One Off Events

Dec
14
Sat
Pause ~ Winter Yoga Workshop with Emmaline & Kirsty
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pause ~ Winter Yoga Workshop with Emmaline & Kirsty

The darker days of winter offer us a time to retreat and restore, building our inner fire ready to welcome the return of lighter days ahead…

‘’ In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus.

Through grounding vinyasa flow, nourishing yin yoga, breath work, meditation and plenty of relaxation you will move away from the busyness of the festive season and surrender to rest deeply within … To hear the messages of your body, your deep inner knowing and wisdom and find your winter rhythm with life.

To book please contact emmalineyoga@outlook.com

£45 for the full workshop with a delicious winter lunch box from plant-based concept included …

11am ~ 4pm Saturday 14th December
£45 including Vegetarian lunch

Dec
15
Sun
Barefoot Yoga’s Nourish Your Soul Day
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

My name is Cat and I run Barefoot Yoga, based in Kendal. I am passionate about creating space for
people to press pause, to re-connect with themselves and create the conditions for clarity, peace
and nourishment.
Step out of the December busyness and join me for an afternoon mini-retreat in the beautiful River
Room. This Nourishing time of self-care will involve deep, mindful yoga, relaxation and the beautiful
closing practice of Epilogue.
Come home to yourself for a while and give yourself the gift of slowing down. We will flow with our
breath, feel deeply and move mindfully. Beautiful music and candles will help ease you further into a
space of nourishment.
When we pause between sessions, teas, hot chocolate and vegan cakes will be provided.
There will also be time for retreating; into a book, a craft project, a walk by the river, whatever you
usually struggle to find time for and will bring you joy.
I will also be offering a short introduction to essential oils during the free time for those that are
interested in exploring this.
All mats and equipment are provided but of course you may bring your own if you wish.
The mini-retreat will run from 1pm – 5.30pm and will cost £35
Please take a look at my website www.barefootyogakendal.co.uk to find out a bit more about my
approach to yoga or email cat.barefootyoga@gmail.com for more information

Dec
21
Sat
Candlelit Heart Opening Yoga Workshop with Rebecca
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This will be the fourth year that I run a Yin-Yang Candlelit Heart Opening Yoga Workshop shortly before Christmas. The last three years have been so heart-warming and full of love and I hope you’ll either come again or try it for the first time.

We will begin with a heart-centred, tender flow followed by a break for some zesty, spicy snacks and hot drinks. We will then melt into a heart-opening Yin practice, ending with a Yoga Nidra so that we leave the River Room warm, open and full of love, ready for the Christmas days ahead.

The heart in yoga is the innermost resource for all feeling; it is the source of compassion and empathetic awareness. When our yoga practice is centred in the heart, something shifts for us, both on and off the mat. We become more closely in tune with our own feelings and can develop greater tenderness and patience towards both ourselves, and others around us. This year the workshop will particularly close to Christmas – maybe this is when you’ll need it most and benefit from it most? Maybe you’d like to give the workshop as a gift to a friend?

COST: £40 including refreshments

Please email Rebecca at rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk or call/text 07907374278 to book a place. Bookings only confirmed upon payment and I will supply bank details by email/text. As this is has been a busy event in the past I recommend you book early.

Hope you’ll come XX

Dec
22
Sun
Candlelit Heart Opening Yoga Workshop with Rebecca
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL BUT IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST I WILL ALSO RUN IT ON SATURDAY 21st DECEMBER 2-7pm

Please let me know if you’d like to come on the Saturday instead…..

This will be the fourth year that I run a Yin-Yang Candlelit Heart Opening Yoga Workshop shortly before Christmas. The last three years have been so heart-warming and full of love and I hope you’ll either come again or try it for the first time.

We will begin with a heart-centred, tender flow followed by a break for some zesty, spicy snacks and hot drinks. We will then melt into a heart-opening Yin practice, ending with a Yoga Nidra so that we leave the River Room warm, open and full of love, ready for the Christmas days ahead.

