Calendar

Nov
19
Sun
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne – Autumn Course
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

Sundays – 10 to 11.30am

(Drop-in at £8 per session)

 

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

Nov
21
Tue
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Rozz teaches Iyengar yoga for mixed ability classes.

Rozz  qualified as an Iyengar teacher 1998 and reached Junior Intermediate level 1. She has been practicing yoga  for 20 years. Rozz‘s approach enables students to practice postures regardless of age or fitness level,  sometimes using props to assist  alignment in the postures.

rosemarycutler@yahoo.com

 

Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

Sundays – 10 to 11.30am

(Drop-in at £8 per session)

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

Nov
22
Wed
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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

 

Nov
23
Thu
Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Nov 23 @ 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

Nov
24
Fri
Yoga with Rebecca: Gentle Yoga
Nov 24 @ 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

Nov
25
Sat
Opening to the Expression of Simply Being with Andrew Wrenn
Nov 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

As yoga students, practitioners and teachers, how many times have we heard about the ‘journey or path’ of yoga? We practice and follow the eight limbs of yoga, yet again, this seems to be a sequential practice that is building up to something or leading somewhere.
Through the tools of asana, pranayama and meditation, realise it is not where we are going, or where we have been. The essence, the clarity… the love infinite, is ever present if we surrender to the expression of simply being, here and now in this present moment.
We will look at some of the symbology of yoga and introduce the philosophical ideas of OM and the experiential relevance this has upon our yoga practice and day to day lives. There will be OM chanting and meditation, practicing the concept of using the physical body and breath as a medium to present moment realisation (the expression of simply being).

We will apply the philosophy through the tools of Asana (limbering movements and classical postures) and in the afternoon we will share a Satsang (spiritual and philosophical discussion) with questions and answers.

The Day 10.30 – 15.30:
Introduction
Short meditation
Exploring movement ‘circles of delight’
Morning Pranayama
Lunch
Satsang
Afternoon asana and pranayama

The practice is suitable for all with an open heart and an enquiring mind.

Cost £40 and full payment confirms a place
Please email Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk for payment details

More information about Andrew:

I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from different and classical Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all.

Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches such and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.
I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga.

I am married to yogini Francesca, and we enjoy sharing our passion for yoga at our studio  Pure Yoga Cheshire in Macclesfield and with Workshops in the Uk, Ireland and Europe.

http://yogawithandrew.co.uk/

Nov
26
Sun
Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne – Autumn Course
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

Sundays – 10 to 11.30am

(Drop-in at £8 per session)

 

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