courses and workshops
5th and 6th Jun
3rd and 4th July
Hypnobirthing – Birth preparation – £180
This Saturday and Sunday 2 day weekend course is for you and your birth partner – to help you feel prepared and ready for the birth of your baby. By the time the course finishes, you’ll feel so much more confident about your labour and birth. You deserve a positive birth experience (no matter what path it takes): it makes such a huge difference to the early weeks and months of parenthood, and actually stays with you for the rest of your life!
Hypnobirthing is rooted in science and psychology. Millions of couples around the world have had a positive birth thanks to hypnobirthing and most midwives now recommend hypnobirthing to expectant parents.
The course will cover: what birth is and what to expect; tools and techniques to manage the sensations of birth; your choices; potential medical interventions; how to get into a positive mindset for birth; loads and loads of practical information and tips, and definitely not forgetting – how to be a great birth partner!
The course is led by Rebecca, a qualified and experienced hypnobirthing teacher, who has a real passion for supporting expectant parents. Included in the cost of the course is ongoing, personal support from Rebecca right up to your birth, a workbook, relaxation audios, and a welcome gift pack. Rebecca frequently offers free online information sessions, so reach out for details. Secure your place today with a £50 deposit.
6 spaces available
20th June 4pm to 6.30pm
Yoga Flow and Gong Bath workshop
For the first part of the workshop, Rachel will be leading you through nourishing movement, suitable for absolutely everyone. With freedom to move in the way your body chooses, you will be guided to follow your own body’s innate wisdom. This is truly a yoga class like no other.
In this healing journey, you will be invited to ease out the body with gentle movement, free up your energy using your breath, shift your vibration using the sound of your own voice, and focus attention using mudra and mediation, preparing you for a deeply relaxing sound bath.
You’ll be vibrating on your own unique frequency; feeling rebalanced, centred and calm.
Your sound bath is played by Jean, sound baths offer us a spa-like session and they can be just what you need to relax and restore. Sometimes in life, we feel anxiety or we feel stressed and we can find ourselves holding on to negative energy or feel heaviness in our heart. A sound bath will give you the opportunity to let go of all of that and just return to a state of calm and well-being.
There is a lot of research that shows the physical and psychological benefits of sound therapy and these are just a few benefits of sound baths and sound therapy –
Calms your body and mind, reduces stress and anxiety, increases focus and clarity, decreases tension and fatigue, boosts your mood and reduces feelings of anger, improves sleep and elevates feelings of well-being
As to how you will feel after a sound bath — there’s a wide range of emotions that come up for people, from blissful to spaced out. But most people feel an overall sense of relaxation.
This is an opportunity to relax and heal your inner self. You’re likely to feel calm, centred and balanced. You’re also likely to feel uplifted and inspired as you connect with your own positive energy.
Yin Yoga – A Journey of Self Discovery
Welcome to this space and time for you. On this 4-week course, you will indulge in yourself; exploring slow movement, breath and meditation to move you into a calmer, quieter space. Yin Yoga is a slow, stretchy style of yoga where you will pause in positions for longer. Holding longer means that you can feel into and experience the body, mind and emotions. Yin yoga is also a more calming form of yoga which works on the connective tissue of the body (fascia) and energy channels (meridians)
This course is a fabulous balance to high intensity exercise, a busy lifestyle or just a lifetime of built up stress and tension.
Each week you will be guided through a tailored sequence with a specific focus. There will be opportunity to explore deeply, process, and share as the group moves through the course together. You will be expertly guided throughout, using a gentle approach, breath and meditation techniques.
During this 4-week course, you will explore:
Yin Yoga poses
Meridians (lines of energy in Chinese medicine) that relate to organs of the body
Connection to chakras (wheels on energy in Indian philosophy)
Fascia (the connective web of tissue around the body)
Emotions held within the body
Techniques to calm the nervous system
Breathing techniques (pranayama)
This course is suitable for absolutely everyone, even if you have never done yoga before. It is ideal if you want to slow down, connect inward, or even just have a really good, yet relaxing stretch.
This fabulous course is facilitated by Rachel Gosling, who specialises in therapeutic styles of yoga and their healing effects. You can also meet Rachel in regular weekly classes or connect with her via a one to one if you would love some special attention. Feel free to reach out if you have any
Well Women new Moon Workshop
Welcome to this space for women to come together in a nurturing and supportive environment. When women come together magical things happen. We support. We share. We heal.
We will be gathering on the evening of the new moon, when there are powerful shifts in energy. We will use this space to let go of that which is no longer needed and set our intentions for the month ahead. There will be guided movement, and meditation, and plenty of space to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Well-Woman Yoga is more than your ordinary physical yoga practice. You are invited to tune into all 5 layers of being: physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Be prepared for plenty of heart opening, healing and deep rest.
All women are welcome. You don’t need to have attended a Well-Woman course previously. Suitable for women of all ages, physical abilities and yoga experience.
PELVIC FLOOR AND CORE
Pelvic Dysfunction is actually very COMMON but not NORMAL. We feel that women need to have ZERO TOLERANCE regarding any level of dysfunction or leaking. There is ALWAYS something that can be done. Dysfunction isn’t simply an expected by-product of aging or childbirth. If something doesn’t feel right or function like it did before, that’s more than a good enough reason to take action.
Our Pelvic Floor Workshop is an ideal introduction for any woman interested in finding out more about her pelvic floor and core and what is required to ensure your pelvic floor can do its job properly. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to start to both strengthen and stabilize the muscles of your pelvic floor and the muscles of your core. Our workshops will focus on physical self practices and techniques to build confidence and health to the Pelvic floor and the core. We will learn to support from within and encourage muscles to come back online and perform as they should do. You will learn exercises to help improve your posture, access deep core muscles and develop your awareness of your pelvic floor.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN OUR WORKSHOP
With the integration of pelvic floor activation and core connection awareness into your exercise, Yoga, Pilates and daily activities we can restore, build and maintain proper pelvic floor function, for life.
We will briefly discuss some of the bad habits we sometimes use that do not help and could actually be making pelvic dysfunction worse.
We will cover the importance of the role of yoga and Pilates in strengthening the core and how your pelvic floor can wellbeing can benefit.
To do this course you do not need to have any level of fitness or awareness of your core or pelvic floor.
You can start to change the way you feel today even if you don’t practice or come to class.