Walking with Men - Sunday 28th April 2019, 10:00 - 17:00

Walking with Men with Gary, Adrian and Austin
10:00 – 15:00
£45 full price, £25 concesssions, £15 unwaged

Venue:

Mill Mead School
Port Vale
Hertford
SG14 3AA

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 day will consist of group exercises and discussions, meditation, and a series of small talks from each facilitator.

You will be energised, uplifted, inspired and empowered.
Just bring yourself, an open mind, and your sense of humour.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This workshop will be co facilitated by Gary Aldridge, Adrian Dennis and Austin Fenn

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.

Austin Fenn worked as a plasterer for 25 years before training to be an integrative counsellor and changing his career at the age of 43. After further training in holistic therapies, including seated chair Indian head and Reiki massage.

 

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

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

Ashtanga Mysore week with Lucy Crawford + Body exploration workshop - Option A – early morning - 29th April - 3rd May 2019, 07.00 - 9.00

Ashtanga Mysore week with Lucy Crawford + Body exploration workshop – Option A – early morning
07.00 – 9.00
£220We are very excited to welcome Lucy Crawford once again to Hertford for a week of Ashtanga Mysore classes and an afternoon workshop.The week will consist of a daily Ashtanga Mysore practice and an innovative Body Exploration workshop with a Cerebo Spinal Fluid meditation on the Wednesday afternoon.The workshop will involve explorative work, sensing, feeling and action, to gently target specifics in the hips and shoulders and spine to help open the body. We will learn to do this in a way that is not demanding but instead curious and through listening. We will finish with a Cerebo spinal fluid tide sense meditation.Lucy Crawford – began her studies with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and received Guruji’s blessing to teach in 1995. Lucy spent 20 years teaching and working alongside John Scott and co-created the JSY TT Programme – run together from 2003 – 2016. During that time Lucy undertook an Iyengar TT Programme in London, deepening her understanding of placement and alignment in Yoga Asana.A qualified Craniosacral Therapist, Lucy more recently took the role of Assistant Tutor on the 2 year Foundation Craniosacral Biodynamics at the Karuna Institute, Devon. Lucy’s Yoga teaching combines her understanding of the physical and philosophical aspects of Yoga, brought to life through the ‘felt sense experience’ of the Cranial listening field.

Lucy believes Yoga is for everyone who has an interest and enjoys bringing life and energy to her workshops and classes.

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

£220

Ashtanga Mysore week with Lucy Crawford + Body Exploration workshop - Option B – late morning - 29th April - 3rd May 2019, 9.45 - 12.15

Ashtanga Mysore week with Lucy Crawford + Body Exploration workshop – Option B – late morning
9.45 – 12.15
£220

Lucy Crawford-Scott Ashtanga week

Option B – late morning Mysore 09:45 – 12:15

To book: Please choose either the 7am or 9.45am Mysore sessions, you will automatically be booked onto the Wednesday afternoon workshop.

We are very excited to welcome Lucy Crawford-Scott once again to Hertford for a week of Ashtanga Mysore classes and an afternoon workshop.

The week will consist of a daily Ashtanga Mysore practice and an innovative Body Exploration workshop with a Cerebo Spinal Fluid meditation on the Wednesday afternoon.

The workshop will involve explorative work, sensing, feeling and action, to gently target specifics in the hips and shoulders and spine to help open the body. We will learn to do this in a way that is not demanding but instead curious and through listening. We will finish with a Cerebo spinal fluid tide sense meditation.

Lucy Crawford – began her studies with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and received Guruji’s blessing to teach in 1995. Lucy spent 20 years teaching and working alongside John Scott and co-created the JSY TT Programme – run together from 2003 – 2016. During that time Lucy undertook an Iyengar TT Programme in London, deepening her understanding of placement and alignment in Yoga Asana.

A qualified Craniosacral Therapist, Lucy more recently took the role of Assistant Tutor on the 2 year Foundation Craniosacral Biodynamics at the Karuna Institute, Devon. Lucy’s Yoga teaching combines her understanding of the physical and philosophical aspects of Yoga, brought to life through the ‘felt sense experience’ of the Cranial listening field.

Lucy believes Yoga is for everyone who has an interest and enjoys bringing life and energy to her workshops and classes.

