YOGA WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS IN PLYMOUTH

1st Friday of the month

1st October, 5th November, 3rd December, 7th January

7.30pm - 9.00pm

SILENT YIN

@ Space to Move, 2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4GU

YIN is slow, YIN allows the body to stretch, YIN releases tension and joints Yin yoga works on connective tissues and balances the body organs. It is the perfect companion to a gym workout. Based on acupressure techniques we use the map of Chinese traditional medicine meridians to restore and activate various parts of the body. We will be using seasonal understanding of these points and where possible use wall and props (bring belt and brick/block) to go deep. In a world where everything has got faster YIN yoga means your body and mind get to slow down. Let go of everything. You will be introduced to the practice and then the remainder of the session is in silence. With silence comes the additional meditation that is unique to this style of Yin Yoga. If you have never tried a silent practice you may experience new sensations and awakenings. Come and try Plymouth's only SILENT YIN YOGA class and see why YIN IS IN.

Saturday 6th November 2021

10.00-12.00

ARM BALANCE WORKSHOP 2
more time upside down

@ Space to Move, 2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4GU

Building on the arm balance 1 workshop and back bend work shop this Arm Balance 2 workshop takes arm balances to the next level. One reason arm balances are so challenging is they require both strength and flexibility, so having a regular vinyasa style practice and/or having both strength and flexibility should give your the foundation for you to try out the more demanding set of arm balancing postures.

 

Once your yoga practice starts to leave the ground, you begin to fly and add another dimension to your postures. However many classes do not incorporate advanced arm balances and when they do we have no idea what to do. Technique, alignment and tristana (three elements which bring focus to the posture) are vital for some of the more challenging arm balances. . In addition, learning how to fall without injury (if you haven’t already done that) will be a stepping stone to improving the chances of success in some of the more unusual arm balances.

 

The practice of poses that include weight bearing on the arms not only helps prevent osteoporosis but also builds upper body strength. Arm balances help strengthen the balance reflexes, coordination and propioception.

 

Give yourself a physical challenge and blast the winter away.

 

Postures analysed and explored are:

Pincha Mayurasana (variations), Ganda Bherundasana (chinstand), Devaduuta Panna Asana (fallen angel), Koundinyasana transitions, Mula Check up (wide legs or back pack), Astavakrasana

Galavasana, Vrischikasana (scorpion)

COMING SOON in 2022

ARM BALANCE WORKSHOP 1 (stack and fly)

@ Space to Move, 2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4GU

See the world from a different perspective. Learn to defy gravity, build strength and overcome fears through practicing some of the foundation arm balances of the Rocket series (where arm balances feature heavily). We spend so much of our time seated or standing in the yoga studio, at home or work isn’t it time to give those legs a rest? Arm balances not only allow the legs to relax but the shoulders and arms (which are often neglected), are used to make your existing practice challenging but fun. Postures will be explored individually and then linked together for a part Rocket yoga sequence. Postures covered are: pincha mayurasana, bakasana, parsva bakasana A, B, eka pada bakasana, galavasana, koundinyasana A, B, Use this workshop to fly the Rocket and develop a vinyasa practice.

Saturday 2nd October 2021

10.00-12.00

BACKBEND WORKSHOP

go deep to overcome fears

@ Space to Move, 2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4GU

Back bends open up the front of the bosy and expose our vulnerable parts, including the heart and organs. Backbends have been associated with fear. Going deep into a backbend can help us over long standing fears and energise the body.

We will explore the safe way to enter back bends and look at which areas of the body need to be engaged and aligned for backbending to take pressure off the spine.

Safe entry and exits for backbending is vital. You will practice step by step techniques in order to achieve this. You will get to practice fascial stretches and anatomical range of motion techniques as a way to reprogramme your brain. The mind may tell you that backbending is impossible but there are shortcircuits to allow backbends to deepen.

Find out what backbends are all about and how they can be incorporated into your personal practice. Postures explored in the workshop are salabasana A and B, ustrasana, bhekasana, danurasana, parsva danurasana, laguvajrasana, kapotasana A and B and urdva danurasana

This workshop is not suitable for anyone with blood pressure issues or spinal injuries. No physical adjustments will be made during covid-19 safety measures

Saturday 4th December 2021

10.00-12.00

YOGA THERAPY WORKSHOP
FOR BACK PAIN and SCIATICA

@ Space to Move, 2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4GU

Back pain and sciatica  workshop

Includes scoliosis, non specific back pain, and arthritis

This workshop is not suitable for those suffering with herniated disc, spinal injury or those already having had spinal surgery.

Find out how holistic yoga techniques can help manage and even eradicate symptoms and causes of persisent agonising back pain

Come and see why doctors are recommending yoga as a way to resolve back pain issues that they cannot deal with.  Get off medications and lead a new life

All techniques are based on medically researched studies

 

This workshop explores various techniques to manage back pain and sciatica. Many emotions are tied up in the body, particularly the lower back area which causes long term suffering. We will be using  techniques to unravel some of those tight areas that seem to never go away.

 

We have had great success with treating back pain. By incorporating the internal yoga we delve into places which cannot be seen by modern medical science. We utilise thousands of years old yoga science.

 

Be prepared to open up the root causes of pain and suffering and to release them. Leave with a series of techniques you can use on a daily baisis to overcome lower back pain and sciatica.

 

This workshop is not suitable for those suffering with herniated disc, spinal injury or those already having had spinal surgery.

SUNDAY  17th OCTOBER 10.00-12.00

YOGA WORKSHOP:
BREATH BANDHA DRISTI

@ Yoga Blend, Mutley Plain, Plymouth

Breath Bandha Dristi :

The essence of yoga

Begin to develop your practice further.

Gain control over the breath and begin to quiet the mind. Distinguish how correct breathing vastly alters how you approach your yoga practice.

Use the correct (nine) gazing points during the fundamental postures in a vinyasa style or flow class

Build strength and use energy more effectively using the secret yogic locks (bandhas). Learn about the unspoken bandhas.
 

We will explore the philosohopy behind these techniques and then incorporate training to engage and utilise tristana (breath, bandha and dristi) to develop a more focused practice.

THESE ASPECTS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF ALL FLOW YOGA  and ONCE PRACTICED OTHER POSTURES WILL BECOME EASIER TO MASTER

this workshop will use strong practice, so recommended not to eat at least 3 hours before

Saturday 8th January 2022

10.00-12.00

PRANAYAMA AND KRIYA WORKSHOP
ORIGINS OF HATHA YOGA

@ Space to Move, 2 Charles Darwin Road, Mount Wise, Plymouth PL1 4GU

Utilise ancient kriyas (cleansing rites) and shuddhis (purifications) as laid out by the great sages.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika states that these kriyas should be done before any further physical practice to attain unification with the divine.

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras states that these kriyas are the way to overcome the main causes of mental, physical and emotional sorrow, suffering and pain

Discover secret unwritten techniques which have only been passed on orally and are not documented.  The way to get mind, body and soul cleaned in a way that leaves the inner self refreshed and new. 

We will be practising a set of techniques which lead to a lightness and purity not only in the physical body but also  the mental body and energetic body.

Come and see what KRIYA YOGA is all about