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.

Transformational Breathing

with Alan Dolan

SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 7th
1.30-4.30pm

Transformational Breathing is a gentle, simple technique that helps people to open up the full potential of their breathing system for better physical and emotional well being. It teaches a pattern of conscious breathing that is natural, safe and healthy which has been demonstrated to have many benefits almost universally, including increased energy, better immune response and increased ability to deal with stress in a healthy way. It was developed by Dr Judith Kravitz and incorporates her knowledge of conscious breathing techniques as well as various other healing and spiritual principles which are combined to make Transformational Breathing a highly efficient and effective method.

LEARN A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE TO:
– Feel completely energised
– Let go of emotional baggage
– Release anxiety and alleviate depression
– Move beyond whatever is standing between you and you’re your happiness
– Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
– Develop a new dimension to your yoga practice
– Experience deeply nourishing relaxation
– Understand the nature of spirit
– Open your breath and expand your life

Alan has helped many students realise their full potential through his work. We are delighted to have him back at Indaba!

£55

Pregnancy Yoga

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

SOLD OUT
Thursdays, February 11th - March 3rd
6.15-7.30pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental & 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 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.

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.

£70 for 4 weeks

A Jivamukti Weekend

with Petros Haffenrichter

Friday - Sunday, February 12th - 14th
Various times

Join Petros for a weekend of asana-based Jivamukti workshops that promise to be dynamically physical, intellectually stimulating and spiritually uplifting. An advanced Jiva teacher, Petros teaches this internationally renowned style of yoga as a living translation of the Indian system in a way that western minds can comprehend. His beautifully sequenced asana workshops will incorporate the many aspects of yoga from bandhas to chakras, from pranayama to kriyas. Join Petros to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga.

ASANA, PRANAYAMA, KRIYA
Friday, February 12th, 2-5pm

Our way of living, our diet, perception of reality and social conditioning often disconnected us from experiencing our unlimited potential and creativity. The eight-limbed path of Yoga (as described by Patanjali) provides us with a deep understanding of the unchangeable true nature of our existence. In this workshop, Kriyas and the practice of nada-yoga (the yoga of sound), will be used to cleanse our koshas or body-layers, so clarity and balance can arise. From this place, we can delve deeper into ourselves through a dynamic asana practice. Pranayama will help deepen our focus so we can find an internal silence, a meditation of clarity, peace and freedom. Join Petros in this open-level asana based Jivamukti workshop and embark on an incredible inwards journey.

BALANCES AND INVERSIONS
Saturday, February 13th, 1.30-4.30pm

Learn to be playful in balances and inversions! We have a tendency to ‘hold’ our balance, making these postures rigid yet shaky. If we can learn to let go and maintain an open and generous heart, we can remain strong in challenging postures and life circumstances! This dynamic Jivamukti workshop is open to all levels.

BEYOND BANDHA
Sunday, February 14th, 1.30-4.30pm

Asana is a basic attribute in our life. There is only on Asana: the quality of our relationship with that which is the foundation for our being – the relationship to nature (which always is our nature). The physio-energetical dynamics within us are a mirror of all dynamic life-processes in the universe. Becoming aware of those processes is the key for the comprehension of unity and universality. Specific practices and the experience of how to direct strength and attention leads to this awareness. in the workshop we will learn of the relationship between Bandha (energy-locks), Cakra (energy-centers), Vayu (movement of subtle energies in the physical and energetical body), Tattwa (elements) and and Nadam (Sound).

Petros lives in Munich, Germany where he runs three Jivamukti Yoga Schools. He was one of the first Jivamukti Yoga teachers to be “advanced certified” directly from his teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life in 2004. Petros leads workshops, kirtans and retreats around the world, teaching Asana, Pranayama, Nadam (sound) and Philosophy. His joyful yet deep teaching is inspirational. Born into a family of artists and musicians he is a dedicated life-long student of arts and music and plays a variety of instruments. Petros has performed in countless concerts and festivals around the world and has published several albums, most recently ‘Shiva Shavasana’ in 2015.

£40 for one workshop
£108 for full weekend

Liquid Spine: A Backbending Course

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, February 13th - 27th
10-11.30am

Backbending involves stretching forward and extending backwards, not just folding. During this three-part course, you will learn how to safely awaken your spine by opening your chest and shoulders whilst lengthening your hips and strengthening your legs.

