Workshops & Events
The Yoga House hosts workshops on a variety of topics giving you the chance to immerse yourself in your yoga practice.
5 WEEK BEGINNER’S COURSE
COURSE WITH BRIGID GODWIN
Thursday 10 January - 7 February 1930-2030
Join Brigid for this introduction to yoga. If you have wanted to try yoga but been too anxious to join an established class or just really want to give yoga a go then this is for you. Brigid will take you through all the foundational postures of yoga and ease you into your practice.
REASLISE YOUR RESOLUTIONS
WORKSHOP WITH JULIA MAITLAND
Friday 18 Janurary 1230-1500 £30
Join Julia for the immersive workshop. She will take you through the yogic practice of creating a sankalpa. This is a sacred vow relating to goals you have in life or something that you care deeply about. Our most similar tradition is a ‘New Years’ Resolution’ - but have you ever wondered why our resolutions often fail? We then experience guilt and disappointment. This workshop will look at how yoga can help you to achieve your goals and resolutions through creating them in an auspicious way and then embedding them in a way that will make them last and help you to actually realise them instead of giving them up. The workshop will flow through yoga asana, meditation, relaxatioin, discussion and yoga nidra. A truly liberating and very special experience.
THE BODY AS CONSCIOUSNESS
WORKSHOP WITH SALLY CARMICHAEL
Friday 18th January 1830-2100
Each person is a unique facet or reflection of the Infinite Self, a living process of Source materialising into matter, each cell suffused with the consciousness of Source.
At our most basic level, our cells and fluid system contract and expand in response to our experiences with the world around us. When we experience something painful our cells contract and tighten, protectively reducing our ability to feel. An accumulation of life experiences over time can create chronic tension, resistance and body-armouring. When it is too painful to be present in our matter, we are cut off from the very wisdom that lies at the heart of it. Blocking the energy flow in this way cuts our ability to be present in the body, to experience ourselves as fully alive.
In Kundalini Yoga we are examining the flow of energy through the system. We experience energy directly as excitement, a charge, a vibration. As we work with these energetic forces we expand our awareness and capacity to thrive in life. Recognising that all things are born from Source and even at their most crystallised point there is consciousness at the essence seeking liberation and a return back to Source.
In Body-Centred Awareness we explore the lived body as a centre of experience, where both its movement capabilities and range of sensations are an essential part of the deep structure of all knowing. Understanding the body as consciousness we seek to reduce deeply held tension in order to restore and support the energetic field.
Join me for a sensory approach to Kundalini Yoga as we practice both honouring our current reality and developing our capacity for an expanded expression and more satisfying living.
AYURVEDA FOR SPRING BALANCE
WORKSHOP WITH VERITY MEGAN
Saturday 6 April 1400-1600 £30
Springtime is the season of rebirth: the pulse of life awakens, the earth warms, and buds unfurl, opening to the sun. Nature blooms with ease, but for us, it's not always a graceful transition.
Join Verity Megan on Saturday April 6th, for an afternoon designed to inspire better health and living, so you can blossom into Spring!
As the natural world emerges from its winter slumber, we too awaken, experiencing a renewed sense of joy and inspiration. But for many, the residue of winter can cloud the transition leaving us feeling groggy, lethargic, dull, depleted and heavy. Spring is also associated with colds, congestion, hay fever, and allergies. Thankfully, by implementing a seasonal routine we can overcome Spring’s challenges while promoting optimal health so that we can align with, and celebrate the gifts this season has to offer.
Benefits of a Spring Routine:
Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of a spring cleanse to help us renew and revitalise physically, mentally and emotionally. This is the time of year to shed any excess heavy energy (both emotional and physical) which has accumulated through the winter months, and welcome freshness and light!
By harnessing tools from ancient healing science of Ayurveda, we can cultivate balance and equanimity through the seasonal changes for more harmonious living. Honour the elemental changes and embrace the natural rhythms to consciously welcome this new phase.
What to expect:
• Learn more about the fascinating wisdom of Ayurveda, and how simple additions to your routine, diet, and lifestyle can help reset after the winter months.
• Learn how to channel your energy appropriately to promote optimum health through this transitional season.
• Discover simple ways to replenish energy levels and strengthen your immune system.
• Enjoy a rejuvenating yoga practice; including a strengthening flow to open the body and evoke mental clarity, restorative poses will transition seamlessly into a meditation designed to awaken and inspire!
All levels and abilities are welcome.