2021 workshop descriptions:
land Ground and Unwind
Land: settle in to your full embodied presence and into our wonderful surroundings
Ground: feel yourself supported to fully feel and express yourself
Unwind: relax and receive a sweet welcome!
‘Washed by gongs,
Cleansed in crystal,
I lay sparkling in the night sky
Of deep silence’
Please join me with your mat, blankets and cushions in the space of the circle for a unique sonic experience. Lay down, be warm and cosy and close your eyes. After leading you through some simple spoken relaxation techniques I will then bathe you in the pure tones produced by instruments such as Himalayan and pure quartz crystal alchemy singing bowls, gongs, voice, koshi chimes and other percussive instruments as they are sensitively woven together in intervals to reverberate over, around and throughout your body giving you a subtle massage, opening energy pathways, balancing brainwaves and precipitating deep relaxation. From a space of inner stillness not only can your physical body tap in to its own innate healing capacity but an opportunity for self reflection can also arise as listening and communication skills become heightened and a sense of wholeness can be experienced.
It is an honour and a pleasure to share with you the precious tools that I have been working with on my own inner journey over the years.
I look forward to meeting you in sound and silence :)
Tiffany is a Naturopathic Nutritionist and Therapeutic Sound and movement practitioner with 17 years personal practice and experience.
(BSc Hon, Dip NNP, Dip GST, CST02, Shakti Yoga Dance Facilitation) firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
“Ragas are soliloquies and meditations, passionate melodies that draw circles and triangles in a mental space, a geometry of sounds that can turn a room into a fountain, a spring, a pool.”
– Octavio Paz
Dhrupad is the most ancient form of Hindustani Music. The word Dhrupad is derived from Dhruva (fixed, steadfast) and Pada (word, composition). Dhrupad evolved from the earlier chanting of OM, the sacred syllable which claimed in Hindu canon to be the source of all creation.
Nourish your soul : Come and join me for a sweet, restful evening with the performance of Raag Yaman. You are welcome to bring a blanket and a cushion, sit in meditation or lie down and enjoy the restful sound of this Raga, which is also known as the Raga of tranquility. During this 20 minute performance, you can dive into the stillness and poetry of this music. After the performance there will be time of a Q&A.
wake up Leonie Taylor
Revitalise and wake up body, breath and senses. Working through the layers of skin, fascia, muscle and bone using yoga asana and pranayama with some added elements of Thai massage to bring stagnant awareness to awareness, allowing it to be released. Playful, explorative and inclusive of all abilities.
mmm.. Mantra, meditation, movement
Alison David is a singer, writer and intuitive who helps people who know they have something important to share, to explore and transform their blocks and empower themselves, using music, voice work, self care and intention setting.
In her workshop she will explore with you the blocks to self expression, share her tips, and encourage you to have fun liberating your voices.
Unity Partner Yoga -Sevanti
'Unity Partner Yoga is accessible to all, bringing the community together through a sacred yet joyful practice of duo/group yoga. Together, we are able to flow deeper in our practice, receiving support and tenderness whilst establishing strength and grounding as we also support others. This practice is mutually beneficial throughout, leading us into a deeply meditative, restorative space whilst also connecting through plenty of smiles & laughter along the way!
Unity Yoga focusses on the breath, sensation & energy as we flow through a range of natural organic movement at the heart of Yoga Asana. Dynamics vary between the deep and subtle, to strong and focussed postures and sequences.
Elemental yoga and Sensory awareness Yoga-Helena Skoog.
Born and raised in the forests of Sweden, Helena has lived 4 years off-grid in the ancient forestry of Sussex. The session will begin with a sensual awakening of the 5 elements through the doors of the 5 senses, an alignment taught in both the Vedic and Tantric Scriptures. Through sequenced asana and breathwork, this journey will seek to enable your own recognition of the flows and patterns of the alchemical arising from pure consciousness into the physical world we inhabit.
