Workshops

Due to the latest restrictions, we’re sorry to announce that all workshops and events scheduled for January and February have been postponed or cancelled. If you signed up for an upcoming event but can’t make the new time, get in touch to arrange a refund.

We host a range of workshop, courses and events throughout the year.

Past seasons include: gong baths, hypnobirthing, yoga for menopause, yoga for labour and birth, family yoga and mindfulness, yoga and ayurveda: how to design your practice, CPD workshops for teachers (e.g. anatomy refresher courses, teaching mixed levels) and much more!

Remember: Full Members get 12% off and Studio Members get 10% off all workshops, unless stated otherwise.

Our video library is also a fantastic resource of pre-recorded clips that cover topics often explored in workshops e.g. qi gong & yoga, journey to headstand, meditation tips and inversion drills.

ONLINE: NEW YEAR YIN AND YOGA NIDRA TREAT

with CATRIN OSBORNE

Fri, January 29, 2021

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

£10

Join us for a cosy workshop to let go of tensions and ease yourself into a new year, from the comfort of your own home!

Yin yoga is a quiet, reflective practice that can help us slow down and look inwards, focusing on the meditative power of the breath, stillness and observing what comes up when we let go.

We will sustain long stays in floor-based stretching postures, with the use of props to help support the body. This opens up fascia, a layer of connective tissue covering the entire body.

We will then find true rest with yoga nidra, a practice done in Savasana (lying down comfortably) that leads us into deep relaxation, somewhere between waking and sleeping. Catrin will guide you around the body while you relax and really let go physically, mentally and emotionally.

Expect to end the workshop feeling like you have stretched the body, often going deeper as we hold the postures for longer, but also with a sense of inner calm, enabling you to feel less stressed, experience better sleep, and nurture your inner peace in busy or challening times.

“Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.” – Nikki Rowe

Open to all levels.

A ZOOM meeting link will be sent to you 30-15mins before the start of the workshop. We recommend you gather blankets, and cushions or pillows, to use in the practice.

***the membership discounts don’t apply to this event***

GONG BATH

with ALESSANDRA MARGARITO

Fri, March 19, 2021

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

£20

A special event to experience the meditative and healing wonders of sound!

All you need do is turn up and lie down, and be bathed in the sounds and vibrations of the gong, a sacred instrument that has been used for thousands of years for the purpose of healing.

There is a science behind this experience. The gong’s sounds and vibrations create an alpha brainwave state, where mental activity includes daydreaming and imagination. This is then followed by a theta brainwave state, where activity includes sleep, dreaming and deep meditation.

Theta brainwave frequencies are most often where the gongs will take you. Even though you still feel present, you have entered a dreamlike, deep meditative state. Theta is a good state of consciousness to be in for healing to occur.

Even though there is a science behind sound therapy, this special experience can also be explained by quoting Kabir’s Ecstatic Poems translated by Robert Bly:

‘…..near your breastbone there’s an open flower. Drink the honey that is all around that flower. Waves are coming in: there’s so much magnificence near the ocean! Listen: sound of big seashells! Sound of bells!’

Open to all. Tea served at the end.

***the membership discounts don’t apply to this event***

GONG BATH

with ALESSANDRA MARGARITO

Sat, March 20, 2021

5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

£20

A special event to experience the meditative and healing wonders of sound!

All you need do is turn up and lie down, and be bathed in the sounds and vibrations of the gong, a sacred instrument that has been used for thousands of years for the purpose of healing.

There is a science behind this experience. The gong’s sounds and vibrations create an alpha brainwave state, where mental activity includes daydreaming and imagination. This is then followed by a theta brainwave state, where activity includes sleep, dreaming and deep meditation.

Theta brainwave frequencies are most often where the gongs will take you. Even though you still feel present, you have entered a dreamlike, deep meditative state. Theta is a good state of consciousness to be in for healing to occur.

Even though there is a science behind sound therapy, this special experience can also be explained by quoting Kabir’s Ecstatic Poems translated by Robert Bly:

‘…..near your breastbone there’s an open flower. Drink the honey that is all around that flower. Waves are coming in: there’s so much magnificence near the ocean! Listen: sound of big seashells! Sound of bells!’

