Here’s our round up of Online Yin, Yoga Nidra, restorative, breathwork, mindfulness and meditation classes, Wellness Workshops and Retreats for Self Care to keep you calm and relaxed during lockdown.
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When: We meet once a week for six weeks via Zoom. Choose from Wednesday nights 7-8:15pm (CST) on the following dates: 27th January, 3rd February, 10th February, 17th February, 24th February, 3rd of March or Saturdays 1:30-2:45pm (CST) on the following dates: 30th January, 6th February, 13th February, 20th February, 27th February or the 6th of March.
What you get: “Know You Energy” is a self-study workshop designed to give you deeper insight into your physical, emotional and mental constitution. In this six-week virtual workshop you’ll learn how the four elements are at play in your body, mind and personality, and how those elements affect how you understand and move through the world.
The intention is to give you deeper insight into what energies (based off the four elements) are most prominent within you, which informs what foods, activities and vocations are best suited for you. We’ll cover the Doshas of Ayurveda, The Greek Humoral Temperaments and Personal Astrology.
What you walk away with:
· A fifty-page master PDF of all content, self-care and self-reflections covered in the course
· Knowledge of several ancient systems for understanding your physical and emotional constitution
· Self-care tools catered specifically to your constitution
Cost: $140 (sign up before 1-17 and receive 10% off!)
When: 10th February 5-6.30pm GMT
What you get: Sign up to this online Mindfulness Workshop deliver via a Zoom virtual classroom and learn how you can integrate mindfulness into your everyday life. Mindfulness is the practice of reconnecting with our bodies and paying attention to our thoughts and feelings. It may help alleviate stress and manage your emotions.
When: March 4th – 8th April on Thursdays, 6-8 pm Pacific Time
What you get: Join Valerie of Intrepid Ayurveda on Thursdays from 6-8 pm PT starting from March 4th on Zoom for this intimate and eye-opening experience! Participation is limited to 20 people to maintain a cozy, personal (virtual) classroom. The video recording will be available to those who have to miss a class.
Healing Your Life is a six week series of Ayurvedic education classes that supports each participant to create a sustainable diet and lifestyle in order to prevent disease and promote longevity. In these fascinating, fun, and interactive classes, learn how to bring ancient teachings of Ayurveda into your life.
In the six classes you will learn:
- The basic principles of Ayurveda
- Your natural constitution and the nature of any imbalances you may have
- The causes of disease
- How to Heal Your Life using five sense therapies, including food, touch (self-massage), aromatherapy, colour therapy, music therapy, and healthy lifestyle routines.
- Healing techniques including meditation, nasal cleansing, pranayama (breathing techniques), and more!
When: 11th of February and the 11th March 5 – 6.30pm
What you get: Explore the benefits of superfoods and how to easily integrate them into your daily life. Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods, rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and amino acids, that offer a powerful way to improve diet and optimise health and vitality.
The workshops cover:
- Superfoods and their benefits
- How they can boost your diet, health and vitality
- How to prepare dishes with superfoods – with tasty recipes to try at home
The Stress & Fatigue workshop will explore:
- How modern living can impact on your health and wellbeing
- Eliminating energy robbing foods from your diet
- The role of diet and superfoods in boosting energy and vitality
- Practical advice on how to incorporate superfoods into your daily diet
When: 10th March 11.00am – 12.30pm
What you get: Explore with us the benefits of homoeopathy with Neals Yard remedies. Used regularly by millions of people around the world, especially in India and France, homoeopathy is an effective and safe form of medicine that can be used to treat all the family.
The workshop will explore:
- how to choose the right remedy
- how to get the best from your kit of 18 remedies
- how to treat your family and friends for a wide range of common ailments
- how homoeopathy stimulates the vital force to bring about a healing response
- when to see a practitioner and what to expect
When: 19th January 5 – 6.30pm
What you get: This workshop is suitable for those who would like more knowledge on simple natural remedies for vitality and how they work with your body, alongside lifestyle and diet changes.
