Workshops & Events

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 videos that cover topics often explored in workshops e.g. qigong & yoga, journey to headstand, meditation tips and inversion drills.

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

COURSES

COURSES

COURSES

SOUND

SOUND

SOUND

Online bundles

Online bundles

ONLINE BUNDLES

CPD COURSES

CPD COURSES

CPD COURSES

Pregnancy birth & beyond

Pregnancy birth & beyond

PREGNANCY BIRTH & BEYOND

WORKSHOPS

Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop Series: Ayurveda for respiratory conditions

with FLORENTINA LAM-CLARK

Sun, August 21, 2022

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

£30

In this fifth workshop of the series, we will come together to explore the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and look at ways we can prepare for cold and flu Season. There are many herbs, plants, spices and essential oils that have an affinity for the lungs and respiratory system. This workshop will focus on ways to give the immune system a boost in order to strengthen our resiliency to coughs, colds and flus.

We can start now by putting into place simple and effective practices that will build and increase our health and wellbeing.

In this workshop we will explore simple and effective ways we can nourish ourselves, such as:

  • Immune boosting vitamins, minerals and herbs
  • Essential oils to strengthen and heal the respiratory system
  • A grounding restorative yoga practice to pacify and reduce Vata (body energy centre associated with air)
  • Pranayama breathwork
  • Yoga practice to open the chest, breathe well and move prana (energy, life force)
  • End with a lovely sound bath in savasana to soothe and nourish your senses.

The aim of the workshop is that you will come away feeling inspired to use Ayurveda in your life to improve your health and wellbeing and that you enjoy the yoga practices in taking care of your mind, body and
spirit. Leave feeling nourished and nurtured.

All participants will receive notes from the workshop and a free aromatherapy immune boosting blend.

SPECIAL EVENT: Yogahome goes to Epping Forest!

with SHIRA HESS

Sun, September 11, 2022

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

£20

For the first time Yogahome is venturing off-site. We really hope that you can join us for this special event, led by Shira Hess, in the enchanting Epping Forest!

Inspired by the Japanese practice of forest bathing, which means absorbing the forest atmosphere, we meet in the forest just before dusk. We open with a slow and luscious vinyasa flow yoga practice supported by nourishing hands-on-assists to soak up the forest air.

We close with a 45 mins rest, bathing in the sounds of the forest accompanied by the gong, crystal and singing bowls, chimes and bells. Deeply relaxing and nurturing, this unique event will leave you feeling revitalised, ready for the week ahead and in touch with the nature that is on our doorstep.

We found a quiet clearing surrounded by beautiful ancient trees, a 15-20 mins walk from Theydon Bois underground station (Central line) and close to a car park where we will meet you.

We have a cover in case it rains and a ground sheet to keep you comfortable and we will have tea at the end to complete the experience.

Places are limited, so book quickly. You will need to bring your own mat and warm clothes.

We can’t wait to retreat into the forest with you!

Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop: Pacifying Vata – Healing the Nervous System

with FLORENTINA LAM-CLARK

Sun, September 18, 2022

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

£30

In this sixth workshop of the series, we will come together and learn from the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda how to balance our doshas, those energy patterns that flow around our bodies, governing our thinking and behaviour. In particular, we will take a look at Vata dosha, responsible for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

The qualities of Vata dosha are mobile, light, cold, and dry. It is the dosha that can be prone to change and movement. We live in a world where our nervous systems are easily pushed into “flight/fight”, become frazzled, which leads to fatigue or burn-out. If you have been experiencing symptoms of long Covid or often feel tense, anxious, restless, fearful, fatigued and stressed, then this is the workshop for you!

In this workshop we will explore simple and effective ways we can nourish and restore the nervous system, and reside in Sattva, a quality of peace and calm.

Ayurveda takes a multi-faceted, well-rounded approach to balancing health and wellbeing, so we will explore:

  • Warming herbs and spices that soothe and calm the nervous system
  • Types of foods to pacify Vata and increase Ojas
  • A Grounding Restorative Yoga Practice to pacify and reduce Vata
  • Pranayama to soothe and calm the mind
  • End with a lovely sound bath in savasana to soothe and nourish your senses.

