Workshops

Look out for our specialist weekend workshops. These will include guest presenters, lengthened classes and workshops of a specialist nature.

All our workshops are AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW through the MINDBODY app , at https://www.sanctuarywakefield.com/online-booking/, by calling 01924 609677 or pop in to see us.

*Please note, all workshops are non-refundable & non-transferable*

Restorative Yoga with Kath Hartley

Saturday 4th February 2023
12pm – 1.30pm
Studio Only
£15

Join Kath for this Restorative workshop, designed to help you unwind and find deep rest.In the workshop, Kath will create a space for you to take time out of the busy day-to-day, allowing you to fully relax. The session will begin with some gentle grounding movement and breath work to calm the nervous system. We will then practise a series of restorative postures, using props to fully support the body, allowing you to switch off and let go.

We will then move on to a yoga nidra; a deeply meditative practice also known as yogic sleep. You will be guided through a meditation technique to expand your awareness, encourage stillness and promote a sense of inner calm.

Our aim is for you to leave this session feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after some delightful deep rest!

Benefits:
• Can help to relieve stress.
• Reduces tension and tightness in the body.
• Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (also known as our rest and digest mode).
• Aids restful sleep.
• Promotes calm and a sense of inner peace.

Perfect for:
Everyone, including beginners.

Breath Work with Jade Morris

Friday 10th February 2023
Friday 10th March 2023
7.45 – 8.45pm
Studio & Online
£12.50

Jade from @Yorkshirebreathschool will be here in the studio and online guiding you through 60 minutes of conscious breath work.

So what’s involved in BREATH WORK sessions with Jade?
The main focus is to get you to understand how your breathing can impact the way you think and feel. Then how you can use it to impact your life positively.
First things first; BREATH AWARENESS. Understanding the way you breathe, where you breathe and how you breathe. This is the starting point and everyday can feel different.
Next up; BREATHING MECHANICS. Specific movement patterns, self massage, hands on adjustments and breathing exercises are used to improve your natural breathing habits.
The main event; BREATHING PATTERNS. Depending on the length of the session will determine how long we breathe. But the focus is to balance the nervous system. Various breathing patterns are used.
Finishing with; RELAXATION. Spending some time to just be in the moment. Observe sensations, how the body & mind feel after your breath work practice. Leaving you feeling calm, focused and content.

Monthly Musicals with Natalie Green

11.45am-1pm

Studio Only

£12

Saturday 18th February 2023 – Chicago
Full description to follow but our dancing track this time will be Cell Block Tango.
Saturday 18th March 2023 – Fame
Full description to follow but our dancing track will be the legendary theme tune, Fame!

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Craig Eddington/Jean Habron

Friday 24th February 2023
Friday 24th March 2023
Friday 21st April 2023
Friday 19th May 2023
Friday 16th June 2023 with Jean Habron
Friday 21st July 2023 with Jean Habron
Friday 11th August 2023 with Jean Habron
Friday 22nd September 2023
Friday 27th October 2023
Friday 24th November 2023
Friday 15th December 2023
8-9pm
Studio Only
£15

A Gong Relaxation Sound Bath is a fantastic way to leave behind the stresses of modern life. It is also a great introduction to Sound Healing and Sound Therapy.

The Gong is played gently along with Himalayan & Crystal Singing Bowls. The captivating tones will lull you into a deep, restorative, relaxation.

There are a number of health benefits associated with achieving this state of deep relaxation: lower blood pressure, increased blood circulation, balancing of the nervous system, reduced mind chatter, better sleep patterns.

Some people gain mental clarity or feel very energised by the sessions. The session may even enhance your creativity. Some people also experience a reduced sense of pain, plus relief from symptoms of ongoing medical conditions and illnesses.

The sound helps to induce our natural relaxation response, taking us out of ‘fight or flight’ mode and into our restorative, parasympathetic state.

People with auto-immune conditions and conditions involving the nervous system seem to feel considerable benefits.

Participants generally leave with a feeling of inner peace and tranquillity and a reduced sense of stress, anxiety or worry.

