Power Hoop | with Claire Fisher
Sep
2
to Sep 23

Power Hoop | with Claire Fisher

This 4-week course, equally suitable for beginners and people with previous hula hooping experience, will explore Powerhooping not only as a great way to get a sweat on, but also as a form of meditation and creative expression.

Due to their weight and large diameter, Powerhoops are easier to use than traditional lighter hula hoops whilst also promoting rapid development of the body’s core muscles. You’ll learn how to use the hoop as a tool to strengthen your body, focus your mind, and improve your sense of rhythm and coordination. Each 1hour session will take you on a journey into dance styles from across the globe, from Africa all the way to Latin America (no previous dance experience necessary). The sessions will be tailored to allow you to progress at a pace that serves you and your body.

While each session will be playful and fun, we will also delve deeper into Powerhooping as an aid to achieving mindfulness and the psychological state of ‘flow’, also known as ‘getting in the zone’. Intense concentration and the merging of movement and awareness are required whilst hooping, making it a great way to access the mental state of flow. This state of mindfulness is accompanied by many physical and mental benefits, such as deepened breathing, heightened body awareness, increased productivity, calmness, and even euphoria. The fusion of energetic, expressive movement alongside breath work and relaxation during these sessions is a recipe for feeling both
empowered and blissed out!

Here are just a few of many other benefits Powerhooping can offer the mind and body:

  • Full-circle training: Powerhooping strengthens the full 360 degree circle of the body’s core muscles like no other singular training exercise out there. It improves core stability by building a ‘body armour’ of muscle mass, in turn protecting the spine.
  • Loss of self-consciousness: Because the act of hooping requires the majority of our attentional resources, it has an amazing way of bringing you into the present moment and letting you enjoy the here and now.
  • Enhanced expressive creativity: Enjoy the therapeutic effects that are to be gained from learning a new skill that involves self-expression through movement and dance, whilst also releasing those heavenly endorphins.

Claire has been hooping for four years now and, although her training background lies in fitness, her teaching style is heavily inspired by elements of yoga. Her classes combine expressive movement, invigorating cardio, breath-led muscular strength exercises, and relaxation. Having recently completed a PhD in Psychology, she is particularly interested in the positive impact hooping has on the mind as well as the body.

Weekly Powerhoop hire is included in the price of the course, with the option to choose different weights of hoop as you progress.

Client testimonials

Helen Mitchell – “Love it! Great fun and Claire is such a good instructor.”

Heather Longwell – “Claire is a fantastic fitness instructor and her class is one of my absolute favourites. She keeps every class completely unique, and you won't believe how much you sweat by the end! The music is always fantastic, and it doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner or total pro, she keeps everyone involved at all times. Can't recommend this wee gem of a class enough!”

Rachel Wilson – “Claire is amazing! So friendly and enthusiastic even when my hoop was pretty much constantly falling on the floor! Her classes are fun
and high energy and a great workout too. Would recommend to everyone!”

Bekki Weiss – “Wonderful class and teacher! I’ve never had so much fun doing a workout.”

Katrino Reid – “I have never smiled so much as I do at these classes!”

Shona Fridh – “Awesome instructor and lots of fun. I've brought two different people along to classes and they loved it. Highly recommend giving it a try, you won’t regret it. It’s a great workout!”

Sam McFarlane – “Definitely loved it! So much more fun than I expected and I expected fun!”

Cost: £40 for the 4-week course, including hoop hire.

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Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Cayetana Rodenas
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Cayetana Rodenas

This Teacher Training is a 3 day course - mainly practical with some theory - in which you will experience how to be a kid again and connect with your inner child, in order to be able to work with children and teach them Yoga in a very joyful, playful and positive way. It is an opening of the heart, coming back to where it all started. In this training you will receive the tools and confidence to become a professional Kids Yoga Teacher, as soon as you complete the course. I will also provide you with a fully comprehensive manual for you to keep, as a long time reference to creating your classes and getting the inspiration for your teachings.

Course Content:

  • Games and techniques to teach Yoga in a playful way
  • Games and techniques to teach Yoga to different age groups
  • Yoga Asanas for kids, partner and group
  • Breathing and meditation techniques and games
  • Group dynamics for kids and teenagers
  • Acroyoga basics and Thai Massage sequence for kids
  • How to teach Yamas and Niyamas to kids
  • How to teach Pranayama to kids
  • How to teach Family Yoga
  • How to keep and maintain kids' attention during the class
  • Basic Yoga techniques for special needs kids
  • How to create and sequence your classes

Certification:

This course is certified by the Yoga Alliance International, YAI, and it qualifies you to teach Kids Yoga anywhere in the world.

Cost:

£300 per person

Who is this for?

Anyone passionate abut working with kids. Educators, yoga teachers sports coaches and parents all benefit from this course in unique ways and are able to deepen their connection to the kids through authentic experiences fuelled by their own inner child!

Schedule:

Friday 15th September 3pm -7pm

Saturday 16th September 11:15am - 8:15pm

Sunday 17th September 11:15am - 8:15pm

More information: 

Find out more about Cayetana and her course on www.yogakidsworld.com

Our very own Jenny took this course back in 2014 and can't recommend it highly enough. It changed Jenny's perspective on teaching and her own practice and it also planted the seed for the Scotland wide project

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Eat Breath Thrive - Yoga, Food and Body Image Intensive with Chelsea Roff
Sep
29
to Oct 2

Eat Breath Thrive - Yoga, Food and Body Image Intensive with Chelsea Roff

YOGA, FOOD & BODY IMAGE INTENSIVE

This dynamic training will teach you an innovative yoga-based approach to mindful eating, emotional health, and body confidence. Food and body image challenges affect individuals from all walks of life. Whether it’s eating to avoid feelings, dieting to lose weight, or wearing makeup to look younger, nearly everyone deals with that “not enough” feeling at one time or another. Yoga and meditation provide a rich set of tools that support healthy eating, emotional resilience, and positive body image. In this training, you’ll learn a mind-body approach to overcoming food and body image challenges on all ends of the spectrum. Presented by Chelsea Roff, Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive, this in-depth training is for yoga teachers, mental health practitioners, educators, and students alike.

