Indaba Yoga

Workshops

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

Wednesday, July 8th, 2.00-5.00pm

TAKE FLIGHT

with PATRICK BEACH

Get ready for take off with Patrick Beach in a fun filling exploration of flying high and hovering low. We will approach a number of inversion postures in a way that is both accessible and engaging for all levels of students! Class will be set to a playlist that inspires you to take flight and unearth new awareness in your practice.

Patrick’s own yoga journey started from a bet with his dad about learning to do a handstand. That fateful wager led Patrick to find the invigorating freedom and joy of balancing upside-down, and has kept him coming back to his mat each day. Now sharing that discovery with his students, he teaches a fluid power vinyasa yoga that emphasizes strength, flexibility and a constant sense of play and adventure. Patrick believes yoga is an exploration of personal enlightenment and loves being a guide for students taking their own unique journey.
Usually finding a spot to float wherever and whenever, Patrick takes his teaching on the road for workshops. Patrick and his trusty handstand have been featured in both Yoga Journal and Origin Magazine and the engaging content he creates on YouTube, Instagram and tumblr. His stomping grounds of Seattle give him (and kittens Zelda and Opie) time to catch-up on Game of Thrones, read comics, enjoy the vibrant indie music scene, and of course, to focus on his own dedicated yoga practice.
£40

Friday - Sunday, July 10th - 12th, various times

WEEKEND OF YOGA WORKSHOPS

with DYLAN WERNER

Friday, July 10th, 2-5pm
STRENGTH, BALANCE & CORE STABILIZATION WORKSHOP
This workshop is a great precursor to an inversion/arm balance workshop. We will go over how to properly engage the core to stabilize the body and provide support in all poses. Learn how to develop SASS (straight arm scapular strength) essential for all arm balances, handstands and strength poses. We will go over different ways to develop proprioception needed for all balance poses, refining our inner drishti. Finally we will find ourselves transitioning and flowing through basic to more complex movements, tying it all together.

Saturday, July 11th, 1.30-4.30pm
INVERSIONS AND ARM BALANCES
We will build from the ground up! Starting with the hands. Everything you need to know to hold, develop and understand sustained handstands, headstands and forearm stands, even moving into hollow back handstands and forearm stands. Different techniques on how to enter the pose, hold the pose, build confidence, overcome fear and fly! We will learn how to incorporate all of this into our daily yoga flow.

Sunday, July 12th, 1.30-4.30pm
INTRODUCTION TO ACRO YOGA
We will cover how to properly spot, base a flyer and fly. You will learn basic beginning acro poses with a partner, working in close contact, gaining trust and overcoming fear. We will cover flying therapeutics, using partner poses to lengthen the spine and rejuvenate the body. We work in groups of three or four, so no partner is necessary but if you have one you want to work with, we’ll keep you together.

Dylan was born and raised in the mountains of Southern California. Having a passion for healthy living and an active lifestyle, he dedicated his life to pursuing this way of living. With a background in wrestling, rock climbing, martial arts and 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 in 2001. Dylan started teaching yoga in 2011 after 10 years of advanced movement training. He has since lead teacher trainings and workshops all over the world and is a globally recognized yoga instructor. Dylan looks to bring awareness through motion and balance, to find strength in flexibility and bring union between the body and soul. His style is fun, energetic and challenging. He believes that strength, balance, flexibility and health are achieved every time we step on the mat and it’s the beauty of yoga that helps us translate that to our everyday lives.

£45 for each workshop
£115 for all three

Every Sunday, July 12th-26th, 5.00-6.15pm

HEADSTAND COURSE

with BRYONY BIRD

Want to confidently practice headstand at the end of a yoga class? Join Bryony on this 3 week course where you will learn techniques to prepare for, practice and hold Sirsasana. In order to execute Sirsasana without a wall, you need to strengthen your deep core muscles in order to find balance and alignment.
On this course you will learn how to stabilise your base, engage the shoulder girdle, access your core and be free from fear. These muscles groups will allow you to hold headstand for an extended period of time without feeling any pressure in the neck.
By reversing the flow of gravity you will feel refreshed, find balance and gain more confidence in your inversion practice. Plus it is a great party trick! This course is suitable for complete novices, triers and fallers as well as those too fearful to try.

