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 8 February| 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.
let the light shine in - a therapeutic practice for dark days
Saturday 15 February | 14.00 - 17.00 | Yoga On The Lane, E8 2EB
Mid-February can be a challenging time for many of us. As the darkness of winter begins to take its toll and the lightness of spring isn't quite upon us, many of us can feel both tired in the body and low in the mind. Join me for an afternoon of gentle, therapeutic yoga to re-energise our bodies and uplift our minds. This blues-busting workshop will combine a gentle, therapeutic flowing practice to uplift our energy and reconnect to the light within us. We will then drop into stillness with deep rest and yoga nidra.
Places are £30. Open to all.
therapeutic yoga for stress and fatigue
Saturday 21 March| 14.00 - 15.00 | Yoga On The Lane, E8 2EB
Stress affects us all at points in our lives. Whilst short bursts of stress can be necessary to stimulate and activate us, operating in this mode over long periods of time simply depletes us. When suffering with stress we can feel a huge tiredness in our bodies but spinning activity in our minds which make the rest that we crave hard to access.
This workshop will explore what happens in our bodies when we get stressed and yoga tools that we can reach for to restore a sense of calm and access deep rest. The session will incorporate the gentle but powerful 'pawanmuktasana' joint-releasing series which will ease tension from tip to toe allowing energy to flow freely but calmly through the body again. Once the body has found some ease and the mind has found some calm we will drop into restorative stillness to soak up deep rest.
Places are £30. Open to all. No experience of yoga necessary.
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