Events, Workshops and Retreats

Summer Beginners’ Courses  -  An Introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Monday 24 – Friday 28 July (9 am – 10.15 am each day)

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Cost £60  (Early Bird £50)

This course will introduce the fundamental foundations of this practice, including breath awareness, posture and why such a simple daily practice can be an incredible tool for life. You will explore the importance of foundation and be introduced to the sun salutes ‘Surya Namaskara’ and the first basic standing postures, looking at safe alignment and transitions between asanas.  There will also be an introduction to a short finishing sequence so that you will have a simple, balanced sequence to work with as self practice, either at home or here in any of our regular assisted self practice (‘Mysore’) classes.

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Summer Sessions at the Space –  Chanting and Chai with Clare Nichols

Friday  16 June  2017  6.30 – 8.30 pm

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Cost £20

Join us for the first of our 2017 Summer sessions here at the Space. Our community is such an important part of what we do here .. in fact it’s pretty much everything … so to celebrate it have organised a few opportunities for people to come together over the summer. We will be opening our doors on Friday evenings as well as over the weekends to share a range of events, including chanting, gong baths, and half day retreats.

The first of this will be led by our lovely friend Clare Nicholls, who has recently been leading an immersion into the chanting and philosophy of the yoga sutras over 6 workshops this year.
This Friday evening session will start with a little introduction and then Clare will guide us through chanting
the Ganapati-prarthana, from the Rig-Veda, and if there is time some of the shanti mantras too.
There will then be time after the chanting for general discussion and a get together over a cup of chai and cake.

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Ashtanga self practice week and weekend workshops with  Kathy Cooper

14 – 18  June  2017 (Weekend workshop 17 – 18 June)

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Cost £250 (5 day workshop).  Weekend workshop £160 (Individual days also available)

We feel very lucky to have this wonderful teacher coming to share the practice with us here in Dorset this year. With a lifetime of experience, Kathy invites students to develop both softness and strength in their Ashtanga practice. Focusing on the breath, bandhas and alignment, Kathy will encourage you to access the deeper layers of the body/mind where release initiates. In addition to the week end workshop the Mysore classes support the integration of Kathy’s insights. She brings this informed, deep, long-time practice to her teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment allowing the inner and outer body to harmonise into their natural state of well-being.

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Women’s wellness and yoga workshop

‘Supporting the Menopause’ with Sarah Marsh and Helen McCabe

Sunday 25 June 2017

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Cost £75 (£65 Early Bird before 10th June 2017)

A one day workshop designed to help us learn how to care for and support ourselves as we move into, through and past the menopause.
Women have an amazing energy that ebbs and flows as we move through life. This energy changes around menopause.
We will look at what happens during the menopause –  Fatigue, weight changes, hormonal changes.  How we can work with these changes to our body and our minds, stay healthy and become healthier as we age; manage stress and care for ourselves a little better, reconnecting with ourselves and moving our own wellbeing higher up our to-do list.Suitable for all levels of practitioner.

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Summer Sessions at the Space – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 1/2 day Immersion:

Pranayama, Counted Primary Class, workshop ‘Understanding the Counted Method’ and picnic lunch

Sunday 2 July 2017 (9.30 am – 2 pm)

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Cost £55 including lunch  (Early Bird £45 before 5 June 2017)

Continuing our 2017 Summer sessions here at the Space.  The morning will begin with a guided Pranayama session, followed by a Full Primary Series Counted class.  There will then be a short break after the practice before we have a picnic lunch prepared by Gilly from Wylde Green Kitchen and delve a little deeper into understanding the Counted Method of practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. There will then be time for questions and discussion.

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Summer Sessions at the Space - An evening of Kirtan with Clare Nicholls

Friday 7 July  2017  6.30 – 8.30 pm

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Cost £20

Join us for an evening of Kirtan,  call and response chanting, which is one of the traditional practices of yoga. Classic Indian instruments such as the harmonium and drum accompany the chant, whilst simple Sanskrit mantras are repeated in a call and response fashion, from the leader to the group, building in energy and tempo. It can have a wonderful meditative effect, helping to calm the mind and be very uplifting.

