Up coming workshops

Freedom With Yoga and Clay

6th October 10.30am – 3.30pm;
LIMITED NUMBERS; Whole day £60 (concessions £50); Book below!
VENUE: Shanti Shala Yurt, in the grounds of Woolley Grange Hotel/Spa, near Bradford- on-Avon.

Bringing you a collaboration between Yoga and Clay!
A morning of Hatha Yoga with Sophie Shenstone; meditative breath flow, energizing and restorative…With the theme of liberation from the stories of who we are and what the world is.
Shared pot-luck picnic lunch. Everyone brings a dish and we share the result!
Afternoon session ‘Freedom with Clay’; an experiential workshop with experienced ceramicist Jane Scott. She gently facilitates the liberation of our creativity, freeing us from our self-imposed limitations, encouraging us to explore and enjoy the grounding, sensory delights of working with clay. All materials provided, (but if you want your creation fired in the kiln, this will cost extra)

Full Moon  Yoga Flow Workshop

‘Restorative Yoga Workshop…Moving into Darkness with a Ready Brek Glow’
Sunday 11th November 10.30 – 4pm  £50 (£45 conc)  (including shared pot luck lunch)

A morning of warming, uplifting Hatha yoga-flow sequences to spark the creative spirit, and keep the bones jigging through winter….followed by an afternoon of deep Restorative yoga; let go and fall apart safely, gathering yourself up with freshness and resolve.

Venue: The Beautiful Yurt Space now located at Woolley Grange Hotel and Spa,
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1TX

Past workshops

‘Contact Yoga/partners yoga workshop’  10.30am – 2pm  Sunday 16th September 2018   £35  including refreshments

Hatha Yoga is a conversation between body, energy, breath, and gravity…

In contact yoga/partners yoga, another being comes into the conversation, requiring enhanced listening, sensitivity and trust.

We find increased challenge with balance, when to push, when to yield, and poses are experienced in fresh perspective.  

There is the energetic motivation to move beyond our habitual limits, the mutual grounding/support providing the possibility of deeper release….and while there is a playfulness in connection and exploration, there is also a greater depth in meditation and breath work.

“Partners Yoga and Summer creative flow/Nidra”

Sunday 7th july 10.30am – 3.30pm; LIMITED NUMBERS; Whole day £50 (concessions £40); Half day including shared lunch (everyone contributes), £35 (concessions £25). Book below! VENUE: Shanti Shala Yurt, in the grounds of Woolley Grange Hotel/Spa, near Bradford- on-Avon.

 
In partners/contact yoga we explore the stretch/tone/meditation with another being, enhancing the elements of grounding, balance, trust; boundaries shifting for deeper stretch and release, deeper meditation even.  There is more playfulness and heart opening though shared practice. It’s hard to explain unless you give it a go! You don’t need to bring a partner – another being will be there.
 
Shared pot-luck picnic lunch. Everyone brings a dish and we share the result, hopefully outside in the meadow sunshine.

The afternoon session will be a Hatha session of creative Summer-inspired flow yoga, balanced by yin asana, restorative and finally Yoga Nidra.

Warriors hands together

“Mudra – the power is in your fingertips”

Saturday 4th May, 2pm -5.30pm, at Yoga Bodhi, central Bath! (Book through Yoga Bodhi website £35/£30 early bird)

When we practice yoga, we know from experience that it is a journey of transformation and integration – from scattered energy into focus and resolve; from uncertainty to remembrance; from sense of separation to wholeness. 
My personal experience is that this is a more likely to actually work when we combine breath, intention and Mudra…
There is an alchemy in this combination.
The body prayer becomes real.
 
Mudra are a gateway to connecting with and exploring The Mystery of Being, whilst cultivating specific states of consciousness. We can harness the power of Mudra whilst in meditative or restorative asana, or weave them into our vinyasa flow, for a more potent practice.
 
This yoga workshop invites you to learn and explore the ancient wisdom, working particularly with mudra for Trust, Courage,
Self- expression/redefining, Inspiration, and Invocation. 
And always, always Gratitude.
 

Gratitude