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Yoga and creative writing workshop November 18th 2017

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Stretching your Imagination: Yoga and Creative Writing workshops

Saturday 18th November
At One Space, Union St, Sheffield S1 2JR

10.30-15.30 £46

Whether you’re a creative writer whose work might benefit from a mindful focus, or an experienced yogi who has always been curious about their creative potential (or, of course, someone somewhere in between) these workshops are ideal for exploring new ideas and techniques.

Workshop One: The Senses

In this workshop we’ll be focusing on the senses. As writers we will be exploring how the use of our senses can deepen our experience of reading and how we can use this to create atmosphere in our own writing.

The yoga will help to free up the body and mind in order to write. We will use different ways to physically explore the senses during our yoga practice, giving us plenty of creative inspiration to draw upon and at the end of the workshop we will finish with a lovely relaxation. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Suzannah Evans is a poet based in Sheffield. She has published a chapbook of poems, Confusion Species, which was a winner in the Poetry Business Competition in 2012, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. She has had poems published in many places including Poetry Review and the Guardian’s Poem of the Week. She has been doing yoga with Leonie for three years and can vouch for its strengthening, relaxing effects!

Leonie Luxon undertook a three year diploma in Hatha Yoga through The British Wheel in 2006. She is also a level 3 qualified Pilates instructor and has many years’ experience helping to improve people’s wellbeing. She holds an MA in ‘Creative Writing: Innovate and Experiment’ from Salford University and has a previous work background in advertising industry as a Creative Copywriter as well as over 10 years experience as a lecturer in Advertising Design and Graphics at Salford and Sheffield Hallam Universities.

Spring Summer Yoga and Pilates workshops in Sheffield

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Saturday May 14th – Core Yoga and Pilates Workshop

10-12.30pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£20 pre-book or £22.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

This workshop will examine the importance of engaging and using the core muscles in yoga postures. The core muscles are essential for maintaining a healthy spine and posture. They give us inner strength, allowing us to hold arm balances and strength poses for longer, giving us a renewed sense of confidence and control. We will be using some pilates exercises to strengthen the deep abdominals (mula bandha and uddiyana bandha) and using some balancing yoga postures to help us improve our inner steadiness. The small pilates ball will also come into play! Mindfulness of breath will bring about an inner stillness, allowing this focus on our centre to reconnect body, mind and spirit. There will be a tea break mid way through this workshop and time to chat and relax in friendly surroundings. We will round off the workshop with some lovely restorative stretches.

Saturday 18th June – Yoga for the Spine – Me-time for Mums

10-12.30pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£20 pre-book or £22.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

Picking up toddlers, not having time to exercise as much as you want to, fatigue and changes in the body after pregnancy can all take their toll on your back. Learn how to gently release tension and reduce aches and pains in the spine. This workshop will focus on both upper back and lower back releases, exploring healthy movement for the spine. The asana workshop will be split into two parts, with a tea break inbetween, and rounded off with time to still the mind, focus on breath awareness and enjoy a wonderful relaxation.

Saturday 2nd July – Gratitude Workshop

10-1pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£30 pre-book or £32.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

This yoga workshop puts the emphasis on gratitude being another way for expressing our intrinsic interconnectedness with the rest of the universe. The first part of the workshop will be a physical asana session with poses that can unleash feelings of joyfulness, creativity, love and compassion. As we move, we will contemplate the chakras, the energy points that according to yogic philosophy run along the spine. Mindfulness and meditation will pave the way for us to a creative exercise – filling and decorating our own Gratitude Jar. Tea, biscuits and smiles will fuel our inspiration. We will finish the workshop with a relaxation including time for a sankalpa, or personal affirmation to leave us feeling great.

This three hour workshop includes your own take home Gratitude Jar!

Lakes Yoga Weekend 5-7th February 2016

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Fawcett Mill Fields – Penrith

The weekend will consist of a meditation and yoga session each morning. There will be a choice of a gentle Hatha class with Leonie or a more challenging Jivamukti (yoga flow) class with Tara.

