Workshops

Women’s Yoga Workshop

with Kate Lovell

Saturday, 27 May, 2-4PM

Saturday, 10 June 2-4PM

Cost: £25.00 each

These workshop-style classes are for the ladies only. Why? Because despite the vast number of women practicing yoga, there aren’t many classes that focus purely on the female, taking into account the constantly changing nature of our bodies and the different flows of energy that accompany our monthly cycles.

In these workshops (which can be taken individually) Kate hopes to help other women take ownership of their yoga practice in a way the promotes deep healing and nurturing of our bodies.   We’ll look at calming, restorative sequences to practice when menstruating (or when you just need to reduce stress), and explore ways of moving in a more dynamic practice that honours our wombs and helps to balance our hormones.  We’ll also look at ways of using yoga and meditation to build a healthy and happy body image.  These afternoons are about carving out me-time and connecting to your divine feminine energy. A great treat for yourself and maybe a friend. Suggestion: wear comfortable loose, clothing and bring a light blanket or scarf.

About Kate: Kate is a regular Yotopia teacher known for her gentle yet invigorating vinyasa-flow yoga classes and welcoming style of teaching.  She leads the Beginners Courses and loves introducing people to the practice that changed her life by helping her to love her body, reduce stress and access her movement centre.  Inspired to use yoga to heal her body and lessen the symptoms of PMT, she has completed a Womb Yoga training and Pregnancy Teacher training with Uma Dinsmore Tulli specifically focused on teaching yoga to women at different stages of their lives.

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Each 2 hour session is a stand alone class. Be sure to select the correct date when booking. 

Mandala & Rocket Vinyasa – Increase Self-esteem Intuition and Focus

with Saori Funawatari

Sunday 11 June 2:30-5:30pm

Cost: £30

If you’re feeling a dip in self-esteem and self-confidence, in your yoga practice or simply in general and are struggling to focus on the bigger picture of being, this workshop is for you.

Come on a journey to greater focus and self-belief through chakra work, Yin Yoga, pranayama, Mandala Vinyasa and Rocket 1.

The workshop will begin with Yin Yoga to find the root of your grounding energy before moving onto Mandala Sun Saltation (360 degrees circular spiritual movements, Dynamic flow, Pranayama and Fire elements’ Asana). This will be followed by Rocket 1 to open the meridian on the back of the body in order to open your third eye Chakra.

The journey will end as it started, with Yin Yoga, to come back down to the earth and ground in stillness.

Hopefully by the end of the practice you will be able to see things more clearly through the third eye more accepting of what is happening within and out of your body, helping you not to react but to find the right response to deal whatever comes your way. You’re likely to feel and increase in self-esteem and acceptance and a greater focus on the bigger picture of being. Or at least open to the journey to develop self-esteem and confidence more and find the reason, purpose of being.

Namaste, om Shanti

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Deep Yin Vibrations – a Yin & Gong Worshop

with Charlie Merton 

Sunday 2nd July 3-5.30pm

Cost: £30

This 2.5 hour workshop will combine the lovely and deep practice of the quiet and meditative Yin Yoga with the powerful resonance of the gong. The 75 minute Yin sequence will prepare the body for the deep release which is activated by the intensity of the gong as she leads you through a healing soundscape journey which will include 4 gongs, tibetan bowls, rainstick, & sansula. The use of gongs and tibetan bowls stimulates the alpha and theta brainwaves which are associated with meditative states. The healing power of the session is enhanced with the use of 3 planetary gongs Jupiter, Venus, Sidonic Moon) in addition to a large symphonic gong. The experience will open the body and mind, and help to release energetic blocks and tension which accumulate through the everyday trauma of our lives.

About Charlie 


Charlie originally trained as a musician, playing trumpet and piano from a young age, she attained a Bachelor of Music in 2004 she subsequently completed her Masters in Music Therapy and now teaches yoga & works as a music therapist alongside leading regular Gong Ceremonies at some of the leading yoga studios in London. Charlie first experienced the power of the Gong in a decade ago through her practice of Kundalini yoga and was amazed by the profound healing qualities that the gong possess. Charlie has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for 6 years after she travelled to Northern India to do her yoga teacher training with Sivananda in traditional hatha yoga and here in began her training in sacred sound. As her yoga practice evolved along with her knowledge and experience as a crystal and sound healer, she became more and more aware of how yoga and healing practices were interconnected and interrelated, a combined practice becoming a fundamental part of her own healing journey as well as empowering others through healing and yoga. In addition to teaching alignment based strong flow, she is a certified Yin teacher having trained with Norman Blair & Sarah Powers and a Restorative Teacher through her study with Judith Lasater. She furthered her knowledge of sacred sound with Anne Malone and studied the power of the Gong with world renowned Gong Masters Don Conreaux and Aidan McIntyre and runs gong baths monthly around London.


