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.

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, April 23rd
7-8.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonent tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body. This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.
From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.

Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.

£20

MASTERING THE SPLITS

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Friday, April 28th,
2-5pm

These iconic poses require strength, surrender and refined sensitivity as well as patience. The tendency to sink into the flexible joints to avoid working the stiffness of the muscles means we can get ‘stuck’ into our point of resistance and find it difficult to feel we can ever move past this.

Learning how to stabilise the legs through the proper placement of the feet and ankles will allow the hips bones to square without sinking into the lumbar and collapsing the pelvis. Once the hip bones are properly aligned it becomes possible to lift the pelvis by gripping the outer hips, releasing the groins and broadening the sit bones so you can move deeper towards the pose with breath and awareness rather than brute force.

This workshop is suitable for the super stiff and super flexible as the principles applied are the same for both. These postures will open strength and balance the body improving not only your standing poses but also your backbends, forward folds and inversions giving your whole practice a new found awareness and freedom.

£35

INTIMATE PRAYERS: AWAKENING SELF LOVE

with Leila Sadeghee

Saturday, April 29th
1.30-4.30pm

What if prayer isn’t about what we don’t have – but about all that we do have? True prayer is a deep surrender to life that opens up unexpected potency and releases locked stores of wisdom. True Prayer is a great act of self-love.

Prayers have gotten a bad rep in our age of secular individualism, but we are all praying whether we are owning it or not. Wishing, wanting, and yearning are all ways that each of us pray on a daily basis. Taking our prayers into our own hands, claiming our desires fully, letting ourselves hear what we are really saying inside – this is the how we make those small, intimately murmured prayers we can barely acknowledge into a full, wild expression of self love.

Join healer, teacher, and spiritual mentor Leila Sadeghee for a deep dive into the celebratory and intimate dimensions of prayer. We’ll recognise the body as the vessel, and move through a luscious sequence of flowing movement to put the prana everywhere. We’ll discover our own unique language of prayer, whether it be movement or word or song or something else, strategising for activating prayer for your daily life. We’ll come together for an electric yoga ritual, sharing the prayer space together to resonate at the vibration of loving fulfillment. From that space – anything is possible. And Self Love triumphs over boredom, agitation, self-deprecation, and pain.

£35

THE WARRIOR WITHIN: A VINYASA KRAMA JOURNEY

with Lizzie Reumont

Sunday, April 30th
1.30-4.30pm

People come to yoga from all walks of life, each with their own battles. Most of the time, underneath the details of the suffering there is a will to be happy, to have less stress. We focus on all kind of external factors – longing for the perfect job, house, yoga pose or partner – thinking that these things will make us happier. What many people don’t realise is that underneath these desires is the true answer to the longing, which is to know the self. In this workshop, the yoga mat becomes your battlefield as we explore the notion of finding happiness – happiness within.

This three hour journey will explore the roots of a transformative yoga practice through the lens of the Bhagavad Gītā, the epic poem about a dialogue between a warrior and his charioteer, Krishna. Breath and movement become tools used to establish a mindful foundation through a fluid asana sequence with the goal of doing less, being more present and equanimous in moving through space and time. We will investigate the concept of skilful action as we deepen into the core space, opening hips, front, back, sides and refined spinal movement.

We each face the daily battle of life. Shri Brahmananda Saraswati said “You have no choice to be a warrior or not, you have to fight. The one choice you have is what kind of warrior you want to be. Either you can be a warrior on the outer level, or you can be a warrior on the inner level.”

The yogi is interested in the inner journey. This workshop will teach you how to fall in love with the journey.

 

£35

PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, May 4th-June 8th,
6-7.15pm
*SOLD OUT*

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 believes that in both life and teaching one should be grounded but light, dedicated, mindful, aware and understanding of personal limitations that are inherent in each individual.

£105 for 6 weeks

TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH AND GONG BATH

with Rebecca Dennis and Leo Cosendai

Friday, May 5th
2-5pm
Rebecca Dennis will lead you on a 3 hour journey with this powerful breath technique.