Explore the benefits of natural remedies. Hectic and modern lifestyles can make us feel like we are running on empty. As a result we can end up feeling exhausted, irritable, unfocused or unmotivated and this can affect our day-to-day life. Natural remedies can be a useful addition to support energy, vitality and wellbeing.
The workshop will explore:
• what can affect our vitality
• how supplements, herbs, superfoods, flower essences and aromatherapy can be used in everyday life
• top remedies for vitality and how to use them
• further advice on how to improve vitality
When: Friday 15th January 9:30am – 4pm GMT.
What you get: Change how you feel and act around food: #1 of The Appetite Doctor Online Retreats with Dr Helen McCarthy, The Appetite Doctor.
Do you find it hard to stick to a diet? Do you find it difficult to get motivated to make the effort to lose weight? Do you find part of you wants to lose weight whilst another part can’t be bothered and just wants to enjoy food?
This is the first in a series of one-day retreats to help you change your relationship with food. I’ll help you understand why it’s normal to revert to old patterns of eating, and what the science of habit change tells us about how we can keep on track forming new behaviours and beliefs.
You’ll see that it’s not because you’re weak and it’s more to do with what diet you have chosen to follow and whether underneath it all you have mixed feelings about losing weight.
We will use up to date, fun exercises to help you strengthen your motivation and discover strengths you didn’t know you had. You’ll learn how to tap in to positive energy within you, to overcome the self-sabotage that has held you back before.
By the end of the day you’ll understand better the blocks that held you back before, and have practical strategies to tune in to and use your positive desire for change.
Dr Helen McCarthy is a best selling author of How to Retrain your Appetite and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 30 years’ experience helping people change unhelpful patterns of feeling, thinking and acting. She is holding a series of four 1-day online retreats for you to come together to think about and learn ways of developing a new relationship with food.
Most people know what and how they “should” be eating, but we all know that nutritional knowledge isn’t the whole story. For many of us the blocks to losing weight or achieving a happier relationship with food are psychological. Whether that’s because we struggle to maintain our initial motivation, lack willpower, struggle with cravings or emotional eating, the issues that keep us stuck are emotional or mental blocks.
Using practical strategies and techniques from the field of Clinical Psychology, Dr Helen McCarthy helps people change their unhelpful eating habits for good.
When: Live sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & monthly Sundays. Recorded classes for the rest of the week.
What you get: Bitesize and immersive yoga classes with Victoria of Ucele Yoga: Calming Yin Yoga for tension & stress and Yin Yang Yoga for balance.
In her classes, Victoria encourages you to focus on what you feel in your body rather than the shapes you are making. She looks at everyone as individuals with distinct bodies and minds, and helps you adapt your home practice so it works for you – your body, your yoga!
Victoria offers both free and paid Yin Yoga classes & workshops via live stream, video and audio. The long-held, passive poses in these sessions give you time to listen to your body, releasing physical tension and calming the mind.
She also holds short Yin Yang Yoga sessions, based on the ancient Chinese principle of yin and yang. These incorporate the passive, meditative side of yoga (yin) with the more active and dynamic (yang).
Cost: Free – £8 per session.
When: Evening Restorative Yoga bi-monthly, 20.15-21.45pm GMT on Zoom.
What you get: Feeling stressed or worn-out? Or do you simply want to optimise your sense of well-being? In Restorative yoga or one of our Guided Relaxation classes you’ll get the chance to refresh your thoughts and look at your situation with a clearer and calmer mind.
Maryline’s standard Restorative Yoga session incorporates a sequence of 4-6 postures per class, with one single aim: deep relaxation. The support of many props and blankets encourages the release of muscle tension and induces peace of mind.
The Restorative style is suitable for yoga beginners. It is recommended to anyone with a busy lifestyle, wishing to maintain good energy levels or address stress and anxiety issues. Expect to leave the class rejuvenated and calm.
Maryline has a strong interest in Yoga Nidra practices. Yoga Nidra is a state of awareness during which the body is in a supported lying-down position and the subconscious mind remains highly receptive to cues of letting go and achieving peace. Maryline guides you to focus on different parts of the body in turn, and invite you to relax all along. Each of our Restorative Yoga class includes Yoga Nidra.
