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.

360 DEGREE HIPPY HIPS AND FLEXI HAMSTRINGS WORKSHOP

with Ambra Vallo

Saturday, December 10th,
1.30-4.30pm
Many of us hold a great deal of tension, emotions, and stress in the hips. Emotions are energy, when they are not released, they became stuck energy in the body that can morph into tightness or pain. Additionally by spending the majority of our days standing, sitting and driving, our hips lose mobility and become tight and tense. Tight hamstrings and hips can contribute to problems with the lower back and knees. They can also be a source of huge frustration for yoga practitioners as elements of their practice may feel restricted, particularly forward bends, floating into inversions, moving into lotus and putting the legs behind the head.
This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to increase their flexibility through the hips and hamstrings. We will explore postures that aid in increasing the mobility of the pelvis, loosening the hamstrings and opening the hips. This workshop will include a deeper exploration into “peak” poses such as Head to Ankle, Hanumanasa (Splits), Eka Pada and Dwi Pada Sirsasana (One or Two leg behind the head). We will conclude with a guided deep relaxation to get rid of any tension left in the body and make you feel rested and re-energised.
Open to all hips.
£35

A YIN YOGA WORKSHOP

with Norman Blair

Sunday, December 11th,
1.30-4.30pm

The Yin yoga practice invites us to explore inner landscapes with a quality of self-reflection, accepting and accommodating that which arises free of judgment or attachment – with equanimity. We learn to pay attention to what is, as it is – with an attitude of kindness. As we come into this final month of the year, it is good to be reminded that life is precious. To truly recognise the preciousness of this human body requires a real effort to slow down; especially in a busy city like London where there is so much speed and so much sound.

Norman has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is one of the leading Yin yoga teachers in this country. His approach is about enabling accessibility, encouraging acceptance and deepening awareness. He recently bought out a book – ‘Brightening Our Inner Skies: Yin and yoga’.

£35

END OF THE YEAR KIRTAN

with Emi Tull

Friday, December 16th
8-9pm
We would like to offer an opportunity to gather and chant as a spiritual community at the end of the year.
Kirtan (call-and-response chanting) is one of devotional practices common to the Bhakti Yoga, and a great yogi, Sri Dharma Mittra, regularly teaches this beautiful method of yoga practice in NY. Through the chanting, you practice Dharana (concentration) in a way that is pleasant and demands little effort, and it becomes meditation when the concentration is uninterrupted. Chanting gives pleasure to the mind, and at the same time, opens and purifies the heart. Chanting with devotion will cultivate reverence and love. It is great to sing with your Sangha (community of like-minded individuals), you become absorbed in the communal endeavour, and connected to others and the inner-Self.
You don’t need to be good at singing at all. We can provide chairs for those who prefer not to sit on the floor.

HOGMANAY!

with Stewart Gilchrist

Saturday, December 17th
1.30-4.30pm
Join us for a shin dig with Scotland’s very own Stewart Gilchrist a tad earlier than usual and prepare yourself for the New Year! It’s Stewruji’s Christmas Party!

Stewart will ignite the Torchlight Procession sending fireworks up your sushumna. Your prana will be doing it’s own highland jig whilst your body feels the benefits of an exuberant asana practice.

First foot your way onto the mat, preparing to cross the threshold from 2016 into the limitless possibilities that 2017 has to offer. Set new intentions, sweat out the past and link arms to salute the future.

Stewart Gilchrist is a celtic warrior, with strong adjustments and a great playlist. He is determined to make you strong enough to manifest everything your Anahata chakra desires.
Kilt wearers might want to avoid handstands, no whiskey in your Unuco unless you offer some to reception and it is not advisable to bring haggis, might offend the veggies…

Advanced booking highly recommended.

£35

UNWIND & RELEASE WORKSHOP - Supporting Ourmala Charity

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Sunday, December 18th
1.30-4.30pm

This is the time of the year to give back. Join Shimmy in supporting Ourmala and help hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers find inner peace, by nurturing compassion off the mat and into the world through yoga.

OURMALA exists to help refugees and asylum-seekers recover from the atrocities they have experienced and rebuild their lives. They stand for compassion, interconnection and social justice.

