Yoga Events & Workshops

<< 21 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2019 >>

YOU CAN HELP: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RAISING with All Yogis Sat, 27 Oct 2018 at 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

On Saturday 27th October, 25% of all the your fees for classes attended on this day will be donated to Bosom Friends, a local support group for people who have been affected by breast cancer in the Oxford area. 
Bosom Friends is a volunteer based charity and all their funding comes from donations. Please help us raise as much money as we can but just turning up for class! 
You are more than welcome to give additional donations on the day too. 
Want to get involved? Go to the class schedule and sign up for class in the normal way. 
Thank you! 
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Yoga for Stress & Fatigue with Anne-Marie Rumbol Sat, 27 Oct 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The day to day can be over whelming at times, sometimes we don't even realise how tired and stressed we are. When we allow ourselves to fully relax, the mind shifts the body into a state where it restores and renews, assimilates and digests. Then we can fully and deeply rest - something we often skimp on in our busy lives.
Join Anne Marie for an afternoon exploring how elements of yoga practice are fantastic for encouraging this essential state to descend on our minds and bodies. We will explore myofascial release, yin and restorative poses, all combined with pranayama and guided visualizations to help the body to deeply relax, release tension – both physical and emotional – and just let go… bliss out....

Level: Suitable for all – including non-yogis
Fee: £25
Date & Time: 27th October 2 - 4pm
Gravity Need Not Apply (GNNA): How to Teach Inversions (for Yoga Teachers, Trainees & Experienced Yogis) with Emma Robinson Sun, 4 Nov 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Inversions can be daunting and even frustrating for most. They represent balance and cannot be rushed as this likely leads to injury. Thus the patience, perseverance and focus required to achieve such poses can also be greatly rewarding, uplifting and offer us a way to really hone our focus. The same applies when teaching inversions too - how to create and install that feeling of balance and a safe environment to help students go upside down.

In this workshop the fundamentals of inversions are addressed and how to teach this - from where to start and how to progress steadily to suit differing bodies and abilities. We cover the importance of setting up our foundations from which we’re able to move step and step, breath by breath.

This workshop is for Yoga teachers, teacher trainees and experienced Yogis looking to gain another level of understanding of inversions that can further inform your practise and those of others. 

Fee: £30

Level: Experience required

Time: 1 - 4pm

This is a Yoga Alliance Accredited Workshop and Yoga Teachers can claim the hours towards their CPD requirements. 


Rejuvenate & Refresh: Yoga & Facial Massage with Anne-Marie Rumbol Sat, 10 Nov 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this rejuvenating and refreshing workshop, you'll be introduced to various techniques for both the body and face to encourage an holistic approach to healthy ageing, and to help you get both your face and body glowing.

For the body, you'll be guided through the Five Tibetans - a short sequence of ancient yoga moves that originated in Tibet. When performed daily, they are reputed to promote youthful and active longevity - something we all desire.

For the face, you will learn to apply simple and effective massage techniques, including elements of facial reflexology, Gua Sha acupressure tecniques using a simple jade sculpting tool, and healing visualisations to help promote a healthier, glowing you. This unique method works on the inside and out, to release long-held tension and emotions from the face. It also makes you look great, and gives a healthy glow. These techniques, if performed daily, can have a smoothing effect on fine lines and wrinkles on the outside, and can also help to stimulate collagen and elastin production from the inside.

If you would like to join Anne Marie to help lift both your face and spirit and encourage a glowing you for Autumn and beyond, then book your place ASAP.

This workshop is suitable for all levels – including complete beginners. The cost of this workshop is £38 which includes the special jade sculpting tool for you to take and use at home.

Time: 2 - 4pm


Recalibrate, Release and Restore Workshop with Bridget Woods Kramer Sat, 17 Nov 2018 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fascia is the fabric that binds us together, from our big toe to the tops of our heads, but not only does it hold us together, it also stores our experiences and emotions. That’s why it’s important to slow down and allow this connective tissue to recalibrate, soften, and release. Bridget will teach a sequence of fascia release exercises to unravel our patterns of often unconscious holding, followed by a restorative practice and Pranayama.

