Flip Your Dog For Mental Health in partnership with MoreMind @MoreYoga are delighted to present The Sunday Selection; 3 workshops nurturing wellbeing, positive energy and a healthy mindset.
10.00 - 11/30
CHAKRA YOGA AND MEDITATION
16.00 - 17.00
17.30 - 18.15
& MEDITATION JOURNEY
ABOUT THE EVENT
We invite you to set some time aside to prioritise self care and mental health with the guidance of these three wonderful facilitators. Sessions are live over Zoom and recordings are available to ticket holders for 7 days after the event.
Explore the chakras, meditate, connect with your body and soul through breath work and yoga, and immerse yourself in a healing sound bath.
The Sunday Selection: Tune in, chill out.
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Proceeds from this event support life changing work by UK mental health charity Mind and community wellbeing projects developed and delivered by Flip Your Dog For mental Health for vulnerable people in our communities.
Single session: £7
All 3 sessions: £15
We offer discounts for key workers (-25%) and people on a low wage (50%). Please email us using the link below explaining your situation and we'll send you a code to use when booking.
10.00 - 11.30 Chakra Yoga and Meditation
In this workshop we will be focusing on the Chakra System with meditation and movement.
We will with an introduction to the Chakras and learn about how understanding this ancient system can be used to encourage deep healing, improve security, mental well-being, increase creativity, improve relationships and more!
We will then move on to a guided meditation through the Chakras and move on to. Yoga practice designed to encourage peace, balance and well-being.
Understanding the Chakras can improve general experience of life and I’m so excited to share this workshop with you all!
I am a Yoga Teacher with a strong affiliation to mental health and wellbeing. I aim to offer a holistic practice, integrating body and mind. I have 570h+ training in an eclectic range of Yoga and therapeutic practices including Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Somatic Trauma therapy.
I work with Reiki, Crystals, Astrology, Moonology and Aromatherapy as tools to enhance the Yoga practices I offer. I always use Music in my classes as I feel this creates an immersive sensory experience.
Yoga is a tool for healing, transformation and growth: it brings me so much joy to share these practices with my students!
16.00 - 17.00: Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga poses are all supine and are held between 5 - 15 min; using bolsters, blankets and blocks to aid your relaxation and allowing you to reconnect with your breath whilst being fully supported by the props. The practice increases your well-being as the calming and safe environment lifts your mood, contributing to reduced stress and anxiety. All levels welcome including students working with injury or sensitivity.
Props needed and how to improvise: • 1 x Bolster • 1 x belt • 1 x Eye pillow • 2 x bricks • 2 x blankets *1 x pillow folded in half, wrapped in a towel and pushed into a pillowcase makes a bolster or indeed a sleeping bag tied together| A scarf or robe belt can be used as a yoga belt| A sock or flannel can be Eye Pillow| 2 x hard back books can be used as blocks| 2 x Bath Towels can be used instead of blankets. https://www.moreyoga.co.uk/yoga-pantry-best-household-substitutes-for-yoga-props/
Preparation: • Decide which room you are going to practice in • Gather props into said room • Make a sign for door, so not disturbed if you live with others • Check camera angle, I need to see you/your whole yoga mat from a (close) distance via Zoom Recommendations - Factors affecting your nervous system: • Use dim lighting or we suggest using candles if you have them at home - the nervous system reacts to brighter settings and takes longer to relax. Lower blinds/draw curtains • Draughts - Shut any wide-open windows as laying in poses for up to 10 mins, your body will notice a drop in temperature. Socks are great to wear to maintain body warmth • Noise - Try to minimise external should by pre warning household of your class. Listening to Soundtrack for Restorative - Tamboura, aids relaxation as draws you into practice.
With love & hugs,
Curiosity took me into my first yoga class, where I can recall saying “next week I’ll try it for a laugh”. Balāsana (Child’s Pose) was the pose that made me fall in love with yoga in 2006 at David Lloyd gym, Enfield. Vicki Scarlett was the yoga teacher responsible for, unbeknownst to me, a life changing experience. May Vicki rest in eternal peace.
