About the Yoga Course: This course is for those who have a desire & curiosity to find out how Yoga can become a way of life, more than something you ‘do’ once a week. We will explore how you can take yoga off your mat and make it part of your everyday. Learning to live with more resilience, compassion and connection to life.
We are all different; in our range of movement, the patterns in our minds, where we hold stress and how we breathe. Sometimes yoga can feel like we are trying to fit our bodies into shapes. This course will help you embrace your differences and know how to work with rather than against them on and off your mat. Course Structure: This 5 day course will deepen your awareness of the link between the body, mind & breath, using the cornerstones of a yoga practice;
Asana - Postures - mindful movement, using the body to realise holding patterns. Balancing strength & softness.
Pranayama - Breathing practices - learning how to breathe effectively - understand the link with your nervous system. How to use breathing to manage stress, anxiety and mood, quickly and effectively.
Yoga philosophy - Patanjali's yoga sutras - learn the art of compassion, patience, acceptance, gratitude - qualities at the heart of yoga,
Mind -Meditation , mindfulness, concentration, mantra
Relaxation - including Yoga Nidra, the queen of relaxation practices
Mornings - will be spent experiencing yoga asana, mindfulness, Kriyas (cleansing practices) and breath work. Afternoons - dedicated to group work, exploring yoga philosophy, neuroscience, physiology, positive psychology, life coaching. We will end the day - with a Yoga Nidra to consolidate your learning and find space to receive the benefits of deep relaxation for body and mind. Ideal for: We will warmly welcome anyone who has a desire to deepen their yoga practice, with a focus on understanding and experiencing how yoga can support your health and wellbeing. Perhaps you have had a break from yoga, recovering from an injury or illness, or want more tools to manage stress, worry, mood, boost energy & focus in life. Ideally you will have some yoga experience.
Experience the magic of yoga & how it can enhance your wellbeing and experience of life.
About the Teachers: Josie has worked in the NHS as a Mental Health Nurse for over 20 years, she is also a Yoga Nidra teacher and Yoga Therapist. She is passionate about bringing this combination of experience & knowledge into the course to help others to live with more ease.. Katie is an experienced Health & Wellbeing Coach who works with both individuals and businesses. Coming from a corporate background, Katie knows all too well the physical and emotional impact of workplace stress and the struggle to balance this with our personal lives. We are both 800 hour qualified & certified Hatha Yoga teachers with the IYN and senior teachers at Yogasara Studio where we trained
Testimonial from 2019 students An excellent course - enjoyable, challenging and empowering. Josie and Katie's passion for yoga and teaching skills are self evident. My practice changed after day 1 and I have been able to continue these positive changes now that the course has finished. Thank you! Highly recommended! Mick
I would definitely recommend this course, it covered a wide breadth of practices for self awareness and self-care, balance and the ability to start your own self practice of Yoga with confidence. I loved learning the breath work. This has brought more peace into body and my life. We were given simple yet powerful tools for self awareness, like observing thought patterns and tools for building resilience. Laura
I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to manage anxiety/stress, improve confidence, feel healthier and energised, unlock potential, or simply better understand the link between the mind and the body. I came away with a goldmine of techniques and information that I can easily implement in my daily life, and have helped me with all of the above. Josie and Katie create a safe environment and the perfect balance of activities that allowed me to both challenge myself and heal. Hannah Khan
The experience was wonderful. I now do yoga pretty much everyday at home. Before this course I did very little independent practice other than yoga nidra every so often when I really fancied it. Dr Jess Stokes
I found the course an emotional rollercoaster but a good one. Good to have two teachers that were there to support me physically and emotionally. I definitely would recommend this course to others. Bought the relaxation and enjoyment back to yoga. Thank you Josie and Katie. Dionne.
Cost: £325.00 (concessions available please ask). To secure you on the course you can book NOW by paying a deposit of £150 & fee. The balance can be paid in instalments. To pay in FULL ( No fee) or for more information pleasecontact us directly
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About the Yoga Course: The course combines specific yoga therapy techniques to;
Enhance the functioning of the nervous system to improve well-being
Increases self-awareness through the practice of mindfulness
Improves emotional regulation & resilience
Reduce habitual patterns of though and behaviour
Both mindfulness and therapeutic yoga are well known to help improve stress, anxiety and depression. All sessions are taught in a compassionate and safe setting.
Course Structure: We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session you will learn how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and explore how to use practices that will promote wellbeing. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath, as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system, so that you can manage stress with greater ease.From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. To support your practice you are given a comprehensive manual and a CD or download with eight tracks, which coincide with each week of the course.
Ideal for: No previous yoga experience required - suitable for anyone with anxiety, depression or stress.
About the Yoga Course: This 6 week beginners course - level 1- provides an introduction to the practices of Hatha / Vinyasa Yoga. We will explore together the foundations of a safe & embodied yoga practice, alongside understanding how it can support our Health & Wellbeing in modern day life. A small group - max 8 people. A fun & safe space to explore the practice of yoga. Everyone is welcome - no yoga experience necessary.
Course Structure: Over the six weeks we cover;
What is yoga?
Theory and Philosophy
We will explore how our bodies move and link this to our breath. Discover the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaska) breaking down each asana (posture) within it and looking at the steps/stages (Kramas) to achieve each posture. Combined with breathing practices & the introduction of the Yogic Philosophies of Patanjali’s sutras. Ending each session with relaxation - an important part of staying in balance! Ideal for: This course is for those who are complete beginners, coming back after injury / illness or want a refresh. All levels of experience welcome.