Bryony was first introduced to yoga in her teens by her mother. They would attend classes together, giggling in the back row. Since then she has deepened her own practice through studying with many teachers and being open to all styles before committing to the Ashtanga yoga system. She continues to be inspired by all the limbs of yoga and is particularly intrigued by the subtle details of alignment, different body types and the energetic body. Her classes include variations for all levels, sensitive hands-on adjustments, a focus on correct breathing and most importantly a lot of smiling.

Bryony is eternally grateful to Melanie and Emil for bringing her back to Ashtanga and can currently be found practicing under the guidance, support and limb tying of Hamish Hendry or daydreaming of being back in Mysore studying at KPJAYI with Sharath Jois. Bryony has made multiple trips to Mysore, India to study with R. Sharath Jois at KPJAYI. In 2015 Bryony received Sharathji’s blessing to teach the Ashtanga method.

£60 for 3 weeks

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 18th - 19th, 1.30-4.30pm

A WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Karen Breneman

Saturday, July 18th, 1.30-4.30pm
BREATH-POWERED BACKBENDS
A workshop to bring out the backbender in all of us! Working from the extremities to understand shoulder mobility and the importance of psoas-awareness, we will start flexing inward to the core of the matter: the spine
Journeying our way up from the floor, practitioners will be guided through a series of back-opening asanas which are initiated through deep-breathing. The workshop will culminate in Urdhva Danurasana variations, followed by forward bending and a gentle closing sequence.
Suitable for all levels, especially for people who are flummoxed by backbending and are looking for a new approach.

Sunday, July 19th, 1.30-4.30pm
APPROACHING INVERSIONS
An adventure into flying on the mat! This workshop will open with strong, guided Vinyasa sequences and progress into a creative, energising range of arm balances and inversions. Amidst the flow, we will pause to breakdown the mechanics of inversions: preparation, entry, the full expression of the asana and variations.
This workshop is best suited for experienced yoga students and teachers. It is not for beginners but you students don’t need to be advanced either; just willing to have fun and experiment with balance and gravity!

Karen first went to India to study Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2003, and regularly journeys to KPJAYI in Mysore as a committed Ashtangi. She is currently undertaking full time study on the MSc in Human Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Karen has recovered from numerous sports-related injuries through conscientious health practices, which she has learned from key teachers and friends.
American by birth, Karen moved to the UK in 2003 and has been teaching and practicing Yoga continuously since then. She practices with enormous gratitude for the influence of Western teachers, particularly David Keil and Sarah Durney Hatcher.

£40 for one workshop

Saturday, July 18th, 5-8pm

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATHING WORKSHOP

with ALAN DOLAN

Transformational Breathing is a gentle, simple technique that helps people to open up the full potential of their breathing system for better physical and emotional well being. It teaches a pattern of conscious breathing that is natural, safe and healthy which has been demonstrated to have many benefits almost universally, including increased energy, better immune response and increased ability to deal with stress in a healthy way. It was developed by Dr Judith Kravitz and incorporates her knowledge of conscious breathing techniques as well as various other healing and spiritual principles which are combined to make Transformational Breathing a highly efficient and effective method.
LEARN A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE TO:
• Feel completely energised
• Let go of emotional baggage
• Release anxiety and alleviate depression
• Move beyond whatever is standing between you and you’re your happiness
• Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
• Develop a new dimension to your yoga practice
• Experience deeply nourishing relaxation
• Understand the nature of spirit
• Open your breath and expand your life
Alan has helped many students realise their full potential through his work. We are delighted to have him back at Indaba!

£55 for 3 hours

Every Tuesday, July 21st - August 4th, 6.15-7.30pm

PREGNANCY YOGA

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

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

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

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

£50 for 3 weeks

 

Every Tuesday, July 21st - August 4th 7.45-9.15pm

BASICS COURSE

Designed with those brand new to yoga in mind, this four week course focuses on breath and body awareness. Each week new principles and postures of yoga will be integrated into a well balanced class which will leave the student feeling both energized and at ease in body and mind.

The course is designed to give you a basic knowledge of postural names and alignment, breath control, and conscious movement. Asking questions is encouraged in this unique environment! Following the course, the adventurous at heart will be ready to join a level one or two class; or those still interested in the foundations of yoga will be ready to step into a beginner’s class to build strength and deepen their overall knowledge of the practice.

