When Reiki met Dru... and the Flute Connection
Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

When Reiki met Dru... and the Flute Connection

Happy to be offering our unique workshop again, so you can explore Reiki energy & reawaken your meditation practice as you learn about new techniques. Enjoy a heart opening Dru Yoga session, learn chanting Reiki precepts in Japanese and play with Reiki through hands on healing...

A gentle, flowing & grounding Dru Yoga practice to prepare the body, mind & soul to sit in Reiki Meditation. You will be able to engage with other students of Reiki & experience a deep connection through yoga, meditation, flute sound & chanting…

Reiki Satsang - an opportunity for questions & reflective learning. 

The lovely Cristina from The Flute Connection will share her passion & wisdom through some amazing musical notes with her flute, Shruti box and maybe surprise us with her beautiful drum too...

This is what she says about her playing...

"Playing flute brings me joy, beauty, purpose; it opens my heart and my mind, it teaches me to listen deeply; it fires up my brain and my soul and it establishes a profound connection into myself and out to others. Human connection is at the centre of my work and I invite listeners to let themselves be transported by the sound, deeper and deeper into themselves'. 

Cristina is also a Reiki Shoden student and her Reiki certainly comes through her music. 

And through her music, she can lead us to explore a different avenue, so we tap into our own inner light & our own energetic vibration - a reminder of how important it is to 'connect' to ourselves in ways that make our heart sing...

If you'd like to attend this workshop - spaces are limited - do let me know as soon as possible and I will give you more details about our schedule and how to reserve your place. 

£50 for the day - refreshments are provided but please bring something for your lunch. To book, please contact Daniela Pala at danielapala85@hotmail.com.

Reiki Shoden Level I is a requirement for joining this workshop but Reiki students from any lineage & background are welcome. We hope to bring Reiki communities together; our intention is to create connection :) 

Namaste x

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Sound Journey Session
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Sound Journey Session

Sound for the Soul….

You are invited to experience an adventure through sound, using a variety of instruments, including Didgeridoo, Hand-Pan, and the Kosmosky tank drum. Christian will take you on a journey to relax and nourish your soul. This magical performance will leave you feeling totally refreshed! A perfect way to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Due to the nature of this event, please ensure you arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start.

 £12 per person. To book or for more information, please contact Christian directly: 07849 861713, email sound.journeybychristian@gmail.com or book on the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1821458677968802/

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Slow Sunday
Oct
21
2:30 PM14:30

Slow Sunday

Slow down, pause and unwind with flowing postures, deep stretches and longer held yin and restorative poses. Suitable for all levels of yoga practice.  £15.  Please book directly with Susan on yogaformodernlife@outlook.com.

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Introduction to Qi Gong
Oct
6
10:15 AM10:15

Introduction to Qi Gong

This workshop will introduce some of the essential principles informing Qi Gong and help you to discover the many health benefits of this practice. Students will be taught how to mindfully engage with a series of gentle, yet at the same time strengthening, slow flowing movements, as well as learning some of the philosophical ideas informing this deeply relaxing moving meditation. In this workshop we will move, breathe and deeply relax, to improve energy and allow the mind to become still and calm.

If you have any questions or would like further information about this session, please contact me on 07583-291616 or email me at tonyandnick123@gmail.com. The session is £9. You are welcome to drop-in on the day but if you'd like to book a place then please contact York Yoga Studio directly on 01904-785704, or email: info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk.

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Journalling for Personal Growth - A Writing for Well Being Workshop
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Journalling for Personal Growth - A Writing for Well Being Workshop

Write your way to a more positive outlook on life!

Journalling is a marvelous tool for encouraging your hopes and dreams, offloading negativity, and finding joy in everyday life. Join us for an afternoon of finding your own personal wisdom and exploring paths to positivity through creative and enjoyable writing activities. There’s lots of benefits to be had doing one-off journalling at the workshop. But you may just find that it provides the motivation and tools to keep you writing regularly for your wellbeing – and fun!

No previous writing experience needed, all writing levels welcome. You never have to read aloud anything you have written.

Laura Napran, PhD, is an experienced teacher, writer & storyteller, a member of Lapidus (Literary Arts for Personal Development) & NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education) & Writer in Residence in Wellbeing at Dilston Physic Garden.

Call 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk to reserve your place — only £25

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Healthy Woman Workshop
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Woman Workshop

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING REPEATED SO DON’T MISS OUT AGAIN, BOOK NOW

Nicky Thomas is offering a series of workshops designed to promote women’s wellbeing and mindfulness with yoga, qigong, acupuncture and nutrition.  There are pivotal times in women’s lives when our bodies and minds communicate a need for us to pay greater attention to our well-being.  These workshops will help you to understand how your cyclical life is informing and inspiring change, what your body is telling you during the different phases of your life cycle, and the ways in which you can respond to those cues. 

