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|19 October 2018||18.15 - 20.15||Nourish. The Yoga of Digestion. Yin and Yoga Nidra with Julie Robinson
Nourish - The Yin of Digestion
An evening of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
Autumn is a predominantly vata season where the elements of air and ether rise to the fore. This can sometimes leave us feeling a little unsettled in our digestion, and ungrounded in our thoughts. The change in foods we eat as it grows colder plus the blowiness and dampness of the environment around us can lead to changes in the way we digest our food and thoughts.
Yin is a practice of gradual coaxing movement toward stillness which by its very nature encourages reflection and self enquiry. To support our digestion in its fullest sense, in this session we will begin to work with the stomach and spleen meridians.
This restful and quiet evening practice is an antidote to the busy business of everyday living and will be followed by a yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
All are welcome
|20 October 2018||10.00 - 15.30||Yoga and Ayurveda with Jayadhara
Yoga and Ayurveda
Yoga and Ayurveda nourish each other, they are sister sciences. The workshop will use Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Vinyasas (asana sequences), pranayama and Yoga Nidra to balance the three doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It will be informed by the teaching of Mukunda Stiles and will explore how yoga practice has the potential to bring about lasting change in health, lifestyle and outlook on life.
In the afternoon, we will consider routines and dietary changes from an Ayurvedic viewpoint that support a healthy gut and digestive system. Recent scientific research is showing the importance of healthy gut microbiome for well-being which has been a central understanding from Ayurveda since ancient times allbeit expressed in different terms.
Jayadhara (Jane Cluley) began practising yoga at university, trained as a yoga teacher with British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and has been teaching since 1988, she is a BWY Foundation and BWYQ Diploma Course tutor. After living and studying at Bihar School of Yoga in India for several years she gained an MA in yoga philosophy. She has a particular interest in making ancient philosophy accessible to everyone, yoga for mental health and in the benefits of adopting Ayurvedic routines and diet.
This will be a very uplifting and informative day of yoga with a tutor who has a wealth of knowledge, believes in sharing from her own experience and has a talent for expressing her teaching clearly and enjoyably.
|27 October - 28 October 2018||10.00 - 16.00||Practice, Perception and Patience with Peter Blackaby
Perception is a key aspect to the practice of yoga, and the interpretation of what we perceive can have a strong influence on how we feel in the world. We often unconsciously overlay a psychological value to a physical perception, and this is often useful. A feeling of excitement that accompanies the perception of a racing heart faster breathing and tensing muscles is quite appropriate; but a feeling of fear at the mention of the word head-balance might not be so useful.
This workshop will be exploring the possibility that we sometimes put the wrong psychological value on a neutral physical experience. As we learn to distinguish the difference between simple physical sensation and historical psychological values we start to gain some insight into why we respond to life in the way that we do.
|£60/£110||Book 1 DayBook WeekendEnquire|
|4 November 2018||10.30 - 3.00||Winter Wise, Winter Well with Julie Robinson
Join Julie for an extended 'Winter Wise' workshop.
Wrap the warm blanket of yoga around you as winter sets in. Explore how this often challenging season can affect you on all levels, body, breath, mind, spirit and soul.
Immerse your mind and body in steadily building slow flow practices to warm your bones....then sink into deep snug stillness with yin and restorative work.
All with a reasonable level of fitness are welcome to join as modifications and alternatives will be offered.
Healthy nibbles and drinks provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Come and join us to get winter wise, warm and well.
|10 November 2018||13.00 - 17.00||Super Sleep Saturday - A Yoga and Sleep Workshop
Not sleeping and feeling stressed about it?
Insomnia affects many of us in a variety of ways and can be debilitating and have an effect on all the systems of the body if left unattended.
Join this 4 hour workshop to explore what may be preventing you from having a refreshing nights sleep. Try simple ‘super sleep’ yoga, meditation, useful breathing and relaxation techniques, energy practices, and gain practical tips and tools to work with.
All of this combined with a little ‘sleep science’ will help you increase your understanding of sleep PLUS improve your chances of actually enjoying some!
No experience of yoga necessary! The session will include discussion, friendly accessible talk, practical yoga (with modifications for all), movement and enquiry, helpful breathing practices, visualisation and lots of opportunity to relax.
|18 May 2019 - 1 Sept 2019||10.00 - 16.00||Humanistic Course with Peter Blackaby
An intensive 4 weekend course with Peter Blackaby.
18/19 May - Yoga is not Exercise/ Theories of Movement
22/23 June - Restoring Normal Function/ Bottom up and top down processing mapping the body
13/14 July - Yoga and the Mereological fallacy / What's so special about breathing?
31 August and 1 September - Pain theory in yoga / Secularism, belief, religion, spirituality and God..a discussion
For further details on the themes Pete will be covering please email us - [email protected]
Booking is currently open for the whole 4 weekend course and individual weekend booking is unavailable.
A deposit of £100 will secure your place with the balance due 6 weeks before course commencement. To pay a deposit only please use the single day booking option which will take a £100 payment.
Early bird booking fee of £600 available if full payment is made by the end of December 2018. Please contact us if you would like to take up this option.
|£100/£640||Book 1 DayBook WeekendEnquire|