Sunday 27th January 10.30am-2.30pm

Trinity Centre, Bristol, BS2 0NW

“O yogi, do not do asana without vinyasa” – Sage Vamana

 

Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement which smoothly flows with the rhythm of a soft ujjayi (victorious) breath. It is the synchronicity in breath and movement that underpins the Ashtanga system – without it there is a lack of focus and understanding of our habits throughout asana practice.

 

The balance between each breath and movement brings balance to our practice, as each pose is treated equally with each breath; encouraging a fluid, moving meditation.

 

Many of us would like to be able to transition effortlessly between each pose with strength and lightness. This can be a challenging part of the vinyasa; to move without retaining the breath – to move freely within our limits.

 

In this masterclass, Eleanor will take her experience and knowledge from the Ashtanga yoga method to explore the actions and movements of the jumping forwards from a downward facing dog, providing invaluable instruction useful for all practitioners, whether you are a beginner learning how to move practically and safely or whether you are developing the skills towards the handstand press.

 

Together we will use assisted exercises and methods to build awareness of how our body should be aligned and work our way up to practicing these transitions independently in a clear, safe way.

 

This workshop is open to all yogis (from whichever style they practice) but a regular practice and a basic understanding of the vinyasa and surya namaskar (sun salutation) will be valuable.

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Yoga, Movement & Mindfulness Charity Fundraiser

 

Humble Warriors Charity Yoga Fundraiser is back for its second year at Trinity Centre, bigger and better with a fresh set of teachers to help you begin begin, inspire and develop your yoga and mindfulness practice all in aid of a great local charity.

 

As usual 100% of proceeds go to Caring in Bristol, an effective local charity working to deliver support to homeless and vulnerable people in Bristol 365 days a year.

 

The event brings together some of the South West's finest yoga teachers, performers and mindful practitioners in a series of mini workshops where each teacher will share their specialist knowledge in their field in fun, inspiring 30 minute sessions.

 

The day is designed to give you a taste of a wide variety of disciplines with people that have spent years mastering their craft, they will inspire you to develop your yoga practice or get inspired to begin one, help you try something you never thought possible or simply to move for a good cause.

 

Accompanying the day we have 3 experienced massage therapists offering bookable sessions throughout the afternoon (at a separate cost to the ticket fee).

 

Doors open: 10:15am

Event start: 10:30am

Event end: 2:30pm

Cost: £25 per ticket (£15 addition per massage)

 

 

 

 

100% of proceeds go to charity.

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upcoming workshops

Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama)

Full Weekend Workshop

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 2019

Yoga Fleur, 356 Fishponds Road Bristol BS5 6RB

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An immersive weekend of exploring the perfect compliment to your dynamic yoga practice

 

Having recently gained authorisation to be one of the few teachers based in the UK to teach Matthew Sweeney's Moon Sequence, Eleanor invites you to immerse yourself into the flow of self exploration through the body, mind and breath over a full weekend.

 

This  is a gentle, flowing sequence that both opens and strengthens an area we all identify with as being a challenge: the hips.

 

By drawing from over 7 years of teaching, and more recent training in Remedial Massage, Eleanor will explain the importance of hip mobility, strength and flexibility for better posture, functional movement and good health both on and off the mat.  Having the luxury of a full weekend will also allow us the time to go beyond the physical and explore the fascinating realms of pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (contemplation and enquiry).

 

Whether you are just starting on your yogic journey or whether you are a seasoned practitioner, Eleanor welcomes you along to share the benefits of this wonderful practice and some of Matthew's insightful teachings. After a weekend of familiarising yourself with the sequence, you'll be fully equipped to integrate this into your self practice... or come and join in the weekly Led Moon Sequence class starting Wednesday 9th January 2019 (more details soon!)

 

Saturday 23rd February 2019

9-11am - Full Led Moon Sequence

11-12.30 - Lunch (BYO)*

12.30-2.30pm - Pranayama (Breathing technqiues) and Dhyana (contemplation)

2.30-4.30pm - Alignment and modifications to the salutations

4.30-5pm - Q&As

 

Sunday 24th February 2019

9-11am - Alignment and modifications to the standing poses

11-12.30 - Lunch (BYO)*

12.30-2.30pm - Pranayama (Breathing techniques) and Dhyana (contemplation)

2.30-4.30pm - Full Led Moon Sequence

4.30-5pm - Q&As

 

Price: £120 for the full weekend or £100 early bird price until 31st December 2018

 

* please bring your own lunch, there is a supermarket and lots of local independent cafes nearby!

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Thursday 13th December

5:45-7:15pm

Bristol City Yoga, Backfields Lane, Stokes Croft

Mastering the Float Through

(masterclass)

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Humble Warriors Charity Fundraiser

Mastering the Jump Back

(masterclass)

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Thursday 31st January 2019

Bristol City Yoga, Backfields Lane, Stokes Croft

In this masterclass, Eleanor will take her experience and knowledge from the Ashtanga yoga method to explore the actions and movements of the jumping backwards from standing or seated poses.

 

Various approaches will be utilised to build awareness of how and where our body needs both flexibility and strength to make the safe steps towards a seamless floating back action to make your Ashtanga or vinyasa practice unfold seamlessly.  

 

This workshop is open to all yogis but a regular practice and a basic understanding of the vinyasa from the Ashtanga method and surya namaskar (sun salutation) will be valuable.

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