A weekend Yoga workshop with Brian Cooperbrian-cooper-yoga-newcastle-workshop

Location: Space six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle, NE1 6QE
Date: 28th & 29th October
Time: Sat 11.00-4.30 & Sun 10.15-4.00 with a break for lunch

The workshop will count as 8 hours towards cpd, please bring a mat and light lunch. To book please contact.

Brian returns to Newcastle to share a life time of Yoga practice and insight! book early as the weekend filled early last time.

‘The challenge is to teach by not teaching. Yoga is not prescriptive. One person’s Yoga is not another’s. I spent 20 years practicing yoga without going to a class and am so glad I learnt that way. I want to share my experience and knowledge with anyone interested, but this is just the start, the rest is up to you’.

Format for the weekend
Saturday AM: A Standing posture sequence which will include both longer holds, backbends and counter postures.

Saturday PM: Backbend sequence including adjusting, this will gradually build so to include all levels of practitioner.

Sunday AM: A guided practice – the exploration of Asana.

Sunday PM: An adjusting session specifically looking at using PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) to increase flexibility using adjustments as opposed to alignment only.

About Brian
Brian started practicing Yoga from a book in 1970 and immediately felt the benefits, from then to the present he has practiced Yoga daily. In 1974 he spent six months at Yoga Niketan in Rishikesh and loved the ashram life, he spent many years traveling, taking jobs and doing his practice. In 1988, he met the late Derek Ireland and studied with him in Goa, Derek invited him to teach Thai massage at the Practice Place in Crete. Brian dedicates his practice to Derek’s memory and the inspiration he gave to thousands of people.

In 1990, Brian traveled to Mysore and spent five months with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, where he completed first and second series. He also gave hundreds of Yogis Thai massage and set up Thai massage training courses and Yoga teacher training. Brian also studied directly with BKS Iyengar.

On his return, he moved to Edinburgh to co-teach with Hamish Hendry at the newly opened Astanga Centre. In 1999, just before the end of the century, he opened his eco-aware retreat centre, Shanti Griha in the remote Scottish Highlands. Brian co-founded Union Yoga in Edinburgh and set up Harmony Publishing which re-prints rare books on Yoga and authored ‘Yoga the art of adjusting’ which is used as a standard on many teacher training courses. He is currently director of Yoga Alliance Professionals.

You can buy a copy of his book HERE.

Autumn Yoga retreatsameyling-yoga-newcastle-retreat-weekend

Location: Purelands retreat centre, Kayyu Samye Ling, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, DG13 oQL.

Date: Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November

Cost: £195.00 which includes your own room, all sessions and delicious vegetarian meals.

Please book via the contact page.

Come and enjoy a weekend of Yoga at the Purelands retreat centre set within the grounds of Samey Ling, the first Tibetan centre to be set up in the west in 1967.

The weekend will be an opportunity to detach from the routine of everyday life, enjoy great food, company and absorb yourself in the joy of Yoga practice. There’ll be some free time Saturday afternoon to go for a relaxing walk by the river or around the grounds, chill in the Tibetan tea rooms, browse around the shop or simply sit quietly in one of the main shrine rooms.

Arrival time is for 6.00 on the Friday with a light evening practice/meditation followed by three sessions on Saturday comprising of morning, late afternoon and and evening meditation practice. On Sunday there is morning and afternoon practice and retreat ends around 3.00. The retreat centre is a very peaceful environment to support your practice and the practice room over looks the countryside and has under floor heating.

The weekend is suitable to those with previous experience and is an opportunity to go deeper and we explore a wider range of practices including Asana, Pranayama, meditation and more.

Find out more about Sameyling at www.sameyling.org


Yoga Nidra foundation with Uma Dinsmore Tuli uma-dinsmore-tuli-yoga-newcastle-workshop

Location: Kingston Park community centre, Brunton Lane, Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2SW.
Dates: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th Jan 2018
Time: 10.00-5.00 with a break for lunch (times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the time with attendees)
Cost: £190.00 – payment via bacs or chq, course only meals & accommodation not included.

To book please email.

Awaken your consciousness of sleep and dream through the tantric practice of expanded awareness for lucid living. Become alive to the source of well-being, happiness and purpose in every dimension of life.

We understand yoga Nidra to be the most transformative, potent and remarkably adaptive of all yoga practices. Yoga Nidra is in fact not really a single practice, but rather an experience of altered states of consciousness, essentially meditative experiences which can be used therapeutically for healing, as well as to enhance creativity and productivity and to improve sleep and general health.

The Total Yoga Nidra Foundation Weekend is a self-contained and complete retreat style immersion (non-residential) open to anyone with an interest in experiencing Total Yoga Nidra. It is both a standalone weekend course that covers all the fundamentals of Total Yoga Nidra, as well as being a pre-requisite for moving on to the full Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training. The intention of this part of the course is to offer an accessible and profound immersion in the experience of Total Yoga Nidra, providing a perfect opportunity for those who have encountered other partial or limited forms of the practice to meet the full spectrum of approaches to yoga Nidra.

What’s in the foundation course?

A combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga Nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works, together with plenty of live, responsive and practical experiences of a full range of yoga Nidra. We will cover:

1. Welcome to Yoga Nidra
2. History and Development
3. Intentions, and How They Shape the Practice
4. Comparative Structures
5. Comparative Rotations of Consciousness
6. The Science of Yoga Nidra
7. The Philosophy of Yoga Nidra
8. Liminality & Creativity
9. Sleep, Memory & Dreams
10. Trance: Hypnosis & Yoga Nidra
11. Yoga Nidra as a Meditative Practice
12. Sankalpa
13. Yoga Nidra & Bhakti Yoga
14. Growing your Own Practice

After the course students will also receive membership for the Yoga Nidra network for ongoing support and downloads, find out more about the Yoga Nidra network at www.yoganidranetwork.org