Yoga Unplugged
Candlelit Restorative Yoga
Friday 23rd February | 7.30pm - 9pm

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Relax, Rejuvenate & Rebalance
This candle lit restorative yoga class is a perfect way to unwind and close out your working week so you're fully recharged & ready for the weekend ahead. In restorative yoga, otherwise known as the art of relaxation, the body is fully supported by props in passive yoga poses to gently stretch, relax and open the body, adjusting the nervous system and resting the adrenal glands to melt away physical and mental tensions and promoting deep release, rest & relaxation in the mind and body. They also assist the body’s processes of healing injuries and recovering from illness by releasing tension that would otherwise impede recovery. Taking place in a calming setting of candlelight and soothing music, this yoga class is the ideal opportunity to take your mind off your busy life & indulge yourself.
Open to all ages & abilities - No experience necessary.

Friday 23rd February 2018 | 7.30pm - 9pm with
Debbie Gibbs - Tickets available here
At
Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
Price is £15
Spaces are limited - Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform me before booking.
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Opening To Possibility
A Backbends Workshop with Samuel Fong Brooks
Sunday 25th February | 11am - 1.30pm

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'Back bending holds a special place in both my head and heart. Holding the practice in reverence; I feel it is neither entirely appreciated or dare I say it .. respected.
Simply from a physical point of view, we are beginning to work our spine and major supporting structures in a way that is in contrast to our modern lifestyles. Through increased time spent seated, the curves of the spine become accentuated from increased tension in the muscles and fascia. Therefore performing the backbends now has an increased risk.
To briefly touch on the more subtle aspect of the practice; we are delving in and opening the heart space (Anahata). The physical actions can compound our psychological experience; if the body feels tight and closed off, so to may the mind. This space holds our tenderness, love and ability to self heal. There can be a significant amount of emotional subtext that becomes unravelled as we begin to address this space.
I hope to share this journey through back-bending with you, in a way that is safe, enjoyable and informative. There are risks to everything we do, however, with the appropriate awareness we may minimise them and expand our experience. I look forward to sharing space with you all.' - Samuel Fong Brooks

About Samuel:
Samuel is a qualified personal trainer with an energetic passion for exercise and nutrition. He worked as a chef for many years. Growing up in Malaysia and Nigeria, he spent a lot of time in the jungle and ocean, fostering his enjoyment of physical activity. For as long as he can remember, he has participated and competed in a range of sports and recreational activities, including swimming, climbing, surfing and cycling. Samuel began practicing Yoga eight years ago and enjoyed the benefits so much, that he wanted to share it with everyone. It is now an immovable part of his daily routine and continues to grow. Functional mobility plays a significant role in both teaching and training. This style of practice reinforces a deep love for acrobalance and circus training. He believes circus skills are a fantastic way to develop the mind and body in unison, alongside spiritual discovery through regular meditation. Samuel strives to incorporate his multi-disciplinary talents into his training and is constantly searching for new and exciting ways to develop his practice both mentally and physically.

Sunday 25th February 2018 | 11am - 1.30pm - Tickets available here
At Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
Price is £20
Spaces are limited - Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform me before booking.
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Kids Yoga Taster Sessions
For 3-6 years & 7-11 years
Saturday 3rd March

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Yoga Explorers is for 3 – 6 years 10:15 – 11am and Yoga Voyagers for 7 – 11 years 11:15am – 12noon led by qualified Children’s Yoga teacher & new to Heather Yoga Kelly–Ann.
These yoga classes for specially designed for Children are a great way for kid’s to increase co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and self esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. Using Yoga techniques, blending physical poses, imaginative stories, playing games & singing songs - they will learn fun ways to relax, concentrate and be gentle in a playful and creative environment. Discount for block booking all 4 sessions and for a 2nd sibling in the same session.

Saturday 3rd March 2018
Yoga Explorers 3-6 years 10.15 - 11am -
Book here
Yoga Voyagers 7-11 years 11.15 - 12noon -
Book here

At
Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
£6 per child per session or £9 for 2 siblings in the same session.
£22 per child block booking all for 4 monthly sessions, or £32 for 2 siblings block booking in the same session for all 4 monthly sessions.

Spaces are limited - Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
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Bathing In Stillness
A Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop
Sunday 4th March | 11am - 1pm

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A special Sunday workshop to indulge in the quiet and gentle practice of Yin Yoga and soak up the transformative power of Yoga Nidra.
Yin Yoga is a healing practice of long-held poses where muscles completely relax & surrender to allow us to access the deeper layers of the body. It works on releasing constrictions in the connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons that support the hips, pelvis and lower spine. It also stimulates & opens the energy meridians of the subtle body, often described as a “needleless acupuncture session” for the body!
This nurturing workshop will take you through a specific series of seated & supine poses. Aimed at improving joint mobility, cultivating flexibility and help you heal yourself by releasing deep seated tension, breaking up blockages and thus encouraging easier flow of energy around the body, moving you out of negative emotions. You’ll discover balance and find a deep peace in your body & mind.

After the physical part of the practice you will release yourself totally with a Yoga Nidra Meditation. Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, takes you into a deep state of relaxation & ease which shifts the nervous system to a restorative and healing mode. It brings an incredible sense of calmness, quietness, and clarity.
Sooth, restore and relax deeply in this bliss bubbling Sunday yoga workshop.

Come and enjoy!

Sunday 4th March 2018 | 11am - 1pm -
Tickets available here
At Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
Price is £15
Spaces are limited - Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform me before booking.
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The Alternative Bouquet:
A Special Mother’s Day Yoga Workshop
Sunday 11th March | 11am - 1.30pm

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Join Debbie on Sunday 11th March for a lovely, nurturing Mother’s Day Yoga Workshop – a mini-retreat specially designed for women to promote a sense of health and wellbeing.

We’ll be starting with a gentle asana yoga practice to move and open the body, followed by a restorative session to create space in both the body and mind…. a soothing balm for our overworked nervous systems! Then we’ll take ourselves away to other realms and experience the pleasure of deep relaxation in yoga nidra – there’ll be lots of blankets and props available to keep you perfectly cosy and comfortable so that you can’t help but relax! :)

Throughout the session we’ll focus on pranayama and the use of the breath to promote a sense of calmness, ease and reintegration as part of your own self-care practice.

The session will finish with special treats of tea and homemade cake! :)

A great idea for a Mothers’ Day present….. or why not press the pause button and give back to yourself with a little time out to unwind – it’s your special day!' Open to all.

Sunday 11th March 2018 | 11am - 1.30pm - Tickets available here
At Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
Price is £25
Spaces are limited - Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform me before booking.
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Spring Equinox Yin//Yang Workshop:
Create//Manifest.
Sunday 25th March | 11am - 1.30pm

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The equinox marks a moment in the year where day and night, light and dark are present in equal measures. Just like the symbol of Yin/Yang everything is in balance and there is a bit of each in the other making up the whole. This is the perfect time to tune in to the harmonic vibration of creation (night) and manifestation (day).
Expect a dynamic heart opening practice to reveal what you desire to manifest. Followed by a yielding yin yoga practice to let go of what is holding you back and limiting you. There will be time for reflection and journalling.

Join Michelle for a dynamic then receptive practice to balance mind, body and spirit. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Sunday 25th March 2018 | 11am - 1.30pm - Tickets available here
At Heather Yoga, Unit 1, Merchants Quay, Shipley/Saltaire, BD17 7DB (close to train station for Leeds, Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley, Manchester)
Price is £25
Spaces are limited - Please contact me to make a booking or with any questions you may have.
If have any form of injury or serious illness, or if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby please do inform me before booking.
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