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.

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Simon Borg-Olivier

Friday-Sunday, July 29th-31st
Various Times

During these workshops Simon will show you how to systematically work with your practice by teaching four fundamental principles of traditional yoga that are totally in line with modern concepts of strength and conditioning, and the science of exercise-based physiology and physiotherapy.

Each workshop includes 1-2 hours of detailed instruction on posture, movement and breathing by physiotherapist and yoga teacher Simon Borg-Olivier, followed by a flowing and meditative visually-instructed led practice to music (no verbal instructions).

Friday, July 29th, 2-5pm

Achieve Movements from your Core

People often think of ‘core’ work in yoga as the hardening of the abdomen, whereas in fact it is more to do with the ability to move from your core. In this session Simon will teach you how to enter a posture using your own internal energy. The methods taught here are the foundations of a sound traditional yoga practice, real internal martial arts as well as modern exercise physiology that can give you core strength with total freedom in your body.

Saturday, July 30th, 1.30-4.30pm

Spinal Breating: Circulating Prana with Movemt

Most people know that breathing is important in yoga, but many have developed faulty breathing habits that tend to block the movements of the spine and inhibit internal organ function. Trunk muscles and spinal movements can direct your breath, but once you understand how to move actively from your core, it is possible for your conscious breathing to control your yoga. In this session Simon will teach you how to move your trunk so as to control your breath, and then show you how to progress to moving your breath so as to control your spine and physiology.

Sunday, July 31st, 1.30-4.30pm

Integration: Meditation to Movement in Silence

In this final session of the workshop all the principles elucidated over the previous two sessions and the techniques used will be brought together in a complete practice. This practice can be like an extended meditation that begins with smooth movements, continues with postures held for short periods and then culminates in a longer seated and still meditation. You will learn how to develop flexibility without painful stretching, increase strength without strain or stress, and improve circulation without needed to make your heart race.

£40 for one workshop

£108 for full weekend

HIPS, HAMSTRINGS AND BACKBENDING COURSE

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sundays, July 31st - August 21st
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 COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, August 2nd-23rd
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. 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 COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, August 4th - 25th
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. 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

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, August 4th-18th,
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

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Kerri Verna aka Beach Yoga Girl

Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
Various Times

SOLD OUT

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2-5PM
KERRI VERNA: STRONG AND BENDY

Do you want to gain strength and flexibility in your practice? In this workshop, Kerri will teach you her training drills and the flexibility and strength secrets that she uses – beyond the scope of her yoga practice – to help you gain strength and flexibility in your entire body. You will learn simple, unique, & effective exercises that will make you stronger and more flexible for difficult postures such as backbends, forward bends & inversions. Learn to be strong & flexible! This workshop is for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2-5PM
STRONG AND BENDY
Do you want to gain strength and flexibility in your practice? In this workshop, Kerri will teach you her training drills and the flexibility and strength secrets that she uses – beyond the scope of her yoga practice – to help you gain strength and flexibility in your entire body. You will learn simple, unique, & effective exercises that will make you stronger and more flexible for difficult postures such as backbends, forward bends & inversions. Learn to be strong & flexible! This workshop is for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 1.30-4.30PM
KERRI VERNA: CORE VALUES – LEARN TO INVERT

In this workshop, Kerri will teach you her tips and tricks of how to strengthen and engage the core in your yoga practice. She will share secrets to unlocking your core strength for all types of inversions, including: headstand, forearm balance, and handstands. Kerri’s light-hearted approach to advanced asana postures will inspire you to try things you thought you would never do. This workshop is for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 1.30-4.30PM
KERRI VERNA: FACE YOUR FEARS – HANDSTANDS FOR EVERYONE

In this workshop Kerri invites you to explore the process of learning to handstand, even if you have never been on your hands before. The workshop focuses on core and arm strength in a safe, fun, and interactive way. Kerri will guide you through drills that will get your heart pumping and challenge the way you may be approaching your handstand practice. This class is taught for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad.

