yoga with sound with Naomi Watson & Liana
19th October 2019 | 17:00 – 19:00 | £25.00
To book your space please contact Naomi on email@example.com
About the workshop
We are delighted to offer You something truly special, unique and wonderfully nourishing and immersive for all your senses.
Join Liana and Naomi who will bring aspects of yoga and sound healing together to create a real treat of an afternoon. A gentle flow will open the practice, to waken and warm the body, and concentrate the mind. From here we will explore the beauty of yin through longer holds in supported, and more restorative poses where we move deeper into the connective tissue and find a more subtle release of built up muscle tension which can be held in the body.
In most cultures, music and movement are entwined. The musician and the mover receive and respond from one another, creating a connection that is of the moment. In yoga, too, sound plays an important role through mantra and breathwork. The sound vibration resonates in our individual bodies, and the collective practice heightens the energy of the vibration in the air.
Liana is an improvising cellist and vocalist who works in direct response to what she sees, hears and feels. For this workshop she will provide a mixture of improvised sounds to fit the moment and mood, and will also incorporate mantra when it underscores the yoga sequence. Her role can be considered as the holder of the space for us to practice in.
To end this session, we will explore the silence after sound, break down some fundamental ideas around breathwork (pranayama), and utilise them in a final closing yoga nidra led by Naomi.
4 week beginners course: an introduction to vinyasa yoga practice with EVY
Wednesday 16th, 23rd, and 30th October and 6th November 2019 | 18:00 – 19:00 | £30.00
About the course
Curious to try yoga, but unsure where to begin? Join Evy for this 4-week beginner yoga series. Each class will focus on foundational elements of a vinyasa yoga practise and how the mind, body, and breath work together. In this small-group setting, students will receive individual attention and have plenty of opportunity to ask questions
In this series, students will explore
– breath techniques
– skeletal alignment for foundational postures
– sun salutations
– breath to movement flow
– modifications and use of props to safely support your unique practice
Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, and bring a bottle of water. All equipment, including mats, will be provided.
Designed for beginners, but open to all!
Introduction to Ashtanga yoga with Marc hamilton
29th September 2019 | 11:00 – 12:30 | £9.00
Please book your place via our online booking.
About the workshop
If you are curious and would like to try Ashtanga, why not come along and try this introductory class for beginners? This class will go at a slow pace so we can learn some of the postures and allow time for explanations.
We will cover Sun Salutations, which always start at the beginning of the practice, then move on and do some of the standing and seated postures. There is then a closing sequence that prepares us for a period of relaxation.
Ashtanga is a vinyasa yoga and is very much a methodical practice where postures are repeated in the same sequence until learned. This makes it easy to learn and once familiarised allows time for focus and exploration.
There is an emphasis on movement in synchrony with breath, along with visual focus points and the generation of energy.
We will practice in a down to earth playful way with the avoidance of taking ourselves too seriously!
With time, Ashtanga becomes a very dynamic and energetic practice that significantly increases strength, endurance, and general fitness. It is also seen as a meditative practice and can be seen as a dynamic meditation.
However, don’t worry about these things as the class will meet you where you are, with plenty of modifications and the use blocks etc. The best thing you can do if curious is come along and give it a go!
Marc is a regular teacher at Nomad Yoga. You can read more about him here.