The YogaMatters North East Yoga Mala
Sep
23
10:00am10:00am

The YogaMatters North East Yoga Mala

To mark the International Day of Peace in conjunction with the Global Mala Initiative inspired by Shiva Rea, Yogamatters is inviting you to its first Yoga Mala - and it’s here in the North East!

 

The Yogamatters North East Yoga Mala will take place on Saturday 23rd September from 10am-1pm at Gateshead International Stadium.

 

The event will open with a collective chant, followed by a guided meditation that will continue into a moving meditation of 108 sun salutations. Four local yoga teachers are each leading a set of 27 sun salutations, with alternatives at every stage for students of all abilities. There will be time to relax in savasana and celebrate your achievement (with a small gift from Yogamatters!) before heading home.

 

With a real sense of achievement and the joy that comes from practising yoga together,

this is an event that we are sure you will not want to miss!

 

As one of the largest yoga events in the region, the Yogamatters North East Yoga Mala will bring 200 yoga teachers and students from across the North East together in a collective act of yoga, meditation and service.

 

We would love to see you, your students and your fellow yogis there.

 

Registration costs just £5 (to cover costs) and then donations will be taken on the day for the Prison Phoenix Trust, encouraging prisoners across the UK in their spiritual lives through the practices of yoga and meditation, working with silence and breath.

 

Sponsor forms are available and there will be a gift of gratitude for everyone who raises more than £100 for this fantastic cause.

 

REGISTER HERE

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Press the Ground Away and Fly
Sep
24
9:30am 9:30am

Press the Ground Away and Fly

Yoga arm balances are for every level and every'body'

Many often think that arm balances are reserved for the advanced practitioners. This is not the case. Crow pose was one of the first poses I actually got, simply because as a novice and complete beginner to yoga it never occurred to me that I couldn't do it. So many of our physical limitations are in our head. 

For this workshop try to be present in your body and forget about what you think you can and can not do. 

Even if you don't fly today, you may do tomorrow or in the future and you would have had a great ab, arm and shoulder workout to boot. 

Come and join the fun, you may surprise yourself! 


Investment £30
Place secured with deposit or full payment
Please call Kerry 07966889652
or email
kerryssunpoweryoga@yahoo.co.uk

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Thai Yoga Massage Level 3.a
Sep
25
to Sep 28

Thai Yoga Massage Level 3.a

I am excited to announce that myself and Chris Jackson are collaborating to create and teach this new Advanced Diploma of 8 days duration at the Yoga Therapies studio in Newcastle. This new FHT accredited Diploma is split into 2 modules.

Part 1: covers Body Assesment and Correction and then develops into Dynamic Thai massage for the lower body. The dates for part 1 are Sept 25th / 28th

Part 2: covers Abdominal massage and Dynamic Thai massage for the Upper body on Nov 27th / 30th. Although people are welcome to join only one of the two modules the accredited qualification can only be awarded to those who complete both parts 1 and 2.

The Advanced Therapeutic Diploma is a fusion of Osteopathy and Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage, acting as a bridge between the Old and New, between the East and West, where the best parts of 2 great Holistic systems are brought together to create something very unique and possibly even more effective. In this course the meditative, intuitive and feeling based approach of traditional Thai Yoga massage is merged with the more precise anatomical approach of Osteopathic practice. The goal here is to produce the best framework possible at this moment in time to guide self-motivated therapists to their highest capacity as conscious, compassionate and skillful body workers

What you will learn

  • 5 Thai Yoga Massage sequences
  • Simple Muscle Testing techniques
  • Yoga Practice & Anatomy
  • Thai Yoga Therapy for specific conditions

You will also be supplied with Thai Yoga Mats to practice and a detailed 50 page colour brochure

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Yoga Practice & Anatomy module: We start the day with Yoga Practice and Anatomy, which is a 2hr Yoga class focussing on the specific areas of the body to be worked throughout the day. This module will highlight the key muscle groups involved within a particular Asana, what their function is and inter-relationship to other muscle groups. The approach here will be to help each student come to a greater understanding of their body through a direct and guided experience in Yoga Asana, with an intention to enable them to transfer this knowledge into their own yoga, massage and teaching practices.

Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage: This part of the programme combines the art of Thai Yoga Massage with Dynamic Osteopathic techniques. The physical goal of this approach is to improve joint mobility, restore vitality and correcting imbalances in the bodies muscular/skeletal systems and myo-fascial trains. This module will build on the morning Yoga anatomy class to expand with specific focus on Dynamic Rhythmic techniques, Soft tissue release, Yoga Stretching, Reciprocal tension and Dynamic Compression massage.

Part 1 – Body Alignment sequence

Yoga Practice & Anatomy

Advanced Yoga Massage: Learning 20 minute Treatment & Assessment Protocol for first time clients

Anatomy: Muscular Skeletal System – Muscle Testing / Discussion

Part 1 – Integrating the Joints: Dynamic Massage Lower Back & Hip problems

Yoga Practice and Anatomy

Advanced Yoga Massage: Integrating Ankles, Knees, Hips & Spine – Releasing the Psoas

Anatomy: Joints of the lower body / Psoas & Pelvis – Inter-relationship to back pain

Part 2 – The Abdomen is the Origin

Yoga Practice & Anatomy: (emphasis on Bhandas & Pranayama)

Advanced Yoga Massage: Releasing Abdominal Fascia, Detoxification of the Internal Organs

Anatomy: Mind and Body relationships / Transverse Diaphragms

Part 2 – Creating Space in the Chest & Ribcage

Yoga Practice & Anatomy:

Advanced Yoga Massage: Dynamic Thai massage for the Upper Body

Anatomy: Breathing Process / Rib Cage / Shoulders

Part 2 – Aligning the Axis of the Head, Neck & Shoulders

Yoga Practice & Anatomy:

Advanced Yoga Massage:  Full routine for the Head, Neck and Shoulders

 

Price for Level 3 = £800, or £400/module.

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Vinyasa & Yoga Therapeutics
Sep
25
9:00am 9:00am

Vinyasa & Yoga Therapeutics

Join Chris for four days of therapeutic morning vinyasa.

These experiential sessions that pair with the Dynamic Thai Yoga massage training are designed to convey a deeper understanding of why sequences are constructed as they are to achieve specific therapeutic effects. Expect a flowing practice, with some more detailed instruction and inquiry to help you better understand your (and others) body, and its relationship with yoga asana & meditation. 

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Certified Eagle Aerial Flying Yoga Immersion with Esther Lim
Sep
30
to Oct 2

Certified Eagle Aerial Flying Yoga Immersion with Esther Lim

Immerse yourself in Eagle Aerial Flying Yoga with Esther Lim.

This three day immersion is for practitioners who have experience of yoga and aerial yoga and are looking to deepen their knowledge in a training format.

Each day will cover the theory and the practice of Aerial Yoga, with plenty of time upside down and hanging around!


For those of you that already hold a 200hr Yoga Foundation Training (or a parallel professional training), this 20 hour training immersion will allow you to expand your skills to encompass teaching Aerial, Flying Yoga.

Booking available NOW, HERE

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Thai Yoga Massage, Level 3.b
Nov
27
to Nov 30

Thai Yoga Massage, Level 3.b

I am excited to announce that myself and Chris Jackson are collaborating to create and teach this new Advanced Diploma of 8 days duration at the Yoga Therapies studio in Newcastle. This new FHT accredited Diploma is split into 2 modules.

Part 1: covers Body Assesment and Correction and then develops into Dynamic Thai massage for the lower body. The dates for part 1 are Sept 25th / 28th

Part 2: covers Abdominal massage and Dynamic Thai massage for the Upper body on Nov 27th / 30th. Although people are welcome to join only one of the two modules the accredited qualification can only be awarded to those who complete both parts 1 and 2.

The Advanced Therapeutic Diploma is a fusion of Osteopathy and Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage, acting as a bridge between the Old and New, between the East and West, where the best parts of 2 great Holistic systems are brought together to create something very unique and possibly even more effective. In this course the meditative, intuitive and feeling based approach of traditional Thai Yoga massage is merged with the more precise anatomical approach of Osteopathic practice. The goal here is to produce the best framework possible at this moment in time to guide self-motivated therapists to their highest capacity as conscious, compassionate and skillful body workers

What you will learn

  • 5 Thai Yoga Massage sequences
  • Simple Muscle Testing techniques
  • Yoga Practice & Anatomy
  • Thai Yoga Therapy for specific conditions

You will also be supplied with Thai Yoga Mats to practice and a detailed 50 page colour brochure

——————————————————————————

Yoga Practice & Anatomy module: We start the day with Yoga Practice and Anatomy, which is a 2hr Yoga class focussing on the specific areas of the body to be worked throughout the day. This module will highlight the key muscle groups involved within a particular Asana, what their function is and inter-relationship to other muscle groups. The approach here will be to help each student come to a greater understanding of their body through a direct and guided experience in Yoga Asana, with an intention to enable them to transfer this knowledge into their own yoga, massage and teaching practices.

