1 Day Workshops and Teacher Trainings

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WORTHING: 2nd May 2020-CANCELLED

1 day Restorative Yoga for Yoga Teachers – Part 1
with Paula Hines – WORTHING

WORTHING: 23rd May 2020-CANCELLED

1 day Restorative Yoga for Yoga Teachers – Part 2
with Paula Hines – WORTHING

(Please note: Part 1 is a prerequisite to attend Part 2)

WORTHING: 27th June 2020-CANCELLED

1 day Mother & Baby Yoga for Yoga Teachers
with Heather Deaville – WORTHING

WORTHING: 23rd-24th July 2020

2 day Fertility Yoga Teacher Training with Naomi Murphy, RYT – WORTHING

WORTHING: 17th October 2020

1 day Yin Yoga for Yoga Teachers
with Nina Goldberger – WORTHING

*CANCELLED* 1 day Restorative Yoga for Yoga Teachers with Paula Hines Part 1

Date: Saturday 2nd May 2020
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio (Sally’s home studio) West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3PS (our nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea)

*This is the rescheduled workshop which was cancelled in February.*

Paula Hines @ucanyoga1 is our expert in Restorative Yoga and shares the following on why this gentle practice can benefit us all;

“Sometimes referred to as ‘active relaxation’, in this style of yoga (stemming from the therapeutic work of BKS Iyengar) we are consciously manipulating the nervous system to create ease. Props are used to facilitate relaxation by supporting the body. While the body is supported there is no need to ‘hold’ a posture, therefore opening the door more easily for us to completely let go.

A very important aspect of restorative yoga is that our bodies are given the opportunity to truly rest. With our never-ending to-do lists we can sometimes think of resting as being lazy. But for our health and wellbeing, rest is a necessity rather than a luxury. When we are overworked or fatigued we may think the answer is to simply to slouch in front of the TV and zone out or to get more sleep. However, it is rest that facilitates sleep, not the other way round. This is why we can find ourselves getting a full night’s sleep, yet still wake up the next morning feeling exhausted. And while you are so tired it’s very hard to be at your best.”

Teaching Restorative Yoga: Fundamentals Part 1
Whether you want to teach restorative classes or one-to-ones, incorporate restorative postures into your active classes, or develop your own practice, then this workshop is for you. The day will be a mix of practical, lecture and discussion including the principles of restorative yoga and breaking down some of the fundamental restorative yoga postures. There will be teaching practice with partner work as well as the opportunity to experience being in supported restorative postures over the course of the day. Tips on sequencing will also be offered.

Early Bird Price £97 (If booked 2 months before the event ) Then £127 thereafter. To secure your place we just ask for a £30 deposit paid via bank transfer please. Simply email us on info@sallyparkesyoga.com and we’ll take care of you.

With love, Paula and Sally x

*CANCELLED* 1 day Teaching Restorative Yoga for Yoga Teachers with Paula Hines: Fundamentals Part 2*

(*Please note: completion of Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2. Our next ‘Part 1’ is tbc in 2020)

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2020
Time: 9.30am-5pm
Venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio, West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3PS (nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea)

This workshop day for yoga teachers is a continuation of Fundamentals Part 1, focusing on different restorative postures including options for pregnant students, adapting and propping for common back conditions, as well as touching on options that may be helpful for anxiety and depression. There will be teaching practise with partner work as well as the opportunity to experience being in supported restorative postures over the course of the day. As with Part 1, this day will be a mix of practical, lecture and discussion to help deepen your understanding and further develop your confidence in offering restorative yoga to your students.

This workshop is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals and Yoga Alliance US and will count towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Early Bird Price: £97 (If booked 2 months before the event) Then £127 thereafter.

To secure your place we just ask for a £30 deposit paid via bank transfer please. Simply email us on info@sallyparkesyoga.com and we’ll take care of you.

With love, Paula and Sally x

*CANCELLED* 1 day Mother and Baby Yoga for Yoga Teachers with Heather Deville

Date: Saturday 27th June 
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio (Sally’s home studio) West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3PS (our nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea)

This one day course will give you a sound foundation with which to start teaching mum and baby yoga. All delegates receive a hard copy of our training manual plus a certificate via email.

The course will cover:

  • Benefits of mum & baby yoga
  • The postnatal body
  • Asanas for postnatal recovery
  • Asanas to avoid
  • Common issues such as abdominal separation, changes in postural alignment and pelvic floor weakness
  • Gentle baby yoga
  • Mum & baby yoga class
  • Sequencing
  • Teaching practice
  • The business of setting up a mum & baby yoga class.

This is such an important time for mums, and as their teacher you will come away from this day with the knowledge and practical expertise needed to confidently and safely run classes for them and their babies, helping them to bond and reconnect with their post-birth bodies.

This course is led by Heather Deaville (www.deavilleyoga.com), includes a course manual and is held in Sally’s garden studio in West Durrington (Sally will happily collect you from the train station). We also invite you to all bring something to share at lunchtime and hopefully we can eat together in the garden 🙂

Early Bird Price £97 (If booked 2 months before the event). Then £127. To secure your place we just ask for a £30 deposit paid via bank transfer please. Simply email us on info@sallyparkesyoga.com and we’ll take care of you.

With love, Heather and Sally x

2 Day Fertility Yoga Teacher Training with Naomi Murphy, RYT in Worthing

Date: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th July
Time: 9.30-5.30pm
Venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio (Sally’s home studio) West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3PS (our nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea)

About this training…

This is a 20hour yoga teacher training presented by Naomi Murphy RYT, and is for certified 200hr Yoga Teachers with an interest in women’s health, and who would like to be able to teach a yoga practice that works with the female cycle and support women on their journey whilst trying to conceive.