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

£60 for 3 weeks

Sunday, July 26th, 1.30-4.30pm

EMBODIED PRESENCE: A YIN-YOGA WORKSHOP

with NORMAN BLAIR

So much of the time we are living somewhere else and we are disconnected from our bodies. In this workshop, there will be a time to rest and recharge, for pausing and reflection. There will be space for us to listen to the heart’s wisdom and deepen our connection to the practices of yoga.

In yin yoga, we stay in the poses for significant periods of time and practice meditation and pranayama. All apart from absolute beginners are welcome.

£35/(£30 before July 12th)

Friday - Sunday, August 14th - 16th, various times

A ROCKET YOGA WEEKEND

with CARSON CLAY CALHOUN

Friday, August 14th, 2-5pm
ROCKET YOGA MASTER CLASS
Rocket Yoga is a dynamic and challenging sequence, combining poses and transitions from Ashtanga’s Primary, Second, and Third Series. In this class, you can expect a little bit of everything: arm balances, backbends, deep twists, and of course, inversions. Be ready to work hard and play hard.

Saturday, August 15th, 1.30-4.30pm
ARM BALANCES AND TRANSITIONS WORKSHOP
Whether you’re new to arm balances, or if you’ve been gravity surfing for years, this workshop is for you. We’ll start by building a solid foundation, learning how to be lighter and float through sun salutations. From there, it’s on to the arm balances. We’ll tackle crow pose and all of its cousins. Students will learn to safely enter, exit, and transition from pose to pose, and will certainly learn a new trick or two.

Sunday, August 16th, 1.30-4.30pm
HANDSTANDS AND INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
In this workshop, we will explore a variety of ways to get upside-down. Headstands, Forearmstands, Handstands, and everything in between. Students will learn alignment drills on and off the wall, and with partners, to help grow their practice beyond this workshop.

A self-described “Handstand-Up Comedian”, Carson combines his love for being upside-down with his natural ability to make people laugh. His classes encourage students to push their limits and explore their edge, all with a playful attitude. In every class, you can be sure to break a sweat, learn something new, and leave with a smile on your face.

£40 for each workshop
£108 for all three workshops

Thursday - Sunday, August 20th - 23rd, various times

JULIE MARTIN’S MASTER CLASSES

Exploring a different theme each day, Julie Martin’s beautifully choreographed workshops use the natural intelligence of the body 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 remaining curious to all the possibilities. In these workshops you will explore how your structure really wants to move and how to enhance your 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.
Through encouraging play, curiosity and awareness, each workshop becomes a journey through body and mind, fusing the qualities of traditional yoga with personal discovery and self-expression. 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.
Julie’s vinyasa sequences will take you on a journey of spirals, waves, pulses, expansion and contraction, breath and awareness, moving and stillness. Each class will also include 30 minutes of pranayama, a 20 minute guided meditation and a joyous 15-20 minute savasanahhhhhhh!

“The practice is not in the asana, it’s in the awareness” – Julie Martin

Julie Martin, Director of Brahmani Yoga is an internationally recognized teacher of Vinyasa Flow. She has been teaching for over 18 years and running highly respected teacher training programmes for past 11 years. A former professional dancer, Julie imbues her classes with grace and fluidity. Yoga is a process of unfolding, letting go of layers and remaining curious to all the possibilities. Julie teaches yoga as a process of discovery, guided by the application of anatomical information to this modern asana practice.

£35 for each workshop

Friday - Sunday, August 28th - 30th, various times

A WEEKEND OF YOGA WORKSHOPS

with BEACH YOGA GIRL aka KERRI VERNA

Friday, August 28th, 2.00-5.00pm
HANDSTAND WORKSHOP
In this workshop, Kerri Verna invites us to explore and approach handstands in a playful manner. We will be focusing on core and arm strength in a fun and interactive way. We will be on our hands balancing learning to be a kid again. Kerri’s handstand drills will get your heart pumping and her tips for success will change the way you may be approaching your handstand practice. This class is taught for all levels of practitioners.

Saturday, August 29th, 1.30-4.30pm
CORE PLUS INVERSIONS
In this workshop Kerri will teach you how to have fun while working your core. She will share all her tips and tricks to unlocking the strength of the core while learning how to balance upside-down! Kerri’s light hearted approach to advanced asana inspire you to try things you thought you would never do. For ALL levels of practitioners.

