Workshops

Workshops

Please contact the workshop teacher for bookings and further information – their details are listed in the course information.

 

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    Deal With The Body, Heal The Mind

     
    Yoga, an ancient philosophy and practice that originated in India, has been a system of health and well-being for thousands of years. Its rich approach combined with its simplicity in implementation has sustained its role in nourishing people for generations. 
     
    One of the key advantages of a system like Yoga is that it views the human system as a holistic entity and hence approaches health and well being too from this perspective. This is why it offers so many tools in the healing process. Though Yoga is today associated mostly with postures, they are just one of the many tools that yoga has to offer. Some of the most profound tools of Yoga include conscious breathing regulation, meditation, life-style changes, visualizations, use of vocal sounds and food specifications among many others. This makes the healing process very comprehensive and extremely specific to the individual. 
     
    The other key advantage of Yoga is that it empowers people in the healing process.  Rather than being a passive recipient of treatment, the student is actively engaged in the path to well-being and is primarily responsible for his/her recovery. The role of the teacher becomes that of a mere guide, directing the student to the tools for recovery and teaching the right way to implement them. Once this is done, it is then the role of the student to practice it diligently, observe changes, and notify the teacher for any changes. Thus the healing comes from within the student, rather than from the outside. This powerful system has helped many millions of care seekers to find holistic solutions to address a range of health concerns.
     
    This great art was perfected and presented by T Krishnamacharya, one of the most important yogis of our modern times. It was continued and shared around the world by his son and most prominent student TKV Desikachar. Both of them healed many people from all kinds of problems through this holistic yet simple approach. Their work is now being carried on Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, co-founder and chief Yoga Therapist of the Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation.
     
    Kausthub is always an inspiring and amusing speaker. In this short talk he will introduce Yoga’s holistic understanding of human beings and some of the models of Yoga Therapy presented in the classical texts, as well as fundamental principles on choosing an appropriate treatment strategy. He is in Dorset only for a very short time!
    • Teacher:  Dr. Kausthub Desikachar
    • Day: Tuesday 20th March
    • Time 5.30-7.00pm
    • Cost: £25.00
    • For bookings please email: scoxbutton@gmail.com
    • Mobile: 07742821937

     

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    General Day of Yoga

    This workshop will bring a fresh approach to every day asana; considering areas that need to be strong, areas that require flexibility, relevant preps and how to move in and out of asana safely. A day of activity, discussion and humour; perfect for developing your own practice but also relevant for teachers.

    Zoe Knott

    Zoe has over 35 years of yoga practice with many different teachers from a variety of traditions has resulted in an eclectic style of teaching that has been influenced by all those she has worked with.  Her fundamental approach is to build strength as the cornerstone of practice and from there all poses become possible.  Asana are broken down and analysed.  Zoe looks at the muscles that need to be strong or flexible and works in detail gradually building up the components of a pose.

    Zoe is a Diploma Course Tutor for the British Wheel of Yoga and is also their DCT Training Officer.

    • Teacher: Zoe Knott
    • Day:  20th January 2018
    • Time: 10.00-4.00pm
    • Cost: £40.00
    • For bookings email: scoxbutton@gmail.com
    • Mobile:  07742821937

     

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    Gong Bath

    The Gong is a sacred and ancient instrument which has been used for thousands of years for deep healing, rejuvenation and transformation.

    Physically, the resonance produced releases tension and blocks in the body, stimulates the glandular system and helps balance the nervous system. Mentally, the sound of the Gong helps clean out the subconscious mind, rewriting old patterns, slows down brain waves, and aids in reaching Shuniya – a place of stillness within ourselves where we can access our innate wisdom.

    Playing the Gong after Kundalini Yoga is especially beneficial as the body is even more receptive to the healing vibrations it carries. The whole cellular system can be regenerated at a very deep level which can be profoundly restorative, a perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyles.

    “The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the sound of the Gong. It is the first sound in the universe, the sound that created this universe. It’s the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong that is well played.” Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga

    During the session, we will practise a simple Kriya to stretch, energise and prepare the body, followed by a meditation to clear and quieten the mind. There will be a short relaxation then the Gong will be played.

    You should wear loose, comfortable clothing which is easy to move and stretch in, and bring water to drink. Mats and blankets will be supplied. Please note that Gong baths are not recommended during pregnancy.

    • Teacher: Puran Udini Kaur/Arianna  (see Teachers page)
    • Time: 1.00-2.30pm
    • Date: next date to be announced for the New Year
    • Price: £12.00
    • Mobile: 07790 506821
    • Email: ariannamoretti@aol.com
    • Kundaliin and The Gong

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    Herbal First Aid Workshop

    In this interactive sensory workshop, we’ll be taking a journey through the Herbal First Aid Kit. Come and Learn about choosing remedies for everyday complaints.