● Explore the spectrum of food and body image issues, from undereating and overexercising to binge eating and body insecurities

● Discover the latest research on genetic, psychological, and sociocultural causes of eating disorders

● Learn how to recognize and reach out to individuals who may be struggling with eating disorders in secrecy and isolation.

● Identify ways in which you may unintentionally transmit negative body image messages to students or clients

● Explore psychoeducational exercises that support healthy eating, positive body image, and radical self-acceptance

● Discover how yoga and meditation affect the nervous system, in particular in individuals with a history of trauma

● Practice yoga-based exercises for coping with difficult emotions and building resilience

● Experience mindfulness-based meditations for tuning into hunger and fullness signals

*This training serves as Module One of the Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Training. Graduates are eligible to apply for Module Two , an online mentorship and certification program.

Course schedule: 

Friday - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 11:30am - 1:30 / 3:00 - 7:00pm

Sunday 11:30am - 1:30 / 3:00 - 7:00pm

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Pilates Matwork Instructor Training Intensive with Victoria Cunningham - Downey
Jul
7
to Aug 6

Pilates Matwork Instructor Training Intensive with Victoria Cunningham - Downey

Want a new healthy career as a Pilates Instructor?

Perhaps you would like to lead a happy, active, healthy life as a full-time certified Pilates professional. Or add this teaching qualification to your existing career portfolio.

If so, the StretchBodyMind Pilates Matwork Instructor Training has been designed with you in mind.

It combines industry accredited training with comprehensive mentoring support and offers you the opportunity to start a new career sharing the work of Joseph Pilates without having to leave your current job to do so.

This course, which will take place at the Kali Collective, consists of two 3-day weekend intensives a month apart followed by an assessment day 8 weeks later. The intensive nature of the course means that this is particularly suitable for career changers.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for people who have a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology (ideally above GCSE level) and who have been attending Pilates mat classes for approximately 6 months.

It also works for those healthcare/fitness/yoga professionals who wish to expand their teaching portfolio and enhance their earning potential.

If you have limited Pilates experience you would be expected to attend at least 2 or 3 classes to gain familiarity before you attend this practical course.

During the course you will learn the principles of Pilates Matwork as well as how to programme and instruct a series of Pilates Matwork sessions.

Certification: 

On completion of the course you will gain a Level 3 Diploma from Active IQ and is worth 20 CPD points with REPS (the Register of Exercise Professionals). This gives the highest nationally recognised qualification for Pilates in the UK.

Dates:

July 7/8/9, August 4/5/6, Assessment date October 7th. Times TBC

Investment:

£1395 early bird, £1495 after May 7th. 

Registration is now closed.

 

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40 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Skills in Action. With Natalie Rousseau
Jun
29
to Jul 3

40 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. Skills in Action. With Natalie Rousseau

The Skill in Action program is a 5 day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training designed to support yoga teachers in crafting exceptional yoga classes. This program is open to anyone who has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program and has an interest in teaching yoga with greater skill and refinement.

Each day will include lectures and discussions on topics related to teaching, opportunities to practice teach, and an intermediate level group asana practice. This will not only be a chance to work on some of the hard skills related to teaching but also an opportunity to engage in conversation with other teachers about some of the challenges we face and to troubleshoot strategies for overcoming them.

Topics of Study Will Include:
Sequencing strategies for mixed levels
How to teach advanced postures skillfully
Language skills and cueing
Creating a curriculum and designing workshops and retreats
Teaching tools, demonstrations & classroom management
Working with inspirational themes and philosophy teachings
How to empower your studies and stay inspired
How to get clarity around what kind of teacher you are
And more!!

Participants Will Receive:
Skill in Action Teaching Manual
Certificate of Completion (can be used for Continuing Education credits with the Yoga Alliance)
Membership in private group forum space to facilitate further conversation

Schedule:

8:30-5:30PM on Friday, Monday, Tuesday

11:15-8:15PM Saturday and Sunday

Investment of £499

£100 non refundable deposit to hold your space.

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30 Hour Physio Led Advanced Anatomy Training for Fitness Instructors
Jun
8
to Jun 11

30 Hour Physio Led Advanced Anatomy Training for Fitness Instructors

This course was created by Lara Yanik and Jen Gully, founders of Neumovement Studios in Canada and huge inspirations for Kali's founder, Steph! With many years experience and education, Lara and Jen have created an anatomy program that is changing and enhancing the way we understand the body.

This course will be lead by a movement instructor and a physiotherapist and is open to all fitness instructors. 

Movement Foundation - Program Description

Body foundations – the systems that make up a balanced body and how they work together
Neutral spine
Basic anatomy of our central universe - thoracic spine and pelvis
Basic anatomy of lumbar spine, hips, and cervical spine
Postural analysis
8 Physical Bodies
How to create functional stability in our thoracic spine, pelvis, lumbar spine, hips and cervical spine
Neuromuscular component of stability – firing patterns Neuromuscular stability in poses

Dates: June 8th - 11th.

Timings: 

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th: 8am - 4:30pm

Saturday 10th: 8am - 5pm

Sunday 11th: 8am - 3:30pm

Investment: £599 

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