Calendar

Sep
22
Sat
Autumn Glow Yoga Workshop with Emmaline & Kirsty
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Autumn is a time of balance and also the time of the year where we harvest all of the wonderful things the year has already brought…During Autumn (Vata season in Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science) our bodies and minds can easily become overwhelmed and out of balance ~ you may feel unsettled, ungrounded & unstable in the winds of Autumn. But, while we cannot change the seasonal weather shifts, we can maintain internal balance by adjusting our lifestyles to counter the predominant Vata energy in nature 🍂

This workshop will be all about reviewing the last year, giving thanks, planting new seeds and most of all celebrating balance, life and new beginnings ..

Our yoga flow will include empowering vinyasa and gentle yin yoga, we’ll use the practice to help re-align with whom you really are & what is good for us. You will flow, move, rest, release & rejuvenate & most of all go deeply within to hear the messages of your body, your deep inner knowing & wisdom & find your autumnal rhythm with life.

To book please contact emmalineyoga@outlook.com £45 for the full workshop with a delicious autumn lunch box & juice from plant-based concept included …

Sep
29
Sat
Mindful Me Day with Janette Edwards
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

The mind and body are our most precious and valuable resources, through which we experience every moment of our lives. So we need to look after them.

How well are you looking after yours? Take some time for yourself.

We will look at how we can nurture the body and mind to feel more mindful, relaxed, less stressed, calm and more aware.

10-11am- Introduction and mindful meditation with Janette

11-12am- Mindful movements (Gentle Yoga with Lynsey)

12-12.45pm-Lunch (please let me know of any dietary requirements)

12.45-1.45pm-Mindful sounds (sound bath with Phil Gibson)

1.45-2.30pm- Relaxation/Meditation with Janette

Cost is £40 for the day, lunch and refreshments included. Payment will secure place as numbers are limited. Please contact Janette on:                                            07753194002 or email me at janetteedwards@hotmail.com

Mats, pillows and blankets are provided but feel free to bring your own for extra comfort, or you can do the sessions seated. Please let me know if you will be doing the sessions seated.

I look forward to seeing you there. Janette x

Oct
6
Sat
Yin to Restore – Yoga Workshop with Paul Wooding
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paul Wooding is coming back this year! This will be his 3rd Yin Yoga Workshop in the River Room and we are delighted to have him here again.

This workshop will combine the two wonderful practices of Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga. We will see how the two practices combine in a way that allows us time & support to discover the deeper meditative aspects of yoga. This aspect of the practice will culminate in a final 1 hour silent practice. This workshop will be suitable for everyone as we will use a variety of props throughout the day to support, nourish and encourage a deep silence for our inner enquiries.

Paul has been practising and teaching Yin Yoga for over 12 years. He has studied with some of the pioneers of the practice (Paul Grilley & Sarah Powers) as well as ongoing trainings with Norman Blair (UK based Yin teacher) Paul aims to show how Yin can be an inclusive practice regardless of any limitations one may feel they have and that the practice is always open to adaptation to suit the individual.

Cost £25. Please email Rebecca at rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk to register. Rebecca will not be answering messages until September but the registrations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

Oct
13
Sat
For Your Health and Wellbeing Yoga Workshop with Jean Nelson and Sue Denerley
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

3rd of 3 Workshops

For Your Health And Wellbeing

Session 1                                               £35

Saturday 21 April 2018, 10am – 4pm

Establishing A Simple Home Practice Routine

Practising yoga at home can often be daunting – getting out your mat; finding a place to put it comfortably; finding the time to suit you that day; deciding which postures to do; understanding what practice will suit how you feel now; possibly having to get changed to practise. All these things can run through your mind in the blink of an eye and the decision you ultimately come to is to not bother, although you know you would enjoy it and obviously benefit from it.

 

A daily practice routine need not be onerous or daunting. A few simple asanas, ranging from twists to side bends, backward and forward bends, side stretches is all you need to help keep your body flexible and healthy.

 

In this full-day workshop you will be guided through simple, yet body-benefitting postures and sequences which you can take home with you to incorporate into your busy lives.

 

Handouts will be provided but you may want to bring a pen and a notebook/paper.

please bring own lunch, drinks provided

 

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Session 2                                               £20

Saturday 7 July 2018, 10am – 1pm

Caring For Your Back With Yoga

“The current medical opinion based on extensive research is that the back needs to move and the sooner people with back pain get moving the sooner they will feel better.” Dru Yoga Back Care Programme

 

There are 3 types of back pain: Acute which usually lasts for less than 6 weeks and can resolve on its own with self-care with no residual loss of function; Subacute which is low back pain lasting between 6-12 weeks and Chronic which refers to pain which has persisted over 12 weeks.

