Up Skill Your Vinyasa Practice | Strong Shoulders
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Up Skill Your Vinyasa Practice | Strong Shoulders

In vinyasa yoga we can put a lot of disproportionate stress on our shoulders. In this workshop you will learn why and how to strengthen the entire shoulder girdle and cultivate greater balance in this area. You will work through key techniques in weight-bearing postures that will reduce repetitive stress and help mitigate common potential injury. You'll use this knowledge within the workshop to explore actions of the shoulders in fundamental postures such as down dog and chaturanga, and how to skilfully build on these principles when doing inversions. For both newer and more experienced students with a regular practice.

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4 Week Beginners Mat Pilates Course
Nov
3
to Nov 24

4 Week Beginners Mat Pilates Course

Classes focus on the core elements of Pilates, helping to improve flexibility and build strength, whilst empowering the whole body. We put emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. As Joseph Pilates once said; ‘Pilates is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit’.

Classes are accessible to everyone - even if you have never done Matwork Pilates before, come along and have a go!

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Wim Hof Method Fundamentals Workshop with Allan Brownlie

In this workshop you will learn about and experience all three pillars of the WMH: cold exposure, breathing and mindset/focus. The goal is to give you some powerful tools to boost your health, improve your concentration and energy levels, better connect with your body and mind, and much much more!

Potential Benefits of the Wim Hof Method include:

  • Decreased Inflammation

  • Manage Chronic Pain

  • Feel Less Stressed

  • Boundless Energy Levels

  • Burn Fat

  • Sleep Improvement

  • Better Blood Circulation

  • Enhanced Athletic Performance

  • Recover Faster


On the day

1pm- 2:30pm

Breathing and meditation.


2:30pm- 3pm

Break


1pm- 3pm

Exercises, Cold Physiology, ice bath

Investment: Early Bird £95 until

Clothing
Bathing suit, towel, flip flops, warm clothes

Food
You are welcome to bring a small snack if you like to eat in the break. Best to eat light before the workshop commence.

HOW TO PREPARE:

If you are new to cold exposure, in the days leading up to the workshop end your warm shower with 30-60 seconds of cold water only. Begin with your feet and then follow with your legs, your stomach, shoulders, neck and back. Focus on calming down your breath. Don’t put your head under the cold shower, it is better to skip the cold shower on the head for the first month. This way you will become more familiar with the way your body reacts to the cold.

Everyone can participate to their own ability and level of comfort. No pressure, just fun day of new experiences and learning. If you have any health conditions or concerns please contact us beforehand and/or check with your doctor. The goal of the workshop is share these simple and effective health and performance improvement tools.

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About Allan

We live in these unique digital times, where a world of endless information and possibilities is available at the touch of our fingertips. Which is great – but it made me realise some years ago, that I didn’t truly understand my mind and my body. I came to a stage in my life where I was emotionally drained, underweight and ready to abandon the unhealthy lifestyle I had developed over the years. That’s when my quest to find myself began, and I discovered the Wim Hof Method (WHM).

When I tried the different WHM breathing techniques for the first time, I realized ‘WOW, THIS IS IT!’. My breath became my foundation, my balance and my compass for building momentum and confidence. I optimized my lifestyle and conquered the cold. With the help of a range of easy to learn techniques I was able to become a better version of my old self. Today, I feel like I can trust my body and mind again.

I was part of the first international group of people to become a certified Wim Hof Method Instructor. It helped me to become extremely focussed and creative, with improved fitness levels. Using Wim Hof’s method, my body and mind learned to cope with natural stresses they endure when I’m out and about, and it has allowed me to establish a genuine connection with nature.

This resulted in being able to climb the highest mountain of the Outer Hebrides (Scotland) and two impressive mountains in Poland, bare chested wearing only shorts, in weather conditions of -10 to -15 degrees Celsius.

Trust me: I’m not special. Anyone can do this, if you are willing to dig deep into your physiology using the great techniques of the Wim Hof Method. It’s simple, it’s effective and the science backs it up.

I’m looking forward to meeting you during one of my workshops or retreats. If you have any questions in the meantime, please do get in touch. I’m more than happy to help.

Love,

Allan

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Mystery | 2 Hour Blindfolded Yin with Steph Wall
Dec
2
1:30 PM13:30

Mystery | 2 Hour Blindfolded Yin with Steph Wall

As much as we cling to the comfort of knowing, life is full of mystery and the unknown. When we take preference for staying in the light, where we can see all things, we disregard the darkness. A place full of potential, curiosity, and depth of life. The stillness, the dark, the mystery is uncomfortable and yet can bring us to a deep relationship with Spirit and Self.

