The Life Centre offers yoga and pilates classes 7 days per week at our London centres in Notting Hill and Islington.

All of our classes are bookable online and available for drop-in too.

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A Restorative Journey Through the Seven Chakras to Balance, Heal & Rejuvenate

With Cristiana Marsella
27 May 2018, 14:00–16:00

Join Cristiana Marsella for a restorative journey through the seven chakras, allowing you to relax and restore on a physical, energetic and emotional level.

£25

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An afternoon to slow down, go inside and gently find stillness.

You will be guided to discover a deeper state of relaxation by tuning into the seven energetic centres that run along the spine, called chakras. You will leave feeling integrated with yourself, revitalised and renewed. Through nurturing and deeply supportive restorative postures you will be immersed in a calm and healing practice that will ease a deeper state of relaxation.

As the restorative poses will take you through each of the seven chakras, the healing process will be not only on a physical level but also on an energetic and emotional one. A final Yoga Nidra will bring you in a state of bliss on all levels.

Restorative yoga can be considered an active relaxation; it’s techniques help us learn how to unwind, relax, and de-stress in order to reboot and restore our nervous system.

As we stay in supported poses, weightlessly, for a long time the brain switches into a mode where it lowers the stress hormones and increases those responsible for our wellbeing and healing process.
 
 

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

27

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Tuesday Beginners Course - 5 Weeks

With Sandi Sharkey
29 May – 26 Jun 2018, 20:15–21:30

This five week beginners course has been crafted for students interested in Yoga and Mindfulness. Over the 5 weeks, Sandi will cover the History of Yoga, Basic Anatomy, Breathing, Yoga practice and Philosophy.

£65

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This five week beginners course has been crafted for students interested in Yoga and Mindfulness.

Sandi will give a brief talk each week on the History of Yoga, Basic Anatomy of Breathing, Yoga Theory and Philosophy. Practice will cover the the classic body of yoga postures in a safe and relaxed environment where questions are welcomed and Mindfulness is facilitated. A focus on healthy alignment and Pranayama (breathing practices) will help cultivate strength and understanding as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm.

Students will receive personal attention and individual needs will be supported. 

These sessions are non competitive and a great opportunity to encourage you to carve-out time for your own well being. 

The Beginner's Course is an ideal way to discover Yoga and connect with yourself in a fun and safe space. Perfect for beginners, those who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of Yoga and Mindfulness practice. 

On completion of the course you will have the experience, confidence and knowledge to attend any of The Life Centre’s Yoga Level 1 or Level 1-2 classes.

Beginners Course Offer
Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £65.00 or a half-price 1 month unlimited pass for £70.00. 
Available to purchase up to two weeks after your course finish date.

Times

6 Week Course
29 May -26 June
20.15-21.30

Eligibility

No experience necessary

Capacity

30

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Sound Bath and Mantra

With Anne Malone
31 May 2018, 19:45–21:00

Join Anne for a Thursday night sound bath and experience deep relaxation through the healing sounds of her sacred instruments.

£18

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Sound bathing is a simple yet profound way to connect with the core of our being and tune our body at a cellular level through the gentleness of its resonance, using healing sounds of Tibetan Bowls, vocal “toning”, shamanic Celtic drum, Sansula and Rainstick we can…

~ Relax and bathe in the exquisite healing sounds of these instruments and vocal tones, releasing stress and blockages as Anne places the Tibetan Bowl on your body, gently ‘retuning’ and balancing you with her voice...

~ Drift into the magical world of nature as you are showered with the sounds of the Rainstick, Shamanic drum and wind instruments... leaving you feeling renewed and tingling with vibrant energy.

The only side affect is happiness and harmony.

"Sound actually becomes physical when Anne places a singing bowl on various “chakra areas” of the body, its vibrations coursing through every cell. I can honestly say it’s one of the highlights of my week." Michael Reece, Artist
 

Eligibility

Suitable for all

Capacity

14

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Yoga, Ayurveda and the Elements: The Flames of Transformation

With Emily Reed
1 Jun 2018, 19:30–21:00

This is the third in a series of Yoga, Ayurveda & the Elements sessions from Yoga teacher and Ayurveda practitioner Emily Reed. This session is designed to offer participants an experience and embody the FIRE aspects of their being body. The practices are designed to cultivate greater harmony in the fire element body and mind. Expect creative movement to rhythmical sounds as well as breath work, meditation, mantra, self- inquiry and journaling.

£20

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“As fire cleanses dross
May the flames…
Burn away what is false” (John O Donohue)

Fire through an Ayurvedic lens is: light, hot, sharp, spreading, penetrating.

Fire is most obvious in our bodies in the role it plays in digestion. Fire allows the body ability to process and assimilate the food we eat.

The Fire element when balanced in the mind facilitates a healthy process and assimilation of thoughts, emotions and day to day experience.

Most of all fire represents TRANSFORMATION. It is a vital component in the ancient science of alchemy. It changes a base substance into something pure and precious. FIRE is a reminder of our ability to transform the mindset. There is always a CHOICE to take the higher path in any given situation. Fire helps us seize the opportunity for growth and healing in all situations- especially those that bring the most challenge.

This is the third in a series of Yoga, Ayurveda & the Elements sessions from Yoga teacher and Ayurveda practitioner Emily Reed.

Immerse yourself in creative flowing moves and yoga asana to soul filling sounds, mantra and poetry. Over these next few months Emily will guide you through an “Odyssey of the Elements”.

Equanimous living is a result of balance in the five elements according to Ayurvedic philosophy. The qualities of the five elements are present in our physical body, emotions, mental state – in every aspect of our existence.

This session is designed to offer participants an experience and embody the FIRE aspects of their being body. The practices are designed to cultivate greater harmony in the fire element body and mind. Expect creative movement to rhythmical sounds as well as breath work, meditation, mantra, self- inquiry and journaling.

