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Beginner's Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course with Larissa McGoldrick

Beginner’s Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course – 7th June to 12th July.
10:00 – 11:15
£60

Yoga in its broadest sense is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world. It is a complete system for balancing the body, mind and spirit.

Iyengar yoga uses props such as bricks, blocks and belts, to enable everyone to practise postures (asana) and breath control (pranayama) safely. Iyengar Yoga will improve your strength and flexibility, and help your mind to be calm and clear.

This 6-week course is suitable for the complete beginner to yoga or those who have been practicing for a while but would like to gain more experience before moving on to a general level class.

Larissa’s love of Iyengar Yoga has sustained her throughout her adult life. She began practicing in the early 1990’s to help me with the rigors of a professional dancer’s life. She has been teaching since 1995 and has studied directly with the Iyengars in Pune, Indian, in the USA and the UK. She is a Senior Level 1 Iyengar teacher. She is also a Yoga Therapist. Larissa has taught people of all ages and abilities throughout the years from children as young as 3 to people as old as 95. She is also a trained Acupuncturist, providing sessions at The Secret Space.

To Book:

Cost: £60

Course dates
7th June to 12th July.

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Reiki Practitioner Training - Level 1 - with Gabriella Angus

COURSE INFORMATION

Saturday 7th July 10.00-16:00 & Sunday 8th July 11:00-17:00

£125

Reiki – An ancient system for healing and personal development

Are you interested in becoming a Reiki Practitioner?

Becoming a Reiki Practitioner is very simple. You do not need to have special skills, as all that you need to know will be taught to you in the classes. Reiki is taught or rather transmitted to a student by a series of attunements, which can only be done in person by a Reiki Master/Teacher.

There is a natural progression through Reiki, which we call ‘levels’ or ‘degrees’. A student will start by learning Reiki 1, which deals with the physical body. After a period of 3 months they will be able to take the Reiki 2 course, which enables them to work with the mental and emotional bodies while also learning distant healing. After a minimum of 6 months to a year and when the teacher feels the student is ready, they may take the Reiki Masters Degree. If the student feels drawn to becoming a teacher they can also take the Master Teacher Degree.

Reiki level 1 re-awakens and enhances our connection to that which is most sacred within us, the universal life force energy of pure unconditional love.

Reiki level 1 works mainly on the physical body. It helps to balance the organism and boosts the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It also helps mentally and emotionally as it helps to disperse stress and toxins that have accumulated. Reiki helps us to establish a deeper level of love and respect for our physical bodies and may bring insights in to how we can achieve increased health and vitality.

This course will teach you how to give treatments to yourself and others and will give you all that you need to know to be a confident Reiki Practitioner.

The course is held over two days and comprises:

  • Reiki Level-1 attunements
  • The history of Reiki
  • The Reiki principles
  • Preparation for a treatment
  • How to give a Reiki treatment
  • Self healing techniques
  • Techniques for grounding, protection and cleansing
  • Meditation
  • Information about the Chakras
  • The ethics and guidelines for being a professional therapist

You will receive a certificate, a free comprehensive manual and on-going support. You will also be eligible  to attend regular Reiki share evenings.

We aim to make all our courses relaxed, friendly and hugely enjoyable.

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Reiki Practitioner Training - Level 2 - with Gabriella Angus

COURSE INFORMATION

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018

£160

Reiki – An ancient system for healing and personal development

Taking Reiki 2 is like taking a quantum leap in the amount of energy that we are able to hold and channel. It supports our own spiritual awakening as it deepens our connection with the source energy of pure unconditional love.

We begin to deepen our relationship with Reiki and work even more intuitively as we start to see a myriad of ways for using this extra-ordinary energy.

It is in Reiki 2 that we are introduced to three symbols, which enable us to work on the mental and emotional levels as well as the physical. We also learn how to send distant healing.

This course will teach you all that you need to know to be a confident Reiki level 2 practitioner.

The course is held over two days and comprises:

• The Reiki 2 attunements
• Reiki 2 symbols and how draw and use them
• Meditation using the symbols
• How to send distant/ absent healing
• Sending Reiki to the past or future
• Treating animals and plants
• Cleansing spaces
• Using Reiki for spiritual growth and self development
• Hands-on practice sessions
• Guidelines Professional Reiki 2 Practitioners

You will receive a certificate, a free comprehensive manual and on-going support.

We aim to make all our courses relaxed, friendly and hugely enjoyable.

£160
You will receive a certificate, a free comprehensive manual and on-going support. You will also be eligible to attend regular Reiki share evenings.