The aim of the workshop is that you will come away feeling inspired to use Ayurveda in your life to improve your health and wellbeing, enjoy the yoga practices to take care of your mind, body and spirit, and leave feeling nourished and nurtured.

STUDIO WORKSHOP: Focus on backbends

with ALICE TROW

Fri, October 7, 2022

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

£20

Backbends can feel vulnerable for some and liberating for others. It comes down to your anatomy and whether your body naturally finds ease in this open position or not. However, whether you find backbends to be easy or not, absolutely everyone can benefit from building more strength in the foundations (legs and glutes) to eventually create space in the spine and open up the upper body. Very often we need to flip our focus from simply going backwards in a back bend to grounding down first in order to lift up and then move back.

Alice loves to break down postures in order for you to make sense of them in your body which creates a more intuitive, mindful and observational yoga practice. After honing in on the technical aspects of some popular postures, we will flow through a creative back-bending sequence in which our breath, body and mind will find equilibrium.

Open to all levels, although not recommended for complete beginners.

Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop Series: Better Sleep

with FLORENTINA LAM-CLARK

Sun, October 16, 2022

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

£30

In this series we unite the ancient wisdom and practice of Ayurveda with yoga to bring you an integrated approach to your health and wellbeing. Read more about the series here.

Improve your sleep quality, and increase your happiness and immune function! This workshop will show you how to establish healthy sleep patterns to counter the stresses arising through not having good quality sleep.

We will look at some ayurvedic herbal remedies, learn easy relaxation techniques. and practise a Yin yoga sequence to set you up for a restful night’s sleep. Even if you sleep well, you will enjoy these easy tried and tested ways to deeply relax and enhance your wellbeing, waking up in the morning feeling happy, fresh and ready for the day ahead!

There will be a talk at the beginning to cover understanding of circadian and sleep cycles. How poor quality sleep disrupts hormones and cortisol levels in the body. How through yoga, meditation, pranayama and aromatherapy, harmony is restored in mind, body, energy, mood and emotions.

Strategies you will learn and easy practices you will take away with you to facilitate better sleep:

  • Pranayama breathing to deeply relax before sleep
  • Nourishing yin restorative yoga postures to stretch and soothe
  • Herbal tea recipes to prepare for sleep
  • Herbal powders to relax and nourish the nervous system
  • Easy use of Aromatherapy to enhance sleep
  • Instilling healthy habits for nourishing sleep

All participants will receive accompanying supporting notes and recipes.

FREEING THE SHOULDERS

with ISABELL BRITSCH

Fri, November 4, 2022

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

£20

Working at a desk hunched over in front of a screen… Or looking after a baby or toddler? With the heavy lifting that comes with it…

Our ways of moving – and also not moving – often mean neck and shoulders are tight, which easily leads to back pain and other ailments. This can be a result of poor posture, muscle tension or overuse. And shoulders also tense when we feel stressed, worried, angry or emotional.

To release some of this tension we need to activate the muscles around the shoulders as well as mobilise them and create freedom of movement and flexibility – so essentially strengthen as well as release.

In this workshop we will combine yoga postures with functional movement and isometric loading of muscles. We will strengthen muscles to stabilise the shoulder joints, as well as actively create more mobility, maximise freedom of movement and passively release tension.

There will be modifications throughout allowing everyone to work at their own level.

SOUND EVENTS

At Yogahome we host a variety of sound based events and practices. Join one of our seasonal gong baths, our monthly New Moon sound baths or one of our sonic journeys. 

Membership discounts do not apply to our events.

STUDIO EVENT: Sound journey

with CINNAMEN JOHNSON & LINDSAY MARKOVITS

Sun, August 14, 2022

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

£20

Join Cinnamen Johnson and Lindsay Markovits for a shamanic style of sound-bath, the intention of which is to guide you, through sound and song, inwards towards your deepest self. On this journey, we will seek to unearth hidden aspects, bringing it forth into awareness, clearing our path of obstruction. Expect to release and relax.

The experience will be bookended by shamanic meditation and breathwork to ease you gently into, and out of, deep relaxation.

The primordial beat of the buffalo drum – an instrument that has been used for meditation, ritual, and healing for thousands of years, will be layered with the sounds of rattles to gently guide you into a meditative state.

