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

Understand and Manage Your Stress

A workshop offering practical tools 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 3 March 2020, 10.15pm – 12.15pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop
Cost: £15

 

Play, Pause and Possibilities

Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster which never stops. Without mindful attention we can find ourselves stuck in grooves which don’t always serve us. Movement, behaviour and thought patterns can become routine and ingrained. Any time is a good time to shake things up  a little ….to play and have fun with yoga and movement.

Join Julie for this Friday evening session to explore moving in unusual ways and revelling in possibilities. Then take a pause to consider what is really important to you and what you might want to discard.

All are welcome to come along and play.

When:  Friday 17 April 2020, 6.15pm – 8.15pm

Where: Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre,Babworth, Retford, DN22 8EW.

Cost: £20

Book directly via the Jasmine Trust website 

 

Yoga for Cancer

Over 2.5 million people in the UK are living with cancer with this figure predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. Interest in the use of yoga therapy interventions is increasing among health professionals and cancer patients who are seeking out alternative ways of managing symptoms, side effects of treatments and finding ways of moving forwards after cancer. As yoga teachers and therapists we need to be informed and prepared to meet this growing need for alternative interventions in order to support people holistically and safely at all stages of the cancer journey.

Who will this day suit:

Yoga teachers or therapists interested in working with people with cancer.

The day will be lecture, community sharing and practical work in groups and pairs.

Course content:

  • What is cancer? Overview, incidence and prevalence
  • Aetiology of cancer; Common causes and treatments
  • Viewing cancer from the perspective of the koshas
  • Common issues and side effects of cancer and cancer treatments; to include pain, fatigue, nausea, lymphoedema and osteoporosis
  • Risks associated when teaching yoga and pranayama for cancer at all stages – keeping your students safe.
  • Rebuilding strength and moving forward after cancer
  • Using Yoga Nidra and relaxation tools
  • Ethics and challenges for teachers and therapists and the importance of self-care and supervision
  • Useful resources

This day will offer an initial insight and overview of the tools you will need to develop when working within the complex field of cancer, privately, in social care or NHS settings. Further in depth CPD will be offered 7th October – 12th October 2020.

When:  Saturday 21st March 2020 10.00am – 18.00
Where: The Minded Institute, Arlington House
220 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HE
Cost: £75

Booking is directly with The Minded Institute 

 

‘Rebuild, Restore and Relax with Yoga’ –  New Term Spring 2020

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 6 week block booking now for 2020! Dates: 19/26 March and 16/23/30 April 2020 and 7 May. Full or partial term or single classes available. Booking essential.  

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

 

Manage Fatigue and Improve your Sleep 

A workshop offering practical tools to help!

In this busy world, it is increasingly important that we enjoy ample rest. True rest combined with good sleep gives the body and mind time to relax and restore, in turn helping support our general health and boost our feelings of confidence and well-being. The demands of life, worries and often health issues can lead to our experiencing fatigue or interrupted sleep.

Join me for this 2.5 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
  • Experience the deep restfulness of yoga nidra

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 16 June 2020, 10.15am – 12.45pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop

 

Yoga for Cancer

Over 2.5 million people in the UK are living with cancer with this figure predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. Interest in the use of yoga therapy interventions is increasing among health professionals and cancer patients who are seeking out alternative ways of managing symptoms, side effects of treatments and finding ways of moving forwards after cancer. As yoga teachers and therapists we need to be informed and prepared to meet this growing need for alternative interventions in order to support people holistically and safely at all stages of the cancer journey.

Who will this day suit:

Yoga teachers or therapists interested in working with people with cancer.

The day will be lecture, community sharing and practical work in groups and pairs.

Course content:

  • What is cancer? Overview, incidence and prevalence
  • Aetiology of cancer; Common causes and treatments
  • Viewing cancer from the perspective of the koshas
  • Common issues and side effects of cancer and cancer treatments; to include pain, fatigue, nausea, lymphoedema and osteoporosis
  • Risks associated when teaching yoga and pranayama for cancer at all stages – keeping your students safe.
  • Rebuilding strength and moving forward after cancer
  • Using Yoga Nidra and relaxation tools
  • Ethics and challenges for teachers and therapists and the importance of self-care and supervision
  • Useful resources

This day will offer an initial insight and overview of the tools you will need to develop when working within the complex field of cancer, privately, in social care or NHS settings. Further in depth CPD will be offered 7th October – 12th October 2020.

When:  Saturday 23rd May 2020 10.00am – 18.00
Where: The Minded Institute, Arlington House
220 Arlington Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 7HE
Cost: £75

Booking is directly with The Minded Institute