courses and workshops
STARTING THURSDAY 19TH November @ 7:30pm
4 Week Course
Yin Yoga – A Journey of Self Discovery
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
Yoga Balance and Mindfulness
These workshops will cover both the physical body and our minds as we strive to reconnect them through our breath and the
physical yoga practice. There will be a focus on balance poses, breathwork and meditation, with plenty of modifications and
options for everyone.
Week 1: Grounding
This week we will start slow by bringing the body low to the ground. We will focus on rooting down into our
mats, bringing our busy minds and lives to a halt and our attention back to ourselves. We will work on being
mindful of what our bodies are telling us, and begin our breathing exercises to help calm our minds and
give us strength to focus on the present.
Week 2: Healing
This week we will begin to find longer sequences that offer lots of modifications. We will utilise blocks,
bolsters, belts, etc to help us gain a better understanding of our bodies and our yoga practice. We will
continue our breathwork, creating safe spaces and techniques to heal past hurts and open us up to new
Week 3: Changing
This week we will work with transitions, focusing heavily on transitioning from one pose to the next, with
strength, control and flexibility. Learning to acknowledge distractions and to let them go so that we are
better prepared for change in the future and only focus on what is most important. Our breathwork this
week will involve different types of focused breathing, giving us the chance to change things up according
to our body’s needs.
Week 4: Restoring
This final week will focus on supported, restorative positions, total body flexibility and meditation. This
calming class will be a culmination of everything we have learned in the previous weeks in terms of
bringing and keeping our mind in the present moment. Breathwork and meditation will go hand in hand
during this class and I highly recommend wearing your comfiest clothes.
There will be no complex poses, and no inversions (headstand, etc). You will need to bring your own
equipment (mat, 2 blocks and a yoga belt) to each class. If there are any extras required, you will be
informed before class. These workshops are catered to all levels of experience, age and genders.
PELVIC FLOOR AND CORE
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.