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

With Mick Timpson
5–26 Jun 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
5 – 26 June

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

20

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The Good Guts Series: Digestion/Prana Vayus

With Susi Wrenshaw
10 Jun 2017, 14:30–17:00

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

0161 834 6283

£25

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Join Susi for a practical approach to healthy digestion drawn from yoga and Ayurveda. Suitable for those wishing to use yoga to improve digestion, relax, deepen their knowledge of good digestive health as well as those with digestive conditions or symptoms. 

You will learn:

- cleansing techniques to remove toxins from the system
- gentle purification techniques to clear blockages
- breathing practices to stoke the digestive fires
- lifestyle modifications to support healthy digestion
- tools to stimulate sluggish digestion or calm overactive digestion
- relaxation and its importance in the digestive process
- how the digestive system constantly asks the question "am I safe?"
- recognising your digestive tendencies (balanced, irregular, intense, weak)
- ayurvedic theory of illness

We might understand the mechanics of digestion from stimulation of appetite, to chewing, secretion of digestive enzymes, absorption, excretion and so on, but what is behind this?

Prana, or lifeforce, is the animating factor that drives our body to transform food into cellular energy. Learn simple techniques to direct your prana where it is lacking (indigestion, bloating), to soothe it where it may be overactive (diarrhoea, hyperthyroidism) and encourage smooth flow so that the body can take what it needs, transform it and let the rest go. Interruptions in any part of this natural cycle can cause ill health, mental disturbances and low or erratic energy.

Suitable for all levels.

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

30

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Exploring & Creating Authentic Embodied Relationships On & Off the Mat - Session 1

With Heidi Hinda Chadwick
11 Jun 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 or £75 for all three sessions

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Part 1 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 first session will explore our relationship to our self. Are we 'home'? Do we live in the ground of our body? Can we trust? Living in and from the body, our first relationship, becomes a meditation, a loving meditation that is always accessible even when we are not simply sitting still to 'meditate'. The more depth, authenticity and integrity we hold in bearing what we are connected to, we echo that out through the woven threads of our lives. We live from presence, from 'here', and that is the gift we cultivate to ourselves, and to each other, and the world we live in.

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels

Capacity

15

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Hot Yoga Teacher Conversion Course

With Sue Hodgkinson
17 Jun 2017, 09:30–17:30

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

0161 834 6283

£50

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Are you a qualified yoga teacher with an interest in teaching hot yoga? Are you looking to join a growing community of teachers? Would you like to learn to teach the popular ‘Hot 60’ sequence as taught at The Life Centre North?

If so, we are running day-long immersion course for teachers that will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to share the benefits of hot yoga in a safe and accessible way. What’s more, if you are interested in teaching hot yoga at TLC North this day of training will set you on your way. We are always on the lookout for new teaching talent and reliable cover for our busy studio so if you think you fit the bill, sign-up.

The course will leave you fully equipped to:
• Take care of your students and of yourself in a hot yoga environment
• Understand the benefits and contra-indications of teaching in the heat
• Manage heating systems and adjust temperature according to seasonal change
• Provide safe adjustments
• Teach The Life Centre North ‘Hot 60’ sequence


Who should attend?
• Qualified yoga teachers (200hrs TTC)
• Practicing Hot yoga teachers who want to remind themselves of the specificities of hot yoga.

This course is CPD accredited with Yoga Alliance.

Eligibility

For qualified yoga teachers (200hrs)

Capacity

30

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Backbend the Dharma Way

With Sue Hodgkinson
24 Jun 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

£25

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This workshop in the Style of Dharma yoga will help you to go deeper into your back bends.

Starting with yin style chest and shoulder openers, Dharma 3 sequence, a back bend party with wall assistance and pair work, a guided relaxation, pranayama and meditation.

In essence, Dharma Yoga is a system of classical Hatha-Raja Yoga. A devotional practice that emphasises good health, a clear mind and a kind heart. The method weaves together many teachings in order to bring all students closer to the goal of Self-Realisation.

Eligibility

Suitable for all levels apart from complete beginners

Capacity

35

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

With Heidi Hinda Chadwick
2 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 or £75 for all three sessions

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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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Birth Preparation Workshop for Couples

With Maryline Higham
16 Jul 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

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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. 
 

Eligibility

Suitable for those over 32 weeks pregnant

Capacity

5 couples

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

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 or £75 for all three sessions

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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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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