Jivamukti Yoga & Meditation in Essex, Cambs, Herts, London - UK
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Upcoming Events

An overview of events outside of my regular class schedule

 

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Cit Happens - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop
Nov
9
2:00 pm14:00

Cit Happens - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

We all have habits and patterns that can both help and hinder us in life. Some habits serve us well and keep us functioning and safe, and some see us repeating the same old thoughts and experiences, and hold us back from really feeling happy and free.

In this Jivamukti Yoga workshop we will explore through creative sequencing, chanting and some self reflection work, how we can work to create new patterns and habits to replace the ones that aren’t helping us. Create new programs. Rather than fighting against what we don't want we will work to create more of what we do want instead. It's powerful stuff!

Set in the gorgeous rural surrounds of Radwinter Pavilion, this Saturday afternoon session is perfect for you if you are looking to live an inspired life and find new ways to bring in more contentment.

Citta could be said to be the individual life field, normally defined by, but not limited to the parameters of the physical body. It consists of the purest and subtlest form of matter/energy. Often referred to as consciousness, or ‘being-ness’. Citta is programmable. It behaves in whatever way it is programmed or habituated to behave. If it is not consciously directed it will conform to the activites (vrtti) that have shaped it in the past. This is very much like a default selection. Changes in citta are programmed by habits; physical habits, mental habits, sensory habits — all of which create repetitive patterns of experience, some pleasurable, some painful, but all contributing to a limited sense of self (citta being confined to the definition of the body).

Nirodha is the force that continuously purifies citta. Nirodha is the new program for citta, that prevents the old from operating and reestablishing itself.

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Rest, Restore, Relax - Autumn Special
Nov
23
2:00 pm14:00

Rest, Restore, Relax - Autumn Special

This cosy November workshop offers a delicious and super low-key response to life’s busyness before the end of year.

Mindfulness meditations to calm the mind and ground you, breathing exercises to clear your energy and the most gentle Restorative postures to help you deeply relax (wrapped in warm blankets)- closing with a short Yoga Nidra practice. When we deeply rest it allows our body, mind and spirit to heal.

Teas and artisan chocolates to close.

*These events fill up quickly, so reserve your space now by clicking on the link below, OR email me with any questions.*

This is for you if you want to just stop completely and get some quiet time to reset, rebalance and relax. Not a movement class. A stillness class.

"Just what I needed"

"My mind is so full and busy that I find it hard to just stop and slow down"

"I feel SO much better afterwards. So much more relaxed"

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Wisdom of the Heart - a LIVE! kirtan Jivamukti class & Philosophy & Kirtan workshop
Oct
12
2:00 pm14:00

Wisdom of the Heart - a LIVE! kirtan Jivamukti class & Philosophy & Kirtan workshop

A special live Kirtan Jivamukti Yoga class & Yoga Philosophy Workshop

Kirtan magic and inspirational philosophy from Rādhikā Dāsa of Kirtan London, and Jivamukti Yoga joy and heart expansion from Andy Nathan.

An event to bring you back in touch with that deepest part of you that seeks connection, meaning and mystery.

Rādhikā Dāsa is well known for sharing soulful Kirtan with diverse audiences, including the yoga scene, university students, corporates and widely within the bhakti community.

Travelling extensively through Europe and The US, he loves to share the dynamic practice of chanting and meditation in an accessible, inclusive and lively way.

Andy Nathan is a Jivamukti Yoga teacher who is well known at Thaxted Yoga for his teaching and meditation at Thaxted as well as further afield in workshops, retreats and festivals.

We are excited to be able to offer you Jivamukti Yoga, the best Kirtan in the country and wisdom teachings for this special afternoon. Bring a notebook and pen!

Book here: https://www.thaxtedyoga.co.uk/workshops-and-retreats/?fbclid=IwAR1Jqc0_RDBSZusF3-Rsl7z6x5doaHG7tA8-WZl0SKMPjE7rxGiMIBPu-YE

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Rest, Restore, Relax - Summer Stillness and Calm Edition
Jun
1
2:00 pm14:00

Rest, Restore, Relax - Summer Stillness and Calm Edition

This workshop offers a delicious and super low-key response to life’s busyness.

Meditation to calm the mind and ground you, breathing exercises to clear your energy and the most gentle restorative postures to help you deeply relax.

When we deeply rest it allows our body, mind and spirit to heal.

This is for you if you want to just stop completely and get some quiet time to reset, rebalance and relax. Not a movement class. A stillness class.

Booking link: https://www.svadhyaya-yoga.com/shop/restrestorerelaxjune19

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Rest, Restore, Relax - Spring Edition
Apr
27
2:00 pm14:00

Rest, Restore, Relax - Spring Edition


"Just what I needed"
"My mind is so full and busy that I find it hard to just stop and slow down"
"I feel SO much better afterwards. So much more relaxed"

Radwinter's Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra Saturday extended class returns to ease into Springtime and create some quality YOU time to just relax, restore and rebalance.

