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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 Workshop

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 14th – Sunday 15th of July 2018, 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 Workshop

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 year the yoga community is celebrating 100 years since B.K.S. Iyengar’s birth so they have special events and workshops scheduled across the year, including two three-hour workshops at the beautiful Maida Vale Iyengar Yoga Studio with Senior teacher Uday Bhosale.

When: Saturday 1 September, 10.15-1.15pm and Sunday 2 September 2018, 11.15-2.15pm

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

Cost: Saturday, £33, Sunday £33

Best For: Yoga purists

Find out more details and book your place here

3. Hypermobility & Yoga Workshop

Are you a yogi diagnosed as hypermobile? Have you suffered dislocations, repeated injuries or unexplained pain? Are you a yoga teacher interested in knowing how to work with hypermobile students more effectively? If the answer to any of those questions is ‘yes’, then head to this comprehensive workshop on the subject. Hosted by the respected Stillpoint Yoga Studio in Brixton, this workshop is an exploration of the neglected area of yoga and hypermobility.

Led by experienced teacher Jess Glenny, who is diagnosed as hypermobile herself, this workshop will be looking at what hypermobility is and how it can affect much more than just our joints. There will be practical yoga, time for sharing experiences, a factual discussion and plenty of enquiry into particular adaptations to help hypermobile yogis to access postures in a more stable way.

When: Sunday 23rd September 2018, 10:30 – 4:30pm

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

Cost: £75 (early bird till 31st July) then £85

Best For: Hypermobile yogis

Find out more details and book here

4. Yin Yoga Workshop

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 afternoon of yin and restorative yoga at The Life Centre in Islington.

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. Led by yoga teacher, therapist and mindfulness instructor, Anna Taylor, you’ll leave this workshop feeling refreshed and restored for your day-to-day life.

When: Saturday 14th July 2018, 2 – 5pm

Where: The Life Centre, 1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH

Cost: £35

Best For: Burnt-out yogis

Find out more details and book here

5. Yoga Nidra Workshop

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 workshop, led by experienced teacher Ben Wolff, will teach you how to focus your attention and willpower, increase creativity, automatically solve problems, heal yourself and even, for a few, heal others.

When: Sunday 8th July 2018, 6 – 8.15pm

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. Body Positive Yoga Workshop

Do you find that when the summer months roll around and you start to take off the layers, you find your old body image doubts re-surface? How come everyone else seems to be so thin/brown/toned? Maybe it’s time to address those annoying thoughts using yoga.

Because the key to feeling good about your body isn’t to change the way it looks: it’s to change the way that you think. Erica Mather, ‘Adore your Body’ founder, will guide you through changing your thoughts through exploring asana and philosophical frameworks in this workshop called, ‘YOGIC TOOLS FOR BODY POSITIVE THOUGHTS, SPEECH & ACTION’.

When: Saturday 21st July 2018, 9 – 11am

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

Cost: £25

Best For: In-need-of-a-confidence-boost yogis

Find out more details and book here

7. Chakra Workshop

Finally, for those experienced yogis who feel that they want to add another feather to their bow, head to this comprehensive workshop led by YogaLondon on the chakra system. Over the course of two days, this intensive course is designed to give you the tools to practically infuse the philosophy and theory of the chakras into your yoga teaching and practice. You will learn about chakra origins and evolution, including conflicting schools of thought and contemporary manifestations of the system.

When: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of August 2018

Where: 40 St. Agnes Place (off Boulton Crescent), SE11 4BE

Cost: £199

Best For: Experienced yogis and yoga teachers

Find out more details and book here

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