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*

Baby Massage with Stephanie Bennett

Friday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July 2024
1pm – 2pm
Studio Only
£38 for all 4 classes
Join Stephanie for Baby Massage Classes, starting Friday, 5th July, and continuing every Friday for four weeks from 1-2 pm. These sessions are designed to help you bond with your baby through gentle, soothing massage techniques that promote relaxation, improve sleep, and support your baby’s physical and emotional development. Perfect for parents and caregivers, our classes offer a peaceful, nurturing environment where you can connect with your little one and meet other parents.
Spaces are limited, so book your spot today and experience the benefits of baby massage.

Please contact Stephanie at cuddlesncoos@hotmail.com or 07788378962 to reserve you and your baby a place!

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Jean Habron

Friday 12th July 2024
8-9pm
Studio Only
£17

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.

Full Moon Sister Circle with Jo Stevenson

Saturday 13th July 2024
12-2pm
Studio Only
£20

If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a women’s circle then you are in for a treat.

Working closely with the cycles of the moon we come together to connect to ourselves and other like minded sisters. Practicing rituals that help us release and forgive the old and envision, align and welcome the new.

Through meditation, guided relaxation, journalling & oracle cards we celebrate all aspects of our whole beautiful selves and receive our souls highest guidance.

Prepare to laugh, to share, to be seen, to be supported, to be inspired in a safe sacred space.

When women come together magic happens. Jo has personally witnessed this over and over again. The power of these groups is incredible.

“These circles gave me the gift of meeting and being supported by other women on a level I’ve never experienced before.”

Hosted by Jo Stevenson Creative – A Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, an artist, writer, healer and women’s circle facilitator. Jo is a mental health advocate who is passionate about creativity and dedicated to supporting, coaching and inspiring individuals in a variety of different settings.

Mindful Eating with Nicole Guy

Sunday 14th July 2024
12 – 2pm
Studio Only
£20

Would you like to change your relationship with food and begin the journey to achieving your performance & healthy weight management goals?

Join us for an immersive journey into the power of your subconscious mind as we explore the keys to sustainable weight management. Led by an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, this workshop combines the latest in hypnosis techniques with mindful eating practices to help you develop a healthier relationship with food and achieve lasting results.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to harness the power of your subconscious mind to overcome cravings, break free from emotional eating patterns, and cultivate a mindful approach to nourishing your body. Through a guided hypnosis session and interactive exercises,
you’ll uncover your relationship with food and develop strategies for making healthier choices.
Say goodbye to dieting and embrace a positive, balanced and sustainable approach to weight management.

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Jean Habron

Friday 16th August 2024
8-9pm
Studio Only
£17

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.

Full Moon Sister Circle with Jo Stevenson

Saturday 17th August 2024
12 – 2pm
Studio Only
£20

If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a women’s circle then you are in for a treat.

Working closely with the cycles of the moon we come together to connect to ourselves and other like minded sisters. Practicing rituals that help us release and forgive the old and envision, align and welcome the new.

Through meditation, guided relaxation, journalling & oracle cards we celebrate all aspects of our whole beautiful selves and receive our souls highest guidance.

Prepare to laugh, to share, to be seen, to be supported, to be inspired in a safe sacred space.

When women come together magic happens. Jo has personally witnessed this over and over again. The power of these groups is incredible.

“These circles gave me the gift of meeting and being supported by other women on a level I’ve never experienced before.”

Hosted by Jo Stevenson Creative – A Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, an artist, writer, healer and women’s circle facilitator. Jo is a mental health advocate who is passionate about creativity and dedicated to supporting, coaching and inspiring individuals in a variety of different settings.

Reset September with Lucy Metcalfe

Friday 6th September 2024
7.45 – 9.15pm
Studio Only
£15
Health and Wellbeing Coaching Workshops to bring Happiness, Health and Healing to your Mind, Body and Spirit for Women AND Men!
In Reset September we will explore:
Start with your Successes to celebrate YOU!
Assess your ‘Seven Steps to Wellness’ Wellbeing Wheel
Goal setting and planning to reset and regain your wellness
‘Catapulted into your Best Future’ letter and visualisation activity
Overcoming Obstacles resetting and reframing activity
Seven Steps to Wellness visualisation deep muscle relaxation

Full Moon Sister Circle with Jo Stevenson

Friday 13th September 2024
7.45-9.45pm
Studio Only
£20

If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a women’s circle then you are in for a treat.

Working closely with the cycles of the moon we come together to connect to ourselves and other like minded sisters. Practicing rituals that help us release and forgive the old and envision, align and welcome the new.

