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.
Cultivating a Home Practice - Hebden Bridge - Saturday 16th November
The motivation to try yoga varies enormously from one person to the next. Whatever our reason for attending class, we often find there is much more to yoga than we first thought. In time, the changes we experience from a regular practice, encourage us to make yoga a more integral part of our lives.
Along with attending workshops and retreats, it can be incredibly helpful to develop a 'sadhana' or home practice. Maybe you've tried it already, but didn't feel confident enough to keep going or perhaps, life just got in the way! By developing a simple practice, that fits our current needs, we create a space to support our development and growth as human beings. We are more in touch with our body which improves our health, but the real benefit is often seen in the space that is created for self-reflection and growth.
If you would like to learn more about practising at home, this day workshop is a great way to start your journey. Practical and interactive in nature, there will be periods of guided practice along with time for discussion and sharing of ideas. You'll be guided through creating a practice space, finding a good time and length for your practice, along with being given some suggestions and handouts and on what to include. We'll also talk about the barriers to practice and how we might overcome these.
The day will be suitable for students with some experience of yoga and will include asana, pranayama, guided relaxation, simple meditation and mantra chanting. If you're unable to attend regular classes and have been using online yoga resources, you may also find the day a helpful way to develop your own practice.
10:00-16:00 £40 —> BOOK NOW
The workshop will run at The Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively there are a number of cafes and sandwich shops within a few minutes walk of the venue.
Living Yoga, Finding Balance - Spalding - Saturday 30th November
In yoga we are encouraged to cultivate the quality of the witness or drashta. When we first attend a class, this may be the simple observation of physical sensations or the rhythm of our breathing. In time, we are encouraged to delve a little deeper, observing the ebb and flow of our thoughts, noticing our actions and reactions. We may begin to understand that life offers us an endless opportunity for self -inquiry.
Little by little we move from ‘doing yoga’ to ‘living yoga’. By living our yoga practice, we are encouraged to tune in to ourselves, connecting with the innate wisdom that sits deep within us. We learn to trust in our inner voice and can begin to experience life in all its glory. Letting go of habitual patterns of thinking and doing, we open ourselves up to finding a more balanced life.
A practical day, taught in the Satyananda Yoga tradition, we will explore a range of practices from the yogic tradition. The day will include yoga postures (asana), breath practices (pranayama), hand gestures (mudra), chanting (mantra), deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation.
The day will focus on cultivating our ability to observe and experience, learning to trust our instincts and respond with awareness. Suitable for new and experienced students alike.
The workshop will run at The Holistic Hub, Broad Street, Spalding, 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. There will be a variety of teas available during the day.
Candlelit Yoga for the Full Moon - Todmorden - Friday 13th December
In yoga the moon represents the feminine energy within us. It's qualities are said to be fluid, creative, calming and reflective. The moon influences the water element of nature, affecting tidal levels, the growth of plants and our own internal cycles. The more we become attuned to the cycle of the moon, the greater our understanding of how we experience these changes. At the full moon there is a heightened sense of creativity, energy and activity.
Wrapped up in the warmth of our practice space and starting late, we will enjoy an evening of candlelit yoga with light of the full moon shining brightly in the dark night sky. Centred around Chandra Namaskar, our practice will be inspired by the qualities of the moon. The evening will be flowing and mindful in nature and will include asana, mantra, meditation and guided relaxation. Filled with candles and toasty warm this will be a wonderful way to create a sense of peace and restore energy levels in the lead up to Christmas.
Suitable for students with some experience of yoga. Please bring your yoga mat, blanket and extra layers for the final relaxation.
19:00-21:00 £16 —> BOOK NOW
The workshop will run at The Todfellows Space, Oxford Street, Todmorden, OL14 5PU.
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