Workshop & Event Calendar

Jan
28
Sun
The Art of Letting Go: Relax & Restore
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Art of Letting Go: Relax & Restore @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
Western modernity is a time of work hard, play and exercise even harder. For some reason, here in the West we believe that to receive the benefits of physical activity we must push our bodies to the absolute limit. But sometimes, there are moments in our daily life and during our yoga practice when the mind needs to slow down, the body seeks to restore itself and we strive to reconnect with our natural breath and re-establish our balance.
This two and a half hour Mindful and restorative yoga workshop will explore diverse ways to free and restore the body and the mind from resistance and tension, on and off the yoga mat. You will learn to let go and to move through postures with ease and greater simplicity and how to influence our nervous system to approach our yoga practice more effectively, calmly and safely.
We will be using several techniques and tools such as pranayama breathing exercises, bodily and sensory meditations and visualization techniques. These will teach us awareness and concentration, self-observance and acceptance. Through thoughtful and considered practice you will learn how to hone and master each of these skills. We will work on bringing the mind and body together in a quiet harmony by utilising the classical tools of restorative, Mindful and somatic yoga. The last part of the workshop will focus on the deeply relaxing and calming practices like guided savasana and yoga Nidra.
Laurent will be there to hold space for you, to guide you and help you along your journey. Laurent’s practice and teaching come from Classic Hatha Yoga and Vanda Scaravelli inspired Yoga. For years, he refined his body work and anatomy understanding with renowned teachers like John Stirk and Gary Carter. His pranayama and meditation knowledge come from the system taught by Philip Xerri in the lineage of Dr Swami Gitananda.
Only 12 spaces so do book early
Cost £35
Early bird £30 (book before December 28th)
Feb
9
Fri
Self Care: A Teacher’s Practice
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Self Care: A Teacher's Practice @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
Do you feel that you are becoming depleted from your teaching and that it is hard to fit in your own self-practice on a regular basis? Does most of your self-practice go into preparing classes for your students at the expense of your own practice? Do you feel the need to master the “fancy” postures just because you are a teacher?
Yoga is a nurturing and healing practice and the same applies to us teachers. As we increase the number of classes we teach, our practice needs to change to meet our physical, mental and energetic requirements. It can be hard to find the right balance in our own practice. In this workshop, we will be exploring what a “teacher’s practice” means and how to tailor our self-practice to our true needs, with love and self-care.
£40
£35 Early bird before Jan 9th 2018
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.
Feb
25
Sun
Bring the Outside In: Introduction to Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring the Outside In: Introduction to Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
During this 2.5 hour workshop you will be introduced to Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra. You will learn how to bring your mind inside your body through thoughtful Yoga postures and movements, breathing exercises, visualisation techniques and different mindfulness meditations followed by a deeply relaxing session of Yoga Nidra.
There are 3 stages in Mindful Yoga: awareness, acceptance and action (listening to our bodies, accepting our limitations and moving forward by learning a mindful moving practice). Mindful Yoga will help you to ease stiff muscles and joints and use gentle awareness to move into your own practice effectively.
After practicing this calming and meditative Yoga moving practice, you will enjoy the wonderful benefits of Yoga Nidra meditation or conscious deep sleep. It is a technique in which distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is allowed to relax. It is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is perfect for those suffering from any sleep disorders, anxiety and depression or anyone who needs some blissful chill out time.
Laurent’s practice and teaching come from Classic Hatha Yoga and Vanda Scaravelli inspired Yoga. For years, he refined his body work and anatomy understanding with renowned teachers like John Stirk and Gary Carter. His pranayama and meditation knowledge come from the system taught by Philip Xerri in the lineage of Dr Swami Gitananda.
Cost: £35
Early bird £30 (book before Jan 25th)
Mar
4
Sun
The Self Practice Series: Restorative Yoga
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Self Practice Series: Restorative Yoga @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
Restorative yoga offers huge benefits for balancing the nervous system and relieving stress. We do not always want or need to choose a dynamic yoga practice. There are times when a restorative practice is much more indicated. A restorative practice can easily be cultivated in the comfort of one’s own home and can truly offer a sanctuary of peace and insight in a busy day to day to life. We will learn and practice a few simple postures and how to put them together in a coherent and beneficial sequence to bring a deep state of relaxation and to release body tension. This module is suitable for all, regardless of experience. The workshop is also suitable to existing yoga teachers who come from other traditions and want to gain a basic understanding of restorative yoga. Limited to 12 spaces.
35 Pounds (30 pounds early bird before February 4th 2018)
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.
Mar
16
Fri
Yoga Teachers Workshops: Vinyasa Flow Sequencing
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm
Yoga Teachers Workshops: Vinyasa Flow Sequencing @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
This workshop is dedicated to teachers and intermediate/advanced students who want to develop a deeper understanding of vinyasa flow sequencing. It is suitable for teachers who have recently qualified or are in their first couple years of teaching, for those coming from different traditions and wanting to develop an understanding of vinyasa flow or for those wishing to take a fresh look at their sequencing. The workshop is also suitable for students who have a confident self-practice and want to delve deeper into crafting more creative and maybe less repetitive sequences for themselves. If you have attended the previous self-practice series, you are also welcome to join this workshop.
