Walking with Men - Next date to be confirmed

Walking with Men with Gary and Adrian
9.30 – 17.30
Dates to be arranged

Walking with men is a series of workshops aimed at uniting men of all ages and providing a safe space to explore, discuss and consider what “being a man” really looks and feels like in todays world.
Our facilitators, Gary Aldridge, Ade Dennis and Austin Fenn each bring their own experience, personality and training to a revealing , reflective and enjoyable day.
This will be the 4th in the series and we are planning to offer 5 sessions over the course of the day. The sessions will include a journey into discovering how we became who we are through a look at our cultural historical self. We will learn something about our perceptions of who we are in the world and of those around us.
Reflection and process group aims to draw us together as we share our journey encouraging vulnerability and trust. As we reveal ourselves to others we can gain a sense of togetherness and strength in our similarities as men of mixed backgrounds.
There still exists a set of old rules for men. Rules that have been passed down over many generations and some of these no longer serve us as more modern men. We aim to help highlight the Toxic in “Toxic masculinity” and discover new thinking about the powerful , creative and emotional men we are.
Tools for the job sessions include learning how our feelings and thoughts can dominate us and ways to manage and change our internal process and external behaviours. We demonstrate through CBT, NLP,TA and Mindfulness how to take back control from negative or less constructive beliefs changing our perspective and position in the world.
The techniques offered are transferable skills that you can then practice daily.
Creative self – in which we promote and support each other’s attributes and join together to help other men.

Positive affirmations – are encouraged and offered and we will look at other events taking place to support our fellow man.
The day will also include a short introduction to Tia Chi and a “lived experience talk” from a guest speaker.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The facilitators

Gary Aldridge is an experienced counsellor, group facilitator, 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.

Venue:
Mill Mead School
Port Vale
Hertford
SG14 3AA

9.30am -5pm
£55 full price £45 early bird
£30 concessions
£15 unwaged

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

An Introduction to Essential Oils with Mira Calvey. Sunday 1 December 17.15 - 18.30

An Introduction to Essential Oils with Mira Calvey
Sunday 1 December 17.15 – 18.30
Essential oils are hidden in the varieties of plant life that cover the earth and have been used for holistic health purposes for thousands of years. In this session, Mira will present an informal introduction to their properties, uses and application to balance health, mood, energy, aches and skincare, using doTERRA products of the highest quality. You will then put this knowledge into action, as Mira directs you in creating a bespoke roller blend from an extensive menu, which you can take home for your own use or as a gift for a loved one. Prizes and gifts will be on offer to make this a fun pre-Christmas treat! Once you have registered, Mira will be in touch to make sure that the the workshop is personalised to your interest.Mira is a triyoga London trained Yoga Teacher, specialising in Pregnancy and Restorative Yoga practice. She has been incorporating essential oils into her teaching and personal wellbeing for years and is excited to share her experience.In addition, after attending one of these workshops you will receive 10% off aromatherapy treatments with Claire Blackie at The Secret Space until the end of January 2020

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

Planting the seed for 2020 -a reflective workshop with Irene Campbell
30th November 2019, 2:00-4:00pm

Yoga for Managing Stress with Irene Campbell
2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 2nd OctoberA new year in sight, a new opportunity to take a breath and reflect on where we want to go next. It happens too easily that we are aimlessly drifting through time like a leaf blown around by invisible forces instead of following our own plans.In this workshop you will have the time and space to reflect and plant a seed (or more) for 2020. Maybe a little project you’d like to tackle, a big plan you want to put into place or a dream you would like to follow.Using coaching techniques as well as techniques from the yoga tradition, you will be able to plant your seed and have strategies in place to make it sprout, grow and flourish. You will also be guided through a nurturing Yin Yoga practice, finishing with a guided visualisation and relaxation.This workshop will be suitable for all levels of yoga experience, even if you are completely new to yogaTo book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Sound Bath Meditation with Sarah Neville
14th December 2019, 19:00-20:00pm

Sound Bath Mediation with Sarah Neville
19:00 – 20:00
£15Come and embark on a deeply meditative journey bathed in the healing vibrations of the gong and other instruments.The gong doesn’t require you to be some-one or believe any-thing. There is nothing to do but let the sound take you where you need to go.Allow Sarah to guide you on a sacred journey of sound. Beginning with a Yoga Nidra Meditation. Then, immersed in the vibrational ambience of the gong, drums, singing bowls, chimes and voice you can repair, cleanse and release tensions and blocks. Traverse the sonic soundscape and achieve a state of deep relaxation, stillness and healingTo book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Twixtmas Yin Yoga with Patricia
29th December 2019, 15:00-17:00pm

Twixtmas Yin Yoga with Patricia Easterbrook
Saturday 29th December  15:00-17:00

£30 or £25 before Dec 15th

Make a promise to yourself- time for you. Time to recover and check in with your own well-being.

Christmas is a lovely time of year, but it can be overwhelming. So come for a special yin workshop and check in with how you are.

