Workshops/Events

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

The Knee with Bertie Jesson
Saturday 28th April 2-4pm Cost £35   Last few spaces 
The latest in Bertie’s anatomy and physiology workshops, this time focussing on the knee joint and the muscles surrounding and supporting it. A vulnerable area for many of us, learn how to support and strengthen your knees to avoid injury, regain strength and flexibility, or support your active lifestyle or sport. Bertie’s popular workshops are suitable for everyone, including beginners.

 

Restorative Yoga with Mary Devereux
Saturday 19th May 2-4pm. Cost £25
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. Please book early, this was fully booked in March.

Cat Alip Douglas Jivamukti Workshop
Sunday 20th May. Philosophy session (1-2pm) £15
Jivamukti workshop (2-4pm) £35.
Price for both
£45          Fully booked, call for waiting list
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).

 

Lower Body Explorations with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour
Saturday 16th June 2-5pm. Cost £45 
Rediscover the foundation of movement starting from the ground up! This workshop will bring new awareness to the feet, ankles, knees and hips through various means of joint preparation and mobilisation. We’ll wake up the hamstrings+ glutes to transform standing postures and examine the relationship between pelvis and spine to keep the lower back pain-free. Expect to walk away with a sense of support from your legs that is altogether grounding and liberating. As a strength and mobility specialist, Cecily helps her students rediscover their potential for strong, balanced movement both on and off the mat.

 

Upper Body Explorations with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour
Sunday 17th June 2-5pm. Cost £45 
Learn how to move with strength, awareness and precision in this in-depth exploration of upper body strength and stability. Zeroing in on the wrists, shoulders and thoracic spine from there we’ll delve into scapular stability in order to bring more integrity into sun salutations, arm balances, backbends and inversions. Students will leave with a renewed appreciation for what their bodies are capable of and with tools and confidence to pursue new movement goals like push-ups and handstands.

 

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with 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.