Workshops

Workshops 2017

Workshops are open level and suitable for everyone, they are a fun, relaxed, informal, allowing you to ask questions and also receive individual attention. Booking is essential as these workshops will sell out quickly.

Bikram Yoga Master class with legendary Sindy & Michael, 28 January 3pm — 5pm

masterclass

Are you a new student looking to understand just where to put your hands and feet or a long time practitioner ready to go somewhere new in your practice? This class is your opportunity to refresh and learn more so that you can stay motivated for the rest of the year.

Every posture in the Bikram series will be explained, demonstrated and students will be given space in the class to ask questions. Sindy and Michael promise that you’ll have a lot of fun while you learn something new.

Limited places available booking required
Date: 28th January 2017
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Length: 2hrs.
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Introduction to Dharma Yoga with Jessica Puglie, 18 February 3pm — 5pm

Introduction to Dharma Yoga

Dharma yoga is a system of classical Hatha Raja yoga. It is a devotional practice that emphasises radiant health, a clear mind and a compassionate heart. Graceful, playful, yet challenging, the Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa is suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners and accessible to many because it is designed to meet each individual’s needs, providing endless variations.

We will explore the opening sequence of Sun Salutations, standing poses, twists, stretches, back bends, inversions, arm balances, as well as stationary poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, with proper placement and alignment of the body.

You don’t need to be an expert or be able to achieve all the poses, just come with a playful mindt, willingness to be inspired and try new things.

Jessica, an ex-dancer, has a deeply intuitive understanding of the body and movement and an ability to share her knowledge with others. With great insight she recognises the unique patterns held in each individual’s body, enabling them to take their practice deeper: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Jessica offers variations throughout her classes, making them accessible to all who are looking to advance their practice.

After leaving Rome and the world of contemporary dance in 1998, she trained as a Bikram teacher in 2006, certified as 200h Dharma yoga teacher in 2008, before becoming a senior Dharma Yoga teacher in 2011. She has also studied with several teachers and practiced different styles such as Jivamukti yoga, Forrest yoga and Iyengar.

Limited places available
Booking Required
Date: 18 February
Time: 3pm — 5pm
Length: 2hrs
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Beginning Vinyasa Yoga Workshop, with Ahmed Zambarakji, 5 March 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Beginning Vinyasa Yoga Workshop

In this workshop, we will unpack the fundamental building blocks of a vinyasa practise, helping you understand how to flow from one posture while maintaining breath and optimal alignment. We will practice a full sequence during the afternoon and Ahmed will allow enough time to answer any of your questions pertaining to vinyasa yoga.

We will:

• Break down sun salutations A & B, breath by breath.

• Learn how, when and why to use props so that you achieve the right alignment for your body.

• Learn basic Sanskrit terminology (names of common postures).

• Engage the bandhas and learn how, why and when to use them.

• Learn how to use the breath to help the body move through tricky postures or sequences.

• Refine trickier postures including crow (baksana) and headstand (sirsasana).

• This workshop is ideal for absolute beginners and intermediate students alike.

• It will be of benefit for those who take the yogasana, dynamic vinyasa or vinyasa krama class.

Ahmed is a bodyworker and healer who discovered yoga 10 years ago at the tail end of an intense period of mental and physical rehabilitation. His recovery drew him to Chinese Medicine, energy work, Ayurveda, Somatic Therapy and Shamanic Arts. But it was an eight limb yoga practise that cemented his rehabilitation and that now forms a central part of his life. He is deeply grateful to his mentors and to those who have assisted him on his journey: Stewart Gilchrist, David Manning, Anna Hunt, Shomit Mitter, Ena Vie and Louka Leppard.

Limited places available
Booking Required
Date: 5th March
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Length: 2hrs
Buy Now £25