After a short warm up which will include sun salutations and warrior series, you will explore different ways to deepen your backbends. You will work on loosening your upper body, improving the flexibility of your quads and keeping the breath strong, calm and continuous. We will look at some advanced backbend variations such as Chakrasana (wheel on forearms), Natarajasana (Dancer’s pose) and for the more adventurous students Vrischikasana (Scorpion pose). 3 playful sessions with just 6 other students will create greater depth, ease and safety in your backends, helping you to take your practice to the next level.

Hortense has been practicing and studying many styles of yoga both here and abroad and still travels all over London to get her ‘fix’. She has trained with Dharma Mittra and Ana Forrest.

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

£70 for 3 weeks

Splits, Hips and Hamstrings

with Nathalie Mukusheva

SOLD OUT
Sundays, February 14th - 28th
10-11.30am

Master the splits with Nathalie’s three week course which is suitable for the super-stiff and super-flexy and will prepare the hamstrings and hips Hanumanasna and Samakonasana (front and middle splits). These areas of the body are a common source of frustration for yogis, so by addressing the tension or instability found here, this course will allow you to sink deeper into your practice (no pun intended!).
Splits require strength, surrender and refined sensitivity as well as patience. If you are stiff you may struggle to allow gravity to passively release the weight of body into these poses. If you are bendy you may focus on and sink into the flexible leg, eventually leading to potentially harmful unevenness in the pelvis and spine. For both breeds of yogi, learning to square the hips and properly align the pelvis in these poses will open, strengthen and balance the body, improving not only your splits but backbends, forward folds and inversions, strengthening your practice and body as a whole!

Natalie has been practicing yoga for over the 15 years. She imbues her dynamic classes with the intelligent alignment and strengthening techniques she has learnt through extensive training in Iyengar Yoga, Contortion training, Ballet, Gymnastics and Floor-Barre, making her teaching transformative, invigorating and informative. Natalie’s classes are rooted in the classical Yoga tradition but infused with a contemporary feel and her wonderful sense of humour. She finds that the more she studies anatomy and the vehicle of the human body, the more she appreciates the perfect and complete system that yoga provides to release tension and to discover your truth. She has always considered it her complete privilege to share her knowledge with students of all abilities and experience.

£70 for 3 weeks

A HEART-CENTRED VALENTINE'S DAY GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, February 14th
7-8.30pm

Join Leo for a heart-warming Valentine’s Day gong bath! Come with your loved ones and friends, and allow the vibrations of this powerful to instrument get your anahata chakra buzzing! Leo will focus on this energy centre as he leads this sound healing, bringing warmth, love and compassion into your heart and life, and releasing past pains or regrets. Treat yourself on Valentine’s Day!

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.

Leo’s meditations are held in a way that you are given the space to peacefully go inward and stay in total harmony with your body. The goal being that you start to once again speak and understand the language of your body. 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. Just like the tones it produces, the experience it induces is different every time. 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. A Gong bath meditation is a holistic and yogic practice which helps to explore limbs of Yoga such as pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and kevala samadhi.

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

SOLD OUT
Mondays, February 15th - March 14th
(excluding March 7th)
7-8.30pm

We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 7 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.
This 3 week basics course focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. You will learn about meditation and Yoga Nidra as well get introduced to dynamic yoga and learn to use various props to improve alignment. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.

Leela is one of London’s most experienced teachers, having completed the Sivananda teacher training program in 1986. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to provide beautifully balanced classes and precise instructions. She encouarges steady, grounded and mindful movement.
Leela loves the beauty, power and serenity of merging alignment, movement and breath. She weaves the precision of Iyengar alignment, the energetics of Shadow Yoga and the spiritual commitment of Sivananda into her love of Ashtanga. She truly believes in the healing power of yoga and in the transformative effects it can have on people’s bodies, minds, lives and relationships. As well as teaching yoga privately and internationally, Leela is a practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapist and studies Yoga Nidra as taught by Swami Satyananda.

£80 for 4 weeks

OPEN UP TO LOVE AND DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS

with Jody Shield

Saturday, February 20th,
1.30-4.30pm

Heal your romantic woes by releasing the pains of the past.