The heart in yoga is the innermost resource for all feeling; it is the source of compassion and empathetic awareness. When our yoga practice is centred in the heart, something shifts for us, both on and off the mat. We become more closely in tune with our own feelings and can develop greater tenderness and patience towards both ourselves, and others around us. This year the workshop will particularly close to Christmas – maybe this is when you’ll need it most and benefit from it most? Maybe you’d like to give the workshop as a gift to a friend?

COST: £40 including refreshments

Please email Rebecca at rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk or call/text 07907374278 to book a place. Bookings only confirmed upon payment and I will supply bank details by email/text. As this is has been a busy event in the past I recommend you book early.

Hope you’ll come XX

Dec
24
Tue
Yoga Nidra, Yin & Gong Bath on Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us at the River Room on Christmas Eve from 2.30 – 5.30 pm for a deliciously relaxing session of Yoga Nidra with Will, Yin Yoga with Rebecca and a Gong Bath with Ondray & Graham.

Together, we have designed the combination of Meditation, Asana (physical postures) and Sound to give you a journey into deep relaxation and spaciousness right in the midst of the Christmas revelries.

First will be a Yoga Nidra session to deeply relax you, ready for a soothing and opening Yin Yoga session. Both of these will prepare you for a deep soak in the mesmerising sound and vibrations of the Gong Bath. This will be an immersive experience leaving you rested and refreshed, ready for the evening and few days to come.

Last year this event was free – this year we are inviting you to donate to The Linda Norgrove Foundation. Please donate what you feel able to – as a guide, we recommend £25 – £30. Please bring cash on the night and we will arrange for the lump sum donation.

Places are limited so please register by ‘buying’ a free ticket by going to the

Event Brite link here

– you will need to bring your ticket along on the day.

With love from Rebecca, Will, Ondray & Graham

Dec
28
Sat
Restorative Yoga Workshop with Annie
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Annie 

Restorative Yoga, also known as the ‘Rest and Digest’, originates from the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar . It brings deep relaxation and balance to both the mind and body.

This workshop will involve holding a small number of postures while being supported by yoga props. The postures used all have different health benefits that support the body to recover from injury, illness, stress as well as detoxify the body… perfect for after Christmas! The workshop will encourage you to stop, switch off and have a rest!

With the New year round the corner, we will use this space to reflect on the year that has passed and set intentions for the year to come. I hope you can join me!

Date: 28th December

Time: 2-4pm

Investment: £10

To book email Annie on annie@neatyoga.co.uk or call/text on 07944637135. Payment options will be given on booking your place.

Jan
12
Sun
Replenish, Rejuvenate & Recharge – New Year Yoga Workshop with Rebecca
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

I will be running this New Year Yoga workshop for the fourth year running and am so happy about this! I hope you will join me for some Replenishing, Rejuvenating and Recharging XX

In the New Year we often tend to think about how we’d like our lives to be different. We set our resolutions with eager plans to start the year as we mean to continue. In the yogic tradition, we often set our Sankalpa – a Sanskrit word for a heart-felt intention. We set this as a way to tune ourselves into the way we wish to live and fulfil our lives for ourselves and others.

For so many of us our lives have changed in dramatic and subtle ways as a result of yoga.

Lets start 2020 with a cleansing and rejuvenating workshop to tune into and refresh our bodies and to explore the power of transformation both on and off the mat. Through our practice together we can, at least personally, build hope, love and optimism into our lives!

We will start with a Yin sequence to clear and nourish the kidney and liver meridians (energy pathways according to Chinese Medicine) – the kidney and liver are organs responsible for detoxing our system and for balancing our energy levels, especially in times of physical and emotional change. This soothing Yin sequence will prepare our bodies for an energizing, spicy, twisty Yang flow to bring vitality and creativity into our minds and bodies to leave us feeling clean and fresh again. As always, we will round up with a long, deeply restorative Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation). We will also practice lovely pranayama (breath work) and meditation.

The workshop is appropriate for mixed ability so beginners and more experienced practitioners are welcome although a degree of physical fitness is definitely advisable.

Cost – £40 including refreshment and all equipment is provided.

