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
‘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 9 week block beginning 2 May 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 : £45 for the term. Or enquire regarding drop in for single classes at £5 per week.
Play and Pause
Living in this ‘here and now’ of 2019 can feel so intense and busy. Work, family and our own expectations can pull us in different directions. Multiplying demands, 24 hour availability, social media, health concerns and money worries can drain us ….
There is a growing need for ‘me ‘ time and a decrease in time available to enjoy it. That is… unless you decide to make things different.
Yoga can be a time to really come back to yourself, put ‘you’ at the forefront, experience the joy of simply being.
When: Friday 24 May 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 1SJ.
A workshop offering practical tools to help improve your sleep!
In this busy world, good sleep gives the body and mind time to rest and restore, in turn helping support our general health and boost our feelings of confidence and well-being.
Join me for this 2 hour workshop to…
- Hear about what happens when you sleep
- Look at what might be interfering with your good night’s sleep
- Learn simple yoga, movements and stretches to help prepare your body for restful sleep
- Practice easy breathing and relaxation techniques to help calm your busy mind
- Learn techniques to build rest into your day
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 28 May 2019, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop
Therapeutic Yoga for Stress
The stress of 21st century living can take its toll on us. If we don’t have effective ways to manage our stress, many of the systems of the body will eventually become depleted. Long term stress left unattended will eventually lead on to such conditions as anxiety and depression, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, insomnia and many more.
The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020, stress related health issues will be the 2nd biggest cause of disability.
Thankfully, we can take steps towards our own self care with a tailored yoga practice.
Yoga is a hugely versatile practice which can..
- help us notice when we are stressed
- see the ways in which this is manifesting in our mind and body
- open up space for us to identify and begin to tackle the causes of our stress
- support us in opening up to present moment living which favours ‘being over doing’
So then… we can begin to breathe more freely, move with greater ease, settle the over active mind, think with greater clarity, rest and relax more fully and generally … feel better!
What to expect:
Mindful yoga which is therapeutic in nature, both gentle and a little stronger as appropriate,
Relaxation and yoga nidra.
If you have questions please get in touch.
Booking essential. Book here
When: Tuesday 4 June 2019, 2.30pm – 3.45pm (4 consecutive Tuesdays)
Where: Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, Baworth, Retford, DN22 8EW
Cost : £32 for 4 week term
Living in Yin
21st century living is becoming increasingly yang in nature. We are pulled in many directions to meet multiple demands and often barely take the time to breathe. Life can be exhausting.
Act now to begin restoring your balance by adding some ‘living in yin’ time to your daily routine.
Join me to reflect on simple possibilities…..Slow down, stretch, soften into shapes, relax, breathe and ‘go in’ with this evening of quietening yin and restorative practice and yoga nidra.
All are welcome
Join me and make a concious choice to rest !
Replenish your strength and spirit with this evening of ‘slow yoga’. Using mindful leisurely hatha flow, restful yin, gentle enquiring movements and progressive muscle relaxation, we will seek to free the body of unnecessary tension and settle the mind’s chatter..
Come along to rest and restore yourself.
All are welcome