Workshops & Events

Check back here regularly for new events, workshops and talks being added. To book your place, phone us on 01242 523282 or email info@cheltenhampilatesandyoga.co.uk.
Pilates events are held at Sherborne Place and Yoga events are at Rodney Road – find us.

 

Summer Yoga for Young People (12-18yrs) with Niki, Sian and Sara
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 23rd July to 30th August – 4.15pm (1hr) – £45 Unlimited Class Pass or £6.50 drop in
Aged 12 to 18? These classes are for you. 
Feel confident, feel good, look good · Learn faster, communicate better and feel fitter · Improve mental health · Helps focus · Enhances performance · Helps with fitness, strength and flexibility · Helps you be kind and accept yourself · Yoga is important time out for you.
Come along and try it, even if you’ve never tried yoga before.

Pilates Fundamentals – an introduction to Mat & Reformer Pilates with Lynne
Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Friday 24th August or Saturday 1st September
All at 10am  £15 per class
For complete beginners, an introduction to the basic principles of Pilates in a small group with an experienced and empathetic teacher. Come to one class or more, to see why Pilates is so talked about in the press, health and sporting worlds, and gain a foundation that you can take forward in to regular classes if you wish. Suitable for men and women of all ages and levels of fitness.
If you’re looking to improve posture, banish aches and pains and get stronger and more flexible this is for you.

The Art of Breathing and Shamanic Soul Seva with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James (Yoga)
Saturday 18th August – 5.30pm – (3hrs) £35
Inspire or re-inspire the fundamentals of your practice. A fun-filled exploration of Jivamukti / Ashtanga Yoga – this evening promises to be a magic and transformative experience on and off the mat. Enjoy inspirational yoga, breath practice, chanting and meditation with Tina who has been changing people’s lives with yoga for nearly 30 years.
Open to all levels. Everyone very welcome.

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with *Guest Teacher* April Arcinas Penny
Saturday 8th September 1.30-4pm. £30
Saturday 22nd September 1.30-4pm. £30 (or £50 for both)
Experience some calm within the storm of daily life. These workshops are designed to help you re-establish and deeply nourish an inner sense of security by developing a stronger nervous system. Immerse yourself in yogic breathing, moving asana, repetitive sacred sounds and meditation which together is the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Join April, an experienced certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teacher for this journey in discovering Kundalini. All welcome.

A Happier, Healthier Life. A talk with Ian Davis
Tuesday 11th September – 11am (1hr) £free
Repeated Saturday 29th September 2018 – 1pm (1hr) £free

The yogi sage Patanjali laid out a plan for a happier, healthier life that 2000 years later is still, if not more, valuable to us now. Find out what the yoga sutras are and see what a full yoga practice looks like. It might just change your life.

 

Intuitive Movement Flow Workshop with Miriam Pethania
Saturday 15th September – 1.30pm (2hrs) – £20
Miriam warmly welcomes you to step out of your familiar space and explore your creative potential! Inspiration from yoga, martial arts, dance and more, this is moving meditation in the fullest sense. We’ll look at patterns through floor work and across space, re-discover traditional asanas and transitions in a new light and find a shared language as we connect through partner and group work. This practice will be a mat free zone!

Ashtanga Fundamentals with Julia Frearson
Sunday 16th September 11.30 (2hrs). £15
Learn the basics of Ashtanga’s movement, breath and philosophy. Develop more awareness of small actions and intentions that will enhance your practice in the Ashtanga series as well as your yoga practice in general. A wonderful moving meditation with modifications available, making it suitable for all levels. No need to worry this will be difficult or challenging, Julia will give you all the support you need. You’ll feel the benefits for body, mind and spirit not just in your practice but in your life in general. All levels welcome and fully supported.

Ashtanga Full Primary with Julia Frearson
Sunday 23rd September 11.30 (2hrs). £15
Astanga is a beautiful form of yoga – a moving meditation. When the pure primary series is completed with a flowing breath count it creates a wonderful energy that connects everyone in the class together in their practice. It’s a dynamic practice but mindfully practiced it builds strength, endurance as well as flexibility. Join Julia as she guides you through the full primary sequence in 2hrs. Some experience of yoga will help you in this session but experience of Astanga not required.

