The Life Centre hosts weekend workshops led by both our regularly scheduled teachers and visiting teachers from the UK and abroad in partnership with our sister company, Yogacampus.

These 2-hour workshops enable you to explore yoga topics in greater depth, whatever stage you’re at in your yoga journey.

Browse all upcoming workshops below and book online or contact our reception team.

Please note — if booking more than one space on a workshop online, please complete two separate transactions. For more booking information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Filter by location

More ∨

Relax + Restore + Stillness

With Adelene Cheong
19 Jan 2018, 19:30–21:30

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£25

Book Now

Join Adelene for this regular event every third Friday of the month to relax into the weekend.

To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is essential to everyone especially in today’s society and stressful lifestyle. To ‘rest’ deeply is to experience relaxation, where there is effortlessness, quietness and peace. 

Restorative Yoga (RY) is postures adapted from classical yoga asana, where the practice focus is relaxing the body in restful supported positions. Each pose is usually held for few minutes, gradually extending to longer hold for the experienced.

Consistent practice balances the autonomic nervous system, therefore supporting the environment to renew and heal. 

Carefully selected from Adelene’s self-practice series, this practice-based classes offers ‘active’ relaxation followed by quiet sitting, to allow time and space to renew and rejuvenate the body and the mind.

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

Times

This event reoccurs every month, other upcoming 2018 dates are:
16 February
16 March
20 April

Capacity

22

More ∨

Silent Yin & Gong Bath - SOLD OUT

With Norman Blair, Charlie Merton
20 Jan 2018, 14:30–17:30

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£35

Book Now

Please note this workshop is now sold out and a waitlist is in operation. The next Silent Yin & Gong Bath will take place on 18 March.

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

More ∨

Yoga Life Drawing

With Daria Germondari, Rain Maher
20 Jan 2018, 18:30–20:30

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£20

Book Now

Includes materials, but feel free to bring your own if you like. Spaces limited to 16 so we recommend early booking.

Do you love yoga and art? Then join us for a unique 2-hour untutored life drawing workshop of your favourite yoga asana in our beautiful, peaceful studio. 

We will begin the session with a 15-minute yoga Nidra to invite creative inspiration and let the creative juices flow before taking your seat and allowing your unique artistic style to flourish on paper.

Our model will pose in some of your favourite yoga asana postures such as:

  • Ardha Padmasana
  • Ardha Parvritta Parsvakanasana
  • Parvritta Vasishtasana
  • Prasarita Padottansana
  • Upavista konasana
  • Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Ardha Hanumanasana
  • Hasta Padangusthasana

The poses will be held from 2 to 15 minutes so you can work on a range a sketches and find complete presence of mind in each. This is a wonderful way to experience complete relaxation and mindfulness.

No comment will be made on your work unless you request it, allowing to overcome self consciousness. 

Please join us, meet like minded-people and express yourself with no judgement! All levels are welcome and you do not need any previous experience in life drawing to attend – just an open mind.

All materials will be provided but please feel free to bring your own if you would rather.

**** 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

16

More ∨

ParaYoga Inspired Workshop

With Zephyr Wildman
21 Jan 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25

Book Now

ParaYoga is a modern version of a more traditional Yoga technique that focuses the practice on a preparation for meditation. The original intent of the physical practice of Yoga was to always work the body in order to still the mind. In this practice we will use that stillness to bring clarity to our New Year’s intention and ultimately help us gain focus on our desires as we step into 2018.
 
We will use breath-centric techniques as well as the Mudras, Kriyas and also Mantra to tap in to the boundless resource of inspiration within ourselves and gain fulfilment and clarity in navigating life with integrity and power.
 

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels.

Capacity

29

More ∨

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga

With Emma Down
26 Jan 2018, 19:30–21:00

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£20

Book Now

Join Emma for this introductory workshop into the practice of Kundalini Yoga. 

Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, has been practiced and taught in the West since 1969. This form of yoga is a dynamic, powerful tool to establish and maintain an aligned relationship between the mind, body and spirit. 

Kundalini yoga harnesses the mental, physical and nervous energies of the body. Classes include breathwork, mudra hand gestures, mantra, body locks and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity and purify the blood.

Kundalini yoga is often coined “the yoga of awareness” – it teaches us how to become aware of the energies we contain & how to shift gear smoothly when you need to.  You learn how to control your own energy.

This beginners workshop will give you the confidence to attend  Kundalini Yoga classes and workshops and you will have the opportunity to speak to Emma about starting your own daily practice.

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

Eligibility

All Levels Welcome

Capacity

50

More ∨

Restorative Yoga & Ahimsa

With Joyce McMiken
27 Jan 2018, 14:15–16:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£30

Book Now

Gandhi gave ahimsa (non violence) a negative meaning ‘non-injury to the other’ and a positive meaning, to love and care for even our enemies. A restorative practice is an act of non-violence and love to ourselves and in turn should support the adoption of ahimsa in relation to ourselves and others off the mat.

This workshop will briefly explore the idea of ahimsa as we give ourselves permission to lie down, soften, slow down the brain waves, soothe the nervous system, recharge, boost energy levels, unfold over props, feel supported and held in a comfortable silence.

In addition to the asana practice, there will be some simple techniques in breath control to help expand and balance the flow of vital energy, and possibly a little mantra work to assist us on our journey. Having prepared the physical, mental and pranic body we will move quietly into a short meditation.

At the end of the session you should leave grounded but energised and ready to embrace the outside world.

 

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

Times

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to gather the props you will need and settle in before the workshop starts.

Eligibility

All welcome.

Capacity

30

More ∨

Rhythms of Life: A Yoga and Dance Experience (Shakti Dance)

With Sivani Mata Francis
27 Jan 2018, 18:30–20:30

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£15 in advance or £20 on the door

Book Now

An exploration of yoga and dance set to a mantra and conscious music soundtrack.

Tuning in to the Rhythms of Life is to tune in to how we feel in this moment, the season we find ourselves in, and our inner cycles. In this exploration of yoga and dance we tune into our current rhythm and then take a medicine journey.

With the music as our medicine we explore intuitive rhythmic movements – yogic asana (stretches), shakti bandhas (movements to unlock energy in the body), and repetitive trance movements. Then connecting with the elements in our body (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether) move into a free dance meditation.

Ending our practice with a deep relaxation and Kirtan (singing healing sound formulas, from the heart, the seat of love within) to integrate our journey.

 

**** 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

50

More ∨

Chakra Balancing Flow & Meditation Workshop

With Cristiana Marsella
28 Jan 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25

Book Now

The body and the mind are inseparably interrelated. Each governs and affect each other, and each is accessible through each other. The circuitry in the brain allows for infinite possibilities of thoughts, and the manifestations of consciousness are endless. Given the rhythm and speed of today's life, we certainly can't access this information without an efficient system to organise the process. 

Among many systems, the chakras, an ancient archetypal structure of consciousness, are finally gaining prominence in the collective mindset nowadays. 

The chakras are inextricably linked with the science and practice of yoga. The word yoga means "yoke", and it is a system of philosophy and practice designed to yoke the mortal self to its divine nature of pure consciousness. The chakras serve as a means to understand and affect this integration.

The workshop will begin with an intro on the chakra system, leading into a physical practice of asanas that will create a state of balance and receptivity in the energetic body. It will then flow into a chakra meditation that will provide a profound overall sense of balance and grounded-ness.

 

**** 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 appear on the roster.****

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

27

More ∨

Partner Acro Yoga

With Sylvia Garcia, Katie Burn
2 Feb 2018, 19:30–21:30

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£25

Book Now

A yoga journey can often be a solitary one of self discovery and exploration. Working with a partner brings a completely new dimension to the practice as you learn to be aware of not only your own body and space, but also someone else’s creating a completely new and very fun experience.

