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
2 Oct – 6 Nov 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
2 October – 6 November

Eligibility

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

Capacity

14

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Be Here Now! Meditation for the Modern World - 4 Week Course

With Mick Timpson
13 Nov – 4 Dec 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

£60

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A unique 4-week course introducing the art & science of wholeness, resilience, creativity and wellbeing with Mick Timpson.

Week-by-week, Mick will gently guide you towards knowing how to stop and relax purposefully, guide your attention and manage your mind towards knowing a deeper conscious awareness. 

Combining current research with ancient wisdom, Mick teaches how you can develop the insight gained in meditation into something that’s built into your daily life.

The course will touch on:
•    Learning to stop and be still.
•    Techniques for managing and maintaining regular practice.
•    Posture, attitude and what meditation is and isn’t.
•    Dealing with the busy wandering mind.
•    Letting go of I, Me and Mine.
•    The connection between mind body and breath.
•    Breaking mental habits and getting round obstacles.
•    Directing and holding attention.
•    Non-attachment and non-judgmental awareness.
•    Dealing with strong emotions.
•    The yogi model of the mind.
•    Breaking free of the inner critic and your comfort zone.
•    Extending meditation into the everyday.

Times

4 week course
Mondays 5:45-7:00pm
13 November – 4 December

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

20

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Storytelling and Interpretation Satsang Evening: Life at the Threshold, Initiation, Growth, Renewal

With James Boag
17 Nov 2017, 19:30–21:30

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

0161 834 6283

£10

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Yoga and the Whole of Our Lives, Integrated Yoga Day with James Boag takes place on Saturday 18th November. Book both events for a special price of £60.

Storytelling and Interpretation Satsang Evening: Life at the Threshold, Initiation, Growth, Renewal and Evolution

How can we stay centred in these times of great change? How can I transform the tremendous challenges of 21st century life into gifts and opportunities? Using story and symbol from the heart of the yoga tradition James will share practical teachings around principles that can help us skilfully face the challenges of our time in ways that foster harmony and evolution.

Wear clothes that you are comfortable to move and sit in. This session may involve some simple movement exercises, suitable for all, some singing and meditation.

www.jamesboagyoga.com

Check out James’ courses on the Yoga Sutra-s, Yoga Mythology and the Bhagavad Gita on www.yogaanytime.com, use code JAMESBOAG for 30 days free access

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

70

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Yoga and the Whole of Our Lives: Integrated Yoga Day

With James Boag
18 Nov 2017, 10:00–17:00

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

0161 834 6283

£55

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Storytelling and Interpretation Evening with James Boag takes place on Friday 17th November – book both events for the special price of £60

Broad Spectrum Yoga: Cultivating Harmony in Our World Today: How can we work with yoga principles and practices to cultivate harmony, cohesion and efficiency in all aspects of our lives?

 

Movement, meditation, story and song

Yoga is much vaster than it is often commonly perceived these days. This day of rounded yoga exploration will allow us to discover or deepen our understanding of the robust, practical principles that underpin yoga: the art and science of sustainable, evolutionary living. We will explore a range of practical supports, techniques and frames of reference from the Yoga tradition that can help us foster harmony in the grounded reality and amidst the various challenges and opportunities of our lives today.

10:00-13:00 Morning āsana and movement exploration: 

Yoga āsana as training for life: how we can use our time working with physical yoga practices to support ease and steadiness through the spectrum of our daily lives. In particular, we will look at rehabilitating, reinforcing, and refining healthy neuro-muscular patterns and efficient kinetic chains through the body for safe, easy and effective movement in daily life and in more demanding movement activities.

14:30-17:00 Afternoon session: satsang talk, meditation and kirtan:

With reference to classical archetypes from the Indian yoga tradition, we will consider ancient yet timelessly practical teachings and how we can cultivate positive evolution through the inevitable change and movement of life. We will then further explore practically through meditation and kirtan.

A few words more about Kirtan: Yoga and the Power of Sound: Call and response singing and chanting with James Boag

The yoga tradition offers myriad tools we can work with to cultivate integration and recover our innate capacities for deep presence and sustainable wellbeing. These include many sound-based techniques and practices. The extraordinary visionaries and research scientists of the ancient yoga tradition recognised the pervasive, penetrative power of sound and how the readily accessible resources of our own voices can be harnessed to foster harmony through the whole of our being.

The call and response singing and chanting of kirtan, is simple, yet powerful, cleansing and uplifting. James will also speak briefly about kirtan, Sanskrit as an energy-based language, the symbolism and effects of the words we use in the practice, and how kirtan relates to other practices and paths of yoga.

Everyone welcome! Do not worry if you are not a virtuoso singer. The joy and practical benefits of yoga are open to everyone.

www.jamesboagyoga.com

Check out James’ courses on the Yoga Sutra-s, Yoga Mythology and the Bhagavad Gita on www.yogaanytime.com, use code JAMESBOAG for 30 days free access

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

35