Workshops

Workshops

Look out for our specialist workshops on Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 12.30pm onwards. 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, through our ‘Booking’ page, by calling 01924 609677 or pop in to see us.

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

Acro Yoga

with Hannah & Drew

Saturday 7th September 2019:

1.30pm – 3.30pm 

£25

Learn to base, balance and fly in a relaxed and fun workshop leading you through the fundamentals of Acro Yoga. Suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience who want to focus on the technical basics. Come along with or without a partner to play and
learn new skills.

Hannah and Drew are professional dance artists and Yoga teachers working in the north. Drawing on their skills in contact improvisation, dance and yoga they have developed an accessible and relaxed approached to Acro Yoga.

Monthly Musicals – Chicago

with Natalie Green

Saturday 14th September 2019:

1.30pm – 2.45pm

£10

Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that Jazz……..Our monthly musicals are sooo much fun! Are you Roxie or Velma? Whichever one, you can come and rouge your knees & roll your stockings down here at our monthly musicals dance workshop. No dance experience needed, just turn up and let your hair down.

Aerial Hoop

with Lorna Mackinder

Sunday 15th September 2019:

12.30pm – 1.30pm Under 16s £20

1.30pm – 2.30pm Over 16s £22

Aerial Hoop is a fantastic full body workout designed to build strength, muscle tone and increase flexibility. It is a great way to get fit, work with others and push yourself to new limits. Master the basics in a relaxed and friendly environment here at Sanctuary.
This class is for those completely new to Aerial Hoop or those looking to improve their skills. This class will provide an introduction to Aerial Fitness and Aerial Hoop technique. Learn the basic mounts and dismounts, poses, strengthening exercises and even a few drops and rolls in this unique full body workout!
Our instructors are highly experienced and welcoming, we tailor all of our classes to the needs of the group and all abilities. You do not need to have great upper body strength to begin with, this will improve along the way.
Warning: This class will release your inner Zendaya!

Mindfulness Self Compassion – 9 week Course

with Ken Lunn

Thursday 19th September – Thursday 12th November 2019:

6.30pm – 8.45pm

£200

A 9 week course plus a practice session, which will enable you to:
* Develop better resilience in the face of life’s difficulties
* Motivate yourself by developing a lasting sense of self-worth
* Create resources that will help you to meet your full potential

No previous experience is required, although those with previous knowledge of mindfulness will find the course a valuable extension of their existing practice and understanding.

For more information see http://www.mindfulness-wakefield.co.uk/mindful-self-compassion/

Freestyle Fitness Yoga – The Sun Salutation Challenge!

with Lucy Hayward

Saturday 21st September 2019:

1.30pm – 3.30pm

£25

It’s back!!!! The FFY – Sun Salutation Challenge!
FFY uses the yoga postures you know and love with an emphasis on fitness.
This fun and challenging 2 hour workshop will start with a 30 minute technique clinic, where we will break down each stage of the traditional Sun Salutation. We will focus on strength in each phase and smooth out your transitions.
Once you are feeling confident and energised the challenge will begin!!!
As a team we will aim to complete 100 Sun Salutations!!!
The workshop will finish with a well-deserved relaxation….

Aerial Restore & Relax

with Natalie Green

Saturday 28th September 2019:

2pm – 4pm

£25

Be kind to yourself in this restorative workshop in the hammock & discover the therapeutic benefits of Aerial Yoga. Aerial Restore 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 about a foot off the floor and 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.
Ahhhhhh!

Discover a new way in to Sun Salutations

with Janaka Tennakoon

Saturday 5th October 2019:

1.30pm – 3.30pm

£25

In this 2 hour workshop we will explore why we do Sun Salutations. What do they mean? What does each posture involve and how can you improve your technique? Why do we do them both physically & spiritually?
This workshop involves the theory behind Sun Salutations and also a physical practice.

Janaka is Sri Lankan born and he delivers authentic & traditional Hatha Yoga. He has been practising for over 20 years. His sessions HAVE to be experienced….whether completely new to Yoga or if you are a seasoned Yogi. You will love it!

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – 8 week Course

with Ken Lunn

Sunday 6th October – Sunday 1st December 2019 (no class Sunday 3rd November):

10.30pm – 1pm

£200

This course will:
· Introduce you to mindfulness and meditation.
· Help you establish a regular meditation practice.
· Learn some tools to help you manage stress in your daily life.
If you are curious about mindfulness, and want to fully explore how it might benefit you, this is a definitive introduction.

For more information see http://www.mindfulness-wakefield.co.uk/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction/

Aerial Trapeze

with Gaby Cooke

Saturday 12th October 2019:

1.30pm – 3.30pm 

3.30pm – 5.30pm

£25

The yoga trapeze is a great way to build comfort in inversions and find a different range of movement to the traditional aerial hammock. The trapeze has separate sections for arms and legs. Expect to work on upper body strength, shoulder mobility, flexibility for the whole body and find some new flows to wrap your head around! All of this whilst having a fiery workout with steady calm breath.

Monthly Musicals – The Rocky Horror Show

with Natalie Green

Saturday 19th October 2019:

1.30pm – 2.45pm

£10

Come and join us for 75 minutes of dance and fun in our Halloween Monthly Musicals – The Rocky Horror Show. Fancy dress optional! No dance experience necessary although we dare say you might know this one already.

