Celebrate in Ceremony New Years Eve Workshop
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Celebrate in Ceremony New Years Eve Workshop

Join Steph for an evening of honouring this potent time of transition. New years eve is a time where we are called to fully honour the death of experiences, relationships, part of our Selves from the year before, prepare ourselves for the birth of the new, and continue to tend that which is still in transition. By allowing ourselves to fully feel the grief of what has ended we can approach the new year with clarity and wisdom.

This workshop will include several practices including a light yoga practice, shamanic drumming ceremony, journaling practice and time to spend with new friends over a glass of bubbly.

Please bring a journal and small drum/tambourine/rattle if you have one (we will provide some).

£30 per person. If finances are a concern please email us at hello@kalicollective.com to arrange an alternative exchange if possible.

Minimum numbers apply for this workshop. If we don’t have enough signed up you will be refunded in full one week prior to the event.

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Intro to Vinyasa // Yoga for beginners | with Scott McDonald
Jan
12
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 £30

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Bigger Backbends with Alice Gray
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Bigger Backbends with Alice Gray

In regular public classes we rarely get the chance to focus fully on working to bigger backbends. In this two-and-a-half-hour workshop led by Alice, you’ll learn how to safely and effectively deepen your experience in this family of postures.

We will look at a variety of techniques to strengthen the back body and open the front body so that we can build towards and/or deepen our experience in postures such as Wheel Pose and its variations, Dancers Pose, Inverted Staff Pose, and King Pidgeon. Opportunity to try out assisted drop backs will be there for students also should they wish.

This workshop is for those with a regular yoga practice wishing to take the time to deepen their understanding of backbends and learn how to sustainably advance their full experience in these postures.

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Find Your Flow with Adam Hocke
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Find Your Flow with Adam Hocke

Why do we flow, and how can we do it better? 

Improve and customise your sun salutations, learn how to do chaturanga with precision, and develop the practical ability to breathe, move, step, and hop in rhythm. Enlist and integrate core, shoulder strength, and breath to find your personal flow.

£30 per workshop of £50 for the weekend

ABOUT ADAM

Adam Hocke is a teacher, writer, and mentor empowering his students’ yoga practice and self-care. Through a unique blend of vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, he offers anatomically precise, strong, and accessible classes to physically awaken and renew the body and mind. Adam’s award-winning blog and Yoga with Adam podcast act as a global practice resource center for yogis from over 135 countries and all 50 U.S. states. In London, his beginner courses, weekly classes, and workshops have begun and supported the yoga journeys of thousands of students. Corporate clients have included top banks, creative agencies, law firms, and high-profile technology companies. Adam leads teacher trainings, intensives, and conference sessions developing and inspiring the next generation of yoga practitioners and educators.

As a writer, his work is published on major yoga, wellness, and healthy living websites and social channels including Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, YogaDownload, Elephant Journal, and Jason Crandell Yoga as well as featured in the book, Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off Your Mat. Additionally, Adam is a columnist and cover feature writer for Om Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine, for which his writing has been translated into numerous languages. As a speaker, Adam has been broadcast on webinars and interviewed on podcasts across the world.

Adam is a senior student of Jason Crandell, whom he assists on advanced teacher trainings and immersions. He holds a BFA and MA from New York University, where he was awarded the Newington Cropsey Fellowship for emerging artists and scholars.

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Arm Balances & Inversions for Everyone
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Arm Balances & Inversions for Everyone

How do we get upside down? How do we stay up? How do we get back down in one piece?

Handstand, Forearm stand, Crow, and the like may seem like all-or-nothing postures, but learn how to take it one step at a time and begin to include or refine these tough but joyful postures within your practice.

£30 per workshop of £50 for the weekend



ABOUT ADAM

Adam Hocke is a teacher, writer, and mentor empowering his students’ yoga practice and self-care. Through a unique blend of vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, he offers anatomically precise, strong, and accessible classes to physically awaken and renew the body and mind. Adam’s award-winning blog and Yoga with Adam podcast act as a global practice resource center for yogis from over 135 countries and all 50 U.S. states. In London, his beginner courses, weekly classes, and workshops have begun and supported the yoga journeys of thousands of students. Corporate clients have included top banks, creative agencies, law firms, and high-profile technology companies. Adam leads teacher trainings, intensives, and conference sessions developing and inspiring the next generation of yoga practitioners and educators.

As a writer, his work is published on major yoga, wellness, and healthy living websites and social channels including Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, YogaDownload, Elephant Journal, and Jason Crandell Yoga as well as featured in the book, Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off Your Mat. Additionally, Adam is a columnist and cover feature writer for Om Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine, for which his writing has been translated into numerous languages. As a speaker, Adam has been broadcast on webinars and interviewed on podcasts across the world.

Adam is a senior student of Jason Crandell, whom he assists on advanced teacher trainings and immersions. He holds a BFA and MA from New York University, where he was awarded the Newington Cropsey Fellowship for emerging artists and scholars.

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Annual Festive Shindig
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

Annual Festive Shindig

Join us this holiday season to celebrate our community! This year we are hosting a by donation yoga class with all proceeds going to Simon Community Scotland. Class will be followed by our annual festive potluck to share your treats with the community. Bring your favourite dish, crisps, veggies, anything at all to share with others as you enjoy their treats too. BYOB and we will have mulled wine and music to boogie to.

Please sign up online at kalicollective.com to book the yoga class. Suggested donation is £5-10. All students who attend the class will receive a free Kali Collective water bottle!

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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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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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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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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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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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