Advanced Flexibility with Irene Pappas
Aug
25
1:30 PM13:30

Advanced Flexibility with Irene Pappas

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Balance your body with both stability and range of motion!

25th August | 1:30 - 4:30pm

This workshop is specifically for those with a consistent practice that are looking for ways to deepen flexibility in back bending, forward bending, and hip opening poses. Irene will share tips and tricks learned from circus performers, contortionists, and hand balancers in order to help you safely explore new depths. Irene will discuss how to evaluate your own anatomy and practice in order to balance your body with both stability and range of motion.

Expect to see things like flipping the grip in poses like bow and dancer, and bringing the feet to the head for cobra and eventually scorpion, over splits, chest stands, and some partner stretching. This workshop will be catered to the group, but being somewhat comfortable in the splits is recommended (if you have questions, email Irene info@fitqueenirene.com).


£45 Single Workshop |£120 Full Weekend

For Members
£40.50 Single Workshop |£108 Full Weekend
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Mandala Vinyasa Journey Through Earth with Katarina Rayburn
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Mandala Vinyasa Journey Through Earth with Katarina Rayburn

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Mandala Vinyasa Journey Through Earth!

31 August | 2:00 - 4:00pm

BMoving 360 degrees around our mats, focusing on lengthening our hamstrings, creating space, enabling us to fold deeper and fly higher, working with arm balances and inversions. This grounding yet invigorating practice will activate Muladhara chakra, our root source of stability.

This 2-hour session will start and end with yin yoga to compliment the subtle and physical body that we will be working on the day. It is an all levels class, options and variations will be given for those wanting to take their practice further.

Not recommended for complete beginners.

£30

For Members | £27
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Backbend Express Course with Elisa Devlin
Sep
10
to Sep 24

Backbend Express Course with Elisa Devlin

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Backbend Express Course

10th September -24th September | 6:30-7:45pm

Come and learn how to safely deepen your back arching postures. Explore the full range of motion of your spine under the expert eye of Elisa Devlin. With her hands on assisted stretches, you’ll be amazed how far you can go. Deepening into a king cobra, full wheel and bow pose. We will also work core strength as a counter-practice to the back arches. Prerequisite is a good upward facing dog.

Minimum one years of regular practice.

3-week course

£90

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SAUCHA & EXTINCTION REBELLION WITH STEWART GILCHRIST
Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

SAUCHA & EXTINCTION REBELLION WITH STEWART GILCHRIST

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More than just a physical, mental and spiritual workout!

20th July | 1:30-4:30pm

It is commonly held that Saucha literally means purity, cleanliness and clearness. Traditionally thanks to the teachings of Patanjalli, The Mahabharata and many generations of yogacharya as it refers to purity of mind, speech and body.

However, as we approach an environmental and ecological extinction it may be worth considering how we contribute to the purity and cleanliness of our world.

This workshop offers much more than just a physical, mental and spiritual workout!

A workshop for all that will open up a discussion and broaden an awareness as to how we can avoid further climate change and alter our world and our abode as we slide deeper into the anthropocene!

£35

For Members | £31.50
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YOGA FOR RUNNERS WITH ROSALIND SOUTHWARD
Jul
12
1:30 PM13:30

YOGA FOR RUNNERS WITH ROSALIND SOUTHWARD

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Yoga and Running!

21th July | 1:30-4:00pm

This workshop won’t reinvent the wheel of fancy ways to stretch your calves and quads – we’ve all seen these, tried them and know the score. This is about how yoga can help you train holistically; developing awareness of body and mind in order to expand your limits whilst training struggle-free. Learn how using the breath to make physiological connections can give you psychological support whilst training and competing, and why mind training and relaxation is as important as the physical stuff!

Taught by Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training and Long distance runner Rosalind Southward, this workshop will use a sequence focused on core, hips and legs to develop greater muscular awareness that will help you to train smarter in order to prevent injuries and heal faster. The workshop will also include breathwork, meditation/visualisation techniques and finish with a guided relaxation to reset and restore. An opportunity to learn Rosalind’s special pre and post-run recovery tricks!

This workshop is suitable for all levels of runners and Yogis. Whether you are a marathon runner or a couch to 5k, a long term Yogi or new to the mat, Rosalind looks forward to connecting with you to share her two big passions: Yoga and Running!

