Yoga and Meditation Workshops and Holidays


Yoga workshops are an excellent way to compliment and inspire your regular yoga and meditation practice.  The opportunity to focus on specific practices and/or postures and have plenty of time to ask questions, make workshops the perfect environment to take your practice to the next level.
I am very excited to be planning my first yoga holiday in October 2018.  I am co-teaching the holiday with my colleague Heather Boon and so, although the retreat sleeps 20, I only have 10 spaces for my students.  With this in mind please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in booking.
For more information on any event, please contact me.

2018 Yoga and Meditation Workshops & Holidays

Stretch, Relax and Resolve: A Workshop to Sweep Away Cobwebs and Set Intentions for the Year Ahead. 
Saturday, 20th January, 10am-1pm
£25 – at the Howard Venue (formerly South East Dance Studios)
This yoga workshop will focus on deep stretches to release tension in the body, meditation techniques (including chanting) to release tension in the mind and will end with a long relaxation known as yoga nidra.
Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation which can bring an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity.  Yoga nidra can allow us to connect to our unconscious mind and during the relaxation we traditionally use this connection to make a resolve, known as a sankalpa.
Practices in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.
This year we will be in a different room at the back of the building.  The room is quieter and warmer but also smaller so spaces are strictly limited to 14 and booking is essential with payment in advance to ensure your space.   If you book a place and then for some reason are unable to attend, if I am able to fill the space I will refund you.
NB – The workshop is open to everyone apart from complete beginners, as some knowledge of yoga will be assumed.
Yoga & Meditation Holiday – a chance to immerse yourself in your yoga practice as well as take some time for yourself.
6th October – 13th October in Andalucia Spain 
The Venue – Casa Mayor is a stunning centre just 35 minutes from Malaga airport set in 63 acres of land with beautiful walking and a lovely swimming pool. But most importantly a wonderful fully equipped yoga studio and practice terrace with amazing views.
Teachers- Heather Boon and Clair Yates!  Two for the price of one! I will be co teaching with my colleague Heather Boon who also trained at Triyoga London and has gone on to do extensive study.
Dates: Arrival – October 6th after 4 pm.There will be an opportunity for making yourself familiar with Casa mayor and generally settling in before our first evening meal.   Depart October 13th by midday.
Costs include –
  • Accommodation
  • All meals, (these will be vegetarian) except one evening meal when we go up to the old village and relax at a restaurant.
  • Help yourself to hot and cold drinks and fruit throughout the day.
  • All Yoga classes- classes will be Sunday through to Friday with a minimum of 5 hours of yoga a day
Accommodation
6x twin rooms – ensuite-  £725pp
2x twin rooms- £655pp
3 bed dorm- £615pp
Not included:
  • Flights – Suggested flights
Outbound- 6 Oct 2018 From Stansted (STN)To Malaga (AGP)
British Airways 13:10- 17:10 3h  Direct
Inbound- 13 Oct Malaga to Stanstead
Ryanair 11:55 – 13:55 3h  (Direct)
This is the most convenient for times but there are plenty to chose from
  • Transfers- Deirdre at casa Mayor can organise taxis for us these usually cost around 50 euros one way and can be shared between 6.
  • One evening meal and wine as desired
If you would like to reserve a place please let me know asap as there are only 10 places for my students.
Places can be secured with a £100 deposit
If you know which room type you would like and whom you wish to share with, please let me know with booking.
If you are coming alone, don’t worry, lots of people do and they make new friends this way.
For more info-
www.casamayoryogaretreat.com
www.facebook.com/Casa.Mayor.Malaga

2017 Yoga and Meditation Workshops

Yoga & Meditation workshop
Saturday, 3rd June, 10am-1pm.
£25 – at The Howard Venue.
– This yoga workshop will focus on meditation and relaxation techniques and will end with a long lying relaxation. The workshop will include physical and mental practises and techniques to help students to slow down, focus inward and reconnect with their authentic selves.
– We will practise a range of methods to enable students to find techniques that work for them.  Methods will focus of those that foster not only relaxation and sleep but that also develop a sense of connection that can lead us to feel generally happier.
– Practises in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.
Spaces are limited to 20 and booking is essential with payment in advance to ensure your space.   If you book a place and then for some reason are unable to attend, if I am able to fill the space I will refund you.
NB – The workshop is open to everyone including beginners.
Please note, if you are unsure of whether this workshop would be suitable for you, please let me know and I can answer any questions.

