Workshops & Courses

Yogacampus Events

Aimed at experienced yoga students and teachers, Yogacampus offers a range of 5- or 6-day yoga intensive training courses (30+ hours of tuition) taught by a selection of leading international teachers.

Yogacampus also offers Yoga Teacher Training Courses in London and Yorkshire.

Browse all upcoming Yogacampus intensive training courses below and book online, or contact the Yogacampus office.

For more information on Yogacampus training courses please visit the Yogacampus website.

Relax and Restore: Restorative Yoga Immersion

With Adelene Cheong
22–26 Nov 2017

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

To ‘rest’, to ‘relax’ and to ‘restore’ is a natural vital process in our lives. Rest supports optimal physiological functioning, and promotes healing and growth. During rest, one’s autonomic nervous system switches from sympathetic-dominance to parasympathetic-dominance, regeneration and restoration is accelerated. Research has shown that relaxation and rest is essential to everyone of all ages and culture, size and shape.

Come and learn the science and art of Restorative Yoga, the skills to practice active relaxation. This immersion supports ample space and time for learning, reflection and integration. Whether your intention is to deepen personal understanding of restorative practices, or to offer it to family / friends, or to teach and share this healing practice, there will be comprehensive coverage of both the theoretical and practical application of restorative yoga.

This comprehensive immersion offers 30 hours of study and practice of:

  • Physiology of relaxation, and the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Continuum of consciousness
  • Relaxation skills / tools
  • Sensory & somatic intelligence
  • Sequencing a practice
  • Variations to adapt and modify, creative use of props​
  • Teaching skills and ethics
  • Adjustments and touch
  • Group vs One-to-one
  • Relaxation and Five Koshas (Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental, Pure Being)
  • The process of reflection and integration

Option for certification (additional fee of £100 applies):

Upon successful completion of 30 hours immersion and a follow-up project, trainees will receive a certificate of completion, be offered to join an invitation-only online forum, and also be listed on www.restorativeyogateachers.com, which is a widely promoted site by Judith Hanson Lasater and Adelene Cheong for this work.

Times

10am to 5pm each day with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, teachers in training and keen practitioners of restorative yoga.

Capacity

30

The (He)art of Authentic Teaching

With Tanja Mickwitz
1 Dec 2017

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

As with anything in life it is easy to become distracted on our path as teachers. We can become overly focused on what others are doing, what we think we should be teaching, what sells and what we believe our students want. But the teaching which truly transmits and lands with students can only come from one place – your heart.

In this workshop we will look at some key ingredients to teaching from your truth to become the most effective and connected teacher you can be. The journey starts with getting very clear on the ‘why’ – what is your main motivation for teaching and how can this be crafted into a succinct teaching sankalpa. A specific sankalpa for teaching serves as an anchor into what truly matters to you and keeps you connected every time you teach. With a clear sankalpa the next step is the foundation of having a sadhana which supports you. We will look at ways to commit to practice in a sustainable way that fits in with busy schedules. It is essential to keep nourishing the seeker within to be able to give generously as a teacher. The final part of the workshop will be spent working on how to incorporate your sankalpa into teaching in practical means. We will work on teaching skills and finding your own authentic voice as you connect to what is true to you.

Taking time to reconnect to your dharma as a teacher will energise and inspire your teaching as well as deepen your ability to connect with students.

Times

9.30am to 5pm with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers and teachers in training.

Capacity

30

Bespoke Yoga: Demystifying 1-1 Teaching Re-run

With Sarah Litton
2 Dec 2017

The Arc Centre
98b St Paul Street, London N1 7DF

Teaching yoga in a class setting requires a different skillset to teaching clients on a 1-1 basis. So how do we confidently gain and safely utilise these skills? In this day-long workshop, Sarah Litton will be offering practical tips and skills to prepare you for teaching on a 1-1 basis. With a focus on integrating yogic principles, Sarah will show you how to structure your private session to include asana and postural analysis, philosophy and energetics to help bring balance to your client. This session will also positively inform your class teaching if you are teaching small groups.

Principles covered in the workshop:

Yoga Asana and Postural Analysis
No individual is perfectly aligned physically, so it is important to understand how to identify postural imbalances and how they may manifest in a yoga practice. If not specifically addressed, postural imbalances can become greater the more we practice, thus increasing the potential for injury. By learning how to identify these tendencies in our clients, we are more able to assist them to self-correct with intelligence, thus rebalancing their bodies and their practice over time.

Philosophy and Spirituality
By incorporating the philosophy of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, we can learn how to balance the mind as we align the body, which can significantly decrease anxiety and stress levels.

Koshas and the Energetic Body
The internal alignment of the Bandhas (via the three diaphragms), the Anamaya, Pranamaya and Manamaya Koshas, along with the correct mechanics of breathing – offer our clients the practical means by which to deepen inner awareness and create the optimum conditions required for a safe and life-long practice.

Sarah Litton has been a Board Member and on the Teaching Faculty of the Yogacampus Level 1 Teacher Training Programme since its inception in 2003 and has also taught on the Yoga Therapy Diploma Course. She teaches Pranayama, Philosophy and all aspects of Yoga Asana, specialising in 1-1 sessions for rehabilitation and correctional work.

Times

9.30am to 5pm with lunch.

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers and trainee teachers.

