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Richmond Workshops

Richmond Workshops

Handstands and Balance with Jamie Jeffrey

Handstands and Balance with Jamie Jeffrey

 

This workshop aims to explore the principle of balance in the human body and how this can be influenced to achieve more advanced positions, using the handstand as our focus skill for the day. 

We will look at the functionality of the position and how this can be conditioned using simple bodyweight strength and flexibility training exercises. From here, we will explore the process of learning and developing the skill itself and how to structure practice such that improvement can be seen and tracked over time. The workshop will be suitable for those curious to begin their handstand journey but also help those who may be looking for guidance or support at the intermediate level. I intend that participants will go away from this session with both an understanding of the handstand skill and the body preparation that makes it possible. 

About Jamie: I coach flexibility and mobility, core and local strength, and movement skills. I work with people on the foundation of their functionality intending to enhance their enjoyment of the body however they choose to use it in the world. I spent ten years as an elite acrobatic gymnast and three years on the British team with my training partner. We represented GB at two world cups and the 2019 Acrobatic Gymnastics European championships in Israel, from which we came away with a silver medal in the men’s pair dynamic exercise. We were also selected for the 2020 world championships, though these did not occur due to Covid. During this time, I also spent five years developing my coaching skills in Richmond Gymnastics Association’s squad program. For 3 of these years, I also worked in the general gymnastics, inclusion, and preschool programs, so I became accustomed to working with a full spectrum of abilities. From 2021-2022 I was the lead coach for RGA’s National Development Plan squad, during which time gymnasts under my team’s guidance achieved: Regional medals – 3 gold and one silver. National medals – 1 silver, one bronze. 

I am currently the resident acrobatics and gymnastics coach at the award-winning Commando Temple gym in Deptford, London. I have delivered over 300 hours of 1-2-1 personal coaching sessions since July 2022 and led three workshops. I also work with people as an online coach.

 

Yoga Teacher Training Foundation Day with Allie Hill

Yoga Teacher Training Foundation Day with Allie Hill

Saturday 22nd June 2024

10am – 2pm

£39

*held at a convenient location, just 10 minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction station.

Venue details:

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Battersea Reach

Juniper Drive

London SW18 1TA

Fascinated by yoga but not 100% sure that you want to embark on a teacher training or teach (yet?)?

Our foundation course is the perfect half day of training to whet your appetite and learn a variety of topics from the yogahaven founder, Allie Hill.

This half day training will give you an introduction to the yogahaven teacher training, and you will learn the theory that underpins yoga – it’s an ideal way to expand your knowledge in a safe and supportive environment. 

Allie and the yogahaven team have been delivering yoga teacher training since 2006 and the

Foundation day is an opportunity to find the answers to your burning questions about stepping into teaching yoga as a career, or to simply deepen your knowledge of this vast and magical subject.

The day will begin with a yoga class and Allie will then cover the following topics: Vision & Goals, Yoga Philosophy, Posture Clinic – looking at the do’s & don’ts of popular poses,

Teaching Skills, Practice & Ethics.

Water Mandala Vinyasa Masterclass

Water Mandala Vinyasa Master class 

Sunday 23rd June

6pm – 8.30pm

with Sunita Devi

£35

Join Sunita for an uplifting 2.5 hour mandala master class. This practice will take you on a beautiful journey, moving 360 degrees around the mat opening and finding space and balance within the body. We dive deep into the water element and explore the beauty and strength of feminine energy. The class will concentrate on hips, inner thighs and groin through fluid movements we ebb and flow just like water, encouraging you to surrender to the natural rhythm of your breath and body and tapping into the divine goddess within.

We begin the practice with a grounding yin sequence, allowing you to connect with the stillness and introspection of the water element. Moving into a dynamic vinyasa flow, where we build heat and energy, while also promoting a sense of fluidity and grace in your movements. We will transition back into a yin sequence, allowing you to integrate the benefits of the practice. Closing the practice with a healing crystal sound bath to offer deep relaxation and restoration.

This workshop is designed to cultivate a sense of empowerment, self-love and balance, while honoring the sacred feminine energy that resides within all of us. 

All levels welcome just come with an open heart and mind.

Medical contraindications: Whilst crystal sound baths can be enjoyed by many, there are certain contradictions or situations in which individuals may want to avoid participating. It is not recommended to attend for anyone with sensitivity to sound, epilepsy, pacemakers/metal plates or any other medical device. Pregnant individuals should exercise caution when participating in crystal sound baths.

Radiating Calm: A Nourishing Summer Yin Workshop with Tanya Cruz

Radiating Calm: A Nourishing Summer Yin Workshop with Tanya Cruz

Sunday 14th July

6pm to 8pm

£35

An evening to encapsulate the spirit of summer and immerse yourself in the serenity of a deeper practice. This workshop will rejuvenate and restore.