Dynamic Thai Yoga Massage: This part of the programme combines the art of Thai Yoga Massage with Dynamic Osteopathic techniques. The physical goal of this approach is to improve joint mobility, restore vitality and correcting imbalances in the bodies muscular/skeletal systems and myo-fascial trains. This module will build on the morning Yoga anatomy class to expand with specific focus on Dynamic Rhythmic techniques, Soft tissue release, Yoga Stretching, Reciprocal tension and Dynamic Compression massage.

Part 1 – Body Alignment sequence

Yoga Practice & Anatomy

Advanced Yoga Massage: Learning 20 minute Treatment & Assessment Protocol for first time clients

Anatomy: Muscular Skeletal System – Muscle Testing / Discussion

Part 1 – Integrating the Joints: Dynamic Massage Lower Back & Hip problems

Yoga Practice and Anatomy

Advanced Yoga Massage: Integrating Ankles, Knees, Hips & Spine – Releasing the Psoas

Anatomy: Joints of the lower body / Psoas & Pelvis – Inter-relationship to back pain

Part 2 – The Abdomen is the Origin

Yoga Practice & Anatomy: (emphasis on Bhandas & Pranayama)

Advanced Yoga Massage: Releasing Abdominal Fascia, Detoxification of the Internal Organs

Anatomy: Mind and Body relationships / Transverse Diaphragms

Part 2 – Creating Space in the Chest & Ribcage

Yoga Practice & Anatomy:

Advanced Yoga Massage: Dynamic Thai massage for the Upper Body

Anatomy: Breathing Process / Rib Cage / Shoulders

Part 2 – Aligning the Axis of the Head, Neck & Shoulders

Yoga Practice & Anatomy:

Advanced Yoga Massage:  Full routine for the Head, Neck and Shoulders

 

Price for Level 3 = £800, or £400/module.

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A Mindful Afternoon with Alison Tuck.
Sep
10
1:30pm 1:30pm

A Mindful Afternoon with Alison Tuck.

Your mind is fully attending to what you are doing, what is happening to the space that you are in or moving through. We so often veer away from the matter at hand.

Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body and pretty soon we're obsessing with thoughts about the future or some other matter.

In this afternoon masterclass learn the skills that enable you to pay attention in a particular way with curiosity and without judgement. 

 

This workshop takes you on a journey teaching you the skills to firstly;

  • Understanding what mindfulness is?
  • Thoughts and Why we should meditate?
  • The states of mind & its frequencies
  • Memories and emotions awakened
  • Becoming aware
  • Why we try to problem solve our emotions 
  • Emotions and imagination 
  • Thoughts and habit patterns  
  • Thought labelling
  • Attachment & suffering 
  • The internal chatter 
  • The power of time 
  • Happiness
  • and lastly The ego

You will also leave with some tailored self study resources;

  • *Event calendar 
  • *The 3 minute breathing space 
  • Mindfulness workbook.

 

Remember mindfulness is a skill and like any skill it takes time, patience and practice. 


Sunday 10th September, 1.30 - 5pm.

Cost; £40.

 

To book your spot click HERE to be redirected to the YogaTherapies Schedule & booking page. The event is listed under classes, so you will need to click ahead to the correct week in order to book.

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Ayurveda - The Science of Life. An Introduction.
Sep
3
10:00am10:00am

Ayurveda - The Science of Life. An Introduction.

Ayurveda is the science of life, an holistic system to maintain wellbeing that blends Yoga Practice, with diet, herbs, meditation and specific pranayama and other exercises to rid the body and mind of disease.

Whilst Yoga provides us with asana and pranayama to cater for our mental and physical health, Ayurveda provides knowledge of how to care for our bodies through the use of diet and herbs.

 

In this workshop you will learn what your ayurvedic constitution or 'Dosha' is, alongisde a variety of techniques that will promote a healthy and peaceful life. 

You will learn the fundamentals of Ayurveda, and will receive a complete workbook and manual alongside tailored yoga sequencing for your Dosha.


