Workshops

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

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Dylan Werner

Thursday-Sunday, June 30th-July 3rd,
Various Times

BEYOND BALANCE VINYASA CLASS

THURSDAY, JUNE 30th, 3-5pm

A strong all level flow class designed to challenge you through creative sequencing and some tricky transitions that will take your practice to the next level. This fun and vigorous class has plenty of opportunities for inversions and arm balances as well as deep stretches to leave you feeling strong and balanced.

£40

FLEXIBILITY FUNDAMENTALS

FRIDAY, JULY 1st, 2-5pm

This workshop is designed for anyone working on becoming more flexible, especially if you are not a naturally flexible person or a very inflexible person. We explore several different ways stretch, to include dynamic stretching, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) and Yin style stretching. We will also talk about how and why the body responds to stretching from an anatomical viewpoint and how to safely bypass these restrictions.

£50

INVERSIONS AND TRANSITIONS

SATURDAY, JULY 2nd, 1.30-4.30pm

Take your handstand to the next level. This class is designed to teach you how to move, flow and transition handstands and arm balances into your practice. You will learn techniques on how to float on your mat. You’ll learn more proficient ways on entry into handstand. How to lift and lower into handstands and arm balances and advance your inversion practice.

£50

INVERTING THE BACKBEND

SUNDAY, JULY 3rd, 1.30-4.30pm

Take your backbend inverted. First understand how to safely and effectively deepen your backend by exploring new backbend techniques and tools for the practice. You will learn how to open and strengthen the body while deepening our backbends into several different inversions. Exploring scorpion, forearm scorpion, hollow backs, forearm hollow backs and all their variations.
£50
Dylan Werner is an inversion and arm balance master and is renowned for yoga strength training and body weight movement. Dylan is a diverse teacher, able to bring the most advanced concepts of yoga and movement to anyone at any level. With a background in wrestling, rock climbing, martial arts, health and fitness, Dylan found yoga to be a culmination of everything he loves. He was first introduced to yoga through his martial arts training. Dylan started teaching yoga in 2011 after 10 years of advanced movement training. While his practice appears very physical, he believes it’s only a tool to discover yourself, find clarity, peace, presence and meditation.

CORE BODY YOGA COURSE

with Elisa Devlin

Saturdays, July 2nd-30th
(Excluding July 16th)
10-11.30am
NOT RUNNING SATURDAY, JULY 16TH.
We all want a strong core (inner and outer). Elisa adopts a no nonsense approach to training both the mind and body, tips, techniques and exercises specifically designed for strengthening the abdominals, waistline and upper arms. Elisa has over six thousand hours Yoga teaching experience as well as Pilates training. She has a unique approach to the Yoga practice with a strong emphasis on stability and alignment. This will be a fun exploration of mind body connection, emphasis on core strength. Join this four week course and allow her to help unlock a stronger you.
8 people maximum
£80

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATHING WORKSHOP

with Alan Dolan

Sunday, July 3rd
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.
Alan has helped many students realise their full potential through his work. We are delighted to have him back at Indaba!
£55

KIRTAN AND YOGA NIDRA

with Craig Norris

Sunday, 3rd July
6.45-8.45pm

Gather together with Craig for an evening of blissful and uplifting chanting that will set your heart afire! Having led you through the practice of Kirtan, you will melt into a deep relaxation and meditation as your explore the powerful effects of Yoga Nidra or ‘Yogic sleep’.

Kirtan (call and response chanting) is a very powerful and joyous practice. For both complete beginners and more experienced chanters, this practice will leave you with a feeling of openness and with a connection to yourself and others around you. Sanskrit is a vibrational language so just by uttering these words they will have a profound healing effect on our physical mental and emotional state! Drawing on his background in Forrest Yoga, Craig will also lead you through some North American Indian chants.
He will then move you into the practice of yoga nidra. Yoga nidra or “yogic sleep” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of (audio) instructions.

