“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 11th May. 7-9pm
An extended restorative breath & Yin practice into a lovely long Creative Sleep to encourage peace of mind and body feeling lovely and gorgeous.
Creative Sleep is a practice that is done seated or laying down, to the coherent breath (6:6) and going on a journey through imagination. It can give you tools to get to sleep, restore energy levels, improve mood, memory and creativity. Breathing to the coherent breath for 20 minutes brings all autonomic system of the body into harmony for 24 hours, so that in itself is incredibly powerful.
Sunday 13th June. 5 – 8pm.
From A Small Seed Yurt, Hangleton, West Hove
Honouring the transition from Spring to Summer, Wood to Fire in the Chinese Five Element System. As this is the most Yang time of the year you can expect some movement as well as the slow still Yin poses to support reflection as we go into this new season.
Breathwork, Qi Gong, Yin / Yang Yoga and a Sound Bath to finish.
£35. Places limited to 6 people. Book here
Friday 18th June. 6 – 8.30pm.
The Yoga Garden, Knepp Wildlife Safaris, near Horsham
On the Friday just before the Summer Solstice I will be honouring this transition into the season of Fire, the energy of the Heart in Chinese Medicine. The heart is nourished through ritual, meditation and prayer so you can expect that along with a bit of Yang movement to acknowledge the highest energy point of the year and some Yin Yoga to stimulate the Heart meridian line. The workshop will end with a sound bath.
£35. Places limited. Book via the Yoga Garden
***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.