You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of Transformational Breath and practice this progressive self healing breath work. This can help you let go of any unhealthy breathing habits, such as breath holding, shallow breathing and over breathing and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness to the mind.

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

£55

RADICAL ROOTS RAJA YOGA

with stewart Gilchrist

Saturday, May 6th
1.30-4.30
The 8 limbed practice of royal yoga as laid out in the BHAGAVAD GITA demands that one is grounded in root support- MULADHARA CHAKRA!
 
Modern yoga offers us the radical path to attain this grounding by remixing authentic hatha vinyasa practice of YOGASANA with the sound of BASS and the philosophy of many elders from varying backgrounds.
 
This session will also have a deep restorative part and the opportunity to experience some deep meditation.
 
£35

LIBERATE YOUR LUMBAR - INTEGRATION OF BACKBENDS

with Nathalie Mukusheva

Sunday, May 7th
1.30-4.30pm

The beauty of yoga asana is when the practitioner is fully integrated into the posture and presenting the asana rather than themselves.

This workshop will look in depth at four of the most iconic backbends in yoga – Raja Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose, Natarajasana – Dancer Pose, Padangustasana Dhanurasana – Full Bow and Kapatosana – Advanced Pigeon Pose.

We will break down the base of the postures, the feet pelvis and legs and how to stabilise though proper placement and technique. Once the base of the posture is established you can safely start to open and lengthen the hip flexors using the core muscles without over working the glutes or lumbar therefore completely avoiding any pinchy nervy pain in the lower back.

Only when these two actions are applied can you safely start to work towards these poses. If you introduce the backbend to quickly the body will compensate elsewhere usually in the lower back as this bends more easily that the thoracic.

Even though these are considered advanced poses this workshop is open to all levels as with the use of props these postures can be adapted for any practitioner.

Nathalie is renowned for her precise teaching method, detailed alignment cues and and making seemingly difficult postures accessible to each individuals level.

£35

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, May 7th
7-8.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonent tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body. This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.
From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.

Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.

£20

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, May 9th-June 13th,
7.15-8.45pm
We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 8 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.

Our 6 week beginners courses focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. Each week new postures and principles will be introduced, while strengthening your body, increasing mobility and opening your mind. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.

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

£120

ASSISTS MENTORING

with Lizzie Reumont

Wednesdays, May 10th-21st June
2-4

This six week course enables teachers to deepen their understanding of how to aid students in clarifying their experience of yoga asana practice. We explore levels of touch, energetic directionality and the tools needed to build a hands-on relationship with students in the classroom setting. Special consideration is given to language, appropriate body use and prioritisation for assisting students.
Testimonials:
“From the moment you enter a studio with Lizzie it’s abundantly clear that she possesses a vast wealth of knowledge with regard to all aspects of Yoga and the body. But what is perhaps more amazing is how willing she is to share her experience and expertise…Never forcing a flow of information or dictating what it is you ‘must’ learn – more stimulating your appetite with inquisitive questions, thoughtful insights and intelligent assists. She creates a safe environment to learn, share and play”
“I really enjoyed myself on the Assists Course. It is clear that Lizzie’s dynamic teaching style comes from years of inquiry and not being afraid to make mistakes, which is what she asks of the students. A great learning environment!”

£225

*Please note, there will be no class on the 31st May

HEADSTAND COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, May 11th-25th
7.30-8.45pm
*SOLD OUT*
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

SLOW DOWN FRIDAY

with Norman Blair

Friday, May 12TH
2-4.30pm

Cherish this precious chance to slow down and to soften with an extended Yin yoga practice led by Norman Blair, one of the most experienced Yin teachers in UK.
Many of us lead demanding and difficult lives. We can seem like graceful water birds: gliding serenely on the surface but in fact paddling frantically below to stay afloat. Often what we require most is space where we can rest and release the tensions that we all carry.
The Yin yoga practice is centred around floor-based postures, which are held for several minutes using props as supports. Doing this practice for 2.5 hours, mindfully bending and gently moving, can be remarkably rejuvenating for our body-mind-heart.

