Workshops

With workshops and courses in a wide range of yoga styles and therapeutic approaches, Indaba hosts both local and international teachers.
Workshops are the perfect environment in which to ask questions and explore postures and principles in more detail. Gather with other like-minded people and take your physical or spiritual practice to the next level.

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturday, October 1st - 15th,
10-11.30am

Opening with some serious warm up & conditioning based on flexibility and mobility you will learn ways to efficiently strengthen wrists, shoulders and core.

Hortense will help each student to build confidence in the wonders of standing upside down.

We will break down how to efficiently use the wall in creative ways to build the confidence for eventually kick in the middle of the room.

This 3 weeks course is specifically designed for students who are embarking in the world of inversions. A minimum 6 months practice & being able to hold a plank for 30 seconds is the only prerequisite. (If unsure please talk to Hortense).

Hortense’s playful, creative and humorous classes are inspired by her interest in a myriad of different styles of yoga. Having discovered her passion for the practice on a trip to India in the mid 90s, she has since travelled the globe to get her ‘fix’ both as a teacher and student. Her teaching is relaxed yet firm and she trusts that the benefits of yoga are both mental and physical. Inspired by movement, Hortense also practices acrobatics and flying trapeze!

£70

THE BALANCING ACT OF OPPOSITES: DWANDWAS AND NEED TO BE FREE OF GUNAS

with Stewart Gilchrist

Saturday, October 1st
1.30-4.30pm

Life is filled with opposites and at times it can feel as though we are on a rollercoaster of ups and downs. But as the Bhagavad Gita emphasises, yoga allows us to find equanimity or samatva in the way we face the dvandvas or opposing psychological pulls that affect us all: joy and sorrow, victory and defeat, praise and blame, success and failure. Stew’s asana-based workshop will be the perfect training ground in your quest for grace and equanimity.
Jump aboard this fun-filled rollercoaster that will be packed with the best kind of ups and downs as we vin-ya-asana through vigorous sun-salutations. Despite the sweat that Stew’s dynamic Yogasana will create, we will seek that neutral space between effort and rest, finding a balance between the opposing forces working on the body. When the posture becomes ‘steady, comfortable and grounded in joy’ (Sutra 2.46), we will become familiar with how this neutral position feels within our bodies and minds. We can then bring this sense of equanimity into our daily lives and learn to be unaffected by the pull of opposites and dvandvas.
The Bhagavad Gita encourages us to to find this equal-mindedness so that we can free ourselves from the binds of the Gunas: sattva (goodness, constructive, harmonious), rajas (passion, active, confused), and tamas (darkness, destructive, chaotic). These are the three qualities of nature that exist in all beings to varying degrees, thereby determining our characteristics.
If we obtain samatva and equanimity, transcending even our satvic nature, we will no longer be affected by the dwandwas and opposites of life: desirable or undesirable, friend or foe, rags or riches. We will connect with our Supreme Self and no longer be affected by the desires and attachments of life. Dreamy!

£35

A WEEKEND OF STORYTELLING AND SONGS

with James and Elizabeth Boag

Saturday, October 1st - Sunday, October 2nd
7-9pm

Saturday, October 1st, 7-9pm
YOGA AND THE STORIES OF A HUMAN LIFE: AN EVENING OF LIVE STORYTELLING AND ACOUSTIC SONG
Be moved, entertained and stimulated during this unique evening of storytelling and song. Audience participation will be encouraged as we explore ancient yet timeless fresh stories from the Indian yoga tradition, bringing it vividly into the context of our lives today.

James Boag is a student of Sanskrit and teaches applied yoga philosophy and mythology around the world. Drawing on his background in languages and scriptural teaching, he brings the practical essence of traditional Indian teachings into the vivid context of our human lives today. His soulful and intoxicating voice invites us into a welcoming space of warm, healing and uplifting sound.
Elizabeth Boag is a stage and screen actress who has recently returned from New York where she performed principal roles in Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s highly acclaimed productions of “Confusions” and “Hero’s Welcome”. She trained in music theatre originally and is thrilled to combine her singing voice with her brother’s for this unique event.

Sunday, October 2nd, 7-9pm
YOGA, THE GATHERING: A SPECIAL THEMED TALK
Drawing on timeless, practical teachings from the heart of the yoga tradition, and with particular reference to Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra-s and the Bhagavad Gītā, this talk will explore yoga as ‘the gathering’, and as the integration of the miraculous gifts with which we are endowed as sentient human beings. James will distil essential yoga teachings into a refreshing tonic, easy to imbibe, agreeable to digest, and, if you choose, readily applicable into all aspects of your life and all your work with various yoga techniques.

If you’ve ever wondered what yoga philosophy has to do with the ‘yoga’ you do on a mat, or any other technique, how this yoga can help us in the challenges of our lives today, and why this ‘traditional’ teaching is still alive and evolving even after thousands of years, this talk is for you, and everyone you know.

£25 for each
£40 for both

HIPS, HAMSTRINGS AND BACKBENDING COURSE

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sunday, October 2nd-23rd
10-11.30am
This course will focus on some of the most iconic yoga postures in the back bending series.- Eka Pada Raja Kapatosana, Natarjasana, Anjaneyasana and Full Dhanurasana
These poses can seem intimidating at first glance but are more accessible than you might think. Releasing tension in the front body – the psoas, hip flexors and quadriceps through slow detailed resistance and passive stretching allows you to relax and breathe more into the back body.
Once you shift awareness into the back the front brain releases allowing you to soften any gripping and tension which is often what stops us moving deeper into backbends.
During this four week course you will learn to bring clarity and awareness to each body part and how to bring everything together in a sustained manner which will radiate through your entire practice.
Nathalie is renowned for her precise teaching method, detailed alignment cues and making seemingly difficult postures accessible to each individual’s level.
8 people maximum
£80

PREGNANCY YOGA

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, October 4th - 25th
7.15-8.30pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from week 13 until birth.In this nurturing four week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£70 for 4 weeks

PREGNANCY YOGA

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, October 6th - 27th
6-7.15 pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from week 13 until birth.In this nurturing four week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£70 for 4 weeks

A WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Doug Swenson

Saturday, October 8th-9th
1.30 - 4.30pm

Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel and others. Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach. He travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher training courses around the world. Doug’s classes are always invigorating and inspirational and his supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his students home with a smile on their face and a softness within their heart.

