Workshops

Mudras for Modern Life

with Swami Saradananda

Sun, 7th Oct, 2:45 – 5:45pm

Cost:£40

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 the books “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide toChakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”. Her latest book “The Cleansing Power of Yoga” will be published in Nov 2018.

In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London

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 Exploring Inversions and Arm Balances with Jaqui Wan

Date: Sunday 13th October 2018
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £35

Challenge your yoga asana practice and explore the world of balancing on your hands.

This workshop is ideal for those with regular yoga asana practice and or other forms of body awareness practices; and who are keen to discover their hands and arm balancing potential. You will learn the alignment techniques, strength elements, embodiment of inversions and taking weight on your arms and hands. We will build it up progressively working on upper body stamina, core conditioning and wrist awareness.

It’s your chance to challenge yourself and get creative in your asana practice.

Ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. Hugh Laurie

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Jaqui is a supportive yet challenging teacher. She has yoga practice spanning 20 years and acrobatic practice of more than 10 years. She is an experienced and creative teacher that is both inclusive and encouraging, allowing students to believe in their potential. Her practice is both powerful and dynamic and her ethos is to advocate for playful collaboration and connection.

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The Chakras Illuminated: enhance your creativity, joy, focus, communication and Intuition

with Swami Saradananda

Sun, 28th Oct, 2:45 – 5:45 pm

Cost:£40

Restore and enhance the smooth flow of your vital energy. Gain insights into healthier behavioural patterns and a more-rewarding life-style.

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.

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 the books “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide toChakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”. Her latest book “The Cleansing Power of Yoga” will be published in Nov 2018.

In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London

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Yoga Teachers Guide to the Chakras

with Swami Saradananda

4 Nov: 2:45- 6:45pm

Cost:£55

Learn to Introduce your students to the concept of chakras and how they relate to their yoga practice. Simultaneously deepen your own understanding of these swirling vortexes of psychic energy. In this 4-hour workshop for yoga teachers, Swami Saradananda shares the knowledge she has gained from years of study and personal practice, much of which is embodied in her books.

What will teachers get out of this workshop?

  • A deep understanding of the nature and functions of the chakras.
  • The ability to create chakra-related sequences that are designed to get results for all levels of students. This is a valuable asset for all yoga teachers.
  • The capacity to adapt your yoga practice to move energy upward to higher consciousness.
  • A uniquely practical as well as theoretical approach to chakras.
  • Ways that you, and your students, can use the chakras to manifest your ideas and dreams into more creative embodiments.
  • A more meditative approach to asana practice and teaching.

Through a combination of pranayama, chanting, meditation and small group discussion, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and skills to take your teaching and personal practice to a deeper level.

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 the books “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide toChakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”. Her latest book “The Cleansing Power of Yoga” will be published in Nov 2018.

In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.

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Two’s Company – Delving into a Partner Practice with Jaqui Wan

Date: Sunday 11th November 2018
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £35

We will cover a spectrum of partner practices ranging from partner yoga and partner stretches, to partner balancing and counterbalances. This includes not only the giving and receiving of each others weight but the push-pull nuances of balance, but the engagement and mutual calibration that allows the foundation and stability to create symmetrical and asymmetric structure, shapes and poses.

Explore the wonders of partner collaboration and delve into your creative potential.

A regular body awareness practice would be good advantage. Come or your own or as a pair; we will get to mix and match with everyone in the room.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go together (African Proverb).

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Jaqui is a supportive yet challenging teacher. She has yoga practice spanning 20 years and acrobatic practice of more than 10 years. She is an experienced and creative teacher that is both inclusive and encouraging, allowing students to believe in their potential. Her practice is both powerful and dynamic and her ethos is to advocate for playful collaboration and connection.

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The Power of Breath

with Swami Saradananda

Sun, 18th Nov, 2:45 – 5:45pm

Cost:£40

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

The workshop is for inspired beginners as well as for dedicated yogis. You will be presented with potent tools to enable you to make more efficient use of your breath to strengthen the link between your physical and mental capacities. Swami Saradananda will guide you in the use of pranayama (yoga breathing) techniques that will enable you to open up to intuitive inspiration You will gain new insights into healthier breathing patterns

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 the books “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide toChakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”. Her latest book “The Cleansing Power of Yoga” will be published in Nov 2018.

In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London

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Yoga Teachers Guide to teaching Pranayama

with Swami Saradananda

25 Nov, 2:45 – 6:45pm

Cost:£55

Learn to introduce your students to yoga breath-work and the ways in which these vital exercises can enhance their practice. Simultaneously deepen your own understanding of prana and pranayama.

In this 4-hour workshop for yoga teachers, Swami Saradananda introduces the powerful revitalizing and regenerating effects that breathing exercises can have on your body and mind. It promises to be unique in its simple, yet in-depth approach to the yoga practice of pranayama.

What will teachers get out of this workshop?

  • A working understanding of the physical structure and function of the breathing mechanisms.
  • The ability introduce pranayama and related breathing exercises to all levels of students. This is a valuable asset for all yoga teachers.
  • Powerful tools to enable them to make more efficient use of their breath and vital energies, including helping students with issues related to stress.
  • Ways that you, and your students, can use the power of your breath to manifest your ideas.
  • A more breath-centred and meditative approach to asana practice and teaching.

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 the books “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide toChakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”. Her latest book “The Cleansing Power of Yoga” will be published in Nov 2018.

In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London

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The Cleansing Power of Yoga: yoga kriyas and other holistic detox techniques for health and wellbeing

with Swami Saradananda

2 Dec: 2:45 – 5:45pm

Cost:£40

In this innovative workshop, Swami Saradananda offers you a variety of ways to detox your life. Removing stuck energy and toxic material can have far-reaching physical benefits, as well as life-changing mental, emotional and spiritual advantages. You will be presented with expert comprehensive guidance on how to achieve this level of cleansing through yoga cleansing exercises (known as ‘kriyas’) and a wide range of powerful holistic tools, such as yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditations, mudras, mantras, and more…

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 the books “Yoga Mind and Body“, “Relax and Unwind with Yoga“, “Chakra Meditation“, “The Essential Guide toChakras” “The Power of Breath” and “Mudras for Modern Life”. Her latest book “The Cleansing Power of Yoga” will be published in Nov 2018.

In addition to teaching and writing, Swami Saradananda has spent extensive time doing personal practice in the Himalayas. She is currently pursuing an MA degree in ‘Traditions of Yoga and Meditation’ at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.

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AcroYoga Lunar – The Art of Flying Therapeutics with Jaqui Wan

Date: Sunday 9th December 2018
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Cost: £35

The Lunar side of AcroYoga allows us to slow down and cultivate the art of deep listening, conscious touch and the capacity of giving and receiving.

This workshop will introduce you to Thai massage techniques; the use of gravity, body weight, touch and harmonics to realign and release. We will cover the foundations to flying therapeutics involving a base and flyer; the base embodies a solid structure for the flyer to experience inverted aerial passive balances that are blended with therapeutic massage techniques.

Open to all and especially those interested in massage or other forms of bodywork. You will be working in pairs or in small groups.

Massage is not just a luxury its a way to a happier and healthier life.

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Jaqui is a supportive yet challenging teacher. She has yoga practice spanning 20 years and acrobatic practice of more than 10 years. She is an experienced and creative teacher that is both inclusive and encouraging, allowing students to believe in their potential. Her practice is both powerful and dynamic and her ethos is to advocate for playful collaboration and connection.

Book here