Bookings for workshops and courses cancellation policy When booking for courses and workshops, please note that we can only provide a full refund (less a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 28 days before the start date. For any other cancellations there will be no refunds or transfers unless your place can be filled from a waiting list, in which case we will refund the fee (less a 20% admin fee). If a course or workshop is cancelled you will be offered either a cash refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event. Once you have committed to a course or workshop, we recommend that you attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme.
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0151 257 8202
Workshops
Based around themes, our workshops are for those who want to advance their practice. Lasting from two to five hours, the themes range from practical subjects such as science and anatomy to the more esoteric practices such as meditation and relaxation, mantra, and pranayama. Yoga is such a vast subject (it is 5000 years old, after all!), there is always something new to learn, regardless of how many years you have been practising.
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The Impact of Trauma with Kate Russell Saturday 13 July, 12:30-17:30 Suitable for EVERYONE anybody who wishes to know more about trauma, not just yogis. Trauma is the result of an event that is experienced by us as overwhelming, or as too much or too fast for us to integrate and deal with it properly. Trauma affects our nervous system and will often manifest through physical symptoms in the body, as reactions and patterns of behaviours and can really limit our capacity to experience the world in a healthy way. In this workshop we will look at: The definition of trauma, what it is and how it can affect us. The nervous system’s role in trauma and the impact on mind and body and how this can show up in the yoga room and beyond. The importance of doing your own personal work, self-care and building self-awareness. Some tools to connect to your own inner and outer resources and listen to the needs of your body. An experiential workshop devised as an introduction into a vast subject, we will look at some of the science, discuss definitions and impacts of trauma, and look at techniques for self-regulation. There will be plenty of space throughout for reflection, and ‘safe’ areas for participants to share if the workshop brings up sensitive issues. Handouts will be given out on the day. Refreshments available, and the cafe will be open for lunch before the workshop begins. This workshop is open to all interested; CPD points can be awarded to teachers, therapists and body workers. This workshop is not in place of receiving trauma therapy or to enable participants to work as trauma specialists. This is the first workshop of three that Kate and Jackie will be running in 2019. This workshop is led by Kate Russell, who has many years of experience working with the field of trauma as a therapist, body worker, advanced student of Somatic Experiencing and teaching yoga. As well as teaching and one-to-one work, Kate currently coordinates a team of counsellors for a mental health charity and runs out- reach projects around social isolation, suicide and wellbeing. £60.00
Happy, Healthy HIPS - ‘The Hips Don't Lie' Saturday 15 June, 14:00-17:00 Come and join Jackie for a three hour ‘myth busting’ workshop. We will look at the anatomy of the hip and pelvis, the six movements of the hip joint, and the relationship between the hip, spine, knee and ankle. We will explore the terms ‘compression’ and ‘tension’, in an applied way. We will examine the foot/knee/hip relationship, and why a ‘flexed foot’ may not protect the knee in strong, externally rotated, hip postures, but in some cases do the exact opposite. Moving onto asana (postures) we will apply this anatomy knowledge to the most common ‘hip opening’ postures. We will look at how the term ‘hip opener’ is not an accurate description of a lot of postures (think of the opposite, what a ‘hip closer’ may be), and why we should ditch the phrase completely, and work with a more accurate description. We will work with hip strengthening postures (we currently do not do enough of them in a normal yoga practise), as well as postures that may increase flexibility and mobility in the hip joint. Working in groups or pairs, as well as independently, by the end of the workshop you will have a much better understanding of the hips, to be able to apply this new understanding to either your own practice, or your students’. Postures covered (not exhaustive): Pigeon pose (Kapotasana) Bound Angle pose (Baddha Konasana) Head to Knee pose (Janu Sirsasana) Warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana) Tree pose (Vrksasana) Wide angle forward fold - seated (Upavistha Konasana) Fire log pose (double pigeon) Agni Stambhasana) Cow face pose (Gomukhasana) Suitable for serious yoga practitioners, as well as yoga teachers. £30 investment. CPD certificate of attendance on request.