During this practice, we will plunge into the unknown and sit in the stillness of the mystery. Two hours of blindfolded yin will help you dive into the deep and vast richness of yourself to see the part that is waiting for you, in the darkness.

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Up Skill Your Vinyasa Practice | Supple Spine
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Up Skill Your Vinyasa Practice | Supple Spine

Your spine is part of the central axis to your body so it’s important to use it well. In this workshop we will break down the range of motion of the different regions of the spine, how it works bio-mechanically in relationship to your pelvis and how you can confidently use this understanding to enhance and skilfully deepen your vinyasa yoga practice. You will learn why and how to distribute load throughout your body so that you can free up this region for more smooth and stable movement. You will use this knowledge to explore a variety of back-bends including wheel pose and asymmetrical back-bends such as king pigeon and dancers pose. For both newer and more experienced students with a regular practice.

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Intro to Vinyasa // Yoga for beginners | with Scott McDonald
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Vinyasa // Yoga for beginners | with Scott McDonald

Intro to Vinyasa // Yoga for beginners | with Scott McDonald

Vinyasa vin yäsə/: noun: 

  • movement between poses in yoga, typically accompanied by regulated breathing.
  • a method of yoga in which vinyasa movements form a flowing sequence in coordination with the breath.

Taking place in a warm, friendly and supportive studio environment, Scott will lead you through a 2.5 hour workshop stepping through the Vinyasa style of yoga.

Over the afternoon we will cover:

  • Body alignment fundamentals
  • Sun Salutations for Vinyasa Flow classes
  • A variety of standing, seated and lying postures
  • An introduction to yogic breath work

We will end the workshop with a deeply relaxing yoga nidra.

This workshop is designed for absolute beginners who might find the idea of attending a class intimidating. The pace of the workshop will be slow with plenty of opportunity for questions and exploration.

Yogis with an existing practice are also welcome – the workshop will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the foundation of their asana practice.

Cost £25

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Up-skill your vinyasa yoga practice I Leg Power
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Up-skill your vinyasa yoga practice I Leg Power

Standing postures in yoga are the bread and butter of our physical practice. We do them all the time but they're actually some of the hardest postures to do well.  In this workshop you will practise standing pose combinations that produce balanced strength and flexibility in the entire lower body and hip joint. You will learn the key actions of the feet and legs in relation to the hips when performing common but complex postures such as lunges, warrior I, II and triangle pose. We will explore fundamental concepts that will simultaneously mitigate risk of common yoga injuries while enhancing and deepening your experience across these postures and your wider practice. For both newer and more experienced students with a regular practice.

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Thai Yoga Massage For Everyone
Sep
29
1:30 PM13:30

Thai Yoga Massage For Everyone

Here is a wonderful opportunity for a taster of this very special dynamic healing art from Thailand. Come along and learn how to give a relaxing Thai Yoga massage to bring ease to the mind and body, both for the giver and the receiver! We begin with a short yoga and meditation warm up to get us in the mindset for relaxing touch. Then you’ll be ready to learn some techniques that will benefit your family and friends, including some Thai Yoga moves. This 3 hour workshop is fun and accessible, fully clothed, no previous experience necessary, and you don't need to be super fit, just agile enough to kneel on at floor level. Come with a friend or on your own, relax and enjoy!

This workshop is £30 for 3 hours

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Yin Yoga & Meditation for Spring with Lorraine
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Yin Yoga & Meditation for Spring with Lorraine

Join Lorraine for an exploratory workshop of Yin Yoga and Meditation.  This workshop will focus on the seasonal spring meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) of the liver and gallbladder. We will look to replenish, balance and restore on a physical and emotional level.

Yin yoga is a practice of long-held floor-based poses, typically held between three to five minutes, these longer held poses apply steady pressure on the connective tissues of the body, such as the tendons, ligaments and fascia. Increasing circulation to the joints and improving flexibility. It also focuses on opening and unblocking your meridians (energy pathways) that run through your body. These meridians directly affect you and your organs.

As Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga.  We will also put strong focus on cultivating stillness in the body and in the mind.

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Handstand Workshop | with Sam McFarlane
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Handstand Workshop | with Sam McFarlane

Join Sam McFarlane for a 2-hour workshop on getting upside down!

Sam will teach you drills, techniques and different approaches to progressing towards handstand. With Sam's years of diverse training you will be sure to leave a little closer to handstand!

A basic understanding on the body is suggested however you do not need to be able to already hold handstand to join this workshop. 

Only 12 spaces.

2pm-4pm

£40

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​Sacred Chocolate - A Women's Cacao Ceremony | with Fiona Sears
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

​Sacred Chocolate - A Women's Cacao Ceremony | with Fiona Sears

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Join us in this monthly gathering, where you are invited to come as you are. 

