Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

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Jeff Sleeman

Yoga for Birth - with Norah Nelson


This birth preparation workshop focuses on using yoga techniques to help you cope with labour and have a positive, enjoyable birth.

Knowledge is power; if you are familiar with the stages of labour and what is happening in the body then you are more likely to stay calm and adopt positions and behaviours that help labour progress.

This workshop gives you skills which you can use to calm down, reduce anxiety, switch off thinking and focus on breathing.

Nora Nelson Vinyasa Krama Yoga
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Iyengar Yoga Workshop Day - with Isabelle Luterbacher


This is a workshop for those with some yoga experience who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of Iyengar yoga. During the workshop we will explore pranayama (breathing techniques) using different prop supports to encourage openess, followed by asana practice (postures) focussing on techniques to establish greater alignment, depth and understanding of the asanas.

Through the asanas we will seek to find better ways to manage the mind. Practicing with conscious awareness and a focus on alignment not only facilitates the sustaining of the posture but holds the practitioner present within the practice.

Isabelle Luterbacher
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Living Gita Yoga Weekend - with Sri Vijay Gopala


We are thrilled to welcome Sri Vijay Gopala to Torquay as part of his UK tour. Vijay has been teaching Yoga for more than 20 years and is also a personal trainer who provides one-to-one life transformation sessions and self-evolving programs. Born in Mysore, India, from his childhood, Vijay Gopala was drawn to the discipline of yoga thanks to his father who guided and taught him in a very serene atmosphere.

Over the course of the weekend, Vijya will be teaching a range of topics including: Surya Namaskar • Pure Essence of Hatha Yoga • Yogic Anatomy • Pranayama • Yoga philosophy on the mat • Meditation • Satsang • Chanting • Q & A • Yoga as a way of life

Sri Vijay Gopala
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Sadhana on Sundays - with Norah Nelson


“As a Yoga Student you must have your own practice. You won’t make progress if you don’t practise at home.”  - Srivatsa Ramaswami

These Vinyasa krama yoga workshops are for Yoga students who wish to commit to developing their own personal Yoga practice by learning in class and then practising at home. Sadhana on Sundays will run on the third Sunday of each month at the Yoga Studio in Torquay.

Nora Nelson Vinyasa Krama Yoga
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Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

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Jeff Sleeman

Curvy Girl Yoga - with Devaki


We are delighted to welcome Devaki back to the studio after her popular workshop last year.

Devaki is an experienced, Bristol based yoga teacher who has created Curvy Girl Yoga.

Curvy Girl Yoga is a unique yoga class that seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, supportive environment for ladies size 16 or more to practice yoga.

Devaki Yoga
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Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

Book Now
Jeff Sleeman

Sadhana on Sundays - with Norah Nelson


“As a Yoga Student you must have your own practice. You won’t make progress if you don’t practise at home.”  - Srivatsa Ramaswami

These Vinyasa krama yoga workshops are for Yoga students who wish to commit to developing their own personal Yoga practice by learning in class and then practising at home. Sadhana on Sundays will run on the third Sunday of each month at the Yoga Studio in Torquay.

Nora Nelson Vinyasa Krama Yoga
FULL WORKSHOP DETAILS..

Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

Book Now
Jeff Sleeman

Let it go, let it flow... - with Virginia Compton


Let go of physical and emotional tensions and experience a free flow of energy through your body and mind! Aligning the physical body so that the energy can flow as freely as possible can be tricky. When we are physically tense or uptight this blocks the flow of energy through the body and we can experience physical discomfort, pain and ultimately this an lead to blockages in our system which eventually create disease.  In this practice we will pay particular attention to our alignment to optimise the energy flow and release stress and tension for the body. We will also discover where we hold tension in the body and how we can relax and release this. This afternoon will incorporate Asana (postures) as well as Pranayama (breathing) practices and Meditation focusing on the Chakras with our posture work designed to enhance this effect.

£20 per person, booking essential £10

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Virginia Compton

Yoga for Birth - with Norah Nelson


This birth preparation workshop focuses on using yoga techniques to help you cope with labour and have a positive, enjoyable birth.

Knowledge is power; if you are familiar with the stages of labour and what is happening in the body then you are more likely to stay calm and adopt positions and behaviours that help labour progress.

This workshop gives you skills which you can use to calm down, reduce anxiety, switch off thinking and focus on breathing.

Nora Nelson Vinyasa Krama Yoga
FULL WORKSHOP DETAILS..

Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

Book Now
Jeff Sleeman

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow - with Doug Swenson


The main focus of this class is centred around the fluid movements of soft and hard form vinyasa and how to expand this philosophy to create flow in your daily life – a variety of yoga postures – both easy and challenging will be used.

Explanation will be made as to how the fluid energy lines of vinyasa in your yoga practice can affect your daily life in a positive way. A connection is made to help create a flow in your diet, at work in relationships and throughout your daily life.

Doug Swenson Flow Yoga
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Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

Book Now
Jeff Sleeman

Improv For The Spirit - with Jeff Sleeman


A fortnightly drama improvisation class for all ages and abilities. No previous performance or acting experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. The sessions involve simple drama based games and exercises to help you learn useful life skills, increase self-confidence and have a lot of fun.

£10 per session

Book Now
Jeff Sleeman

Yin fascial yoga, Roll & Release - with Dominique Preston


Dominique is a Yoga Therapist who currently lives and works in Devon & Cornwall, UK.  Sharing mindful vinyasa flow, yin fascial yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness and embodied movement based practices in and around the South West of England.

This afternoon workshop will be dedicated to slowing down, turning inward and getting grounded as we explore the benefits of the yin fascial yoga practice.

 
Dominique Preston
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Beyond Asana - with Virginia Compton


The Yoga sutras give us 8 limbs of Yoga and yet in the west we primarily focus on Asana (postures).  This workshop will include a simple Asana routine and will then focus upon Bandha, Pranayama, Nidra and Meditation, allowing us to experience the shift of energy in the bodymind, withdrawing our senses (pratyahara) using Mudra and NIdra and then focusing to assist a state of meditative awareness. This will be followed by refreshments with opportunity for discussion of the experience and questions as well as consideration of how tis may be incorporated into our regular self practice.

£25, £10 deposit payable on booking. If booked with afternoon workshop (see below) then cost of both workshops is £45 (a saving of £5)

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Virginia Compton

Introduction to Ayurveda - with Virginia Compton


Basics of Samkhya philosophy, specifically focusing on the Gunas and Doshas. Discussion on examples of the different energies and how they see them in daily life, to include how different foods, lifestyle choices, routines and Yoga practices and how all of this can all alter the energy balance. The Ayurvedic daily clock and yearly cycles. Autumn detox with kitchari cleanse, handout will be given. Talk about doshas and answer individual questions (also time at end of workshop for more private discussion if required.) Yoga and Pranayama practice for maintaining balance and equilibrium.  Meditation on the elements and energy body. Opportunity to purchase Ayurvedic herbs and products.

£25, £10 deposit payable on booking. If booked with morning workshop (see above) then cost of both workshops is £45 (a saving of £5)

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Virginia Compton

Vinyasa Krama for the Internal Organs - with Steve Brandon


Yoga practice was designed to cultivate independent health through all phases of life, promote longevity and cultivate mental peace and emotional balance.

A condition of integrated health and vitality was thought to be a support for the normal activities of life and also a foundation for personal Spiritual research through meditation which is proposed by various schools of Yoga.

Steve Brandon
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