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March Monthly Meditation Masterclass
Mar
17
10:00 am10:00

March Monthly Meditation Masterclass

Join me each month for a simple class where we learn to unpeel the layers of the onion.

Suitable for beginners to very experienced. The goal is to just be. Not to clear the mind, not to become enlightened, not to become a yoga or meditation superstar. Just to be, as we are in that moment.

That’s all. Each month I teach on awareness and we practice mindful awareness.

Classes may also feature yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices. Minimal movement.

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February Monthly Meditation Masterclass
Feb
17
10:00 am10:00

February Monthly Meditation Masterclass

Join me each month for a simple class where we learn to unpeel the layers of the onion.

Suitable for beginners to very experienced. The goal is to just be. Not to clear the mind, not to become enlightened, not to become a yoga or meditation superstar. Just to be, as we are in that moment.

That’s all. Each month I teach on awareness and we practice mindful awareness.

Classes may also feature yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices. Minimal movement.

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The Sound of Yoga
Feb
10
9:45 am09:45

The Sound of Yoga

Join renowned Jivamukti Yoga teacher Andy Nathan for a 2 1/2 hour journey through a sound vibration workshop fusing classical bhakti yoga chanting practices, voice opening work, exploration of the neuroscience of chanting, sanskrit and singing in groups, within the framework of Jivamukti Yoga.

Singing and chanting have massive heart and health benefits - which is actually a key part of what the workshop covers - and there's a nice energising yoga class to help work through all the tension we can hold in our bodies. The goal is to foster a feeling of openness, happiness and contentedness during the session so that we all leave feeling lighter.

Nada Yoga - a pillar of Jivamukti Yoga - connecting to our deepest selves through sound vibration. Re-membering the vibration that we are and that we share.   

Bhakti Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Exploring sound vibrations, chanting and uplifting asana.

Final spaces remain.  Book here: https://www.svadhyaya-yoga.com/shop/soundofyogafull

For more information email: andy@svadhyaya-yoga.com      

www.svadhyaya-yoga.com

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January Monthly Meditation Masterclass
Jan
13
10:00 am10:00

January Monthly Meditation Masterclass

Join me each month for a simple class where we learn to unpeel the layers of the onion.

Suitable for beginners to very experienced. The goal is to just be. Not to clear the mind, not to become enlightened, not to become a yoga or meditation superstar. Just to be, as we are in that moment.

That’s all. Each month I teach on awareness and we practice mindful awareness.

Classes may also feature yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices. Minimal movement.

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Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session
Dec
23
10:00 am10:00

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session

If you are looking to find ways to create some quality 'Me Time' away from the busyness, to be quiet, to be with like-minded people - normal people just like you (not super meditating, levitating yogis!) navigating as best they can through life, then this could really be perfect for you.  

Can you imagine having more peace, calm and balance so that whatever arises you are able to deal with it with more ease?  And feel more like yourself? And how would it be if you could learn and practice ways to reduce stress, overwhelm, fear, anger and anxiety? 

Come along - this workshop is open to everyone.  We have walls you can sit up against, even chairs if needed.  This workshop and series is designed to help undo the complications and tensions of daily life and allow in more simplicity and relief.  These practices are easy to do and will help you in daily life too, so you will learn tools to take home and to work and to wherever else you are seeking to bring more simplicity and peace.

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*sold out - Pre Christmas Chill Nidra, Restorative & Meditation Workshop
Dec
15
2:00 pm14:00

*sold out - Pre Christmas Chill Nidra, Restorative & Meditation Workshop

Limited to 12 spaces. This deeply nourishing, relaxing and restoring workshop will include simple mindfulness meditation, a restorative yoga class and end with yoga nidra (deep yogic sleep - it's soooo good!) and tea.

A luxurious couple of hours to yourself, to quieten down, relax the body and nervous system, and just get off the busy pre-Christmas treadmill. Consider it a re-boot before the madness. Just two hours that could make a massive positive difference to your mindset in the final week before Christmas. Would you like to be super chilled at that time of year? Yup, me too! Let's get there together :)

Spaces are limited and it's just £20 - 2 hours of deep relaxation, a real chance to just stop and put it all aside for 2 precious hours.

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Learn to Love Chatturanga Dandasana
Nov
25
3:00 pm15:00

Learn to Love Chatturanga Dandasana

Pop Up Posture Lab
Learn to Love Chaturanga at Mokshala Yoga (Saffron Walden)

Did you know T Rex hates Chaturanga?
- do you share T-Rex's feelings?
- maybe you feel as if you don't have the strength to hold this pose?
- are you unsure about the alignment required as classes move so quickly?
- would you like to build a strong foundation, which will enable you to safely transition to and from chaturanga keeping joints safe?

