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Book a Workshop 2017/18

Workshops 2017

all workshops take place at Notley Yoga Centre, Slamseys Barn, Blackley Lane, Great Notley, Essex

Tickets are non refundable (Unless another person can take the place)

 

Monthly Gong and Sound Bath

 

Gong Bath Friday 16th June, 8th September,13th October, 10th November, 8th December

Yoga and Gong Fri 1st July, Sat 19th Aug,

19.30 – 20.45 Price £18

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As everything is vibrating so are we, sometimes we can become out of tune in either mind body or spirit and dis-ease can start to take hold. Through the healing frequencies of sound therapy our bodies can be brought back in tune and we can begin to feel healthy and balanced once more. Come and feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of a therapeutic Sound Bath. Using Planetary and Symphonic Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls and other instrument’s rich harmonic frequencies you will be bathed in sound while you switch off, feeling the stresses and strains of the day melting away as peace and harmony come singing back to you.

What happens during a Sound Bath

During a Sound Bath you are taken on a sonic meditative journey . While you lie down comfortably with your eyes closed  Leigh and Alexis will play various instruments around you known for their vibratory healing frequencies. You are free to relax and drift off where the sound takes you.

How does it work?

We start with a centering breathing practise to bring us to the present moment then therapeutic instruments such as Gongs and Tibetan singing bowls stimulate the alpha and theta brain wave frequencies associated with meditative, clear and peaceful states of mind. If you have any serious health conditions whether physical/mental or emotional then please let us know so we can advise if this practise is suitable for you. If you suffer with Tinitus please let us know. please book below

 

Friday 8th Dec Christmas Special!

TUES 2nd Jan New Year, New Intention, Full Moon Powerful Gong Bath 7.30 – 8.45

Friday 2nd Feb 19.30 – 20.45

Friday 2nd March 19.30 – 20.45

Yoga and Gong Bath

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We begin with some gentle Restorative Yoga postures, Vocal toning and breathing in order to open up the body ready to receive the sounds of the Gong and other musical instruments. Led by Leigh we will embark on a mystical, deeply meditative journey. The Gong bathes the entire body in powerful sound vibrations or tones, which can affect you at an energetic and cellular level. When the gong is played with intention profound healing can occur. A gong bath is a very relaxing experience and can be very effective in dealing with stress, creating a sense of wellbeing and peace. Participants often receive clarity about issues they are experiencing and the new wave of energy a gong bath produces can create positive change on all levels.

Retreat Day – Awakening the Inner Fire

Sunday £60 inc all Yoga, food and refreshments 10.15 – 17.30.

25th Feb 2018

A beautiful day to nourish the Body, Breath and Mind. We may still feel a little sluggish at this point of the year but as we move towards Spring we can begin to awaken our inner fire, from the slumber of the dark into the light!  So we honour the Great Turning of the Wheel heading into the Spring. The day will start with an energising pranayama and asana practise awakening the inner fire followed by a relaxing and rejuvenating afternoon of Restorative, Nidra and Gong…

We have the WHOLE day dedicated to ourselves so there is time to delve deeper and inquire further.

All refreshments and a beautiful homemade vegetarian lunch are provided. Go on, treat your SELF.

 

(ladies only due to working in partners. Men welcome if coming with a partner)

Please book below for Sunday 25th Feb

 

Wild Drumming at the Wilderness Foundation

Wild Drumming will return next year in early summer.

We are very lucky to have an area for some Wild Drumming only 5 mins from Great Notley. A beautiful space under the trees and stars to get back to our Tribal Roots. Using Djembe and Frames drums we can sit around the camp fire, be with nature and Drum….a wonderful experience and not be missed.

 

 

Drumming Workshops at Notley Yoga Centre

Sat 3rd Feb, 28th April, 22nd Sept 2018

Whilst the emphasis on all Jambeats drum circles is fun, there is also an element of straightforward learning and this is delivered by Pete from Jambeats, an accomplished musician and teacher. He holds circles together and offers to share his love of music and drums with us all. …If you have your own drum then please bring it otherwise you can borrow one.

Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma and reduces stress. Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all diseases and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes and immune system breakdowns. Chronic pain has a progressively draining effect on the quality of life.
Research suggests that drumming serves as a distraction from pain and grief. Specifically, drumming promotes the production of endorphins and endogenous opiates, the bodies own morphine-like pain killers, and can thereby help to control pain.

Community effects of Drumming – Drum Circles also provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. There are great benefits to feeling connected to others, especially those in similar situations. Specific studies show: Creates a sense of connectedness with self and others. Helps us experience being in resonance with the natural rhythms of life and provides a medium for individual self-realization

I Personally find drumming exciting and uplifting, you dont have to have any experience to join this workshop. and no rhythm is necessary!

