Gong and Meditation Workshop
with Leo Cosendai
18.30-20.30 Saturday May 6th 2017 Yogacentric Crouch End
18.30-20.30 Saturday June 10th 2017 Yogacentric Crouch End
18.30-20.30 Saturday July 29th 2017 Yogacentric Crouch End
18.30-20.30 Saturday August 12th 2017 Yogacentric Crouch End
So much more than just an old musical instrument, the Gong produces harmonic and dissonant tones which give the individual the opportunity to experience altered states of consciousness, where the mind is totally aligned with the body.
This helps one to burn up emotional history and karmic blockages.From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for reestablishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). The gong also enables the brain to become efficient in producing Theta and Delta waves, which are produced by the brain during deep sleep and trance-like states.
Before you get to hear the way of the gong, Leo will often lead you through a deep body awareness relaxation or a series of kriyas which focus on bringing the crown energies down to the very base of the spine. One can expect to experience re-youthing and re-programming during this one and a half hour practice.
Leo is a Prana Kriya Yoga teacher, sound healer, therapist, and a composer born in Switzerland in 1989. He has trained with Grand Gong master Don Conreaux and Yogi Ashokananda.
Inversions and Arm Balances
with Juan Monotliu
Sunday, 16th April, 2017, from 13.30 to 15.30
LEARN TO FLY! Join Juan for an afternoon of gravity-defying fun at this empowering Inversions & Arm Balances Workshop based on the Ashtanga-inspired Rocket sequence. Never flown before? No problem! This workshop is designed for ALL LEVELS and will teach new fliers basic arm balance & inversion entries and exits as well as new transitions and more challenging asanas for seasoned fliers. Juan will dissect the anatomy, alignment, energetics, adjustments and modifications of each posture and will take you through preparatory exercises which will include the use of props, walls and some partner work in a playful and safe environment. Flip your perspective, build courage, self-confidence, strength and greater focus!
Late Night Sadhana
with Jessica Stewart
Saturday, 20th May, 2017, from 22.00 to Midnight
Sadhana means practice. Traditionally the most special time to practice is before sunrise. Experience the magic of late night candlelit practice. Make yoga your night out and go to bed feeling amazing! A more traditional yoga experience with the addition of gorgeous music and guided savasana massage. This will be a very special late night yoga class that extends from Jess’s candlelit classes that have been running as one of the most popular classes in North London for the last 4 years. Practice like you are in India.
Mandala Vinyasa: A Flow Around the Elements
with Luna Anderson
Sunday, 9th July, 2017, 15.30-17.30
Yogacentric Crouch End
From a yogic perspective, the Mandala Vinyasa is one that encompasses natural fluid movements across the entire mat, allowing the practitioner much more room for exploration.
The natural expressive quality of the practice leads its way to connecting the practice to the four natural elements, the chakra system and in turn areas of the body relating to these specifics. This gives way for a clear and precise intention for each elemental based class.
Join Luna for an energetic flow, exploring all four elements and the chakra system. We will move 360 degrees across the mat whilst learning about how the elements earth, air, fire and water work to shape us and how aligning our practice to these elements can help to ease any mental or physical imbalances within us.
ONE TO ONE SESSIONS
If you are looking for a more personal approach to your fitness, or even to gain a deeper awareness of all things fitness related, we may have the answer. All of our barre, yoga and fitness instructors are available for one to one sessions at both Centric:3 tribes and Yogacentric. Simply email the studio to book your sessions.
Stabilizing vs Freedom: The Pelvis, Hips and Lower Back
with Jessica Stewart
Sunday, 14th May, 2017, from 13.30-15.30
The pelvis is the sturdy bridge between the upper and lower body coordinating your ability for smooth movement, weight bearing and shock absorbing from both above and below. However, lower back pain is joint problems; general hip stiffness. Hamstring tears are common wear and tear from life. Our yoga practice can either hinder or heal these problems. We will start with a brief anatomy overview and then look at how we can maximise comfort, strength and freedom of movement through yoga. Learn how to accommodate injury in group practice and foster a therapeutic home practice. This workshop will mix the best of Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and isolations. Consider this 2 hours of back and pelvis therapy…a retreat for your spine, hips and legs.
Animal Primal Flow
with Ude Okoye
Saturday, 17th June, 2017, 13.30-15.30
Primal Flow utilizes functional movement and instinctual action to move beyond the constraints of simple asana practices. It’s non-mat based and we move around the space fluidly creating strength and flexibility in the body while exploring combinations that engage and challenge the mind. Its fun and dynamic while being accessible to all levels. Great for regeneration of the joints while exploring challenging twists combined with fun, exciting sequences.
Ude has been with Yogacentric since we opened in 2013 and we are super proud to bring to North London an extension of all his passion and learning within the realm of intuitive movement.