Ancient songs from mesoamerica will offer healing vibrations taking you on a journey within to transform heavy emotions. The hypnotic vibrations of the gongs, crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, chimes, and other sound-healing instruments will also be woven through this tribal soundscape.

We are really pleased to be brining this deep style of sound journey to those seeking awakening their potential for change.

Cinnamen and Lindsay met many years ago during their healing training with the Sound Healing Academy and bonded over their shared fascination with the transformative capacities of therapeutic sound, delving deeper into the finer nuances of sound healing.

Both have been hosting sound, energy and body workshops for many years.

STUDIO EVENT: New Moon Gong Bath

with SHIRA HESS

Fri, September 2, 2022

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

£20

The new moon symbolises new beginnings and is an optimal time to reflect on and reset our intentions. In this event we harness the power of sound to pierce through any resistance, inertia, stress or anxiety and release that which is burdensome.

Gong, crystal and singing bowls, bells and drums will create a unique soundscape to make you feel refreshed and relaxed and to deeply nourish the ‘Rest and Digest’ functions of the nervous system.

Join Shira on a sonic journey of the imagination and through deep awakening rest, strengthen your resolve for the month ahead and connect to your most authentic intuition.

There will be nothing that you will need to do, just come ready to lie down and relax in this safe space and let your heart/mind roam free.

Tea is included in the end to ground you before you head home.

Open to all, no previous experience of yoga or meditation required.

studio event: gong bath for the autumn equinox

with ALESSANDRA MARGARITO

Fri, September 23, 2022

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

£20

Experience the meditative and healing wonders of sound with this special Gong bath celebrating the Autumn Equinox, a day of gratitude for abundance!

On the Autumn Equinox, day and night are equal, and in tonight’s celebration we will look to the Gongs to raise the group energy and invite balance into our lives.

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.

studio event: gong bath for the autumn equinox

with ALESSANDRA MARGARITO

Sat, September 24, 2022

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

£20

Experience the meditative and healing wonders of sound with this special Gong bath celebrating the Autumn Equinox, a day of gratitude for abundance!

On the Autumn Equinox, day and night are equal, and in tonight’s celebration we will look to the Gongs to raise the group energy and invite balance into our lives.

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.

STUDIO EVENT: NEW MOON GONG BATH

with SHIRA HESS

Fri, October 14, 2022

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

£20

The new moon symbolises new beginnings and is an optimal time to reflect on and reset our intentions. In this event we harness the power of sound to pierce through any resistance, inertia, stress or anxiety and release that which is burdensome.

Gong, crystal and singing bowls, bells and drums will create a unique soundscape to make you feel refreshed and relaxed and to deeply nourish the ‘Rest and Digest’ functions of the nervous system.

Join Shira on a sonic journey of the imagination and through deep awakening rest, strengthen your resolve for the month ahead and connect to your most authentic intuition.

There will be nothing that you will need to do, just come ready to lie down and relax in this safe space and let your heart/mind roam free.

Tea is included in the end to ground you before you head home.

Open to all, no previous experience of yoga or meditation required.

STUDIO EVENT: Sound journey

with CINNAMEN JOHNSON & LINDSAY MARKOVITS

Sun, November 13, 2022

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

£20

Join us, Lindsay & Cinnamen, for this deeply grounding sound bath as we begin our preparations for the season of winter – the hibernation months – and move from the flighty spring and summer to the earthy autumn. This is a time to connect to the roots of Mother Earth, with the deep sounds of the gong and drums giving you the opportunity to ground your energy, bringing more stability and alignment within.

As we transition from the full moon to the waning moon it is a great opportunity to set intentions for what you wish to bring into your life and also what you wish to shed as the autumn leaves do before winter. The celestial sounds of the crystal singing and Tibetan bowls, with other various instruments we play simultaneously and individually will give you a sense of comfort and support which will restore your energy body and mind.

Our sound baths are book ended by breath work and guided meditations to allow a deeper integration of the experience, all you need to do is give yourself the opportunity to lie down and be bathed in sounds.

The positive effects of attending a sound-bath include relaxation, anxiety alleviation, improved sleep and increased clarity of mind. There’s no movement involved – this is an opportunity to carve out some space for yourself to rest and replenish on a Sunday afternoon, in preparation for the week ahead. We look forward to nurturing you.