Sunday, August 30th, 1.30-4.30pm
POWER UP YOUR ASANA
In this workshop Kerri will teach you how to have fun while working your core. She will share all her tips and tricks to unlocking the strength of the core while learning how to balance upside-down! Kerri’s light hearted approach to advanced asana inspire you to try things you thought you would never do. For ALL levels of practitioners.
Kerri Verna is best known as @beachyogagirl on Instagram where over 665k follow her daily yoga inspiration. Kerri has taught Yoga and Pilates past 12 years online and at her home beach in Lake Worth, Florida. Her training includes a background in many forms of fitness including Tai Chi, Yoga, Stand-up Paddle-board Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycle, Kickboxing, and Personal Training. Along with being an international Yoga teacher, photographer & inspirational speaker, she is a wife and mother of two young boys.
£40 for each workshop/£108 for full weekend

Friday - Sunday, September 4th - 6th, various times

A WEEKEND OF TANTRIC VINYASA YOGA

with JIM BENNITT

Friday, September 4th, 2.00-5.00pm
SPLITS, LOTUS AND OTHER HIP-OPENERS
Some of the more advanced poses (which are also some of the most beneficial) require full range of motion in the hip joints. If we attempt to move into some of these advanced asanas without full mobility in the hips, we risk injury to our knees and ankles. In this workshop, we will first look at the anatomy of the hips and then systematically work our way back to the mat to explore hero pose, variations of pigeon, full splits, lotus, and a few secret gems that are not taught very often in general classes.

Saturday, September 5th, 1.30-4.30pm
BALANCING POSES: POWER AND GRACE
When we practice postures on one foot or the hands, we find the perfect balance of power and grace. These postures also give the mind the ability to focus deeply and to become one-pointed. In this workshop, we will explore some of the more complicated postures and learn a few “tricks of the trade” to make very difficult poses seem simple and fun. We will also practice more subtle techniques to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Open to all levels.

Sunday, September 6th, 1.30-4.30pm
TWISTING: GET CENTERED
Twisting postures help us to unwind tension along the spine, gently “wring out” the abdominal organs and increase the energy the moves toward the center called samana in Sanskrit. When this vayu is strong, we are capable of proper digestion and assimilation on physical and mental levels. We also feel very “centered”. When this energy is weak, we can feel scattered and suffer from poor digestion. This workshop will consist of postures, breathwork and meditation to help facilitate strong digestion/assimilation. Open to all levels.

Jim Bennitt teaches Tantric Vinyasa Yoga: an authentic, comprehensive practice influenced by Rod Styker’s ParaYoga, the Himalayan Institute and the Krishnamacharya lineage. Having began his studies in Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda in 1997, Jim’s inspired teachings and demos are now sought after at many conferences and studios across the world. He is based in Chicago and co-founder of Tejas Yoga Studio.

£40 for one workshop
£108 for full weekend

Friday, September 18th, 6.00-9.00pm

FROM FEAR TO FREE

with STEPH CROCHET and LAURA CONLEY

Discover your personal path of passion and connect to your intuition, through an inspiring vinyasa flow class that will include moments to reflect in meditation and put pen to paper.

Whether you’ve found your purpose but don’t how to go about getting it, or have no clue what the heck you are supposed to do with your life, this workshop will give you clarity, piece of mind and leave you ready to go get your dreams!

Yoga revealed itself as Laura’s dharma (Sanskrit decoded: life purpose, one’s calling) ten years ago. This led her to complete her teacher training at YogaWorks with her mentor and guru, Kia Miller, and to transform yoga into her way of life. She is passionate, playful, feisty and spiritual, and hopes that her teaching will inspire her students to find balance in their lives, happiness in their hearts, and ultimately their dharma.

Stephanie also trained with Kia Miller. Her Vinyasa flow classes create a positive, challenging and encouraging environment where students can thrive. Her style is influenced by the trainings of her mentor and her love of pranayama, otherwise known as breath work or life force. Her goal is to help students understand the importance of linking movement to breath. This helps calm the nervous system and taps into a more spacious, stress free, and compassionate way of life. She does so while providing intelligent alignment points and focusing on where to send breath while in each posture.

