Workshops & Events
Restorative Yoga Monthly Pop Ups
Sundays: 11th August; 8th September; 10th November; December 15th 6pm-7:30pm
Restorative yoga is the practice of relaxation for conscious deep rest. A practice with the use of props to support the physical body in a position of ease and comfort to help trigger our natural relaxation response. The aim is to give you the experience of absolute relaxation where there is effortless in stillness, quietness and, peace.
This practice has the potential to rejuvenate, restore vibrant energy and lift the spirit, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to move on.
Open to all. Weather you have never stepped foot in a yoga studio, or you are an experienced yogi looking for something to balance out more physically demanding practices. Don’t expect to move much the hardest part of this practice is being still!
Peak Pricing (£9 Drop in/Package)
Pre Christmas Unwind: Yin Yoga with The Yoga Family
Saturday 14th December 1:30-4pm
Join us for our Annual Pre Christmas Chill Out with Sarah & Jane from The Yoga Family. Unwind and find balance, ready for the festive season. No previous Yoga experience is required. This restorative Yoga practice will help you relax and restore balance in your body and mind. We will gently flow through restorative yoga postures and enjoy long Yin stretches, (opposite to the Yang going on around you!) allowing you to release tension from your body. Our practice together will help you to calm your mind finishing with a restful Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) leaving you feeling blissfully balanced, ready to take whatever this holiday season throws at you.
Create a Self Practice: Ellie Litu
Friday 10th January 6:30-8pm
Not that we are trying to get rid of you......but do you want more than just your weekly class, but everytime you roll your mat out you never even know where to begin?
Ellie will break down the "ideal" structure of what a self practice can look like, we will then tailor it to your particular requirements, to move towards improving the areas you feel need it the most.
This hour and a half session will be limited to 10 spaces to ensure everyone can ask the questions and get the answers they need, we recommend you bring a notepad + pen, then maybe even your phone to take some videos of things you might want more insight about.
The Pause: A workshop for The Menopause with TJ Mellor
Sunday 19th January 10:30am-12:30pm
Are you there? The Change?
Whether you’re just experiencing the first signs, or you’re already knee deep, the rise in a genuine interest in women's health, means we no longer need to be embarrassed or uncomfortable about talking about it.
It is literally that, the PAUSE from menstruating. Hitting Perimenopause brings about, for some, a slight hormone imbalance and for others a whole fairground ride charged hormonal upheaval. What’s really going on during this phase is a mini tug of war between the pituitary gland and the ovaries, and the outcome can feel overwhelming. So, whether you are about to embark on this interesting menopause journey, have recently boarded or are knee deep in the long haul symptoms, we say (as do millions of others) bring on the yoga. In The Pause workshop, expect to find 2 hours of specifically sequenced kick menopause ass asanas, hot flash busting breathwork, headache soothing, mood lifting and sleep enhancing meditations. The Pause will also give you a basic physiological understanding of what is hormonally going on (or not) in your body. If, as they say menopause is puberty’s ugly sister, let’s armour up, build ourselves a box of natural hormone balancing magic, and be ready for this mo fo. Let’s face it, waiting at the end of this ride is a tampax free, white-wearing, abdominal cramp-free party. This workshop will give you the tools you need to ensure you can enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Sound Meditation Evening with Joanne Adams
Sunday 26th January 6:30pm-7:30pm
Connect to the calm already (no matter how deep it's buried!) within as you relax, let go and move beyond thought with the healing sounds of the Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls.
A Sound Bath Meditation is an immersion in beautiful vibrations that are healing for your body, mind and spirit. It is a deeply relaxing, meditative experience which can take you on a journey of self discovery.
What happens in the session:
The fully tuned crystal bowls assist with clearing blockages in the flow of your energy and harmonise and rebalance the human body on all levels.
The healing frequencies and vibrations will help remove your stress, tension, and cares. You may experience a profound sense of peace and well-being. All you have to do is lie down and allow this to happen.
Please arrive 5 mins early to settle into your space.
