Beginners Yoga Course-6 Weeks Mon 1st April-20th May 10.15-11.30am
This 6 week course is aimed at those with no/little experience of yoga. You will be taught how your body moves, how to move with breath awareness & how to breathe fully. Relaxation at the end of the class will help you to unwind.
There will be a specially chosen limited selection of asanas (yoga postures) so you can learn the basics. This will make you feel more confident to continue your practice either with Karen, or with another teacher of your choice.
Mon 1st April - 20th May 10.15-11.30am
A Day of Yoga & Mindfulness 27th April 10-3pm
Kindness & Compassion
Indulge in an extended yoga & mindfulness session with yoga teacher Karen Hadgett & mindfulness teacher Bridget Fitzpatrick.
Discover avenues of moving your body in a way that is compassionate & kind. We can hold a lot of tension in our upper bodies, so Karen will be looking at how we can let go of some of this tension.
Explore some of the ideas behind mindfulness to give you tools to cope better with everyday life.
The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to experience the effects of an extended yoga & mindfulness practise.
A light lunch will be provided to keep you nourished.
Saturday 27th April
Kirtan - An evening of Chanting with Tim Chalice - 23 March 2019 7.30-9.30pm
An evening of devotional chanting.
By repeating simple mantras Kirtan is an effortless and very accessible way to experience some freedom from the endless chatter of the mind, revealing a graceful state of being and inner peace.
The moment we begin to chant there is a feeling of letting go, a deepening of the breath and a sense of coming home. We can let go of the doership and simply be in the present. As we immerse ourselves in these repetitive sounds our thoughts begin to recede and when the chants end, we can bathe in the silence that remains. It is a beautiful, simple practice. Feelings of fear, anger and separation are gently transformed into feelings of love, compassion and Oneness.
Kirtan is for everyone. No prior experience of chanting is necessary to gain the many benefits it has to offer, simply an openness to what may occur. Whether you wish to still your mind, awaken your heart, de-stress or simply enjoy singing with others kirtan is for you!
Tim is a regular at UK Bhakti Festivals and yoga gatherings and in 2012 released kirtan CD, Devotional Heart, produced by Tabla Tom. The follow-up 'Give It All Away For Love' was released in 2016.
"Tim is a dedicated pilgrim of prayerful chant and song. His devotional heart sound and meditative mantras, penetrate your mind, inspire participation, and awaken your heart." - Chloe Goodchild - Singer, Author "The Naked Voice”.
"Tim Chalice is a chanter for the people. His heartfelt tones inspire an immediate sense of coming together and an earthy spirit. Tim is highly original in his approach and you just want to join in at once as he wholeheartedly draws you in to the chant!" - Nikki Slade, Free the Inner Voice
For more information about Tim visit http://www.timchalice.com/ .
His CDs Give It All Away For Love, Devotional Heart & Planting Peace will be available to buy.
Spring Seasonal Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop with Ellen Carr Sunday 7th April 2-5pm
Live, eat & move in tune with spring.
Explore how to live, eat and move in tune with the season of Spring.
In this workshop we’ll practice a seasonal Yoga flow inspired by the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. We’ll share some teas and vegan treats created to help you feel good at this time of year, and we’ll discuss and explore Ayurvedic Spring seasonal living practices and teachings.
The session will end with meditation and journaling to help you reflect on bringing Spring seasonal living into your life. After the workshop you’ll be emailed a PDF guide covering the Ayurvedic Spring seasonal living guidance discussed.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to bring more seasonal living into their lives and find out what seasonal living means on a practical, day to day basis.
Suitable for all levels, beginners more than welcome.
Sounds Of Sanskrit with Lucy Crisfield 30th Nov 10-4pm
The Language of Yoga
A workshop for anyone wanting to deepen their yoga practice; bringing the philosophy of yoga viscerally alive into our own experience. Lucy Crisfield, speaker at the World Yoga Festival and plenary speaker at the British Wheel of Yoga London festival, will be bringing the ‘Sounds of Sanskrit ~ the language of yoga' to Manchester
- Experience the Yoga Sūtras, the śiva sūtras and the 16 divine mothers. How do you pronounce the bīja mantraḥ, and what is the true significance of the mystical sound oṁ?
- Sound is the most profound medium through which to effect spiritual transformation; it cannot be separated from the path of yoga. Experience the connection between the Sanskrit letters and the elements and open ourselves up to the profound depths of the mantraḥ tradition.
- Deepen our connection to yoga by immersing ourselves in the sounds in which the tradition was created.
Saturday 30th Nov 10-4pm