Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshop

The next dates for these popular workshops are Saturday 11 January and Saturday 28 March, 11.30 to 2.30, at Butleigh Pavilion.

If you ever feel tense, stressed, anxious or too busy, this 3 hour workshop including tea and cake will help you to breathe more deeply, relax and create space for yourself.

The first part of the workshop focuses on gentle yoga and somatic movement; you do not need to be flexible and you won’t break into a sweat! No yoga experience is needed. You will then lie down with warm blankets for a one-hour yoga nidra. This deep relaxation will take you to a place between being awake and asleep leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Tea and cake will be served around 2.00.

There are a maximum of 10 places available for this workshop. All previous Mindful Yoga Workshops have sold out so early booking is advised to guarantee your place.

Props and some blankets are provided but you may like to bring your own blanket or a small cushion for your head for the yoga nidra so you are warm and comfortable. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

The workshop is £28.00 and must be booked in advance.

Developing a Home Practice Workshop

Saturday 18 January, 11.30 to 2.30 at Butleigh Pavilion.

Attending classes and workshops enables you to practice as part of a community, experience the energy of the group and receive individual advice and guidance. If you would like to go further, establishing a home practice is a great way to deepen your experience and explore yoga at your own pace, and at a time that works for you.

Many students say that they would like to practice at home but aren’t sure what to do. This 3 hour workshop will get you started. The workshop starts by exploring the benefits of home practice, timing and frequency and then moves on to a practical 90 minute session looking at how to put poses together and seqeuence your practice. After a short break for a cup of tea, there will be a 20 minute session on pranayama and then a 30 minute yoga nidra so you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Resources will be provided to enable you to start sequencing your own practice at home after the workshop.

The workshop is £28. Places are limited to 10 so online booking is essential to reserve your place.

Yoga for All Workshop

Saturday 25 January, 1.00 to 4.00 at Barton St David Village Hall.

This midwinter Yoga for All Workshop is designed to be accessible while taking you deeper into your yoga practice.

Work at your own pace and use a chair or a mat in this workshop. The workshop starts with an introduction to pranayama (use of the breath) and then moves onto a movement practice with the approach being similar to that taken in Yoga for All classes but with more time for learning and exploration. A 40 minute yoga nidra (deep relaxation) follows to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed before we have tea and cake at 3.30.

The workshop is suitable if you find it difficult to get up and down from the floor quickly, prefer to move slowly, enjoy gentle hatha style yoga or have wanted to try a workshop but been worried about whether it will be too advanced.

The workshop is £28. Booking is essential due to limited places. Places can be booked online or if you attend classes, you can pay by credit or debit card in person.

Free the Back and Shoulders Workshop

Dates for 2020 will be coming soon. 

Modern living, computers, driving and mobile phones can leave us with tension and pain in the upper back, shoulders and neck. Many of us also carry stress in these areas.

In this two hour workshop, Carolyn will share the personal practices she researched and used to tackle the tension, upper back pain and restricted mobility she was left with after over two decades of working at desks and sitting in meetings plus a fall which resulted in back pain.

The workshop includes strength and mobility work, practices to release tension and a 30 minute yoga nidra (very deep relaxation). The practices are designed to encourage a sense of freedom and spaciousness physically and emotionally.

Resources will be provided so you can continue with an upper back and shoulder practice at home.

No yoga experience is needed for the workshop but you will need to be able to get up and down from the floor easily and kneel down on all fours.

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