Aerial Hoop

with Lorna Mackinder

Sunday 20th October 2019:

12.30pm – 1.30pm Under 16s £20

1.30pm – 2.30pm Over 16s £22

Aerial Hoop is a fantastic full body workout designed to build strength, muscle tone and increase flexibility. It is a great way to get fit, work with others and push yourself to new limits. Master the basics in a relaxed and friendly environment here at Sanctuary.
This class is for those completely new to Aerial Hoop or those looking to improve their skills. This class will provide an introduction to Aerial Fitness and Aerial Hoop technique. Learn the basic mounts and dismounts, poses, strengthening exercises and even a few drops and rolls in this unique full body workout!
Our instructors are highly experienced and welcoming, we tailor all of our classes to the needs of the group and all abilities. You do not need to have great upper body strength to begin with, this will improve along the way.
Warning: This class will release your inner Zendaya!

Aerial Hammock & Sling Tricks

with Lorna Mackinder

Saturday 9th November 2019:

1.30pm – 2.30pm £22

Aerial Slings are large hammocks of fabric which hang from the ceiling allowing you to make shapes, wraps, and perform tricks in the air. The sling offers the support to use gravity to stretch out in each position, it can be far more comfortable than other aerial equipment. However it also challenges flexibility when moving through the equipment, and requires strong grip and forearm strength!

Traditionally used for Aerial Yoga the sling offers support and rest positions (comparable to an aerial hoop or trapeze), whilst allowing you to use the fabric similarly to the aerial silks, which is much more demanding on the upper body. The sling is a great tool in getting started on the aerial fabric, and is a useful training aid for those already working on the silks, as it offers excellent support whilst you concentrate on getting your arms and legs in the right place, and looking fabulous!

This workshop will teach you the various tricks for mounting and inverting on the sling, and create beautiful wraps and shapes in the fabric. Lorna will teach you to climb, wrap and drop in the fabric, to create beautiful rolls in the air and to increase your trust in your equipment.

For those experienced in aerial yoga this workshop will build upon some of your traditional postures to perform them in a more dynamic way, utilising your strength to make movements smooth and strong. For experienced aerial yogis, the challenge lies in keeping a constant flow through transitions, especially whilst spinning, which looks and feels amazing once mastered!

Monthly Musicals – Saturday Night Fever

with Natalie Green

Saturday 16th November 2019:

1.30pm – 2.45pm 

£10

Wanna learn the Brooklyn Shuffle & other dance moves from the movie? Hell yeah! Grab your flares and platforms, get yourself down to Sanctuary and dance your cares away. No dance experience required, all moves are broken down ready for the big performance at the end.

Mindfulness Day Retreat

with Ken Lunn

Saturday 23rd November 2019:

10am – 4pm 

£25

Experience a day of mindfulness practices. The intention is to give participants space to learn a little about mindfulness, to experience meditations and movement in a calm and relaxed environment, and to put down the baggage of daily life for a few hours. The day will be a mixture of teaching, discussions, guided meditations, movement, readings, and time to oneself.
The day will be in four parts, with a short break in the morning and afternoon, and a longer break for lunch. There will be chance to ask questions about the day at the beginning, and then a chance (if you want) to discuss your experience with other participants at the end.
For those who want to experience a day of silence, then that will be possible – we will ask for silence in the teaching room during breaks. If, on the other hand, you want to talk during breaks then please respect those who want to stay silent. The tutor will explain arrangements at the start of the day. Spending a day not talking is a way of calming the mind; it is not a rigid silence – if you need something you can ask, or clearly if there is an emergency then speaking will be necessary.
There will be chairs and mats, but if you have your own meditation cushions, mats, stools, etc, then feel free to bring them. As we may be still for quite a while it may be wise to bring a blanket or have layers you can put on and take off. Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink.

Aerial Hoop

with Lorna Mackinder

Sunday 24th November 2019:

12.30pm – 1.30pm Under 16s £20

1.30pm – 2.30pm Over 16s £22

Aerial Hoop is a fantastic full body workout designed to build strength, muscle tone and increase flexibility. It is a great way to get fit, work with others and push yourself to new limits. Master the basics in a relaxed and friendly environment here at Sanctuary.
This class is for those completely new to Aerial Hoop or those looking to improve their skills. This class will provide an introduction to Aerial Fitness and Aerial Hoop technique. Learn the basic mounts and dismounts, poses, strengthening exercises and even a few drops and rolls in this unique full body workout!
Our instructors are highly experienced and welcoming, we tailor all of our classes to the needs of the group and all abilities. You do not need to have great upper body strength to begin with, this will improve along the way.
Warning: This class will release your inner Zendaya!

Sanctuary hooked me instantly with the Aerial workshop on opening weekend. Natalie and Carol are both brilliant at instructing and deliver a good workout with a fun element. I have been doing Aerial yoga once a week since the opening and can honestly say it doesn’t take long to build confidence and trust in the hammock. Each session has different challenges so it is never boring. I am loving getting upside down in many different ways. It is a great experience and leaves you feeling exhilarated. There is a warm and friendly vibe from entering to leaving the studio. The on line booking app is easy to use and there are flexible payment options. Try a class you won’t be disappointed.

Dawn Patricia Clark

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