Vinyasa Flow -Alignment Masterclass (£25)
Sep
29
9:00 am09:00

Vinyasa Flow -Alignment Masterclass (£25)

Welcome to our first Vinyasa Flow specific Workshop/Masterclass. During Vinyasa Flow there is little time to breakdown postures because the whole point of this style is to well...FLOW. Therefore it’s difficult to stop and start as it would loose that momentum and the combining of the postures that we all enjoy.

However there is still a lot of information and technicality in those postures that I would love to share with you as well as the opportunity to spend more time with you as students helping you further with your exploration of Yoga. Throughout our classes we always aim to teach correct alignment either in our verbal cues or physical adjustments but there is only so much that can be take on board in an hour’s class. A workshop therefore a great investment for us to empower you to become more of your own teacher in your practice as you start to recognise and connect more with how things should feel in your body and in the postures, which will inform you further in your classes.

A good foundation and correct alignment in any style of YOGA is key to avoid injury but also to enable you to get further on in your Yoga journey so spending the time to attend a workshop will mean you'll get even more out of your subsequent classes. Often its not that people can't do some postures it's having a better understanding of how to do them, stripping it down and looking at the mechanics of those.

We will firstly spend some time looking at certain key foundation postures like Chaturanga, Awkward Chair and placement into Warriors that are fundamental in all of our sequences. Then we will look at breaking down some of those more trickier postures like Fallen Star, Wild Thing and Half Moon, happy to also take suggestions from the floor for any particular postures that we do in class that you'd like more explanation and help on?

The session will also end with a 15min Relaxation/Meditation Session.

Correct alignment is not only essential to avoid injury but it also unlocks blocks you may currently be experiencing in some postures which will then take you further in your practice, often it isn't that you can’t do postures its more the need to understand the technicalities of getting into the postures correctly and safely.

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GONG BATH (Sound Healing) £20
Oct
6
7:15 pm19:15

GONG BATH (Sound Healing) £20

Join us for a silent meditation and therapy using the amazing sound and vibrations of the gongs.

You'll arrive to a candlelit, silent studio & help yourself to some herbal tea or water. You'll then find your spot in the studio to lie using our blankets and bolsters to help cosy you up ready for the session.

The sound and vibrations of the GONGS playing work on a certain level of the brain waves and will take you into a deep meditation/different realm of which has healing qualities....

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A Weekend with Lucy Crawford Scott
Oct
25
to 27 Oct

A Weekend with Lucy Crawford Scott

A fantastic opportunity to spend an entire weekend with the wealth of knowledge from international teacher Lucy Crawford Scott. We will be hosting Lucy here at the Yoga Loft for the entire weekend the full line up will include a Fri night Class, 2 Morning (Small) Self Practice Sessions adjusted by Lucy and 2 Afternoon Workshops all for just £150. There will be availability to book individual sessions later on but priority will be given to the students attending the whole weekend.To book and confirm your place please contact us on FB or call Kat (07766226966) for bank transfer information...

MORE ABOUT LUCY…

Lucy Crawford began her body centred work in 1990 as an Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist and Bodywork Practitioner at Natureworks, London.  She began her study of Yoga in 1992 with Derek Ireland and Radha Warrell in London.  In December 1993 Lucy travelled to India to begin her studies with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 1995 Lucy received Guruji’s blessing to teach and has been sharing the Practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since that time.

She currently holds Yoga Workshops in the UK and around the world, teaches small groups from her studio in Bristol and is Director of her own Teacher Training Programme, also held in Bristol.

Lucy has a background in Aromatherapy, Applied Kinesiology, Massage, Bodywork, Chavutti Thirimal (Indian Foot Pressure Massage) and Craniosacral Biodynamics (a gentle touch listening therapy) and is a Tutor at the Karuna Institute, Devon, on the 2 year Foundation in Craniosacral Biodynamics.

THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE..

FRI (25TH OCT) 19.00-21.15 - Explorative and experimental class and Meet and Greet

SAT (26TH OCT) 08.00-10.00 or 10.30-12.30 Assisted Self Practice with Lucy Adjusting

SAT (26TH OCT) 13.30-15.00 - Technical Workshop focusing on the exploration of shoulders and the movements of the shoulder blades for correct shoulder support during transitions and opening for binding.

This will be incorporated into a flowing practice and fun exploration leading towards a standing bound Tittibasana as a way towards Kurmasana and Suptakurmasana.

SUN (27th OCT) 08.00-10.00 or 10.30-12.30 Counted & Adjusted Primary Series

SUN (27TH OCT( 13.30-15.00) Restorative Workshop primarily focusing on stretching of the front thigh and rectus femoris and its relationship to releasing and lengthening the lumbar spine. Followed by some further restorative practice and poses.

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1/2 Day Yoga Retreat (£55) Suitable for ALL
Nov
3
9:30 am09:30

1/2 Day Yoga Retreat (£55) Suitable for ALL

Join us for a morning of peaceful restoration up in the beautiful space of The Yoga Loft.  The whole ethos of our Retreat morning is R&R (Rest and Relaxation) to restore the body and mind from the busy 21st Century Lifestyles we lead.

During our Retreat you’ll be introduced to all things Yoga and not just the physical yoga practice as we introduce you to breathing techniques, meditation and nutritious & healthy food and drinks.  A typical Retreat runs as follows

·         Herbal Tea on Arrival

·         Restorative Yoga Practice

·         Smoothie Snack/Stop

·         Introduction to our Physical Yoga Practice

·         Sound Healing/Therapy and Meditation usually with a 

          GONG BATH

·         Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)

·         Delicious Healthy Lunch with Q&A

 

The retreat is suitable for those who currently practice YOGA or for those who are new to YOGA who wish to explore what it can offer.

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Beginners' Foundation Workshop - Learn Yoga Correctly (£25)
Sep
15
9:00 am09:00

Beginners' Foundation Workshop - Learn Yoga Correctly (£25)

This workshop is an absolute must for those who have recently joined our Beginners’ classes or for those looking to start. The teachers at The Yoga Loft pride ourselves on our training and knowledge anatomically to ensure you’re in the correct alignment of the postures. We do those naturally in every class but the Workshop allows us a little more time to spend with you. Alignment of the poses is paramount to both avoid injury but to also get the full benefit of the postures. In the workshop, we break down each pose further and we will both verbally and physically get you to feel the correct alignment, which you can then incorporate into your own practice and classes.

We also spend more time teaching you the breathing technique of the Ujjayi breath, the technique we use during our classes. Again we break this down to teach you how to master it. Correct breathing technique is essential not only in the physical practice to keep oxygen to the muscles and an internal heat to the body but also to enable you to get more of the mindfulness and meditation of the yoga practice.

The session ends with refreshments and the opportunity for Q&A.

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