Beginners Yoga Course-6 Weeks Mon 10 June- 15 July 10.15-11.30am
6 wk intro course
This courseis 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 25th May 10-3pm
Strength & Beauty Lie Within
Indulge in an extended yoga & mindfulness session with yoga teacher Karen Hadgett & mindfulness teacher Bridget Fitzpatrick.
We all have the keys to unlock our inner strength, then we can shine our beautiful light.
Karen will be exploring ways of building upon the inner strength you have within your body. She will focus on joint strength, mobility & flexibility. We will also be exploring inner support from our organs to 'organ-ise' yourself which will increase ease and decrease tension in our bodies & minds. Ahh....
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 25th May
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
Sound Bath with Craig Winterburn 21st June 7-8pm
Summer Solstice Sound Bath
The perfect journey to help your mind, body and soul relax and rejuvenate. Intentional exposure to a sound bath brings an enhanced awareness of senses which can be applied to everyday life challenges and pleasures. A gong bath works out emotional issues and physical blockages that we need to release in order to move forward in life.
To qualify as a gong and sound healing therapist Craig Winterburn trained under Martyn Cawthorne and the Northern School of Sound-smiths to qualify with the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine.
"I take great pride in bringing my wealth of experience from being a musician and community artist with compassion to each and every session."
"He was good, you could feel he had a background in music... it felt almost poetic or like a song. I loved it"
xx from Emma
• Please let us know in advance if you are pregnant, have a metal implant (contraceptive coils are fine), pacemaker, suffer from a sound sensitive condition or have any query regarding the suitability of a gong bath for you.
• We are advised pregnancy must not attend if still in their first trimester.
• Pacemakers are advised to ask their doctors for advice first but our benchmark is if they have been on a flight and survived cabin pressure it's generally accepted they will be fine however a disclaimer must be signed in all cases. Metal implants in most other cases must be made aware they may experience some discomfort in the area of the implant and again a disclaimer should be signed before hand.
• Anyone with sensitive hearing should wear ear defenders the type a musician would wear.
• Mental heath with severe conditions and people on heavy medication are asked not to attend. Anybody with any mental health are still required to inform us in order that we can discuss any issues in complete confidence prior to attending any gong baths.
Summer Seasonal Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop with Ellen Carr Sunday 23rd June 2pm - 5pm,
Prepare your mind and body for the season of Summer. This playful, creative and experiential workshop will explore Ayurvedic seasonal living theory in a practical way, supporting you in applying it to your day-to-day life.
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and can be translated as "the art of living well" or "the science of life". Seasonal living is a big part of Ayurvedic teachings. During the afternoon we will explore these teachings together. You will be supported in coming up with small, practical changes you can apply to your daily life to help you feel in harmony with the season of Summer.
Expect seasonal yoga, an exploration of food and drink to help us feel balanced this season (including tasty snacks!) and journaling and creative exercises to further explore Ayurvedic theory around Summer seasonal living. This workshop is open to all levels, including beginners and all participants will be emailed a PDF guidebook to continue their journey and explorations after the session.
Testimonials from Spring workshop participants
"Ellen's workshops always leave me feeling inspired and refreshed"
"Fantastic playful yoga flow followed by a really interesting afternoon exploring Ayurveda"
"Wonderful afternoon embracing Spring! Good ideas for small tweaks to add to my life"
You can find out more about Ellen and her work at being-change.com.