Intro to Vinyasa // Yoga for beginners | with Scott McDonald
Apr
28
2:30 PM14:30

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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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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