UN International Yoga Day Workshops 18th June 2016
Openspace Yoga will be hosting an inspiring array of yoga and meditation workshops at Hawley House in Margate on Saturday 18th June, in celebration of International Yoga Day 2016.
Mounira Almenoar from Openspace Yoga and local teachers Jill from Jill's Yoga, Dani Batchelor Dance and Kier at Cliffs Yoga will come together to create a smorgasbord of interesting yoga taster sessions with something for all levels and ages!
9-10am Scaravelli Inspired Yoga - Jill's Yoga
10.15-11.15am Acro Yoga - Dani Batchelor Dance & Openspace Yoga
11.30-12.30pm Meditation and Chakra workshop - Jill's Yoga & Cliffs Yoga
12.45-1.45pm Vinyasa Flow - Kier, Cliffs Yoga
2-3pm Yin Yoga - Openspace Yoga
3.15-4.15pm Yoga Nidra - Jill's Yoga
We will close the day with a tea, social & meditation circle from 4.15-5pm.
Individual sessions are £8 each, and we are offering any three sessions for £20. Spaces are limited so book to secure your spot.
We will have a range of equipment at the studio however if you have your own mat please do bring this along. Please also bring a blanket for the yoga nidra session if the day is looking chilly!
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga
A gentle yet deep form of yoga. Feel how each posture incorporates the whole body working together as one. Find space in your joints, lightness in your body and strength in your core. A great way to wake up the body at the beginning of International Yoga Day.
Movement is the song of the body. This song, if you care to listen to it, is beauty. Vanda Scaravelli.
Suitable for all abilities.
Acro Yoga combines yoga, healing arts, and acrobatics. It blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness and community. Acro Yoga is for everyone - regardless of age, yoga experience or fitness level. You do not need to come with a partner to take part (you can if you want to), but you need to be prepared to come along and work with others. It'll be a fun, creative and rewarding session so get booking!
Introduction to the 7 Chakras 7 energy centres of the subtle body
Have you heard of the chakras and wondered what they are all about?
We will introduce the Chakras, explain enough to demystify and invite you to practise some exercises and postures to connect with the first 4 chakras and hopefully feel your charge. Sound vibration and a closing chakra meditation will take you across the rainbow bridge to experience the 3 higher chakras bringing all 7 chakras together.
Theory/ practice/ sounding and meditation
Yin yoga involves passive and static yoga postures that take place mainly on the floor, and are held for 3-10 minutes. Yin energy is cool and relaxing; it is associated with the moon, so this class will naturally reflect those qualities. The aim is to soften the muscle, connective tissue and facia around the joints to increase flexibility and create space; and ultimately increase mobility. This class will focus on meditation, breathing and turning inwards to listen.
By combining mindfulness, precision and strength Vinyasa Flow is an incredibly efficient, balanced yoga class with maximum impact. Strongly promoting connection of movement to breath it focuses on correct alignment in the body within a flowing sequence of varying pace. This Vinyasa Flow class is for all ages and abilities who are seeking a balance of challenge and restoration. Raise the heart-rate, increase circulation and calm the nervous system.
Be prepared to lie down and get really comfortable so you can be taken on a guided meditation around your whole body. Nidra means sleep in Sanskrit so snoring is definitely allowed. Nidra allows you to meditate without the need to clear your mind, facilitates the setting of a clear intention and enables the brain to operate on a different wavelength and therefore heal.
Please bring a blanket and cushion for maximum comfort. There will be a short meditation followed by a longer one.
Mounira Almenoar founder of Openspace Yoga, is a yoga and dance teacher, massage therapist, and a all round wellness-warrior of sorts. She works internationally, but mainly between Margate, UK and Australia teaching classes, workshops, immersive wellness experiences and retreats. Mounira is also a Neals Yard Organic Independent Consultant.
Dani Batchelor is a dance practitioner based in Broadstairs. Since 2009 she has worked as a freelance teacher for learning and outreach departments at some of the country's leading dance companies including Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet, Wayne McGregor Random Dance. She is particularly interested in the correlations between dance and yoga and how one informs the other. She enjoys exploring movement that connects people both physically and mentally and is looking forward to team teaching (closely) Acro Yoga with Mounira.
Kier Muddiman trained in the Vinyasa Flow style of Yoga with Holly Warren at YogaLondon. Kier is a 200hr accredited teacher just beginning her teaching journey after many years of self practice and exploration. She enjoys the variation and creativity of Vinyasa Flow and the philosophy of balance in all things. Kier is also training in pre and post-natal yoga and will begin classes soon!
Jill Pantony trained with the Inner Yoga Trust and has been teaching yoga since 2010. After qualifying Jill became an advocate of Scaravelli yoga. Vanda Scaravelli pioneered a new approach to yoga with emphasis on awakening the spine, working with gravity and finding lightness and space in the body. Jill now attends regular workshops with specialised yoga teachers who Vanda selected to tutor before she passed away in 1999 aged 91. Jill teaches classes in Cliftonville and Westgate and is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of yoga for healing and staying young.
Hawley House (View)
41 Hawley Square
Margate CT9 1NY
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|