Indaba Yoga

Workshops

The opportunity to focus on specific postures and have plenty of time to ask questions, make workshops the perfect environment to take your practice to the next level. For more information on any event, please phone the studio. To secure your place click on the book button. We are delighted to host the following events…

Saturday and Sunday, August 23d and 24th, 2.00-4.00pm

BANK HOLIDAY YOGA WEEKEND

with Candace Moore

SPONSORED BY OUR FRIENDS AT WELLICIOUS!

Saturday, August 23d, 2.00-4.00pm
TRUST: A BLINDFOLD YOGA WORKSHOP

This two hour transformative workshop begins in silence with breath work and a short guided
meditation, exploring what it feels like to practice blindfolded. When we remove our vision, we
remove self-judgement, and open ourselves up to our infinite potential. Gentle music will begin, and we’ll move through a powerful vinyasa flow. With our eyes covered, there is no choice but to look inward. For our physical practice, this means learning to trust ourselves, learning to acknowledge our fears and reactions and let them go. Mentally, this is an opportunity to go a bit deeper, and sift through the emotions that naturally pop up. Come with an open mind and open heart. Please bring a blindfold (sleep mask, scarf, etc).

Sunday, August 24th, 2.00-4.00pm
BALANCE: A POWER AND YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP

Things feeling out of control? Need a little balance in your life? This two hour workshop blends the best of both worlds – a powerful flow practice fueled by our breath and a deep guided yoga nidra meditation. It’s an opportunity to find balance in your life by incorporating two very different yoga practices in one workshop. We’ll begin with a power yoga flow with a focus on balancing, where you’ll be lovingly encouraged to allow yourself to be vulnerable and lighthearted in your practice. Then, we’ll slow it down and come to complete stillness for a thirty minute guided yoga nidra meditation. You’ll “awake” from the yoga nidra feeling an energized buzz through your body.
The combination of the two, the power and the yoga nidra, promotes a sense of balance and quiet calm that has the power to carry into your life off of the yoga mat.

Candace is an international yoga instructor and the writer behind the popular healthy living blog www.yogabycandace.com. As an instructor, she encourages students to turn inward to experience a meditation in motion and be an observer of their bodies. That being said, she also likes to
reate classes with playful sequencing, and approach the class with a sense of humor and honesty. She intends to cater to the physical needs of her students while making sure to deliver classes that unify the body, mind and soul.

£25 for each workshop

Friday and Sunday, August 29th and 31st, various times

BEACH YOGA GIRL WORKSHOPS

with Kerri Verna aka Beach Yoga Girl (check out her Instagram @beachyogagirl!)

Co-hosted with our friends from Liforme!

Friday, August 29th, 6.30-9.00pm
HANDSTAND WORKSHOP
In this class Kerri Verna invites us to explore handstands in a fun playful way.  We will be focusing on core and arm strength in a fun and interactive way.  We will be on our hands balancing learning to be a kid again. Kerri’s handstand drills will get your heart pumping and make you feel great.  This class is taught for all levels of practitioners.

Sunday, August 31st, 2.00-4.30pm
CORE PLUS MORE
In this workshop we will explore non-traditional ways to work the core.  We will explore inversions, arm balances and core activating postures.  Kerri’s background in personal training and Pilates will be woven into her flowing movements that will inspire and teach you new ways to work your core. Discover your powerhouse! For all levels of practioners.

Most known for her Instagram account @beachyogagirl, she has gathered about 500,000 people that find inspiration, encouragement, and wisdom through Kerri’s photos and words.

£40 for one workshop

Saturday, August 30th, 1.30-4.30pm

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE: A VINYASA KRAMA WORKSHOP

with Stewart Gilchrist

This dynamic workshop will take your asana practice through some experimental exercises. By altering our drishti, our pranayama, engaging and releasing bandhas throughout the sequences, we will experience the full effect these critical components of vinyasa have on our practice. By changing the tempo of the practice with different music we will discover how our breath and strength may vary. Distraction recalibrates action.

Your body and mind are in a constant state of flux and this is bound to bring change to the way you move. By embracing this variance and letting go of your expectations, you can facilitate a quality of ease that can carry you forward.

This sweaty session with Stew won’t change your life, but it will allow you to playfully push the edge in your practice. Stewart’s sadhana led him towards an extensive yoga education with teachers from around the world who have had a profound effect on his unique style of teaching. His packed classes speak volumes about his popularity.