We are imprinted with past relationships and love experiences with ex partners, lovers and parents. These memories are stored in our energy field, our emotional and physical bodies. They clog up our cells, and create blocks in our lives.

This workshop will focus on healing your love and relationship topics through Light Grids® healing technique. This works by accessing the root cause – the layers of old emotion, trauma and memories hidden behind-the-scenes of your suffering. You’re then guided to release, process and transform this old information and the limiting beliefs about yourself and relationships.

Your heart is a powerful intuitive brain, a mighty energy centre, a place of truth, authenticity and pure emotion. We’ll focus on gently opening the heart to release trauma and old emotions. We’ll aim to move more into the heart and raise our vibration so we attract more love, joy and abundance in.

You’ll be seated on a yoga mat with a cushion/bolster to support you. It is possible to lie-down at any point if you feel you need to. We will also provide blankets. Please bring warm clothes and socks.

You’ll feel completely supported and safe throughout the workshop and be able to:
– Release emotional baggage and trauma
– Clear your partnership ‘seat’
– Release old programmes and beliefs about love
– Release genetic information about love and relationships
– Deepen your self-love and connection to you
– Awaken the power of your heart
– Open the layers of your heart
– Clear blockages in your chakras
– Tune into love and joy

However you feel about love and relationships is perfect for you, and this workshop will suit every-one. Light Grids offers huge benefits and noticeable results, and you’ll feel yourself change during the session. You take back your power, your responsibility and your potential to create your best relationships.

£55 for 3 hours of life-changing work

BODY CORE YOGA

with Elisa Devlin

Sunday, February 21st
2.30-4.30pm

Enjoy this strengthening sequence designed to get you connected and empowered through core body Yoga exercises. Its no use boshing out a bunch of abnominal crunches if you’re not using the deeper layers of core body muscles. In this workshop we will explore what the core body muscles are and how they connect. Each muscle is connected to the next and using muscle chain awareness we can link and combine the muscles of the central channel to communicate with the rest of the body so we can function at our maximum.
Another important factor in core body training and your Yoga practice as a whole is digestive power – what you eat and how your body assimilates the nutrients is key to your wellbeing and sense of Self. We will learn ‘nauli kriya’ technique, an ancient Yogic exercise designed to help the digestive organs and trigger the natural intelligence of the body. Your body knows what it needs to be happy, sometimes we get in the way of our own self. Time spent in this workshop is an investment in you – connect to your core, connect to your Self.

Incorporating a sound knowledge of anatomy and drawing upon her BA in Maharishi Vedic Science and over 4,000 hours teaching experience, Elisa provides a challenging and safe class environment for all levels. She fuses various styles of yoga and core strengthening exercises into the classes to provide you with a continuously evolving practice.
Elisa believes Yoga is for everyone and that it trains the body, heart and mind to be strong and flexible. Asanas are the external play, the inner work is the most rewarding. She encourages you to explore the relationship you have with yourself as it will open doors to how you view the world and bring you a happier, healthier, more balanced life.

£30/£25 (before Feb 7th)

BECOME A HANDSTAND HERO

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Friday, February 26th,
1.30-4.30pm

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

£40

Headstand Course

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Sundays, February 21st - March 6th
4.30-5.45pm

Shimmy’s fun & relaxed course is designed for students new to inversions and for those looking to broaden their experience of being upside down! Inverted poses have deep healing properties and strengthen the connection between body and mind. Facing our fears on the mat can offer us the gift of empowerment and clarity.In this three week course, we will explore the mechanics of a headstand & maybe a forearm balance or two. We will integrate discussion and practice together with alignment principles, to deepen our understanding and ability to perform these beautiful and important postures. Learn how to stabilise your base, engage the shoulder girdle, access your core and be free from fear so you can prepare for, practice and hold Sirsasana correctly. Super-safe and fun, this is the perfect way to begin your exploration of inversions and gain confidence in your practice. Suitable for complete novices and those too timid to try.

