Flip Your Dog For Mental Health in partnership with MoreMind @MoreYoga are delighted to present The Sunday Selection; an afternoon of yoga, breath work, movement medicine and sound healing.
Tune in, chill out.
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100% of 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 Kundalini and breath workshop
Kundalini Yoga infused with Breath-work to help soothe & strengthen the nervous system. In classic Kundalini yoga we practice asanas, pranayama (the life force energy), Kriya yoga (set of exercises) and meditation.
In order to receive and manifest abundance and prosperity, you need to be present, to stay in tune with your physical body and become grounded. During this workshop we will be working on the chakras and opening the channels through different exercises to manifest balance, inner strength and peace of body, mind and soul.
Marta is an inspiring and passionate yoga teacher. Coming from a corporate background she brings a modern approach to Yoga, empowering students to embrace 'real life' challenges, to manage thier emotions and to create a shift in their life.
She specialises in Kundalini for Addiction and managing stress and anxiety.
16.00 - 17.30: Movement Medicine
Movement Medicine is a powerful embodiment practice for our times.
Fundamentally it is a moving meditation where we bring movement and awareness to our bodies and our hearts and minds.
By bringing awareness into the body we come into a deeper relationship with ourselves and each other. This is a powerful path to truly stepping into our greatest potentials in life.
As we come into an embodied relationship with our bodies we can release many of the old patterns, emotions, and beliefs that have been stored in our system and open to new possibilities. By freeing up and accessing the intelligence of our body we allow the intelligence of life to move through us and guide our thoughts, actions, and ways of being beyond our conditioning and inherited modes of existence.
In a world where we are generally telling our bodies what to do, it is a revolutionary act to be guided by the intelligence of our body. In my understanding, this is the same practice that we need to embody in our relationship to the Earth we live on.
Benjamin is deeply committed to showing up and playing his part in theses pivotal time we are living in. He is wholeheartedly engaged in his work with the awareness of where we find ourselves as a species and is he is commented to supporting people in practices to transform themselves and the world.
His offerings include Breathwork and Embodiment practices to support healing and awakening. His way of working brings release, clarity, and a strengthened connection to self, other and community.
He offers Movement Medicine dance journeys which are much like an Ecstatic Dance but with the addition of simple guided facilitation and an initial practice called Awakening the Dancer which is a core part of Movement Medicine’s way of working.
He’s also a Breathwork facilitator and teaches various Breathwork techniques including ones for deep inner work as well as ones for the optimisation of energy and vitality.
18.00-18.45: Sound Bath & Meditation
Gong Baths are one of the most transformational holistic rejuvenating vibrational experiences one can have.
A gong bath is a sound massage for the body and mind. (great for those of you who like the idea of a massage, but don't like to be touched). Also for those who are looking to clear, or shift something in their lives. Gongs can kick-start the process of healing, but also test your resistance in letting go.
All you have to do is lay down comfortably, with a pillow and a blanket, and drift off into a deeply relaxed state.
Junior is a proud south London native born and bred with a background in performing. Since the age of six, he was thrusted on the stage and developed a deep love ever since for the arts and the discipline that it carries.
Junior’s yoga journey began a long long time ago where he combined his performing with the yoga practice but he wasn’t fully ready to accept the practice in all its glory, it wasn’t till a few years later that he would fully embrace his yogic path and truly fall deep love for the practice. Junior began to notice the benefits of the mind body and soul union through yoga & meditation; it began to reawaken the unspoken connection that he shares with the universe.
Junior’s classes are fun energetic with a dash of sass, combing creative sequencing and a spirit of playfulness with a dose of inspiration to help deepen your practice with a hint of spirituality. He doesn’t take yoga too seriously he believes you take what you want and need from the practice.
Junior invites you to come and share in the joy, experience the authentic honesty with each other and like-minded energies. Junior teaches Ashtanga, Mandala & Shamanism Vinyasa, Rocket & Yin yoga Forrest yoga. Also, hold's monthly sound healing Gong baths at Yoga house & Studio 54 Hot Yoga Peckham, and oat other pop locations.
Junior works deeply with energy as Reiki master and QI-gong, his thirst for knowledge is forever expanding. In his spare time catch him singing a tune, throwing some shapes, splits on the dance floor and getting dramatic when performing.
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.
This months Sunday Selection has been made possible by the generous support of EqUa Coaching.
EqUa have developed a unique approach; The EqUa Approach® that will enable you to unlock the most balanced version of yourself, the happiest and most fulfilled.
Of course, taking the first step is what’s really important so don’t miss out on what could be the beginning of you becoming the YOU that you want to be.
The EqUa Approach is about finding balance in all aspects of your life with equilibrium, equality and equanimity. The EqUa Approach is a way to help you get yourself into balance.
Co founders Jo Hodges and Liz Bell draw on techniques including NLP, Hypnotherapy, Transformative Life Coaching and Mindfulness Psychology to offer help clients tackle phobias, anxiety, sleep problems, motivation and help with weight management.
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.