Capacity

50

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Shine Out, Tune In - A Yin & Yang Workshop

With Isabell Britsch
2 Jun 2018, 14:00–17:00

Shine out in a joyful heart opening vinyasa flow practice, cultivating heat and energy in the body and celebrating the abundance of life. Then allow the body to cool down with yin and restorative poses and deep guided relaxation.

£35

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Open your heart to the brightness of life - connecting to the radiance of the summer sun.

Shine out in a joyful heart opening vinyasa flow practice, cultivating heat and energy in the body and celebrating the abundance of life.

Then allow the body to cool down with yin and restorative poses and deep guided relaxation. This cultivates an inward orientation, connecting us to the deeper layers of our being, an internal seeing and opening to the light inside us. This is the light of our own inner teacher that helps us to open to the joy of life and tune in to the essence of our being.

Part of a series of workshops with the same format, but ever evolving themes and sequences. A great way to deepen your practice and cultivate your connection to body, heart and mind.
 

 

Eligibility

For all levels apart from complete beginners

Capacity

50

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Meditational Sound Healing Journey with Cacao

With Sonia Anderson
2 Jun 2018, 19:30–21:00

Sonia Anderson creates a beautiful sanctuary where you can come to deeply relax by listening to the wonderful sounds from her crystal singing bowls, Gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drum, chimes and rainstick.

£20

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Sonia Anderson creates a beautiful sanctuary where you can come to deeply relax by listening to the wonderful sounds from her crystal singing bowls, Gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, shamanic drum, chimes and rainstick. While your mind is busy listening to the sounds, this then allows you to fall into a deep meditative state where healing takes place on your mind and body. When the brain waves and body are synchronized, balance can be restored and tension/stress released.

We all need some time to ourselves in this hectic and stressful world. This space is a perfect place for you to come and switch off from the outside chaos and journey within, so that we can reset, release and create balance in our lives. Sonia will be offering Cacao beans at the beginning of the class, which is optional, Cacao is known as “The Food of Gods” which helps us connect with our hearts. Come and enjoy the power of sound and leave feeling refreshed and re- energised.

This class is suitable for everyone no experience needed, if you are pregnant and would like to attend the class its fine after 12 weeks but please let Sonia know. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes.

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

50

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Mala Making Workshop

With Helen Kathleen
3 Jun 2018, 10:00–14:30

Join Founder and Creator of Chant Malas, Helen Kathleen, for four blissful hours of meditation, mantras and mala-making.

£45

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Join Founder and Creator of Chant Malas, Helen Kathleen, for four blissful hours of meditation, mantras and mala-making. You will create a fully hand-knotted rudraksha mala with gemstones and a tassel - all of your choosing! Price includes an introduction to crystal healing (the stones and their properties) and the origins of mala beads, mala-making (all materials included in the price), and mantras to use with your mala.

Capacity

15

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Energy Secrets

With Alla Svirinskaya
3 Jun 2018, 14:00–16:00

Join Dr Alla Svirinskaya, medically trained fifth generation healer and world-renowned expert in holistic health for a fascinating talk based on her bestselling book ‘Energy Secrets’ and learn how to bring greater energy into all areas of your life.

£25

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Join Dr Alla Svirinskaya, medically trained fifth generation healer and world-renowned expert in holistic health for a fascinating talk based on her bestselling book 'Energy Secrets' and learn how to bring greater energy into all areas of your life. 

Alla will give you exclusive insights into some ground-breaking work into health and well-being that you may previously thought impossible.

In modern life it is important to be aware of both modern know-how and ancient ideas and techniques. Famed for her no-nonsense methodical guidance and a practical applications of metaphysical knowledge this talk will focus on how to: cleanse your entire body in the most profound way to unleash your unique powers of energy, shift the dynamics in your life so you move from victim to victor and give your whole life a detox like no other.
 
Alla will explore the importance of energy management and how to match any diet, supplement, system of exercise, and any therapy with the essence of your energy flow.
 

Eligibility

Open to all

Capacity

28

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Hypnobirthing 4 Week Course

With Mary-Anne Constable
4–25 Jun 2018, 18:45–21:45

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course and birth education. It teaches you simple and effective hypnosis, relaxation as well as simple breathing techniques for a better and more comfortable birth.

£330 per couple

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Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course and birth education. It teaches you simple and effective hypnosis, relaxation as well as simple breathing techniques for a better and more comfortable birth. A Hypnobirthing course with HypnobirthMe will build confidence and release fear in your upcoming birth.

The course includes:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Deep relaxations
  • Visualisations
  • Effective work in  releasing fear and building confidence
  • How the birthing partner can be your powerful protector & support
  • How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency & comfort
  • Knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the ‘system’ you find yourself in
  • A simple practice regime to enable a successful hypnobirth
  • Understanding how the mind and body work together

You will also learn the 5 all important Cs of hypnobirthing

Confidence When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body effectively;

Control With the knowledge you obtain, you are able to take control of how you give birth;

Choice When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and  for your baby;

Calm When you feel calm in your birth, you are relaxed and your body and mind work efficiently together in harmony; and

Comfort The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably. 

A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life. The course is limited to 4 couples so early booking is recommended.

Please note there is no class on Monday 2 April (Easter Monday).

Times

4 Week Course
Mondays 6:45-9:45pm

4 – 30 June

Eligibility

Recommended for expectant mothers and their birthing partner from 20 weeks of pregnancy onwards

Capacity

4 couples

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Oasis of Sound: An Evening of Sound Bath and Mantras

With Anne Malone
8 Jun 2018, 19:30–21:00

Join Anne every second Friday of the month for an evening of sound bath and mantras to sooth you into your weekend.

