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.

Restorative Yoga with Mary Devereux
Saturday 30th June 2-4pm. Cost £25   New date
Another chance to join Mary for restorative yoga.  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.

Family Yoga & Sound with Jeni Howland
Saturday 14th July
12.45pm (45 mins) £9 (under 16’s free)
13.45pm (45 mins) £9 (under 16’s free)
A class designed for the whole family. Bring cousins, grandparents, teens and toddlers. A fun, relaxing class with a focus on stretching the body, reaching new limits and playing some music. Jeni Howland will use animal characters to help the children visualise the poses and postures, and bells, gongs and rain sticks to slow down the class and direct the mind to breathing.

Music & Yoga Waves with Mary Devereux
Saturday 14th July
10.00am (75 mins) £9
11.15am (75 mins) £9
A Restorative Yoga class with Mary Devereux, suitable for everyone, even beginners. Take some time to slow down as you relax body and mind with music written specifically for this class. Props will be used to support the body, creating space for deep rest with the focus on opening, not stretching. With thanks to local arranger/musician, Robin A Smith for writing the music for this class, inspired by the works of Satie, Debussy and Ravel.

An Insight into You – Understanding your Personal Power with Sian Carrington
Saturday 21st July, 2pm (3hrs) £35
Are You Empowered to be You?
Personal power is what enables us to feel confident and free to be who we want to be, do what we want to do and feel energised in our lives.
When we don’t unlock our personal power we feel fear and low confidence. We feel restricted and hold back from being who we want to be and we don’t do what we really want to do. We can’t see a way of making choices and change so we settle and make do.
In our busy lives, we don’t always make time to stop, reflect and focus on ourselves. ​An Insight into You – Understanding Your Personal Power​ is a 3 hour workshop that gives you the time, space and guidance to think openly and freely. It uses teaching and coaching, interspersed with guided meditations and yoga – to help create space in the mind and encourage free-flowing thought. Come the end of this, you will learn and understand:
1. What is personal power?
2. What unlocks and inhibits personal power?
3. To what extent do you unlock or inhibit your own personal power?
Answering these questions will give you a clear idea of: Are you living the true you and fulfilling your purpose?

The Art of Breathing and Shamanic Soul Seva with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James
Saturday 18th August, 5.30pm (3hrs) £35
Join Tina for this 3hr Jivamukti / Ashtanga inspired workshop.
Essential vinyasa and deep relaxation. Breathing practices for increasing lung capacity. Therapeutics for injuries and disease. Kriyas. Meditation.
All welcome, suitable for all levels.

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with *Guest Teacher* April Arcinas Penny
Saturday 8th September 1.30-4pm. Cost £30
Saturday 22nd September 1.30-4pm. Cost £30 (or £50 for both)
These wonderful workshops will help you to re-establish and deeply nourish an inner sense of security by developing a stronger nervous system. This strengthened nervous system, in turn, helps you experience calm within the storm of daily life. Yogic breathing, moving asana, repetitive sacred sounds and meditation, these together are the practice of Kundalini Yoga. When you control your mind, your choices become more lucid, and your thinking much more balanced. April is an experienced certified Kundalini Yoga and meditation teacher from Los Angeles. She completed her training with the great and recently departed Gurudass. She was teaching regular classes, workshops and facilitating retreats within the tropical jungles of Bali before relocating to London late last year, and we are delighted to welcome her to Cheltenham.

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/

Yoga Alliance 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.
More info : orangeyoga.co.uk/200hr-teacher-training-2018/

Jivamukti Air with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James
Friday 29th March 2019, 6.30pm (2.5hrs) £35 (£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
Breath, Bandhas and Pranayama, Asana.
Eagle medicine: flys closest to creator.
Seeking better health. Experiencing the power of the breath.
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.

Jivamukti Floating with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James
Saturday 30th March 2019, 6.30pm (2.5hrs) £35 (£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
An offering of leaves, FLOATING into HAND STANDING.
A fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa and Arm-balances.
One of the greatest challenges of the Ashtanga flow is the vinyasa, the law of lightness. Participants 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 depth of information in Tina’s classes. All levels may attend even if you have never done a handstand before. Alternatives are always given.

Jivamukti – What is Real? with *Guest Teacher* Tina Pashumati James
Sunday 31st March 2019, 6.30pm (2.5hrs) £35 (£90 if all 3 classes booked together)
A dance journey with Tina Pashumati James and friends.
Jivamukti what is real?
Come and enjoy an evening of togetherness while moving to live sound.
Drumming, rattles and music – Yoga at its wildest. Be part of a collaborative experience of Yogis feeding and being fed by the dance.
Music will begin slowly with ambient sounds; inviting a gentle warm up for our bodies in the sun salutations, moving into downtempo songs and grooves, build 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.
Ecstatic shamanic Yoga , respect the space, yourself, and each other.
This practice is intense and will lead us to our highest Aim Yoga.

Balancing the Elements with *Guest Teacher* Liz Lark
Saturday 1st June, 2pm (2.5hrs) £40
A Yoga workshop with Liz for creative freedom and self care. We’ll look at vinyasa sequencing, release practices, meditations and inspiration from nature.
We will also explore the Ayurvedic doshas in relation to the elements.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.

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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