YO-MU Restorative Yoga Flow, Live Cello & Soothing Beats 

with Lucy and Pepe Arias

Sunday 16 July 3-4.30pm

Cost: £20yo-mu

‘’Since both music and yoga can induce a transcendent state of mind, it’s only natural that combining the two will maximize your bliss’’

Based in Barcelona, Spain, for over two years Lucy, (London Contemporary Dance school graduate & Yoga teacher) and Pepe Arias (Cellist & electronic composer from Chile), have been developing their project YO-MU to offer a unique Yoga Flow and Live music workshop that aims to get you out of your head and into your body. This is an integration of music and yoga asana that aims to heal you from the inside out. The cello has the same tonal vibrations as the body and is used extensively in music therapy, combined with yoga asana the tones of the cello are easily digested into the body and helps to lead us back to our breathe. In this workshop we will move from deep breathing relaxation into gentle yoga postures to stretch and release the layers of the day accompanied by soothing guitar and voice melodies. The session culminates with a deep relaxation to the cello and head massage. A perfect introduction to yoga asana, or for those who want to take it slow, this session is open to all levels and music lovers alike.

For more information www.yo-mu.com

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Gong Bath

with Leo Cosendai

Sunday 30th July 3.30-5.30pm

Sunday 3rd September 3.30-5.30pm

Cost: £25

So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonent tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body. This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.

From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.

Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.

Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.

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The Power of Breath

with Swami Saradananda

Sunday 17th September, 2.30-5.30pm

Cost: £35

In this fascinating workshop, Swami Saradananda introduces you to the revitalizing and regenerating effects that breathing exercises can have on your body, mind and yoga practice.

You will be presented with powerful tools that enable you to make more efficient use of your breath, strengthening the link between your physical and mental capacities. Swami Saradananda will guide you in the use of techniques that enable you to open yourself up to intuitive inspiration You will gain new insights into healthier breathing patterns

The workshop is for inspired beginners as well as for dedicated yogis. It will also prove helpful for workshop facilitators who would like to integrate pranayama into their programmes.

Swami Saradananda is an internationally-renowned yoga and meditation teacher who inspires you to want to practise. Her classes are practical as well as theoretical in nature – and always enlightening! She has authored a number of books, including “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide to Chakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”.

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Developing a Meditation Practice

with Swami Saradananda

Sunday 15th October, 2.30-5.30pm

Cost: £35

If you are inspired to meditate, but are not as dedicated as you would like to be, this is the workshop for you. Swami Saradananda has created this programme in the spirit of mentoring, to introduce you to the theory of meditation, enable you to master its basic techniques, and begin to feel the joy of stillness arising within your being.

Meditation frees your mind from distracting emotions, thoughts and desires. It develops the capacity of the mind to focus. You begin to experience reduced levels of anxiety and stress – increased patience, intuition and empathy

Swami Saradananda is an internationally-renowned yoga and meditation teacher who inspires you to want to practise. Her classes are practical as well as theoretical in nature – and always enlightening! She has authored a number of books, including “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide to Chakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”.

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Journey through the Chakras

with Swami Saradananda

Sunday 12th November, 2.30-5.30pm

Cost: £35

This workshop offers you pragmatic tools to integrate chakra work into your daily life, including simple, powerful techniques to develop inner poise and keep your life in balance. How smoothly your chakras function influences how fully you inhabit your physical body, the success of your relationships, and how much inner peace you enjoy. Each chakra corresponds to emotional and spiritual challenges that you may face in life.

Swami Saradananda presents you a down-to-earth approach to inner peace. Many of the exercises and meditations are aimed at eliminating negative emotions associated with each of the chakras.

The programme is also of particular interest to yoga teachers, therapists and workshop facilitators who would like to incorporate chakra work into their classes and trainings.

 Swami Saradananda is an internationally-renowned yoga and meditation teacher who inspires you to want to practise. Her classes are practical as well as theoretical in nature – and always enlightening! She has authored a number of books, including “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide to Chakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”.

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Mudras for Modern Life

with Swami Saradananda

Sunday 19th November, 2.30-5.30pm

Cost: £35

Mudras (yoga hand gestures) work at the physical, subtle, psychological and spiritual levels. Most are easy to do; yet are so powerful that regular practice can transform your life. They can help you to create inner peace and deep strength, eliminate fatigue and anxiety, protect your physical and emotional health, transcend stress and depression, reduce your guilt and anger, calm your mind, sharpen your intuition and promote happiness.

This workshop is of particular interest to anyone who works on a computer. Swami Saradananda will introduce you to practices that can help to prevent such problems as repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis. The class will include hand exercises that will not only enable you to better practice mudras, but also help you to release tension in their fingers, hands, arms and shoulders.

Swami Saradananda is an internationally-renowned yoga and meditation teacher who inspires you to want to practise. Her classes are practical as well as theoretical in nature – and always enlightening! She has authored a number of books, including “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide to Chakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”.

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