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

£20

SMALL GROUP MENTORING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, July 5th - 26th
3.30-5.30pm

SOLD OUT
Deepen your practice and become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher with Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Course. Explore anatomy, energetics and execution of assists sequencing and teaching skills. Philosophy, Sanskrit and chanting, relevant to a modern day class.

And a unique opportunity to be involved in small group mentoring sessions that will help you deeply develop your teaching and practice. Enrol in individual 4-week modules or join us for the entire program.This program will be led by Lizzie Reumont who is one of Indaba’s founding teachers and an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher.

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

32 hour, Yoga Alliance Accredited program for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners.

(All modules qualify for CPD credits with Yoga Alliance, 1 hour per 1 credit)

Only 1 spot left!
£150

PREGNANCY COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, July 5th-26th
7.15-8.30pm

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

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

£70 for 4 weeks

PREGNANCY COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 7th-28th
6-7.15pm

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

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

£70 for 4 weeks

SLOW DOWN FRIDAY

with Norman Blair

Friday, July 8th,
2-4.30pm
Cherish this precious chance to slow down and to soften with an extended Yin yoga practice led by Norman Blair, one of the most experienced Yin teachers in UK.
Many of us lead demanding and difficult lives. We can seem like graceful water birds: gliding serenely on the surface but in fact paddling frantically below to stay afloat. Often what we require most is space where we can rest and release the tensions that we all carry.
The Yin yoga practice is centred around floor-based postures, which are held for several minutes using props as supports. Doing this practice for 2.5 hours, mindfully bending and gently moving, can be remarkably rejuvenating for our body-mind-heart.
Norman has been practicing yoga since the early 1990s and started teaching in 2001. He has years of experience in teaching yin yoga and weaves into this wonderful practice his own background of ashtanga and buddha-dharma meditation to be create a potent mix that is soothing, grounding and inspiring. He has trained with teachers such as Hamish Hendry, Judith Lasater, Richard Freeman, Alaric Newcombe and Sarah Powers.
£30

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

with Jody Shield

Saturday, July 9th
1.30-4.30pm
We are imprinted with past relationships and experiences of love from partners, lovers and parents. This information is stored in our energy field, clogs up our cells, creates blocks in our emotional and physical bodies. Light Grids healing technique will support you to release old emotions, trauma, memories, energies and limiting beliefs about yourself, love and relationships. We’ll focus on gently opening the heart to release trauma and old emotions. We’ll aim to move more into the heart, to live a life of purpose, truth and love, raising our vibration so we attract more love, joy and abundance in and develop a deeper self-love.
Light Grids offers huge benefits and noticeable results. Open to everyone – Please bring warm clothes and socks.

Jody Shield is an intuitive therapist who is fast becoming the go-to healer among London’s high-flyers. An advanced practitioner in the Light Grid Healing Technique™, her uplifting nature creates a safe space in which she will support you to process the past, be more present and create a life you love. The first European meditation ambassador for Lululemon, Jody is also a popular inspirational speaker and has been featured in Stylist magazine, Red, Psychologies, Women’s Health, Sheerluxe.com, the_numinous and Hip and Healthy.

£55 for 3 hours of life-changing work

TWISTED FIRE STARTER

with Emma Henry

Sunday, July 10th
1.30-4.30pm
Twisting and rotating the spine requires great flexibility.
Parivritta – The sanskrit term that refers to rotation in an asana, literally means to move around the central axis.
The word sukham or joyful in sanskrit can also be translated as good axel hole. Which suggests we need a strong centre in which to rotate and twist from so that everything is spinning from a good, steady and easeful place.Besides restoring your spine’s natural range of motion, the parivritta action opens the nadis (energy channels), deeply cleanses the organs and stimulates circulation bringing rejuvenation, clarity and balance into the body and the manipura chakra, the fire element or the fire in the belly, helping to untwist the ego and mind.
When you are in need of re-energizing, twists are perfect to fan the flames of your inner fire and restore vitality helping to lift energy upwards and onwards.Join Emma Henry for this intense twisting workshop looking at deepening the body’s twisting motion and delving into an understanding of the chakra system.

