Workshops

To book please refer back to our timetable and select the date you would like to book.

WORKSHOPS ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND THE CANCELATION POLICY IS 24H PRIOR TO THE EVENT. IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING PLEASE EMAIL THE STUDIO.

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slow down autumn equinox WITH lisa hood saturday 21st SEPT 1-3pm (yoga house CATFORD)

Join us and Lisa from LaHoodyoga for Slow Down this Autumn Equinox - an afternoon of Yin yoga, crystal grids and essential oils.

Autumn Equinox marks the end of the Summer, so a perfect opportunity to reflect and celebrate on the passing Summer and recharge ready for winter. With the element Fire being associated with autumn come stoke up your flame and step outside of your habitual routine and nourish yourself.

Expect slow, mindful and deep Yin practices that will help you tune out of your usual distractions and give you space to just be you. It’s an opportunity to open up to a fresh perspective and connect with your intuition.

You’ll learn practices and tools that you can incorporate into your everyday life so that you can come back to these zen feelings, again and again. Welcome to your new ritual.

What to expect:

A warm candle light greets you in the wonderfully peaceful space at Yoga House. With a cup of herbal Love tea in your hand, you choose your mat and get comfy on the soft cushions and blankets. Soothing Doterra Essential oils are there for you to enhance the mood or energy that you want to experience. Pick your oil (or oils!) and breathe deeply and then come to gaze at the crystal grid.

We will be working with Citrine and opening up the third chakra Manipura in the yin sequence. This will work to unblock negative energy locked up in the body and mind, and allow new positive free flowing energy to encapsulate the body. After a lengthy resting savasana (everyone's favorite part in yoga!!), the final task for you is to pick an oracle card. Sometimes the card is all that's needed to cement that answer you've been questioning. It’s an event of self care, a moment to check-in with yourself and take time out.

You know you deserve this. This session is open to all. Early Bird £20

 

NEW MOON GONG BATH WITH JUNIOR VALENTINE FRIDAY 27th SEPT 7-8pm (yoga house LEE)

Our monthly GONG BATH run by our qualified Gong Master Junior Valentine, who will take you on a magical sound journey with his three gongs. Setting intentions for the month ahead and connecting to the universal energy.

The gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation. Feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of this amazing Sound Bath. All you have to do is lie down and let the sound vibrations flow through your body and mind.

Open to all levels. £15 pre booked, £18 on the door.

 

handstands and backbends WITH alex nino sunday 29th SEPT 10-12pm (yoga house CATFORD)

A 2hr workshop with the amazing Alex Nino breaking down handstands and backbends.

This workshop is open to beginners and intermediate level.

Alex utilises everything a human already has to develop strength and flexibility, he will show you how to use the mind, breath and body in ways aligned to natural movement, no machines or weights. Alex's method is for everyone.

For many adults the thought of inversions fills them with fear. From experienced yogis to complete beginners this workshop will empower attendees to see the world upside down whilst learning:

- the basics of a straight handstand

- understanding the elements of a handstand and how to prepare

- capacity and balance

- entries to a handstand and working with shapes

- tools for handstand press

- curating a longterm learning process - a solid handstand takes time and regular practice

- ideas for maintenance of healthy shoulders, hips and spine.

This workshop explores what movement the spine is capable of and why it is the key to feeling forever young. With practical and informative focus on the different planes of spinal movement: sagittal, frontal and transverse. There will also be in-depth practice of the three types of backbending; traction, contraction and leverage with:

-mobility work for the spine, shoulders and hips (backbends focus)

-anatomic and physiological education about the scapulae and the pelvis to enable more effective pushing and pulling patterns

- a process to increase physical awareness, and therefore more effective interaction between the nervous and musculoskeletal

Early Bird £30

 

EMBODIED YOGA PRINCIPLES - A TOOLKIT FOR LIFE OFF THE MAT WITH TOM HOLMES sunday 6th OCT 12-3pm (yoga house CATFORD)

Embodied Yoga Principles is a simple and innovative approach to postural Yoga drawing from many embodied/somatic practices to emphasise psychological self-awareness, deep personal insight and to develop skill transference off of the Yoga mat. The ultimate aim being a better awareness of how you ARE in relation to yourself, those around you and the world at large. This session will incorporate a 60 minute slow, accessible vinyasa flow followed by time working with achetypal postures, discussion with partners & in small groups and space to explore how these principles could be taken away and worked into your regular practice and life off of the yoga mat. While the session will be completely accessible regardless of physical ability, it may be quite deep. So if you are going through an emotionally or psychologically challenging time it may not be for you right now. Come open and prepared to laugh, cry and rage, to see and potentially change some long held patterns for the better. Tom Holmes is a Yoga & Qigong teacher accredited in the EYP methodology, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience within many embodied and spiritual practices to provide people with tools to live a more vibrant life. Here are links if you want to include them...

https://www.embodiedyogaprinciples.com

Open to all levels, £30 early bird

 

EMBODY: LIVE FROM THE HEART, A WEEKEND WITH SUZANNE FAITH YOGA SAT 16TH AND SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER (CATFORD) - events are separate for bookings

Saturday 16th Nov 10-12.30pm Pure Heart - Backbending

It takes an incredible amount of strength to embody wisdom. Spaciousness is required in order for light to shine into our minds and bodies. When the body and mind become contracted, it becomes difficult for our inner light to guide us in our daily lives.
Join Suzanne and move through a variety of backbends. Build integrated actions in your body to hold your light and to expand spaces within. Open the hip and shoulder joints. Savour the seal of meditation and pranayama.

Open to all levels, early bird £30

Sunday 17th Nov 10-12.30pm Holy Grounds - Hips & Inversions
Learn how to experience the preciousness of life . Access the spaces in the body where our flow of energy becomes blocked and misdirected by exploring hips and inversions. The practices in this session aim to strengthen and open the mind, pranic-body and the heart. We will dive deep into rich conversation and seal the session with meditation and mantra.

Open to all levels, early bird £30

Suzanne is a certified Senior Anusara Teacher. Her teachings encourage students to dissolve barriers, to dance and to move through an intelligent practice in order to restore and evolve on all levels. Her classes are devotional, dynamic and diverse…bold, mighty and introspective, weaving progressive sequencing, anchored in ancient teachings, and woven to attune to modern duty.