Workshops at Good Vibes
Workshops are the perfect way to go a little bit deeper. A delicious 2 hours to hone your technique or gain a better understanding, designed to improve your practice by leaps and bounds.
We also offer Bootcamps to kick start your fitness regime or even to challenge yourself a little more.
The Good Vibes workshops, holidays and bootcamps are designed to allow you to go a little deeper. Whether you want to take your fitness to the next level, learn techniques to release your tension, improve your posture or go deeper into your yoga practice. They take place at the Covent Garden studio (unless otherwise stated)
Lightness of Being – Floating, Jumpbacks and Arm Balances £25
From the moment he saw his first yoga teacher lift into a handstand, Matt has had a fascination for arm balances – he believes they bring a sense of joy, playfulness and fun exploration to the practice.
Over the years he has come to understand that the practice of arm balances is much more a question of refined technique than it is of pure strength. What might at first seem to be a challenging pose can in fact be relatively simple once you come to understand some of the basic principles and methods to practicing arm balances – techniques that Matt will explore with you in this workshop. We will use props and show you all the steps needed to be light in your practice and float. Bring a sense of humour!
Matt Gill believes that yoga is a wonderful gift for creating balance in our lives. He is a British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accredited teacher and an assistant asana tutor on the triyoga teacher training program. By combining dynamic flowing sequences with fun and playful elements, Matt’s intention is that his classes will leave you feeling energised and uplifted.
|Saturday 13th September 2014||15.00-17.00||Book Now|
Yoga for Runners and Cyclists £25
Injury-proof your body and strengthen your resolve with a two-hour workshop designed specifically for runners and cyclists. These practical, flowing sessions use yoga’s physical postures and mental training methods to keep the mind sharp and body strong throughout training and racing.
This ‘no plank, no dog’ workshop will focus on:
- A lunge sequence to strengthen the legs and glutes
- Running-specific balances to aid proprioception
- Tension-busting upper body stretches post-run and ride
- The DIY Race Mantra Guide– mix and match motivational mantras to find your own killer combination.
Lexie is a BWY and Yoga Sport Science ®-trained teacher and fitness writer. She is the author of Yoga for Runners and Yoga for Cyclists (Bloomsbury) and teaches runners, sprinters, cyclists and triathletes 1/2/1. Lexie has written for Runner’s World, Outdoor Fitness and Cycling Fitness and is a columnist for OM Yoga magazine. She trains for 10K, triathlon and duathlon.
|Saturday 27th September||15.00-17.00||Book Now|
Glow Yoga Foundation Workshop £25
If you want to cover the basics quickly or are looking to develop your practice, this workshop is the perfect way for you to learn tips and techniques to improve your poses and employ just the right amount of steadiness and ease in your practice. We will break down key yoga poses, show you how to adapt poses for your body and put it all together in a flow at the end of class. After this workshop, you will be able to join classes with confidence.
Choi Kok has practised yoga for over 18 years and is a BWY Accredited Teacher, qualifying with The Yoga Academy. She believes that yoga can benefit and be practiced by all and is influenced by different lineages of yoga and mindfulness meditation, giving you the opportunity to explore your practice in a truly holistic way.
|Saturday 4th October||15.00-17.00||Book Now|
Meditation for Modern Life £25
Meditation is a great tonic for modern day life. In a world where we are getting busier and moving quicker, meditation offers an opportunity to slow down and come into the present moment. It helps to relieve stress and balance our emotional and mental states which often become supercharged in today’s environment with it focus on technology, speed and accomplishment. Meditation has also been scientifically proven to improve physical health by decreasing stress, helping sleep and boosting energy levels. It harnesses concentration and focus in work and daily activities.
This workshop will explore a range of techniques which you can practise anywhere, at any time of the day and can be adapted to how much time you have available. This will include a variety of breathing techniques, guided visualisations and specific meditation practises. The class will end with an extended yoga nidra – “yogi sleep”, a deep state of conscious relaxation, leaving you restored and revitalised.
Clive Fogelman has a creative and open-minded approach to yoga and meditation which is influenced by his therapeutic and sporting background. He believes meditation is a wonderful tool for dealing with the day to day challenges that life exposes us to and is particularly keen in making meditation feel practical and accessible to everyone.
|Sunday 5th October||15.30-17.30||Book Now|
Glow Yoga Bliss for Better Sleep £25
Improving the quality of your sleep can have untold benefits for your overall health. Empower yourself via a better understanding of how the nervous system functions and ways to trigger the reaction crucial to activating your relaxation response through practical means that help to will minimise insomnia & sleep related issues.
Over the course of the afternoon, you’ll learn a combination of mindful movement and restorative yoga to unwind unnecessary stress and tension in the body/mind network. Soothing breathing techniques to create the optimum conditions to get you drifting off to the land of nod effortlessly and easy to implement practices to ensure that you begin your day feeling refreshed, energised and ready for anything.
Founding Glow Yoga and Pilates Teacher Ruth McNeil teaches weekly dynamic and restorative yoga.
|Saturday 11th October||15.00-17.00||Book Now|
Roots2yoga: Feldenkrais and Yoga with Daniel Gelblum £25
This workshop will help you build your confidence on the mat, giving you an increased sense of well-being both during and after the class. The sequences will help you experience your yoga postures more comfortably, eliminating any strain or struggle.
Daniel will guide you through the workshop, combining a series of Feldenkrais sequences with familiar yoga postures, bringing awareness to the connections between the neck, shoulders, back and hips, increasing flexibility and strength and helping you improve your postures with surprising ease.
The Feldenkrais Method, developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, is a scientific method of learning movement, made up of over 1000 lessons with at least 12 movements in each sequence, mapping out all areas of voluntary movement in the body.
Daniel Gelblum has created a unique style of exercise that enhances well-being, general health, fitness, self-awareness and deep relaxation. As a highly skilled Feldenkrais practitioner, he uses his method in combination with his experience of yoga, massage, Pilates and martial arts to deliver exceptional results.
|Saturday 18th October||15.00-17.00||Book Now|
Gong Meditation Workshop £25
If you feel down when the clocks go back, let the epic sound of the gong ease you into it by sending the body into a deep state of meditation. Lying in savasana, the reverberating tones of the gong bathe the body in rich sound waves.
The rhythm of the breath and the rhythmic sounds of the gong are used to take you on a journey to deeper states of consciousness. Gentle yoga postures at the start of the meditation and calming breathing techniques heighten the affect from the mighty sounds of the gong. It is a blissful way to deal with stress and fatigue and is a profoundly relaxing experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and energised.
Gong player Claire Barron is devoted to yoga, and has been practising meditation for more than 20 years. Claire studied the Gong with renowned Gong Master Don Conreaux. Her workshop will leave you feeling calm, balanced and energised.
|Saturday 25th October||15.00-17.00||Book Now|
Friday Night Yoga Party with Love Anthems £25
Prepare your mind and body for a Friday night of LURVE. An action packed 2 hours of flowing yoga with arm balances and inversions to free up your practice and just have fun. Throwing yoga shapes to love anthems is a great way to connect with your fellow yogis as you transition from the working week to the weekend. You‘ll have a chance to chat with everyone over bubbles and strawberries
|Friday 13th February 2015||18.45-20.45||Book Now|
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