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

Move into the Groove

The next session in the organ body series will be geared towards helping us move forwards into the new year with a sense of spaciousness, purpose and direction.
Working with the stomach and spleen pairing, we will tackle the digestive system , post Christmas excesses…give a boost to the immune system and ground our nervous system for clarity and calm.

This evening, expect warming yet soothing, grounding and settling practices with fluid slow flow, yin and movement exploration.

All are welcome. 

When: Friday 17 January  2020 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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

Cost: £20




Play, Pause and Re-Set – 

9 February is fully booked. Places available for 23 February!!!

February can be the gloomiest of months….but within the dampness and dullness of light and our spirits we can lighten up and begin our preparations for spring.
Join me for this Sunday morning ‘wake up’ ….to play and have fun with yoga and movement. Enjoy moving in unusual ways and revelling in the abundance and beauty of yourself. Then take a pause to consider what is really important to you and rest in that knowing.
Re-set for the rest of your day, year or life….
This is a small group event for a maximum of 8 students …early booking is recommended. Book by 15 January for the early bird price.  
Our venue will be the beautiful wellness centre in the newly converted Engine Yard situated in the grounds of Belvoir Castle. Just 5 minutes drive from Grantham or 30 minutes from Nottingham, these are truly beautiful and peaceful surroundings. For anyone who would like to stay on after the session, you can buy lunch or a cuppa at the on-site cafe or take a stroll around the shops in the Engine Yard complex.
Drinks and healthy nibbles will be provided for the break.
When: Sunday 9 February 2020, 9.30am – 12.15 and repeated on Sunday 23rd February 2020 9.30am – 12.15
Where: Sunita Passi Wellness Centre, The Engine Yard, NG32 1PA
Cost: £35 early bird book and pay in full by 15 January 2020. Fee after is £40
Pre-payment on booking is essential as places are limited.




‘Rebuild, Restore and Relax with Yoga’ –  New Term 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: 23/30 January and 6/13/20/27 February 2019. 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 4 February 2020, 10.15am – 12.45pm
Where: Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Old Library Building, Worksop

 

Nurture Your Flow

Our Friday pop up session this month will guide us in sending some love to the kidneys. These amazing organs help maintain the balance of all bodily fluids and are thought to form the foundation of our being.

Kidney health underpins general wellness.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are associated with the harsh season of winter. Our practice will be one of self nurture, being gentle with ourselves and cultivating ease of movement and flow within the breath, body and thought. Topping up our Jing… essence of being, serves us well at this time of year.

If you are feeling fragile or depleted as 2020 picks up pace…join me for this evening practice to reconnect to the gentleness of your natural flow.

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

 

When: Friday 28 February 2020, 6.15pm – 8.15pm

Where: Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, Babworth, Retford, DN228EW.

Cost: £20 

Book by clicking here via the Jasmine Trust website

 

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