Love Yoga

London

Therapeutic Yoga Workshops

 

These 2 hour therapeutic yoga workshops are a wonderful opportunity to explore your health and wellbeing in much greater depth. Aiming to educate and inform whilst drawing upon the latest medical research and neuroscience, we’ll use tried and tested yoga breathing practices, physical postures, mindfulness and meditation, to equip and empower you with practical tips, tools and techniques that will help in daily life, promoting optimum health and wellbeing

How to book

Booking is essential for all workshops. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Any cancellations within one week of the event cannot be refunded.

Upcoming workshops 2020/2021

Saturday 26th September - Therapeutic Yoga Workshop for Respiratory Health

In the current climate taking care of your respiratory health has never been more important. This workshop will bring awareness to your own habitual breathing patterns and examine ways in which to optimise your breath. Evidence based yoga postures and breathing techniques will be used to help build respiratory strength, increase lung capacity and oxygenation.

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Informative handouts and suggested homework practices will be provided so that you can look after your respiratory health on an on-going basis.

When: Saturday 26th September 2020, 9:30am – 11:30am

Where: Online
Cost: £30 payable in advance

Friday 6th November - Therapeutic Yoga for promoting a better night’s sleep

Sleep is a vital resource. It gives the body and mind time to restore and replenish, a time for psychological and physiological processing and revitalisation. For increasing numbers of people, sleep has become elusive or problematic and poor quality sleep can contribute to a whole host of imbalances in both our physical and mental health.

 This 2 hour workshop will examine how to reclaim healthy sleep and exercise good sleep hygiene via yoga techniques and practices. Specifically we will look at the following ways to prepare your body for restful sleep:

 

·Yoga movements/postures to release physical tension

·Yoga breathing and relaxation techniques which will encourage the nervous system to switch on the ‘relaxation response’, calming a busy mind

 

Informative handouts & suggested homework practices will be provided

  

When: Friday 6th November 2020, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Online
Cost: £30 payable in advance

Friday 8th January 2021 - The Koshas Workshop

The Koshas, (literally translated as sheaths), are part of yogic philosophy which believes that each human being is more than just a physical body and in fact consists of five different layers, (also called sheaths). Each of the five layers are interconnected and in order to obtain optimum health and wellbeing each layer of the Koshas needs to be in balance.

 

The five different layers of the body are considered to be:

  • The Physical body

  • The Energy body

  • The Mind/emotional body

  • The Wisdom body

  • The Bliss body

 

 

The koshas are often compared to the layers of an onion. The physical body is the outer layer, traveling inwards through more subtle layers of energy, emotion and thought (wisdom), we reach the centre or soul where lies the elusive experience of bliss.

The Koshas are used in Yoga Therapy as a tool within which we can explore each of the five layers and how they interact, giving us an idea of where there is balance or imbalance. This provides a holistic lens through which to view yourself in your entirety, allowing consideration and reflection of all aspects of your life/lifestyle in the service of promoting health and wellbeing.

 

In this workshop you will be guided through a Kosha exercise which will focus upon each of the five different layers of the body. Upon completion it will provide you with a comprehensive list of helpful/unhelpful behaviours in regards to your overall health and wellbeing, identifying what can be cultivated and/or changed.

 

The Kosha exercise will be followed by a guided deep relaxation, ‘Journey through the Koshas’.


Equipment needed: Plenty of pens and paper. Yoga mat for the relaxation.

Informative handouts will be provided.

 

When: Friday 8th January 2021 from 7pm-9pm

Where: Online
Cost: £30 payable in advance