Cinnamen and Lindsay met many years ago during their healing training with the Sound Healing Academy and bonded over their shared fascination with the transformative capacities of therapeutic sound, delving deeper into the finer nuances of sound healing. Both have been hosting sound, energy and body workshops for many years.

Cinnamen is an intuitive holistic practitioner and shamanic healer and Lindsay teaches Hatha and Kundalini yoga, all of which influence the guided meditations that frame the duo’s soundscapes.

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

Continuing Professional Development

Yogahome offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for yoga teachers and teacher trainees, fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

The workshops are open to all yoga teachers and trainees who would like to top-up or refresh their skills, and offer a supportive platform to look at particular topics a bit further. 

At Yogahome we want to promote high standards, continued learning, discussion and refinement amongst yoga teacher, and we hope our CPD courses will contribute to that.

Full Members get 12% off and Studio Members get 10% off all CPD courses.

CURRENTLY UPCOMING CPD COURSES ARE:

Hands On Assists / Part 2 – September 3, 2022

An Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Teaching – September 18, 2022

Business Skills for Yoga Teachers – October 22, 2022

Integrating Meditation in General Yoga Classes – November 20, 2022

HANDS ON ASSISTS / PART 2

with SHIRA HESS

Sat, September 3, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

£95

A follow-up 6-hour course to develop and consolidate your hands-on-assists skills.

Following our successful first part, this is another opportunity to deepen your understanding, practice and experience of this vital component of teaching yoga in person, full of practical tips, advice, and a chance to try out a range of different assists. You will leave with increased confidence in helping your students improve and deepen their practice.

In this session, we will go through:

* the principles behind offering hands-on assists,
* things to look out for and how to read bodies
* how to offer the most attentive, assured and supportive touch in an appropriate way

We will briefly re-cap on the assists to the foundational poses that we covered in part 1, so if you haven’t attended, you won’t feel like that you have missed out and if you have, this session will be an opportunity to practice what you have learned.

We will then cover a wider range of:

*forward folds
* inversions
* twists

You will get a chance to try and each assist on the group and receive immediate feedback. Based on requests from the previous participants, we will also include a short section where each participant will get to lead a very short sequence to the group, in order to practise the art of teaching and assisting at the same time.

This practical, hands-on session is for you if you have hardly any experience of offering hands-on-assists as part of your classes, or if you have been including it, but want to refine and expand your knowledge base.

Here is what some of our participants said after the last session:

“Shira was very attentive to what we wanted to get out of the workshop. I enjoyed the way that she encouraged us to observe the student and consider what would be the most beneficial assist, rather than just do an assist that I know.”

An introduction to trauma-sensitive teaching

with ISABELL BRITSCH

Sun, September 18, 2022

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

£125

In England, around 1 in 3 adults report having experienced at least one traumatic event in their life (according to the Mental Health Foundation). In any given week 1 out of 25 people live with post-traumatic stress disorder, and many more with general anxiety and depression (according to Mind – the mental health charity).

There’s a high chance that some of these people will seek support through movement practises including yoga – and indeed, movement can be a beneficial tool to support healing – or hope to find help through meditation. So, the chance that you have someone falling into these categories in every single one of your classes is high – and most likely you’ll never know about it…

This 8-hour course provides an overview of how to teach general classes through a trauma-sensitive lens – whether it’s yoga, tai chi, pilates, dance, meditation or related modalities.

What you will learn

  • What trauma is
  • The effects of trauma on the nervous system 
  • Signs and symptoms of trauma
  • The window of tolerance
  • The coping response of the brain
  • Common triggers

And you’ll learn practical tools to make your classes more trauma-sensitive, including:

  • Understanding safety, inclusivity and diversity when teaching mixed classes
  • Posture options and choices to support self-regulation
  • The importance and power of language
  • Hands-on assists and consent
  • Healthy boundaries and taking care of yourself as a teacher

How it works

The day will include:

  • Short guided yoga and meditation sessions
  • Discussions and lectures
  • Methods and tools to respond to trauma in a general class

After the course, you will have a basic understanding of how to teach through a trauma-sensitive lens, and the confidence to deliver classes that establish safety, are inclusive and inherently acknowledge different lived experiences. You’ll be able to respond to a variety of psychological needs whether you have students with trauma in the room or not.