In our fast-paced world, it’s essential to slow down and reconnect with our true selves. In this workshop, we’ll incorporate various practices to access the inner serenity we all possess. This will help us reach a natural state of calm, allowing us to return to this peaceful space whenever needed.

Working with the magic of our breath, interweaved with meditation, somatic movements, and yin yoga,  we allow our body to settle into a beautiful state of radiating calm by activating our parasympathetic nervous system.

“Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath, that creates inner serenity and harmony”

Slow down with Sound with Zsofia Nyakas

Slow down with Sound with Zsofia Nyakas

£38

Harmonise and balance your mind, body & soul. Find time for yourself to uplift and nourish your energy, whilst calming the nervous system. Yin yoga is all about creating balance in the body, mind, and emotions. It’s a practice that is rooted in ancient Eastern philosophies that have been practised for thousands of years. Yin yoga can be thought of as the deep tissue massage of yoga. This form of practice helps to release physical & emotional tension and unblock stagnant energy being held in the body. Poses will be designed to target the connective tissues and meridian lines which are connected to major organs. For complete relaxation we seal our workshop with an immersive sound bath. Removing anything that is not of the highest vibration, anything that holds you back, that may attach itself to you & does not serve you anymore. What to bring? * Cushion, warm socks (anything else to help you to become comfortable & snuggly). * Water or tea for hydration Don’t worry if you’re new to Yin yoga or Sound bath, it is designed for everybody. You don’t have to be perfect. You just need to show up. You are enough. Medical contraindications: This workshop is not recommended to attend for anyone with epilepsy, pacemakers/metal plates, clinically diagnosed to serve mental health or those in the first or third trimester of pregnancy.

Honouring the Autumn Equinox with Sian Bradbury

Honouring the Autumn Equinox with Sian Bradbury

22nd September, 1 pm – 3 pm

£35

Summer has now ended; the days will shorten and the cooler weather reminds us that we

must all respond to this change with it.

This is the perfect time for rest and renewal, a chance for us all to go within to explore

and understand ourselves.

Yoga restores the equilibrium between our mind, body, breath and soul. It is about

balance, a balanced life and a balanced practice. A balance of holding on to our intention

and letting go of our expectations. In alignment with the season, during this workshop

we aim to find a new rhythm. Autumn is often described as a season of the soul, when

the heat and high energy of the Summer are ending and we are being called back towards

the earth, grounding, stilling and becoming inwardly present. As nature slows down and

begins to draw inwards, she encourages us to do the same. We need to consider how best

to recuperate, regenerate and replenish our energy for Autumn.

We will focus on nourishing the mind, body and soul with a vinyasa flow practice, breath

work, yin and yoga Nidra. Suitable for all levels.

I will invite you to celebrate the awesomeness within each of us and plant seeds for our

future.

‘Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly.

They take their time and wander on.

This their only chance to soar.’

Delia Owens

Family Yoga with Tanya Cruz

Family Yoga with Tanya Cruz

3.15pm to 4.15pm

£35 (1 parent + 1 child)

£50 (2 parents, 2 children)

No screens! Just family time with a difference! 

During this workshop, you will get the opportunity to enjoy fun yoga and mindful activities in a light-hearted environment. 

The session will take you through fun yoga poses, meditation, mindful practices, games, breathing exercises, and relaxation. 

The focus will be on you and your child practicing yoga together, and hopefully having lots of fun. The structure will not be like an adult yoga class, and we hope that there will be lots of laughter and silliness, as well as calm, quiet, and connection. 

The session is aimed at children between 4 yrs and 12 yrs and their parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/carers etc.

Nourishing mind, body and soul with Tanya Cruz

Nourishing mind, body and soul with Tanya Cruz

Sunday 6th October

6pm – 8pm

Mandala Masterclass with Sunita Devi

Mandala Masterclass with Sunita Devi

Sunday 27th October

6pm – 8pm

A Restorative Winter Solstice Practice with Tanya Cruz

A Restorative Winter Solstice Practice with Tanya Cruz

Sunday 15th December

6pm – 8pm

The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year. We have arrived at the point in the year when the darkness has expanded to its fullness and must now bow down to the sun, the light is returning. This isn’t immediately evident as winter stretches out before us but there has been a shift from moon to sun, from dark to light, from yin to yang, the earth’s energy has shifted.

At this point, the world appears to standstill before changing direction. We too stand still; we pause, we reflect. We take this opportunity to restore our energy, especially as before the return of the sun, we have the festive season, which can be very busy and very overwhelming.

You can take time in this workshop to find that space to relax, restore, and embrace the peace within you.

We will start with a short round of slow sun salutations as we bow to the returning sun which will then move into a winter meditation and breathwork practice, leading into Yin and finishing with Yoga Nidra.

“On the shortest day and the longest night… keep your inner flame burning bright”

All levels welcome