Inner Dance is a music, sound and sensory meditation which invites us to drop into a deeper state of awareness where we may be moved to dance or simply to travel through different mind states. The Inner Dance experience offers a chance to process and to release stuck energies and tensions and come to greater connection with who we are. The sessions are led by Sue Smith who is a qualified Inner Dance facilitator and psychotherapist.
The first Monday of the month – 7pm to 9pm
7th August, 4th September and 2nd October
£12 per session (£10 concessionary) payable on the day.
Please arrive 10 minutes before the session start time.
After the session you are welcome to tea/coffee/herbal teas and snacks.
Call Sue on 07985 092387 or email email@example.com to book a place or for further details.
This workshop will be a beautiful celebration of all the wonderful things in life. 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) 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
The Yoga 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 rhythm with life.
To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org £40 for the full workshop with a delicious autumn lunch box & cold pressed juice from plant-based concept included.
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:
Exploring movement ‘circles of delight’
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.u
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.
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 email@example.com for payment details. Please note that full payment secures a place.