£40

Saturday, September 26th, 1.30-4.30pm

A GENERAL IYENGAR WORKSHOP

with KHALED KENDSI

This workshop is an opportunity to develop your practice with an intensive focus on the general level asanas and an introduction to some intermediate poses.
Khaled will start by looking at standing poses in detail, allowing you to experience directionality of shape and alignment. He will then introduce some intermediate poses including inversions.With the use of props to support the body this will allow you to experience the postures safely.
This workshop is open to all, but if you’re menstruating you will not be able to take part in the inverted or twist postures. If you have an injury or medical condition, please contact Indaba before booking.

Khaled is a certified Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has visited RIMYI in Pune several times where he has studied under the direct guidance of the Iyengar family.

£35/(£30 before September 12th)

Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, 1.30-4.30pm

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with MICHAEL STEWART

Saturday, October 3rd, 1.30-4.30pm
TANTRIC HATHA YOGA: CHAKRA SADHANA
Yoga is the science and art of self-transformation and self-realization. In Michael Stewart’s Tantric Hatha Yoga workshop, we are given a sadhana that will allow us to access the totality of our being. We will be led through a dynamic yoga practice using all the elements of Hatha Yoga; Asana, Pranayama, Bandas and exploring components from Tantric sadhana; Mantra and Mudras. In this Chakra Sadhana, we will be taken on a journey from annamaya kosha (food body) to anandamaya kosha (bliss body) while invigorating the chakras with pulsations of divine bliss. Using precise sequencing of asana, pranayama, mudras and bija mantras, Michael infuses his classes with practical philosophy, devotion and play. Come and experience a practice that will leave you wanting more. Jai Shri Ma!

Sunday, October 4th, 1.30-4.30pm
UPSIDE DOWN!
In this workshop, Michael Stewart will explore a variety of access points into a wide range of fun and challenging arm balances. As we delve into specific anatomical and bio-dynamic movement methodology for arm balances, we will explore our fears and apprehensions. This in essence is how Yoga asana can give you the courage to live life to its’ fullest potential. Ever wonder why we go upside down in Yoga? We are not gymnasts so why balance on our hands? When we were kids we all played with cartwheels and handsprings without much “fear”. As we develop into adult hood, our sense of self begins to define how we express ourselves and we may become more courageous at expressing ourselves or less. This is evident in many aspects of our lives, and certainly our notions of play and boundaries seem to be effected by how we view ourselves. Once the ego begins to develop we certainly are more careful of looking bad at doing something, or expressing ourselves in ways that we consider not good enough. What changed? If you have these questions and more, this workshop is certainly suited for you.

Michael J. Stewart is a Hatha Yoga teacher with a varied background. Michael’s Yoga journey has taken him from the Jivamukti studio in New York City to study with Iyengar teachers Sharat Arora and Rajiv Chenchani in India. He has also studied with Sri Dharma Mittra, and is currently studying Rajanaka Yoga with Dr. Douglas Brooks. Michael is deeply moved by the the practice of mantras and kirtan. This allows him the opportunity to combine his love for African music and his connection to traditional Sanskrit mantras. His teaching is inspired by the spirituality of Swami Sivananda and the deep insight of Patanjali. He is also known internationally as a Movement facilitator, African Drumming teacher, Choreographer and Theatre director.

£40 for one workshop/£75 for both workshops

Friday - Sunday, October 9th - 11th, various times

YOGA WEEKEND

with DOUG SWENSON

Friday, October 9th, 2.00-5.00pm
FLUID POWER: SADHANA CHI
A very powerful arrangement of soft form Yoga asanas, connected together with cool and hot vinyasa. You will sweat plenty, achieve new poses and get the ultimate workout. When finished, drift into a blissful deep relaxation followed by a guided meditation.
All levels welcome.

Saturday, October 10th, 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 avoid and overcome injury.

Sunday, October 11th, 1.30-4.30pm
ASTANGA WITH EXTRA SPICE
This class will follow the order of asanas for 1st level Ashtanga, with the addition of some poses from 2nd and 3rd blended in at appropriate places in your routine. This class includes hands on adjustments and personal suggestions on how to enhance your practice. Class ends with pranayama, and deep relaxation.
For intermediate and advanced level practitioners.

