Workshops

We have an exciting and diverse range of workshops on offer throughout the year, ranging from yoga 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…

Body Wisdom - a monthly Women's Workshop with Becky - next workshop Saturday 18th November 17.00 - 19.30

 

Body Wisdom – a monthly Women’s Workshop with Becky

17.00 – 19:30
£20

October 21st, November 18th and December 16th

The Secret Space is happy to announce the creation of this monthly workshop for women.
Join Becky B on the Saturday closest to each New Moon for an opportunity to share (words, stories, poems, art whatever!) and using aspects of Hatha Yoga including Asana Movement, Breathing techniques and other embodiment techniques such as Bandha work and Body Scan meditations. The aim is to facilitate women to connect positively and deeply with their bodies, and therefore with their authentic selves.

In 2009 the Dalai Llama stated that “ the world will be saved by the Western Woman” and in ancient Tantra Yoga the importance of feminine energy or Shakti in society as the balance of the emotions, creativity, innate sense for peace and nurturing is clear but has over 100’s of years been pushed away in favour of a more male energy focussed world. There is a shift happening. Our strength is needed in the world.

The New Moon is a time that has been associated for thousands of years with ritual, introspection, intention setting and women coming together to share and support each other. In our manic, modern day world, it is even more important to give ourselves the time to connect as a community. We are strong alone but even stronger when we meet together to share experience, give encouragement and receive each other as has been done for centuries.

Over the coming months topics that will be covered:
– Understanding the dance of the male /feminine energies and Shiva and Shakti and understanding why these ideas are relevant to us in modern times
-Understanding the difference between the ‘logical’ mind and the ancient wisdom that is held in the body, cells, DNA.
-What keeps us out of our bodies? discussion around unresolved trauma and attachments from childhood. How this may manifest as addictions, ‘doing’, fatigue, body pain, anxiety, digestive issues.
– Finding ways of being with and accepting our shadows and darker sides where there is strength and power
– How, by really tuning in to Body Wisdom we override unhelpful brain patterns and the sense of un-settledness, feeling un-safe, un-certain and re-turn, re-store, re-new, re-viatalise, re-veal……..

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

Healthy Hips Workshop with Elly- next workshop Saturday 25th November 14:30 - 16:30

Healthy Hips Workshop with Elly

Saturday November 25th

14:30 – 16:30
£30 or Early Bird price of £25 before 18th November

 

This workshop will focus on strengthening and opening the hips. Students will learn specific exercises and yoga Asanas that will help them deal with specific and general hip problems. These exercises will, of course, also help to keep the hips healthy and open.

On a more emotional level, the hips represent our sub-conscious feelings and emotions. The lower two Chakra’s are located in this area, representing our stronger emotions of love, anger, sexuality, hate, drive, passion, strength and determination. We often have unresolved issues in this area that need to release as we open up to transformation.

This two hour workshop will consist of specific hip exercises, an asana practice focusing on opening and strengthening the hips, some restorative hip openers, tips on every day life ways of keeping the hips open and a Yoga Nidra relaxation.

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 Yoga to gentle Yoga and yoga for people with special needs.

Eliane teaches regular workshops and a Foundation Teacher Training course.

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.

Kundalini Yoga - Monthly Sunday Afternoon Workshops with Dmitriy Borodkin - next workshop Sunday 19th November 14:00 - 16:00

 

Kundalini Yoga Workshops with Dmitriy Borodkin

14:00 – 16:00     £30 (early bird £25)

October 22nd, November 19th and December 17th

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.

 

Partner Yoga Workshop with Irene Campbell Saturday 2nd December 14:30 - 16:30

 

Partner Yoga Workshop with Irene Campbell

Saturday 2nd December 2017 from 14:30-16:30  £30

**£25 early bird price until 19th November 2017**

Irene is inviting you to a partner yoga workshop as a different and fun experience of yoga through connecting with others.

This is not an acrobatics class and postures will be suited for all levels, whether you are new to yoga or already experienced.

Bring a friend, relative, partner, colleague – or come on your own.

There are many reasons to try out partner yoga, above all, it is a fun and enjoyable change to your yoga routine. Apart from that, partner yoga allows you to work with asanas in a novel way while at the same time helping you to adjust alignment, improve balance and find focus. It can also help you build strength and flexibility.

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