Capacity

20

Anatomy Centred Approach to Alignment

With Zephyr Wildman
2–3 Dec 2017

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

The way we carry ourselves sends a message to the world conveying our state of mind, perspective and our physical health. To the trained eye posture is the tell-all for those suffering from pain and those that live in balance. The foundation of our body is inherently based on our feet, knees and hips and a little bit of TLC in those areas can have remarkable effects for our overall health. Our main objective with this workshop is to re-educate the body for pain-free movement by restoring postural balance, increase self-knowledge in dynamic flow, habits and routine and most importantly re-learn how to carry ourselves off the yoga mat.

We will look at specific alignment issues and causes of pain with a focus on the spine and postural integrity. Evaluation of posture will be our focus, however it takes more than just good posture to maintain good health and balance. We will explore methods of assessing problems with movement issues, the three diaphragms and also discuss the myofacial planes. We will explore techniques for dealing with Flexion and Extension Syndrome, while putting a special focus on understanding the focal points of weakness, stability and how they are affected by our lifestyle and genetic predisposition.

This workshop will introduce the importance and functions of the Pelvic Girdle. We will discuss and develop techniques for assessing problem areas and imbalance within the uniqueness of every pelvis. Hands on practice of applying and developing techniques that build alignment, flexibility and stability of the pelvis to alleviate pain and aid balanced holistic health. Zephyr will instruct students on bespoke yoga asana and basic massage techniques to alleviate misalignments and pain due to every day lifestyle problems.

Throughout the workshop there will be focus on anatomy and function of the feet, knees and hips. Working from the ground up, we will learn to see the body in action and how the interconnected lines of intelligence inform our patterns of movement and sometimes can result in pain. Approaching the feet, knees and hips as, literally, the foundations of our bodies’ health and balance, we will evaluate the alignment of the feet and legs and discuss how to assess alignment highlighting common problems, misalignments and causes of pain. By looking at the feet, knees and hips as the foundation for the spine and the connections the spine has to the rest of the body, we understand that this foundation is critical to supporting that well-being and balance for the entire body. The metaphor for the Middle Path as our centre of balance is well illustrated in the application of techniques for this session. Zephyr will use yoga asana and massage techniques as well as customised sequencing to create paths to long term healing.

Times

10am to 5pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break. Please arrive by 9.45am at the latest

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers and teachers in training, as well as those interested in anatomy and alignment.

Capacity

30

Liberate Nidra Shakti: Creative Explorations in Total Yoga Nidra

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli, Ben Wolff
9 Dec 2017

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

This experiential day-long workshop is open to everyone who is currently practicing, sharing and teaching yoga nidra.

All yoga nidra teachers/yoga therapists/health care practitioners who are currently practicing and working with yoga nidra are invited to attend this day of continuing professional development. It is emphatically non-dogmatic and non-denominational, respecting and welcoming teachers of all forms and from all schools of yoga nidra. The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma, Nirlipta and the Yoga Nidra Network, and can also count towards CPD points for other yoga teachers and teachers/therapists who have prior trainings in yoga nidra or clinical hypnotherapy. Mental health care practitioners and health care practitioners with a practice of yoga nidra, and experience of sharing yoga nidra with their clients are also welcome to attend the day, provided they have a living interest in and regular practice of yoga nidra.

The intention of this day is to inspire creative explorations in total yoga nidra. We will provide practical experience of responsive, open and creative and inspirational yoga nidra that supports health, wellness and creativity. A range of different yoga nidra practices will be shared, and relevant case studies discussed.

Current exciting developments worldwide across a number of different lineages in the US and Europe will be presented, and by end of the day, participants will have an up to date understanding of the key recent explorations liberating our understanding of the scope of the practice of yoga nidra.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions of specific issues relation to total yoga nidra and health. This means that if you have specific personal or professional interests relating to yoga nidra that you are invited to bring your questions and experiences to share with the group. The programme is open to responsive, intuitive attunements and adjustments to meet the specific needs of those attending.

Suggested pre-course listening and reading
Total Yoga Nidra tracks freely downloadable from www.yoganidranetwork.org – check out those by the tutors Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Ben Wolff and Nirlipta Tuli.

Learning resources provided for participants after the course
Audio recordings of practices shared on the day will be made available through www.yoganidranetwork.org site, you will need to create an account on this site (either as a student or as a teacher) and then our dedicated student support worker, Priyal will be in touch with you to ensure that you have received access to download the nidras recorded during the workshop, and also to send you access to an online feedback survey. Please be sure to look out for emails from priyal@yoganidranetwork.org

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm.

Eligibility

Open to all yoga teachers/yoga therapists/health care practitioners who are currently practicing and working with yoga nidra.

Capacity

27

Yoni Shakti - The Ten Wisdom Goddesses (Living with the Mahavidyas)

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Sivani Mata
15 Dec 2017

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

This experiential day long workshop explores how the potent power of the ten great wisdom goddesses can be experienced through yoga. Meet the great wisdom goddesses and celebrate every stage of women’s lives, from menarche, with the luscious Sodasi, the sixteen year old goddess, through to the crowning wisdom of Dhumavati, the grandmother goddess. Learn how the Dasa Mahavidyas can support the experience of the female siddhis: initiatory experiences granting insight, wisdom and empowerment.

The intention of this day is to provide practical experience of breath (pranayama), rhythmic and restorative yoga postures (asana), gestures (mudra), heart-based meditations (yoga nidra) and deep, joyful heart songs (kirtan) that celebrate every part of being woman. The programme is open to responsive, intuitive attunements and adjustments to meet the specific needs of those attending.