 

Most back pain is not due to any serious disease. Some people can identify specific injury/event which triggered the pain and in some people the pain may have come on gradually with no identifiable movement/injury causing it. There is often a fear of movement relating to back pain but in this workshop you will be given simple, yet effective, movements to help care for your back, whether it’s in pain now or to help prevent pain occurring.

 

Handouts will be provided. A 5/6 week ‘Back Care Course’ is planned for later in the year to go into this issue in more depth.

Drinks will be provided.

Session 3                                               £20

Saturday 13 October 2018, 2-5pm

Benefits of Pranayama and Meditation

As well as posture work (asanas), there are 7 other limbs (stages) to the complete yogic path. These are: the yamas (moral restraints); the niyamas (duties or obligations described by a yogi/guru); pranayama (controlled breathing/control of life energy); pratyahara (freedom from domination by the senses/non‑attachment); dharana (concentration, one-pointed mental absorption); dhyana (meditation) and finally Samadhi (a indescribably blissful station of superconsciousness).

 

During regular yoga classes you will encounter most of these stages at some point; some without even realising it. The less obvious ones may be harder to connect with but rest assured you do move from one to another effortlessly to gain the complete yogic path. Two tangible stages we work with in every class are pranayama and meditation.

 

In this workshop we will explain the many benefits of a regular pranayama and meditation practice and how you can incorporate simple techniques into your daily lives to help keep your whole body as healthy as possible.

 

Handouts will be provided.

Drinks will be provided

Prices as marked. Discounted price of £65 if all three booked and paid for in advance.

For further details please contact:

Sue Denerley                                               Jean Nelson

Member of Federation of Holistic Therapists                                               Dru Yoga Teacher and member of the Dru

and British Wheel of Yoga                                                                       Professional Network

Home Holistics and Yoga                         The Relaxation Zone

 

Mobile – 07962 449297                                             Mobile – 07985 476793

Email – suedenerley@msn.com                       Email – jeanieweanie@talktalk.net

 

 

 

Oct
14
Sun
Coming Home Yoga Workshop with Rebecca
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Yoga can be experienced as a Coming Home: a return to the self, to the centre, to a place of peace and quiet spaciousness. In its most profound sense, the very purpose of Yoga is to reveal to us that we are so much more than our individual bodies, minds, emotions – in other words we are so much more than our apparent selves. Through the experience of Yoga, apart from the simple fun of the practice on the mat, we can feel ourselves to be part of something so much more expansive and mysterious – something infinitely vital, boundlessly joyful.

In this workshop at the River Room, we will combine the very still and deeply releasing practice of Yin Yoga with a more spicy Yang Flow. By first opening into the soles of the feet, the hamstrings and hips, we will experience a grounding and the sensation of a profound stability and support from the earth for our whole physical, mental and emotional being – a coming home to our roots. After a tea break with delicious, nourishing snacks, we will then build from the earth upwards and outwards as we flow with more heat, lightness and joy. The combination of Yin and Yang will leave us feeling both earthed and expansive, both rooted and open to the vitality of life around us. We will end with a Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation.

This is a practice for everyone and so beginners are welcome, although a degree of physical fitness is definitely advisable

Please pay £40 to book your place (this includes refreshments):

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If you’d like any more information, please contact Rebecca on 07907374278 or Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk

 

Nov
10
Sat
Experiencing the Gift of the Present Moment with Andrew Wrenn
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Whether you are relatively new to yoga or are a seasoned practitioner, there can be a tendency to becoming lost in the tools of yoga, especially the asana. There is a definite distinction between thinking about and applying your practice, or feeling and experiencing your yoga. To feel and to connect with your practice is to experience this presence moment in all it’s mystical glory
This workshop is appropriate for students, student teachers and teachers (CPD)

Morning
Introduction
Chanting the Bija mantras
Awareness through movement and holding asana. Deconstructing your approach to your practice physically, removing expectation and Past held beliefs and ideas to accept, acknowledge and delight in your physical present in this present moment.
The morning practice will consist of nurturing limbering movements, standing postures, seated postures and preparation for/full inversions.

Lunch

Satsang themed upon the realisation of the present moment.
Afternoon asana will be of a more restorative nature to soothe the nervous system and prepare for pranayama
Guided relaxation followed by Q&A

£40 including hot drinks and snacks. Please email Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk 

Andrew’s Bio:
I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary 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 and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.
My inquiry has drawn me to the traditions of Tantra and Advaita Vedanta. I’ve been travelling to remote sacred locations in the West Bengal area, diving deeply into the sacred roots of Yoga.
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.