Kerri has been teaching yoga and fitness for over 14 years and believes that everyone has the power to change their life. Her life’s mission is to share that passion with the world through practice of yoga. From amazing handstand photos taken at sunrise on the beach she shares on Instagram, to sold-out classes and workshops all over the world; Kerri is a powerful messenger of a life in balance though the path of yoga. Kerri’s background includes 200 hour RYT as well as certifications in Stand-up Paddle-board Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycle, Kickboxing, and AFAA Personal Trainer.

£40 each
£108 for all three

STRONG YOGI WORKSHOP

with Koya Webb

Friday, August 12th
2-5pm
A quick and strong flow that begins with unique sun salutations featuring fun strength challenges strategically placed in between flows to quickly build heat, flexibility and strength in a short amount of time. Great for when you need a fast and efficient total body flow.
Koya Webb is an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model who is helping revolutionize raw/vegan cuisine, yoga and the holistic living landscape.Koya is know as a “transformational specialist” when it comes to helping people reach their goals. Her life changing 3-10 day mind and body detox retreats, inspiring fitness and nutrition plans, and book “Koya’s Kuisine: Foods You Love That Love You Back!” help people make positive lifestyle changes that maximize their ability to cultivate self love, lose weight, increase energy, reverse life-threatening conditions and experience optimal health through a holistic and active lifestyle.

£40

THE GREAT UNWINDING: A BODY ROLLING WORKSHOP

with Leila Sadeghee

Saturday, August 13th,
1.30-4.30pm

This workshop invites you into a deep and wonderful unwinding of tension, stress, and chronic holding patterns for the whole body. We will look at key muscles in the human stress response, like the hip flexors, and release them, creating ease in our gate and our state of mind. We will see how our feet hold patterns that impact the entire rest of our body, and learn ways to re-educate the feet for each step we take. Releasing the muscles around the ribcage that can hold and restrict breathing will allow us to draw smooth, full breath. We will look at the muscles that support the spine in the front and sides of the body, giving us a beautiful, upright, effortless posture. We reconsider the concept of ‘core strength’ from the perspective of natural spaciousness. Lastly we will unwind the spine itself, cresting length and space between each vertebra, releasing all the little kinks and pains, from the low back, to the mid-back, to the neck, and even in the cranium.

Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is a powerful, yoga-based therapeutic fitness technique. Using our own body weight on a small ball, we roll our bodies out, joint by joint, muscle chain by muscle chain, creating length in each muscle, and space in all of the joints. The result is a total decompression of the body.

Leila Sadeghee is a healer, yoga teacher, mentor, and therapeutic bodyworker with over 15 years experience in guiding people to physical, mental, and emotional freedom. Empowered by 17 years of her own yoga practice, 15 years of practicing therapeutic work in the body, and a lifelong freewheeling sense of fun, Leila has developed a straight-forward and uplifting style of teaching that supports people in opening to their highest potential, both on and off the mat. Leila is co-creator of The Practices of Freedom and Wellbeing Immersion, a course that teaches clear and useful pose alignment, eating for optimal health, and how to allow your yoga practice and other embodiment practices to up-shift every aspect of your life. She offers magical retreats, workshops, and yoga teacher training.

£40

PRACTICES TO BRING A HAPPY SPIRIT - USING THE ANCIENT TEACHINGS OF PATANJALI TO BRING CONTENTMENT IN THE PRESENT MOMENT WORKSHOP