Scaraveli inspired - Dot Bowen
Yoga enables us to explore our connection to life in a way that is relevant, meaningful and compassionate to who and where we are in our lives. There is nowhere to ‘get to’. Once we begin to practice in this way, a deep release of old patterns is possible, and freedom can return on many levels. We notice a deep sense of lightness and vitality arising.
Through practice, we gradually let the body remember lost connections and thereby return to 'itself'. This innate intelligence is at the core of life on earth, governed by gravity and breath. We are invited to let go and fully enjoy our wonderful living selves, at one with the cosmic forces that support us!
SHAKE- Valerie Watkinson
An exhilarating yoga class, aimed at creating a feeling of aliveness in every cell of the body. we will shake the body, tap the soul, roar out through the throat, and shine out through the heart. we will move through a vocabulary of different qualities of movement as we extend, contract, lift and release. giving an overall feeling of joy, bliss, and a pinch of fun!
Rise & Shine - Kundalini Yoga - T (Tej Gopal Kaur)
Kundalini Yoga is ideal for all and is a proven way to relieve stress, strengthen your body, and calm your mind – you will look, feel and perform better.
Spiritually and physically rewarding, these classes are a combination of dynamic breath (pranayama), exercises, mantra and meditation. You will experience a profound sense of well-being, creativity and personal transformation as a result.
This practice will unite your body, mind and soul, taking you to a place of peace- ready for whatever life throws at you.
Body my dance
My Body My Dance conscious movement/dance session.
The dance is
a poem of
is a word
Play in your own flesh and bones and give space, breath and permission to that creative force which is forever unfolding. Everyone can dance and everything can be a dance. This is a joyful session to reconnect to the part of you that loves to dance. Everyone one is welcome with no previous experience needed.
Emma Roberts has been teaching movement and dance for the past 25 years. She is an accredited 5 Rhythms teacher, a somatic educator, and a movement/drama therapist. She offers classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and internationally.
luna rhythms yoga - Diana Sampson
Luna Rhythms Yoga - This class will be working with the specific moon phase of the day to bring an experience that is deeply aligned to natures rhythms within ourselves and in the environment around us. Prepare to dive deep in this unique and powerful session. We will work with intention setting, sound, mudra, breath work, asana, mediation and deep levels of surrender, to access our true nature, using Nature as our greatest guru
the studio and the yogayurt classes
Embodying lovingkindness -Leonie Taylor
A workshop practically manifesting the wonderful meditation of Metta Bhavana (the cultivation of Loving kindness). Working through meditative Yoga asana and pranayama to observe body and breath with kindness; expanding to explore safe, compassionate and connective touch through guided Thai Massage techniques (you can come with a friend you would like to work with or come alone). We will also practise mantra and meditation to encompass the contemplation of Metta for all.
SPIRIT OF WATER - Sam Jenkins
Classes are sacred, soulful & inspirational offerings peppered with functional anatomy (the science of the body) and steeped in her deep knowledge of Pranayama (Breathing techniques), Mudra (symbolic or ritual gesture), Yoga Sutras (teachings), Mantra & the Esoteric System (chakras).
restorative yoga with oils -Nicole Allen
Take the chance to wind down from an energised morning and surround yourself with the amazing smells of essential oils complimenting the practice. Restorative yoga uses props such as pillows, blankets and bolsters to create a fully relaxing yoga practice where we hold asanasfor 5-7 minutes.
You will leave the class feeling restored, open-minded, and at peace. Open to all abilities, variations taught.
We use Doterra oils topically on the skin. They are the essence of a plant, a gift from the earth, distilled and prepared for you to bring the power of nature into your yoga practice. Inside many plants are hidden in roots, seeds, flowers, bark,which are concentrated, and these natural compounds are essential oils.
luna rhythms yoga - Diana Sampson
Luna Rhythms Yoga - This class will be working with the specific moon phase of the day to bring an experience that is deeply aligned to natures rhythms within ourselves and in the environment around us. Prepare to dive deep in this unique and powerful session. We will work with intention setting, sound, mudra, breath work, asana, mediation and deep levels of surrender, to access our true nature, using Nature as our greatest guru.
partner Thai Massage - Nikki Berridge
In times where we are more confined to our homes, and the need to reduce stress and nurture connection, why not bring your friend/loved one to this massage workshop.
