Monthly Wild Women's Circle
Honouring the beauty, power and wisdom of women coming together.
In our next circle...
On Friday the 12th November
7.30 - 9.30pm
10th December - crafting magic.
Includes tea and snacks
An evening of stories and creative magic!
This will be a soulful evening, bringing the year to a close.
We will look at how we can weave intention into our daily lives and create a small
but power totem which will carry us into 2022!
There will be fun, laughter, snacks and stories from our ancestors.
At the Wild Women’s circle you will be seen, you will be heard and you will be held.
A little bit about Lisa who will be holding sacred space in December. In her own words.
I knew from a very early age that there was more to life than what we are led to believe!
I used to spend endless evenings in the garden with my mother, as we looked up at the sky talking about life, otherworldly and spooky stories. She is very intuitive and believed in things which were out of the ordinary!
I was always fascinated by crystals and the weird and wonderful, by struggled to find my tribe.
My life followed a different direction when I trained to be a yoga teacher, adults and children, and qualified as a adult and baby massage therapist.
But... I kept searching! Only recently have I found my feet. I have come home to the answers I’ve been looking for… and it lies within! It lies within me and the ground beneath my feet.
I needed to hear the stories from my land, not from distant lands. I love the Celtic tales and Mythology and love to create sacred spaces with rituals and traditions.
Recently I completed a training with the 'Goddess Space' and currently studying with incredible teachers from around the world on 'The Call of the Wild Feminine' course as well as with a wonderful local Shamanic practitioner.
I can't wait to share the space with you, tell tales of old and set our intentions for the new year!
The Kriya for the Vayus is both energetic, fun and flowing.
In yoga, we refer to the breath as Prana, the Life Force.
‘Prana' is the energy and the motion that flows through the mind and the body.
It is divided into different frequencies that are called ‘Vayus'.
The five main Vayus are the currents of a vital force, or wind. Prana-Vayu, Apana-Vayu, Samana-Vayu, Udana-Vayu, and Vyana-Vayu and we will be working with these five inner winds, for balancing and harmony.
These five Vayus individually support functions of the body. These include: nourishing the brain & the eyes; the senses & thoughts; our digestion, the assimilation of food & the elimination of toxins. The vayus even support reproduction.
The Vayus combined functions affect our metabolism, our emotions and thoughts, our balance & coordination and how we communicate to others.
If individual Vayus are weak, one can experience a low self esteem, a lack of motivation & mental focus, sluggish elimination and even anxiety.
We will begin with a Pranayama Breath Series, followed by the Kriya.
We allow the body to absorb the effects of the Kriya with a period of deep, healing relaxation by the vibrations of the Gong.
To conclude our Workshop we will practice a Meditation for Cleansing, using the Apanic force.
Monthly Kundalini Yoga Workshop
with Padmani Simrit Kaur
7.30 - 9.30pm
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Candlelit Sound Bath
with Maria Anderson
Friday 3rd December 2021
7.30 - 8.30pm
A sound bath is a meditative experience where participants are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes and rattles.
The general intention of a sound bath is to create a state of harmony and balance in the listener by using sound to clear discordance from the participants energy fields.
Among the benefits are relaxation, an increased sense of wellbeing, expanded awareness and access to inner visionary experience.
Participants will lay on the floor, under a blanket, using any support needed. Please feel free to bring a pillow.
Let the sound wash over you and through you.
Like the wind over your skin and the blood through your veins. Allow the sound waves to release all tension from your body.
And emerge refreshed, rejuvenated and restored.
We will begin with a few gentle stretches before laying down.
Blankets are available to borrow however free to bring your own and a pillow.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Explore the supple energies of your body
Qi-gong is an ancient Chinese technique based on meditation, controlled breathing and guided movements.
It is a system of low-impact movements that develops our awareness of the life force energy.
Different movements influence the subtle energies within us and help to unblock stagnant energy which can manifest as physical and emotional miss-ailments.
This is a beautiful practice, helping you connect with yourself, your inner stillness and the space around you.
