Summer: The Yoga and Ayurveda Series
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Summer: The Yoga and Ayurveda Series

Summer

As we head towards the summer solstice and nature’s growth peaks for the year, this workshop turns to Yoga and Ayurveda practices aimed at helping us relax, destress and surrender to the longer days and (if we are lucky….) warmer temperatures of summer. Two calming and lunar focused yoga practices are weaved with Ayurvedic tips to stay cool and calm both in moments when we can “overheat” during the months when the fire element dominates, and to help balance tendencies towards stress or intensity in our lives. End this workshop with a summer inspired lunch based on Ayurvedic principles.

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Patrick Beach: 3 Workshops
May
14
to May 16

Patrick Beach: 3 Workshops

Awakening Yoga - The Complete Practice

/ / / THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED / / / 

Monday 14 May

6 - 8pm

Flow Studios 

Holywood

16 Shore Road


Together we will explore the full Awakening Yoga Solar Practice. This intuitive flowing practice asks for your full attention through both challenging movement and complete stillness. Shifting within the balance of organic freedom and structure as go beyond our we explore new ways to create harmony in the yoga practice.

This full class experience will move you through a variety of different deeply integrated postures with grace, breath, and purpose. Experience inner stillness with the aide of expansive pranayama throughout and short meditation to conclude this unified practice.

Investment: £30 per workshop, or £85 for all 3

NB: Please only purchase under your own name. Purchasing for another person must be booked under their own account.

Cultivating Continuity: How to Harness your Flexibility for Stronger, More Connected Backbends 

Tuesday 15 May

6 - 8pm

Studio 2

Flow Studios

52a Hill Street

Together we will focus on a number of heart opening postures and take them to unexpected places of movement and freedom in our bodies. Blurring the lines between strength and flexibility as we tap into our strongest mobile center and learn to safely move through a full range of motion with grace and ease.

So often we find ourselves caught up on just one path or swirling the same old circles, with the same old narratives. Use this expansive, expectation shattering practice to break out of old habits and start moving in new directions! Expect to leave class with a new sense of space and a lighthearted mindset.

Investment: £30 per workshop, or £85 for all 3

NB: Please only purchase under your own name. Purchasing for another person must be booked under their own account.


Diving Deeper: The Role of Core and Control in Arm Balances 

Wednesday 16 May
6 - 8pm

Studio 2
Flow Studios
52a Hill Street

Learn to glide through your practice with lightness as we break down how to activate midline of your body in the full breadth of asana. Using efficient alignment principles and newly found core awareness we will play with a variety of arm balances and honing in on the ever important transitions between postures.

All levels are welcome to this fun exploration of the practice. Join in as we ignite a fire in your core, allowing you to take the reigns and move your practice anywhere!

Investment: £30 per workshop, or £85 for all 3

NB: Please only purchase under your own name. Purchasing for another person must be booked under their own account.

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Ashtanga Yoga's Greatest Hits : with Luke Jordan
Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Ashtanga Yoga's Greatest Hits : with Luke Jordan

Sunday 25 March

3-5.30pm

 

Studio 2

Flow Studio

52a Hill St

 

Join Luke, one of the few Certified teachers of Ashtanga Yoga in the world, for this fun and challenging exploration of Ashtanga Yoga's greatest hits. Rather than an Ashtanga class in the traditional senses this workshop will explore some of the peaks and valleys of the Ashtanga system that become available through regular practise. To infinity and beyond...!

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Storybook Yoga: Peter Rabbit Does Yoga
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Storybook Yoga: Peter Rabbit Does Yoga

Peter Rabbit Does Yoga

Storybook Yoga (2yrs +) with Katie Harte

Flow Studio, 52 Hill St, Cathedral Quarter

Join us for classic stories, yoga and creative play for all ages. Introduce your little ones to yoga with old favorites like Dr. Seuss, The tale of Peter Rabbit to Oliver Jeffers' Lost and found. We'll bring these stories to life by learning a little yoga and having lots of fun.

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Storybook Yoga: Room on the Broom
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Storybook Yoga: Room on the Broom

Dr Seuss does Yoga

Storybook Yoga (2yrs +) with Katie Harte

Flow Studio, 52 Hill St, Cathedral Quarter

Join us for classic stories, yoga and creative play for all ages. Introduce your little ones to yoga with old favorites like Dr. Seuss, The tale of Peter Rabbit to Oliver Jeffers. We'll bring these stories to life by learning a little yoga and having lots of fun.

 

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Meditation for Melters*
Jan
7
to Jan 28

Meditation for Melters*

Meditation for Melters*
A Beginner's Guide
By Elizabeth Welty PhD

Sundays in January 2018, 8 - 9pm


*While there are many meanings for ‘Melter,’ here it’s Irish slang for ‘a lot on your mind’. For busy minds, beginners, those who are curious, cultivating creativity, recovering, or ever thought – ‘I can’t meditate’, but want to try. Everyone is welcome. Come exactly as you are, and take a playful approach to meditation.


This Monday evening practice will offer simple techniques to unwind the body, cultivate connection to the breath, steady the mind, and be nice to yourself.


Join us for the 4-week course for £24, or drop-in to any practice at class rates. Melters begins on Sunday 7th January.


**’People argue as to the origin of the term "melter" or "melt" but many believe it originated from a man from Belfast Northern Ireland called Christopher who is now known as "Mr. Melt" He was well known for his "melting" powers'. (www.urbandictionary.com)

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Yin Yoga Support for Winter
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Yin Yoga Support for Winter

 

Yin Yoga Support for Winter

Saturday 16th December

2 - 4pm

Studio 2

 

 

Yin Yoga is a wonderful complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic style of vinyasa flow. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body.

