Supporting the Head. Restoring the Body with Lara Stapleton
When we support the head in yoga it allows the brain and central nervous system to deeply rest. In light of the overwhelming demands placed on each and everyone in today’s society, supporting the head is necessary to recuperate, reduce fatigue and heal the brain’s vital function.
We have a blueprint of a pose but one size doesn’t fit all and there are many ways of adapting the pose. In this workshop we will explore how therapeutic postures help to relieve the effects of chronic stress, fatigue and improve immunity. With the use of different prop set ups you will experience a supportive environment for total relaxation. Comfort and ease is the key.
Intermediate Iyengar Yoga workshop with Christian Pisano
This workshop is intended for Iyengar yoga intermediate level students and teachers.
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Christian Pisano has been practising Iyengar Yoga for many years. More than 20 years ago he lived in Pune for several years in order to be close to and learn directly from his guru, B.K.S. Iyengar. His philosophical inclinations are those of the non-dual approaches, especially that of the ‘Trika’ system known as Kashmir Shaivism. He is one of only 3 western Iyengar teachers worldwide who hold the Advanced Senior certificate and is the only European teacher with this level. He continues to study with the Iyengars annually in Pune and, with his wife, June, is the joint Director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Nice, France.
A minimum of 4 years regular practice of Iyengar Yoga is required to attend. No menstruating women (unless the student is used to practising a separate series and would be happy to do so). No remedial cases and no pregnancies.
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Kirtan with Faustomaria
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!
Tools for Birth with Deanne
This workshop offers you and your birth partner a chance to focus on preparing for your baby’s birth. It is a chance to hear inspiring birthing tips and useful advice so you can enjoy and manage, no matter your birth expectations, your labour together.
We will be looking at how birthing positions can help you both to relax and release, so all the stages of your Labour can be supported effectively, as well as how massage can help to dissolve aches and pains naturally, and how hypnobirthing can be a useful technique that can help you both to stay calm and grounded through the experience.
Together we can discuss useful ways to manage fear and tension naturally, especially focusing on the period of time you are both at home. Keeping you relaxed, supported and loved is an important role for your birth partner and this workshop can enable and empower them, so that they have some resources to hand to stay calm and grounded throughout this extraordinary time.
It is a workshop that combines practical advice with tools that Deanne has and continues to use when assisting families as a ante-natal yoga therapist / Birth Partner / Doula.
Deanne Liew is a Yogabirth trained child educator and a Doula with over 15 years of experience.
Gong bath with Leo Cosendai
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.