Calendar

Apr
28
Sat
Putting Yoga into Practice with Pete Blackaby
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be effective it is important that our Yoga practice is underpinned by a reasonable theoretical understanding. Arguably there are three main things we need to consider. Firstly do we know how to lose tension by finding effective support through the floor and our bones. Secondly, within any personal constraints are we capable of carrying out the full range of normal human movement? Thirdly do we know how to listen to our sensory nervous system closely enough that we don’t move unnecessarily into discomfort.

This workshop will consider these aspects of yoga largely through practice, but with time to consider what and why we are doing things.

The workshop is principally for Yoga teachers or for Yogi(ni)s with a regular practice.

Cost £45 and please email Rebecca at rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk for payment details. Please note that full payment secures a place.

May
12
Sat
Mindful Me Day with Janette Edwards
May 12 @ 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 in order to feel more mindful, relaxed, less stressed, calm and more aware.
10-11am- Introduction and mindful meditation with Janette
11-12am- Mindful movements -Pilates with Janet Butler (all levels)
12-12.45pm-Lunch (please let me know of any dietary requirements)
12.45-1.45pm-Mindful movements -Tai Chi with Nicky Beardsworth
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

May
13
Sun
Ishana Antifragility Yoga and Meditation with Dale Spence
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Antifragility Program

 

Yoga has many practices and many different traditions. The Antifragility Yoga Program has techniques and practices from across the spectrum of yoga, aimed at enabling you to develop and deepen your practice.

 

Pranayama Course – The Ishana Breath Practice

These practices are aimed at learning about how to breathe and practicing techniques that enhance and expand breath capacity. Breathing is so vital to life – and as you enhance your breathing, you enhance your oxygen intake, you enhance your vitality. They also build and work with energy and focus of attention. I think of it as ‘consciousness enhancing‘. We work through patterns of preparatory pranayama practices, and classical practices.

 

Six 2 hour sessions – earlybird £120, then £145

Starting Sunday 13 May 2018, 1:45-3:45pm

River Room, Halton Mill

 

Meditation Course The Ishana Meditation Practice

These Ishana meditation practices are aimed at working with your head-space, with that awareness-perception-thinking knot, and your focus of attention. Ishana means ‘consciousness’. These practices lead to deepening relaxation, calmness and contentment, reduced stress, awareness of your own thinking, awareness of deepening stillness, awareness of your own perception.

There are many different meditation techniques. In the Ishana meditation we focus primarily on mantra (a selection of words or phrases) and japa (repetition of that mantra); and also on breath, attention to breath and listening (leading towards nada yoga). I think of it as ‘consciousness clarifying‘. If you think of consciousness as a fabric, these practices strengthen it and lead to proper function in the same way that asana strengthens and enhances the body.

Six 2 hour sessions – earlybird £60, then £75

Starting Sunday 13 May 2018, 4-5pm

River Room, Halton Mill

 

Dale has been practicing yoga for over 40 years, influenced by many traditions.

He was initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga in 1984 (a primarily internal, meditation based yoga practice). He achieved diplomas in naturopathy and osteopathy in 1996 and a

British Wheel Teaching diploma in 2001.

 

For more information and to book:

info@AntifragilityYoga.com / www.AntifragilityYoga.com

Dale Spence ND, DO, BWY Dip      0777 560 4378        

 

May
20
Sun
Experiencing the Gift of the Present Moment with Andrew Wrenn
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experiencing the Gift of the Present Moment

with Andrew Wrenn – Sunday 20th May 10am – 4pm in The River Room

Whether you are relatively new to yoga or are a seasoned practitioner, there can be a tendency to become 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.

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 & Optional River Swim

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

COST: £45

Please contact Rebecca Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk for bank details. Full payment only confirms a place.

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.

Jun
2
Sat
Nutritional Healing for the Whole Family with Dawn Keyse
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

An introduction to nutritional healing and naturopathy. How to bridge the nutritional gap by following a natural diet, true to the Laws of Nature by eating unprocessed, local and seasonal food to create a sustainable diet for optimum health. Back to basics and avoiding media and internet hype. Includes course materials, menus and recipes.