It is open to all women and to yoga teachers/ yoga therapists/ health care practitioners/ midwives / doulas who are interested in attending, either for themselves personally, or for their students and clients. The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma, and can also count towards CPD points for general yoga teachers and teachers/therapists who have prior trainings in yoga therapy for women’s health.

Optional suggested course reading (before, during and after the day workshop): Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Times

9.30am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

30

Making Sense of Income Tax for Self-Employed Yoga Teachers

With Abdul Jamal
5 Jan 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

This workshop provides an insight into what it means to be self-employed with regards to tax, VAT, self-assessments and other requirements set by HMRC. During the afternoon session, you will receive practical guidance on how to register as self-employed or as a limited company and to fill out a tax return. In addition, the workshop will address issues around expenses, preparing for the possibility of a tax investigation, and will provide tips on how to avoid fines and penalties.

The afternoon will cover:

  • What is self-employment
  • Is it better to trade through a limited company
  • What is VAT and who needs to be registered
  • The stage at which HMRC needs to be notified
  • Whether it is better to engage a tax agent or not
  • The four classes of National Insurance
  • When tax and NI need to be paid
  • What is a tax return
  • The reason why tax and NI is often paid in advance
  • The types of expenses that can be offset against income
  • Expenses particular to yoga teachers such as ongoing training, travel in the UK and abroad, workshops run by teachers, the use of home for work, and yoga clothing
  • Expenses incurred prior to becoming self-employed
  • Expenses paid in cash
  • Income received in cash

In addition, we will look at how best to keep good accounting records using a sample scenario on Excel.

This workshop is open to all existing yoga teachers, trainee teachers looking to register as self-employed, yoga therapists and other complementary health practitioners with an interest in self-employment.

Times

14.00-16.30

Eligibility

This workshop is open to all existing yoga teachers, trainee teachers looking to register as self-employed, yoga therapists and other complementary health practitioners with an interest in self-employment.

Capacity

30

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra - Manchester

With Nirlipta Tuli, Gillian Shippey, Janice Wong
6–7 Jan 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

Formerly known as ‘The Total Yoga Nidra Open Access Foundation Weekend’, _Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra _ is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher Training that starts in 2016. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga nidra.

What’s in the foundation course?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

Times

10.30am to 5pm each day with a lunch break

Eligibility

Open to anyone with an interest in practising yoga nidra. No teaching experience needed.

Capacity

30

Chakra Yoga: The Energetics of Body, Mind and Spirit

With Katrina Repka, Ulrica Norberg
8–12 Jan 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

Are you interested in what happens in the body, mind and spirit in yoga and meditation practice? Do you want to learn more about energy, how energy can be moved, altered and expanded in order to live a fuller life? Do you want to learn more about how our bodily anatomy and physiology is affected by energy and the other way around?

Then this comprehensive 5-day intensive training for dedicated students and teachers is something for you.

In yoga we work with energy. The energy of the body, mind, and spirit. Often you hear teachers touch on the deeper layers of yoga philosophy; in this 5-day intensive we will cover the chakra system from a well-rounded perspective, looking at asana, pranayama, mantras, and meditation, and the philosophy and methodology they are embedded in.

This intensive is primarily practical – meaning there is a lot of time on the mat Investigating, opening, strenghtening, lengthening, trying, and testing. This will provide a much deeper understanding of what the chakras are and how they correlate to anatomy, bioenergy and physiology. It will give you many tools to take your yoga practice further, as well as make it more designed to fit your needs.

Contents:

  • Chakra Theory and Philosophy
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Energetics – The Subtle Body
  • Tantra theory and philosophy
  • Guided asana, pranayama and meditation
  • Chakra Psychology
  • Mantras and Yantras

Teachers:
Katrina Repka (E-RYT 500) and Ulrica Norberg (E-RYT 500), two of Europe’s most renowed Yoga Masters, are colleagues and dedicated students of Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger, founder of the ISHTA lineage.

Katrina has been studying yoga since 1990 and teaching since 2001. She holds a Masters degree in Communication and has written books and articles on the chakras and other topics related to yoga. She has led numerous international teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops, and has a deep personal knowledge of the chakras through many years of dedicated study.

Ulrica has a chakra yoga training background under the chakra expert/author Anodea Judith as well as deep studies in the subject with various other teachers. Ulrica holds a Masters degree in Film and journalism and is author of over 10 books on the topic of yoga, meditation, and health, many of which have been translated into several languages.

You will be given a comprehensive workshop manual. In addition, we recommend that you read the books ”Eastern Body Western Mind” by Anodea Judith and ”ChakraYoga” by Alan Finger and Katrina Repka.

Times

9.30am to 4.45pm each day with lunch break.

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, teachers in training and serious yoga students with an interest in the chakra system.

Capacity

30

Dreamsong Yoga Nidra and Your Voice:  Vocal Explorations for Yoga Nidra Teachers

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Susie Ro-Prater
12 Jan 2018

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

*We will rest together in multiple practices of well supported deep Total Yoga Nidra experiences, and we shall sing together, and explore our voices in many practical experiences of responsive, open and creative and inspirational voice and body that supports the richness and heartfelt authenticity of our voices however we choose to use them. A range of different singing, and other vocal practices will be shared, and harmonies explored.

