Workshops & Courses
The Life Centre hosts weekend workshops led by both our regularly scheduled teachers and visiting teachers from the UK and abroad in partnership with our sister company, Yogacampus.
These workshops enable you to explore yoga topics in greater depth, whatever stage you’re at in your yoga journey.
Browse all upcoming workshops below and book online or contact our reception team.
Please note — if booking more than one space on a workshop online, please complete two separate transactions. For more booking information, see our Terms and Conditions.
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£25 per workshop or £80 for all 4
In this series of four workshops, Danny and Fiona will guide you through four different mandala vinyasa and yin yoga sequences designed to balance the chakras and restore a sense of wellbeing to the body.
Each week will be dedicated to a different element, (Earth, Water, Air, Fire) and linked to a chakra. You will learn to use healing practices such as dynamic asana, chanting and visualisation to access your inner strength and innate wisdom.
Week 1 - 7 October: Earth ~ Forward folds. Getting grounded.
Week 2 - 14 October: Water ~ Hip openers. Finding the freedom to feel.
Week 3 - 21 October: Fire ~ Twists. Harnessing your inner fire. Setting goals.
Week 4 - 28 October: Air ~ Backbends. Dreaming big and taking flight.
Each session can be taken as a standalone workshop or as a series for a complete journey through the elements.
Some experience of vinyasa yoga recommended
With Maryline Higham
3 Nov 2018, 13:30–16:30
£55 per couple
Invite your birth partner to a one-off preparation class. Friendly, informative and hands-on session on natural pain management techniques and postures, for an active and serene birth experience.
A dedicated space for the couple to rehearse movements and breathing techniques together, and help build confidence as a team before the birth day.
During this 3 hour workshop, we will explore:
- simple and efficient relaxation techniques and posture
- breathing techniques valid for all birth scenarios and labour stages
- how your partner can support you both practically and emotionally during the course of labour
- visualisations, movements and pain relief techniques for contractions
- massage for labour, pressure points, and birth positions.
Many tools and tips pre & post labour will be shared, based on Maryline's 10 years experience at coaching couples for birth. The workshop will leave you and your partner feeling prepared, inspired and excited at the prospect of giving birth.
Come with your partner, husband, mum, sister or anyone supportive. This session is ideal if you are over 32 weeks pregnant. Book your space as soon as possible as places are limited to 5 couples per workshop.
Includes refreshments and a booklet to take home.
Suitable for those over 32 weeks pregnant
With Mick Timpson
5 Nov – 10 Dec 2018, 17:45–19:00
Anxiety can be long term and make life unbearable, exhausting and distressing. As we suffer in silence we forget what it’s really like to be alive, in the moment - happy with who you are and what you can do!
In this course you will learn how to:
- Recognise when your brain is taking over your body
- Know how to tackle negative thinking
- Stay present, open and centred
- Release tension and stress
- Switch on to deep conscious relaxation
- How to use the power of proper breathing
- Use your body to settle your mind
It’s official! Anxiety, fear and panic are on the rise. It can be experienced everywhere - at school, university, in the workplace, at home, in cyberspace. There is no doubt we are living in challenging times. Developing new ways of tackling this threat to our wellbeing is now an urgent project.
If you feel like this you are most definitely not alone. Many people have been there - ourselves included. And there is a solution.
With yoga practices, anxiety is not only tolerable - it decreases. It falls away. Practice will bring you to your centre. You can learn to access your natural inner peace. Your centre - where you forget about what you think you should have done and what you think you need to do.
Anxiety doesn’t need to be your prison....you can break free!
19 March – 30 April
Please note there is no class on Monday 2 April (Easter Monday) – we have added an extra week on to the course to account for this.
Suitable for all levels. No previous experience of yoga necessary.
With Fiona Finsbury
24 Nov 2018, 14:00–16:30
Fiona invites you to an afternoon of Yin Yoga. This will be an opportunity to digitally detox, unwind, release tension from the body and de clutter the mind. Fiona will guide you through a sequence of classic Yin postures designed to open up the body, increase your range of motion and improve your flexibility.
You will have the opportunity to deepen your connection to your body and breath, learning about physical and emotional patterns of behaviour and how to consciously relax and let go of stress. You will learn how to harness the subtle yet profound power of Yin Yoga.
All levels welcome.
Suitable for all levels
With Sue Diamond (Hodgkinson)
1 Dec 2018, 14:30–16:30
This workshop will begin with a focused flow, designed to help you to locate and switch on the core and strengthen the upper body in preparation for inversion practice.
We will practice the main inversions: headstand, shoulderstand, forearm stand, chin stand and handstand with some funky variations! You work with the wall and in pairs so everybody feels confident to go upside down!
Why Practice Inversions?
• Relieve back pain, relax muscles, rehydrate discs, realign and reduce pressure.
• Energise and increase blood flow to the brain, resulting in physical invigoration and mental revitalisation.
• Improve balance.
• Increase core strength.
• Build confidence.
• Give yourself a new perspective.
• Inversions are FUN! Bring out your inner child.
• Shoulderstand calms the nervous system, giving a feeling of balance and calm.
Suitable for level 2 students
With Sue Diamond (Hodgkinson)
16 Dec 2018, 14:30–17:00
In this nourishing workshop, Sue will help you to de-stress and reset through releasing negative emotions and guiding you into a deep state of relaxation.
The workshop will include the following to help cleanse your mind and body for new beginnings:
- Pranayama (breathing techniques)
- Slow twisting flow
- Yin yoga sequence (releasing postures held between 3 and 10 mins).
- Thai yoga massage techniques for relaxation
- Yoga Nidra for stress release and protection from future incoming stresses (a yogic sleep a state between consciousness and sleeping)
- A closing meditation.
All levels welcome.
Open to all levels
Meet the Teachers
After dabbling with various types of yoga, Beth discovered Kundalini yoga on a retreat in Egypt in 2007 and quickly realised how powerful this practice was, making her feel great both during and after.
Kundalini yoga allowed her to reach a place of peace in a particularly difficult and stressful time in her life, and she soon realised that she wanted to share this life changing practice with others.
Beth’s classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam(breathing), mantra and meditation, which will teach you the art of relaxation, self healing and mental elevation. Her passion for music and mantras is evident in her powerful and uplifting classes which are taught in a loving, warm and compassionate way.