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.

Sound & Colour Light Alchemy Activation

with Susan Rozo

Friday, May 26th, 2 - 4.30pm

ALIGNING OUR BEING THROUGH THE PRIMORDIAL INTELLIGENCES OF CREATION; FIRST WAS LIGHT, THEN WAS SOUND AND FINALLY WAS FORM .

~ We close our eyes to understand the subtle movements of the invisible world ~

An evening for exploring the Universal principles creation. The EVERYTHING and the NOTHINGNESS known as the ALPHA (masculine) and OMEGA (feminine). A Theory of Origins in which from the void burst the light, the spark and the intelligence of all creation. This same alpha and omega is also found in all animal life. An alchemical beginning and an end, that is the natural cycle of evolution on earth.

This workshop is a journey into the inner master, as we explore the principles of existence that are encoded in our own wise bodies as main tools for alignment. Connecting with the wisdom and fundamental laws that governs our natural world, the planet and the universe.

Sound and light-colour alchemy is a language that allows us to transform and transmute from one state of being to another. Each cell in the body communicates and participates in the vibrational orchestra that co-creates every level of one’s being. By connecting at a cellular level and on the DNA structures Susan allows sound and colour frequencies to align your being in a universal rhythm, bringing you into a state of flow that facilitates deep transformation and activation in a profound way that can be gently integrated.

Sound alchemy explores the concepts of flow, patterns, rhythms, symmetry, balance, momentum, & focus.

Renato Guerrero

Multidisciplinary holistic therapist specialising in energy healing and medicine man. Guardian of the teachings of ancestral knowledge learned from the elders of America in their long pilgrimage to sacred places around the world.
He is the leader of Divine Masculine, founder of Ruta Ancestral, Ambassador for Peace in Chile and creator of the Adonai – AHM evolutionary therapeutic system

Susan Rozo

Trained in 2005 as a sound therapist by the ICM-recognised degree at the British Academy of Sound Therapy. A practitioner certificates in Reyad Sekh Hem (Egyptian heritage) and Ancestral Healing Methods (Adonai), adding formal qualifications and fifteen years of research build on the tuition received through my innate spiritual connection with my Incan, Amazonian heritage amongst others.

Through this work, I’ve developed my own sound and vibrational language, weaving ancient sound healing techniques (derived from my lineages that I have been unfolding through the process of self-exploration), while tapping into ancestral memory with contemporary sound tools to create a space for inner exploration and alignment.
I’m a strong advocate of conscious intentions, and deep awareness, as central to human and environmental evolution, and seek to unlock the intelligence that’s part of our natural biological evolution through the exploration of the multidimensional healing arts.

£25

A ROCKET WEEKEND

with Ambra Vallo

Saturday and Sunday, May 27th - 28th
1.30-4.30pm

The Rocket Fuel 

Saturday, May 27th

This workshop combines all the best bits of the famous Rocket routine, so be ready to bend, flex and invert….a lot!

We’ll break down the key poses of the Rocket series, adding modifications to make certain postures more accessible to newcomers, and at the same time playing with unusual transitions to add some extra challenges for those ready to play harder.

With plenty of core and upper body strengthening drills, inversions, arm balancing, back bending and spinal twists you will leave invigorated and awakened.

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask which one, hands down and bums up, just get on!

Float Forward, Back and Glide through . . .Yes My Arms Are Long Enough!!!

Sunday, May 28th  

In this workshop we will break down the various stages of jump forward, jump back and jump through. We will demystify the technique of those “seemingly unachievable” transitional movements to make them accessible to all. Find greater ease and lightness in your practice, no matter at which stage you are. Let’s make the impossible possible! It even says “I’M POSSIBLE!”

We will learn to find the correct alignment, coordinate core and upper arm strength, shift the weight into the hands, and use the breath and bandhas to assist you in the lift off. Understanding the mechanics of flight, patience, faith and constant practice are the key to success.

