Be Still - A Meditation Workshop
Nov
5
3:30 AM03:30

Be Still - A Meditation Workshop

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place. In the still mind, in the depths of meditation, the Self reveals itself.”

The Bhagavad Gita (6:19)

The Bhagavad Gita describes that the mind must be made one-pointed through the practice of meditation. But how do we find that stillness when our heads are full of constant thoughts? Through the practice of meditation, you learn to not stop the thoughts but to witness them. In this special workshop inspired by the Bhagavad Gita, we will be exploring how to calm the mind through a gentle asana practice, breathing techniques (pranayama), restorative poses and most importantly how to meditate.

No meditation experience is needed to attend this workshop and is open to all levels.

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Growing Roots - Our Connection to the Earth
Oct
22
2:30 AM02:30

Growing Roots - Our Connection to the Earth

DATE CHANGE from Saturday, 8 October to Saturday 22, October

Sthira-sukham asanam” (Yoga Sutra II.46)

Translation: The connection to the earth should be steady and joyful.  

With Autumn comes busy schedules and busier schedules. It is a transitional time not only for the external environment but for our internal environment as well. Staying steady and grounded is essential this time of year. In yoga, we find this stability by connecting to the earth. We do this through working with chakras (energy wheels) and standing asanas to re-connect. The Growing Roots workshop will be focused on re-tuning ourselves physically, energetically and emotionally. To stay grounded means to strive towards balance and peace in our ever changing lives.

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Learning to Fly
Sep
10
2:30 AM02:30

Learning to Fly

In our fast-moving lives we need standing postures to keep us grounded. However, how do we still stay grounded when a yoga teacher instructs us to lift one foot off the ground or maybe even both?  In the Learning to Fly workshop we will explore and learn about inversions. Inversions are yoga postures where the head is below the heart and used to shift our perspective by turning our world upside down.

In this playful workshop we will be using supportive props and techniques for all levels of practitioners. No experience with inversions is needed as the purpose is to build a strong safe foundation before taking flight. 

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Raja Yoga
May
14
3:00 AM03:00

Raja Yoga

There are many practices that form the foundation of a yoga “practice.” All of the different styles, methods and practices can get confusing as sometimes we just want one clear path. Patanjali understood this about the modern householder and systemized an 8-limbed plan called Raja or Ashtanga yoga. Each limb of this Raja yoga represents a specific practice to purify and connect the mind, body and soul. In this month’s workshop we will learn about this system and discuss how previous workshop themes; chakras, kriya, karma, yamas/niyamas all come together under this one system.

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, music, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Niyamas
Apr
23
3:00 AM03:00

Niyamas

  • Youth Matters Building - Yarborough (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Niyamas, the second limb of Patanjali’s ashtanga yoga plan translates as the ‘rules of conduct.’ These are the behaviours and attitudes towards ourselves. This month we will continue the study of yogas ethics by focusing on the Niyamas ~ shaucha (purity), santosha (contentment), tapas (discipline), swadhyaya (self-study) and Ishvarapranidhana (devotion).  Just as we take the time to reflect outwards on our attitude towards others, we must also take the time to reflect inwards on our attitude towards the self. As BKS Iyengar says “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, music, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Yamas & Niyamas
Feb
20
3:00 AM03:00

Yamas & Niyamas

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre - Cycling Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rules and limits are all things that we as humans are used to ~ we see and deal with them every day. On our drive into work there are speed regulations, at work there are rules that we follow, even at home we have boundaries that are set for ourselves and for our families. The yamas & niyamas are the yoga “rules” or guidelines. They are yoga’s ethical backbone and recommendations given to help us lead a balanced, compassionate lifestyle. This month we will learn about the yamas & niyamas and how to incorporate them into our lives, not because we have to but because we want to.

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, music, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Karma Yoga
Jan
16
3:00 AM03:00

Karma Yoga

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre - Cycling Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With the start of every new year, we find ourselves questioning what it will bring ~ what do we want to accomplish, what will we work harder to do, what will we as individuals strive to be?  The practice of Karma yoga is one that can answer a lot of these questions and with intention, bring a true peace to the soul.  Karma yoga requires evaluation of one’s own thoughts, actions, deeds and the results they bring to us personally while also to others.  This month we will explore the karmas of the past, present, future and our samskaras (unfilled desires and ambitions).

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, music, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Kriya Yoga – Part II
Dec
5
3:00 AM03:00

Kriya Yoga – Part II

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre – Cycling Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Difficulty in life is inevitable; we all have trials and tribulations. However, through our own thoughts and actions we can minimize the stress and struggles if we choose to ~ we start by first identifying the obstacles that lie in front of us. These obstacles in yoga are called kleshas.  Continuing the practice of Kriya yoga this month, we will work to clear the kleshas and remove the clutter from our minds and bodies. 

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, music, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Winter Barre Masterclass
Nov
21
3:00 AM03:00

Winter Barre Masterclass

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre - Cycling Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join in the fun as we celebrate all things Total Barre at Yarborough Leisure Centre - the only gym in Lincoln to offer this dynamic class that integrates pilates, yoga, ballet, cardio and strength training all in one! Following the success of our Summer Barre Special, Yarborough is running a Winter Barre Masterclass for both new and existing class members. It promises to be great fun and a brilliant workout too!  No dance experience is necessary and all fitness levels are welcome.

£7 Yarborough Supporters
£10 Non-Yarborough Supporters

Book your space today by ringing Yarborough Reception 01522 - 304400 or book online under "Barre Masterclass”

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Kriya Yoga – Part 1
Nov
7
3:00 AM03:00

Kriya Yoga – Part 1

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre – Cycling Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kriya yoga is the practice of actions that lead to unconditional love. In yoga, we are given tools and methods to purify the body, mind and soul. In Kriya yoga, there is a three-step plan Patanjali gives us to help work towards bliss and balance in our lives.  This month we will explore this plan by practicing in a heated room to light the fire within us and discover how to integrate tapah, svadhyaya, ishvara pranidhana on and off the yoga mat.

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, music, breath awareness and relaxation.

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Let us Sit with the Cit
Oct
10
3:00 AM03:00

Let us Sit with the Cit

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre - Cycling Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is believed that the goal of yoga is to restrain and quiet the mind completely. Once you can sit in perfect meditation without a trace of a thought or feeling, you have reached the end goal of Yoga. But realistically this is extremely difficult. Our minds are like roller coasters, they take us on a ride everyday ~ up, down and all around. Cit in Sanskrit means the mind and this month we are going to sit with the cit. We usually work hard to stop the mind and search for the sweetness in a pose but this workshop let us open the mind and let our thoughts and feelings guide us.

The workshop is taught with modifications for all levels, hands on adjustments, breath awareness and relaxation.

If you have your own mat please bring it along with you, if not, yoga mats will be provided along with other yoga props.

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