Unwind & Release is a Yin & Restorative based practice – exploring the Yin and Yang, the inner and outer, balancing energies and connecting deeper within – you will have time to connect & explore your breath in long-held postures with the support of props. Enjoy passive, yet deep releasing stretches to soothe hard working bodies and minds! The practice works to access stagnant areas of the body that are often left unexplored in faster paced classes. When done regularly in tandem with a dynamic asana practice, this class will help enhance flexibility, increase your range of movement by gently stretching deeper muscles, joints and fascia. 

Encouraging a non-judgemental, supportive & nourishing environment for all levels of practitioners, this longer practice will provide time and space for the mind to find a deeper sense of stillness and ease, nurturing compassion and kindness.

£35

30% of Shimmy’s personal earnings will be donated to OURMALA, to help raise awareness on the wonderfully healing – and much-needed – work provided by the charity.

GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, December 18th
7-8.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonant 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 reestablishing 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

NEW YEAR GONG BATH

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday, January 1st,
5-6.30pm

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonant 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 reestablishing 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

PREGNANCY YOGA COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Thursdays, January 5th-February 9th,
6-7.15pm
Practising yoga throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful gift for both yourself and your unborn baby. Prenatal yoga will help you be in the best possible mental and physical shape for birth and beyond! Before commencing, consult your doctor, especially if you have had any complications in your pregnancy, including a history of miscarriage. Recommended from week 13 until birth.
In this nurturing four week course, you will be led through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), positions for labour and relaxation techniques. 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

RESTORATIVE YOGA AND SOUND BATH WORKSHOP

with Otto Haddad and Silvia Sanvito

Friday, January 6th,
2-5pm
Restorative Yoga is one of the most relaxing and opening experiences you could have, add to it Sound Therapy and it makes a very unique experience!
You will experience a deeply rejuvenating time where a restorative yoga practice led by Silvia is combined with the healing sounds of singing bowls, Voice and Drum played live by Otto.The aim is to open up by deeply relaxing on supported Yoga asana or postures (blankets, cushions, mats, blocks, bricks and belts are used to create a comfortable support), fully release tensions and let the sound cleanse and refresh the system.Silvia and Otto are husband and wife and have been applying integrated Sound and Yoga for many years to help nurture their family and touch many people with their unconditional love and depth of practice.This workshop is open to all levels.£35

SETTING AND HONOURING INTENTIONS: A FORREST YOGA WORKSHOP

with Kristi Rodelli

Saturday, January 7th
1.30-4.30pm

Intentions can be super powerful, and have the potential to create a huge amount of grounding and stability. They act as a homing device, bringing us back to our core when we’re distracted or thrown a curveball. They pull us away from our habitual ways of living and remind us to step into our potential and power.

Just having an intention is not enough though. If there are no actions behind the intention, it’s useless. What we say and do, the way we behave, and what we extend out is much more potent than the intention itself.

It takes a lot of courage, commitment, and sometimes a lot of self-work to stay connected to an intention and truthfully follow it through, but with practice we gather the tools we need, and reap the rewards. It’s an opportunity to wake up and start practicing our yoga for real.

The theme of this workshop will be explored by journeying through the chakras, journal writing and a Forrest yoga sequence of pranayama, core work and lots of other great Forresty stuff.

£35

A YIN YOGA WORKSHOP: EXPLORING INNER LANDSCAPES

with Norman Blair

Sunday, January 8th,
1.30-4.30pm

The Yin yoga practice invites us to explore inner landscapes with a quality of self-reflection, accepting and accommodating. We attempt to experience these qualities free of judgment or attachment – with equanimity. We learn to pay attention to what is, as it is – with an attitude of kindness. It is good to be reminded that life is precious. To truly recognise the preciousness of this human body requires a real effort to slow down. The Yin yoga practice is centred around floor-based postures, which are held for several minutes using props as supports. Doing this practice for three hours, mindfully bending and gently moving, can be remarkably rejuvenating for our body-mind-heart.

