Flying without Moving: A Yin Yoga Gong Experience
Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

Flying without Moving: A Yin Yoga Gong Experience

Thy will be still. A 2hr journey into yin followed by (more than just) a gong bath to take you into a deep, transcendent meditation. With 3 master gongs, shamanic drums, singing bowls and a menagerie of unusual and rare instruments, Cherub and Tim create a sound exploration of heavy therapeutic vibrations as Marcus leads the extended practice.

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Well Adjusted Workshop (Part 2)
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Well Adjusted Workshop (Part 2)

Follow up to the first workshop in October - so many more adjustments… (attendance to Part 1 not required).


This workshop breaks down some of the most popular poses in Vinyasa Yoga as well as some of the more “advanced” asana and will present some different ways for both teachers and practitioners to look at those postures and deliver more effective manual assists for them.

Whether in class or on social media, we often see the shapes we think represent the poses, but is this how we should really experience the asana? Rather than knowing what we want to look like in a pose, how do we know what we are supposed to feel in it? How can you actively access the pose rather than be passively put into it? Knowing what to look for in a manual adjustment can help some of us experience the essence of an asana more deeply. For people who tend to learn kinetically and kinesthetically (through movement and touch) rather than by seeing or hearing, it is especially beneficial to feel what a teacher means rather than just hearing an instruction. We will look at how to manually assist a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced as well as different types of bodies. Finding out what works for one may not work for all, this is a chance to play and experiment in a room of like-minded yogis.

 

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Elevate Your Asana Practice - Weekend Workshops Immersion
Apr
5
to Apr 7

Elevate Your Asana Practice - Weekend Workshops Immersion

In this weekend of workshops, Marcus Veda will look at how we can break out of the modern yoga mindset that more flexibility is always desirable; that every pose, every stretch needs to go further, longer, deeper. Do we ever ask ourselves, how much is enough? Can we instead strengthen and stabilize what we currently have, and where we are, in the physical body and the active mind? If the ultimate goal of our asana practice is to embrace Patanjali’s sthira sukham asinam, do we still need to get our legs behind our heads? From the dynamic flow of the first workshop to the stillness of the closing yin session, find your edge and be strong there.

(All levels welcome but some experience of Vinyasa yoga recommended)

Fri night- Take it up: Rocket Masterclass

The greatest hits of Larry’s Rocket I, II, III in a 2.5 hour-long, tempo-flow.

Rocket, so called because it takes you higher, is the dynamic vinyasa system with a rebel spirit. It was developed by Larry Schultz in the 1980s, borne out of traditional Ashtanga, but breaking the hierarchy of postures in an attempt to make the variety of the rich practice accessible to everyBODY. Unfortunately there is never enough time in a regular class to get through a full sequence and complete it with the closing pranayama and meditation. Tonight we take the whole trip.

The Masterclass was always packed with free-flowing asana, the focus on breath, not perfection. Only from a place of mindful stability can we move forward with control. Whenever there was an opportunity to progress a pose into an inversion or freestyle expression, Larry would call out “Take it up” and those who wanted to go would go, but those who were happy where they were could simply stay and breathe- neither being “ahead” or “behind”. The room is together as one with the essence of the practice is its rhythm, connecting the breath to the tempo of the specially mixed music. It doesn’t matter whether you are in a handstand, funky arm-balance or kicking back in child’s pose, as long as you’re sync’d in with your breath, you’re on the Rocket. Take it up, take it down, hold tight, it’s flight night.

(open to all levels of vinyasa yogin, but not absolute beginners.)

Sat AM - Open Heart Surgery: A backbending workshop

Backbending poses are about opening the front body and strengthening the back but so often we see people going for the maximum bend or most extreme shape possible, dumping or cranking into the most vulnerable parts of their spine. Because these junctions (sacrum/pelvis, lumbar/thoracic, thoracic/cervical) are already the most flexible, they naturally take the most stress. In this workshop we will try to spread the awareness -and effort- to the whole spine and more importantly, the supporting muscles of the core (front, back and sides), the shoulders and legs to make these golden asana whole body, not single point poses. Don’t break the chain.

We will get warm, get strong, get stretched and get in the right headspace before attempting these powerful poses, safely. We will focus on the effect on your nervous system rather than the shapes you make. From humble beginnings in Cobra and Sphinx up to the big wheels and beyond, moving to drop-back variations WITH CONTROL (for those who feel ready.) From the ground up, mobility not flexibility is the mantra. My teacher says, “You are only as old as your spine,” so keep it feeling young and healthy, looking for longevity over intensity. 


