WORKSHOPS & COURSES
Friday 26 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 our blog post.
Pilates Beginners Course
Thursdays 1 November to 29 November | 7.30pm to 8.45pm | £85
Join Rebecca Evans 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 for Runners and Cyclists: The Winter Session
Saturday 3 November | 2pm to 4pm | £25
November’s runners & cyclists workshop led by Lexie Williamson will be a practical session tailoring yoga’s flexibility and strength techniques specifically for endurance athletes.
As we are approaching winter the focus of this session will be more on core strengthening techniques for the off season, although we will still target the notorious tight spots of lower backs, hips, quads and hamstrings. Learn simple routines to reinforce common weak areas and ensure you emerge supple, strong and ready to train hard and race in the Spring.
Sporty yogis and endurance athletes new to yoga equally welcome!
Joyful & Open: A Late Autumn Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop
Saturday 10 November | 2.00pm to 4.00pm | £25
In Chinese Medicine there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. They are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, and each element is connected to a specific season, organ system and emotion.
Metal is linked to Autumn and to the lungs and large intestine – and is all about transformation. Just as Autumn is a time when nature begins to draw its energy inwards to prepare for the colder, darker months ahead, precious metals can be found deep in the earth ready to be discovered and transformed without ever losing their true essence.
Led by Paula Hines, part one of this workshop will be a lung and large intestine yin yoga practice, where physically the focus is on moving deeper into the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia – the cling-film-like ‘tissue’ which holds our muscles together). Imbalanced lung and large intestine Qi (energy) can manifest as respiratory problems, sadness, fatigue, low immunity and colds. When lung Qi is balanced we feel present, optimistic and more able to face life’s ups and downs with acceptance and courage.
In this slow practice, we remain in each yin yoga pose for three to five minutes. We will then move into part two of the workshop – a blissful, extended yoga nidra to leave you feeling refreshed, restored and rebalanced.
This workshop is open to all levels, however it is not suitable for pregnant students.
Pilates Technique Workshop
Saturday 24 November | 2pm to 4.00pm | £25
Looking to get the most from your Pilates workouts? Then join Rebecca Evans for a fun and informative workshop which will focus on refining and improving your Pilates technique and on deepening your knowledge of the many important principles behind the Pilates Method.
Pilates can be a remarkably effective form of exercise offering significant benefits to our overall health and wellbeing, but to achieve this each exercise must be performed correctly and with confidence. This involves a keen awareness of breath, alignment and stability, and requires concentration, stamina and co-ordination – all of which can be learned and which will make a huge difference to your Pilates sessions.
This workshop will be your chance to both refine your existing technique and explore more advanced versions of the fundamental exercises you already know, empowering you to take your Pilates practice to the next level.
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