Welcome to October at Yoga Kula. We begin to slow down, nourishing and restoring whilst building that inner fire to keep us going over the darker months.


Tuesday 1st October // 4-5pm Yin Nidra October

Pop Up // Yin + Nidra.

| Drop in for £8.50, or use your Daytime Class Pass.

Join Amera Stanforth for a chance to find stillness and deep relaxation.

We begin with long held seated poses designed to get into deep tightness in the body and free up blocked energy. Working to release the connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments), improving flexibility to support a healthy body and a peaceful mind.

The class will close with a deeply restful Yoga Nidra meditation or ‘Yogic Sleep’. Yoga Nidra can relieve mental and physical tension, calming the nervous system and aiding relaxation.

A perfect dose of self-care!

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Wednesday 2nd October // 11:30-12:30pmHatha Flow

New Class // Hatha Flow

| To launch this class, this session is completely F R E E !

| Liz Hurd + Gillian Felton

Have you always wanted to give yoga a go? Or maybe you have just completed one of our Beginners Courses and are ready to continue to grow and develop your yoga practice and are wanting to try out the wide range of sessions we have available on the Kula timetable.

Hatha Flow is for you! In this class, we focus on and practice classical Hatha postures, which are the foundation of many other practices. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to yoga, or simply looking to refine your practice. You will be expertly guided through the class and offered the opportunity for continuous progression.

There is plenty of time to explore the postures through skillful instruction and demonstation as we begin to flow, from one pose to the next. Never rushing, and always creating space to connect with our foundation, focus on alignment and synchronise our breath with our movement.

This class is taught by Liz Hurd and Gillian Felton, whose compassionate, kind, and thoughtful approach allows you to practice at your own pace. Encouraging you to listen to your body and use your breath to help guide and ease into the flow of the class.

Expect a class which strengthens and stretches both your mind and body, as they teach you how to bring a balance between the two.

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Wednesday 2nd October – 6th November // 5:30-6:45pm at Sweaty Betty Leeds. Handstand course

Course // 6 Weeks to Handstand with Taylor Selby

| £60

This 6 week course will give you all the tools and techniques to build a foundation for a consistent handstand practice.

Whether you are just starting to explore the idea of going upside down or are wanting to advance your inversion practice, this course could be for you!

This 6 week course will help you learn how to move past any fears and find a solid foundation of how to practice handstands safely and efficiently. This course’s aim is to give you the confience you need to advance your inversion practice through weekly guidance and instruction from both Taylor and her assistant Dan.Each 75 minute session will include a mini vinyasa flow to get the body warm, as well as handstand specific drills and conditioning. Each session will be different as we will start with the foundations of handstand and continue to progress as every week we will be building upon the previous session.

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Friday 4th October // 7:15-9pmDeep Soma Workshop

Workshop // Deep  Soma with Amera Stanforth

| £20

The Sanskrit word, Soma means, “moon”. It is also the name of the Hindu moon God who is known for kindness and gentleness. Soma also describes a nectar that flows within each of us. This nectar needs to be replenished regularly with nourishing and relaxing activities. When Soma runs low we move towards ‘burn out’.

As the nights begin to draw in this is the natural time for us to replenish Soma. This deeply relaxing/nourishing workshop offers the opportunity to slow down and find a sense of inner calm.

Using fully supported and deeply relaxing restorative postures and meditation techniques students are encouraged to take time to find comfort and stillness so they may journey more deeply inwards and replenish Soma levels. To enhance the experience, gentle music, relaxing essential oils and faux fur rugs will be used to create a nourishing, restful and relaxing yoga cocoon.

The session closes with a soothing neck and shoulder massage to relieve tension and a deeply restful Yoga Nidra meditation or ‘Yogic Sleep’. Beginning with setting a personal intention you will then be guided through a relaxation technique to expand your awareness and encourage stillness and calm.

There will be time at the end to enjoy some sleepy tea and dark chocolate to leave feeling fully nourished, calm and ready for a night of deep sleep.

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Saturday 5th October // 2:30-5pm Ashtanga Technique October

Yoga Technique // Ashtanga Inversions with Claire Dambawinna

| £20

Join Yoga Technique Expert Claire for a fun, dynamic alignment based workshop looking at inversions from the closing sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series.

Claire will support you to work with inversions safely with a strong focus on structure, tone, and alignment. Be guided through a dynamic sequence of poses designed to strengthen and open the body in preparation for inversions. Don’t worry if inversions are not available to you at the moment. This session will prepare you to begin working with them or work to finesse them if they are already in your practice.