Using Anatomy to Refine & Empower Your Practice & Teaching with Dr Yogi Saturday 21 March, 10:30-17:30 For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm- 5.30pm. Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have. This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement. With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas: Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research on biomechanics and health Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, Shoulder Impingement and the use of the Glutes in backbends Exploring what limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice Exploring the principals of flexibility verses mobility Discussing why muscles tighten and the best way to approach this. The workshop will include dedicated practices so ensure that the topics that are explored are integrated This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members. After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 15 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London and internationally. He is featured in the new book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit www.doctor-yogi.com £90.00
Supporting Injured Students with Dr Yogi Sunday 22 March, 10:30-17:30 For teachers + teacher trainees, As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries. In this six hour workshop we will: discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (6 contact hours). There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. "I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 13 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across the UK and internationally. He is featured in the popular book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit: www.doctor-yogi.com
The Yoga Bank 2019 © All Rights Reserved. Website Design GC_Wood
0151 257 8202
Workshops
Based around themes, our workshops are for those who want to advance their practice. Lasting from two to five hours, the themes range from practical subjects such as science and anatomy to the more esoteric practices such as meditation and relaxation, mantra, and pranayama. Yoga is such a vast subject (it is 5000 years old, after all!), there is always something new to learn, regardless of how many years you have been practising.
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Bookings for workshops and courses cancellation policy When booking for courses and workshops, please note that we can only provide a full refund (less a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 28 days before the start date. For any other cancellations there will be no refunds or transfers unless your place can be filled from a waiting list, in which case we will refund the fee (less a 20% admin fee). If a course or workshop is cancelled you will be offered either a cash refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event. Once you have committed to a course or workshop, we recommend that you attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme.
The Impact of Trauma with Kate Russell Saturday 13 July, 12:30-17:30 Suitable for EVERYONE anybody who wishes to know more about trauma, not just yogis. Trauma is the result of an event that is experienced by us as overwhelming, or as too much or too fast for us to integrate and deal with it properly. Trauma affects our nervous system and will often manifest through physical symptoms in the body, as reactions and patterns of behaviours and can really limit our capacity to experience the world in a healthy way. In this workshop we will look at: The definition of trauma, what it is and how it can affect us. The nervous system’s role in trauma and the impact on mind and body and how this can show up in the yoga room and beyond. The importance of doing your own personal work, self-care and building self-awareness. Some tools to connect to your own inner and outer resources and listen to the needs of your body. An experiential workshop devised as an introduction into a vast subject, we will look at some of the science, discuss definitions and impacts of trauma, and look at techniques for self-regulation. There will be plenty of space throughout for reflection, and ‘safe’ areas for participants to share if the workshop brings up sensitive issues. Handouts will be given out on the day. Refreshments available, and the cafe will be open for lunch before the workshop begins. This workshop is open to all interested; CPD points can be awarded to teachers, therapists and body workers. This workshop is not in place of receiving trauma therapy or to enable participants to work as trauma specialists. This is the first workshop of three that Kate and Jackie will be running in 2019. This workshop is led by Kate Russell, who has many years of experience working with the field of trauma as a therapist, body worker, advanced student of Somatic Experiencing and teaching yoga. As well as teaching and one-to-one work, Kate currently coordinates a team of counsellors for a mental health charity and runs out-reach projects around social isolation, suicide and wellbeing. £60.00
Happy, Healthy HIPS - ‘The Hips Don't Lie' Saturday 15 June, 14:00-17:00 Come and join Jackie for a three hour ‘myth busting’ workshop. We will look at the anatomy of the hip and pelvis, the six movements of the hip joint, and the relationship between the hip, spine, knee and ankle. We will explore the terms ‘compression’ and ‘tension’, in an applied way. We will examine the foot/knee/hip relationship, and why a ‘flexed foot’ may not protect the knee in strong, externally rotated, hip postures, but in some cases do the exact opposite. Moving onto asana (postures) we will apply this anatomy knowledge to the most common ‘hip opening’ postures. We will look at how the term ‘hip opener’ is not an accurate description of a lot of postures (think of the opposite, what a ‘hip closer’ may be), and why we should ditch the phrase completely, and work with a more accurate description. We will work with hip strengthening postures (we currently do not do enough of them in a normal yoga practise), as well as postures that may increase flexibility and mobility in the hip joint. Working in groups or pairs, as well as independently, by the end of the workshop you will have a much better understanding of the hips, to be able to apply this new understanding to either your own practice, or your students’. Postures covered (not exhaustive): Pigeon pose (Kapotasana) Bound Angle pose (Baddha Konasana) Head to Knee pose (Janu Sirsasana) Warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana) Tree pose (Vrksasana) Wide angle forward fold - seated (Upavistha Konasana) Fire log pose (double pigeon) Agni Stambhasana) Cow face pose (Gomukhasana) Suitable for serious yoga practitioners, as well as yoga teachers. £30 investment. CPD certificate of attendance on request.
