Yoga Retreats UK
Karma Studios - Yoga & Pilates

Karma Studios
Yoga & Pilates

Meditation
Yoga Retreat
Events, Workshops & Yoga Retreats 2019
Date
Event
Contact
Price
Teacher
Friday 22nd November
19.00-20.30 hrs
Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra
£15
Caroline Jarvis
Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

This class unites two powerful ways to relax: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
The first hour of class is devoted to Yin Yoga. This practice involves postures that deeply lengthen muscles and connective tissues encasing joints and all muscle, thereby helping to improve joint mobility and overall flexibility. Students hold these poses between 2 and 10 minutes each, allowing ample time for deep-seated patterns of tension in the body to begin to release.
In addition, the slow pace of Yin helps to calm the nervous system and provides students with an opportunity to slow down, rest, and revitalise.

The final half hour of the class is devoted to a unique style of guided meditation called Yoga Nidra, often translated as 'yogic sleep.'

In Yoga Nidra, students lie comfortably on the floor and are guided in placing awareness on different focal points, including parts of the body, the movement of the breath, and the contents of the imagination. The result is a profoundly restful meditation in which students approach a state similar to sleep while retaining a sense of wakeful awareness.
Yoga Nidra can be an excellent way to counter stress and prevent stress-related illness. Also, because it is done lying on the back, it is accessible to students who may not be able to sit upright for long periods and yet still wish to explore meditation. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

For dates and booking please email: info@karmastudios.co.uk
Friday 29th November
20.00 -21.00 hrs
Gong Meditation
£15
Amanda Kent
Gong Meditation

What is Gong Meditation?
Meditation is often very difficult with our busy lives but we know instinctively that finding that quiet space in our minds is so important for our wellbeing. Gongs have been used for centuries as a meditation tool, the sound waves give your mind something to follow while entering into a meditative state and your body becomes deeply relaxed as the vibrations move through every cell like a micro massage.
In the gong bath I use the beautiful loving energy of the Paiste Venus Gong. Paiste planet gongs are tuned to what is believed to be the tone of each celestial body according to calculations of Hans Cousto. The gong bath provides a deep healing and clearing but one which is gentle and loving, which is the nature of the Venus gong. Gong baths are best received lying down to enable you to let go, so please bring a blanket for covering to make yourself comfortable and able to surrender to whatever healing you need (mats, bolsters and blocks are available to use within the studio).

Please see Amanda’s website for upcoming dates: www.amandajkent.com
Spaces are limited so booking is essential

To book or find out more: Please email Amanda - amandajkent@yahoo.co.uk
Friday 6th December
17.00 - 18.30 &
19.00-20.30 hrs
Restorative Yoga
£15
Caroline Jarvis
Restorative Yoga

When the pace of life is fast, our minds move fast, too. When we are also attracted to a strong, fast-moving Yoga practice, we can easily over stimulate ourselves — and our nervous system takes the beating.
The beauty of restorative Yoga is that there is no muscular contraction involved. We believe we have to “work” to increase flexibility, but often we achieve more opening in parts of the body that we perceive as tight by softening and relaxing than through an active asana practice. During a Restorative Yoga sequence you still stretch, but you relax fully in the stretch, so that tension can slowly be released.
Because the body and mind relax, literally becoming softer, we also create space to get in touch again with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding of others and self.

The Benefits of Restorative Yoga include:
• Enhances flexibility
• Deeply relaxes the body
• Stills the mind
• Improves capacity for healing and balancing
• Balances the nervous system
• Boosts the immune system
• Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self
• Enhances mood states

For dates and booking please email: info@karmastudios.co.uk
Saturday 7th December
9.30 -11.45 hrs
The Art Of Letting Go
Early Bird £30 after Nov 30 £35
Hsin
The Art Of Letting Go

This workshop is inspired by Forrest yoga (not yoga in the woods!) focussing on breathe, strength, integrity and spirit. We will have an intention ceremony that I will lead to the specific part of the body you need to release and we will move into a Forrest Yoga sequence, which includes a slow warm up, leading to a peak pose, an intelligently sequenced cool down, and Savasana. You will feel lighter and brighter after the workshop.