Saturday, October 8th
Vinyasa Power Yoga
In this class the students will test their body and mind – with longer posture holds, some difficult sequences and challenging vinyasa. This sequence will be woven together with a beautiful flow and end with pranayama and a wonderful deep relaxation. (Intermediate to Advanced level)

Sunday, October 9th
Inversions and Balancing
In this class the students will experience a delightful, holistic flow of asana – focused around handstands, inversions and balancing. With many tips on how to achieve new poses and refine your practice.

£40 for each workshop

CACAO BLUE LOTUS SOUND CEREMONY

with Susan Rozo

Sunday, October 9th
7-8.30pm

Through this ceremony you are invited to explore the Blue Lotus through heart-opening Cacao. Susan is passionate about re-building our relationship with plants and understanding the medicinal gifts they offer us.

Blue Lotus is our name for the ancient Egyptian Blue Water Lily, which was seen in ancient Egyptian culture as the flower of birth and re-birth. Also honoured traditionally in South America as the flower of transcendence and universal divine beauty, this elixir will support Susan working with the blue-lilac rays of the upper, etheric, magical worlds and the silver-yellow rays of the physical realm.

This workshop will take you on a restorative journey to explore the layers of inner self in a subtly profound way, stimulating the capacity to inhabit deep awareness, presence and tranquility.

The gentle dreamy effect of Blue Lotus will be interwoven with soundscapes from ancient traditions – prepare for a journey into divine wisdom and nourishment, moving towards alignment on all levels of your being, in universal beauty and perfect symmetry.

£25

Transformational Breathing and Gong Bath

with Rebecca Dennis and Leo Cosendai

Saturday, October 8th
5.00-8.00pm

Rebecca Dennis will lead you on a 3 hour journey with this powerful breath technique.

You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath and practice this progressive self healing breath work. This can help you let go of any unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow breathing and over breathing and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.

Benefits of improving your breathing:

  • Open your breath and expand your awareness
  • Feel more energised and revitalised
  • Let go of stuck emotions and gain a sense of freedom
  • Release anxiety and alleviate depression
  • Move beyond whatever is standing between you and true self
  • Cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and others
  • Become aware of emotions halting your emotional growth
  • Develop a new dimension to your yoga practice

Following this full experience of deepening and expanding your breath, Sound Healer and Therapist, Leo Cosendai will lead you through a deep healing and relaxing sound bath, using the ancient healing sounds of The Bronze Gong. This powerful instrument releases tone resonance and complex harmonics that will wash through you and can act as an accelerator of altered states of consciousness. It creates a space in which there is both a coming together of the senses and a union of the real with the unreal. It feeds its surroundings through an acoustic space, in which harmonic tones add and subtract from each other, giving you the chance to re-stimulate both our pituitary and pineal gland giving you a deep connected sense of relaxation and a heightening of the senses

£45

YOGA SEQUENCING COURSE

with Lizzie reumont

Thursdays, October 13th-November 3rd,
3.30-5.30pm
Explore the building blocks for creating a well-balanced and intelligent structure for an asana class. Over the course you explore the basic components and ideology behind sequencing, then evolve this into a class format and address how to pace and group asana together, develop your own sequence, and finally assess, refine and address unique body-types, variations and improvising.
We highly recommend that following this course, you attend Lizzie’s
Sequencing Mentoring course:
Thursdays, 10th Nov – 1st Dec
With just 7 people enrolled in this follow-up courses, this is a unique opportunity to explore your personal journey, questions and challenges as a teacher and student. In this intimate environment you will gain the support that new teachers often feel they lack at the beginning of their careers. It is not compulsory to attend a follow-up Mentoring course. But if you wish to the Sequencing Mentoring course, you must have attended the preceding Sequencing course (11th Oct – 3rd Nov) beforehand.
£150
Please scroll down to sign up to this follow-up mentoring course.

YOGA SEQUENCING SMALL MENTORING GROUP COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Thursdays, November 10th-December 1st,
3.30-5.30pm
In this 4-week Small Group Mentoring Course, you will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through Lizzie’s Sequencing Courses (13th Oct – 3rd Nov).
With just 7 people enrolled, this is a unique opportunity to explore your personal journey, questions and challenges as a teacher and student. In this intimate environment you will gain the support that new teachers often feel they lack at the beginning of their careers.
If you wish to join this Mentoring course, you must have attended Lizzie’s Sequencing Course (13th Oct – 3rd Nov).£150

 

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, October 13th - 27th, 7.30 - 8.45pm

Shimmy’s fun & relaxed Headstand Course is designed for students new to inversions and those looking to broaden their experience of the joys being inverted!In this 3 weeks you will explore the mechanics of a headstand & maybe a forearm balance or two. Learn to stabilise your base, strengthen and engage the shoulder girdle, access your core to gain confidence thus freeing yourself from the fear of being upside down and balancing on your head!

