Yoga for Emotional and Physical Strength, Leeds
Sunday 15th November 2020
11am to 4pm
**Please note, spaces are limited to 10 to maintain safety during these times of the virus. Social distancing will be maintained and cleaning / equipment quarantine are all in place. Should the workshop need to be cancelled/postponed due to government guidelines, participants will be offered a choice of full refund or credit to go towards a new date.**
In this workshop we focus on strengthening the physical body during the morning, and on strengthening emotionally, psychologically and soulfully during the afternoon.
As a qualified Yoga Therapist with 20 years experience, Gillian combines classical and modern yoga postures and movements, structural anatomy awareness, Yoga Nidra, storytelling, movement, breath work, Polyvagal Theory, Attachment Theory and meditations to bring strength to the body, mind, heart and soul.
Through the art of storytelling, Nidra and meditation we will be connecting to the part of us that cannot be wounded, burdened or traumatised, the part of us which is the agent for psychological healing. Whilst at the same time acknowledging, honouring and listening to the parts of us that are wounded. So our focus will not just be physical strength ... it will also be soulular strength.
The intention for this workshop is for you to leave feeling empowered, strong and with a sense of belonging.
Whilst this workshop will be physically challenging in places, it is also accessible. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Gillian if you wish to talk.
£50 for the day, non refundable.
Venue: Om Yoga Works, 15D Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, LS28 5LY
"As a black working class woman I find you and your yoga totally accessible and inclusive to me. I’m totally aware of who I’m surrounded by when I attend your workshops (and other classes and workshops too) but I feel that your yoga is for me too." Zoe Thomas, black working class woman, single mother
"I really enjoyed the workshop and you created a really lovely, nurturing environment that felt safe to be in. It was the perfect mix of movement, stillness, story and conversation. I found it a really useful step too in my healing process; the work on trauma at the end was particularly helpful from a personal perspective. I’ve been on a bit of a journey this year trying to understand the effects that trauma has on the body and am gradually trying to reset my nervous system... it’s a slow process, at times! I read Van der Kolk’s absolutely amazing ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ a few months ago - and I know he cites the role yoga can play in healing the nervous system - so it was really good to experience that kind of trauma sensitive/focused yoga in practice today." Laura
"Wow, something happened in that room after that last therapeutic meditation! I find all of your workshops deeply therapeutic on all levels. However that last practice took me (and I think everyone else) to another level." Zoe Thomas, black working class woman, single mother
Just a rambling note to say thanks for today, Gillian. I really felt like I had come home.....I thought your chanting today was beautiful, experienced and natural and very effective. Your take on the koshas was v powerful ..... I have drifted so far away from my practice and the idea of returning was scary and I couldn't see very far past the Metoo scandals and was feeling v disillusioned with it. But today was amazing." Angie, primary school teacher