this yoga workshops
Workshops are the ideal opportunity to deepen your practice by delving into the details of movement, meditation, and breathwork. With interactive images, detailed guidance, and freedom of movement, this yoga workshops online and in-person will inspire your practice.
Online via Zoom
Saturday 8th May
9:30 - 11:30am GMT
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Psoas: Strength & Freedom From Your Deep Centre
How can we move, breathe and be rooted to our centre? And how can this place of being improve presence and expression?
This two hour workshop is an exploration of the beautiful structure of the psoas. Beginning in the mid back and connecting to the top of the inner thigh, the psoas is a muscle that inspires curiosity and has a certain mystique about it, partly owing to its depth and intricate connection to the heart and diaphragm.
You'll be taken through in-depth images throughout the class to spark your imagination and heighten your sense of the psoas as you begin with simple movement. We'll explore classic Yoga asana before moving into more fluid movement and improvisation; the workshop will then return to Yoga asana and end with psoas breathwork.
Strength & Freedom From Your Deep Centre is a culmination of my own journey in healing lower back pain, as well as guiding many students into accessing the wonder that is the psoas, a place of being that humans have harnessed for millennia, from carrying objects on the head, to being revered as the seat of the soul in order to deepen spiritual connection.
This workshop is for anyone with a movement background, including teachers, wanting to deepen their experiential understanding of the psoas in movement and being.
Embodied Yoga is a result of continuous research
A distillation of various methods, mind-body techniques and philosophies.
No contortionist postures
But joyful, simple, powerful movements for each individual at all levels
To promote longevity, calm, strength
A gentle workout for the whole self.
The practice is a unique combination of breath and movement to infuse mindfulness into all we do. In Embodied Yoga you meet yourself where you are right now, no competition with yourself or others. Charlene McAuley will guide you through variations every step of the way, encouraging self-trust, belief, and sensing from the inside-out so you create a bespoke practice that honours your individual needs. See above for yoga classes in Manchester.
“It’s better to live your own life imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”
Loose translation, Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3, Verse 35
Release & Relax Yoga
Release & Relax Yoga is the perfect way to soften any tension in the mind-body with gentle movements before a guided relaxation to reset your whole being.
In addition to his medical training, Christoph has spent the last three years studying various methods to promote true wellbeing through relaxation. It will have elements of Yin Yoga to ground, slow movements to release pent-up tension before being guided through a deeply restorative rest.
Using classic yoga postures the class begins with some breath work to allow us to bring the into focus into our practice, which then leads into a mat-based warm up before flowing into some standing, grounding and balancing asanas. We then move towards the floor for seated strengthening and lengthening movements before finishing the class with a guided relaxation.