AUTUMN SHORT COURSES
These two courses are designed to mindfully introduce the practice of breath control, which will help support your asana practice and will enhance many aspects of your life. Each course is independent but taken together will offer more time to develop your knowledge and strengthen your pranayama practice.
£40 / £35 Arlington members, concessions
£70 / £60 Arlington members for both courses
(for Fundamentals and Deepening Short Courses)
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE BREATH
with Laura Gonzalez
Friday 12, 19 October
16.30 – 18.00
During Fundamentals of the Breath, you will:
• Learn preparations and purification techniques that will help to boost the benefits of pranayama
• Learn about the breath – to observe it, to follow it and to enhance it
• Deepen your breath, allowing you to become more aware and mindful, calm and focused
The course is suitable if you have a yoga or meditation practice and want to delve deeper into yoga. Complete pranayama beginners are welcome, as are those practitioners who have done some pranayama but don’t have a regular practice. You will acquire the tools and techniques required to help you set, refine and sustain an individual pranayama practice. Laura will give you practice sheets at the end of the course.
DEEPENING YOUR BREATH (for yoga & life)
with Laura Gonzalez
Friday 9 November 16.30 – 18.00
Saturday 10 November 12.00 – 13.30
During Deepening your Breath you will:
• Learn to deepen your breath, allowing you to become more aware and mindful, calm and focused
• Practice equal breath, inhaling and exhaling, which will enhance your yoga practice
• Take a closer look at how the breath can be applied to life
• Learn more about how this practice relates to the Ashtanga yoga system
This course is for practitioners who have a yoga or meditation practice and want to delve deeper into yoga. Complete pranayama beginners are welcome (and you don’t need to have done the fundamentals of the breath course). Also welcome are practitioners who have some pranayama experience. You will develop the tools and techniques required to help you set, refine and sustain an individual pranayama practice. Laura will provide practice sheets at the end of the course.
ASHTANGA YOGA INTERMEDIATE SERIES CLINIC
with Rosina Bonsu
Friday 26 October
16.30 – 18.30
£25 / £20 Arlington members / concessions
This course is for practitioners curious to explore the asanas of the intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga. This series contains a challenging but accessible palette of back bends, forward folds and arm balances.
It is suitable for anyone with an established primary series practice who wants to:
* Take a first step into the postures contained within the practice
* Raise questions about the practice
* Delve into the underlying principles
* Understand and clarify the physical requirements of the body within each posture
BELT & BRACES
with Catherine Hardy
Friday 16 November 2018
16.30 – 18.30
£25/£20 Arlington members / concessions
This two-hour class will teach you how to use a belt beyond stretching it over the soles of your feet and across the back of your shoulders for example, how to bind your arms for support.
In this special winter workshop learn how to unlock poses with ease using a belt that will help you stretch, strengthen and support your muscles. This will give you the “belt and braces” you need for the confidence to try new poses you might have thought were not for you.
YIN YOGA EVENING
with Fi Shepherd
A deeply restorative session easing out tension both in the body and mind
Friday 7 December 2018
18.00 – 19.30
£25/£23 Arlington members / concessions
Fi Shepherd offers a gorgeous candlelit restorative yoga session, taking the attention within, allowing the body to gently stretch and the mind to come to stillness. Yin yoga works deep into the joints and tissues by holding postures for a few minutes so that the muscles can relax. As the muscles relax, allowing the mind to switch off the internal chatter, the focus becomes the breath, releasing and melting your body into the pauses between the breaths.
Fi is a 500hr Seasonal Yoga Teacher, Yoga therapist and Life Coach. After practising yoga on and off for over 20 years Fi decided to undertake a yoga teacher training to develop her own yoga practice further and to bring much needed calmness into her life. The training proved to be life changing and Fi decided to give up working in the corporate sector so that she could share her passion for yoga and help others find the same calmness she has found. Undertaking further yoga teacher training, NPL practitioner training and qualifying as a yoga therapist have allowed Fi to establish her own business and create her ideal work/life balance.
‘We live such busy and stressful lives, always on the go and always switched on. Whether it’s work life or home life we rarely take the time to properly relax and switch off… i decided i wanted to specialise in the therapeutic aspects of yoga, helping people to find stillness and calm their busy minds, in ways that fit in with their busy lives.’