Please book by emailing Rebecca
Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk
Full payment secures your place – last year this workshop filled very quickly so I recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Feb
15
Sat
Chakra Dance – A Journey Through the Chakras with Sarah Swindlehurst
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Chakradance – A journey through the Chakras with Sarah Swindlehurst

15th February – 11am-12.45pm

In this workshop, Sarah will take you through a healing journey of a Chakradance. In this workshop you will discover and balance your chakras, using blindfolded dance (there are no steps to learn! And I will be monitoring you), mandala making and meditation.

Most illnesses and dis-eases start in the energy bodies/chakras and then show themselves as physical ‘symptoms’. In this session we will cleanse the energy of our bodies and so help prevent future symptoms and dis-eases from occurring Chakradance is a form of nourishment for your true self, for your soul. Blending free-flowing movements with particular frequencies of sound, Chakradance will free the energy in your body and open you to a deeper experience of life.

For all levels and genders. £15

https://theyogicprescription.com/workshops/

Mar
8
Sun
Opening the Heart Space with Krishna Premananda
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We’re so delighted that Krishna Premananda from Mandala Yoga Ashram will be returning to the River Room in March 2020 to share his deep, tender and subtle practice.

Please come XXX

The Heart Space is our centre of love, compassion, kindness and gratitude. It is where we reach out to Life and can feel a trust or a knowing that we are innately connected to the Whole. Yet the heart can easily be vulnerable or guarded. Furthermore, the refined energies of the heart can often be overshadowed by the dominant mind with its web of compulsive thinking and habitual patterns which sustain a limited self-image.

In this day seminar we will work with accessible practices – such as meditation, yoga nidra, asana, pranayama and mudra – to connect with and patiently open the heart. We will explore the nature of our emotional landscape and the defences we use to protect the heart. We will also focus on qualities such as self-empowerment, discernment, gratitude, generosity and compassion.

Open to all who are drawn to experiencing heart centred practices with the willingness to open and embrace the heart.

Cost £50 (not including lunch but hot drinks and snacks will be provided)

Please contact Rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk if you would like to book a place.

Mar
22
Sun
YOGAKIDZ WORLDWIDE – Toddler Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Swindlehurst
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

YOGAKIDZ WORLDWIDE – Toddler Yoga Teacher Training

The training and ideas set out in this training form the basis of a Toddler Yoga class. This training introduces you into running a Toddler Yoga class. All classes are ideally educational in terms of teaching the background of yoga and of all traditional yogic practices, yet include some fun and exciting techniques for parents and toddler to do. In a Yogakidz Toddler Yoga class, we bring in the traditional 8 Limbs of yoga and also fun practices such as song and story with yoga postures and breathing. This training will qualify you to become an accredited Toddler yoga teacher. A hardcopy manual is given on the day along with further resources (audios, marketing templates, films, etc).

Cost is £285 – To book please contact: office@yogakidzworldwide.com or via the website Toddler Yoga training page: https://yogakidzworldwide.com/ ( left of main page is the link).