with Emma Henry

Sunday, August 14th,
1.30-3.30pm
In the second chapter of Yoga Sutras, Patanjali described a three-stepped method: Tapa Swadhaya Ishwara Pranidhani Kriya Yogah II:1.Here Patanjali provides the practical means of purifying and concentrating the mind, so that nirodha is possible through purification, Self study and surrender to a higher power.
Patanjali is compassionate for souls who are unable to surrender themselves to Divine grace alone, and provides a chapter describing more detailed conscious spiritual practices. (Sadhana)
Providing an eight-step method for those of us who still need more practical “how-to” direction in the ways to untangle ourselves from the dukha (suffering).
Since many of us feel that our unhappiness is caused by the actions of others, the eight-step plan begins with the Yamas (the Dont’s).
When we begin to simplify our lives and live in a more compassionate way, mind clutter is removed and we can begin to feel more content.This workshop will include ethics, lifestyle, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, meditation tecniques and chanting as an integrated approach to Yoga.
We will building up the yoga fire with a tapasic strong asana practice and looking at disturbances of mind with inversions.
Finishing with pranayama and meditation to reflect on how these useful tools given to us from ancient scriptures will help us to move forward with grace.Emma is an advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher and facilitator for the Jivamukti teacher trainings. Introduced to yoga in the mid 90s, Emma has been teaching since 1998. Her continuing education is shared with all of her students through her love of yogic texts and her amazing chanting. 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

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, August 14th,
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

INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM AND BREATHWORK

with Rebecca Dennis and Kurikindi

Saturday, August 20th
1.30-4.30pm
This unique workshop will be combining two powerful healing methods. An opportunity to set intentions, let go of your deepest programmes, find space, purpose and make way for the next part of the process that we are all sharing at this time.
Kurikindi will be sharing his wisdom and messages from the Amazon and Rebecca Dennis will be leading you through a Transformational Breath session, a self healing technique that helps to clear restricted breathing patterns and let go of trapped emotions, trauma and blockages.
Kurikindi is an indigenous Amazonian shaman, born in the rainforest in Ecuador and comes from a long line of traditional intuitive Amazonian Shamans.
His family travelled long distances to other countries in South America to spend time with shamans from other cultures and nationalities to learn and share knowledge and experiences. Now at 45 years of age, still young by most shamanic standards, he finds himself here in the UK, ready to talk, to learn and to listen.
Rebecca Dennis is the founder of www.breathingtree.co.uk and a qualified Breath coach and workshop leader. She studied Transformational Breath with founder Judith Kravitz in Mexico and Miami and other influential trainers in Italy and in the UK. Her clients come with many various issues including stress, anxiety, addiction, abuse, depression, ME, respiratory problems, trauma, sleeping patterns, focus, lack of energy, physical problems and low self esteem.
£55

KIRTAN AND YOGA NIDRA

with Craig Norris

Sunday, August 21st,
6.45-8.45pm
Gather together with Craig for an evening of blissful and uplifting chanting that will set your heart afire! Having led you through the practice of Kirtan, you will melt into a deep relaxation and meditation as your explore the powerful effects of Yoga Nidra or ‘Yogic sleep’.
Kirtan (call and response chanting) is a very powerful and joyous practice. For both complete beginners and more experienced chanters, this practice will leave you with a feeling of openness and with a connection to yourself and others around you. You will explore traditional chants from ancient yoga scriptures.

He will then move you into the practice of yoga nidra. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of (audio) instructions.

In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of their senses internalised and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. 30 mins of this practice is the equivalent to 3 hours sleep.

£20

SLOW DOWN FRIDAY

with Norman Blair

Friday, August 26th,
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

AHIMSA - YOGIS ARE VEGANS TOO WORKSHOP

with Stewart Gilchrist

Saturday, August 27th,
1.30-4.30pm

The foundation of most modern yoga is based upon Patanjali’s Yoga aphorisms. The asana practice has its foundation in the Yamas of the 8 limbed path that Patanjali prescribes for the achievement of yoga.

The first of these is AHIMSA – non harming to all sentient beings.
Following the current popularity of the vegan diet and lifestyle and paying homage to Sharon Gannon’s ground breaking “Yoga and Vegetarianism”, Stewart, a long time vegan and animal right activist, explores yoga’s close connection to the welfare of animals and the importance of a plant based vegetarian diet.

