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.

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, June 2nd - June 16th
7.45-9pm

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

THE LONDON RETREAT WORKSHOP

with Clare Connolly

Saturday, June 4th
1.30-4.30pm

Ahhhhh the busy city, how we love it; the buzz the excitement the endless things to do. But when it all becomes quite frantic sometimes its nice to escape. Spare just 3 hours of your time and truly retreat for an afternoon at Indaba on June 4th. Breathe fully and completely with Pranayama, release tension, stretch and have fun in Asana and rest and restore the body fully and completely in Relaxation and Yoga Nidra.

This workshop will begin by focusing and connecting to breath through Pranayama techniques. Pranayama is the ancient practice of regulating or controlling the breath in order to increase “prana” (life-force/energy) in the body and creating greater mental clarity and focus in the mind. The specifically chosen pranayama techniques will aim to open up the lung cavity, clear the mind chatter, and bring bags of energy to the body in preparation for the…

Breath focused Asana practice. Inspired by the Dharma Mittra method and open to all levels, you will have to time to play, explore, have fun and delve deeper into a complete practice incorporating forward folds, side stretching, back bending, inversions, twists and balances. Lots of variations will be offered so students can either choose to hold back or advance their practice depending on their personal needs. Close to 2 hours of asana will mean your body and mind will feel completely worked, stretched, cleansed and totally ready for…

Yoga Nidra which translates to Yogic sleep, is a deep guided relaxation through the body in the state of conciseness between, waking and sleeping. A cosmic mediation you’ll feel the body dissolve and the magic of your practice will emulate deep so that you can take the effects and the peace with you back into your life in the city.

“Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” (unknown)

£35

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

with Carmen Aguilar

Sunday, June 5th
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

£40

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, June 5th
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

NEW MOON GUIDED JOURNEY

with Kristina Evans

Sunday, June 5th
7-8.30pm

A call out to all who would like more focus, strong intention and the impetus to make it happen; this energy work session is for you.These New Moon events are timed to coincide with the most auspicious time of the month to create and make intention manifest.

We offer you a safe and empowered space to journey inwards, aligning your inner resonance with what you want to create.

When the mind is still and the heart is open, we all have the potential for alchemy to occur and for you to create gold in your life.

Working with the elements of breath, sound and visualisation, your awareness can journey to the quiet and infinite space within, the space where you are able to do the inner work allowing your outer reality to shift to a more empowered path.

Sound vibration from the crystal singing bowls weave another element of energy to the mix resulting in an expanded and heightened state of being, enhancing your ability to gain inner clarity and determination.

£20

YOGA ASSISTS COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, June 7th - 28th
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.

Deconstruct the anatomical and energetic principles that inform meaningful asana adjustments. Look at basic structure of asana, origin and directionality of energy, assessment, and levels of touch appropriate to various student profiles and body types. Over the course of these sessions you will look at standing postures, forward folding and hip opening, back-bending, and finally inversions and the way in which to move a student in and out of asana in a vinyasa-style class setting.

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

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, June 7th-28th
7.15-8.45pm
We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 8 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.

Our 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.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She creates sequences that suit the energy and level of each class, whilst challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£80 for 4 weeks

HANDSTANDS WITH SAINAA!

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Friday, June 10th
2-5pm
The workshop will begin with a fairly intense warm up, including a lot of conditioning and flexibility drills specific to handstands. You will be given explanations of what to do with your body to get a perfectly straight handstand. Numerous exercises will be practiced to help you understand the shape of the posture, both on the floor and on your hands. You’ll also be working with a partner so you can learn how to spot and correct someone else’s technique.
This workshop will not be suitable for total beginners but as long as you’re used to holding weight in your arms (against the wall with good form for 30-60 seconds) you’ll be fine. You don’t need to have a perfect handstand – that’s what you are here to learn!
Sainaa trained as an elite gymnast, winning the national championship two years running, he retired from competitive gymnastics at age 18. For the next ten years he worked as a multi-skilled circus performer touring world many famous circuses.
In the early 2000s his career lead him to teaching. It is likely that every leading handbalancer in the UK has been taught by Sainaa at some stage in their career. His typical student is either a circus performer or a yogi. Both types of students want to be flexible and love being upside down. The perfect handstand is the holy grail and most discover Sainaa’s techniques are the best route to getting there!
£40 for 3 hours

HIP FOCUSED GRAVITY SURFING COURSE

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, June 11th - 25th
10-11.30am

Kundiasana – Eka pada galavasana – Eka pada bakasana – Astavakrasana – Padmasana Pincha Mayurasana

Sounds complicated? Flying splits, one legged crow, forearm balance in lotus….