There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussions of specific issues relation to total yoga nidra and health. This means that if you have specific personal or professional interests relating to yoga nidra that you are invited to bring your questions and experiences to share with the group. The programme is open to responsive, intuitive attunements and adjustments to meet the specific needs of those attending.

You will experience and learn

  • multiple nourishing yoga nidra practices
  • multiple valuable vocal techniques for deepening connection and confidence with your voice
  • multiple pranayama tools (breath techniques) to support voice projection and power
  • multiple methods for integrating voice and heartfelt authenticity for use in teaching

This experiential day-long workshop is open to everyone who is currently practicing, sharing and teaching yoga (nidra). It is emphatically non-dogmatic and non-denominational, respecting and welcoming teachers of all forms and from all schools of yoga (nidra). The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma, and the Yoga Nidra Network, and can also count towards CPD points for other yoga teachers and teachers/therapists who have prior trainings in yoga (nidra). Mental health care practitioners and health care practitioners with a practice of yoga nidra, and experience of sharing yoga (nidra) with their clients are also welcome to attend the day, provided they have a living interest in and regular practice of yoga (nidra).

Suggested pre-course listening and reading
Total Yoga Nidra tracks freely downloadable from www.yoganidranetwork.org and links to Susie’s vocal work at http://www.susiero.co.uk/

Learning resources provided for participants after the course
Audio recordings of practices shared on the day will be made available through www.yoganidranetwork.org site, you will need to create an account on this site (either as a student or as a teacher) and then our dedicated student support worker, Priyal will be in touch with you to ensure that you have received access to download the nidras recorded during the workshop, and also to send you access to an online feedback survey. Please be sure to look out for emails from priyal@yoganidranetwork.org

Your tutors
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Susie-Ro Prater love to share this work together, and have developed this beautiful combination of Yoga Nidra and Voicework in a number of retreats, festivals and workshops in Portugal and the UK.

Times

10am to 5.30pm with a break for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to all yoga teachers/yoga therapists/health care practitioners who are currently practicing and working with yoga nidra.

Capacity

45

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra - 2018

With Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli, Ben Wolff
13–14 Jan 2018

Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre
15 Spa Road, Bermondsey,, London SE16 3SA

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

Formerly known as ‘The Total Yoga Nidra Open Access Foundation Weekend’, _Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience: Comparative and Creative Forms of Yoga Nidra _ is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga nidra.

What’s in the foundation course?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

Please note: this Total Yoga Nidra Foundation is also available through the Yoga Nidra Network at other locations and online

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Are you pregnant? Breastfeeding? Do you have young children? Or perhaps you want to know more about your eligibility – Please click here to download the Statement of Inclusion document which is a genuine welcome from Uma and details the appropriate support for women considering attending any of her courses.

Times

Saturday – 10.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Please note: mats, bolsters and blankets are provided by the teachers, but if you have a special desire or preference to use your own mat and blanket please do bring them along.

Eligibility

Open to anyone with an interest in practising yoga nidra. No teaching experience needed.

Capacity

45

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

With Paul Woodhouse
28 Jan 2018

West London Buddhist Centre
Royal Oak House, 45a Porchester Rd, London W2 5DP

This 1 day *Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) training course is a Level 2 QCF Award and makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider. You will obtain a nationally recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years however Mike will specifically address the types of emergencies a yoga teacher is more likely to come across in a class settings.

Course content

Our emergency first aid course covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid and the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • What to do in an emergency Prioritising injuries and action in an emergency
  • How to provide immediate medical care in an emergency
  • How to assess if someone is unconscious, whether or not they are breathing and how and when to put them into the recovery position or start CPR
  • We will cover common accidents and injuries and empower you with the skills and confidence to provide an immediate and appropriate first aid response
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is breathing – recovery position
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty who is not breathing – CPR
  • Importance of a defibrillator and how to use an AED
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping and accident forms

Times

9.30am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch

Eligibility

Open to all.

Capacity

12

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression - 2018

With Lisa Kaley-Isley
31 Jan – 4 Feb 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

Emotions, just like everything else that can be experienced, are parts of the continuum that is our whole potential as human beings. Anxiety is over-stimulation of the body and mind that has a quality of restless movement to it. Depression can be experienced as the opposite, with the felt quality of heaviness, stuckness, and inertia. In depression the mind might be busy or dull, but most often it’s busy with repeating the same thoughts. The thoughts want to be repeated without being acted upon, and the body barely wants to move. The reality is many of us experience both of these states, sometimes in oscillation, and sometimes at the same time. Anxiety and depression each interfere with effective action and thus they are the original mental impediments and sources of suffering the yoga practices were developed to affect. Centuries later we still battle with our minds. Fortunately, we also still have access to the time tested yoga tools that have helped many more before us develop the capacity to be calm, clear, and skillful action takers.

This 5-day training is intended for yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists at all levels of yoga experience except absolute beginners. All experience is personal, and all change must begin with ourselves. Somewhere on the continuum from minimal to profound, we have all experienced these qualities of the human mind. So our first focus will be svadharma/self-awareness that includes awareness of attitudes, expectations, judgments, and feelings related to the states of anxiety and depression. One of my intentions for this training will be to expand your comfort zone with feeling and responding to the feelings of another when in the grip of these two emotions.

