Awaken – Urban Retreat Workshop
December 28-31, 2019, 9:30-5:00pm at triyoga Camden
Join Jean + Anna to celebrate the holiday season and coming of the new year with triyoga’s well-loved ‘urban retreat’ workshops. The urban retreat brings the benefits of a yoga retreat without leaving London during the holidays.
Along with Jean + Anna, Nikki Slade, resident kirtan leader at triyoga, will, at different times, lead chanting, while Sarah Deco, a professional storyteller, will weave in the power of story and myth. Through their combined intention and skilful teaching/expression, a nurturing space for practice, contemplation and transformation prepares the way for an auspicious beginning to 2020.
This year’s retreat explores conscious embodiment through perceptual sensing, postural enquiry and somatic movement as doorways into the direct experience of essence of being. Drawing upon the five elements linked to the five senses – earth, water, fire, wind and space – known as the pañca mahā-bhūtas, elemental practice becomes a way to access inner wisdom and lived experience.
The retreat offers time and space to engage in traditional yoga practice along with contemporary exploration and interpretation.
Each day includes an active and restorative āsana (postural) practice, as well as praṇāyama (breath) and dhyāna (meditation). At different times during the retreat there is formal kirtan (chanting) and satsang where the focus of the retreat is experienced through personal reflection, journaling, stories and facilitated discussion. The retreat will culminate in the customary way with a celebratory kirtan led by Nikki to say farewell to 2019 and welcome in the new year. This final kirtan is open to family and friends with tickets available in advance or on the day.
A vegetarian lunch from the Nectar Café is included in the retreat fee.
For further information + booking please click here
Day Workshops at Flow Tunbridge Wells
Join me for these unique + intimate workshops at Flow Studios
£80 per day including delicious vegan lunch – to book please click here
- March 20, 2020, 10:30-3pm – Wholeness of Being and Flow: In this workshop we’ll explore how the many make the whole: billions of individual cells make a whole organism, individual bones and joints form a skeleton, individual waves make an ocean, and trees a forest… and so individual actions make a rounded and balanced life as well as a rounded and balanced asana practice!These actions grow from movement patterns that form the stepping stones of our growth and developmental process into fully functioning beings. They are the building blocks for being in the world from infanthood to adulthood. By remembering and revisiting them we can feel how they underpin our ability to move well (or not). This in turns helps us reintegrate them into more the sophisticated actions and movements that we see, practice and use in yoga (and life). It also supports us to move with more natural ease, skill, grace and strength.
- July 10, 2020, 10:30-3pm – Mapping the Body: Our body and how we move are reflections and expressions of our life and our inner experiences. All that happens to us is absorbed into our body, affecting how it grows, breathes, moves, stands and is. In this workshop we take time to awaken into the felt sense of the body through mapping the anatomical pathways of bodily structures and systems along with the yogic energy patterns of the vayus to access inner wisdom and experience of essence of being.
Further workshop dates:
- October 9, 2020, 10:30-3pm
- December 11, 2020, 10:30-3pm
Workshops will include breath awareness, vinyasa, restorative, yin, partner work and meditation.
Yoga Celebration Day
June 20, 2020, 10:00-4:00pm at The Southampton Yoga Association
Differentiate, Activate, Integrate: Join Jean for a workshop to explore, feel and understand how bones, ligaments and joints have their own distinct functionality and role within the body. You’ll discover how they relate and work together to create wholeness of activation and full movement connectivity and integration. We’ll delve into the theory of our structure, but more importantly into creative movement explorations through experiential anatomy along with somatic yoga practices to cultivate and notice how subtle awareness and small changes within us have the most profound effect on how we feel, breathe and move our body in the circumstances of our lives.
Morning Session: 10am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 4:00pm
For further information + booking please click here
Yogaria Aerial Yoga Workshops
Dates to be confirmed
Classes and workshops draw upon the authentic yogasana system and integrate it with the principals of aerial training using a rigged silken cocoon material, which stretches organically yet has tremendous strength, like another skin, to harness, support and lift us from the ground.
Every session begins with gentle mat based asana work to strengthen and safely prepare the body and mind for the challenges of aerial work. We then move on to develop the practice in to fluid sequences using the cocoon alternatively with floor work to both elevate and ground.
Fun and challenging as well as restorative and gentle, Yogaria Aerial Yoga invites you to develop your confidence, strength and agility whilst deepening your yoga practice mentally and physically both on and off the mat.
Important Notes on Aerial Yoga workshops: Aerial work is strong, so expect to be challenged, stretched and strengthened to the core!
Mat work and partner work are both integral parts of aerial practice, so please come prepared to work on the yoga mat as well as in the air, and to share the practice and work with others.
Please also bring along extra clothing: one long and one half-sleeved top (no vests) and a long or knee length bottom (not baggy) to layer yourself with, so as to avoid friction of the skin with the cocoon