May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Dynamic Yoga - The Subtleties of the Human Body Workshop

Saturday 25th May 10.30-12.30pm with Cathy
£20

This 2 hour workshop is an invitation into an awareness of sensitivity, honesty, openness, presence and generosity to protect, nature and re-awaken the body. Through vinysakrama (step by step instruction) which profoundly supports the body within the postures and invites each person to become more intimate within their personal experience as they journey towards a deeper relationship and understanding of the internet intelligence of their bodies.

What is Dynamic Yoga?

Dynamic Yoga is based on sensitivity and guided by softness. It allows anyone to unite body mind & Spirit through effortless action no matter what your age experience flexibility or strength. Using techniques to awaken and sensitise the major muscle groups and joints so that the structural and functional integrity of the body reassert itself- the body becomes stronger more supple more sensitive and energized

About Cathy…

Having completed my DYTT in 2006 I continued attending further training courses each year deepening and refining my teaching and now have over 1000 hours of certified training. My teaching is thorough clear and specific but at the same time being supportive gentle and insightful.

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May
29
9:45 AM09:45

Mums Meet Up

A chance for the Mum's from our Pregnancy and Postnatal classes (past and present) to meet up to introduce their new babies and have some social time together. You can attend this session at any time during your pregnancy or after you've had your baby as we will not be practicing any physical yoga. This is an informal relaxed session and your tutor Wendy will be available to offer any yoga related advice for your home practice, and will be offering some breathing techniques and a guided relaxation at the end of the session. Herbal tea and treats will be provided.

£7.

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Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Saturday 8th June 13.30 - 15.30 with Aslihan (Yoga Crow)
£20

Remember that feeling of being truly relaxed, the body all soft, warm, supple, and glowing? Feeling so comfortable in your own skin that you hardly notice your physical body?

Remember that feeling of your mind being laid back, sort of watching everything from a distance with a big smile on your face, knowing beyond a doubt that everything is okay, exactly as it is? In this state, you know that life is just as it is, that there is nothing to accept or reject.

Do you remember what it is like to rest in your true nature? Realize you are not separate from life, any more than the air in a balloon is different than the air surrounding it, or the wave separate from the sea." asks Esther Ekhart, the founder of Ekhart Yoga.


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BENEFITS

Restorative yoga balances a hectic and stressful modern lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental effects of everyday stress, and as we know, many diseases these days are stress related. Restorative yoga relaxes the body deeply and accelerates the body's natural healing process. During deep relaxation, all the systems of the body are benefited from the practice. Restorative yoga postures help us learn to relax our overstimulated mind and body and to rest deeply and completely to achieve physical, mental and emotional release.

With the use of specific restful poses and deep breathing techniques, practice stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows the heart rate and breath, increases blood flow to the vital organs, regulates the blood pressure and helps to improve the immune system. It promotes improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination and the reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue. The regular practice of restorative yoga has been found to reduce tension in the body and the autonomic symptoms of chronic stress such as anxiety, insomnia, headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating, digestive issues or abdominal pain.

This class suits everyone but it is especially helpful to those who are suffering from chronic stress related illnesses and those who are in need for emotional restorative support. It’s being especially popular with students who are recovering from illness or injury. You may leave the session feeling supported, grounded and connected.

This practice is great to balance an active yoga schedule or to give yourself a break when you feel under the weather, too.

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HOW TO DO IT?

For Restorative yoga, the intention is to relax as far as possible into the postures, using as little physical effort as possible with the aid of props, without strain or pain. The mind focuses on the breath in order to cultivate mindfulness and release tension from the body. It is neither stretching nor strengthening practice but very much opening. It is a therapeutic form of yoga with the goal of conscious deep rest to facilitate rest & digest response of the body - the opposite of fight or flight response. Restorative yoga classes tend to be relaxing and slow paced, with a whole sequence using as few as five or six postures which are held for long periods of time. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. Gentle music may be played, and the practice may be combined with guided meditation.

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Resting is not a luxury or an optional privilege you have, it is essential for self-preservation and a manifestation of your respect to your unique life.

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Postnatal Yoga for Mum & Baby 6 week course

Our Yoga for Mum and Baby is especially designed for new mums to attend with their baby, and can be attended after your 6/8 week check. You do not need to have been practicing yoga to be able to enjoy the full benefits of these classes, as everything we will be doing is suitable for all levels. You certainly don’t need to be fit or flexible to attend, and the class is a very relaxed group of mums. Being part of a community of new mums, and taking some time out of your day to have time to connect with your body and your baby is important for your own sense of wellbeing and for the opportunity to bond with your baby. We will be strengthening and toning your muscles, focusing on abdominals, back and the pelvis floor. Creating space an opening the upper body, particularly shoulders and neck to relieve tightness from sitting feeding/breast feeding. We will offer breathing techniques which can be used to help calm yourself and your baby, and can be used to help to aid sleep and relaxation, and we will take time at the end of each class to rest quietly with your baby.