The training will integrate practical application of yoga philosophy and practice. We will review the models of the kosha-s, guna-s, dosha-s and essences to explore how they help us understand our selves and others, and the suggestions they offer for modifications to practice. We experience the effects of sequencing movement coordinated with breath, breathing practices, and meditation foci that have the intention of physically, physiologically, and mentally/emotionally shifting us into a more sattvic/balanced state of mindful attention. We will spend time in lecture and discussion understanding the logic behind selecting practice elements and sequencing in this manner so that you can reproduce the effects in your own practice and classes.

Everything changes, even those things we knowingly or unknowingly rigidly hold onto. We can influence the direction of change, but we cannot fully determine it. The more clearly we know and see ourselves as we are, the more effectively we can create changes in our lives that we may enjoy. Once we have tasted a sweet experience, we naturally want to know how to re-create it. Once we have created it, we need to know how to sustain it. This workshop is about helping you to make the best use of the yoga tools you are already using so those lingering states of mind that bind you loosen their hold and transform into the energy that helps you grow.

Daily Structure (modification may occur)

10.00 – 10:30 Chanting and Lecture
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:45 Morning practice
12:45 – 13:00 Personal reflection on lecture and practice
13:00 – 14:15 Lunch on your own
14:15 – 14:30 Group Q&A on lecture and practice
14:30 – 16:00 Lecture and discussion
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:15 Afternoon practice
17:15 – 17:30 Wrap up, Chanting, and personal reflection on the lecture and practice

Recommended reading:
Mindful Relationships: Seven Skills for Success Integrating the Science of Mind, Body and Brain, by B Grace Bullock, Handspring Publishing, UK, 2016.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Times

10am to 5.30pm each day with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

This 5-day training is intended for yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists at all levels except absolute beginners.

Capacity

30

Yoga for Scoliosis Introductory Day

With Adelene Cheong
16 Feb 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

Can yoga improve the condition of scoliosis? How does one practice yoga with scoliosis? Does it help, and yield sustainable long term results? What about the frustration, depletion, self-consciousness, disharmony that one can experience? As someone with scoliosis,these are some of the questions Adelene had and would like to share with you in this one day workshop open to teachers and practitioners alike.

With open discussions held within a safe sharing environment, Adelene will share her journey and experience. We will learn and understand practising with scoliosis, explore how the therapeutic effects of yoga can be applied specifically to structural / functional imbalances. This non-invasive approach to the condition could potentially help to alleviate physical discomfort, recalibrate and re-map postural alignment, re-establish and refine balance, release emotional psychological tension on practising and living with scoliosis.

The intention of this workshop is to offer insights into the spinal health of those with scoliosis, as well as modified practices to improve the symptoms of scoliosis and restorative postures to balance and rejuvenate. Through years of training, research, teaching, self-study and dedicated practice, Adelene has successfully helped herself and many others reclaim freedom (physically, emotionally and mentally), hope and empowerment within themselves.

_Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma

Times

9.30am to 5pm with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This workshop is open to teachers, trainees and yoga practitioners.

Capacity

30

Embodying the Flow - Prana Vinyasa and the Art of Namaskar

With Alessandra Pecorella
24–25 Feb 2018

Yogacampus Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip Jones estate agents and opposite the Hilton Hotel), Manchester M3 4EW

All Namaskars within the Prana Vinyasa methodology follow an elemental template of five namaskars for each element, and each namaskar has a corresponding solar-lunar sequence.

The foundational theory of Namaskar offers an intelligent introduction to every solar-lunar sequence to prime the body for the elemental sequences. The state of namaskar is “to bow, to realize the essence,” and in this weekend workshop we will explore Foundational Namaskars as the consummate Vinyasa to enter the flow.

This is a unique opportunity for trainees and teachers new to Vinyasa to connect with the source of Vinyasa methodology and practice, as originally taught by Shiva Rea. Alessandra has been practicing with Shiva for the last 15 years and assisting her for the last five years.

Times

10am to 5pm each day with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

Open to all with an interest in Prana Vinyasa flow and the Art of Namaskars.

Capacity

30

Elevating Children’s Imagination, Creativity and Self Expression through Yoga

With Ayala Homossany
3 Mar 2018

The Light Centre (Moorgate)
114 London Wall, London EC2M 5QA

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.

Times

9.30am to 5pm with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

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

Capacity

28

Yoga as Medicine: A Weekend Workshop

With Timothy McCall
17–18 Mar 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

This is the weekend only option for Yoga As Medicine (YAM) training with Dr. Timothy McCall, hosted by Yogacampus and The Minded Institute.

Practice observing bodies, study breathing patterns, analysing doshas (body-mind types as described in ancient Ayurvedic medicine), and tailoring personalized therapeutic yoga practices. Lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises and guided meditations complement the group case work. In addition, on Sunday, Timothy will demonstrate an in-depth yoga therapy evaluation of one of the workshop participants.

To attend the full 5-day programme please click here for more information.

Times

09.30 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 17.00 (90 min lunch break)

Eligibility

Yoga teachers and trainee teachers plus yoga therapists. We also welcome serious students of yoga and those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression.

Capacity

7 (please note that The Minded Institute is also taking bookings so the total number of participants will be around 50).

Yoga as Medicine - Full Programme

With Timothy McCall
17–21 Mar 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

£575 until 30th November 2017 and £625 thereafter

Details at yogacampus.com

Yoga As Medicine is a 5-day, 30-hour, hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves intensive workshop, with much of the time spent doing yoga therapy in small groups under Timothy’s supervision. This training is hosted by Yogacampus and The Minded Institute.