Open to all levels.

Time: 2 - 5pm

Fee: £35

About Bridget Woods Kramer

Internationally renowned yoga teacher Bridget Woods Kramer, commenced her yoga practices in India in 1975 embarking on an intense program of study and self practice to become a senior teacher. She has concentrated on teaching yoga since 1988. A leading light in the fitness industry for over two decades, Bridget is credited with introduction of the aerobics phenomenon in the UK.
Bridget’s Youtube© meditation and Anusara® Yoga Part 2 video’s have been viewed over a million times contributing to making her a leading figure in the Yoga community.
As a visionary in the fitness market she has authored numerous articles and books. Recently released, she designed and demonstrated the Yoga practice in Triyoga’s most recent publication ‘Everyone try Yoga’. Instructing & presenting the included practice DVD.
She is known for her sense of humour, dynamic style of teaching and close attention to alignment detail. The Bridget Woods Kramer School of Yoga 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training in Bali is considered to be one of the finest teacher training’s of its kind in the World & brings together Bridget, Carlos Pomeda & Ananda Leone in an intensive and uplifting program of Asana Study, Pranayama & Philosophy.
Bridget was voted to be 1 of the top 5 yoga teachers in London by the Evening Standard in 2012.
Bridget teaches regular Anusara® classes in Cornwall and London at Triyoga the UK’s ground breaking Yoga Studio with workshops, teacher training’s, immersions and retreats all over the world.
Bridget has studied Yoga with John Friend since 1994 becoming Anusara’s UK representative and the Co-Chair of certification accreditation.

Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth Preparation with Anne-Marie Rumbol Sat, 17 Nov 2018 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For many people pregnancy and preparing for the arrival of your new one can be a time full of questions and uncertainty. This yoga workshop has been especially created to offer simple and effective techniques to empower and support both mum-to-be and partner through this wonderful journey into parenthood.
This workshop will focus on:
  • Postures for strengthening the thighs and glutes - the muscles used to bring your baby into the world
  • Ways to release tension in the neck and shoulders – often an area of tightness and tension that develops when you begin to care for and feed your new arrival
  • Optimal foetal positioning and the value of posture in late pregnancy
  • Breathing techniques and birthing positions which many will find useful during labour
  • Top tips for how birthing partners can assist mum-to-be
  • Visualisation and relaxation techniques to foster greater comfort in late pregnancy and the birthing process
Anne Marie is a fully qualified and experienced Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga Teacher, and has had 2 children of her own. As a result, she understands what many find helpful and useful during pregnancy, the birth process and new motherhood.
Levels: 14 weeks plus pregnant ladies and partners
Fee: £25 for ladies, £15 for partners
Booking essential. 
Anne Marie recommends bringing along a journal or note book, a loved blanket or throw, and a birthing ball if you have one (although not necessary). 
I want to be a Yoga Teacher! (250 Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Q&A) with Alessandro Gozzi Sun, 25 Nov 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Do you want to be a Yoga Teacher? 
Want to learn more about the 250 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training run at YogaVenue by Alessandro and Caroline? 

Taking the step to embark on a Yoga Teacher Training is a big one. Its potentially life changing as well as being a financial commitment. If you are thinking of making this change and want to understand more about our Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited course come along to this session. 

This session will answer all your questions about our Vinyasa Teacher Training course this Summer and give you the chance to understand more about our approach to teaching and whether this course is the right course for you. You will also get the chance to meet our previous grads and speak to them about their experience.

