Calm & Renewed: A Winter Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

Saturday 8th February 2020 |  2.00-5.00pm | £35 (£30 concession)

Venue: Yoga Point, Brixton

A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE DONATED TO LOCAL CHARITY, BRIXTON SOUP KITCHEN.

Move out of Winter stagnation.

In Chinese Medicine there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies. They are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, and each element is connected to a specific season, organ system and emotion.

Water is linked to Winter and the Kidney and Urinary Bladder. The Kidneys are the root of the yin and yang energies in our bodies. Water is about our will and courage. Just as water yields to adapt to what lies in its path, by cultivating its qualities we can learn to move with life’s natural flow with courage. During Winter we may feel dull, fatigued with compromised immunity or in a stagnant state. It is a time of hibernation and darkness where our potential can develop – a time to rest and conserve our Qi, rebuilding our strength, ready to emerge in Spring.

Part one of this workshop will be a Kidney and Urinary Bladder yin yoga practice to help us move out of Winter stagnation. Physically the focus is on moving deeper into the connective tissues of the body (ligaments, tendons and fascia – the cling-film-like ‘tissue’ which holds our muscles together). In this slow practice, each pose typically lasts for three to five minutes.

This will prepare us for part two of the workshop – an extended yoga nidra practice of 45-50 minutes.

Imbalanced Kidney Qi (energy) can sometimes be mistakenly diagnosed as lower back problems and can manifest as fear, anxiety, worry and low moods. When the Kidney and Urinary bladder channels are given some attention, we can feel calm, relaxed and a sense of physical, mental and emotional balance. In addition, we may even feel a deeper connection to our creativity and passions, particularly if we’ve been feeling unproductive.

NB – This workshop is open to all levels but it is not suitable for pregnant students.

If you have any queries about this workshop please email Paula at ucanyoga1@gmail.com. 

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Teaching Restorative Yoga: Fundamentals Part 1 – A Workshop for Yoga Teachers     

Saturday 22nd February 2020 | 9.30am to 5.00pm | £97 Early Bird Price, £127 thereafter   

After a sold out workshop in November 2019 , I am excited to announce that I will be teaching this one-day workshop again in February 2020. The previous workshop sold out quickly so booking early is recommended. 

Whether you want to teach restorative classes or one-to-ones, incorporate restorative postures into your active classes, or develop your own practice, then this workshop is for you. The day will be a mix of practical, lecture and discussion including the principles of restorative yoga and breaking down some of the fundamental restorative yoga postures. There will be teaching practice with partner work as well as the opportunity to experience being in supported restorative postures over the course of the day. Tips on sequencing will also be offered. 

This workshop is registered with Yoga Alliance and will count towards your Continuing Professional Development.  

Workshop venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio, West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3PS (nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea). 

Early Bird Price £97 (If booked 2 months before the event ) Then £127 thereafter.  

To secure your place we just ask for a £30 deposit paid via bank transfer please. Simply email us on info@sallyparkesyoga.com and we’ll take care of you.

 

Teaching Restorative Yoga: Fundamentals Part 2*  

 (*Please note: completion of Part 1 is a pre-requisite

Saturday 23rd May 2020 |9.30am to 5.00pm|£97 Early Bird Price, £127 thereafter

This workshop day for yoga teachers is a continuation of Fundamentals Part 1, focusing on different restorative postures including options for pregnant students, adapting and propping for common back conditions, as well as touching on options that may be helpful for anxiety and depression. There will be teaching practise with partner work as well as the opportunity to experience being in supported restorative postures over the course of the day. As with Part 1, this day will be a mix of practical, lecture and discussion to help deepen your understanding and further develop your confidence in offering restorative yoga to your students.

This workshop is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals and will count towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Workshop venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio, West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3PS (nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea)

Early Bird Price: £97 (If booked 2 months before the event) Then £127 thereafter. 

To secure your place we just ask for a £30 deposit paid via bank transfer please. Simply email us on info@sallyparkesyoga.com and we’ll take care of you.

 

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