Shimmy’s approach to teaching is 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 instil a sense of lightness and ease to students, whilst helping students in getting to know how their bodies, minds and spiritual connect. Shimmy takes comfort in knowing that much may be achieved with a bit of imagination, perseverance, fun and that most things are subject to change. Having practiced with a number of highly experienced teachers in both the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions, Shimmy loves to create sequences to suit the energy and level of the class, whilst also challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat. gether with alignment principles, to deepen our understanding and ability to practise these beautiful and important postures. Those who are still working on these challenging postures should not be afraid to give this course a try, as it is filled with an abundance of information on the mechanisms needed to achieve these poses in a super-safe and fun way.
£60 for 3 weeks

EXPLORING A PLAYFUL PRACTICE

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Sunday, February 28th,
1.30-4.30pm

As adults we often loose our connection to our playful, childlike spirits. The responsibility of jobs, marriage, children, family and more, changes our outlook on life. If we’re lucky we find joy somewhere in there, but what’s often missing is our spirit of playfulness; that ability to just go with the flow!

Playfulness is a skill, it’s not a trait, and like anything else we must practice it. Often we make excuses like not having enough time, worrying about what others think, and as a result become more restrained and less free, taking things a lot more seriously than we need to, even in our yoga practice.

This workshop will lead you through a playful Forrest Yoga sequence of core work, inversions, partner work and other playful stuff, that will encourage you to explore more creative ways of approaching your practice. You never know, you may even have some fun!

Kristi’s classes reflect her grounded, nurturing, insightful and inspiring nature! Her authentic teaching comes from the heart. With great integrity and presence, Kristi holds a supportive space in which you can inquire into yourself and deepen your journey into yoga, transformation and healing.

£35

A Forrest Yoga Inspired Hip-(H)op-ening Course

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, March 5th - 19th
10am-11.30am

The activities and stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tightness and discomfort in our hips. Our vital body functions, including digestion, can be greatly compromised by sitting in chairs all day. Lack of mobility in the hips can also cause problems with the lower back and knee joints, and can move up the torso to the shoulders and neck. Eek!

This Forrest Inspired 3 week course will focus on ways to ease some of that tension by encouraging flexibility while strengthening the muscles that enable you to take it even deeper. We will delve into deep hip opening, seated and supine postures to increase your range of motion in all directions. Expect to be challenged! Hortense will incoroporate postures unique to Forrest Yoga that are designed to help you unravel neck tension, stretch and bring awareness to your hands and feet, unlock stiff shoulders, and decompress your lower back.

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 believes that the benefits of yoga are both mental and physical.

7 people maximum.
Booking is required.

£70 for 3 weeks

Yoga Basics Course

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, March 8th - 29th
7.15-8.45pm
Created with those brand new to yoga in mind, this course focuses on breath and body awareness.
Each week new principles and postures of yoga will be integrated into a well balanced class which will leave the student feeling both energized and at ease in body and mind.
The course is designed to give you a basic knowledge of postural names and alignment, breath control, and conscious movement. Asking questions is encouraged in this unique environment!
Following the course, the adventurous at heart will be ready to join a level one or two class; or those still interested in the foundations of yoga will be ready to step into a beginner’s class to build strength and deepen their overall knowledge of the practice.
Shimmy’s approach to teaching is somewhat similar to her approach in life: being light but grounded, dedicated, mindful, aware, and understanding personal limitations that are inherent to each and every individual. With a smile and love for teaching, seeking to instill a sense of lightness and ease to students, whilst assisting in that discovery of oneself, inevitably connecting mind and body in subtle ways.
£80 for 4 weeks

Transformational Breathing and Gong Bath

with Rebecca Dennis, Aimee Hartley and Leo Losendai

Saturday, March 12th,
1.30-4.30pm

London’s Transformational Breath facilitator’s and workshop leaders, Rebecca Dennis & Aimee Hartley will lead you on a 3 hour journey with this powerful breath technique. You will learn and practice this progressive self healing technique and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath. This can help you let go of unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow or over breathing, allowing you to release both physical and emotional tension. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.

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

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

£50

A Weekend of Workshops

with Patrick Beach

Friday - Sunday, March 18th - 20th
Various times

A COMPLETE PRACTICE
FRIDAY MARCH 18TH, 2-5PM:
Join Patrick for a yoga practice that will that connect your body and mind! Move with the rythmn of your breath as you flow through poses that will centre the mind, open your body and bring you into the present moment. This open level workshop is a great way to explore new opportunities and challenges while grounding you in your comfort zone.