£30

For Members | £27
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CONTORTURE® WORKSHOP: BACKBEND FROM THE FRONT TO CONTORT with Jonathan Nosan
Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

CONTORTURE® WORKSHOP: BACKBEND FROM THE FRONT TO CONTORT with Jonathan Nosan

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Internationally renown Contortionist and Coach Jonathan Nosan returns to Indaba with his CONTORTURE® Workshop: BackBend from The Front to Contort.

Relaxed Engagement, Release, Control, and Expansiveness roots the Flexility of Strength as we smarten the hips and core to new levels of burning and connectivity. Alignment of hips, sucking of gut, tucking of tailbones, and corkscrewing will quickly become your keyword mantras as a stick becomes your guide and sometimes crutch and cane.

Proper Breath Sequencing will prepare you to integrate your breath for a new control of hanging backbends, waterfalls (aka “dropbacks”) and ultimately getting thy heels over head in joy.

Headstands, Forearm Stands and Handstands will be worked through a controlled counterbalance and new attention towards the pyramidalis and placement of mind focus for body achievement. The magic happens when combining the pains and pleasures of connected and controlled backbending with controlled inversions to find your Personal CONTORTURE®.

We’ll work on weight transfers from feet to hands and finding an ease in and out of contorted poses with the when and where of breath. In the final hour you will have an opportunity to work on attaining personal Pose Goals, Sequencing, and a general awakening of body and brain and perhaps a bit of soul stirring. Possible things to look forward to: Mountain, Crocodile, Contortion Handstand, Scales, M, Cheststand, Split Pullovers and more…all with perfect alignment (of course).

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Breath and Movement Gathering in Conichan
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Breath and Movement Gathering in Conichan

Alchemy of Breath

8 - 10 March 2019, Scotland

Our Farmhouse in an idyllic location is waiting for you to have a rejuvenating weekend

Conichan is a charming 300 year old farmhouse nestled on the north bank of the River Almond halfway up the Sma Glen. The traditional farm steadings have recently been converted into a stylish house.

With the most magical of settings, Conichan is the ideal location to get away from it all. Conichan is at the centre of the West Glenalmond Estate, which stretches over 6,500 acres of spectacular countryside.

OBJECTIVES OF THE WEEKEND

To give attendees a toolbox of skills they can use to improve their immune system and wellbeing and learn how to include them in everyday practice.

Other subjects covered

  • Water

  • Nutrition

  • Electro-magnetics

    The mind

Itinenary

Friday

  • 7.30pm Buffet dinner on arrival.

  • 8.30pm Introductory talk about what will happen over the course of the weekend.

Saturday

  • 6.30am Wake-up exercises, cleanses (Kriya), Pranayama, Meditation and preparatory exercises incorporating Hatha Yoga, Chi Gung and other movement modalities.

  • 9.00am Breakfast

  • 10.30am Wild Walk

  • 1.00pm Lunch

  • 2.00pm Break

  • 4.00pm Hof method and Cold immersion.

  • 7.00pm Dinner

  • 8.30pm Combined Discussion and evening Meditation with specific guidance and any questions people have had during the day.

Sunday

  • 6.30am Meditation and Morning Hof Immersion, further Refinement of Breath Practice 9.00am Breakfast

  • 10.30am Walk

  • 12.30pm Lunch

  • 2.30pm Bedding in practices into daily routines.

THE HOSTS

Dr Anthony Soyer and Tomasz Joka share a common passion for Yoga, resilience training and optimal human function. The retreat will be made up of two approaches to empowerment.

Firstly, Anthony will give an introduction to medical research into the Science of Breath, explaining how we can use different systems of breathing to balance and heal the body. This will include full Pranayama practice including some of the following breathing techniques: Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabhati and Kumbhaka.

Secondly, Tomasz will discuss and teach the principles of Hof Breathwork including cold water exposure.

Together they will also discuss techniques to cleanse, strengthen the biochemistry and repair physical damage. This extended personal time will allow extensive discussion in all areas of health including the psychology of health.

PRICE

Per person £375

Includes all activities accommodation (shared twin room) pick-up / drop-off food

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