We will focus on:
The foundations of a class/practice
Theme building
Tempo of a class/practice
Structure of a class/practice
Spicing up our sun salutations
Coherent sequencing
The theory of counter-balancing
Integrating other practices (yin, restorative, meditation, pranayama)
Cost: £189
Early bird: £149 (before January 16th 2018)
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.
Mar
25
Sun
The Foundation of Pranayama: Mahat Yoga Pranayama
Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Foundation of Pranayama: Mahat Yoga Pranayama @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
In the Sanskrit language, prana means energy, life force or breath and yama is translated as restraint or control. Pranayama is a practice that for many of us is difficult to grasp and understand. Despite this, pranayama has a very important place and should be practiced as often as possible in order to restore and maintain health and wellbeing.
Alongside asana and meditation, pranayama is a predominant facet of yoga and is often incorporated into one’s practice alongside the aforementioned elements. Furthermore, pranayama is also considered to be the highest form of purification and self-discipline for the mind and the body. The physical work is essentially used to open and prepare the body to achieve an easier and more comfortable practice with advanced breathing techniques and meditative practices.
In this 2.5hour workshop, we will be gently and gradually introduced to one of the foundational steps of pranayama, ‘Mahat Yoga Pranayama’ or the ‘Grand Yoga Breath’. Exploring ‘Mahat Yoga Pranayama’ will help us to expand our awareness on how to breathe effectively in the different part of our lungs and to prepare for more advanced and complicated pranayama exercises. To achieve this practice, we will be using the help of specific movements, the sensation of touch, meditation, mudras and mantras. We will be tapping into the subtle energies of our bodies and discovering our second vital body the pranayama kosha.
Laurent’s practice and teaching come from Classic Hatha Yoga and Vanda Scaravelli inspired Yoga. For years, he refined his body work and anatomy understanding with renowned teachers like John Stirk and Gary Carter. His pranayama and meditation knowledge come from the system taught by Philip Xerri in the lineage of Dr Swami Gitananda.
Cost: £35
Early bird £30 (book before Feb 25th)
Apr
20
Fri
The Verbal Cue: The Language of Teaching
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Verbal Cue: The Language of Teaching @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
Language is a very powerful adjustment tool in yoga. There is a lot of emphasis on manual adjustments. However, language is an incredibly valuable instrument to enrich our yoga teaching. In this workshop, we will explore how you can find the capacity of enhancing your teaching through language and how to tap into that pool of words within yourself and your own practice, in order to add texture and depth to the classes you teach.
£45 – Early bird before March 20th £35
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.
May
20
Sun
The Self Practice Series: Asana
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Self Practice Series: Asana @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
This workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to cultivate a self-practice at home or on their travels. The focus will be on giving participants the skills and understanding of what a basic home practice consists of.
We will explore the physical moving part of our yoga practice in depth; how to structure it, what is most important, misconceptions about self-practice. Participants will be given a map, which they can use at home and adapt to their needs and requirements at the time of practice. We will address the purpose and benefits of our physical yoga self-practice and tailor asana sequences around this. This workshop is suitable for those who have been practicing yoga for at least 6 months. Limited to 14 spaces.
35 Pounds (30 pounds for early bird before April 20th 2018)
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.
Jun
1
Fri
Yoga Teachers Workshops: Lesson Planning, the perfectly balanced class
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yoga Teachers Workshops: Lesson Planning, the perfectly balanced class @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
We all know what a perfectly balanced class feels like, but how do we deliver that in our own teaching? A perfectly balanced class will have texture and layers to it, that go beyond the simple sequencing of postures. In this workshop, we will look at what additional aspects we can weave into our classes to give them more substance.  We will explore how to integrate deeper knowledge and aspects of yoga philosophy into our class in a subtle and integral way, that benefits our student’s experience of yoga.
£45 –
£40 Early bird before May 1st 2018
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.
Sep
7
Fri
Yoga Teachers Workshops: Teaching Yoga 1:1
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Yoga Teachers Workshops: Teaching Yoga 1:1 @ Yogiyoga | England | United Kingdom
Are you looking to teach more one to one sessions with private clients but uncertain on how to go about it or struggling to expand your tuition?
Do you want to gain more knowledge on how to approach one to one tuition or gain more insight into body reading and adjustments in the context of a private session?
This workshop will be divided into 2 parts:
Morning session: The practicalities of teaching one to one
  • How to promote oneself
  • How to reach clients
  • Pricing
  • How to stay safe
  • Building relationships with clients
  • Teaching etiquette
Afternoon session:
Body reading and adjustments This will be an interactive session where we will practice body reading, verbal cuing and manual adjustments.
We will discuss the challenges of working one to one with clients and look at how to address common issues that come up in this context, whether they are health related or other. We will look at how we can support our clients with tailor made tuition to fit each individual in a personalised way.
Cost: £120  Early Booking £99 (before 07 June 2018)
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshops if unattended. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can pass your space on to a person of your choice. You will need to notify the studio in writing prior to the workshop.