Developing Technique and Awareness in Yoga Practice
Saturday 23 November 2-5pm at St Mary's Community Hall
A workshop for all our Yogis to develop and build awareness and technique.
Sarah Vaughan, Kate Towers and Kate Woodward will direct and guide you as we examine some of the subtleties of the yoga practice, giving you plenty of time to explore, feel, refine, question and ultimately to practice each technique.
We will be looking at how bandha engagement, the mobility/stability of the feet, hips, pelvis and shoulders, and other key foundational aspects of the practice, all tie in to transform how we feel and what we can achieve both physically and energetically. In keeping with the ethos of The Yoga Hutch, the workshop will be supportive and sharing, suitable for all levels of experience.
A workshop not to be missed...
Sound Bath and Yin practice
Friday 13 December, 10 January, 7 February and 20 March.
Please contact Sarah if you want to book more than one space.
at St Mary’s Community Hall
Come along and experience the profound energy and relaxation from this most amazing ‘sound bath’. A sound bath makes it easier to arrive in a relaxed state without complicating how to get there.
In the first half of the class Kate will offer you some Yin postures as Simon (sound therapist) keeps the sound quite simple, if you prefer to lay still throughout that it fine!
We shift seamlessly into the second half with an extra long savasana bathed in sound. The space will be filled with different sounds and frequencies created by a range of instruments including gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls and various percussion instruments.
The purpose, and our collective goal, is to induce relaxation and explore personal inquiry. A ‘gong bath’ is a form of sound therapy that cuts through mental chatter creating a meditative state and deep relaxation.
Forget silent meditation, ‘sound baths’ are the new way to get headspace
There’s no actually bathing involved…Evening standard
Setting Intentions for 2020 - a New Year workshop with Becky Pell
Saturday 4th January 3 -6pm at St Mary's Community Hall
‘And suddenly you know: it’s time to trust the magic of beginnings and start something new.’
This workshop is all about finding our direction and bringing our ideal lives into being.
Through a combination of self-enquiry, slow flow asana, meditation, yoga nidra and intention-setting, we’ll lay the path for the journey ahead in 2020. We’ll explore the reason why traditional New Year’s resolutions rarely work; why the yogic alternative of sankalpa is so effective; and we’ll craft our own sankalpa for the coming year.
‘The greatest journey begins with a single step’ – will this be yours?'
Becky Pell is a Yoga Australia registered Yoga Therapist (accredited by British Council for Yoga Therapy) and Yoga Teacher (YTT500, YA level 2).
Yoga Therapy is the targeted application of yoga techniques in a one-to-one or group setting, to address specific complaints and improve the individual’s overall quality of life. Becky works with the physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual wellbeing of the whole person, to bring all aspects into greater balance and to inspire and empower clients with their own personal yoga toolkit for life.
Nurture and Inspire your Practice - an exploration of second series backbends
Saturday afternoon dates to be confirmed
We will explore the purpose of a second series practice and look at the first section (third) of the intermediate series practice and how it strengthens the spine and can support your primary practice.
”When you start your day doing something to nourish your body, mind and soul you will notice that throughout the day you tend to make choices that also nourish”
A series of Saturday afternoon workshops to nurture, inspire and further explore your astanga practice.
We will be looking at the key elements of second “intermediate’ series astanga.
Second series ‘nadi shodana’ translates as nerve cleansing and this is done through a powerful combination of back-bending, twists and inversions.
In each workshop we will focus on the key elements and how for example ‘back-bending’ translates from a primary practice and can improve your sensitivity and understanding of the purpose of your practice. As with the primary series, practice of the intermediate sequence offers many potential benefits and challenges and we will learn how to work safely with these to develop your regular practice.
- hip openers
The postures become more complex as we work through them and so we will come back again to the more challenging backbends as we continue our workshop exploration series. Each workshop will give us time to work with the postures in more depth and explore modifications, variations and methods to work safely with your healthy alignment and full understanding of the intention of each pose.
Like the primary series, the second series can take years to develop and it is crucial that we take time to listen to our bodies and ‘feel’ our way through the practice developing a sensitivity that will give us a sustainable practice.
Book a class or course online
Please click here for our timetable, go to the date of your first class for booking. Contact Sarah 07703599609/ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.