Menopause Monthly Thurs 9 Jan 7.30-9pm
Women only class
Karen will be holding monthly Nidra Nights for women of all ages. The focus will be on peri-post menopause, but all women are welcome.
There will be some movement to build strength, keep joints mobile & to relax the body.
A deep relaxation practise called yoga nidra will end the evening. These may be recorded for your own home practice.
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
Rest & Re-charge with Karen Hadgett Saturday 7 Dec 10-1pm
A 3 hr workshop based around the principles of restorative yoga-supported yoga postures using blankets, bolsters & anything else you can lay your hands on to add to the Ahhh...feeling.
This workshop is the perfect antidote to the potential additional stress of the festive season.
The class will wind down with deep relaxation & homemade vegan flapjacks.
Hypnobirthing workshop with Natalie Qureshi 9.30-4.30 pm
Hypnobirthing workshop with Natalie Qureshi, Birth Coach
£195 (per couple)
£165 (per couple), for anyone attending pregnancy yoga at Creative Calm with Janine.
- August 6
- September 14
- October 20
- November 3
- December 14
The workshop will teach you:
- How to reduce anxieties during pregnancy and birth
- Relaxation and pain reduction techniques
- How partners can support
- Essential birth knowledge to help you feel calm and in control
- Skills that work, no matter what your plans for birth
Four downloads and a course workbook are included so you can continue your practice at home afterwards and access to a closed post-workshop hypnobirthing on-line group. Suitable from 20 weeks onwards.
"The workshop left me feeling empowered and excited about the birth of our first child."
“Midwives were impressed with how calm I was throughout”
Yin Class with Justine Sunday 15 Dec 7-9pm
Monthly Sunday Class 7-9pm
In Yin yoga, we target the deep connective tissues of the body - the ligaments, joints, bones, fascia -through a series of passive floor poses held for around 3 minutes or more.
Yin Yoga can be the gateway to a meditation practice. Where does the mind go during the long holds? We have the opportunity to practice mindfulness, acceptance and surrender.
This class is booking only. £14.
Winter Wellbeing: Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation with Ellen Carr Thurs 19th Dec 7.30-9pm
Winter Wellbeing: Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
At this special pop-up class Ellen will guide a yoga flow, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation designed to support our health and wellbeing in Winter. Throughout the session she will share how and why these practices can help us, so you’ll leave with some practical tools you can use to help yourself feel healthy and well throughout the Winter months. This session will draw on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda takes a completely holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and seasonal living is key to maintaining balance and harmony within the mind-body.
Winter Wonderland Yoga & Christmas Party Sun 15 Dec 2-4pm
Creative Calm Christmas Charity Event
You are invited to the Creative Calm community Christmas party! Ellen will lead an hour long yoga flow to Christmas tunes served with a slice of her finest yoga Christmas puns (downward facing yule log anyone?). Dancing and singing along highly encouraged! After the festive yoga fun we’ll share festive treats (please feel free to bring something along) and celebrate the wonderful Creative Calm yoga community.
This is a donation based event raising funds for charity with a minimum donation of £5 required to secure your spot for the yoga. Additional donations gratefully received on the day so please remember to bring cash with you, all money raised goes to our chosen charity SPOONS – a local charity for neonatal babies and their parents.
To book your place please email Ellen
Mondays 10.15-11.30am Beginners Yoga Course-6 Weeks 13 Jan - 17 Feb 2020
6 wk intro course
This 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.
Sounds of Sanskrit Weekend Workshop 25-26 January 2020
- Experience the meditative quality of the 16 vowel sounds, known as the 'divine mothers'
- Learn how to sound the bīja mantraḥ ~ experience their transformative power.
- Experience the gāyatrī mantraḥ in its Vedic recitation ~ and what does it mean?!
- Chant sections of the Yoga Sūtra, the major philosophical text of yoga.
- Learn how mantraḥ works ~ the theory of the four pada
- Discover the four stages of speech and the signiﬁcance of the gross, subtle and causal in the Sanskrit language.
- Learn to pronouce the Sanskrit alphabet, āsana names, and Gods and Goddesses.
- The origins of the Sanskrit language: the śiva Sūtras.
- Vedic chants including the Gāytrī Mantraḥ.
- Learn about the signiﬁcance of the Vedas for deepening our knowledge of yoga.
About the Sanskrit language
Sanskrit is the language of ancient India, the mother of English, and the langauge in which all the yogic texts were composed. Fabled for its mystical power, each letter holds a unique resonance. Feel this resonance for yourself by learning how to correctly pronouce these letters.
The study of the Sanskrit language is in itself a spiritual discipline. Our mind tends to be only as free as the language in which it is has been moulded by. Engaging with the Sanskrit language has the capacity to allow a wisdom and a knowing outside of our normal thinking processes to arise within us.
The Sanskrit language is an aid to:
- Understanding in depth the wisdom of the Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras- Understanding spiritual concepts which are not capable of accurate expression in English
- Purifying the mind through sound
- Understanding the laws of creation
- Learning sound meditations effective in tuning the mind so that it becomes a suitable vehicle for self-realisation
- Learning much of the value about one’s own language
Early bird offer £180 before 1st Jan 2020