£35 each

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, May 28th
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

CHINESE DIETARY WISDOM - ANCIENT SECRETS FOR MODERN HEALTH

with George Monkhouse

Sunday, June 4th
1.30-4.30pm

Chinese dietary medicine’s approach to health offers many insights into the modern diet. In an age when flavour and cost has been favoured over health and longevity; when leading health experts disagree over how healthy meat, grains or saturated fats are, we can return to examine the ancient knowledge that charts how food and drink affect us, safe in the knowledge that this body of information has worked for millions or billions of people.

Chinese dietetics is thousands of years old. It is still relevant now because it is constantly tested and refined by current knowledge but is never outdated; always studied, tested, verified, practised and taught. What doesn’t work doesn’t last so long. Modern diet doesn’t work and we are feeling the strain.

We will cover some general principles on what, when and how to eat, on how cooking and preparatory processes affect foods. We will cover an immensely pragmatic approach based on the density of foods, supported by leading modern research, and how the principle of Cleaning and Strengthening can lead you through any chronic condition. Fundamental is that there is no perfect diet, it depends on your goals, symptoms and overall well being. You will have time to ask specific questions on your symptoms or queries.

George is Indaba’s resident acupuncturist and an expert in strong natural medicine without side effects, imparting classical wisdom on how to use your day lifestyle as medicine to keep you in balance and harmony. He has been positively affected by nutritional medicine since the age of 3 and prescribes it as one of his primary medicines to his patients.

£25

SUNDAY PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Sundays, June 4th-16th July
9.15-10.30am

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 after the first trimester scan until birth.
In this nurturing six 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 andflexibility, 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.

£105 for 6 weeks

*Please note there is no class on 2nd July

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, June 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. We will integrate, discuss, practice and apply alignment principles to deepen your understanding and ability to perform this beautiful and important posture. 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.

Filled with an abundance of information on the mechanisms needed to achieve and support Sirsasana in a super-safe and fun way making it suitable for complete novices, those too timid to try and those who are still mastering this challenging posture.

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

WAX, WANE, INHALE, EXHALE

with Rebecca Dennis and Kirsty Gallagher

Friday, June 9th
2-5pm

Introduction to Transformational Breath with Rebecca Dennis and special guest speaker Kirsty Gallagher

Join Rebecca Dennis and guest speaker Kirsty Gallagher for a powerful journey of release through Transformational Breath under the magic of the full moon.

We’ve all no doubt heard about the magic of the moon and how it affects our emotions, sleep patterns and even our yoga practice, but how can we use it in our day to day lives? The moon, just like the breath, moves in a cycle with a time of growth, creating and a peak before release, letting go and creating space for something new to come in. The workshop will begin with a talk by Kirsty Gallagher where she will let you into the secret wisdom of the moon and how you can work with the different phases to bring real magic in your life. This workshop is perfectly timed to coincide with a full moon, the time of the month where the energy cycle is at it’s peak and perfectly poised to help us to release to achieve completion.

Rebecca Dennis will then take you on a powerful journey with your breath. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of this technique and practice this cutting edge self-healing breathwork. This can held you let go of unhealthy breathing habits, such as shallow breathing, have a deeper understanding of breath patterns 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.

Rebecca Dennis, author and leading UK breath coach is the founder ofwww.breathingtree.co.uk. She studied Transformational Breath with founder Judith Kravitz in Mexico and US. Featured on BBC Radio, Tatler, The Telegraph, Grazia and Psychologies. Her clients come with many various issues including breathing issues, stress, anxiety, addiction, abuse, depression, ME, respiratory problems, trauma, sleeping patterns, focus, lack of energy, physical problems and low self esteem.
Kirsty Gallagher is a London based internationally recognised yoga teacher with a passion for the practice, life, the magic of the moon and womens wellness. You can find her at www.kirstygallagher.com

£55

PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, June 15th - 20th July
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 after the first trimester scan until birth.
In this nurturing six 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 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.

£105 for 6 weeks

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, June 10th-24th,
9.45-11.15am
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

THE GREAT UNWINDING: A BODY ROLLING WORKSHOP

with Leila Sadeghee

Saturday, June 10th
1.30-4.30pm
Aches, tweaks, and tightness; desk-bound lifestyles, child-rearing, packed schedules – many of us are holding a tremendous amount of tension in our body, and often even our yoga and fitness doesn’t quite unwind it!
 