Yoga Alliance Advanced Teacher Training
Lead Teacher: Ian Davis
Starts September 2018
200hr courses are a great foundation, but they are broad courses. Doing 500 hour allows you to dig much, much deeper on the subjects that matter most to you. Open only to those with an existing 200hr teacher training qualification, this is a chance to refine and hone your yoga understanding and teaching skills and take you to the next level. More info : orangeyoga.co.uk/500hr-advanced-tt-2018/

An Insight into You – Understanding your Personal Power
with Sian Carrington

Sunday 7th October 2-5pm. £35
Personal power is what enables us to feel free and confident to take ownership of our lives, giving us a sense of motivation and purpose. You will learn in more depth:
What is personal power? What unlocks and inhibits personal power? To what extent do you unlock or inhibit your own personal power? A 3 hour workshop that gives you the time, space and guidance to self-reflect and understand your own personal power. The workshop uses a combination of teaching and coaching, interspersed with guided meditations and yoga – which help create space in the mind, encouraging free-flowing thought.

A Happier, Healthier Life. A talk with Ian Davis
Tuesday 9th October – 11am (1hr).
Repeated Saturday 13th October 2018 – 1pm (1hr) £free

‘(Almost) Everything you need for Fit and Strong’. More info to follow.

 

 

Compassionate Psychology and Yoga Workshop with Julia Frearson
Sunday 14th October 4.30pm-7pm. £25
In this workshop we’ll focus on developing your self compassion. Julia will share Buddhist wisdom and neuroscience to help you understand your multiple selves especially those pesky critical, anxious and shameful selves. She will guide you through some self study options and imagery aimed at cultivating a more compassionate you! Julia will then guide you through a beautiful Anahata Chakra themed yoga sequence to help you leave feeling confident, open hearted and loved.

Restorative Yoga with Mary Devereux
Saturday 20th October 2-4pm. £25
Join Mary for her popular restorative yoga sessions.  Take some time to slow down as you rest and relax body and mind.  Restorative yoga is a practice that uses yoga props to support the body in various postures, creating space for deep rest. The postures are held for longer periods (10-20 minutes), allowing the body to be soft and supported without any effort, the focus is on opening, not stretching. This practice supports deep rest and well being. Mary completed restorative yoga training with leading American restorative yoga teacher Roger Cole through Yogacampus.

Kirtan! Music, Mantra, Meditation
Saturday 27th October 4-5.30pm. £10 or use your pass
Our first Kirtan! It might seem a little strange at first but you do need to give it a try. It’s a great experience of focusing attention, connecting with ourselves and with others, mindfulness meditation and stress relief. (No need to be even a mildly good singer!). Kirtan Yoga Birmingham will be the band and the session is open to everyone – teachers, students and non yogi’s. A great get together for our little community.

Yoga 200hr Teacher Training
Lead Teacher : Ian Davis
Starts November 2018
An inspiring journey to deepen your yoga studies – learn to teach or just to take your yoga to a whole new level. This is a Yoga Alliance 200hrs (internationally recognised) qualification. Come and chat to Ian if you’re not sure you’re ready or would like to know more.
More info : orangeyoga.co.uk/200hr-teacher-training-2018/

Seeing the True Nature of Reality with Matt Harvey and Ann Morley
Sunday 4th November 9-5.30pm. £70
Join us for a day of insight meditation and mindful yoga held in silence. Using techniques drawn from Zen and early Buddhism, combined with the grounded, embodied practice of yoga, we will explore the Three Characteristics of existence: impermanence (anicca), non-self (anatta) and unsatisfactoriness (dukkha). Deep insight into these fundamental aspects of all conditioned experience triggers and cultivates the process of awakening, or enlightenment. The day will be held in silence (apart from instruction, guided meditation and questions), including lunch. Please bring a packed lunch to eat at the studio. Mobile phones must be kept off all day, so please make arrangements accordingly. Silence breaks at the end of the day for final Q+A, tea and biscuits.