Practice observing bodies, study breathing patterns, analysing doshas (body-mind types as described in ancient Ayurvedic medicine), and tailoring personalized therapeutic yoga practices. Lectures, yoga practices, writing exercises and guided meditations complement the group case work. In addition, on Sunday, Timothy will demonstrate an in-depth yoga therapy evaluation of one of the workshop participants.

During case work, which begins Monday, and in detailed discussions of selected cases, we evaluate “patients” in five categories, using the acronym SNAPS: Structural, Nervous System and Breath, Ayurveda, Psychology and Spirituality. This holistic roadmap allows for a systematic assessment of function on all levels of body, mind and spirit. YAM uses the full palette of yogic tools including poses, breathing techniques, meditation and philosophy as well as dietary and lifestyle advice.

For those unable to join us for the full 5-days, there are a limited numbers of spots available to attend the weekend-only portion of the training. Click here for more information.

Recommended reading in preparation for this course:

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall
The Principles & Practice of Yoga in Health Care edited by Sat Bir Khalsa, Lorenzo Cohen, Timothy McCall, and Shirley Telles

Times

09.30 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 17.00 (90 min lunch break)

Eligibility

This 5-day training is intended for yoga teachers and trainee teachers plus yoga therapists. We also welcome serious students of yoga and those seeking yoga therapy for such conditions as back pain, cancer, arthritis, heart problems, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression.

Capacity

18 (please note that The Minded Institute is also taking bookings so the total number of participants will be 36)

Moving toward the Centre: Pranayama Intensive

With Judith Hanson Lasater
24–28 Mar 2018

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

We are excited to welcome back Judith Hanson-Lasater as she offers an exclusive training on Pranayama and Moving toward the Centre. This particular training will focus on our yoga practice, including Active poses in the first session of the day, and Restorative poses in the afternoon session.

Both the Active and Restorative poses will therefore be selected specifically to open us to our breathing. While it is not well-known, in traditional yoga training pranayama practice was much more important than asana practice. We will approach the topic first from breathing awareness techniques that are suitable for all levels of students, and then move into traditional pranayama practice. Classic yoga teachings state that pranayama is the gateway to meditation.

In addition to the classical techniques of practice, we will explore ourselves through discussion, short writing assignments, and the cultivation of an introspective attitude.

This 5-day intensive is for you if:

  • You regularly practice pranayama
  • You do not presently practice pranayama regularly but really want to
  • You are curious about the effects of the regular practice of pranayama
  • You want to understand better the relationship of the effects of asana on pranayama practice

Props: As part of this course we will provide 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 2 bricks and these props will be available to purchase at a discount at the end of the course. You are required to bring your own x 3 firm blankets and 1 strap. Ideally you will bring the “D” ring belt that is six feet long and two inches wide.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Thoughts from Judith’s students:

“What I appreciated most about Judith’s Pranayama Intensive was the thoughtful, progressive structure of the workshop. Each class segment was organized thematically around principles of practice and respiratory physiology, asana to prepare for Pranayama, and restoratives to integrate. My understanding of asana and pranayama sequencing grew by leaps and bounds. One of my favorite workshops!” – Mary E. Richards, M.S.

Times

10am to 5.15pm each day with a 75 minute lunch break.

Eligibility

Open to all with an interest in breathing practices and how these relate to asana practice.

Capacity

80

Finding Your Authentic Voice: Practical Performance Skills for Yoga Teachers

With Sarah Scharf
8 Apr 2018

The Light Centre (Moorgate)
114 London Wall, London EC2M 5QA

In this day-long workshop, suitable for all teachers and teachers-in-training, we will explore vocal and physical theatre techniques to improve your teaching practice. We will also discuss the role of being a yoga teacher and how to express more of your true self with your students in a meaningful way.

Holding space authentically requires strong and receptive presence and this workshop aims to give concrete tools to develop your unique voice. During the day you will have a chance to receive individual feedback on ways to help improve your vocal skills, build awareness of language habits and ways to clarify teaching as well as fun warm-ups and exercises to increase comfort with improvisation and responding to the moment.

Themes will include:

  • Body language
  • Instruction through vocal inflection, projection and intonation
  • Effective teaching tools: visual, audio and kinesthetic
  • Improvisation and being present with the students in the room

Not thoroughly covered in most trainings, these skills are vital to being an effective teacher. This work is appropriate for teachers at any stage in their career. Come prepared to play with your edges and grow your teaching practice.

Sarah Scharf (MFA Physical Theatre) is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer who uses movement practice as an avenue to create resilience, freedom, creativity and self-knowledge to improve quality of life. She has taught yoga and movement for theatre at The Lifecentre, Yogacampus, Triyoga, Yoga on the Lane, The Young Vic, RSC and the American Conservatory Theater. Sarah is currently working on book for yoga teachers to improve teaching voices and raise the bar for quality yoga teaching.

Times

10am to 5pm with a one hour lunch break.

Eligibility

Suitable for teachers, teachers-in-training and group facilitators.

Capacity

27

Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga

With Judith Hanson Lasater
11–15 Apr 2018

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga postures help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited. A few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination and the reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue.