In the middle of a busy class there is little time to deconstruct these poses which require not only strength but also flexibility.
Through a rigorous warm up and conditioning we shall work on several variations of hip openers to steer us into a world of hip-focused arm balances.

This 3 week course will enable you to experiment the sometimes elusive asanas and ultimately transition easily from one to the other!

Suitable for students of minimum 6 months practice (if unsure ask Hortense)
8 per course
£70

MADHYA YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Konstantinos Charantiniotis

Saturday - Sunday, June 11th and 12th
Various Times

Saturday, June 11th, 2-5pm

Skilfully work and realise the power of your centre through a practice of arm balancing postures and inversions. You will learn new ways on how to use the power of the physical body to access deeper layers of your being. At the end you will enter a sweet meditative state where you will realise the peaceful flow of consciousness in Madhya nadi.

The Madhya, is the centre, or still point of awareness, from which all desire, action, and knowledge arises. In this workshop we will explore the pulsation of consciousness by diving deep into the centre of our innermost experience and pulling out dynamic postures from a place of effortless effort.Join Konstantinos to practice and work deeper on a variety of asanas where you will discover their emergence from the place of stillness and peace.

Sunday, June 12th, 1.30-4.30pm

For creative and artful expansion the centre or “Madhya” has to be realised and experienced first. This is the place from where all expansion originates as the ancient Tantric texts describe. We will bring philosophy in life through a practice focused on a full spectrum of back-bending asanas. You will be guided to access these poses easier, in a strong yet deep and meditative way. Our goal is Bliss which naturally occurs from the expansion of the centre.

The Madhya, is the centre, or still point of awareness, from which all desire, action, and knowledge arises. In this workshop we will explore the pulsation of consciousness by diving deep into the centre of our innermost experience and pulling out dynamic postures from a place of effortless effort.Join Konstantinos to practice and work deeper on a variety of asanas where you will discover their emergence from the place of stillness and peace.

Konstantinos has studied world Philosophy and religion History for 26 years. His studies on physical education, Ayurveda, and psychology allow him to access Yoga in a way that make this practice deep and accessible for his students to cultivate a better mind body connection. His classes encourage people to work deeply, yet safely, while awakening them to the possibility of deep emotional change through the understanding of the nature of the mind. He lives and teaches in Athens, Greece and is the founder of Bhavana Yoga Center. He also travels and teaches internationally workshops and teacher trainings inspiring people to live their lives to the fullest. HIs highest goal in life is to work every day to create a better world where all people can live in peace with love for one another and share the beauty and gifts of planet Earth.

£40 for each one workshop
£75 for both workshops

YIN YOGA WORKSHOP WEEKEND

with Biff Mithoefer

Friday, June 17th - Saturday, June 18th
Various Times

YIN YOGA AND THE PATH OF THE WARRIOR
Friday, June 17th, 2-5pm

The Warrior archetype is associated with the direction of the North, the season of winter, and the element of air. The way of the warrior is not about force or power as we often think of it in our western cultures, but true Warriorhood is our willingness to show up and be present with what is true in our lives. It is about our ability to remain flexible and able to learn. In this class we’ll talk about the attributes of Warriorhood and how we can bring those attributes to our practice and our lives.

YIN YOGA AND THE PATH OF THE HEALER
Saturday, June 18th, 1.30-4.30pm

The Healer archetype is associated with the direction of the south, the season of Spring, and the element of air. The path of the healer is the path of compassion and loving kindness. In order to be fully open hearted and compassionate we must first practice acceptance, for it is only through acceptance that equanimity and compassion can grow. In this class we will talk about how we can bring our healing nature into our lives and how Yin yoga can help us to be more accepting towards ourselves and the world.