Sat PM - Put your feet up: an inversions workshop

How to get up, into and out of hand-balancing poses so that they become part of the flow in your Vinyasa instead of the place where it breaks down.

Inversions and arm-balances are about approaching challenges in a new way and seeing things from a different perspective.

The beauty of these poses is not in the shapes we create but how they bring your concentration into sharp focus, controlling the wandering mind (citta vritti). In this way they really are about taking your practice to the next level- from asana to dharana on the eight-limbed path. From Bakasana, ashtavakrasana, pincha mayurasana to handstand, we will explore how to come into them, how to come out of them, how to reach a valid expression of the pose even if you aren’t in the fullest version

The great sage George Clinton (nearly) said it right, “Still your mind and your ass will follow.” With some tips, tools, techniques and tricks, we can begin to unstick the sticky parts of your upside-down practice, intention intact.

Sun AM – Mission Hips: a 360 approach to your Rocket Socket.

When it comes to your body, the hips take the weight– supporting the top, moving the bottom. Everything we do goes through this multi-functional, all-important junction, but so much of the focus on hips in yoga classes boils down to simply “opening” them, in a single direction - out. And this is usually in the form of passive stretching of the inner groins, the adductors. But there is so much more to healthy, mobile and strong hips than one narrow band of flexibility. In this workshop we will move through a dynamic flow, specifically targeted at strengthening the full circumference of the socket, not abandoning the inside/outside edges, but paying extra attention to the rest: The front – chronically tight and overworked hip-flexors and quads- to the back- over-stretched and under-appreciated hamstrings; and the biggest of them all (loved but often lost)– the glutes. What should be the powerhouses of most of our movements on and off the mat, are now (through the widely acknowledged epidemic of “glute-amnesia”) largely found sitting around watching the supporting muscles struggling to do their work. The lazy teenagers of the modern western body, they are at the root of so many of the physical complaints we see today- from lower back pain, to hip tightness and weakness, radiating out to the knees and up the spine... We spend too much time in modern vinyasa yoga stretching, or worse, ignoring them, when we need to wake them up and strengthen … While sedentary lifestyles mean they are getting shorter and weaker every day, we gotta fire them up: Use them or lose them.

The core also connects the breath to the hips, especially the frequently mentioned psoas- or “yoga muscle” and we will use the vinyasa- special connection of the breath to movement- to integrate the breathing muscles with the moving muscles and develop the awareness so that this integration can become the centre of your regular asana practice.

Sun PM – Yin & Gongs: a journey to the deep.

Thy will be still. A 2.5hr journey into yin yoga bathed in gong vibrations, to take you into a deep, transcendent meditation.

A much-needed complement to a regular dynamic "yang" practice and a hectic life of constantly “doing”, the slow, passive release of yin is above all a powerful gateway to meditation. With a focus on stillness, acceptance and observation, the long held postures can cut through the mind chatter, moving you towards space and clarity.

Stimulating the para-sympathetic (“rest and digest”) nervous system counters the effects of chronic stress, imparted as much by busy city-life as by our own constant interaction with people, social media and the ever-growing to-do list. This is a chance to stop and really indulge in the manifold benefits, for body and mind, of true stillness. How often do we get to stop, allowing time to melt away without some distraction or other?

While the poses create a constant physical point of focus, the resonant frequencies of the gongs help to attune brain waves, taking you to states usually accessible only to experienced meditators, psychedelic experimenters or during deep sleep.

"See your thoughts, don't be your thoughts."

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Saturnia Retreat - Tuscany
May
19
to May 25

Saturnia Retreat - Tuscany

Retreat for a week to the Italian countryside. A simple escape from it all with some serious yoga.

On a 30 hectare private agriturismo (certified organic agricultural farmland) with its own forest with walking trails, river with natural hot water pools, vineyard, olive groves, and fishing pond. In between the yoga classes and sumptuous locally-sourced and home-prepared meals, you can wander, roam and explore without ever having to leave the property. Enjoyed as an escape from the bustle and stress of city life for its magical sense of tranquility since pre-Roman times. Set amoungst Incredible views of the classic Tuscan rolling hills, the accommodation is rustic, tasteful and spacious with a homely feel. Surrounded by natural healing hot waterfalls, medieval towns, archaeological Etruscan and Roman sites.

