Yoga Events & Workshops

<< 24 May 2017 - 23 May 2018 >>

Pregnancy Yoga with Sara Barker with Sara Barker Next held on Fri, 26 May 2017 at 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri 12 May 2017 - Fri 14 Jul 2017
Friday 4.15pm - 5.30pm, (doors open at 4pm). 
Suitable from Week 14 of your pregnancy all the way to your birth. 
 
Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise during pregnancy and is a gentle and safe way to keep toned and supply without strain. With Yoga we can keep aches and pains at bay, relax the mind and body and strengthen ourselves for the physical demands of birth and motherhood. 
 
During these classes you will receive practical support for a healthy pregnancy, to prepare for labour and lay the foundations for the transition to parenthood. Each birth is unique and special attention will be given to each woman whether she is having her first baby or she is a busy mother already. 
 
FEE: Payment direct to Sara Barker either in cash or cheque only. Discount card £48, 6 classes, valid for 3 months, transferable to baby classes. A drop in fee of £11 per class. If you forget your discount card at any class you will need to pay for that class at £8. 

What to bring: 
Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat if you have one or you can hire one for £1 at the studio. Don't come to class hungry, have a light snack 90mins before hand. Make sure you drink plenty of water. 

Email Sara on sara.b.oxford@gmail.com to reserve your place.
 
YOGAVENUE CLASS CARDS, MEMBERSHIPS, DROP INS, ACCOUNT CREDIT, VOUCHERS ARE NOT VALID AS PAYMENT FOR THIS CLASS. 
Online registration is full or unavailable. Please contact us for details.
Getting to Know your Core with Lisa Cuerden Sat, 27 May 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What is the core? Where is it? Need to strengthen it?
 
You've probably heard your Yoga teacher mention it again and again in class but maybe never really understood what it is or where it is. 
 
Or maybe you know where it is but you want to strengthen it to help ease back pain, help your Yoga practice or try fun things like inversions? 
 
Lisa will take you through a 2 hour workshop to teach you exactly what the core is, how to feel it, how to engage it and how to use it more effectively during your asana practice.

You will learn plenty of exercises to help strengthen your core so be prepared for a little pain, sweat and tears but mainly lots of fun and laughter.

Level: All levels welcome, no Yoga experience required

Fee: £25

Time: 2 - 4pm

Booking essential

 

 

108 Sun Salutation Fundraising Event with All YogaVenue Teachers Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for our first 108 Sun Salutation Fundraising Event.

We have been inspired to take on this challenge by the story of a little baby warrior, Nicolás, the cousin of our lovely teacher Sarah. Nicolás was born last year with two life-debilitating conditions. The surgery to save his life costs US$250,000 and requires travel to the United States (he lives with his parents in the Dominican Republic).

We are running this event to help raise money for Nicolás’ surgery. We want to try and help as much as possible, please help us do this. 

We will practise 108 Sun Salutations together. It doesn’t matter what your level or experience as there will be something for everyone to do. EVERYONE CAN JOIN IN! All the YogaVenue teachers will be involved and will be teaching in a relay style to lead you through your practise. Expect music and story-telling and laughter along the way! We hope you can join us.

Click here to sign up. Please note to secure your place a minimum donation of £25 is required (NB you can sign up online but a cash donation at the studio is required to secure your place). If you can't make the challenge you can still make a donation at the studio.

We want to raise as much money as possible to help Nicolás, he is a truly special baby, please help us do this by coming along and joining in the fun, do bring friends and family as well. 

Date: Saturday 17th June 2 - 4pm, socialising and cakes for sale until 5pm

Level: All levels

Fee: £25

PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE STUDIO. A MINIMUM £25 CASH DONATION IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

 

Spiralling Crow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Alessandro Gozzi Next held on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu 29 Jun 2017 - Sat 12 Aug 2017
This 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course offers you the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to become a Yoga teacher. There is emphasis on developing your own practice and your own teaching style alongside the teaching skills and sequencing. We place great importance on the practical aspects of teaching Yoga on this course and you will start to practice teach from Day 1.