This workshop will include:
1. An asana class using ujjjayi breath and vinyasa krama.
2. An introduction to the philosophy of ahimsa and discusssion on its application by the yogi in the important areas of: human rights, animal rights, vegan nutrition and textiles/clothing
3. A meditation practice
4. A good laugh हास HASA

Stewart is known throughout London for his popular, fast-paced and fiery classes. He infuses his high energy and challenging teachings with yogic knowledge, banging beats, as well as his unique charisma, humour and gift of the gab! His classes include an emphasis on breath, a steady stream of verbal suggestions and strong physical adjustments. Stewjuri applies the ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world to create a thought-provoking class.

£35

LEARN TO HANDSTAND

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Sunday, August 28th
1.30-4.30pm
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

INDABA BASICS COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, September 6th-27th,
7.15-8.30pm

Created with those brand new to yoga in mind, this three week course focuses on breath and body awareness.
Each week new principles and postures of yoga will be integrated into a well balanced class which will leave the student feeling both energized and at ease in body and mind.
The course is designed to give you a basic knowledge of postural names and alignment, breath control, and conscious movement. Asking questions is encouraged in this unique environment!
Following the course, the adventurous at heart will be ready to join a level one or two class; or those still interested in the foundations of yoga will be ready to step into a beginner’s class to build strength and deepen their overall knowledge of the practice.

Shimmy’s approach to teaching is somewhat similar to her approach in life: being light but grounded, dedicated, mindful, aware, and understanding personal limitations that are inherent to each and every individual. With a smile and love for teaching, seeking to instill a sense of lightness and ease to students, whilst assisting in that discovery of oneself, inevitably connecting mind and body in subtle ways.

£80

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, September 8th-22nd,
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

YINYANG: UNWIND AND RELEASE WORKSHOP

with Shimm Levy-Riley

Saturday, September 10th,
1.30-4.30pm

Enhance your dynamic yoga practice with this deep tissue release workshop. You’ll use your time to connect with your breath to ease into slow release stretches to soothe hard working bodies (and minds!). Focusing on tight areas of the body that often get left out in faster paced classes, this practice, if done regularly in tandem with a dynamic asana practice, will help enhance flexibility, increase your range of movement and allow your body to build greater strength.

This workshop is perfect for those who over-use their body in physical exercise or for those whose bodies are under-used and desk-bound. This practice can be adapted to create the required level of physical release using deep dynamic stretching or more restorative variations of the poses using props.

Supporting, all levels of practitioners, this practice will allow the mind to find a deeper sense of stillness and ease by gently stretching deeper muscles, joints and fascia.

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.

£35

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATHING WORKSHOP

with Alan Dolan

Sunday, September 11th,
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 you’re 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

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Leela Miller

Mondays, September 12th-October 17th,
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

YOGA SEQUENCING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, September 13th - October 4th
3.30-5.30pm
Deepen your practice and become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher with Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Course. Explore anatomy, energetics and execution of assists sequencing and teaching skills. Philosophy, Sanskrit and chanting, relevant to a modern day class.
And a unique opportunity to be involved in small group mentoring sessions that will help you deeply develop your teaching and practice. Enrol in individual 4-week modules or join us for the entire program.
This program will be led by Lizzie Reumont who is one of Indaba’s founding teachers and an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher.
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.
32 hour, Yoga Alliance Accredited program for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners.
(All modules qualify for CPD credits with Yoga Alliance, 1 hour per 1 credit)
£150

ASSISTING COURSE

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Wednesdays, September 14th - October 19th
2-4pm
“One of the most exciting and inspiring aspects of being a teacher is to witness a student unravel, open and find their strength and freedom.”
In this course we will explore both the technical and intuitive side of assisting, with less focus on “fixing” and more emphasis on seeing, feeling and responding to what is being presented.
There will be plenty of partner assists, group work, feedback, and seeing exercises, that will equip you with the tools needed to assist your students in a way that enhances their experience of the practice.
We will focus mainly on the poses found in the Forrest Yoga practice, but this course is perfect for any yoga teacher who would like improve level their assisting skills and find more confidence.
£150

