Journey Through The 7 Chakras
with Josephine McGrail
7 sessions which can be booked as a course or attended individually
Join Josie on a 7-month journey through the 7 chakras – our major energy centres that connect and guide us throughout our life.
Allow yourself to set aside time just for YOU.
Come to explore your energy bodies each weekend as we weave and wave our way from the root which is our foundation and Earth connection, all the way up the spine to the crown where we receive information through our inner wifi system… ALL THE TIME.
Each weekend will be an exploration of an entire chakra; its purpose and function. How to know when it is out of balance and how to regain balance and health using vitalising yoga asanas, breathe work, visualisation as well as experiences that can be found in nature.
At the end of the 7 months you will also receive an entire booklet containing information and tools that you may use in your everyday life so that YOU can enjoy LOVE, health and wealth every day of the year.
The question is simply:
Is it time for you?
Our 7 energy centres have for centuries been used as a gateway to access our inner strengths; providing us with a profound understanding of ourself.
If one decides to embark on this journey inwards towards self-discovery, self-understanding, self-compassion it must be told that the doors that will open are unlimited.
We travel in the outer world consistently, when in fact if only we could travel as much in the inner world so much more would be revealed to us…. These workshops offer an opportunity for YOU to deepen your practise towards inner awareness. To allow yourself to take a step back, close your eyes and just let go…
During the workshop we will aim to bridge the ordinary with the extra ordinary, linking the past and the future to the present moment. Landing right here where we are today.
Through sound, breath, asana practise and meditation we will explore different tools to help connect us to each of the seven qualities that exist within us all, waiting to be unlocked…
The seven chakras (energy centres) are seven beautiful, immensely powerful keys that help us not only to realise ourselves but to fully empower and embody your destiny.
We all products of our past. How you choose to live your life TODAY lies with you.
March 25th – Earth & Root
April 8th – Water & Emotions
May 6th – Fire & Self esteem
June 3rd – Air & Heart
July 15th – Sound & Communication
August 5th – Light & Intuition
September 2nd – Space & Connection
Each session runs from 3.30pm-5pm
Buy 7 pay for 6 (get one free)
or buy multiple courses and get 10% off
Each workshop cost £25
To receive a 10% discount on multiple purchases or to book the complete course and receive one workshop for free please call reception on 0333 405 8888 to pay over the phone.
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Creative Vinyasa Flow; a Fascia Friendly Approach for Teachers
with Caroline Tautz
Thursday 29th March
In this 3-hour workshop specifically for teachers, Caroline Tautz will be sharing her knowledge of fascia and the anatomy trains approach in the context of teaching creative vinyasa flow. The workshop will touch on how to connect sequences and incorporate a logical progression of opening the whole body, how to structure a class by starting from the ground, the benefits of mixing things up; including both variety and repetition, how to play with shapes and bring in your own creativity as a teacher and the importance of pace and flow; finding a balance of slow deep and quick efficient.
Caroline’s last workshop for teachers ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Artful Assisting’ sold out several weeks before the workshop took place. Here’s what one attendee had to say about the session:
“Caroline taught the assists workshop with a humble and calm approach. The three-hour class was full of insightful ways that teachers can assist with sensitivity and intelligence, passing on her wealth of expert knowledge in this area. I’d highly advise any wellness teacher to attend one of Caroline’s sessions as I learned so much in such a short space of time. I can already see a difference in the way I approach assists with my students, and I’ll take on this invaluable knowledge into all my future classes.” (Lara, November 2017)
This workshop is in collaboration with Gather & Grow, a circle for Yoga Teachers looking to connect, collaborate and share with other teachers in and around London. Gather & Grow was founded by London-based yoga teacher Clare Waters. If you’d like to find out more about the community and how to become part of it visit www.andbreatheyoga.com/gather-grow/
Caroline Tautz is a yoga teacher and body worker with over 20 years of teaching experience. Originally a student of John Scott and in India, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Caroline first came to the practice with a background in dance and Fine Art.
Training in diverse techniques over the years, her teaching and approach is inter-disciplinary, integrating Feldenkrais and somatic movement with playful, creative flowing sequences, to open the body and bring in awareness of sensation. Caroline is also a meditation teacher (through Swami Saradananda), and weaves the language of mindfulness into the physical experience.
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with Leo Cosendai
Sunday 15th April 3-5pm
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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5-Week Beginners Course
with Kate Lovell
Saturday 21st April – Saturday 18th May
(For continuing beginners, those absolutely new to yoga or those wanting to deepen their practice)
This 5 week course will give you the opportunity to develop a solid and safe foundation from which to build a consistent yoga practice and choose the right style of yoga and the best yoga classes at Yotopia for you.