Poppy Perinatal 3 Day Yoga Teacher Training
Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th November, £395
This course aims to provide excellent professional training and development for yoga teachers and aspiring yoga teachers who teach prenatal and postnatal yoga students. Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery are rich and intense experiences. The yoga practices within the Poppy Perinatal Yoga style are designed to help people: 1) balance and align the body and emotions 2) skillfully soften and relax within intensity 3) increase stamina and endurance for the realities of labor, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. The pranayama and asana practices meet you where you’re at and accommodate your needs during pregnancy and post-birth, whether you need a slow/gentle practice or moderate to more athletic practice. This style of yoga is Forrest-inspired and incorporates specialized core exercises designed for supporting prenatal and postnatal people.
More info : orangeyoga.co.uk/poppy-perinatal-yoga-teacher-training/

Compassionate Psychology and Yoga Workshop with Julia Frearson
Sunday 11th November 4.30pm-7pm. £25
In this workshop we’ll focus on developing your self compassion. Julia will share Buddhist wisdom and neuroscience to help you understand your multiple selves especially those pesky critical, anxious and shameful selves. She will guide you through some self study options and imagery aimed at cultivating a more compassionate you! Julia will then guide you through a beautiful Anahata Chakra themed yoga sequence to help you leave feeling confident, open hearted and loved.

A Happier, Healthier Life. A talk with Ian Davis
Tuesday 13th November – 11am (1hr).
Repeated Saturday 24th November 2018 – 1pm (1hr) £free

‘Anti-fragile, a Different Solution to Stress’. More info to follow.

 

 

Restorative Yoga by Candlelight with Mary Devereux
Friday 16th November, 7pm (1.5hrs) £15
Moody winter evenings invite us to rest. Come join us for restorative yoga by candlelight. Our studio will warmly glow, encouraging your body and mind to take a break. We will use props to support your body and encouraging you to soften and release tension. The relaxation response kicks in as Mary guides you through a series of longer held poses combined, with mindful breathing and meditation.

Ashtanga Fundamentals with Julia Frearson
Sunday 18th November 11.30 (2hrs). £15
Learn the basics of Ashtanga’s movement, breath and philosophy. Develop more awareness of small actions and intentions that will enhance your practice in the Ashtanga series as well as your yoga practice in general. A wonderful moving meditation with modifications available, making it suitable for all levels. No need to worry this will be difficult or challenging, Julia will give you all the support you need. You’ll feel the benefits for body, mind and spirit not just in your practice but in your life in general. All levels welcome and fully supported.

Susanne Lahusen Workshop
Sunday 18th November, tbc
An opportunity to learn with Susanne Lahusen. This workshop is designed to show you safer and more personal ways of practising. More details to follow. Susanne’s early yoga background was in Astanga Vinyasa yoga, which she began to practise in 1991 with the late Derek Ireland. Other important influences include the release based work of Vanda Scaravelli, various somatic practices, and the rhythmic and energetic qualities of gyrokinesis and dance. Susanne holds a Yogacampus level 2 teaching qualification accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She also has a BEd in Movement Studies and Sports Science, an MA in Dance, and certification in Pilates, gyrotonic, gyrokinesis and the Alexander Technique. She teaches vinyasa flow at The Life Centre London, somatics on the MA at London Contemporary Dance School, as well as experiential anatomy and sequencing on the Yogacampus Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Diplomas in London. Whilst respecting the unique characteristics of these disciplines, Susanne’s approach to teaching has evolved from an awareness of the elements that are fundamental to all movement.

A Happier, Healthier Life. A talk with Ian Davis
Tuesday 4th December – 11am (1hr).
Repeated Saturday 15th December 2018 – 1pm (1hr) £free

‘100% Engagement : What really makes a good yoga practice’. More info to follow.

 

 

Compassionate Psychology and Yoga Workshop with Julia Frearson
Sunday 9th December 4.30pm-7pm. £25
In this workshop we’ll focus on developing your self compassion. Julia will share Buddhist wisdom and neuroscience to help you understand your multiple selves especially those pesky critical, anxious and shameful selves. She will guide you through some self study options and imagery aimed at cultivating a more compassionate you! Julia will then guide you through a beautiful Anahata Chakra themed yoga sequence to help you leave feeling confident, open hearted and loved.