    Fiona is an experienced herbalist and teacher.  She has treated hundreds of people with herbal first aid at outdoor events over the years.  She has 2 children, both brought up with herbal medicine.

     

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    Holistic Yoga Workshop

    Come and join Duncan Hulin from The Devon School of Yoga for  a lovely day of holistic yoga.

    The day will include: breath only kriyas, asana, savasana, satsang, therapeutic asana and pranayama.

    Duncan is a practicing yoga Teacher/Therapist and Shiatsu practitioner. He healed himself of asthma using yoga therapy and has been teaching for the past 35 years. In the early eighties he spent three consecutiove winters in South India  studying with  the late Dr Pillai,  former director of the Government recognised Yoga Therapy Foundation, Kerala. Duncan  brings a wealth of experience to his holistic teaching.

     

    • Teacher; Duncan Hulin
    • Time:10-4.30pm
    • Date: February 18th 2018
    • Cost: £40.00
    • For bookings  Email: scoxbutton@gmail.com
    • Mobile: 07742821937

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    Introduction To work On The Third Eye

    Introduction to work on “The Third Eye: A Universal Secret Revealed” by Master Del Pe incuding a 45 minute film where he presents his work. Presented by Chris Mathews.

    • Presenter: Christopher Matthews
    • Time: 2.30-4.30pm
    • Date: Sunday March 18th 2018
    • For more information: christopherpmathews@yahoo.co.uk
    • Mobile: 0790296598 from March 16th

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    Mini First Aid

    Mini First Aid Dorset and Somerset offers 2 hour baby & toddler first aid classes for small groups of parents and carers. Classes are informal, but informative and cover :
    choking, basic life support, dealing with burns, breaks and bumps, febrile seizures
    & meningitis awareness. A class costs £20 per person.

    For more information or to book onto a course please visit the Mini First Aid website

    • Teacher: Sue Fisher (see teachers page)
    • Time: 11.00-1.00pm
    • Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018
    • Cost: £20.00
    • Mini First Aid website
    • Mobile: 07890 400461

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    Massage Training Institute ( South West)

     CPD Creating a Mindful Massage

    This session will explore the difference a mindful approach can bring to our practice.  We will focus on intention, setting and how we centre ourselves and clients mentally, emotionally and physically to be truly present in our treatments and wider practice. Creative and practical tools to enhance your bodywork practice and lengthen healthy working careers, along with goalsetting and reflections as we move towards
    2018.
    CPD certificate given 4.5 hours.

    Sharon Bull will facilitate this session which will include a time for group supervision to support you and reflect upon your bodywork practice (so
    bring any questions or ponderings)CPD certificate given 4.5 hours.
    Sharon Bull will facilitate this session which will include a time for group supervision to support you and reflect upon your bodywork practice (so bring any questions or ponderings)

     

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    Shakti Dance

    Shakti Dance – Yoga of Dance! After a break Magdalena is back to offer this beautiful creative practice to you! Come, stretch, let go, feel your body, shake and dance! Shakti dance awakens the inner creative power in us, we gain a new perspective and access to the body in a  unique creative way!

    • Teacher: Magdalena Atkinson
    • Date: 28th January 2018
    • Time: 3.00-5.00pm
    • Cost: £15.00
    • Email Magdalena
    • Mobile: 07796656869

     

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    The Art Of Deep Self Care

     Do You need some space, time, energy and nurturing?
    This workshop aims to support you in exploring, creating and sustaining true well being in your life.
    Yoga  –  Life coaching – Healing  –  Music  –  Deep Relaxation.  –   Meditation
    • Teacher: Sian Lalita’ Alcock
    • Dates: Saturday February 24th,   April 7th,   June 2nd
    • Time : 2.00-5.00pm
    • Cost:£25.00 (Concessionas available on request)
    • Email: siansacredshores@gmail.com
    • Mobile: 07527 052273

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    Yin Fascial Yoga Workshop

    Shoulders, Neck & Back

    This month we’ll be working through a practice that will access all areas of this complex structure that forms the shoulder and surrounding areas, including the neck and upper back.

    Combining Yin Yoga & Myofascial Release we’ll be working to help release tension and tightness in and around the upper body. Typically this area gets overworked on a daily basis from daily tasks such as computer work, mobile phone use, driving and repetitive daily movements.

    It also tends to be the area of our body where most of us hold stress & physical trauma held within the physical and energetic body.

    Yin Fascial Yoga combines Yin Yoga, Myofascial Release, Dao Yin and Traditional Chinese Medicine and explores the many ways we can help release tension, tightness and trauma held within our body. Like a traditional Yin yoga session we’ll be gently stretching and accessing the deeper aspects of the body with long held seated postures, but also using dao yin practices and myofascial release to stimulate and release tension and energy blockages held within the fascial network system. Using yoga, myofascial release and eastern movement practices as well as aspects of TCM, we’ll work to release energy blockages within the subtle and physical body that can arise due to stress, injury or trauma.

     

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