Norman has been practicing yoga since the early 1990s and started teaching in 2001. He has years of experience in teaching yin yoga and weaves into this wonderful practice his own background of ashtanga and buddha-dharma meditation to be create a potent mix that is soothing, grounding and inspiring. He sees yoga as a beautiful way of being that will enhance your life, welcome you back to your body, release habitual tension and encourage a greater focus and quality of mind. He has trained with teachers such as Hamish Hendry, Judith Lasater, Richard Freeman, Alaric Newcombe and Sarah Powers.

£30

HANDSTANDS & HIPS

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturday, May 13th
1.30-4.30 pm
H & H with H
Handstands (because that’s what you all want)
Expect to fly….
Starting with fingers & wrist strengthening, core awakening and shoulders stretching we will be exploring being upside down – using the wall, with partners and eventually free standing.

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Hips (because that’s what I want)
To bring us down to earth we will unravel the hips mysteries with a juicy, floor based, Forrest inspired sequence.
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With H (because that’s how most call me despite not being given permission)

All levels welcome!
£35

CORE STABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY

with George Monkhouse

Sunday,May 14th
1.30-3.30pm

In India they developed Yoga, in China they developed Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan – exercises to help us open up to greater organ health, emotional balance and spiritual development rather than merely structural flexibility, strength and endurance.

The idea that our spiritual forces and energy levels can be regulated and developed through skilled movements brings with it the fine attention to detail over how movement best happens within us.

Building a strong core Chinese-style means redistributing the pressure that accumulates in the joints and certain muscles from poor posture into the whole system so that muscles, sinews, fascia and skeleton all share the load equally, developing a strong and supple core that unites the whole body as one unit.

We will cover Zhan Zhuang – Standing Like A Tree, somewhat similar to Mountain Pose, Kwa Squats (longevity squats that build core strength) and Twist The Spine (‘Willow Tree’ Qigong).

George is Indaba’s resident acupuncturist and an expert in strong natural medicine without side effects, imparting classical wisdom on how to use your day lifestyle as medicine to keep you in balance and harmony. He has studied Qigong, Taiji and Daoism for over 13 years and has been teaching for 9.

£25

LEARN TO HANDSTAND

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Friday, May 19th
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 with many world 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. The perfect handstand is the holy grail and most discover Sainaa’s techniques are the best route to getting there!
£40

FORREST YOGA WORKSHOP: STAND IN YOUR CORE

with Kristi Rodelli

Saturday, May 20th
1.30-4.30pm

In this workshop we will take a journey into the core with a strong, grounding and illuminating Forrest Yoga asana practice, honouring and embodying the Four Pillars of Forrest Yoga; Strength, Breath, Integrity and Spirit.
You will find all the things you love about the practice in here; the Pranayama work, the unravelling of the neck and shoulders, the juicy core work, the hip love, and maybe even a sneaky Dolphin on the Wall.
Once we have worked through and opened the body physically, energetically and emotionally we will weave everything together with a Chakra meditation process that will involve copious amounts of Bramhari Breath, and some writing.
We will conclude with a long delicious Savasana, allowing plenty of time to digest, integrate, and recalibrate.
This workshop is available to anyone who is open and enthusiastic about going on a journey. Please bring a notebook or paper and pen for the meditation process.

£35

CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATHING WORKSHOP

with Alan Dolan

Sunday,May 21st
1.30-4.30

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

A ROCKET WEEKEND

with Ambra Vallo

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

The Rocket Fuel 

Saturday, May 27th

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, May 28th  

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

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

£35 each

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, May 28th
7-8.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonent tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body. This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.
From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.

Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.

£20

CHINESE DIETARY WISDOM - ANCIENT SECRETS FOR MODERN HEALTH

with George Monkhouse

Sunday, June 4th
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

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

£25

WAX, WANE, INHALE, EXHALE

with Rebecca Dennis and Kirsty Gallagher

Friday, June 9th
2-5pm

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

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

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

Rebecca Dennis will then take you on a powerful journey with your breath. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of this technique and practice this cutting edge self-healing breathwork. This can held you let go of unhealthy breathing habits, such as shallow breathing, have a deeper understanding of breath patterns and release both physical and emotional tension from the body. This can dramatically shift the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness.

