Perfect handstand powered by Plant Calisthenics

Join the Plant Calisthenics team for an informative, fun and explorative journey towards achieving a
confident handstand with quality form and technique.
Plant Calisthenics are a small group of specialised coaches, Yoga teachers, CrossFit coaches, physiotherapists and nutritionists with a passion and desire to help individuals learn and understand the principles behind fundamental bodyweight movements such as Handstands, muscle ups and advanced mobility such as splits and back bending. Our coaches are multinational and have experience varying from high level professional football, lecturing In biomechanics, working with Olympic athletes and world champion rugby teams.
Plant Cali have run multiple workshops around the world stretching between the UK, Norway, New Zealand, Thailand and Bali. As of June this year Plant Cali have designed a new workshop format to celebrate the launch of their latest online course ‘Perfect Handstand’
Saturday 20th July 13:00 – 18:00    £50
The workshop will cover:
• Testing for adequate range of motion, and how to address if the tests are a fail.
• Understanding alignment with specific conditioning & postural balance work.
• Teaching the principles along with the progressions that we have found to bring the most success for the development of a free standing handstand.
• Understanding compression and spinal articulation for press to handstand.
• Practice of a variety of handstand holds such as split handstands, hollow backs, tuck handstands and lowers.
The workshop will be taught by multiple coaches so all ability levels are welcome. The workshop is predominantly physical based but during breaks for food and recovery they will be optional theory based lessons for example ‘exercise periodisation for Maximal results’, ‘The biomechanics and physiology of active and passive mobility’ and ‘the foundations of sports nutrition and performance psychology’. These lessons are aimed at improving your practice and understanding of the machine that is the human body, but to reiterate these are not mandatory if you’d prefer to nip away for a quick coffee.
Participants will also get access to our online private calisthenics group as well as discounts on our online courses. Certificates of attendance are available if requested.
Contact and follow the team online for more information.
Head on over to mindbody to ensure your place on this exciting and informative workshop.

Explore Your Roots: A Family Constellation Workshop with Jenny- Sunday 16th June 1-6pm

Family constellation is a group work in which you can bring personal issues in a safe and supporting environment.

We all have been brought up with beliefs and burdens which belong to our parents and ancestors and yet we still carry them whether it is conscious or subconscious. It affects our emotions, our physical health and the way we relate to our own life. The goal of this workshop is for you to find who you are without your family drama and/or the traumatic experiences you had.

We usually start by clearing ancestors and their trauma including family secrets. We look at your family’s dynamic so we can bring up the real emotions sitting behind an issue and release them. You don’t need any experience to participate or know the issue or even your family.

Each person participates in most constellations by representing someone or something in need of a voice.
Here is a link to an article I wrote to understand a bit better what Family constellation is:

https://www.siochainandsaileach.co.uk/post/2018/06/07/family-constellation

It is a difficult concept to grasp so if you have any queries or if you don’t feel comfortable in a group environment and would prefer an individual session, please contact me.

Herbal teas are provided. You can bring food as we take a few breaks and the workshop can be intense. Also bring warm socks and clothes because due to energies, the temperature in the room changes.

Note: to the people who already joined us, we changed venue and will be in Leeds city centre.

Please contact me for payment details to secure your place as an issue holder or representative. Cancellation less than 24 h will be charged 50% of the price.

Contact detail: Jenny- 07858 129 331.

Prices: £50/issue holder
£35/representative

If you have financial issues, please contact Jenny for special pricing.

Introduction to Ayurveda, Life Coaching and Yoga with Karen Nally – Sunday 12th May

Join Karen on this life changing journey of self discovery on her Introduction to Ayurveda, Life coaching and Yoga workshop.
You will practice 2 yoga classes- Vinyasa to improve strength, tone and stamina and hatha and restorative to relax. Karen also uses pranayama (breathing practices), mindful meditation and aromatherapy oils in every class to connect to body, mind and spirit.
We will delve deep into the basic principles of Ayurveda and you will be personally assessed to determine your Ayurvedic profile. You will take away a personalised Ayurvedic specific diet with life style recommendations. Following this holistic approach to health and wellbeing will bring immense changes in your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
To complete the journey we will assess all segments of your life to gain a clearer picture of areas in your life you may need to improve and how implement change to become your higher self using one of the most popular life coaching tools.This workshop offers the opportunity to change your current perspective on diet nutrition and lifestyle by delving deep into yourself using traditional yogic methods.You will take away your own personal Ayurvedic nutrition and life coaching advice whilst enjoying the company of a great group of yogis.It is suitable for all levels whether you’re completely new to yoga or looking to expand your current knowledge.

3 hour workshop (please allow up to 4 if discussions take place).

Price £35 **

Who is Karen Nally?