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. People walk away feeling and looking taller, with greater range of motion in the joints, and a deep feeling of freedom in the body. It feels wonderful, like giving yourself a deep massage, but helps to bring tone to muscles that are under-performing, and offers lasting results that deepen with every experience on the ball.
 
Give yourself a great gift, and join Leila Sadeghee for this uplifting day of splendid self-care!
 
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. www.leilasadeghee.com
 
£40

HIP PARADE

with Emma Henry

Sunday, June 11th
1.30-4.30pm

The activities and stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tightness and discomfort in our hips. Releasing this tension is crucial for our overall health. Often when we begin to look at enabling more motion in the pelvic area, we end up putting more strain on the knee joint and sacroiliac joint. In this workshop we can step out of the unconscious need to jam our body and find instead a sensible and sensitive approach to hip opening postures.

According to Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, conscious effort and consistent practice (tapas) need the quality of acceptance and letting go (ishvara pranidhana). Learn more about how to get what you really need instead of mindlessly striving for what you want. Focusing deeply and turning your attention inward will allow you to connect not only with your physical, but also with your energetic and emotional body.

£35

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, June 11th
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

Monday, June 12th-July 10th
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 5 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 energised 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.
£100 for 5 weeks

THE PILLARS AND JEWELS OF FORREST YOGA: AN INTRODUCTION

with Craig Norris

Friday, June 16th
2.30-5pm

Forrest yoga is built upon the 4 pillars of breath, strength, integrity and spirit.

In this workshop we will explore these using asana, pranayama and ceremony. There will be chanting and an extended Forrest yoga practice with an exploration of the Forrest basic moves as well as chance to ask any questions you may have and learn how Forrest yoga can help you create a home for your spirit to reside.

This workshop would be suitable for people who are interested in the style of Forrest yoga but have never tried but also more experienced practitioners can deepen their understanding of the style and still have a challenging practice.

£25

YOGA CROSS TRAINING WORKSHOP

with Adam Husler

Saturday, June 17th
1.30-4.30pm

Those ‘cool’ looking inversions and arm balances that you spot people popping out in the studio and social media they don’t just magically happen one day. Flailing and throwing yourself around won’t necessarily get the result you want, unless you want 1 second video of you upside down.

Each arm balance, inversion, and transition can be gradually worked towards via; lots of small simple drills done again and again, general conditioning of the whole body and the development of lean muscle strength, not just flexibility, in yoga.

Through this strong vinyasa based workshop we’ll be learning which muscles need to wake up and engage to get in to certain asanas, working on drills to help make them stronger, learning how we can build strength in our regular asana practice and then giving some of the ‘big’ postures a go.

Adam Husler (500hr RYT) delivers anatomically focused, non dogmatic, alignment based, vinyasa yoga teaching across London, internationally and on multiple online channels. Prepare to exploremobility, flexibility and strength through intelligently sequenced yoga classes, informed by his teaching from world leading teachers; Jason Crandell, Michael Stone and Cameron Shayne.

£35

ASHTANGA FROM PRIMARY (YOGA CHIKITSA) TO INTERMEDIATE (NADI SHODANA)

with Saskia Vidler

Sunday, June 18th
1.30-4.30pm
The Practice of the Primary Series (yoga therapy) works on healing, purifying, realigning and strengthening the body and calming the mind. It is the foundational practice of Ashtanga Yoga and preparation for the subsequent series in the practice.
The Intermediate series (nerve cleansing) is the more demanding progression with its strong focus on the spine and the chest and is first step to the purification of the subtle and emotional body.
This workshop will look at half primary and give and introduction to intermediate using half primary and half intermediate series as its base. The workshop will aim at developing an understanding of the dynamics of each series, their postures and sequential order at the same time as exploring the use of breath and dynamics of opposites.
The workshop is open to students with an existing practice and to those who wish to further their Ashtanga practice.
Saskia began practising yoga in 1999. In 2000, she discovered Astanga Yoga which became her staple practice. In 2003 she travelled to Mysore, India to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. In 2005, Saskia was authorized by Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy to teach the Astanga system. Whilst her daily practice comprises the Astanga method of yoga, she also practices Yin & Vinyasa flow. Her approach is organic and focused on individual needs for the development of healthy body mechanics and alignment, with awareness & flow of breath.
 
