Past Workshops

 

Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshop with Lon Gibbons

Saturday 28th of May

16:00-18:00

£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

14:00-17:00

£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

16:00-17:30

£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

16:00-18:00

£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

16:30-18:30

£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
and
16:30-18:00

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:

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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 bring a bottle of water.

There are limited numbers (20 spaces for each slot) due to the size of 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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