WORKSHOPS & COURSES
Friday 30 August | 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 this blog post.
Nuture & Nourish: A Late Summer Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop
Saturday 7 September | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. Late Summer is TCM’s fifth season and is particularly significant as it is when we transition from the Yang (hot, bright) time of year to the Yin (cool, dark) time.
The energy of Late Summer is connected to the nurturing element of Earth and the Stomach and Spleen. This is the last surge of growth before Autumn’s harvest, so this is an especially important time utilise the last of summer’s abundant energy to nurture ourselves and cultivate the transformation this season facilitates.
Part one of this workshop led by Paula Hines will be a Stomach and Spleen yin practice to help address Qi stagnation. In this slow practice, each pose typically lasts three to five minutes. This will prepare us for part two of the workshop – an extended yoga nidra practice.
When Stomach and Spleen Qi is imbalanced we can experience low energy, digestion issues, a lack of clarity about our life purpose and overthinking. Emotionally, Earth is full of worry and anxiety when out of balance. When balanced, we can feel more grounded, nourished, relaxed and secure, whatever circumstances may come our way.
This workshop is open to all levels but it is not suitable for pregnant students.
Embodied Breath: Be The Breath, Become The Witness
Saturday 14th September | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25
The breath in yoga is the bridge between our body and mind; it’s subtle effects can help with anxiety and stress and increase our energy and focus. An embodied breath can transform our yoga practice and be a powerful tool for meditation.
In this introductory workshop led by Mandy Jhamat we will focus on understanding and experiencing “the embodied breath”. After a gentle yoga practice to open and prepare the body, we will explore the concept of “prana” and its significance to our yoga practice, examining the anatomy of breath within the body and its energetic effects on our emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
The workshop will include the practice of some “pranayama” techniques and finish with a guided breath-aligned meditation.
Yoga Beginners Course
Sundays 8 September to 6 October | 2.00pm to 3.15pm | £85
Embody’s yoga foundation courses are an excellent way to learn the basic principles of yoga and gain an appreciation of its many benefits.
Our friendly and knowledgeable teacher Sasha Morgan will guide you through the fundamental yoga postures with an emphasis on correct alignment and proper breathing techniques. Once you’ve mastered the basics you’ll be ready to attend any of our open level classes scheduled throughout the week, giving you a chance to explore a variety of yoga styles at your own pace.
Pilates Beginners Course
Sundays 15 September to 13 October | 12.45pm to 2.00pm | £85
Join Amy Shelton for this invaluable 5-week course introducing you to the many fitness and health benefits of Pilates. The course is ideal for individuals looking to join our group classes but who have little or no experience or knowledge of the Pilates Method. It’s also great for anyone relatively new to Pilates looking to review the fundamentals.
During the course you will learn about the origin of Pilates, and be introduced to some of the key terminology. You will also be taught how to correctly and safely do a number of basic Pilates exercises, giving you the confidence and motivation to attend any of our Level 1 classes held regularly throughout week.
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