In the Taoist view of the cosmos, all that has been manifested is made up of the apparent dualistic relationship of Yin and Yang. In the indigenous cultures of the world, this relationship is often expanded and seen in terms of our relationship with the 4 directions, the seasons, the elements, and our four inherent natures: Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary.
In this two day workshop we will look at our Yin practice through the archetypes of Warrior and Healer. We will talk about how we can bring balance to our lives and practice. Each session will finish with a quiet Yin practice.
This workshop is suitable for Yogi’s and teachers with any level of experience. It is suggested that participants attend both sessions, but it is not required.
Biff Mithoefer teaches Yin Yoga Teacher trainings and workshops in the U.S and Internationally.
He is a 500-E Yoga Alliance registered teacher and has trained and taught extensively with Don & Amba Stapleton, and has studied Yin Yoga and anatomy with Paul Grilley.
He has studied shamanism with teachers of the Shapibo tradition of Eastern Peru, and is a student of cross-cultural shamanism, as taught by Angeles Arrien. Biff is the author of The Yin Yoga Kit and co-author of The Therapertic Yoga Kit.

£45 each

SPLITS, HIPS AND HAMSTRINGS COURSE

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sundays, June 19th - July 3rd
10-11.30am
Master the splits in Nathalie’s three week course that is suitable for the super-stiff and super-flexy and will prepare the hamstrings and hips for Hanumanasna and Samakonasana (front and middle splits). These areas of the body are a common source of frustration for yogis, so by addressing the tension or instability found here, this course will allow you to sink deeper into your practice (no pun intended!).
Splits require strength, surrender and refined sensitivity as well as patience. If you are stiff you may struggle to allow gravity to passively release the weight of body into these poses. If you are bendy you may focus on and sink into the flexible leg, eventually leading to potentially harmful unevenness in the pelvis and spine. For both breeds of yogi, learning to square the hips and properly align the pelvis in these poses will open, strengthen and balance the body, improving not only your splits but backbends, forward folds and inversions, strengthening your practice and body as a whole!
Nathalie has been practicing Yoga since 2000 and teaching full time since 2010. Before committing herself entirely to Yoga she 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.
£70 for 3 weeks

BEGINNER'S WORKSHOP FOR MEN

with Mark Kan

Sunday, June 19th
2-4.30pm
Want to try yoga but can’t touch your toes? Too embarrassed to give it a go? Feel that Yoga is only for women?! Well, the time for excuses is over!

Indaba is introducing more men to Yoga in this male-only beginners workshop as a way of celebrating Fathers’ Day and International Day of Yoga!

Yoga is as much about strength, concentration and determination as is it about flexibility. You do not practice Yoga because you are flexible – you practice to improve your flexibility, become more focused and to help you relax. Yoga is not just about being bendy – it is a practice that challenges the whole body and improves physical and mental strength. This is the perfect opportunity to give it a go! Yoga was originally practiced by men in ancient India and in recent years, more and more men have been returning to the mat. Join the movement in this exciting and inclusive workshop! Practice alongside other men in this relaxed and playful workshop that will introduce you to the basic principles of yoga. Work up a sweat and try something new, before relaxing into a restorative sequence that will help you unwind and ease tight muscles. Learn techniques to help you to let go of stress and tension and enhance your well-being and sporting performance.

So bring your pals and overcome the reservations you have about getting on the mat!

Mark Kan is a senior teacher at Indaba, and has been practising yoga for almost 20 years. He knows from personal experience the physical challenges that yoga presents to men, and how intimidating a yoga environment can be, especially for newcomers. in this carefully structured workshop, targeted to enhance men’s strengths as well as address their weaknesses, you will be given specific techniques that not only improve your physical condition but also improve the quality of your daily life – which is what we continually strive for at Indaba!

We are delighted to be hosting this event in partnership with Ohmme Yoga, who design Yoga Wear for Men. OHMME wants to create a community in which men can feel comfortable in their practice, on and off the mat. Women have a lot of choice when it comes to yoga clothing, men do not. So we hope to encourage men to practice through the medium of stylish clothing. It’s time to break the stereotype that yoga is just for girls.

Sign up to this workshop and receive 15% off their awesome range of organic, intelligently designed, comfortable and stylish clothing.