£18

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“Music is the breath of Love … bathe in the beautiful vibrations of the Sound Bath … Journey into the heart of sound” Join Anne every second Friday of the month for a sound bath to soothe you into your weekend, as you relax into the healing sounds of Tibetan Bowls, Gong, Shamanic Drum, Hang, Sansula, Rainstick and vocal toning.

Bathe and relax in the healing vibrations of Gong, Shamanic Drum, Hang, Sansula and Rainstick as your body resonates within these pure tones, you begin to feel refreshed and retuned. Sing your heart into the bliss of Mantra and the joy of chanting together, move and flow into motion, ready to sail into a blissful weekend.

This is Friday’s Oasis - your Soundbath to the weekend.

‘Oasis of Sound is the perfect counterpoint to the stresses and hassle of living in a major city. The music is sublime, played on an assortment of instruments that include rain sticks, gongs, guitars and hang drums and Anne’s stunning voice transports the room to a haven of tranquility. Sound actually becomes physical when Anne places a singing bowl on various “chakra areas” of the body, its vibrations coursing through every cell. I can honestly say it’s one of the highlights of my week.’ Michael Reece, Artist

”Anne is an extraordinary sound explorer and healer. Her musical journeys are incredible soundscapes for the yoga of life”
Shiva Rea

If you are interested in taking sound healing further, Anne also offers a 6 day (3 weekend) training with Yogacampus starting in September designed to help you facilitate your very own Sound Bath. (All levels welcome)

Sacred Sound and Vocal Toning Teacher Training

Sample Anne's soothing sounds here:

https://mynunorthernsoul.bandcamp.com/track/aadgurayname-2

See Anne's new video here:

No Place Like Home

 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

This event also takes place on the following dates:
13 July
10 August
14 September



Join us after from 21.00-21.30 for chats, chai and brownies!


Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

50

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AYURVEDIC YOGA CLASS: Exploring Vata, Pitta and Kapha

With Maria Garre
9 Jun 2018, 10:00–11:30

Join Ayurvedic expert Maria Garre for this unique 90-minute yoga class at the Yogacampus Finsbury Park campus to explore the Doshas.

£10

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Integrating the teachings of both Ayurveda and Yoga, this balancing and harmonizing Hatha Yoga class will bring peace and vitality. Beginning with pranayama and progressing to Surya Namaskar and a tri-doshic asana including meditation, you will walk away feeling stable, balanced and energized in all the right ways.

You can also join Maria for a 2-hour lecture to deepen your understanding of Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda entitled Live in Balance: Ayurveda for Daily Life. The lecture will run from 12.30 to 2.30pm also at the Yogacampus Finsbury Campus and will cover the basic tenets of Ayurveda to understand how daily routines and practices can foster balance and longevity in our daily life. Understand the ancient teachings of Dinacharya (daily routine), which offer an awakened approach to living out each day!

Maria has served as lead faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute and Samudra School of Living Yoga and is currently the Founder/Director for the New Mexico School of Yoga. She will be offering a 5-day Ayurvedic Yoga immersion on Applying Doshic Anatomy to Yoga Practices from Saturday 15th to Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Requirements

This is a Yogacampus workshop – for booking please visit www.yogacampus.com

Eligibility

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Silent Yin & Gong Bath

With Norman Blair, Charlie Merton
9 Jun 2018, 18:00–21:00

The beauty of a silent Yin yoga sequence followed by the resonance of the gongs.

£35

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The beauty of a silent Yin yoga sequence followed by the resonance of the gongs.

Yin yoga is a lovely form to practice together in silence. You will be led through the postures and assisted when necessary. 90 minutes of quietness will be followed by the vibrations of the gongs, resonating deep into every cell of the body.

The quietening of body and mind in the silent practice paths our way into a deep and potent experience of self as awareness is honed.

Eligibility

Open to all

Capacity

45

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From Overwhelmed to Ease: Relax and Restore

With Margherita Dal Pra
10 Jun 2018, 14:00–16:00

Are you going through one of those times–overwhelmed by work, not sleeping so well? Feeling tired, dull, worn out? Disconnected and uninspired? Stressed out, restless and constantly projected into the future? No time for fun and relaxation?

Let Margherita help you to deeply relax and restore vital energy necessary to living a whole and balanced life.

£25

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Are you going through one of those times –overwhelmed by work, not sleeping so well? Feeling tired, dull, worn out? Disconnected and uninspired? Stressed out, restless and constantly projected into the future? No time for fun and relaxation?

Join Margherita for a restorative practice designed to help you deeply relax and restore vital energy necessary to living a whole and balanced life.

A restorative practice of yoga in which poses are practiced passively, each pose is held for at least 5 minutes, so that the body can experience the benefits without any physical effort. We will create a “nest” for you by using props such a blankets, bolsters, belts positioned strategically to help a deep relaxation and feel regenerate. The key is less work and more relaxation.

Learn how to deeply relax and restore vital energy necessary to living a whole and balanced life. Our true nature is Love, Eternal Presence, and when we experience that Love we feel so connected to ourselves and others. We experience boundless joy, creativity and courage! But often we are too exhausted to being able to experience it, we “forget”.

Deep relaxation boosts the immune system and relieves fatigue, anxiety and insomnia without the use of medication. Savasana is considered to be one of the most important poses in yoga; we will take you even deeper with a conscious relaxation technique of yoga nidra practice that will leave you feeling like you’ve had a mini-break for your body, mind & spirit, and go back to that inner voice that is you, that is Love.

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website. ****

Capacity

27

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Kirtan: The Yogic Practice of Heart-Centred Singing

With Sivani Mata Francis, The Shakti Soul Family
16 Jun 2018, 19:00–21:00

Join us to share in an evening of Kirtan. Singing the profoundly healing sounds of sanskrit mantra effortlessly drops our awareness out of our busy minds and into our hearts.

£10 in advance or £15 on the door

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A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.

