Alongside weekly classes, I also run weekend workshops in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire during the year. They are a wonderful opportunity to delve a little deeper in to areas that interest you. In a workshop, its possible to cover much more than during weekly classes.
Movement, Mantra & Meditation - Spalding - Saturday 25th April
What is yoga? According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali:
'Yogaschitta vritti nirodhah - To block to the patterns of consciousness is yoga.'
The Yoga Sutras - all 195 of them - explain how this state of being, can be achieved. Cultivating awareness of our mental patterns, learning to analyse the influence of the three gunas - the three qualities of all nature - allows us to eliminate the negative influence of a particular guna and cultivate the positive qualities of the opposing state. Gradually bringing us to a point where the oscillating mind becomes steady.
During this day workshop with Claire Thomas, we will explore the meaning of this simple, yet profound, second verse of the sutras. Learning how we can draw on the different elements of yoga - as a science of living - to cultivate a state of constant and unbroken awareness, in meditation and in life.
The day will include guided asana, pranayama and yoga nidra, along with periods of mantra chanting and seated meditation. Suitable for students with some experience of yoga who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding, of the yogic philosophy which underpins, the practical tools and techniques of yoga.
10:00-16:00 £40 —> BOOK NOW
The workshop will run at The Holistic Hub, Broad Street, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1TB.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are a number of cafes and sandwich shops within a few minutes walk of the venue.
An Evening of Yoga & Sound - Todmorden - Friday 8th May
Unwind in to the weekend with a fabulous evening of yoga and sound. Yoga teacher, Claire Thomas and sound therapist, Craig Winterburn of Tree Drum, will be combining their many years of experience, to bring you an evening of gentle flowing yoga and the deeply resonant sounds of a gong bath journey. At the end of a busy week, this will be the perfect way to help your mind, body and soul, relax and rejuvenate.
During the mindful, flowing posture work, you will be welcomed back in to your body and encouraged to be fully present, whilst gently releasing the physical and emotional tensions of your week. This will be followed by a deeply relaxing and restorative sound journey, letting go of any further held tensions, emotions, or energetic blockages, inducing a sense of inner peace. You'll leave feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated for the weekend ahead.
The evening will be suitable for students with a regular yoga practice. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and warm layers.
19:00-21:00 £20 —> BOOK NOW (16 spaces)
The workshop will run at The Todfellows Space, Oxford Street, Todmorden, OL14 5PU.
Please note that the session is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or complete beginners. If you are concerned about suitability please contact Claire or Craig.
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