Emma is an advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher and faciliator for the Jivamukti teacher trainings. Introduced to yoga in the mid 90s, Emma has been teaching since 1998.. She has hosted workshops and retreats around the world with many happy yogis returning year after year. Emma would like to thank all her teachers, especially Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Patrick Broome and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for their support and inspiration.

£35

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Leela Miller

Mondays, July 11th - August 1st
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.
Our 4 week beginners courses focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. Each week new postures and principles will be introduced, while strengthening your body, increasing mobility and opening your mind. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.

1 week – Standing Poses
2 week – Forward Folds
3 week – Back Extensions
4 week – Inversions

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

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 14th-28th
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

HANG OUT AND HANG BACK: A HOLLOWBACK WORKSHOP TO OPEN THE SHOULDERS AND UPPER BACK

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sunday, July 17th
1.30-4.30pm

As the practice of Yoga continues to evolve and grow its only natural that new poses will eventually find their way into the vocabulary of asana. Until a few years ago I had never heard of Wild Thing, Road Kill and Fallen Angel – now these are as familiar as Half Moon, Wheel and Crow.
In this three hour workshop we will prepare the body with a warm up sequence unique to Dharma Yoga that strengthens and opens up the whole body incorporating lunges, twists, hip and shoulder openers to prepare us for the inversion work.

For those newer to the hollow back pose you will be supported at the wall and welcome to stay there working on the many variations of this posture. Those with more experience will start to prepare for Tick Tocks (Jumping back from Wheel and Forearm Balance) with one leg or both.

As this posture can only be experienced from a Handstand or Forearm Balance to get the most out of this Workshop it is recommended that you are able to hold these supported inversion for up to a minute.

Nathalie has been practicing Yoga since 2000 and teaching full time since 2010. Before committing herself entirely to Yoga she had received extensive training in Ballet, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Floor-Barre and Contortion Training. She has always considered it her complete privilege to share every bit of knowledge she has acquired along the path with every student no matter what their level of experience. Her focus now is on delivering a teaching methodology that incorporates all the limbs of Yoga and empowers students with the tools to sustain their practice throughout their lifespan with patience, compassion and devotion to all.

 

£35

WEEKEND OF MASTERCLASSES

with Julie Martin

Thursday-Sunday, July 21st-24th
Various TImes

Julie will take you on a journey of spirals, waves, pulses, expansion and contraction, breath and awareness, moving and stillness. We will move through a juicy warm up allowing the body to find its own way and then begin layering the depths of strength and length as we work through beau-tifully choreographed rounds of sequences.Julie’s style of Vinyasa integrates using the bodys’ natural intelligence and breath to find a lyrical, moving meditation that unveils the true yoga within us. Yoga is a process of unfolding, letting go of layers and remain-ing curious to all the possibilities. In these classes we will explore how our structure really wants to move and enhance our strength and stability without limitations. In the relationship between movement and stillness we can learn to be powerful without strain and mobile without injury. We can learn to breathe with grace.

Julie will explore a different theme each day during the weekend. Some yoga experience preferred.

Julie Martin, Director of Brahmani Yoga is an internationally recognised teacher of Vinyasa Flow. She has been teaching for over 20 years and running highly respected teacher training programmes for the last 13. Julie’s aim is to guide students towards awareness and inspire presence, to find freedom in movement, and move towards stillness, to our true practice, our true selves.

£35 for each workshop

PRANA KRIYA YOGA WORKSHOP

with Leo Cosendai

Saturday, July 23rd,
5-7pm
Derived from Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga is a unique practice which has long been regarded among many great masters in India to hold the key to slowing down the ageing process. The kryias help to harmonise and unite the flow of the physical movement in our bodies with its energetic power. The blood is recharged with oxygen and simultaneously decarbonised, and the brain and spinal centres are rejuvenated. The pre-mature decaying of tissues in the body can be stopped that way.

This form of yoga helps you to bring your actions in line with your mental and emotional state. It is a strong preparation for the opening of the shushumna vayu and the awakening of kundalini energy within you.
At the end of the practice, there will be a Gong bath in order to process all the work done.