£35 for 3 hours (£30 before August 16th)

 

 

Saturday, September 6th, 1.30-4.30pm

THE ART OF TRANSITIONS IN ARM BALANCING POSES: A DHARMA MITTRA WORKSHOP

with Jessica Puglie
In this workshop we will explore the art of transition while balancing on our arms.
The practice will begin with pranayama and shiva namaskars vinyasa to warm the body before we get started.
We will practise arm balancing poses including handstand and forearm stand. Exercises will be introduced to improve our understanding of the poses and to make our transitions graceful. By focusing on the transitions, we will concentrate less on the achievement of the pose and more on the journey to it (the best way to calm your mind and feel a sense of liberation from the fruits of your actions!)
The practice will finish with a blissful relaxation and a short meditation.
This liberating workshop will challenge you in a playful and safe environment! By awakening your body, you will think less and feel more, experiencing full consciousness with satkara (devotion, sincerity, passion and truth). 

Jessica has studied many different styles of yoga and her ability to share her knowledge is incomparable. She is a 500hr certified Dharma Mittra teacher.
Her popular classes are filled with light and lots of laughter.

£35 for 3 hours (£30 before August 23rd)

Sundays, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, 1.30-4.30pm

THE ARCHITECTURE OF ASANA: A THREE PART SERIES

with Lizzie Reumont

Our bodies were designed by a master architect to house the most precious creation: our soul! Nonetheless, life can be complicated mentally and physically, and too often we end up living without an awareness of what it means to be in the body, without knowing how to use the resources that we have to enrich our day to day existence and to deepen our asana practice. This three – part workshop, which will include plenty of dynamic asana practice, aims to shine a light on the segmented body’s function and potential so that we may re-integrate the parts in a meaningful way. After all, a yogi is an embodied being: aware, confident and purposeful. That is/will be You!

Sunday, September 7th, 1.30-4.30pm
FINDING FOUNDATION
Finding Foundation: the feet. The structure of one’s physical architecture is rooted in the feet and connects via the legs to the spine. This 3 hour workshop will explore the anatomical phenomenon of the feet and how it relates to the legs, hips and spine in asana practice. We will look at the ankles, knees and hip joints in particular as they relate to standing postures.

Sunday, October 5th, 1.30-4.30pm
THE CENTRE COLUMN
The Centre Column: the viscera and spine. The core body not only has a boney casing of spine on the back and rib cage in the front, but it has top and bottom boney landmarks in the girdles of the shoulders and hips. These hard surfaces offer containment for the vast and oceanic underlying visceral world. In this 3 hour workshop we will explore the dimensionality of the spine in conjunction with opening of the lateral body to create space. Asanas will include side-bending, twisting and back bending (front extensions).

Sunday, November 2nd, 1.30-4.30pm
THE CUPOLA
The Cupola: the neck and head. An awareness of the head, jaw and neck in asana practice is crucial to being balanced in body and mind; after all, it houses all of the nerves that help us to function physically and mentally. This three hour workshop will focus on the cranium and neck and their relationship in key asanas and pranayama. We will also explore techniques for releasing tension and emotional holding patterns.

Lizzie was first drawn to yoga as a philosophy student over 15 years ago as a way of deepening her understanding of the relationship between the body and the mind. As she increasingly integrated the practices of yoga into her daily life, the healing benefits transpired and yoga eventually took over as her fulltime occupation. She has intently studied with a variety of internationally renowned teachers and schools including Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga, and most notably, the Jivamukti method which she has been teaching since 2007. She is also certified as a thai yoga masseur and a craniosacral therapist.

Having recently undergone a liver transplant, the philosophical, anatomical and experiential knowledge of yoga has helped her to overcome the challenges of a chronic illness and of the physical changes one goes through during this type of invasive surgery. During this time she has also been studying Rolfing at the British Academy for Rolfing and Structural Integration, both of which have made a tremendous impact on her life and yoga practice.

£35 for 3 hours
£100 for all 3 workshops

Friday September 5th, 7.00-9.30pm

EMBODIED ANATOMY FOR YOGIS: A LECTURE ON MIND-BODY CENTERING

with Tara Judelle

Yogaglo’s Tara Judelle returns this year to Indaba for an uplifting, elegant, revelatory lecture that will change the way you practice yoga.

Tara’s theme of 2014 is based on the confluence of seeming incongruous events brought together in significant ways. Carl Jung coined the phrase when two or more seemingly unrelated events came together in a provocative and significant insight. This is where he saw the hand of a universal connective force- he called it Synchronicity. Join Tara in a meeting of minds, rich with the possibility of seemingly unrelated occurrences, where we can witness the inherent conspiracy of universe to create interconnectivity between all things.

We will establish the remembrance of ease in movement by looking into the feeling sense of the support structures of the human body. It is a comprehensive introduction to open or offer deeper exploration into the portals to the inner landscape: our organs, our glands, our muscles, our bones. Understanding what’s underneath your skin and how that can inform your practice….

