Past Workshop

Inversion Workshop with Gaia Persico

Sunday 30th of April



£15 for Members and £25 for non Members

A fun and lighthearted workshop for both established inversion practitioners and those exploring going upside down for the first time! Building up poses in easy steps, we will look at handstands, headstands, shoulder stands and more, providing you with detailed guidance to help progress your practice in class and at home.

Back to the Wall Workshop with Linn Haraldsvik

Sunday 6th of May

15:00 - 18:00

£35 for members and £50 for non members

We are delighted that Expert Level Linn Haraldsvik will be back at MA&Y to offer an unmissable workshop focussing on defence in confined spaces. A wall can be your enemy or your friend. We will look at principles to turn problems into opportunities. Improve your ability to deal with attacks against the wall and turn the environment to your advantage. Be prepared for pushing, pulling, slams, chokes, takedowns and kicks against the wall.

Sunday Satsang with Gaia Persico

Sunday 16th of April


Free for Members and £20 for non Members

Join Gaia for an hour of informal philosophy discussion, as we look at yoga practices and ways of thinking that are extremely beneficial for contemporary living. We shall discuss the nature of the Self from the view of Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra. This philosophy can help us inhabit a more aware and embodied state, free from mind-created suffering, and offer a healthier approach to others and ourselves. This event is free for Members.


Yoga & Stress Management with Chris Swain

Saturday 28th of January


£25 for Members and £35 for non Members

The stress response developed as a short term survival mechanism, not being intended to be maintained over a long period of time. However, modern lifestyle can trigger this response on a daily basis. In this workshop we shall develop an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of stress, how it is generated by perceived threats and explore how restorative yoga postures can help us move towards a state of relaxation instead.


Intuitive Eating with Kacie Shoulders

Sunday 29th of January



£15 for Members and £25 for non Members

Are you bored of starting new diets and constantly ‘falling off the wagon’? Join us for an introduction to Intuitive Eating. This offers an opportunity to move away from diets, tuning into listening to your body when it comes to what you eat and how you move. We will discuss what constitutes Intuitive Eating, debunk some myths about the practice and suggest strategies to implement it into your life for a healthier relationship to food.

Gong Bath with Charlie Merton

Sunday 12th of February


£25 for Members and £35 for non Members

Join us for an evening workshop honoring Imbolc, the quickening of Spring, through observing how we transition from the hibernation of winter into this season of rebirth and renewal. The yin practice will embody this transition from water to the wood element, through the energy of the kidney/bladder channel pairing and liver/gallbladder channels. The practice will generate appropriate energy to move any stagnancy and generate possibility. The one-hour Gong Bath will create a soundscape for the body to process deep release and transformation to invite a joyful wonderment of life.

Charlie Merton is an experienced qualified crystal and sound therapist and began teaching Yoga in 2011 following a decade of exploring the practice. Prior to beginning her path as a yoga teacher, Charlie trained as a musician and taught instrumentally for many years. A qualified Music Therapist with an MA in music therapy, she runs regular gong baths across London's top studios, as well as monthly workshops incorporating a combination of integral practices such as chanting, pranayama, asana, and sound baths. Charlie has received extensive training in Kirtan, Yoga Nidra, as well as Yin and Restorative Yoga under the guidance of Norman Blair, Judith Lasater, Sarah Powers, and Bernie Clark.

This workshop is suitable for anyone; please come wearing comfortable clothing and bring eye shades, so that you can deeply relax into the practice.

Yin Yoga & Gong Bath Workshop with Charlie Merton

Sunday 26th of June


£25 for Members and £35 for non Members

Join Charlie for this nurturing Sunday Evening practice to honour summer solstice and the transition from the longest day of light, as we end the month of June.
You are invited to be guided through a journey of gentle yin yoga for the body and an hour of the sacred yoga of sound. Soundscapes using multiple planetary gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal bowls and other sinuous sounds will give the body an opportunity to absorb the residue of the physical practice and continue the process of deep release and transformation.

The solstice encourages us to celebrate the light of summer to bring forth everything that is hidden to blossom. This time of the year allows us to find the energy and freshness in ourselves, to break through dullness and creative inactivity, as we celebrate all the abundant evidence of life’s continuation with joy and wonderment. This workshop will activate the element of fire within the heart, and recognition of the power of the sun internally and externally. Solstice literally means, Sun Standing Still.

This workshop is suitable for anyone; please come wearing comfortable clothing and bring eye shades, so that you can deeply relax into the practice.

Charlie is an experienced yin yoga teacher, sound therapist and music therapist. With an MA in music psychotherapy and extensive training in yin yoga & restorative yoga under the continued guidance of her mentor Norman Blair, in addition to receiving training from Sarah Powers, Bernie Clarke, and Judith Lasater. Studying tantric practices from Sianna Sherman, Shree Devi Bringi, YogaRupa & Christopher Hareesh Wallis.


Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshop with Lon Gibbons

Saturday 28th of May


£25 for Members and £35 for non Members

Stress is a normal and essential part of life. Resilience is a measure of how we handle stress. Restorative yoga practices like yin yoga and yoga nidra are excellent stress management skills, vital for building and maintaining physical, mental and emotional resilience. The nervous system is designed to react and then recover. It is how well we can switch between these two states that is the key.  These slower and more relaxing techniques have a calming effect directly on the nervous system and allow a more easeful switching on of the parasympathetic response. Practised regularly, they build resilience by widening the ‘window of tolerance’ between reacting to and recovering from a stressful or traumatic incident.

Yin yoga is slow, with poses being held for 2-5 minutes, giving time for the body and mind to relax. Some props may be used to ensure comfort rather than effort. Yoga Nidra is a very deep relaxation practice, usually practised lying down, which takes you to the liminal place between being awake and being asleep, a healing space. 

Lon has been teaching these practices for over 20 years.  Whether you may be new to these techniques or already familiar with them, do not miss two hours of nourishing and relaxing yoga. Learn ways to continue building resilience through your own practice at home and gain life-long skills of self regulation. Please come wearing warm layers and bring eye shades, so you can allow comfort to deepen your experience.



Groundwork Workshop with Linn Harldsvik

Saturday 14th May 2022


£30 for Members and £25 April Early Bird Offer

MA&Y are delighted to host Expert Level Linn H.E. Haraldsvik from Rencounter Krav Maga. The workshop will focus on all aspects of groundwork from the KMG Practitioner level curriculum including takedowns.

Linn is the highest ranked female Krav Maga instructor in the UK with KMG. Linn founded 'Rencounter Krav Maga' in Edinburgh and prior to that she taught for IKMS in Edinburgh, Krav Maga Trondheim in Norway, as well as teaching military Krav Maga as a hand-to-hand combat instructor in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Please note this workshop is for MA&Y Krav Maga members only. If you wish to come along, then join us!

Gut & Brain Nutrition Workshop with Kacie Shoulders

Saturday 7th of May


£15 for Members and £25 for non Members

Recent studies show that the health of your gut can affect the rest of your physical and mental health. Explore the link between the gut and wellbeing, your mood, anxiety and attention span, as well as what you can do to improve your gut health. Other topics covered will include your gut and COVID, the effect of coffee habits and taking antibiotics, and whether the newly promoted gut microbiome tests are worth the cost.

Kacie is a qualified personal trainer, yoga teacher and martial arts instructor. She holds an MSc in Nutrition and is passionate about getting people moving and empowering them to live a healthier lifestyle.


Meditation Discovery Workshop 

Sunday 27th February 2022


£25 for Members and £35 for non-Members

Join meditation teacher Catherine Turner for a profoundly relaxing experiential exploration of meditation.

Most of us want to meditate. We intuitively need that re-connection beyond external distractions and our thoughts, so what is stopping us? We will explore the preconceptions which hold us back, such as you have to sit cross legged or you have to be peaceful, and experience ways we can connect to the natural stillness within us all.

During this 2 hour session, we will immerse ourselves in deeply calming guided meditations, as well as discussing practical steps to make meditation a daily habit. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions
About Catherine: a twenty-year journey with yogic meditative practices began while Catherine was Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire Health & Beauty and more recently, a contributor to Psychologies, Porter and Conde Nast Traveller. The profound benefits she experienced led her to take time out to learn and absorb more on her travels to India, Bali, and Thailand. She loves sharing techniques she has learned with everyone - beginners or more experienced yogis, of all ages and all walks of life.



Yin Yoga and Gong Bath Workshop 

Saturday 29th January 2022


£25 for Members and £35 for non-Members

Join us for the Yin Yoga And Gong Bath with Arianna Santucci and James Crossley. Immerse yourself in this series of long held, deeply relaxing floor poses targeting the deepest tissues of the body and restore youthful joint mobility, as you quietly activate your life force. This practice will be followed by a sound bath where you will be surrounded by the vibrations produced by the instruments such as chimes, singing bowels, gong, crystal harp, and hand pans, Asound bath or sound therapy affects the entire body to bring a state of meditation, relaxation, and healing

Bring warm clothing, a pillow, a blanket, an eye mask or anything that may allow you to cosy and enjoy the experience.

FREE - Women's Only Self Defence workshop.

Sunday 3rd October 2021

14.00 - 15:30

This is an event for women only, to teach skills in self defence and to raise awareness in prevention techniques.

This class is free. However we are partnering with Women's Aid, our chosen charity, so if you wish to support the event, any donation would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the link below:


Some of the class activity will be done in pairs. If you would like to train with a friend / work colleague / family member, please ensure you book a slot for both of you. We recommend wearing clothing that you are comfortable moving around in and bringing a bottle of water.

There are limited numbers (20 spaces for each slot) due to the size of the training space. As we have had a lot of interest, if you cannot find a space, we suggest checking at a later date for cancellations.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Julian & Gaia

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