Ashtanga Full Primary with Julia Frearson
Sunday 16th December 11.30 (2hrs). £15
Astanga is a beautiful form of yoga – a moving meditation. When the pure primary series is completed with a flowing breath count it creates a wonderful energy that connects everyone in the class together in their practice. It’s a dynamic practice but mindfully practiced it builds strength, endurance as well as flexibility. Join Julia as she guides you through the full primary sequence in 2hrs. Some experience of yoga will help you in this session but experience of Astanga not required.

Winter Solstice : Candlelight Yoga with Mary Devereux
Friday 21st December, 6pm (90 mins) £20
Join us for a relaxing, gentle, glowing evening of candlelight yoga with Mary on this Winter Solstice. As the glow of the candles fills our beautiful studio, Mary will guide you in a grounding, gentle sequence of yoga, including restorative postures. Breath practices to foster release and relaxation. Guided meditation and yoga nidra (yogic sleep).

 

Winter Solstice : 108 Sun Salutations with Ian Davis (Yoga)
Friday 21st December, 6pm (90 mins) £donations to charity
Join Ian and his teacher trainees on this Winter Solstice for a powerful, energising, moving meditation of 108 Sun Salutations. It doesn’t matter if you can’t do all 108, it’s the intention of your practice that matters. The energy from the room will take you further than you think and you can rest down when you need to.

 

Winter Solstice : Curry Supper (Yoga)
Friday 21st December, 7.45pm £10
A chance for us all to get together outside of class – all welcome, just let us know if you’d like to come along (as usual bring your cutlery, plate and something to drink).

 

2019

Restorative Yoga by Candlelight with Mary Devereux
Friday 18th January, 7pm (1.5hrs) £15
Moody winter evenings invite us to rest. Come join us for restorative yoga by candlelight. Our studio will warmly glow, encouraging your body and mind to take a break. We will use props to support your body and encouraging you to soften and release tension. The relaxation response kicks in as Mary guides you through a series of longer held poses combined, with mindful breathing and meditation.

Zen for Health and Well-Being with Matt Harvey
Sunday 20th January, 9.30-5pm £70
Zen has a wide range of simple, practical techniques to help us manage stress, pain and difficult emotions, to develop calmness and focus, and ultimately to enrich every aspect of our lives. This day-long workshop provides an overview of the Zen health and well-being tradition, including instruction, discussion and a variety of guided practices. We’ll look at sources of physical and emotional pain and stress, and discuss how to develop and apply mindfulness to these difficult areas of our lives to allow us to deal with them with greater ease. We’ll also look at ways to develop greater focus, clarity and purpose in our lives, and look at some of the ways that Zen techniques can be employed to enliven and enrich our day-to-day experience, helping us to achieve our goals and go beyond our self-imposed limitations.

The Four Contemplations with *Guest Teacher* Cat Alip-Douglas (Yoga)
Friday 1st February 2019
Lecture & Meditation – 5.30pm (1hr) £15*
Class – 6.30pm (2hr) £35*
*£45 if both sessions booked
Cat always offers us a challenging and intellectually stimulating experience both on and off the mat. This year’s theme will be: “The facts of life: we all suffer from forgetfulness. Tibetan buddhists suggest contemplating the four reminders to prompt us to pay attention. To wake up. I heard it once referred to as “the facts of life” and although seemingly simple, requires great commitment and discipline to apply – precious human existence – impermanence – karma (actions have consequences)- samsara (cyclical suffering)”. For the lecture and meditation session, Cat will discuss elements of the theme and guide us through a meditation session. The class will focus on the physical practice drawing on Cat’s wealth of experience in both teaching and practising to break down the elements of vinyasa practice : strength, flexibility and technique. Cat is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Senior Yoga Alliance Teacher. All levels welcome.

Restorative Yoga by Candlelight with Mary Devereux
Friday 15th February, 7pm (1.5hrs) £15
Moody winter evenings invite us to rest. Come join us for restorative yoga by candlelight. Our studio will warmly glow, encouraging your body and mind to take a break. We will use props to support your body and encouraging you to soften and release tension. The relaxation response kicks in as Mary guides you through a series of longer held poses combined, with mindful breathing and meditation.