Book here: http://www.mokshalayoga.co.uk/events.html

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Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session
Nov
25
10:00 am10:00

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Session

If you are looking to find ways to create some quality 'Me Time' away from the busyness, to be quiet, to be with like-minded people - normal people just like you (not super meditating, levitating yogis!) navigating as best they can through life, then this could really be perfect for you.  

Can you imagine having more peace, calm and balance so that whatever arises you are able to deal with it with more ease?  And feel more like yourself? And how would it be if you could learn and practice ways to reduce stress, overwhelm, fear, anger and anxiety? 

Come along - this workshop is open to everyone.  We have walls you can sit up against, even chairs if needed.  This workshop and series is designed to help undo the complications and tensions of daily life and allow in more simplicity and relief.  These practices are easy to do and will help you in daily life too, so you will learn tools to take home and to work and to wherever else you are seeking to bring more simplicity and peace.

90 minutes at Thaxted Yoga Studio. Book via: https://www.thaxtedyoga.co.uk/workshops-and-retreats/

£15

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Go With The Flow - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop
Sep
23
10:00 am10:00

Go With The Flow - A Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

In these dizzying times we are facing constant distractions that can leave us feeling unbalanced, anxious, overwhelmed. Life can seem complicated and difficult to navigate with a sense of ease and calm.

This workshop will use different classical yoga techniques to bring you back to a place of focus and balance away from the busyness of your day-to-day lives.

You will discover 2 things to help you more easily go with the flow. Find out how a single point of focus may be all you need.

If you are looking to simplify, reduce complications and find new ways to be more easeful in life, then book now. Click on the link below to reserve now as final spaces remain.

Expect a flowing vinyasa sequence of yoga asana alongside mantra meditation, philosophy, an uplifting musical soundtrack and having fun finding how you can get into the flow regardless of the challenges that appear.

Learning the art of flow has never been so much fun!

“To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself. She has to develop the ability to find enjoyment and purpose regardless of external circumstances.”

― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

"Regularly entering the "flow state of mind" makes us happier and more relaxed human beings. But how do we know when we're in it and how do we get there?" Esther Ekhart.

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Yoga, Running & Injury Management (A How-To Workshop)
Jul
21
2:00 pm14:00

Yoga, Running & Injury Management (A How-To Workshop)

This might seem obvious - are you looking to:

  • Stay fit and strong?
  • Optimise performance?
  • Get the most from your training?

This workshop is specifically intended to support runners maintain and optimise performance in every run - even the casual easy ones. Doesn't matter whether you just run round the block and would like to look deeper into the subject of supporting running with expert guidance and yoga, or if you are a full blown runner's high addict knocking out ultras each weekend somewhere desolate..

Currently nursing an injury? Then come! You can get face time with Andy Powell while Siobhan is taking the group through drills and exercises.

Expect:

  • Coaching drills and exercises from an elite running coach;
  • An injury clinic with a sports physiotherapist;
  • Yoga optimised for runners by an experienced yoga teacher who recovered from running injuries through yoga.

We advise you to book now, as this will sell out. Limited Spaces.

With experts:

  • Andy Powell - Senior Physiotherapist working with The English Institute of Sport;
  • Siobhan Rootes - England Athletics Running Coach, Head Coach Race Life (and personal trainer);
  • Andy Nathan - Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher
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Restore, Relax, Renew - 2 hours for You
Jun
16
2:00 pm14:00

Restore, Relax, Renew - 2 hours for You

A relaxed, calming get-away for 2 hours. Learn how to be still, deeply relax and renew your energy.

This delicious, short, afternoon will help you to feel more calm, in control and grounded, through restorative yoga, meditation and specific calming breathing exercises, finishing with a yoga nidra (guided relaxation). Perfect tools to keep you focused, calm and relaxed with the summer holidays imminent.

Limited to 12 spaces only. Reduced fee if you bring your own bolster and props.

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A Simple Recipe for Joy: Jivamukti Yoga Workshop
May
20
10:00 am10:00

A Simple Recipe for Joy: Jivamukti Yoga Workshop

This workshop will feature the 'classic' elements of a Jivamukti yoga.  Expect deep meditation, steadying pranayama, uplifting chanting, and a physical practice of strong standing postures, lengthening side, forward and back bends, rotating around the central intention of happiness and freedom (twists) and a test of your balance (on feet and hands).  A solid heartfelt intention, single-pointed focus and dedicated practice can bring about a new way of being.  

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SEVA SUNDAY - A JIVAMUKTI AND RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP
Nov
6
10:00 am10:00

SEVA SUNDAY - A JIVAMUKTI AND RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP

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 "The best way to uplift our own lives is to do all we can to uplift the lives of others"
                                                                                               Sharon Gannon
Venue: Parsonage Lane Community Centre in Bishops Stortford

 

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