£35

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Leela Miller

Mondays, January 9th-February 13th
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 6 week basics course focuses on building a basic knowledge of the yoga postures while improving body awareness and breath control. You will learn about meditation and Yoga Nidra as well get introduced to dynamic yoga and learn to use various props to improve alignment. Expect to leave both energized and at ease in body and mind.
Leela is one of London’s most experienced teachers, having completed the Sivananda teacher training program in 1986. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to provide beautifully balanced classes and precise instructions. She encouarges steady, grounded and mindful movement. Leela loves the beauty, power and serenity of merging alignment, movement and breath.
She weaves the precision of Iyengar alignment, the energetics of Shadow Yoga and the spiritual commitment of Sivananda into her love of Ashtanga. She truly believes in the healing power of yoga and in the transformative effects it can have on people’s bodies, minds, lives and relationships. As well as teaching yoga privately and internationally, Leela is a practicing biodynamic craniosacral therapist and studies Yoga Nidra as taught by Swami Satyananda.
8 people maximum.
Booking is required.
£120 for 6 weeks

YOGA ASSISTS MENTORING PART TWO

with Lizzie Reumont

Tuesdays, January 10th - 31st
3.30-5.30pm

In the second part of this mentoring course, we will further explore the energetics and alignment of assists in more complex asana, using props, assisting those with special needs, and working with students through fluid sequences rather than solely with static postures.

In this intimate environment you will gain the support that new teachers often feel they lack at the beginning of their careers.

£150

YOGA BASICS COURSE

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Tuesdays, January 10th-February 14th
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

SLOW DOWN FRIDAY

with Norman Blair

Friday, January 13th,
1.30-4.30pm
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 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

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, January 14th-28th
9.45-11.15am

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

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

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

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

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

£70

YOGA 101 - A YOGA BASICS WORKSHOP

with Shimmy Levy-Riley

Saturday, January 14th
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

POWERFUL PRACTICES FOR A CREATIVE AND VIBRANT YEAR

with Naomi Absalom

Saturday and Sunday, January 21st and 22nd,
1.30-4.30pm

Saturday, January 21st, 1.30-4.30pm

UNLOCK THE PRANA

As we move into another year, it’s time to reflect on the previous one, shake off any doubts, dissolve some assumptions and not be afraid to ask the right questions which serve to keep us aligned, anchored and deeply in touch with ourselves.
This workshop will encourage you to locate the part of you that resonates with the universe and rekindle and reaffirm that connection. We will move through a potent combination of asanas, while applying bandhas, mantra and breath work to unlock the force of the spirit.
This will be a dynamic full spectrum practice for all levels, with an emphasis on long pranayama sequences to awaken the energetic body and spirit ready for transformation. We will end on a cloud of radiance!
THE HIGHEST POSSIBILITY
Sunday, January 22nd, 1.30-4.30pm
This practice will take off where the previous workshop left you and move you into much deeper layers so that you can
focus on creating a foundation for magnetising a new life, a new project, a new relationship, a new year. Physically and energetically we’ll focus on the solar plexus, the third chakra to light a bit of fire and get the party started.
Expect a lot more pranayama, a challenging but meaningful asana practice with a focus on long holds, twists and arm balances. We will close with an extended meditation and some beautiful chanting to get our spirits properly soaring.
£35 each

ASSISTING COURSE

with Kristi Rodelli (Johnson)

Wednesdays, February 1st-March 8th
3-5pm
“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

ADVANCE YOUR ACROYOGA PRACTICE COURSE

with Eugene Butcher and Pip Elysium

Tuesdays, February 7th-March 14th
3.30-5.30pm
Eugene Butcher & Pip Elysium will challenge and inspire you. We will provide you with an environment where you can learn and develop a strong foundation and technique for AcroYoga.

Please note that you will need to know the basics of AcroYoga e.g Star, Bird, Straddle Throne for this course. 30 sec handstand at the wall is also a benefit to this course but not essential. Please contact us if unsure but welcome people with a strong Yoga practice. Come either as a pair (AcroYogaDuo), or as an individual. If coming as an individual, please expect to learn both roles.

We strongly believe that coming back and revisiting AcroYoga with familiar people will develop you as an AcroYogi. Repetition is the mother of skill which will enable you to feel the movement and automatically respond to your partner with fluidity and grace.

£180

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, SANSKRIT AND CHANTING COURSE

with Lizzie Reumont

Thursdays, February 16th-March 9th,
3.30-5.30pm

These four, two hour sessions will look at the key sutras and mantras from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We will investigate sanskrit pronunciation and models for chanting and learn basic harmonium skills. Additionally we will review how to integrate the yoga philosophy and ideology into the classroom setting and applying it in daily life.