Your tutor Wendy specializes in offering yoga to women for fertility, during pregnancy and postnatally with experience in teaching yoga to these groups as well as using yoga during her own journey to conception, through pregnancy and postnatally.

At the start of each course you will receive a pack of information about other local classes and support groups and every couple of months we will be arranging meet ups, for mums who have attended our Pregnancy or Postnatal classes in the past.

The class is 40 minute taught, and 20 minute social time.

The group is limited to 8 mums, drop in’s will be allowed if the group is not full.

6 week course £50.

Drop in’s £9.

The next 6 week course dates are:

June 10th 1-2pm.

June 17th 1-2pm.

June 24th 1-2pm.

July 1st 1-2pm.

July 15th 1-2pm.

July 22nd 1-2pm.

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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Taster Day

Come along to our taster day, open to all students past and present! A great day to enjoy with friends and try some new classes. All classes are suitable for all levels, beginners and new comers are welcome.

Schedule:

1-1.40pm with Henry for Vinyasa Flow

10 min break

1.50-2.30pm with Liana for Balance Workshop Taster

10 min break

2.40-3.20pm with Charis for Vinyasa Flow

10 min break

3.30-4.10pm with Cathy for Dynamic Yoga

**20 min break for set up**

4.30pm-5.10pm with Aslihan for Restorative Yoga

Date: Saturday 22nd June Time: 1-5.10pm

Tickets: £25 for the whole day including fruit, energy snacks and tea

21 tickets available

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May
12
3:30 AM03:30

Gong Bath - Deep Relaxation

The Gong Bath is a deeply relaxing session, open to all levels; all you need to do is turn up, lay down and chill out! Then you will be ‘bathed’ in the vibrations of the gong. The gong has been used as a healing instrument for thousands of years within the East and is now being discovered in the West too. It is rapidly gaining in popularity due to its ability to take participants to a deeply relaxed space of both body and mind.

The Gong activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which takes the body into a natural state of balance or homeostasis which is very healing, participants report they sleep better after the gong and their mood is improved often for days afterwards, others have reported a release of emotional pain and mental blockages.

The Gong Bath is a deeply therapeutic event which will stay with you long after the last strike of the gong and will activate your body’s natural ability to heal and detox, while calming and soothing busy minds.

Cancellations can be made up to 7 days before this event, cancellations made after this time cannot be refunded.

Investment - £15 (early bird) £20 after

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Apr
26
7:45 PM19:45

Yoga Nidra by Candlelight

Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation which is deeply relaxing, healing and filled with the opportunity to connect with your inner self and the vision of your imagination. Yoga Nidra is a form of consciousness, where you will be taken on a guided meditative experience entering into a complete state of deep rest.

During this one hour session you will practice some gentle moving, a short Pranayama (breathing technique) before settling down to enjoy a delicious long Yoga Nidra.

We have yoga mats, blankets and eye pillow that you can use, but please feel free bring anything that will make you feel more comfortable including pillows, eye pillows, scarfs, heat packs, and extra blankets.

Your tutor Wendy was first introduced to Yoga Nidra in 2001 and since completing over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training has been using Yoga Nidra regularly in nearly all classes that she teaches. Wendy began to use Yoga Nidra more often (nearly daily), to help to ease anxiety between 2014 and 2017 and found the results to be remarkable, with a complete change in sleep patterns, mind set and a sense of ease that she was much in need of. Wendy continues to use Yoga Nidra frequently and feels a deep sense of pride to be able to offer these sessions on a monthly basis, to share this amazingly transformative practice.

No experience needed, open to all (over 18).

You can use any membership pack, or monthly plan to attend this class or register for £14.

Not included on the try 3 classes for £15 offer. Not included in the first class free offer.

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Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

8 Week Beginner Pilates Course

Kit will be inspiring and motivating people who are new to Pilates, or returning to Pilates after a break and need a bit of refreshing on the basics. During this 8 week course Kit will introduce the basic principles of Pilates, and each week will motivate you to use your body to improve core stability, strength, stamina and flexibility. Pilates involves centering and using the core muscles, alignment and precision - making smaller precise movements with effort and control.

This is an 8 week course starting on Tuesday 23rd April 9.30 - 10.30am until 11th June.

£69 for 8 weeks.

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Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Fertility & Menstrual Health Workshop

Seeking to conceive can be a heart wrenching and lonely time. Many of us experience discomfort when we bleed, particularly when seeking to conceive. Experiencing the hidden trauma from bleeding, miscarriage, stillborn and termination can feel like a never ending darkness.⁣ ⁣

This workshop is designed for women to come together in a circle of sisters, to connect and honour the Womb. Every woman's voice will be heard whether seeking to conceive, or interested in menstrual wellbeing.⁣ ⁣

This workshop will be an opportunity for your body and mind to take a deep rest, connecting to your own source of wisdom and creative power. There is extensive research on the power of regular yoga and deep relaxation to regulate the body and calm the nervous system.⁣ We will be painting seeds of love and positivity throughout our practice, with a deep letting go of old wounds.

Your tutor Wendy has a long history of using yoga to help with stress, depression and during her own journey to conceive.