To book your spot go to the "contact" page. Places will be limited, soul nourishment will not be.

£950 for standard twin room

https://www.marcusvedayoga.com/saturnia-retreat/

At Saturnia:

  • Swimming pool

  • River (walks/swimming)

  • Natural hot spring pools

  • Woods (trails)

  • Vineyards

  • Olive groves 

  • Fishing lake

  • Horse riding

 

Within <10 minutes drive

  • Hot springs (river and waterfalls)

  • SPA (hot pools, therapies, treatments)

  • Town of Saturnia (shops, restaurants etc)

  • Bike rental for cycling

  • [Tennis courts]

  • [Golf course]

  • [Wine making/tasting tour]

  • [Oil making/tasting tour]

https://www.marcusvedayoga.com/saturnia-retreat/

https://www.saturniafontenuova.it/en/

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French Riviera Rocket Retreat 2019
Jun
29
to Jul 5

French Riviera Rocket Retreat 2019

*THE LUXURY ONE*

Sumptuous Summer Retreat in Sizzling South of France

A week of Rocket, Restorative and Yin Yoga in a luxury rustic villa and near Cannes, with organic garden-grown and locally sourced food. Hosted by Marcus Veda.

Silent meditation in the morning with two hours of Rocket yoga and pranayama in the fully equipped private yoga shala. Followed by sumptuous brunch in the morning sunshine of the Buddha garden. Then some time to unwind by the pool or escape to the many enclaves of the grounds. Afternoon tea will be followed by a 90min evening session of Yin or Restorative yoga (one day an asana clinic working on specifics of your practice, inversions etc) and then dinner as the sun sets.

Open air moonlight jacuzzi. Steam room, pool and gym. Tennis court in the olive grove and traditional parc de Pétanque. One day boat trip to islands off Cannes for sunset yoga on the beach, dinner under the stars, picnic on the deck.

All bedrooms ensuite (sharing double or twin). Single supplement available on request.

£1199 (Flights not included)

Contact to book your spot.

 

EXTRA ACTIVITIES FOR YOGA RETREAT WEEK:

❖ Boat outing to island with evening Sunset yoga and dinner on the water under the stars. Paddle board yoga, and canoeing, swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing on deck. Water games: donuts, banana boats, mattress, para sailing.

❖ Cooking with fire (wood-fired pizza, charcoal grilled vegetables). harvesting our own food from the gardens.

❖ Gorge walking and rock pool jumping. "Wim Hof" ice challenge

❖ Perfume making at Fragonard or Galimard in Grasse (make your own scents and tour of the factory)

❖ Gourmet chocolate making at Florisan

❖ Cannes for sights and shopping

❖ Go-karting and visit to Gordoun, a gorge top village with amazing views

❖ Tennis, table tennis, petanque, water volley ball, swimming at the house

❖ Jacuzzi and steam room hammam at the house

❖ Massage, facials, manicures, pedicures can be arranged at the house

❖ Thai massage available

❖ Visit to a traditional French market (Valbonne on a Friday morning is wonderful for local crafts, food, clothes.)

❖ Nice antique market in the old town on a Monday morning.

❖ St Tropez market by boat.

❖ Art galleries in nearby Mougins, an old town high on a hill (10 minutes away) or Picasso museum right by the sea in Antibes (30 mins away)

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Om Yoga Show: High Times- A Rocket Yoga Workshop
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Om Yoga Show: High Times- A Rocket Yoga Workshop

A fusion of Larry Schultz' original dynamic "Rocket" yoga sequences set to a specially mixed soundtrack- synching breath with movement. Focussing on the importance of the flow often lost in 'vinyasa' labelled classes, this workshop will not be about breaking-down, but lifting up; A non-stop moving meditation firing up the group energy of a room full of playful prana-heads. Yogis of all levels are encouraged to find lightness in their practice through all the inversions, arm-balances, backbends and balances of the supercharged Rocket system.. Til breath do us part. It's not about "achieving" asanas but "feeling" them whatever stage you are at. You will sweat, smile and get lifted.

Tickets only £12 in advance:

https://london.omyogashow.com/event/high-times-a-rocket-yoga-workshop-with-marcus-veda/

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Put your feet up - Inversions Workshop
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Put your feet up - Inversions Workshop

How to get up, into and out of hand-balancing poses so that they become part of the flow in your Vinyasa instead of the place where it breaks down.


