Jasmine Trust Yoga Events

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31 August 201818.30-20.30 An Introduction to Gentle Somatic Yoga with James Knight and Teya Alden

Jasmine Trust is delighted to welcome back James Knight, founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga, for his third visit from the USA.

Gentle Somatic Yoga is an exploration of movement that is revolutionary in its ability to improve health, wellbeing, quality of life, and personal performance.

In this workshop James will guide you through corrective and therapeutic exercises called Somatic Movement Flows®. Somatic Movement Flows, are ideal for erasing persistent tension-based patterns throughout the body and dramatically increasing flexibility through the healing power of brain-to-muscle repatterning.

A portion of the workshop will be co-facilitated by Teya Alden. Teya is certified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES- Katy Bowman’s Nutritious Movement training). Her emphasis for this workshop will be on generative stance and gait.

All ages and abilities are welcome to this introductory session.


For more information, please visit these websites:  www.GentleSomaticYoga.com        www.TeyaAlden.com

£25 Book NowEnquire
July / Augustvariable Summer Classes

Summer Classes 2018


Come and join us in July and August for our special timetable of classes.


Monday 30th July at 5pm and 6.45pm – Anne

Tuesday 31st July at 10.15am – Anne (cottage)

Tuesday 31st July at 6pm – Julie

Wednesday 1st August at 5.45pm – Angela

Wednesday 1st August at 7.30pm – Alison

Tuesday 7th August at 6pm – Julie

Wednesday 8th August at 7.30pm – Alison

Thursday 9th August at 10.15am – Julie (cottage)

Monday 13th August at 5pm and 6.45pm - Anne (cottage)

Tuesday 14th August at 10.15am – Anne (cottage)

Monday 20th August at 5pm and 6.45pm – Anne

Tuesday 21st August at 10.15am – Anne

Tuesday 21st August at 6pm – Julie

Wednesday 22nd August at 7.30pm – Alison

Thursday 23rd August at 10.15am - Julie

Tuesday 28th August at 10.15am – Anne

Wednesday 29th August at 5.45pm - Angela


All classes must be pre-booked and paid in advance by the end of JULY.


If you are booking online via website only 1 class payment can be taken at a time so you will need to go through the process for each class you book.

You may find it easier to pay by cash/ cheque or bank transfer. Please ask us for details.

Don't forget!!! ...email us to tell us which classes you are booking if paying online or by bank transfer.

Call / Email us or sign up at the centre.

Cost: £8 per class

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14 September 201818.15 - 20.15 Turning Yin with Julie Robinson

An evening of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Julie Robinson

Join Julie for this late summer/ early autumn practice where our focus will be on turning inwards as the frenetic, yang energy of summer begins to slow down. 

Yin is a practice of movement toward stillness which by its very nature encourages reflection and self enquiry.

In preparation for the emergence of autumn we will begin to work with the lungs and large intestine meridians.

This restful and quiet evening practice will be an antidote to the busy business of everyday living and will be followed by a yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
Grab the bolsters and blankets and settle in.

All are welcome


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20 October 201810.00 - 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.



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27 October - 28 October 201810.00 - 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
10 November 201813.00 - 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.

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18 May 2019 - 1 Sept 201910.00 - 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. 

Fee: £640 - a deposit of £100 will secure your place with the balance due 6 weeks before course commencement. Please contact us for details of how you can make a deposit 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.


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