Join us to share in an evening of Kirtan. Singing the profoundly healing sounds of sanskrit mantra effortlessly drops our awareness out of our busy minds and into our hearts. Kirtan is from the path of Bhakti Yoga (pure love and compassion) and responds to where you are it and what you need in that moment, whether that is to bring you to a space of calm or elation. It can be deeply moving and incredibly joyful.

Each month Sivani Mata will be joined by The Shakti Soul Family, a collective of musicians passionate about bhakti: Michelle Crozier (drum and divine harmonies), Mark Fisher (guitar), Michael McCaffrey (bells and shakers), Jezney Hollis (mandolin) and occasionally others. The family supports the Kirtan with heartfelt warmth and rootsy rhythms as a sound foundation for everyone present to be part of the band. Together, all our voices and hearts co-create the magic of the Kirtan.

The evening will end with the sharing of some home-made prasadam, a sweet treat that has imbued the blessings of our practice together (the treat is always gluten, dairy and refined sugar free).

Advance booking is recommended as this is a popular event. Please arrive by 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

This event takes place monthly. Other upcoming dates are:

11 August
22 September
20 October
24 November

Please arrive by 6.30pm to allow time to settle before we start at 7pm.

Eligibility

All welcome

Capacity

100

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Sound Bath Bliss: Your Oasis of Deep Chill

With Anne Malone
17 Jun 2018, 14:00–16:00

Bathe and relax in the healing vibrations of Tibetan Bowls, Gong, Hang, Sansula, Shamanic Drum and Rainstick, as your body resonates within these pure tones, you begin to feel refreshed and retuned.

£20

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Bathe and relax in the healing vibrations of Tibetan Bowls, Gong, Hang, Sansula, Shamanic Drum and Rainstick, as your body resonates within these pure tones, you begin to feel refreshed and retuned. 

Sing your heart into the bliss of Mantra and the joy of chanting together, move and flow into motion, ready to sail into a blissful week.  

Lazy Sunday Afternoon … Oasis of SoundBliss.

‘Anne’s SoundBath is the perfect counterpoint to the stresses and hassle of living in a major city. The music is sublime, played on an assortment of instruments that include rain sticks, gongs, guitars and hang drums and Anne’s stunning voice transports the room to a haven of tranquillity. Sound actually becomes physical when Anne places a singing bowl on various “chakra areas” of the body, its vibrations coursing through every cell.   I can honestly say it’s one of the highlights of my week.’
Michael Reece, Artist

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website as the second person will not show on the roster. ****

Eligibility

All levels

Capacity

28

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POUNDS OF POSITIVITY: a charity masterclass

With Michael James Wong
17 Jun 2018, 19:30–21:30

Join Michael James Wong and International Guest Teacher, Persia Juliet for a very special charity class that brings our London community together for a good cause and good time.

£13.16

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Join Michael James Wong and International Guest Teacher, Persia Juliet for a very special charity class that brings our London community together for a good cause and good time. Persia, a Vancouver native, and Michael, a Los Angeles native, met and became friends over a decade ago in Sydney, Australia where they started their teaching journey side by side. Now 10 years later, they will co-facillitate their first ever workshop bringing over 25 years of teaching, knowledge, practice and experience in the global yoga community. To this day, Michael credits Persia as one of his most inspiring teachers and is honoured to be hosting and sharing space together for what will be a special evening of yoga, meditation & community.

The class will also welcome Loni Lincoln who will play live acoustic guitar throughout the session.

Michael is a celebrated yogi, meditator and teacher at The Life Centre that is widely recognised as a leading voice in the global wellness & yoga community as the founder of Just Breathe, BOYS OF YOGA & Sunday School Yoga.

Persia is loved as an international teacher splitting her time between Vancouver, Sydney, Bali & Sri Lanka and brings a warm & authenticity that celebrates the heart of the practice. Together, and with the graciousness of the The Life Centre family, they’ll share this special one-off masterclass you won’t want to miss.

This masterclass is organised and supported by Sunday School Yoga, and money raised from the ticket price will go to local projects chosen by The Life Centre and SSY communities as part of their #poundsofpositivity initiative.

Even more, for evey pound raised, Sunday School Yoga will match and add to the charity fund. Please join us for an evening of learning, sharing and growing together.

Eligibility

Open to all

Capacity

50

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Cultivating Self-Compassion: Practices to Support Greater Wellbeing & Resilience

With Anna Taylor
20 Jun – 11 Jul 2018, 20:00–21:30

In this four week course we will explore how cultivating self-compassion – a sense of friendliness and tenderness towards ourselves – can enhance our sense of wellbeing and resilience.

£90

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In this four week course we will explore how cultivating self-compassion - a sense of friendliness and tenderness towards ourselves - can enhance our sense of wellbeing and resilience. 

Whilst many of us find it natural to offer compassion towards others, we can struggle to offer the same sense of kindness and tenderness towards ourselves, especially when life brings challenges. Our ‘inner critic’ can dominate our mental state as we judge and criticise ourselves for our perceived failings.

Increasing evidence supports that learning to cultivate a more encouraging, supportive and friendly relationship towards ourselves can help us to: 

  • lower stress levels
  • reduce anxiety and depression
  • feel more resilient to life’s inevitable challenges 
  • feel more connected rather than isolated when life is difficult 

Through this 4 week course participants will: learn about the core components of self-compassion; explore a range of practices to build compassion into our daily living;  have the opportunity to share our experiences of the practices and their impact on our lives. 

Times

4 Week Course
Wednesdays
20.00 – 21.30

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

12 – Early booking advised

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Thursday Beginners Yoga Course - 5 Weeks

With Zhozeh Zarrindast
21 Jun – 19 Jul 2018, 19:45–21:00

This five week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.

£65

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In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.  Building upon the core poses and working at a pace that ensures learning, students will build strength and knowledge, as well as cultivate greater mental clarity and calm.

