Mondays 10.15-11.30am Beginners Yoga Course-6 Weeks 24 Feb-30 Mar
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.
Yin Class with Justine Sunday 2 Feb 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.
The Bee's Knee's Yoga & Mindfulness Day with Karen & Bridget Sat 22 Feb 10-3pm
Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop
Sitting, driving, standing all day. This plays havoc with our knees & therefore feet, ankles & hips!!
Join Karen in a morning of exploring how to add yoga & functional movement into your daily life. Strengthening your knees & your joints above & below will thank you so much, they'll think you are the bees knees!!
Bridget will explore how mindfulness techniques can enhance your life, so your mind will also think you are the bees knees too!!
Yoga nidra at the end will allow you to rest deeply & recharge your batteries.
A light lunch is included in the price as part of bringing a sense of community to our little studio.
Movement, Mindfulness, Meeting like-minded souls...ahhh....
The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to experience the amazing effects of an extended yoga practice.
Kirtan Evening with Jim Fox Sunday 8th March 6.30-8.30pm
Having been a professional musician for many years,
performing at venues and festivals throughout the UK and
Scandinavia, Jim now focuses on sharing Kirtan sessions
around the UK and at various Bhakti events including
Beltane Bhakti Gathering, Sundara and Santosa.
In 2018 he released a live double CD, “Namaste”, the
profits of which go to support the work of Skanda Vale
Hospice in West Wales.
Jim is also the author of three books, his latest, “The End is
Insight”, being an account of his “karmic life journey” that
has brought him to his immersion into Bhakti Yoga. He is
currently working on his next book, which look at what it
really means to practice Bhakti Yoga.
Jim is looking forward to visiting Creative Calm Yoga Studio to
share Kirtan in March.
“Bhakti Yoga is not just something that we do, it is
like breathing, it is our life”.
The Double CD, "Namaste, Live Kirtan in the Church" is now available from https://www.jimfox.info/namaste-kirtan-cd/
or digital download from https://jimfox.bandcamp.com/releases
Latest Book "The End is Insight - A Karmic Life-Journey" is available now from
Fabulous Feet Workshop with Ellen Carr Sunday 15 March 10-1pm
Fabulous Feet Workshop
Our feet are our foundation, in yoga and in life. Working on the feet can unlock a deeper experience in our yoga postures as well as a new experience of the body in our everyday life. Working on the feet also offers the potential of helping us work with problems with the knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck.
In this 3 hour workshop we will explore how healthy, happy feet = healthy, happy humans! We’ll consider foot anatomy, biomechanics and subtle body anatomy in relation to the feet. You’ll leave with an increased understanding of your feet, and armed with lots of practical exercises to help support your foot health in your daily life.
The workshop is run by Ellen Carr. Ellen teaches yoga infused with functional movement, somatics and biomechanics. She aims to provide her students with practical tools they can apply to improve their day-to-day lives. She’s an anatomy geek and is particularly passionate about improving our foot health! In August 2019 Ellen trained with biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of the book Whole Body Barefoot. The brilliant things she learnt will definitely make their way into this workshop.
Early bird booking rate! Book by 21st Feb and get your place for £21 (price after this is £27).
Restful Iyengar with Rachel Thursday 13 Feb 7:30 – 9:00pm
An extended gentle Iyengar class to get you through that final stretch of winter and prepare for spring. This restful sequence will be aimed at supporting the immune system with some supported inversions, as well as alleviating fatigue and calming the nervous system. Beneficial to everyone one but especially if you are suffering from tiredness, anxiety or a weakened immune system.
Spaces limited so book early via firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening of Kirtan with Tim Chalice Sat 28th March 7-9pm
Join Tim Chalice for a evening of devotional singing on Saturday 28th March. By repeating and immersing ourselves in simple mantras, Kirtan is a very accessible way to still the mind and awaken the heart.
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 doer-ship and simply be in the present. While focusing on these repetitive sounds our thoughts begin to recede. When the chants end, we can bathe in the silence that remains. 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 quiet the chatter of the mind, connect with your heart, de-stress or simply enjoy singing with others kirtan is for you!
Tim has been sharing Kirtan since 2006 and is a regular at UK Bhakti Festivals, yoga retreats and gatherings.
"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 sings his devotional chants straight from the heart. His voice has a rare quality of authenticity. With him it's all about the soul, but his music is great too, lyrical, uplifting and inspiring." - Ranchor Prime, Author & Publisher
For more info please visit http://www.timchalice.com/.
Tim's CDs 'Give It All Away For Love', 'Devotional Heart' & 'Planting Peace' will be available to buy.
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”
Yotism Training Weekend- Yoga for ASD 1-3 May
Specialist Training Course
Yotism is a specialised sensory yoga approach designed to support the learning, development, emotional and mental health needs of people on the autism spectrum or other related symptoms. We want to offer each individual the opportunity to live in as much harmony and potential as possible.