Using Anatomy to Refine & Empower Your Practice & Teaching with Dr Yogi Saturday 21 March, 10:30-17:30 For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have. This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement. With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas: Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research on biomechanics and health Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, Shoulder Impingement and the use of the Glutes in backbends Exploring what limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice Exploring the principals of flexibility verses mobility Discussing why muscles tighten and the best way to approach this. The workshop will include dedicated practices so ensure that the topics that are explored are integrated This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members. After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 15 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London and internationally. He is featured in the new book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit www.doctor-yogi.com £90.00
Supporting Injured Students with Dr Yogi Sunday 22 March, 10:30-17:30 For teachers + teacher trainees, As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries. In this six hour workshop we will: discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (6 contact hours). There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. "I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 13 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across the UK and internationally. He is featured in the popular book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit: www.doctor-yogi.com
Bookings for workshops and courses cancellation policy When booking for courses and workshops, please note that we can only provide a full refund (less a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 28 days before the start date. For any other cancellations there will be no refunds or transfers unless your place can be filled from a waiting list, in which case we will refund the fee (less a 20% admin fee). If a course or workshop is cancelled you will be offered either a cash refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event. Once you have committed to a course or workshop, we recommend that you attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme.
The Yoga Bank 2019 © All Rights Reserved. Website Design GC_Wood
0151 257 8202
Workshops
Based around themes, our workshops are for those who want to advance their practice. Lasting from two to five hours, the themes range from practical subjects such as science and anatomy to the more esoteric practices such as meditation and relaxation, mantra, and pranayama. Yoga is such a vast subject (it is 5000 years old, after all!), there is always something new to learn, regardless of how many years you have been practising.
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The Impact of Trauma with Kate Russell Saturday 13 July, 12:30-17:30 Suitable for EVERYONE anybody who wishes to know more about trauma, not just yogis. Trauma is the result of an event that is experienced by us as overwhelming, or as too much or too fast for us to integrate and deal with it properly. Trauma affects our nervous system and will often manifest through physical symptoms in the body, as reactions and patterns of behaviours and can really limit our capacity to experience the world in a healthy way. In this workshop we will look at: The definition of trauma, what it is and how it can affect us. The nervous system’s role in trauma and the impact on mind and body and how this can show up in the yoga room and beyond. The importance of doing your own personal work, self-care and building self- awareness. Some tools to connect to your own inner and outer resources and listen to the needs of your body. An experiential workshop devised as an introduction into a vast subject, we will look at some of the science, discuss definitions and impacts of trauma, and look at techniques for self-regulation. There will be plenty of space throughout for reflection, and ‘safe’ areas for participants to share if the workshop brings up sensitive issues. Handouts will be given out on the day. Refreshments available, and the cafe will be open for lunch before the workshop begins. This workshop is open to all interested; CPD points can be awarded to teachers, therapists and body workers. This workshop is not in place of receiving trauma therapy or to enable participants to work as trauma specialists. This is the first workshop of three that Kate and Jackie will be running in 2019. This workshop is led by Kate Russell, who has many years of experience working with the field of trauma as a therapist, body worker, advanced student of Somatic Experiencing and teaching yoga. As well as teaching and one-to-one work, Kate currently coordinates a team of counsellors for a mental health charity and runs out-reach projects around social isolation, suicide and wellbeing. £60.00
Happy, Healthy HIPS - ‘The Hips Don't Lie' Saturday 15 June, 14:00-17:00 Come and join Jackie for a three hour ‘myth busting’ workshop. We will look at the anatomy of the hip and pelvis, the six movements of the hip joint, and the relationship between the hip, spine, knee and ankle. We will explore the terms ‘compression’ and ‘tension’, in an applied way. We will examine the foot/knee/hip relationship, and why a ‘flexed foot’ may not protect the knee in strong, externally rotated, hip postures, but in some cases do the exact opposite. Moving onto asana (postures) we will apply this anatomy knowledge to the most common ‘hip opening’ postures. We will look at how the term ‘hip opener’ is not an accurate description of a lot of postures (think of the opposite, what a ‘hip closer’ may be), and why we should ditch the phrase completely, and work with a more accurate description. We will work with hip strengthening postures (we currently do not do enough of them in a normal yoga practise), as well as postures that may increase flexibility and mobility in the hip joint. Working in groups or pairs, as well as independently, by the end of the workshop you will have a much better understanding of the hips, to be able to apply this new understanding to either your own practice, or your students’. Postures covered (not exhaustive): Pigeon pose (Kapotasana) Bound Angle pose (Baddha Konasana) Head to Knee pose (Janu Sirsasana) Warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana) Tree pose (Vrksasana) Wide angle forward fold - seated (Upavistha Konasana) Fire log pose (double pigeon) Agni Stambhasana) Cow face pose (Gomukhasana) Suitable for serious yoga practitioners, as well as yoga teachers. £30 investment. CPD certificate of attendance on request.
