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Hippy Therapy TYQ Exclusive
with Michael Eley
3 February at 1.30pm - 75 minutes
A lot of yoga is just sitting around on the floor, in fact that’s where some of the best stuff happens! Sometimes sitting on the floor’s not so easy though, especially if you’ve got tight hips. In fact most of us do because we spend so much time sitting around on chairs. This workshop will concentrate on the hips: whether your goal is to be able to sit in lotus pose for hours on end or just to get up and sit down more easily, you’ll improve strength and flexibility of the hips. Getting the hips to move more freely often takes the pressure off the lower back and knees, and can be therapeutic for the whole body, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting (or cycling or running or lifting heavy weights or gardening or cooking or cleaning or pretty much anything...).
The workshop won’t be held in the heat, and is suitable for all levels.
Free to autopay members or drop in at £20 or class cards apply
Bikram Yoga Basics Workshop
With Martin Wieser
10 February at 1.30pm - 90 minutes
This workshop is designed for students in their first six weeks of practice. It is a great platform to deepen the understanding of the postures, get tips and individual corrections and ask questions.
Lear the correct alignment, understand therapeutic benefits of yoga and make the most of your practice.
Free to members and introductory offer holders or drop in at £20 or class cards apply
Total spine backward bending
with Michael Eley
17 February at 1.30pm - 3.30 - 2 hours
Love them or hate them, backbends are part of every yoga class, and they can present many different challenges and rewards.
In this practical workshop you will learn:
how to move the most inflexible parts of the spine
how to involve the muscles that support the movement
bring awareness to the whole spine in back bending
how to use legs and hips, shoulders and arms as vital parts in getting the spine to move
Suitable for all levels: whether you are flexible or not.
Price: £25; Unlimited monthly members £20;
Spring Cleaning with Yin Yoga
with Laura McDonald
Sunday 3rd March 2019
12.30 - 2.30pm - 2 hours
As the darkness of winter fades and the green shoots start to appear, we enter the season of the wood element in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The meridians that are connected with the wood element are the Liver and Gallbladder, both organs that are responsible for the body’s natural detoxification process.
After the stagnation of winter, the earth goes through a transformation and so do we.
In this workshop you will:
stretch the connective tissue of your body
stimulate the energy or chi flow around the myofascial meridian lines of the body
stimulate the flow of chi around the body with a targeted Yin postures
shed old layers and do some 'spring cleaning’
leave feeling energised and ready to make new plans
Suitable for all levels, no previous experience in Yin Yoga practice necessary
Price: £25; Unlimited monthly Members £20
GET TO KNOW ROCKET (ASHTANGA YOGA)
with Davide Felicella
Sunday 27th January
1.30pm - 75 min
The Rocket (Progressive Ashtanga Vinyasa) system is based on the Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate Series. The Rocket is considered to be the original Power Yoga. It is a vigorous vinyasa flow designed to be challenging, yet accessible, to all. Rocket is deeply rooted into the Ashtanga Vinyasa and it is composed by 3 different sets of sequences.
Rocket class will also include some Pranayama's, Krias, Bandhas and Drishti.
The class is open to completely beginners that are looking to strengthen their body, improve flexibility and ultimately relax the mind. The postures are modified to ensure the accessibility of beginners and more experience yogis will be given more challenging variations.
In this class you will experience:
strengthening abdominal moves which support your inversion practice
hip openers, backbends and twists
feeling of being stronger, lighter and more flexible
Sweating is encouraged to purify and reshape your body.
Price: Free to members or class card and drop in at £20
ADVANCED CLASSIC BIKRAM HOT YOGA
with Almania Colombo
Sunday 24th February and Sunday 10th March
1.30pm (90 min)
Practise the classic sequence of 84 postures that make up the Bikram Advanced class with Almania Colombo, International Yoga Sport Competition Champion. This year in Beijing Almania took the gold medal. This is the second time she’s got the first place.
You don't need an "advanced" practice to try the class, just a willingness to try! This class is not suitable for first time students, and it is recommended that you are familiar with the postures from the Bikram beginners class.
In this class you will:
discover your potential
get inspired by the beauty and possibility of the body as demonstrated by Almania
discover how much further you can go in your practice
Price: Free to Members or class card or Drop in at £20
Handstands, Headstands & Everything Upside Down
with Michael Eley
Sunday 24th March
1.30pm - 3.30 (2 hours)
Inversions are a great way of bringing your attention to a single point of focus. To stay balanced requires an unbroken thread of concentration. But they don’t happen overnight, you won’t get very far by randomly throwing yourself up there and hoping that something sticks!
In this practical workshop you will learn:.
how to build the necessary support for handstands, headstands and forearm balancing
how to get into inversions, how to stay in them and how to get out of them
how to put principles into practise to make the whole experience of inversions more familiar
Suitable for all levels: whether you can do inversions or not
Price: £25; Unlimited monthly members £20
Enhance your Wellbeing
Nutrition talk with Buffy Rowe
Sunday 7 April,
1.30pm - 2.45pm (75 min)
In this nutrition workshop you will:
find out ways to support your energy levels, quality of sleep, concentration, and enhance your general wellbeing.
receive tips on how to make positive dietary changes
understand how even little changes can make a huge difference.
There will be opportunity to ask questions at the end and you will receive by email information covered in the session.
Introducing Buffy Rowe (who you make recognise as one of our regular TYQers)
As a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist Buffy supports people to reach their optimum health and well-being through diet and lifestyle advice.
She was a professional violinist for many years before becoming a nutritional therapist. Inspired by her own personal health ‘turn around’ she studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and now have a private practice based in Muswell Hill. In her clinical practice she aims that each client leaves fully empowered with the knowledge of how best to fuel their daily life and support their long term health for getting on with living!
Price: Free to members; Drop in £20 or class cards apply
with Melanie Fismer
17 March at 8pm, 1 hour
Relax, release and rejuvenate with the Sound Bath.
Lie down, relax and journey inwards, as Melanie will guide you through a soothing sound journey. Experience a healing high frequency of gongs, native flutes & shamanic drums, luring you into deep meditative states of sonic bliss...
Everything is made of vibration... everything moves, oscillates, breathes & sings with resonant frequency. Stress, an annoying tube journey, negative thought patterns, traumatic events can knock us all out of alignment...
so relax & receive a soothing sonic tonic that will subtly begin to spin your cells back into harmony.
The gongs send out pressure waves, that stimulate neurones in your frontal cortex - usually only achieved through years of meditation - so the gong takes you into deep theta states, releasing a whole orchestra of happy chemicals into your brain & body...from dopamine, seratonin, endorphins & beyond!
The healing will contribute to balancing out both hemispheres of the brain, stimulating your immune system, releasing toxins from your body & coaxing you into a happier, healthier state of mind...
Free to members or drop in at £16 or class cards apply