Yin yoga is made up of a series of poses on the mat and in this special workshop, we concentrate on clearing your head and releasing any tension that might have built up in your body.

We start with a guided mediation, to ease you into the mellow space. We will use essential oils to help create the atmosphere and to maximise your sense of calm. The physical poses are accessible to everyone and we won’t be breaking out a sweat, but easing tension and helping to promote a sense of quiet self-confidence.

The workshop finishes with an extended yoga nidra, yogic sleep, enabling you to return to your holiday break, refreshed, rested and able to look forward to the new year celebrations.

Suitable for all levels of yoga experience.

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

Essential Restore & Renew with Mira Calvey and Lori Barker 12th January 2020, 15:00-17:00

Essential Restore & Renew with Mira Calvey and Lori Barker
12th January 2020 15:00-17:00
£30 or £25 earlybird before 12th December

Join Mira and Lori in this Restorative Yoga workshop, combining this gentle practice with the use of luxurious essential oils. Restorative Yoga encourages deep relaxation through breath, stillness and passive stretching, exploring a range of carefully aligned postures supported by yoga props. It is a completely different experience from most contemporary yoga! The poses are held for extended periods and the teacher may talk you through a meditation, contemplation or play music to enhance your immersion. This session is designed to provide you with a deeply relaxing experience, incorporating the use of a selected essential oil to provide a deeper connection to your practice through the senses. Included in the price is an essential oil gift so you may continue your sensory practice at home!

Mira and Lori both completed their initial two year teacher training with triyoga London. Both are also trained in Restorative Yoga which they completed with Anna Ashby and Chris Swain. Mira and Lori incorporate Restorative yoga within all of their teaching, whether it is a supported savasana at the end of a hatha session, or in more specialised areas of yoga, such as pregnancy, recovery and nidra meditation. They are very excited to offer this series of workshops to you, to support your general wellbeing. Themed sessions with use of selected oils will.take place regularly throughout 2020,

In addition, if you book you will receive 10% off aromatherapy with Claire Blackie at The Secret Space until the end of January 2020.

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

Detox, Renew and Relax with Irene Campbell
18th January 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Detox, Renew and Relax with Irene Campbell
18th January 2020 2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 21st December

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 this 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.

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.

Understanding Astrology with Josie Rogers
25th January 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Understanding Astrology with Josie Rogers
25th January 2020 2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 25th December

Most people have heard of astrology and will know their astrological sign mainly because of horoscopes that are featured in many newspapers and magazines that predict events for those born with Sun in Aries, Sun in Taurus, Sun in Cancer, etc., etc. However, on reflection, this would suggest that the human population on earth is neatly divided into 12 signs of the Zodiac which is very simplistic and totally inaccurate

In contrast to this general methodology, understanding your own personalised natal (birth) chart showing the position of the Sun, Moon, Ascendant and planets at the time of birth provide a detailed insight into your own unique personality.
During the workshop we will explore the meaning of the signs of the Zodiac, the planets and houses of the natal chart and how they all interact together to show a clear description of your character.

Josie has been studying Astrology and reading natal charts for more than 20 years and trained for 3 years at the internationally renowned Faculty of Astrological Studies in London

If you would like to have a brief overview of your birth chart at the workshop showing the placement of the Sun, Moon and other planets please email your date of birth, time of birth and place of birth to Josie at josierogers19@yahoo.com once you have your booking confirmation. A chart can still be constructed if the time of birth is not known but it will not be as accurate.

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

Ashtanga Weekend with Joey Miles
29th Febuary to 1st March 2020

Ashtanga Weekend with Joey Miles
Full weekend £175

Joey’s workshops are also available to book individually – price £40

Joey’s approach is to weave in alignment instruction, to allow you to learn more about connections between postures, understand your body-mind better and find a balance between stability and flexibility, dynamism and passivity. We hope these insights will help you to practice in a way which is functional and sustainable for the body, allowing for longevity in practice.

Friday Led Ashtanga Workshop 18:30-20:30

Friday evening will be a led Ashtanga primary series class, enjoy the steady rhythm and using the breath as your anchor. Alignment instruction will be weaved in

Saturday morning Mysore 10:00-12:00

Joey will teach mysore-style Ashtanga classes on Saturday morning. We ask that students have a pretty confident grasp of the first half of the Ashtanga Primary series, in order to be able to practice independently. This is to enable Joey to try and give an equal level of time and input to each student.

Saturday afternoon Alignment-Based Workshop 13:15-15:15

Saturday afternoon will be a dynamic alignment-based workshop. The focus will be learning and refining key actions in standing poses. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of individual poses and of categories of poses, allowing you to apply these guidelines in a much wider variety of poses than those you practice within this class. As you progress to more challenging poses, this learning will empower you to work more intelligently and effectively.

Sunday morning Mysore 10:00-12:00

Joey will teach mysore-style Ashtanga classes on Sunday morning. We ask that students have a pretty confident grasp of the first half of the Ashtanga Primary series, in order to be able to practice independently. This is to enable Joey to try and give an equal level of time and input to each student.

