The Essential Breath – Part 1
Learning to breathe well can help improve our sleep, digestion, immune, and respiratory functions, while also helping to relieve stress and anxiety.
During this 4 week course (1 class per week) we will discuss the fundamentals of breathing well and learn simple practices to help us access comfortable breathing.
This is a face-to-face workshop held at Barbara’s home studio over the course of four weeks. It is a prerequisite for part 2 of this series, where we will look deeper into the practice of pranayama.
The Essential Breath – Part 2 (Pranayama)
Pranayama is one of the most important practices in yoga. It is extremely beneficial in bring our minds to a place of calm and balance, and can also have physiological health benefits.
Following on from Part 1 of the Essential Breath series, this workshop discusses pranayama, its benefits and uses. You will be introduced to some useful types of pranayama and come to understand when each may be appropriate and any contraindications there may be.
This is a face-to-face workshop, held at Barbara’s home studio over the course of three weeks.
Polyvagal Theory – the Role of the Vagus Nerve in Achieving Nervous System Balance (Online)
This is a live online workshop, held over 2 x 3 hour sessions.
During the workshop we discuss key concepts from Polyvagal Theory as they relate to yoga and the role of the vagus nerve in improving nervous system balance and stress resilience.
This workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to learn some practical techniques that will help in bring calm to body & mind.