The Beginners Course is the ideal way to begin your practice and discover yoga in a safe and fun space.  Perfect for beginners, people who like to learn sequentially or anyone looking to revisit the fundamentals of yoga. On completion of the course you will have the experience, confidence and knowledge to attend any of The Life Centre’s Yoga Level 1 or Level 1-2 classes.

Beginners Course Offer

Continue your yoga journey with a half-price 10 class pass for £65.00 or a half-price unlimited pass for £70.00. Available to purchase up to two weeks after the completion of  your Course or New Client Offer. 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7221 4602. Please do not book via the website. ****

Times

5 Week Course
Thursdays
21 June – 19 July
19:45 – 21.00

Requirements

A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.

Eligibility

No experience necessary

Capacity

15

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Sound Healing: Tuning the Body

With Leo Cosendai
22 Jun 2018, 19:30–21:00

Join Leo, a Swiss Sound Healer and Gong practitioner in this 2-hour workshop working on the ability to perceive, use and create sound differently.

£20

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“The effects lasted well into the evening and even the next morning, when I felt an incredible sense of calm and focus.” 
~Priyam Sharma, Women’s Health Advocate, Huffington Post 

The frequencies emitted by Leo’s instruments enable the unfoldment and creation of fresh neuro connections, stimulation of blood currents into the frontal lobe, and alkalisation of the body. Almost like a thunder storm, large Gongs played at a certain dynamic can generate together a tremendous amount of negative ions, which are known to totally rejuvenate the body. 

Working from the inside out, Leo’s practice is also known to help clear away contemporary obstacles like anxiety and insomnia. A potent starting point for anyone who wish to add their own voice and all three ears to their medicine bag. 

The class will include: Gong bath + Breath work + Meridian flow exercises + Group Chanting.

Suitable for beginners but challenging for everyone regardless of experience on the mat. Please bring water.

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Eligibility

Suitable for beginners but challenging for everyone regardless of experience on the mat.

Capacity

50

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Teen Yoga Slumber Party

With Flavia Munn
23 Jun 2018, 18:00–20:00

Join Flavia for a slumber party with a yoga twist for teenagers! You’ll enjoy some fun yoga, followed by the chance to chill in front of a film with a midnight feast.

£15

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All proceeds from this workshop will go to the Teen Yoga Foundation, which is helping to spread the benefits of yoga to young people around the world.

This workshop will take the style of a slumber party. It will begin with a bit of activity and excitement as we undertake a sun salutation challenge (guided yoga warm-up sequence) to music, seeing how many can be done in 30 minutes.

This will be followed by some cooldown exercises before we set up our ‘yoga armchair’ (a posture using props) to get comfy to watch a short film, with a yoga theme. Afterwards, we’ll have a brief chat amongst ourselves about the film. Finally, prepare to do nothing ... and move into some deep relaxation - snoozing is allowed!

Like all good slumber parties, we’ll end with a ‘midnight feast’ with snacks and refreshments served around 8pm.

Wear comfy clothes. Blankets and other homely comforts will be provided.

Eligibility

Open to young people aged 10-18. No previous experience of yoga necessary.

Capacity

50

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The Path of Tender Resolve

With Zephyr Wildman
24 Jun 2018, 14:00–16:00

Zephyr Wildman will be leading an exploration of self-inquiry into the nature of the mind, body and breath with a focus on the roots of suffering and how/why we become trapped by our fear based beliefs.

£25

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Zephyr Wildman will be leading an exploration of self-inquiry into the nature of the mind, body and breath with a focus on the roots of suffering and how/why we become trapped by our fear based beliefs. Using yogic-psychology, mindfulness, movement and meditation we will discover techniques to observe and acknowledge our own fears, help to resolve resentment, find better skills at managing emotions and connect to our willingness to forgive and nurture compassion.

This workshop will use asana, Bandha-Kriya and Pranayama techniques to prepare for 4 contemplative mediative practices based on Vipassana, the study of insight into the true nature of reality.

Using Patanjali’s Kriya Yoga our focus will be on three of his teachings associated with self study; Tapas, Sva Dhyaya, and Isvara Pranidhana. These three teachings, intertwined with our meditation practices, will serve as a blue print to cultivate opportunities to find resolve for a clearer and more sustainable path forward through life.

Please bring a note pad and pen for journalling findings.

Capacity

29

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Movement for Healing

With Eunice Laurel
29 Jun 2018, 19:30–21:00

Join Eunice for an evening of nurturing, women-centred practice, designed to welcome you back into your body and find stillness through Yoga Nidra.

£20

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Join Eunice for an evening of nourishing, women-centred practice. 

This restorative workshop aims to re-establish, or deepen connection to your body in a respectful, female-supported space. Classes will begin with gentle movement, welcoming you back to your body, followed by an invitation to transition into quietness with a nurturing Yoga Nidra Meditation. 

The practice has been designed to be sensitive to the needs of all women, and works in the framework of trauma awareness. It hopes to foster a sense of being steady in your body without being overwhelmed by intrusive thoughts. Through mindful movements, the practice will support you to observe any physical sensations that may surface, promoting your resilience and self-trust as you learn to allow feelings and emotions to rise and pass by.

No prior experience of yoga is necessary. Please dress in a way you find comfortable. Water and tea is available at the studio.

At the end of the workshop you will have an opportunity to journal, which may prove a beneficial way to unload your thoughts. Notebooks and pencils will be provided should you wish to make use of these resources.

Eunice hopes to encourage a sense of community and as such, tea, fruit, chocolate and company will be available at the end of the evening.

Eunice’s earnings will go directly to Movement for Healing, a survivor-led, women-centred yoga programme for survivors of sexual trauma, working with various support and advocacy organisations in London.