Physically, the practice helps to maintain and improve natural joint mobility. Energetically, it opens & balances the body’s meridian system supporting healthy organ function further enhancing the body’s energetic flow. 

Winter is the most yin of all the seasons and its harshness can negatively impact our health and emotional well-being. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), water is the primary element of winter and its associated organs are the kidneys & bladder. Utilising the Five Element Theory of TCM we will practice a series of postures targeting the spine, low-back and kidneys to help re-balance and revitalise our vital energy.

The yin qualities of quiet reflection and retreat aim to not only soften the body, but the mind and heart as well.

In 2016 Denis completed his 30hr Foundations of Yin Yoga Module with his teacher Josh Summers and plans to complete his 300hr advanced teacher training with him over the coming years.

 

Investment £20

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Leslie Kaminoff (SOLD OUT)
Nov
25
to Nov 26

Leslie Kaminoff (SOLD OUT)

as part of Flow International Series

Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. For over three decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to teaching individualized, breath-centered yoga. His unique year-long yoga anatomy course is now available online at yogaanatomy.net. He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”


Yoga Anatomy Weekend Immersion

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017

9.30-5.00pm (90 min lunch break)

Flow Studio, 52 Hill Street, Cathedral Quarter

Earlybird - £185

Full Weekend - £210

PLEASE NOTE THIS SERIES OF WORKSHOPS IS FOR A FULL WEEKEND AND CANNOT BE PURCHASED IN PART.


SATURDAY

9.30am - 12.30pm

Introduction to Healing Through Breath-Centered Yoga
Yoga practice in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar exhibits many distinctive principles and practices not found in other Hatha Yoga lineages. Details of breath sequencing, coordination with movement and spinal action are just some of the subjects we will explore in this highly interactive, experiential and informative session.
The later teachings of Krishnamachrya, as imparted to Leslie’s teacher T.K.V. Desikachar, emphasized the utmost importance of tailoring the practices to the unique needs of each individual, above all else. Leslie will these present these teachings from an historical, scholarly and anatomical perspective while leading participants into a progressively deeper understanding of how to adapt yoga practice to the specific needs of each student, whether in group or individual practice.

2.30 - 5.00pm

Preventing and Healing Injuries Through Yoga
Injuries occur when we provoke too much movement from too few places. This day-long intensive is essentially a crash-course in the fundamentals of therapeutic yoga education. We will draw from the histories, injuries and concerns of workshop participants to identify and address the most common sources of stress in yoga practice.
Working with the group, and individually with selected participants, we will explore practical modifications to asana, the creative use of breath, language and imagery, and simple hands-on adjustments. This is Leslie’s opportunity to re-create the context in which he learned the one-on-one application of yoga from his teacher, T.K.V. Desikachar.


SUNDAY

9.30am - 12.30pm & 2.30 - 5.00pm:

Breath-Centered Asana and Vinyasa – Individualized Adaptation and Modification
This full-day immersion will begin with the practice of a specially modified sequence of standing postures that flow together with the breath. We will then use participants’ unique experiences to inspire an investigation of how to adapt breath and posture for individual therapeutic objectives. Topics will include:

  • Anatomically-based alignment principles
  • How to vary breath cueing for specific effects
  • Adapting to form of an asana to get to the essence of its function
  • How to tailor teaching language and imagery for maximum benefit

Ample time will be devoted to individual concerns. Bring your therapeutic questions and anatomical curiosity!

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Meditation for Melters*
Nov
6
to Nov 27

Meditation for Melters*

Meditation for Melters*
A Beginner's Guide
By Elizabeth Welty PhD

Mondays in November 2017: 8.30pm – 9.30pm


*While there are many meanings for ‘Melter,’ here it’s Irish slang for ‘a lot on your mind’. For busy minds, beginners, those who are curious, cultivating creativity, recovering, or ever thought – ‘I can’t meditate’, but want to try. Everyone is welcome. Come exactly as you are, and take a playful approach to meditation.


This Monday evening practice will offer simple techniques to unwind the body, cultivate connection to the breath, steady the mind, and be nice to yourself.


Join us for the 4-week course for £24, or drop-in to any practice at class rates. Melters begins on Monday 6th November.

**’People argue as to the origin of the term "melter" or "melt" but many believe it originated from a man from Belfast Northern Ireland called Christopher who is now known as "Mr. Melt" He was well known for his "melting" powers. (www.urbandictionary.com)

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The Quiet Loyalty of Breath with Jack Harrison
Nov
5
4:30 PM16:30

The Quiet Loyalty of Breath with Jack Harrison

Join Jack Harrison for a yoga asana class inspired by a poem from John O’Donohue where he begins:

I place on the altar of morning
The quiet loyalty of my breath...

The class will explore the relationship between breath and movement and our coming to the true purpose of our lives. It will include breath-work, physical postures, poetry and music and will be open to all levels of practice.

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About Jack
Jack Harrison is a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher, folklorist and musician. He has worked and studied in all three of these areas for the last 30 years and integrates these paths together in his Celtic School of Yoga & Music Workshops, which include music, breath-work, poetry, myth and yoga. He is a principal author of a seminal book on the parallels between yoga and the Celtic world and he has also recorded three acclaimed albums of yoga music. His teaching is very much based on the changing rhythms of these latitudes and the vital importance of breath in Asana. www.jackharrison.com

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Investment: £15
BOOKING OPEN
 

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