What to wear:
Warm comfortable clothing.
We have a selection of blankets and bolsters, however if you wish to bring your own cushion/pillow to make a cosy cocoon for yourself so you are as comfortable as possible, you are more than welcome to.
Sound meditation may not be suitable if you are:
•pregnant (1st trimester)
•wear certain hearing aids
•have a pacemaker.
•you suffer from seizures
Arm Balance Workshop with Kate Sass
Sunday 9th February 2-4pm
his workshop isn’t about cramming in as many arm balances as possible, it’s about exploring the journey to a balance, the work you need to put in before you get there........
How many opportunities do you miss out on because you’re too scared? Because something in your head tells you can’t do it or you’re not good enough? And have you noticed your fear increases as you get older?
Do you fancy testing your fear levels? Maybe trying out something new, something scary but exhilarating? Something you’ve always been interested in but don’t know where to start?
Join Kate Sass and explore looking at yoga and movement from a different perspective!
This workshop isn’t just about balancing on your hands, it’s about exploring your abilities, facing your fears and feeding your curiosities... even if you don’t end up balancing on your hands - it’s what you’ll learn on the journey...
I will teach you what I know - starting from scratch and building up to a pose - working at your own pace and learning so much about how you move along the way!
This is one of those workshops that’s light-hearted and fun... no competition, no frustration - just fun.
Yoga For Stress: The Yoga Family
Friday 21st February 7-9:30pm
We are excited to host The Yoga Family's newest workshop; "Yoga for Stress". The event is open to all, no previous yoga experience is necessary. Throughout this workshop we will be discussing how our nervous system responds to stress and how we can use various techniques from the yoga practice to find balance during and after times of stress. This event is perfect for those looking for healing tools after periods of depression, anxiety, stress and for post trauma recovery. Our intention is to share with you our knowledge and experience and to leave you with lots of tools to help you through daily life. We hope you can join us for this exciting new workshop!
Restore your Core, Pelvic Floor and More: Louisa Thomas
Sunday 29th March 9:30am-1:30pm
This practical, movement-based workshop will offer you a full-body approach to healing your core. Treating core and pelvic floor health as a whole-body issue you will be given a rage of tools to build core strength and function, improve pelvic floor integrity and correct your posture. If you have diastasis recti (abdominal separation), prolapse, incontinence, back pain or are post-natal, this workshop is a must.
During the workshop you will:
- Practice yoga and Pilates-based movement to address muscular imbalances that may be affecting your core’s ability to function well
- Explore the fundamentals of healthy alignment, and why your lifestyle choices may be compromising your core
- Learn how your breath can help (or hinder) your core’s ability to function
- Discover why isolated pelvic floor exercises such as Kegels may be doing you more harm than good
- Learn how to integrate core and pelvic floor exercises into your everyday movement
- Understand how to engage your deep abdominal muscles without compromising your breath, range of movement or alignment - and know when it’s best to let it all hang out.
Louisa Thomas is a yoga and Pilates teacher, Ashtanga yoga practitioner, mum of 3, and self-confessed movement geek. After the birth of her 2nd child Louisa discovered she had severe diastasis recti. After learning surgery was her only option for healing, Louisa set out on a quest to heal her core naturally and holistically. This led her to Restore Your Core, an online core rehabilitation programme followed by thousands of women worldwide. In 2017 Louisa became just one of 10 people in the world certified to teach RYC. In 2018 she trained in the Hypopressives method, a system of low pressure exercises clinically proven to improve symptoms of prolapse and pelvic floor dysfunction. After having 3 children in less than 4 years Louisa was able to rebuild core strength and function, heal her diastasis and improve whole body alignment through a full-body approach to core wellness. She is passionate about empowering others to do the same.
Om Is Where The Heart Is has a 24 hour lock in window before Workshop start time, before this time cancellations will not be charged and the credit will remain on your account, however within this window cancellations will be charged at full price. Cancellations should be made via the method of booking.
Unless specified, all classes are adult classes, with the minimum age being 18.