Workshop 1- Replenish and Refresh - Your 'Second Spring'

In the East the menopausal transition is known as 'Second Spring'. It is considered to be a time of new potential, renewal and the doorway to new possibilities. In many Eastern cultures ageing is revered and respected, which empowers women during what can often be an uncertain transition filled with changes, experiences and symptoms that are unique to each of us. Awareness of what we can do to help ourselves can ease this transition.

This workshop will be an opportunity to pause, replenish and refresh your vital energy reserves; experience a tailored hormone-balancing treatment; and learn how to be better equipped to go through the changes of menopause, as well as receiving:

  • A restorative yoga and Qi gong practice, designed to calm anxiety, improve sleep and ease hot flushes.
  • A nutritional plan, drawing from Chinese and Western dietary principles to promote energy and well-being, and calm hot flushes.
  • A replenishing, calming and restorative acupuncture treatment using points that re-set your body’s relaxation response and natural 'air-conditioning system' so that they work more efficiently. The treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and experiences but may include acupuncture points that calm anxiety and hot flushes, or promote a more restful nights sleep.
  • A calming visualisation and meditation.

During the retreat, we will be looking through the lens of Eastern and Western Medicine, to understand why we may be experiencing hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia and emotional changes, as we transition from our reproductive years into menopause.  Often women are unaware that they are transitioning towards menopause, as they may not be experiencing the more obvious signs and symptoms, such as hot flushes or night sweats. The precursory changes that occur during this less defined stage can be just as debilitating and undermining of our health and well-being as menopause itself.  Post menopause, it can take time to adapt to and feel comfortable with changes that have taken place and to fully enter into your 'second spring,' and this workshop will address all the aspects of this time of your life.  Recommended for beginners and those with experience of yoga.

Cost: £35
(Healthy snacks included)

To book a place please leave a message on my facebook page or website at www.nickythomasyork.com. Alternatively you can email me at tonyandnick123@gmail.com, or phone me on 07583-291616.

Future workshops will focus on fertility, pregnancy and menstruation; please watch for details of these events on our website and Facebook pages.

As well as teaching yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong here at the Studio, Nicky is a fully qualified member of the British Acupuncture Council and teaches Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture.  

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Mindfulness Sound Meditation
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Mindfulness Sound Meditation

In this special session of our regular meditation group, we are delighted to welcome Julie Keen of Hyllantree Healing as our guest. Julie is a Sound Therapist and leads meditation classes that are inspired by mindfulness, meditation, nature and sound. She uses a variety of instruments including an amazing steel tongue drum, crystal singing bowl, and wind chimes.

Come join us for this special session, connecting with nature through the mindfulness of sound! 

£9 to drop in, punchcards welcome!

For information or to book please contact York Yoga Studio on 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk.

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Feldenkrais Workshop - An Introduction from Smooth Moves Lab
Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Feldenkrais Workshop - An Introduction from Smooth Moves Lab

This workshop provides a 2.5 hour exploration of the gentle and mindful Feldenkrais method.  You will be introduced in a practical way to Feldenkrais principles like 'do less' and 'notice more.'  As you like on mats on the floor you will be be guided through several movement explorations as you do two full awareness through movement lessons

There are two teachers - Julie (whose practice is Smooth Moves Lab) and Susan - to help everyone be comfortable and places are limited so we can attend to everyone.  We will answer questions about the method and why it works to improve mobility.  There will be a break with refreshments half way through.  £20.  Max 10 places.

Move more easily with the Feldenkrais method of movement improvement:

  • For all ages and abilities
  • Reduce tension, recover from pain
  • Improve performance

Please contact Julie to reserve your place or for more information:
E: Julie@smoothmoveslab.org; T: 07817 362281; W: www.smoothmoveslab.org

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Iyengar Yoga Full Day Workshop with Elizabeth Tonner
Sep
8
10:30 AM10:30

Iyengar Yoga Full Day Workshop with Elizabeth Tonner

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Tonner, Senior Intermediate level 3 (2007) Iyengar Yoga teacher here for a full day workshop.  Liz is one of our local teachers working largely in the Huddersfield area where she offers Iyengar yoga Teacher Training. We are looking forward to Liz sharing her experience and knowledge in this full day session.  This session is appropriate for Iyengar Yoga Students who have regularly attended Iyengar Yoga classes for at least one year.  Please bring a light packed lunch.
£40.  Prebooking essential.  Please call 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk to book.  

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Summer Intensive 2: Establishing a Morning Ritual
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Summer Intensive 2: Establishing a Morning Ritual

This intensive is suitable for all levels, including beginners

Set yourself up for the day by establishing a Morning Ritual to keep peace in your soul! 
We’ll start with a ritual cup of tea, setting an intention for our practice and our day. Then we’ll wake up our bodies with sun salutations, modified for whatever level of yoga practice you enjoy. 
We’ll finish each session in meditation. If we go into the challenges of our day already calm and composed, it is much easier to hold onto inner peace no matter what the day may bring!
In order to really benefit from the intensive experience, you will need to commit to the full week. 

£40. Punchcard holders can pay for this by taking 5 punches on your card. 

Please book on 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk.