This lecture represents a profound opportunity to up-level your sensate frame of reference in a radical new way.
This lecture is open to all levels, and strongly recommended for those who have a consistent yoga practice in any style. It”s a game changer, and a true delight.

£35 for 3 hours

Saturday, September 13th, 1.30-4.30pm

HANDSTANDS with Sainaa!

with Sainaa (Sainbayar Janchivdorj)

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 led 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 holly grail and most discover Sainaa’s techniques are the best route to getting there!

£40 for 3 hours

 

Every Sunday, September 14th-30th, 12.30-2.00pm

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

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 & physical shape for birth and beyond!
Benefits can be felt on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. A regular practice will help increase strength, stamina and flexibility. You may also find that yoga helps you deal more effectively with stress and anxiety, and you will treasure the quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.
This Yoga for Pregnancy and Childbirth course will focus on Asana (postures),
Pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for Labour, Birth and Relaxations whilst working through troublesome ailments such as back pain and water retention that come from being pregnant!

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.

Shimmy’s Yoga for Pregnancy & Childbirth course is recommended from week 14 until birth. Before commencing any Prenatal class it is important to consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage.

£45 for 3 weeks

 

Sunday, September 14th, 1.30-4.30pm

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATHING WORKSHOP

with Alan Dolan

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 for 3 hours

Every Tuesday, September 16th - September 30th, 6.00-7.15pm

YOGA FOR PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

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 & physical shape for birth and beyond!
Benefits can be felt on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. A regular practice will help increase strength, stamina and flexibility. You may also find that yoga helps you deal more effectively with stress and anxiety, and you will treasure the quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.
This Yoga for Pregnancy and Childbirth course will focus on Asana (postures),
Pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for Labour, Birth and Relaxations whilst working through troublesome ailments such as back pain and water retention that come from being pregnant!

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.

Shimmy’s Yoga for Pregnancy & Childbirth course is recommended from week 14 until birth. Before commencing any Prenatal class it is important to consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage.

£45 for 3 weeks

 

Every Tuesday, September 16th- 30th, 7.30-9.00pm

INDABA BASICS COURSE

with Shimmy Levy- Riley

Designed with those brand new to yoga in mind, this four 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.

£50 for three weekly 90 min classes with only six students

 

 

Saturday, September 20th, 1.30-4.30pm

THE SECRET OF PLEASURABLE BACKBENDS: A FORREST YOGA WORKSHOP

with Jambo Truong

For backbend lovers and those who wish they did love backbends!
This workshop breaks down the anatomy of back bending by addressing how the arms and breath change the structure of the shoulders and ribs for maximum back lengthening. Coupled with the connection to strong legs it enables practitioners to feel back traction in all of the poses. You will be ready to experiment with combing backbends with forearm, handstand and drop backs in a safe and confident way.This therapeutic approach will help a mixed level of students approach back bends in a very different and more enjoyable way.
Forrest Yoga Therapeutic Backbends will leave your back feeling pain free and much stronger!

Jambo Truong is a consultant of Integrated Health & Forrest Yoga Guardian in training. He is passionate about proving why things in the yoga world work. Researcher, travelling assistant to Ana Forrest & TED speaker, his teaching style is ”loud” and focuses on experiential functional anatomy which makes learning and remembering easy!

£35 for 3 hours / (£30 before August 31st)

Every Sunday, September 21st - November 2nd, 2.30-4.00pm

GRAVITY SURFING COURSE

with Hortense Suleyman

PART I : CROW, CRANE, TRIPOD HEADSTAND TRANSITIONS
Every Sunday, September 21st – October 5th, 2.30-4.00pm

PART II: FOREARMS BALANCE AND HANDSTANDS
Every Sunday, October 19th – November 2nd, 2.30-4.00pm

Salamba Sirsasana to Parsva Bakasana, Eka Hasta Bhujasana to Astavakrasana, Ado Mukha Vrksasana in Padmasana, Eka Pada Galavasana and Eka Pada Koundinyasana, Vrschikasana…. Sound complicated and foreign? Let’s demystify.  In this 3 weeks course, Hortense will will translate transitions by using clever sequencing so you can build up to these poses. You will lay the foundation of advanced asana by exploring the use of bandhas and breath. By making every posture accessible through exploration of parallel postures, you will build strength and open the body preparing you will to fly!

Hortense has been practicing and studying many styles of yoga both here and abroad and still travels all over London to get her ‘fix’. Her teaching is relaxed yet firm and she trusts that yoga benefits are both mental and physical.

