We are excited to announce our next US active fundraiser next month with our lovely Sally Coulthard!
US active is a Newcastle based charity set up by local doctors and volunteers to empower young people through physical activity to avoid and overcome mental health issues.
Sally will lead a gentle fun family yoga class available to all levels and all ages from 6-76! The class will focus on the benefits of yoga and movement to feeling great, looking after yourself and having a bit of fun.
We are passionate about integrating yoga into family life to give children and families tools to grow resilient with.
Please come along and help us empower more young people in our region at risk of mental health issues.
Last time we raised £120 for USactive!
Fancy a change from your regular mat based practice? Aerial yoga can help build strength and flexibility whilst flowing from pose to pose in your swing enjoying the fluidity and flight of the practice.
12.30 - 14.00
2 people per swing.
Suitable for beginners
14.30 - 15.30
1 person per swing
Suitable for intermediate yogis
If you’ve done aerial before you’ll know how tempting it is to just laze in your swing for a long period of time, well… now you have the chance to do that. We will be lowering the swing and the intensity of the practice to guide you through lovely, gentle poses to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and restored.
All levels welcome.
12.30 - 13.30
14.00 - 15.00
Join Esther and Chris for a weekend of recharging in beautiful Nature in the North East countryside.
Explore elemental vinyasa practices to ignite your connection to nature and spirit, coupled with the thai yoga massage techniques to deepen your personal practice and support release in others and Shamanic Practices of manifestation and gratitude.
We are excited to host Jessica Lambert for a weekend of Vinyasa Flow and Rocket Yoga!
Jessica is a registered Osteopath and Yoga teacher with a huge passion for health and wellness. She brings together multiple aspects of her expertise to enhance your wellbeing
Friday: The Mala, Gosforth. BOOK NOW
Dynamic Vinyasa Flow 6.30 - 7.30pm £15
This Dynamic Vinyasa Flow class is open to all levels and experiences.
Saturday: The Mala, Gosforth.
Vinyasa Flow 12.00 - 1.15pm. £15 BOOK NOW
Introduction to Rocket Yoga 2.00 - 3.15pm. £25 BOOK NOW
Suitable for all.
Sunday, The Studio, Heaton. BOOK NOW
Rocket Yoga 10.30 - 12.00. £25
Suitable for all with experience of a dynamic vinyasa practice and/or those who have attended the introduction to the Rocket Series on Saturday.
Join Visual Artist Yvette Hawkins and Creative Self-Development Mentor Claire Newton for an afternoon workshop to ignite and add purpose to your Spring Time season.
Using traditional book making techniques, Yvette will guide you through how to make a series of seasonal journals with beautiful paper based material. Learn a book binding technique you can use again and again to make beautiful notebooks for gifts for you or your loved ones.
Claire will then lead a workshop and ceremony on how to frame and implement your goals and aspirations for the Spring season ahead focussed specifically on creativity, productivity and wellbeing.
In your new white space you’ve created you can put pen to paper and sketch out the story of your conscious goals for Spring 2019 and beyond.
Whether it’s starting a new hobby, picking up an old one, self-care activities, space to journal each day, carving out time for a regular meditation practise, daily rituals – you can decide what your journal will become and bring it to life as the flowers start to bloom for Spring.
£45; includes tea and cookies, all materials to make journals and a gift box and a set of self-development worksheets.
About Creatively Conscious
Claire works as a self-development mentor for creatives and artists. She is partner to a yoga teacher called Manos and they live together with their little boy in 100 year old home by the sea. Claire is passionate about a low waste and creatively charged life, community connection and bringing arts and wellness to children, young people and adults.
Yvette is a visual artist working across textiles, paper sculpture, theatre and installation. Yvette's work is rooted in traditional skills (eco dyeing/origami/ book binding) and bringing them into the present day and giving a contemporary twist.
Yvette's mixed heritage of Korean/UK plays an important part in her artistic practice exploring disconnection and belonging in relation to physical, social and cultural boundaries.
Yvette studied textiles at Glasgow School of Art and Fine Art at Newcastle University and has worked as a freelance artist and project manager since 2008.
Take your Valentine to yoga!
For a perfectly unique Valentine’s treat Lucy is offering a limited series of specialised class for you and your loved one.
Sessions will include a mixture of synchronised breathing practices, balancing and playful partner-based poses alongside restorative and relaxing partner experiences.
Each session is tailored and can be as playful or as relaxed and romantic as you like. Enjoy deepening levels of of communication and trust whilst learning techniques that will help you unwind and stay calm as a couple in the midst of the busyness of life.
Thursday 14th of February: 1.30 - 2.30, 2.45 - 3.45 and 4.00 - 5.00
Friday 15th: 4.00 - 5.00
Saturday 16th: 4.00 - 5.00
Sunday 17th: 12.00 - 1.00, 1.15- 2.15 & 4.30 - 5.30.
Lunchtime meditations are our opportunity to rest and reflect, to take time out and reset.