Using Anatomy to Refine & Empower Your Practice & Teaching with Dr Yogi Saturday 21 March, 10:30-17:30 For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have. This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement. With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas: Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research on biomechanics and health Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, Shoulder Impingement and the use of the Glutes in backbends Exploring what limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice Exploring the principals of flexibility verses mobility Discussing why muscles tighten and the best way to approach this. The workshop will include dedicated practices so ensure that the topics that are explored are integrated This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members. After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 15 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London and internationally. He is featured in the new book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit www.doctor-yogi.com £90.00
Supporting Injured Students with Dr Yogi Sunday 22 March, 10:30-17:30 For teachers + teacher trainees, As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries. In this six hour workshop we will: discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (6 contact hours). There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. "I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 13 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across the UK and internationally. He is featured in the popular book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit: www.doctor-yogi.com
The Yoga Bank 2019 © All Rights Reserved. Website Design GC_Wood
0151 257 8202
Based around themes, our workshops are for those who want to advance their practice. Lasting from two to five hours, the themes range from practical subjects such as science and anatomy to the more esoteric practices such as meditation and relaxation, mantra, and pranayama. Yoga is such a vast subject (it is 5000 years old, after all!), there is always something new to learn, regardless of how many years you have been practising.
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Bookings for workshops and courses cancellation policy When booking for courses and workshops, please note that we can only provide a full refund (less a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 28 days before the start date. For any other cancellations there will be no refunds or transfers unless your place can be filled from a waiting list, in which case we will refund the fee (less a 20% admin fee). If a course or workshop is cancelled you will be offered either a cash refund or the option of being transferred to an alternative event. Once you have committed to a course or workshop, we recommend that you attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme.
The Impact of Trauma with Kate Russell Saturday 13 July, 12:30- 17:30 Suitable for EVERYONE anybody who wishes to know more about trauma, not just yogis. Trauma is the result of an event that is experienced by us as overwhelming, or as too much or too fast for us to integrate and deal with it properly. Trauma affects our nervous system and will often manifest through physical symptoms in the body, as reactions and patterns of behaviours and can really limit our capacity to experience the world in a healthy way. In this workshop we will look at: The definition of trauma, what it is and how it can affect us. The nervous system’s role in trauma and the impact on mind and body and how this can show up in the yoga room and beyond. The importance of doing your own personal work, self-care and building self-awareness. Some tools to connect to your own inner and outer resources and listen to the needs of your body. An experiential workshop devised as an introduction into a vast subject, we will look at some of the science, discuss definitions and impacts of trauma, and look at techniques for self-regulation. There will be plenty of space throughout for reflection, and ‘safe’ areas for participants to share if the workshop brings up sensitive issues. Handouts will be given out on the day. Refreshments available, and the cafe will be open for lunch before the workshop begins. This workshop is open to all interested; CPD points can be awarded to teachers, therapists and body workers. This workshop is not in place of receiving trauma therapy or to enable participants to work as trauma specialists. This is the first workshop of three that Kate and Jackie will be running in 2019. This workshop is led by Kate Russell, who has many years of experience working with the field of trauma as a therapist, body worker, advanced student of Somatic Experiencing and teaching yoga. As well as teaching and one-to-one work, Kate currently coordinates a team of counsellors for a mental health charity and runs out-reach projects around social isolation, suicide and wellbeing. £60.00