Cost: £45.

To Book: Contact Shar direct, either by phone; 07580729888. Email; Sharon.jesshill@gmail.com or in person on a tuesday and thursday evening at the YogaTherapies Studio.

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Deeper into the Stretch -
Sep
2
10:30am10:30am

Deeper into the Stretch -

BACK TO THE STRETCH  

School's back - are we ready for the new routine? How do we future proof our bodies to make sure we're functioning in the very best way we can? 

We'll be exploring the structure of your stretch programme. It's easy to think more is better (#yogaeverydamnday??), but how much is too much and what's the minimum effective dose? 

How do we work with injury prevention rather than trying to fix ourselves when we've over done it? 

How are you tailoring the repetitions or the intensity of a movement for YOUR body?

You'll come away with effective strategies to get better results from your stretching, and if you're anything like my typical students you'll come away feeling deeply relaxed and blissed out, having taken the time to go deep into your own body and iron out some crinkles.

Look forward to seeing you on the mat!

M

PS - if you would like to bring children/ teenagers please let me know and I'd love to work with you to find a way to accommodate them. 

MORE INFO; 

For more information on Stretch Therapy go here; https://stretchtherapy.net/

To book a place on this workshop contact Yoga Therapies ltd.

To ask questions about what's involved shoot me a PM. :)

 

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Yoga & Dance - Mini Workshop
Aug
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Yoga & Dance - Mini Workshop

This workshop is all about letting go, exploring movement and our connection to our bodies through dance and yoga. We’ll begin with a guided meditation and a gentle yoga sequence before moving into a series of dance exercises/games followed by a cool down and relaxation. We feel like yoga and dance make the perfect combination for self-exploration, inviting movement into the body and letting go of, well, whatever it is we need to let go of! We’d love for you to join us in the studio for an afternoon of relaxation, dance, yoga and tuning into what our bodies have to say.

As an introductory offer this workshop is priced at £10 and can be booked in the YT schedule HERE


About your Instructors

Scout trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and is currently teaching contemporary dance on the CAT training programme at Dance City in Newcastle.  Dance is a way for her to be herself and live well. In her approach to teaching she facilitates others to take time out and find enjoyment through movement.

Jasmine first came to yoga ten years ago and at the start of 2017 she travelled around India practicing yoga from Hampi to Mysore before getting stuck into an Astanga Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher training in South Goa. She is passionate about holding a calm space for people to move through their yoga and meditation practice, whether complete beginners or experienced practitioners.

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Asana Clinic: Wheel
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Asana Clinic: Wheel

This series of masterclasses has been designed especially to help you  overcome some of those 'nemesis' poses! 

Whether you think it's your balance, your strength or you just simply can't fathom what's holding you back, these sessions will break down asana into bitesize chunks, giving you a clear route to conquering those tricky postures! 

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Deeper into the Stretch - Stretch Therapy for Back Health
Aug
5
10:30am10:30am

Deeper into the Stretch - Stretch Therapy for Back Health

In this stretch therapy workshop we'll be focussed in on back health. In a world where we sit and lean into screens far more than ever before come join me and find out how you can ensure a healthy back and work on offsetting pain.  Meet the Hedgehog of the North and learn how a simple drill twice a day can open your back leaving your heart open and your posture realigned - more details coming soon. 

Look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Manos

www.manosvenus.com

www.stretchtherapy.net

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Thai Yoga Massage Lvl 2
Jul
31
to Aug 4

Thai Yoga Massage Lvl 2

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. 

To be added to a waiting list, or for information about future dates please email chris@yogatherapies.co.uk

 


The Beginners Diploma level 1&2 is the foundation of Thai Yoga Massage. It is the starting point for all therapists and provides an internationally recognised qualification on successful completion. The course is 10/11 workshops in duration and will teach you.

  • How to give full body Thai Yoga Massage in a variety of ways including Supine, Prone, Side and Sitting Positions
  • How to apply Yoga stretches, Acupressure and Compression techniques with your Thumbs, Hands, Forearms, Elbows, Knees and Feet.
  • How to work confidently with the 10 Sen lines of Thai Yoga Massage
  • Understanding of the History, Yoga Philosophy and Practice of Thai Yoga Massage

The next course I am teaching is with Yoga teacher Chris Jackson in Newcastle, England at his studio Yoga Therapies starting in July 2017. I feel that we have successfully brought together two complementray systems in this new diploma to improve the general foundation course of Thai Yoga Massage and the way it is commonly taught.