Inverted poses have deep healing properties and strengthen mind/body connection. Facing our fears on the mat can offer us the gift of empowerment and clarity.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds.She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.
£60 for 3 weeks

LEARN TO HANDSTAND

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Friday, October 14th
2-5pm
The workshop will begin with a fairly intense warm up, including a lot of conditioning and flexibility drills specific to handstands. You will be given explanations of what to do with your body to get a perfectly straight handstand. Numerous exercises will be practiced to help you understand the shape of the posture, both on the floor and on your hands. You’ll also be working with a partner so you can learn how to spot and correct someone else’s technique.
This workshop will not be suitable for total beginners but as long as you’re used to holding weight in your arms (against the wall with good form for 30-60 seconds) you’ll be fine. You don’t need to have a perfect handstand – that’s what you are here to learn!
Sainaa trained as an elite gymnast, winning the national championship two years running, he retired from competitive gymnastics at age 18. For the next ten years he worked as a multi-skilled circus performer touring world many famous circuses.
In the early 2000s his career lead him to teaching. It is likely that every leading handbalancer in the UK has been taught by Sainaa at some stage in their career. His typical student is either a circus performer or a yogi. Both types of students want to be flexible and love being upside down. The perfect handstand is the holy grail and most discover Sainaa’s techniques are the best route to getting there!
£40 for 3 hours

Yoga for True Self Worth

with Leila Sadeghee

Saturday, October 15th
1.30-4.30pm

What is your true, deepest self worth? What does it mean to live from that worth?

The yoga tradition puts forward a vision of the Self that is vast and all-encompassing, and replete with fullness and value. Yet most of us experience a dullness, an achey sense of inadequacy, or an intense pressure to achieve in life to prove our value.

If our worth is true and intrinsic, we never have to prove ourselves, and we are never inadequate. Join Leila Sadeghee for an inspirational vinyasa flow workshop based on the Tantric teaching of the Six Layers of the Self. We’ll excavate the layers, seeing where we might have mistaken some limited part of ourselves for the real deal of our wholeness.

This workshop is deeply informed by Leila’s personal journey. Having spent many years feeling less-than what she thought she needed to be… Having suffered abusive and painful relationships as a result… Having berated herself for her perceived failings, to the point of misery, she really knows what it is to face the low self-esteem demon square in the eye, and see the other side of it. Leila speaks with power, dignity, and deep understanding about the truth of each person’s true value, which is nothing short of the unfathomable value of life itself.

Come, move your body, become more self-aware, and be uplifted in an afternoon of soulful, nectarean yoga.

£35

BODY, BREATH AND CHAKRA WORKSHOP

with Emma Henry

Sunday, October 16th,
1.30-4.30pm
There are many different theory’s of what the seven chakras are and what powers they have over our bodies and minds, but for us yogis who are familiar with effects we know without a doubt that there is something truly magical about the chakras. Indian mystics are thought to have been amongst the first to have associated the chakras with their subjective manifestation as the associated psychological and spiritual experiences. Through the means of simple asana practice, controlled breathing, visualization and meditation we will directly explore the relationship of chakra and psychological or spiritual experiences.
At a time when many people feel disconnected from themselves and others, Chakra tuning can heal your body and free your heart.
Emma is an advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher and faciliator for the Jivamukti teacher trainings. Introduced to yoga in the mid 90s, Emma has been teaching since 1998. Her background in dance and martial arts is evident in her innovative sequences and understanding of the body. Her continuing education is shared with all of her students through her love of yogic texts and her amazing chanting. She has hosted workshops and retreats around the world with many happy yogis returning year after year. Emma would like to thank all her teachers, especially Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Patrick Broome and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for their support and inspiration.
£35

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturday, October 22nd - November 5th,
9.45-11.15am
(except on Saturday the 29th October the course will be running from 9am-10.30am)

This 3 weeks course is for the more advanced student who can already balance a little on their own. Requirement – able to hold a 30 seconds handstand against the wall & fearless to kick in the middle of the room.
Opening with some serious warm up & conditioning based on flexibility and mobility you will learn ways to efficiently strengthen wrists, shoulders and core.

We will break down how to efficiently tuck, straddle & pike, whether you’re working on your handstand, forearm stand or headstand. And for the most adventurous how to begin the process of pressing up.

Hortense will help each student to build confidence in the wonders of standing upside down!

Hortense’s playful, creative and humorous classes are inspired by her interest in a myriad of different styles of yoga. Having discovered her passion for the practice on a trip to India in the mid 90s, she has since travelled the globe to get her ‘fix’ both as a teacher and student. Her teaching is relaxed yet firm and she trusts that the benefits of yoga are both mental and physical. Inspired by movement, Hortense also practices acrobatics and flying trapeze!

£70

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Yogi Cameron

Saturday October 22nd-Sunday October 23rd
1.30-4.30pm

Saturday October 22nd, 1.30-4.30pm

EXPLORING AYURVEDA

After the yoga practice, breathing and meditation session, Yogi Cameron will discuss the Ayurvedic practice as intended for the student to live through body, mind and spirit each day. Learn how incorporating Ayurvedic practices into a daily routine can bring a greater awareness to your body and mind health. Topics will include:

• How to regulate your diet according to your personal body and mind type
• Living with our full capacity of energy
• Understanding our digestive system and all digestive issues
• How to build your willpower
• Ayurveda and the use of food and drinks as medicine
• Understanding how to combine food properly to avoid build up of toxicity in the body
• How to fast and cleans the body for maximum health
• How to regulate and heal common ailments of sleeplessness, elimination, nervous and immune issues
• Gaining clarity of focus and discipline through our diet and lifestyle
• Keeping the body disease free
• Gaining knowledge of the universal use of Ayurveda in all of our life
• What is your personal character like and how does it affect your direction and choices in life

• How Ayurveda can evolve our yoga practice from a physical and mental journey to a heightened a spiritual path
• How to reach your short term and long term goals
• Understanding your lifelong purpose
• Defining the lifestyle you want to live

 

Sunday October 23rd 1.30-4.30pm

TEN COMMITMENTS

Deeper Yogic practices will always challenge us to go beyond our boundaries so we can grow inwardly and not just outwardly. Our mind has a certain capacity and always wants more but our soul is the main driving force which is here to live through its purpose. When we go deeper into mental and physical practices and gain universal knowledge of the truth, life tends to become more interesting and more bountiful.

Here we will go into 10 commitments we should make to ourselves so we can evolve on a body, mind and spirit level.

Yamas (Abstentions)-
Abstentions are what we should cut out or do less of.

Niyamas (Observance)
Observances are what we should be practicing.