The beauty of these poses is not in the shape we create but how they bring your concentration into sharp focus, controlling the wandering mind (citta vritti). In this way they really are about taking your practice to the next level- from asana to dharana on the eight-limbed path. The poses often seem so elusive but we will be looking at what you can be doing to still “do” the pose without necessarily reaching the “full version.” Each pose has its stages and each is a valid expression of the asana. The skills we need apply to all.


The great sage George Clinton (nearly) said it right, “Still your mind and your ass will follow.” With some tips, tools, techniques and tricks, we can begin to unstick the sticky parts of your upside-down abhyasa, without ever losing sight of the intention behind your practice.

 

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Cold as Ice - a half day workshop
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Cold as Ice - a half day workshop

Yoga versus the Ice Man with Marcus Veda and Anastasis Tzanis

A 5hr immersion Workshop combining the special breathing techniques of Wim Hof (aka “Ice Man”)  with a cold training experience and Rocket Vinyasa Yoga. While the dynamic flow of the Yoga practice is known to stoke the internal fire or “agni” in the practitioner, we will look at how the power of the cold can be used to enhance your body's innate ability to heal itself and the mind's strength in the face of adversity. We will take time to explain the science involved, including the manifold health benefits to the body and nervous system. But this will be above all an experiential workshop, challenging you to not just understand the theory but to feel the effects in practice.

Many of us are familiar with the benefits of yoga itself, but cold training is also shown to improve: sleep and energy, effective breathing, oxygenation of muscles and organs, aerobic and anaerobic performance, tolerance to cold and the ability to combat stress-related symptoms of modern city-living. It can also up-regulate the immune system, strengthen the cardio-vascular system, reduce fatigue, enhance focus and even facilitate weight loss.

Open to practitioners of any style of yoga, though some experience of vinyasa – and the link between breath and movement- will be useful.

This is NOT hot yoga

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How Deep is Your Glove?
May
12
2:00 AM02:00

How Deep is Your Glove?

Join us for a yin practice with a difference, using repeated small movements and juicy holds to find new ways of accessing the fascial body. From the gross to the subtle. We will explore yin the fascial way; deep. Prepare to reach the parts other yogas only talk about. Open to everybody.

With Hannah "GSI" Whittingham.

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On the Upside (Down)
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

On the Upside (Down)

Working inversions and arm balances into your practice, not out of it.

So often we arrive at the crow/handstand/(insert arm balance here) moment in the practice and the vinyasa falls apart. We lose the flow, the breath, and intention goes out of the window- we break down in the upside down - in the everlasting quest to nail that pose.

This workshop is about approaching those moments where you get off your feet and on to your hands as if they were just another step forward - rather than the terrifying stops along the path. We will look at how using the wall, a partner or props can help you along the way - and what to do without them. How to reconcile the shape you see in your head with where you are right now. What it really means to be doing your “handstand” whether it is 6 ft tall, or 6 inches small. And how to take it to the next level.. whatever stage you are at.

There will be fun.

All levels welcome - some yoga experience necessary- this is not an advanced workshop, unless you want it to be.

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Yin Deep - Time to get Still
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Yin Deep - Time to get Still

In this 3hr yin yoga workshop we will be using long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body, working deep into the fascia and connective tissue to reach places your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

Increasingly, experienced vinyasa yoga practitioners find the slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to their regular dynamic "yang" practice, but we rarely have the time in life or even in regular classes to indulge and really explore the depths without distractions or constraints. This will be a true journey within, challenging both physically and mentally. Find your edge, hold on and let go. A way in to meditation.


"See your thoughts, don't be your thoughts."

Marcus trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley.

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Get high on your own supply
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Get high on your own supply

Rebecca Dennis takes you on a powerful journey of breath to a soundtrack mixed live by Marcus Veda to enhance the ride and open your mind. You will learn and experience the deep healing benefits of this technique and practice this cutting edge self-healing breathwork. It can help you let go of unhealthy breathing habits, such as shallow breathing, have a deeper understanding of breath patterns and release both physical and emotional tension from the body... dramatically shifting the way you feel in your body and bring higher states of awareness.

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Yin & Psychedelic Gong Experience
Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Yin & Psychedelic Gong Experience

A live music and multi sensory yin yoga journey for the new moon. Featuring Cherub Sanson and Tim Wheater

More than just a gong bath, Cherub and Tim also mix in shamanic drums, singing bowls and a menagerie of unusual and rare instruments.

