Workshops and Retreats

Workshops – whether ½ or full day – offer an introduction to a subject or serve as a means of deepening one’s skills and knowledge without the commitment required by a weekly class.  Along with retreats, they can provide oases of peace within the framework of our busy and frequently pressured lives.  We hope many of you will join us on these very special journeys of discovery.

Please note that bookings and payments for all workshops and retreats must be made by 1pm on the Friday before the workshop or retreat.

Our Terms and Conditions

January

Yoga

WORKSHOP NOW FULL – Saturday 25 January 13.45 for 14.00-15.00 Yoga Nidra with Alison Fairchild BWY. Come in, make yourself really comfortable and be guided into a deeply nourishing state of relaxation or Yoga Sleep. Nothing to do, no-one to please — just a whole, delicious hour of deep rest!  For further information click hereCost: £12 including refreshments by Nourish.

 

 

Chi Kung

WORKSHOP NOW FULL – Saturday 25 January 14.00 – 17.00 Chi Kung for Energy and Wellbeing with Chris Nutley. Chi Kung is a system of gentle exercise, slow flowing movement and breathing techniques designed to  stimulate and balance the flow of Chi or energy through the body. Practised world-wide, Chi Kung can greatly benefit wellbeing and vitality. This approach is one of our favourites: you are sure to emerge feeling more centred and energised!  Cost: £35 including refreshments by Nourish

 

 

 

Relaxation

WORKSHOP NOW FULL – Sunday 26 January 10.00-12.30 Relaxation through Self-Awareness with Marcia da Silva Pinto MRSS DTM. Based on the legacy of French physiotherapist Therese Bertherat, this workshop will take you through a series of precise, gentle and organic movements to release constraints, reawaken dormant muscles, increase your body perception and sharpen your senses. It will explore the main pressure points to create harmony within the body. Everyone is welcome, especially those with back or other injuries, or who are suffering from anxiety, depression or sleep deprivation.  Cost: £20

 

 

February

Sound

Saturday 1 February 13.45 for 14.00-15.15 Sound Bath with Pam Mullett & Jurek Dabrowski of Sound and Silence Resonant Healing. Come and bathe in waves of sound as we play our gongs, singing bowls and other instruments – a wonderful way to de-stress that leaves you feeling calm, yet energised and ‘in-tune’.  NB: The contra-indications for sound baths are: Sound Baths are not recommended during the first and last three months of pregnancy, if you have a pacemaker or metal implants or experience epilepsy or other types of seizures, have a sound sensitive condition such as Labyrinthitis or Ménière’s Disease. If you have questions about the sound sessions please contact [email protected]  Cost: £20 includes refreshments by Nourish

Dance

Saturday 8 February 14.30-17.30 Space Between Usa 5Rhythms Dance Workshop with Ruth Hirst registered teacher of 5Rhythms & Soul Motion Conscious Movement Modalities.  In this 5Rhythms® workshop we will explore our relationship to space through using the map of the flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. Space that is moving within and how we relate to the ever changing partner of space, that is all around us. And also how we relate to the space between ourselves and another and others..

We are living in a world, that is finding it increasing difficult to relate to others, giving space for each other with compassion..In dropping into our bodies, through movement, we can start to explore new ways of relating..

Going within is where our dance starts, so this can find ways of expanding and widen into our potential of being. As we dance, our perspectives shifts, that give us insights how we are within ourselves, so we can begin to find ways of being with another and others..

How do we move in the space? How do we receive ourselves and the space? How do we find expression? Where do we take action? Where do we withdraw? How do we find ourselves being fluid in the moment? Where do we hold ourselves back? Where do we surrender into not knowing? Where are we able to listen, and let life come to us through stillness? Some inquiries we will explore..

This workshop is for both beginners and experienced dancers.. There are NO steps to learn, just following how your body needs to move from moment to moment..There is NO right or wrong way of moving, just your unique way.. Bring your curiosity and an openness of not knowing, letting the possibilities of anything being able to unfold.. so we can each tap into our aliveness of being.. Cost: £30

 

Alexander Technique

Sunday 9 February 09.30 for 09.45-16.30 Practical Alexander Technique with Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT.  Learning and practising basic principles of how to move and “use” our bodies can prevent backache and tense shoulders and necks. They are simple and fun to do – and are as important for our wellbeing as the manual of a car is for understanding how to drive it! This essential workshop will provide information and the opportunity to practice an approach to all everyday movements (as well as to those involved in specialised sports, dance, musicianship, etc) which can literally change your life.  Cost: £65.00 includes lunch and refreshments by Nourish

 

Harp Relaxation

Friday 21 February 19.15 for 19.30-20.15 Drift Away Harp Relaxation with Julia Mitchell. Julia is a qualified therapeutic harp practitioner who uses melody, tempo, mode and harmony to bring about a deep sense of relaxation.  Participants simply make themselves comfortable on the floor or on a chair and drift away to the beautiful sound of the harp.  Bring a mat, pillow and blanket and take the time to rest.  Cost: £14 followed by refreshments by Nourish

 

 

 

Yoga

Saturday 22 February 09.00-13.00 Yoga Warrior with Brendan Murphy ERYT YA 500 hours. This workshop will examine the technique, mythology, and psychology of the Warrior poses and offers an intensive yoga class and a Nourish vegan brunch in addition. The warrior is courageous, confident and strong and this exploration should help you face daily struggles with more courage and confidence than ever before!  Spaces will be limited, to ensure that everyone gets personal attention.  Cost: £45 per person includes brunch and refreshments by Nourish

Retreat

Sunday 23 February 09.30-16.30 Silent Retreat with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow  RSM. This retreat, led by an experienced and skillful guide, will use mindfulness meditation to support us to inhabit the stillness and wonder which we can find deep within through silence.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Cost: by donation. Advance Booking required.  The session starts promptly at 9.30am.

