Yoga   | Movement | Sound Meditation | Pre and Post Natal

Our aim is to create a place where you can learn, be inspired, connect with others and grow.
Join us for one of our specially curated Saturday Immersions or guest workshops. Try something new, 
develop existing skills and meet like minded people in your community. Or, if you have knowledge that you’d like to share, why not to contact or visit us?

Booking enquiries and information: info@thewellgarden.co.uk or 020 3095 9735

UPCOMING COURSES, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS:

  • WEEKLY SESSIONS 2020

    More information and bookings here

  • HYPNOBIRTHING WITH KAT, 12HOURS ANTENATAL COURSE 

    with Katrina Berry

    The Well Garden – The Home of Hypnobirthing in Hackney

    Weekly sessions on Mondays or Sundays and full day courses over two Saturdays: £345 per family for the 12 hours course.

    It’s never too early to begin preparing for a confident pregnancy and birth. Our resident expert Katrina Berry has been teaching for over a decade and is expecting her 1000th hypnobabe any day now!

    Your hypnobirthing preparation begins the minute you sign up for her course, you’ll get a copy of her book “Why Hypnobirthing Matters” and some initial hypnosis recordings to start getting into the swing of things right away. This approach is about life, not just birth. It will support you in your work, your health and relationships.

    Come join her in the course that offers more resources than any other:
    ✡︎ 12 hours course with a small, informal, friendly group
    ✡︎ Why Hypnobirthing Matters and The Positive Birth Book – two of the most helpful books in pregnancy!
    ✡︎ a specially created course journal
    ✡︎ 40+ hypnosis and meditation recordings to support you throughout pregnancy, birth and post-natally
    ✡︎ Aromatherapy blends
    ✡︎ Continued support up to and beyond birth

    For more information and dates: www.berryandbloom.com or info@thewellgarden.co.uk

  • Every Monday Morning

    More information and bookings here

  • Babbles Lounge  

    Family Club  with Karen James 

    A weekly series for all parents and babies, 3/4 meet ups per month, 60mins each, £10 per meet up per couple – different themes will be explored.

    Mondays, 11.45-12.45pm, open level

    Are you a new parent looking to connect with other parents and babies? Do you want somewhere to go to share your feelings, vent about challenges, and feel emotionally supported? Then join our parents’ Babbles Lounge, a place where you can freestyle and feel very welcomed.

    As part of our parents and babies support network, at The Well Garden, our new mums/dads and baby Babbles Lounge.. will be an extension of our baby massage classes.

    Join us on Mondays for some relaxing time together, these meet ups will not only give structure to your week, but will give you something fun to look forward to… (attendees also access discounted prices on drinks at the local caffe)..

    Topics include: mum and baby wellness; breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding; introduction to solids; sleep issues; staying at home vs. working outside the home; dealing with isolation; childcare; family life; self-image, role of the father, bonding with your newborn, making memories and much more…

    Please contact The Well Garden reception team for additional information:  020 3095 9735

  • Sundays 26 JANUARY 2020 – 16 FEBRUARY 2020

    More information and bookings here

  • MINDFUL MOVEMENT COURSE 

    with Olanna Chijioke

    A series of lessons to introduce you and/or someone you know to Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration inspired by The Feldenkrais Method.

    FOUR SUNDAYS, FOUR GROUP LESSONS ON 26 JANUARY, 02 FEBRUARY, 09 FEBRUARY, 16 FEBRUARY and an additional complimentary one to one lesson.

    Time: 1.30 – 3pm (and an additional dedicated one to one lesson an hour class to be arranged individually with the teacher)

    Course price: £75 pp (early birds £70, valid until 15 Jan 2020)

    This way of learning through mindful movement is accessible to anyone interested in promoting improved performance in all that they do and all that they are. Each lesson will be different and complement the others in the series, in addition each session will be dedicated to a particular action in life and/or a yoga practice if that is your interest.