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

The slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to a regular dynamic "yang" practice. It will be challenging physically and mentally but in a more unexpected way for those who think that Yin is just about "doing nothing". It is the Andrex of Yoga, soft and strong. We will work through traditional yin yoga postures and some that may be new to all.
 

 

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Flight Club: Inversions Workshop
Sep
2
2:30 PM14:30

Flight Club: Inversions Workshop

Inversions can become the big obstacles in any vinyasa practice, worse still they can become the goal that make you lose sight of the practice. By approaching them like any other posture- safely, intelligently and with patience- we can see them as just another challenge to our Tapas on the mat.

It can be a great feeling when you take some weight off your feet and onto your hands, and extremely beneficial for the body and mind if you can maintain these postures. But overcoming the fear in getting there is sometimes harder than the techniques themselves, so we will be using various ways and means to get up with props, walls, partners and mostly your inner (core) strength so you you can experience what it feels like up there. Staying there is then up to you.

Working through and breaking down the inversions and tricky transitions of Larry Schultz' Ashtanga-inspired Rocket Yoga, expect intros to headstand variations, handstand, fore-arm stand, Lifts up, over through and into. Rocket gives you wings, whether you're still working on take-off or want to fly higher.

This workshop should be challenging and fun for all levels (except complete beginners).

Put the float in your boat!

 

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Yin It Up to the Eyeballs
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Yin It Up to the Eyeballs

Yin It Up to the Eyeballs
Saturday 20th May
14:00 - 16:30

Light Centre Monument

Thy will be still.

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

This will not be a bolster-hugging restorative yoga workshop. Increasingly, experienced vinyasa yoga practitioners find the slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to their regular dynamic "yang" practice. It will be challenging physically and mentally but in a more unexpected way for those who think that Yin is about "doing nothing". It is the Andrex of Yoga, soft and strong. We will work through traditional yin yoga postures and some that may be new to all.

"See your thoughts, don't be your thoughts."

Marcus trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley.

£25

Please call the Light Centre now to book your place.
020 7628 7780

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION AND TIME!!

Light Centre Monument
36 St Mary at Hill
London EC3R 8DU
(less than 5 min walk from Bank/Monument tube station)

For more information or to book, please call 0207 628 7780 0728 or visit https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=20481&stype=-8&sTG=51&sView=day&sLoc=3&sTrn=100000243&date=05%2F20%2F17

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Ibiza Rocket & Restore Retreat 2017 - SOLD OUT -
Apr
29
to May 6

Ibiza Rocket & Restore Retreat 2017 - SOLD OUT -

Emerge from the hibernation of the long British winter and ‘Rocket’ yourself into Spring on the iconic island of Ibiza.

Staying in the breathtaking hills, surrounded by all that this inspiring island has to offer, you’ll be based in a beautifully crafted, luxury ‘finca’ (traditional farmhouse).

Nestled amongst 25,000 acres of private land, it boasts amazing views, a stunning pool, numerous terraces, lounge areas, olive tree groves, hammock spots and a purpose built geodesic yoga dome.

No need to even leave this paradisical spot, but if you do, spectacular hill walking trails are on your doorstep and 5 minutes drive takes you to a lovely local Iberican village. Ibiza’s best beaches, cafes, bars and clubs are no more than 10-15 min drive away, with the airport being within very easy reach too (15 min).

Marcus will lead you through daily Rocket Yoga sessions (assisted by inversion-queen, Morgan Stanley)… a time to spread your yoga-wings and explore your dynamic practice in detail.

In the evenings he’ll be working your inner ‘Yin’, longer held poses to deepen and release further into the body.

Throughout the week these will be interspersed with evening Restorative Yoga sessions led by Natasha Whittle to counterbalance the ‘Yang’ energy and relax, replenish and restore the body and mind..

You’ll be kept fueled and hydrated by the delicious, nutritious and nourishing food delights of Tracey "Spiritual" Sadler.

The full restoration of the soul will be completed with onsite aromatherapy massage treatments by BuddPong®

With a few yogi surprises inspired by this world famous island to boot, this is the ultimate in a full experience yoga holiday.

£950 for all Yoga, Food and Accomodation (Flights not included)

Contact to book your spot

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Yin and Bear It
Feb
11
2:30 PM14:30

Yin and Bear It

Thy will be still.