Simple ancient massage techniques taught for you to use regularly at home.
Please bring a mat/blanket and pillow if possible for comfort.
It will be fun and relaxing.
Beginners yoga - Sarah Pailthorpe
Sarah is a 500 hour Vajrasati Teacher. She has had the privilege of teaching people of from all walks of life, backgrounds and abilities. Her classes are inclusive and supportive. Using physical postures, breathe work, mantra and meditation Sarah encourages depth and playful inquiry in your practice. She offers an invitation to dive into the present moment and experience the power and joy of yoga.
youth yoga Sharon Gilbert
Fun and engaging classes for youths of all abilities. Students will practice breathing exercises, yoga poses, games, visualisations, and relaxation activities
Saturday theme - sensory Earth yoga & mindfulness
Sunday theme - love & kindness
My teaching path is to ensure that Yoga & Mindfulness is inclusive for everyone..my training includes many paths including yoga for PTSD.
My classes tend to combine the principles of Hatha, Yin and Flow. staying true and rich to the philosophy of yoga.
I adore teaching all levels, am passionate about working with youths and have recently introduced the yoga & Mindfulness Ambassador Programme . Sharing my knowledge and inspiring youngsters with tools to regain balance and contentment. I look forward to offering yoga to all.
INSIGHT THROUGH FELT SENSE Sacha Allistone and Janee Swan
Together we will create a safe and alive space of potential in which we can explore some of the patterns and limiting ways of being that hold us back in life. Through Bodily Somatics and Deep listening, we can reveal hidden realities.
Come along and safely explore any burning issue/aspect of your life whether that is family, work, relationships, finances, personal projects or anything else.
Sacha is a Psychosynthesis Counsellor and Janee is a Holistic therapist and Somatic Coach with over 20 years experience between them, they hold a gentle space together with loving kindness.
yoga sutra discussions- Ann Mathie
BUDDHISM AND MEDITATION
In this talk, we will discuss what the Buddha discovered under the Bodhi tree which led to his radical freedom from suffering. We will explore the different types of deep absorption or Jhanic states and how these phenomena are experienced in the mind-body, based on the direct experience of long-term meditators and Buddhist monks. We will look at how these Jhanic states lead to insight and the workings of this mind matrix. We will detail the fruits of this practice and how one can begin to develop this profound state of deep absorption. We will look at practices from the ‘Four Foundations of Mindfulness’ from the Satipatthana Sutta as well as preparatory practices from early Buddhist literature which support a more wholesome and steadier mind for deeper states of absorption.
We will practice a guided meditation starting with loving-kindness and then move into the concentration of breath, weaving in the ‘seven factors of awakening’, inspired by the teachings from the Pali Suttas and the early Buddhist text, the Visuddhimagga. This meditation is to prepare the mind for ‘access concentration’ or deep absorption to enable insight into the nature of reality.
YOGA SUTRAS and MEDITATION
In this talk, we will explore the meaning of yoga according to the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali and Sāṅkhya philosophy. We will discuss the nature of consciousness and the manifestation of our perceived reality according to Patañjali. We will look at how our reality is comprised of the 3 gunas (subtle and gross matter) and how the practice of the eight limbs of yoga has a direct effect on our perception of reality. We will unpack how and why certain practices provide us with a clear path towards different stages of samadhi or deep absorption resulting in our final liberation or kaivalya.
We will look at examples of how one might apply certain aspect of the yoga sutras in a skilful and personalised way to benefit from this precious teaching. At the end of the talk, we will practice meditation techniques described in the Bhysa or early commentaries on the Yoga Sutras. These practices are designed to cultivate the right attitudes, poise and intentions which allow deeper absorption and happier states of mind as well as alleviate mental and physical hindrances which obstruct clear seeing.