Yoga & Sound workshop – Saturday, 6th May, 2-4pm

Feel the Vibrations, £18 – at the Howard Venue (formerly South East Dance Studios)

This yoga workshop will focus on the yoga concept of Spanda – Spanda can be translated as throb or pulse or vibration/wave like motion.  When we tune into the pulsation inside our bodies, we are connecting to our own inner aliveness.  In our general yoga practice it’s useful to be able to feel the pulsation in our body so that our postures can feel free-er and more alive.  Using external sounds can be a more dramatic way of feeling vibrations through the body, bringing feelings of renewed energy.
The first part of the workshop will focus on physical practises that help us to connect to the subtle vibration of the body and the second part of the workshop will be a gong bath, given by Ellie Costa.  Ellie will play the gongs which will send vibrations through our bodies.
For those who have not experienced a gong bath before, I have included some details below.  If you have any questions please do let me know.

Gong and Sound Bath

As everything is vibrating so are we.  Sometimes we can become out of tune in either mind, body or spirit and dis-ease can start to take hold. Through the healing frequencies of sound therapy our bodies can be brought back in tune and we can begin to feel healthy and balanced once more.

What happens during a Sound Bath?

During a Sound Bath you are taken on a sonic meditative journey . While you lie down comfortably with your eyes closed, Ellie will play various gongs known for their vibratory healing frequencies. You are free to relax and drift off where the sound takes you.

How does it work?

We will start with a cantering breathing practice to bring us to the present moment, then the therapeutic Gongs stimulate the alpha and theta brain wave frequencies associated with meditative, clear and peaceful states of mind.
Practices in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.
Spaces are limited to 20 and booking is essential with payment in advance to ensure your space.   If you book a place and then for some reason are unable to attend, if I am able to fill the space I will refund you.
NB – The workshop is open to everyone apart from complete beginners, as some knowledge of yoga will be assumed.
Please note, if you are unsure of whether a gong bath would be suitable for you, please let me know and we can pass questions on to Ellie.

Yoga & Meditation workshop – Sunday, 22nd January, 10am-1pm

Stretch, Relax and Resolve: A Workshop to Sweep Away Cobwebs and Set Intentions for the Year Ahead.  £25 – at the Howard Venue (formerly South East Dance Studios)

This yoga workshop will focus on deep stretches to release tension in the body, meditation techniques (including chanting) to release tension in the mind and will end with a long relaxation known as yoga nidra.
Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation which can bring an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity.  Yoga nidra can allow us to connect to our unconscious mind and during the relaxation we traditionally use this connection to make a resolve, known as a sankalpa.
Practices in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.
Spaces are limited to 16 and booking is essential with payment in advance to ensure your space.   If you book a place and then for some reason are unable to attend, if I am able to fill the space I will refund you.
NB – The workshop is open to everyone apart from complete beginners, as some knowledge of yoga will be assumed.


Previous Yoga Events and Workshops are listed below
If you are interested in any of the previous events, please let me know, as if there is enough interest I can repeat an event.

Meditation and Relaxation workshop – Sunday, 20th November, 2016, 10am-1pm. £25 – at The Howard Venue

This yoga workshop will focus on meditation and relaxation techniques, including the use of sound and will end with a long lying relaxation. The workshop will include physical and mental practises and techniques to help students to slow down, focus inward and reconnect with their authentic selves.

We will practise a range of methods to enable students to find techniques that work for them.  Methods will focus of those that foster not only relaxation and sleep but that also develop a sense of connection that can lead us to feel generally happier.

Practices in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.

Yoga & Meditation workshop – Sunday, 9th October, 2016, 10am-1pm

Hips, Heart and Head:  A yoga workshop to open the hips and the heart centre in preparation for meditation.  £25 – at the Howard Venue (formerly South East Dance Studios)

This morning workshop will begin with a physical practise focussing on strengthening and mobilising the hips and shoulders to open the hips and the heart centre in preparation for meditation.  Following the physical practice we will sit for pranayama ( breath work ), meditation and end with Savasana (lying relaxation).