This course is for the more experienced and adventurous student.
6 people  maximum.
Booking is required.

£50 for each part of the course
£90 for both parts of the coourse

Sunday, September 21st, 1.30-4.30pm

BACKBENDING II

with Elisa Devlin

A strong and flexible spine is an important part of your practice. In this workshop we will establish the foundations for back bending. Working from the ground upwards, examining the legs in standing postures and how they affect the spine. We will move up the arms and work shoulder opening exercises to facilitate greater space during big backbends like the wheel (Urdvha Dahnurasa) and eventually once we’re all warmed up work our drop backs from standing.Be prepared to arch back, often there is a lot of fear and emotions around backbends. It’s normal, and we’ve all been there. This workshop will create a safe environment for greater discovery of what your body can achieve. Open to all levels accept complete beginners. It doesn’t matter how stiff or flexible you are, back bends are for everyone. Building step by step, only going as far as you’re comfortable, but definitely beyond where you’ve been before.

Come and explore!
Elisa teaches vinyasa flow with an emphasis on original sequencing for a continuously evolving practice. Incorporating a sound knowledge of anatomy and drawing upon her BA in Maharishi Vedic Science she provides a challenging and safe class environment for all levels.
Asanas are the external play, but the inner work is the most rewarding. Practicing with awareness, patience and compassion, we train the heart, mind and the body to be strong and flexible.

£35 for 3 hours / £30 before September 9th

 

Saturday, October 4th, 1.30-4.30pm

HEALTHY HAMSTRINGS AND FORWARD FOLDS

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Hamstrings are a common source of frustration for many yoga practitioners. In this workshop the focus will be on why the hamstrings are so important to a fulfilling yoga practice and exploring tips and tricks for healthy hamstring stretches.
The hamstrings are intimately connected to the health of the lower back and pelvis. Many back injuries and lower back pain issues are directly related to the hamstrings. Often the urge to go deeper into forward folds means we tend to ‘pull’ on the hamstrings to go deeper which can cause stress to the connective tissue in the lower back.In this workshop we will explore in depth specific actions in yoga poses that will help make progress in elongating and lengthening the hamstrings, leading to greater ease inforward folds and helping to ease back pain.

Tension in the lower body, particularly the soles of the feet, the calves and the hamstrings translates up the whole body. Tension in the hamstrings or lower legs tends to cause tension in the lower back and the neck and even tension around the head that is related to tension headaches. So lengthening the hamstrings is not just for the benefit of the legs, it’s really for the benefit of the whole body.Open to all levels of practioners, this workshop will particularly benefit those who feel tight hamstringshamper their practice and those who have hyper extension in the legs.
Nathalie found her yoga practice around 2000. After studying ballet and rhythmic gymnastics from early childhood and later branching out into other disciplines including Aerial Hoop, Floor-Barre® and Contortion training, her initial attraction to yoga was to regain the flexibility and freedom of movement she had enjoyed so much when she was younger.

£35 for 3 hours /£30 (before September 13th)

 

Sunday, October 19th, 1.30-4.30pm

THE ART OF YOGA: STRENGTH AND GRACE FOR ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS

with Naomi Absalom

This workshop is for practitioners looking to advance their understanding of yoga through incredibly elegant and mindful transitions.

This will be a strong yet playful practice sprinkled with core work, arm balances, inversions and backbends but our main focus will be the form and quality of intelligent and well controlled movement which leads to such postures. It is in understanding and experiencing all of these moments to their fullest that limiting and learned behaviours and fears are faced and longstanding habitual patterns broken down. Greater form, attentive alignment and strength of mind are the gateway to an advanced practice.

When we practice yoga our weak points come to the surface, the mind most often chooses the path of least resistance and draws the body to that point. This workshop will get you to connect physically to the midline, hugging muscle to bone to draw into the central channel of sushumna – the place of grace where energy rises. You will feel stronger in every single way, more energised and inspired.

Students must have a good knowledge of surya namaskar A & B to attend.

Naomi’s skill is in leading students to a place of great clarity and understanding of themselves. Therefore this workshop will be a strong and challenging practice on every level and really for those who want to get clearer on their stuff!

