Introduction to Mandala Flow

Introduction to Mandala Flow

Intrigued by this mysterious sounding form of yoga that has just appeared on our schedule? 
Or perhaps you're a mandala yoga fanatic already? 
In this two hour workshop, Lynne will be delving into the philosophy & background behind this newly popular practice, and will guide you through some of the ins and outs of what you can expect in her new Mandala Yoga class on Wednesday evenings...

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The Mindful Movement Project

The Mindful Movement Project

Let us introduce you to The Mindful Movement Project; a monthly charity yoga class to raise awareness of mental health and raise funds for its treatment and research.

Classes take place at 6pm on the first Sunday of each month at The Honor Oak Wellness Rooms and feature guest teachers who will guide you through a nourishing 75 minute Flow & Restore yoga class to help you unwind and reset for the week ahead. All proceeds will go to local charities working with those suffering from mental health conditions. This is karma yoga in action.

Yoga for Emotional Release & Physical Rebalance

Yoga for Emotional Release & Physical Rebalance

The nature of living in a busy city is that we do not often have the opportunity to check in with ourselves emotionally, mentally and physically. It is usually when we experience an injury that we are forced to slow down with our daily routines and reflect. Feeling worried or stressed and in a continual state of doing often results in depleted energy levels and fatigue, making it harder to relax when we do find the time.

Moving from winter into spring is an ideal time to assess our sense of wellbeing and address any issues.  This is exactly what this workshop is designed to do. The focus will be on the shoulders and hips – the two areas of the body known to hold on to emotional stress and tension.  Ever heard the saying “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?” Sitting down for prolonged periods of time and hunching over desks and phones also creates physical discomfort in the shoulders and hips that can lead to referred pain in the neck and spine.

We will explore grounding breathing techniques that serve to energise and calm the mind, creating space to become reacquainted with your body in a relaxed setting. The practice of targeted dynamic movement synchronised with the breath meanwhile, will allow the shoulders and hips to strengthen and gently open leading to a sense of freedom on the body. Settling in to slower, longer held yin poses using bolsters and blankets as a support, will assist in the release of negative emotions whilst also providing a physical release of tightness.

This is a time to simply be, to nurture, heal and rebalance the body and mind. All levels welcome.

Spring Renewal: A Yin Yoga Workshop

Spring Renewal: A Yin Yoga Workshop

Spring Renewal: a yin yoga workshop

Taking our cue from seasonal transitions, this revitalizing yin yoga workshop encourages us to clear away the cobwebs, cultivating physical space and radiance whilst awakening and freshening your energy. After a long winter of hibernation and hunching up against the cold, the sequence of longer, passive poses will brighten the nervous system and unravel the whole body, releasing any residual tension, stress and rigidity.

As you surrender deeper into each pose, the focus comes to settle on stillness of breath, body and mind: yielding into sensation whilst cultivating the time and space to really nourish and replenish yourself. Guided breathing and meditation techniques will centre and uplift the mind, activating the soothing parasympathetic nervous system to leave you feeling rejuvenated, calm and full of ease. Suitable for all levels, there will be plenty of props for support and modifications for those recovering from injury

Women's Wellbeing Workshop

Women's Wellbeing Workshop

with Marion Colledge (Massage and Western Herbal Medicine) and Elisabeth Carlsson (Nutrition)

A perfect treat for yourself or the women in your life this Mother’s Day Weekend!

Do you want to help increase your energy, eliminate your mood swings and get rid of cravings? In this workshop with workshop with Registered nutritional therapist Elisabeth Carlsson and Herbalist Marion Colledge we will look at hormonal imbalance and it's causes and the effects on our physical and mental wellbeing. Discover ways how to reduce anxiety and irritability and learn how to better cope with daily stresses in your life. We will also explore conditions such as PMS, fibroids and endometriosis.

You will learn some simple nutrition and lifestyle changes how to improve your wellbeing and the session will also include foodie and herbal tasters.