Workshops, Courses and Retreats

All bookings through the bookings link on our timetable and bookings page or by contacting Sarah. 077035996

Workshops:

 

Your wellbeing, menopause and yoga
Sunday 21 October 9am-1pm
At Stillpoint Yoga – Brixton.
 
Sarah Marsh and I are delighted to offer you this workshop looking at how yoga can help women’s wellbeing before, during and after the menopause..
 
Come along and learn how to care for yourself before during and after menopause.
Menopause is one of the last taboo subjects; we don’t really talk about it, unless it’s a jokey “is it hot in here or is it just me?”
 
Women have an amazing energy that ebbs and flows as we move through life. This energy changes around menopause; we can feel exhausted one minute and completely frenetic the next. We have hot flushes at the most inconvenient times, mood swings, aching muscles and joints… it can seem overwhelming as we try to ‘carry on as normal’.
This workshop will look at what happens to our bodies, hormones and emotions around menopause – and it’s not all bad! We will look at how we can work with these changes to our body and our minds, stay healthy and become healthier as we age; managing stress and care for ourselves a little better, reconnecting with ourselves and moving our own wellbeing higher up our to-do list.
 
We will offer you yoga, relaxation and some honest conversation with a little common sense that will help you learn more about your body at this time in your life; come prepared to move, breathe and laugh!
 
 Outline for the morning:
We’ll start with a grounding, yet invigorating practice and then pause for coffee and cake!
We’ll look at what happens during menopause?
The physiological and physical changes to our bodies: hormones, moods and our pelvic floor.
The science of why breath and relaxation are so good for us.
Living well and staying strong: realistic advice and tips for managing the symptoms of menopause.
When to seek help and support and where to go.
The workshop will end with a restorative relaxation tapping into the intimate connection of body and mind.

 

Courses:

Yoga for Beginners  Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45. 11 September – 16 October (optional second practice only class on Thursday evenings)

The holistic health benefits of yoga are seriously wonderful! You can expect to feel stronger, more energetic, firmer, more flexible, calmer and more focussed. During this six week Introduction to Astanga Yoga course you will learn the critical aspects of this ancient practice, a practice steeped in wisdom and backed up by modern science. You will learn to move with the correct breath, why where we gaze is important, the reason we Om. The course will give you a strong foundation to enable you to practice in any of our classes and also at home.
We will work on the critical aspect of linking breathing with movement, the vinyasa for the ultimate moving meditation. You learn a little about the philosophy of yoga and also be led through meditation and relaxation techniques.

We are an Astanga studio and passionate about the benefits this ancient practice can offer. Your course will be based on the tradition of Astanga which is a powerful yet subtle practice. It is a practice that takes time and patience to learn and creates a blueprint for wellbeing that begins on the mat and manifests itself in everything we do.
This course will offer the foundations of a yoga practice and we work with each individual to establish the beginnings of a yoga practice both in a class-led environment and a home self-practice.

Our next course begins on Tuesday evening 1 May with the option of a second practice each week included in the course cost on a Thursday evening. (7.45-9pm at St Mary’s Community Hall)

Please contact Kate 07415 985 403 for more information

 

Monthly Classes:

Sunday Restorative Class.

On the last Sunday of each month we teach a special class unwinding and allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to arise and heal. In this restorative yoga class we guide you through a blissful sequence of restorative postures exploring every aspect of our bodies and selves. the restorative class has been so well received that we have added a new class to the timetable on a Friday evening every other week too.

“I am amazed at how little I knew this body I call home before I found yoga” Becky Pell. ‘RocknRoll yogi’

Next class: Sunday 29 July 19.30-20.15

 

Retreats:

Find Your Balance – An Astanga and Restorative Yoga Retreat

22-29 September 2018, Almeria, Spain (fully booked)

Join me and Becky Pell (500hr teacher and yoga therapist) in beautiful southern Spain for an unforgettable yoga getaway! Develop your Astanga practice each morning, then balance that dynamic energy with a late afternoon class blending slow Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga to nurture the body, mind and spirit. There will also be five optional afternoon workshops to help you deepen your understanding of yoga. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.

The stunning yoga venue of Huzur Vadisi is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful national parks offering peace and isolation with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, a wonderful wild coastline. The venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, just half an hour from Almeria airport but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village of Nijar.

The venue consists of the main house, which won awards in the 80’s for its striking modernist design, and a cortijo or farm that has been converted in the original local style into charming accommodation, located a couple of hundred yards from the main house. It sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Both houses have their own beautiful natural swimming pool fed by spring water and filtered by reed beds. Each house accommodates up to twelve people in shared twin or double rooms, or single occupancy.

Other things to do

There are several scenic walks of varying lengths straight from the Finca. The pretty, local village of Nijar offers a variety of craft shops and picturesque places to sit and have a drink al fresco. There are also tennis courts in Nijar and a nearby hotel offers horse-riding. There are several secluded sandy beaches a twenty minute drive away.

Prices

Early bird (deposit of £275 paid before 28th Feb): £865 shared and £975 single occupancy. One small single room is available: £865.

After 128th Feb: £895 shared/small single and £1005 single occupancy. Prices include accommodation, 3 meals a day and all your yoga (one evening dinner not provided, when we will go out to the local town.)

Flights: Easy jet, Thomas Cook and Ryan Air all fly to Almeria, half an hour away. (prices currently start at £65 return)

 

 

  • News

    Summer Timetable: Please note all our classes are at the Yoga Hutch through August. We return to St Mary’s on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in September.

    Restorative Yoga classes: –  on the last Sunday of every month. next class Sunday 30 Sept 7.30-9pm

     

    Beginners Astanga:

    Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45pm theory, principals and practice

    Thursdays evenings 7.45-9pm shortened practice (optional second class)

    Next course starts 11 September – please contact Kate for more information.

    A six week course to begin or develop your enquiry into the eight limbed practice of astanga. This course is open to anyone who would like to learn more about and be guided through this amazing practice. Numbers are limited to 8. The course runs on Tuesday evenings and you may come and practice with us free of charge on a Thursday evening too at St Mary’s Community Hall.

     

    Shortened sequence Astanga classes:
    Tuesday 9.30-10.45am, Wednesday 11.15-12.30am at The Yoga Hutch and Thursday 7.45-9pm at St Mary’s Community Hall.

    Please note. Thursday 23 August class will be at The Yoga Hutch

     

    Workshops:

    Wellness, the menopause and Yoga – at Stillpoint Yoga Brixton -21 October 9am-1pm

     

    For more information about any of the above please contact Sarah: 07703 599609 sarah.theyogahutch@gmail.com

    or Kate: (for beginners courses) 07415 985403

  • Class Overview

    Mornings: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Saturday

    Evenings: Sunday-Thursday

    Mysore: Wednesday 0900-1100 & 1930-2130 & Saturday 0900-1215

    For complete timetable, prices and bookings please visit the timetable page.