perfect way to relax and celebrate the longest day of the year!
During the gong you will feel stress and tension release from your body as you are bathed in the sound waves of the gong. Whilst your mind will become relaxed and calm as you naturally enter into a state of deep meditation.
You will spend over an hour laying down and relaxing, listening to the soothing sounds of the gong, crystal bowls, shakers and chimes. Delicious scents of healing herbs and aromatherapy spritz will allow you to go deeper into the experience. All in a beautifully held space created by an experienced Sound Healer.
Guru Ben has been playing the gongs for over six years and he has trained extensively to understand the subtle process of sound healing and creating a safe space where you can truly relax and let go.
This event is a feast for the senses, participants report a post gong glow that can last for days after as well as greatly improved sleep.
If you would like to experience all these benefits for yourself, then come join us for this special summer solstice gong celebration on 21st June, 7:30pm-9:15pm
All levels of ability and experience are welcome, as all you need to do is turn up, lay down and chill out!
Investment is £25 in advance.
You can find out more about Guru Ben and the Gong her http://www.goldenpathyoga.co.uk/
“I feel blockages have been removed, I slept fantastic and felt really positive the next day.”
"I attended the gong bath with Ben last week and WOW!
If like myself you feel the need to relax (don't we all) and allow your body to switch off and heal, this is for you.
To relax was my main intention to gain from this session and that's exactly what I got.
I was taken on a healing journey and bathed in the wonderful gong vibrations which deeply relaxed and recharged me, awakening all the cells within my body.
I loved every minute of the session, from the gentle yoga stretches and guided meditation, to the penetrating gong sounds, finally followed by the uplifting scent of cleansing sage and holy palo santo to clear ones space.
I left feeling beyond chilled and floated home like Aladdin on my yoga mat.
I felt released from old patterns, had best night’s sleep and the next day I felt positive, at peace and had free flowing energy....
Thank you Ben and the amazing healing Gong."
This months Meditation Workshop will be themed around how meditation can help with, stress, anxiety and avoiding burn out.
In the traditions of yoga, meditation used to have a key role and was seen as being the higher practice to posture work. This is a very practical workshop but we will also look into the background of meditation and draw on the history of different yoga traditions for our practices.
We will begin with yoga and breath work specifically designed to help calm the mind and refresh the body ready to sit for meditation. We will then practice seated meditation, including different postures to sit in, different points of focus, and a guided meditation, before concluding the practice with a discussion/ question and answer session and instructions for home practice.
Learning how to meditate and sustaining your practice are key skills for a full and rich life. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience in yoga and meditation, including complete beginners, and is extremely complimentary to your yoga practice.
Melt your stresses away; calm the mind and stretch your body in our next blissful Yin Yoga Workshop with the beautiful addition of a sound bath.
Amanda will take you through a Yin practise to help activate, boost and balance the flow of Spring energy around the body, whilst Nicole immerses you in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are relaxing, rejuvenating and help to clear any residual energy blockages.
Luke’s class is a powerful vinyasa practise, that also gives time to stretch into the deeper muscles of the body.
This class will focus of the details of the poses and how to get the most out of the practise.
Expect to get a sweat on, deepen your physical awareness, learn something new and challenge yourself. Alongside years of experience in teaching yoga, Luke’s career as a professional dancer, as well as studying a post-graduate degree in Osteopathic Medicine provide a deep understanding of the body that creates a strong foundation for this exciting class.
Join Amanda Houston for this blissful two-hour Yin Yoga workshop which focuses on long-held, meditative postures that deeply nourish the meridian system in the body, leading to physical flexibility, vibrant health, and a calm mind.
The workshop will cover the basic principles of Yin Yoga, how to practice safely and effectively, and the effect of the Yin Yoga practice on the physical body, energetic body, as well as the emotional and mental bodies.
Amanda will guide you through the simple but profound practice of Yin Yoga, emphasising Mindfulness Meditation as an approach to practicing in this style.
we look forward to seeing you there xx
… and relax!
Especially for those of us feeling stressed, over-worked or too busy to think, this nurturing Restorative Yoga class offers time to rest the mind and body and enjoy long, relaxing stretches.
Blankets, blocks and bolsters are used to help support the body in each blissful position, allowing you to relax deeply with minimum effort.
We will then round off the practice with Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation, usually of 15-30 mins, done in the resting pose savasana, bringing deep relaxation, focus and healing.
Luisa has studied yoga therapy, yoga nidra and meditation practices in depth – all of this will feed into this heavenly Monday night special!
WHAT IS A GONG BATH?
A gong bath is an ancient form of sound healing that has recently become very popular in our busy modern world.
This rise in popularity is because the vibrations of the gong are able to relax both your body and mind.
You could call it a sound massage which is able to calm the nervous system and still the thoughts.
So it’s the perfect antidote to our busy lives, it will make you feel effortlessly relaxed, it can improve your sleep and can even help you release blocked emotions within the body.
Overall it is a deeply healing and rejuvenating experience and you will carry the post gong glow with you for days afterwards!
With many therapeutic benefits:
• relaxation of nervous system
• calming of the mind
• improved nights sleep
• clearing of subconscious emotional issues
• releasing of negativity
• time for your self
An introduction to Meditation/Mindfulness: What it is. How it can benefit your everyday living and the different levels of consciousness within the mind.
Pranayama: A breathing technique to help stop obsessive negative thoughts.
Yoga Nidra: A yoga practice that's helps release tension and stress within the body.
Meditation: A guided visualisation to help the body and mind reach a relaxed state of being.
Everyone will receive a free leaflet with more techniques to practice at home.
An "Introduction To Yoga'.
If you would like to start practising Yoga but fear walking into an established class, then this class will give you a good insight into what you can expect from a Yoga Class. Kate will be delighted to share that first step into Yoga with you and share her passion and knowledge of Yoga with you.
Katie will guide you through a slow paced Yoga class, introducing you to commonly used Yoga postures and Sun Salutations paying particular attention to correct alignment of each posture.
At the end of the class we will experience a a gentle flow piecing together the postures we have learnt and finish with a mind and body calming mediation.
After Class Katie will happily ask any questions you may have.
Yin yoga is a style of yoga practice that targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones and joints that are not usually exercised when in a more active style of asana practice. Yin meaning still, static and calm, in stillness you are able to calm and balance the mind and body. Regular Yin Yoga practice has many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving circulation, increasing flexibility and fascial release.
Suitable for all levels, this style of yoga compliments the more dynamic and muscle focusing styles of yoga that emphasise on internal heat, lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga, targeting connective tissues, works on flexibility of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
Yin Yoga is perfect for after a long day at work, school or a vigorous workout. Holding each pose for between 2-5 minutes allows you to focus on your breathing and relax into the poses, improving your flexibility and allowing for a deeper stretch. Breathing is a very important part of yoga, bringing oxygen into your muscles, organs and mind and stimulating an energy flow within the body.