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CPD Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Workshops Autumn 2017: The Art of Alignment & Adjustments in Therapeutic Yoga

When Sunday 17th September, 1 – 5 pm
Cost £75 early bird per single workshop until Friday 28th July 2017 (save £5 per workshop on normal rate) / £80 normal rate per single workshop
Tutor Alexa Kho-Hinkson
Info When working in Therapeutic Yoga it is most effective to understand how the biomechanics of the body work, in order to maintain alignment within the active asana practice. By doing so, as a teacher, you can assist your students into a space of freedom that allows them to feel free from pain.

This workshop with give you the tools to teach your clients suffering from past or present injuries by providing you with powerful alignment principles and techniques to assist your students with deep care and sensitivity.

Book Contact 07800 896 425 / www.ambikayoga.co.uk / alexa@ambikayoga.co.uk

Would you like to explore your unique voice through movement?

When Sundays 24th September, 22nd October, 19th November at 3.15 pm – 5.15pm
Cost £18 per session
Tutor To Move With Voice Project
Info What to expect?

Each session will start with relaxation – to rest your mind, breath and body; follow up with muscles, breath and voice warm-ups. Main part of every session is a sequence of specially designed postures that are accompanied by unique guidelines that support your breathing, sounding and voice exploration.

There is no previous experience necessary. We all have an access for adopting this approach.

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Core Foundations

When Saturday 23rd September, 3.15 – 5.15 pm
Cost £20 plus booking fee
Tutor Sarah McFadden
Info People often think of core work in yoga as just strengthening the muscles in the abdomen, but it’s actually more about cultivating a connection with the core of your body, in order to be able to move with more confidence and safety through your yoga practice.

In terms of asana practice, core connection and the awareness of this area improves nearly every pose, offering a greater sense of balance and ease. During your everyday life – beyond your yoga practice – there are also many good reasons to build a strong core, for example to support the lower back.

We’ll be going deep with our exploration…looking beyond the superficial ‘6-pack’ muscles and including a discussion of anatomy to understand the broader range of muscles that make up our core. Alongside this we’ll also explore the energetic elements of Uddiyana Bandha and Mula Banda (our abdominal and root locks) and how integration and regular use of these can advance your practice.

By learning and applying principles of core engagement and stability to your practice, you reduce the risk of injuries and build a firm foundation and more confidence to explore individual possibilities, whilst also learning when to respect limitations.

This is essential knowledge for any yogi!

This workshop is best suited to students who have at least 6 months of regular yoga practice under their belt. If you’re a complete beginner and are interested in joining, please email me to discuss.

Students will…
Gain an understanding of the key anatomy involved in the ‘core’ of your body
Practice and learn theories of core stabilisation and strengthening techniques
Participate in a flow of postures designed to incorporate core engagement
Explore the flow of breath as a source of core stability
Learn pranayama (breath exercise) practices to deepen the connection to your core

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Afternoon Retreat

When Sunday 8th October, 2pm – 5pm
Cost £39
Tutor Sheila Bennett
Info Reboot your system, make some much-needed ‘me’ time, and centre yourself as the seasons change.

Does this sound like you?

  • Life feels hectic and busy, and your day often grows legs of its own and runs off with you.
  • You’d love to go on a yoga retreat, but struggle to find the time or the resources to make it happen.
  • You’re not sure how it got to be October already, and the year seems like it’s already over.
  • You want someone to give you simple solutions that work for your body, your mind and your wellbeing.

I developed this simple, powerful afternoon retreat with you in mind. A mini-version of my longer retreat programmes, it will give you the essential tools you need to move away from burnout, and connect to a deep sense of inner calm.

Contained within a single afternoon at a beautiful little studio in Angel, I’m bringing the retreat experience right to your doorstep, in one bite-sized chunk, tailored for the truth of our hectic 21st century lives.

If you’d like to dive into your yoga and personal headspace for the afternoon, to slow it all down and remember what you set out to do in the first place, I’d love to invite you to join me for this simple and much-needed afternoon retreat.

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CPD Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Workshops Autumn 2017: Chair Yoga & It’s Application
in Therapeutic Yoga

When Sunday 15th October, 1 – 5 pm
Cost £75 early bird per single workshop until Friday 28th July 2017 (save £5 per workshop on normal rate) / £80 normal rate per single workshop
Tutor Alexa Kho-Hinkson
Info Chair Yoga has now become a very popular way to practice Yoga in order to help those with limitations, health concerns and injury. As an integral part of teaching Therapeutic Yoga, it is vital to learn how to teach Chair Yoga safely and particularly to an ageing population who want to remain active without over exerting the body, and mind. As a teacher you will learn new and practical ways to teach that will help your clients and students to feel empowered, and physically and mentally
refreshed from the inside, out.
Book Contact 07800 896 425 / www.ambikayoga.co.uk / alexa@ambikayoga.co.uk

CPD Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Workshops Autumn 2017: Therapeutic Yoga & the Seven Yogic
Chakra’s

When Sunday 26th November, 1 – 5 pm
Cost £75 early bird per single workshop until Friday 28th July 2017 (save £5 per workshop on normal rate) / £80 normal rate per single workshop
Tutor Alexa Kho-Hinkson
Info The Seven Yogic Chakra’s play a crucial role when teaching Therapeutic Yoga, allowing you as a teacher, to focus on specific area’s of imbalance in the body. Whether you are working with clients who suffer from stress, anxiety or autoimmune conditions, this workshop will teach you how to apply Chakra Healing to your Therapeutic Yoga classes so that your students feel fully nourished, re-balanced and renewed.
Book Contact 07800 896 425 / www.ambikayoga.co.uk / alexa@ambikayoga.co.uk

Arm Balancing

When Saturday 25th November, 3.15 – 5.15 pm
Cost £20 plus booking fee
Tutor Sarah McFadden
Info Have you ever felt intimidated or frightened by the thought of arm balances and unsure of where to begin? Or perhaps you’ve attempted them and not having got to the final shape felt defeated, and put off. These are all too common feelings among yoga practitioners, but they don’t need to be. With the right technique, alignment and preparation you’ll find arm balances are easier than you think and fun to bring into your practice.When we work with arm balances we’re not aiming to achieve a picture ‘perfect’ sense of a pose. Instead we want to try and let go of the ego, and approach these poses with a sense of playfulness, and instead putting emphasis on the journey and commitment to our practice. When approached this way, arm balances are great for building confidence, focus and strength.

As with inversions, arm balances take lots of practice before they feel comfortable. So this workshop will help you understand the basic features and principles to help you on your way, so you can continue to develop your familiarity with these poses over time.

After a short vinyasa flow practice to prepare the body, we’ll learn how to strengthen/release the parts of the body key to helping us into arm balances: particularly the shoulders, wrists, hands and core. We’ll then play with various arm balances, deconstructing the poses so we can observe them in small parts and then put them together again in order to fly!

This workshop is best suited to students who have at least 6 months of regular yoga practice under their belt. The only prerequisite is that you need to be ok with plank pose, and weight bearing on the hands and forearms. If you’re a complete beginner and are interested in joining, please email me to discuss.

Students will…
Gain an understanding of the key anatomy involved in the parts of the body specific to arm balances
Learn techniques to help prepare your body for balancing on your arms and hands
Learn the building blocks of the poses, so you can practice safely and effectively
Learn how to use your breath to help you maintain challenging postures

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