 

 

Saturday3rd Feb 19.00

Yin Yoga

 23rd Feb 18

19.00 – 21.00 £15

Yin Yoga postures are held for longer (up to 3 -5 mins) with emphasis on connective tissues rather than muscles. When holding the posture for longer we work on the deep tissues/fascia allowing energy to be freed up in the body. Mainly floor based postures are used in this style of Yoga.
Yin Yoga is for you if you are tired, over-stimulated, when your energy is too erratic, your mind overactive, whether you are craving for energy or you feel you have too much of it.
We tend to live in a busy world on computers/phones/laptops etc, The mind gets used to that amount of information and starts to crave stimuli if it gets quiet. So you end up browsing, looking for stuff, it doesn’t matter what as long as you fill the gaps. Gaps we really should allow to stay empty to find some sort of down time – for the mind to stop and for you to just be.
So give yourself a couple of hours to just ‘be’ in the body…

Please book below

 

Friday 23rd Feb 2018 19.00 – 21.00

Yoga Nidra

Friday 3rd November 19.00 – 21.00

£15

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana, this systematic meditation takes you through the pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. No longer do you have to dread spending hours sitting on the floor waiting for Yoga nidra can serve as a pathway to freedom without creating bodily stress.

A samskara (mental groove) is formed by a repetitive thought or habit that is deepened in the mind and body, creating a mental impression (groove) over time. These impressions can cause negative reactions and emotions which prevent a unification of the five layers (koshas) of one’s self. If these negative emotions continue to plague you, the mental/emotional layer of the self is unable to integrate with the other layers: physical, energetic, higher wisdom, and bliss body. This is where yoga nidra can be especially helpful.
A samskara can be used as an intention within the yoga nidra practice. You might come into the practice knowing what you would like to work on. The intention, often prompted by the teacher, is then set at the beginning of the practice. When a samskara then arises during the practice, you may touch upon the feelings that arise, and then allow yourself to experience these feelings more and more. By working with this method (and feeling secure throughout the journey), with each subsequent practice you move deeper into a samskara, are better able to understand your reaction, and then ultimately can allow the samskara to release into the ocean of consciousness. At that point, it is no longer a deep impression. You are liberated from the samskara!

Yoga nidra is an accessible meditation practice that focuses on cultivating multiple levels of well-being. Practiced with consistency and awareness, you may likely discover that you can find a good amount of peace in a short period of time.liberation.

 

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Please book below

Friday 3rd November 19.00 – 21.00

Autumn/Winter

Rest and Restore – Sunday Chillout

29th October, 17th Dec 2017 16.00 – 19.00

£28

As the Wheel of Life Turns and the days are chilly and the nights have drawn in and the colours are changing we find ourselves naturally taking our attention inwards, the body wants to rest, recoupe, hibernate, sit in from of the fire and eat! Its a natural reaction and in days gone by we would have retreated inside by the fire for the colder part of the year, ready to rebirth in the Spring. Unfortuantely in the modern world this doesnt happend as we have 9-5 jobs and life has to carry on as usual.

So why not Invest a few hours in your SELF…three hours of Yoga, Relaxation and Sound. A time to Balance, Ground and Nourish ourselves.
Concentrating on breath, gentle posture and a restorative approach, we will retreat into ourselves and feel rested and nourished inside and out ready to be bathed in the Sounds of the Gong….
You will leave feeling deeply relaxed and ready for the week ahead.

We finish with a warming and spicy chai tea….

Please bring at least 2 blankets/blocks and a pillow (under knees) for the Nidra.

Please book below

 

Sunday 29th October

Sunday 17th December

Restorative Yoga and Gong Bath

Saturday 20th January 2018 18.00 – 21.00  £28

Slows Down the Pace of Life

Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo. Using props eg Bolsters, blocks, blankets and sand bags we will marinade in each posture for at least five minutes, allowing the body and mind to surrender.

Soothing to the Nervous System

The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.

Two and half hours of Yoga followed by a soothing 30 mins of Gong. Only 12 spaces available due to amount of equipment required

Saturday 20th Jan 18.00 – 21.00

Wall Yoga

Sunday 18th March 10 – 1pm £28

From opening the body to stabilising a pose, finding strength and support at the wall. There are many ways the wall can assist you in your yoga practice. It can help you find stability in a balance and help you discover great alignment to get the most out of the pose. It can teach us how it should ‘feel’ and less about just trying to stay upright!

As many of you know, I love Wall Yoga and we often practise this in class. This workshop is going to take us a little deeper and because it three hours long we can take more time to explore each posture and delve a little deeper. Plenty of time for discussing each pose and the effects it has on you physically and mentally.

Class limited to 13 people

An uplifting three hours on a Sunday morning.