Nov
17
Sat
Asana, Pranayama & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Rebecca & Will
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Following from their June workshop, Rebecca & Will will teach a combination of flowing physical sequences (asana), breathing (pranayama), relaxation and meditation (Yoga Nidra) designed to bring deep release and relaxation and a sweet return to what most matters to us in life. £45 including refreshments. Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk

Nov
18
Sun
Day of Mindfulness with Martin Summerfield
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The day of mindfulness is a day of secular mindfulness practice; an opportunity to set aside the busyness of everyday life and to simply abide with ourselves, just as we are.
Attendees should have their own established mindfulness practice. The day will include guided sitting, walking and moving with the participants largely in silence themselves.
Cost £25
Martin is registered with the UK Network of Mindfulness Based Teachers adheres to their Good Practice Guidelines. For more information and recent blog entries see his website anchorpoint.org.uk
Martin Summerfield
07971 554316

 

Nov
24
Sat
Feldenkrais & Yoga with Dan Gelblum
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Feel refreshed, supple, and bodylight

Saturday 24th November 11am – 4pm (including lunch break)

Sunday 25th November 12.30 – 4.30 pm (arrive having eaten light lunch)

This Feldenkrais & Yoga workshop focuses on deep relaxation, improved general strength and flexibility (specifically yoga postures relating to flexibility of hips and shoulders). The weekend workshop is for both students and teachers of yoga. We recommend the full weekend but you also have the option of registering for one-day only.

The Feldenkrais method named after its originator Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, physicist, Judo master and mechanical engineer, is a scientific way of learning movement and developing improved self awareness.

This workshop will include:

-Relaxing body awareness sequences that make a huge positive difference to Yoga postures and noticeably multiplying the benefits

-Sequences of Awareness through movement Feldenkrais movements

-Sequences designed to encourage the mind, the entire nervous system and body into deeper relaxation.

Daniel has created a unique style of exercise which enhances well being, general health, fitness, self awareness and deep relaxation. He developed roots2yoga by developing sequences based on the Feldenkrais method (awareness through movement and self functional integration) which help you experience yoga postures more comfortably, easily and beneficially, eliminating pain and strain. The improved balance, flexibility, and strength you gain can help you to excel in, not only with holding postures but also, moving in and out of them more freely.

Daniel Gelblum is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Yoga and meditation Teacher

Feldenkrais for yoga and beyond!
hathadan.wordpress.com
Feldenkrais.co.uk
Sardiniayoga.com

Cost:

Full weekend £80

One-day £45

As Rebecca is away until September without internet access, please pay by bank transfer and email to confirm your place. Rebecca will reply in September.

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Many thanks!

Nov
25
Sun
Feldenkrais & Yoga Weekend with Dan Gelblum
Nov 25 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Feel refreshed, supple, and bodylight

Saturday 24th November 11am – 4pm (including lunch break)

Sunday 25th November 12.30 – 4.30 pm (arrive having eaten light lunch)

This Feldenkrais & Yoga workshop focuses on deep relaxation, improved general strength and flexibility (specifically yoga postures relating to flexibility of hips and shoulders). The weekend workshop is for both students and teachers of yoga. We recommend the full weekend but you also have the option of registering for one-day only.

The Feldenkrais method named after its originator Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, physicist, Judo master and mechanical engineer, is a scientific way of learning movement and developing improved self awareness.

This workshop will include:

-Relaxing body awareness sequences that make a huge positive difference to Yoga postures and noticeably multiplying the benefits

-Sequences of Awareness through movement Feldenkrais movements

-Sequences designed to encourage the mind, the entire nervous system and body into deeper relaxation.

Daniel has created a unique style of exercise which enhances well being, general health, fitness, self awareness and deep relaxation. He developed roots2yoga by developing sequences based on the Feldenkrais method (awareness through movement and self functional integration) which help you experience yoga postures more comfortably, easily and beneficially, eliminating pain and strain. The improved balance, flexibility, and strength you gain can help you to excel in, not only with holding postures but also, moving in and out of them more freely.

Daniel Gelblum is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Yoga and meditation Teacher

Feldenkrais for yoga and beyond!
hathadan.wordpress.com
Feldenkrais.co.uk
Sardiniayoga.com

Cost:

Full weekend £80

One-day £45

As Rebecca is away until September without internet access, please pay by bank transfer and email to confirm your place. Rebecca will reply in September.

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Many thanks!