Cost £85

Please contact Dawn for more information dawnkeyse@gmail.com 

Jun
10
Sun
Ishana Antifragility Yoga & Meditation with Dale Spence
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Antifragility Program

Yoga has many practices and many different traditions. The Antifragility Yoga Program has techniques and practices from across the spectrum of yoga, aimed at enabling you to develop and deepen your practice.

 

Pranayama Course – The Ishana Breath Practice

These practices are aimed at learning about how to breathe and practicing techniques that enhance and expand breath capacity. Breathing is so vital to life – and as you enhance your breathing, you enhance your oxygen intake, you enhance your vitality. They also build and work with energy and focus of attention. I think of it as ‘consciousness enhancing‘. We work through patterns of preparatory pranayama practices, and classical practices.

 

Six 2 hour sessions – earlybird £120, then £145

Starting Sunday 13 May 2018, 1:45-3:45pm

River Room, Halton Mill

 

Meditation Course The Ishana Meditation Practice

These Ishana meditation practices are aimed at working with your head-space, with that awareness-perception-thinking knot, and your focus of attention. Ishana means ‘consciousness’. These practices lead to deepening relaxation, calmness and contentment, reduced stress, awareness of your own thinking, awareness of deepening stillness, awareness of your own perception.

There are many different meditation techniques. In the Ishana meditation we focus primarily on mantra (a selection of words or phrases) and japa (repetition of that mantra); and also on breath, attention to breath and listening (leading towards nada yoga). I think of it as ‘consciousness clarifying‘. If you think of consciousness as a fabric, these practices strengthen it and lead to proper function in the same way that asana strengthens and enhances the body.

Six 2 hour sessions – earlybird £60, then £75

Starting Sunday 13 May 2018, 4-5pm

River Room, Halton Mill

 

Dale has been practicing yoga for over 40 years, influenced by many traditions.

He was initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga in 1984 (a primarily internal, meditation based yoga practice). He achieved diplomas in naturopathy and osteopathy in 1996 and a

British Wheel Teaching diploma in 2001.

 

For more information and to book:

info@AntifragilityYoga.com / www.AntifragilityYoga.com

Dale Spence ND, DO, BWY Dip      0777 560 4378        

Jun
16
Sat
Celebrating Surya Yoga Workshop with Emmaline & Kirsty
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Join us on SATURDAY 16th June from 10am to 3pm for an exploration into the center of our universe; the SUN! And all things summer with a focus on our yoga practice, Ayurvedic wisdom and how to keep our cool during the summer season.

Summer is the Pitta season in Ayurveda (composed of the Fire and Water elements), which means it’s time to get outside, play, relax and enjoy the outdoors, recharging our internal batteries with solar energy.

THE YOGA will be a mix of Vinyasa, emphasizing playful sequences to reduce Pitta’s intense personality, cooling and restorative forward bends to help you to take shelter from the heat, heart opening back bends to recharge and seated postures to improve overall circulation and blood flow… And Yin – with extra heat and longer days, it is easy to dry up, get angry, irritated or exhausted, especially if work and play are not in balance. So we’ll complement what’s going on outside in nature with relaxed, slow, cooling movements, maintaining a playful attitude. Slow down and move from your intuition, listen from within to grow and mature during this season of abundance.

To book please contact emmalinet@hotmail.co.uk £40 for the full workshop with a delicious summer lunch box & cold pressed juice from plant-based concept included.

Terms and conditions of booking are:
• Once full payment has arrived/transferred your place is secured.
• Places are given in order of payment arriving (either via bank transfer, in class or cheque)
• Cancelled places receive a refund minus a 10% admin charge if the cancellation is received via email 1 week before the workshop date.
• Cancellations after this time are not refundable
• Cancellations must be given via email only emmalinet@hotmail.co.uk

Healthy regards
Emmaline x

Jul
7
Sat
Caring for Your Back With Yoga with Jean Nelson and Sue Denerley
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

2nd 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

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

 

 

 

Oct
6
Sat
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.

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

 

*****************************

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