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Slow down London weekend 13th — 14th May 2017

Slow Down London weekend special is a two day celebration of slowing down, rejuvenating and loving healthy lifestyle. With the most experienced teahcers and industry masters we designed the programme of workshops, treatments and events to offer you a precious chance to soften and dial down

The Slow Down London includes

Laughter Yoga with Wes and Time at Laughter Time
Gong Bath and Sound Healing with world renowned composer Tim Wheater & leading music virtuoso Aaron Horn
Pranayama and Meditation with Peter Cherry
Exclusive Hipy Therapy with Michael Eley
Exclusive Chakra Workshop with Ahmed Zabarakaji
Special Yin and Yoga Nidra with Nina Rashid
Kirtan and Special Jivamukti with Keiko and Cristian Liotta
Bikram 90 and Yogasana
+ Bio-resonance and Energetic Medicine lecture and tasters, remedial holistic treatments, special goodie bags, raffle prizes, competitions and delicious healthy food and drink to sample

We hope you will join us at this fabulous event, which will give you the support you need to live and love a healthy lifestyle. We’ll have many more treats up our sleeve on the day so bring your friends, family and loved one to Bikram Highbury and Islington and have a true Slow Quality time together.

Two of all our regular classes are available in the morning on Saturday and Sunday and are FREE to Bikram Highbury and Islington members

Programme and Full Line Up – Saturday, 13th of May

8.45am Bikram 90 min with Sindy Haque – free to pass holders and members
10.30am Yogasana 75 min with Sindy Haque – – free to pass holders and members
12.00pm Bio-resonance and Energetic Medicine lecture with Dani Benjamin – – free to pass holders and members
12.15pm Laughter Yoga 60 min with Laughter Time – £15 or pass holders
13.30pm Special Yin and Yoga Nidra 75 min with Nina Rashid – free to pass holders and members
3.0pm Gon Bath and Sound Healing 90 min with Time and Aaron – £25 or pass holders
5.00pm Muladhara Chakra and Guided Meditation 2 hours with Ahmed Zambarakaji – £25 or pass holders
+ holistic treatements tasters and food samples simultaneously in the treatment room and reception area – free to pass holders

Programme and Full Line Up – Sunday, 14th of May

8.45am Bikram 90 min with Sindy Haque – free to pass holders and members
10.30am Yogasana 90 min with Sindy Haque – free to pass holders and members
12.15pm Laughter Yoga 60 min with Laughter Time – £15 or pass holders
13.30pm Excusive Hippy Therapy 75 min with Mihcael Eley – £25 or pass holders
3.00pm Pranayama and Meditation 2 hours with Peter Cherry – £25 or pass holders
5.00pm Kirtan and Jivamukti 2 hours with Keiko and Cristian Lotta – free to pass holders and members
+ holistic treatements tasters and food samples simultaneously in the treatment room and reception area – free to pass holders

Laughter Yoga Saturday 13th 12.15pm – 1.15pm and Sunday 14th 12.15pm – 1.15pm with Tim Barker and Wesley Floyd at Laughter Time

Laughter really is the best medicine. This happiness, health and wellbeing workshop is designed to bring people together in a healthy and light-hearted way that improves communications, builds relationships and increases unity.

This unique and highly effective workshops will expand comfort zones and gently dissolve barriers, helping you to achieve a dramatic shift in health and wellbeing and access a whole new level of personal development and group connection.

 

 

 

 

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Gong Bath and Sound Healing Saturday 13th 3.00pm – 4.30pm
With Tim Wheater and Aaron Horn

World renowned composer, Tim Wheater, & leading music virtuoso, Aaron Horn will guide you through a healing high frequency sound journey, luring you into deep meditative states of of relaxation & awakening.

The gongs send out pressure waves, that stimulate neurones in your frontal cortex – usually only achieved through years of meditation – and take you into deep theta states, releasing a whole orchestra of happy chemicals into your brain & body…from dopamine, seratonin, endorphins & beyond!

The healing harmonics will contribute to balancing out both hemispheres of the brain, stimulating your immune system, releasing toxins from your body & coaxing you into a happier, healthier state of mind…

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Yin and Yoga Nidra Saturday 13th 1.30pm – 2.45pm With Nina Rashid

There are tremendous mental and psychological benefits to practising Yin Yoga. By holding each posture longer, each pose becomes a mini meditation. It gives you the opportunity to go inwards and really notice what is going on inside the body. When we slow things down we really notice more.

Nina will then move you into the practice of yoga nidra. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of instructions. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of their senses internalised and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. 30 mins of this practice is the equivalent to 3 hours sleep.

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Muladhara Chakra Saturday 13th 5.00pm – 7.00pm
With Ahmed Zambarakaji

This workshop will explore the philosophical, psychological and physiological attributes of muladhara chakra (root chakra). An established muladhara chakra will allow you to develop a sense of grounding, security, stability, not just in your practise but in life as well.

Working with muladhara chakra allows you to address issues such as fear and anxiety (adrenal overload), personal safety and survival. It is also the first step towards understanding subtle anatomy and the six other principal energy centres.

The workshop will include a 20 minute guided meditation.

 

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Hippy Therapy Sunday 14th 1.30pm to 2.45pm
With Michael Eley

A lot of yoga is just sitting on the floor, in fact that’s where some of the best stuff happens! Sometimes sitting on the floor is not so easy though, especially if you’ve got tight hips. In fact most of us do because we spend so much time sitting on chairs.

This workshop will concentrate on the hips: whether your goal is to be able to sit in lotus pose for hours or just to get up and sit down more easily. You’ll improve strength and flexibility of the hips.

Getting the hips to move more freely often takes the pressure off the lower back and knees, and can be therapeutic for the whole body, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting or cycling or running.

The workshop won’t be held in the heat and is suitable for all levels.

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Pranayama and Meditation Sunday 14th 3.0pm0 – 5.00pm
With Peter Cherry

In this workshop You will learn Pranayama (breath control), the practices of Zen,
breath anatomy and the art of meditation. Pete’s passion is to enable all students to experience first-hand the richness that self-awareness can bring to life and the startling benefits of regular mind training.

 

 

 

 

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Kirtan and Jivamukti Yoga, Sunday 14th 5.00pm to 7.00pm
With Keiko and Cristian Liotta

Join Keiko and Cristian for 30 minutes call and response chanting followed by Jivamukti practice.

For both complete beginners and more experienced chanters. Based on ancient chants, Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention. Kirtan is a very simple & powerful way to meditate. It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody & rhythm. Chanting releases stress, it cultivates connection, it is empowering, it uplifts us and brings a sense of inner peace, it naturally helps us be more productive and creative in all areas of life. It can help us feel much brighter, warmer and calmer; thereby creating more harmony and peace at home, at play and at work.

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