Yogi Cameron first started practicing Yoga in Paris at the Sivananda Ashram in 1987. After being mentored in natural medicine until 1999, he embarked on becoming certified in Yoga at the Integral Institute in New York City as well as the Sri Satchidananda Ashram. His continued training in Ayurvedic medicine, yoga and meditation have been through his guru Sri Vasudevan in Kerala, and also through the International School of Ayurveda in Puna, India. Yogi Cameron works with individuals and groups throughout the world to provide them with these ancient healing and lifestyle guidelines so people

can start to live healthier and more spiritually-conscious lives. When our body and mind work in balance through the guidance of our spirit, anything we want to achieve becomes possible.

£40 each

£75 for both

LIVING MEDITATION WORKSHOP

with David Wagner

Saturday, October 22nd,
7-9pm
David’s Living Meditation Method is a unique and powerful approach to meditation that David has cultivated over the course of nearly 30 years of personal practice and 20 years of teaching. Living Meditation is unlike any other popular meditation method being taught today. It is easier to do, deeply effective, and the retreats classes and workshops are more fun than more traditional training programs.
Here are David’s own words about the method:

“Living Meditation is not ‘Mindfulness’. It is not about becoming calm or stilling your mind. In Living Meditation we make the mind quieter by making the heart louder. Living Meditation is for people who want to live their life with gusto and drink every drop of goodness from every moment. Rather than “mindfulness” Living Meditation students cultivate “Soulfulness”. In Living Meditation we sit, but notto become inanimate or passive. We sit to connect to the pulsing, living force of Spirit that throbs in every human Soul. We sit to connect to our deepest inner truth. We sit to commune with the Source of the Universe.”

£25

For more information on David feel free to visit; www.davidhwagner.com, www.yogaglo.com

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, October 23rd
7-8.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonent tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body. This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.

Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.

£20

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Leela Miller

Mondays, October 24th - November 28th,
7-8.30pm
We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 8 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.
This 6 week basics course focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. You will learn about meditation and Yoga Nidra as well get introduced to dynamic yoga and learn to use various props to improve alignment. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.
Leela is one of London’s most experienced teachers, having completed the Sivananda teacher training program in 1986. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to provide beautifully balanced classes and precise instructions. She encouarges steady, grounded and mindful movement. Leela loves the beauty, power and serenity of merging alignment, movement and breath.
She weaves the precision of Iyengar alignment, the energetics of Shadow Yoga and the spiritual commitment of Sivananda into her love of Ashtanga. She truly believes in the healing power of yoga and in the transformative effects it can have on people’s bodies, minds, lives and relationships. As well as teaching yoga privately and internationally, Leela is a practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapist and studies Yoga Nidra as taught by Swami Satyananda.
8 people maximum.
Booking is required.
£120 for 6 weeks

ADVANCE YOUR ACROYOGA PRACTICE

with Eugene Butcher and Pip Elysium

Wednesdays, October 26th-November 30th
(NOT RUNNING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH)
3-5.30pm
Eugene Butcher & Pip Elysium will challenge and inspire you. We will provide you with an environment where you can learn and develop a strong foundation and technique for AcroYoga.

Please note that you will need to know the basics of AcroYoga e.g Star, Bird, Straddle Throne for this course. 30 sec handstand at the wall is also a benefit to this course but not essential. Please contact us if unsure but welcome people with a strong Yoga practice. Come either as a pair (AcroYogaDuo), or as an individual. If coming as an individual, please expect to learn both roles.

We strongly believe that coming back and revisiting AcroYoga with familiar people will develop you as an AcroYogi. Repetition is the mother of skill which will enable you to feel the movement and automatically respond to your partner with fluidity and grace.

£150

SLOW DOWN FRIDAY

with Norman Blair

Friday, October 28th
2-4.30pm
Cherish this precious chance to slow down and to soften with an extended Yin yoga practice led by Norman Blair, one of the most experienced Yin teachers in UK.
Many of us lead demanding and difficult lives. We can seem like graceful water birds: gliding serenely on the surface but in fact paddling frantically below to stay afloat. Often what we require most is space where we can rest and release the tensions that we all carry.
The Yin yoga practice is centred around floor-based postures, which are held for several minutes using props as supports. Doing this practice for 2.5 hours, mindfully bending and gently moving, can be remarkably rejuvenating for our body-mind-heart.
Norman has been practicing yoga since the early 1990s and started teaching in 2001. He has years of experience in teaching yin yoga and weaves into this wonderful practice his own background of ashtanga and buddha-dharma meditation to be create a potent mix that is soothing, grounding and inspiring. He sees yoga as a beautiful way of being that will enhance your life, welcome you back to your body, release habitual tension and encourage a greater focus and quality of mind. He has trained with teachers such as Hamish Hendry, Judith Lasater, Richard Freeman, Alaric Newcombe and Sarah Powers.
£30

FORREST YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Brian Campbell

Saturday, October 29th - Sunday, October 30th
1.30-4.30pm

FORREST YOGA & MYOFASCIAL BODYWORK – NECK & SHOULDERS

Saturday, October 29th, 1.30-4.30pm

The neck and shoulders are major trouble spots that store and hold lots of tension. The first part of this workshop is a 75 minute Forrest Yoga class sequenced to address neck and shoulder issues. The second part of the workshop will be focused on MyoFascial Bodywork, a hands-on form of therapeutic deep-tissue massage.

We will have a demonstration of techniques and a handout on the common pain syndromes associated with the neck and shoulders, it’s structural anatomy, and how to support it back to finer functioning with Yoga and Bodywork.Bring a friend with you so you can learn new ways to connect and feel really good at the same time. You can also come alone, you will be partnered up at the class.