£150

CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATHING WORKSHOP

with Alan Dolan

Sunday, January 29th,
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.
£55

FLY AND FLOW WORKSHOP

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturday, February 4th,
1.30-4.30pm

With a self explanatory title you will FLY & FLOW….

Starting with a severe core strengthening warm up, preparing you to take flight. Then after breaking down the usual suspects – the inevitable handstand and all its cousins – we shall embark on a storytelling through creative sequencing and arm balancing. Smoothly (and quietly) transitioning from linear to circular, front to back, upside down to inside out.
Voilà!

When it comes to yoga Hortense doesn’t believe in monogamy, she is attracted to a myriad of styles. Having started her training with Dharma Mittra and Ana Forrest, she continues to travel all over London to get her yoga fix.

£35

A 30 HOUR INVERSIONS TEACHER TRAINING

with Patrick Beach and Carling Harps

Tuesday-Sunday, February 7th-12th,
Various Times
A guided and open ended journey into the flying side of the Yoga practice. All of the why’s, why nots and how to’s necessary for an inversion practice. In this training you will not only build a new level of comfort in your own inversion practice, but walk away with the tools needed to safely share the joy of going upside down with your students. We will explore two paths in this training – the path of liberating your own practice through the physical efforts needed to build your inversion practice and a path of manifestation – a study of the ideas, alignment, safety techniques, communication skills, and developing a keen eye for looking at bodies to share this knowledge with others. This training will create a shift in your body, mind, and spirit. Let’s Fly!

In this training you will explore & learn:

How to effectively prepare students for inversions using sequencing & targeted strengthening
The physical alignment of inversions
Addressing the role of fear and breaking away from preconceived limitations
Readings, lecture & discussion on varying inversion alignment principals & theories
How to prevent injuries and keep your inverted students safe in a classroom setting
How to assess readiness for an inversion practice in your students
Benefits & modifications of inversions for all bodies

SCHEDULE

Tuesday: 1.30-7.00pm

Wednesday: 1.30-5.30pm

Thursday:1.30-5.30pm

Friday: 5.30-8.30pm

Saturday: 5.30-8.30pm

Sunday: 5.30-8.30pm

*Students will be required to attend Fridays workshop (Complete Practice) and one of the weekend workshops (Saturday or Sunday) to complete the YTTC. These two workshops will be included in the YTTC price.

* Please notify us by email which weekend workshops you will be attending.

£500

WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS

with Patrick Beach

Friday-Sunday, February 10th-12th,
Various Times

Friday, February 10th, 2-5pm

A COMPLETE PRACTICE

Join Patrick for a well rounded yoga practice moving through asana, pranayama and meditation that will work to create a true connection between body and mind. Explore the moment as we centre the mind, move the body, and dig into the rhythm of your breath. This all levels practice is a great way to open up the body, embrace new opportunities and challenges while still providing plenty of time to stay grounded in your comfort zone.
Saturday, February 11th, 1.30-4.30pm
CORE CONTROL: FLOATING THROUGH ARM BALANCES AND INVERSIONS
Learn to glide through your practice with lightness as we break down how to activate midline of your body in flow. Using efficient alignment principles and newly found core awareness we will play with a variety of arm balances and handstands. All levels are welcome to this fun exploration of the practice. Join in as we ignite a fire in your core, allowing you to take the reins and move your practice anywhere!
Sunday, February 12th, 1.30-4.30pm
BACKBENDING WITH EASE
Together we will focus on a number of heart opening postures and take them to unexpected places of movement and freedom in our bodies. So often we find ourselves caught up on just one path or swirling the same old circles, with the same old narratives. Use this expansive, expectation shattering practice to break out of old habits and start moving in new directions! Learn to safely move your spine through its full range of motion with grace and ease. Expect to leave class with a new sense of space and a lighthearted mindset.
Patrick Beach teaches vigorous and fluid vinyasa yoga that builds strength, creates flexibility and inspires play. Patrick’s teaching goes beyond intelligent alignment; moving any willing student to an introspective, holistic experience that cultivates mind-body awareness.
£45 for each workshop
£120 for full weekend

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL TWO

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, February 11th-25th,
9.45-11.45am
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’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