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

£40 for each workshop
£108 for all three

Saturday and Sunday, November 28th and 29th, 1.30-4.30pm

DON’T SLAY YOUR DRAGON: A WEEKEND OF FORREST YOGA WORKSHOPS

Saturday, November 28th, 1.30-4.30pm
DON’T SLAY YOUR DRAGON PART 1: THE ART OF NOT STRIVING SO MUCH
The dragon is a symbol of ancient knowledge, wisdom and connection to the elements. It is important that we are able to connect with our own dragon energy, our deeper knowing and understanding of the interconnectedness of being. But often this energy is severed because we strive so much and spend so much of our time living in our heads.
Through a strong and mindful Forrest Yoga sequence of pranayama, core work, standing poses and back bends, Sandra and Kristi will help you explore the feeling of working, fighting and struggling less. You will open your heart to the possibility of spending more time simply being rather than having to achieve in order to prove your self-worth, in your practice and ultimately in your life.

Sunday, November 29th, 1.30-4.30pm
DON’T SLAY YOUR DRAGON PART 2: THE ART OF EMBRACING YOUR MAGIC
The dragon is also a symbol of a magic we all carry inside of us. We rationalize our lives instead of tolerating the mystery that resides inside of us. To embrace our magic we need to stay in the space of “I don’t know” and develop the patience to wait.
Through a deep Forrest Yoga hip opening sequence, Sandra and Kristi will take you on a journey though the murkiness and into the mystery, where you will learn to create the space for things to unfold organically.

Sandra Heider has been practising yoga since 1999 and is a certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and Mentor. She has been teaching since 2005 and assisting Ana Forrest at her workshops and teacher trainings throughout Europe since 2009. At the heart of Sandra’s teachings lies the assumption that we need to return to our bodies and to our feelings in order to experience peace, acceptance and self-love, and to lay the foundations for genuine relationships with other people.

A certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Kristi’s classes are strong, grounded and inspiring, based on the four pillars of Forrest Yoga – strength, breath, integrity, and spirit. She believes in working hard, but working mindfully, and offers modifications for different levels and injuries, sharing compassionate hands on assists.

£40 for one workshop
£75 for both workshops

Friday - Sunday, December 4th-6th, various times

DHARMA YOGA WEEKEND

with SRI DHARMA MITTRA

Indaba is delighted to welcome the world renowned and much-loved Sri Dharma Mittra to London this Winter. His inspiring weekend of workshops will bring together Yogic blend of practices guaranteed to yield instant psychic energy. Divinely selected Yogic techniques practiced under the guidance of an expert teacher will lead to incredible physical, mental and spiritual results.
In each of Sri Dharma Mittra’s workshops, the practitioner will experience a broad selection of the best and most efficient of the breathing techniques (Pranayama), mantras, postures (Asana), Bhakti (devotion), meditation, deep relaxation and esoteric Yogic knowledge.

Friday, December 4th, 6.30pm-8.30pm
MAHA SHAKTI FOR PSYCHIC ENERGY
50% Asana; 20% meditation; 10% Pranayama; 10% Chanting; 10% Lecture
Maha Shakti Practice For Psychic Energy will open with the chanting of Divine mantras including the greatest of all mantras, the Om. Esoteric wisdom will then be shared to help set the right vibration for practice and help you make swift progress on the spiritual path. A deep of Asana will follow including the most efficient and best of all the postures. After a brief period of relaxation, Nadi Sodhana Pranayama – the most efficient nerve purifying Pranayama will be taught and practiced. The workshop will conclude with a rich and sacred meditation in Shavasana.
£50

Saturday, December 5th, 10am-12pm
MAHA SADHANA: THE GREAT PRACTICE OF DHARMA YOGA
60% Asana; 10% meditation; 10% Pranayama; 10% Chanting; 10% Lecture
Maha Sadhana Practice will open with the chanting of Divine mantras including the greatest of all mantras, the Om. Esoteric wisdom will then be shared to help set the right vibration for practice and help you make swift progress on the spiritual path. A deep of Asana will follow including the most efficient and best of all the postures. After a brief period of relaxation, Nadi Sodhana Pranayama – the most efficient nerve purifying Pranayama will be taught and practiced. The workshop will conclude with a rich and sacred meditation in Shavasana and culminate in a joyous offering and demonstration of Yogic postures known as an Asana Jam.
£50