FORREST YOGA & MYOFASCIAL BODYWORK – LOWER BACK & HIPS

Sunday, October 30th, 1.30-4.30pm

The hips and low back are one of the most common trouble spots for yogis and non-yogi’s alike. The first part of this workshop is a 75 minute class sequenced to address low back and hip issues. The second part of the workshop will be focused on MyoFascial Bodywork, a hands-on form of therapeutic deep-tissue massage.
We will have a demonstration of techniques and a handout on the common pain syndromes associated with the low back and hips, it’s structural anatomy, and how to support them back to finer functioning with Yoga and Bodywork.

Bring a friend with you so you can learn new ways to connect and feel really good at the same time. You can also come alone, you will be partnered up at the class.

Brian is a senior Guardian Teacher in the Forrest Yoga system from Los Angeles, California. He is also a Bodyworker and seasoned teacher of Anatomy and Hands-on MyoFascial Release Bodywork for 15 years. Brian leads trainings in Pain Specific MyoFascial Bodywork and Forrest Yoga trainings world-wide. He currently has teaching groups in China, Singapore, South Korea, Qatar, UK, the U.S., and coming soon to Germany. Brian is a passionate teacher who’s electrifying enthusiasm aids students in their absorption of new understanding about their body.

£40 each

COMBINING SPLITS AND BACKBENDS COURSE

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sundays, October 30th-November 13th,
10-11.30am

This three week course will take you towards some of the most iconic poses in the back bending series – Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, Natarajasana, and Chakrasana. Focusing on front body extension rather than bending backwards you will be taken through slow detailed active, passive and resistance stretching to release tension and open up the psoas, hip flexors and quadriceps bringing you a deeper awareness of where you hold tension and and how to release it.Using intelligent sequencing, props and breathing you will learn to bring clarity and awareness to each body part and how to bring everything together in a sustained manner that will, radiate through your entire practice.

Nathalie is renowned for her precise teaching method, detailed alignment cues and making seemingly difficult postures accessible to each individual’s level.

8 people maximum
£80

NEW MOON GUIDED JOURNEY

with Kristina Evans

Sunday, October 30th,
7-8.30pm

A call out to all who would like more focus, strong intention and the impetus to make it happen; this energy work session is for you.These New Moon events are timed to coincide with the most auspicious time of the month to create and make intention manifest.

We offer you a safe and empowered space to journey inwards, aligning your inner resonance with what you want to create.

When the mind is still and the heart is open, we all have the potential for alchemy to occur and for you to create gold in your life.

Working with the elements of breath, sound and visualisation, your awareness can journey to the quiet and infinite space within, the space where you are able to do the inner work allowing your outer reality to shift to a more empowered path.

Sound vibration from the crystal singing bowls weave another element of energy to the mix resulting in an expanded and heightened state of being, enhancing your ability to gain inner clarity and determination.

£20

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND KIRTAN

with Jahnavi Harrison

Sunday, October 30th,
7-9pm
Join Jahnavi Harrison and friends for a special evening of mantra music and enter a world where every word is a song, and every step is a dance! We will be honouring the ancient celebration of Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, which will be celebrated all over the world on this day. Hear about the story and deeper meaning behind the festivities, open your heart and mind to the beautiful music, and discover your voice through the sacred chants.

Kirtan is an antidote to the mass distraction and disconnection of our modern age. It is authentic, easy and great fun! As recommended by saints and sages of every tradition, the collective singing experience of kirtan is the simplest method to reconnect with ourselves, with others and with the Divine.

**We will conclude the evening with traditional sweets and savouries (vegan)

Jahnavi was raised in a family of bhakti yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire. After graduating with a BA in Linguistics and Creative Writing, she travelled internationally with the sacred music band, ‘Gaura Vani and As Kindred Spirits’, for five years, presenting the dynamic stories and spiritual culture of India for a fresh, contemporary audience. She now helps to run ‘Kirtan London’, a project which aims to make sacred mantra music accessible and relevant to a wider audience, including schools, mental health institutions.

£25

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, November 1st-22nd,
7.15-8.45pm
We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 8 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.

Our 4 week beginners courses focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. Each week new postures and principles will be introduced, while strengthening your body, increasing mobility and opening your mind. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She creates sequences that suit the energy and level of each class, whilst challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£80 for 4 weeks

PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, November 3rd-24th,
6-7.15pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from week 13 until birth.In this nurturing four week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£70 for 4 weeks

THE ELECTRIC BODY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

with Naomi Absalom

Saturday-Sunday, November 5th-6th,
1.30-4.30pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 1.30-4.30pm

PRANA PURIFICATION WORKSHOP

In this primary workshop you will learn all about Prana – where it comes from, how it moves, how to build it, how to
feel it. While these processes may seem out of your conscious control, hundreds of studies have shown that nothing holds more power over the body than the mind, so we will begin with using the brain to understand and then move into an exquisitely sequenced full spectrum practice to purify the body. Expect plenty of pranayama, deep twists, inversions and a hot and steady flow.
£35
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 1.30-4.30pm
EXPAND AWARENESS WORKSHOP
The fifty trillion or so cells in your body are constantly talking to each other as they keep you alive…but are you truly listening? When you expand your awareness your energy starts to move more freely. This practice will take off where the previous workshop left you and move you into much deeper layers so that you can learn a new therapeutic understanding of body/mind intelligence. Expect a lot more pranayama, a challenging asana practice with a focus on long holds and backbends.
£35
Authentic and kind, Naomi is an inspiring teacher. Her dynamic classes express her love for playfulness and creativity within movement, her passion for music as well as her interest in form and alignment. She focuses on strong, controlled and mindful transitions so that every moment is felt and processed. 17 years of self-practice, a decade of teaching, as well as training in Thai Yoga massage inform her intuitive hands on adjustments.

INTENSIVE HANDSTAND COURSE

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Monday-Friday, November 7th-11th
1.45-4.45pm
This open level intensive course is designed for people looking to improve their hand-balancing skills.

The main focus will be on a perfectly aligned two arm handstand to start with, progressing into kick up, straddle up, tuck up, pike up and press up to handstands.

You’ll be working with a partner so you will also learn how to spot and correct someone else’s handstand.The course also include a lot of conditioning and flexibility exercises-specific to handstands.