Do read about our teacher trainings on our training page on the website.
There is no charge for this session.
We do recommend you attend the 9.30am 2 hour class before this session with Alessandro especially if you are new to our studio. Please book into this class as normal on our class schedule.
Level: All levels
Fee: No charge to attend this session 
Hot HIIT Flow Teacher Training (40hrs & 25hrs) with Caroline Gozzi Next held on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu 29 Nov 2018 - Sun 2 Dec 2018
Learn to teach Hot HIIT Flow

Our Hot HIIT Flow Training is a course for Yoga instructors interested in teaching a cardio based type of Hot Yoga. Our Hot HIIT Flow classes bring together all the benefits of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Yoga in a hot room. To find out more about our HIIT classes click here.

This 40 hour course is taught over 4 days or 25hrs taught over 3 days. During the course students will how to combine HIIT with Yoga, and the dynamics of teaching in a heated environment and the asanas that work best with a HIIT style class. At the completion of the training course, you will be given a Hot HIIT Flow sequence to enable you to teach Hot HIIT right away.


What is HIIT and how does it work?

In this section we will cover how to develop HIIT workouts that support a Yoga practice, build internal strength and boost cardio activity, including:

  • What is high intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Learn HIIT movements, techniques and modifications
  • Learn about HIIT timings and techniques for setting time and rest periods
  • Practise HIIT

The dynamics of teaching HIIT in a hot room

Our Hot HIIT Flow class is specifically designed for the hot environment, although it is completely fine to teach this class in an environment that is not heated if you wish. In this section we will cover the considerations of the hot room, including:

  • The history of Hot Yoga
  • What is Hot Power Flow Yoga
  • Selecting optimal heat levels
  • Hot Yoga health and safety issues
  • The Do's and Don'ts for teaching Hot Yoga
  • Preparing yourself and students for teaching/practising Hot Yoga

How to sequence a Hot HIIT Flow class

Students will learn to design a class specific to a heated environment and how this affects the body. We will show you how to design a class, including:

  • Frameworks for class sequencing
  • Appropriate asanas that compliments HIIT
  • How to create and maintain a flow between HIIT movements and Yoga asana
  • Appropriate breath for HIIT and Hot Yoga
  • Optimal class timings
  • Teaching technique
  • How to teach to music

Learn to teach our Hot HIIT Flow class

Students will receive YogaVenue’s Hot HIIT Flow class sequence, as well as a comprehensive understanding of our teaching practice and methods for Hot HIIT Flow. We will spend a significant amount of time during the training gaining practical experience of how to teach the class and also practising the class.

Practical Teaching Experience
Practice is important in learning how to teach anything new. A significant amount of time will be spent practising how to teach a Hot Power Flow class. At the end of the course you will have the confidence and knowledge to teach your first How Power Flow class.

The course is a 40 hours, and is recognised as additional training by Yoga Alliance Professionals. 32 hours are contact hours and the remaining 8 hours are for additional pre-course reading and practicals, as well as homework during the course and practicals post training.


A minimum of 200hr Yoga Teacher Training qualification

Course Schedule

40hrs : 29th November to 2nd December, 9am – 5.00pm each day

25hrs : 30 November to 2nd December 9am - 5pm

Course Location

This training takes place at YogaVenue, 2 Avenue Lane, Oxford, OX4 1YF

Tuition Investment and application

Course investment:

40hrs: £445 (10% discount for Spiralling Crow 200hr graduates)

25hrs: £330 (10% discount for Spiralling Crow 200hr graduates)

To apply for our next Hot HIIT Flow training, please email

Spiralling Crow Teaching Faculty

The Spiralling Crow trainings are led by the course directors Caroline and Alessandro Gozzi.


Getting to Know your Core with Emma Robinson Sat, 1 Dec 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 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? 
Emma will take you through a 2.5 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 moving and sweating but mainly lots of fun and laughter.

Level: All levels welcome, no Yoga experience required

Fee: £30

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Booking essential



The Nectar of Chanting' An Evening of Kirtan with Nikki Slade Sun, 9 Dec 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
'The Nectar of Chanting' an evening of Kirtan with Nikki Slade accompanied on tablas by Dhruva Smith

Nikki Slade is a delighted to be back at the Yoga Venue for again a blissful and ecstatic evening of chanting from the heart popularly known as Kirtan.

