Sa tu dirghakala nairantarya satkara asevitah drdhabhumih

 

Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.

translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda

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Courses and workshops provide a great opportunity to deepen and explore your practice in more detail.

Please always let me know in advance, if you have any injuries or conditions that might affect your practice.
Unless otherwise specified all levels apart from complete beginners are welcome.

4 week gentle flow + restore course – live on Zoom, 4 x 60mins

 

Gentle flow + deep rest

Wednesdays 12 January – 2 February 2022
18:30 – 19:30 UK time

‘Recording only’ option also available: email me.

This 4 week course is an opportunity to ‘actively’ slow down. A deliberate, conscious way to ease tension, unwind and relax through movement and deep guided rest. This is a practice to intentionally decelerate, combat fatigue and low moods, and nurture and support the body, heart and mind.

More details about the course

Each session will include gentle and delicious floor-based movement with the breath, limbering and awakening the whole body. Half way through we’ll transition into longer held restorative poses and conclude with a long guided deep relaxation – Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).

The practice of Yoga Nidra deepens self-reflective awareness and allows us to release physical tension, and emotional and mental stress. It improves sleep, reduces insomnia, balances anxiety and depression, and deeply relaxes body and mind.

This course is open to all, regardless of previous experience, and is suitable for complete beginners. I’ll check in with you about injuries or health conditions before we start.

A fully edited recording of each session will be provided, so that you can repeat in your own time, or catch up if you need to miss one or several sessions.

Minimum participants: 6 (of course I’ll provide a full refund should we not reach that number)

Cost: £55

Including live online classes and video recordings available for 1 year. Concessions available on a sliding scale: please get in touch

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2.5hr workshop in-person

 

Freeing the hips

Sunday 23 January 2022, 14:00 – 16:30
at the Life Centre, Notting Hill

Our hips sit more or less in the centre of the body, and the pelvis is crucial to movement in all directions. Tension and tightness in the hips are common through our sedentary lifestyle and poor movement patterns. This then affects the whole kinetic chain down into the knees and feet, and up into the spine and shoulders. 

The hips are also one of the areas in the body that often tighten when we feel stressed, worried, angry or emotional.

In this workshop we will combine yoga postures with functional movement and isometric loading of muscles. We will strengthen muscles to stabilise the hip joints, as well as actively create more mobility, maximise freedom of movement and passively release tension in longer held poses. 

We’ll finish with a guided relaxation to support deep rest for body and mind.

There will be modifications throughout allowing everyone to work at their own level.

Cost: £35

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Pre-recorded yoga courses and workshops available now

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4 x 60mins course

Inner strength, inner light – a yin & yang workshop

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I also teach meditation, mindfulness and self-compassion courses. And I’m part of the Yogacampus yoga teacher training faculty, and co-teach meditation teacher training with Graham Burns for Yogacampus.

Workshops and courses at the workplace

I regularly teach workshops (and am also available for courses) at the workplace. These can cover a wide range of topics including embodied practice, functional movement, the physiology of breathing, mindfulness and productivity, meditation and many other topics. I’ll work with you to create a bespoke session that can be offered as part of a health & wellbeing day, away day, or lunch time talk or practical session.

Isabell's Breath Workshop was a really valuable session in our team away day. It was a fantastic way for our remote-working team to learn together about practical ways to use breath to aid wellbeing. The team really enjoyed the combination of practical exercises and fascinating background on the scientific understanding of breath. Isabell has a real knack for bringing a subject to life and we all went away with some really practical ways to use this to manage our own wellbeing in both personal and professional lives.

Workshop organiser, Heart of the City, London
Contact me for availability and prices