Restorative Yoga by Candlelight with Mary Devereux
Friday 15th March, 7pm (1.5hrs) £15
Moody winter evenings invite us to rest. Come join us for restorative yoga by candlelight. Our studio will warmly glow, encouraging your body and mind to take a break. We will use props to support your body and encouraging you to soften and release tension. The relaxation response kicks in as Mary guides you through a series of longer held poses combined, with mindful breathing and meditation.

Ashtanga 5-Day Yoga Teacher Training with Tina Pashumati James
Monday 25th – Friday 29th March, 7am-12pm each day. £399
“When you’re ready for change; all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” An opportunity to join a special group of both aspiring and experienced yoga teachers and serious students who wish to deepen their understanding of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series. This course can also be used as advanced training or as a foundation course in yoga or as 30 hour pre-teacher training for those who wish to take their teacher training course at a later stage in India with Tina.
More info : orangeyoga.co.uk/tina-pashumati-james-march-2019/

Jivamukti Air with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James (Yoga)
Friday 29th March 2019, 6.30pm (2.5hrs) £35
(£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
The mind-body healing benefits of pranayama; reducing anxiety and depression, stabilising blood pressure, increasing energy levels, muscle relaxation, decreased stress and feelings of overwhelm. Let’s experience the power of the Breath, Bandhas and Pranayama, Asana together in this class. Our first act of life as we enter this world is to inhale and our last act before departing is to exhale. Breath is our most elemental form of life and unites all of humanity yet we think little about it. I look forward to sharing the heart chakra AIR and breathing into a new paradigm in science and philosophy, a paradigm /ˈpærədaɪm/ is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, let’s heal out of pain and suffering and inhale into Joy. All levels of student very welcome.

Jivamukti Floating with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James (Yoga)
Saturday 30th March 2019, 6.30pm (2.5hrs) £35
(£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
Learn some of the trickier yoga poses and find a way to get into poses you thought were out of reach from the experienced Tina Pashumati James. This will be a fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa and Arm-balances. One of the greatest challenges of Ashtanga and Jivamukti flow is the vinyasa, the law of lightness. In this class Tina will explore techniques for creating greater lightness and efficiency of practice while using less effort to achieve greater ease. The class will also explore the elements of handstands and arm-balances. It is common to feel intimidated or even frightened by balancing on our hands. Tina will share wonderful methods of approach to allow for greater confidence. There is always plenty of laughter and fun care of Alan Watts meditation, as well as a 30 year wealth of Yoga learning from Tina. All levels may attend even if you have never done or attempted a handstand before, Tina will support you every step of the way.

Jivamukti – What is Real? with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James (Yoga)
Sunday 31st March 2019, 6.30pm (2.5hrs) £35
(£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
Want to move, let off steam, have fun? This is the evening for you! This is a journey of dance with Tina Pashumati James and friends. An evening of togetherness and moving to live sound. There will be drumming, rattles and music – Yoga at its wildest! Be part of a collaborative experience of Yogis feeding and being fed by the dance and energy from the room. Tina will start the class off with slow music and ambient sounds inviting a gentle warm up for our bodies in the sun salutations. Then move into downtempo songs and grooves, building up to a catharsis boosted by drums, then returning to downtempo/chill vibe and ending with an ambient sound integration “The best Savasana ” to end our journey together. This is will be an intense practice.

Balancing the Elements with *Guest Teacher* Liz Lark (Yoga)
Saturday 1st June, 2pm (2.5hrs) £40
A Vinyasa Flow workshop designed for creative freedom and self care. Liz will share her knowledge of vinyasa sequencing, release practices, meditations with inspiration from nature. We’ll also explore the Ayurvedic doshas in relation to the elements for well-being. Originally trained as an Artist, Liz has BA and MA degrees in 3D Design & Performing Arts, with a central theme of The Body. A member of Yoga Alliance USA & British Wheel of Yoga, she is also a board member for The Life Centre London’s Teacher Training Course, and runs retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. All levels of student welcome.

Places are confirmed on receipt of payment. Our workshops are usually oversubscribed, so we do recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

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