Sainaa trained as an elite gymnast, winning the national championship two years running, he retired from competitive gymnastics at age 18. For the next ten years he worked as a multi-skilled circus performer touring world many famous circuses.

£300

YOGA ASSISTS

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, November 8th - 29th
3.30-5.30pm
Explore the anatomy, energetics and execution of assists.
We highly recommend that following this course, you attend Lizzie’s 4-week Assisting Mentoring course.
Assisting Mentoring course: Tuesdays, Jan 10th – 31st
With just 7 people enrolled in this follow-up courses, this is a unique opportunity to explore your personal journey, questions and challenges as a teacher and student. In this intimate environment you will gain the support that new teachers often feel they lack at the beginning of their careers. It is not compulsory to attend a follow-up Mentoring course. But if you wish to the Assisting Mentoring course, you must have attended the preceding Assisting course (Nov 8th – 29th) beforehand.
Please scroll down to sign up to this follow-up mentoring course.
£150

YOGA ASSISTS SMALL GROUP MENTORING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, January 10th - 31st
3.30-5.30pm
In this 4-week Small Group Mentoring Course, you will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through Lizzie’s Sequencing Courses (13th Oct – 3rd Nov).

With just 7 people enrolled, this is a unique opportunity to explore your personal journey, questions and challenges as a teacher and student. In this intimate environment you will gain the support that new teachers often feel they lack at the beginning of their careers.

If you wish to join this Mentoring course, you must have attended Lizzie’s Assisting Course (Nov 8th – 29th).
£150

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, November 10th-24th,
7.30-8.45pm

Shimmy’s fun & relaxed Headstand Course is designed for students new to inversions and those looking to broaden their experience of the joys being inverted!In this 3 weeks you will explore the mechanics of a headstand & maybe a forearm balance or two. Learn to stabilise your base, strengthen and engage the shoulder girdle, access your core to gain confidence thus freeing yourself from the fear of being upside down and balancing on your head!

Inverted poses have deep healing properties and strengthen mind/body connection. Facing our fears on the mat can offer us the gift of empowerment and clarity.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds.She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.
£60 for 3 weeks

OSTEOPATHIC WORKSHOP

with Tim Goullet

Friday, November 18th
2-5pm
To develop a deeper understanding of lower back anatomy and biomechanics.
What to look out for as a teacher regarding specific asanas and different types of spines/bodies.
How to manage injuries to the lower back and ultimately prevent them through modifications in technique.
Empower teachers with the ability to give bespoke advice/modifications.Anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and associated structures to include
discs, facet joints, ligaments and muscular elements.The anatomy and role of the 4 superficial abdominal muscles. The anatomy and role of the psoas muscle. The importance of the lower limb in protecting in the spine. Injuries to the lower back – specific conditions and how to recognise them. What advice to give students with a particular issue. Specific exercises to rehabilitate lower back injuries. Different spines/bodies require different exercise to be beneficial. At worst, the wrong exercises can even be counter productive. This part of the workshop is aimed at creating safe and progressive exercises that are appropriate for an individual’s type of spine, body type, fitness, and yoga experience.
Suitable for teachers, teacher trainees, experienced yoga practitioners and body therapists.

£35

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATHING WORKSHOP

with Alan Dolan

Sunday, November 13th
1.30-4.30pm
Transformational Breathing is a gentle, simple technique that helps people to open up the full potential of their breathing system for better physical and emotional well being. It teaches a pattern of conscious breathing that is natural, safe and healthy which has been demonstrated to have many benefits almost universally, including increased energy, better immune response and increased ability to deal with stress in a healthy way. It was developed by Dr Judith Kravitz and incorporates her knowledge of conscious breathing techniques as well as various other healing and spiritual principles which are combined to make Transformational Breathing a highly efficient and effective method.
LEARN A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE TO:
• Feel completely energised
• Let go of emotional baggage
• Release anxiety and alleviate depression
• Move beyond whatever is standing between you and your happiness
• Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
• Develop a new dimension to your yoga practice
• Experience deeply nourishing relaxation
• Understand the nature of spirit
• Open your breath and expand your life
Alan has helped many students realise their full potential through his work. We are delighted to have him back at Indaba!
£55

OSTHEOPATIC WORKSHOP

with Tim Goullet

Friday, November 18th
2.00-5.00pm

AIM OF WORKSHOP
To develop a deeper understanding of lower back anatomy and biomechanics.
What to look out for as a teacher regarding specific asanas and different types of spines/bodies.
How to manage injuries to the lower back and ultimately prevent them through modifications in technique.
Empower teachers with the ability to give bespoke advice/modifications.

CONTENT
Anatomy and mechanics of the lumbar spine and associated structures to include
discs, facet joints, ligaments and muscular elements.

The anatomy and role of the 4 superficial abdominal muscles.

The anatomy and role of the psoas muscle .

The importance of the lower limb in protecting in the spine.

Injuries to the lower back – specific conditions and how to recognise them.
What advice to give students with a particular issue.

Specific exercises to rehabilitate lower back injuries. Different spines/bodies require different exercise to be beneficial.
At worst, the wrong exercises can even be counter productive
This part of the workshop is aimed at creating safe and progressive exercises that are appropriate for an individual’s type of spine, body type, fitness, and yoga experience.