Chris presently teaches a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training diploma at his studio and is well known throughout the Uk for his compassion and skill. Having worked with Chris previously I was encouraged to approach him with this new format for teaching this Beginners level 1&2 diploma and the following level 3 Advanced Therapeutic Diploma.

Very few schools can offer the addition of an Accredited Advanced Diploma to its Beginners Diploma and not only have we achieved this, but we now also provide students with the opportunity to join the level 3 Advanced Diploma 7 weeks after completing the Beginners level 1&2 Diploma. This gives those students who are really interested in the art of Thai Yoga Massage a chance to practice and develop between both couress and also to go one step further and become an Advanced practitioner.

The Advanced course with Chris is Advanced Therapeutics level 3 and the Advanced course I teach on my own is Advanced Dynamic level 3. The main difference being that I teach a Yoga and Thai Massage programme that concentrates on Dynamic massage and we begin to enter into body psychotherapy working with trauma. The course with Chris in Newcastle is longer and goes deeper into Anatomy and the specific practices of Yoga Asana and Pranayama.

The Beginners course and Advanced courses I teach with Chris begin with a 2hr Yoga class with an intention of really teaching the Principles, Practices and Anatomy of Yoga relevant to the 4/5hr workshop in Thai Yoga Massage that follows it. We used this combination last year in teaching the Therapeutic diploma and it worked so well we decided to include it in the level 1&2 course also

The morning Yoga class helps students to either start or further develop their own Yoga practice with a deeper understanding and the Functional Anatomy element is a very creative aproach of helping them to strengthen, explore and understand their bodies in a way that really supports the Thai Yoga Massage. A very good practitioner will also have a regular Yoga, Qi Gong or Tai Chi practice and we provide that vehicle for self motivated therapists at a high yet accessible standard.

The Diploma has been split into two modules and people are welcome to do just one of them but the accredited qualification can only be awarded to those who complete both modules. They start on:

Level 1 – Supine Position – July 3rd-7th                                                                                             Level 2 – Side, Prone, Sitting – August 1st-5th

The Diploma is open to everyone but most suited to those who have an interest in Yoga and Massage. It is possible to miss workshops due to prior arrangements or illness but they will need to be caught up with me or Chris in a one to one session to obtain qualification.

Additional benefits to the Level 1 & 2 Diploma course

  • You will have 2 Yoga teachers who are very highly trained in their chosen fields
  • The Diploma provides online video for the workshop sequences, to assist learning and practice between sessions
  • Completing this level 1&2 Diploma allows immediate progression to the more Advanced diplomas
  • High quality Thai Yoga mats are provided for practice
  • This qualification is accredited by the leading UK insurance company FHT, and is also insurable in most European countries (but please check with your own insurance company)
  • We teach morning Yoga and Meditation as a path to peace and greater self awareness and connection

 

Daily Format ; 

9.00-11.00 yoga & anatomy.

11.00 - 11.45 - sequence demo.

1.15 - 5 - practicals, technique & anatomy. 

 

Cost = £500. Booking through the YT schedule HERE under the 'courses' tab

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The Yoga Clinic. With Erica Mather
Jul
29
to Jul 30

The Yoga Clinic. With Erica Mather

Join New York-based Forrest Yoga Guardian Erica Mather for a series of exciting options to study with her! Attend classic  Forrest Yoga "Intensives" in the morning Forrest Yoga gentle "Back Care" classes in the afternoon--designed for people with back injuries--and join her in a mini, introductory module exploring back pain, injuries, and how Forrest Yoga can help people live pain-free. Dive in for the entire experience, or, just come practice with her! 

Heal your Back Intensives,

Saturday. Plagued with back pain? Revitalize and strengthen your back. Stimulate healing by learning how to bring fresh oxygen, blood and nerve energy into your back and torso. Forrest Yoga teaches poses created specifically to heal and strengthen your back. Work, sweat, and attain freedom from back pain.

Sunday. One thing I really love about Forrest Yoga is the way that it teaches back-bending. Are you frightened of these poses? Don’t be. In this class, I’ll teach back-bends that are accessible to everyone, and at the same time offers a challenge to everyone. Your ability to do wheel is not a prerequisite. Whether you think your back is healthy, or you’re sure it’s a wreck, there is something for everyone in this class.