A loving container for you to rest, nourish your soft animal body and connect deeper with its innate wisdom. 

The support offered by circles such as this one has been a key to my life process, a warm reminder that I am held and loved. 

I want to share this with you! 

Cacao is a wonderful way to work with plants as medicine. It has been a teacher in my life pointing to softness, joy and permission to experience the pleasure of being fully in my body (and not constantly led by the whims of my mind). It has taught me to 'Be with' what is unfolding within. To slow down when this is needed, but to be able to speed up when the time for this comes too. 

I am holding this space for you to connect directly and in your own way with the medicine and teaching of Cacao, for you to receive all that is truly needed. But, as with any practice or medicine, the real work is done in your everyday life. Once the message is received, it is your responsibility to integrate this in your day to day, moment to moment living. 

As well as the supportive energy of the cacao itself, we will be engaging in a variety of practices that will follow each month's theme, usually inspired by the cycle of the seasons and celtic festivals. I love working with movement and breath, restorative yoga as well as the richness of essential oils, so there are bound to be some of these included in our gathering! 

Here is a taster video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ_mQ-e9mfk&t=19s

If you would like more detail on how I work with cacao and my personal journey with this wonderful plant you are welcome to read more here: https://fionasears.wordpress.com/plant-medicine/raw-cacao/

The only contra-indications to working with cacao are any severe heart related illness or certain types of (older) anti-depressant medications. 

Please ask your doctor before attending if you are unsure.

I look forward to welcoming you into our circle! 

Saturday 20th January | 2-6pm | £40

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Fiona Sears is a seasoned space holder, Sacred Chocolate magic-maker, Somatic Bodyworker and Restorative Yoga teacher. For the better part of 6 years she has been exploring and learning about the body, healing traditions, yoga and plant medicine. She has worked with dozens of women in sacred circles and attended  many ceremonies of different kinds and has gathered the best from these experiences brining them into her practise today.

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Yoga Stability - Getting Out of Our Own Way: The freedom of confinement takes you to the next place | with Meredith Cameron
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Yoga Stability - Getting Out of Our Own Way: The freedom of confinement takes you to the next place | with Meredith Cameron

Yoga Stability is a practice that gives you insight and intelligence as to why certain yoga poses might feel amazing or certain yoga poses might hurt.

Learn information about particular injuries and aches and soothing them with stability tactics. Explore a handful of stability tactics that will change your game. We will kick old habits and rewire, as we give our organs the space and efficiency they need. It's all about feeling good.

We will:

  • Explore familiar yoga poses.
  • Break them down and relearn them with particular stability tactics.
  • Gather around and learn that we all have our own set of conditions to work with heaps of adjustments so that we can feel what it's like to be on our own symmetrical grid.

You begin to see and hear differently when you practice from a stable approach. Information is gathered, applied and your life begins to shift.

Getting Out of Our Own Way: The freedom of confinement takes you to the next place.

There's so much to do once you are in a pose. We will learn to get off of ourselves and get over ourselves. So often we sit in our joints and energy and information becomes stagnant. We then begin to use compensatory skills. In this workshop, we will instead, learn how to provide ourselves with proper insight and potential, enhance efficiency of our bodies, and bring our second nature forward (insight, intelligence, skill and technique).
A good yoga pose. A good relationship. It all has the same demand.

November 18th, 2017 - 4pm-6pm

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Yoga Stability - Cleaning it Up: Move with leverage vs. effort | with Meredith Cameron
Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Yoga Stability - Cleaning it Up: Move with leverage vs. effort | with Meredith Cameron

Yoga Stability is a practice that gives you insight and intelligence as to why certain yoga poses might feel amazing or certain yoga poses might hurt.

Learn information about particular injuries and and aches and soothing them with stability tactics. Explore a handful of stability tactics that will change your game. We will kick old habits and rewire, as we give our organs the space and efficiency they need. It's all about feeling good.

We will:

  • Explore familiar yoga poses.
  • Break them down and relearn them with particular stability tactics.
  • Gather around and learn that we all have our own set of conditions to work with heaps of adjustments so that we can feel what it's like to be on our own symmetrical grid.

You begin to see and hear differently when you practice from a stable approach. Information is gathered, applied and your life begins to shift.

In this specific workshop we will be finding angles and talking about the differences of moving and setting up poses with bones versus muscles.

It's not about being too tight or too loose. Too flexible or too stiff. A shape is a shape and it all gets reconciled when form is formidable. You use something the proper way, and it will clean up. When a hand gets plugged in, a lung has the chance to open. This workshop is all about setting up familiar yoga poses in a more stable way.

November 18th, 2017 - 1.30pm-3.30pm

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