Workshops and 1 day Teacher Trainings

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WORTHING: 23rd November 2019

1 day Mother and Baby Yoga for Yoga Teachers
with Heather Deville – WORTHING

WORTHING: 22nd February 2020

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

WORTHING: 23rd May 2020

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

(Please note that Part 1 is a prerequisite for attending Part 2)

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

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
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,

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

Date: Saturday 22nd February 2020 – places available
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)

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.

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

(*Please note: completion of Part 1 is a pre-requisite and our next ‘Part 1’ is on 22nd February 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.

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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