Restorative Yoga suits beginners, as well as pregnant students (let Maryline know you are expecting) or if you are recovering from a life event, illness or experiencing Chronic Fatigue symptoms.
When: Mondays 12pm GMT
What you get: Live Stream Yin Yoga Class – A slow yoga class where poses are held for a few minutes to allow the muscles to relax, connective tissues to stretch and become mobile, and the mind to become still. This restorative class has a different focus each week (specific body part, organ or meridian/ energy channel), and offers space to let go of physical and mental tension. All levels are welcome and no previous experience is required.
Cost: Yin Yoga via Zoom is pay-by-donation. The recommended donation is £9 (and a tree will be planted with every donation £9+).
When: Tuesdays 7.3opm GMT
What you get: Lucy teaches Integrated Vinyasa, which combines yoga poses with other types of movement, based on nervous system benefits and functional anatomy. She also teach yin & restorative classes, plus mindfulness & meditation.
Classes are suitable for everyone who has a history of moving, even if not yoga. Complete beginners and those with injuries should contact me first to discuss.
Lucy’s classes are focused on embodiment, connection to self, regulating the nervous system, and improved mobility and strength.
Cost: £13 one class / intro offer for new students / £10 one class / £40 for 5 (Discounts for self employed / low income).
When: Check timetable for weekly and monthly classes.
What you get: Bright Blue Yoga offers online classes from the home ‘studio‘ of teacher Georgie Bassford.
Georgie loves to teach inspirational classes which encourage her students to look within to discover how their body feels as it moves in different ways – and also as it rests and lets go. She keeps inspired through ongoing training with amazing UK and international teachers and shares her love of exploring the body in a fun and creative way, using modern functional anatomy approaches to keep our practice safe and practical too.
Georgie likes to offer classes at different times of the day and with a different focus, so some of her classes are all about deeply and slowly stretching the body (she is a trained Yin Yoga teacher), others more dynamic, all about moving rhythmically to shift tensions from the day and feel physically and mentally more free.
Cost: You can choose to pay for each class individually or buy a Class Pass. £8 One off Class / £29 Mini Class Passes are for 4 classes / £58 Super Class Passes are for 8 classes / £65 Unlimited Class Pass (valid for 31 days from first use).
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.15pm and Saturdays at 8am GMT.
What you get: Rachel offers a monthly membership that includes 3 x livestream classes per week. Plus ongoing access to the ever growing library of classes to watch at your leisure as many times as you like.
The memberships includes short tutorials, yoga nidra recordings, guided meditations, pre-recorded gong baths, live chats and exclusive early bird access to Rachel’s events.
Become part of a community with like-minded souls; that you look forward to seeing at the start of class every week, get to know friendly familiar faces as we journey together.
Learn practical tools to take off the mat to enhance everyday life; so that you notice tangible shifts in your wellbeing. Topics like – recognising when you need to rest vs practice discipline. How to integrate Gratitude Practices into your life. Developing Presence and Mindfulness. How to breathe better. And so much more.
Cost: Monthly membership £40 per month
When: The course is ‘on-demand’ so you can start at any time and go at your own pace. It is a four week commitment, but you will have lifetime access to all the resources and a standing invitation to weekly seminars and masterclasses.
What you get: Choose from one of the free breathwork courses or the Breathwork Foundation course.
The content is delivered by the Ruzuku platform using video recordings, audio and downloadable resources. Seminars are held every week via zoom and streamed into an exclusive facebook group.
Take a Breath is a free and easy way for you to start your journey into Breathwork and get a chance to practice some of our favourite techniques here at Breathing Space.
Whatever our age, health, or fitness, lung health is something that we need to take care of. Breathwork is a free, easy, and accessible way of doing just that. In this free short course we explore some different exercises that are designed to improve your lung health.
This course explores our most powerful breathwork techniques, prepares you to go on your own personal journey of healing and transformation and connects you with a community to support you as you go.
