All master classes will be held in Allestree Memorial Hall, 1 Cornhill, Allestree. Derby. DE22 2GG
£15 per session.
December 28th - 7.00pm to 9.00pm - Heavenly Relaxation
Christmas will have happened and there is a likelihood that you really don't want to go back to work yet! There is probably still a hundred things to do - that's how things are these days.
So, this is an opportunity for you to take some time out, leave all the prepartions and stress behind for an evening, and treat yourself to peace and quiet.
I invite you to join me for a blissful, candle light evening of complete relaxation, a chance to de-stress and let go of all your worries in a nurturing, tranquil environment to soothe and restore. A chance to focus entirely on yourself, and recharge.
You will be guided through gentle yoga asanas, gentle breathing exercise, yoga nidra relaxation and meditation. A peaceful and restorative evening for the whole being.
January 16th - 10am to 12.30pm - Meditation for Change
We arrive in 2016, there isn't really any space between 2015 and 2016 but we seem to need to make promises we rarely keep! I get asked a lot about the difference between mindfulness and meditation and even concentration. So lets look at it...what are they all about. We will have time for a discussion on it and how you feel. Then we will take it simply to look at them, with practice and see if we can move towards a simple meditation. For those that already meditate this is a reminder, but itme to practice in a group, which does make your meditation deeper on some levels. So we don't get too caught up in the head I will also use a little sound. There will be a short asana practice.
February 13th - 10am to 12.30pm - Introduction to Bandha
'Jalandhara bandha, uddiyana bandha and moola bandha are situated respectively, in the throat, abdomen and perineum. If their duration can be increased then where is the fear of death?' ~ Yagataravali (Sutra 5; Sri Adi Shankaracharya)
Bandha means to hold or tighten and they affect the pranic energy of the body. They directly influence the three granthis or psychic knots, which in turn prevent the free flow of energy or prana along sushumna nadi. See how it is all interconnected! We will look at the bandhas and granthis both via discussion but also practice.
This class is only suitable to those that have been practicing yoga for two or more years.