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…

Yoga and Core Strength with Eliane Codiroli - Saturday 21st April 14:30 - 16:30

**£30 or £25 early bird price until 14th April**

**This workshop is now full. We will be scheduling more dates soon so please add your name to the waiting list for priority booking.**

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

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.

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.

Celebration of Women with Gabriella Angus - Sunday 29th April 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.

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 a one-day program of workshops using meditation, creative arts, movement, song and the opportunity to share our stories with each other.

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 that will help you 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.

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
The price for the day is £35 / £20 / £ 10 depending on your financial status.
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 if you are unable to afford these rates then please contact Gabriella to discuss a concession. Some bursary places will be available.This event will be held at Morgans School, Morgan’s Rd, Hertford SG13 8DRClick here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

 

 

Opening the Heart- A Backbending Workshop with Eliane Codiroli - Saturday 19th May 14:30 - 16:30

**£30 or £25 early bird price until 12th May**

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

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

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.

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.
13:30–14:30
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.

Kundalini Yoga - with Dmitriy Borodkin - next workshop date to be confirmed

Kundalini Yoga Workshops with Dmitriy Borodkin

14:00 – 16:00
£30 (early bird £25)

Next workshop date to be confirmed

Take shelter from the demands and struggles of everyday life and rejuvenate both your body and mind with an afternoon of nourishing asana and meditation practice. Within 2 hours you will go through all stages of Kundalini yoga routine: tuning-in with the Adi Mantra, pranayam or warm-up, kriya sets, relaxation and meditation.

This practice will offer you the opportunity to delve deeper within, to find comfort and acceptance in simply Being as opposed to the ‘default mode’ of having to do and achieve. A practice of cultivating inner peace and light to de-clutter your mental, emotional and physical space, leaving you with a sense of blissful serenity and helping you to restore clarity and balance. This workshop is a wonderful gateway to a Meditation practice, allowing you to slow down and take time to find stillness in the present moment.

Kundalini yoga is a powerful practice that strengthens the nervous system, balances the glandular system and promotes the energy circulation within the body. Regular practice supports health and vitality, physical and mental strength as well as emotional wellbeing.

Dmitriy is a qualified Kundalini Yoga Teacher with Amrit Nam Sarovar Kundalini Yoga School. He is an active member of the London Kundalini community and has established one of the London’s Sadhana in Bermondsey. His path to Kundalini Yoga started with Bikram Hot Yoga, but with time he sought a more profound and spiritual practice. Having himself experienced the crazy corporate lifestyle and burnt out syndrome, Dmitriy’s classes are aimed at achieving harmony and balance and building both physical and spiritual strengths.

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What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques; it is a Raj Yog, encompassing the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor alludes to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us, and enables us to merge with – or “yoke” – the universal Self. Fusing individual and universal consciousness creates a divine union, called “yoga.” The Upanishads, dating back to the fifth century B.C., describe the kundalini, although the oral tradition reaches back even further into history. For thousands of years, this sacred science and technology was veiled in secrecy, passed along verbally from master to chosen disciple.

How do you describe Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. The technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination. Therefore it is for everyone, universal and nondenominational.

In the ancient tradition that is yoga, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a householder path; that is, it has always been practiced by those with families and jobs as opposed to a renunciate’s path of celibacy and removal from society, which was the usual path of a yogi.

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