Held in the safe space of Sally’s home yoga studio, this training focuses on enhancing your knowledge of female fertility and how you can use yoga to support a woman on her journey whilst trying to conceive, and enhance her physical and mental state as she navigates her way towards conception.

About Naomi Murphy RYT

Naomi is a certified 200hour yoga teacher graduate of Sally Parkes Yoga and has been a member of Sally’s team for several years now. As a passionate advocate for fertility awareness and women’s wellbeing, Naomi is now the Women’s Wellness Researcher for all Sally Parkes’s female focused yoga trainings.

Topics covered:

  • What is a feminine yoga practice?
  • Benefits of fertility yoga
  • Effects of stress on fertility
  • Hormones and their influences
  • The menstrual cycle – The uterine and ovarian cycle
  • Understanding and monitoring the fertile cycle
  • The connection between the moons phases and the menstrual cycle
  • Bespoke yoga practices for the 4 stages of your cycle
  • Yoga for IVF and ART (Assisted reproductive technology)
  • Language and the possible psychological effects of IVF/ART
  • Meditations and Yoga Nidra for IVF

After this training you will be able to:

  • Improve your teaching skills and feel more confident to teach women about their wellbeing within the context of yoga.
  • Deliver bespoke, small classes and one to one yoga sessions that cater for women who require support during their journey to conception both naturally and via assisted routes.
  • Adapt your clients practice to allow for a more feminine practice, working with their own natural cycles and rhythms.

Homework and Assignments:

Students will be asked to write two case studies and one essay.  The will be no exam for this training.

Investment: £347

Only 9 places available

Certification:

All students will receive an electronic PDF certificate upon completion of this training via email, plus an electronic logo to use on your marketing materials to show that you have achieved these extra hours.
This training is recognised by Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) as ‘Further Training’ and by Yoga Alliance USA as ‘Continuing Education’.

Please send enquiries to: info@sallyparkesyoga.com 
or call Sally on 07983 508018
With love, Naomi & Sally x

1 day Yin Yoga for Yoga Teachers with Nina Goldberger

Date: Saturday 17th October
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: Mothering Lotus Yoga Studio (Sally’s home studio) West Durrington, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3PS (our nearest train station is Goring-By-Sea)

In this workshop we will not only practice & feel the effects of unblocking our energy lines, but and learn about the science behind Yin Yoga and its tradition in Traditional Chinese Philosophy.

Yin Yoga offers us an opportunity to ‘clean house’, so that the body can function more harmoniously and potentially aid healing, reduce stress & anxiety and calm down the nervous system, bringing about health & wellbeing, in body and also mind. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Exploring the traditional yin postures and why we practice them in this way
  • The benefits of this ‘sweet surrender’ practice as a whole
  • The role of the nervous system
  • Modifications for people from different walks of life or those who are experiencing injury or are pregnant
  • How yin practice correlates to the seasons and the complementing elements & Sense Organs
  • Pranayama
  • Philosophy
  • Yoga Nidra session

An opportunity to learn from your teacher and from each other; part practice, part philosophy, part exploration and discussion for you to share your own experiences and stories about Yin practice.

Yin Yoga is the perfect accompaniment to a very Yang practice such as Ashtanga, or any other kind of higher intensity sports to find balance and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Nina is a 200Hr Certified Yoga Teacher & Wellbeing Coach based in Edinburgh, with several hundred hours’ worth of Yin & Restorative, Anatomy, Adjustment, Chanting & Ashram experience.

She offers regular classes in Vinyasa, Power & Yin and workshops on the Chakras, deeply restful and nourishing Wellbeing Restorative focused sessions and Mindfulness.

This course is led by Nina Goldberger (www.withnina.com), includes a workshop manual and is held in Sally’s garden studio in West Durrington (Sally will happily collect you from the train station with prior notice). We also invite you to all bring something to share at lunchtime and hopefully we can eat together in the garden, weather permitting 🙂

Early Bird Price £97 (If booked 2 months before the event). Then £127. To secure your place we just ask for a £30 deposit paid via bank transfer please. Simply email us on info@sallyparkesyoga.com and we’ll take care of you.

With love,
Nina & Sally

Dear Sally, Thank you for making the week in Spain such an inspirational and transformative experience. It was wonderful to have the head-space and time to really absorb a yogic practice and all the wonderful yoga philosophy as well as some life-changing meditations and chanting. Both of you and Chris have a wonderful, caring and heartfelt attitude towards teaching a subject which you clearly love and I have come home ready to simplify my life and make some significant changes. This wouldn’t have happened without the week in the beautiful Hacienda.

M.J. Sharratt

Thank you so much for the last 6 months training. Your course has given me an excellent grounding and a real launch pad to get out there and teach yoga. My first proper class last week had a lady with a post pregnancy abdominal hernia I wouldn’t have had a clue about that if we hadn’t had discussed on your pregnancy day! The course structure is excellent and having a mix of teachers is great

T. Samworth, Yoga Teacher

Sally, you and your team have been amazing and I’m so pleased and blessed that I’ve had the pleasure of training with you and the other Laxmi ladies! I hope that our paths cross again very soon. Thank you

Maxine McCombie

I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful training program. Before I embarked on this journey I had no personal direction, and my life has always been about survival, work – giving everything I have to others and really not getting any nurturing or self development back. Your program has changed my life around. I have retrained in something completely different, something I didn’t think was ever possible and have discovered a new and wonderful world I didn’t really knew existed, and a subject that I find so interesting I have such a thirst to continue my learning and self expansion. The first yoga lesson I went to, was not quite two years ago, and here I am nearly ready to teach my own class, I can’t quite believe it. I think you are an inspiration and thank you for your wisdom, guidance, humour and support, and I really look forward to seeing you in 2017.

L Walker

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