“I feel so lucky to have discovered your yoga classes. I have searched a long time to find the right class and I have never experienced a class quite like yours. You have a unique way of creating an energising, relaxing and inspiring class each week. The chakra workshop was the most amazing class I have ever attended, I literally felt blissful afterward” Hannah, Brighton
at Space Studio on 13th April, 2-5pm.
In Chinese Medicine Springtime is the optimal time to be nourishing our Wood element. This energy helps us to move forward in life, to put all our new ideas into action and get organised. It’s about following our life purpose and having all the energy we need to do this.
Yin is a slow practice where poses are held from 3 – 20 minutes. This helps to stimulate and release our deep connective tissues. As we give a gentle stress to different areas of our body we also stimulate our meridian lines (this workshop will be based around the Wood element which are the Liver and Gallbladder lines) and our parasympathetic nervous system which helps us to feel at ease in a busy world. You can expect meditation, pranayama and deeply relaxing sound bath to end.
The practice is for all levels.
£30 in advance
£35 on the day
Please book through https://www.spaceyogastudio.uk/
14th April at Saltwater Studios, Worthing. 3-6pm
In a busy “getting things done” life it’s so vital for our health and well being to allow ourselves time to press pause sometimes. To reset and check in with how we are doing. This workshop isn’t about changing anything, trying to get anywhere, it’s an opportunity to allow yourself to be just as you are and soften into that space.
Yin is slow yoga, most of the poses are done on the floor and are held for a few minutes. This is an opportunity to press pause in an often busy life and drop with in, to connect with yourself and listen to how you are and what you need in the moment. The holding of poses in a gentle way for a few minutes helps to release deep layers of tension and stiffness in joints that builds up over time, it also encourages Qi to flow through our meridian lines for self healing and balance.
Louise teaches in accordance to the seasons and what Chinese medicine recommends for the period of time we are in. The poses in this workshop will be to nurture our liver and gallbladder energy in which Spring is the prime time to nourish this Qi.
Holding the poses also allows time for meditation and self enquiry. The afternoon will end with a yoga nidra and sound healing.
Louise has been teaching yoga in Brighton for 6 years and she runs Yin teacher trainings there and in Goa. She is now moving to Worthing and is looking forward to being part of the yoga community there.
£27 booking in advance
£30 on the day
Please contact Louise to book; firstname.lastname@example.org
11th May, 2-5pm, at Revitalise, Brighton.
This is an afternoon of coming back to yourself. To take some time out, to be still and check in.
As Eckhart Tolle shares “True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found”
You can expect:
*Yoga Nidra (deep rest)
£27 in advance or £30 on the day. Bookings through me; email@example.com
Saturday 22nd June 10am – 1pm at the Yoga Garden, nr Horsham
This workshop will be an honouring of the Summer Solstice with ritual, meditation, Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra. We will enjoy mindful time outside as well as in the beautiful Yurt to embrace the richness of nature in the fullness of the year.
As we transition into summer in Chinese Medicine this is the time for nourishing our heart energy which is related to our connection with ourselves and other, the clarity of our voice, our sense of Joy, our integrity and having a sense of awe in life. In TCM the heart is the seat of our consciousness, the place of “I Am” and we will connect with this through our slow practice of Yin. When our heart energy is not flowing well we may experience sadness, depression, anxiety, loss of voice, chest pain and insomnia.
The heart energy channel (meridian) flows through the upper body and arms so you can expect Yin poses, acupressure points and Qi Gong to stimulate the upper back, chest, arms, neck and shoulders.
The workshops is for all levels. In Yin we use props to support you in holding the poses for a few minutes to gently stimulate the area you are targeting. It’s not about achieving or working towards an end goal but rather finding a way to hold each shape comfortably and allowing the
£35 in advance
£40 on the day (if there is space)
To book: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07779 150886
Feedback from a yin workshop:
“Just to say: this was the slowest, deepest and physically effortless Yoga workshop ever. I felt exquisitely calm all day Sunday – in fact, the sense of quiet seemed to deepen even more. What a miraculous process!” Ruth
“Today more than at any other time in the history of humanity, people in the West are facing tensions & stresses beyond their control….Yoga, the oldest science of life, can teach you to bring stress under control – not only on a physical level, but on mental and spiritual levels too.” – Swami Vishnu Devananda (India)
Introducing Yoga for a Peaceful Mind – a 6 week course.
This will be a deeply relaxing & meditative course. An opportunity to wind down, let go & learn tools to manage stress (and any other upsets) throughout daily life.
**** Next course TBC****
Please book in advance through me: email@example.com/ 07779 150886
4 week course – £32 or drop in £10 a session (call me first though to check there is space to drop in, then if you want to join the course after, you can do so at the discounted rate if you prepay)
How To Centre Yourself
A useful tool in times of stress.
1. Feel your connection to the earth, bring awareness to your feet and sitting bones, if you are seated. Straighten your spine as if pulling energy up from the earth right up to the crown of your head.
2. Breathe long slow deep belly breaths. Make the out breath longer and as you exhale let go.
3. Relax the middle line of your body; between your eye brows, your mouth, tongue, jaw and finally your belly.