Yin is a slow, soothing and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, bones, joints, fascia, and ligaments in the body.
In the same way as Qi-gong, it also focuses on stretching and stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In Yin Yoga, we hold passive poses for about two to five minutes to work into our connective tissues.
The more we work our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age.
Movement and stretching hydrate fascia and literally help slow the ageing process.
Lengthening extremely tight tissues can be a challenging practice, but using this time to focus on the breath is a large part of Yin Yoga and also one of the many Yin Yoga benefits.
Typically when we experience discomfort, our bodies naturally become tense and we use our fight-or-flight response, Yin Yoga teaches us to reroute the mind and slow the heart rate when we experience discomfort.
Eventually, your mind will remain relaxed throughout your entire practice and you will be able to release the tension and more easily stretch your connective tissues.
This workshop will guide you to reconnect with your body and your inner self. It will connect you to the subtle energies of your body and the space all around you.
Qi-gong & Yin yoga Workshop
with Bryony Alford and Maria Anderson
Sunday 7th November
3 - 5pm
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Yoga Nidra meaning little sleep (although you don’t actually sleep), is the most powerful way to switch off and restore ourselves in a
form of deep relaxation.
It is performed laying down on the back, snuggled in blanket if so desired, to be warm and comfortable.
Enjoy an evening of helping the mind & body let go of the old & stale in our lives, and thus granting us the vision to re-evaluate our true
essence & move forward.
We will begin with gentle body stretching and release, focusing on the Breath.
You will then be guided and supported into a deep state of relaxation, allowing the mind and body to switch off and recharge.
We will spend time at the end of the practice to reawaken fully, option to reflect over a cup of tea, and perhaps share any experience.
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Friday 17th December
7.30 - 8.30pm
Shifting Seasons Yoga Nidra - Autumn to Winter.
Synchronising with the rhythm of nature and shift beautifully from the season of letting go to the season of deep reflection and rest.
Wise Woman Menopause Workshop
with Mary Betteridge
Coming back beginning of 2022
includes tea, coffee and snacks.
A yoga workshop for women transitioning through
peri menopause and beyond
Every woman’s experience of the menopause is totally unique. The age at which it commences varies, the length a woman transitions through it varies and the side effects each woman experiences varies considerably.
The aim of this workshop is to restore, balance and revitalise the body, mind, and spirit.
We will use specially adapted yoga techniques, a mixture of breathwork, movement, relaxation, mudras, and meditation, to help manage some of the common symptoms of the menopause – including hot flushes, stress, tiredness/insomnia, brain fog or low mood.
Starting with a short discussion about the menopause, maybe sharing personal stories or expressing what particularly is affecting/has affected you. After the discussion we shall come to our mats and connect with the breath. Gentle movement will follow to get energy flowing, warm up the muscles and lubricate the joints. Leading into some strengthening and balancing postures, adaptable for how you are feeling on the day.
The second part of the workshop is a series of restorative postures. Postures where we use plenty of props to enable complete relaxation, alongside passive stretching. These nurturing, physical postures are an excellent way to relieve stress, one of the main symptoms during the menopause, which has an impact on many of the physical symptoms experienced, for example hot flushes and mood swings. Practicing restorative postures for as little as 5 minutes a day can help heal chronic stress.
Finally, we will practice a long, nourishing Yoga Nidra. This is a guided meditation and conscious relaxation that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
At the end of the workshop, I hope you will feel renewed, enlightened, and equipped with a few tools to take you through your menopausal journey and beyond.
Seasonal Yoga Master Class
with Laura Wills
Seasonal Yoga is inspired by ancient Chinese and Indian health systems and is a gentle practice specifically designed to send energy flowing through the meridian lines (energy pathways of the body).
From a physical view point the practice re-vitalizes our systems and organs which have energies corresponding to different seasons of the year - putting the mind and body where it is supposed to be - in harmony with nature.
By making Seasonal Yoga and mindfulness an integral part of your daily routine you will be protecting your health, enhancing your energy and will improve your general well being!
Open to all.