£35

INDABA BASICS COURSE

with shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, 20th June-25th July
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 6 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.

£120

BREATHING CIRCLES

with Rebecca Dennis

Friday, June 23rd
3-5pm

This is for people who have already been to a Transformation Breath® workshop or had a one-to-one session and would like to expand and continue to refresh their practice and learn more about this integrative breathing technique.

This monthly breathing circle will help to reconnect and encourages us in our daily practice which ultimately benefits us on all of the three levels as we breathe. Physically helping us to balance us bodies systems and release any tension, secondly helping us become clearer on a mental and emotional level and thirdly allowing greater access to the very essence of our being. There will be an opportunity to explore more advanced techniques are ask any questions that may come up about the practice.

£25

YOGA 101 - A YOGA BASICS WORKSHOP

with Shimmy levy-Riley

Saturday, June 24th
1.30-4.30pm

Always wanted to join a Yoga class but anxious that you weren’t flexible nor strong enough? Then join Shimmy’s fun & relaxed Yoga Basics Workshop. Created for students new to Yoga and for those looking to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophy and foundational postures that a physical Yoga practice is built upon.
Combing practice, demonstration and discussion, YOGA 101 will give you the opportunity to delve into the principles of alignment that are not usually covered in a regular yoga class. You will have the chance to explore Pranayama, the method of breathing efficiently to enhance both your Asana (postures) practice and everyday life.

To seal the workshop, you will combine all the key elements through a sequence of flowing Sun Salutations, basic standing and seated postures, before preparing for Savasana (conscious relaxation) through a heart-opening backbend and a stimulating inversion.

You will leave with a better understanding of how to fully use your breath, to be in, explore and also exit postures, and more importantly understand the thread that links all the postures together, giving you the confidence to start your yoga journey.

£35

LIGHT & SPACIOUS

with Naomi Absalom

Sunday, June 25th
1.30-4.30pm

Krishnamacharya said ‘the postures must be light and spacious to accept the breath’ and yet so often we try to cram our joints into the smallest of shapes and then actively look for the space. What effect is this having on our bodies and what is this doing to our nervous systems?

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70% of the nervous system is in our connective tissue, when we push and strain this hardens and creates rigidity and a very real lack of ease and connection. Constant compression is becoming very problematic, our systems spend so much time in overcharge these days we never get the chance to discharge. We are quite literally fighting ourselves.

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This workshop will unravel the mystery of mindful movement, stripping away some unhealthy patterns so that we may find ease, stability and space in our practice and lives. There will be a big emphasis on the breath as a gateway out of the sympathetic nervous system and we will rediscover the ground as the parasympathetic nervous system, learning to use gravity to allow the joints to fall open. It doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be so hard – when we listen with great attention and intelligence, when we move at the right time with the right awareness and effort, the practice is gifted to us as deep yet free.

£35

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, June 25th
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

ANATOMY, ALIGNMENT AND THE ART OF ASSISTS: A 30 HOUR ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING

with Dylan Werner

THURSDAY, JUNE 29TH- SUNDAY, JULY 2ND
Schedule:
Thursday: 9am-11.30pm, 1.30-5.30pm
Friday: 9am-12pm, 2-5pm, 5.30-8.30pm
Saturday: 8am-11am, 1.30-4.30pm
Sunday: 8-10.30pm, 1.30-4pm, 5.30-8.30pm

Anatomy, Alignment and the Art of Assists.

Touch is one of the most powerful forms of connection and should never be taken lightly. Yoga teachers have a rare opportunity to be able to connect with so many students through touch. It gives us a chance to transmit positive and healing energy, move a student from an unsafe position to safe one and to take them deeper into their practice. As the teacher, you become another set of eyes for your student, allowing them to go to places they can’t necessarily feel or see with their own body. Many students go to certain teacher just for their assists. Honing your skills in assisting will make you a better teacher and give you more opportunities to create connection with your students as you assist them deeper into their practice.