Who it is suited for

This course is primarily aimed at yoga teachers and trainee teachers. However, the ideas discussed will be relevant to anyone teaching movement or stillness, or anyone interested in a basic understanding of trauma.

Important note: This course is designed to give you an overview of the effects of trauma, and skilfully bring this knowledge into a general class. This is not a workshop that will teach you to work with trauma survivors in a specialised setting. And neither is it designed to help support your own healing journey if you’re living with trauma. If in doubt, please feel very welcome to check in with us to find out if this course is for you.

CPD: Business skills for yoga teachers

with SHIRA HESS

Sat, October 22, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

£95

Enhance your business skills in this unique course. Sessions will include: telling your story and writing for blogs, social media and your website; what are studios looking for in a teacher; creating online content and more.

This course promises to help you sharpen and accelerate your teaching business and skills.

CPD: Integrating meditation into general yoga classes

with ISABELL BRITSCH

Sun, November 20, 2022

09:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

£125

Meditation is a core element of the yoga traditions, and makes up the last 3 or 4 limbs of Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga. It’s also an important element of later yogic traditions, Buddhism, Jainism, and other spiritual traditions. Drawing on these ancient wisdom traditions, meditation – particularly also in the context of modern mindfulness – has become increasingly popular in recent years.

This course trains you to integrate meditation as part of a regular yoga or movement class or workshop. Covering a range of meditation approaches and techniques, it gives you the tools to deepen your understanding of meditation, develop your knowledge of how to skillfully integrate it into your classes, and develop your own voice as a meditation teacher.

What you will learn:

This workshop will empower you to:

  • Define and explain what meditation is and isn’t
  • Understand and explain the purpose of meditation, benefits and risks
  • Understand different approaches to meditation: concentration, mindfulness and heart-based approaches
  • Experience different meditation techniques within these approaches
  • Teach different meditation postures and how to work with them
  • Structure and teach a simple meditation
  • Integrate meditation into a well rounded yoga class
  • Understand the historical background of meditation and connection to modern psychology and neuroscience

After the workshop, you will have a deeper understanding of how to set up and structure guided meditation as part of your asana-based classes. And you’ll have the confidence to teach meditation to your students.

What the course will include:

  • Taught practises of movement, breathwork, and meditation
  • Group discussions and feedback
    Lectures
  • Practical teaching exercises

Who it’s for:

This workshop is aimed at any teachers and trainees (of yoga or a related modalities of movement e.g. tai chi, qi gong, pilates, dance, etc.) looking to deepen their ability to bring meditation into their classes. The ideas discussed will also be relevant to anyone who is interested in regularly including meditation in their own practice.

Please bring pen and paper, and come prepared to move (injuries etc. permitting), teach, and be taught in a small and intimate group (10 people max).

COURSES

STUDIO COURSE: YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

with TONY MARCUS

Thursdays, September 8-29, 2022

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

£80

Over this 4-week course, we will look at some yoga basics to give you a very accessible introduction to yoga. The course will cover key yoga postures, Sun Salutations and techniques such as shoulder stretches, protecting your hamstrings, breath, and relaxation.

This beginners’ course aims to be relevant to a broad range of abilities. We will be doing focused work but in a relaxed, friendly environment!

STUDIO COURSE: Principles of alignment

with ISABELL BRITSCH

Thursdays, October 6 - 27, 2022

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

£80

In this course we explore different groups of postures and the fundamental principles of alignment present in each group. We’ll cover foundational standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and lateral stretches.

We’ll explore poses from the ground up, develop a feel for the principles of foundation and grounding, as well as rebounding and lightness, and learn to apply these concepts to groups of postures from the same family.

If you have just started yoga, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to practice safely, find your alignment naturally, and follow teachers in class more easily – whether on Zoom or in the studio. If you’re a more seasoned student, take your practice to the next level by exploring more subtle energetic principles of each pose, and find stillness and effortlessness through your breath.

This is a unique opportunity to come together in a small group of 6 to 10 participants. There will be time to practice, ask questions, discuss, and receive individual attention and optional hands-on assists.

Open to all levels, including beginners.

STUDIO COURSE: TOOLS TO MANAGE ANXIETY AND STRESS

with ISABELL BRITSCH

Thursdays, November 3 - 24, 2022

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

£95

Explore techniques and practices to support yourself through anxious times with this 4-week course!