    In Awareness Through Movement lessons students work at their own pace and well within their own capabilities, in response to verbal instructions. The movements are very gentle with repetitions and variations to build elegant, confident and efficient actions.

    The core principles are that movement should be comfortable in order to learn, and that many movement problems, and accompanying pain, are caused by habit. Re-organising the nervous system consciously through gentle, supported explorations of small differences leads to changes that continue spontaneously into everyday life.

    Open to all levels

    Please contact Olanna or The Well Garden reception team for additional information:  020 3095 9735, olannayoga.com, info@thewellgarden.co.uk.

  • Saturday 1st FEBRUARY 2020

    More information and bookings here

  • SATURDAY SERIES: Winter Warmer Go Deeper Workshops 

    with Frankie Walker

    Forthcoming Date: Saturday 1st February

    Time: 2.30-4.30pm

    Price: £ 20 per person 

    A series of Saturday’s immersions dedicated to deepen your practice with one of our most experienced teachers. The thematic afternoons will focus on Dynamic Flow into Restorative Yoga.

    In these sessions we will joyfully work hard physically but we will also find space to listen deeply to the underlying language of our body, the language of the poses and the conversation between the both.

    Cultivating a deeper and ultimately very satisfying way to approach yoga with kindness, curiosity and a willingness to not only become apprentices of the practice but also of our own selves. Practice will be an embodied flow melting into restorative yoga from a somatic perspective.

    1st February 2020 Inversion therapy:

    How to be upside down in a crazy world.

    Open to all levels

    Please contact The Well Garden reception team for additional information:  020 3095 9735

  • Saturday 15th February 2020

    More information and bookings here

  • Embracing Change A Nourishing Retreat for Pregnancy with The Born Together Team 

    Date: Saturday 15th February 2020

    Time: 1.30-5:30pm

    Price: £65 (Booking is essential)

    Join us at The Well Garden for a unique afternoon honouring pregnancy, guided by specialists from the Born Together team.

    A sharing circle with psychotherapist Caitlin and hypnotherapist Katrina will open this transformative experience. Doulas Sue, Yolande and Kat will incorporate traditional blessing-way ceremony throughout the afternoon. Cultivate energy with Yoga guided by Yolande and we’ll conclude with a deeply restorative hypno-gong session combining the power of self hypnosis and sound bath.

    With grounding snacks and a closing circle to finish, you will leave feeling nourished, supported and inspired. This exclusive soulful offering is a chance embrace pregnancy and birth in a positive and inspired way.

    You’ll also receive a goodie bag to take home including a bespoke homeopathy remedy from Grazia.

    More information about Born Together and The Well Garden here is our Born Together link

    For all booking enquiries: info@thewellgarden.co.uk, 0203 0959735.

  • Saturday 15TH FEBRUARY

    More information and bookings here

  • SOUND IMMERSION- BOOKING ESSENTIAL. ONE ONLINE BOOKING PER PERSON – CALL FOR MULTIPLE TICKETS

    with Simone Salvatici and Benita Glogowska

    Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

    Once a month, join our sound practitioners, for a powerful double gong Sound Immersion. Close your eyes and open your ears, as we dive into a journey of sound and the senses!

    The session will open with some gentle movement and connection to breath to ground & prepare. A Sound Immersion is created using gongs and a variety of instruments, with a trajectory of sounds that are designed to induce states of profound physical relaxation, meditation and general wellbeing. Laying down on mats participants will be saturated and cocooned in the live sounds of high quality Gongs, singing bowls, crystals bowls, a shruti box and rainsticks.

    The aim is to facilitate an altered state of consciousness (ASC). Research has shown that staying in ASC for prolonged amount of time may encourage more unified thinking, as well as improved self awareness, openness and creativity. Energetic shifts also create physical changes in the body, for example lowering blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol. Sound immersion is a unique and transformative experience, not to be missed!

    *We recommend that if you are new to Sound Immersions, you first try our gong meditation sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm before diving in. If you are not sure of would like any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us -info@thewellgarden.co.uk.