In this training we start with understanding the foundations of the asana and movement from an anatomical and kinesiological base. In the anatomy portion, we will cover muscle intelligence and strength recruitment. Different types of force and tensions as applied to the joints under mobility vs. stability; fascia and the fascial lines of the body and tensegrity. From this anatomical bases we will apply it to adapting the pose to fit the individual student. Taking the pose and the understanding of how and why we manipulate the student in the pose, I will show several different methods on how to bring the student into a safer and deeper pose.

Subjects covered in this training.

Basic Anatomy
Anatomical Terms
Anatomical Alignment
Types of Force
Principles and Properties of Fascia
Fascial Lines
Tensegrity
Types of Assists
Assisting Standing Postures
Assisting Seated/Floor Postures
Quality and Transmission of Touch
Generic and Personalized Assists

Yoga Alliance certified as CE’s

*Dylans only TTC & class in London this year

£600

(We have a 2 instalment payment plan available, to find out more please call us on 0207 7249994, terms and conditions apply)

A MASTER CLASS

with Dylan Werner

Saturday, July 1st
5-8pm
A playful and dynamic vinyasa flow designed to energise the body and bring mindfulness into your movements. Through strong core work, delicious hip openers, backbends and forward folds, we’ll work into the innermost layers of the body to find fluidity and stability in handstands and arm balances, and delve deeper into soothing stretches. There will be many modifications and alternatives offered to suit every practitioner.
£35

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 6th-20th
7.30-8.45
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. We will integrate, discuss, practice and apply alignment principles to deepen your understanding and ability to perform this beautiful and important posture. 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.
 
Filled with an abundance of information on the mechanisms needed to achieve and support Sirsasana in a super-safe and fun way making it suitable for complete novices, those too timid to try and those who are still mastering this challenging posture.
 
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

A WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Matt Giordano

Friday, July 7th-Sunday, July 9th

Matt Giordano will be joining us for a weekend of workshops from the U.S. Using inspiration from Acroyoga, yoga, martial arts and Thai yoga massage his workshops will be focussing on hips, handstands and advancing your practice therapeutically.

Yoga instructor Matt Giordano (500 ERYT) gives credit to an influential figure from his teenage years–his high school art teacher– for sparking within him the curiosity and tenacity that eventually led him to yoga. It was Eileen Walk who told Giordano: “You are not allowed to say ‘I can’t.’ You must rephrase to a question: ‘How?'”

That inquisitive and unrelenting spirit laid the foundation for Matt to begin a devoted yoga practice. When coupled with his passion to understand the physics and subtle alignment of the body, Matt’s dharma as a teacher came into focus.
Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Giordano is primarily based in Connecticut and Manhattan, where he teaches at local studios and shows off his daring side riding motorcycles along the open road. Matt is often on the go, traveling internationally to teach yoga and perform acrobatics. Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.

Friday, July 7th 2-5pm
HIPS: ROCK ‘EM AND UNLOCK ‘EM

Saturday, July 8th 1.30-4.30pm
THE FOUR SECRETS OF HANDSTAND

Sunday, July 9th 1.30-4.30pm
THERAPEUTICALLY ADVANCE YOUR PRACTICE

£45 for single workshop
£120 for full weekend!

A TRIDIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON BACKBENDS

with Jessica Puglie

Saturday, July 15th
1.30-4.30pm
In this workshop we will explore the movement of the spine from a tridimensional perspective, with an emphasis on backbending poses.
 
As in life everything that moves and interacts can be approached from a different angles and perspectives, nothing is flat or unidimensional, everything is connected and multidimensional.
The spine is an example of the representation of this concept.
 
Even the physical structure – made of vertebrae, disks, ligaments and nerves reaches its full potential range of motion with the help of the muscles, fascia, shoulder structure, arms and even hips and legs, creating an integrated team on a circular Tridimensional level. It is all connected.
 