There will be an opportunity on Saturday afternoon to get out and explore the beautiful countryside on a lovely long walk, where we pass ancient stone monuments and an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture.

There will be a much-needed deep relaxation and light massage session after the walk. Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of homemade food to enjoy. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, put your feet up and relax in the peaceful surroundings with good company.

There is also a four-person sauna for that post yoga sweat, and a couple of sitting rooms with open log fires for rest and relaxation.

Booking and payment 

The full price of each weekend retreat is £205. A non-refundable deposit of £50 will be required three months in advance of your chosen weekend/s to secure your place on the workshop, with the balance due six weeks in advance of the weekend.

Early bird price £195 if booked and paid in full by three months prior to each weekend. 

The price includes accommodation for two nights, all yoga sessions and meals. Students who book early will get the option to reserve a room of their choice.

Please pop over to Tara’s website to pay your deposit and reserve your place: http://www.yoga-tara.co.uk/p/workshops.html

Yoga Detox Weekend 17 & 18 January 2015

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YOGA DETOX WEEKEND
CRANAGE HALL
17th & 18th January 2015

 

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Get the new year off to a wonderful start with a pampering yoga and spa weekend at the very elegant Cranage Hall in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Julia Osbeck and I are offering five varied sessions of yoga, breathing and relaxation sessions including practices that will cleanse, detox and nurture your body to boost you through the winter months. All sessions are optional and there will be plenty of free time to enjoy all that the hotel has to offer, such as its swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

 

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The hotel’s breathtaking grounds are a wonderful backdrop in which to relax and take some me-time, or you might choose to go for a ramble in the Cheshire countryside. You can also book in a massage, facial or other beauty treatment directly with the hotel’s Essence spa company. Here is a link to their scrummy treatment list: http://www.principal-hayley.com/cranage-hall/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2013/06/EssenceGuide2014.pdf

Our yoga detox package includes one night’s stay in twin ensuite rooms (you can opt to pay extra for a room to yourself if you prefer – contact Julia) and a healthy but delicious lunch and three course dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. All for just £125!

We think our limited places will get snapped up in no time so please contact us immediately if you would like to join us – a non-refundable £50 deposit is required to secure your place.

Overview of what’s included:

* Overnight accommodation in twin ensuite rooms
* Breakfast, lunch & 3 course dinner
* Five yoga sessions including pranayama & relaxation.
* Full use of spa facilities. Pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi.

£125pp


Contact:


Julia Osbeck 07715 178364

Leonie Clements 07790564316 or [email protected]

 

 

Summer 2015 Yoga Weekend In Penrith

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Friday 17 July -Sunday 19 July 2015
Fawcett Mill Fields – Penrith

The weekend will consist of a meditation and yoga session each morning. There will be a choice of a gentle Hatha class with Leonie or a more challenging Jivamukti (yoga flow) class with Tara.

There will be an opportunity on Saturday afternoon to get out and explore the beautiful countryside on a lovely long walk, where we pass ancient stone monuments and an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture.

There will be a much-needed deep relaxation and light massage session after the walk. Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of homemade food to enjoy. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, put your feet up and relax in the peaceful surroundings with good company.

There is also a four-person sauna for that post yoga sweat, and a couple of sitting rooms with open log fires for rest and relaxation.

Booking and payment 

The full price of each weekend retreat is £205. A non-refundable deposit of £50 will be required three months in advance of your chosen weekend/s to secure your place on the workshop, with the balance due six weeks in advance of the weekend.

Early bird price £195 if booked and paid in full by three months prior to each weekend. 

The price includes accommodation for two nights, all yoga sessions and meals. Students who book early will get the option to reserve a room of their choice.