  • Saturday 29th February 2020

    More information and bookings here

  • INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

    An Introductory Workshop

    with Gisela Lopez

    Date: Saturday 29th February 2020

    Time: 1.30-4.30pm

    Price : £35 *£30 EARLY BIRD OFFER UNTIL 31-01-20*

    (Booking essential to ensure your place.)

    Indian Head Massage is a fully clothed seated treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques, involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. It helps reduce stress, fatigue, eyestrain, increase mental clarity, relaxes and rejuvenates the receiver. It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body, it’s effects are felt throughout the whole body and mind.

    Head massages originated as part of the ancient Indian practice of medicine, called Ayurveda, based on balancing the body, mind and spirit to promote a long life. Ancient Indians believed that massage of all types, used with herbs, spices and oils, promoted strong muscles and skin, good health and encouraged the body’s natural healing powers.

    WORKSHOP OUTLINE

    – This is a practical workshop! You will be learning the techniques for a full Indian Head Massage routine.

    We will also cover:

    – History of Indian head massage.

    – Benefits of Indian head massage.

    – Safety guidelines of Indian head massage.

  • Mondays 2nd – 30th March 2020

    More information and bookings here

  • BABY MASSAGE COURSE

    with Karen James

    5 week course, Mondays

    Forthcoming dates: 2nd March – 30th 

    Time: 10:15am  – 11:30pm

    Price: £75 for the 5 weeks course.

    The massage routine is made up of Indian-style massage, Swedish massage and some reflexology type movements. Yoga style exercises are introduced at the end of the course, this helps to encourage development ready for crawling, and this also helps to strengthen their backs and aids coordination.

    The course will cover:
    Behavioural states and when to massage, ideal conditions, positions, relaxation, asking permission and saying thank you.

    The classes are appropriate for babies who are 4 weeks to pre crawling. Open to all parents and babies.

    Please note we are running a new parents and baby club after the baby massage: Babbles Lounge

    Please contact The Well Garden reception team for additional information:  020 3095 9735

  • Sunday 22ND MARCH

    More information and bookings here

  • MASSAGE & REBOZO TECHNIQUES FOR LABOUR

    with Sue Boughton

    An Introductory workshop for pregnant women & their birth partners.

    Date: Sunday 22nd March

    Time: 3pm to 5.30 pm

    Price: £25 per person 

    This 2.5hr workshop aims to give pregnant women and their birth partners the confidence to use the invaluable tools of massage & rebozo technique in preparation for, and during labour.

    You will learn simple massage and shiatsu techniques that help to release muscular tension, calm the nervous system, balance your partner’s energy and increase the release of birthing hormones that can improve labour progress.

    A rebozo is a long piece of cloth often worn by Mexican women and a traditional midwifery tool for pregnancy, labour and post-partum. Using a rebozo during late pregnancy & labour can encourage babies to move into a better position, it can also provide comfort & relaxation for the labouring woman. These are really useful tools for birth partners. The workshop will also include information on movements and positions for labour and birth and birth physiology.

    Please wear comfortable clothing for sitting on a birth ball & kneeling.

    About Sue

    Sue Boughton is a birth and postnatal doula, maternity massage practitioner and Janet Balaskas Active Birth Workshop© teacher.Find out more via her website -http://www.sueboughton.co.uk/

    Booking

    Please note that its only possible to book one place per person online, if you’d like to book for both you and your partner please contact us:

    E: info@thewellgarden.co.uk
    T: 0203 0959735

  • Saturday 28TH MARCH

    More information and bookings here

  • SATURDAY SERIES: VINYASA FLOW, BREATH & BANDHAS

    with Lucie Norris

    Learning to breathe consciously in your yoga practice and daily life.

    A workshop with Lucie Norris yoga teacher at The Well Garden and free diver.

