Yoga & Meditation Evening - 24th Sep 20:00-21:30
Theme – Equinox Detox
As we transition into autumn we can use this time to release anything that no longer serves us, detox our bodies and acknowledge what acheivements we can ‘harvest’ this year. Whether this is physically, mentally or emotionally this extended class is designed to help us release tensions, detox and move forward. All levels of experience are welcome to join me for an evening of detoxifying yoga postures, guided mindfulness meditation and finishing with a lying-down, deep relaxation.
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£10 per person (£7 concession)
Suitable for all levels. Please contact me to book your place and to receive login details.
MIndful Walk and Yoga
Where – Upper Lodges, Ditchling Road
Price – £15 (£12 conc)
Level – Open
I am delighted to be able to offer this workshop to you. I have always found walking on the South Downs a wonderfully nourishing experience that never disappoints. I have been planning to combine my love of hill walking and yoga for a long time!
We will start our workshop with a yoga practice specifically designed to prepare our bodies for walking. We will then enjoy our mindful, silent walk together. Half way around our loop we will stop to absorb our surroundings and check in with our bodies. The second half of our walk will not be in silence but participants may choose to continue with quiet contemplation whilst walking.
Numbers are limited so please book early to secure your place.
Middle Path Yoga Workshop
When – Sat 7th Nov 14:00-17:00
Where – Brighton Natural Health Centre
Price – £30
Level – Open
‘Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.’ Rumi
During this afternoon workshop we will make time for both held postures as well as stronger, flowing sequences. Throughout we will be invited to continually bring our awareness back to the present moment. As we become more mindful it becomes easier to ‘tune in’ to what our own middle path might be each day. The workshop will also include breathing exercises, seated meditation and an extended final relaxation.
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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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