WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
Yoga Masterclass with Raquel Alves
Dates for 2020 tbc
Based on the teachings of Yogarupa Rod Stryker, these workshops are brilliant if you would like to deepen your knowledge of what yoga is based on, Tantra.
Raquel focuses on bringing out the best in you and to bring forth your full potential, using the tools of breath, postures, movement, and meditation.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn from a true Yogi, for further study and for deepening your practice, in particular for serious students, teacher trainees and teachers.
This is not suitable for beginners. Minimum of 2 year practice.
The Master classes are 2 hours long.
Yoga teacher £25 (to receive discount voucher email maria@wild-nest)
THE MANDALA SERIES
The methodology behind this series of workshops is based on honouring the ever-changing energy in the here and now.
Working with the Mayan calendar, which operates under the principle of going with the flow of the specific energy of the day, each of the below workshops have been scheduled to work with the energy of the four elements.
Sunday 26th January 2020
2.30 - 5 pm
We practice with the energy of the Earth when we want to become more steady and stable. Earth is cautious, responsible, reliable, ambitious, practical, focused, disciplined, dependable, solid, and persevering. The practice of Earth activates the Urinary bladder and Kidney Meridians by focusing on asanas that target the muscles of the Hamstrings.
Saturday 29th February 2020
In this Fire Mandala workshop, we focus on Fire as this is the element of will power and transformation. Fire is positive, assertive, energetic, enthusiastic, impulsive, inspirational, courageous, powerful, passionate, and initiating. The practice of Fire activates the Gallbladder Meridian by focusing on twists and the muscle group of the glutes.
We focus on Fire when in need of will power and transformation. Fire is positive, assertive, energetic, enthusiastic, impulsive, inspirational, courageous, powerful, passionate, and initiating. The practice of Fire activates the Gallbladder Meridian through focus on twists and the muscle group of the glutes.
The intention of the Mandala Vinyasa practice is to honour the creative energy in all its manifestations. It opens us to a deeper level or introspection as we move and expand around the mat. It allows us to access a deeper level of awareness than what we might experience through a more linear practice.
The power of the practice resides in the fact that it follows a specific purpose and methodology. This can be a focus towards an element, a chakra or a muscle group. This clear intention of the practice allows us to revisit groups of muscles or target areas of the body that helps us reach our goal. This repetition is a constant message that starts with Yin Yoga, runs through Sun Salutations and is reinforced in different perspectives in both the standing and seated series.
What will you walk away with?
Each element will give a unique experience and an insight into the power of working with nature. Depending on their constitution each student will have their own personal experience, using their own intuition and knowledge to move around the mat whilst being open to the creativity and possibilities of the practice.
Mapping and Exploring the Chakras
with Raquel Alves
The chakra system is an ancient map detailing the 7 energy centers of the physical, emotional and Spiritual bodies
This workshop is a rare opportunity to work with the chakras, where we will dissect and have an overview of each of the chakras, we will explore asanas for each chakra and look at the philosophy and psychology behind each of the chakras. Using pranayama, Mantra, Yantra and Meditations for each of the chakras.
Understanding the chakras and how they relate to the body and emotional bodies allows us to start noticing our patterns.
Mapping and exploring the chakras is like opening a key to our personality, which in turns will be a building block to leading you into Empowerment, through understanding an overview of this amazing system.
These workshops are suitable for everyone except complete beginners.
Exchange £75 incl light bits, available throughout the day.