This workshop is open to beginners. It will be challenging for everyone regardless of experience on the mat.

Within each of his sound healing sessions, Leo’s gentle and open nature allows him to hold a space in which you can ease into a state of peace, joy and stillness. As a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher and keen reader of essays on yogic literature, he believes in the ancient Sanskrit and Vedic traditions which state that Sound is the beginning and the cause of the universe, the essence of life.

£25

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, July 24th,
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.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

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Simon Borg-Olivier

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

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

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

Friday, July 29th, 2-5pm

Achieve Movements from your Core

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

Saturday, July 30th, 1.30-4.30pm

Spinal Breating: Circulating Prana with Movemt

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

Sunday, July 31st, 1.30-4.30pm

Integration: Meditation to Movement in Silence

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

£40 for one workshop

£108 for full weekend

HIPS, HAMSTRINGS AND BACKBENDING COURSE

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sundays, July 31st - August 21st
10-11.30am
This course will focus on some of the most iconic yoga postures in the back bending series.- Eka Pada Raja Kapatosana, Natarjasana, Anjaneyasana and Full Dhanurasana
These poses can seem intimidating at first glance but are more accessible than you might think. Releasing tension in the front body – the psoas, hip flexors and quadriceps through slow detailed resistance and passive stretching allows you to relax and breathe more into the back body.
Once you shift awareness into the back the front brain releases allowing you to soften any gripping and tension which is often what stops us moving deeper into backbends.
During this four week course you will learn to bring clarity and awareness to each body part and how to bring everything together in a sustained manner which will radiate through your entire practice.
Nathalie is renowned for her precise teaching method, detailed alignment cues and making seemingly difficult postures accessible to each individual’s level.
8 people maximum
£80

PREGNANCY COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, August 2nd-23rd
7.15-8.30pm

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

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

£70 for 4 weeks

PREGNANCY COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, August 4th - 25th
6-7.15pm

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

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

£70 for 4 weeks

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Kerri Verna aka Beach Yoga Girl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

£40 each
£108 for all three

STRONG YOGI WORKSHOP

with Koya Webb

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

£40

THE GREAT UNWINDING: A BODY ROLLING WORKSHOP

with Leila Sadeghee

Saturday, August 13th,
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

£40

INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM AND BREATHWORK

with Rebecca Dennis and Kurikindi

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

AHIMSA - YOGIS ARE VEGANS TOO WORKSHOP

with Stewart Gilchrist

Saturday, July 27th,
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

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

£35

ASSISTING COURSE

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Tuesdays, September 13th - October 18th
2-4pm
“One of the most exciting and inspiring aspects of being a teacher is to witness a student unravel, open and find their strength and freedom.”
In this course we will explore both the technical and intuitive side of assisting, with less focus on “fixing” and more emphasis on seeing, feeling and responding to what is being presented.
There will be plenty of partner assists, group work, feedback, and seeing exercises, that will equip you with the tools needed to assist your students in a way that enhances their experience of the practice.
We will focus mainly on the poses found in the Forrest Yoga practice, but this course is perfect for any yoga teacher who would like improve level their assisting skills and find more confidence.
£150

YOGA SEQUENCING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Thursdays, September 15th - October 6th
3.30-5.30pm
Deepen your practice and become a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable teacher with Lizzie Reumont’s Mentoring Course. Explore anatomy, energetics and execution of assists sequencing and teaching skills. Philosophy, Sanskrit and chanting, relevant to a modern day class.
And a unique opportunity to be involved in small group mentoring sessions that will help you deeply develop your teaching and practice. Enrol in individual 4-week modules or join us for the entire program.
This program will be led by Lizzie Reumont who is one of Indaba’s founding teachers and an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher.
Explore the building blocks for creating a well-balanced and intelligent structure for an asana class. Over the course you explore the basic components and ideology behind sequencing, then evolve this into a class format and address how to pace and group asana together, develop your own sequence, and finally assess, refine and address unique body-types, variations and improvising.
32 hour, Yoga Alliance Accredited program for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners.
(All modules qualify for CPD credits with Yoga Alliance, 1 hour per 1 credit)
£150

AN ASSISTING WORKSHOP: TOUCHING, FEELING, RESPONDING & ENHANCING

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Sunday, September 25th,
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

For teachers and advanced students only.