My yoga practice deepened over the years and I started to take an interest in philosophy and noticed I was far less stressed, more patient and grounded than before. Anna Ashby, Senior Faculty Teacher at triyoga, is my teacher, I have practiced with Anna since 2007 and am proud to have completed my 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training diploma under Anna & Tony Watson’s guidance, which is accredited by both the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. My practice has moved from more dynamic to quieter styles in recent years and am most connected to Restorative yoga of which I completed 33 hours of Restorative Practices with Anna in 2018. I also hold 50 hour Ying & Yang Practice completed with MoreYoga.
I have attended intensives and workshops with Anna, Dianne Bondy, Faith Hunter, Donna Farhi, Simon Low and experienced a wonderful tour of South Indian temples in 2018 with Leila Sadeghee where I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Jonelle Lewis and Gabriella Espinosa.
My Hatha Yoga teaching is mindful, grounded and alignment focused, encouraging a conscious breath during classes to keep connected to self. Students are invited to notice how āsana (postures) feel different between right and left side of the body; given subtle differences we have between sides. Suitable for Beginners.
Restorative yoga is a passion; I love the use of props in the longer held positions, allowing students to move from "fight or flight" mode (Sympathetic nervous system) into pure relaxation (Parasympathetic nervous system). Gratitude to Mr Iyengar for both the creation of yoga props and devising this slower practice, to restore yogis back to health.
Restorative yoga poses are mostly supine and are held between 5 - 15 mins; using bolsters, blankets, and blocks to aid your relaxation and allowing you to reconnect with your breath whilst being fully supported by the props. The practice increases your well-being as the calming environment lifts your mood, contributing to stress relief. During a 60-minute class I will guide you into 4 or 5 postures: both symmetrical and asymmetrical, providing the body with a total sense of ease. I believe that Restorative Yoga can also contribute to workplace well-being and decrease the 15.4 million days lost to stress related sickness absence in 2018, 44% cited reason as Workload*
I had a long career as a HR Business Partner where I switched to full time yoga teaching, just before COVID, to achieve both personal balance and to increase the opportunities to share the benefits of Restorative & Hatha Yoga. Pre COVID, Yoga Assistant to Anna and Panilla Marott at triyoga Camden.
One of Pātañjali's sūtras really resonates with me and I often quote it in my classes to remind students that yoga is not just the physical practice, āsana. "Yogas-citta-vritti-nirodhah (Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind) (1:2)".
Proud to be one of Movement for Modern Life's new teachers, offering Restorative Yoga as of 26 October 2020. Sign up for their 14-day FREE trial and 20% off subscriptions using YVONNE20 at checkout.
I look forward to practicing with you soon, virtually, or physically. Be well.
*HSE: Work related stress depression or anxiety statistics in Great Britain, 2018
17.30-18.15: Sound Healing &
I am a transformational sound healer, tarot reader, and meditation facilitator. I have a passion for wellness and help alleviate my clients from stress, anxiety, depression, fear, and pain, often from unresolved trauma.
Sound Healing is a beautiful form of therapy known to rejuvenate, refresh and clear the mind leaving you totally relaxed and often lifting the heaviness left by trauma. It has the most incredible power to increase your life force energy by purifying your blood and energizing the lymphatic and circulatory system in your body. Sound Healing can relieve pain, anxiety, stress, insomnia, PMS, improve detoxification, meditation, immune system response, relaxation, balance both hemispheres of the brain, and more.
At Solaris Sound Healing, my methods specialise in using Himalayan Singing Bowls and Tuning Forks. My unique blend of sacred sound mixed with guided meditation and tarot, help to facilitate healing. My work releases emotional and often physical dis-ease and has the ability to quieten an anxious mind.
I am Tasha. I am a transformational sound healer, tarot reader, and meditation facilitator. I have a passion for wellness and help alleviate my clients from stress, anxiety, depression, fear, and pain, often from unresolved trauma.