Join Sylvia and Katie as they start with simple calibrations getting used to working with somebody else, and exploring stretches using each others counterweight and building up to more dynamic shapes and inversions. This is a brilliant practice for developing trust and communication as you learn to apply both of these things to the partner practice. Simple acrobatic shapes will also be introduced, which will involve somebody spotting to ensure safety at all times.

You do not need to come with a partner but if you do have someone you would like to practice with this is a great opportunity to have a lot of fun and bond with that person.

 

**** 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

50

More ∨

The Practices of Freedom & Wellbeing Workshop

With Leila Sadeghee, Heather Umlah
3 Feb 2018, 14:00–18:00

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£45

Book Now

How can you take your yoga room epiphanies and states of expanded consciousness and experience them off the mat and in your life?

How can you create a yoga practice that is bio-individual, non-dogmatic, and exploratory, so your practice truly nourishes your own unique body at the deepest levels?

Is it possible to enjoy a feeling of sacredness and auspiciousness within the 'transactional' and 'ordinary' aspects of your life?

How can you transform your relationship with food so that you feel satisfied, fulfilled, and made more free by your choices?

With all of the dietary trends out there, how can you know for yourself what is best?

Join Leila Sadeghee and Chef Heather Umlah for an uplifting, replenishing day retreat that is based on the themes and material from their Freedom and Wellbeing Immersion course, now in its 6th year. We'll go through a supportive, free-making, fun yoga class, packed with useful information about your body and de-mystifying key poses.

We'll explore our attitudes toward meditation, discuss why meditation is so important, and get game-changing practice tips for starting a steady practice. We'll learn practices that put our yoga in action in our lives, so we can transform tough relationships from the inside out, and engage in growth around our life's challenges.

We'll explore our relationship to eating, and share do-able practices that bring us into deeper relationship with what can bring our self-care forward with food in a non-dogmatic and authentic way.

We will spend time considering the perspective through which we view ourselves and the world, and get an introduction to the uplifting and expansive non-dual Tantric yogic worldview. Finally, we will consider what our yoga is truly for - what it is that we are doing with our practices of daily self-care so that we can experience clarity of intention and make everything we choose to do more powerful, effective, and rewarding.

 

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

Capacity

50

More ∨

Meditational Sound Healing Journey with Cacao

With Sonia Anderson
3 Feb 2018, 19:30–21:00

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£20

Book Now

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

More ∨

Powerful Play: A Journey Upside Down

With Calli Popham
4 Feb 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25

Book Now

Inversions encourage us to look at the world differently, to literally turn our world upside down, but with this can come an element of fear. Fear of falling, failing or even allowing ourselves to see things from a different perspective.
 
During this workshop we will explore inversions from the ground up, focusing on Handstand & Forearm balance as our base, creating a safe and stable foundation, breaking down key components anatomically but with a sense of play, we will build strength, stability and courage to turn our worlds upside down.
 
Expect to sweat, smile and defy gravity.
 

**** 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 appear on the roster.****

Eligibility

Not suitable for beginners

Capacity

27

If you have trouble sleeping long term or from time to time,  yoga + sleep-proofing your day can help you get deeper more easeful and *effective* rest. Learn step by step how to be more alert, awake and alive all day!

What you will learn:
- A simple, effective step by step programme that will help you sleep better now and in the future
- Learn new super sleep tools each week
- Troubleshoot your ‘sleep sabotage’ to re-work your habits and ‘sleep proof’ your day
- Learn how sleep works: how much you need, why you’re waking up in the middle of the night or finding rest elusive
- Easy to remember yoga you can do at home to help you calm down, feel more grounded, and sleep better
- Yoga to  ‘mop up’ if you have a bad night’s sleep- so you feel alert and calm during the day
- Easy breath practices to re-balance your nervous system and get you to sleep

Bring a notebook and pen with you! The sessions combine lecture, experiential learning and yoga practice.  A special resource-set will help you to put into practice what you learn and you can receive ongoing support as Lisa offers individual follow up sessions to course participants at a special rate.