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

£35

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Laruga Glaser

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

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

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

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

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

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

£40 for each
£120 for full weekend

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

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

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

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

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

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

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

£70

ASHTANGA WORKSHOPS

with Doug Swenson

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

Saturday, October 8th, 1.30-4.30pm

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

Sunday. October 9th, 1.30-4.30pm

Inversions and Balancing
In this class the students will experience a delightful, holistic flow of asana – focused around handstands, inversions and balancing. With many tips on how to achieve new poses and refine your practice.
Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel and others. Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach. Over the years he has authored several books; “Yoga Helps”, “The Diet That Loves You Most”, “Power Yoga for Dummies” and “Mastering The Secrets of Yoga Flow”. He travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher training courses around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the world’s top instructors. Doug’s classes are always invigorating and inspirational and his supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his students home with a smile on their face and a softness within their heart.
£40 each.

SMALL GROUP MENTORING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

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

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

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

Only 6 spots available
£150

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with Hortense Suleyman

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

This 3 weeks course is for the more advanced student who can already balance a little on their own. Requirement – able to hold a 30 seconds handstand against the wall & fearless to kick in the middle of the room.

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

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

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

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

£70

 

EXPLORING AYURVEDA AND THE TEN COMMITMENTS

with Yogi Cameron

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

Saturday, October 22nd

Exploring Ayurveda

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

Sunday, October 23rd

Ten commitments

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

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

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

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

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

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

£40 for one

£75 for both

FORREST YOGA & MYOFASCIAL BODYWORK WEEKEND

with Brian Campbell

Saturday and Sunday, October 29th-30th
1.30-4.30pm
Saturday, October 29th
The neck and shoulders are major trouble spots that store and hold lots of tension. The first part of this workshop is a 75 minute Forrest Yoga class sequenced to address neck and shoulder issues. The second part of the workshop will be focused on MyoFascial Bodywork, a hands-on form of therapeutic deep-tissue massage.
£40
Sunday, October 30th
The hips and low back are one of the most common trouble spots for yogis and non-yogi’s alike. The first part of this workshop is a 75 minute class sequenced to address low back and hip issues. The second part of the workshop will be focused on MyoFascial Bodywork, a hands-on form of therapeutic deep-tissue massage.
Bring a friend with you so you can learn new ways to connect and feel really good at the same time. You can also come alone, you will be partnered up at the class.

Brian is a senior Guardian Teacher in the Forrest Yoga system from Los Angeles, California. He is also a Bodyworker and seasoned teacher of Anatomy and Hands-on MyoFascial Release Bodywork for 15 years. Brian leads training in Pain Specific MyoFascial Bodywork and Forrest Yoga world-wide. He currently has teaching groups in China, Singapore, South Korea, Qatar, UK, the U.S., and coming soon to Germany.
£40

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Whit Hornsberger

Friday-Sunday, March 10th-12th,
Various Times
Friday, March 10th, 2-5pm
VINYASA KRAMA – The Art of Slowing Down.
The traditional movement and sequence methodology of Vinyasa Krama honours the breath as our ultimate teacher and source of wisdom.

This class will explore the history, methodology and practice of Vinyasa Krama and is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Saturday, March 11th, 1.30-4.30pm
ASANA MASTERS – Balance, Breath & Bio-Mechanics.
The development of prowess in our posture practice is available to each of us every time we step onto the mat, regardless of experience.

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

Sunday, March 12th, 1.30-4.30pm
THE PATH TO STILLNESS – Uncovering the True Nature of Being.
The ancient tradition of Yoga is a path of contemplation, a meditative trek designed to remove the obstacles which obscure the true essence of who we are. The teachings expound that we are in fact infinitely more than meets the eye and it is this mis-identification (avidya) that is the cause of the suffering we experience in this life.

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

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

£40 for one

£108 for full weekend