Goddesses… it’s time to liberate your inner shakti – your inner power.
Learn simple and powerful techniques to reconnect joyfully with your naturally arising feminine wisdom.
Tune into the power of your cyclical wisdom through ‘Mizan Therapy’ and ‘Womb Yoga’
An empowering workshop to help you find balance and vitality in everyday living.
You will be taught the art of Mizan self-massage, connecting with your womb space through meditation and pranayama breathing, and a series of easy to remember Yoga asanas. You will be given a course booklet to take away with you including step-by-step instructions for the self-massage, womb yoga practices, and a template for menstrual charting to take you into the coming months.
Depending on your individual needs, you may also like to take away with you yoni steams, castor oil packs and fajas (womb binding).
You will leave this workshop feeling balanced, energized and empowered.
Mizan is an Arabic word that means ‘balance’. Mizan Therapy uses traditional reproductive healing techniques to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually. It is a gentle, non-invasive external massage that brings healing to the womb-space and optimum health and well-being to women at all life stages.
Mizan benefits our physical health, restoring circulation and lymphatic drainage by relieving congestion and blockages. It can ease muscles and fascia tightened by tension and emotion. The techniques are commonly used in India and further east for optimising women’s health.
Womb Yoga is an evolving therapeutic approach to yoga specially developed to support women’s health and healing. Womb Yoga is an experience of re-connection, teaching us to be truly present in our body and to honour, respect and be responsive to our ever changing physiological and emotional needs. It teaches us to honour our cyclical wisdom and to reconnect joyfully with our femininity. The asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing), chanting, meditation and deep relaxation are all designed to support women at all stages of our lunar and life cycles.
“No outer teacher can come close to the deep sense of wisdom and understanding that flows through a woman who is absolutely and profoundly connected with her own intuitive understanding”
All women, whether menstruating or not. In other traditions this kind of women’s work is absolutely the norm but sadly, in our westernised culture we have simply lost our connection with ourselves and forgotten the truth of who we really are.
The workshop may especially be of interest to women who:
(Unfortunately the workshop is Unsuitable for: pregnancy and if there is any infection of the pelvic region)
A cushion/ blanket and some warm socks. Come in comfortable clothing. We will be in deep relaxation so it’s important that you are warm.
Other than that, just bring yourselves, an open mind and an open heart.
Absolutely not! The physical Yoga is gentle and suitable for anyone (even with no Yoga experience)
Whether you’re already some way into your inward ‘womb’ journey or this is the first time you’ve ever thought about it, there’s opportunity for new learning, sharing, experiencing and reconnecting with your own true self.
from Yoga Days Info, posted November 2018
“Mudras are a combination of subtle physical movements which alter mood, attitude and perception and which deepen awareness and concentration”
(from Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha)
One of the ‘magic’ properties of Mudras is that they have such a deep effect so very quickly. This makes them an invaluable tool to help find balance, grounding, peace at any time of the day.
For most of us, our first introduction to mudras is the Hasta Mudras (literally ‘hand gestures’) but in this yoga day we will also explore some of the less familiar mudras, including :
Our morning Asana session will incorporate a number of mudras which enable us to connect to the different Chakras (energy centres). This will involve using the mudras on their own but we will also use mudras in Asana, sometimes in stillness and sometimes within dynamic sequences.
This will be followed by some mudra enhanced Pranayama.
Before lunch we will have a long Yoga Nidra practice to give a bit of space to digest the mornings practice.
In the afternoon we will focus on ‘the power at your fingertips’ – Hasta mudras (hand mudras). We will look at ways we can use Hasta mudras to improve concentration for meditation, as well as some quick mudra practices which can be done anytime.
There will be discussion throughout the day on various theories of how Mudras work.
“Mudras are so valuable because they enhance overall wellbeing and allow you to tap into hidden energy reserves. Absolutely anyone can benefit, from children with learning disabilities to older people with limited movement.”
Hannah Penn is a very experienced Yoga teacher; she has been teaching for over 20 years. This will be an interesting, informative and nurturing day of Yoga.
The workshop is held in Grenoside Community Hall, S35 8PR
The day begins at 10.00am, finishing at 4.00pm.
We have a shared vegetarian buffet for lunch and we ask everyone to bring something along to share for the buffet. If you prefer to bring your own food that is fine as well.
Teas & drinks are provided.
from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2018
Ajapa Japa is a complete sadhana (practice) taking the practitioner from the ground level of body and environmental awareness to the deepest states of meditation.
