Please enjoy a look at the workshops we have led in the past. If you are interested in bringing these workshops to your studio or venue, please get in touch to discuss the viability.

The Nine Gates – 2 December 2017

There are Nine Gates of the Body, through which everything enters from food and air to diseases and sense information. When we close these Nine Gates through Yoga practice, a Tenth Gate opens and we perceive the world in a very different way. Join us for this workshop where we will explore the practice of Pratyahara, so often neglected in modern Yoga, yet vital for evolving beyond a certain point. We will investigate a variety of Yoga techniques that will close off these Gates, heightening your inner sense experience. [...]

The Union of Sun and Moon – 4 November 2017

Yoga texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Yajnavalkya have many esoteric references to celestial bodies such as the sun, moon and stars, and to subtle human physiology such as chakras, nadis and prana. In this event we will demystify the "Cosmic Body" through practical exploration of movement, breath, sound and meditation, and begin to understand these references as pointers to developing real relationship (intimacy) with our own body, breath, mind and beyond. We will also take some time to explore how [...]

Sacred Sound – 7 October 2017

Sacred Sound (Nada) of all types can be an incredibly powerful agent of transformation in our lives. Yoga offers many different ways to use sound in our practice, from the repetition of simple mantras, through the joyous devotion of Kirtan and on to the complexities of Vedic chanting. Join us for a few hours focusing on the simple ways that we can bring about change by introducing Sacred Sounds (Mantra) into Asana (posture), Pranayama (breath work) and Meditation practices. Even if you have no prior experience of using your [...]

Breath of Life – 9 September 2017

Breath is life. Beyond our survival needs, the ancient texts of Yoga tell us again and again how vital mastery of our breathing processes is to our health and, ultimately, to our freedom. Join us for a few hours exploring how we can bring the breath into practice, what it does for us and why it is so important to our evolution as practitioners and teachers. We'll see how different even simple Asana (posture) practice can be when it is led by the breath, revealing a deeper dimension of [...]

Pop-Up Yoga and Meditation Classes – Saturday 4th November 2017

Continuing our series of irregular Saturday morning classes, we have two offerings on Saturday 4th November to help you start the weekend the way you want it to continue. From 9.30 to 10.30am, Kelly will guide you through an easy hour of breath-led Yoga posture practice, opening out and unwinding your body and breath with simple movement. From 11am to 12 noon, Scott will lead you through a sequence of lying, sitting and walking meditations that will leave you focused and clear. Book in for both classes to give [...]

A Kick Up The Asana – 12 August 2017

Do you find yourself running out of ideas for teaching Asana (postures) in classes? Are you looking up what other teachers are doing when you'd rather be creating your own sequences, tapping your inner creativity? In this short workshop we'll look at how we can work with the models of Asana sequencing given by Krishnamacharya to create sequences that are safe, interesting and beneficial to our students. We will take a look at how we can change sequences using particular rhythms of breath and movement, and how to deepen [...]

Yoga Evolution Insight Experience – 2 September 2017

This two-hour session is a short workshop for anyone seriously interested in taking part in our Yoga Evolution Postgrad Teacher Training Course. This will give prospective students a chance to meet and practice together, find out what the course is like and ask any questions that you have about the Yoga Evolution course logistics and content. We will be asking some of our students from previous Evolution courses to come along and tell you how they found this course, and we'll finish with an informal tea and chat session [...]

Winter Solstice Peace Gathering – 21 June 2017

As we approach Winter Solstice, the conflict and uncertainty in many parts of the world are asking us for their help. The world needs us to celebrate the light that shines through the winter darkness, representing the best of humanity that breaks through the dark times to guide us. Just as we did for our Summer Solstice Peace Gathering in late 2016, we will set our intention to make the rest of 2017 a time of peace and reconciliation across the globe. We will come together in community (Sangha) to connect with [...]

Meditation Made Easier

It’s time to make meditation even easier! Continuing from the practices we learned in Meditation Made Easy, this 3-hour workshop will focus on how to use the Bodymind Flow Meditation practice to “open the heart”.

We’ll begin with a guided practice that will recap the walking, lying and sitting Bodymind Flow meditation practices. Then, with a solid foundation and connection to ourselves, we can explore the somatic heart opening meditation practices that can help us to develop qualities such as loving-kindness and compassion that will lead to a more positive state of mind.

This workshop is ideal for compete beginners to meditation, and to those with some meditation experience alike. These practices are great for anyone looking to lower stress in their life, or deal with anxiety and depression. You’ll leave this workshop fully capable of committing to a daily meditation practice, with a full understanding of how the simple Bodymind Flow Meditation approach can improve your everyday life.

Yoga Gathering for Peace

2016 has been a turbulent year, and as we draw close to its end we still have much conflict and uncertainty in many parts of the world. Kelly is facilitating this year-end gathering to celebrate the light of humanity that shines through in dark times, and set our intention to make 2017 a time of peace and reconciliation across the globe.

We will come together in community to connect with our own peaceful intentions through a variety of yoga practices such as meditation, chanting, gesture and ritual. We can then take our inner peace back into the world, and facilitate change from a space of loving kindness.

Venue size is limited so please contact us to book your place, and don’t forget to bring a cushion for sitting on the floor (chairs available).

Sacred Women’s Space

photoWinter’s cold can bring the feeling of hibernation—a signal that it’s time to turn our awareness to honour and nurture the goddess within.

As women we are always evolving, changing and creating, yet sometimes can lose our direction and the connection to our sacred ground of body, breath and heart.

Exploring our bodies through yoga practice, mantra, ritual and art therapy, we can re-establish the connection to this sacred ground. There we will discover the home of our inner warrior and creator, and reconnect with our creative energy no matter what stage of life we are in.

In this workshop, Kelly Davies and Arlene Kaplan-Newstadt will guide us in practices designed to help us tune back in to our powerful creative feminine energy.

Yogic Fire 1920x1080Igniting the Yogic Fire

For hundreds of thousands of years, mankind has sought the comfort and protection of fire, to bring light in the darkest of nights and warmth to ward away the winter cold.

From this outer fire, yogis learned to light the inner fires (agni) of the chakras and transform their energy to clear the obstacles that block the free flow of life force (prana).

Join Kelly for this practical exploration of the Five Yogic Fires. Through a series of ancient movement, breath and awareness practices, you will experience the power of your inner fires and find the way past whatever blocks you in life.

We will take an easy, playful attitude to practice, so this workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and ability. All you need is a curious mind and a desire to bring change into your life through self-empowering practice.

Krishnamacharya-beardedOpening the Heart of Yoga: An Introduction to the Yoga of Krishnamacharya

Sri T. Krishnamacharya, the Grandfather of Modern Yoga, is well known as the teacher of modern greats such as BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, and his son, TKV Desikachar. His approach to Yoga is truly accessible to all, based on his fundamental belief that the practices of Yoga must be adapted to meet each student’s individual needs.

Join Kelly for an introduction to the basic principles of Krishnamacharya’s method, moving through the physical to the more subtle layers of the body. Together we will explore how practice can evolve over time, through a creative blend of movement (asana), breathing (pranayama), sound and meditation. This four-hour workshop will interest students and teachers who are seeking to open to a deeper understanding of themselves through Yoga.