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

£55

PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, June 15th - 20th July
6-7.15pm

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from after the first trimester scan until birth.
In this nurturing six week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

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

£105 for 6 weeks

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, June 10th-24th,
9.45-11.15am
This 3 weeks course is for the more advanced student who can already balance a little on their own. Requirement – able to hold a 30 seconds handstand against the wall & fearless to kick in the middle of the room.

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

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

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

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

£70

THE GREAT UNWINDING: A BODY ROLLING WORKSHOP

with Leila Sadeghee

Saturday, June 10th
1.30-4.30pm
Aches, tweaks, and tightness; desk-bound lifestyles, child-rearing, packed schedules – many of us are holding a tremendous amount of tension in our body, and often even our yoga and fitness doesn’t quite unwind it!
 
This workshop invites you into a deep and wonderful unwinding of tension, stress, and chronic holding patterns for the whole body. We will look at key muscles in the human stress response, like the hip flexors, and release them, creating ease in our gate and our state of mind. We will see how our feet hold patterns that impact the entire rest of our body, and learn ways to re-educate the feet for each step we take. Releasing the muscles around the ribcage that can hold and restrict breathing will allow us to draw smooth, full breath. We will look at the muscles that support the spine in the front and sides of the body, giving us a beautiful, upright, effortless posture. We reconsider the concept of ‘core strength’ from the perspective of natural spaciousness. Lastly we will unwind the spine itself, cresting length and space between each vertebra, releasing all the little kinks and pains, from the low back, to the mid-back, to the neck, and even in the cranium.
 
Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is a powerful, yoga-based therapeutic fitness technique. Using our own body weight on a small ball, we roll our bodies out, joint by joint, muscle chain by muscle chain, creating length in each muscle, and space in all of the joints. The result is a total decompression of the body. People walk away feeling and looking taller, with greater range of motion in the joints, and a deep feeling of freedom in the body. It feels wonderful, like giving yourself a deep massage, but helps to bring tone to muscles that are under-performing, and offers lasting results that deepen with every experience on the ball.
 
Give yourself a great gift, and join Leila Sadeghee for this uplifting day of splendid self-care!
 
Leila Sadeghee is a healer, yoga teacher, mentor, and therapeutic bodyworker with over 15 years experience in guiding people to physical, mental, and emotional freedom. Empowered by 17 years of her own yoga practice, 15 years of practicing therapeutic work in the body, and a lifelong freewheeling sense of fun, Leila has developed a straight-forward and uplifting style of teaching that supports people in opening to their highest potential, both on and off the mat. Leila is co-creator of The Practices of Freedom and Wellbeing Immersion, a course that teaches clear and useful pose alignment, eating for optimal health, and how to allow your yoga practice and other embodiment practices to up-shift every aspect of your life. She offers magical retreats, workshops, and yoga teacher training. www.leilasadeghee.com
 
£40

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, June 11th
7-8.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonent tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body. This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.
From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.

Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.

£20

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Leela Miller

Monday,June 12th-10th July
7-8.30pm
We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 8 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.
This 5 week basics course focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. You will learn about meditation and Yoga Nidra as well get introduced to dynamic yoga and learn to use various props to improve alignment. Expect to leave both energised and at ease in body and mind.
Leela is one of London’s most experienced teachers, having completed the Sivananda teacher training program in 1986. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to provide beautifully balanced classes and precise instructions. She encouarges steady, grounded and mindful movement. Leela loves the beauty, power and serenity of merging alignment, movement and breath.
She weaves the precision of Iyengar alignment, the energetics of Shadow Yoga and the spiritual commitment of Sivananda into her love of Ashtanga. She truly believes in the healing power of yoga and in the transformative effects it can have on people’s bodies, minds, lives and relationships. As well as teaching yoga privately and internationally, Leela is a practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapist and studies Yoga Nidra as taught by Swami Satyananda.
8 people maximum.
Booking is required.
£100 for 5 weeks

