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Yogacampus Yoga Teacher Training
June 1017 – October 2018
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Home Birth Support Group
Meeting on the first Sunday every month 10.30am – 12.30pm
For Couples, Doulas, Midwives – payment by donation (£3-£5) to cover costs, more information here
The GYROKINESIS® Method
Sundays 9am – 10.15am £8.50 per class or £45 for 6 week GK class card
Come enjoy moving, breathing, and opening up! The Gyrokinesis method is a dynamic movement system that works the entire body through rhythmic sequences to open up energy pathways, stimulate the nervous system, increase range of motion, as well as build inner core awareness and strength. Focus on the breath stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a sense of calm, wellbeing and mental clarity while at the same time leaving you energised. The class is accessible to all levels and can capture the interest of the highest performing athlete as well as an individual with little movement experience beginning their wellness journey. With Jessica Sias Wilson.
Drop-ins welcome: cash or cheque only.
To book, please contact Jessica
Summer 5 Day Intensive
Monday 21st – Friday 25th August 7.15am – 8.15am. £40
Join Chloe McKay on this mini urban retreat to explore a great way to experience the benefits of a regular daily practise. It may even assist you in starting one of your own. Classes will be dynamic so some experience of yoga, especially vinyasa, is necessary. Some experience of yoga is necessary, so not for complete beginners.
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*NEW COURSE DATES!*
8 weeks £64
Mondays 4th September – 23rd October 7.45pm – 9pm Book here!
Thursdays 7th June – 26th October 6pm – 7.15pm Book here!
We might try yoga for many reasons: to cure a bad back, to manage our stress, to heal a broken heart, to inspire our running, or simply because we’ve heard it’s good for us. Yoga can fulfil all these promises and more, because its fundamental premise is that we all possess the potential for a happy, harmonious and healthy life. Yoga is an intelligent, multi-dimensional body-based practice which improves our strength and flexibility, our digestion and circulation, and our endocrine and immune systems. It has a direct impact on our breathing and nervous system, stimulating the relaxation response, and its focus on mindful attention to our inner landscape of thoughts and emotions leads to psychological wellbeing.
Our beginners courses will get you started in a flow style of yoga. You’ll gain confidence in basic postures, sun salutations, breath work, deep relaxation and mindfulness. Suitable for all, regardless of age, fitness and flexibility. Come and try!
If you are new to yoga we recommend a beginners course, or come and try one of our regular ‘All Levels’ classes.
Chanting with Heather Findlay & Friends
Saturday 16th September 7pm-9pm
£12 (adults) Book here!
The perfect compliment to your yoga practice. By combining sound, breath and rhythm, chanting channels the flow of energy through the mind-body circuit. It balances the nervous system, regulating the stress and tension that is the norm in today’s hyper-stimulated lifestyle. You don’t have to sing well because it’s not about singing in the usual sense and we’re not memorising complex lyrics or melodies. We are finding our voices in repetition of simple phrases or mantras that help us quiet the mind and connect to the now.
Children are very welcome to come along (no charge).
Early Bird Yoga *NEW CLASS*
Tuesdays 7.15-8.15am £34 for 4 weeks
Join Chloe McKay for this early morning session to give your yoga practice a boost! Each morning you’ll flow through a dynamic sequence that will leave you feeling energised and ready to take on the day!
Classes will be dynamic so some experience of yoga, especially vinyasa, is necessary. Not for complete beginners.
Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th July Book here
Living Mindfully Alumni meet up
with Sophie Carr MTI
Sunday 11th June 6.30pm – 8pm £15 Book here
An evening session for the alumni of the 3 SIT mindfulness courses I have run at the Stables. The aim of the session is to support you to continue, or re-ignite, your mindfulness practice.
We will spend plenty of time sitting, some time doing mindful communication, and some time in conversation. We will look at ways of maintaining a nourishing ‘formal’ practice and a lively connection with your ‘informal practice’, which is effectively your whole life!
Yoga For Fertility Course
new dates coming soon
This course is for supporting your journey to motherhood. For women who are planning to start a family soon, trying to conceive, struggling to conceive, or looking at assisted fertility treatment.
Fertility experts talk about how emotional and mental wellbeing can affect your physical wellbeing, and how achieving a strong mind-body connection can have a positive influence on your chances of conception. This is where yoga can help you. Yoga is an effective way of reducing stress, creating a positive mind-set, reconnecting with your body and reproductive system, learning relaxation techniques to use anytime, and being proactive on your conception journey so you feel more in control. We’ll work with a range of yoga techniques including yoga postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation practices, guided visualisations and positive affirmations.