This will be an online event hosted on Zoom.
A recording of the day will be available for ticket holders for a week after the event.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1. Loose-fitting comfortable clothes, bare feet (socks/blankets for relaxation)
2. A Yoga mat (or towel/the floor), yoga blocks (or books), a yoga bolster (or cushions/blanket)
3. Water to keep you hydrated
4. Phone or computer/laptop with internet connection, Zoom can be accessed on smartTVs but you will need a separate device for video (unless your TV has a camera).
5. To appreciate the day as a whole, and particularly the Ecstatic Dance we recommend using a good sound system (eg. amp & speakers) or a good bluetooth speaker. We suggest using headphones for the Sound Bath.
6. Once introductions and and discussions have taken place at the start of we ask you to mute your microphone. (Our facilitators will be across this but it’s better be safe than sorry - although hearing a few cheeky snores can be quite funny!)
7. Before you tune in set a calm, sacred space for yourself if possible.
Flip Your Dog For Mental Health are proud to have been raising funds and awareness of Mind's life changing work since July 2020.
In their own words:
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.
Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover
Improving services and support: Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem
Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society
Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination
Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.
Mind's values are at the heart of everything we do.
Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us.
Together: We're stronger in partnerships.
Responsive: We listen, we act.
Independent: We speak out fearlessly.
Unstoppable: We never give up.
20% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to Mind and 80% towards Flip Your Dog For Mental Health wellbeing community projects, which include emerging possibilities with Mind CHWF.
We proud to be collaborating with Liz Oakley from MoreMind @MoreYoga to bring you The Sunday Selection. With a team of amazing facilitators and an offering practices, resources and space focusing on mental health and wellbeing Liz and MoreMind are a real inspiration.
MoreMind in their own words:
We believe in the importance of holistic well-being and that taking care of your mental and emotional health is just as important as looking after your physical health.
MoreMind is a dedicated space curated by our Head of Vibes, Holistic Well-being Coach & Yoga Teacher, Liz Joy Oakley and our resident Psychologist and Yoga teacher, Dr Stephanie Minchin, where our community can access information, help and support.
The MoreMind initiative is to promote positive mental health and well-being by opening up the discussion and to bring people together through events, talks, workshops, content and more.
Our goal is to help support our community through our platforms online & offline and tackle the taboo that still exists around mental health together.
We're pleased to have Fierce Calm as a partner in The Sunday Selection.
Inspiring us with their amazing work celebrating Yoga as a means to support progressive change it's wonderful to be workinhg together.
Fierce Calm n their own words:
We are a non-profit community of yoga practitioners from all backgrounds and abilities who have come together as a movement to inspire & empower each other without judgement and with compassion.
The word Yoga means 'Union'
We have united to be of service to others.
Our network of community ambassadors & activists are committed to raising awareness and funding in support of our specialist trauma informed yoga programmes and registered charity partners.
Our aim: to make yoga accessible to all while supporting the most vulnerable in society and make the healing power of yoga and self regulation practices accessible to all within a diverse, welcoming environment of safety, inclusivity, dignity and empowerment.
Social justice is at the heart of our yoga and we strive to remove all barriers to access so that all may lead happy, fulfilling and dignified lives.
What we do
Our community programme covers 4 key areas:
free trauma informed yoga classes
scholarships, free educational programmes, anti racism training
financial support for BIPOC/ BAME, marginalised yoga teachers and non-profit programmes
Provision of free yoga mats for community yoga programmes
Communities we serve
We provide free yoga classes, directly or in partnership with non-profit organisations, in shelters and community spaces, for marginalised and vulnerable groups such as refugees, survivors of domestic violence, survivors of violence and conflict, and people facing systemic bias due to sexual orientation, income, age, racial or cultural identity.
We provide YTT scholarships for BIPOC/BAME students in training delivered by BIPOC/BAME teachers. We also provide scholarships to train refugee and marginalised students trauma informed teaching skills.
We lead the delivery of the OURMALA studio, community and online beneficiary yoga programme for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.