Sometimes this organic motion can be interrupted by the interference of our mind in giving priority to the shape instead of the actions and feelings, interfering with the spontaneous simplicity of the intelligent intuition the body and us already have.
 
Is the intrusion of the mind and the infrequent use of backbends in everyday life perhaps one of the reasons why some of us find backbending very emotional? We will find out.
 
The 3 hours will start with some breathing exercises followed by a flowing warm-up, dynamic stretching with arch-curve motions and a variety of poses that wake up the multiple actions required in beckbending. We will have some fun playfully exploring optional inverted variations of these poses. This informative and experimental practice will finish with a short meditation and a resting savasana.
Join us in creating more expansive and easeful Backbends.
 
Suitable for all levels.
£35

THE ECOLOGY OF YOGA

with Lizzie Reumont

Sunday, July 16th
1.30-4.30pm

“Yoga is not for people who are interested in staying the same”
-David Life

All of life exists in delicate balance. There is a constant cycle of birth, life and death that involves a diverse complexity of relationship. When one species becomes too dominant, however, other species die off and the environment they live in also begins to break down. Yoga has it’s own ecologically diverse set of practices, of which asana is one part.

In the western world, however, the physical movement practice has largely taken over, and the other practices that are equally important have become diminished. Because of this, there are many people who practice asana that are capable of making shapes, revelling in their ‘yoga body’ that is strong and flexible on the outside, but on the inside, they stay the same. The same mental agitations, the same patterns in relationship, the same suffering.

This workshop will explore the pillars of the yoga practice that evoke change, including a rigorous Jivamukti asana practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra and discussion around cultivating intention. It is an invitation to transform one’s practice from a self-centred approach based on attachment to the body and mind, to a state of inter-being and awareness – a state of yoga.

£35

SUNDAY PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy levy-Riley

Sundays, July 23rd-3rd September
9.14-10.30am
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 after the first trimester scan until birth.
In this nurturing six 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.
£105 for 6 weeks*Please note there is no class on 20th August

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday,July 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

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 27th- 10th August
7.30-8.30pm
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. We will integrate, discuss, practice and apply alignment principles to deepen your understanding and ability to perform this beautiful and important posture. 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.
 
Filled with an abundance of information on the mechanisms needed to achieve and support Sirsasana in a super-safe and fun way making it suitable for complete novices, those too timid to try and those who are still mastering this challenging posture.
 
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

PREGNANCY YOGA

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 27th - 31st August
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 after the first trimester scan until birth.
In this nurturing six 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 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.

£105 for 6 weeks

JIVAN-MUKTI - LIVING LIBERATION!!

with Stewart Gilchrist

Saturday, July 29th
1.30-4.30pm
Often confused with the american based brand of yoga the concept of jivan-mukti is little taught in modern yoga studios.
The jivan-mukti-viveka is a vedantic text from the 14 th century and it offers a detailed and comprehensive account of “discernment about living liberation”.
Applying the essential parts of any yoga abhyasa the session includes dhyana, asana , philosophy and anna yoga( yoga of food) or the yama of mitahara- measured diet.
 
£35

HIPS, KNEES, ANKLES, FEET - BIOMECHANICS INJURY AND REHABILITATION

with Tim Goullet

Sunday, July 30th
1.30-4.30

These structures are often viewed as structures which work independently from each other, especially by modern medicine.
They actually work together as an integrated whole, commonly known as a leg!
Yoga asanas provide an excellent example of this integration and can help with analysing why we may get injured. For example, how a hip problem can lead to a knee or ankle problem.

This workshop will cover the following –

Anatomy and biomechanics of the hip, knee, ankle and foot.

Common injuries to these areas and what can be done.

Asana analysis – what to look for. Be an injury detective!

Adapting asanas around injuries.

Rehabilitation exercises for these injuries.

Tim Goullet has created his own therapy system – Yogabodywork – a technique inspired by his encounters with Yoga and Thai massage and specifically designed for yoga practitioners. In 2005, Tim co-authored the book ‘Healing Yoga”. He has taught many workshops in yoga anatomy, adjustments and injury management in London and has assisted on many yoga retreats in Europe.