WORKSHOP TARGET
Teachers, teacher trainees, experienced yoga practitioners and body therapists.
£35

GENERAL IYENGAR WORKSHOP

with Khaled Kendsi

Saturday, November 19th
1.30-4.30pm
This workshop is an opportunity to develop your practice with an intensive focus on the general level asanas and an introduction to some intermediate poses. Khaled will start by looking at standing poses in detail, allowing you to experience directionality of shape and alignment. He will then introduce some intermediate poses including inversions. With the use of props to support the body this will allow you to experience the postures safely.
This workshop is open to all, but if you’re menstruating you will not be able to take part in the inverted or twist postures. If you have an injury or medical condition, please contact Indaba before booking.
Khaled is a certified Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has visited RIMYI in Pune several times where he has studied under the direct guidance of the Iyengar family.
£35/(£30 before November 5th)

A HEART OPENING HEALING WORKSHOP

with Jody Shield

Sunday, November 20th,
1.30-4.30pm
We are imprinted with past relationships and experiences of love from partners, lovers and parents. This information is stored in our energy field, clogs up our cells, creates blocks in our emotional and physical bodies. Light Grids healing technique will support you to release old emotions, trauma, memories, energies and limiting beliefs about yourself, love and relationships.
Your heart is a powerful intuitive brain, a mighty energy centre, a place of truth, authenticity and pure emotion. We’ll focus on gently opening the heart to release trauma and old emotions. We’ll aim to move more into the heart, to live a life of purpose, truth and love, raising our vibration so we attract more love, joy and abundance in and develop a deeper self-love.
Light Grids offers huge benefits and noticeable results. You’ll feel yourself change during the session as you take back your power, responsibility and potential to create your best relationships. Open to everyone – Please bring warm clothes and socks.

Jody Shield is an intuitive therapist who is fast becoming the go-to healer among London’s high-flyers. An advanced practitioner in the Light Grid Healing Technique™, her uplifting nature creates a safe space in which she will support you to process the past, be more present and create a life you love.
Jody believes in the power of holistic healing and runs a thriving global practice. She runs self-help workshops and private sessions to enable you to release stress, anxiety, limiting beliefs, fears and symptoms. The first European meditation ambassador for Lululemon, Jody is also a popular inspirational speaker and has been featured in Stylist magazine, Red, Psychologies, Women’s Health, Sheerluxe.com, the_numinous and Hip and Healthy.

£55

CONTORTURE®: BASICS, INVERSIONS & CONTORTING

with Jonathan Nosan

Saturday, November 26th
7.00-8.30pm
Allow me to take you out of your “flexy” comfort zone to find a new discomfort zone of relaxed engagement. A place where you might actually even like. A place where the word “flexy” and “bendy” do not exist. A backbending of release, control, and expansiveness.
The essence of my method takes Back bending out of your back and into your Front: hips and core. In order to drive the backbend we will open the hips and smarten/connect the core…not unlike managing the world’s slowest Bullet Train. Alignment of hips, sucking gut, tucking tailbones, and corkscrewing will quickly become your keyword mantras as a stick becomes your guide and sometimes crutch and cane.
Breathing in through the nose and out through a visibly open mouth will prepare you to use your breath to control the downs and ups of hanging backbends and ultimately dive into waterfalls.
Contorting while standing is a hoot but the hollering happens on our hands. Headstands, Forearm Stands and Handstands become our friends as we keep the alignment/connection from Workshop 1 and build upon it with control of counterbalance. Time to remix the body and shift perspectives. Here we learn to make our hands into our feet, shoulders become our hips, core stays in the core but we make new friends with our pubis, , and let our feet become the head. Lift, lengthen, strengthen, connect and control become the keywords as we work towards establishing the Base of Straight from which we contort.
Now the magic happens : combining the pains and pleasures of connected and controlled backbending with inversions to find your Personal CONTORTURE®. Here we’ll work on weight transfers from feet to hands and finding an ease in and out of contorted poses with the when and where of breath. At this time you will have an opportunity to work on attaining personal Pose Goals, Sequencing, and perhaps a general awakening of body and brain. Possible things to look forward to: Mountain, Crocodile, Contortion Handstand, Scales, M, Cheststand, Split Pullovers and more…all with perfect alignment (of course).
Born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Jonathan graduated from UC Berkeley and was later awarded the prestigious Fulbright grant, allowing him to conduct research towards his PhD in Japan. While studying in Kyoto, he immersed himself in the local culture and was exposed to inspiring performances, which lead him to change professional courses from academics to acrobatics. Despite being unable to touch his toes at age 22, Jonathan moved to London to study physical theater, after which he became a contortion student under the renowned Mr. Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Centre.
Currently based in New York City, Jonathan’s performances have been featured in film and on stage. As president of Acroback Productions, he designs corporate productions for international galas and events. In 2002, he created Mirror Man – a performance art piece featuring 5,000 glass mirrors – which has been incorporated into events for major brands including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Lady Gaga, Mercedes Benz, Vogue magazine, Coca-Cola and the NY Festival of Light. He continues to produce and perform avant-garde pieces, which he performs around the world—most notably in the Spiegeltent show LIMBO.
£25

MOLECULES OF EMOTION WORKSHOP

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Sunday, November 27th,
1.30-4.30pm
Our bodies and our minds function together as parts of an interconnected system, and yoga is a yoking of these two elements, the body and the mind. Back pain, neck and shoulder issues, digestive issues, and anxiety are the result of the way we live our lives. Yet we search methods of healing that disassociate the importance of our involvement.
Forrest Yoga is a method, or style of yoga that works to explore the emotional elements of our existence and experience on and off the mat. The slow, deep and challenging nature of this practice, along with rich and directive intents, creates a powerful opportunity to look at ourselves, and life truthfully. It is uncomfortable to look at our truths, but it is important for us to do the work, for ourselves. When we make the decision to live a life connected to spirit, and feed ourselves a daily diet of that which feeds us physically, emotionally and energetically, we begin to experience a vast amount of freedom from stress, anxiety, illness, and pain.
In the 3-hour workshop we will explore a restorative Forrest Yoga sequence of Core Work, Inversions, Standing Pose Series and a small amount of journal writing. This workshop will bring more awareness to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, around an injury, a trauma, a belief, and offer you the tools to begin taking an active role in your healing process.
All levels welcome.
£35

NEW MOON GUIDED JOURNEY

with Kristina Evans

Sunday, November 27th
7-8.30pm

A call out to all who would like more focus, strong intention and the impetus to make it happen; this energy work session is for you.

These New Moon events are timed to coincide with the most auspicious time of the month to create and make intention manifest.