 Slow Flow – Inner Fire

Sunday 14th January 9.30 – 11.30am £15

Christmas and New Year is time for feasting and celebrating with family and friends but the aftermath can leave us a little stagnant! You may struggle to get back into your normal routine and feel a little depleted of energy.

This slow flowing class will help us to reconnect the body, mind and breath and get the energy flowing again. The body mind isn’t quite ready for the Yang energy of Spring so this class will help us keep the inner fire alight while still honouring the Yin energy in the Winter months.

Using Sun Salutations and slow repetitive asana to connect to our inner fire. As always finishing with Savasana and Gong to absorb the effects of the practise.

Meditation with Naseem

29th Sept, 6th October, 27th Oct, 24th Nov, 22nd Dec  2018

Fridays 19.30 – 20.45

£8.00

(class must be pre booked, please pay below)

My journey with yoga started when I was 13 years old when I watched my Mother practising, which helped her asthma. She inspired me to practise. I became a fitness teacher in my 20’s and taught for many years. After attending an Ashtanga yoga workshop in my early 30’s, with encouragement from my Mother, my heart was completely taken. Soon after I found a wonderful Iyengar yoga class with a teacher I will always be grateful to. I attended her classes for more than 15 years and did one year of Iyengar Teacher Training. After being knocked down by a 4x4 in 2007 it was my yoga practice and my Buddhist practice that helped me rebuild my inner strength, realign my spine and regain the full use of my right leg again. When I attended one of Leigh’s classes I felt a deep connection with myself through movement and breath she took us through and I was re inspired. After over 20 years of practising yoga I decided to do my Teacher Training in India, the Country of my Mother and Fathers birth, and my roots. It was a deeply powerful experience.

Meeting Buddhism over 30 years ago remains a treasured gift that has taken me on a journey of the heart.

The once a month Meditation and Mindfulness, class I will be sharing with you, will embrace some Buddhist chanting, a Mantra I chant everyday. It is a mantra that uplifts, centres, opens and revives, bringing a sense of being centred and a quiet peaceful inner joy. I will take you through some gentle movement to open the heart, and bring awareness to our body. Through gentle breath you will become aware of the present moment and quiet the mind. There will be time to share experiences or ask questions if you wish.

I hope together, we can experience a beautiful journey of the heart.
Naseem

 

Friday 24th Nov

Friday 22nd Dec 19.30

Friday 12th Jan

Friday 9th February

Workshops with Victoria Adamson

 (to book your space please email victoria@shivayoga.co.uk)

Victoria qualified as a Sivananda yoga teacher in 1997 at the Dhanwanthari Ashram in Southern India. After gaining a Distinction in teacher-training, Victoria has taught yoga full-time in London and Essex. After further study of Scaravelli and Purna yoga and having attended Advanced level training, Victoria has combined all these disciplines to create a style of yoga that is both intense and holistic, encompassing all the traditions of Raja and Hatha yoga. Victoria has worked with many sportsmen including the Essex cricket team and professional golfers. She also works as a yoga therapist in rehabilitation clinics.

Victoria completed an initial year’s foundation course, and has since achieved post grad level, in Mahat Pranayama under the discipline of Swami Gitananda and now teaches Pranayama as a therapy to alleviate stress related symptoms.

Victoria’s teaching will guide you towards a complete anatomical understanding of each posture and a deeper spiritual awareness of the senses. The combination of improved breath control and guided meditation will contribute to an increased sense of internal and external well-being.

2017 dates (Saturdays 9.00 – 12.00 £30)

September 23rd – 9.00-12.00 – The 8 Limbs of Raja yoga applied to asanas
October 14th – 9.00-12.00 – Pranayama – foundations of the breath
November 18th – 9.00-12.00 – Anatomy awareness


2018  dates

January 27th – 9.00-12.00 – Detoxing through the chakras
March 3rd – 9.00-12.00 – Prana, movement and meditation
April 21st – 9.00-12.00 – Core stability and proprioception
May 19th – 9.00-12.00 – Ahimsa – loving-kindness for mind and body
July 7th – 9.00-12.00 – Vinyasa flow with pranayama

Goddess Workshop

with Amanda and Zoe

October 14th 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm  at Notley Yoga Centre

Goddess Workshops

We invite you to this Goddess Workshop:

To connect and share together within a safe group of women using compassionate communication using the goddess energy.

Facilitate healing of mind, body, heart, soul and spirit using meditations, massage and Reiki.

Express our creativity & enjoy raw sacred cacao chocolate treats
Booking is essential. Tickets are £20 per person.
This includes refreshments.
£10 deposit is needed to secure your place.

TO BOOK – PLEASE CONTACT
Amanda Crossley
Amanda@abc2beauty.com Tel: 07999211549
For more information see abc2beauty

or go to my paypal ref healing day and your name tel.

https://www.paypal.me/Abc2beauty Pay rest on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there….
Amanda , Zoe and Anna x