We have an exciting and diverse range of workshops on offer throughout the year, ranging from yoga, pranyama and meditation, to Goddess dancing and full moon events. We frequently add new workshops to the calendar, so please check back regularly for the latest additions! Click any of the links below to explore what’s coming up and for information on how to book…

Overcoming Obstacles with Irene Campbell - Saturday 9th June 14:00 - 16:00

**£30 or £25 early bird price until 26th May**

We’ve all been there: We make progress in our yoga practice and then we seem to not get any further; we’ve followed up on our new-year resolutions but now we are lapsing into old habits; life is good but suddenly we experience a personal or professional setback.

The ancient text of the yoga sutras of Patanjali offer a clear and insightful structure for analysing the obstacles we might be experiencing so that through awareness we can develop solutions, which allow us to get back on track. In this workshop you will learn about the nine obstacles described in the yoga sutras as well been shown a route to overcoming them. Through a joint asana, pranayama and guided visualisation practice you will explore how to connect mind, body and spirit to find solutions and explore your inner resources to support you through the process.

Irene has been a stress counsellor for over 12 years and has supported people facing both work-related and personal problems. Her workshop is based on the currently recommended principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy as well as the ancient yoga sutras of Patanjali, which have surprising similarities.

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

Journey to Pranayama - Developing the Basic Breath with Cathy Tong - Saturday 16th June 14:45 - 16:45

Journey to Pranayama – Developing the Basic Breath with Cathy Tong

Saturday 16th June 14:45 – 16:45

£30

For those Yogis wishing to progress their practice, basic breathing techniques are a pre-requisite before moving on to Pranayama, the energy practices of Yoga.
“Prana is the sum total of all the energy in the Universe” – Swami Sivananda.  It is the core energy that animates our existence. It also has a profound effect on the mind.
This workshops will cover:
Natural breath awareness
The 3 Part breath
Hasta Mudras (hand gestures relating to the breath)
The complete breath (full Yogic breath)
Equal breath
Breath extension
This workshop will comprise breath-led asana to free the breath, restorative postures and basic breathing techniques before moving on to some pranayama practices depending on the level and experience of attendees.

Cathy says:
I have practiced pranayama for many years and it is an integral part of my daily practice. I am inspired by Marten Vermaas, Phillip Xerri and Viniyoga’s approach to developing pranayama.”

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

Yoga and Core Strength with Eliane Codiroli - Saturday 23rd June 14:30 - 16:30

**£30 or £25 early bird price before 9th June**

A  workshop looking at how we can strengthen and use the inner body to support the outer body in our Yoga practice, and everyday life.

A strong inner core can also help us feel more confident, strong and supported. Feeling strong and grounded in our bodies can help us find the strength to deal with difficult life situations.

Open to all levels.

The workshop qualifies for 2 CPD points for British Wheel students.

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

Walking with Men - A workshop by men for men with Gary Aldridge, Adrian Dennis and Colin Davis - Saturday 14th July 13:30 - 18:00

**£25 full price (£15 low waged and £10 unwaged)**

Walking with Men is a pioneering workshop run by men for men. This will be the first workshop within a series to be run this year at The Secret Space. Our goal is to build a supportive community for men. The intention of the workshop is to facilitate a safe space where men of all ages and backgrounds can come together and share experiences of what it means to be a man in the modern world, the pressures on men in the 21st century and how we can be empowered to find our voice and identity.
The workshop will consist of group exercises and discussions, dynamic yoga and meditation, and a series of small talks from each facilitator.
This workshop will be co facilitated by Gary Aldridge, Adrian Dennis and Colin Davis.

Gary Aldridge is an experienced counsellor, group facilitator and recently trained NLP practitioner, with a background of working in the field of addiction for the last 8 years, with a passion for supporting men through talking therapies.

Adrian Dennis is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner with 3 years’ experience in working with groups and individuals. Adrian is a firm believer that we have the ability and right to reach our full potential, and works in a positive way to assist clients in being the best they can be.

Colin Davis is a yoga teacher with over 23 years experience and with a background of Martial arts massage and shiatsu. He is passionate about the power of yoga to improve physical and mental health and increase strength, stamina and flexibility.

