Workshops

A Day to Explore - Gentle Yoga and Somatic Practices with Charlotte Preston

Somantic - of the body', tuning in, noticing what we may feel or experience within the realm of our body, beyond the everyday level of awareness. How it is if we really take the time to notice, and drop in to a deeper experience of body, breath, movement?
Join Charlotte for a day of exploration, and discover how gentle yoga can be at the same time strengthening and invigorating! Alongside yoga postures, we will be exploring 'somatic' movements, movements which help form a connection from brain to body, and encourage greater ease of movement. We will be moving our bodies in a variety of different ways, with care, and allowing time to rest as well.
The aim of the day will be to awaken, strengthen and also relax the body and mind through our yoga practice. 


When: Saturday April 27th
Time: 10.30am-4.00pm
Cost: £50

10.30am - 12.30pm Morning session : we will explore how to wake up the body through movement, and a gentle, unhurried, at the same time challenging and strengthening approach to yoga - inspired by Vanda Scaravelli
12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 4.00pm Restorative yoga, body-focused (somatic) meditation, a long relaxation.

Suitable for everyone.





When: Saturday July 27th
Time: 10.30am-4.00pm
Cost: £50

Yin & Meditation workshop with Yoska

 This workshop invites you to drop into the still and gentle practices of Yin yoga and meditation. Modern day busy, active lifestlyes could be said to have a Yang quality and this can become a habitual way of being and bring us out of balance. The quiet practices of Yin yoga and meditation will help to redress the balance, creating space to slow down physically, mentally and emotionally.

In Yin yoga, postures are mostly floor based, we hold them for an extended period of time, and they are generally passive, encouraging a letting go of muscular effort. The effect of practicing in this way can be deeply grounding and calming.

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When: Sunday May 26th
Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm
Cost: £20


In the last part of the workshop we will drop into deeper stillness through the practice of meditation. After we have invited more space and ease into the body through the Yin yoga postures, we will find a comfortable seat in which we will explore a mindful meditation practice.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.








A series of day long workshops with Tara Fraser 

Tara will be teaching 2 day long workshops on Saturdays in May and October this year.  Her teaching is influenced by many traditions, and more recently with her Rolfing experience,  and she brings many facets of yoga theory and practice into her classes.  More specific details of each workshop will be revealed closer to the time, but the nature of Tara's teaching is that it is very intuitive and geared very much to the individual circumstances of the particular day and the unique set of circumstances connected to each group of students on the workshops.  It is likely that these will be fully subscribed, so we recommend booking early to secure a place.  

When: Saturday May 11th
Time: 10.30-4.00pm
Cost: £70








When: Saturday October 12th
Time: 10.30-4.00pm
Cost: £70

Please email to book or for more details - nigel@yogajunction.co.uk








Seeds of the Solstice: An Embodied Sanskrit Workshop with Tiffany Thorne

There is a sense that time stands still through the potent days just after the summer solstice: let the Gayatri or 'Song' of the body take you toward the still turning point of the year through the breath. 

In this workshop you will encounter a practice for the junctions of day and night, to make the most sacred pilgrimage, that within your own body. Expect a gentle Scaravelli-inspired yoga practice session suitable for all, and some seated learning.

You will get to see that Sanskrit is a language of great clarity and simplicity of expression: in this workshop we will unpack some of the verses on the breath of an ancient text, the Vijnanabhairavatantra, each of them a yoga practice in its own right. But more than just the language of the transmission of any one teaching, Sanskrit is an exploration of sound in the body. It is a path of perception into our very own embodiment, into the fabric of our tissues and the vibrational matrix of phenomenal existence itself.

Investigating the Bija mantras and letters of the Sanskrit alphabet you will make the first steps into the sounds of Sanskrit from an enquiry into the locations of sound production within your own body, and gain an awareness of how the sounds of Sanskrit call us into being as a part of the phenomenal world. In this workshop you will learn to write Sanskrit characters, recognise them for yourself in selected readings, and pronounce them with a grasp of what they convey.