Cost: Free besides the Breathwork Foundation course. This is usually $100 – but if you put this link down or use the code Soulseed20 you will get a 20% discount.
When: Tuesdays 7.30am – 8am GMT
What you get: A free weekly 20 minute meditation to help with the challenges of Covid lockdown. Even if you can’t make it for the early morning start, the recordings are available on Jeff’s website for students to work with, as often as you are inclined and at your own convenience.
Jeff is an experienced London-based yoga teacher who teaches dynamic classes with a mindful approach. He has been practising for 20 years and teaching for over 15 and also trains yoga teachers on triyoga’s teacher training course.
His classes tend to have a meditative quality; learning to be present, rather than on ‘automatic pilot’ so that we can practise being as fully alive as possible in each moment in everyday life, not just on the mat!
Click on this link for a recording of the previous week’s meditation.
When: In your own time. Sign up for a 3 day free test drive to get started.
What you get: Ziva’s mission is to give you the tools to perform at the top of your game. The Ziva Technique, a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting (aka making your dreams your reality), that not only has the power to uplevel your health, sleep and sex life, but help you kick a$$ at work and thrive at home.
The Ziva Technique isn’t an app, it doesn’t require you to sit in lotus pose or burn incense. It is a trifecta of mental tools used by the world’s top performers. You learn the technique once by enrolling in either the zivaLIVE or zivaONLINE courses, and then you’ve got a practice you can do on your own for life.
The amazing team of veteran meditators will help guide you on your journey, answer your questions, and help you weave this powerful practice into the busy-ness of your every day.
In addition to the physical and mental benefits of The Ziva Technique, this will fundamentally change the way you approach challenges in your daily life.
Over 20,000 students have learned to meditate with us in person (zivaLIVE) or online (zivaONLINE), including Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winners, NBA players, Fortune 500 CEOs, busy parents and entrepreneurs. When you graduate from Ziva, you’ll have an incredible, supportive community, a super-powerful daily practice and the ability to step into your full potential. You deserve the most amazing version of you. This is your chance to claim it.
Cost: 6 months access to ZivaONLINE US $199. Free for medical professionals.
When: The next courses commences in March.
What you get: This seven week’s meditation course from Belinda Matwali will help to set you up with a practice you love. Addicted To Being is a multi level meditation program to integrate meditation and meditative living into everyday life.
We are human + beings, but most of us don’t know how to perceive our being or be able to identify with it. Through meditation we get to identify with our being and come into self realisation.
Our being begins to shine through more than our egoic identity. Belinda calls this – Addicted To Being – when nothing feels better than being in awareness of the eternal aspect of us. Some Masters called in Self Remembering, Self Consciousness, To Awake but they are all pointing to the same thing.
Learning to meditate on your own, is the best gift you can give yourself. The ultimate freedom to have the tools to sit and connect with your eternal aspect, anytime anywhere.
Self Care Retreats
When: 29th – 31st January.
What you get: If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and looking to create a more positive home environment. If you are looking to incorporate better healthy routines and practices at home, such as, better nutrition, immunity, stress relief, and physical movement, this virtual retreat is for you.
If we are going to remain contained at home, Let’s make the best of what we have to work with and create a safe, comfortable, and healing environment for ourselves – a place of sanctuary where we feel our mind can rest and feel assured in health and wellness.
We will work together to create a warm and comfortable space, as well as getting to create a new routine at home that can be used during the weekend and throughout the year.
Dive into what self care practices you can be using at home with massage, skincare, nutrition, and positive thoughts. Learn the importance of creating a sacred space at home and how to incorporate certain items for a positive feel in your space.
Over the weekend you will experience yoga, meditation, free talk, body movement/dance, two cooking classes, sound bath healing, self care at home practices session, fire dancing and a cacao ceremony.
Cost: $299 Pay in full or $333 payment plan. Please email Stephanie email@example.com
When: Combine with the choice of live and pre-recorded yoga classes to create a bespoke at-home retreat day – on a day that suits you!