INVERSIONS IN MOTION
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH, 1.30-4.30PM:
Going upside down is fun and liberating but it can also be intimidating. So in this workshop you will have the opportinity to explore inversions within a natural vinyasa flow, taking the emphasis away from achieving the postures and into the realm of experimentation and inquiry. This practice is great for students who are new to the inversion practice, or advanced students who are looking for creative new transitions to start adding to their repertoire. Come with an open mind and willingness to explore a higher level of body awareness as we flow (and perhaps float) through the fluid movements of yoga.

OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND!
SUNDAY MARCH 20TH, 1.30-4.30PM:
In life, we so easily find ourselves caught up on just one path or swirling the same old circles with the same old narratives. Use this expectation-shattering and expansive practice to break out of old habits and start moving in new directions! We will focus on a number of heart opening postures and leave a new sense of space and a lighthearted mindset.

Patrick’s yoga journey on a kitchen floor, copying the poses his mum had learnt in yoga class. He began to attend classes himself when his dad challenged him into learning handstands. Since then yoga has grown into an expression of connection to himself. As a teacher he works to create an experience for the students that helps them find a deeper sense of awareness and connection to the present moment! He loves helping students move in a way that allows them to build a trust and understanding in themselves. His unique style of connecting simple poses with exciting inversions will give you confidence in your practice and leave your feet floating off the ground! We are so happy to have PB return to Indaba for another wicked weekend!

£45 for one workshop
£120 for full weekend

A 40 HOUR INVERSIONS TEACHER TRAINING: PRACTICING & TEACHING INTRINSIC INVERSIONS WITH WISDOM & GRACE

with Patrick Beach

Monday, March 21st-March 25th
8.45am-5.45pm
A guided and open ended journey into the flying side of the Yoga practice. All of the why’s, why nots and how to’s necessary for an inversion practice. In this training you will not only build a new level of comfort in your own inversion practice, but walk away with the tools needed to safely share the joy of going upside down with your students. We will explore two paths in this training – the path of liberating your own practice through the physical efforts needed to build your inversion practice and a path of manifestation – a study of the ideas, alignment, safety techniques, communication skills and developing a keen eye for looking at bodies to share this knowledge with others. This training will create a shift in your body, mind, and spirit. Let’s fly!
All levels are welcome to join, but please come willing to be an active participant In this training you will explore & learn:
• how to effectively prepare students for inversions using sequencing & targeted strengthening
• the physical alignment of inversions
• readings, lecture & discussion on varying inversion alignment principals & theories
• how to prevent injuries and keep your inverted students safe in a classroom setting
• how to assess readiness for an inversion practice
• benefits & modifications of inversions for all bodies
Held at Indaba Yoga Studio.
Yoga Alliance Accredited.
Training Manuals, Mats and Props will be provided. Showers, hairdryers, towels and lockers available.
£600
To complete this Teacher Training you must attend at least one of Patrick’s workshops at Indaba, Fri 18th – Sun 20th March (£45)

Gravity Surfing Course: A Focus on Inversions

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, March 26th - April 9th
10-11.30am

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.
7 people maximum.
Booking is required.

£70 for 3 weeks

HEADSTAND WORKSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION TO INVERSIONS

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Sunday, April 10th,
1.30-4.30pm
Shimmy’s fun & relaxed workshop is designed for students new to inversions and for those looking to broaden their experience of being upside down! Inverted poses have deep healing properties and strengthen the connection between body and mind. Facing our fears on the mat can offer us the gift of empowerment and clarity.
We will explore the mechanics of a headstand and maybe a forearm balance or two. We will integrate discussion and practice together with alignment principles to deepen our understanding and ability to perform these beautiful and important postures. Learn how to stabilise your base, engage the shoulder girdle, access your core and be free from fear so you can prepare for, practice and hold Sirsasana correctly.
Super-safe and fun, this is the perfect way to begin your exploration of inversions and gain confidence in your practice. Suitable for complete novices and those too timid to try. Those who are still working on these challenging postures should not be afraid to give this course a try, as it is filled with an abundance of information on the mechanisms needed to achieve these poses.
Shimmy’s approach to teaching is 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 instil a sense of lightness and ease to students, whilst helping students in getting to know how their bodies, minds and spiritual connect.
Shimmy takes comfort in knowing that much may be achieved with a bit of imagination, perseverance, fun and that most things are subject to change. Having practiced with a number of highly experienced teachers in both the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions, Shimmy loves to create sequences to suit the energy and level of the class, whilst also challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat.
£35/£30 before March 26th

