Yoga Events

Yoga for a Healthy Sleep’: 15th September 2018

You will learn about:

  1. The importance of sleep for general good health and main sleep disorders
  2. The different stages of sleep according to yogic philosophy
  3. Specific yogic practices to restore healthy sleep patterns.

 

Yoga for a Healthy Digestive System’: 20th October 2018

You will learn about:

  1. The brain-gut axis communication that supports our digestive system
  2. The importance of deep breathing for optimum digestive function
  3. Stress, trauma and modern chakra theory in relation to digestive health
  4. The use of sounds and meditation to stimulate digestion.

 

Yoga for Healthy Bones’: 10th November 2018

Topics covered include:

  1. The importance of maintaining the good health of our bones.
  2. The risk factors that may damage them, and in particular risk factors for osteopenia and osteoporosis.
  3. Basic overview of bone anatomy.
  4. The ‘Do’s” and “Don’ts” of yoga practice and modifications of traditional poses when we have weak bones.

 

'Yoga for Healthy Neck and Shoulders': 24th November 2018

In this workshop you will:

  1. Learn how to assess your own imbalances that may cause neck and shoulder pain
  2. Practise a simple yet effective therapeutic yoga routine to relieve general neck & shoulder pain.
  3. Learn about the anatomy in order to understand the most common causes for neck and shoulder pain. We will address issues mentioned in the questionnaires and practise appropriate exercises for these conditions.
  4. Feel the benefits of movements, proper breathing and relaxation on your neck and shoulders, and whole being.

Yoga for a Healthy Heart’: date tbc in 2019

In this workshop you will:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of the functions of the heart and its circulatory system
  2. Learn about the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the impact of stress and the role of the vagus nerve
  3. Learn about Dean Ornish’s program for reversing heart disease and practise his yoga regimen
  4. Learn how you can use the breath to trigger the relaxation response and impact on your heart health
  5. Learn which yoga postures are recommended to maintain and improve the health of the cardiovascular system
  6. Practise relaxation and meditation.

 

'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs': date tbc in 2019

This workshop is both a taster and a refresher of the 12-week course on ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’.

What Our Yoga Practitioners Say

"Just to say I enjoyed the [Yoga for a Healthy Sleep] workshop yesterday. I arrived feeling shattered from a disturbed night and left feeling wide awake but very relaxed.  All aches and pains have gone today and I had so much more energy and positive thoughts having had a really good sleep last night. Thank you so much."
Ann
"I have found the one off workshops on Healthy Bones, Back & Shoulders a very useful and informative tool when dealing with various aches, pains and physical problems that arise in daily life. It is very positive feeling to know how to combat these without having to resort to taking painkillers. Also practising yoga moves anyway gives a very positive feeling. So I would recommend it to everyone."
Patricia
"I participated in Emanuela’s informative and encouraging Yoga for Healthy Bones workshop. The session was a mix of trying out poses and finding out about the research that links yoga practice to healthier bones. Emanuela’s teaching was carefully planned to meet the needs of participants, gently challenging and very supportive. I went away from the workshop feeling I had learned about the positive effects of yoga on bone health and more determined to keep going with my yoga." 
Melissa