'Chanting is a mysterious practice that opens the heart and where rivers of love begin to flow from within us. Chanting cleanses the mind and body leaving us to connect with the abode of the inner Self. When we come together as a chanting community we experience the Oneness that we all share that transcends beliefs, opinions,cultures and religions. We experience the bliss of no separation’. No prior experience required and you do not have to be a singer to participate. The only requirement is that you bring your heart and your voice. 

All levels welcomed
Fee: £20
We will provide blankets and bolsters but do bring extra cushions and blankets to make sitting comfortable.
About Nikki
Nikki Slade is one of the leading pioneers in the field of voice and sound work in the UK. As founder of Free the Inner Voice and Chemistry at Work, her leading edge voice work has been introduced and praised by Cisco (Europe and the US), M+C SAATCHI, Deutsche Bank, Orange (Romania), ING... Bank (Romania), AON, ECO Lab, NHS, The Arts Council, Thornton’s Chocolates, Halfords and Boots Health Care. Nikki's cutting-edge approach to working with "the voice" has also been experienced by several inmates at Wandsworth Prison and at The Priory Hospital in north London where she has impacted the recovery of hundreds of addicts for over 10 years. Slade's career began as an actress/singer, performing at such notable theatrical establishments as: Drury lane, the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal National Theatre and the West End, and played in repertory theatre UK wide. After an inspiring awakening in 1989, Nikki's life took a profound turn, one that changed the course of her work and her life. She realized the need to explore the deeper connection that voice and sound had to the human psyche and body –– how certain sound vibrations caused a shift to occur, particularly when certain syllables were used in conjunction with the ancient chakra system. This methodology also created a more authentic expression of the voice. Although no longer an actor herself, Nikki offers her unique approach to voice work to The Central School of Speech and Drama, the London School of Musical Theatre and at The Actors Centre in Covent Garden. Nikki also works privately with producers, directors, singers, coaches, entrepreneurs, and CEO's and celebrity performers. Nikki is resident Kirtan Leader at Triyoga and has been over the last 7 years, has recorded three highly acclaimed CD's: Nectarine, Monsoon, and Soundscape. Nectarine was highly recommended by world-renowned tabla player Talvin Singh; Monsoon was publically acknowledged by Dr. John De Martini, and her sound meditation Soundscape has provided thousands of people with an easier way to quiet their mind and is used by leading yoga studios and motivational groups across the world. Cameron Alborzian used one of Nikki's chant tracks from her CD Nectarine for his documentary on Ayuvedic Medicine, seen on NBC's TODAY. Interviewed by the BBC, Channel 5 on Russell Grant show and a featured guest in The Daily Mail, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian and Vogue and the Standard. Visionary author and speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard at The Global Summit 2010 in San Francisco praised Nikki. She has been consistently invited back to California to share her Chanting and voice work.
250 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited) with Alessandro Gozzi Next held on Sat, 8 Jun 2019 at 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu 6 Jun 2019 - Sat 3 Aug 2019
Learn to teach Yoga with the senior teachers at YogaVenue.
Our 250 hour course accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK is one of the few internationally recognised intensive Vinyasa teacher trainings that focus on providing you with a practical foundation in Yoga over 250 hours.
You will develop an understanding of the frameworks and building blocks of sequencing classes. While the course covers the essential Yoga knowledge of Asana, Pranayama, transitions, sequencing, philosophy, anatomy and energetics, equal importance is placed on developing your teaching style, and voice. 
Part one: Thursday 6th June - Sunday 9th June
Part two: Thursday 20th June - Sunday 23rd June
Part three: Thursday 4th July - Sunday 7th July
Part four: Monday 22nd July - Saturday 3rd August
FEE: £3250
For more information visit our website
To apply email

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