We aim to make all our courses relaxed, friendly and hugely enjoyable.

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Beginner's Iyengar Yoga 4-Week Course with Eliane Codiroli

Beginner’s Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course – 21st September to 12th October.
18:15 – 19:15
£60

o Are you a Yoga novice or a complete beginner?
o Would you like to learn the foundations of Yoga?
o Would you like to gain confidence and experience to be able to attend a regular class?
o Would you like to connect and practice with other beginner Yoga students?
o Would you like to understand what the different styles of Yoga are?

On this course you will learn the following;

o What yoga is
o Practice the fundamental Yoga Asana’s (yoga postures) safely
o Learn some basic breathing, relaxation and mediation techniques.
o Develop confidence in your Asana and breathing practices
o Learn how to practice with an awareness of your own bodies needs (this is especially important if you have any injuries)
o Learn some of the common Yoga and anatomy terms used by teachers
o Gain and understanding of the different types of Yoga on offer and what suits you most.

Eliane is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a senior teacher with the Yoga Alliance, with over 13 years teaching experience. She is a passionate and versatile teacher and is dedicated to provide Yoga that is accessible to everyone. Her classes range from Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga to gentle Yoga and yoga for people with special needs.
Eliane is also a British Wheel of Yoga foundation course tutor.
Eliane has a managed a serious back problem with Yoga over the last 25 years.

To Book:

Cost: £60

Course dates
21st September to 12th October

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Beginner's Yoga Taster 6-Week Course with Suzi Wood

COURSE INFORMATION

Taster Yoga – to be confirmed
18:15-19:15
£60

This will be a course of six 1 hour sessions to give you a taster of different types of yoga. This course is designed to help you explore which style of yoga you might like to pursue or just to give you a better idea of what’s out there.

The first three weeks will look at the more physically dynamic practices and the second three weeks at more gentle and restorative practices. NB ALL PRACTICES ARE OPEN AND CAN BE MODIFIED FOR ANY PHYSICAL LEVEL.
This will be a starting point for further explanation, the very tip (maybe even just a snowflake) of the iceberg!
It is designed as a fun place to start trying different practices and igniting your interest!

The course will run as follows:
Week 1: Hatha; Hatha yoga traditionally means any form of yoga that involves moving the body (e.g. Ashtanga and Iyenger are both forms of Hatha yoga). However, in the Western world today it usually relates to a more general practice for a wide range of levels. It will include meditation and asana (postures), breathing practice and sometimes chanting.

Week 2: Ashtanga; Ashtanga yoga is a traditional practice based on a set series of movements. It is more physically demanding than other forms of yoga and the postures flow from one to the next. Over time, your Ashtanga practice develops as the sequence becomes longer and the postures become deeper. When committed to the practice your strength and flexibility are likely to improve quickly. Although not for the faint hearted, the practice can be modified and developed for ANY level of physical ability.

Week 3: Hot Power Yoga; For those that want to sweat! A light hearted but dynamic flow in a very hot room! Often set to music, this is a physically challenging practice that invites you to see what you are capable of!

Week 4: Yin; Yin yoga is the opposite to yoga practices such as Ashtanga. Working with colder muscles, deep stretching poses are held for a long time in order to release tension from our deeper and harder tissues. Although there is not a strong flow practice, it can nonetheless be challenging as holding deep stretches can test our breath and mindful resilience.

Week 5: Gentle; Flowing from one posture to the next but with a focus on awareness and mobility rather than physical hard-work. Great for any physical level, a lovely way to unwind.

Week 6: Restorative; Restorative yoga is about pure relaxation. There is barely any movement and the focus is on ‘letting go’, using the breath and simply relaxing. The body is propped up and positioned in comfortable poses using many props and students will stay in these positions for up to 15 minutes at a time. A pure relaxing treat!

This is a great way to start exploring which practice will suit you, so dive in and have a go!!

Suzi is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher, having also trained alongside her teacher, Eliane Codiroli, in Astanga. She has been practicing yoga since the age of 12, and it’s always been an important part of her life now practicing regularly with Debbie Blunden and attending workshops and courses in the UK and Abroad. Her aim is to share these experiences with others and help them develop their own passion for yoga. Suzi’s own practice is mainly astanga mysore but she loves to be creative and play with the sequence. She also teaches and practices other hatha forms, including hot yoga, and enjoys exploring different approaches in her classes.

To Book:

Cost: £60

Next course to be confirmed.

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.