Capacity

30

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Feldenkrais for Yoga: Using Self Awareness to Improve Yoga Asanas and All We Do

With Daniel Gelblum
30 Jun 2018, 09:30–17:00

The Feldenkrais method named after its originator Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, is a scientific way of learning movement. He developed over 1000 lessons normally with 12 or more movements, mapping out all areas of voluntary movement in the body. This one-day workshop will give us the tools to learn how to learn to improve all yoga postures, how they benefit us and embody the benefits of Yoga into life

£85

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The Feldenkrais method named after its originator Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, is a scientific way of learning movement. He developed over 1000 lessons normally with 12 or more movements, mapping out all areas of voluntary movement in the body.

This one-day workshop will give us the tools to learn how to learn to improve all yoga postures, how they benefit us and embody the benefits of Yoga into life. Using Moshe Feldenkrais’s awareness through movement techniques we will learn to improve ourselves but also novel techniques to give students wonderful noticeable results in classes.

With yoga we can sometimes work our way deep into postures, discovering how far we can go. Sometimes we use great skills in stretching and muscle control to align ourselves. In Feldenkrais we take advantage of the body’s amazing abilities to improve itself through gentle often meditative movements, allowing the brain to detect, reduce and sometimes remove unnecessary, counterproductive, muscular effort in the body. We will explore how gentle movements can take us into asanas with much less effort and how all yoga postures can be improved with the Feldenkrais method – some very dramatically.

We are delighted to have Daniel share this remarkable method at Yogacampus demonstrating how he has married yoga and Feldenkrais to create a truly amazing and transformative method that allows practitioners to go further into asanas and with much more ease and pleasure.

Essential for Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, trainees, students and more.

Requirements

This is a Yogacampus workshop – for booking please visit www.yogacampus.com

Eligibility

Yoga teachers, yoga therapists, trainees, students and more.

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Mythical Flow

With Tanja Mickwitz
30 Jun 2018, 18:00–20:00

Join Tanja a special Mythical Flow workshop combining inspirational story-telling of the Indian myths with a creative vinyasa practice and ending with a long, deep savasana to fully relax.

£25

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Join Tanja for a special Mythical Flow workshop combining inspirational story-telling of the Indian myths with a creative vinyasa practice and ending with a long, deep savasana to let go and fully relax.

The wisdom of the mythical archetypes will be interwoven into the flow of the practice to help us recognise traits and patterns within ourselves. The symbolism of the myths is really about what happens within all of us, and through connecting to different deities it allows us to reflect over how these different aspects shape our behaviour and who we are in the world.

Tanja is known for her varied and creative sequencing, challenging yet centering practice whilst creating a nurturing atmosphere. Students are encouraged to make the practice their own, honouring both their edge and their limitations. After the class there will be tea and brownies to enjoy in the company of fellow yogi/nis - what better way to spend a Saturday evening?

Join us after the workshop for chats, chai and brownies!

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Capacity

50

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Womb Yoga - A Nurturing and Revitalising Session for Women

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
6 Jul 2018, 19:30–21:30

This therapeutic and deliciously feminine approach to yoga especially for women integrates rhythmic asana (postures) with breath, sound, mudra (gesture) and bandhas (pelvic floor locks and seals) to enhance awareness of our inner woman’s wisdom and elemental connections.

£25

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This therapeutic and deliciously feminine approach to yoga especially for women integrates rhythmic asana (postures) with breath, sound, mudra (gesture) and bandhas (pelvic floor locks and seals) to enhance awareness of our inner woman's wisdom and elemental connections.

This integrated and harmonious approach to hatha yoga is especially developed to bring comfort and joy to women. It is suited to all women, with or without previous experience of yoga. Women of all ages are welcome, whether you are complete beginners or super-experienced yoginis or yoga teachers. In fact, any woman who would like a feminine, nourishing and fluid practice with elegant movement flows, delicious breath work, resonant sound, and deep healing relaxation is invited to join her sisters for this women-only class.

Perhaps you are seeking to conceive, and would like to optimise your womb’s well-being? Perhaps you are in your moon-time and would like to enjoy a class where the teacher asks you how you are, listens to what you say, and then teaches practices that responds to how you or your womb feel this evening? Perhaps you are in a place where there is no regularity to your cycle and you would like time to connect with the rhythmic unfolding of feminine lunar consciousness in your body? Maybe you are coming to the end of your menstruating years and are seeking to embrace the heart seed of feminine wisdom as you enter menopause? Perhaps you have passed through menopause and would like to experience the delight of yoga which responds kindly to a woman’s body? Or maybe you just enjoy practising luscious yoga with your sisters?

A genuine welcome and appropriate support for women considering attending any of our courses from Uma:

"Please know that I warmly welcome all women of all stages of life to my courses. My assistants and I and make every effort to ensure that everyone is genuinely supported and honoured by providing appropriate practices during courses, retreats and workshops. 

There is no exclusion from practice or teaching space on account of womanly needs. For example, menstruating women are offered suitable practices to support their bleed time, menopausal woman are given opportunities to rest and/or adjust room temperature as necessary, and pregnant women are provided with the props and time and space they need to be at ease in the learning/retreat environment. 

Lactating women are welcome to express milk, and/or to feed their children in comfort in the main class space if they chose, or to be provided with an alternative comfortable and appropriate space to do so. Lactating women will never be asked by myself or any of my assistants to go into the toilets to express milk or feed their babies on my courses, and menstruating, premenstrual or menopausal women will never be excluded from practice because of their current physical or emotional needs.  

I walk my talk. I care very passionately indeed about the rights of women to celebrate the experiences of being a woman, including menstruating, navigating the premenstruum, ovulating, being pregnant, menopausal or breastfeeding and expressing milk. I spent three years of my life pregnant, eight years of my life breastfeeding, and seven years as a breastfeeding counsellor, where I saw that disrespectful attitudes towards breastfeeding adversely impacted on women’s confidence and capacity to breastfeed feed their children. As an advocate of conscious menstruality, I also observe that the cyclical  fluxes of menstrual and menopausal experiences are neither recognised nor honoured by many yoga teaching approaches ,and this disempowers women by encouraging a disconnection from their naturally arising flow and change at emotional and physical levels.

