Why attend a yoga workshop?

Attend a yoga workshop to get fit, have fun, balance, fall over, meet new people, laugh, cry,  Like a yoga class, a yoga workshop is for everyone. They are not supposed to be scary or boring. These workshops are designed to allow you to spend more time practicing yoga, explore postures in more detail, discover things about your body and how yoga can help you in your life.

Alignment + technique

Often in a class there is not time to explore alignment and technique for each posture. Alignment and posture are extremely important, learning the correct technique will help to prevent injury

Have fun

Yoga workshops are fun, not to be taken too seriously. Enjoy the practice, ask questions, make mistakes, fall over, pick yourself back up, face your fears become stronger and embrace new faces and maybe new friends in our community.

The workshops will help you understand how to cultivate balance in your life, both on and off the mat.

All workshops are held from 12-2pm at Centrex Conference Centre, Kirkton Campus, Livingston. Costs £15.

 

W O R K S H O P S

 

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C O R E  

26th September 2015

Core strength is more than just having a flat tummy, it can add stability and grace to your practice, and improve your posture. Most of us spend a large portion of our day sitting, this puts strain on our lower back. When you neglect your core you can increase the risk of injury.

In this workshop we’ll explore our core in all postures as well as working specifically on core exercises. We’ll also have fun with more challenging postures such as arm balances and inversions in a safe way which is suitable for all levels. We’ll explore how the core can help to build strength, stability and increase your flexibility.

This workshop will give you a challenging core yoga workout as well as teaching you how to soften and relax to create strength and balance in our bodies. This workshop is suitable for all levels, for anyone who wants to strengthen their core, move better, improve posture, have fun and try something new.

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B A L A N C E

10th October 2015

We need balance in our lives. Balancing postures are found to be one of the most difficult, as they require focus, you need to be in the present moment. This is often quite hard when we have so much going on. Building on from the core workshop, we will use our core, our strength and let go of our fear as we practice a range of different balancing postures, balancing on one leg, our arms, and head. Balancing postures improve our concentration, posture and focus.

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W I N T E R   W A R M I N G

14th November 2015

Ayurveda, yoga’s sister has a seasonal approach and believes certain postures are more beneficial at certain a times of the year. We'll start the workshop with a shot of ginger, this helps creates warmth from the inside, it's good for the digestive system and also helps the respiratory system.

This winter warming workshop will include breathing techniques (pranayama) and postures (asana) that will bring internal heat.

Research show that joint pain increased in the cold weather. Practicing yoga (vinyasa flow) will help to maintain joint mobility, increase circulation and improve flexibility which will help to loosen any stiffness in the joints.

Expect a sweaty flow to work the cardiovascular system and cleanse pores.

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D E   S T R E S S

5th December 2015

As Christmas gets closer, we become busier and more stressed.

A restorative yoga practice is better than sleep for relaxing tension in the mind and body. At this time of year it is exactly what you need. There are real benefits to doing very little. Our perception is that we need to be busy all the time and we often feel guilty for taking some time off. Rest days should be a necessity.

When the mind and body is relaxed you will be able to concentrate and have improved focus. Restorative yoga has been known to lower blood pressure, fight depression and fatigue. It helps us to change our perspective on challenging situations.

If you think you don't have time for this, then you definitely need this workshop!  It's time to put yourself first then you will be able to take care of others.

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If you have any questions about any of the workshops or would like to book, please email info@strengthandsoul.co.uk

Namaste

Jo