Practices in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.

Yoga & Meditation workshop – Sunday, 20th March, 10am-1pm 2016. £25 – at South East Dance Studios

This yoga workshop will focus on meditation and relaxation techniques, including the practise of gratitude and will end with a long lying relaxation. The workshop will include physical and mental practises and techniques to help students to slow down, focus inward and reconnect with their authentic selves.

We will practise a range of methods to enable students to find techniques that work for them.  Methods will focus of those that foster not only relaxation and sleep but that also develop a sense of connection that can lead us to feel generally happier.

Practises in this workshop will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.

 

Yoga & Meditation workshop – Saturday, 23rd January, 2016 10am-1pm

Stretch, Relax and Resolve: A Workshop to Sweep Away Cobwebs and Set Intentions for the Year Ahead.  £25 – at South East Dance Studios

This yoga workshop will focus on deep stretches to release tension in the body, meditation techniques (including chanting) to release tension in the mind and will end with a long relaxation known as yoga nidra.
Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation which can bring an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity.  Yoga nidra can allow us to connect to our unconscious mind and during the relaxation we traditionally use this connection to make a resolve, known as a sankalpa.
Practises in this workship will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.

Yoga & Meditation workshop – Saturday, 28th November, 2015 10am-1pm

Hips, Heart and Head:  A yoga workshop to open the hips and the heart centre in preparation for meditation.  £25 – at South East Dance Studios

Very similar to last months workshop, but with a few changes based on the feedback I have had, this morning workshop will use physical practise, focussing on strengthening and mobilising the hips and shoulders to open the hips and the heart centre in preparation for meditation. Intermingled with the physical practise we will sit for pranayama (breath work), meditation and end with Savasana (lying relaxation).


Yoga & Meditation workshop – Saturday, 17th October, 2015, 10am-1pm

Hips, Heart and Head:  A yoga workshop to open the hips and the heart centre in preparation for meditation.  £25 – at South East Dance Studios

This morning workshop will begin with a physical practise focussing on strengthening and mobilising the hips and shoulders to open the hips and the heart centre in preparation for meditation.  Following the physical practise we will sit for pranayama ( breath work ), meditation and end with Savasana (lying relaxation).


Yoga & Meditation workshop – Sunday, 7th June, 2015, 10am-1pm

From the Ordinary to the Artful: Make your yoga practice part of the art of living.  £25 – at South East Dance Studios

I am very excited about the next yoga and meditation workshop, which will be taught by my teacher and mentor, Anna Ashby.

Anna is one of the leading yoga teachers in the UK today and teaches the same style of yoga as me – no surprise there as she trained me

The workshop is open to everyone, including beginners.  If you are a yoga teacher, then attending this workshop could count towards your CPD.  If you are thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, then this would be a great opportunity to meet Anna as the founder and senior teacher of Triyoga’s teacher training program.

The workshop will explore yoga practice as a way of living a more balanced and fulfilling life. Addressing the nature of effective practice, and how practice can offer tangible support both on and off the mat, the workshop will provide the space to shift perception around time, approach and practice.

For more details of the workshop please see the following link:  Workshop Flyer

To book a place, please contact me – Spaces will be limited and booking is essential with payment in advance to ensure your space. 


Yoga workshop – Saturday, 14th March, 2015, 10am-1pm

Turn your world upside down!  A morning yoga workshop exploring Handstand and Headstand£25 – at South East Dance Studios

In this morning workshop we will explore the yoga postures Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Downward Facing Tree Pose) and Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Head Pose) – otherwise knows as Handstand and Headstand.

The workshop will cover warm up and preparatory postures and techniques to allow students to develop the strength and coordination required for these inversion postures. Once the body is warm and the body and mind prepared we will explore the postures in depth, including modifications and props that will allow everyone, including those who don’t want to weight bear through the neck, to go up into handstand and headstand or a variation of headstand. There will also be time for supporting pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation and of course Savasana to close the practise.