I observe that in many yoga teaching environments there is an implicit disrespect or exclusion of menstruating, menopausal, premenstrual, pregnant or lactating women simply because their physical and emotional needs are disregarded, or seen to be inconvenient and disruptive to the general flow of teaching. As an antidote to this, I actively welcome the opportunity to met these needs in my courses and workshops as a chance to encounter a deeper and broader range of yoga practice appropriate to all stages of life.  

I seek to ensure that on my courses nobody is disrespected or excluded because of their experiences or women’s life stages. Everyone is invited to be comfortable and at ease, knowing that their particular life stage experiences are honoured and welcome." 

 

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Eligibility

All women are welcome including pregnant, menstruating and menopausal women.

Capacity

45

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Healing The Heart: Reducing Anxiety and Stress

With James French
7 Jul 2018, 14:00–17:15

Yoga teaches us that our heart-centre is the home of Inspiration and Unconditional Love. However, these aspects can be restricted if we hold unprocessed grief, which can get stored in the lungs and chest. These repressed emotions build up, manifest as tension and affect the way that we breathe… The result of this is the experience of Anxiety.

During this Hatha practice, we will explore how we can bring our lungs to life and experience the dispelling of anxiety.

£35

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Yoga teaches us that our heart-centre is the home of Inspiration and Unconditional Love. However, these aspects can be restricted if we hold unprocessed grief, which can get stored in the lungs and chest. These repressed emotions build up, manifest as tension and affect the way that we breathe… The result of this is the experience of Anxiety. 

During this Hatha practice, we will explore how we can bring our lungs to life and experience the dispelling of anxiety. We will look at how stress affects different people and what we can do to reduce the amounts of stress in our lives. We will learn how the way that we breathe affects our wellbeing, particularly in relation to anxiety levels. We will discover techniques for calming and balancing and a specific bedtime sequence to improve our sleep.

James has been practicing Yoga and Pranayama since 2006 and now lives in India where he continues his Yogic studies and runs a Teacher Training School called Pathofyoga.co.uk. James' work is strongly influenced by the teachings of Max Strom and of his Guru, Sri Prem Baba, both of whom he has studied with for several years. 

The workshop will incorporate a lecture followed by a practice. We have plenty of comfy cushions and blankets, so you only need to bring a pen and paper, some loose clothing and an open heart.  Suitable for all levels - everyone is welcome.

Capacity

50

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Creative Birth: BODY & BIRTH

With The Creative Birth Team
8 Jul 2018, 09:30–17:30

A unique and holistic midwife-led programme of antenatal education combining yoga, movement practices and creative perspectives.

£160 per session or £288 for both sessions (save 10%)

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A unique and holistic midwife-led programme of antenatal education combining yoga, movement practices and creative perspectives.

Creative Birth will explore and support your journey through pregnancy, birth and into mothering with 16 hours of holistic antenatal education – the equivalent hours of standard antenatal courses – but with the additional benefit of supporting mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, creativity and togetherness

Each day will provide important information on birth preparation and post-natal feeding and care from practicing midwife, Laura, in a format that provides space for discussion, questioning and sharing. Yoga and movement sessions will be included to help prepare your body and mind for birth, including birth partner positions and guided practices of deep rest.

The programme will include fun and enquiring creative sessions, led by three women artists. These will enable you to connect with your innate ability to create and discover important and relevant cultural representations of birth.

A delicious and nutritious lunch, designed for pregnancy and to promote lactation, created by our resident chef Hannah Thomas from Bakestone Catering / Motherbrunch will be provided on both days.

Creative Birth was formed in 2017 by four south-east London women. It aims to reinstates the ‘women’s circle’ in prenatal care by creating a network of women with shared experience that can support one another post-birth.

Session One: Body & Birth

Movement – led by our Pilates and Yoga teachers:

  • Womb Yoga / Well Woman Yoga Therapy practices
  • Exploratory movement and proprioception techniques
  • Pelvic positioning
  • Yoga Nidra (deep meditative relaxation practice)
  • Birth partner practice (partners invited)
  • Partner yoga (partners invited)

Antenatal Education - led by our programme Midwife:

  • Sharing circle – where you are in your pregnancy
  • Common problems in pregnancy
  • Perineum care
  • Birth options & birth planning
  • Trusted resources

Creative explorations - led by our guest artists:

  • Women artists, pregnancy represented through art, drawing and visual journaling with Helen Sargeant
  • Exploring journeys though Creative Writing with Eleanor Margolies

Price includes lunch menu designed by Hannah Thomas from Bakestone Catering / MOTHERBRUNCH for prenatal nutrition and all equipment/materials. 

"It was a real priviledge to be in the same space as such a knowledgeable and supportive group of women, who care a great deal about the journey of pregnancy into motherhood." - Creative Birth Participant, Nov 2017

"It felt really nourishing to be exploring birth in different ways; less clinical and way more holistic than I have experienced in my preparation for and exploration of motherhood and pregnancy so far." - Creative Birth Participant, Nov 2017

Times

Creative Birth consists of 2 full day workshops which can be taken together or as standalone workshops.

Session One: Body & Birth ~ 8 July
Session Two: Milk & Mothering ~ 15 July

Requirements

If you wish to book both dates together please select the relevant pricing option on checkout and you will be added to the roster for the second session.

Eligibility

Suitable for pregnant women from 13 weeks onwards

Capacity

20

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Hypnobirthing 4 Week Course

With Mary-Anne Constable
9–30 Jul 2018, 18:45–21:45

Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course and birth education. It teaches you simple and effective hypnosis, relaxation as well as simple breathing techniques for a better and more comfortable birth.

