WORKSHOPS & COURSES

Sound Bath with Chai Francesco at Embody Wellness, South London

Sound Bath

Friday 30 June | 7.30pm to 8.45pm | £20

Join sound therapist Chai Francesco for a very special and very blissful evening of relaxation as you bathe in the sublimely healing tones of crystal singing bowls and the oriental gong. The resonance of these instruments is tangible, making it not just an auditory experience but also like receiving a sound massage!

Throughout the ages, sound has been used to heal, strengthen and soothe. During a sound bath, most people experience a wonderful feeling of relaxation, and you can expect to leave the session feeling balanced, restored and ready to enjoy the weekend ahead.

Read more about the benefits and science of sound baths in our blog post.

Yoga Improvers Workshop at Embody Wellness, South London

Yoga Improvers Workshop: Arm Balances

Saturday 1 July | 2pm to 4pm | £25

This month’s improvers workshop with Lynne Fugard will focus on arm balances of all shapes and sizes: defying gravity one pose, one transition, at a time.

After a brief warm-up to prepare the body, we’ll be playing with several exercises to experience the inner engagement, alignment and buoyancy required to take weight into the hands and float the feet off the mat. There will be opportunities to encounter a whole ream of arm balances – from the firefly to the dragonfly – perhaps even soaring effortlessly between them. Rather than relying on brute upper-body strength, Lynne will offer expert tips and guidance demonstrating that the ability to fly in your yoga practice often comes down to finding subtle tipping points, working with counterbalance, using the whole of the body to express the pose, and all whilst breathing, breathing, breathing!

Whether just beginning to lift off into your crow pose, or investigating the possibility of gliding in between balances, beginner versions will be offered alongside more advanced modifications so that this workshop will have something for everyone.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing as well as extra layers to ensure you will be warm enough (e.g. socks, an extra top). There are bolsters, blankets and eye pillows at the studio but please feel free to bring any extra items along for your own comfort (e.g. a cushion or pillow). As a large proportion of this workshop involves lying down, the body temperature can drop and your comfort is of the utmost importance.

Please note – This workshop is not recommended to pregnant students. Contact the studio if you:

  • Suffer from a sound sensitive condition, epilepsy or are undergoing a major treatment
  • Have a pacemaker
  • Have any particular need and are not sure if the sessions are suitable for you.

Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Workshop

Saturday 1 July | 6.45pm to 8.45pm | £30

Join Paula Hines and Patricia Carlota for an evening of deep relaxation for both body and mind.

Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative practice that activates the parasympathetic nervous system. Physically the focus is on moving deeper into the connective tissues of the body in areas such as the hips and spine and typically involves holding poses for three to five minutes. This will prepare the body for a calming Yoga Nidra (‘yogic sleep’) practice – a guided meditation that will bring you to the edge of sleep, quietening the mind, reducing tension and promoting deep relaxation – ready for a blissful Gong Bath.

A Gong Bath is a form of Sound Healing where the Gong and other related instruments are played to induce wellbeing. Participants are invited to lie down comfortably on a yoga mat, close their eyes, relax and be cocooned in a sonic immersion. The practice provides a space to re-generate, re-nourish, and re-set your whole being – mind, body, emotions, soul, and energy field.

Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath Workshop

Saturday 1 July | 6.45pm to 8.45pm | £30

Join Paula Hines and Patricia Carlota for an evening of deep relaxation for both body and mind.

Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative practice that activates the parasympathetic nervous system. Physically the focus is on moving deeper into the connective tissues of the body in areas such as the hips and spine and typically involves holding poses for three to five minutes. This will prepare the body for a calming Yoga Nidra (‘yogic sleep’) practice – a guided meditation that will bring you to the edge of sleep, quietening the mind, reducing tension and promoting deep relaxation – ready for a blissful Gong Bath.

A Gong Bath is a form of Sound Healing where the Gong and other related instruments are played to induce wellbeing. Participants are invited to lie down comfortably on a yoga mat, close their eyes, relax and be cocooned in a sonic immersion. The practice provides a space to re-generate, re-nourish, and re-set your whole being – mind, body, emotions, soul, and energy field.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing as well as extra layers to ensure you will be warm enough (e.g. socks, an extra top). There are bolsters, blankets and eye pillows at the studio but please feel free to bring any extra items along for your own comfort (e.g. a cushion or pillow). As a large proportion of this workshop involves lying down, the body temperature can drop and your comfort is of the utmost importance.

Please note – This workshop is not recommended to pregnant students. Contact the studio if you:

  • Suffer from a sound sensitive condition, epilepsy or are undergoing a major treatment
  • Have a pacemaker
  • Have any particular need and are not sure if the sessions are suitable for you.
Refresh and Recharge Workshop with Danielle Brooker and Sue Rahmani

Burn out when you’re doing everything right

In this post Danielle looks at burn out and examines other ways to replenish and recharge your energy stores.

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Refresh and Recharge Wellbeing Workshop

Saturday 8 July | 2pm to 4.15pm | £25

Have you been busy lately? Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed and burnt out? This special session with life coach Danielle Brooker and yoga practitioner Sue Rahmani will help you bring more balance and wellbeing into your life through body, mind and soul connection. Combining a short yoga sequence (no yoga experience required) with group coaching and a guided meditation, the workshop is designed to give you some important ‘me-time’ in a fast-paced and often challenging world.

When we’re feeling stuck, a little lost, or low on energy, so many of us rush around feeling that the more we do, the more valuable we are. Yet this leaves us feeling depleted and even more exhausted. This session is all about giving yourself permission to PAUSE.

In this workshop we will guide you to find balance and prioritise you, learning what to let go of in order to live a full life that you love. We’ll give you the clarity you need to reconnect to what’s really important to you – so you can feel refreshed and recharged.

Celebrate Your Challenges - A Special Sattva Yoga Journey, Embody Vauxhall, London

Practical Introduction to the Chakras

Saturday 15 July | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25

Many people have heard of chakras but they may not know what they really are or how they work. Every so often you hear someone say their chakras are ‘closed and need opening’, when in actual fact they never close or need opening. They can however become unbalanced, and in this workshop led by Sue Rahmani you will be offered basic practices and suggestions for bringing your chakras back into balance. You will be introduced to the seven ‘wheels’ (chakras in Sanskrit), exploring how they have a direct effect on your wellbeing; mind, body and soul.

You will also enjoy a gentle yoga sequence focused on releasing physical and emotional knots, helping to align the body and encourage the correct flow of energy from each chakra, leaving you with a feeling of harmony, balance and equilibrium. The session will come to an end with a guided meditation in which you will work with the bija (seed) mantras associated with each chakra.

Celebrate Your Challenges - A Special Sattva Yoga Journey, Embody Vauxhall, London

July Sattva Yoga Journey

Saturday 22 July | 6.30pm to 8.30pm | £25

Join Caleb Packham for another in a series of monthly Sattva Yoga journeys.

Sattva means whole, complete, balance, truth. It is more than a physical practice. It combines posture, meditation, breath, kriya, wisdom and free movement to create energetic shifts in body, mind and spirit.

Sattva Yoga was developed in the Himalayas over a decade ago by Anand Mehrotra, and has now spread around the world. It includes ancient yogic techniques as well as current evolutionary practices to create a clear path for the individual to experience a full, healthy, abundant, joyous life.

For more information about Sattva Yoga visit www.mysattva.com

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