“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” Hannah
Yin Workshops 2021
Tuesday 10th August 7.30-9.30pm
Come Home To Yourself – A Late Summer Yin Workshop
12th September 5-8pm
September provides that back to school feeling of the fun more sociable time of Summer drawing to a close and new energy for the next season ahead. In Chinese medicine this is the time to nurture the Earth element. To come home to yourself after being out and about more, to check in with how you are and what you need.
Louise will guide you through a Yin practice to help you connect to the stable nurturing element of Mother Earth. You can also expect gentle breath work, acupressure self massage and a sound bath.
The exchange is £35. Places are limited so please book in advance. Link to book
9th October 10.30am – 1.30pm
In Chinese medicine the Autumn is a time to nourish the Lung energy. This helps us to have strong physical vitality, a powerful voice, strong immunity, bright skin and a healthy sense of self worth. It’s also about being able to let go, deal with change and go with the flow of life, being able to find the beauty of each moment.
We’ll be exploring this and other energetic aspects of this change in season.
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 and our parasympathetic nervous system which helps us to feel at ease in a busy world. You can expect meditation, pranayama and Yoga Nidra too.
The practice is for all levels.
***A new date will be set once we can teach in person again***
Saturday 13th March 10am – 5pm
at The Loft, above Little Dippers, Brighton
In Chinese Medicine March is the start of the season of Spring, which is related to the element of Wood. Just as a tree grows up out of the earth and branches out, this is the rising energy of Spring helping us to direct our focus and make our plans for the year ahead.
This day retreat coincides with the new moon, also a time for new beginnings and intentions.
This is a day for you to have some “me time”, to check in with what you need, your priorities and to create some clarity around what is going to be important to be focusing on over the next couple of seasons in 2021.
You can expect;
Qi Gong inspired movement
Yin and Yang Yoga to nourish the Liver and Gallbadder/Wood element Chi for Spring.
Guided self enquiry/journalling
The day will end with an hour long Gong Bath by the amazing Gordon Coxon (https://www.gordonsgongsoirees.com/) Gordon used to live in Brighton so some of you might have already experienced the powerful effect of his Gong Baths. He now lives in Taiwan so only comes back to visit here every now and then so this will be a real treat! (If for any reason he can’t get back to the UK in time, Louise will run a sound bath herself for you).
Early Bird price (before 15th January) £70
Full price £85
Please contact Louise to book: [email protected]
Lunch is not provided. The Loft is in the Laines in Brighton so there are lots of delicious places to find food nearby.
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
If you are interested in immersing yourself more in Yin Yoga you might be interested in Louise’s Yin Teacher Training courses in Brighton and Goa.
“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 protected]/ 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.