£30

KIRTAN AND YOGA NIDRA

with Craig Norris

Sunday, June 19th
6.45-8.30pm

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’. Join us for an unmissable evening that will leave you refreshed, relaxed and ready for the week ahead!

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. You will explore traditional chants from ancient yoga scriptures. 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.

This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different to meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. 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

THE DRAGON SERIES WEEKEND

with Jambo Truong

Friday, June 24th - 26th
Various Times
DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE
FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH, 2-5pm
This practise session is for Yoga Teachers & practitioners who wish to go deeper with their Forrest Yoga practise. You will be invited into Jambo’s personal sequence. This method of training has been the way he has conducted training for his team members.
Long opening warm up poses serve the foundations for a little my abdominal session that enlivens the core in a way that prepares us for inversions. The heating effect of Vignettes combined with wall poses that are inversions as well as shoulder healers and hip openers being about mobility liberation that only a wall can offer!
£40
£108 for full weekend
 
WRIST REHABILITATING & STRENGHTENING
SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH, 1.30-4.30pm
With the yoga world going crazy for chaturangas, handstands and arm balances, the number of wrist complaints has gone through the ceiling! Whenever there are a series of handstand workshops in town you can expect Jambo’s clinic diary to be overbooked. This workshop takes us through a quick inversion practise to get our blood moving before explore how practitioners can self-manage their own wrist issues as well as help others work with theirs.
There will be some elements of Functional Anatomy, Myofascial Release & techniques from Meridian based systems of complementary care such as Thai massage and acupressure. This fool proof approach has helped Jambo move 80% of his clients through wrist pain caused by repetitive movements and strain from heavy loads.
£40
£108 for full weekend
 
SEDUCE YOURSELF TO PRACTICE
SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH, 1.30-4.30pm
This workshop of standing poses has been inspired from those days when we just feel too tired to practise. Combining some additional movements from Jambo’s most recent work, Functional Mobility, practitioners can access a new way of working that provides enough intensity to feel we are doing yoga but not enough to wipe us out or put us off practising.
This sequence has will inspire you to do poses no matter how tired or low your energy levels are!
£40
£108 for full weekend
 
Jambo is a Forrest Yoga Guardian and travelling assistant to Ana Forrest. Researcher & TED speaker, Jambo creates workshopss that are fun-filled and informative, challenging yet therapeutic. Having explored how yoga can help with trauma and chronic pain, Jambo will open your eyes to the immense healing powers of yoga and encourage you to explore your practice, body and mind more deeply. Jambo travels the globe teaching his take on the Anatomy of Functional Mobility. He has apprenticed with several shamans (from Native American & Taoist traditions) and brings their teachings into his yoga ceremonies. He loves reason and has a lot of room for magick.

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Dylan Werner

Thursday, 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
£160 for full weekend

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
£160 for full weekend

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
£160 for full weekend

INVERTING THE BACKBEND
SUNDAY JULY 3RD, 5-8PM
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, hollowbacks, forearm hollowbacks and all their variations.
£50
£160 for full weekend

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.
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

SMALL GROUP MENTORING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, July 5th - 26th
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.

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 6 people
£150

PREGNANCY COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 7th-28th
6.15-7.45pm

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. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She creates sequences that suit the energy and level of each class, whilst challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£70 for 4 weeks

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.
Your heart is a powerful intuitive brain, a mighty energy centre, a place of truth, authenticity and pure emotion. We’ll focus on gently opening the heart to release trauma and old emotions. We’ll aim to move more into the heart, 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. You’ll feel yourself change during the session as you take back your power, responsibility and potential to create your best relationships. 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.Jody believes in the power of holistic healing and runs a thriving global practice. She runs self-help workshops and private sessions to enable you to release stress, anxiety, limiting beliefs, fears and symptoms. 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.£35

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 14th-28th
7.45-9pm

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

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.

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

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 infuses her classes with grace and fluidity and the process of discovery guided by the continual emergence of anatomical information applied to this modern asana practice. The question is always “how does it feel to be in this body now?” Through encouraging play, curiosity and awareness, each class 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.

£35 for each workshop

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. These principles can help you develop a yoga practice that will enhance your health and well-being on physical, energetic and emotional levels.