£35 for 3 hours/ £30 (before October 5th)

Saturday, October 25th, 1.30-4.30pm

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATHING AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT

with Rebecca Dennis and Aimee Hartley

This 3 hour workshop combines the powerful and cutting edge technique of Transformational Breath with mindful movement.
You will begin with a short, grounding, slow-flow yoga sequence focusing on your respiratory system and how it is enhanced or stressed by certain motions. This physical self-awareness will facilitate a relaxed state for taking you on a 2 hour life-changing journey through this nurturing breath work.
Transformational Breath is a self-healing technique that enables you to clear restricted breathing patterns and fully access your breathing capacity providing you with a more stable physical, emotional and mental well-being. Letting go of the breath enables you to let go of your baggage, negative thought patterns and gain more clarity.
A unique combination of five traditional therapies, you will experience the conscious power of all of these healing modalities in one workshop.
By learning how to improve your individual breathing pattern you can release tension from the body, relax the mind and find a place of calm in your being.
The session will close with a guided relaxation.

£35 for 3 hours

Friday and Saturday, November 21st and 22nd

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Christina Sell

Friday, November 21st, 2.00-5.00pm
FLIP YOUR DOG: EXPLORING CREATIVE TRANSITIONS ON AND OFF THE MAT

This master class is perfect for experienced flow students who want to learn techniques to practice and teach transitions with clarity and confidence. Newer students will learn how to approach sometimes challenging postures in a progressive way. This class will break down common postural transitions into component parts and then give you chances to put them back together and practice the skills necessary to advance your practice. Expect demonstrations, explanations and time to work and to play. We will work with how to flip your dog, how to go from side angle to side plank, how to link arm balances together, how to go from full wheel to camel and MORE. This class will have a strong vinyasa warm-up but will also start and stop for explanations and exploration. Be ready for a full-spectrum experience of movement and learning on all levels.

Saturday, November 22nd, 1.30-4.30pm
BREAKTHROUGH, DON’T BREAK DOWN: ADVANCING YOUR PRACTICE WITH INTELLIGENCE

This session is designed to help the experienced practitioner explore and progress their practice intelligently, systematically and safely. Advancing one’s asana practice is a combination of self-acceptance, will, technique, individual capacity and repetition that, when fused with meaning and devotion, can open up the body, integrate the emotions, challenge the mind and set the stage for the spirit to soar. Come ready to work and play.

Christina Sell has been practicing asana since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Known for her passion, clarity and creativity, Christina’s teaching style is a dynamic and challenging blend of inspiration, humor and hard work. Masterful at synthesis, Christina’s ability to harvest and transmit the unique contributions of various of yoga methods is unparalled. Christina believes that yoga practice can help anyone access their inner wisdom, authentic spirituality and clarify their highest personal expression. Christina is the author of Yoga From the Inside Out: Making Peace with Your Body Through Yoga and My Body is a Temple: Yoga as a Path to Wholeness. Christina has as BA in Counseling and Education and an MA in Integrative Education and Curriculum Design. Christina is the founder and director The San Marcos School of Yoga and Christina Sell Yoga Programs and Trainings. Christina draws inspiration from many master teachers in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Anusara Yoga and Bikram Yoga. Christina Sell maintains an active teaching schedule presenting seminars locally, nationally and internationally. She is a devoted student of Western Baul master, Lee Lozowick, and credits his Influence as the spiritual inspiration behind her life and work.

Christina resides in Austin, TX with her husband, a retired greyhound and two cats. She enjoys practicing yoga, writing, reading, cooking, hiking, mountain biking and whitewater kayaking.

£40 for one workshop

£75 for both workshops

Friday-Sunday, December 5th-7th, various times

THE ULTIMATE YOGA WEEKEND

with Doug Swenson

Friday, December 5th, 6.30-9.30pm
CROSS TRAINING YOGA: BALANCING STRENGTH AND SOFTNESS
A delightful blend of Ashtanga and Soft form Yoga. Class starts with Doug’s completely unique approach to powerful Ashtanga Yoga, and then shifts gears into a challenging, yet, soft form Yoga format. Followed by, Pranayama and deep relaxation.
All levels welcome.

Saturday, December 6th, 1.30-4.30pm
ASTANGA WITH EXTRA SPICE
This class will follow the order of asanas for 1st level Ashtanga, with the addition of some poses from 2nd and 3rd blended in at appropriate places in your routine. This class includes hands on adjustments and personal suggestions on how to enhance your practice. Class ends with pranayama, and deep relaxation.
For intermediate and advanced level practitioners.

Sunday, December 7th, 1.30-4.30pm
FLUID POWER:SADHANA CHI
A very powerful arrangement of soft form Yoga asanas, connected together with cool and hot vinyasa. You will sweat plenty, achieve new poses and get the ultimate workout. When finished, drift into a blissful deep relaxation followed by a guided meditation.
All levels welcome.

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 for each workshop
£108 for all three

Corporate workshops

We also provide Corporate Workshops in yoga or pilates that can be tailored to your requirements. For more information please phone us at 020 7724 9994, or send us an email