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Summer Intensive 1: Grounding Flow Yoga Course
Jul
30
to Aug 3

Summer Intensive 1: Grounding Flow Yoga Course

Summer is the perfect time to get an early start and to immerse yourself in an unmissable yoga experience.

Come join Chloe McKay for this week of early morning yoga. Each day we will move through a grounding yet energising flow including sun salutations, standing poses and balances before slowing down with seated postures and a final relaxation. Some experience of yoga, especially vinyasa, will be of benefit. Not for complete beginners.

In order to really benefit from the intensive experience, you will need to commit to the full week. The total cost to you is £40. Please book on 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk.

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Kirtan: Yoga and the Power of Sound
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Kirtan: Yoga and the Power of Sound

We are delighted to welcome James Boag back for a magical evening of song - kirtan is musical yoga! Join us for the simple, yet powerful, cleansing and uplifting practice of kirtan: call and response singing and chanting.   Everyone welcome! Do not worry if you are not a virtuoso singer. The joy and practical benefits of yoga are open to everyone.  £15.  Please book on 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk
 

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Summer Solstice Workshop with Chloe Mckay
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Solstice Workshop with Chloe Mckay

The Summer Solstice is considered to be the longest day of the year when the tilt of the Earth's axis is most aligned with the sun giving us the most daylight. The summer solstice also marks the middle of summer and is celebrated by many cultures across the world. This year the solstice falls on June 21st so come and join us, just one day later, to celebrate at our Friday Night Yoga Club event.

The workshop will incorporate both yin and yang postures to balance body and mind. The session will start with a gentle dynamic flow, slowing down to long held, grounding yin asana. Underpinning the physical postures will be principles of mindfulness woven throughout to create a mellow, grounding and relaxing evening.

This workshop is suitable for all levels although some experience of yoga will be helpful.

£15. Booking essential. Please call York Yoga Studio on 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk to book.

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Iyengar Yoga with Uday Bhosale - 2 one-day workshops
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Iyengar Yoga with Uday Bhosale - 2 one-day workshops

We are delighted to welcome Uday Bhosale for 2 days of Iyengar Yoga.  For many years Uday studied with the Iyengar family and taught at the Iyengar Institute in Pune.  He currently lives in Reading and we are honoured to welcome him here.  On Saturday 9th June Uday will lead a full day (10:30am - 4pm, £40) workshop for experienced Iyengar practitioners, and on Sunday 10th June he will offer a half day (10:30am - 1:30pm £20) workshop for all levels.  Booking is essential and spaces are limited.  If you would like to attend, please contact us here on 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk.

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Reiki Shoden Level 1
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Reiki Shoden Level 1

There's no better time than the present to learn a self healing, spiritual and meditative practice...Reiki Shoden Level I gives you the opportunity to begin a journey of self discovery.

A 170 pages manual and 2 x audios are provided at time of booking, giving you the opportunity to learn the background to Reiki prior to the course day. Start listening to the meditations and be ready to simply practice and experiment with the energy of Reiki on the day of the course.

Receive Reiju empowerments and have the opportunity to give and receive a Reiki treatment on the day. 

Small groups. Receive individual attention to allow time for questions, practice and a fun light filled day...Certificate and continuous support provided.

Email daniela@mystillpoint.co.uk for more information.
 

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Iyengar Yoga Full Day Workshop
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Iyengar Yoga Full Day Workshop

We are delighted to host Senior Level 1 teacher Caroline Smith for a day of Iyengar Yoga.

Caroline is one of our local teachers working largely in the Colne area. She has been practising Iyengar yoga for more than 18 years and has been teaching for 13 years. She trained initially with Alan Brown completing her introductory certificate in 2003 and her Senior 1 level of Certification in 2014. Caroline is a committed and enthusiastic teacher who has studied with a number of the UK's senior teachers. She has a particular interest in Yoga therapy having worked with Alan Brown in the weekly therapy class for 7 years.
Caroline is also very interested in the philosophy that underpins yoga practice and has recently visited Toronto to study Yoga Philosophy with Gitte Bechsgard, Sheila Haswell and Gloria Steinberg.
We are looking forward to Caroline sharing her experience and knowledge in this full day session.  This session is appropriate for Iyengar Yoga Students who have regularly attended Iyengar Yoga classes for at least one year.  Please bring a light packed lunch.
£40.  Prebooking essential.  Please call 01904 785704 or email info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk to book.  

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Hatha Yoga for Beginners
Apr
14
to May 12

Hatha Yoga for Beginners

Join me, Laurie Prime in this 5 week course specifically designed for those new to yoga.

If you are curious about yoga, and would like to learn but want to start in a small group all at the same level, then this class is ideal for you. In this 5 week class you will learn the basic postures and principles of a yoga practice and will become comfortable working at your own level in a warm, supportive and nurturing environment. What better way to start your weekend than with a Saturday morning yoga class! We will supply all the kit you need, you just come along in something comfortable, prepared to stretch, breath, strengthen your muscles and calm your mind!

£35.  Please prebook on 01904 785704 or email us at info@yorkyogastudio.co.uk

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