It has been proven through research and direct feedback that the effects of yoga are both powerful and profound in helping children and adults on the spectrum. This unique neurosensory yoga approach can benefit individuals with sensory integration disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, a pervasive developmental disorder, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), global developmental delay (GDD) and more.
Our method fuses together elegantly, modern scientific understanding of movement, the brain, neurosensory systems, neurophysiology and emotional processing, with the ancient healing art of yoga.
Some benefits include:
* Calming and soothing the nervous system
* Enhanced self-regulation and body awareness
* Improved hand eye coordination and muscle tone
* Enhanced motor skills, balance and spatial awareness
* Improved attention, focus, confidence and self esteem
* More control in regulating anxiety and emotions
* Regulates both quality and quantity of sleep
* Reduction in aggression and self harming
* Reduction of obsessive and self stimulatory behaviours
* Decline in sensory overload
* Enhanced eating and healing of digestive complaints
* The joy and benefit of connecting and sharing with others
* Develops social interactions and helps to reduce social anxiety
* An introduction to the self
* And much much more
Our Foundation continuing professional development (CPD) course is an initial three-day (24 hour) training module which will equip you with the tools and practical application that you need to run specialist yoga classes or workshops with confidence.
Yotism Foundation Course outline
• Introduction to Yotism, our ethos, method and yoga philosophy
• Your own experience of ASD yoga
• Brain neurology and deeper understanding of spectrum differences
• Practical and theoretical understanding of autism, anatomy, and physiology, body-brain integration and behaviours
• Introduction to Yotism yoga for autism sequence and class structure
Introduction of a preparatory practice as a way of helping to integrate and feel how this neurosensory yoga feels in our own body and the connection of our own nervous system and sensory processing system. Moving onto an in-depth look at Autism/ADHD and other neurodivergent learning differences and how they affect the Neurology, Anatomy & Physiology, Social/Emotional and Holistic Energy (Body/Mind/Being) of the individual. A lovely look at yoga philosophy and the application of how 'To Meet the individual where they are' and make the powerful and profound healing impact of yoga accessible. End the first day with building the connections of how to apply a holistic sequence of practice and how to stay connected in your own practice as a yoga provider. Why relaxation as a tool is key.
Your outcomes: Access a greater holistic understanding of your own and others neurosensory system. What meeting somebody with Autism 'Where they Are' really means, why yoga can be so therapeutically powerful and how to make it accessible.
• Practical Yotism yoga for autism session and understanding the method
• Learn a coherent Accessible class structure
• Learn about the therapeutic benefits of neurosensory movements and yoga poses
• Yotism breakdown of sequences and grounding techniques for learning development and behaviour
• How to meet your client/group, child/adult
• Application of accessible, prescriptive yoga for emotional and developmental needs.
We work on building a comprehensive sequence and lesson plan as a way of offering a full neurosensory accessible holistic yoga practice. You will learn a lovely set of preparatory exercises and the importance of why this sets the sensory and nervous system up for practice. A body awareness practice and why this allows for more organisation, better body-brain communication and self-regulation. How to access the power of chanting and use it for social/emotion engagement and release of mental tension. Which leads us into a wonderful journey through the postures (asanas) their individual therapeutic impact physically, mentally and emotionally. How to build up your lesson plan to meet the individual and help them access an optimum experience.
Your outcomes: Take away a sequence of practice, a lesson plan, how to make it an optimum therapeutic experience for the individual. How to utilise the tools and techniques to best support any situation.
• Practical application
• Group exercise
• How to use aids, tools and resources in your Autism neurosensory yoga
• Family and community support
• Create a class and set up as a practitioner
• Lots of Q&A
We take a lovely exploration into breathing exercises, relaxation and mindfulness as part of our whole practice, how these can be adapted to meet the direct needs and used as tools for self-regulation, emotional management and nervous system calm. The importance of grounding and how to use it as a tool. Introduction to using yoga social stories and other communication aids in your sessions and how to meet specific profiles as part of the whole spectrum. How to use the techniques to also support the wider community; parents, carers, educators etc. What you need to know to set up as a practitioner, or to bring yoga into your current role or position.
Your outcomes: Take away a comprehensive skeleton of practice and how to adapt it to the needs of the individual and environment. The confidence in bringing yoga to this wonderful vibrant community and how to access the tools for optimum therapeutic benefit. A certification of practice and attendance accredited by IYN ( Independant Yoga Network).
We aim to provide the training that you desire with ongoing professional support, mentoring and coaching services, information forums and all that we can offer as an aid to practice.
We truly hope to see you at one of our courses soon. Please do not hesitate to contact Nicole with any questions, for further information on training, practical applications orcourse content email@example.com
Times: 09:30 18:00
Investment: Foundation Course £350