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Yoga & Wellbeing
Bring your notepad and pen and prepare yourself to combine CBT skills and yoga. Expect to be led through a[…]
Bring your notepad and pen and prepare yourself to combine CBT skills and yoga. Expect to be led through a class that addresses topics such as anxiety, worry and self-care and how to use psychological techniques and yoga to complement each other.
This class will help you understand the connection between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings from a psychological and yogic perspective leaving you with strategies that you can use anywhere, from the bus to your desk.
This class is led by Sara, who is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and is currently provisionally accredited by the British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). She has been working in mental health for several years. Sara has focused on client groups with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
1:00 - 1:45
Releasing Stress through Meditation
Did you know that 74% of people in the UK have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable[…]
Did you know that 74% of people in the UK have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope (source). On the other hand, meditating daily has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels. However, many still claim that they can’t meditate. If you are one of them, attend this class to know how a simple meditation technique can change your life. Yes, anyone, absolutely anyone can meditate.
This class is taught by Andre Berry, who is vegan and an experienced meditation teacher. He has taught meditation to hundreds of complete beginners in 5 countries. In this class he will talk about the benefits of Meditation in everyday life along with instruction on a simple meditation technique.
2:00 - 2:45
Fun Flow: Vinyasa Flow for All Ages & Abilities
An energising, dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class, incorporating breath work for connection with mind, body and soul. This style of[…]
An energising, dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class, incorporating breath work for connection with mind, body and soul. This style of yoga is characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
This class taught by a lovely Yoga teacher, Anna, will leave you buzzing happily throughout the day.
3:00 - 3:45
How to BLOOM With Mindfulness
Learn a simple approach for leading a less stressful, more mindful life with the BLOOM approach to mindfulness. Darren Yap[…]
Learn a simple approach for leading a less stressful, more mindful life with the BLOOM approach to mindfulness. Darren Yap of Wimble Wellness has developed this system to help busy people to develop their mindfulness practice and beat stress. In this workshop, you will get to experience the BLOOM system which will give you ideas and motivation to keep practising. From sitting quietly to flowing movement, you will learn a variety of techniques to bring inner calm into your life.
4:00 - 4:45
Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga to Balance Chakras
Get in touch with your energy centres and channel more creativity, confidence and joy into your life. This class will[…]
Get in touch with your energy centres and channel more creativity, confidence and joy into your life. This class will be a dynamic flow class where you will smoothly flow from one posture to the other with the aim of balancing the energies – Chakras. Each posture in the class will focus on a chakra. Some of the postures will be held and some will be dynamic – the perfect combination of holding on and letting go.
This class will be led by Nikesh Shah, who is trained in both Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles of Yoga. This class is suitable for beginners.
11:00 - 11:45
Ahimsa in the Body and Mind
Compassion. Non-violence. Non-harm. As vegans, we always strive to embody these traits to the world around us, but what about[…]
Compassion. Non-violence. Non-harm. As vegans, we always strive to embody these traits to the world around us, but what about to ourselves?
Join Nikola for an open-level 45 minute Vinyasa flow where you will move with intention, opening our hearts and creating space as we encourage positive energy, and cultivate feelings of compassion towards ourselves.
12:00 - 12:45
Talk - The Power of Compassion
Attend this inspiring talk given by Keith, army veteran, vegan and Tai chi teacher, to explore the power of compassion.[…]
Attend this inspiring talk given by Keith, army veteran, vegan and Tai chi teacher, to explore the power of compassion.
Between 2004 and 2012 Keith served in the UK’s elite Parachute Regiment and served in Afghanistan. The “Paras” are a highly trained, highly motivated and highly aggressive combat infantry unit that form the spearhead of the UK’s Armed Forces. They are shock troops and are excellent at what they do – defeating the enemy. In this talk, Keith will share how his experiences fighting in Afghanistan became the catalyst for peace and a vegan lifestyle
You can read more about his journey on his website: https://www.daoofawakening.com/
1:00 - 1:45
Hatha Yoga for a Healthy Spine
Hatha Yoga for a Healthy Spine with Sebnem Hatha yoga is the oldest branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha[…]
Hatha Yoga for a Healthy Spine with Sebnem
Hatha yoga is the oldest branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha literally means “force” and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. The Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā is a classic fifteenth-century Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, is among the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga.
This yoga class taught by Sebnem will also have a focus on opening the spine. The diverse set of postures in the sequence will work on all areas of your back. You’ll learn how to stretch it, strengthen it, relieve lower back pain, and soothe your spine.
This workshop will explore the best way to improve your backbend and explain how and why it works, and why, sometimes, it doesn’t. The workshop also includes pranayama and relaxation. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
2:00 - 2:45
An Introduction to Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Tai Chi is a Chinese Internal Martial Art originally developed in 13th-Century China, but is perhaps more commonly practiced around[…]
Tai Chi is a Chinese Internal Martial Art originally developed in 13th-Century China, but is perhaps more commonly practiced around the world today as a health-promoting exercise, combining slow and gentle movements with synchronised breathing.
Tai Chi has been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, lower back pain, joint pain, headaches, sleeping disorders and arthritis, among many other benefits. Tai Chi can also increase mobility, flexibility, balance and mental quietude. In addition, Tai Chi has been shown to improve aerobic capacity, increased energy levels and build muscle strength.
This instructor of this class no less than a hero! Keith Abraham, a war veteran, who served in Afghanistan, made a drastic shift in his lifestyle as he embraced Taichi and veganism. He says “After years of heartbreak from the loss of comrades in Afghanistan, the anger of several failed relationships, the pain of an abused body and the anxiety of not knowing what to do with my life, I found a tool that offered me a path to greater self-mastery – Tai Chi. Tai Chi’s graceful, fluid movements offers you time and space to do, not think; to move and act without hesitation. Tai Chi focuses the mind, exercises the body and can even help you manage reactions to strong emotions.”
3:00 - 3:45
Yin Yoga for Relaxing and Opening Tight Hips and Hamstrings
Yin Yoga is one of the most relaxing and static style of Yoga that allows you to make a deep[…]
Yin Yoga is one of the most relaxing and static style of Yoga that allows you to make a deep connection with your body and release hidden tension. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held, accessing deeper layers of fascia.
If you struggle with too many racing thoughts and crave for calm, Yin Yoga is perfect for you. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. Led by the certified Yin teacher, Sebnem, this class will have a special focus on opening and stretching the stiff muscles in hips and hamstrings.