Through meditation, guided relaxation, journalling & oracle cards we celebrate all aspects of our whole beautiful selves and receive our souls highest guidance.

Prepare to laugh, to share, to be seen, to be supported, to be inspired in a safe sacred space.

When women come together magic happens. Jo has personally witnessed this over and over again. The power of these groups is incredible.

“These circles gave me the gift of meeting and being supported by other women on a level I’ve never experienced before.”

Hosted by Jo Stevenson Creative – A Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, an artist, writer, healer and women’s circle facilitator. Jo is a mental health advocate who is passionate about creativity and dedicated to supporting, coaching and inspiring individuals in a variety of different settings.

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Craig Eddington & Jean Habron

Friday 20th September 2024
8-9pm
Studio Only
£17

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.

Pop Dance with Natalie Green

Saturday 28th September 2024
12 – 1.15pm
Studio Only
£12

Come and join Natalie for this feel good dance session. Open to everyone, no dance experience necessary! Children over 7 are more than welcome.

Self-Defence and Breakaway Workshop with James Wokes

Saturday 5th October 2024
12 – 2pm
Studio Only
£35

The Indomitus Self-Defence and Breakaway Workshop is a comprehensive 2-hour session run by the Indomitus Group Ltd. The workshop is aimed at individuals seeking to learn the fundamentals of self-defence. Our mission is to not only equip participants with practical self-defence techniques but also to provide them with a solid understanding of the laws governing self-defence in the UK. By the end of this workshop, learners will have the knowledge and confidence to use reasonable force to protect themselves in various situations.

Objectives:
● Teach participants essential self-defence techniques.
● Educate learners on the legal principles surrounding self-defence in the UK, including the concepts of reasonable and necessary force.
● Empower participants to feel safer and more confident both at home and at work through practical skill-building.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will:
● Explain the laws on self-defence and understand the definitions of reasonable and necessary force.
● Identify effective targets for self-defence.
● Demonstrate a variety of self-defence techniques, including palm strikes, slaps, hammer fists, eye pokes, groin strikes, front kicks, and more.
● Execute breakaway techniques for wrist grabs, shirt grabs, chokes, and more.

Workshop Highlights:
Engaging Presentations: Interactive discussions on the legal context of self-defence and the principles of reasonable force.
Practical Demonstrations: Step-by-step demonstrations of self-defence techniques by expert instructors.
Hands-On Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice techniques under guidance.
Safety Strategies: Drills on distance management, power transfer, and avoidance to maintain personal safety.

Why Attend?
Confidence Building: Gain the confidence to defend yourself effectively.
Legal Understanding: Learn the legal context of self-defence to ensure you act within the law.
Skill Development: Practice impactful techniques in a safe and supportive environment.

Target Audience:
This workshop is designed for individuals of all skill levels who are looking to learn basic self-defence. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, our workshop will provide valuable insights and practical skills to enhance your personal safety.

Movement is Medicine with Lucy Hayward

Friday 11th October 2024
7.45-9.15pm
Studio Only
£15

Alchemise your energy & lift your mood!In this 90 minute workshop Lucy will guide you through a series of gentle moving meditations; fusing together Kundalini dance & somatic movement.

You’ll be experiencing the powerful tools of breath, sound & movement to relieve your daily stresses and release some of your deeper rooted unprocessed emotions that can get trapped in your body.

Lucy is a trauma informed Kundalini Yoga teacher who uses these techniques in her personal practise to bring a sense of peace, joy & love into her life!

No experience necessary, just an open mind & a willingness to give it a try.

Sonic Spa with Jilly Riley and Stu Fletcher

Saturday 12th October 2024
12.15 – 1.45pm
Studio Only
£20
Relax inside the personal cocoon of our live, ambient soundscape, Sonic Spa, a truly unique experience.
We are Jilly Riley and Stu Fletcher, musicians, passionate about providing peace and sanctuary with our intuitively created soundscape. We invite you to drift away with live heavenly ethereal female vocals and crystal bowls, beautifully complimented with ambient live bass tones and melodies, performed alongside our own delicately created soundtrack. We bring this to you via the personal comfort of a radio headset, a private audio cocoon for a fully immersive experience.
Following this, we’ll gently transition into ‘the room’ with a selection of soft percussive instruments, and then, bringing you into deeper relaxation with a gong bath. We use a light and airy wind gong and a beautiful deep toned handmade Nepalese chao gong.
Our session will end with some reflective poetry and complimentary tea and cake!
For your comfort a yoga mat and pillow are provided but you’re welcome to bring a blanket or your own mat/pillow. You are also welcome to use the hammocks available for a truly cocooned experience! Please feel free to bring something to drink and keep yourself hydrated during the session.
This event is not suitable for people with a pacemaker due to electromagnetic radio waves.
Although the headsets are fully adjustable for comfort and volume, the sound produced by the gongs may be too loud for those with audio sensitivity. The deep frequencies of the gong are very powerful, providing many health benefits but may affect some people negatively. Anxiety can be triggered and trauma stored in the body can be activated for those with mental sensitivities. Deep vibrations and resting on the floor may be unsuitable for those who are pregnant. We ask that you consider these important notes before booking and take precautions if necessary.
We look forward to meeting you and assisting in a peaceful and relaxing journey!