Suitable for experienced yoga practitioners and teaches, bodyworkers and fitness professionals.

£35

LEARN TO HANDSTAND

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Saturday, August 5th
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 many world 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 holy grail and most discover Sainaa’s techniques are the best route to getting there!

£40 for 3hrs

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, August 6th
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

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy levy-Riley

Thursdays, August 17th-31st
7.30-8.30pm
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. We will integrate, discuss, practice and apply alignment principles to deepen your understanding and ability to perform this beautiful and important posture. 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.
 
Filled with an abundance of information on the mechanisms needed to achieve and support Sirsasana in a super-safe and fun way making it suitable for complete novices, those too timid to try and those who are still mastering this challenging posture.
 
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

CELEBRATE YOUR PRACTICE

with Ana Forrest

Friday, August 18th
6-8.30pm

Ana Forrest has been teaching yoga for nearly 40 years. Internationally recognised as a pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, she teaches from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche. With her meticulous guidance, Ana’s students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discover, cleansing and healing.
Ana is the creatrix of Forrest Yoga – a practice renowned as intensely physical and internally focused that emphasises how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life.

Rekindle the fires of passion and pleasure with Forrest Yoga. Learn to reconnect to your energy, while you delight in your strength. Bring healing and inspiration into your personal practice. This Forrest Yoga workshop helps you cultivate and embrace a sense of compassion. You also learn to make your practice exhilarating and delicious.

Participants should bring water, yoga strap (at least 6′), yoga block and a yoga mat/large towel.

£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend

*Please note, this event will be held at Lords Cricket Ground.

BUILDING THE WARRIOR HEART

with Ana Forrest

Saturday, August 19th
10am - 1pm

 With Forrest Yoga’s heart-opening asanas, you learn to breathe in a way that opens your core and gives the heart the support and counsel of the rest of the primary charkas. Learn to remove the emotional shielding from your heart so it can truly and honestly feel each new experience afresh. This helps your heart and Spirit be more resilient, flexible and adept at surfing emotional waves. Begin building skill in accessing, cleansing and resolving emotional issues and move them out of the cell tissue, thus freeing your heart. This makes room for seeing and absorbing the beauty and sweetness in our world, which nourishes the heart.

Participants should bring water, yoga strap (at least 6′), yoga block and a yoga mat/large towel.
£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend
*Please note, this event will be held at Lords Cricket Ground.

LUMINOUS CORE

with Ana Forrest

Saturday, August 19th
3 - 5pm
Forrest Yoga takes you on a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your own being. You will create a heightened sense of awareness through breath and asanas, and open to the amazing quality of feeling that lives inside of you. Use Forrest Yoga to connect to your core, shed what is no longer useful, keep what is of value and ‘with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” Challenge and move your core energy into those areas where it has yet to be. Come sweat, breathe deeply and enter the incredible mystery of your core. You will feel cleansed, refreshed and alive.
Participants should bring water, yoga strap (at least 6′), yoga block and a yoga mat/large towel.
£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend
*Please note, this event will be held at Lords Cricket Ground.

HEAL YOUR BACK

with Ana Forrest

Sunday, August 20th
10am - 1pm
Tired of back pain? In this session, Ana will teach you how to use pranayama and asana to heal back pain. Learn how to bring fresh oxygen, blood, and nerve energy into your painful areas, while you release toxins and tensions that may have accumulated. You will also lean how to access and relax hardened muscles that have been used to stabilise any injury. With Ana’s guidance you can learn how to use Forrest Yoga to strengthen the muscles of the back and its supporting areas, including the abdomen and legs. Work, sweat and attain freedom from back pain.
Participants should bring water, yoga strap (at least 6′), yoga block and a yoga mat/large towel.
£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend
*Please note, this event will be held at Lords Cricket Ground.