This course will systematically introduce the participants to the ancient meditation technique of Ajapa Japa.
It will involve several sessions of sitting ajapa japa practice as we develop the technique, as well as asana (posture work) and pranayama (breathing) sessions, mantra, discussions and questions.
After the weekend participants can expect to have a systematic practice of Ajapa Japa to continue with.
Brahmananda is a teacher of great quality. His approach is clear and down to earth; his skill is in bringing light to the more profound and transformative aspects of Yoga.
from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2018
A new 5 day course for yoga teachers who are open to renewed exploration & self-enquiry, for a better understanding of the practice and teaching of Asana.
This course has at its core the belief that yoga should promote healthy movement, based on an understanding of anatomy. This is a highly practical course, aimed at guiding teachers to improve their competence and confidence in teaching movement.
It will give you all-round skills to offer balanced teaching to your students.
The course provides a forum for discussion and reflection, and each participant is expected to play an active role in the learning process.
Places are limited to 15 people allowing for maximum discussion and close supervision.
The course will teach key principles which underpin the safe and effective teaching of Yoga postures. Main subject areas will be:
• Is what we teach worthwhile?
• Meeting the world through our feet
• Learning from the cat, the dog and the bridge
• What does understanding the spine teach us about movement?
• A cornucopia of teaching skills ie. tricks, prompts, cues.
This course is for Yoga teachers & student teachers. It is designed to build on your previous learning base, with challenging new ideas.
The fee for this course is £450.00. To reserve a place, please fill in the booking form overleaf and return it with either the full payment or a deposit of £100.00.
A certificate of attendance (for CPD points) will be provided for each day of the course. A final course certificate (dependent on at least 80% attendance) will be presented at the end of the course.
One extra date (21st March 2020) has been reserved in case of any cancellations due to weather etc.
from Yoga Days Info, posted October 2018
The training will be led by Gilly Loukes who is the British Wheel of Yoga First Aid Officer for Yorkshire & Humberside.
The day will cover all aspects of First Aid but will be of particular relevance to Yoga teachers.
Participants will receive an Emergency First Aid Manual and a First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years.
The training will be 10.00am – 5.00pm and the venue is Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA.
The fee for the day is £65.00.
Places are limited to 12 participants and early booking is recommended.
Please Note : This is an extra training day as our October sessions are both full. This extra training day is provisional on having enough people booking a place. If you would like to reserve a place please let us know as soon as possible.
We will be running this first aid training day in October every year so you can be sure to keep your First Aid Certificate up to date.
You now need photo id to take part in these training sessions. Please bring a passport, driving license or similar to the training. Any problem with this please contact us beforehand.
from Yoga Days Info, posted September 2018
This workshop concludes the Yoga & Herbs series, working with the 4 elements; earth, fire, air and water.
Within the Water element is the principle of cohesion. In the body, this manifests as nourishment, growth, and lubrication.
Water has a cooling calming influence and is connected to Swadisthana Chakra – one’s own abode. Swadisthana is concerned with enjoyment, fulfilling our need to be creative and to be able to go with the flow.
As we approach the festive season, although it’s a time of joy, it can also be incredibly challenging. It feels like a busy time of year & you can find yourself pulled in many directions trying to keep lots of different people happy with a never ending to do list.
Constantly being a human ‘doing’ as opposed to a human ‘being’ is not sustainable – we need to prioritise our health, our rest, our self-care.
This workshop aims to nourish us on all levels -physical, mental and emotional.
Using the water element as our focus we will be working with delicious herbal teas and remedies; excite the taste buds with nutritious energy balls and nourish the body with a gentle hatha flowing practice, we will learn strategies for ‘on the spot calm’ and experience the deeply restorative practice of yoga nidra, with lavender eye pillows .
From a Herbal perspective, Water is connected to the emotions so we will be looking at herbal remedies that nourish and calm the nervous system and balance our mood.
We will also look at dry and damp conditions that affect us in our bodies and herbs that can help to balance these type of conditions. We will discuss preparations made solely with water and herbs, such as teas, decoctions, baths, spritzers; and you will make a preparation to take home with you.
The Yoga & Herbs workshops stand alone; you do not need to have attended any others in the series to benefit from this one.
Helena is a highly trained & experienced Yoga teacher and Sarah is an equally highly trained & experienced medical herbalist!
The combination of Yoga practice with the proper use of herbs is designed to provide a very foundation for optimum health and well being.
from Yoga Days Info, posted August 2018