Winter Solstice Women's Workshop - Saturday 15th December 14:30 - 16:00 with Claire Sangster

Winter Solstice Women’s Space
Saturday 15th December
14:30 – 16:00
£ by donation
In the first of a series of Solstice/Equinox workshops, we will be exploring the theme of Winter.
Winter is a time when many people feel the need for retreat, comfort, warmth and quiet. It can be a time we feel a drop in mood and energy, which is a call to draw inwards, to lean in and take care of ourselves.
In this Winter Solstice Women’s Space, we will be exploring the theme of winter and how to draw on our inner light and warmth through creativity, self-exploration, movement and stillness.
This workshop is a donations class. All money raised will be used to fund a place on Yoga Therapy for the Mind for one of the Secret Space volunteer team.
Facilitators:
Sally Andrews, Rosie Earley, Alison Godlonton-Shaw, Sarah Neville and Claire Sangster

To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, book at reception or just turn up on the day.

Walking with Men - Sunday 16th December 11:30 - 16:00

Walking with Men
11:30-16:00 £25
£15 Concessions
£10 unwagedCome and join us in a safe,comfortable, uplifting environment exploring what it means to be a man in the 21st Century and the pressures and vulnerabilities that are often encountered but rarely discussed.Including group exercises, discussions and talks, and relaxing meditation. You will be energised, uplifted, inspired and empowered.

Just bring yourself, an open mind, and your sense of humour.

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

Christmas Special Workshop on Laughter Yoga with Sue Hart - 21st December - 10.00 - 12.00

Christmas Special Workshop on Laughter Yoga with Sue Hart

21st December 2018

10.00 – 12:00

£30

Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter along with breathing techniques that originate from Yoga. Sue decided to train as a Laughter Yoga Leader after her own experience of attending a laughter club locally and felt amazing afterwards. Laughter deepens our connection with others and has incredible health benefits This workshop is designed to give an introduction to Laughter Yoga explaining the history and the benefits along with experiencing deep hearty laughter throughout the session. The body reacts in the same way whether the laughter is simulated and stated or natural, releasing the endorphin’s (happy hormones). It is these endorphin’s that kick in and fight stress, boosting our immune system and making us feel good in so many ways. The first part will include laughter exercises and the second part will include a laughter meditation. All that is required of the participants is to keep an open mind and a willingness to laugh! Sue will be joined by Lotte Mikkelson from United Mind who is a Laughter Therapist Trainer, coach and ambassador for the Laughter Association UK, the official body for Laughter Professionals!
After the workshop, lunch is included in the price at Mudlarks café round the corner so the laughter can continue over lunch too! To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

New Year Special - Extended Class with Elly - Saturday 5th January 11:30-13:30

New Year Special- Extended Class
11:30-13:30
£15

Start the new year with an energizing 1 hour Vinyasa class, followed by 35 Minutes of deep, delicious restorative Yoga and a 25 Minute Yoga Nidra.

The Vinyasa class will help to detox, revitalize and re energizes body and mind after the festive season.

The Restorative poses will help you restore and release tight muscles and tissues.

In Yoga Nidra we will work with an intention for the New Year. Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation method, which helps to balance and restore the body and mind.

Not suitable for beginners.

Elly is a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma 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.

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

Opening the Heart- A Back Bending workshop with Elly - Saturday 12th January 14:30 - 16:30

Opening the Heat – A Back Bending workshop
14:30- 16:30
£30 or £25 earlybird until 4th January

We spend most of our day in a forward bending position, shoulders and back rounded forwards. As a consequence the muscles in our back lengthen and weaken and the muscles in the front of the body over contract. It’s a position that re-enforcers a feeling of closing inwards.

A healthy Spine needs to be flexible in all directions. We need to try a find a balance by bringing backbends into our daily lives. Practicing backbends will help to strengthen the back and re-align the Spine. On an emotional level, backbends help to increase confidence, compassion and openness.

This workshop is suitable for all levels as we will work with a variety of different backbends at different levels.

Eliane is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a senior teacher with the Yoga Alliance uk, 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 Power yoga to gentle yoga and Yoga for people with social needs

This workshop qualifies for 2 BWY CPD points

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

The Perfect Start: Detoxify, De-stress and Re-engergise with Irene - Saturday 19th January 13:30 - 15:30

The Perfect Start: Detoxify, De-stress and Re-energise with Irene
13:30- 15:30
£30 or £25 earlybird until 2nd January

It is just so easy to rush from month to month, from year to year, without taking a break, feeling depleted and lost as a result. In this workshop you will have the time and space to reflect, connect, and recharge your batteries so that you can move on to the new year with renewed energy and confidence.

During the Perfect Start Workshop, we will focus on letting go of all the stresses of the festive season and energise physically and mentally. You will be guided through a wholesome class including poses which will help gently detoxify, stretch and strengthen the whole body. This is followed by restorative yin postures which will further relax the body and calm the mind. We finish with a guided yoga nidra meditation to support the process of saying goodbye to the past year and welcoming the year ahead.

This workshop will be suitable for all levels of yoga experience, even if you are completely new to yoga

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

 

Progress Your Practice: Building Strength with Irene - Saturday, 9 February 2019, 14.00 - 16.00

Progress Your Practice: Building Strength with Irene
14.00 – 16.00
£30 (early bird £25 until 26th Jan

Many yoga asanas and dynamic transitions require strength – in the legs, arms and core. If strength is missing, we might strain muscles and joints and feel frustrated because certain poses seem beyond reach. Developing strength can be one of the most satisfying aspects of yoga practice as it has an immediate poitive effect not only on executing poses during class but also on stability, balance, posture, and inner confidence.

In this workshop you will work with poses and preparatory exercises to help you gradually get stronger. Based on the principles of strength training, you will learn how to best benefit from practicing these techniques. You will also be supported in developing a plan for a home practice to help you reach your goals.

This workshop is of particular interest to beginner and intermediate practitioners.

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

Progress Your Practice: Flexibility and Stretching with Irene - Saturday, 9 March 2019, 14.00 - 16.00

Progress Your Practice: Flexibility and Stretching with Irene
14.00 – 16.00
£30 (early bird £25 until 23rd Feb
If (like me) you are not a naturally flexible person, you might be intimidated by asanas which require flexibility in your hamstrings, hips or shoulders. Fear not, there is hope: By learning about different types of stretching, by staying patient and by practising diligently you will see results.In this Stretching and Flexibility Workshop you will learn about how to use stretching effecively, based on the principles of flexibility training. We will also practice some poses in more detail and explore ways of building up to these. To support you endeavours, you will also learn how to release tensions in the connective tissue through fascia stretching and yin yoga.This workshop will be of particular interest to beginner and intermediate practitioners

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

 

Walking With Women with Gabriella - Sunday 10 March 2019, 10.00 - 17.00

Walking With Women with Gabriella Sunday 10th March

10.00 – 17.00
£35 early bird until 31st January and £40 thereafter

Walking With Women

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

Join us in an exploration of what it is like to be a woman in today’s society and 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. It will give you access to express yourself more freely, resulting in more energy, creativity and joy.

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 support network has been somewhat lost in our culture. Walking With Women aims to recreate this community spirit.

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.

There are limited spaces available so advance booking is highly recommended.

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

The price for the day is £35 early bird until 31st January 2019 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.