Judith Hanson Lasater is credited with establishing restorative yoga as a modern yogic discipline and has taught Restorative Yoga teacher trainings around the world since 2001. Her Yogacampus intensives invariably sell out quickly. In this training we will learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga. With Judith and her team of assistants, we will cover all aspects of the subject, including the physiology of relaxation, the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga, special postures for menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, how to adapt postures for individual needs, and how to sequence and teach a restorative yoga class. Each session will be highly practical, giving you the chance to practise a range of restorative postures, as well as including lots of hands-on adjustments and discussion.

Please note that you are required to bring with you to each day of the training, a copy of Judith’s book Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times plus the Reading Packet that will be emailed to you when you register. You should also bring a yoga mat, an eyebag, and a hand towel. All other props will be provided.

Props: As part of this course we will provide 1 bolster, 2 blocks, 2 bricks and these props will be available to purchase at a discount at the end of the course. You are required to bring your own x 3 firm blankets and 1 strap. Ideally you will bring the “D” ring belt that is six feet long and two inches wide.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Times

10:00am – 5:15pm (with 75-minute lunch break)

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers, trainee teachers and experienced yoga students.

Capacity

80

Yoga, Fascia and the Feeling of Being Me

With Tias Little
21 Apr 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

Connective tissue (fascia) holds us together. Literally. It keeps our bones upright, our organs in place and supports the pathway of our nerves. A dedicated yoga practice involves moving layer by layer through these connective tissues. While fascia is the prime mover of the body, it is also a vessel for holding memory, feelings, dreams and identity. In this day long, we practice movements that enhance the flow of fascia through the body. We also track how thoughts, feeling, memory and a sense of “I” are imprinted on the connective tissues. Like working in clay, this yoga practice will make the fascia malleable, shapeshifting the container of who we think we are and who we think we ought to be.

This 1-day training forms part of the 45 hour SATYA Level 1 training; the first course of its kind being offered outside of the U.S. To become certified you will be required to complete the 30-hour Intensive running 22nd to 26th April 2018 – Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement. In addition, there will be some self study to make up the full 45 hours. There will be no charge for the self study element.

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Times

9.30am to 5.00pm with one hour for lunch

Eligibility

This workshop is open to teachers, teachers in training and those with an understanding of Tias’s teaching style.

Capacity

50

Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement (SATYA I)

With Tias Little
22–26 Apr 2018

Yogacampus London
1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

£600 until 16th December and £625 thereafter

Details at yogacampus.com

SATYA I
Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement

Yoga is a process of remapping the body’s energetic field and aligning it with the greater force of the universe. In order to heighten awareness and increase physical vitality, there is much evidence today on the effectiveness of slow movements, done in isolation and without force. In this course, we practice fine articulated movement, designed to build somatic intelligence, proprioceptive awareness and neuroplasticity. The SATYA movements replenish the body by “soaking” the tissues. Done mostly on the floor, SATYA involves sliding, gliding, stretching and unwinding movements. The movements serve to reduce fatigue, pump the viscera and align the vertebral column. This training covers the foundational movements that comprise the SATYA practice. Whether to restore your own body or to learn the key principles of the SATYA practice for the classroom, this course is a journey through the sensorimotor system. Practicing the SATYA movements brings mobilisation to the joints and bi-lateral symmetry to the right and left sides of the body, called in classical yoga the “sun” and “moon” sides of the body. Each day we follow the SATYA sequences with standing poses, twists, sidebends and inversions to build stabilisation for the core tissues of the body.

Course of Study
• Cultivate essential sensory-motor awareness
• Reduce body fatigue
• Address low back pain
• Design fundamental sequences that include both SATYA and asana

Additional topics
• The importance of spirals and counter spirals
• “It’s all about the joints”: Working with the tendons, ligaments and joint spaces
• Being in the “Pause”: the importance of not-doing
• How gravity can be your friend
• Re-educating the neural-muscular system and brain pathways
• How to “ride the edge” through small movements
• The healing potential of the movements and their effects on the myofascial system

This training is the first course of its kind being offered outside of the U.S. SATYA level 1 training is 45 hours. You can either complete the 5-day Intensive, or, if you wish to be certified in the full Level 1 training, you will be required to take the 1-day workshop on Saturday 21st April on Yoga, Fascia and the Feeling of Being Me. In addition, there will be some self study to make up the full 45 hours. There will be no charge for the self study element.

To see the progression of the SATYA training, please see the Prajna Yoga website for more information LINK.

Yoga Therapy Diploma

Please note that this workshop counts towards elective hours on the Yoga Therapy Diploma.

Times

9.30am to 12.30pm, and 2pm to 5pm each day.

Eligibility

Open to yoga teachers and therapists, as well teachers in training and those familiar with Tias’s style of teaching.

Capacity

50

Chair Yoga Specialist Workshop

With Richard Kravetz
28 Apr 2018

Beethoven Centre
Third Avenue (adjacent to 174k), London W10 4JL

Our Chair Yoga course will provide you with the necessary tools to guide the elderly or less-abled towards maintaining a degree of exercise and movement and helping to slow down deterioration in older age.

You will become increasingly confident in making a difference to the lives of those who experience difficulty taking part in traditional yoga classes. Your knowledge in creating the optimum environment for classes to become engaging, interactive and supportive will evolve. You will also learn anti-rheumatic methods to help release tension in the limbs and relax muscular tension in the joints

Topic Summary:

Please note the course outline is provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience. The one-day intensive course will focus on the many ways you can evolve your yoga practice to become available for a wider community with varying levels of mobility.