Investment £20⁣ ⁣

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

YOGA BLAST!

TRIPLE YOGA BLAST! £20

SATURDAY 6TH APRIL

8 - 8.45AM. 45 minutes with Liana for a holistic full body vinyasa experience 

9 - 9.45AM. 45 minutes with Henry using yoga and your own body weight to increase upper body strengthening 

10 - 10.45AM. 45 minutes with Cathy for a slightly less vigorous class, focussing on lengthening with body with sensitivity and awareness 

HOW TO REGISTER.....

1. You can register for classes using any monthly plan, (each class uses one pass from your plan).

2. You can register for 1,2 or 3 of the sessions for £8 per class (6 places available for each session)

3. You can attend all 3 classes £20 (8 places available)

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Couples Prenatal Workshop

A couples Prenatal Yoga Workshop, for you to experience yoga together with your partner. During this workshop we will introduce birthing positions and ways that your partner can support you during labour and birth, as well as breathing practices and deep relaxation. Cancelation can be made up to 5 days before the start of this workshop.

Investment £40 per couple.

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Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Fertility & Menstrual Health Workshop

Seeking to conceive can be a heart wrenching and lonely time. Many of us experience discomfort when we bleed, particularly when seeking to conceive. Experiencing the hidden trauma from bleeding, miscarriage, stillborn and termination can feel like a never ending darkness.⁣ ⁣

This workshop is designed for women to come together in a circle of sisters, to connect and honour the Womb. Every woman's voice will be heard whether seeking to conceive, or interested in menstrual wellbeing.⁣ ⁣

This workshop will be an opportunity for your body and mind to take a deep rest, connecting to your own source of wisdom and creative power. There is extensive research on the power of regular yoga and deep relaxation to regulate the body and calm the nervous system.⁣ We will be painting seeds of love and positivity throughout our practice, with a deep letting go of old wounds.

Your tutor Wendy has a long history of using yoga to help with stress, depression and during her own journey to conceive.

Investment £20⁣ ⁣

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Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Balance Workshop Part Two

Life is a balance of holding and letting go...
Rumi

…and the same works for balancing poses (asanas). You have to learn when and which muscles to activate to hold the body in certain position but also let go of emotions that confines the body into certain habits. 

The three essential elements to maintain the body stable are alignment, strength and attention. In this workshop, you will learn where your gravity centre is as you shift your body weight through the Earth Sequence and experience Lord Shiva’s gentle flow. 
You will explore different ways of setting up 20 static poses that you may experience in your regular class and have the chance to use props such as yoga bricks or the studio barre to help build awareness on how your body moves and imprint the feeling for certain posture. 

You will revisit the classic tree pose (Vrksasana) but with twists (literally!) and move onto many other balances that improve core stability so much needed as the body ages.

Visual aids will be used so you understand how we balance ourselves on the mental and psychic levels through breathing techniques (Pranayamas) and engage with our energy centres (Chakras). 
This workshop is a place for you to ask questions and is suitable for all levels. Its content is different from the Balance Workshop delivered in February.

Tip before you come: have a light meal 3 hours before the workshop and bring a water bottle. All equipment needed is provided by Yoga Yoga.

Investment £20

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Create Your Vision Board Workshop

Creating a vision board is a powerful way to set your goals and intentions for your life, and is a way to attract the things you want to be in your life, to come into your life.

Making the vision boards is the start of a journey to bring inspiration and positivity into your life, and manifesting on your dreams. Revisiting your board regularly in meditation and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) will help you to create the changes and opportunities that you desire.

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Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

Family Yoga

Family Yoga Class, £10 per family (one adult and one child) £5 per additional parent and child. Cash on the day. All proceeds will be donated to Blackmore Preschool. Please can you register yourself and any children you are bringing so that we know how many mats to set up.

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Jan
5
to Feb 2

4 Week Intro to Meditation

During this 4 week course you will be introduced to breath awareness (pranayama) techniques, meditation using sound, object gazing, mudras (hand gestures) sitting positions and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation laying down). No experience is required, complete beginners are welcome. Places are limited.

Course dates: Saturday 5th, 12th, 26th January and 2nd February.

12.30pm - 1.30pm.

With Wendy £40.

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Jan
2
to Feb 23

8 Week Beginner Yoga Course (Wednesday or Saturday)

Get your New Year off to a great start with our 8 week yoga course for beginners. Absolutely no experience is required, you do not need to be bendy, or balanced or coordinated. These are some of the wonderful benefits you will enjoy with regular yoga practice but are not required to join this class. Your teacher will guide you through an introduction to what yoga is, including physical Asana practice (the postures) Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). There are many benefits of yoga which have now been proven scientifically and these range from improved posture, relief from aches and pains, a sense of calm, stress relief, improved immune function, better sleep, a more flexible, strong and balanced body and loads more! Why not come and try, its never to late to start.

This course runs on either a Wednesday day time at 11-12.15pm starting on 2nd January with Wendy and Saturday day time at 11-12.15pm starting on 5th January with Lesley.

Cost is £69.

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