During the workshop:

Learn about the structure and alignment of inversions and how to practice them correctly and safely to reap the deep benefits.Practice a dynamic sequence of preparatory poses to prepare and open the body (influenced by the Ashtanga system). Spend the second part of the session working towards headstand and shoulder stand including various options and modifications.Some Yoga Experience required.

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Saturday 5th October // 7:30-9pmUnfold October

Pop Up // Unfolding in the Flow with Lara Heppell

| £10.50 drop in, or use your Anytime Class Pass.

*Women only

Finding your own authentic way of moving to create inner comfort, ease and vitality.

Join Lara for a special class and glide into your Saturday night feeling centered, spacious, alive and present.

Unfolding in the flow is an invitation to journey deeply into you, to reawaken your senses, and sensuality through intuitive and creative movement, breath, body and self-expression.

Working with the internal ‘energy body’ through fluid movement and rhythmic sequences that emerge from the support and grounding of earth to create internal space in the body that can move in all directions allowing your whole body to feel open, spacious and energized.

A chance to reconnect with your true essence, in the present moment. Our focus for this session will be on creating inner comfort, ease and vitality, releasing energy through the body to bring about a sense of freedom and joy! Moving away from more linear organised posture practices, and a purely alignment focused perspective, to explore our bodies in new ways to unlock an inner body flow. Improving health and inner vitality by increasing our feminine (Shakti) energy.

Giving us a little shakeup in the slower Autumnal months and a chance to reconnect with the wild woman within.

Please note that this is a women-only class. Open to women of all ages / stages of life, including Pregnant Women.

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Sunday 6th October // 12:30-4pm May Birth Prep

Workshop // Birth Preparation with Lara Heppell

| £80 per couple.

Our fabulous Birth Preparation workshop has been lovingly designed by Lara to help women and their birth partners / supporters prepare for the amazing experience of birth.

The session will begin and end with relaxing hypnobirthing practices which you will receive copies of to listen again at home.

During the rest of the session we will discuss birth from a natural physiological perspective and provide you with a safe, open and nurturing space in which to gain new skills and confidence, discuss birth (in a non-medical setting) as a couple or in a small workshop environment with other parents-to-be.

We like to think of this session as a dress rehearsal for birth, including:

– Active Birth and Movement Techniques – a blend of birth ball work, rebozo, active birthing positions as well as helpful yoga movements.
– Sensation Management Techniques – includes powerful breathing techniques, practical Birth Skills, the power of scent and practical skills such as active legs in labour, the use of props and partner support techniques.

– Breathing, Affirmation, Visualisation & Relaxation practices; supplying you with a variety of techniques designed to support you through each stage of your labour. Whether to help you find some balance, peace and calm, inner vitality and rejuvenation or as a support to help manage strong sensations as labour progresses through to transition.

– Birth Partner Preparation – learn practical skills like the “hip squeeze”, useful massage and stretching techniques or rebozo skills to use to help relax and support mum in labour…practice makes perfect!

The session will enable you as a couple to work together, gain new skills and confidence and more importantly discover what you both want from your birth experience. It is a unique opportunity for you and your partner to connect with your baby and explore what support might mean for you, how you can work together to empower the mother and create an environment that promotes calm and relaxation for both you and baby.

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Tuesday 8th October // 4-5pm Yin Nidra October

Pop Up // Yin + Nidra.

| Drop in for £8.50, or use your Daytime Class Pass.

Join Amera Stanforth for a chance to find stillness and deep relaxation.

We begin with long held seated poses designed to get into deep tightness in the body and free up blocked energy. Working to release the connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments), improving flexibility to support a healthy body and a peaceful mind.

The class will close with a deeply restful Yoga Nidra meditation or ‘Yogic Sleep’. Yoga Nidra can relieve mental and physical tension, calming the nervous system and aiding relaxation.

A perfect dose of self-care!

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Friday 11th October // 7-9pmMoon Sequence

Workshop// Moon Sequence + Meditation

| £22.50

Join Senior Yoga Teacher Julia Knight for our October Moon Sequence + Meditation workshop.

The Moon Sequence was created by advanced Ashtanga yoga practitioner Matthew Sweeney as a way to balance the fiery nature of the Ashtanga yoga practice and restore the body on moon days when our energies need support with this nourishing yet dynamic sequence.