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). You will develop a personal practical understanding of how use yoga to maintain and enhance health and longevity as well as to help you to recover more rapidly from musculoskeletal problems and medical conditions. This course can help you to be a better teacher for yourself if you practice yoga, and can also help you in the teaching of other people.

Suffice to say, Simon has led an extraordinary life. At the age of six, he was introduced to yogic breathing (pranayama) by his father George who taught him to swim underwater, and the main bandhas (internal locks) through a family friendship with Rhodesian Olympian Basil Brown. At the age of 17, he met a Tibetan Lama who introduced him to the philosophy and practice of Tantric Yoga. In 1985, Simon met his primary teacher Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete) with whom he studied for almost two decades. He has also studied with such internationally revered Indian teachers as BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar. Since 2007, Simon has been developing his yoga practice and understanding by studying with Master Zhen Hua Yang.

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

PREGNANCY COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, August 4th - 25th
6.15-7.30pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental 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. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

Shimmy’s teaching is gentle and kind, encouraging and nurturing. With a smile and love for teaching, she seeks to instil a sense of lightness and ease in students, whilst helping them to connect with their bodies and minds. She creates sequences that suit the energy and level of each class, whilst challenging and inspiring students to honour their abilities and presence on and off the mat. She believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£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

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 – DEFY YOUR LIMITS

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: JOURNEY TO HANDSTAND

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

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

£40 each
£108 for all three

GET LOVED UP - HOLISTIC HEALTH WORKSHOP

with Koya Webb

Friday, August 12th
2-5pm
A holistic approach to yoga and healing.
Workshop includes 30 mins Vinyasa flow, 30 mins AcroYoga, 30 mins Holistic Nutrition Class, and 30 mins Meditation followed by Q and A, special guests, and speed networking. Bring your business cards and be ready to share your passions and dreams with like minded people. All classes are beginner level with advanced options.

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 Sadaghee

Saturday, August 13th
1.30-4.30pm

Aches, tweaks, and tightness; desk-bound lifestyles, child-rearing, packed schedules – many of us are holding a tremendous amount of tension in our body, and often even our yoga and fitness doesn’t quite unwind it!

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

Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is a powerful, yoga-based therapeutic fitness technique. Using our own body weight on a small ball, we roll our bodies out, joint by joint, muscle chain by muscle chain, creating length in each muscle, and space in all of the joints. The result is a total decompression of the body. People walk away feeling and looking taller, with greater range of motion in the joints, and a deep feeling of freedom in the body. It feels wonderful, like giving yourself a deep massage, but helps to bring tone to muscles that are under-performing, and offers lasting results that deepen with every experience on the ball.

Give yourself a great gift, and join Leila Sadeghee for this uplifting day of splendid self-care!

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

£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. An important part of this heart opening journey will support insight, flow, creativity and authentic connection to Source.
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.
Since he was very young, Kurikindi has walked the path of a shaman. In his family there is no separation between every day life and shamanic life. Before he could even walk or talk he was immersed in the shamanic way of life. 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. Kurikindi had the unique opportunity to learn from, and work a long side both male and female shamans as both of his parents and both of his grandparents were shamans. This is a very unusual situation in the Amazon. His life changed dramatically when he was 12 years old. He had to save the life of a powerful and well known shaman, his father. After this and although still young, he was recognized as an adult shaman. 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. She is co-founder of www.inspirationspace.co.uk, a health and wellness collaboration of conscious connected breath work experiences with combined therapies. Rebecca is also a therapist for Sensual Healing Harmony who host retreats and workshops to support women through an immersion of self-discovery and life-long change.
£55

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

YOGA WORKSHOPS

with Laruga Glaser

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

Friday, September 30th, 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

Learn the dynamics of flight. 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. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates, otherwise known as parampara.
£40 each

£120 full weekend

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.

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.
We will have a demonstration of techniques and a handout on the common pain syndromes associated with the neck and shoulders, it’s structural anatomy, and how to support it back to finer functioning with Yoga and Bodywork.
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.
We will have a demonstration of techniques and a handout on the common pain syndromes associated with the low back and hips, it’s structural anatomy, and how to support them back to finer functioning with Yoga and Bodywork.

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, Califonia. 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. Brian is a passionate teacher who’s electrifying enthusiasm aids students in their absorption of new understanding about their body.

£40