Courses / Workshops

Yoga workshops take place in Ilminster, Donyatt, Chard and Jordans Courtyard.  They provide the space and time for you to take your yoga to a deeper level.

Watch this space for up and coming workshops or follow Zoga Yoga on Facebook.

 

Yoga Basics – A 6 week beginners course

7pm – 8pm Tuesday 10th September  – Tuesday 15th October 2019 at the              Archie Gooch Pavilion, Canal Way, Ilminster TA19 9FE

If you’re new to yoga or haven’t done a Downward Facing Dog for years, this course will guide you through in a supportive and encouraging way.  The programme will provide grounding in some of the key yoga poses, focusing on alignment and benefits. We’ll look at breathing practices (pranayama), which help calm the mind and explore some simple meditation and relaxation techniques.

The cost is £36, booking is essential as spaces are limited.  Places only confirmed on receipt of payment.  

Soothing Yoga Retreat Day – Sold out

10am – 5pm Saturday 28th September 2019 at Vaughn Lee Memorial Hall, Whitelackington, Nr Ilminster TA19 9EF

Step off the treadmill and take time out to nurture and nourish your mind and body.  This relaxing day combines plenty of yoga with nature and tasty nutritious home-made food.  The day will begin with an energising yoga session incorporating asana and pranayama to stretch open the body and revitalise your mind. After the mornings yoga practice we’ll sit down to a sociable light lunch, lovingly prepared by O-jas; local event caterers, who specialise in delicious freshly prepared vegan and vegetarian dishes.

Once you’ve nourished your belly, weather permitting we’ll take a short walk in nature, before returning to the village hall for a restorative yoga session.   Restorative yoga poses are done either seated or lying down using plenty of yoga blocks and bricks, they encourage the body to let go of muscular tension and trigger the relaxation response in the nervous system, releasing any remaining stress.  Then melt effortlessly into a Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation which soothes the mind and leaves you feeling blissfully calm.  To aid your journey home the day will finish with tea and home-made cake. 

The earlybird cost is £50 if booked by August 30th, then the full price is £60. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Places only confirmed on receipt of payment.

A Journey Through the Chakras

9.30am – 12.30pm Sunday 13th October 2019 at Vaughn Lee Memorial Hall, Whitelackington, Nr Ilminster TA19 9EF

The chakra system is an ancient map of the 7 main energy centres of the body. Each chakra is connected to a different part of the body, as well as being associated with our mental and emotional self. When energy passes through the chakras smoothly and evenly we feel balanced and grounded in both body and mind.  Stress, ill health, emotions and mental wellbeing can impact on the flow of energy through the chakras, causing excess or low energy and even blockages.  This in turn can leave us feeling tired, emotional and out of sorts. In this workshop you will gain a better understanding of the chakras and the characteristics associated with each one.  You will learn how to tune into and balance these energy centres using a range of yoga practices including asana, pranayama and meditation. 

The cost is £20, booking is essential as spaces are limited.  Places only confirmed on receipt of payment.

Yoga by Candlelight

  • 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 22nd October
  • 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 12th November
  • 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 10th December

All at the Archie Gooch Pavilion, Canal Way, Ilminster TA19 9FE

As the autumn nights draw in gently ease out tight tense muscles with slow flowing stretches, Yin and Restorative Yoga poses.  Using calming breathing techniques we will soothe the body and quieten the mind.  The session will end with a soothing yoga nidra (a guided yogic sleep), which will leave you feeling calm and rested, all ready to go to bed!!

The cost is £15, booking is essential as spaces are limited and only confirmed on receipt of payment.

Runners Yoga

2pm – 4.30pm Saturday 16th November at the Yoga Barn, Jordans Courtyard, nr Ilminster

Enhance your running performance with this workshop designed specifically for runners.  We’ll explore yoga positions that improve your flexibility and stability, which can decrease your risk of injuries.  Using yoga postures and breathing techniques to increase lung capacity and restorative yoga poses to gently release tight muscles.  In addition, you will learn some quick and easy post run stretches. Suitable for anyone new to yoga.  

The cost is £35 and needs to be booked via the Yoga Barn at Jordans Courtyard

Restore and Rejuvenate – Yoga Day Retreat

10am – 5pm Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Vaughn Lee Memorial Hall, Whitelackington, Nr Ilminster TA19 9EF

Find your inner balance and treat yourself to a day of inner peace which will leave you with a clear mind, healthy body and a happy soul. 

The morning will start with a calming yet energising flow of yoga poses, designed to stretch out tight shoulders, hips and lower backs.   Create a sense of peace and stillness in the mind and body with pranayama and meditation; then feed your soul with a delicious freshly made vegetarian / vegan lunch.   After eating, weather permitting we’ll take a short mindful walk through the grounds of the nearby Dillington Estate.  On our return we will then gently release any remaining tension from the body with a combination of Restorative and Yin Yoga poses, followed by a Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) which will leave you feeling blissfully calm.  Before we say our goodbyes and depart for the day enjoy a tea and some homemade cake.

Zoë will be your yoga guide, and the food will be provided by O-Jas, local event caterers specialising in healthy vegetarian and vegan food  www.o-jas.co.uk

The earlybird cost is £50 if booked by October 26th, then the full price is £60. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Places only confirmed on receipt of payment.

Yoga for Cyclists

2pm – 4.30pm Saturday 30th November at the Yoga Barn, Jordans Courtyard, nr Ilminster

Suitable for all levels of cyclists this workshop is designed specifically to target the areas of the body that get tight and tense.  We’ll explore yoga positions that improve your flexibility and stability, which can decrease your risk of injuries and also soothe sore shoulders, backs and hips.  Using yoga postures and breathing techniques to increase lung capacity and restorative yoga poses to gently release tight muscles.  Suitable for anyone new to yoga.  

The cost is £35 and needs to be booked via the venue at Jordans Courtyard

Outdoor Pop Up Yoga

During the summer I hold occasional yoga sessions outside.  Follow Zoga Yoga on Facebook to ensure you hear of these impromptu sessions.

 

 

I always leave a session feeling completely calm and relaxed, both physically and mentally”
Hilary North

For more information about workshops please contact me I’d love to hear from you