9-11am Intensives: £30

Back Care Clinic: Come to this short, gentle, and therapeutic class founded on the principles and sequencing of Forrest Yoga. You'll find no "intensity" here, though--unless its the kind you find by going deep inside. This class is perfect for you if you are injured, or over 40, or would like to do a therapeutic class which involves moving, but not too much. 

1-2pm £10

 

The Yoga Clinic Back Care Introductory Module: Back pain. Back injury. Alas--these are realities of having a back. If you're a yoga teacher, since everyone has a back, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with common causes of back pain, and how to handle them. In this short, 8-hour introduction to The Yoga Clinic, you will get a little bit of everything: 

~Introduction to Common Causes of Back Pain

~Introduction to Common Back Injuries 

~Basic Anatomy of Common Pathologies 

~Introduction to the Path of the Healer 

~ The Anatomy of a Private Session 

~3 Creative Strategies and 2 Healing Principles to Help Your Private Clients and Students 

~Best Practices for Helpful Hands on Assists

2:30-5:30 Price for the whole weekend; £235

You'll leave with a clearer understanding of the nuances of back pain and injury, and new tools for problem-solving how to help your students (both private clients, and classroom students) manage pain. 

 

Book now HERE. To book the entire weekend please click under the 'courses' tab, or for individual sessions select them from the classes schedule. 

 

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Asana Clinic: Splits
Jul
8
10:00am10:00am

Asana Clinic: Splits

This series of masterclasses has been designed especially to help you  overcome some of those 'nemesis' poses! 

Whether you think it's your balance, your strength or you just simply can't fathom what's holding you back, these sessions will break down asana into bitesize chunks, giving you a clear route to conquering those tricky postures! 

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Ashtanga Yoga & Full Moon Meditation
Jul
7
9:00am 9:00am

Ashtanga Yoga & Full Moon Meditation

Join Alison this sunday for an evening of yoga and meditation to help clear out the old, and bring in the new! 

"A time to let go & make any significant changes, letting go of things that no longer serve you & set intentions. Think of it as a hair cut, you go to the hairdressers to cut off those dead ends to promote new growth."

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Morning Masterclasses. Yoga Therapeutics.
Jul
3
to Jul 7

Morning Masterclasses. Yoga Therapeutics.

Join us for five days of therapeutic yoga. 

These 5 morning intensives pair with our level 1 thai yoga massage diploma, and focus on preparing the body for the day ahead, creating openness, strength and energy.

Each day follows a sequence that begins with the feet and works right up to the head and shoulders to create total body wellness. 

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Thai Yoga Massage Lvl 1.
Jul
3
to Jul 7

Thai Yoga Massage Lvl 1.

The Beginners Diploma level 1&2 is the foundation of Thai Yoga Massage. It is the starting point for all therapists and provides an internationally recognised qualification on successful completion. The course is 10/11 workshops in duration and will teach you.

  • How to give full body Thai Yoga Massage in a variety of ways including Supine, Prone, Side and Sitting Positions
  • How to apply Yoga stretches, Acupressure and Compression techniques with your Thumbs, Hands, Forearms, Elbows, Knees and Feet.
  • How to work confidently with the 10 Sen lines of Thai Yoga Massage
  • Understanding of the History, Yoga Philosophy and Practice of Thai Yoga Massage

The next course will be led by Chris Jackson in Newcastle.

Chris presently teaches a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training diploma at his studio and is well known throughout the Uk for his compassion and skill. Having worked with Chris previously I was encouraged to approach him with this new format for teaching this Beginners level 1&2 diploma and the following level 3 Advanced Therapeutic Diploma.

Very few schools can offer the addition of an Accredited Advanced Diploma to its Beginners Diploma and not only have we achieved this, but we now also provide students with the opportunity to join the level 3 Advanced Diploma 7 weeks after completing the Beginners level 1&2 Diploma. This gives those students who are really interested in the art of Thai Yoga Massage a chance to practice and develop between both couress and also to go one step further and become an Advanced practitioner.

The Diploma has been split into two modules and people are welcome to do just one of them but the accredited qualification can only be awarded to those who complete both modules. They start on:

Level 1 – Supine Position – July 3rd-7th                                                                                             Level 2 – Side, Prone, Sitting – August 1st-5th

The Diploma is open to everyone but most suited to those who have an interest in Yoga and Massage. It is possible to miss workshops due to prior arrangements or illness but they will need to be caught up with me or Chris in a one to one session to obtain qualification.

