Our aim is to create a place where you can learn, be inspired, connect with others and grow.
Join us for one our specially curated Saturday Series 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 host your own?
28TH JULY 2018
w/ Simone Salvatici & Benita Glogowska
18th August 2018, 8-10pm, £20Once a month, join our resident 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!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.
15th SEPTEMBER 2018
SATURDAY SERIES: ARM BALANCE WORKSHOP
w/ Roberto Rubalcava
Saturday September 15th, 2-4pm, £25
Join Roberto to explore the world of arm balances! This fun and challenging workshop will open with a strong and steady warm up, preparing the body to approach arm balances from crow to handstand with a big smile! Learn how to break down these postures so that they are accessible, root through your hands and start to fly! The workshop will close with a grounding and deeply relaxing, long savasana.*This workshop will be suitable for those with 6 months yoga practice + no previous arm balance experience necessary, options will be given for all levels.
19TH SEPTEMBER 2018
MASSAGE & REBOZO TECHNIQUES FOR LABOURAn Introductory workshop for pregnant women & their birth partners.w/ Sue Boughton£25ppThis 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.
23RD SEPTEMBER 2018
POP UP CLASS
w/ Fotini Vasilopoulos
Sundays 23rd September, 21st October, 18th Novermber, 7.45-8.45pm
Drop in £13, memberships, classpacksYoga nidra, a state of conscious deep sleep, is a simple yet profound technique that unwinds the nervous system and induces complete physical and mental relaxation with inner awareness. Join us for this special series of three monthly pop up classes, each one hour session will give us the time and space to delve a little deeper into this profound tool for deep relaxation and rest.
29TH SEPTEMBER 2018
SATURDAY SERIES: INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE WORKSHOP
W/ Gisela Lopez
29th September, 2-5pm, £35 *£30 EARLY BIRD OFFER UNTIL 7th September*
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. In this practical workshop, learn a full Indian Head Massage routine to use on family & friends!
13TH OCTOBER 2018
HEALING SOUND WORKSHOP
w/ Simone Salvatici
Saturday 13th October, 2-7pm, £65
Sound therapy has been used as a tool for healing for thousands of years. It aids stress reduction by breaking up emotional blockages within the body and eases you into a state of meditation.
This practical workshop will introduce you to the therapeutic benefits of sound. It is aimed at yoga teachers, therapists, practitioners looking to incorporate sound to enhance their classes and benefit their students & clients, as well as anyone looking to use sound for their personal practice, or therapeutically for family & friends. No previous experience necessary!
The workshop will cover the principles of healing with sound and its applications. The practical core will be centred around the understanding and techniques of playing
– Himalayan Bowls
– Crystal Bowls
– Musical intervals (Shruti-Harmonium)
– Wind chimes
20TH OCTOBER 2018
EMBRACING CHANGE:A NOURISHING POST – NATAL RETREATw/ The Born Together teamSaturday 20th October, 1-5pm, £60
Join us at The Well Garden for an afternoon’s retreat honouring motherhood, guided by specialists from the Born Together team.
Release tension and re- energise with a Yoga practice, followed by deeply relaxing and nourishing Rebozo ceremony.
The afternoon will conclude with a deeply restorative hypno-gong session combining the power of hypnosis and sound bath. With grounding snacks and a closing circle to finish you will leave feeling nourished, grounded and refreshed!
6TH OCTOBER 2018
RETREAT IN THE CITY
Saturday 6th October, 2-8.30pm, £70
The Well Garden unites with charity and community cookery school Made In Hackney to bring you this divine one day retreat. The six and a half hour programme will include active and restorative yoga practice (suitable for all levels), guided meditation, a sacred craft activity, a gong bath and a gourmet plant-based meal with refined sugar-free sweet treats.
The retreat will include:
-An opening circle
-A delicious gourmet plant-based lunch suitable for gluten-free diets cooked by naturopathic chef and Made In Hackney teacher Bruna Oliviera
-Smudge stick and/or herbal relaxation pillow making led by Bess Shipside
-Gong and sound healing bath by Benita Yoga
-Closing circle, herbal teas and sweet treat
All proceeds raised from this retreat will go towards funding Made In Hackney’s vital work teaching vulnerable, low income and other community groups in need how to cook healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and the planet.