This workshop will explore the nature of consciousness and the manifestation of our perceived reality (prakṛiti) according to Patañjali. We will look at how our reality is comprised of the 3 gunas (subtle and gross matter) and how the practice of the eight limbs of yoga has a direct effect on the gunas. We will look at how and why certain practices provide us with a clear path towards different stages of samadhi or deep absorption resulting in our final liberation or kaivalya. To conclude, there will be guided meditations to support sensory withdrawal, concentration, meditation and absorption. There will be a short discussion at the end.
Indian Classic singing - Miriam Kisters.
As Indian music is purely devotional, the act of singing itself is prayer and the purpose is to dedicate yourself to the music. This way, we can get lost in the sound, bringing joy into our singing.
In Indian culture, there are three pathways to God:
Yoga Sanskrit, and Music .
In this workshop we will explore and ancient Indian melody through the teaching method of ,call and response’.
I will begin this workshop by singing a Raga, so you can relax, take in the melody and enjoy.
Following that, we will gently start by exploring breathing and opening up the voice.
From there, I will guide you through the basic melody of the Raga, through call and response.
Indian singing is an amazing experience that is deeply relaxing, nourishing and does wonders for the tone of your voice.
PiYo (Pilates / Yoga Fusion)Genie Yogini
PiYo - Pilates-informed Yoga: Yoga for the 21st Century!
This PiYo workshop is a beautiful blend of Pilates - an elegant scientific system of physiotherapeutic movement, and restorative Yoga - a delicious deep-dive into body-centred awareness for mindful relaxation.
Come and learn how to isolate and use the key muscles of the “core”, or “powerhouse”, to move your body more powerfully and efficiently, without strain. We will also explore safe mobilization and stabilization of the joints in order to protect against pain and injury. And we will learn how to initiate movements from the core and in relation to the breath to develop graceful, mindful movement. All levels. No BS!
HOt hot hot! - Nova Milesko
I have been working on creating love and joy via playful yoga sessions around the world for the past 17 years running workshops and ethical retreats across Europe, Canada, and the UK. I came to teaching after a very intense 10 years in CNN international.
From the ashes of that came space to create change in me and my world, not through shouting about all that was wrong with it but by inspiring joy and empowering others to want to make it better.
My classes are a wild hybrid of many styles, and include lots of silliness, because life is play.This light and uplifting approach to yoga is at the heart of my teachings. Each class delivers a powerful spiritual message through sweat and humour! Experience this energy in person by attending one of my workshops or retreats in the New Forest. www.novamilesko.com
Shakti Yoga- Tess John
What does Shakti mean? In yoga, the word shakti means “power” and “divine feminine,” usually in reference to energy. Shakti empowers us to be luminous, radiant, creative, and in-flow with the universe.
Ecosomatics- Kalpana Arias
Explore your body as a portal to nature & develop your somatic awareness by developing your inner tech. we will be covering concepts of experiential technology & Ecosomatics practicing its methodology through an interaction with our immediate surroundings, opening our own innate accessibility to nature and the earth through the body.
Kalpana is a tech-philosopher, climate-activist, creative strategist, and somatic therapist working at the intersection between technology and nature. After years in the environmental arts and wellness industry, Kalpana has founded Nowadays On Earth as a response to our global deprivation from nature and the need for access to green spaces.
Yoga Music Flow
A modern yoga practice can make your body stronger and more flexible but, for me, the connection between body, mind and soul outweighs those lovely bonuses. When we move and find stillness together, we find connection within ourselves and each other. Yoga helps your mind to stay present and within this process you may find moments of peace in your soul.
Lucy prides herself in being thoroughly inclusive and friendly, giving lots of different options for lots of different bodies. She is also a DJ and radio presenter so my music playlist is meticulously planned. And I sometimes crack bad jokes.