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Healing Pain and Injury through Yoga Practice.
Jul
20
to Jul 21

Healing Pain and Injury through Yoga Practice.

  • The YogaTherapies Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are all likely to experience pain and/or injury at some point through the course of our lives. Often, this experience can be frustrating and deflating whilst what feels like the most intuitive strategy for managing that pain can be limiting and even risk compounding, or aggravating the original issue.

Through this immersive weekend we will explore in depth the neurophysiological mechanisms that underpin the experience of pain. We will learn the different forms in which pain and injury occur on a spectrum from acute to chronic, and further, what form of practice will be most appropriate and beneficial to engage with, whether the goal is faster healing, or maintenance of a long standing symptom.

For Yoga teachers and therapists this weekend is certifiable as CPD, recognised by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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Yoga Practices for Alleviating Anxiety.
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga Practices for Alleviating Anxiety.

The benefits of Yoga for mental health are constantly being evidenced, with a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms emerging.

In this immersive day we will explore both eastern and western approaches to the understanding and treatment of anxiety and depression.

Learn powerful yoga and pranayama practices to balances and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression in daily life, and leave with a powerful toolkit for either yourself, or for your clients.

For Yoga teachers and therapists this event is certifiable as CPD hours and recognised by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

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Somatics, Sequencing & The Spine. Restorative Practices for Healthy Backs.
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Somatics, Sequencing & The Spine. Restorative Practices for Healthy Backs.

  • The Studio, The YogaTherapies Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Back pain is one of the most familiar reasons that people seek out Yoga classes and a persistent struggle for many.  When practiced with the proper technique and awareness yoga can be an incredibly effective and transformative tool to both relieve acute back pain and further begin to address the underlying imbalances that lead to the development of chronic back pain. Better yet, Yoga can act as a preventative tool, maintaining the health and fluidity of the spine so those niggles never set in!

This weekend is a deeply restorative exploration of the spine, its form and its function. Expect a practical, applicable and experiential workshop that gives you both the feel and the theory covering;

Gravity and Ground Force; the evolution, form and function of the spine.

What is neutral; the lumbosacral complex and the pelvic floor.

Putting a spring in your step; gait mechanics and why they matter for therapeutic yoga.

Occupational Hazards; head positioning and the shoulder girdle. 

Common Occurances;  supporting common back problems in yoga practice. 

Leave with a solid understanding of how your spine works, and how to ensure both your own and others backs are always benefitting from their yoga. 

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Sleep
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Sleep

  • The YogaTherapies Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Quality sleep (or lack of it!) has one of the biggest effects on our health and wellbeing, yet despite this it remains for many a persistent enigma.

In this incredibly downregulating weekend immersion, we explore the science of sleep and its related disorders alongside traditional chinese medicine, yogic and ayurvedic approaches to diagnosis and treatment. We will learn (and experience) practices, postures and pre-requisites to ensure a restful nights sleep.

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Relative Measures. The Elements Within Yin
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Relative Measures. The Elements Within Yin

  • The YogaTherapies Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The practice of Yin Yoga evolved through the works of leading practitioners such as Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers who infused their knowledge of anatomy and western psychology into the wisdom of traditional chinese and traditional yoga practices.

In this weekend immersion we look at the structures of the meridians of traditional chinese medicine and they relate to the organs, emotions, the 5 elements and their cycles, the principles of Yin & Yang and movement of Chi all alongside the broader models of the physical and subtle body in yoga practice.

We explore the various effects and benefits that can be experienced when there are blockages in particular meridians and how to sequence your practice in a way that considers the deeper dimensions of yoga practice and offers the possibility of transforming both physical and mental health.

Each day we will explore several practices to embody and experience the theory presented.

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The Breathing Body
Feb
23
to Feb 24

The Breathing Body

  • The YogaTherapies Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore practices of breath rehabilitation, alongside somatic meditation and deepening pranayama practice.

This 10 hour deep dive can be taken as standalone CPD, or as contribution towards the 100hr Yoga Therapeutics advanced training.

Over two days of immersive practice and theory we will explore;

  • the anatomy and physiology of breath;

  • interaction of breathing and spinal mechanics;

  • the subtle breath; vayu & nadi;

  • the 5 layers of self;

  • practices for rehabilitating the breath;

  • practices for deepening pranayama;

  • breath led and somatic meditations;

  • mudra practice for restoration and integration of the energy body.

The importance of breathing need hardly be stressed. It provides the oxygen for the metabolic processes; literally it supports the fires of life. But breath as “pneuma” is also the spirit or soul. We live in an ocean of air like fish in a body of water. By our breathing we are attuned to our atmosphere. If we inhibit our breathing we isolate ourselves from the medium in which we exist. In all Oriental and mystic philosophies, the breath holds the secret to the highest bliss. That is why breathing is the dominant factor in the practice of Yoga.”
— Alexander Lowen, "The Voice of the Body"
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