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, SANSKRIT & CHANTING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Thursdays, September 15th-October 6th,
3.30-5.30pm
Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Courses are designed to deepen your practice and help you become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher.Teaching Skills Courses
This programme consists of three 4-week Teaching Skills courses:1) Assists: Anatomy, energetics and execution
2) Sequencing and teaching techniques
3) Philosophy, Sanskrit, Chanting and it’s relevance to a modern day class.Each module can be taken as a stand alone course or you can choose to sign up to all three modules over the upcoming months.Follow-up Mentoring Courses
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 how to integrate basic yoga philosophy and ideology into an asana class and into daily life. Study the key sutras and slokas from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. Investigate sanskrit pronunciation and models for chanting, learn basic harmonium skills and how to lead a class with a mantra.
£150

AN ASSISTING WORKSHOP: TOUCHING, FEELING, RESPONDING & ENHANCING

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Sunday, September 25th,
1.30-4.30pm

Many teachers wish to assist more in their classes but lack the confidence or training.
There are many benefits to hands-on adjustment. It can prevent injury, support those working with injuries and encourage students to work with safe and supportive alignment. Hands-on adjustment can move physical, energetic or emotional blockages students may face during class, and create space around areas of the body that feel compressed or restricted. Not to mention, because of the lack of physical touch we receive in daily life, being assisted in class, if done with honour and intent, feels divine!

No body is the same so in the workshop we will explore skilful adjustments through partner work and group work. This will be woven into a 3 hour Forrest Yoga practice of pranayama, core work, standing poses, hip openers and inversions.
We will also address modifications for injuries and different levels.

For teachers and advanced students only.

Kristi’s classes reflect her grounded, nurturing, insightful and inspiring nature! With great integrity and presence, Kristi holds a supportive space in which you can inquire into yourself and deepen your journey into yoga, transformation and healing. Her intuitive understanding of the body is evident in her intelligent and remedial sequencing and hands-on assists. Her strong yet therapeutic classes emphasise the importance of deep breathing and core work, enabling you to connect with the great strength and softness that lies within you.

£35

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Laruga Glaser

Friday, September 30th - Sunday, October 2nd,
Various Times

Friday, September 31st, 2-5pm
Led Primary Series
Led Primary series is traditionally counted (in Sanskrit) in a rhythmic fashion to invoke a sense of flow and concentration as we breathe and move in a unified manner. This will be a Full Led Primary Series class from start to finish in celebration and honour of the immeasurable lineage of Ashtanga yoga. Time will also be taken afterward for discussion and Q&A.

Saturday, October 1st, 1.30-4.30pm
Dynamic Transitions
In this class experience helpful techniques accessing the sometimes-daunting part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, the jump-back and jump-through. Though challenging, need not be elusive to the practice, and believe it or not, the primary series prepares one to do so. Time will be taken to break down the parts and give useful tools to build inner strength and allow vinyasas to naturally become fluid and graceful. Building upon the jump through we will also experiment with jumping into and exiting out of postures such as bhujapidasana, bakasana, tittibahasana, astavakrasana, and vrksasana for example. Open to all who enjoy a little challenge and fun experimentation!

Sunday, October 2nd, 1.30-4.30pm
Handstand Deconstruction
Handstands seems to intrigue most, and for some elicit fear and/or trepidation. It is no secret that inversions send an exhilarating energy throughout the entire body, and handstands are no different. However, the main criteria is the culmination of both balance and strength as you are turned upside down. In this workshop learn to sit on the edge of the unknown, delving into a series of progressive exercises and points of attention as we deconstruct what it takes to balance on your own two hands.

Since a young age, Laruga has been fascinated with mind/body connections and spiritual philosophy which later attracted her to the practice of yoga in early 1996 after a sincere connection and study of yoga philosophy. It wasnʼt until she stumbled upon Ashtanga Yoga when she fully immersed herself into a devoted practice a few years later in 1998.