Happy, Healthy HIPS - ‘The Hips Don't Lie' Saturday 15 June, 14:00- 17:00 Come and join Jackie for a three hour ‘myth busting’ workshop. We will look at the anatomy of the hip and pelvis, the six movements of the hip joint, and the relationship between the hip, spine, knee and ankle. We will explore the terms ‘compression’ and ‘tension’, in an applied way. We will examine the foot/knee/hip relationship, and why a ‘flexed foot’ may not protect the knee in strong, externally rotated, hip postures, but in some cases do the exact opposite. Moving onto asana (postures) we will apply this anatomy knowledge to the most common ‘hip opening’ postures. We will look at how the term ‘hip opener’ is not an accurate description of a lot of postures (think of the opposite, what a ‘hip closer’ may be), and why we should ditch the phrase completely, and work with a more accurate description. We will work with hip strengthening postures (we currently do not do enough of them in a normal yoga practise), as well as postures that may increase flexibility and mobility in the hip joint. Working in groups or pairs, as well as independently, by the end of the workshop you will have a much better understanding of the hips, to be able to apply this new understanding to either your own practice, or your students’. Postures covered (not exhaustive): Pigeon pose (Kapotasana) Bound Angle pose (Baddha Konasana) Head to Knee pose (Janu Sirsasana) Warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana) Tree pose (Vrksasana) Wide angle forward fold - seated (Upavistha Konasana) Fire log pose (double pigeon) Agni Stambhasana) Cow face pose (Gomukhasana) Suitable for serious yoga practitioners, as well as yoga teachers. £30 investment. CPD certificate of attendance on request.
Using Anatomy to Refine & Empower Your Practice & Teaching with Dr Yogi Saturday 21 March, 10:30- 17:30 For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have. This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement. With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas: Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research on biomechanics and health Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, Shoulder Impingement and the use of the Glutes in backbends Exploring what limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice Exploring the principals of flexibility verses mobility Discussing why muscles tighten and the best way to approach this. The workshop will include dedicated practices so ensure that the topics that are explored are integrated This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members. After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 15 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London and internationally. He is featured in the new book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit www.doctor-yogi.com £90.00
Supporting Injured Students with Dr Yogi Sunday 22 March, 10:30- 17:30 For teachers + teacher trainees, As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries. In this six hour workshop we will: discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (6 contact hours). There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration. The day will run from 10.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. "I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 13 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across the UK and internationally. He is featured in the popular book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit: www.doctor-yogi.com
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Based around themes, our workshops are for those who want to advance their practice. Lasting from two to five hours, the themes range from practical subjects such as science and anatomy to the more esoteric practices such as meditation and relaxation, mantra, and pranayama. Yoga is such a vast subject (it is 5000 years old, after all!), there is always something new to learn, regardless of how many years you have been practising.