£330 per couple

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Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal course and birth education. It teaches you simple and effective hypnosis, relaxation as well as simple breathing techniques for a better and more comfortable birth. A Hypnobirthing course with HypnobirthMe will build confidence and release fear in your upcoming birth.

The course includes:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Deep relaxations
  • Visualisations
  • Effective work in  releasing fear and building confidence
  • How the birthing partner can be your powerful protector & support
  • How your body is designed to give birth with efficiency & comfort
  • Knowledge about pregnancy, birth and the ‘system’ you find yourself in
  • A simple practice regime to enable a successful hypnobirth
  • Understanding how the mind and body work together

You will also learn the 5 all important Cs of hypnobirthing

Confidence When you feel confident, you relax and work with your body effectively;

Control With the knowledge you obtain, you are able to take control of how you give birth;

Choice When you feel in control, the choices you make are the best choices for you and  for your baby;

Calm When you feel calm in your birth, you are relaxed and your body and mind work efficiently together in harmony; and

Comfort The result is that your body works efficiently and comfortably. 

A KG Hypnobirthing birth can be the most wonderful and empowering experience of your life. The course is limited to 4 couples so early booking is recommended.

Find out more about Hypnobirthing at www.HypnobirthMe.com

Times

4 Week Course
Mondays
9 – 30 July
18.45 – 21.45

Eligibility

Recommended for expectant mothers and their birthing partner from 20 weeks of pregnancy onwards

Capacity

4 couples

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Embracing Quiet: A Yin Yoga Workshop

With Anna Taylor
14 Jul 2018, 14:00–17:00

An afternoon of yin and restorative yoga to drop inwards, quieten and revive.

£35

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An afternoon of yin and restorative yoga to drop inwards, quieten and revive.

Eastern traditions recognise that emotional and physical wellbeing comes from balancing the opposing energies of yin (calm/cooling) & yang (dynamic/fiery). Modern, city culture, however - which often promotes striving and achieving over resting and reflecting - can often make this hard to achieve. This workshop will enable us to redress the balance, inviting us to drop into the stiller, quieter practices of yin and restorative yoga.

In the largely floor-based practice of yin yoga (not a downward dog in sight!) poses are held at a comfortable edge for several minutes. Using props to both support and enhance the practice these longer holds allow time to be attentive to our shifting internal landscape as we gradually soften and open at our own pace.

In the later portion of the practice we will drop into deeper stillness through the beautiful practice of restorative yoga. With the body supported by props, but before the edge of stretch, our nervous system can drop into a deep state of relaxation so that we can return to our lives feeling a little more balanced, revived and nourished.

**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

35

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Creative Birth: MILK & MOTHERING

With The Creative Birth Team
15 Jul 2018, 09:30–17:30

A unique and holistic midwife-led programme of antenatal education combining yoga, movement practices and creative perspectives.

£160 per session or £288 for both sessions (save 10%)

Book Now

If you wish to book both dates together please select the relevant pricing option on checkout and you will be added to the roster for the second session.

A unique and holistic midwife-led programme of antenatal education combining yoga, movement practices and creative perspectives.

Creative Birth will explore and support your journey through pregnancy, birth and into mothering with 16 hours of holistic antenatal education – the equivalent hours of standard antenatal courses – but with the additional benefit of supporting mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, creativity and togetherness

Each day will provide important information on birth preparation and post-natal feeding and care from practicing midwife, Laura, in a format that provides space for discussion, questioning and sharing. Yoga and movement sessions will be included to help prepare your body and mind for birth, including birth partner positions and guided practices of deep rest.

The programme will include fun and enquiring creative sessions, led by three women artists. These will enable you to connect with your innate ability to create and discover important and relevant cultural representations of birth.

A delicious and nutritious lunch, designed for pregnancy and to promote lactation, created by our resident chef Hannah Thomas from Bakestone Catering / Motherbrunch will be provided on both days.

Creative Birth was formed in 2017 by four south-east London women. It aims to reinstates the ‘women’s circle’ in prenatal care by creating a network of women with shared experience that can support one another post-birth.

Session Two: Milk & Mothering

Movement – led by our Pilates and Yoga teachers:

  • Womb Yoga / Well Woman Yoga Therapy practices
  • Restorative yoga
  • Yoga Nidra (deep meditative relaxation practice)

Antenatal Education - led by our programme Midwife:

  • Sharing circle – where you are in your pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding discussion, practice and technique
  • Baby carrying & breastfeeding practicalities
  • Post-natal care and wellbeing
  • Trusted resources

Creative explorations - led by our guest artists and chef:

  • Pre and post-natal nutrition to stimulate and support lactation, led by Hannah from MOTHERBRUNCH. Includes tips and recipe cards to takeaway.
  • The practice of community quilting led by textile artist Francesca Burden, as the fuel for discussion around what ‘Mothering’ is - socially prescribed, intuitive, revolutionary, social mothering.

 Lunch menu designed by Hannah Thomas from Bakestone Catering / MOTHERBRUNCH to support and promote lactation.

 

"It was a real priviledge to be in the same space as such a knowledgeable and supportive group of women, who care a great deal about the journey of pregnancy into motherhood." - Creative Birth Participant, Nov 2017

"It felt really nourishing to be exploring birth in different ways; less clinical and way more holistic than I have experienced in my preparation for and exploration of motherhood and pregnancy so far." - Creative Birth Participant, Nov 2017

Times

Creative Birth consists of 2 full day workshops which can be taken together or as standalone workshops.

Session One: Body & Birth ~ 8 July
Session Two: Milk & Mothering ~ 15 July

Eligibility

Suitable for pregnant women from 13 weeks onwards

Capacity

20