Yoga Courses, Events & Workshops
Here you will find both intensive short and longer in depth courses; one off events and workshops. All designed to deeper your knowledge and practise of Yoga in its widest sense. Courses often include written materials and / or recorded materials to help assimilate your learning and enable you to develop and continue your practise at your own pace.
Relax & Renew -next Class
Practises to stretch away tension and stress, restore balance and rest deeply
Upside Down Class -new date soon
Working with various inverted postures. Only 6 places offered so book early
Your best opportunity to rest, reflect and rejuvinate
Relax & Renew
Asana and pranayama practice
Restoratives and Yoga Nidra
Saturday 24th APRIL 2021 at 14.00-16.00
* I have offered this special class- a mini retreat! on a monthly basis through the stressful time of the pandemic. As things are now changing I am reviewing this offering and will let you know soon about other dates / times
work towards your headstand or developing it further with variations
The Upside down class
Sivananda Inspired Class featuring Headstand or working towards it and the Shoulderstand cycle of poses & other inversions
ONLY 6 PLACES AVAILABLE
Limited availability to maximise your learning and to ensure safe practise
New date soon 10.00-11.30
Sleep better with yoga
The Yoga for Sleep Recovery Course
Starts 18th February
Starts 18th February at 19.00-20.30 please note the first class is 90 minutes
and then the next 4 weeks 25/2; 4/3; 11/3 and 18/3 are 19.00-20.00
This 5 step programme was designed and developed by Lisa Sanfilippo. It uses the ancient wisdom of the Yogis, coupled with help from Ayurvedic principles together with science and teaches wonderful steps and practices to help aid restful sleep.
As well as asana and movement we will work with the following:- Mindfulness techniques, breathing and pranayama, meditation and lifestyle considerations. Please note there are limited places in order for everyone to receive personal attention and answers to their questions. Its a good idea to purchase the book [either physically or electronically] but if you are unable I will provide some scanned/electronic copies of materials so we can work together in obtaining better sleep life style practices and stop sabotaging our ability to rest well
Cost is £80 and includes written and recorded materials. This is open to all whatever your Yoga experience so invite your partner or a friend who you know could benefit [discount offered to person you invite please enquire before booking]
Do I need to be an experienced Yogi to attend workshops and /or courses?
These special classes and workshops are usually an in depth study of a particular aspect of Yoga practice and as such, are geared more towards more experienced students who have a regular practice and are looking to develop that further. If you have not practised with me before please get in touch prior to booking. If you have not done Yoga before please contact me and we can discuss the most suitable class or another teacher/class
Relax and Renew, Yoga Nidra classes, Sleep recovery and meditation is open to everyone, unless otherwise stated
What to tell us
If you are booking a course you are required to fill out health/medical information when booking. If your class or workshop does not require a booking form please inform us if you suffer from very high blood pressure, heart disease, retinal problems, epilepsy, have a joint replacement or recently undergone any major surgery, it is always wise to consult your doctor prior to beginning a Yoga programme. If you are menstruating heavily it is recommended that you avoid inverted postures, please refer to your teacher.
What to bring- Yoga equipment and alternatives
A Yoga mat is a good starting point. We have compiled a list of alternatives to regular Yoga props, if you don’t have any, here.
For Relax and Renew, Yoga Nidra and Sleep Recovery it is a good idea to have a bolster or bolster alternative, a blanket or another suitable covering, support for your head.
For meditation please have something to sit on to remain comfortable and relaxed
For the Sleep course we recommend a Yoga belt, Yoga brick and access to a wall. We will email you any other suggestions .
When booking a course- do I need to attend all weeks on the course?
Ideally, yes but we often record parts for example our Learn to meditate, students were given voice recordings of each meditation practice to keep. Sometimes we record all of the course and give you private access to the recording for up to 7 days
Written materials are also sometimes part of courses, so if you miss a session you can catch up
Avoid a heavy meal prior to Yoga practice and do not eat anything for at least one to two hours prior to practice. If this is not practical (especially in the case of pregnant women) please try and eat only something light- only a small amount of food that is easily digestible
When to arrive?
Arrive in good time for your class, but no more than 10 minutes before the start. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your class, we may be unable to let you in as the waiting room function may be on
Listen to your own body-don’t force yourself into any of the postures or force your breath-relax and enjoy.
If you find that you cannot attend a class that you have booked, it is helpful if we know in advance that you are not coming so please let us know.