Saturday, December 5th, 2pm-5pm
MAHA SHAKTI FOR WISDOM AND ENERGY AND DHARMA YOGA NIDRA
50% Asana; 30% meditation; 5% Pranayama; 5% Chanting; 10% Lecture and 100% Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra)
“There is no other thing in this world that would please me more than to, with all my love, share this Divine Knowledge with you.” (Sri Dharma Mittra)
This expertly sequenced Hatha-Raja Yoga practice for the body, mind and soul is designed to exercise, rejuvenate and energize the entire system. Divine knowledge will slowly purify the mind by removing doubts. This instantly triggers inner peace and spiritual bliss, leads to the end of pain and delusion, and creates a thirst for life!
Postures designed to elevate the state of consciousness and to promote radiant health and energy will be practiced. Divine breath control will gradually purify the nerves and bring Prana and Apana (Kundalini) up spine and to the head, resulting in Divine Perception. By controlling the breath, the mind also will be controlled.
The chanting of Maha Mantras (sacred sounds) will affect the body, mind and touch the soul. They will purify the intellect, trigger spiritual bliss and stimulate the Chakras. During meditation in Shavasana, body and material sensation will gradually disappear and even the mind will set into silence. Constant practice leads to success.
Dharma Yoga Nidra provides instant, pure energy that is not found in food or drinks, and this energy is completely natural. One session of this Yoga Nidra is equal to between one and three hours of deep sleep, one hour of meditation or two hours of Yogic exercises (Asana), but is superior to them all. Soon, you will go beyond ordinary consciousness to where your thoughts become powerful and creative. The after effects of this practice are similar to those one experiences after a good, deep sleep. One feels really energized and positive. Deep Psychic Purification or Yoga Nidra is for the person of the future who gets his or her energy from within, rather than from outside. After practicing, there is no need for food, because the mind is calm and you feel energized and happy. Regular practice will allow you to tap into the boundless joy that is already within.
£70

Sunday, December 6th, 10am – 12pm
BODY, MIND AND SOUL ENERGIZING MASTER CLASS
60% Asana; 20% meditation; 5% Pranayama; 5% Chanting; 10% Lecture
This expertly sequenced Hatha-Raja Yoga practice for the body, mind and soul is designed to exercise, rejuvenate and energize the entire system. Divine knowledge will slowly purify the mind by removing doubts. This instantly triggers inner peace and spiritual bliss, leads to the end of pain and delusion, and creates a thirst for life!
Postures designed to elevate the state of consciousness and to promote radiant health and energy will be practiced. Divine breath control will gradually purify the nerves and bring Prana and Apana (Kundalini) up spine and to the head, resulting in Divine Perception. By controlling the breath, the mind also will be controlled.
The chanting of Maha Mantras (sacred sounds) will affect the body, mind and touch the soul. They will purify the intellect, trigger spiritual bliss and stimulate the Chakras. During meditation in Shavasana, body and material sensation will gradually disappear and even the mind will set into silence. Constant practice leads to success.
£50

Sunday, December 6th, 2pm-4pm
MAHA SHAKTI FOR PSYCHIC ENERGY
50% Asana; 20% meditation; 10% Pranayama; 10% Chanting; 10% Lecture
Maha Shakti Practice For Psychic Energy will open with the chanting of Divine mantras including the greatest of all mantras, the Om. Esoteric wisdom will then be shared to help set the right vibration for practice and help you make swift progress on the spiritual path. A deep experience of Asana will follow including the most efficient and best of all the postures.
After a brief period of relaxation, Nadi Sodhana Pranayama – the most efficient nerve purifying Pranayama will be taught and practiced.
The workshop will conclude with a rich and sacred meditation in Shavasana.
£50

FULL WEEEKEND £240

Legendary yoga teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his Guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and since then, he has taught hundreds of thousands of yogis all over the world. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of the “Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures”, the author of ‘ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses’, has released two DVD’s to date “Maha Sadhana” Levels I and II, and recently captured classes are available for streaming on YogaVibes.com. Sri Dharma continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of yoga through daily classes, workshops and his Life of a Yogi Teacher Trainings at the Dharma Yoga New York Center and around the world. For more information on all things Dharma Yoga, please visit: www.dharmayogacenter.com.

Dharma’s workshops will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Saint John’s Wood Road, London NW8 8QN

Corporate workshops

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