    Date: Saturday 28th March, 2pm to 4pm

    Price: £20 (early birds – ends 28th Feb), £25

    A two hours vinyasa flow workshop that will give you the knowledge of how to explore moving through a vinyasa flow practice with specific asanas and breathing techniques that stretch the sides of the body, elongate the spine, open the heart & shoulders, and expand your lung capacity for a greater volume of oxygen to flow around the body.

    We will explore deeper breaths using the main respiratory muscle the diaphragm and stretching the intercostal muscles that allow more flexibility and strength in the rib cage.

    Introducing bandhas “yogi’s interior locks’ the three main bandhas: Uddiyana, Mula & Jalandhara, learning where they are found in the body, how we can naturally strengthen them, and their function is our practice.

    Amongst the benefits of this workshop you will learn about:

    • how the energy flows in the body
    • techniques on calming the mind & controlling the nervous system, moving towards a real flow state of mind.
    • how to use diaphragmatic and intercostal muscles to gain more expansion of breath in the lungs
    • how to increase blood circulation and oxygen to the brain
    • ultimately you will be learning to use bandhas to amplify strength and energy during your yoga practice.
  • Saturday 18TH APRIL

    More information and bookings here

  • SOUND IMMERSION- BOOKING ESSENTIAL. ONE ONLINE BOOKING PER PERSON – CALL FOR MULTIPLE TICKETS

    with Simone Salvatici.

    Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm

    Once a month, join our sound practitioners, for a powerful double gong Sound Immersion. Close your eyes and open your ears, as we dive into a journey of sound and the senses!

    The session will open with some gentle movement and connection to breath to ground & prepare. A Sound Immersion is created using gongs and a variety of instruments, with a trajectory of sounds that are designed to induce states of profound physical relaxation, meditation and general wellbeing. Laying down on mats participants will be saturated and cocooned in the live sounds of high quality Gongs, singing bowls, crystals bowls, a shruti box and rainsticks.

    The aim is to facilitate an altered state of consciousness (ASC). Research has shown that staying in ASC for prolonged amount of time may encourage more unified thinking, as well as improved self awareness, openness and creativity. Energetic shifts also create physical changes in the body, for example lowering blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol. Sound immersion is a unique and transformative experience, not to be missed!

    *We recommend that if you are new to Sound Immersions, you first try our gong meditation sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm before diving in. If you are not sure of would like any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us -info@thewellgarden.co.uk.

  • Saturday 25TH APRIL

    More information and bookings here

  • MOTHERING THE MOTHER: A NOURISHING POST NATAL AFTERNOON WITH THE BORN TOGETHER TEAM

    with Katrina Berry

    Time: 1.30pm – 5.30pm

    Price : £65 pp

    This afternoon is uniquely crafted to support you wherever you’re at on your post natal journey, with a babe in arms or teenager in tow. The afternoon is for YOU.

    A sharing circle with psychotherapist Caitlin and Katrina will open this transformative experience. We’ll cultivate energy with yoga guided by Yolande and we’ll conclude with a deeply restorative hypno-gong session combining the power of self hypnosis and sound bath with a taster of the deeply relaxing South American Cerrada / closing ceremony that uses rebozo shawls to close the body, physically and emotionally after birth.

    With grounding snacks and a closing circle to finish, you will leave (with a goodie bag to take home including homeopathy, aromatherapy and herbal goodies) feeling nourished, supported and inspired.

    Naturally babies are welcome for a feed if they need during the afternoon but our instinct is that mums need time for themselves so we encourage you to arrange childcare for the afternoon and know they’ll come in to you if they need anything.

    This exclusive soulful offering is a chance to honour your journey thus far and move forward in a positive, nourished and inspired way.

Bookings and additional information: please click “the book here” links on the programme page for your chosen workshop or course.

For all booking enquiries: info@thewellgarden.co.uk, 0203 0959735. Cancellation Policy: we offer refunds for bookings cancelled before 48 hours of the course or workshop starting. We reserve the right to cancel a course/workshop if necessary, in these circumstances a full refund will be given.