Calendar

Jun
22
Fri
Yoga with Rebecca: Gentle Yoga
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this Gentle class, we combine slow flow with specific posture work. The class proceeds at a slower pace than the Hatha/Vinyasa class, taking longer over poses and transitions between them. This class is perfect for beginners or if you just feel you want a more gentle experience on the mat. In many ways, a gentler class can be more advanced in that we spend more time really enquiring into the poses, breath and movement.

This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Jun
24
Sun
Pranacharya Yoga with Sonia Welch
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Sonia’s unique style has been created over the years as a blend of Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine Health practices) and Seasonal Yoga. Her classes are a blend of long heldremedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences andstrong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Sonia now incorporates her extensiveAyurveda and Yoga knowledge, massage techniques, seasonalposes, diet and lifestyle practices and breath work to help each student find their best way of easing imbalanced, strained, misaligned, stressed or painful bodies back into balance.

The style of Yoga taught in the classes below include long held remedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences and strong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Also taught in class are massage techniques, seasonal movement, diet and lifestyle practices and remedial breath work to help you find your best way of easing imbalance, strain, misalignment, stress or pain back into balance.

For more information, please contact Sonia welchsonia3@gmail.com and see her personal website http://www.soniawelch.co.uk/

Living River Yoga & Meditation Workshop with Rebecca & Will
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Living River Yoga & Meditation Workshop
with Rebecca Ellis & Will Medd

Sunday 24th June 1pm – 7pm
@ The River Room, Halton Mill, LA26FD

It is the nature of all things that form,
to dissolve again…..
Buddha

“You are not a drop in the ocean, but an ocean in a drop” Rumi

From it’s original source, a river forms, ebbs and flows, twists and turns, changing rhythms between narrow flow, cascading rapids and still deep pools and meanders, until it widens and opens out to finally dissipate into the ocean. As human beings, we are made up of at least 65% water: every single cell of our bodies absorbs and releases water continually through a process of cellular respiration. We can also experience our external and internal lives as flowing change, as we too form and eventually dissolve, facing unexpected twists and turns along the way. When we experience our breath as restricted and access our body as tight and fragmented, we block this natural flow. We can close in on ourselves, unable to live fully and open to life. Unable to effortlessly enter the flow. The beautiful River Lune, flowing alongside our very own River Room, is the perfect inspiration to explore and work with our own fluidity, to find release and stillness.

In this workshop we will combine a series of soothing, exploratory practices both in the River Room and (weather permitting) outside, close to the water. We will combine Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing), Meditation and Yoga Nidra, all to heighten our awareness of our inner and outer flow, to untangle our hidden blockages. 3 themes will run through the day: From form to dissolution; From effort to pure being; and From restriction to openness. We will discover our own fluidity, spaciousness and stillness and learn to move and experience life with grace, ease and power. The workshop will end by experiencing the expansiveness of letting go as our personal rivers join the ocean, and form into the freshness of a new drop.

This workshop is for everyone: the depth of practice will depend on developing awareness and not on ability. Beginners and experienced yogi(ni)s are welcome. Rebecca will lead Yoga and Pranayama practices and Will will lead Meditation and Yoga Nidra.

The timing of this workshop also coincides with the 2 year anniversary of the River Room. Please join us to celebrate this anniversary and the fact that so many people have come together to teach and participate in such a variety of fantastic classes and workshops here – we have made it happen all together.

Cost: £40 including mid-afternoon refreshments. Please email Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk to book a place. Numbers will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Jun
25
Mon
Yoga for Cyclists
Jun 25 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

There are a few obvious areas specific to cyclists that yoga can truly benefit – hamstrings, abductor muscles, the pelvis and lower back. In these classes we will work through the body so to target these specific areas to keep them flexible and healthy as well as exploring ways to keep the shoulders and neck open and relaxed. My hope is that each class will leave your body feeling deeply stretched and released; a perfect ‘prehab’ before the weekend.

The classes will run at 7.15 – 8.45pm on Monday nights.

I believe that it’s worth coming to weekly classes in order to feel the progression but am also aware that this won’t work for everyone. And so drop-in is also possible.

Cost: 15 week block £100, 10 week block £70; 8 week block £60; 6 week block £45

Drop-in £9

Please let me know if you’d like to book a place or prefer to drop-in.

If you’d like any more information please email Rebecca on rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk or call 07907374278

Jun
26
Tue
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings

  • happier relationships
  • better posture and postural awareness
  • improved breathing  
  • reduced anxiety and calmer emotions
  • greater focus, concentration and memory
  • deeper levels of relaxation and awareness

Through focusing on mindful body-breath co-ordination, we can achieve harmony and balance in all aspects of our lives

A basic level of fitness is required, but the sessions are open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Oliver has over fifteen years experience and trained in South India. He is a recognised Yoga Sadhak of Gitananda Yoga, a Dakshini Marga Tantra which dates back hundreds of years

Please contact Oliver if you have any questions: cothorne@hotmail.com and 07514 904812

Seasonal Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Emmaline Turley
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Emmaline is a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher with over 20 years continuous learning & teaching experience. Her classes are a dynamic flowing style of yoga, harmonising breath & movement to give strength, grace & freedom. The class integrates the physical, psychological & spiritual aspects of yoga & includes hands-on adjustments, breath awareness, meditation and deep relaxation. The theme of each class is supported by the current season, eclectic music, readings, spoken word and references to yoga philosophy texts.

Contact: emmalinet@hotmail.co.uk

Emmaline teaches SEASONAL VINYASA YOGA // Tuesday 7.30-8.45pm //Just as the Earth easily flows through the seasons, it should be only natural that our bodies wish to do the same //

Jun
27
Wed
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In Yin Yoga we work very close to the mat, holding poses for between 3-5 minutes so to work deep into the connective tissue (Fascia) of the body. Yin tends not to work at a muscular level although sometimes it is beneficial to introduce a little bit of muscle and movement (yang) into a Yin practice. Yin can best be understood as an embodied meditation. We have time to become very intimate with our breath and our mind and through this beautiful practice experience ever-deepening tranquility and release. Sometimes we practice Restorative Yoga using lots of cushions, bolsters, blankets to find full comfort in the posture. In these classes, we give ourselves permission to fully rest and let go, focussing particularly on calming the nervous system.

This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

 

Jun
28
Thu
Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sandra lives in Bentham and has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for 9 years. She is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and holds a BWY diploma certificate. Her teachings reflect her own personal style of yoga which is a mindful practice, promoting peace through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation.  Her mission is to teach a style of yoga that will quieten the mind and explore the true self. She teaches six regular yoga classes per week together with the occasional yoga workshops and an annual yoga retreat. For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk

Sandra teaches an adult yoga class suitable for all ages from sixteen onward. This is a mixed ability class and is suitable for all levels and abilities as all postures can be modified and you will never be asked to do anything that you feel uncomfortable with!

Classes begin with awareness of breath and sensations. Followed by a gentle warm-up sequence to free the joints and ease out any tight areas in the body. Then you will be guided through a series of postures to strengthen and stretch the body with the focus on breath awareness and we will finish with a guided relaxation to leave you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalised.

Yoga helps to tone and strengthen the body, remove tension and stiffness, promotes better breathing and circulation and creates a natural feeling of calmness and inner peace.

Through the practice of yoga you will develop self- awareness, self-acceptance, peace and love. Yoga is about being in the present moment, promoting peace and happiness through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation. A tool which helps us to live happier and healthier lives.

Places are limited and booking is essential, to reserve your place please contact Sandra on 07870 309 147 or 015242 62248 or email sandratallon24@gmail.com

For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk