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