 

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

Times

Wednesday
7 Feb – 28 Feb
20:00 – 21:15

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels.

Capacity

30

More ∨

Sound Bath and Massage

With Anne Malone
8 Feb 2018, 19:45–21:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£18

Book Now

Join Anne and friends one Thursday a month for a unique Sound Bath and gentle massage to soothe you into your weekend.

You can relax into the healing sounds of Tibetan Bowls, Gong, Shamanic Drum, Rainstick & Mantra as the stress of your week dissolves within the embrace of healing massage.

Our massage and sounds will vary with each Sound Bath so that we can explore the magical combinations.

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

Times

Occurs one Thursday a month. Upcoming dates are:
15 March

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

14

More ∨

Oasis of Sound: An Evening of Sound Bath and Mantras

With Anne Malone
9 Feb 2018, 19:30–21:00

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£18

Book Now

“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 on 09th/10th 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:
9 March
6 April
11 May



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


Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

50

Join Alessandra and Anne for an Enlivening Movement and Sound workshop that will focus on opening the Heart Chakra.

The Heart is, in many traditions, the seat of Emotions and the Soul, the centre of Self Love, Romantic Love, Healing and Intuitive Knowing. And the Heart Beat is our closest Sound in Motion. In this 3 hour workshop we will explore the joy of opening the spine with intelligence and grace, into our Heart of Love. 

We will build up fluidity from creative namaskars into backbending peak postures, to the Sacred Sound of vocal tones and Sacred Chants, supporting our journey of motion while in cherished postures. 

We will then balance the deep effects of opening the heart with hip openers and forward bends, within the rhythm and Heart Beat of the Shamanic drum, we will flow into ecstatic dance. A chance for us to experience and explore the power of your unique Intuitive Intelligence with the power of Sacred Sound and Movement.

Expect an intelligently structured sequencing of dynamic asana, pranayama, toning, mudras, Kriyas and bandhas followed by free spontaneous movement; all accompanied by the magical music, shamanic drumming and gentle Mantra singing of Anne Malone. We will bring our Sound and Motion gathering to a gentle completion with a soulful Heart Meditation and long Savasana Sound Bath.

 

 

Get a taste of Anne's healing sounds here:

https://youtu.be/1y1xWvO69Og

Eligibility

Not suitable for complete beginners

Capacity

50

More ∨

Kirtan: The Yogic Practice of Heart-Centred Singing

With Sivani Mata Francis
10 Feb 2018, 19:00–21:00

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£10 in advance, £15 on the door

Book Now

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 friends on drum (and sometimes guitar and other instruments) to co-create this offering of Kirtan. Come add your heart and voice to the melting pot. 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:

10 March
28 April
19 May

Eligibility

All welcome

Capacity

93

More ∨

Partner Acroyoga

With Sylvia Garcia, Katie Burn
11 Feb 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25

Book Now

A yoga journey can often be a solitary one of self discovery and exploration. Working with a partner brings a completely new dimension to the practice as you learn to be aware of not only your own body and space, but also someone else’s creating a completely new and very fun experience.

Join Sylvia and Katie as they start with simple calibrations getting used to working with somebody else, and exploring stretches using each others counterweight and building up to more dynamic shapes and inversions. This is a brilliant practice for developing trust and communication as you learn to apply both of these things to the partner practice. Simple acrobatic shapes will also be introduced, which will involve somebody spotting to ensure safety at all times.

You do not need to come with a partner but if you do have someone you would like to practice with this is a great opportunity to have a lot of fun and bond with that person.

 

**** 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 appear on the roster.****

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels.