For more details and to make a booking enquiry please contact email@example.com
Sunday 30 July 10am – 1pm £35 Book here
Handstands can teach us confidence, courage, focus and also patience; not to mention… they are a whole load of fun. Expect intelligent high energy in this workshop with lots of interaction and opportunities to play with the techniques.
This workshop is designed to work from the basics of handstands up. We will focus on opening, strengthening and conditioning for the handstand, as this can determine our ability to enter and hold the posture. We will work through various drills and techniques, both with and without props, to eventually prepare us for the vertical line. Falling will be addressed, how to face our fears of falling out of a handstand safely. Holding a handstand only comes with hours of practice, so the aim of this workshop is to help us start the voyage into finding some ‘airtime’.
With Rachael Medd.
Six Week Introduction to Mindfulness
Sundays 6 – 8.30 pm September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 15 and 22
and Saturday 14 October 2-5pm
£120/150 sliding scale
Bursaries are available for this course, please email for details.
See the mindfulness page for more details and booking.
Yoga Oasis: one day retreat
Sunday 24th September 2017 9.30am — 4pm
£45 Book here
A wonderful day of yoga which will leave you feeling rested, restored, inspired and energised .
Enjoy a harmonious blend of yoga, meditation, breathwork and relaxation in our light-filled studio. A day to deepen your practice and take time out to treat yourself. Plenty of pampering extras too! Suitable for all levels.
With Sophie Carr and Lucy Corbally
Sunday 9th July 2017 9.30am – 4pm Book here
Sunday 17th September 2017 9.30am – 4pm Book here
£65 per couple
The class is suitable for couples who want to birth their babies naturally, whether in hospital, at a midwife-led birth centre, or at home.
With Sophie Carr, yoga teacher and doula.
Weekend yoga retreats on the North Yorkshire moors
5-7th May 2017
29th September – 1st October 2017
Inspiring weekends of yoga for those who are keen to deepen your practice. With Sophie Carr and Lucy Corbally.
Next class Sunday 9 July 9.30am – 4pm
‘It was absolutely essential, miles better than the NCT and hospital preparation classes – fantastic, thank you.’
Stay in control of your birth. Birthing women know what is right for them. They instinctively know who they want with them, where they want to birth, and how. If this is respected, birth is empowering and pleasurable. But the power of birth is often unconsciously surrendered to others which can lead to complicated birth experiences. We learn how to stay in control, while letting our body do its job of birthing.
The characteristics of a natural birth. Hormones play an essential role in childbirth, stimulating the uterus to contract and natural painkillers to be released. In order for the efficient and sustained production of these hormones, a woman needs space to move, darkness and privacy. To birth naturally, she needs to be undisturbed, instinctive, and feel safe and protected. Given the right conditions only one in ten births will be
complicated. We discuss ways of achieving the environment essential for a normal birth in hospital, at a midwife-led birth unit, and at home. We concentrate on the need to trust the process of birth (whether short or very long) and avoid unnecessary interventions.
Active birth. We discuss the benefits of an upright, active birth. We look at positions for the 1st , 2nd and 3rd stages of labour, how to support the birthing mother, and note how our own conditioning can inhibit our trust in our bodies. Women’s bodies are designed to give birth, but fear is a major inhibitor of the birthing hormones—so how can we integrate that knowledge so we are not afraid?
Mindfulness, breathing and relaxation. Yoga breathing is the essential tool for childbirth. We look at how useful it is for dealing with the pain of contractions, and how mindfulness reduces feelings of anxiety and fear. We learn how the birth partner can help the mother stay steady and strong during even the lengthiest labour.
Getting the best from the NHS. We have many choices in birth, many more than we think. We discuss your birth preferences and how to have the birth you want while being supported by the NHS. We also discuss other care providers, and the role of doulas.
‘My partner felt for the first time that he had an important role to play and felt very positive after the day. An excellent and informative class – it left us both enthusiastic and inspired.’
‘Empowering! Sophie and Alison have a gift for getting the partners involved. The best preparation, both physically and psychologically, we have had.’
‘The class was really engaging and Howard appreciated the ‘man time’ chat and how involved he felt in the session. We both got a lot out of it and it was very helpful indeed. ‘