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

Exploring the Organ-ic Body

As humans we are quite remarkable beings with a fascinating, intricate, interior hidden structure of organs. The organs work in symbiosis with the skeletal and muscular systems, each supporting and protecting the others.
 
To connect more fully to ourselves in practice requires us to go deeper than the superficial exterior structure. Focusing attention into the organs and increasing our awareness of where they sit, their functions and associations can shed new light on our asanas, energy levels, emotions and much more. In this way our practice becomes more organ-ic extending the reach of the inner body to mutually support the outer!
 
This is the first in a series of organ related workshops in which we will look at the organs from anatomical (don’t worry nothing gory), energetic, elemental and emotional perspectives.
 
Come along to drop inward and expand outward. All are welcome
 
When: Friday 13 September 2019, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Lenton, NG7 1SJ
Cost: £20
 
Pre-payment on booking is essential as places are limited. Booking September and October workshops together for a discount. See paypal tabs below or contact me for bank details.

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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: Thursday 12 September 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop
Cost: £15

 

Sweet Sleep 

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 24 September 2019, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop
Cost: £15

 

‘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

 

Slow Down, Drop in, Let Go

A yin yoga and restorative practice for Autumn

The season of autumn is associated with the element of metal and its qualities of condensing energy, it’s moving downwards and slowing towards stillness.

Following the bright yang active season of summer, the arrival of autumn may draw us to seek warmth, nourishment, rest and replenishment. As the leaves and temperatures fall and the earth offers its harvest, we can begin to turn our attention inwards to restore balance.
This season guides us to work with the lungs and large intestine as representatives of the metal element. As paired organs, they work to receive and release through the systems of respiration and elimination and represent the giving and receiving, arising and passing of the cycle of life.

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 4 October 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
 

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

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