Hatha yoga workshop with Faustomaria Dorelli
This workshop will explore the depths of the Hatha yoga principles.
We perform asanas in order to engage and, ultimately, integrate the mind, the body and the emotional energy of the heart. Hatha yoga is an exercise which not only keeps the body fit – it leads to a clear and positive thinking mind, and a calm and flowing emotional energy.
We will also in this workshop perform the breath practice of ‘pranayama’, and examine the practice of Mindfulness.
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!
The Art of Stillness: Exploring the Pause with Lara Stapleton
In this age of constant movement, acceleration and distraction, when so many of us are all over the place, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow and sitting still.
In this workshop we will explore intelligent somatic and yin practices that invite movement into stillness. Opening to being-ness, a listening and accessing dynamic stillness through meditative practices, mantra and breath work is the gateway to inner peace and balance. The Pause often referred to as the “non-doing” is invaluable to counter the effects of activation and over stimulation. It allows for the nervous system to return to its own true form and for the body’s innate intelligence to take over so we can heal from within.
Handstands workshop with Sylvia Garcia
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.
Intro to Acroyoga with Sylvia Garcia
A fabulous fun-filled workshop which will give you all the building blocks to start your Acroyoga practice. Based on acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage, Acroyoga is a highly accessible fusion of these practices. Working in small groups you will learn how to base, fly and spot some fun partner based shapes, inversions and transitions. Acroyoga is highly addictive, so be prepared to have lots of fun and learn to do things you didn’t think were possible!
No partner or previous experience required to attend – just a willingness to think outside the box and reconnect with your inner child!
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.
finding balance with jessica stewart
Becoming steady in the body, mind and breath is the fundamental goal of yoga practice. Why is it that some days we are all over the place and other days we can master advanced balance poses?
In this 2 hour workshop Jessica will open with a 20 minute chat discussing the key tenets of physical balance and how it is cultivated through technique, breath and mind. You will then be led through yoga practice, incorporating yoga conditioning to strengthen stabilizing muscles groups, and a steady but strong vinyasa that will build your confidence from simple standing balances to more advanced arm balances and inversions. The workshop will close with a reflection on the philosophical roots of yoga and what the traditions of the practice try to teach us about balance on and off the mat.
Turiya with Josh Blau & Irene Ais
Ancient sages believed that our waking experience of life is but a dream that we must awaken from and that the light of our awareness is revealed just before we fall to sleep each night. The yogic practice of Yoga Nidra allows us to access this state of transcendental awareness called Turiya where we are both asleep and awake. The body and mind receive deep release of stress and fatigue whilst our highest consciousness continues to expand.
Join us for an experience of deep rest and awakening.
Awaken the Serpent with Josh Blau & Irene Ais
This is an experience to the very core of who we are and the tremendous power that can be accessed in the human spine. This masterclass in the traditional system of Hatha yoga focuses on bandhas, breath and energy in order to awaken the dormant kundalini energy at the base of the spine. This workshop is for the students who are ready to experience the limitless strength and freedom that can be unlocked from within.
Expect yoga asana, pranayama, bandhas, chakra vibration and meditation.