Capacity

28

More ∨

Hypnobirthing 4 Week Course

With Mary-Anne Constable
12 Feb – 5 Mar 2018, 18:45–21:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£345 per couple

Book Now

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
12 February – 5 March
18.45 – 21.45

Eligibility

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

Capacity

4 couples

More ∨

Sound Bath Bliss: Your Oasis of Deep Chill

With Anne Malone
18 Feb 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£20

Book Now

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

29

More ∨

Still in the City: Love and Meditation

With Jasmin Harsono
23 Feb 2018, 19:30–20:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£20

Book Now

Join Jasmin Harsono of Emerald + Tiger, for an evening of Reiki and meditation to help you cultivate and experience a sense of self love.

At the start of the session, Jasmin will give each participant a rose-quartz tumble stone to work with during the session, which you can keep to use at home. She will then lead a guided meditation with voice and chanting to settle into the space, before moving on to a group Reiki treatment.

Everyone will lie down, get comfortable and warm as we become still. Hands placed across the heart area as we go deeper embracing gratitude into our hearts.

Each person will receive short Reiki treatments one on one concentrating around the heart chakra. This is a time for stillness and silence, following the sounds and receiving the light and love energy from Reiki; connecting with our higher self and connecting with one another’s energy, this journey begins with expressing self-love for ourselves, everyone in the room, and then sharing it into the world and beyond.

Eligibility

Suitable for all

Capacity

30

More ∨

Form and Release

With Eunice Laurel, Ruth Westoby
24 Feb 2018, 14:00–17:00

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£35

Book Now

Join Eunice and Ruth for a three-hour foray into presence, Ashtanga, and Yoga Nidrā.

We’ll begin the workshop with some chanting, then Eunice will lead a practice to welcome you inwards. Ruth will then guide a more dynamic practice that through enquiry into the Ashtanga sequence seeks to unravel themes of structure and release, focus and dissolution, breathing alive. Eunice will conclude the session offering a Yoga Nidrā to bring you home.

This workshop aims to create a safe, reflective space to dive inwards. The techniques we use in these explorations we hope will be fruitful in your ongoing, personal practice.
 

Eligibility

Open to all. Some previous experience of yoga is helpful but not necessary.

Capacity

50

More ∨

Connected by Love and Compassion: Family Yoga Workshop

With Ayala Homossany
25 Feb 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£30 for 1 adult + 1 child, £45 for a family ticket (up to 2 adults + 2 children)

Book Now

Come and join a fascinating and magical family yoga workshop where you will be invited to explore the many ways in which yoga can enhance creativity and self-expression. The focus of this workshop will be on love and compassion. You will enjoy the wonders of family yoga through creative partner yoga (adult and child), playful yoga games, the Enchanted Wonders A-Z cards, mindfulness moments, delicious relaxation and art related activity.
 
The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first part of the workshop we will explore how family yoga enables us to be connected by love and compassion with ourselves and with everyone else. The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to a related art activity where everybody will be invited to join in and create and then take home their creation.

A mini break with snacks and tea will take place between the two parts and handouts with practical ideas form the workshop will be given at the end.

About Enchanted Wonders -

Like most parents we are passionate about children exploring their imagination and natural creativity. The challenge is to maintain and foster creativity and curiosity in our children.

At Enchanted Wonders we believe that yoga can be used as a tool and a spring board for children to explore the endless possibilities of the world around them. Yoga inspires creative play, enhance learning abilities, self-expression and conversation.

All we want to do, is to give them the encouragement and the free space to continue their path of exploration without forcing them into our norms and conventions.

