Yoga & Pilates Workshops
We have weekend workshops, specialist courses and masterclasses for all levels of experience, whether you’re a teacher, keen student or total novice.
Upcoming workshops are listed below.
British Wheel Of Yoga Foundation Course
September 17 2023 – June 9th 2024
60 hours tuition over ten Sundays with two highly experienced and renowned BWY tutors, Lorna Chapman and Tamsin Kelly.
This British Wheel of Yoga course is designed to explore yoga in more depth. It is ideal for students who would like to deepen and develop their knowledge of yoga, create friends within the yoga community, as well as for those wanting to train as teachers.
The syllabus includes practical and theoretical work on the eight limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; asana, pranayama, concentration and meditation, and on the history and different paths of yoga Students will be expected to practise regularly throughout the course and encouraged to reflect upon and make notes on their practice in journal form. Other than this there is no home written work and the course is not formally assessed. There are a small number of set texts which students will be encouraged to purchase, and course notes will be provided.
The course will run for one Sunday month over ten months from September to June.
Minimum of two years’ yoga experience.
BWY membership (£42 annual) Join here: BWY membership
A genuine in interest in yoga beyond the poses
Fees: £695 + £60 course registration
Your tutors have been teaching yoga in Hampshire since 2003 (Lorna) and 2008 (Tamsin) and have accrued a wealth of yoga experience between them. The organisation, the BWY, is recognised by Sport England and is the UK’s foremost yoga training organisation and our most established yoga community.
For more information or to register your interest in the next course starting in autumn 2024 please email email@example.com
Restorative Yoga & Pranayama Monthly Classes
Nourish yourself at this gentle class with a focus on relaxation. Restorative Yoga session involves conscious, deep rest. A quietening practice in which the body is fully supported, using props, in positions for ease and comfort, when all external stimulation is removed so the mind becomes still and calm, and the body can repair, heal and rejuvenate. The poses may be held for several minutes, allowing muscles to fully relax, and to feel a sense of openness, rather than stretching.
Pranayama is the word for yoga breathing techniques. These practices can help to reduce your stress levels and lower blood pressure. Breathing deeply sends a message to your brain to calm down, which then translates to your body – a simple and highly effective way to create a feeling of serenity and peace.
These sessions are for everyone. They complement more active classes and are an excellent way to care for yourself if you are feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed.
Sound Bath Sundays
Monthly at 4.30pm.
2024 dates: Jan 14, Feb 3, March 10, April 21
Join Naomi Hurst from Doda Yoga for a monthly Sound Bath at Studio Yoga.
This is a self-guided meditation aided by soothing sounds from a number of deeply melodic instruments. These include crystal singing bowls, symphonic gongs, wind chimes, rain sticks and other percussion instruments. There is no movement, you are free to lie down in any comfortable position, but we do recommend being on your back to absorb the vibrations fully through your body and your ears. Please bring your own blankets to ensure maximum comfort for this relaxing and therapeutic experience.
Spaces are strictly limited so advance booking is essential.
Gary Carter – Anatomy, Movement & Fascia In Yoga
These regular sessions with Gary Carter are run as an on-going practice group with work on and off the mat, discovering how to refine our practice by moving with efficiency and intelligence. They are open to teachers, trainee teachers and experienced students (Yoga teachers can claim up to 3 CPD points per workshop).
Limited spaces so advance reservations are essential. Cost: £36 per session.
Gary Carter is one of the UK’s leading teachers of anatomy as it relates to yoga and Pilates. He has over 30 years of experience of working with physical movement training, anatomical study and movement practices, from which he has created his own unique way of working and ‘seeing’ which he incorporates into his teachings, where students learn techniques and methods of training that bring long term results to the feel, movement and look of the body.
Gary is an internationally recognised expert on myofascia and co-created the world’s first fascial focused human plastinate for BodyWorlds in Berlin. He teaches and lectures throughout the UK and overseas in addition to running his highly acclaimed Anatomy & Myofascial courses for yoga and Pilates teachers.
Michael Hutchinson – Breath for Health
Saturday March 9 2024, 11.00am-2.00pm
Breathing properly can be life changing. It affects our mood, posture, energy levels and much more. It’s an important part of yoga that can be done by anyone, including those with limited mobility. Discover how you can restore your natural breathing cycle and improve your well-being with Michael Hutchinson, author of Breath for Health and chair of the British Council of Yoga Therapists. The Breath for Health programme consists of easy to follow exercises based on the ancient yoga practice of pranayama, backed by current medical research.
In this half day workshop Michael will explain the anatomy of breathing and teach some Breath for Health practices which are suitable for all, but can be tailored to individual needs. No experience of yoga is needed.