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Yoga Workshops in London for this Summer

Yoga Workshops in London for this Summer
Yoga Workshops in London for this Summer
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How do you know you’re ready for a yoga workshop? And what are they? Workshops are usually longer than a regular yoga class and often have a specific focus, which allows you to work more deeply on your practice. If you’ve been attending classes regularly for around 6 months or have established a regular yoga practice and feel that you want to take things a step further, the best way to do this is to head to a yoga workshop.

There are yoga workshops out there for everyone – depending on your yoga style and level of practice, you can guarantee that London will have a yoga workshop to suit you.

Here is our pick of 7 yoga workshops to enhance and advance your practice in London this Summer:

1. Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the umbrella term for all asana/yoga.  According to yoga legend, the great sage Patanjali formulated the science of yoga (see the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) a couple of thousand years ago, and all the different variations of yoga available now are just different approaches to the same thing.

If you’re relatively new to yoga but have been bitten by the bug, or if you’re considering deepening your practice, or are debating whether or not to commit to a teacher training course, then YogaLondon’s comprehensive weekend-long Foundation Course could be the workshop for you.

When: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August, 9am – 6pm

Where: Oval, St. Agnes Place (off Bolton Crescent), London SE11 4BE

Cost: £225 (with discounts offered on future training)

Best For: Beginners and yoga enthusiasts

Find out more details and book here

2. Iyengar Yoga

Yoga Workshops in London for this Summer
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Iyengar yoga is a precise and disciplined form of yoga.  Its founder B.K.S. Iyengar developed the use of props to aid students in their practice and the classes focus on precision and alignment, with no set sequences.  If you’re used to vinyasa-style yoga it might seem quite slow, but it does allow for a more detailed approach.

This summer, ex-ballerina June Whittaker Pisano, a beautiful practitioner and experienced senior teacher is leading a General (open to all but very beginners) workshop in the light and spacious setting of Maida Vale Iyengar Yoga Studio.

When: Saturday 31st August, 10.15-1.15pm

Where: Iyengar Yoga Institute, 223A Randolph Ave, London

Cost: Saturday, £39 for non-members

Best For: Iyengar yogis and those interested in alignment yoga

Find out more details and book your place here

3. Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga is a traditional, rigorous form of yoga, focusing on moving with the breath,(vinyasa yoga) where poses are grouped into series of poses. Before progressing onto the next series, you need to master the poses in the primary series and so on. Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga lessons are more like a guided self-practice session.

If you’re an Ashtanga yogi then you can’t get much better than this 3 hour workshop, including asanas, pranayama and chanting, led by Manju Jois, the eldest son of K. Pattabhi Jois, who is recognized worldwide as the father of Ashtanga Yoga.

When: Sunday 15th September, 9 –12pm

Where: Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41-43 Acre Lane, SW2 5TN

Cost: £45

Best For: Hardcore Ashtanga yogis

Find out more details and book here

4. Yin Yoga

Modern, fast-paced urban living makes it hard to balance our energies. If you’ve been feeling burnt out recently, then it’s time to redress the balance with this quiet day of yin yoga at Yogarise in Peckham.

Yin Yoga is all about restoring one’s inner calm through turning the attention inwards. Using props to support and enhance the practice, poses are held comfortably for longer, allowing the nervous system to drop into a deep state of relaxation. Linked to the season of summer this workshop will explore the energetic representation of Summer’s element Fire, the organs Heart and Small Intestine and how the movement of Summer may manifest not only in our inner and outer worlds but in all aspects of our lives.

When: Sunday 14th July, 2 – 4.30pm

Where: Yogarise Peckham Studio 2, Units b2.1 + b1.2, The Bussey Building, 133 Copeland Road
London, SE13 3SN

Cost: £30

Best For: Burnt-out yogis

Find out more details and book here

5. Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing

Yoga Nidra is a meditative, relaxing practice. Through a process of ‘waking dreaming’, deep mental and emotional transformation is possible, even in one session.

Yoga Workshops in London for this Summer
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Hosted by The Shala, a well-established yoga studio in leafy South London, this Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing workshop, led by experienced teacher Penny Ludlow, will help those with sleep issues, health issues, emotional, physical or spiritual issues.

When: Sunday 7th July, 4 – 6pm

Where: The Shala Yoga Studio, 1 Chestnut Road, West Norwood, London SE27 9EZ

Cost: £25

Best For: Meditative yogis

Find out more details and book here

6. Yoga for Runners

Whether you’re a marathon runner, or are just embarking on the couch to 5k app, then Rosalind Southward has the answer to how yoga can help you train smarter, recover quicker and, importantly, prevent injuries.

A long-distance runner and Forrest yoga teacher, Rosalind will help you connect the breath to your running, as well as give you mind-training and relaxation tips.

When: Sunday 21st July, 1.30 – 4pm

Where: Indaba Yoga Studio, 18 Hayes Place, Marylebone, London NW1 6UA

Cost: £30

Best For: Running yogis

Find out more details and book here

7. Yoga & Props

A controversial subject, yoga props are sometimes seen as an admission of failure – that you can’t do the final pose without ‘help’. But, used properly, yoga props are a fantastic way to deepen your yoga journey.

If you’re fairly new to yoga then this weekend will give you the myriad ways that using props can enhance your practice. Bringing to attention a wide range of props, from traditional yoga props to chairs, home items and even other bodies, each participant will develop confidence in using them in class, as well as for their home practice.

When: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September, time tbc

Where: LC Monument Studio 1, 36 St Mary at Hill, London EC3R 8DU

Cost: £199

Best For: Beginner yogis

Find out more details and book here

 

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