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

This will not be a bolster-hugging restorative yoga workshop. Increasingly, experienced vinyasa yoga practitioners find the slow passive release of yin is a much needed complement to their regular dynamic "yang" practice. It will be challenging physically and mentally but in a more unexpected way for those who think that Yin is about "doing nothing". It is the Andrex of Yoga, soft and strong. We will work through traditional yin yoga postures and some that may be new to all.

"See your thoughts, don't be your thoughts."

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"Rocket & Pranayama Workshop" @Triyoga Camden
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

"Rocket & Pranayama Workshop" @Triyoga Camden

A supercharged music-led flying vinyasa practice followed by a pranayama mind explosion to take you into orbit."

Focussing on the 3rd and 4th limbs of Ashtanga yoga- Asana and Pranayama, this workshop will use a fusion of Larry Schultz' dynamic "Rocket" yoga sequences to get you "charged up" and ready to ascend towards the 7th limb of dhyana (meditation) with a powerful Ananda Mandala (Circle of Bliss) pranayama. Concentrating on bandhas and breath in the asana practice, Rocket gives you wings, stimulating the sympathetic nervous system through a constant flow synched to specially produced soundtrack to get lift-off physically and energetically. The yogi is encouraged to find lightness in attitude and approach to all the inversions, arm-balances, backbends and heart-opening postures of the Rocket. It's not about "achieving" any postures but "feeling" in them. The breath and movement doesn't stop until the seated Kundalini Ananda, accessing higher states of awareness and consciousness as we move from the physical to the energetic. Be prepared to fly.

For all levels of practitioner (w/some experience of vinyasa yoga)

The Rocket is a style of yoga developed by Larry schultz of Its Yoga San Francisco to make the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced series of Ashtanga Vinyasa more accessible to everyone without losing the spirit and power of the original practice.

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Xmas Yin Yoga for Yang Yogis
Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Xmas Yin Yoga for Yang Yogis

At this time of year, we're often so busy trying to get everything done before the holidays that we forget to slow down. The 'Yang' of doing, doing, doing needs to be countered by the 'Yin' of NOT doing. In this workshop we stop.

Using long-held postures to release blockages in prana (or 'qi'), we will work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body, taking you to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. Where the Yang gets you strong, the Yin gets you long.

By opening up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) we try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). We will work from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (the physical to the energetic sheath), taking your yoga practice to a new level.

Marcus Veda & Rocket Yoga London trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley.

£25
2.30-4.30pm
Sat 10 Dec

If you wish to book, please email: team@yogarisepeckham.com. 

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Dead Yogis Society - Ep VII: Presence Not Presents
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Dead Yogis Society - Ep VII: Presence Not Presents

For our Christmas special we'll be interrupting 'silly season' to ask you to give the gift of presence. 

Christmas. A time when everyone goes a bit overboard, forgets all about aparigraha (non-coveting) and looks forward to weeks of celebration, culminating in the ultimate indulgence - Christmas Day. The last of any good habits we've managed to retain for the year get forgotten about because we can pick them up again come January in the form of a 'New Year's Resolution'. 

But not this year. Join us in the Crypt, where we continue to focus on the yoga of action – karma yoga. Give up your energy and dedicate your practice to the benefit of others.

This time we raise funds for The Spitalfields Crypt Trust – a charity who have been supporting the homeless, as well as people recovering from addiction for the last 50 years, by helping them to get clean and sober, develop self-respect and hope for a much better future. The best thing about supporting this particular charity? They're a small East London based charity where your donations will make the world of difference to someone's Christmas. 

Come together, breathe together, sweat, fly and die together. With a bit of tinsel on.

£20 limited number of early Dead Yogis tickets available, £25 thereafter. All profits go towards helping those in need. 

Christmas hats and festive cheer encouraged. 

EVENT INFORMATION...

THE CHARITY - Profits all get donated to Spitalfields Crypt Trust - see website for information.

THE PRACTICE - Rocket: a sweaty, dynamic flow based on the Ashtanga system. We'll be led through a relay practice by four of London's best Rocket yoga teachers. Practice will be accompanied by Cherub and Tim's (Insta: cherub_soundmind) magical sound journey of life and death. Expect gongs and a whole lot more.

TIME - doors open at 6:15pm, practice starts at 6.30pm. We aim to finish by 8:45/9pm ish. 