What to expect: Enjoy a half or full day retreat-at-home schedule that you can combine with a day of yoga classes (that’s two) from our online yoga studio.
If you are someone who can get easily stressed, are having a difficult time at the moment or would just like to have a nice day and add or consolidate the tools you have to calm and destress, this is for you!
The superpowers of mindfulness as a simple practice to integrate into your day with yoga and breathwork to feel calmer, more balanced, relaxed, nourished, calmer, stretched, more focused, more in control and more positiv
Cost: Half Day £9.99 / Combined with + two yoga classes £24.99 or Full day £18.99 / Combined with + two yoga classes £34.99
When: 16th of January 2021 9am – 4pm GMT +1.
What you get: Rediscover your soul and step into your true power on this one day online retreat. How about starting this brand new year with the intention of integrating more self love into your daily life, getting out of your head, into your body and finding new insights in what works best for you and your dream life?
This One Day Online Retreat is a joining of forces by Journaling Expert Lisa Gutknecht and Alignment coach Lisa Jansen. It arose from a craving of connection between women and spending more time together listening, supporting and lifting each other up.
In this busy, modern world we live in, it is important to practice self care and self love but somehow we often don’t find the time or the right tools to do it.
On January 16th, the New Moon is in Pisces and this is the perfect moment to set intentions and think about what you want to bring more into your life.
What can you expect from this Online Retreat? A program created with love that you can follow from the comfort of your own home in your favourite comfy outfit.
- A grounding meditation for more headspace and peace of mind.
- A beautiful Yoga Flow by yoga teacher Amélie to start the day moving our bodies.
- A Breakfast talk on self care rituals.
- A Masterclass on Emotional balance and Self Love with tools & tricks on creating your own practices.
- A Journaling & Soulwriting workshop to tune in with your soul and step into your true power.
- A closing ceremony where we dance it out together.
- Essential oils from the doTERRA Yoga collection throughout the day.
Join our retreat via Zoom and give yourself this time to connect with yourself and other inspiring women. We would love to see everyone on camera but if you just want to listen and be there with us without camera, you’re also very welcome.
Cost: €69,- until the 20th of December 2020, after that €79.
When: On-demand, at your own time and pace.
What you get: Guided by co-founders Andrea Lodico & Sara Blumenkranz, Yoga Life Retreats’ Virtual Retreats offer the opportunity to gather together to practice and celebrate our connectedness in the midst of our new reality.
This 2-Day On-Demand Virtual Yoga Retreats are intended for you to retreat at your time, at your pace. With access to practices and lessons at your fingertips, you get to create the retreat experience that fits with your life and your schedule -thoughtfully planned for you to explore a new element of the practice.
Your retreat experience begins with a digital care package that includes instructions on how best to prepare for your retreat and how to create a sacred space for practice in your own home. Your second digital care package will arrive with a link to four pre-recorded 60-minute classes.
Practices will be a mix of vinyasa and restorative to bolster strength, stoke the fire of your practice, and develop grounding over the course of the two days. Throughout your retreat, you’ll have access to our Virtual Vault to explore a variety of recipes, playlists, and lessons to build into your 2-day journey.
Two new retreats launch in November – Grounding for Times of Transition & The Chakras. In this collective moment of reflection and remaking, we hope you’ll join us for a virtual retreat — to nourish, replenish, and fortify in the sacred space of your own home. Take this time to cultivate new self-care rituals, develop the framework for a sustained home practice, and discover new perspectives.
Cost: $75 or $130 includes props (two blocks, blanket, and strap) for access to one on-demand retreat
When: 17th January 2 – 5.30pm GMT
What you get: Treat yourself to a restorative and replenishing yoga retreat from the comfort of your home. Guided by highly experienced yoga teacher, Michelle Carvill, during this afternoon retreat you’ll explore Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Breath work (pranayama), Meditation and a deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra.
Whilst the afternoon will flow (and fly by), Michelle has built in time to allow for questions and rest breaks between each session – so your ‘at home’ retreat is replenishing and relaxing.