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 (unless otherwise stated)

Glow Ballet Burn Workshop £25

Do you want to feel confident and proud of your body? Is your goal to have a sculpted and shaped figure? In this high energy two hour workshop you will learn a series of body conditioning and strength training exercises designed to get maximum results in minimum time. Using dancer conditioning techniques we will help to sculpt your core, lift your glutes and lean your leg muscles without building bulk. It’s time to love the body you are in!

Eleah Waters, a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, has been practising Pilates in a variety of ways for over nine years. What began as a method of rehabilitation for the odd injury as a professional dancer, soon became an invaluable tool to create balance, posture, efficient bio-mechanics, and strength in the whole body.

Saturday 2nd August 2014 15.00-17.00 Book Now

Bikini Body Pilates Bootcamp £25

To get you ready for the summer, this workshop will lengthen and strengthen your muscles to give you a perky bottom, build a strong core, toned arms and lean thighs for you to show off on the beach.

Antonia Ptohides’ popular weekly classes are the business. Her classes have an emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing to relieve stress and allow adequate oxygen flow to muscles, developing a strong centre, and improving coordination and balance.

Saturday 9th August 2014 15.00-17.00 Book Now

Friday Night Yoga Rave £25

Work out your week with an end of summer Frankie Knuckles Tribute Friday Night Yoga rave, 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 a banging beat 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 a vodka jelly afterwards.

Holly Warren has been practicing Yoga for more than 20 years, having grown up with the tradition. Following a successful international career as a professional contemporary dancer, she combined many of the key aspects of both disciplines, with a particular focus on the balancing and revitalizing quality of the breath and its capacity for change on both mind and body.

Friday 15th August 2014 18.45-20.45 Book Now

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

Develop Your Authentic Voice as a Teacher of Vinyasa Flow

You’ve completed or are near to completing your yoga teacher training but now what? There are so many yoga teacher trainings pumping out yoga teachers, how do you stand out from the crowd?

If you are looking to establish yourself with confidence and wanting to connect with your authentic voice in an increasingly competitive yoga market, Good Vibes, London’s home of nurturing yet challenging vinyasa flow yoga, launches it’s one day teacher training workshop with ongoing support and mentoring to sustain you as you delve further into the world of teaching yoga.

Led by Good Vibes Founder Nahid de Belgeonne and founding Glow Yoga teachers Ruth McNeil and Clare Dobson, the day will help you to better understand the art of sequencing (vinyasa krama), to become more adept at subtle adjustments and to have a repertoire of fun and creative vinyasa flow sequences with useful modifications and progressions to play with in your teaching and for your own practice.

With a mixture of led practice, discussions, seminars and invaluable time to teach your peers and have feedback on your teaching from our team of experienced yoga teachers, this day long workshop will give you the boost you need to take your teaching to the next level and expert advice on navigating the seemingly conflicting worlds of running a business and teaching yoga to set you on the right course for success and satisfaction.

Nahid says “it’s really important to have a community of teachers that you can learn from and enjoy the support of when you are a freelancer. Coming to this course won’t give you all the answers but it will get you asking the right questions of yourself and the world you are looking to enter. We can share our ideas on how to finesse your teaching and presentation and how to find your unique voice, market yourself and pitch your skills to employers.”

Nahid and Ruth trained at the BWY accredited Yoga Academy with Simon Low, Clare trained at the BWY accredited Yoga Campus and have all gone on to further study with master teachers. They have been auditioning and training teachers for the last four years and they know what it takes to stand out.

The workshop is for qualified teachers of yoga, or student teachers, ideally with (or studying towards) a 200-hour qualification, though other paths/trainings may be accepted at the course leader’s discretion. This course is worth 7 CPD points.

Cost: £95 including all course materials.

Nahid de Belgeonne is the founder of Good Vibes and has been teaching for 8 years.

Ruth McNeil and Clare Dobson are founding Glow Yoga teachers at Good Vibes

Sunday 14th September 2014 10.00-18.00 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

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