**Special rates**

Book two weekends at the price of £350 – a saving of £60
Book three weekends at the price of £515 – a saving of £100

You can now book online at http://www.yoga-tara.co.uk/p/workshops.htmlOr call Tara on 07821 607 505

27 February – 1st March 2015 Yoga Weekend

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Friday 27 February- Sunday 1 March
Fawcett Mill Fields – Penrith

The weekend will consist of a meditation and yoga session each morning. There will be a choice of a slow flowing Hatha class with Leonie or a  faster Jivamukti (yoga flow) class with Tara.

There will be an opportunity on Saturday afternoon to get out and explore the beautiful countryside on a lovely long walk, where we pass ancient stone monuments and an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture.

There will be a much-needed deep relaxation and light massage session after the walk. Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of homemade food to enjoy. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine, put your feet up and relax in the peaceful surroundings with good company.

There is also a four-person sauna for that post yoga sweat, and a couple of sitting rooms with open log fires for rest and relaxation.

Booking and payment 

The full price of each weekend retreat is £205. A non-refundable deposit of £50 will be required three months in advance of your chosen weekend/s to secure your place on the workshop, with the balance due six weeks in advance of the weekend.

Early bird price £195 if booked and paid in full by three months prior to each weekend. 

The price includes accommodation for two nights, all yoga sessions and meals. Students who book early will get the option to reserve a room of their choice.

**Special rates**

Book two weekends at the price of £350 – a saving of £60
Book three weekends at the price of £515 – a saving of £100

You can now book online at http://www.yoga-tara.co.uk/p/workshops.htmlOr call Tara on 07821 607 505

Pilates & Yoga Workshop for upper back, shoulders & neck 23rd August 2014

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10-12.30pm at Fallowfield Union Chapel, M14 6EQ

Join me for a morning of pilates and yoga focusing on the upper back, shoulders and neck. This is an area of the body that can easily get very tight and creaky due to prolonged sitting, driving and stress.

We will work on both strength and flexibility using both exercises from Joseph Pilates and yoga asanas and we’ll even fit in a short herbal tea break halfway through (biscuits too!). Your whole body will get a workout but with this special emphasis on the upper body you should hopefully leave the room walking taller and feeling a new sense of space between shoulders and ears!

For this workshop it is helpful if you have some experience either of pilates or yoga.

£15 per person, £14 for concessions – pay on the day but please reserve your place first with me as spaces are limited.

[email protected] or find me on facebook or twitter (leoniesyoga), or talk to me after class!

 

 

 

Psoas Yoga Workshop Saturday August 16th 2014

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Soothe The Psoas

A half day yoga workshop to release your spine and strengthen your core. Taught by Tara Barton and Leonie Clements.

A yoga workshop to understand and release this fundamental muscle, helping provide insight, openness and improved stability in our physical practice.

This half-day workshop will begin with vigorous flowing sequences and end with relaxing yin postures. Tara and Leonie will explore and release the elusive psoas muscle which can impact upon our emotional wellbeing and energy levels. We will also discuss how the psoas is linked to our body’s inner signals about safety and danger.

Saturday 16 August 2014, 10-12.30pm

Fallowfield Union Chapel, Wellington Road, M14 6EQ

£25/£20 concessions

To book: [email protected] or call Tara on 07821 607 505

Yoga Hip Workshop – Sunday June 8th 2014

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Join Julia Osbeck and myself for a two hour yoga workshop focusing on releasing tension from the inner and outer hips. Connected to the second chakra and often an area where we store deeply repressed emotions, the hips can also get very tight due to prolonged sitting on chairs. We will use a combination of warming vinyasa flowing movements to fire up the agni, bring heat and energy flow to this area, followed by longer held yin postures to help create extra space in the hips. We will complete the workshop with a lovely relaxation.

Booking is essential, please contact me at [email protected] to reserve your space.

 

Where? Dean Row Village Hall, Browns Lane, Wilmslow. SK9 2BR

How much?  £15

When? 11.30-1.30pm Sunday 8th June

Bring your yoga mat, a blanket and a yoga block (optional)