Since then, she has continued to draw inspiration from her daily visit to the mat, along with long term studies with her teachers, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and now his grandson R. Sharath Jois, of Mysore India. An advanced level practitioner and student of yoga, as well as, a Level 2 Authorized Teacher from KPJAYI of Mysore, India, Laruga entered into teaching after many years of sustained practice and brings with her over 20 years total experience instructing body movement.

£40 for each
£120 for full weekend

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, 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

ASHTANGA WORKSHOPS

with Doug Swenson

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

Saturday, October 8th, 1.30-4.30pm

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 Advance level)

Sunday. October 9th, 1.30-4.30pm

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.
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. Over the years he has authored several books; “Yoga Helps”, “The Diet That Loves You Most”, “Power Yoga for Dummies” and “Mastering The Secrets of Yoga Flow”. He travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher training courses around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the world’s top instructors. 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.
£40 each.

SMALL GROUP MENTORING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Thursdays, October 13th - November 3rd,
3.30-5.30pm

Deepen your practice and become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher with Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Course. Explore anatomy, energetics and execution of assists sequencing and teaching skills. Philosophy, Sanskrit and chanting, relevant to a modern day class.
And a unique opportunity to be involved in small group mentoring sessions that will help you deeply develop your teaching and practice. Enrol in individual 4-week modules or join us for the entire program.
This program will be led by Lizzie Reumont who is one of Indaba’s founding teachers and an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher.

This module will be followed by an optional four-week, small group mentoring course that will refine your understanding of assists and create an environment for further questions and answers, teacher support and reflection. Upon completion of the workshop course and mentorship, participants will be invited to assist in two of Lizzie’s classes for further experience and individual support.

Only 6 spots available
£150

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, October 22nd-November 5th,
10-11.30am

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

 

EXPLORING AYURVEDA AND THE TEN COMMITMENTS

with Yogi Cameron

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

Saturday, October 22nd

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.

Sunday, October 23rd

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 for one

£75 for both

FORREST YOGA & MYOFASCIAL BODYWORK WEEKEND

with Brian Campbell

Saturday and Sunday, October 29th-30th
1.30-4.30pm
Saturday, October 29th
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.
£40
Sunday, October 30th
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.
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 training in Pain Specific MyoFascial Bodywork and Forrest Yoga world-wide. He currently has teaching groups in China, Singapore, South Korea, Qatar, UK, the U.S., and coming soon to Germany.
£40

YOGA ASSISTS COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, November 11th-December 6th,
3.30-5.30pm
Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Courses are designed to deepen your practice and help you become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher.Teaching Skills Courses:
This programme consists of three 4-week Teaching Skills courses:1) Assists: Anatomy, energetics and execution
2) Sequencing and teaching techniques
3) Philosophy, Sanskrit, Chanting and it’s relevance to a modern day class.Each module can be taken as a stand alone course or you can choose to sign up to all three modules over the upcoming months.Follow-up Mentoring Courses:
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.Deepen your practice and become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher with Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Course. Explore anatomy, energetics and execution of assists sequencing and teaching skills. Philosophy, Sanskrit and chanting, relevant to a modern day class.

This program will be led by Lizzie Reumont who is one of Indaba’s founding teachers and an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher.

£150

A HEART OPENING HEALING WORKSHOP - OPEN UP TO LOVE, LIFE AND DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS

with Jody Shield

Saturday, 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

SMALL GROUP MENTORING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, January 10th-31st,
3.30-5.30pm
Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Courses are designed to deepen your practice and help you become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher.Teaching Skills Courses
This programme consists of three 4-week Teaching Skills courses:1) Assists: Anatomy, energetics and execution
2) Sequencing and teaching techniques
3) Philosophy, Sanskrit, Chanting and it’s relevance to a modern day class.Each module can be taken as a stand alone course or you can choose to sign up to all three modules over the upcoming months.Follow-up Mentoring Courses
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.£150

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Whit Hornsberger

Friday-Sunday, March 10th-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.

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.

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 the 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.

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.

£40 for one

£108 for full weekend

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