Training and Workshops

The following posts represent some of the training courses and workshops I’ve attended over recent years.

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The Art of Teaching Yoga One-to-One

In November 2015, I was able to spend a weekend training with Kate Ellis on the Art of Teaching One-To-One organised by Whitespace Yoga Studio. Kate currently teaches on the triyoga Teacher Training and the Yoga Therapy Diploma course run by Yoga Campus. Kate's...

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John Scott workshops in Oxford, November 2015

In November 2015, I was fortunate to attend a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga workshops with John Scott in Oxford, organised by Ian Macdonald (who has been organising Ashtanga Yoga workshops in Oxford for over 25 years). I did teacher training with John in 2012–13...

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Lucy Crawford Scott assisted Mysore practice and workshops

September 2014 saw me visit BAYoga Studio in Berkhamsted for the first time for a weekend of assisted Mysore-style morning practice sessions and afternoon workshops with Lucy Crawford. It was a warm weekend, the last real flush of summer, and I felt very at ease with...

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Integrating pregnant students

In August 2014 at Stillpoint Yoga London, I attended a teacher training workshop presented by Brigid Godwin on integrating pregnant students into a yoga class. The assisted self-practice ‘Mysore style’ method of teaching Ashtanga Yoga makes the practice very...

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David Keil hands-on adjustments workshop

July 2014 saw me at Stillpoint Yoga London spending a week with David Keil for Mysore self practice, followed by a weekend workshop looking at hands-on adjustment techniques. Great to spend more time with David after teacher training. Thank...

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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

In March 2014 I completed the 'Relax and Renew®' Restorative Yoga Level One teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater. Restorative Yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of ease and comfort to facilitate health and relaxation. You can read more...

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Mindful Ashtanga Workshop with Greg Nardi

Pattabhi Jois often talked about the importance of mental training in yoga and how the asanas will lead to a strong mind as well as a strong body. In March 2013 I attended a workshop with Greg Nardi at Stillpoint Yoga London that explored the practice of Ashtanga Yoga...

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training

In March 2013 I completed the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with John Scott, in the lineage of Sri K Pattabi Jois. This was an amazing experience and deeply humbling. During this training I met so many amazing practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga and learnt so...

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Budokon Yoga workshop

In October 2011, Whitespace Studio in Milton Keynes hosted a Budokon workshop with Ryan Carldon-Miah and Greg Downing. Budokon® is a fusion of Martial Arts, Yoga, and Living Arts into an integrated system, developed by Cameron Shayne. The full gallery is on...

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Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha with John Scott

गते गते पारगते पारसंगते बोधि स्वाहा Here's a short video of a group (including me) practicing chanting the mantra 'gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā' with John Scott at Stillpoint Yoga London in August 2011. This session was one of a series of workshops led...

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‘The History of Modern Yoga’ lecture by Mark Singleton

In August 2011, Dr Mark Singleton gave a lecture on "The History of Modern Yoga" based on his book 'Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice'. His lecture summarised the development of modern modes of postural yoga practice from c.1875 to c.1940, highlighting...

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John Scott workshop

In August 2011 I attended a weekend workshop with John Scott in Oxford, organised by Ian Macdonald (who has been organising Ashtanga Yoga workshops in Oxford for 25 years!). The whole weekend being carried by John's energy, experience and expertise was...

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Scaravelli-inspired yoga workshops with Marc Woolford

In June 2011 I attended a residential weekend retreat at the Earth Spirit Centre near Glastonbury with Marc Woolford exploring Scaravelli-inspired yoga. "Why are we doing yoga? No motivation, no aims, only an agreeable appointment for the body to look forward to. We...

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‘Sync Up and Sing Out’ workshop with Ross Rayburn

In April 2011 I attended an Anusara Yoga workshop taught by Ross Rayburn, and hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. With a morning session focussed on backbends and hand balances and an afternoon of forward bends, hip openers and twists it was a packed...

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‘Meditation Flow’ workshop with Michael Stewart

On 23 May 2010 I attended a Meditation Flow workshop with Michael Stewart hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. Michael focussed on Hatha Yoga as a Tantric Practice that prepares us for the truest experience of an embodied life. Exploring asana, pranayama,...

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Yoga workshop with Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart visited Milton Keynes in September 2009 to run a workshop hosted by Brigitte Rooney. Michael is a Hatha Yoga teacher with a varied background, from the Jivamukti studio in New York City to Iyengar in India, Rajanaka Yoga, mantras, kirtan and African...

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Workshop with Brian Cooper

In February 2009 I attended a weekend workshop with Brian Cooper in Oxford, organised by Ian Macdonald (who has been organising Ashtanga Yoga workshops in Oxford for 25 years!). Part of the workshop focussed on backbending technique, and especially some of the...

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‘Sankalpa’ workshop with Lisa Sanfilippo

संकल्प A Sanskrit word, sankalpa means a solemn vow or determination to perform, desire, definite intention, volition or will. To make a sankalpa is to set an intention. In January 2009, I attended a New Year's workshop on the theme of sankalpa, taught by Lisa...

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Workshop with Russell Case and Sally Evans

In December 2008 I attended a weekend workshop with Russell Case and Sally Evans in Oxford, organised by Ian Macdonald (who has been organising Ashtanga Yoga workshops in Oxford for 25 years!). I found Russell's teaching to be one of the deepest and most influential I...

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