GRAVITY SURFING (ADVANCED LEVEL)

with Ana Forrest

Sunday, August 20th
3 - 5.30pm
Fascinated by weightlessness? Then ride the waves of gravity! Gravity Surfing teaches you to change your relationship to gravity. No longer is gravity a drag, but a wave to ride! In this session you will learn the fundamentals of lift-off, moving through the air with grace and landing with precision and lightness. Ana will guide you through Forrest Yoga’s core strengthening poses. Then you apply them to the advanced technique of ‘surfing’ from pose to pose. Unfold and explore a whole new world in your yoga. Amazing and fun.
NOTE: This session is not appropriate for pregnant woman or those with detached retinas, or wrist or arm injuries.
Participants should bring water, yoga strap (at least 6′), yoga block and a yoga mat/large towel.
£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend
*Please note, this event will be held at Lords Cricket Ground.

BREATHING CIRCLES

with Rebecca Dennis

Friday, August 25th
3-5pm

This is for people who have already been to a Transformation Breath® workshop or had a one-to-one session and would like to expand and continue to refresh their practice and learn more about this integrative breathing technique.

This monthly breathing circle will help to reconnect and encourages us in our daily practice which ultimately benefits us on all of the three levels as we breathe. Physically helping us to balance us bodies systems and release any tension, secondly helping us become clearer on a mental and emotional level and thirdly allowing greater access to the very essence of our being. There will be an opportunity to explore more advanced techniques are ask any questions that may come up about the practice.

£25

SLOW DOWN FRIDAY

with Norman Blair

Friday, September 1st
2-4.30pm

LEGS TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

with Adam Husler

Sunday, October 1st
1.30-4.30pm

Yogis hate this and it may hurt …..we’re going to reign it in and move our legs with control and strength.
As modern yogis we often love to throw our legs around, take them as high as possible and generally follow the route of least resistance in our practice. This is great for making pretty shapes, but not necessarily the best thing for your body, especially in the long ter. In this workshop, our attention will be drawn to the concept of mobility: a combination of flexibility and strength, in a context where strength means control.

Through a controlled vinyasa practice, we’ll be exploring the anatomical subtleties of more traditional asana and brining in dynamic movements to find depth and strength around our legs and hips. You might be great a using your arms or a teacher to get your legs into ‘deep poses’, but how are you at moving your legs in to deep positions, solely with the muscles designed to move your legs? In this workshop you’ll find an answer to that and more. Then, post class, you’ll be glad Indaba has a lift.

To close our practice, we’ll be spending some time working deep in some static poses and then move through a gentle restorative practice, to prepare you for entry back in to the outside world.

Adam Husler (500hr RYT) delivers anatomically focused, non dogmatic, alignment based, vinyasa yoga teaching across London, internationally and on multiple online channels. Prepare to explore mobility, flexibility and strength through intelligently sequenced yoga classes, informed by his teaching from world leading teachers; Jason Crandell, Michael Stone and Cameron Shayne.

£35

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

saturdays, October 7th-21st
9.45-11.15am
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

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, November 4th-18th
9.45-11.15am

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’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

TWIST'N'LENGTHEN: BACK STRENGTH AND SPINE MOBILISING

with Adam Husler

Saturday, November 11th
1.30-4.30pm

When we backbend, we love to collapse in the lower back and squash the neck..because it makes us look like we’re going further. In twists, we love to spin the neck and throw the arm…because it makes us look like we’re going further. In this workshop we’re going to reign things in and begin to find evenness in the backbends, congruence in out twists, and strength in the muscles that are there to move us in these directions.

Instead of starting with contortion skills, we’ll start from the ground up, breaking down vinyasa and salutation technique, and you’l already begin using muscles you might not have felt before. The muscles will keep working as we continue to undulate through individual vertebrae, unlock ouriPhone hunched upper back and neck and begin to move more dynamically thorough the spine in a strong vinyasa context. Before we neutralise our spine in a well deserved vinyasa, we’ll have a look at some deeper static poses along with exploring some deeper backbends like inverted staff pose, king pigeon and full dancers.

Adam Husler (500hr RYT) delivers anatomically focused, non dogmatic, alignment based, vinyasa yoga teaching across London, internationally and on multiple online channels. Prepare to exploremobility, flexibility and strength through intelligently sequenced yoga classes, informed by his teaching from world leading teachers; Jason Crandell, Michael Stone and Cameron Shayne.

£35