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Yoga & Meditation Evening
When – 17:30-19:00 Friday 9th Feb
Where – Zoom
Price – £12 (£10 conc)
Level – Open
All levels of experience are welcome to join us for these gatherings. The evening includes yin yoga, guided mindfulness meditation and deep relaxation. Please contact me for payment and login details.
Yoga & Mindful Walking – Day Retreat
When – Sat 9th March 10:30-16:00
Where – YHA South Downs, Itford Farm, Beddingham, Lewes BN8 6JS
Price – £65 waged / £60 low wage / £55 unwaged
Level – Intermediate
You are warmly invited to join us for a peaceful day retreat at Southease YHA this March. Situated directly on the South Downs Way with the river Ouse flowing nearby it is one of my favourite spots from which to get out on to the hills. As many of you know, I am a keen hiker and have experienced first-hand the multitude of benefits that come from walking outdoors. During this workshop we will practice yoga postures specifically designed to prepare our legs, hips and spine for hiking and trail running. We will also learn how to bring mindfulness into our walking and beyond!
Whilst this workshop is open to all, a basic degree of fitness and stamina will be required (we will be walking up and down a steep hill)
Another reason for choosing this venue is that it is easily accessible by train. Please help to reduce our collective carbon footprint by travelling this way or sharing lifts.
Please contact me to book your place.
“The workshop was fantastic! I left the group feeling positive, happy, relaxed and inspired!” CS
Yoga for People with Learning Disabilities
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India around 5000 years ago. The word yoga stems from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. Yoga is best known in the West as a set of practices that include stretching and strengthening the body, breathing and deep relaxation.
The Middle Path
The term ‘The Middle Path’ (or ‘Way’) refers to the Buddha’s discovery that the way to enlightenment could not be found in extreme asceticism nor in self-indulgence. He used the analogy of a sitar to demonstrate this idea: if the string is stretched too tight it breaks, if it is too loose it will not play.
I first studied Satyananda yoga with my mum and then with the Sivananda organisation in 2002. I moved to France, to live and work at an ashram in order to experience yoga as a complete lifestyle. I went on to live and teach in Paris for three years including four months spent living at the Centre International Sivananda de Yoga Vedanta. I have been teaching children’s yoga since 2003 having trained with Calm for Kids. More recently I have enjoying studying with Donna Farhi and am inspired by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.
I am also a student of Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and have spent many inspiring days at his retreat centre Plum Village in the south of France. His teachings on mindfulness in daily life greatly influence the classes I teach. I taught meditation as part of a yoga teacher training course and am now working on a new project to help bring mindfulness into mainstream education.
Photo credit – Luca Sage
Sun salutation with mantras
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