Early bird: £30, after Nov 30 £35. Pre-registration and payment required. Please
email or phone.
Saturday 7th December
12.30 -14.30 hrs
Winter Hibernation Full Moon
Yin/Restorative Yoga Workshop
Early Bird £30 after Nov 30 £35
Hsin
Winter Hibernation Full Moon
Yin/Restorative Yoga Workshop

Join the Winter Restorative Yoga and Reiki workshop before the hectic December festival season starts.

I will send Reiki to the entire workshop, all the people that are coming and the place where the class is held in advance. The workshop will start with gentle movement and I will guide you into passive poses with hands on assists and finishes with yoga nidra.

Dive deep into your body with long holds in poses supported by props while receiving Reiki. Through your breathing, allow yourself to clear, to nature, renew, relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

Early bird: £30, after Nov 30 £35. Pre-registration and payment required. Please
email or phone.
Friday 13th December
19.00-20.30 hrs
Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra
£15
Caroline Jarvis
Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra

This class unites two powerful ways to relax: Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
The first hour of class is devoted to Yin Yoga. This practice involves postures that deeply lengthen muscles and connective tissues encasing joints and all muscle, thereby helping to improve joint mobility and overall flexibility. Students hold these poses between 2 and 10 minutes each, allowing ample time for deep-seated patterns of tension in the body to begin to release.
In addition, the slow pace of Yin helps to calm the nervous system and provides students with an opportunity to slow down, rest, and revitalise.

The final half hour of the class is devoted to a unique style of guided meditation called Yoga Nidra, often translated as 'yogic sleep.'

In Yoga Nidra, students lie comfortably on the floor and are guided in placing awareness on different focal points, including parts of the body, the movement of the breath, and the contents of the imagination. The result is a profoundly restful meditation in which students approach a state similar to sleep while retaining a sense of wakeful awareness.
Yoga Nidra can be an excellent way to counter stress and prevent stress-related illness. Also, because it is done lying on the back, it is accessible to students who may not be able to sit upright for long periods and yet still wish to explore meditation. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

For dates and booking please email: info@karmastudios.co.uk
Friday 20th December
20.00 -21.00 hrs
Gong Meditation
£15
Amanda Kent
Gong Meditation

What is Gong Meditation?
Meditation is often very difficult with our busy lives but we know instinctively that finding that quiet space in our minds is so important for our wellbeing. Gongs have been used for centuries as a meditation tool, the sound waves give your mind something to follow while entering into a meditative state and your body becomes deeply relaxed as the vibrations move through every cell like a micro massage.
In the gong bath I use the beautiful loving energy of the Paiste Venus Gong. Paiste planet gongs are tuned to what is believed to be the tone of each celestial body according to calculations of Hans Cousto. The gong bath provides a deep healing and clearing but one which is gentle and loving, which is the nature of the Venus gong. Gong baths are best received lying down to enable you to let go, so please bring a blanket for covering to make yourself comfortable and able to surrender to whatever healing you need (mats, bolsters and blocks are available to use within the studio).

Please see Amanda’s website for upcoming dates: www.amandajkent.com
Spaces are limited so booking is essential

To book or find out more: Please email Amanda - amandajkent@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 18th January
11.30-13.30 hrs
Relax, Unwind & Reset into the New Year
£35
Caroline Jarvis
Relax, Unwind & Reset into the New Year

Join us for two hours of soothing gentle yoga, pranayama and meditation.
We will begin this workshop with a seated breathing meditation and then move into a slow mindful asana flow providing the opportunity to linger quietly and savour the simple sweetness and deep relaxation within each Yin pose.

As we move into the latter part of the session, you will experience some deeply relaxing Restorative poses using the support of the props and bolsters.

To complete the workshop you will get to experience a Yoga Nidra including the use of your own personal Sankalpa (intention).

This meditative practice will leave you refreshed and ready for the new year ahead.

Spaces are limited to book please email
info@karmastudios.co.uk

Cost: £35.00

Dates For 2020 Coming Soon!

To register your interest with any of the events please email the relevant contacts or email info@karmastudios.co.uk
Keep up to date with all of our workshops via our website
www.karmastudios.co.uk
Surrey House, Surrey Road, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0JU