WORKSHOPS & COURSES
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.
Please note: this workshop has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.
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.
Yoga Beginners Course
Sundays 15 September to 13 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.
Yoga Poses: Exploring The Foundations
Saturday 28th September | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25
Have you ever been unsure what adjustments you’re meant to make when your yoga teacher gives instructions in class? What does ‘draw the navel towards the spine’ or ‘send that tailbone down’ actually mean…?
Led by Tash Sekar, the focus of this practical workshop will be on deconstructing fundamental yoga poses to help you achieve correct alignment in postures and gain other insights to deepen your practice. To maintain a safe and healthy practice, good habits in alignment, breath and concentration are vital.
This workshop will benefit beginner-level students as well as experienced practitioners wanting to refresh the fundamentals. From downward facing dogs to chaturangas, we will explore, play and learn together.
Self-Care & Self-Compassion
Saturday 12th October | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25
Why can self-care or self-compassion be so challenging?
Often it’s easier to offer compassion and care to those around us than to ourselves. Self-care & self-compassion can feel self-indulgent or even selfish. Our narcissistic and consumerist-driven culture feeds off the inner critic, generating feelings of ‘not-enoughness’ and emphasising the importance of always striving for more. This narrative just doesn’t leave room for self-compassion.
But the reality is that self-compassion actually helps boost our resilience and allows us to bring the full, best, most authentic & courageous version of ourselves into our relationships, responsibilities and work.
In this workshop, Molly Martin will share some tools that can be used to cultivate more self-compassion. Beginning with gentle flowing yoga sequences coupled with breath and mantra, followed by a series of replenishing restorative yoga poses and finishing with an uplifting meditation.
Friday 25 October | 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.
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