Yin Training & Workshops

“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

Tuesday evening Yin into Yoga Nidra sessions via Zoom:

24th November 7-9pm Finding Refuge – a Yin into Yoga Nidra workshop £20 Book Here 

22nd December 7-9pm Honouring The Winter Solstice Yin into Yoga Nidra. £20 Book Here

3rd January 3-5pm Honouring The New Year Yin into Yoga Nidra £20 Book Here

 

An Afternoon of Slowing Down & Deep Rest

6th December 3-6pm at The Tribe Hub, Goring-by-Sea

*** NOW FULL***

This will be an afternoon of slow gently held Yin Yoga to soothe the nervous system and create space in the body and mind. We will finish with a deep relaxation into a healing sound bath.

When we allow ourselves to slow down and let the body relax we encourage our bodies energies to flow freely and rebalance themselves. It’s common in life to keep busy, to ticking off our to do list and whilst all that energy is good too it’s also important to take time for stillness and contemplation so we don’t feel over stimulated and scattered, which can create tension in the body and mind. In creating space we help ourselves to reset and to think clearly about what is best for us in our life. It also has a knock on affect in our interactions with others. The sounds of healing instruments like Tibetan bowls, Crystal bowls and gongs can help the mind to switch off and the body to rest deeply.

Louise has been teaching for over 8 years and runs Yin Yoga teacher trainings in Sussex and Goa.

Exchange is £30. Please email Louise to book; [email protected]
Limited to 8 places to ensure plenty of space. If possible please bring your own mat, cushion/ pillow and blanket.

Honouring The New Year

17th January 3-6pm at The Tribe Hub

In Chinese Medicine Winter is a time for contemplation, reflection and tuning into our inner wisdom for the year ahead.

When we allow ourselves to slow down and let the body relax in Yin Yoga poses we encourage our bodies energies to flow freely and rebalance themselves. It’s common in life to keep busy, to ticking off our to do list and whilst all that energy is good too it’s also important to take time for stillness and contemplation so we don’t feel over stimulated and scattered, which can create tension in the body and mind. In creating space we help ourselves to reset and to think clearly about what is best for us in our life. It also has a knock on affect in our interactions with others. The sounds of healing instruments like Tibetan bowls, Crystal bowls and gongs can help the mind to switch off and the body to rest deeply.

Exchange is £30. Please email Louise to book; [email protected]
Limited to 7 places to ensure plenty of space. If possible please bring your own mat, cushion/ pillow and blanket.

Winter Yin Workshop at The Yoga Garden

Saturday 23rd January 10.30am-1.30pm

Winter is the time of the year to slow down, to be still, to process the year just gone and to recharge the batteries to get ready for the new growth of Spring. In Chinese medicine this is the time to be nourishing our Kidney Chi. The Kidneys are the source of our Yin and our Yang energy, they are like our batteries. A sign when the are out of balance is when we feel like we are running on empty, when no matter how much we rest we still don’t feel replenished. The Chinese say the Kidneys hold our “Jing” which is our essence energy that we are born with for our life span, the energy from our ancestors.

This workshop will be focusing on nourishing your Kidney Chi through acupressure, Yin poses, meditation, breathwork and Yoga Nidra.

Location – the Yoga Garden at Knepp Wildlife Safaris near Horsham
Bookings through: https://www.the-yoga-garden.co.uk/workshops

An Urban Day Retreat

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;
Meditation
Qi Gong inspired movement
Breathwork
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).

Booking:

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.

 

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“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)

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Centre yourself

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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.

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