Sunday afternoon Restorative Workshop 13:00-15:00

Sunday afternoon will be a restorative session. Leaning towards a mood of ease. All physical effort is relinquished, the body is encouraged to rest and passively release tension in a series of supported poses. Subtlety of awareness is possible when we leave aside intense sensations. The mood of the class is introspective and although many of the poses are deceptively gentle, they have the potential to create a profound shift in your inner state.

Venue: 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.

You can see more about Joey here

£175

Venue Millmead School, Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AA

To book online click here or call us on 01992 503141. If you would like more information about the workshop itself then please contact Eliane Codiroli, purpleelly@sky.com, 07946 508134

Please note that we will be unable to offer refunds on cancellations for this workshop.

Stepping into the Forrest: An Intro To Forrest Yoga with Kristi Mae Rodelli
Sunday 16th February 2020, 2:30-4:30pm

Stepping into the Forrest: An Intro To Forrest Yoga with Kristi Mae Rodelli
2:30-4:30pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 19th JanuaryFORREST YOGA is an inspiring, grounding, and physically strong practice built on four pillars; breath, strength, integrity and spirit. Through breath work, core exercises and intelligent sequencing, this practice works to release tension, connect to feeling, and build strength, flexibility and awareness in the body.

This workshop will playfully introduce you to the principles of Forrest Yoga while guiding you through a classic Forrest Yoga Sequence of Pranayama (breath work), juicy core work, inversions and standing poses designed to unwind the hips, neck and shoulders.
While many elements of the practice will be familiar, expect to experience postures unique to this style, hold the poses for a tad bit longer, and connect with yourself with compassion, interest and honesty.

This workshop is ideal for anyone with a body. Modifications will be made for different levels, and injuries.

About Kristy:

Kristi completed her first 200 hr training (Anusara) in Hong Kong in 2007 and has been teaching full-time ever since. She worked at PURE Yoga in Hong Kong for several years, and gathered a rich amount of experience teaching diverse styles and classes (Power, Hot, Yin, Pre-Natal), while furthering her training with teachers from all over the world.

It was while teaching for PURE that Kristi experienced her first Forrest Yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest (2010) and from then traveled to Texas to complete a 200 hr training (2011) to become a fully certified Forrest Yoga Teacher.

Kristi moved to London in 2012 and has spent the past few years teaching classes and workshops in London and Europe, offering assisting programmes, and mentorship sessions for teachers, and assisting Ana Forrest in Teacher trainings and workshops world wide.

You can see more about Kristy here

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

Progress Your Practice: Building Strength with Irene Campbell
29th February 2020, 2:00-4:00pm

Progress Your Practice: Building Strength with Irene Campbell
29th February 2020 2:00-4:00pm
£30 or £25 earlybird before 1st February

Many yoga asanas and 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 our reach. Developing strength can be one of the most satisfying aspects of yoga practice as it has an immediate positive effect not only on executing poses during class but also on stability and balance, good posture, and building inner confidence.

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

Suitable for beginner and intermediate practitioners.

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

Ashtanga Mysore and Jump through workshop with Adam Keen
3rd May 2020, 10:00 - 3:00pm

Ashtanga Mysore and Jump through workshop with Adam Keen
10:00 – 3:00pm
£55 or £50 earlybird before 10th March Morning Ashtanga Mysore 10-12am
Afternoon Jump Through & Jump Back workshop 1-3pmThe elusive lift-off is magical when it happens, yet why doesn’t it always happen that easily, or, even for many of us, how could it even be possible?!Well, regardless of where you’re currently at with this movement, a clear method and structure will be suggested for you to advance with this.Everything happens so fast, so it’s especially useful to break it down in order to ascertain what it is we need to think about, work on strengthening and lengthening.Taking control of your progress other than simply praying to gain more ‘Bandha’, we will consider what this actually means on a practical level, and how it’s not just about having a strong abdomen. It’s also about technique, flexibility and breath-control.An exciting module that will definitely bring the magic into your practice.About Adam:Adam has been practicing the Ashtanga yoga system for over 20 years and teaching for more than 15 years. He is one of few practitioners to have completed the Advanced B series in Mysore, India, under the guidance of Sri Sharath Jois at KPJAYI, where he is authorized Level 2 to teach the full intermediate series.Adam’s approach to teaching is thoughtful and devotional, yet also pragmatic and technique based, a particular skill he has developed through spending time with most of the renowned Ashtanga teachers over his years of practice.Outside the sphere of yoga, Adam is a vegetarian chef, having cooked at Buddhist centres, yoga retreats and established vegetarian restaurants of his home town London, UK. This vocation has kept him well-grounded and with a decent sense of humour.He is also a homeopath and offers consultations by requesthttps://keenonyoga.co.uk/about-adam-keen/Venue Millmead School, Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AATo book online click here or call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.