Each Saturday morning session will give you a chance to get individual attention to help you feel more confident and progress faster, while learning how to develop a practice that is best suited to your body, your needs and your personal goals.
The 5-week programme is appropriate for absolute beginners or those who have been attending classes regularly but want to deepen their understanding of the benefits of yoga, breathing techniques, postural alignment, key yoga postures, vinyasa flow sequences, meditation and the philosophy behind yoga.
No two courses are ever completely alike and repetition is good in the early days of your practice so feel free to join even if you’ve already participated in a Beginners course before.
About the Teacher: The course is led by Kate Lovell (www.thekateway.com), who has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching at Yotopia since its opening. She believes yoga is an essential tool for true health and wellness in the body and mind. Kate’s style is playful and exploratory, energizing and fun.
Her passion is in helping her students find pleasure and meaning in their practice so that yoga becomes not only an activity to exercise the body, but also a tool to reduce stress, quiet the mind and live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Her regular classes at Yotopia meet on Wednesday nights (Gentle Hot Yoga Flow and meditation) and Saturday mornings (Level 1 Hot Yoga Flow). You can email her for more information at email@example.com.
Here’s what previous attendees have said about the course:
I worried that I wasn’t flexible enough and could injure myself by not getting enough guidance in big classes or at home about how to do basic poses (down dog, etc) correctly. This course helped a lot in relieving that fear…I really enjoyed this course and feel much better prepared to progress in my yoga practice in the future.
(Leigh, Assistant Professor, February 2014)
If you want to learn the basics of yoga in a fun and relaxed way, together with an amazing teacher you must try this course. My yoga journey has finally started…
(Maria, Charity Worker, February 2014)
I had never done yoga before nor did I know much about it except that it was supposed to be good for rest and relaxation. In truth, I wasn’t sure it was for me, but after reading the blurb on the beginners’ workshop with Kate Lovell at Yotopia I decided to give it a try… After 6 lessons I know that was a good decision…I felt good; fresher of mind and stronger in body.
(Neville, May 2013)
Saturday 21st April 9-10.30am
Saturday 28th April 9-10.30am
Saturday 5th May 9-10.30am
Saturday 5th May 9-10.30am
Saturday 18th May 9-10.30am
If you have to miss one of the dates, follow-up notes are provided in between sessions.
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What is Quantum Yoga
with Maurizio Marmorato
Sunday 22nd April, 2.30-5.30pm
Quantum physics has revealed that matter consists of spaces held together by energy. The aspect that is more “real”, in the sense that it informs the qualities and characteristics of an object, is its inherent energy and not the object itself.
Ever wondered why some poses are easier to some people than others? Have you been trying again and againg to stand on your forearm and stil not getting to grips with it?
Spring your Yoga up and join this all-round class to find out your predominant dosha (biological humor) and to balance your Prakriti – or personal doshic distribution; grounding Vata (Air), enlivening Kapha (Earth), cooling Pitta (Fire). You’ll go away with a new perspective on your mind/body type and the tools to design your own practice depending upon the different circumstances in life you go through at the moment.
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Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Session
with Jaqui Wan
Sunday 29th April, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The third instalment of a trilogy of workshops with Jaqui Wan. Expect to delve into the the world of inversions and arm balances; explore the art of human counter balances and discover the randomness of chance and unfolding play with an L Basing compendium.
This is a journey of foundation, connection, calibration, collaboration and play.
The three workshops are:
- Exploring Arm Balances & Inversions – Sunday 11th February 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
- Two’s Company: the art of counter balances – Sunday 18th March 2018, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
- Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Session – Sunday 29th April, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Bodhitrix presents an AcroYoga Play Session
We will present Bodhtrix’s Acro App and the L Basing compendium. This workshop will present creative challenges that allows the experienced acroyogi to think on the spot and create new
sequences, flows and potentially washing machines.
Some AcroYoga experience is necessary, particularly transitions. No partner is necessary as we will mix and match and work with everyone in the room.
We will begin the class with an appropriate warm up to get you comfortable in your body and calibrated with others. We will work in a safe and supportive environment that will empower the whole room to believe in the randomness of unfolding play!
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato
All three workshops £100 (to be booked in person or over the phone directly with the studio)
All three workshops for couples £180 (to be booked in person or over the phone directly with the studio)
Per workshop £35 (can be booked on-line)
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For multiple and partner bookings call 0333 405 8888