yoga1Mindful & Somatic Yoga Workshops with Charlotte Watts

Open, breathe, relax, let go…. These mindful, meditative and deep workshops are suitable for anyone needing to make space and time to breathe deeply, reconnect with their bodies and still their minds. You will experience practical antidotes to the stresses of modern life – from the postural issues of sitting on chairs and hunching over computers to the ‘busy brain’ effects of constant stimulus and psycho-social pressure.

Gentle and opening asanas build up to stronger poses and back down again to a restorative practice; all sequenced to prepare the body for meditation, mantra, pranayama and restorative postures.

Each workshop will have different content and follow a theme to support an aspect of our bodies and minds relevant to the time of year or season. Suitable for all levels and a great complement to a more dynamic practice.

Read my article What is a De-Stress Yoga Class? for more info

For Teachers: these workshops count as Yoga Alliance UK CPD hours as I am a registered Senior Teacher – please get in touch to let me know if you will need proof of attendance. Also see Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout, and for ME/CFS and Yoga for Digestive Health Workshops

 


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Yoga Bodhi, Bath

Saturday 16th November 2019, 2-5pm

De-Stress Yoga: Where Stress meets Bellies and Lower Backs

  • £30 (£25 if booked in advance, see website)
  • Held at Yoga Bodhi, 8 Bartlett Street, Bath BA1 2QZ

Modern stress patterns and postural habits often have us curling into ourselves and shutting down the fronts of our bodies. This is often felt from the psoas muscle that allows us to stand upright and where tightness and tension can be the cause of many lower back, hip, belly and breathing issues. Here we will explore this deep muscular and emotional channel in a progressively softening, loosening, fluid and opening manner to be felt into release in our whole bodies and minds, allowing easier upright strength and body-mind support.

Go to this page to book via Yoga Bodhi – scroll down the page

Also see the Yoga for Digestive Health workshop at Yoga Bodhi on Sunday 17th November

 


Upcoming Dates in Brighton:

Brighton Natural Health Centre

  • £28 / £25 conc.
  • £5 discount if more than one workshop booked at a time at this venue
  • 27 Regent Street, Brighton BN1 1UL
  • Booking at Brighton Natural Health Centre website or on 01273 600010

 


 

2-5pm Sunday November 3rd 2019 – Where Stress meets Bellies and Lower Backs

Modern stress patterns and postural habits often have us curling into ourselves and shutting down the fronts of our bodies. This is often felt from the psoas muscle that allows us to stand upright and where tightness and tension can be the cause of many lower back, hip, belly and breathing issues. Here we will explore this deep muscular and emotional channel in a progressively softening, loosening, fluid and opening manner to be felt into release in our whole bodies and minds, allowing easier upright strength and body-mind support.

 

2-5pm Sunday December 8th 2019 – Free Your Neck and Shoulders

Modern living and hunching over desks can have us throwing all our stresses up into our neck and shoulders. This has the effect of tightening our jaw and head and can create tiring and tight breathing patterns. In this workshop we will soften into our whole bodies by freeing this area with depth and compassion. We will then explore how upper body fluidity allows us to nurture both strength and relaxation in different flavours of postures.

 


Visit Charlotte’s info at Brighton Natural Health Centre website to book and for other classes and courses – click here for directions

 

Happy Workshop Attendees have said:

  • ‘Charlotte was amazing – calming and inspiring at the same time. You never realise how little you actually breathe or how much tension you carry around until someone shows you how to release it. This was the first time in a long time I actually felt relaxed. It was fantastic.’ – Isabelle, Marketing Director at Wahanda
  • ‘Thanks Charlotte, for the Saturday workshop; it was wonderful to be so relaxed yet so revitalised from the session. The energy and calmness stayed with me not just for the weekend but for a good time after. I wish every month could start that way…’ – Sam, Steyning
  • ‘I just wanted to write to say how fantastic I thought the workshop was.  The three hours flew by and after the class my back was the least uncomfortable it has been in months.  I also felt incredibly comfortable with your style of teaching.’  – Lara, Brighton
  • ‘What a wonderful workshop …just great, I loved it….the pace is perfect, thanks again.’- Frances, London