March

Yoga

Saturday 7 March 14.00-17.00 Yin for Spring with Neelam Rajani BWY. Yin Yoga is all about finding stillness – which comes from this very slow and meditative practice where poses are held for long-ish periods. You will find yourself more flexible, wonderfully relaxed and more mindful.  Suitable for all levels in including beginners.  Cost: £35 includes refreshments by Nourish

Feldenkrais

Saturday 14 March 13.30-17.30 Feldenkrais – Free your neck, shoulders and spine with Juliana Brustik Fully qualified Feldenkrais Method and Bones for Life Practitioner. The Feldenkrais approach is a method of education which profoundly increases our body awareness and addresses underlying patterns that cause everyday movements to become uncomfortable and sometimes painful. A perfect complement to the Alexander Technique, it is a valuable standalone approach which allows discovery and exploration of new ways of moving and being – whether in everyday activities or in the practice of Yoga, Pilates, dance, running, cycling and more.  Cost £38 includes refreshments by Nourish

Dance

Sunday 15 March 15.30-18.30 Awakening – Celebrate You as a Living Being – a 5Rhythms Dance Workshop with Ruth Hirst registered teacher of 5Rhythms & Soul Motion Conscious Movement Modalities. “When we free the body, the heart veins to open. When the body and the heart taste freedom, the mind won’t be far behind. And when we put the psyche into motion, it will start to heal itself” Gabrielle Roth.

Often, we can wake up every morning and without realising it, it can become another routine/pattern, that becomes automatic. We can often find ourselves moving through life, half asleep. What does it mean to be fully alive in your body right now? What if we could wake up each day and become more aware to each moment, to our breathe and what is moving within, right here, right now?

In this 5Rhythms® workshop, we will explore what physical sensations are moving within, exploring the inner and outer landscapes that are within, becoming more aware of life moving through YOU.

We will awaken to the rich juices of being human, opening to the possibilities of being you, with all your uniqueness, letting your wild and free dance awaken to what’s present within you right now.. To awaken to your body, heart, mind and soul. This workshop is for anyone who is curious about life.

This is open to All.. both beginners and experienced dancers of this practice. Time to DANCE!  Cost: £30

 

Sound

Saturday 21 March 13.45 for 14.00-15.15 Spring Equinox Sound Bath with Pam Mullett & Jurek Dabrowski of Sound & Silence Resonant Healing. Come and bathe in wonderful waves of sound as we play our gongs, singing bowls and other instruments – a wonderful way to de-stress that leaves you feeling calm, yet energised and ‘in-tune’.  NB: The contra-indications for sound baths are: Sound Baths are not recommended during the first and last three months of pregnancy, if you have a pacemaker or metal implants or experience epilepsy or other types of seizures, have a sound sensitive condition such as Labyrinthitis or Ménière’s Disease. If you have questions about the sound sessions please contact [email protected]Cost: £20 includes refreshments by Nourish

Yoga

Saturday 28 March 13.45 for 14.00-15.00 Yoga Nidra with Alison Fairchild BWY. Come in, make yourself really comfortable and be guided into a deeply nourishing state of relaxation or Yoga Sleep. Nothing to do, no-one to please — just a whole, delicious hour of deep rest!  For further information click hereCost: £12 including refreshments by Nourish.

 

Retreat

Sunday 29 March 09.45 for 10.00-16.30 Spring Retreat with Rebecca Skeel, Judy Hammond and Julia Mitchell.  A delicious day incorporating Slow Flow Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Mindful Movement and Harp Sensation/Relaxation – a real treat!  Cost: £65 includes refreshments and a light lunch by Nourish

 

 

April

EFT

Introduction to EFT Workshop April 2020 Saturday 4 April 14.00-17.00 Introduction to EFT Workshop with Tanya Lovett Advanced EFT Practitioner. Have you heard of EFT or tapping? Are you intrigued by it and want to know more?This workshop will teach you about the history of Emotional Freedom Techniques, what it’s been used for and show you how to use this self-help tool in your own life to reduce stress, tension and physical pain. Come and find out for yourself how EFT could bring you greater emotional freedom.  Cost: £30 includes refreshments.

Harp Relaxation

Friday 17 April 19.15 for 19.30-20.15 Drift Away Harp Relaxation with Julia Mitchell. Julia is a qualified therapeutic harp practitioner who uses melody, tempo, mode and harmony to bring about a deep sense of relaxation.  Participants simply make themselves comfortable on the floor or on a chair and drift away to the beautiful sound of the harp.  Bring a mat, pillow and blanket and take the time to rest.  Cost: £14 followed by refreshments by Nourish

 

 

 

Retreat

Sunday 19 April 09.30-16.30 Silent Retreat with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow  RSM. This retreat, led by an experienced and skillful guide, will use mindfulness meditation to support us to inhabit the stillness and wonder which we can find deep within through silence.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Cost: by donation. Advance Booking required.  The session starts promptly at 9.30am.

Yoga

Sunday 26 April 11.15-13.15 Yoga Therapy for Sleep Recovery with Jodie Holdway BSc(Hons), 500-hour Art of Teaching Yoga Diploma, BWY, 500-hour Art of Teaching 1 to 1 & Yoga Therapy. A taster workshop to discover specific yogic techniques for sleep recovery. The session will include discussion on sleep,gentle yoga postures (suitable for beginners) and breathwork which can be practised as part of your sleep recovery routine. Herbal tea will be provided. Cost £20