Lead by yoga alliance registered yoga teacher and fitness expert Karen Nally with over 8 years experience in the health and wellbeing industry. Karen is a 500 hrs registered yoga teacher with a great passion for yoga, nutrition and wellbeing .
Karen has a diploma in Ayurveda and loves sharing her knowledge on the benefits of one of the worlds oldest know medical sciences .
Karen’s knowledge of yoga is vast as she has studied and taught a variety of styles such as: Kundalini, Vinyasa flow, hatha, vikasa, power, yin, restorative and creates her own unique mix of all styles in classes accessible to all yoga levels. She believes in ensuring each student’s yoga levels are managed by tailored yoga sequences and modifications especially for them.

www.karennally.com
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Email: nally_karen@yahoo.co.uk

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Beginner’s 6 Week Yoga Course starts 19th April 5.15pm.

Ideal for those starting their yoga journey, or wanting to brush up on the basics.

In the six week programme you will:

  • Learn foundational postures (asanas) and posture groups;
  • Examine the sun salutations and variations;
  • Develop an awareness of alignment and how to safely practice;
  • Delve into the history of yoga and basic philosophy;
  • Explore the impact of the breath, it’s importance in your yoga practice and breathing practices (pranayama);
  • Discover basic meditation techniques.

The course will enable you to develop the confidence to join the weekly drop in classes and give you a firm foundation for your practice.

On completion of the course you will receive a 20% discount off your first class pass.
£50. Course starts on 19th April.
For more details email info@leedsyoga.com

Entry Points To Meditation by Jennifer Parr

Are you interested in meditation but not quite sure where to start?

Or do you want to deepen your experience?

The following has been put together to help you find an entry point. There are of course many more options but hopefully you’ll find this a helpful starting point.

Use the headings in bold to see what might suit you best. Many resources are free and will be highlighted with (FREE) behind it.

Do you have a smart phone?

Have a look at the Insight Timer app (FREE). This app has a timer for timing your own meditations with a pleasant range of bells to start and end with. The app also has very many guided meditations you can try. All of this for FREE! Teachers I would recommend bookmarking are the following (many have websites or books that are worth a look and some I will discuss below):

  • Vidyamala Burch
  • Jack Kornfield
  • Tara Brach
  • Shamash Alidina
  • Elisha Goldstein
  • Reggie Ray
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Sharon Salzberg
  • Mark Williams
  • Joseph Goldstein
  • Melli O’Brien

Do you have a chronic condition?

Do check out Breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk. Founded by Vidyamala Burch. They run 8 week courses all across the UK.

Interested in Mindfulness?

The book ‘Mindfulness: finding peace in a frantic world’ is great to start with. One of the authors is Mark Williams. The meditations in this book can be found online at franticworld.com (FREE).

In-depth but with an excellent sense of humor are the books by Ruby Wax. Her openness about depression is a breath of fresh air. Try ‘A mindfulness guide for the frazzled’ or ‘How to be human’. There are some talks available on YouTube (FREE).

Does Radical Self Acceptance speak to you?

Then Tara Brach is for you. (tarabrach.com). She has written some excellent and accessible books.  Her website has talks and meditations (FREE).

Would you like to explore a more Buddhist approach?

Tara Brach mentioned above is great for this.

If you have been to the meditation classes on at Leeds yoga you might be interested in exploring somatic meditation. Reggie Ray has written a number of books (Touching Enlightenment might be the most accessible of these). The websites (dharmaocean.org) offers some talks and guided meditation (FREE).

Pema Chodron has written some beautiful and accessible books. Visit pemachodronfoundation.org has all the information and has some talks as well (FREE).

Thich Nhat Hanh has written some lovely accessible books (visit plumvillage.org). Teachings are available on the website (FREE).

Do you have a scientific mind?

You will relish Rick Hanson’s neuroscience approach. Try the book ‘Buddha’s Brain: the practical neuroscience of happiness’.

Join Jennifer Parr on the last Saturday of the month 12.30pm to investigate some somatic meditations in the style of Reggie Ray. FREE to attend and open to ALL.

Beginner’s Yoga Workshop Saturday 2nd March 2-4pm

Join us for our beginner’s yoga workshop.
Ideal if you’re starting your yoga journey; in the 2hr programme you will:

  • Learn foundational postures (asanas) and posture groups;
  • Examine the sun salutations and variations;
  • Develop an awareness of alignment and how to safely practice;
  • Delve into the history of yoga;
  • Explore the impact of breath and it’s importance in your yoga practice;
  • Discover basic meditation techniques.
The workshop will help you to develop the confidence to join our weekly drop in classes.
On completion of the workshop you will receive a 20% discount off your first class pass.
£20 for the workshop.
For more details email info@leedsyoga.com