We offer you a safe and empowered space to journey inwards, aligning your inner resonance with what you want to create.

When the mind is still and the heart is open, we all have the potential for alchemy to occur and for you to create gold in your life.

Working with the elements of breath, sound and visualisation, your awareness can journey to the quiet and infinite space within, the space where you are able to do the inner work allowing your outer reality to shift to a more empowered path.

Sound vibration from the crystal singing bowls weave another element of energy to the mix resulting in an expanded and heightened state of being, enhancing your ability to gain inner clarity and determination.

£20

PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, December 1st-22nd,
6-7.15pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from week 13 until birth.In this nurturing four week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£70 for 4 weeks

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, SANSKRIT AND CHANTING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

This course will now be running in 2017, please contact Lizzie at lizzie@freeliz.com to register your interest.

To further develop the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through each module, each course will be followed by a 4-week Small Group Mentoring course. This will focus on the topics explored in the preceding Teaching Skills course. With just 7 people enrolled in each of these follow-up courses, this is a unique opportunity to explore your personal journey, questions and challenges as a teacher and student. In this intimate environment you will gain the support that new teachers often feel they lack at the beginning of their careers.
It is not compulsory to attend a follow-up Mentoring course. But if you wish to join a Mentoring course, you must have attended the relevant Teaching Skills course (Assists/Sequencing/Philosophy) beforehand.

Explore the building blocks for creating a well-balanced and intelligent structure for an asana class. Over the course you explore the basic components and ideology behind sequencing, then evolve this into a class format and address how to pace and group asana together, develop your own sequence, and finally assess, refine and address unique body-types, variations and improvising.

£150

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, January 14th-28th
10-11.30am

Opening with some serious warm up & conditioning based on flexibility and mobility you will learn ways to efficiently strengthen wrists, shoulders and core.

Hortense will help each student to build confidence in the wonders of standing upside down.

We will break down how to efficiently use the wall in creative ways to build the confidence for eventually kick in the middle of the room.

This 3 weeks course is specifically designed for students who are embarking in the world of inversions. A minimum 6 months practice & being able to hold a plank for 30 seconds is the only prerequisite. (If unsure please talk to Hortense).

Hortense’s playful, creative and humorous classes are inspired by her interest in a myriad of different styles of yoga. Having discovered her passion for the practice on a trip to India in the mid 90s, she has since travelled the globe to get her ‘fix’ both as a teacher and student. Her teaching is relaxed yet firm and she trusts that the benefits of yoga are both mental and physical. Inspired by movement, Hortense also practices acrobatics and flying trapeze!

£70

TRADITIONAL VINYASA KRAMA WEEKEND

with Whit Hornsberger

Friday, March 10th - Sunday, March 12th
Various Times

Friday, March 10th, 2-5pm

VINYASA KRAMA – THE ART OF SLOWING DOWN

The traditional movement and sequence methodology of Vinyasa Krama honours the breath as our ultimate teacher and source of wisdom. The teachings as passed down by the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya remind us that this ancient tradition is one of slowing down, quieting the mind and cultivating the art of concentration.

Through the application of mindful breath coordinated movements, powerfully deliberate transi-tions (vinyasas) and intelligent sequencing (krama), Vinyasa Krama, the art of slowing down, offers refuge from the quickening pace of life, integrating the mind and body into unparalleled states of transformative union.This class will explore the history, methodology and practice of Vinyasa Krama and is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Saturday, March 11th, 1.30-4.30pm

ASANA MASTERS – BALANCE, BREATH & BIO-MECHANICS

The development of prowess in our posture practice is available to each of us every time we step onto the mat, regardless of experience.

In a world obsessed with body image and a contemporary yoga culture that worships the exter-nal image of the asana, accomplishment in asana (asana siddhi) has very little to do with what the posture looks like on the outside.

Traditionally, proficiency or mastery of asana (asana siddhi) is not determined by the degree of flexibility, strength displayed or physical depth reached within the posture. Rather, mastery of asana is resolutely about the balance of effort and the disposition of the breath and nervous system within.

Combining the wisdom of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtras, traditional perspectives of the practice and Western anatomical and bio-mechanical principles we will experientially learn how all of us can develop asana siddhi and become asana masters.

Sunday, March 12th, 1.30-4.30pm

THE PATH TO STILLNESS – UNCOVERING TRUE NATURE OF BEING

The ancient tradition of Yoga is a path of contemplation, a meditative trek designed to remove the obstacles which obscure the true essence of who we are. The teachings expound that we are in fact infinitely more than meets the eye and it is this mis-identification (avidya) that is the cause of the suffering we experience in this life.

The journey, however, is no walk in the park and certainly fraught with obstacles we must over-come. Impeding the path to self-inquiry are the primordial energies of rajas and tamas (gunas). The preparatory practices of asana and pranayama (breathwork) are applied to ease their influ-ence, support the development of stillness and clarity (sattva) and condition the vessel of the human body and mind for the internal contemplative practice of meditation.Our time together will focus upon the Yoga-Sūtras and its philosophy of the true self as pure awareness (purusa) and how rajas and tamas affect our ability to quiet the mind and connect with the infinite potential residing within.

This workshop will include heavy doses of asana, pranayama and meditation.

A former athlete, Whit found the path as a result of a career ending knee injury and the subsequent emotional and mental suffering inherent in losing one’s (supposed) self-identity and self-worth. His daily practice and teaching methods stem from the traditional practices of Vinyasa Krama (Krishnamacharya) and Theravada Buddhism (Mahasi Sa-yadaw). A passionate advocate of traditional teachings, Whit expounds the ancient wis-dom of these lineages in a relevant manner, making them readily accessible to students at every stage of the path.

Lovers of surf, travel and nature, Whit and his wife Nicole reside on Galiano Island, a small island off the coast of Vancouver, operating Soul Arch Yoga, a yoga project offer-ing international workshops, retreats and online practices of embodied well-being.

£40 for each

£108 for full weekend.