With extra time and thoughtful guidance, an intensive or workshop can take you further into your yoga practice, deepen your understanding of how yoga actually works, drop you deeper into the present moment, and support you to be a brighter and more radiant you. Margot takes time to theme and thoughtfully plan each workshop/intensive. She draws on 20 years of practising on her mat and years of training to guide you through a creative, awakening and energizing experience accompanied with peaceful soundscapes.
- Learn about safe and intelligent alignment/technique for your body
- Understand a group of poses (asanas) e.g. backbends or a style of yoga e.g. Yin, Restorative or a peak pose e.g. inversions – purpose, benefits and where they fit into your practice
- Learn about the anatomy and physiology of yoga
- Discover how to stay safe and progress in your practice intelligently
- Integrate and enjoy practices centred around a theme, bhava, philosophy, season, therapy, meridian, area of the body or meditation
- Move deeper with a longer more intense practice – experience a new approach or shift in your practice
- Gift yourself time to unravel from daily life – restorative/yin
- Be part of a community of yogis
- Shift your neuroplasticity*
*Neuroplasticity is the scientific study of pattern formation and pattern change. When you notice how good it feels to do a pose in an integrated way, rather than a non-integrated way, and start practising like this, you can enable a gradual rewiring of your brain because new neural pathways are being established.
Sunday May 5th
1.30 – 4.00pm
Immerse yourself in a full spectrum yoga experience to reset and rejuvenate yourself for Autumn.
Nourish Me is the first in my seasonal series honouring the shifts and rhythms of nature. Let’s explore how we can adapt our yoga practice to deeply NOURISH ourselves throughout the year. Autumn marks the transition from summer into autumn,, it is preparation for the meditative inner moving journey we make in wither. As the leaves drop, take time out to slow down and reflect on which practices truly nurture your soul and soothe your body and mind. This Nourish ME intensive helps release deep tissue tension, assists with flow and ease your body, boosts and supports your immune system and calms the mind with specifically selected breathing practices (pranayama).
We are blessed to be practising on a dark moon and this moment in the lunar cycle offers up opportunities to reflect and contemplate. We will start with an intention setting meditation taking time to ask ourselves how we wish to navigate seasonal change. Our practice will transition through 3 phases. we begin with a quiet breathing practice to take us into a simple yin sequence that will support the release of tension in legs and hips. After opening the channels with yin, we begin to move into a gentle grounding flow practice strengthening the legs, engaging your core and making your spine and shoulders supple in preparation for a simple inversion to massage and stimulate your lymphatic system. Sweet surrender as we relax down into a deeply nourishing and soothing restorative yoga poses unwinding and residues of mental, physical or emotional tension in your mind body spirit temple.
Suits all levels including beginners.
Dance Flow Yoga
Sunday 1.30 – 3.30pm
Unleash your creative flow and shimmery into the sublime world of dance flow yoga.
Enrich your joy of body movement, be uplifted and inspired as you dive into the ecstasy of a full body dance yoga movement meditation. This guided yet organic free form dance and movement flow opens the door for you to become the flow, to become fully present and free in your body as you express your creative being.
Dance flow yoga is a dynamic and invigorating fusion of vinyasa flow yoga and dance. Immersed in dance and movement practices from a young age, Lydia Schoenhals will guide you through an uplifting choreographed practice of breath and movement introducing different styles of dance and yoga as you flow to the current of an eclectic soundscape of Middle Eastern, African, electronic and yoga dance music.
The elements of vinyasa flow yoga are intertwined with the fluid movements, isolations and shimmies of Belly Dancing and the dance and acrobatics aspects of Capoeira. You will learn the basic movements of Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art, and then weave the moves into an organic, smooth and elegant expression. Lydia’s carefully crafted dance flow yoga creates a seamless format and space for you to express yourself in both structured and improvisational shapes as intuition and free flow inspiration move you on the wave of breath and music.
Envisioning a space where like-minded individuals can come together and express themselves through movement, Lydia encourages you to dive deeply into a space of self-nourishment, fun and full acceptance of you and your wonderful way of moving and grooving. The intensive will finish in savasana with a guided relaxation practice and meditation.
“Thank you Margot. The Autumn restorative yoga intensive today was the most peaceful, relaxing, opening one I have participated in. The music, the poses, your awesome and informative narrative and instruction were lovely. My spine feels longer, I felt my breathe and electric energy throughout my body, felt myself melt into the floor and my mum said I looked slimmer when I got home. Amazing. Thank you.”Sharna Stone
“Thank you for a wonderful Yoga intensive yesterday. I feel very good today and am enjoying the after-affects.The class was just super. I got so much out of it. I enjoyed every bit of it. I also wanted to congratulate you on creating such a beautiful Yoga space. I found it very comfortable despite being so physically close to others. Your studio looks very inviting and calm and the colours are soft and gentle. The rooms are clean and just a pleasure to be in. I have just booked in to the Dragon dance session and am very much looking forward to it.Thank you once again for a well planned and really lovely class. Looking forward to the next”Anita Padula