Yoga Days Info

Elemental Dance!

Dance workshop with Hannah Penn

Sunday 3rd December, 2.00 – 4.30pm, £15.00

Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA

 

This dance routine connects us with the five elements : Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space.

 

For the first part of the session we will go through the basic moves which are the foundation of the routine. Once we are familiar with these we will dance the whole routine together.

The routine will close with a beautiful Yoga Nidra practice focused on the 5 elements.

As always, there will be a range of music and dance styles. These sessions are as suitable for beginners as they are for people who have been dancing for years – the routine is guided in a way that you can make it your own!

from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2017

‘Space to Be’ – pre-Christmas chill out Yoga!

with Hannah Penn

Saturday 16th December, 10.00 – 1.00pm, £30

Sheffield Yoga School, S6 3TA

 

This will be a whole morning of taking time for yourself with some lovely, nurturing Yoga practice!

The lead up to Christmas is a particularly busy and hectic time for many of us, but in this workshop we will find calm and stillness in restorative Yoga poses. This will be a bit of time to quite literally put your feet up!

The workshop will include some vitalizing Pranayama practice to help find the energy to get things done.

There will be a full luxurious, full length Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) practice with visualization to inspire creativity.

Central to the session will be the practice of Trataka, candle gazing. This is a simple and effective meditation technique which brings a great calm and quietness to the mind. It can be used to guarantee a good nights sleep. In the darkness of the winter months Trataka also helps maintain a connection with the light which is within us so that we can shine!

As we are near Christmas this workshop will find time to treat ourselves with home made ‘energy balls’, chocolate ginger biscuits and other seasonal indulgences!

 

from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2017

Tools & Techniques for Meditation

with Chris Noon

Saturday 2nd December, 10.00 – 1.00pm   £30

Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA

 

The workshop will include preparations we can make in order to get the most benefit from meditation practice.

We will take a quick look at a range of sitting postures used for meditation – different people need different positions and finding the right sitting posture for yourself makes a huge difference to the quality of your practice. There will be a sequence of postures designed to develop the strength & flexibility necessary for sitting still in meditation.

There will also be Asana (posture work) and Pranayama (breathing techniques) which help create the optimum environment for meditation.

We will explore Pratyahara (withdrawing from the physical body and the senses) with brief reference to classical Yoga texts. Pratyahara is a necessary stage in turning the awareness inwards and in steadying the mind.

There will be concentration techniques (Dharana) which you can learn and practice in your own time. These techniques prepare the ground for meditation, but can also lead to a state of meditation.

The workshop will involve meditation practices including Kaya Sthairyam, a wonderful and practical technique which leads into a profound stillness where meditation can arise.

The workshop is held in our Yoga studio on South Road. This is a beautiful room, perfect for meditation.

Spaces are limited and early booking is recommended.

from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2017

Swami Gyan Dharma – 2 days in October

  • Saturday 28th October : A Day of Awareness

  • Sunday 29th October : Nada Yoga

 

We are very pleased to welcome Swami Gyan Dharma back to Sheffield in October.

Swami Gyan Dharma is an internationally recognised and respected Yoga teacher. His workshops are very popular and early booking is recommended.

 

28th October : A Day of Awareness : 10.00 – 4.00pm

 

Venue : Grenoside Community Hall, S35 8PR
Cost : £35.00

 

This Day of Awareness is an opportunity and a moment where we can engage with both life and ourselves in a more open and conscious way.
We often find it difficult to be in the present moment , and all to easily find ourselves swept away by the old habitual mind.
Come and join us for a day of being where you are, for a day of being who you are, and just for a moment step into to the present NOW, that place in all of us that is free from Fear and Expectations, at ease with it self, and at ease with the life around it.

 

29th October : Nada Yoga : 10.00 – 1.00pm

 

Venue : Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA
Cost : £30.00

Discover the power of sound, and the capacity it has to focus the mind and develop ‘one-pointedness’ in the mind.

Nada Yoga is the Yogic discipline where we utilize the naturally harmonizing effects of sound and music for a meditative purpose.

Come and join us in this this little morning introduction to Nada Yoga, where we experiment with sound and music as a different  pathway to the meditative experience.

 

Swami Gyan Dharma has been travelling, practising and teaching yoga for almost 40 years. Trained in India, his life and actions are rooted in a meditative connection with his inner being. The depth of his wisdom is conveyed through his teachings. (Text from Mandala Yoga Ashram website)

from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2017

Alchemy of Hatha Yoga

A Yoga workshop with Jayadhara (Jane Cluley).

25th November,   10.00 – 4.00pm

Grenoside Community Hall, S35 8PR

 

The Alchemy of Hatha Yoga  :  Bringing the wisdom of ancient teachings to your practice

 

Alchemy is the transmutation and refining of the gross to the refined, from base metal to gold, just as our yoga journey leads us to fuller understanding of our human being-ness and refined practice.

Hatha yoga is an ancient science and art, continually evolving and developing today. We are all our own experiment – on and off the mat.  Through practice, we are adjusting our personal chemistry, neurological circuits, internal rhythms and prana  distribution. When we pay attention to lifestyle changes and ways of thinking we reinforce the yoga on our mat in everyday life.

We will be drawing on wisdom from Hatha Yoga Pradipika, practising asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, yoga nidra and meditation to continue our alchemical journey and inspire more fulfilling, truthful and balanced lives.

Jayadhara (Jane Cluley) began practising yoga at university. She then trained with British Wheel of Yoga and has been teaching yoga since 1988; she is now a BWY Foundation and Diploma Course tutor.

After living and studying at the Bihar School of Yoga for several years she also has an MA in yoga philosophy. She has a particular interest in making ancient philosophy accessible to everyone and in the use of yoga for managing mental health issues.

This will be a very uplifting and informative day of yoga with a tutor who has a wealth of knowledge and a talent for expressing her teaching clearly and enjoyably.

from Yoga Days Info, posted September 2017

Fire and Light

A workshop of Yoga & Herbs

Saturday November 4th,   10.00 – 4.00pm

Venue : Sheffield Yoga School, South Rd, S6 3TA

Cost : £40.00 (Places are limited, early booking recommended)

 

This day will combine yoga practice and medicinal herbs to explore what fire and light means to us as individuals during the darker and colder winter months.

We will use empowering yogic practices to ignite the Fire Element (Agni); this refers to the internal warmth and heat that is generated in certain postures and breathing techniques. It provides the energy and “will” to go on even when we want to quit. Working with this element in our practice is particularly useful over these colder months as it will generate heat, power and strengthen resolve.

We will look at using herbs which help to support our inner fire and keep our moods lighter.

The aim of this day is to be uplifting, informative and full of inspiration to aid us through the darker days and keep our mood light, whilst also acknowledging that the winter months are a time for rest and recuperation when the time in our busy lives allows that.

We will finish with nourishing Yoga Nidra and Gayatri Havan. A havan is a simple Fire ceremony which connects us to our inner source of light and wisdom, combining Fire, mantra and the offering of herbs to symbolically help us let go of things we no longer need.

This workshop is open to all regardless of previous yoga practice or knowledge of herbs.
It will be the first in a series of yoga and herbs workshops which will explore the elements in relation to the seasons, helping us to adapt to change and to the ups and down of life.

The teachers :

Sarah Golding is a nurse and herbalist with 18 years’ experience working in the NHS and alternative health sector. She has a passion for exploring ways in which we can use our local plants for optimum health and wellbeing.

Helena Turner is a highly skilled & experienced Yoga teacher. She is also an artist who has specialized in creating beautiful Yantras & Mandalas.

from Yoga Days Info, posted September 2017

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