The course is spread over 20 study days as well as home study and the need to engage in a home practice if you do not have one already. We meet for 2 long weekends (3 and then 4 days each) and then an intense period of 13 days straight. We love the intense times, allowing us the time to dive in deeper and deeper in our Yoga and teaching experiences. With home study the course is over 200 hours.

Read more on our teacher training page on www.yogavenue.co.uk

This course is certified by Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.

Our 2016 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course will be held on the following dates:

June 29th - July 2nd 2017

July 15th - July 18th 2017

July 31st - August 12th 2017

Fee: £2750

Please email training@yogavenue.co.uk for further information and to apply. 

 

Hip Stability for Standing Poses & Splits with Emma Robinson Sat, 1 Jul 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The hips are an important junction, dissecting the lower body from the upper body and could be considered as the central pivotal point of strength and stability for our yoga asanas.

In this workshop, we'll work towards gaining a better understanding of the hips bio mechanics and improve and deepen our yoga practice particularly in our warriors, pigeon and lotus pose.

All levels welcome

Fee: £25

Jivamukti Hip Hot & Holy: The Art of Vinyasa Krama Workshop with Yogeswari (Senior Jivamukti Yoga Teacher) Tue, 4 Jul 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are excited and honoured to welcome back Yogeswari to the Oxford Yoga Community in this 3 hour Jivamukti Yoga Workshop. 

This workshop is suitable for teachers, teacher trainees and interested in Yogis. 

Jivamukti is hip: In the eighties, Sharon Gannon and David Life, the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method, brought Yoga into the most radical underground communities, in the East Village of New York. In doing so, they integrated the hidden and mysterious teachings of yoga into the artistic avant-garde, and made Yoga Hip, i.e. relevant for people living in a modern, urban environment. Jivamukti is spiritualized performance art, where poetry, dance, asana and music are coming together with Vedic wisdom teachings, and the audience are the actors.
Jivamukti is hot and holy; because it addresses the most burning issues of our times. The Asana practice generates inner heat, that allows practitioners to melt away old paradigms and conditioned behavior patterns that are no longer useful. When we clear these obstacles out of the way, we have an opportunity to experience what was revealed in the Shrutis (sacred texts of India), which is that essentially, we are made of pure love, pure light, and pure joy.
The Art of Vinyasa Krama Workshop
Vinyasa is commonly known as a vague concept of “Flow Yoga.” In this works Ahop, we will go more deeply into the esoteric meaning of Vinyasa Krama, and how to execute it with precision, both on the mat and in life.
 
Levels: All levels welcome, particular interest for Yoga teachers, teacher trainees and interested Yogis.
 
Fee: £45

Places are limited, booking early is highly recommended.
 
About Yogeswari

With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, Yogeswari brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages. She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.
 
To read more info about Yogeswari, please log on: www.jivamuktiyoga.com www.yogeswari.org www.facebook.com/YogeswariFaceB
 
Jivamukti: Hip Hot & Holy: Masterclass on Backbends! with Yogeswari (Senior Jivamukti Yoga Teacher) Tue, 4 Jul 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are excited and honoured to welcome back Yogeswari to the Oxford Yoga Community in this 2.5 hour Jivamukti Yoga Masterclass.

Jivamukti is hip: In the eighties, Sharon Gannon and David Life, the founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method, brought Yoga into the most radical underground communities, in the East Village of New York. In doing so, they integrated the hidden and mysterious teachings of yoga into the artistic avant-garde, and made Yoga Hip, i.e. relevant for people living in a modern, urban environment. Jivamukti is spiritualized performance art, where poetry, dance, asana and music are coming together with Vedic wisdom teachings, and the audience are the actors.

Jivamukti is hot and holy; because it addresses the most burning issues of our times. The Asana practice generates inner heat, that allows practitioners to melt away old paradigms and conditioned behavior patterns that are no longer useful. When we clear these obstacles out of the way, we have an opportunity to experience what was revealed in the Shrutis (sacred texts of India), which is that essentially, we are made of pure love, pure light, and pure joy.