We will draw on a unique blend of techniques to help us navigate challenging times and difficult experiences. We will learn tools to support ourselves, and manage and alleviate anxiety and stress.
We will draw on breath work, relaxation, movement, and mindfulness to help body and mind to stabilise and regulate.

More about the course:

Probably all of us are familiar with periods of worry, anxiety or stress. And at times this can be amplified – whether through conflict in the wider world or the circumstances of our own private lives: we’re worried we’re not good enough at work, private relationships are breaking down, we have trouble sleeping because incessant thoughts just won’t calm down, or fear that political situations will escalate.

Often this impairs our ability to self-regulate, and feel grounded and stable. It might lead to disrupted sleep patterns, digestive issues and a whole range of other physical and mental health issues.

This course will:

  • explore what anxiety is, why we experience it, and how it impacts our health
  • regulate and balance the nervous system through embodied guided practices
  • educate through short, science-based talks
  • create understanding and connection through listening or sharing in a small group
  • draw on breath work, relaxation techniques, mindfulness and gentle movement.

This course is for you if you:

  • would like to learn tools and techniques to manage anxious feeling or stress – to support yourself or others
  • feel on high alert a lot of the time
    tend to overthink things
  • have trouble sleeping because you can’t switch off.

All are welcome – no previous experience required.

Please note: This course is practice-based and also supports understanding and learning. This works well for some. For others, medical intervention or the help of a psychotherapist might be more suitable. If in any doubt, please contact us.

We will work in a small group 10 people or less. As part of attending the course, you will receive a link to a dedicated website containing additional course resources. This is particularly helpful should you need to miss a session or more, but also forms the basis to help you continue your practice and support yourself.
Each week there will be a summary of key points we discuss, some practical tips, and video or audio recordings of some of the practices and short talks. There will also be additional resources such as a short curated list of selected further reading material, podcast episodes, videos and more.

Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

We usually run two different pregnancy workshops.

Our Hypnobirthing workshop is a full birth prep run over two days, exploring breathing, relaxation and the role of a supporting birth partner.

On the other hand, our Yoga for Labour & Birth workshop is a one-day course and ideal for those who have already done another birth prep course (NCT, hospital, Hypnobirthing), to add a range of practical tools and techniques.

STUDIO WORKSHOP: Yoga for Labour and Birth

with ALMON CASPERSZ

Sat, October 8, 2022

2:00 P.m. - 5:00 p.m.

£80

This yoga workshop is designed for pregnant women and their birth partner, to prepare for labour and birth. It will give you a range of tools to help you feel confident and knowledgeable in your ability to birth your baby or support your partner during this special and sometimes uneasy time.

Being calm, quiet and relaxed can optimise the release of hormones crucial to labour and birth. Learning how to breath and relax can help you maintain a state of inner calm, especially useful if you’re in a hospital setting. And various positions as well as gentle movement can help the flow of labour. Being able to practice all this in advance means that you feel prepared, knowing what to do when the time comes, without having to think about it!

What we’ll discuss and practice:

  • stages of labour and physiology of birth
  • breathing practices for labour and for birthing your baby
  • physical postures to help the flow of labour and for birthing your baby more comfortably
  • restorative postures, self-massage and partner massage for relaxation
  • mindful meditation practices to help reduce worries, doubts and concerns

The three-hour session will include a short break giving you an opportunity to meet with other parents to be. You will also be given a handout recapping the tools covered and a recording of the mindful meditation practises to
download.

This workshop is suitable for all pregnant couples, whether you’re a first-time parent, a parent to four kids, an experienced practitioner or totally new to yoga! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

“This workshop equipped my partner and I with pretty much everything we needed to know in preparation for labour and birth.[…] Almon covered a lot of ground in addition to it being a very relaxing Saturday afternoon where my partner and I connected with bump. Hugely recommended!” (Mary & Dimitris, 28 weeks pregnant)

We recommend you both wear something comfortable and loose fitting, and bring a favourite blanket along!

Online bundles

Bundles are a one time purchase that give you lifetime access to various collections of our on-demand classes. Practice whenever, wherever, as many times as you like, forever!

A great option for non-members who want to access some of our curated on-demand content. 