This sequence is not just for Ashtangis! Anyone who enjoys feeling grounded, moving with the breath and wishes to work with the softening and releasing of the shoulders and hips will benefit. We will work through a series of moon salutations that encourage energy in the heart space and third eye chakra to open to its potential. The series also includes some deep backbends that will be offered in stages so that you can attune and choose the levels of postures in a way that best benefits you and your self-care.

This moon sequence harmonizes our Yang practices and busy lives, with a cooling Yin attitude and pace bringing us into balance and caring for and cooling our often frazzled nervous system, pausing to meditate and feel the deep impact of this codified sequence.

To seal the session settle into a long and deeply relaxing Savasana supported by the relaxing aromas of Chapter Organics Mists before taking time to deepen the connection to source with cooling Pranayama and a guided Moon Meditation.

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Saturday 12th October // 2:30-3:45pm Bird of Paradise October

Pop Up // Unfold Your Body | Bird of Paradise

| Drop in for £10.50, or use your Anytime Class Pass.

We join Miz DeShannon to explore Bird Of Paradise (Svarga Dvija) pose…

Svarga (Paradise / Heaven) Dvija (twice born) asana; embodying renewal and opening up to vulnerability, emulating the shape of the beautiful flower of the same name.

Experience deep hip openers and hamstring stretches in a super steady flow, firing up the core and finding balance, working on passive and active range of movement, twists and drishti.

We’ll be discovering focus, form, and strength, but openness at the same time – finding a spark both emotionally and physically.

Let this movement sink into your being, through some deep supportive and restorative poses.

Focus on breathing, releasing and relaxing your way into your Saturday evening.

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Saturday 12th October // 5:30-6:45pm Warm Vinyasa Flow October

Pop Up // Vinyasa Glow

| Drop in for £10.50, or use your Anytime Class Pass.

Join Ella in this warm vinyasa flow class and build a glow from the inside out. The warmth from the studio’s infrared heating technology will help the body to detoxify while releasing muscle tension. Skin collagen will be boosted leaving you with a new brightness that radiates from within.Flow through poses synchronizing movement with breath. Discover full-body expansion as you flow and glide through the surrounding space.

We will take breath-centered movement alongside music, connecting to the energy available when practicing in a group. Together we’ll flow, soften and glow.

The class will end with a hydrating facial mist to soothe, nourish and tone the skin.

The temperature will be lower than in our hot classes and the movement easeful for a heartwarming experience that envelopes your body and mind into a blissful Saturday evening.

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Saturday 12th October // 7-8:15pm Rest Restore October

Pop Up // Rest + Restore

| Drop in for £10.50, or use your Anytime Class Pass.

Rest is one of the most nourishing habits we can indulge in. By slowing down the mind, body and, in turn, the breath, we allow ourselves to find a natural balance.

Join Ella Young for a Restorative Yoga Pop-Up that will provide the perfect remedy for both stress and anxiety, as well as a great alternative to a Saturday night out.

During class Ella will lead you into supported postures of complete comfort where every layer of your being can surrender to a greater force. As you bathe in the present moment, your concerns over the past or worries about the future will simply melt away, allowing you to revel in the beauty of stillness.

With each pose tailored to your specific needs, be prepared to enjoy a Saturday evening of total bliss.

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Sunday 13th October // 12:30-4pmAdvanced Restorative

Workshop // Dive Into Autumn // Advanced Restorative Workshop

| £35

“Inner peace is not the opposite of turmoil, it is being intimate with whatever happens, no matter how unpleasant or unwelcome.” Godfrey Devereux.

Autumn is a time for drawing deeper into ourselves and into our bodies. Dive into Autumn is an invitation to embrace this seasonal shift and dive more deeply into ourselves through restorative yoga, inner connection and deep rest.

This workshop will teach you how to take the time to breathe, relax, nurture, ground and balance yourself with the vital practices of restorative yoga.

Perfect for those who enjoy restorative yoga and are interested in exploring advanced restorative poses and techniques. It will be relaxing yet informative with a blend of experiential practices and open workshop-style learning to improve self-practice or your own teaching skills.

We begin with a meditation practice designed to bring us into our body and invite softness with a sense of relaxation into the spine, body and mind.

Following a variety of restorative forward bend options to take us out of our head and into our body, we start our practice at floor level, with a slow-flowing, restorative sequence, aided by supportive props and natural and organic alternate nostril breathing.

After a short break we will explore more technical backbends and inversion restorative postures using props helping us to understand how to set up and how to support each other and ourselves in these more complex restorative poses.