Mar
27
Fri
40 hrs FTC Yin Yoga -Module 2 (Spine, Torso & Upper Body) with Gaby Maas
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 8:30 pm
40 hrs FTC Yin Yoga -Module 2 (Spine, Torso & Upper Body)
27th-29th of March 2020
Price: £400
Due to popular demand this oncoming March 2020 we will have a unique opportunity to participate in this 40hr Yin yoga FTC (Further Training Course) The course is taught by Gaby Maass (Continuum Yoga School by INU Yoga, Senior Yoga and Teacher Trainer YAP & 500hr Paul Grilley certified) The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
There aren’t any prerequisites to participate in this course, and it is suitable for all levels of practice. You do not need to have completed Module 1 to participate in this training ( Module 1 will be repeated in the near future). The course provides an essential training if you are a Yoga Teacher and want to learn to teach Yin yoga with the functional approach. It also provides a solid foundation from which to teach any type of yoga contributing to your deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga. The material contained in this course is also tremendously useful for any yoga student, providing the tools to understand yoga as a truly functional practice and get the most out of it in a safe and injury free way that will sustainably improve strength and flexibility. The focus of this Module 2 is on the spine, torso and upper body.
To book for this course if you please email Gaby at: gabrielamaass@hotmail.com
For more information on the material of this course please go to: www.gabymaass.co.uk
Mar
28
Sat
40 hrs FTC Yin Yoga -Module 2 (Spine, Torso & Upper Body) with Gaby Maas
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
40 hrs FTC Yin Yoga -Module 2 (Spine, Torso & Upper Body)
27th-29th of March 2020
Price: £400
Due to popular demand this oncoming March 2020 we will have a unique opportunity to participate in this 40hr Yin yoga FTC (Further Training Course) The course is taught by Gaby Maass (Continuum Yoga School by INU Yoga, Senior Yoga and Teacher Trainer YAP & 500hr Paul Grilley certified) The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
There aren’t any prerequisites to participate in this course, and it is suitable for all levels of practice. You do not need to have completed Module 1 to participate in this training ( Module 1 will be repeated in the near future). The course provides an essential training if you are a Yoga Teacher and want to learn to teach Yin yoga with the functional approach. It also provides a solid foundation from which to teach any type of yoga contributing to your deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga. The material contained in this course is also tremendously useful for any yoga student, providing the tools to understand yoga as a truly functional practice and get the most out of it in a safe and injury free way that will sustainably improve strength and flexibility. The focus of this Module 2 is on the spine, torso and upper body.
To book for this course if you please email Gaby at: gabrielamaass@hotmail.com
For more information on the material of this course please go to: www.gabymaass.co.uk
Mar
29
Sun
40 hrs FTC Yin Yoga -Module 2 (Spine, Torso & Upper Body) with Gaby Maas
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
40 hrs FTC Yin Yoga -Module 2 (Spine, Torso & Upper Body)
27th-29th of March 2020
Price: £400
Due to popular demand this oncoming March 2020 we will have a unique opportunity to participate in this 40hr Yin yoga FTC (Further Training Course) The course is taught by Gaby Maass (Continuum Yoga School by INU Yoga, Senior Yoga and Teacher Trainer YAP & 500hr Paul Grilley certified) The course is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.
There aren’t any prerequisites to participate in this course, and it is suitable for all levels of practice. You do not need to have completed Module 1 to participate in this training ( Module 1 will be repeated in the near future). The course provides an essential training if you are a Yoga Teacher and want to learn to teach Yin yoga with the functional approach. It also provides a solid foundation from which to teach any type of yoga contributing to your deeper understanding of the benefits of yoga. The material contained in this course is also tremendously useful for any yoga student, providing the tools to understand yoga as a truly functional practice and get the most out of it in a safe and injury free way that will sustainably improve strength and flexibility. The focus of this Module 2 is on the spine, torso and upper body.
To book for this course if you please email Gaby at: gabrielamaass@hotmail.com
For more information on the material of this course please go to: www.gabymaass.co.uk
Jun
7
Sun
Sacred Feminine Workshop with Reva
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Sacred Feminine

Sunday 7th June   10 am – 5 pm

This day for women offers a rare gift to share deeply with other women. We will explore the different phases of woman; maiden, mother and crone and our innate connection to the Goddess. As we disentangle ourselves from the social, cultural and religious expectations and assumptions that no longer serve us, we can step more fully into our authentic being. We will bring a deeper understanding to the menstrual or moon cycle, giving us the wisdom to navigate through our internal seasons consciously. Through simple yet profound practices we will awaken and reconnect to our womb space; the womb being our innate source of wisdom and power, the sacred vessel of creativity and life.

The day will include asana, chanting, mantra and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).

(This retreat is suitable for all women including those who have had a hysterectomy or who are post-menopausal).

Please bring own lunch, drinks and biscuits provided.

Cost: £50 and please contact rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk to book a place

Feedback from previous courses:

Wonderful space, safely held by Reva, allowing a group of women of all ages to explore their womb space and journey of womanhood in the spirit of honest sharing. The sisterhood of this group felt compassionate and supportive,’ Neelakash

It was so beautiful and intimate. It felt like coming home. I felt nourished by my sisters. I feel closer to Ma and am more confident that I am on the right path.’ Tea

Reva is a teacher and resident at Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales. She is a registered British Wheel of Yoga teacher and an ayurvedic health advisor. She has a background as a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner. She is particularly interested in the transformational potential of yoga and holistic health.