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

£220

May the 4th Be With You with Becky – Saturday 4th May 16:30 - 19:30

May the 4th Be With You with Becky
16:30- 17:30
£40 or £35 earlybird before April 20thEscape for a few hours with Becky as your guide exploring the self through Yoga.
Through asana (Physical Practice), pranayama (breath and energy practices), mindfulness and meditation, we’ll dive in deeply to discover our inner resources, peace and strength. As always with a healthy dose of self compassion, kindness and fun.
Drawing on some of the teachings from the Minded Institute 8 week Yoga for the Mind course, this will be a taster of what the full course offers or, if you’ve already taken the 8 week course, come and connect with old friends and revitalise your practice.
This workshop will be held at the Hornsmill Community Centre and will include a walk to the Bayfordbury Pinetum for Meditation and contemplation in nature.
Becky is a BWY trained teacher of 9 years and a BCYT registered Yoga Therapist.To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Yoga and Core Strength with Elly - Saturday 11th May 2.30 - 4.30pm

Yoga and Core Strength with Eliane Codiroli

Saturday 11th May 2.30 – 4.30pm

£25 before the 8th of February and £30 after

This workshop will look at how we can strengthen and use the inner body to support the outer body in our Yoga practice, and every day life.

Good core strength allows us to protect the outer body particularly the back and the shoulders. It also helps us find stability in the Asanas. The workshop is also aimed at enabling students to integrate some of the learning into their everyday lives.

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

The workshop is open to all levels.

Eliane is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a senior teacher with the Yoga Alliance, with over 12 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 Hot Power Poga to gentle Yoga and yoga for people with special needs.

Eliane teaches regular workshops and a Foundation Teacher Training course.

The workshop qualifies for 2 CPD points for Yoga Alliance and British Wheel students.

£30 or £25 before 27th April

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

Overcoming Obstacles with Irene - Saturday 18th May, 14.00 - 16.00

Overcoming Obstacles with Irene
14.00 – 16.00
£30

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.

Suitable for all levels

£30 (early bird before 4th May £25)

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

Yoga History Workshop with Lori - Sunday 19th May, 14.00 - 17.00

Yoga History Workshop
14.00 – 17.00
£40

This workshop is suitable for every body. Whether you are new to yoga and curious about where the tradition came from, wish to expand on some of the knowledge you already have, or want an up to date refresher on the basics.

The lecture presentation is designed to give you an overview of the history and development of yoga from the Vedic period to the present day based on current scholarly activity and debate. The focus will be primarily on the Indian tradition and how it has translated between East and West.

You will gain an understanding of how yoga practices evolved out of philosophical and historical standpoints as a means of navigating life. You will be able to consider how yoga practices have become embedded in the modern world and recognise how a whole yoga industry continues to grow around them.

The lecture will be filled with information, visuals and the opportunity to contribute to a concluding discussion if you wish. Lori intends to provide a lively and accessible presentation (with the occasional joke and expletive).

The lecture will be followed by a Hatha Yoga session, during which you can experience a modern take on this ancient practice in light of the information you have gleaned. You will be able to consider your own reasons for practice and the teaching content and style that works for you. The session will exemplarise the specification standards of triyoga’s yoga teacher training diploma established as one of the leading trainings in the UK, which is fully recognised and accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance Professionals (Yoga Alliance UK) and the Yoga Alliance USA.

You may wish to bring note books (no recording) and refreshments for the lecture section.

Prior to teaching yoga, Lori was a teacher/manager for 25 years within a large creative arts and industries department in the HE/FE education sector. She regularly lectured in Art and design history, professional practice and critical thinking. Her interest in Yoga History developed during her time at Triyoga London studying a yoga teacher training programme, tutored by Carlos Pomeda, as well as Joey Miles and Anna Ashby. She appreciates the relationship between the creative human practises of visual communication and yoga, both of which express a response to the experience of living which is constantly changing.

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

Ashtanga Weekend with Joey Miles 7th June - 9th June

Ashtanga Weekend with Joey Miles 7th June – 9th June with Irene
Various times and workshops available

Friday Evening

Guided Primary – Rhythm and Flow
18:30-20:30

The first class of the weekend allows you to arrive and take the temperature of where you are at. The focus will be on the rhythm of flow within a loosely structured primary series. The aim is to eradicate unnecessary suffering by cultivating radical acceptance and ease and letting go of perfectionism and striving

Saturday Morning

Small group Mysore Style Class.
08:00-10:00

Practice at your own pace within a small group, receive individual instruction and assistance from Joey and Rachel.