We end with a deep long, luxurious savasana practice to integrate all of the things we have experienced and learned during the session. Aromatherapy oils will be used to reawaken our senses, and sweet treats and tea will revive and soothe us.

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Sunday 20th October // 2-4pmFlow to the Beat

Workshop // Flow to the Beat

| £20

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche.

Join the captivating Susi Wick for this dynamic and rewarding workshop.

Immerse yourself in the magical union of mind, body, breath, and beat.

Flow to the Beat is a lively, fun Vinyasa flow based workshop including a thoughtfully selected playlist, a wonderful extended cool down and deep Savasana with hands-on adjustments.

After an invigorating warm up, we build to a fluid sequence of poses. Cumulating breath and movement to song, we repeat our flow and develop a sense of moving meditation. Starting with the first beat and finishing with the last, flow to let go and lose yourself in the present moment.

This workshop is suitable for yogis who have a regular practice, who know breathing techniques, basic alignment principles and Sun Salutations. Not suitable for complete beginners, pregnant or postnatal students.

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Tuesday 22nd October // 4-5pm Yin Nidra October

Pop Up // Yin + Nidra.

| Drop in for £8.50, or use your Daytime Class Pass.

Join Amera Stanforth for a chance to find stillness and deep relaxation.

We begin with long held seated poses designed to get into deep tightness in the body and free up blocked energy. Working to release the connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments), improving flexibility to support a healthy body and a peaceful mind.

The class will close with a deeply restful Yoga Nidra meditation or ‘Yogic Sleep’. Yoga Nidra can relieve mental and physical tension, calming the nervous system and aiding relaxation.

A perfect dose of self-care!

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Friday 25th October // 7:15-9:15pmGeorge Retune August

Workshop // Chakra Flow + Gong Bath

| £20

Join George Ruddiman to retune, restore and nourish your subtle energies with a Chakra Flow Moving Meditation and relaxing Gong bath.

Before we immerse ourselves in a healing bath of sound; We begin with a chakra flow moving meditation where we connect the breath to movement alongside some beautiful and uplifting kirtan music. The breath is the gateway into the subtle energies and when we connect it directly with movement we can really drop into the present and tune into the subtle body.

For the final hour of this retuning workshop we settle back supported with an array of yoga props and surrender to the soothing and relaxing sounds of the Gong. The Gong is an ancient healing tool that can help emotional and physical wellness, by activating the parasympathetic nervous system which is generally under stimulated in our culture, the effects are meditative, healing and deeply relaxing. The sound vibration is experienced by every cell in the body and this brings greater balance and harmony.

Georges’ Gong is tuned to the Sidereal Moon which brings the feminine yin element and helps with emotional balance, inner connection and empathy.

Please note, a gong bath may not suitable for people suffering with clinical depression, psychosis, epilepsy or those who are pregnant.

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Saturday 26th October // 2:30-3:45pmSing with your Body October

Pop Up // Sing with your Body

| Drop in for £10.50, or use your Anytime Class Pass.

Join Emma Sargison for a pop-up class that will explore singing with your whole body. Emma is both a singing and yoga teacher and through this yoga sequence she will take you to places in your body where you can connect with your true voice.

Using waves of breath this class will flow through postures, from the feet to the head, that will help you to connect with yourself.

Emma passionately believes that singing is our natural expression and by familiarising ourselves with our whole singing body we can find our voice and release natural energy.

This class is for anyone who wants to learn deeper ways to communicate and connect with themselves, as well as those who want to bring more song into their lives.

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Saturday 26th October // 7:30-9:30pmCandlelit Reiki

Workshop // Candlelit Reiki

| £22.50

“If you want the moon do not hide from the night. If you want a rose do not run from the thorns. If you want love do not hide from yourself” – Rumi

Take time to reflect with an evening of deep restoration filled with the magical touch of reiki and Shamanic instruments, used to heighten inner vibrations to evoke a deep release.

Arrive and connect deeply within offering ourselves compassion and love. Set intentions for the upcoming year allowing the unspoken words to come forth, shedding the past through reflection to make room for the new.

A restful blend of lavender, patchouli, ylang-ylang and bergamot essential oils surround you as you enter into the candlelit space. Sacred herbs from Columbia will be used to cleanse and prepare the mind and body to slow down, recharge and rest.

Expect:

  • Chapter Organics Scents
  • Restorative Yoga Poses
  • Reiki Instruments
  • Candles
  • Room mists
  • Blended relaxation tea
  • Intention setting
  • Columbian herbs

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