Workshops

Life teaches us that we are all connected. That extends beyond human beings, into the earth and into every living creature and organism…

Upcoming Workshops!

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Edinburgh Solstice Women’s Gathering

Date: Monday, 20th June
Time: 7pm-9.30pm
Location: The Drummond Room, Broughton St. Mary’s Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 6NE
Investment: £30 (£25 concession)
Click: BOOKING FORM WOMEN’S CIRCLE

Coming together to celebrate, share and support each other as Midsummer draws towards her fullness.

We will sing together, move together and share together.

I hope to hold a gentle space in which we will explore being human, being woman, through movement, voice, partner / group activity and sharing.

This will be a one off opportunity while I am in Edinburgh so be sure to book if you would like to come (booking form above)!

Spaces: Limited to 12 participants.

I hope to hear from you soon!

PAST WORKSHOPS

Curiosity!
Body, Breath & Being.

March 13th 2016
10:30am – 5:30pm
Location: Edinburgh Montessori Arts School
Investment: £60 (£50 if booked before February 14th).
BOOKING FORM: BOOKING FORM CURIOSITYW
Spaces on this workshop will be limited. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

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Using the tools of Creative Movement, Somatic Yoga and group relational exercises we will be creatively inquiring into what it means to stay curious through our human experience.

The focus will be on presence with whatever arises and remaining curious and resourced as we navigate our way through the day. We will dance, play, laugh, connect, inquire within and cultivate tools to hold ourselves and each other compassionately and with curiosity!

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Integrating Opposites, and the Space Between
February 7th, 2015

10:30am – 5:30pm
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh
Investment: £50 (if booked before January 10th, £60 if booked after)

Booking Form: Integrating Opposites

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After the passing of Imbolc, as we begin our transition out of the dark months of winter and are positioned half way between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, this is the perfect time to turn the attention towards our own inner experience of polarity within.

During this day long retreat we will utilise the contemplative tools of gentle somatic yoga, meditation and yoga nidra, integrated with the expressive practices of voice work, myth and story, enactment and group & partner exercises to explore and play with the polarities that present themselves as a natural part of our daily lives.

Some examples of these are:

Movement & Stillness
Sound & Silence
Masculine & Feminine
Joy & Despair
Happiness & Anger
Yes & No
Up & Down

The focus will be on developing a healthy relationship with these polarities as tools for Self Inquiry and developing compassion.

We will also explore the ‘space between’ these polarities, that place of poise in which polarity can be both beheld and released into unity of being.

This day will offer an opportunity for both deep inner reflection, pause and relaxation as well as outer expression, vitality and FUN!

Hosted by Hayley Price

Investment: £60 (£50 if booked before January 10th)

Integrating Opposites

‘Inspired Intention;
getting to the heart of what matters for the year to come’

Special Yoga Centre
London
10th January 2015
2 – 5pm

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 During this afternoon we will integrate the practices of gentle, somatic yoga, sound, yoga Nidra and meditation to uncover the intentions that feel important for you to cultivate for the year ahead.

 We will use these practices to allow for deep relaxation and presence. Through creating space in the body & mind, clear intention can arise and be set with greater potency.

This afternoon will offer a space for rest, rejuvenation and a sense of coming home to yourself and recharging after the busy festive season!

Please book your place through the Special Yoga Centre 🙂

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Welcoming Winter
Tools for embracing the darkness

WORKSHOP FULL

December 13th
10:30am – 5:30pm
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh
Investment: £50 (if booked before December 1st, £60 if booked after)
Welcoming Winter Booking Form

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As winter creeps in and the trees release the last of their falling leaves, and frost begins to create slippery sculptures across the land, we approach the darkest time of the year, in which sunlight seems a distant dream and the night an eternal shadow.

As the natural world around us seems to slip into a frozen slumber, we, as humans, tend to ignore the natures cycle and push on through the cold and the dark, often forgetting to rest and often forgetting to ‘huddle’ together. Something in us can innately want to rest at the same time as being present to the magic of the mystical dreamtime that winter offers.

It can be easy to close down in the darkness as we turn inwards for reflection. However, as humans, we are social creatures. We thrive upon the connections we make with others.

In this day long urban retreat we will focus on finding the balance between the need for solitude and the need for connection at this time of year. We will use practical tools to explore our relationship to winter and ways to embrace the dark and the cold!

Integrating the practices of Somatic Yoga and Intuitive Movement, Meditation and deeply restful Yoga Nidra with Voice Work, Play, Sound, Partner and Group Practices that can enhance connection, we will dive into the darkness of winter and embrace it. We will stay warm together at the same time as honouring our own journey into our own inner world.

It is my hope that you will leave this workshop feeling rested, renewed and also inspired and deeply connected to yourself and others.

It is my hope that you will develop the inner strength to reach out in your times of need, to connect and also to honour your inner calling for solitude when it arises.

May we come together and embrace the darkness, welcoming winter in!

What to bring?
There are mats and blankets available at the Salisbury Centre, however you may wish to bring your own in case there is not enough.

Bring a packed lunch

Between now and the workshop, think of a Poem or an excerpt from a book that inspires you that runs along the theme of Winter / Darkness / Shadow / Cold / Dreamtime / Inner World… or anything you feel inspired by about this workshop. Bring it with you and there may be the opportunity to share if you wish to.

Bring YOURSELF – as you are on that day.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Past Workshops

The Brahma vihara
(bringing yoga into community and conscious communication)

July 12th
This workshop is now full.

Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh

9am-1pm

£35

The a Brahma Vihara are four ways of relating outlined in the yoga sutras of Patanjali. This workshop will explore how we relate to ourselves and each other using these four simple attitudes as a container.

It seems ever important to take yoga off the mat and into the world. Through practically engaging in exercises in which we explore our own boundaries, internally and externally in a safe and held space, we will look into how we can awaken the faculty of staying present in ourselves while holding space for others.

This workshop will include the embodied practice of somatic yoga, simple breathing techniques that can align us into presence, applied yoga philosophy and individual and group exercises.

Please fill in this booking form, make payment and return it to me at aumpremshanti@gmail.com to secure your space.

Brahma Vihara booking

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Every thing in life can be used as a means to avoid engaging fully with life or as a means to intimately connecting with it.

This workshop explores how we can use the voice as a powerful tool to connect with ourselves and each other and drop more deeply into our intrinsic ground of being.

The approach to this way of relating with and through the voice embodies the wisdom of no escape.

Through this means, we can connect to that which flows naturally within us, our sense if purpose, our joy. We learn to take responsibility for our thoughts, words and deeds and to develop a response that is both conscious and compassionate.

The workshop will be followed by a beautiful Ayurvedic dinner, prepared by our beloved chef, Spark.

Workshop begins at 4.30pm and costs 35Q

The Ayurvedic dinner is priced separately and will be served from 6.30pm onwards.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please stay tuned for updates on workshops and retreats with Hayley.

In the meantime, here are some images from the ‘Weaving the Web annual Women’s retreat at Lendrick Lodge,  July 2013! We had a great time practicing yoga together, sharing stories and singing songs!

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Aum Shanti

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