Workshops provide an opportunity to dive a little deeper into your practice. Open to all levels they enable us to take a little more time with ourselves and this beautiful practice.
embracing quiet - a yin & restorative yoga workshop
Saturday 23 November| 14.00 - 17.00 | The Life Centre, Islington, N1 8QH
Eastern traditions recognise that true wellbeing comes from balancing the opposing energies of yin (calm and cooling) and yang (energetic and fiery). Modern, city culture which often promotes striving and achieving over resting and reflecting can make this balance hard to achieve.
This workshop will seek to redress the balance. In the initial yin practice (a largely floor-based practice - not a downward dog in sight!) poses are held for 3 minutes or longer allowing muscles and connective tissues to gradually release. We will then drop into deeper stillness through restorative poses. With the body supported by props, but before the edge of stretch our nervous system can drop into a deep relaxation so we return to our lives a little more balanced, revived and refreshed.
Places are £35/£40 (£35 early bird booking rate until 16 November). Open to all levels.
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a nourishing day to rest and digest
Sunday 5 January | 10.30 - 17.00 | Upper Studio, Yoga Campus Finsbury Park, 7 Thane Works, Thane Villas, London, N7 7PH
Are tummy troubles causing you problems? Are you running on low energy and high stress?
Join myself and Nutritional Therapist Katie Edwards for a day exploring how stress affects our digestive system and how yoga, mindfulness and nutrition can help us feel energised and functioning at our best.
You're not just what you eat, you're what you absorb. And if you're stressed out, running on empty or just getting through the day, your digestion can really struggle. Sometimes this can show up as day-to-day nervous knots, bloating, bathroom troubles or full blown digestive issues. This isn't how you're meant to feel or how it has to be.
If this sounds like you, or you are wondering if your stress levels might be a factor in feeling lethargic and dull, then come and join myself and Nutritional Therapist Katie Edwards for a day exploring how stress affects our digestions and - most importantly - what you can do to feel mentally and physically better again.
This practical and informative day include:
Real life advice on what (and how) to eat to calm your nerves and support you when stress is factor.
Relaxing yoga sessions to support improved digestion (all levels welcome)
Short mindfulness practices that you can incorporate into your busy life.
A goodie pack to take away including recipes and practical tips and tricks.
The day takes place at the beautiful Yoga Campus Finsbury Park Lower Studio (a 5 minute walk from Finsbury Park station). It is equipped with all the props, bolsters and blankets that you will need to feel nourished and supported.
Bookings to open shortly (view map)
For more information on Katie visit www.katieedwardsnutrition.com.
beginners' yoga workshop
Saturday 18 January| 14.00 - 17.00 | Yoga On The Lane, E8 2EB
This workshop is perfect for both complete beginners and those very new to the mat. In a friendly setting we will explore the foundations yoga and discover that you don't need to be bendy to have a beautiful practice.
This session will introduce you to how to practice with mindful awareness; breathing techniques; the foundations for safe alignment for healthy, happy joints; modifications that enables us to celebrate our body's differences; as well as nourishing ourselves with deep relaxation.
Places are £30. Open to all. No experience of yoga necessary.