The meditations are guided by a Kadampa Buddhist monk who has been practising Buddhist meditation for 20 years and who has dedicated his life to teach the people of the North East at Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centre in South Gosforth.
Modern Buddhism is the practice of integrating wisdom and mediation into our busy lives in this modern world. The recognition that our happiness depends upon our mind and not on our external conditions liberates us from daily suffering and frustration.
Everybody is welcome.
Anyone can learn to train their mind and there is no need to be physically fit to do this.
Sessions are run simply, with meditations performed either sat in a chair or on a floor cushion for the half hour session.
The Compassion Centre is run on donations. These sessions require no booking and a suggested donation of £3 is requested by the Compassion Centre for this class - £1 of this donation will go towards covering the costs associated with using the Den.
To wrap up our opening week offers we have two very special classes for you!
Both events are free and with spaces limited advance booking is necessary to guarantee your space.
10.00 - 12.00: Yoga Mala with Chris
12.30 - 13.30: Vinyasa with Sally
Start your year with the right foot forward….
12.00 - 3.00
The day will open with a drink of homemade detoxing elixir, and a specialised oil to help clear the mind for pranayama practice & a mantra and meditation to connect to intention. We will then move into a therapeutic backbending vinyasa practice to ignite the inner fire and anchor your energy in the compassionate energy of your heart centre, ending with an indulgent guided savasana.
3.00 - 5.00
After the yoga we will take a short break with matcha latte’s and some nibbles, before moving into a workshop on the Dinacharya, and particularly the practice of Abhyanga to create a daily routine of both self care and self practice to nourish body, mind and soul for the year ahead.
Monthly Members FREE *
Please note as spaces are limited a non-attendance charge will apply for members that book and do not attend. Cancellations can be made at no charge up until 48hours prior to the event commencing.
Yoga Mala (the practice of 108 sun salutations) is traditionally undertaken at times of progression, and of change.
This New Year event has become a very special day in the calendar for us at YT, and we are looking forward to its continuing evolution and sharing this powerful experience with you again.
Each salutation represents one of the 108 stages on the journey of the evolution of the human soul, and as such represent both the journey we have already taken, and the new adventure waiting for us in the new year.
The day will begin with a guided meditation process, celebrating the past year, but also working with the elements we are ready to leave behind, and the new energies we all looking to manifest in the coming year before moving into the Mala itself, and the physical experience of redesigning our energy. To close the practice we will have an indoor fire Ceremony, to commit our intentions and our wishes to the universe.
Monthly Members £24
This year Sally will be holding her second Christmas Family class in aid of USactive.
Join her for a gently paced afternoon session to ease away post Christmas tension and ready yourself for the New Year ahead.
This event is free to book, and donations will be collected on the day. Book your space HERE
For more information about the good work US active do, https://www.usactive.org.uk/
We’re delighted to welcome YogaMatters back for another Karma Sale of samples and slight seconds of yoga equipment and accessories at greatly reduced prices…. and all for a good cause!
First come, first served. Cash only. Sold as seen.
All proceeds of the YogaMatters Karma sale will fund the YogaMatters High Five Initiative; read more at https://www.yogamatters.com/yogamatters-gives-back/
Join WestBarnco at the YT Den for some virtuous Christmas shopping including:
• Goody bags! These will be given to the first 25-30 people through the doors (Some seriously amazing stuff in these guys!)
• Demos (and a chance to have your own soapbrows done)
• Mixing and making skincare product demos (think beamish sweet shop but cosmetics!)
• Cosmetics and skincare ‘tips and tricks’ Q&A
WestBarnco was started by a mother and daughter duo in Durham, Donna and Kim started mixing skin care products in the West Barn kitchen, and soon discovered our love for making natural and purposeful skin care products.
They believe in a wholesome approach to skin care, using only the finest, pure (and vegan) ingredients with potent active plant oils ethically sourced from around the world and carefully blended to work in harmony with the skin and soul.
Kim and Donna will be joining us for an afternoon of demonstrating the creation of some of their best loved products alongside exclusive offers and the sale of their 2018 Christmas Gift set... perfect for under the tree (or yourself!
Join Esther for a weekend of Yoga, Shamanic Work and Journeying.
This weekend we will be exploring Shakti Vinyasa Flow, alongside the Bands of Power Rites and Destiny Fire Ceremony.
Alternatively, book the morning yoga classes only
The Body & Soul Festival brings together a host of your favourite wellbeing providers, alongside the finest local food and drink, topped off with a line up of the North Easts finest musicians.
Children (up to 16) come free but must have a ticket and be accompanied by a paying adult.
Places for the Yoga are by ticket only.
13:00 - 14:00: Body & Soul Yoga Flow with Chris.
14:00 onwards: Food, Drink & Stalls begins
15:00 - 18:00: Music begins. Featuring artists Rebecca Gregson, Haythem Mohammed, Diji Solanke, and headline act Afnan Prince.