Yoga for upliftment: Monthly Vinyasa-krama workshop with Aram Raffy

Date: Sunday, 4th June
(followed by the 1st Sunday of every month)
Time: 3.30-5.30pm
Price: £25

We invite you to join Aram on the first Sunday of every month for a two hour vinyasa workshop. Take a little more time with this inspirational and popular teacher to explore deeper aspects of your practice.

Meditation, mantra, asana, pranayama.

“Take time to get time”.

Kirtan with Faustomaria

Date: Saturday, 10th June, followed by the first Saturday of every month
Time: 7-9pm
Price: £10

Join us each month for a wonderful evening of joyful chanting! Faustomaria will lead easy to follow mantras, accompanied by fantastic live musicians. Come and see for yourself how chanting with others can be a powerful and healing experience.

You don’t need any experience or any particular musical ability.

Everybody is welcome!

Breath is the Essence – The powerful Diaphragm with Lara Stapleton

Date: Sunday, 11th June
Time: 1.30-4pm
Price: £30

A Scaravelli inspired workshop.

The breath is the true and vital essence of any yoga practice. It is the ultimate tool which has the power and ability to awaken the deep body and lead us to an unknown experience. This workshop explores the importance of this vital life force, how the breath is mechanically and rhythmically connected to the entire body, the function of the respiratory diaphragm, and why do most of us have a short, uneven, mechanical and restricted breath…. What gets in the way?

Increase your confidence, will-power + self esteem: Exploring the third Chakra with James French

Date: Sunday, 18th June
Time: 1.15-4.15pm
Price: £35
Every emotion and aspect of our personality can be connected and attributed to a different Energy Centre or Chakra in the body. When we see someone dear to us we might refer to our heart “brimming with love”, or if we feel unable to communicate we might describe having a “frog in the throat”. And when we talk about someone with determination and will power we might speak of the “Fire in their belly”.

Through Yoga we can learn how to harness this fire and bring about a more harmonious third Chakra. Then we may begin to feel more confident, responsible, spontaneous, reliable, playful and experience a boost to our self-discipline, will-power, warmth and sense of humour.

This workshop will involve a short lecture and discussion in which you will learn about the third Chakra and receive some specific techniques to improve confidence and will-power which you can continue to practise at home. James will follow this with a Hatha practice, which will leave you feeling ready to take on the world!

All levels are welcome to attend, from complete beginners who would like to work on improving common issues such as having low self-esteem, being weak-willed or easily manipulated, to more advanced yogis who would like to delve deeper into the mysteries of Manipura Chakra.

James is a ERYT 500 hour Yoga Teacher, based in India and Thailand, where he focusses on Shadow Work with his Guru, Prem Baba, and divides the rest of his time equally between studying Tantric Yoga, and teaching 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training Courses.
It is a great source of pleasure to return to his hometown of London once or twice a year to offer workshops and courses.
James has trained and studied with Max Strom, Anodea Judith, David Swenson, Yogrishi Vishvketu, Tiffany Cruickshank, Agama Yoga and Tribe Yoga.

ENERGY: Your Health, Posture, Emotions, Intent & Light – a talk/workshop with Elisa Fogazza Dalzell

Date: Sunday, 9th July
Time: 1.30-4pm
Price: £25
How does energy move?

This workshop discusses how our energy is connected to our overall wellbeing, how the alignment of our posture can block it, how our emotions can trap it or disperse it, how our intent behind it influences it and how light changes its texture.

Through talk, discussion, meditation and other activities, develop awareness of your own energy, understand how you can move it to promote wellbeing and expand your perception beyond your own physical body.

Born in London, Elisa has now spent the past 13 years working alongside her father (acupuncturist and shaman) in Mexico, where they run a charity based healing centre.She initiated her study of the body through many styles of dance and played with the movement of energy with her father from a young age. Her studies in therapy began with Reflexology (2001), then continued with Reiki I and II (2002). Oriental Massage (2003), Sweat Lodge (2005) and Yoga Teacher Training in Restorative Alignment (2011). In 2009 she developed her own style of teaching sacred bellydance for women, called ‘Your Inner Dance’. And in 2012, following a traumatic emotional experience and physical injury, she developed ‘Body Sculptural Therapy’ bringing together all of her experience.

Handstands for Yogis with Sylvia Garcia

Date: Sunday, 23rd July
Time: 1.15-3.15pm
Price: £25
In this workshop we will be looking at the foundations of handstand and its practical application to a yoga flow. We will be coming at the handstand alignment from an acrobatic perspective in order to find a straight line that is not only more functional for transitions but much safer for the shoulder girdle than the more commonly seen yoga handstand alignment.

Sylvia taught herself how to stand on her hands over many years but really saw a huge change in her inversion practice when she started training it acrobatically. In this workshop she will share tips on how to improve your line, find balance and look at some of the transitions we commonly see in flow yoga styles today such as Dharma and Rocket.

This workshop is suitable for all levels. Whether you have never attempted a handstand before and are looking to start or have a strong practice and want to improve Sylvia will find something appropriate and suitable for you to play with.

The Power of Love: Opening the Heart Chakra with James French

Date: Sunday, 30th July
Time: 1.15-4.15pm
Price: £35
True Love, Selflessness, Compassion, Altruism, Balance, Harmony, Integration, Peacefulness, Self Love… These are all aspects of a healthy Anahata Chakra.

We have 7 main energy centres, and right in the middle there is the Heart Chakra… there are 3 above and 3 below. The Heart is our centre, our core and it is a bridge between the Material and Spiritual aspects of our being.

The Love that we find when we access this centre is not a romantic Love nor one that is focussed on an object of affection… It is a pure, unattached Love… Love experienced within, as a state of being. Through Yoga we can begin to cleanse and harmonise this Chakra, and begin to awaken Love as our primary guiding principal.

This workshop is made up of two parts. The first half is a lecture and discussion in which you will learn about the different aspects of this Chakra – How to balance and purify the heart… How a closed or excessively open fourth Chakra might affect our daily lives, and what you can do to resolve such issues. In the 2nd half of the workshop we will do a full heart-based Hatha practice. This will involve postures, movement, breath-work and meditation.

All levels are welcome to attend from beginners who would like to develop their heart energy to teachers and advanced practitioners who would like to dive deeper into the theory and practice of Anahata.

James is a ERYT 500 hour Yoga Teacher, based in India and Thailand, where he focusses on Shadow Work with his Guru, Prem Baba, and divides the rest of his time equally between studying Tantric Yoga, and teaching 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training Courses.

It is a great source of pleasure to return to his hometown of London once or twice a year to offer workshops and courses.

James has trained and studied with Max Strom, Anodea Judith, David Swenson, Yogrishi Vishvketu, Tiffany Cruickshank, Agama Yoga and Tribe Yoga.

Gong bath with Leo Cosendai

Date: Saturday, 12th August
Time: 7-8.30pm
Price: £25

Gong meditation is a powerful sonic practice. Gongs have been used as shamanic tools and celebratory instruments for thousands of years, and are truly part of the tradition that is sound healing, which uses techniques such as chanting, drums, and Tibetan bowls to name a few.

The gong produces harmonic and dissonant tones which give you the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is aligned with the body. From being exposed to the tones of the gongs you may notice a major improvement in the quality of your sleep, a better ability to cope with stress, and a sense of familiarity with stillness and contentment.

”Leo’s treatments are equally transformational and healing. His work through sound is remarkable.” – Wendy Mandy (Shaman, acupuncturist, counsellor)

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher and a ”London’s foremost kundalini gong master” (The Times, 2016), and a composer born in Switzerland.

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