LEARN TO HANDSTAND

with Sainaa Janchivdorj

Saturday, May 5th
1.30-4.30pm

The workshop will begin with a fairly intense warm up, including a lot of conditioning and flexibility drills specific to handstands. You will be given explanations of what to do with your body to get a perfectly straight handstand. Numerous exercises will be practiced to help you understand the shape of the posture, both on the floor and on your hands. You’ll also be working with a partner so you can learn how to spot and correct someone else’s technique.
This workshop will not be suitable for total beginners but as long as you’re used to holding weight in your arms (against the wall with good form for 30-60 seconds) you’ll be fine. You don’t need to have a perfect handstand – that’s what you are here to learn!

Sainaa trained as an elite gymnast, winning the national championship two years running, he retired from competitive gymnastics at age 18. For the next ten years he worked as a multi-skilled circus performer touring many world famous circuses.
In the early 2000s his career led him to teaching. It is likely that every leading handbalancer in the UK has been taught by Sainaa at some stage in their career. His typical student is either a circus performer or a yogi. Both types of students want to be flexible and love being upside down. The perfect handstand is the holy grail and most discover Sainaa’s techniques are the best route to getting there!

£40 for 3hrs

YOGA CROSS TRAINING WORKSHOP

with Adam Husler

Saturday, June 17th
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

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

£35

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

with Saskia Vidler

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

BREATHING CIRCLES

with Rebecca Dennis

Friday, June 23rd
3-5pm

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

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

£25

YOGA 101 - A YOGA BASICS WORKSHOP

with Shimmy levy-Riley

Saturday, June 24th
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

£35

INDABA BASICS COURSE

with shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, 20th June-25th July
7.15-8.45pm

We offer beginners courses for those embarking on their yoga journey. With only 8 students enrolled on each course, this an intimate learning environment, perfect for asking questions and building confidence.
Our 6 week beginners courses focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. Each week new postures and principles will be introduced, while strengthening your body, increasing mobility and opening your mind. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.

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

£120

LIGHT & SPACIOUS

with Naomi Absalom

Sunday, June 25th
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

£35

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

with Dylan Werner

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

Anatomy, Alignment and the Art of Assists.

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

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

Subjects covered in this training.

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

Yoga Alliance certified as CE’s

*Dylans only TTC & class in London this year

A WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Matt Giordano

Friday, July 7th-Sunday, July 9th

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

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

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

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

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

£45 for single workshop
£120 for full weekend!

BREATHING CIRCLES

with Rebecca Dennis

Friday, July 14th
2-5pm

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

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

£25

A TRIDIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON BACKBENDS

with Jessica Puglie

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

PREGNANCY YOGA

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, July 27th - 31st August
6-7.15

Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from after the first trimester scan until birth.
In this nurturing six week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. Troublesome ailments such as back pain will be addressed. This course will relieve tension, increase your strength, stamina and flexibility, while also helping you deal with stress and anxiety. Treasure this quiet time set aside for your practice as a sanctuary for you to connect with the baby growing inside you.

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

£105 for 6 weeks

CELEBRATE YOUR PRACTICE

with Ana Forrest

Friday, August 18th
6-8.30pm

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

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

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

£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend

BUILDING THE WARRIOR HEART

with Ana Forrest

Saturday, August 19th
10am - 1pm

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

Participants should bring water, yoga strap (at least 6′), yoga block and a yoga mat/large towel.
£60 for single workshop or
£275 for full weekend

LUMINOUS CORE

with Ana Forrest

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

HEAL YOUR BACK

with Ana Forrest

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

GRAVITY SURFING (ADVANCED LEVEL)

with Ana Forrest

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

BREATHING CIRCLES

with Rebecca Dennis

Friday, August 25th
3-5pm

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

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

£25

LEGS TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

with Adam Husler

Sunday, October 1st
1.30-4.30pm

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

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

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

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

£35

TWIST'N'LENGTHEN: BACK STRENGTH AND SPINE MOBILISING

with Adam Husler

Saturday, November 11th
1.30-4.30

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

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

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

£35