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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Yoga for Anxiety 6 Week Course

With Mick Timpson
3 Jul – 7 Aug 2017, 17:45–19:00

The Life Centre, Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel)
Manchester
M3 4EW,

0161 834 6283

£75

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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!

Times

Mondays
5:45-7:00pm
3 July – 7 August

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels. No previous experience of yoga necessary.

Capacity

15

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Exploring & Creating Authentic Embodied Relationships On & Off the Mat - Session 2

With Heidi Hinda Chadwick
30 Jul 2017, 13:30–16:30

The Life Centre, Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel)
Manchester
M3 4EW,

0161 834 6283

£30

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Part 2 in a series of 3. Can be booked as individual workshops, or as the whole series. See the full series here.

A series of 3 exploratory sessions that will provide the space, time and possibility to dive deep into asking ourselves the questions: What are we in relationship to, giving our attention to, in each moment? What are we connected to when we practice? What kind of relationship do we have with our body and our ground? How do we connect with the environment that we live and move in? And, are we still in relationship with ourselves, our centre, our ground, as we engage with others and with life?

We will work with playful compassionate inquiry, using yoga, somatic bodywork, breathwork, movement meditations, writing, and our own kind awareness. These workshops are an opportunity to bring a sense of playfulness and curiousity into our practice, and to create a depth of authenticity and integrity that we can take onto our mat and into our life.

This second session will explore boundaries, examining the 'space' we inhabit, within ourselves, and then in relationship to the environment we are in contact with, where we 'end' and 'outside' of us begins. Do we live in and from spaciousness? Do we hold our shape as we move into relationship or do we 'shrink' or 'grow too big'? We will play with different ways to be in relationship with the space around us. This will be a fun session of experimenting and inviting our willingness to bring humour on to our mats.

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

15

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Turning Inward: A Yin Yoga Workshop

With Norman Blair
13 Aug 2017, 14:00–17:00

The Life Centre, Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel)
Manchester
M3 4EW,

0161 834 6283

£30

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This is an opportunity for lessening of striving and focus on feeling. Too often too much we are trying to get somewhere. This Yin yoga workshop gives us a chance to slow down and to stay in shapes for several minutes.

The postures are all floor-based and we will use equipment where necessary to support practising. This is a practice where time is more important than intensity. Come along to explore taking our attention.

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

30

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Exploring & Creating Authentic Embodied Relationships On & Off the Mat - Session 3

With Heidi Hinda Chadwick
20 Aug 2017, 13:30–16:30

The Life Centre, Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel)
Manchester
M3 4EW,

0161 834 6283

£30

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A series of 3 exploratory sessions that will provide the space, time and possibility to dive deep into asking ourselves the questions: What are we in relationship to, giving our attention to, in each moment? What are we connected to when we practice? What kind of relationship do we have with our body and our ground? How do we connect with the environment that we live and move in? And, are we still in relationship with ourselves, our centre, our ground, as we engage with others and with life?

We will work with playful compassionate inquiry, using yoga, somatic bodywork, breathwork, movement meditations, writing, and our own kind awareness. These workshops are an opportunity to bring a sense of playfulness and curiousity into our practice, and to create a depth of authenticity and integrity that we can take onto our mat and into our life.

This third session will explore the dance of relationship with other and with the world. What calls us into life? What draws us from our heart? What fuels our movement towards or away? And do we have a relationship with faith to move us and to surrender our actions to? What are we giving? What are we willing to receive? How much can we listen and respond?  What happens when we dare to follow our aliveness?

Requirements

Part 3 in a series of 3. Can be booked as individual workshops, or as the whole series. See the full series here.

Capacity

15

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Birth Preparation Workshop for Couples

With Maryline Higham
2 Sep 2017, 14:00–17:00

The Life Centre, Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel)
Manchester
M3 4EW,

0161 834 6283

£55 per couple

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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, birth positions and much more


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. 
 

Times

Other upcoming dates for this workshop are:
2 October 10.00 – 13.00

Eligibility

Suitable for those over 32 weeks pregnant

Capacity

5 couples

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Birth Preparation Workshop for Couples

With Maryline Higham
1 Oct 2017, 10:00–13:00

The Life Centre, Manchester
293A Deansgate (behind Philip James Estate Agents and opposite The Hilton Hotel)
Manchester
M3 4EW,

0161 834 6283

£55 per couple

Book Now

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, birth positions and much more


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. 

Eligibility

Suitable for those over 32 weeks pregnant

Capacity

5 couples