Full Moon Sister Circle with Jo Stevenson

Friday 18th October 2024
7.45-9.45pm
Studio Only
£20

If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a women’s circle then you are in for a treat.

Working closely with the cycles of the moon we come together to connect to ourselves and other like minded sisters. Practicing rituals that help us release and forgive the old and envision, align and welcome the new.

Through meditation, guided relaxation, journalling & oracle cards we celebrate all aspects of our whole beautiful selves and receive our souls highest guidance.

Prepare to laugh, to share, to be seen, to be supported, to be inspired in a safe sacred space.

When women come together magic happens. Jo has personally witnessed this over and over again. The power of these groups is incredible.

“These circles gave me the gift of meeting and being supported by other women on a level I’ve never experienced before.”

Hosted by Jo Stevenson Creative – A Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, an artist, writer, healer and women’s circle facilitator. Jo is a mental health advocate who is passionate about creativity and dedicated to supporting, coaching and inspiring individuals in a variety of different settings.

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Craig Eddington 

Friday 25th October 2024
8-9pm
Studio Only
£17

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.

Pop Dance with Natalie Green

Saturday 26th October 2024
12 – 1.15pm
Studio Only
£12

Come and join Natalie for this feel good dance session. Open to everyone, no dance experience necessary! Children over 7 are more than welcome.

Full Moon Sister Circle with Jo Stevenson

Friday 15th November 2024
7.45-9.45pm
Studio Only
£20

If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a women’s circle then you are in for a treat.

Working closely with the cycles of the moon we come together to connect to ourselves and other like minded sisters. Practicing rituals that help us release and forgive the old and envision, align and welcome the new.

Through meditation, guided relaxation, journalling & oracle cards we celebrate all aspects of our whole beautiful selves and receive our souls highest guidance.

Prepare to laugh, to share, to be seen, to be supported, to be inspired in a safe sacred space.

When women come together magic happens. Jo has personally witnessed this over and over again. The power of these groups is incredible.

“These circles gave me the gift of meeting and being supported by other women on a level I’ve never experienced before.”

Hosted by Jo Stevenson Creative – A Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, an artist, writer, healer and women’s circle facilitator. Jo is a mental health advocate who is passionate about creativity and dedicated to supporting, coaching and inspiring individuals in a variety of different settings.

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Craig Eddington 

Friday 22nd November 2024
8-9pm
Studio Only
£17

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.

Pop Dance with Natalie Green

Saturday 23rd November 2024
12 – 1.15pm
Studio Only
£12

Come and join Natalie for this feel good dance session. Open to everyone, no dance experience necessary! Children over 7 are more than welcome.

Floating Gong Sound Bath with Craig Eddington 

Friday 13th December 2024
8-9pm
Studio Only
£17

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.

Full Moon Sister Circle with Jo Stevenson

Saturday 14th December 2024
12 – 2pm
Studio Only
£20

If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a women’s circle then you are in for a treat.

Working closely with the cycles of the moon we come together to connect to ourselves and other like minded sisters. Practicing rituals that help us release and forgive the old and envision, align and welcome the new.

Through meditation, guided relaxation, journalling & oracle cards we celebrate all aspects of our whole beautiful selves and receive our souls highest guidance.

Prepare to laugh, to share, to be seen, to be supported, to be inspired in a safe sacred space.

When women come together magic happens. Jo has personally witnessed this over and over again. The power of these groups is incredible.

“These circles gave me the gift of meeting and being supported by other women on a level I’ve never experienced before.”

Hosted by Jo Stevenson Creative – A Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, an artist, writer, healer and women’s circle facilitator. Jo is a mental health advocate who is passionate about creativity and dedicated to supporting, coaching and inspiring individuals in a variety of different settings.

I've just done Aerial Yoga & I was very impressed with it. I definitely recommend it!

Gail Shucksmith-Dossey

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