The inspirations behind this workshop came after an ITV campaign earlier this year. They erected 84 statues at the top of their headquarters, to represent how many men commit suicide each week in the UK.

For more information call Gary – 07506 858195, Adrian – 07508 295511, Colin – 07709 362318

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

Ashtanga Mysore and Workshop Weekend with Joey Miles - Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October

Full weekend ticket, 5 sessions – £175
Friday evening £40 Saturday afternoon £40 Sunday afternoon £40

The full weekend ticket includes an 8 am or 10.15am Saturday morning and Sunday morning Mysore practice. Only the Friday evening and the Saturday and Sunday afternoon sessions can be booked as separate workshops, not the morning Mysore sessions.

Grounded and approachable, Joey’s ‘common sense’ approach to Ashtanga stems from his deep respect for the traditional method of practice, combined with experiential knowledge of alignment and anatomy.
Joey brings a fresh pair of eyes to your practice, giving guidance on how to work with the sequence and how to make the sequence work for you.
Joey’s pragmatism, humour and caring nature will leave you feeling inspired and deeply connected with your practice.

Friday evening – Led Counted Primary Series
19:00-21:00
The Ashtanga counted method encourages students to practice in a steady rhythmic flow. Emphasis is placed on the number accorded to each breath movement, this helps to sharpen the concentration. Use this class to revise the structure of the sequence and to arrive for the weekend experience.

Saturday Morning – Mysore Style
08:00-10:00 or 10:15-12:15 – 12 students maximum
Practice at your own rhythm and in your own way in a silent group environment. Receive adjustment and guidance on how to sustain a nurturing practice.

Saturday Afternoon – Technique Class
13:30–15:30
This class will focus on standing poses to clarify basic actions and directions of extension that improve alignment in asana. The body will be systematically divided part by part for the purpose of learning and creating space.

Sunday Morning – Mysore Style
08:00-10:00 or 10:15-12.15 – 12 students maximum
Having digested Saturday’s technique class discover what sticks and what you have discarded in the following day’s practice.

Sunday Afternoon – Recuperative Class.
13:30–15:30
After an intensive weekend of dynamic yoga practice, the final class will allow time for stillness and re-absorption. Wilfully abandon the techniques used in dynamic practice and rest in supported poses to create gestures of surrender and openness in the body that facilitate relaxation. Once an atmosphere of stillness and introversion has been created, guided pranayama practice will lead you towards a profoundly peaceful state.

£175
Venue – The Space 2 Be, Suite 1, 2 and 3, Fairways, New River Trading Estate, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 0NP

For more information please contact Eliane Codiroli, purpleelly@sky.com, 07946508134

To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Celebration of Women with Gabriella Angus - Sunday 21st October 10:00-16:00

Cost: £35/£20/£10 (Dependent on financial status. See below for more details…)

A beautiful and powerful one-day workshop for women of all ages and all walks of life.

Check Facebook for up to date information about this very special day.

A chance to explore what it means to be a woman in today’s society and connect with other women for support, understanding, fun and laughter.

A day to relax, be yourself and take a journey of self discovery, giving you ways to express yourself more freely, resulting in more energy, more creativity and more joy.

Throughout the ages women have traditionally come together to celebrate and support each other. This support network has been somewhat lost in our culture. This Celebration of Women aims to recreate this community spirit through this one-day workshop using meditation, creative arts, movement, song and the opportunity to share our stories with each other.

 

You will leave feeling relaxed, inspired and empowered.

Led by a group of extraordinary facilitators, with decades of experience in supporting women to embrace all that they are and all they can be.

Please bring a contribution of food for a vegetarian shared lunch.

For more information contact Gabriella at info@thesecretspace.org.uk or 01992 503141
Booking is highly recommended so that we know how many are coming and as it will give us the chance to prepare a beautiful space for you.
Concessions
It is our intention that every woman who wishes to attend the event can do so therefore some concessionary rates are available for those who are unwaged or on low income. The 3 pricing options are £35 / £20 / £ 10 depending on your financial status.
Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.