MATS - we do provide some mats, but if you would prefer to bring your own, please do! 

CHANGING ROOMS - there are changing rooms, but no showers

WEAR - whatever you can stretch and get sweaty in. It's not a catwalk.

We will have the usual 'Poncey Water' on hand to re-hydrate you afterwards, but please remember to bring water if you require it during the practice :)

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The Yinner takes all
Oct
29
2:30 PM14:30

The Yinner takes all

In yin yoga we use long held postures to release blockages in prana (or qi) in the body. We work deep into the fascia and connective tissue in the body to a place your regular dynamic yoga practice won't access. We will open up the energy channels (nadis/meridians) and try to move this energy through the body, releasing tension, stress, tightness but also emotions, thoughts and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind). Working from the Anamaya Kosha to the Pranamaya Kosha (The physical to the energetic sheath).

http://www.yinyoga.com/ys1_4.2.1.1_five_vrittis.php


Marcus trained in Yin with the Yoga People, students of Paul Grilley. 

£25
Please call the Light Centre now to book your place: 020 7881 0728

Light Centre Belgravia
9 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LX
(less than 5 min walk from Victoria tube station)

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Rocket, Dharma & Yin Retreat in the Catskills, NY
Sep
2
to Sep 7

Rocket, Dharma & Yin Retreat in the Catskills, NY

I am very excited to be co-hosting a Rocket & Dharma retreat for the first time in the USA with yogi don Nathalie Mukusheva (http://nathaliemukusheva.com). A short ride away from Woodstock, we will be growing our hair, getting our flowery shirts on and going full 70s rock n roll.

Don’t miss this chance to go deeper into your practice under the guidance of two experienced and dedicated teachers in a location renowned for its unspoiled beauty, variety of wildlife, abundance of streams and rivers and ancient forested mountains.

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Magical Island Yoga Retreat in Sweden - SOLD OUT -
Jul
31
to Aug 7

Magical Island Yoga Retreat in Sweden - SOLD OUT -

Scandoir yoga retreat with Marcus Veda on magical island in Sweden 31 July-7 August 2016

Join us for a week of Rocket yoga and delicious, nourishing vegetarian food on your very own magical island in Sweden. 

Idöborg is a beautiful island in the Stockholm Archipelago. Yoga studio overlooking the sea, traditional sauna and rustic luxury accommodation - a unique destination promising an unforgettable journey for body, mind and spirit. 

The retreat schedule will consist of two daily asana classes involving pranayama and meditation. Included within the price are 8 days of yoga tuition, all meals, accommodation and local transfers. The retreat week also includes a daytrip to Sandhamn, a popular, idyllic nearby island in the Stockholm archipelago as well as guided kayaking and traditional wood-fired sauna. 

Link to Facebook event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/532504613595762/

Link to more info on my website: http://scandoir.com/?page_id=1318

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Spring Bank Holiday Rocket and Yin Yoga Retreat in Catalonia
May
30
to Jun 2

Spring Bank Holiday Rocket and Yin Yoga Retreat in Catalonia

Rocket and Yin Yoga Retreat in the stunning hills of Catalonia from 30th May to 2nd June 2016.

Escape the hectic stress of London for a long bank holiday immersion in yoga, healthy living and letting go. Two hours of energising Rocket Yoga and pranayama every morning and 90 mins of deep Yin and meditation every evening with Marcus Veda.

We will be focussing on taking your practice to the next level, working on the various aspects of the Rocket yoga system from the breath, vinyasa, bandhas and alignment to advanced asana inversions, arm balances and transitions. Then fully letting go with the deep fascial release of YinAll levels of practitioner welcome (although some experience of dynamic yoga is recommended).

 

Nestled amongst 25,000 acres of private land, it boasts amazing views, a stunning pool, numerous terraces, lounge areas, jacuzzi, splash pool, olive tree groves, hammock spots, trampoline, mini tennis court and space to escape. Most are so enchanted they rarely want to leave, but if you do, spectacular hill walking trails are on your doorstep and bikes to cycle down to the nearby lake. 

With a few yogi surprises inspired by the beautiful remote surroundings, this is the ultimate in a full experience yoga holiday. 


The Food
The catering for the retreat will be provided by the owner of Retreat Café, Kim Parsons. Kim’s background as a chef and naturopath mean her meals are wholesome and nutritionally balanced yet presented and thought through to restaurant quality. A nourishing experience of culinary delights will be provided throughout your stay. All meals are included as well as snacks and packed lunches on request. If you have any dietary requirements please feel free to email Kim.

