Weekend Yoga Workshops:
For anyone who would like time to themselves in a relaxing setting, with chance to explore and practise yoga for longer than the usual class allows. Workshops consist of yoga postures, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation. Suitable for all abilities, each workshop has a different theme.
‘Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smouldering fires and ugliness and where the sound of water and beauty of the place help thought and contemplation.’ (Setasvatara Uanishad)
- Please book in advance and bring a mat, blanket etc (Some spare mats are available to borrow.) Tea and coffee etc are provided and there is a short break mid session.
- Price: £25
Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich IP4 3PD
Sunday 19 May 4.00- 7.00pm Restorative yoga and yoga nidra A practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching using props, followed by a Yoga nidra relaxation to help you feel refreshed and well. Bring cushions, bolster, blankets or any props you might need for a deeply relaxing experience.
Saturday 29 June 2.00-5.00pm A practice for the summer. Today we will be doing practices related to the sun’s energy, including exploring the sequence Salute to the Sun. Fear not! Different options, variations and suggestions will be given.
Saturday 27 July 9.30am-12.30pm
A morning of yoga to energise the body and clear the mind, based on the 7 main energy centres/chakras. “Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” (B. K. S. Iyenger)
Comments about weekend yoga:
“The size of hall, car park and number attending was perfect, Saturday was a lovely, quiet, calm morning. Thank you very much.” (Marion, November 2018: Finding more Joy Cultivating Contentment)
“It was a really friendly group, a nice hall and most importantly a great teacher. I found it really relaxing and especially enjoyed your quotations, which were very thought provoking.” (Kay, Ipswich November 2108: Finding more Joy- Cultivating Contentment)
“I found it really useful and felt so calm afterwards. The relaxation technique that you used with focusing on different parts of the body really let me relax, something that I find very difficult “ (Jane, Ipswich March 2018: ‘Yoga to Balance body, Mind and Energy’)
“Thank you for the Workshop on Saturday (Yoga for Healthy Ageing) which was very enjoyable and informative, and has encouraged me to take more care with posture and to concentrate more on weight bearing exercises!” (MM)
” A chance to empty worries from the mind whilst increasing flexibility.” (Val)
“The pace was perfect to absorb lots of new information. I could have stayed all day and learned more about anxiety management. I really enjoyed the session and felt very motivated to help friends and family to manage anxiety, stress and pain with techniques I learned.” (Ellie)
“I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic yoga and meditation session you ran today. It was absolutely wonderful. I arrived with a headache and very tense aching shoulders, as well as feeling very tired. And I came home, refreshed, head and shoulder ache free, and feeling incredibly calm, positive and relaxed.” (Katy)
“I very much enjoy the Saturday morning sessions. The longer period of time helps me to really explore and understand the yoga moves in more detail. You usually give a little background and history which I find really interesting i.e. that Yoga was used as a method for warriors/soldiers to keep fit. I love things that challenge my assumptions. It may seem that 2 1/2 to 3 hours is a long time to commit, but each time I am amazed how quickly the time goes, a sure sign of how much I enjoy the sessions. Thank you.” (Debbie)
“I really enjoy having the extra time to explore yoga practice more fully on a Saturday. It leaves me with a feeling of ‘well-ness’ for the rest of the day. You can also apply the understanding you get from a Saturday to your weekly classes, which enhances them too.” (Lucy )
Please contact me to book a place or for further information