NB/ The workshop is open to everyone apart from complete beginners, as some knowledge of yoga will be assumed. The content has not been modified for pregnancy or contraindicated conditions that are not under control via medication, for eg high blood pressure. If you are not sure if this workshop is suitable for you and would like more details, please contact me.

Stretch, Relax and Resolve: A Yoga Workshop to Sweep the Cobwebs Away
24th January 2015, 10am to 1pm
This yoga workshop will focus on deep stretches to release tension in the body, meditation techniques (including chanting) to release tension in the mind and will end with a long relaxation known as yoga nidra.

Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation which can bring an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity.  Yoga nidra can allow us to connect to our unconscious mind and during the relaxation we traditionally use this connection to make a resolve known as a sankalpa.

Practises in this workship will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.


Relaxation and Meditation workshop:  13th December 2014, 10am to 1pm.

This yoga workshop will include physical and mental practises and techniques to help students to slow down, focus inward and reconnect with their authentic selves. We will practise a range of methods to enable students to find ways of working to help them-selves, relax, sleep and develop a sense of connection. Practises will include, moving, sitting and lying meditation/relaxation.


Calming Inversions Workshop:  Saturday 15th November 2014, 10am to 1pm. £25 at South East Dance Studios

In this morning workshop we will explore calming yoga inversion postures including Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported All Limb Pose – otherwise known as yoga shoulder stand), Halasana (Plough Pose) and Karna Pidasana (Ear Pressure Pose – otherwise known as knee to ear pose).

The workshop will cover warm up and preparatory postures and techniques to allow stu-dents to develop the strength and coordination required for these inversion postures, so that once in the postures the full calming benefits can be felt. We will explore the postures in depth, including modifications and props that will allow everyone to practise some form of the poses. There will also be time for supporting pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation and of course Savasana to close the practise.


Yoga Headstand Workshop:  Saturday 4th October 2014, 10am to 1pm.  £25 at South East Dance Studios

In this morning workshop we will explore the yoga posture Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand) – otherwise known as Yoga Headstand.

The workshop will cover warm up and preparatory postures and techniques to allow stu-dents to develop the strength and coordination required for this inversion posture. Once the body is warm and the body and mind prepared we will explore the posture in depth, including modifications and props that will allow everyone, including those who don’t want to weight bear through the neck, to go up into headstand or a variation of headstand. There will also be time for supporting pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation and of course Savasana to close the practise.


Yoga Workshop – Saturday, 21st June 2014, 10am – 1pm

Turn your world upside down. A morning yoga workshop exploring Handstand and Forearm Balance.

In this morning workshop we will explore the yoga postures Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Downward Facing Tree Pose) and Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose) – otherwise knows as Handstand and Forearm Balance.

The workshop will cover warm up and preparatory postures and techniques to allow students to develop the strength and coordination required for the two inversion postures. Practice is key and the long morning session will mean plenty of time for enjoying the benefits of these invigorating postures. There will also be time for supporting pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation and of course Savasana to close the practice.


Yogathon 2011 – 108 Sun Salutations

Following the success of the Yogathon in June 2010 in Sidcup Kent, led by BWY teacher Brian Hately, to raise money for OBJECT, Chingford based BWY teacher Mohini Chatlani and Sidcup BWY teacher Clair Yates teamed up to lead a new group of brave yogis in another round of 108 Salutations to the Sun, this time in Chingford, to raise money for OBJECT.

16 yogis took part in the Salutations on the 29th January 2011, donating £10 each and some also raised sponsorship. This means that a fantastic £310 has been raised so far and there are promises of more sponsorship so the total could be even higher.

The British Wheel of Yoga generously donated yoga goody bags as a thank you to everyone who took part.

Mohini’s moving words made the connection between yoga as a tool to help us move away from seeing ourselves as objects and raising money for OBJECT ‘s vital campaigns to challenge objectification in society.

“On the day of the Salutations the atmosphere was fantastic and the positive energy we created was really incredible.  Everyone completed the salutes together and we all felt an amazing sense of achievement.”


 

Yogathon Group 2011

 

A big thank you to everyone who took part and supported us.

You can find out more about OBJECT and its campaigns here : <http://www.object.org.uk/>

And more about the 2011 Yogathon here: EmailFlyerObject[1][1]

 

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