ARM BALANCES, INVERSIONS AND THEIR TRANSITIONS: POTIONS TO ADVANCE YOUR PRACTICE

with Carmen Aguilar

Sunday, June 5th,
1.30-4.30pm

In this challenging and smartly sequenced class we’ll warm up the upper body, limber up the spine and loosen the hips to explore a number of arm balances. We’ll be linking them with some inversions, to find an organic and interesting flow as we stop and deconstruct asanas a bit more thoroughly. This workshop is a perfect opportunity to take your practice a step further, grab pointers, challenge your mind and have fun in a safe and laid back environment.

When Carmen (@cyogalab) found yoga, she left behind her Masters in Engineering. Devoting 3 hours a day, 7 days a week to her practice, she studied with every teacher she could find and completed 5 different Teacher Trainings. Carmen has been teaching yoga for more than 16 years and during that time she’s developed a unique teaching style, cYoga, intended to make her students achieve their best both physically and mentally. In her own words: cYoga came from a craving for an intense practice: my mind wanted to try things my body couldn”t follow but pretty soon I realised how much sequencing and warming up properly affected the outcome, so I wouldn’t injure and could practice easily on a daily basis. An intense asana practice is not only cleansing and rejuvenating, but it can also change our beliefs and the way we’re wired. Our body is the most tangible vehicle to access our very own essence. Stepping on our mat is an amazing and precious experience every single time!

£40

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Kerri Verna aka Beach Yoga Girl

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

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

Kerri Verna is an accomplished yoga instructor, photographer, entrepreneur, social media expert, Wife and Mother of two boys that currently lives in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Kerri has been teaching yoga and fitness for over 14 years and believes that everyone has the power to change their life. Her life’s mission is to share that passion with the world through practice of yoga. With over 1 million social media followers, Kerri’s reach is impactful and diverse. From amazing handstand photos taken at sunrise on the beach she shares on Instagram, to sold-out classes and workshops all over the world; Kerri is a powerful messenger of a life in balance though the path of yoga. Kerri’s background includes 200 hour RYT as well as certifications in Stand-up Paddle-board Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycle, Kickboxing, and AFAA Personal Trainer.

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

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

Kerri Verna is an accomplished yoga instructor, photographer, entrepreneur, social media expert, Wife and Mother of two boys that currently lives in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Kerri has been teaching yoga and fitness for over 14 years and believes that everyone has the power to change their life. Her life’s mission is to share that passion with the world through practice of yoga. With over 1 million social media followers, Kerri’s reach is impactful and diverse. From amazing handstand photos taken at sunrise on the beach she shares on Instagram, to sold-out classes and workshops all over the world; Kerri is a powerful messenger of a life in balance though the path of yoga. Kerri’s background includes 200 hour RYT as well as certifications in Stand-up Paddle-board Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycle, Kickboxing, and AFAA Personal Trainer.

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

In this workshop Kerri invites you to explore the process of learning to handstand, even if you have never been on your hands before. The workshop focuses on core and arm strength in a safe, fun, and interactive way. Kerri will guide you through drills that will get your heart pumping and challenge the way you may be approaching your handstand practice. This class is taught for all levels of practitioners. Materials required: Pencil and notepad. Kerri Verna is an accomplished yoga instructor, photographer, entrepreneur, social media expert, Wife and Mother of two boys that currently lives in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Kerri has been teaching yoga and fitness for over 14 years and believes that everyone has the power to change their life. Her life’s mission is to share that passion with the world through practice of yoga. With over 1 million social media followers, Kerri’s reach is impactful and diverse. From amazing handstand photos taken at sunrise on the beach she shares on Instagram, to sold-out classes and workshops all over the world; Kerri is a powerful messenger of a life in balance though the path of yoga. Kerri’s background includes 200 hour RYT as well as certifications in Stand-up Paddle-board Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycle, Kickboxing, and AFAA Personal Trainer.

£40 each
£108 for all three