Experience for yourself the embodied nature of Sanskrit in a celebration of the Summer solstice








When: Sunday June 23rd
Time: 12.30pm-6.00pm
Cost: £55

Subtle Yoga workshops with Tarik Dervish


Unlike many, my Yoga journey began with subtle meditative practices and I discovered asana many years later. For me, yoga has always been a process that starts with the mind and works its way outwards through the energy body and into the physical body. Though I enjoy and appreciate asana practice, subtle work still remains the jewel of my practice. The experience that I look for in Yoga is best served by working with chakras, meridians, marma points and the subtle essences of prana, tejas and ojas that go on to form the physical body. We will also explore one of the pillars of classical yoga and ayurveda which is the proper maintenance of agni, or metabolic power. The physical agni is best served by diet, lifestyle and appropriate asana practice. The agni of the pranic body is kindled by more subtle tantric practices like pranayama and kriya yoga.

When: Saturday June 29th
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
Cost: £75

In these workshops, I will approach asana practice from this classical perspective. We will consider the modes of practice from a classical and ayurvedic perspective which are one and the same. We will then practise some simple tantric meditations that bring the pranic body to life and give you a glimpse of yoga’s potential from the point of view of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Each day will be a blend of classical yoga philosophy from the era of Kashmiri Shaivism and Hatha Yoga and a variety of asana and subtle practices. They can also be used to gain CPD points.

Entry criteria: You need to have practised yoga for least three years to appreciate these workshops.



When: Saturday September 28th
Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Cost: £75
Teacher: Tarik Dervish

Move into Stillness - workshop with Charlotte Preston

Join Charlotte for a long, restorative practice to bring you back to yourself. This workshop will include movement in the form of yoga asana practice and qigong with lots of time to explore how to move in a way that suits your own unique body and level of energy. We will move into stillness with comfortable restorative poses, simple breathing practices and a spacious relaxation at the end.

Suitable for all levels


       





When: Saturday August 17th
Time: 10.30am-1.00pm
Price: £25
Teacher: Charlotte Preston

Iyengar yoga workshops with Tessa Bull

Iyengar Yoga teacher, Tessa Bull, runs regular workshop at Yoga Junction. These provide an opportunity to explore your yoga practice in greater depth as well as take on new challenges. Further details about the individual workshops will be provided nearer the date of the workshop.

Workshop Dates:
2019
May 18, 
July 6, 
Sept 21, 
Nov 2.






When: Saturday mornings
Time: 10.00-12.30pm
Cost: on application
Teacher: Tessa Bull

For more information, or booking, 
contact Tessa on 07973 279 741 
or email tessa.bull@gmail.com

Pranayama and breath-work workshop with Laurent Roure

In the Spring of 2020, Laurent will be offering a 30hrs Intensive Pranayama and breath work course at Yoga Junction, in London. 
Set over the space of three weekends, one in April and two in May, the structure of the course is designed to be easily comprehensible and accessible to all yoga teachers, interested yoga practitioners of all levels but also for any therapists who would like to introduce breathwork benefits to their clients.
Students will gain a well-rounded and excellent understanding of pranayama and breath-work, in both theory and practice, through a clear step-by-step approach. The course is particularly suitable for those teachers who wish to refine and hone their breath-work skills and introduce the foundations of pranayama and breath-work into their classes.

In order to figure out if this course is for you, Laurent is offering an opportunity to dip your toes into the course material through a 2-hour taster workshop.

You will have the opportunity to discuss the content of the course including the origin of pranayama, why breathing correctly is so important and the basics of cultivating a nurturing and safe breathing practice.

Most importantly, Laurent will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about the full course set over the three weekends.

During this taster, you will experience a few breathing and meditative techniques, and you will be given a small hand out with all the information about the full-length course and how to book it.

If you are interested in reading more about the full-length course happening in April and May 2020 please email Laurent on info@yogalaurent.com 



When: Sunday November 10th 
Time: 1.00-3.00pm
Cost: £15
Teacher: Laurent Roure





First Aid Courses with MGM Training

Our first aid course is open to all, make sure your certification is up to date. To book and pay, please click on the course you prefer and you will be taken directly to the booking page.

Syllabus:
-Insight into Health and Safety(First Aid) Regulations
-Managing in incident - Priorities of First Aid Resuscitation
-Blood loss - Treatment of an unconscious casualty
-Treatment of shock - General discussion on Studio based injury/illness
-Treatment of burns and siezures

To book see links below -  





Certificate issued: Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Next course: May 19th 2019

(All courses run on Sundays 12.30-6.30pm)

Cost:   £75.00