There will then be time afterwards for general discussion and a get together over a cup of chai (or herb tea) and cake.

Open to anyone, no previous experience of chanting needed.

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Summer Sessions at the Space - Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 1/2 day Immersion:

Pranayama, Counted half primary/half second series class, Yoga Sutras Philosophy talk and Picnic Lunch’

Sunday 9 July 2017  (9.30 am – 2 pm)

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Cost £55 including lunch   (Early Bird £45 before 12 June 2017)

Continuing our 2017 Summer sessions here at the Space.  The morning will begin with a guided Pranayama session, followed by a counted class (half Primary series, half Intermediate series) led by Helen.  There will then be a short break after the practice before we have a picnic lunch prepared by Gilly from Wylde Green Kitchen and Clare Nicholls will give a presentation on the first part of book 1 of the Yoga Sutras, after which there will be time for questions and discussion.

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Ashtanga self practice  5  Day  Intensive and afternoon workshops with Philippa Asher

10 – 15  July  2017

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Cost £240 (full week).  £125 (Assisted Self practice classes only)

Early Bird Prices also available

An opportunity to work closely and in a small group, with one of the few KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers and Advanced B practitioners.

Following the traditional ‘guided self-practice’ method of learning / practising Ashtanga yoga, you will have the opportunity to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice, whilst being guided through methods of approaching the more challenging postures. Both groups will come together for three afternoon workshops (focusing on asana technique, concepts of the Ashtanga method, Ashtanga yoga philosophy / history) and also on the final day, for a traditional Sanskrit-counted led Primary Series class.

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Summer Sessions at the Space – Gong Bath with Scania

Friday 14th July 2017   6.30 – 8.30 pm

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Cost £25

Continuing our 2017 Summer sessions here at the Space. This evening will be led by the fabulous lovely Scania Price (iamscania.com). The session will start with a little introduction after which you will be guided through a short meditation either lying or seated (we have lots of bolsters and blankets to use) and then Scania will treat us to the healing power of sound with a ‘Gong Bath’.

There will then be time afterwards for general discussion and a get together over a cup of chai (or herb tea) and cake.

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Ashtanga Vinyasa weekend workshop with Joey Miles

29 and 30 July  2017  (10 am – 4 pm each day)

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Cost  £125

Due to the popularity of the day intensive,  Joey has now added a weekend of assisted self practice classes and afternoon workshops.

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Ashtanga self practice 5 Day Intensive and afternoon workshops with Joey Miles

31 July – 4 August  2017

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THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED – PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST

A 5 day long residency with KPJAYI Authorised level 2 teacher & practitioner Joey Miles. Traditional Ashtanga Guided Self Practice Intensive and 3 afternoon sessions.  We are really excited to have Joey coming back again to teach this week long workshop.  Joey is a regular favourite here at the Space.

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Summer Sessions at the Space - Gong Bath with Scania

Friday 4th August  2017  6.30 – 8.30 pm

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Cost £25

Continuing our 2017 Summer sessions here at the Space. This evening will be led by the fabulous lovely Scania Price (iamscania.com).  The session will start with a little introduction after which you will be guided through a short meditation either lying or seated (we have lots of bolsters and blankets to use) and then Scania will treat us to the healing power of sound with a ‘Gong Bath’.

There will then be time afterwards for general discussion and a get together over a cup of chai (or herb tea) and cake.

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Ashtanga assisted self practice weeks with Helen

7 – 11  August 2017 (10 am – 12 pm each day)

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Cost £85 (£75 Early Bird prices)  Limited spaces.

These weeks are an opportunity for students of all levels to practice in a small group environment under the guidance of Helen. The sessions each day will allow time for students to work on particular elements of their practice and explore techniques and modifications specific to each persons needs in more detail. By committing to the week students will also be able to experience the benefits of cultivating a daily practice as an integral part of their lives. Suitable for anyone with experience of Mysore style self practice. Complete beginners would benefit from attending one of our beginners’ courses or workshops first

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