Please see below for further information regarding booking methods, payments, flights & transfers; all of which we recommend you arrange ASAP to arrange the best available deal.

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions at kim@retreatcafe.com or goodlordveda@gmail.com

The Cost:
Accomodation, food and all yoga included for £399

Deposit: 
To confirm your place, we ask for a deposit of £299. Email for bank details.

Flights:
Direct flights to Barcelona can be found by searching on: http://www.skyscanner.net/ 

Transfer options:
There are various options from Barcelona airport. Please feel free to email us your flight details so we can help arrange possible taxi shares with other guests.
The average prices for taxi’s are as follows:
Taxi for 4 persons (+luggage) £150
Minibus for 20ppl @£185 (http://www.suntransfers.com/)

The villa

There's lots to keep you entertained each day with a paddle court (mini tennis), outdoor pool and sun loungers, an indoor pool/spa, a lovely garden with soccer goals and a trampoline, table tennis table and foosball, Wifi, and cycles for rides into the hills or down to the nearby lake.

A day excursion to the go-kart track is highly recomended for speed freaks and frustrated racers.

Accommodation & Prices
The villa is comprised of 6 guest bedrooms. Prices from £399 for sharing.

All rooms have en suite bathrooms. 
Please be aware that the above prices do not include flights and transfers

Location

La Portella, Guardiola de Bassella, Catalonia 25792, Spain

Situated in the beautiful plains 1.5 hours north west of Barcelona near the town of Ponts in Catalonia, the villa is an ancient farmhouse refurbished to a modern standard which has maintained all of its elegant rustic charm. With gorgeous views to the Pyrenees and the stunning surrounding rolling hills I can’t imagine a more relaxing location to escape the hustle and bustle of London.

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Dead Yogis Society - A New Hope
May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Dead Yogis Society - A New Hope

EPISODE IV

A NEW HOPE

With four yogis leading The Alliance, The Dead Yogis Society returns once more to the Crypt on the Green.

Pursued by the Ego's sinister agents, The Dead Yogis race aboard their Rocket ship to breathe together, sweat together, move together - with one intention. To restore an egoless state and remember what we practice for...

A Rocket Relay with live drums followed by Yin meditation.

For all levels of yoga experience. Bring a friend and don't make any plans afterwards.

£15 limited number of early Dead Yogis tickets availabile, £20 thereafter. All profits to Barnardo's charity.

May the fifth be with you...

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Inversions Workshop **SOLD OUT**
Feb
27
1:30 PM13:30

Inversions Workshop **SOLD OUT**

Getting Upside Down from the Inside Out

From Headstand to Handstand, inversions can be the most beneficial (and fun!) postures in yoga, but are often the ones people find the hardest to do and the most daunting to try... 

This workshop will show you how to prepare yourself for the simple to the more challenging inverted asanas, and how to start incorporating them confidently and safely into your own practice. Get on your head, don't lose it.

All levels - beginner to frequent flyer

All levels welcome
£25

 

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Rocket & Ski Retreat *FULLY BOOKED*
Jan
23
to Jan 29

Rocket & Ski Retreat *FULLY BOOKED*

7 days in a Chic Luxury French Chalet, overlooking the exquisite heights of the French Alps & Mont Blanc hosted by Rocket Yogi Marcus Veda & Retreat Café Owner, Chef and Naturopath. Yoga, skiing, restoring in the fresh mountain air.

Prices range from £895 to £950 each

based on sharing for this all inclusive package

* Airfare and transfer not included. 

A Typical Day

·      Starts with Rocket Yoga, followed by an energizing superfood brunch which includes, smoothies, hot breakfast options, salads, home-made delights such as granola, hummus, frittata and soups.

·      The afternoons are yours to do as you please – whether you choose to get your skis on and hit the slopes or snow shoe in the great outdoors, toboggan down the piste with your fellow yogis, rug up by the open fire with a good book .

·      Apres-ski yin yoga & meditation followed by a 3 course taste sensation evening meal. 

·      Take home the amazing taste of the meals you savored during your stay with an e-cookbook and handbook filled with some of the retreat recipes as well as helpful nutritional advice.

Accommodation

Relax and enjoy the beautifully restored original charm and character of this stunning Chalet now finished to a luxury standard with modern facilities

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