WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Chill-out Saturday with Yoga Nidra - NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Saturday, 19th Jan
15:30 - 18:00 pm
After the success and very positive feedback of our previous Yoga Nidra sessions, I'd like to invite you to our next event to chill out completely, to rest deeply and to feel relaxed and renewed from head to toe.
The week is over (even the year) and it's time to rest. Don't you want to turn your weekends into an excitement and to discover the interesting in them? Yoga Nidra (yoga-sleep) is calming, de-stressing, and can help you to let go of your week with a positive attitude and a healthy outlook. If you feel tired, unmotivated or suffer from weekday schedules, cheer yourself up with yogic meditative sleep (Yoga Nidra) and some other yoga skills which may help you to feel good for the next week ahead!
What to expect: Briefly, Yoga Nidra is a deeply relaxing, healing and empowering form of guided meditation. It is practised in lying down position. The word Nidra means sleep, however it is far from the unconscious, "checked out" version of sleep you might think of normally.
Yoga Nidra is actually a state of consciousness in which the practitioner is deeply relaxed, nearing sleep, yet remains awake and aware. No previous yoga experience is needed for this deeply enriching practice.
£25 p/p, Advance booking required. Places are not secured unless paid for in full.
Relax & Renew® Restorative Yoga: Learning Conscious Deep Rest
Saturday, 23th Feb
15:00 - 16:30 pm
We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga postures help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination and the reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue.
Restorative yoga is an active conscious relaxation practice. It is neither stretching nor strengthening but very much opening, and intense in terms of creating ease and softness in your body physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a form of Yoga that’s scientifically aims your Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) to artificially trigger “Relaxation Response” (feel good & heal/restore effect) in your body and does not require any strong physical effort. During a restorative yoga session, we create positions of ease and comfort with the help of props to promote maximum level of relaxation and health. It is a very gentle and therapeutic form of yoga with the goal of conscious deep rest. Restorative yoga facilitates your body's own natural healing quality. Resting is not a luxury or an optional privilege you have, it is essential for self-preservation and a manifestation of your respect to your unique life.
Relax & Renew® Restorative Yoga is a signature training and can be taught only by internationally registered teachers.
£20 Booking required through https://www.yogayoga.love . Places are not secured unless paid for in full.
Yoga Basics for Fine Transitions
Monday, 4th March
19:00 - 21:00 pm
In this 2 hours workshop we will develop a better understanding and improve a better alignment in basic yoga transition postures such as lunges, easy seated postures, downward facing dog, child pose, plank, mountain pose, shavasana.
"The movement from one pose to the next provides a different kind of physical and mental challenge than holding poses. Because yoga pose transitions are dynamic (versus static), you’re stretching and strengthening the muscles and joints while moving, which results in a wider, more stable range of motion.
We will broken down a few yoga poses with typical transitions to sharpen your transition ability."
Places are limited for 10 guests only and advance booking is required.
£20 pp / 2 hrs
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Gentle Yoga & Sacred Cacao Gong Ceremony - FULLY BOOKED - CANCELLATIONS HAPPEN; SIGN UP ON WAITING LIST and I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF A SPACE'S BECOME AVAILABLE!
Sunday, 17th March
14:30 - 18:00 pm
This is a great mini-half-day-retreat that you can experience not far from your home. A wonderful combination of a gong ceremony with a gentle yoga practice to prepare your body for the optimum benefits of a sound bath experience.
These information below are taken from Louise's Website. Please visit http://www.soundawakening.co.uk/ for press releases, testimonials and more...
Cacao is a beautiful, gentle, heart healing medicine that can help bring clarity where we are feeling unclear, focus where we are feeling scattered and clearing where we are stagnated and stuck. This medicine helps us access realms that are often unavailable to us when we are too caught up in the head and enables connection with the subconscious realms where deep seated healing can take place. With Cacao we drop down from the head into the heart where we can navigate with feeling instead of thought. Cacao helps disperse any blockages around the heart and coupled with the vibrations from the Gong we experience healing at a cellular level to rebalance the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.
This intimate ceremony will give us the space and time to tune into the stillness within to connect to our deepest intuition, release any blockages that may be present, bring clarity to any areas that need our attention and help us enjoy a deep sense of peace and well-being.
Things you may experience….
A heart opening
A connection to your inner voice
An emotional release
A sense of peace and well-being
A heightening of your senses
Gentle visions and guidance
Clarity and stillness
What will happen during the ceremony?