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The Impact of Trauma with Kate Russell Saturday 13 July, 12:30- 17:30 Suitable for EVERYONE anybody who wishes to know more about trauma, not just yogis. Trauma is the result of an event that is experienced by us as overwhelming, or as too much or too fast for us to integrate and deal with it properly. Trauma affects our nervous system and will often manifest through physical symptoms in the body, as reactions and patterns of behaviours and can really limit our capacity to experience the world in a healthy way. In this workshop we will look at: The definition of trauma, what it is and how it can affect us. The nervous system’s role in trauma and the impact on mind and body and how this can show up in the yoga room and beyond. The importance of doing your own personal work, self-care and building self-awareness. Some tools to connect to your own inner and outer resources and listen to the needs of your body. An experiential workshop devised as an introduction into a vast subject, we will look at some of the science, discuss definitions and impacts of trauma, and look at techniques for self-regulation. There will be plenty of space throughout for reflection, and ‘safe’ areas for participants to share if the workshop brings up sensitive issues. Handouts will be given out on the day. Refreshments available, and the cafe will be open for lunch before the workshop begins. This workshop is open to all interested; CPD points can be awarded to teachers, therapists and body workers. This workshop is not in place of receiving trauma therapy or to enable participants to work as trauma specialists. This is the first workshop of three that Kate and Jackie will be running in 2019. This workshop is led by Kate Russell, who has many years of experience working with the field of trauma as a therapist, body worker, advanced student of Somatic Experiencing and teaching yoga. As well as teaching and one-to-one work, Kate currently coordinates a team of counsellors for a mental health charity and runs out- reach projects around social isolation, suicide and wellbeing. £60.00
Happy, Healthy HIPS - ‘The Hips Don't Lie' Saturday 15 June, 14:00- 17:00 Come and join Jackie for a three hour ‘myth busting’ workshop. We will look at the anatomy of the hip and pelvis, the six movements of the hip joint, and the relationship between the hip, spine, knee and ankle. We will explore the terms ‘compression’ and ‘tension’, in an applied way. We will examine the foot/knee/hip relationship, and why a ‘flexed foot’ may not protect the knee in strong, externally rotated, hip postures, but in some cases do the exact opposite. Moving onto asana (postures) we will apply this anatomy knowledge to the most common ‘hip opening’ postures. We will look at how the term ‘hip opener’ is not an accurate description of a lot of postures (think of the opposite, what a ‘hip closer’ may be), and why we should ditch the phrase completely, and work with a more accurate description. We will work with hip strengthening postures (we currently do not do enough of them in a normal yoga practise), as well as postures that may increase flexibility and mobility in the hip joint. Working in groups or pairs, as well as independently, by the end of the workshop you will have a much better understanding of the hips, to be able to apply this new understanding to either your own practice, or your students’. Postures covered (not exhaustive): Pigeon pose (Kapotasana) Bound Angle pose (Baddha Konasana) Head to Knee pose (Janu Sirsasana) Warrior 1 and 2 (Virabhadrasana) Tree pose (Vrksasana) Wide angle forward fold - seated (Upavistha Konasana) Fire log pose (double pigeon) Agni Stambhasana) Cow face pose (Gomukhasana) Suitable for serious yoga practitioners, as well as yoga teachers. £30 investment. CPD certificate of attendance on request.
Using Anatomy to Refine & Empower Your Practice & Teaching with Dr Yogi Saturday 21 March, 10:30-17:30 For yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainees or yoga practitioners with at least a one year consistent practice. The day will run from 10.30am- 1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding. With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn to for support with the many questions we have. This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask. We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement. With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas: Dispelling yoga myths and becoming clear about the meaning behind what we say in class by looking at some of the latest scientific research on biomechanics and health Using anatomical knowledge to refine the language that we use as teachers Making yoga inclusive by focusing on accurate cueing instead of precise cueing Discussing hot topics such as locking joints, squaring the hips in twists, Shoulder Impingement and the use of the Glutes in backbends Exploring what limits us in certain asana, what are the stretch reflexes and how to apply a knowledge of fascia to the asana practice Exploring the principals of flexibility verses mobility Discussing why muscles tighten and the best way to approach this. The workshop will include dedicated practices so ensure that the topics that are explored are integrated This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members. After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 15 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London and internationally. He is featured in the new book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit www.doctor-yogi.com £90.00
Supporting Injured Students with Dr Yogi Sunday 22 March, 10:30- 17:30 For teachers + teacher trainees, As a teacher it can often be challenging to know exactly how to support students who come to your yoga class with an injury. This workshop aims to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to be able to approach, support and empower students with common injuries. In this six hour workshop we will: discuss the most common injuries and medical conditions that students present to class with look at basic guidelines for the best way to approach a student who has an injury review the anatomy of the parts of the body that are most commonly injured address how specific asana can be modified or supported with props depending on certain injuries discuss simple techniques for helping students to strengthen and stabilise injured areas of their body This workshop counts towards CPD requirements for Yoga Alliance members (6 contact hours). There will be a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and practical demonstration. The day will run from 10.30am- 1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. "I attended this workshop and thought it was one of the most useful, information-packed events I have been on." Sian O, Yoga Teacher After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation for over 13 years and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across the UK and internationally. He is featured in the popular book Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees. His teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier, Kristin Campbell and Anna Ashby. For more information visit: www.doctor- yogi.com