Open to all. Tea served at the end.

***the membership discounts don’t apply to this event***

Full moon Singing bowls and cacao ceremony

with SHIRA HESS

Sat, March 27, 2021

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

£20

This is a special gathering on the eve of the Full Moon to delight the senses, uplift the heart and nourish the soul so we can emerge out of the dark and into the light!

Come and immerse yourself in the healing sounds of the Himalayan and crystal singing bowls. The beautiful tones and vibrations of the bowls will help to relax mind and body and clear away tensions and worries. This is an opportune time to cultivate harmony with self and others in friendships and relationships by clearing away any resentments or stuck energy.

In this nourishing space of deep peace and relaxation, you can release and surrender any heaviness that may have accumulated in these restricting and confining times.

We will engage in a cacao ceremony and sit in meditation whilst sipping on the healing plant of the cacao. This will enable us to connect and tune in.

We will engage in a purging ritual to release and let go of any hang ups, resentments we may be hanging on to (you will need some paper and pen for this part).

The earthy and grounding tones of the Himalayan bowls will help you feel more embodied, relaxed, calm and present, while the crystal singing bowls will help clear out any residual stagnant energy of the past year and anything blocking you from inhabiting a more inspired way of being.

The session will culminate in a deeply restorative yoga nidra on the chakras, a guided form of meditation with profound transformative effects, to provide nourishment on all levels and melt away any feelings of stress.

The intention of this session is to leave you feeling uplifted and positive about the future, relaxed, refreshed and in harmony with yourself and the universe!

Open to all, no experience of yoga or meditation required!

***Please note that the membership discounts don’t apply to this event***

STUDIO: Vinyasa, meditation and gong retreat 2021

with SHIRA HESS

Every 2nd Saturday March to June, 2021

4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

£50-£180

This unique event in four parts is designed to offer you a luxurious opportunity to take time and dive heart first into yoga, the whole of it, physical, meditative and philosophical. Whether you join us for one or four afternoons, you will re-tune and re-boot, and each time leave more ready and open to embrace life, with all its promise.

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13th March
We open in March, as we emerge from a deep winter, with a heart-warming practice around abundance, tuning ourselves to the vibration of generosity after times when we may have hibernated and contracted.
10th April
As spring is springing, our practice will focus on the throat, Vishuddha, chakra and is themed around expression as we move out of our shells and into the sun and the blossoming nature around us.
8th May
The light is brighter now, and we can see ourselves and others more clearly, more truthfully. Surrender is the theme for our third Saturday. Such a full word. We surrender to this healing light in a practice peppered with forward folds and inversions to challenge and refresh our perspective.
12th June
We close just as the promise of summer arrives, with the theme of wholeness. Celebrating the whole of our experience and limitlessness. Our physical practice will bring together all that we worked on over the other sessions in a dance of breath and movement and sangha (community).

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Each retreat afternoon will offer a complete sadhana (spiritual practice) including a flowing, rounded vinyasa practice, pranayama (breath control exercises) and a restorative sequence to close. After a short break with homemade snacks and a drink from our cafe (included), we close with a gong and sound meditation to relax completely and rest deeply.

Throughout the afternoon there will be ample time for conversation and for you to ask any questions about your experience and your practice to move you further along the path.

Warm, welcoming and nourishing, this will be a beautiful opportunity to deepen your practice and your experience of yoga’s rich and profound impact.

MINDFULNESS TO MANAGE STRESS

with ISABELL BRITSCH

Fri, May 07 - 28, 2021

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

£80 for 4 sessions

In this 4 week course we will explore simple and effective tools and techniques to help us live our lives with more openness, kindness, resilience, and less reactivity, frustration, anger and stress. It combines experiential mindfulness practices and short lectures on the science and psychology behind it, with self-inquiry and group discussion.

You will leave with tools to:

  • Lower stress and anxiety
  • Increase resilience to deal with the unavoidable challenges of life
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Integrate mindfulness into daily life

    We will work in a small group of 6 – 10 people to create a safe and inclusive space to explore and practice. You will receive recordings of lectures and practices to download, and these can become a basis for your own continued home practice.

    ***the membership discounts don’t apply to this event***
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