Movement, Sound & Stillness: A Yoga Workshop with Dina Lew
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 In this workshop, we will take a tour of the centres of energy and motivation (cakras) within us, through a fluid and playful practice in the morning, ending with a deep relaxation and Bahkti Yoga (“heart chanting”) practice. In the afternoon, we will complete the day with a 50-minute cakra-based moving mantra meditation, to give ourselves deep peace, joy and acceptance. Please call Dina on 0781 6545491 if you would like further information or to make a booking (booking prior to workshop essential).

The cost is £25, including hot and cold drinks, fruit, and biscuits. Bring loose clothing for practice, and a light packed lunch. Yoga mats, cushions for sitting, and blankets are available at the River Room, or bring your own if you prefer. The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience; just bring an open mind!

Dina Lew gained her British Wheel of Yoga teacher Diploma in 2009, and completed the BWY Pranayama Self-Development module with Philip Xerri in 2010. She has taught classes, workshops and residential courses.

Yin 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. More information soon.

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



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

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