What is a workshop?

I hold regular (usually monthly) yoga workshops and occasional day workshops. The monthly workshops are generally 2 hours long and offer a great opportunity to explore a theme or aspect of our yoga practice in much greater depth. In addition to progressing in our asana (postures) I also offer varied teachings on yoga anatomy, philosophy, yogic myths and storytelling and areas of yoga which are not often covered in general classes such as mantra, mudra, meditation forms and yoga nidra. A really good way to expand your knowledge of yourself and your practice!

How to Book

Booking is essential for all workshops. I respectfully ask for advance payment to reserve your place. Please book and make full payment in advance (cash, cheque, bank transferor paypal where button is shown alongside event).

I cannot accept cancellations from one week before the workshop without payment. If you cancel earlier than the week, a 50% refund will be made.

Upcoming Workshops and Courses

The Revolving Door of the Heart

Our heart is a strong yet tender organ of giving and receiving. Anatomically the heart’s work keeps us alive, emotionally, it brings life to us and brings us to life…. as we give out love and compassion and receive it back.
The heart does not rest except between beats, signalling the beginning of life and the end. There is much research demonstrating the beneficial effects of yoga on the physical health of the heart, maintaining it’s strength and suppleness. Furthermore, connection to the heart can help support us in being our most loving and resilient self in the face of life’s challenges and struggles.
The heart is not an organ to be ‘opened’ without care through excessive back bends and chest stretches. It is through our softening and self care that the heart is enabled to blossom and grow in openess.
All are welcome for this evening of ‘lovely and self loving’ yoga.

When: Friday 18 October 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SJ.

Cost: £20





‘Rebuild, Restore and Relax with Yoga’

A programme of yoga for people living with cancer and other health conditions.

Join us in a safe and calming environment to explore:

  • Tools to promote ease of movement and build strength and resilience in the physical body
  • A range of gentle movement, breathing and restorative exercises to aid recovery and healing
  • Creative ways to manage discomfort, pain and the anxiety which can arise from this
  • Using yoga techniques to help your body reach a more relaxed state when facing illness or life stress
  • Ways to improve the quality of your rest and sleep
  • Relaxation, visualisation and energy work to help you manage the emotional and physical fatigue caused by cancer, long term or terminal health difficulties or simply general fatigue.

To book a place call Emma or Colby at Aurora on 01909 470985

Places are limited and booking essential.

When: Thursdays between 2.00pm – 3.30pm

New 5 week block beginning 3 October 2019. Booking now! Single session bookings may be available if you cannot make the full term.

Where: Macmillan Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop

Cost : £25 for the term. Or enquire regarding drop in for single classes at £5 per week

 

Understand and Manage Your Stress

A workshop offering practical tools to which can really help!

The way we feel emotionally affects many systems of the body. There is a growing body of evidence which shows that when we are stressed over long periods of time our wellbeing is affected giving rise to ill health and increasing incidence of disease. 
This session will look at:
• What stress is
• How it manifests in the mind and body
• What you can do to help manage your stress
 
Each session will include the following:
• Education and information sharing around the causes and symptoms of stress
• Techniques to help build self awareness and skills for self regulation of emotions  
• Gentle therapeutic yoga, somatic movement and Qi Gong to free tension and support the functioning of the physical body
• Breathing techniques to help manage anxiety
• Self guided and guided relaxation, yoga nidra and visualisation techniques 

All are welcome. Places are limited and booking is essential!

I am running this session in conjunction with the Aurora Centre, Worksop. Please book directly with Aurora by calling Emma or Colby on 01909 470985. Workshops run throughout the year so if you cannot make this date, contact Aurora for the next one.

Contact me by email if you require further information

When: Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop
Cost: £15

 

Returning to Earth

A yin yoga and restorative practice to settle and ground 

As we head towards the end of another year, the falling leaves and barren land reminds us of the cycle of nature and life. Everything returns to earth where it settles, breaks down and is utilised to support fresh new growth when spring arises.  In order to grow as human beings, we need to journey forwards, enjoying the fullness of life and also experiencing the emptiness and space of less. 

This practice will honour the element of earth, internally and externally….settling our bones and tissues into the ground and dropping in to a quieter place of stillness for replenishment and rejuvenation.

The session will include breathwork, meditation, yin, restorative and slow explorations in yoga and relaxation.

All are welcome for this floor based practice.

When: Friday 8 November 2019, 6.15pm – 8.15pm
Where: Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, Babworth, Retford, DN22 8EW
Cost: £20
Pre-payment on booking is essential as places are limited. Book via Jasmine Trust linked here JT events
 

Breathe In, Breathe Out…Let Go!

‘Life is a balance of holding on, and letting go’   Rumi

Our organs of focus this month will be the amazing lungs and their partner organ, the large intestine.

It is apt that the season of autumn guides us to work with the lungs and large intestine. These organs work at either end of the body to both receive and release through the systems of respiration and elimination. Representing the giving and receiving and the arising and passing of the cycle of life, we create space for the new and release the old.

This yin and yang session will guide us to consider the abundance we receive every day in many forms and the grateful ‘letting go’  of what is no longer of service to us.

The session will include breathwork, meditation, yin practices, and slow flowing explorations in yoga and relaxation. All are welcome for this evening of inspiration and expiration…..

 

When: Friday 29 November 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SJ.

Cost: £20

Book for November and December to receive a discount
 

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Peace, Light and Love

An evening of quietening yin yoga and restorative practice by candelight

Strike a balance between the yang activity of the christmas season and the stillness and quiet your mind and body craves. Join Julie for this candlelit evening of deep relaxation and contemplation. Soothe your nervous system and replenish your physical body with time and space to breathe and be….no flashing fairy lights and jingle bells on repeat here. 

The session will include breathwork, meditation, yin, restorative and slow explorations in yoga and relaxation.

All are welcome for this floor based practice.

When: Friday 6 December 2019, 6.15pm – 8.15pm
Where: Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, Babworth, Retford, DN22 8EW
Cost: £20
Pre-payment on booking is essential as places are limited. Book via Jasmine Trust linked here JT events
 

Nourish your Reservoir

As winter beds in, hunker down, stay calm and self care. In this, the next of the organ body series, send some love to your kidneys… the complex little power packs which are thought to form the foundation of our being.

Kidney health underpins general well being and their association with the harsher season of winter can guide us to stay warm, move with ease and top up our reserves of fluid.

The manifestation of fluid in the body comes in many forms, yet how often do you really feel connected to your own internal flow? Winter with its darker days plus the yang activity of Christmas holidays can be an exceptionally challenging time, and can leave us feeling brittle in body and mind.

Stop for a while and re-balance with this session of yin and yang pre Christmas nourishment.

The session will include breathwork, meditation, yin and yang practices, and slow flowing explorations in yoga and relaxation. All are welcome …..

 

When: Friday 13 December 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SJ.

Cost: £20

Book for November and December to receive a discount
 

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