Sound Bath with Chai Francesco at Embody Wellness, South London

Yoga for Stress & Self-Compassion

Saturday 11th April | 2pm to 4pm | £25

It’s an increasingly well-known fact that stress negatively impacts us on a physiological, emotional and cognitive level, and that it both contributes to and directly causes disease. Understanding how to manage stress at each of these levels is therefore fundamental to achieving and maintaining optimal health and wellbeing.

In this workshop, Tash Sekar will guide you through a gentle and nourishing yoga sequence with a focus on slow, somatic movements to ease our nervous system out of the ‘fight or flight’ response into a calmer ‘rest and digest’ state. You will come away with a better understanding of why we stress, how stress is stored in the body, and how you can reduce stress with simple yoga practices that help you feel more grounded and relaxed.

Please note: this workshop has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19.

Sound Bath with Chai Francesco at Embody Wellness, South London

Arm Balances Workshop

Saturday 25th April | 2pm to 4pm | £25

Dive into the world of arm balances in this workshop dedicated to – well, arm balances! Such postures are quite fun once you get the hang of them but often in class we don’t get enough time to properly break them down and explore what forces are at play.

Students sometimes assume that arm balances are a result of pure force. While there is some strength involved, it is definitely not the only key in doing them. This workshop led by Amanda Dufour will focus on the foundations of these balances, going over preparatory basics to understand the essential actions and movements, then working on transitions in and out of various poses. Gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to continue developing your arm balances safely and effectively in an open class – and to keep having fun with the postures!

Sound Bath with Chai Francesco at Embody Wellness, South London

Yin & Yang Yoga Workshop

Sunday 26th April | 1pm to 3.30pm | £30

Join Mandy Jhamat and Florence Christensen for an immersion into moving through the natural ebb and flow of our energy. We will explore the yin and yang energy in the body to experience a state of integration and balance.

This workshop will take you from a yang (dynamic) flow into a slower pace in preparation for the stillness of yin. We will end with a guided meditation and deep relaxation.

The yang elements will include a vinyasa practice to build and cultivate strength, stamina and power to target sluggishness or lethargic energy within us. The yin elements will then move you to a “supported” place to release tension and stress through longer holds and an in-ward focus which will calm both the nervous system and the mind for meditation.

Not suitable for complete beginners. No prior meditation experience required.

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