YOGA AND QIGONG SERIES

with JAYNE MILLER

6 videos

All levels

£12

Yoga and Qigong weave together beautifully. Both can be flowing forms, helping us to tap into and use our energy, and yet instil a deep inner calmness. Yoga can often seem linear (e.g. Sun Salutations) with an emphasis on extension and strong asana, while Qigong movements are often softer, circular and rhythmic, with a big emphasis on grounding.

Qigong practices are closely linked to five elements and in turn these relate to seasons as well as organ systems within our bodies, to bring us into harmonious balance with ourselves and our environment. The five elements of Qigong do not correspond exactly with the five elements of yoga, but together they help us find our natural balanced state.

These six short practices embrace the rich backgrounds and traditions of both and introduce you to the five elements of Qigong. Close the series with a meditation and breathing practice focused on the middle and the lower dantian (energy points).

The videos can be practised together, individually, whenever as you please.

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Part 1: Wood (13:30)

Part 2: Fire (12:10)

Part 3: Earth (12:40)

Part 4: Metal (20:22)

Part 5: Water (21:31)

Part 6: Breathing practice (12:04)

METTA BHAVANA MEDITATION SERIES

with FLORENTINA LAM-CLARK

6 videos

All levels

£12

The practice of Metta Bhavana meditation (universal loving kindness) is the systematic cultivation of our capacity for loving kindness. This method helps us to feel more positive, accepting, kind, and patient toward ourselves, in order that we can be more compassionate and loving toward others. With practice, Metta flowers into compassion and equanimity.

The practice of Metta Bhavana has 5 stages, in which Metta is cultivated towards: ourselves, a good friend, a ‘neutral’ person, someone we find difficult and finally all beings. Explore each stage in depth through the first 5 videos, and then put together the elements explored into a complete practice.

This series is suitable to beginners and those with a more established practice alike.

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Part 1: Cultivating Metta towards ourselves (16:40)

Part 2: Cultivating Metta towards a friend (14:08)

Part 3: Cultivating Metta towards a neutral person (9:29)

Part 4: Cultivating Metta towards somebody we may have conflict with (19:58)

Part 5: Cultivating Metta towards all beings (13:50)

Part 6: Full practice (29:34)

POWER PILATES SERIES

with BROOKE McCONOCHY

7 videos

All levels

£12

Light up your body and build deep core strength with this Power Pilates Series. Explore classical matwork and key Pilates exercises and their variations. Each session targets a different area of the body or group of exercises.
Prepare to build up a sweat, get stronger, and work your entire body with this complete workout!

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Part 1: Standing Legs Routine (10:29)

Part 2: Upper Body Strength (14:53)

Part 3: Focus on the Core (17:30)

Part 4: Side Lying for Legs and Glutes (15:53)

Part 5: Sequence to Strengthen the Back (11:34)

Part 6: C-Curve Series (13:12)

Part 7: Full Practice with No Equipment (26:32)

CHAKRA MEDITATION SERIES

with FLORENTINA LAM-CLARK

9 videos

All levels

£12

The Chakra Energy System is an organised system that operates in the Pranamaya Kosha, or energy body, through which prana, the vital life-force, flows. This is where the health of our energetic, emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual being is integrated, expressed and reflected. When we feel vitalised and vibrant, our emotions are balanced, and energy levels feel abundant. When we are feeling stressed out, pushed to the limit, this is reflected in poor energy and health. Each energy centre is a sphere of information, with qualities and characteristics relating to health and wellbeing. Through meditation and reflection, we can tune in and tap into the inherent wisdom within and connect to their positive attributes.

Meditation is a wonderful way of getting to know and tune into the vibrational energy of the chakras. In this series, you will find a meditation on each individual chakra, that will guide you through their specific qualities and traits. There is also a complete chakra meditation to practice.

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Part 1: Introduction (11:24)

Part 2: Root Chakra (14:00)

Part 3: Sacral Chakra (11:31)

Part 4: Solar Plexus Chakra (11:53)

Part 5: Heart Chakra (11:12)

Part 6: Throat Chakra (11:29)

Part 7: Third Eye Chakra (12:17)

Part 8: Crown Chakra (13:21)

Part 9: Full Chakra Meditation (36:11)

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