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*

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!

Acro Yoga

with Hannah & Drew

Sunday 10th November 2019:

12.30pm – 2.30pm 

£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 – 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!

Monthly Musicals – The Greatest Showman

with Natalie Green

Saturday 18th January 2019:

1.30pm – 2.45pm 

£10

Get your circus outfit ready or your stick on beard for this 1 hour tutorial where you will learn the exact moves that you will have seen in the video for the anthem – This Is Me! We are not bothered whether you can dance or not just come, enjoy yourself & sing along!

Lovely place with friendly helpful staff, great teacher & class.

Joanne Hepworth

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