Let our children have the time and space to explore and offer them the ability to open the door to their imagination and give them the confidence to keep exploring. Remember, there is no right or wrong…

 

**** 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 appear on the roster.****

Eligibility

Suitable for children aged 4 and above

Capacity

14

More ∨

Elevating Children’s Imagination, Creativity & Self Expression Through Yoga (Yogacampus)

With Ayala Homossany
3 Mar 2018, 09:30–17:00

Yogacampus
The Light Centre (Moorgate)
0207 042 9900,


£90

Book Now

Sometimes we are not sure how to access our creativity or inspiration, and from time to time we know what we want to do or say, but we are unsure how to truly express ourselves.

As children, our first dreams may have been to be an astronaut, a firefighter, an actor or singer. Most children do not get the privilege to express their dreams. Most are being told by their surroundings to get back to reality, stop showing off, or that their dreams are unachievable. As a result, many children give up their dreams and literally mute their ability to express their thoughts, ideas, aspirations and emotions.

When we, adults, deny children from expressing themselves freely, we create a generation which is afraid to express itself, explore, innovate, and create. These communication blocks have been documented in medical literature as potentially leading into unhealthy situations, both physically and mentally.

Therefore, just as we practice yoga on the mat, or yoga in our daily life as adults, we can also use yoga as a magical tool to provide children with the ability to fully express themselves in any form. Doing that will allow our children to express their deepest emotions, to be heard, seen, noticed, and accepted. As Albert Einstein acknowledged many years ago: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

Throughout the workshop, we will concentrate on introducing tools to enhance children’s motorical, verbal and emotional expression through the practice of yoga. In creative ways, we will learn how to enable the children, stimulate self-expression and give them a stage for their creativity. We will explore how yoga practice can be extended and become a fantastic and invaluable tool to nurture the child’s imagination and curiosity and enhance their language skills.

You will come out of the workshop with tangible knowledge and ideas that will make a happy addition to your tool box and will spice up your yoga practice with children and kids yoga classes. Such ideas will include, among others, the use of different props, the use of Enchanted Wonders A-Z yoga cards, games, songs and more.

The course is open to parents, yoga teachers and trainee yoga teachers and to those working with children. Yoga practice experience in necessary.

Requirements

This is a Yogacampus workshop, all bookings must be made through them.

Eligibility

Open to parents, yoga teachers, trainee yoga teachers and to those working with children. Yoga practice experience is necessary.

More ∨

Unlocking the Power of the Vagus Nerve

With Catherine Annis
4 Mar 2018, 14:00–16:00

The Life Centre, Notting Hill
15 Edge Street, London W8 7PN

020 7221 4602

£25

Book Now

Ever wondered what the Vagus nerve is and why it’s so important? Playing a fundamental role in the parasympathetic nervous system, the so-called “wandering nerve” is responsible for our rest and digest capacities, and when stimulated, produces a calming and soothing force in our bodies.

Join us to explore how we can stimulate vagal tone to help:

  • harmonise the systems of the body,
  • lower our blood pressure
  • lower heart rate
  • reduce anxiety  
  • reduce inflammation
  • increase our sense of trust, compassion, acceptance, and joy.

We’ll learn some simple techniques to access the Vagus to help us unwind and let go.  And whilst many of us enjoy those sensations of increased openness, we’ll also explore how we can balance that relaxation by creating a sense of stability and containment, working to centre and strengthen our physical and emotional selves. 

Leave feeling relaxed, resilient, strong and open. 

Eligibility

Open to all

Capacity

27

More ∨

Hypnobirthing 4 Week Course

With Mary-Anne Constable
19 Mar – 16 Apr 2018, 18:45–21:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£345 per couple

Book Now

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

19 March – 16 April
Please note there is no class on 2 April (Easter Monday)

Eligibility

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

Capacity

4 couples

More ∨

Hypnobirthing 4 Week Course

With Mary-Anne Constable
23 Apr – 21 May 2018, 18:45–21:45

The Life Centre, Islington
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

£345

Book Now

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 7 May (Bank Holiday Monday).

Times

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

23 April – 21 May
Please note there is no class on 7 May (Bank Holiday Monday)

Eligibility

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

Capacity

4