Backbends are an age-old recipe for letting go of muscular contractions and emotional hardening in the heart region. This unleashes the discovery of an unlimited potential for physical, emotional and spiritual freedom. Spiritual teachings will be drawn from the Jivamukti Focus of the Month.

Levels: All levels welcome, although some experience of Yoga would be beneficial. Suitable for teachers, teacher trainees and interested yogis

Fee: £40

Places are limited, booking early is highly recommended.

About Yogeswari

With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, Yogeswari brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work. She holds an MA in choreography and dance from New York University and a BFA McL in dance from Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Switzerland, she teaches workshops, immersions, and retreats in five languages. She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.

To read more info about Yogeswari, please log on: www.jivamuktiyoga.com www.yogeswari.org www.facebook.com/YogeswariFaceB
www.azaharfoundation.org

Anatomy in Yoga ( For Yoga Teachers, Teacher Trainees & Interested Yogis) with Dr Lori Zucker Next held on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat 15 Jul 2017 - Sun 16 Jul 2017
Improve your understanding of how the body works in Yoga. Perfect for Yoga Teachers (as an introduction or refresher) and/or enthusiasts from any discipline looking to deepen their anatomy & physiology knowledge.
 
From an anatomy point of view, yoga is guided and aligned movement. In this course, Dr Lori Zucker will lead us into the anatomy and physiology of yogic movement.

Over the 2 days, we will break down the anatomy of the body to promote a better understanding of yoga asana. There will be an emphasis on alignment, using specific muscle techniques to facilitate asana, and linking anatomy and physiology to a yoga practice. The movement into asana sets up the asana itself so aligning the movement correctly is vital to developing the asana.
 
This course will go into the relationships between these elements and how they work together:
  • Bones and Boney Landmarks
  • Joint and Joint movement into Asana
  • Muscles
  • Muscle Groups and Muscle movement
  • and the ideas around Core Strength, Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, Fascia, Biological Systems and Injuries.
Dates and Times
Saturday 15th July 9.00am - 5.00pm & Sunday 16th July 9.00am - 5.00pm

Fee: £75.00
 
All levels welcome

About Dr Lori Zucker
A Doctor of Physical Therapy, Lori is a clinician and adjunct professor at Rutgers University, USA. Lori is also the lead A&P trainer for the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Programme internationally.
 
As a clinician, Lori blends traditional physical therapy practice with yoga to provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation. A certified yoga teacher and yoga practitioner, she regularly advises yoga professionals on anatomical alignment, injury prevention, and asana modifications. 
 
 
What is Yoga? The Philosophy & History of Yoga with Paul Steinberg Next held on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon 17 Jul 2017 - Tue 18 Jul 2017
Learn about the history of Yoga and how modern Yoga has evolved. Perfect for Yoga Teachers and/or enthusiasts looking to deepen their knowledge.

In this 2 day course, we will look at the history of Yoga and how modern Yoga has evolved. We will look at how Yoga is both the goal and the practice and how the different philosophies on Yoga take us towards these ends. By understanding this better we can, as teachers and students, begin to develop themes and rationales for our practice and our classes. The Philosophical frameworks set out here will help you develop as a teacher. Paul will also introduce us to Sanskrit. He will focus on pronunciation and the names of Asana's and how to pronounce them properly.

Dates and Times:
Monday 17th - 18th July 9.00am - 5.00pm  

Fee: £55.00
All levels welcomed
 

About Paul Steinberg
Paul came to yoga in 2005. After exploring several other styles of yoga practice, he found Jivamukti Yoga and its creators, Sharon Gannon and David Life, who became his teachers. In 2008 he became a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and since then he has immersed himself full time in the teachings and practice of yoga, as well as the study of two forms of energy healing—BioGeometry and Matrix Energetics. In addition to teaching and energy healing, Paul has spent 6 years working closely with Sharon and David as their editor and advisor, which enabled him to deepen his understanding and commitment to the practice of yoga and its goal, the realization of enlightenment, or deep and lasting peace and contentment.
Inversions Excursions with Emma Robinson Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Build your confidence in head, hand and forearm stand. In this dynamic workshop we will break down a variety of techniques and pave the way to mastering these difficult poses. Emphasis will be placed on how to initiate strength and stability for safe inversions.

