Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Early bird £30 (book before December 28th)
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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.
Early bird £30 (book before Jan 25th)
Early bird £30 (book before Jan 25th)
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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.
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