A Gong Relaxation works on all levels of your being – mind, body, soul & spirit. The sound vibrations will provide a ‘sonic massage’ to your physical self and subtle energy fields, leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and restored.

Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket, a pillow or anything else you might need to make yourself cosy. Also, if you are unsure of the hammock feel free to grab a mat and get comfortable on the ground instead.

 

Yin & Mindfulness with Ken Lunn

Saturday 25th February 2023
Saturday 25th March 2023
12pm – 1.30pm
Studio Only
£15
Yin yoga works on the fascia to create space and flexibility in the body with postures held for longer periods. Mindfulness uses awareness to ease stress in the mind and the body. They both are based on a non-striving approach, and have a strong emphasis on body awareness with a gentle, patient and persistent approach to personal transformation.

This workshop will explore mindfulness and yin yoga together, through a series of asanas coupled with short mindfulness meditations. No previous yoga or mindfulness experience is necessary. This will be a gentle, restful practice. Participants are advised not to do vigorous exercise for a few hours after the workshop.

Ken is a mindfulness teacher and yoga practitioner, and he uses different styles of yoga in his teaching of mindfulness.

Runner’s Yoga with Kath Hartley

Saturday 25th February 2023
Saturday 25th March 2023
1.45pm-3.15pm
Saturday 22nd April 2023
Saturday 20th May 2023
12.15pm-1.45pm
Studio Only
£15
This workshop is specifically tailored for the needs of runners, helping to build strength in the legs, develop balance, and find deep release for tight hamstrings, hips and quads. The session will also create a space to cultivate a sense of inner calm and mastery of the breath, which are key components in improving your running.The workshop will begin with a meditation to help you find your focus, as well as breath work to calm the mind. We will then move through a dynamic flow, focusing on building strength in the legs and core, as well as working on balance.

The workshop will also incorporate Yin postures to find release in the deep connective tissues of the body, in order to help improve range of motion at the joints. We will finish with a deep relaxation to fully rest and reset.

The session is ideal for runners of any distance – whether you’re brand new or a seasoned pro!

Yin & Yang Yoga with Beckie Rhodes

Sunday 5th March 2023
12.30pm – 2pm
Studio & Online
£15
According to Eastern wisdom, everything is made of a balance of opposites – yin and yang. In the West, we live in a non-stop ‘yang’ culture, without much yin, and our tendency to rush around can lead to us feeling exhausted and on edge. In this class we’ll look at the concept of yin and yang in our minds, energy systems and bodies, enjoying a practice based on both. 

Spring Solstice Yoga Nidra with Alison Lane

Friday 17th March 2022
8-9pm
Studio & Online
£12.50

 

What is Yoga Nidra?

Unlike other forms of yoga, in Yoga Nidra there is no movement.  Often described as “Yoga Sleep”, in Yoga Nidra we go beyond our typical perceptions of relaxation… reaching a deeply restful state in which our 5 senses are still, our mind is calm and our intellect is quiet. In this state we can experience profound relaxation, release muscular, emotional and mental tensions and achieve a deeper self awareness.

Look out for future Yoga Nidra sessions around:

Summer Solstice – Wednesday 21st June 2023

Autumn Equinox – Saturday 23rd September 2023

Winter Solstice – Thursday 21st December 2023

Aerial Restore & Relax with Natalie Green

Sunday 26th March 2023
1pm – 2.30pm
Studio Only
£20

Be kind to yourself in this restorative workshop in the hammock & discover the therapeutic benefits of Aerial Yoga. Aerial Restore & Relax is gentle, meditative, slow & rehabilitative. It is suitable for everyone whether you have never done Aerial before or you are an expert.

In this workshop the hammock is hung at knee/shin level. You will enjoy relaxing in to the postures, melting and drifting away any mental or physical tension.

We will finish with an extended Aerial shavasana/relaxation.

Ahhhhhh!

Been to Pilates and Aerial Yoga now, thoroughly enjoyed both. Nat was our teacher for both and she’s brilliant ?? it’s fun and a great workout. I’m not very coordinated but do my best, it’s always great fun!

James Tattersfield

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