Yoga Workshops

Yoga Workshop in Waterford Ireland
18th – 19th November 2017
The Power of our Practice.
An Energy and Pranayama Focused Practice with Bridget Woods Kramer

Email to book:  alphazonemichaelconnolly@gmail.com

 

Our Yoga asana practice builds strength, flexibility and steadiness but it can also work on a deeper, more energetic level to create a greater feeling of equipoise.

 

The pranic network in the body is fuelled by the psychic centres or chakras. These high powered vortexes of energy can stimulate different organs & functions of the body, they can also be trigger points of awakening for the higher faculties & dimensions of consciousness.

 

The morning and afternoon asana and pranayama practices will focus on awakening, purifying and rebalancing the chakras in the body, working with prana, mudras, bandhas and pranayama.

 

Saturday Morning
10-1pm

Starting with the lower 3 chakras, Muladhara (root), Swadhisthana (sacral) and Manipura (solar plexus), we will work on standing postures, moving to simple hand balances, creating the foundation and grounding needed to move up towards the higher chakras.

 

Saturday Afternoon 
2-5pm

 

Working on simple backbends, moving towards inversions such as Pincha Mayurasana (peacock), Sirsana (headstand) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), to activate the next 3 chakras: Anahata (heart), Vishuddhi (throat) and Ajna (crown) chakras. Completing the sequence with meditation to tune into the 7th chakra, Sahasrara (crown).

(variations will be given for those that are unable to invert)

 

Sunday Morning 
Pranayama & Restoratives
10-1pm

 

Bridget will teach pranayama & restoratives for teachers as an antidote to stress. Restoratives bring a sense of calm and clarity to our otherwise hectic lives, allowing our muscles to deeply relax, giving us the opportunity to restore and reset our bodies. We will discuss the benefits of pranayama and restoratives and how to incorporate them into your practice and teaching.

 

Sunday Afternoon 
Yoga Therapeutics
2-5pm

 

A yoga therapeutics workshop for teachers and teacher trainees.

 

When we first start teaching our focus is mainly on the alignment learnt in your training, as well as sequencing, relaxation and basic meditation instructions.

 

We soon then realise we need to know more about the body. We need to hone our observational skills to give specific and individual alignment instructions for students who are injured, challenged or out of balance, so that we can assist them to bring the body back into alignment.

 

In this workshop Bridget will talk about specific injuries and imbalances in the body and how to bring the body back to its optimum place of balance so that circulation improves and the body can heal. The main focus will be on the spine and pelvis.

 


Slow Down & Find Stillness, triyoga, Camden
(a slow flow restorative practice)
24th November 2017
19:45 – 21:45

Camden
£25


With musician Antonio de Soto

 

When we slow down we heighten our senses, we become more aware of the simple things in life, we see the beauty in simplicity itself.

 

 

This will be an introverted practice to nourish the liver, spleen and kidney energy to balance the adrenals, helping to balance your endocrine, nervous and digestive system. This workshop aims to be a gateway to deeper relaxation, restoring health and aiding recovery from emotional and physical fatigue.

 

 

Accompanied by the blissful music of the talented musician Antonio de Soto www.antoniosotomusic.com

 

 

This workshop will incorporate Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) using props, for those not inverting Bridget will be giving alternative postures. Meditation will also be incorporated.

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The Art of Assisting, Peckham, London Sold out!
25th November 2017 – 1-5pm
£78.27 / £62.75 (Early Bird – 20 spaces only)

Presented by Yoga Alliance Professionals Training Academy
For teacher
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What will teachers get out of this workshop?

 

Learn how to intelligently adjust & assist students to find the strength and freedom in any given posture. Safe secure Supportive adjustments make students feel safe, secure and empowered too.

 

You will learn how to hone your observational skills, so you know what energetically needs to be aligned in a students pose and to facilitates an opening in the body.

 

Bridget will teach you the most effective and successful ways to adjust key standing poses, backbends, forward bends, inversions and twists.

 

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The Importance of a Healthy Psoas Muscle, Milton Keynes
9th December 2017 – 1-5pm
£78.27 / £62.75 (Early Bird – 20 spaces only)

Presented by Yoga Alliance Professionals Training Academy

 

Hidden deep within the body the Psoas is one of the most important central muscles of the human structure. Even though the Psoas major and minor do not attach to the pelvis itself these deep abdominal muscles are a key determination of the position of the pelvis and the functional stability of the body.

 

The action of the Psoas can stimulate and massage organs such as the intestines, kidney, liver, spleen, even reproductive organs can be affected by a tight Psoas muscle. Because of its close proximity to major organs the Psoas can affect the central and peripheral nervous system. The Psoas reacts and tightens in the ‘fight or flight” response of the sympathetic nervous system. Learn the importance of releasing this muscle for any students who have experienced trauma in their lives.

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Yoga Venue, Oxford
10th December 2017 – 2-5pm

 

“Shakti” is a universal energy which flows through us all, which often gets depleted from every day life. Yoga asana and pranayama can help us work with this energy to create different effects on the body. In this workshops Bridget will teach how to work with this energy in 3 different sequences: energising, strengthening and calming, with 3 complimentary pranayamas to support each phase. starting with a gentle flow to awaken the body, followed by a sequence to cultivate strength, and hip openers to ground for meditation.

 

Particular attention will be paid to the Bandhas which are crucial in creating a strong foundation from which to find freedom both physically and energetically in your practice.

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Yoga Workshop in Berlin, Yoga Raum
5-6th May 2018

More info coming soon


Art of Assisting, Union Station, London
2nd, 3rd, 4th March 2018

Masterclass – Friday 2nd March : 18:30-20:00
The Art of Assisting – 3 & 4th March

More info coming soon