We will begin by silently setting our intentions for the ceremony - being clear about your intention will help cacao to work her magic with you. We will mindfully drink the Cacao experiencing it’s warmth and presence in the body and you will then lie down to be bathed in relaxing, therapeutic vibrations from the gong as these medicines do their healing work. There is nothing for you to do as you take an inner voyage with the gong as your guide.
Comforting tea and healthy biscuits will be provided after the ceremony as we enjoy some time to share and write down any insights or wisdom that you've gained, whilst basking in the cacao glow : ))
For your comfort please bring blankets, cushions, bolster if you have any and water to hydrate your body after the session. Feel free to bring a journal to jot down any insights or anything that may come up for you.
Spaces are strictly limited and first come will be served first! Book your space early to prevent any disappointment later on! Early Bird discount £35 per ticket in January, February-March bookings £45 per ticket.
Venue: Parish Hall, Church Road, Loughton
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLIER FOR A PROMPT START AT 2:30 PM. Once the doors are closed, unfortunately we cannot stop the session to let you in.
CONSIDERATIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS:
Cacao contains theobromine which stimulates the system much in the same way as caffeine can. If you have a sensitivity to caffeine then please consult with Louise and you will discuss if you can still participate and have a very low dosage.
Cacao can react with anti depressants causing headaches so please let Louise know if you are on any medication before the session starts.
Gong is not recommended for the following...
Women in the first trimester of pregnancy
Children under the age of thirteen.
Those suffering with extreme mental health problems.
It is Lousie's intention to guide you through gong and cacao as a tool for self healing and she encourages you to see professional advice should any content unearth past traumas. With gratitude and respect.
Yoga For Your Eyes: Natural Vision Improvement & Healthy Eyes
Sunday, 19th May
11:00 - 16:00
"... Eyes are the windows to the soul
Throughout my life I’ve been told
To see into another's heart
Eyes are the place to start..."
Change your vision for a happy, healthy and strain free life!
A mini holistic yoga, beauty & wellness day-retreat with the focus on eyes.
For most of us, our visual habits (within & without) and eye-care routine need to be reprogrammed. In this workshop, you will learn how to take a good care of your eyes to shine through, how to relax them (and your mind) with yoga practices and conscious resting, how to reduce or eliminate many physical, mental and emotional side effects of everyday life, and how to prevent age-related vision deterioration. So, you can better your reading, distance, night or peripheral vision; you can beautify the look of your eyes as well as your insight!
Come to this workshop to learn effective, simple principles and techniques promoting healthy eyes with healthy vision - inside & out. Your eyes will definitely thank you for this mini day-retreat.
You will gain a skill & knowledge how to;
See more clearly through your eyes and heart.
Create a daily eye-care routine.
Alleviate screen related eye strain.
Rest your eyes during the day.
Learn healthy eye habits and integrate them into your daily life.
Protect the priceless gift of (in)sight!
In the first half of the day, we will take a holistic approach to seeking out the causes of common eye issues such as puffiness and dark circles with the guidance of very experienced and knowledgable Dawn Thein.
We share information and simple natural techniques you can apply at home to keep your eyes sparkling. You will have a chance to know what natural methods and products really work.
A shared lunch around the table and some free time of socialising and getting to know each other will follow the first session.
In the second half, we will have a 2 hours yoga practice by focusing on our eyes in physical, mental and spiritual level, including:
Relaxation techniques - many problems are caused by strained eye muscles,
Eye exercises, such as palming, development of peripheral vision, long swing, extreme close-up, shifting, eye massage techniques, hatha yoga for the eyes,
Tips for relief of screen related eye strain,
Bringing awareness to tension in the mind; the eyes let go of tension if the mind lets go of tension,
A soothing yogic meditation practice of object gazing.
This mini day retreat will be interactive, light hearted, informative and fun.
You will leave the workshop with a gift for your eyes too :)
Important: Bring along your contact lens storage case/ spectacle case. All exercises are done without contact lenses or glasses.
No previous experience needed. Advance booking is essential. Spaces are limited, book your place today! The investment for your eyes is £45 for both sessions.
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'Step up your Asana!' is a great opportunity for a new experience to discover your limits on the mat while working towards a specific posture with fun. These sessions are designed to refine your posture-alignments or to work in a specific region of your body. You will be surprised to see how accessible even a challenging posture is for most of us. Even though they are advanced and intensive sessions, these classes are for mixed levels & abilities unless notified otherwise. 'Step up your Asana!' sessions are for those of you who want to go deeper in his/her posture knowledge in a small group with full of my individual attention. Expect a longer (2 hours max.) and stronger practice than usual which will be followed by a deep relaxation at the end. Places are limited and booking required through advance payment.