 

Daily Format ; 

9.00-11.00 yoga & anatomy.

11.00 - 11.45 - sequence demo.

1.15 - 5 - practicals, technique & anatomy. 

 

Cost = £375. Booking through the YT schedule HERE under the 'courses' tab

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Two New Classes Starting!!
Jul
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Two New Classes Starting!!

We are looking forward to welcoming Alison Tuck to the YogaTherapies team as she starts two brand new classes for us every sunday evening... the perfect end, or even the perfect start to your week!

6.30 - 7.30 pm - Ashtanga Yoga

A powerful practice, incorporating challenging Yoga Asanas (postures) , this class has a dynamic flow that follows the Primary Series of Patabhi Jois. 

7.30 - 8.30 pm - Guided Meditation

After your practice take that extra time to unwind with a variety of seated, and reclined guided meditations; from deep relaxation, attracting positivity, visualisation, self healing & projection, unblocking your energy flow, meditation through the chakras, "Twin Heart" meditation by Master Choa Kok Sui and New Moon meditations and visualisations.

 

Both Sessions start Sunday the 2nd of July! Come give them a try? 

Book now using your class pass or PAYG HERE

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Further into the Stretch with Manos Venus
Jul
1
10:30am10:30am

Further into the Stretch with Manos Venus

If you've been stretching for a little while, or if you've attended one of my workshops before, then this is for you!

We'll be exploring the structure of your stretch programme. It's easy to think more is better (#yogaeverydamnday??), but how much is too much and what's the minimum effective dose? How are you tailoring the repetitions or the intensity of a movement for your body?

You'll come away with effective strategies to get better results from your stretching, and if you're anything like my typical students you'll come away feeling deeply relaxed and blissed out, having taken the time to go deep into your own body.

Look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Manos

www.manosvenus.com

www.stretchtherapy.net

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*FREE EVENT* Organic Espresso.
Jun
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

*FREE EVENT* Organic Espresso.

A good yoga class isn't all that different to a good cup of coffee.

Strong yet smooth, full of flavour and delightful undertones... and of course, guaranteed to leave you bursting with fresh energy! 

Join Chris as part of the Newcastle/Gateshead Coffee Festival for an organic hour of smooth flowing, core challenging, energy amplifying vinyasa. 

We will be taking donations on the night for the charities supported by the Newcastle/Gateshead Coffee Festival.

Coffee Festival - Clear.jpg

 

 

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A Day of Hanging Around With the Hang Aerial Dance Team
Jun
18
10:30am10:30am

A Day of Hanging Around With the Hang Aerial Dance Team

All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Come on your own or bring a friend. 

We will be looking at the fundamentals of alignment, balance and counterbalance needed when working with other bodies, or with a yoga hammock. You will progress through a series of Asanas designed to develop the trust and confidence required.  Expect to be focussed, to be challenged and to have fun.

Sessions,

Aerial Yoga. 10.30-12.30, £20

Acro/Partner Yoga. 13.30-15.30, £15.

Book one or both session in the YT schedule and booking page HERE

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Asana Clinic: Handstand
Jun
17
10:00am10:00am

Asana Clinic: Handstand

This series of masterclasses has been designed especially to help you  overcome some of those 'nemesis' poses! 

Whether you think it's your balance, your strength or you just simply can't fathom what's holding you back, these sessions will break down asana into bitesize chunks, giving you a clear route to conquering those tricky postures! 

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Gravitation, Tension & Cohesion
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Gravitation, Tension & Cohesion

When we begin to work with balances we are met with many forces, our weight and how gravity acts on it. And the forces that operate to draw us apart and back together. Gravitation is everything attracts its DEFINE.

 

We often have the end point of "lightness" of "ease" and of "grace" permanently in our view... yet we forget that these only exist as a balance of their opposite. Lightness, does not exist without heaviness... ease does not exist without struggle. And as we reach so hard for one, we only create an equally determined increase in the opposite! We are pushing so hard for lightness, that we see-saw between glimpses of floating, and crashing heaviness!

 

This weekend we will learn what it means to invite all sensations in to our core. What it means to embrace everything in the quest for unity... and for balance. Each day we will end the asana with the practice of Yoga Nidra.

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