Workshops

To book tickets for a workshop – click on the mindbody link on this page and then click on enrollments to find a list of all the workshops, then choose the one you fancy.  Alternatively ring us and we can take payment over the phone.

All after lunch workshops include a vegan, gluten free snack and fresh ginger/mint tea by Kitchen

27th April 13.30-4.00pm £35

Feel Good Super Saturday – Lyndsay Sherwin

Join Lyndsay for a high intensity afternoon where she will take you through a variety of Beach Body Live workout routines, nutritional advice and motivational talks .

1.30 – Welcome by Lyndsay – UK Diamond team Beach Body Coach and Master Trainer

1.45 – PiYo taster session

2.15 – Shakeology Superfood Bar Break and Nutrition Chat

2.30 – Motivational talk by UK Head of Beach Body and Lyndsay

3.00 – Insanity Taster

3.30 – Sneak peak Beach Body on demand, coaching and beyond.

If you are interested in kickstarting your summer fitness routine or just want to find out more about these different fitness options then this is the afternoon for you.  It will be fun!  

Goody bags included for those who take part.

4th May 12-1 pm Charity class for RNIB

Yoga in the Dark – Yana

Join Ashtanga teacher Yana, for a yoga session without using your sense of vision.  Experience yoga while wearing an eye mask.  This class will be for donations on the day, booking is still essential.  All proceeds will go to the RNIB.  Yana (@PranayanaAshtanga) and the Yoga Barn are donating their time, facilities and all equipment.

£5 could help more callers to the RNIB Helpline access the advice and support they need to live their lives independently.

£15 could help produce a book in Braille for a child with sight loss, sparking their imagination and enabling them to explore magical stories, like other children of their age.

£30 could help ensure that Talking Books remain a free service for eager borrowers to enjoy.

£50 could help train a new sight loss adviser to provide vital support for those diagnosed with sight loss.

29th May in conjunction with Cottage Flowers 9.30 – 2pm £70 (includes lunch and all materials)

1st June 2-4.30 pm £35

Introduction to Yoga Workshop – Zoe Harris

Have you wondered about yoga but can’t make the beginners classes?  Have you done yoga before but would like a refresh before joining a regular class?  Would you like to find out more about a “downward dog” or a “cat stretch”?  

Join Zoe for an intensive afternoon, learning some yoga basics, at the end of which, you should be able to slot into most of the classes on offer with confidence.

8th June 2-4.30 pm £35

Challenging Fun Flow Yoga Workshop – Deborah Willimott

Join Deborah for an active afternoon of flow.

Suitable for those who have some yoga experience.

22nd June 2-4.30 pm £35

Pilates made Simple – Sue Davison

Have you ever wondered what pilates is all about?  You’ve heard the celebrities with apparently perfect bodies rave about it and you’ve asked yourself whether you too could benefit?  Have you been to a pilates class but worry that you are “not doing it right”?  Do you worry that the exercises are giving you aches and pains, rather than making you feel stretched and strong?  Have you had a long absence from pilates and feel in need of some revision before you join a class?  

Then this is the workshop for you.  This workshop aims to give you confidence in your pilates practice by using a range of techniques to help you feel and understand the impact of Pilates principles of movement on your own body.

No experience necessary.

29th June 2-4.30 pm £35

Introduction to Tai Chi – the route to a peaceful and healthy life – Monica Murphy

Articles about Tai Chi appear in the daily papers or online newsfeeds practically every day now. Recent research shows it has all the cardiovascular benefits of a weekly Zumba class, minus the sweat.  Then there’s the potential to improve balance and physical strength, ease aches and pains, improve sleep, help breathing, aid emotional and mental health issues – the list is endless.  Its been around for millennia, but only in recent decades have we in the West become gradually aware of its power and begun to appreciate its joy and its positive effects on wellness.  You may have witnessed practitioners performing this beautiful and tranquil art and become quietly absorbed in its grace and elegance.  Surely it must be the most relaxing of all forms of exercise known to man, even just watching it.  This engaging, almost hypnotic performance, can be your experience too.  The journey to attaining this level of serenity begins with a single decision – to give it a try.  

The afternoon will consist of:

Part One

  • An introduction to good posture, breathing and relaxation
  • A sequence of gentle repeated movements (this style of Tai Chi is called Chi Gong)
  • One or two other, shorter and easier to remember set pieces that you will be able to try at home

Part Two

  • A short introduction to a more modern branch of tai chi which is based on a martial art.

Monica is a Tai Chi instructor with 8 years teaching experience, preceded by 5 full years of training under the auspices of the repected Bao’s Lung Fei Tai Chi Association.  Monica has Grade II teacher accreditation in the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. 

Important Note:

If the weather is kind we may conduct part of the session outdoors.  So please come prepared -sunhat, sunglasses, suncream, suitable flattish shoes and a light jacket or cardie in case it is on the breezy side.  No special clothing required.

28th July 13.30-4.30 £40

Understanding Props – Hannah Lovegrove and Rachel Lovegrove

Following on from their popular series of articles commissioned by Yogamatters, Hannah and Rachel are holding a workshop for yoga teachers and experienced students who want to learn more about yoga props: their purpose, when and how to use them.  Suitable for teachers of all yoga styles, this workshop will give deeper understanding of the principles behind the use of props and the specific functions of each one.  There is a great deal to learn, so bring a notebook!

Rachel and Hannah are sisters who learned yoga as teenagers from their mother.  They later trained and qualified as certified Iyengar Yoga teachers and have both been teaching yoga for over 20 years.  Rachel lives in Southampton and runs www.OrangeTreeYoga.com Hannah lives in Dorset where she runs yoga classes and workshops.  She has her own natural skincare range – www.LovegroveEssentials.com  Both sisters visit India regularily to study directly the family of BKS Iyengar, from where the in-depth knowledge and application of props was first developed.

Places on all our workshops are limited and must be prebooked and paid for in advance.  Please book via mindbody link below, pop in and see us, email or telephone to reserve your space.