Inversions do not happen overnight, they take time, practice, dedication and good technique. This workshop will meet practitioners at their current stage. For those new to inversions, we will cover the fundamentals with step by step techniques with no pressure to go further than what is comfortable. For students who are already inverting this workshop is an opportunity to explore stylish transitioning and variations.

The workshop will be strenuous in places and is therefore ideal for practitioners looking to deepen their practice in this challenging and rewarding afternoon.

Level: A regular Yoga practice recommended

Fee: £25

 

Mastering Arm Balances with Emma Robinson Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
There can be fear and uncertainty surrounding arm balances. With good technique and understanding, arm balances can be immensely enjoyable and serve to remind us of how strong and capable we can be.

All levels are welcome. If you're new to arm balances the focus will be on building your foundation. If you're already arm balances, you'll pick up some new variations and stylised transitions!

Fee: £25

Yin Yoga with Norman Blair with Norman Blair Sun, 29 Oct 2017 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yin yoga is a practice in which floor-based postures are held for several minutes. By staying in shapes, the body slowly stretches and softens. Through this stillness, we can become aware of the various sensations within the body and the fluctuations of mind, emotions and breath. There is an inviting inwards with qualities of acceptance and calmness. Life is precious and a practice such as this can give us space for appreciating the great privilege of being this body.

Make space to soften and room to relax. This practice will be a gentle rebalancing of body and mind through the forms of Yin yoga, pranayama and sitting meditation. We are continually given the choice between contraction and expansion, between closing and opening, between fear and love. Come along to this practice to expand, to open, to love.

About Norman

Norman has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is one of the leading Yin yoga teachers in this country. His approach is about enabling accessibility, encouraging acceptance and deepening awareness.

Level: All levels welcome (no experience necessary).

Fee: £30

Advanced Backbends with Emma Robinson Sat, 18 Nov 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn the technique for deepening and improving your backbends by developing a strong, supple spine and learning how to use your whole body.

This workshop includes;

  • Drop backs and standing up from wheel
  • Wheel transitions
  • Walk overs
  • Inverted backbends

Please note, working in pairs or small groups is necessary in this workshop.

Participants should have a regular yoga practice and need to be comfortable in wheel pose.

Fee: £25

Learn to Teach YogaVenue's Hot (Power) Yoga with Caroline Gozzi Next held on Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri 1 Dec 2017 - Sun 3 Dec 2017
The YogaVenue Hot (Power) Yoga training is an course for existing yoga teachers with a 200 hour Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga teaching qualification who wish to teach a form of Hot Yoga.

Over the 3 days, you will learn the dynamics of teaching in an heated environment, the do's and the don'ts, how to sequence a hot Yoga class and will be taught and given a YogaVenue Hot Yoga class sequence to use.

Course Content

  • The dynamics of teaching Yoga in a heated environment

Our Hot Yoga classes have been specifically designed for the hot environment to ensure that students get the most our of their practice and are healthy and safe. In this section we will cover the considerations of the hot room; including selecting the optimal heat level, health and safety issues in the hot environment, the do's and the don'ts for the hot room

  • How to sequence a Hot Yoga class

Some assume that you can teach any type of Yoga class in a heated environment; our experience shows this is not the case. We will show you how to design a class that is specific to a heated environment, includes consideration of breath and asana.

  • Learn to teach our Hot Yoga class

As well as teaching you how to sequence your own class, we will provide you with a ready made Hot Yoga class sequence, as taught at YogaVenue. We will also cover how to teach the class and why we teach it the way we do.

Our Hot Yoga training is over 3 days, Fri - Sun, 10am - 5pm. This is a 20 hour training course.

The next course is scheduled for 1st -3rd December.

Fee: £300

This course will be led by Caroline and Alessandro

About workshop bookings

Please note that workshop places are non refundable, transferable or exchangeable. If you are not able to attend a workshop we can not give you a credit or a refund. If the workshop is full and there is a waitlist we maybe able to sell on your place to someone else. Admin fees may apply. See the T&Cs below and on your receipt at the time of purchase.
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