Saturday Afternoon:

Technique Class – Laterals and Backbends
13:30-15:30

A technical and practical deconstruction of standing lateral poses (Trikonasana etc) before lengthening the front body. Dissect the body part by part to discover resistance and contraction in often overlooked or blind areas. Learn and practice techniques that create space for safe, effective and uplifting backbends.

Sunday Morning:

Small Group Mysore Style.
08:00-10:00

Practice at your own pace within a small group, receive individual instruction and assistance from Joey and Rachel.

Sunday Afternoon:

Q and A, followed by Recuperative Sequence.
13:30-15:30

Round-off the weekend workshop with a recuperative sequence designed to help you rest and let go. After the active dynamism of ‘doing’ yoga allow yourself to forget what you have learned, to digest and drink in the peace within the liminal space between waking and sleeping.

£175

The venue is Millmead School, Herford, SG14 3AA

About Joey:

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.

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.

Cooling Summer Practice with Irene - Saturday 15th June, 14.00 - 16.00

Cooling Summer Practice with Irene with Irene
14.00 – 16.00
£20

The summer months are a time of light and heat, the radiant energy of the sun enlivens our lives. According to Ayurveda, summer stimulates the Pitta Dosha – and to maintain our equilibrium we need to balance this fiery element by focussing on activities and foods, which are cooling and calming.

Join Irene for this balancing Workshop where you will be guided through a calming Yin/Yang yoga practice, learn cooling breathing techniques, and have time to enjoy deep relaxation.

Suitable for all levels

£20

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

Women Empowering Women - Sunday 30th June, 10.00 - 17.00

Women Empowering Women with Irene
10.00 – 17.00
£20

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

Throughout the ages women have traditionally come together to celebrate, empower and support each other. There is a unique bond that comes from a shared understanding.

This day is an opportunity for women of all ages and all walks of life to come together in community, in a nourishing, enriching, open and loving environment.
Join us in sharing, exploring and discovering how it is to be supportive and supported.

This is a place to go deep, to embrace all that we are and in that unconditional acceptance recognize the importance that self-compassion and loving kindness plays in keeping us healthy.

Over the course of the day we will journey together through meditation, mindful movement, creative arts and group discussions to rediscover our authentic essence.

We will harmonise with the season to honour the presence of spring both internally and externally, bringing joy, abundance and new growth into our lives.
Led by a group of extraordinary women from a wide range of backgrounds with many years of experience facilitating groups and supporting people.

They are:

Ruth Cooper
Lucia Birch
Gabriella Angus
Sarah Beardmore

Supported by Alison Godlonton-Shaw and Linda Meehan

Lunch is a share affair so please bring a contribution of food for a vegetarian shared lunch.

Teas and coffees and snacks will be provided.

Venue: Millmead School, Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AA

The price for the day is £35 early bird until 5th May and £40 thereafter.

Concessions
It is our intention that every woman who wishes to attend the event can do so, therefore some bursary places are be available. If you are interested please contact Gabriella.

For more information contact Gabriella at info@thesecretspace.org.uk or 07890 345421

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

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene - Saturday 28th September 2019, 14.00 - 16.30

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene
14.00 – 16.30
£30 (£25 Early bird until 31st August)
All of us experience stress in different forms in our life, and stress is a major source of ill-health and unhappiness. Stress is not necessarily bad but when things seem to run out of control it is good to know how to help yourself.In this workshop you will learn about the effects of stress on the body and mind and find out about common advice for managing stress. You will then be guided through an extended nurturing yoga practice combining a dynamic flow with still yin yoga to regulate the effects of stress on the body, learn a breathing technique to calm the nerves and practice mindful meditation to clear the mind.All levels of practitioners are welcome to attend.

Irene has been a stress counsellor for over twelve years and has supported people facing both work-related and personal challenges. Her workshops are based on the ancient teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as well as the currently recommended therapeutic principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy CBT (which have surprising similarities).

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