How wonderful to back in person for the weekly classes and now our first workshop, join a small group in the Horspath Hub community space 26 June 2021.
Give yourself a day so time to experiment and hone techniques that a weekly class just does not allow for. Many students describe the workshops as a rare treat, giving themselves some ‘me – time’. The groups are small and held in quiet locations with green space around. Check out each venue and directions lower on this page.“Walking away we should only leave footsteps in the sand”.
Workshops in person again for June and September 2021
Morning Yoga Saturday 26 June 2021
Embrace Freedom Yoga Retreat
Celebrate the new freedom and shrug away the impact of restrictions the last year has put on our bodies, emotions and minds. Give yourself the space with calm morning away from technology and life stuff. Nurture yourself with sequences and poses to strengthen and massage our bodies with twists. The crisscross of Garuda, Eagle pose brings us to centred focus that carries through to seated pranayama and meditations. Relaxation, lead with visualisation, in both the morning and afternoon sessions, give the opportunity to undo and just be. Reclaim a whole you and embrace the freedoms
9.45am for 10am to 1.45pm £45.00
Later session join for tea break at 12noon
12.30 to 1.45pm £18.00.
Bring your yoga mat & kit, mask, a mug for your break, water bottle and hand gel.
Our Protocols for yoga in person will be sent with your booking confirmation.
Saturday Yoga - 25 September 2021
Autumn Yoga Retreat - Moving our energies to the new season
Allow space and head room to move your energies to the approaching Autumn.
Always good to remove yourself from the every day, focus on the now, away from technology and life stuff. Explore the stability of the warrior poses and sequences to ground and connect. Longer Savasana or relaxation, lead with visualisation, in both the morning and afternoon sessions, gives you the opportunity to undo and just be. Using Tibetan healing sequences and pranayama to release and reflect on your wellbeing. The shared energy with group connecting in meditations deepens our inner serenity. Reclaim a whole you and leave with a sense of balance and fresh outlook.
Yoga Full Day Retreat
working with key poses and sequences to challenge and deepen if you wish or ease back, working with how you are today. Relaxation and stillness closes morning. After flowing sequence and calm poses for post lunch moving into longer lead Savasana and meditation.
Full day Session: 9.30am to 3.30pm £65.00
Morning session: 9.30am to 12.30pm £40.00
Afternoon session: Gentle yoga flow, Meditation and pranayama 1.30pm to 3.30pm £35.00
This is mixed ability session, ideal for students who have experience of some yoga. Options to deepen your yoga or ease back into yoga. Get in touch to chat through if suits you or any health concerns or conditions needing modification.
Get in touch if you would like to check workshop level suits you before booking?
The Hub Community Centre,
Horspath Village, OX33 1RP
The former chapel is a lovely space to enjoy yoga on the village green I'll send full directions to park.
Give yourself the luxury of a full day, or join for morning or afternoon to unwind from the week and deepen your yoga. Each session gives you the longer time to enjoy going deeper with our asana and body work while fully in sync with our emotions and energies with mindful movement, breath and meditation.
Gift yourself with a longer morning of yoga, with uplifting yoga sequences and poses. Regain your balance and calm with time for full lead visualisation relaxation and meditation.
Have your yoga kit and bring extras to be comfortable and warm to lie in savasana with blanket, cushions and blocks/ bolster to sit in meditation
When we return to the Halls when safe: Details of the Hatha Yoga Workshop day
The days are 10am to 3.30pm but also offer half days. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. Do bring a light lunch to share, kitchen available, fully equipped with oven to warm food. Please phone 07931 743785 or email from Contacts page for booking forms and full directions. Wear usual comfortable stretch friendly clothing but maybe easy layers to allow for the changing tempo of the class. Please bring your mat, blanket/towel and cushion and an open mind! Likewise any yoga equipment you have, though I have some to lend. Some equipment available for purchase if would like your own blocks, belts etc. You are advised to eat (ideally two hours before class) a small breakfast to be comfortable when working with asanas.
Workshop 2004:- Pear Trees at Marsh Baldon and Student shows great quad stretch of pigeon pose
Saturday Venues and Directions for Yoga Workshops
The Hatha Yoga Workshops are held in different halls, each with their own character in and around Oxford. This local landmark the shark is just off the main road in Headington!
The Old Headington Village Hall (was Parish hall)
Tucked away on Dunstan Road, Headington, OX3 9BY, just across the road from Ruskin College. Advantageously the garden here is great for al fresco yoga allowing for our summers though. There is parking and additional 2 hour parking further up on St Andrews Road (Changes from Dunstan to St Andrews where links to Osler Road as T’ junction).
Cumnor Old School Hall
Seems so far away yet just outside the ring-road. Our regular home for yoga and workshops. The Old School Hall, is at High Street, Cumnor village, OX2 9PE. Cumnor is just up the hill from Botley on the west of Oxford or come in to this delightful village from A420. The stone hall is in the centre of the village on the high street, part of the same building it is at the back of the post-office/general shop with ample car-park shared with the church. Finding the entrance is at the back from the car-park, come in and straight ahead to the double doors.
The Horspath Hub
The Hub Community Centre, Horspath Village, OX33 1RP
The former chapel is a lovely space to enjoy yoga. As you drive from Oxford, from ring road take Horspath Road, you leave behind the Cowley Mini Factory and industrial area and shortly come into fields and countryside. Coming into the villlage, (becomes Oxford Road) you can park in the village hall carpark on left &/or continue round the sharp bend the Hub also on your left with the village green to your right. Parking on Manor Farm road, best to park on the shop side.
Extend your Yoga Workshop into a Weekend away
Easily create a whole weekend around the workshop, and stay in the city of Oxford or discover the lovely countryside around Oxford? Please email and I can suggest some B&Bs or hotels. Thinking you would like to attend one of these or have a suggestion for a future workshop please get in touch.
Meditation and Yoga Workshop
Always the regular Yoga Workshops all include some meditation but there is an opportunity for a morning workshop just focused on meditation. This introduction will offer gentle movement to warm up and exercises to enhance different postures for meditation. Breath is the basis for meditation & we will look at different themes to develop your meditation upon: concentration, working with chakras, mantras and/or simply silence.