DHARMA YOGA WEEKEND

with Sri Dharma Mittra

Friday-Sunday, March 3rd-5th,
Various Times
Indaba is delighted to welcome back the world renowned and much-loved Sri Dharma Mittra to London this Spring. His inspiring weekend of workshops will bring together Yogic blend of practices guaranteed to yield instant psychic energy. Divinely selected Yogic techniques practiced under the guidance of an expert teacher will lead to incredible physical, mental and spiritual results.
Friday, March 3rd, 6.30-8.30pm
DHARMA YOGA BASICS: Asana, Pranayama, Yama and Yoga Nidra
Saturday, March 4th, 9.30-11.30am
MASTER CLASS: Advanced Charging Practice
Saturday, March 4th, 11.30am-12.30pm
Dharma Yoga Nidra
Saturday, March 4th, 3-6pm
MAHA SADHANA: The Great Practice of Dharma Yoga
Sunday, March 5th, 10am-12pm
CHARGING PRACTICE with Inverted Posture Focus
Sunday, March 5th, 2-4pm
CHARGING PRACTICE with Enhanced Pranayama
Sunday, March 5th, 4.30-6pm
Self Knowledge Satsang and Kirtan
£55 for one workshop
£75 for Maha Sadhana
£25 for Yoga Nidra
£10 for Kirtan
£250 for Full Weekend
Please note, Yoga Nidra and Kirtan and separate from the Full Weekend package.

HANDSTAND FOCUS COURSE LEVEL ONE

with Hortense Suleyman

Saturdays, March 4th-18th
10-11.30am

Opening with some serious warm up & conditioning based on flexibility and mobility you will learn ways to efficiently strengthen the wrists, shoulders and core.We will break down how to efficiently use the wall in creative ways to build the confidence for eventually kick in the middle of the room.

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

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

£70

TRADITIONAL VINYASA KRAMA WEEKEND

with Whit Hornsberger

Friday, March 10th - Sunday, March 12th
Various Times

Friday, March 10th, 2-5pm

VINYASA KRAMA – THE ART OF SLOWING DOWN

The traditional movement and sequence methodology of Vinyasa Krama honours the breath as our ultimate teacher and source of wisdom. The teachings as passed down by the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya remind us that this ancient tradition is one of slowing down, quieting the mind and cultivating the art of concentration.

Through the application of mindful breath coordinated movements, powerfully deliberate transi-tions (vinyasas) and intelligent sequencing (krama), Vinyasa Krama, the art of slowing down, offers refuge from the quickening pace of life, integrating the mind and body into unparalleled states of transformative union.This class will explore the history, methodology and practice of Vinyasa Krama and is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Saturday, March 11th, 1.30-4.30pm

ASANA MASTERS – BALANCE, BREATH & BIO-MECHANICS

The development of prowess in our posture practice is available to each of us every time we step onto the mat, regardless of experience.

In a world obsessed with body image and a contemporary yoga culture that worships the exter-nal image of the asana, accomplishment in asana (asana siddhi) has very little to do with what the posture looks like on the outside.

Traditionally, proficiency or mastery of asana (asana siddhi) is not determined by the degree of flexibility, strength displayed or physical depth reached within the posture. Rather, mastery of asana is resolutely about the balance of effort and the disposition of the breath and nervous system within.

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

Sunday, March 12th, 1.30-4.30pm

THE PATH TO STILLNESS – UNCOVERING TRUE NATURE OF BEING

The ancient tradition of Yoga is a path of contemplation, a meditative trek designed to remove the obstacles which obscure the true essence of who we are. The teachings expound that we are in fact infinitely more than meets the eye and it is this mis-identification (avidya) that is the cause of the suffering we experience in this life.

The journey, however, is no walk in the park and certainly fraught with obstacles we must over-come. Impeding the path to self-inquiry are the primordial energies of rajas and tamas (gunas). The preparatory practices of asana and pranayama (breathwork) are applied to ease their influ-ence, support the development of stillness and clarity (sattva) and condition the vessel of the human body and mind for the internal contemplative practice of meditation.Our time together will focus upon the Yoga-Sūtras and its philosophy of the true self as pure awareness (purusa) and how rajas and tamas affect our ability to quiet the mind and connect with the infinite potential residing within.

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

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

Lovers of surf, travel and nature, Whit and his wife Nicole reside on Galiano Island, a small island off the coast of Vancouver, operating Soul Arch Yoga, a yoga project offer-ing international workshops, retreats and online practices of embodied well-being.

£40 for each

£108 for full weekend.