You will learn how to structure and plan a yoga session for adults with physical restrictions and implement the necessary tools to teach people with learning difficulties. These skills can be integrated into a class or taught as a one to one session. You will observe how props such as chairs, blocks, bolsters and belts can enhance the quality of the physical practice, and how specific practices can be introduced effectively. Having completed this course you will have the capacity to encourage a person with limited mobility to explore their potential in becoming physically, emotionally and psychologically
stronger.

Teaching Style:

Practical solutions to demonstrate how movements and postures can be adjusted and used to become accessible for students who are elderly or less-abled are the primary focus throughout the day. The course tutor will frequently engage you in an experiential series of coordinated sequences using props and hands on assistance for a flexible and adaptable teaching approach.

This course is open to all, including those who do not teach yoga professionally. Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

  • Special needs teachers
  • Parents
  • Practitioners
  • Yoga teachers
  • Care professionals
  • Anyone interested

Times

9.30am to 5.30pm with one hour for lunch.

Eligibility

This course is open to all, including those who do not teach yoga professionally.

Capacity

30

Sequencing: the Deeper Dimensions

With Graham Burns, Susanne Lahusen
16–23 Jun 2018

Les Passeroses, Nonac
Nonac, (near Angouleme) France

In response to popular demand, we are delighted once again to offer a residential intensive with two of our very own teacher training faculty. Join Susanne and Graham in the lovely rural surroundings of Les Passeroses, near Angoulème in western France, to deepen your understanding of the physical, energetic and practical aspects of safe and inspiring class sequencing.

A teacher who has mastered the art of sequencing can transform an otherwise mundane vinyasa class into something truly inspirational. Really effective sequencing requires much more than simply stringing postures together. It needs:

  • clarity of purpose
  • a good understanding of the mechanics of the body
  • recognition of how different postures and practices will impact the practitioner energetically
  • the practical teaching skills to transmit this knowledge effectively.

This intensive will help focus and deepen your understanding of how to employ the body’s mechanics together with the profound energetic ideas of yoga to create and deliver class sequences which will inspire your students, and which are safe and effective on all levels – physical, energetic, mental and emotional.

Through an interactive mix of practice and theory, we will explore:

  • the balance between symmetry and asymmetry, between contraction and release, between internal and external rotation
  • variations on warm-up sequences
  • finding neutral and counter poses in dynamic sequences
  • creative approaches to balancing the three planes of movement
  • using repetition to build strength not strain
  • the tantric approach to the body, and how it impacts on sequencing
  • the five prana vayus, and how they interact with the five elements of nature
  • their relationship with the three gunas – rajas, tamas and sattva – and with the Ayurvedic doshas – pitta, kapha and vata
  • how to use sequencing to build the positive qualities of the doshas, and to tap into the ‘subtle doshas’ – tejas, ojas and prana
  • the importance of appropriate breath awareness, pranayama and meditation practices in effective sequencing
  • how timing and language impact on the effect of a class.

Each day will incorporate a full morning practice taught by either Susanne or Graham, and, throughout the week, there will be practical experiential anatomy sessions, practical sequencing exercises, asana breakdown and modifications, and discussion of some of the philosophical ideas behind sequencing – as well as gyrokinesis, seated and walking meditations, yoga nidra, and more. The intensive will include plenty of time for rest and relaxation, including a half day excursion to a local town.

Les Passeroses was established as a yoga retreat centre in 2004 in an old farmhouse and grounds south of Angoulème. The house retains many original features, with oak floors, exposed beams and stone fireplaces, and the en suite bedrooms and Moroccan influenced salon are simply but stylishly furnished. The yoga studio is fully equipped with mats and props. Outside, the large oval pool is surrounded by wooden decking, and a tiled terrace with panoramic view, as well as a large garden, and plenty of local walks.

Food at Les Passeroses deservedly receives rave reviews. The vegetarian meals use seasonal produce grown in their own gardens and orchard, alongside market bought organic goods and local wine. Weather permitting, meals are served under cover of a charming roofed terrace. Fruit, snacks and hot and cold drinks are also available throughout the day. Massages will also be available.

This intensive is limited to 15 participants, so book early. A small number of single rooms are available (see price details for single supplement): otherwise accommodation is in spacious twin rooms. The price of the intensive does not include travel: from London, we recommend travelling by train to Angoulème (change at Lille Marne la Vallee or Paris); alternatively, the nearest airport is Bordeaux. Transfers to and from Angoulème station (approx. 30 minutes each way) are included in the intensive price; transfers from Bordeaux will incur an extra charge.

PLEASE SEE THE PROSPECTUS IN THE LINK OPPOSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LES PASSEROSES.

If you would like to see more pictures of the venue, please see the Les Passeroses webpage here or read through this wonderful blog post that one of our attendees from the 2016 course documented about her experience here .

Times

Shared room (5 rooms):
£950 Early Bird until 6th December
£995 thereafter

Single with shared bathroom (2 rooms):
£1150 Early Bird until 6th December
£1225 thereafter

Single room with en-suite (3 rooms):
£1290 Early Bird until 6th December
£1350 thereafter

Eligibility

The intensive is primarily aimed at yoga teachers and those learning to teach, but is also open to experienced practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge of sequencing practices.

Capacity

15