Workshops & Courses

4 Week Baby Massage Course

Next Date/Time: Thu 18th October 2018

Developmental Baby Massage is designed to give parents and caregivers the skills to utilise rhythmic strokes and soothing holds, helping them bond with their baby.

Parents and caregivers naturally communicate and provide comfort to their baby through touch. Baby massage enhances this natural process. As well as providing many benefits to your baby, this process can improve caregiver's wellbeing and increase your confidence in responding to your babies needs.

Designed for babies from 8 weeks old (and able to hold up their head) to babies that are standing, this routine uses therapeutic play to establish a balanced body with a wide range of flexible and coordinated movement.

Over the 4-week course you will work on skills that help with

- bonding and attachment

- attunement to babies communication cues

- introduce gentle touch techniques to relieve trauma associated with birth and gestational trauma

- introduce easy, progressive steps towards tummy time

- demonstrate gentle holding positions, stroking and stretching techniques to optimise babies posture and abilities

- reduce digestive discomfort such as colic

- improve sleep

- develop circulatory and breathing rhythms

- develop joint flexibility and muscle strength

All the above steps provide a good foundation for sitting and standing, whilst allowing you one-to-one playtime in a safe and supportive environment.

Each week, there will be an opportunity to meet your fellow classmates, chat and drink tea.

Sonya & Karen will be drawing on their backgrounds in Physiotherapy, Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture to provide guidance on promoting health and wellbeing for caregivers and babies during this time.

Price: £55

How to… Help and Heal Yourself

Next Date/Time: Sat 27th October 2018

with Ben Wolff

When people tell us to take care of ourselves they rarely explain exactly how to do it.

Even those of us who help and heal others find it almost impossible to do for ourselves. Many of us listen to our bodies only to then realise we just don’t understand what it’s saying.

In this workshop you’ll learn 10 ‘Rock-Star Questions’, 6 ‘Variables that make anything better’ and one previously secret, healing technique that’s 3000 years old. This technique unites instinct, intuition and insight via head, heart and gut integration, yet is almost completely unknown in current Yogic circles. You’ll leave with the 3 tools you’ll need to be able to say “Yes, I do feel better!” and mean it.

All done by yoga nidra and the breath, naturally.

  • Hour 1 – Self Care
  • Hour 2 – Self Repair
  • Hour 3 – How to Feel, Better

Date: Saturday 27 October

Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Price: £35

Mindfulness Meditation

Next Date/Time: Sat 3rd November 2018

with Karen Liebenguth

Stressful things happen and often we can’t do very much about them.

Mindfulness helps us discover that we don’t have to live with all the unhelpful thoughts and feelings that our minds tend to throw up in reaction to stressful experiences. Mindfulness practice doesn’t get rid of problems – while we’re alive we’ll always have problems – it helps us change our relationship with them.

In this afternoon of mindfulness practices and meditation, we will explore different aspects of mindfulness and how it can help you better deal with stress and anxiety on a day to day basis.

You’ll experience simple meditation techniques that you can practice in your daily life.

The workshop is suitable for anyone, whether you are new to mindfulness and meditation, or have experience and need a refresher.

Date: Saturday 3 November

Time: 3pm to 6pm

Price: £35

Yin Yoga Workshop

Next Date/Time: Sun 4th November 2018 — 5PM

with Yoska Bosch

Yin Yoga is a slow practise of well-supported seated and supine postures, encouraging softness and nourishment. Each posture is held for 3 to 5 minutes to gently relax and unwind muscular tissue. These sustained holds offer us the opportunity to slow down and stay with what is, moment by moment, breath by breath. The meditative Yin Yoga practice can lead to a sense of greater harmony and peace in life, more ease in body and mind, and a deeper sense of balance. Feelings of calmness, acceptance and gratitude may arise.

Suitable for all yoga practitioners, including beginners.

Dates: Sundays 7 October, 4 November & 2 December

Time: 5pm to 7.30pm

Price: £30

Facing and Embracing Fears - An Inversion Workshop for Everybody

Next Date/Time: Fri 9th November 2018

Facing and Embracing Fears – An Inversions Workshop for Everybody

with Thea Maillard

This inversions workshop empowers students to have fun with their fear, often achieving what they may have previously thought not possible.
We’ll cover the foundations of setting up inversions for newer students, while more advanced practitioners are encouraged to try and explore various up-levels.
This workshop is accessible for practitioners of all levels who want to pay special attention to this area of practice.
Inversions can be some of yoga’s most challenging yet fun poses to practice. Learn to safely defy gravity, starting with a single breath.
In this workshop you will strengthen your core to better support your inversions. We will build upper body strength which will help support and build healthier wrists, elbows and shoulders. 

Date: Friday 9 November

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Price: £25