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4 reasons to have a Yin start to your New Year

4 reasons to have a Yin start to your New Year

Contrary to Western beliefs, Eastern practices such as yoga, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine view exercise in a seasonal fashion. Winter is a time for slowing our practice, conserving our energy for the spring. We should be keeping warm, walking doing Tai Chi or a slow meditative yoga practice such as Yin Yoga.

So while your friends and colleagues are starting their couch to 5k, or enthusiastically sweating it out at the gym why not treat yourself to something entirely different?… Read more

Posted on December 25, 2016

Looking to get out of the house this Christmas – Here’s 5 Amazing elbowroom Workshops

Looking to get out of the house this Christmas – Here’s 5 Amazing elbowroom Workshops

Give yourself time away from the stresses of Christmas. Relax and re-energize with one of our special yoga workshops. 

 

Mindfulness for the New Year with Paula Flood

Wednesday 28/12/2016 From: 11:30 – 13:30

Set yourself up for the New Year with this deep yet gentle practice, a perfect antidote to festive stress. Mindful movement, guided relaxation and sitting meditation will help you to tune into body, mind and heart. Strengthening the mind-body connection in this way helps you to let go of habits which do not support your happiness and well-being.… Read more

Posted on December 14, 2016

Upside Down, Inside Out – A Hand Balancing Master Class with Bev Porrino

Upside Down, Inside Out – A Hand Balancing Master Class with Bev Porrino

Inverted Postures revitalise us. The take the weight off the legs, improve circulation and stimulate the glandular system. They improve concentration and can help with disturbed sleep patterns.

In this master class we will work through a number of inverted postures from shoulder stands – Sarvangasana cycle. Sisasana – head stands and Ardo Mukha Vrksasana – Hand stands. We will learn about wrist anatomy and how to strengthen them. We will explore bone stacking and how to find our centre of gravity.… Read more

Posted on December 13, 2016

Introduction to Shadow Yoga Workshop with David Curtis

Introduction to Shadow Yoga Workshop with David Curtis

Shadow Yoga, as developed by yoga master Zhander Remete, makes use of the methods and preparatory practices common to classical Hatha Yoga and the self-cultivating arts (both martial and dance).

 Using dynamic stances and warrior forms in both linear and spiraling movements, Shadow Yoga helps to remove blockages to the free flow of vital energy (Life force or Prana), while igniting the inner fire (Agni). This builds a solid foundation for the practices of asana, bandha, mudra, pranayama, and meditation.… Read more

Posted on December 12, 2016

Shadow Yoga Course: Balakrama and Intro to Primary Asana with David Curtis

Shadow Yoga Course: Balakrama and Intro to Primary Asana with David Curtis

This 6 week course will build on the Intro to Shadow workshop and help establish a basis in the Balakrama prelude.

Students will be introduced to the important seed asanas which form the basis for all the other more complex and difficult asanas. Students will also gain experience with “full practice format”, which includes the warm-ups, prelude form, asana-vinyasa, and conclusion.

This progressive way of working can help the individual establish a self-practice which is effective and balanced.… Read more

Posted on December 12, 2016

‘Renewal’ Yin Yoga Workshop with Valerie Kent

‘Renewal’ Yin Yoga Workshop with Valerie Kent

Decompress and unwind after the festive session.

This 2 hour workshop is designed to release tension in the body, boost energy and offer a time for contemplation as we move towards a new year.

This workshop is the perfect complimentary practice to more yang styles of yoga or as an antidote to a busy or stressful lifestyle.

Posted on November 30, 2016