Thursday May 7 Bobby will be looking at an overview of women’s lives and how yoga should be practiced throughout the various ages, from childhood, to puberty, pregnancy, menopause, post menopause and beyond.
Menopause: Just as physical and psychological disturbances occur when menstruation begins, women have to face them again at menopause. Although this is a critical period of adjustment, a balanced practice can transform menopause into a positive and meaningful experience. We will also explore the challenges and rewards of the postmenopausal phase. Timing 10-1 Suitable for all levels. Men are welcome to attend this workshop, male teachers are particularly encouraged.
Breast Care For Everyone: Learn a practice which promotes lymphatic drainage, strengthens the immune system, supports liver function, and promotes ease and freedom in the chest, lungs, upper back and shoulders. Bobby’s latest book Yoga For Breast Care was published in October 2014. Timing 3-5.30 Suitable for all levels. Men are welcome to attend this workshop, male teachers are particularly encouraged.
Friday May 8 Developing Sensitivity in Asana: tuning into bones, joints, muscles and skin. The standing poses build strength and endurance, giving us a good foundation for all of the other poses. They can also, if working with awareness, help us develop an understanding of the skin, the largest organ of sense. It is when the skin is aligned with the organs of action – the arms, legs and spine – that we find ourselves most at ease. Timing 10-1 Suitable for teachers and experienced students
Towards Hanomanasana: By opening and elongating in the quadriceps and front hip flexors, then lengthening and releasing tension in the hamstrings this workshop progresses the practitioner toward Hanomanasana. Timing 3-5 Suitable for teachers and experienced students
The weekend Burn out: In the next two days, Bobby will take a look at the causes and effects of burn out, and practice four sequences that deal with the causes and effects: physical over work and chronic long-term anxiety.
Saturday May 9 Yoga for Anxiety: Our fast moving culture overloads the nervous system and we get manic and jittery. Come and join Bobby for a workshop that will burn off nervous energy, slow you down, dispel anxiety, and calm the nerves. Timing 10-1 Suitable for all levels
High Blood Pressure: The forward bends are calming and cooling, bring relief from anxiety, high blood pressure and help a distracted mind unwind and focus. Through a regular practice of the forward extensions we regain a quiet and stable frame of mind. Timing 3-5 Suitable for all levels
Sunday May 10 Propping Your Backbends: When practicing the backbends, holding patterns can often prevent us from stretching the entire length of the front body, or connecting to the mysterious intricacies of the back body. In this workshop we will use props to provide the support necessary to fully lift the chest and open our internal space to open. Props will bring us to a greater understanding of what is required to fully straighten our arms, and give a stronger lift to the pelvis. Timing 10-1 Suitable for all levels
Restorative Asana and Pranayama: “The regulation of the breath brings all happiness, material and spiritual, from the acquisition of kingdoms to supreme bliss. Therefore, O Rama, study the science of the breath!” Bobby offers breathing practices that are soothing, settling and profound. We will work progressively and learn the fundamentals of a safe, secure and profound practice. This pranayama class is suitable for students new to the Iyengar method of pranayama as well as the on-going practitioner. Timing 3-5 Suitable for all levels
Timings Each day starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm with a break between 1 and 3pm (the studio will be open for your use), except Thursday which runs until 5.30pm.
Cost Thursday £60 Friday £60 Saturday £60 Sunday £60