Ayurvedic & Yoga Wellbeing
Workshops


2022 Workshop dates

Better Sleep, 19th October
Cultivating Satva to release Stress 20th November
Cacao Ceremony & Sound Bath 11th December
 

 

  Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop             

Cultivating Sattva  for Stress Release

Herbal Knowlege, Essential oils, Yoga & Sound Bath

Saturday 20th November 2022

at Yogahome 2.30pm-5.30pm, £30.00

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Relax, Release & Let go of stress

  

If you find you struggle when it comes to adjusting to the Winter months, this healing Ayurveda & Yoga workshop will help you take time out to nurture yourself and show you effective ways to counter stress. 

 

The aim of the workshop is that you will feel nourished and nurtured and come away feeling inspired to use the Ayurvedic approach to natural health and healing.  The yoga practices will help to caretake mind, body and spirit.  The Sound Bath will help to release any dense energy and be directed for your healing.

 

Sattva, meaning peace, purity and equanimity, are considered essential qualities to cultivate a happy, balanced life, and is one of the three Maha Gunas, known as “the supreme qualities or attributes of the mind” or primal qualities we find in nature, Rajas (Action) and Tamas (Inertia) being the other two.

 

At one end of the spectrum, Rajas, is a primary Guna for initiating action and change. It has a light, uplifting mobile quality about it that we can associate with Vata dosha. When balanced, it helps us to feel motivated, inspired and creative. Too much rajas leads to instability, a tendency towards over-doing and over-work (Pitta dosha qualities) , and more prone to feeling anxiety, overwhelm, anger and fear. 

 

At the other end of the spectrum Tamas is the quality of inertia, heaviness and materialism, in that it is earth-bound. When balanced it gives a feeling of being settled, settled and grounded life is organised and structured. We take care and nourish ourselves through good nutrition, take rest and conserve energy when needed.

 

Too much Tamas can lead to attachment, the clinging to material things or people for our happiness or can lead to stagnation in mind and emotions and lead to depression and apathy.  All three Gunas follow the natural cycles of life, which we can see in the seasons and circadian rhythms. Rajas to wake up the day and get us moving, Tamas, to help us slow down, rest and relax, when these two energies are balanced we experience Sattva, a feeling of balance and harmony in mind and body.

 

Imbalance in the Gunas create stressful states of dis-ease that deplete our vitality and we may feel we have lost our "mojo". When we are out of harmony, we may experience dis-satisfaction, low energy levels, conflict and confusion.

Ayurveda excels in managing stress by turning to tried and tested ways that have been around for a few centuries, such as yoga, breathwork, meditation, plant and herbal medicines, nutrition and nourishment.

Ayurveda takes the view that the material world and everything in it, organic and inorganic, is made up the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. These combine to make The 3 Doshas of Vata (Air & Ether), Pitta (Fire & Water), Kapha (Earth & Water) constitutions. Each of us, are made up of the 3 doshas, though one or two of the doshas may be more dominant in our genetic make-up. It is these energies that are responsible for keeping us in homeostasis.

 

In this workshop we will reflect on how stress shows up in our lives on different dimensions of being.  We will address this from the approach of increasing Ojas - Vitality  - and simple ways we can feel vital and balanced through nutrition, herbs, essential oils, yoga and deep relaxation.

 

In this workshop we will explore

  • The Impact of stress on health & how to balance the Gunas

  • Practice Deep Relaxation Meditations

  • Essential Oils & herbs to relax and ease your mind (take home blend)

  • Nutritious and healing recipes to increase energy and support the immune system

  • Ultimate Soothing Yoga Practice (Notes of the sequence to take home)

  • End with a lovely Sound Bath in savasana to melt tension and nourish your senses.

 

The aim of the workshop is that you will come away with some top tips and techniques, yummy recipes, and feel inspired to use Ayurveda & Yoga in your life to improve your health and wellbeing.  Leave feeling nourished and nurtured.

 

Come and immerse yourself in a cocoon of bliss!

 

FREE GIFTS!

French Happiness tea

A Sattva essential oil blend to take home

and notes from the workshop.

     

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Leave feeling light and floating on air!

 

 

  Aromatherapy, Herbs & Natural Hand-Made Products

Saturday 3rd December 2022

at Yogahome 

1.000pm-5.30pm

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An Aromatherapy Stall at Yogahome Christmas Fair

 

Come and visit me at my Aromatherapy & Natural health stall for some Christmas present ideas.

 

I will be selling:-

 

  • essential oils and oil burners

  • Herbal and Vitamin supplements

  • Hand-made face and body creams

  • Aromatherapy blends for body, bath & shower

  • Aromatherapy Room Sprays

and more.......

I have been making my own handmade 100% healthy and natural Aromatherapy products for over 20 years. I just couldn't find a face or body cream that would suit my skin. Either they were loaded with Mother Earth unfriendly synthetic and carcinogenic chemicals, or even the organic natural skin products, still had preservatives in them, or the product would just sit on the skin and not get absorbed.

I have found that making my own body creams and oils, face washes, scrubs, bath and massage oils to be more enjoyable and satisfyingly rewarding, knowing that I am nourishing my body with ingredients that are good enough to eat!

We may not be able to stop harmful and toxic substances going into commercial products but we can certainly have agency over what we put on and in our bodies. The knowledge that many beauty and cosmetic products contain micro-plastics is alarming - we need to stop using these products as they just aren't good for our health or that of our planet.

 

It has been fun exploring and creating recipes over the years and I derive a lot of joy and pleasure.

You can see some of the products I make on my Aromatherapy page.

 

  Soul on Sunday

 Festive Cacao Ceremony &

Sound bath

             Sunday 11th December 2022

    at Yogahome 4.45pm-6.30pm, £30.00

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Connect to your true nature

  

Come and join in a soulful journey that will uplift and free your spirit!

Come and sip on the sacred ceremonial cacao, to tap into deep heart qualities that will heal and lighten the soul. Bathe in the transcendent ethereal sounds of the crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, and rest deeply to nourish and nurture yourself on all levels of being.

 


Celebrate the end of the year and reflect on all that has transpired as we move towards the end of the year. We will begin with some energetic breathwork that will help to clear the body and mind of any surface tensions, as we prepare to engage in a cacao ceremony to give thansk and express gratitude for all that is good in our lives.  

We will look back and reflect on the past year - acknowledging and honouring our efforts and sift through what no longer serves, so we can release and let go and create a clear path ahead of us. This is a time to purify and clear out any mental, emotional and physical clutter in a purging ritual.

Cacao helps us to connect to the heart space - it is the truth sayer. When we listen to our inner-most heart-felt messages and connect to our intuition, it can guide us into making decisions and taking actions that align to our true being.

By raising our spirits, and increasing our vibrational frequencies, we invite lightness of being into our lives, to transcend blocks that hold us back from expressing our true nature.  We can then clear a space for greater health, harmony and healing, that will enhance our relationship with ourselves and others.

 


What to expect:

  • Breathwork to clear and prepare

  • A cacao ceremony to tune in and meditate

  • Engage in a purging ritual to release and let go burdens

  • A forgiveness meditation for emotional healing

  • Relax and bathe in the sounds of the crystal and Himalayan singing bowls

 
What to bring:

  • Pen and paper for reflection and purging ritual

  • Extra layers to be warm as you lay down for the sound bath

  • Option to bring cushion and extra blanket

  • Water to drink

  • Wear comfortable clothing

 

The other-worldly, ethereal notes of the crystal bowls have a wonderful way of transcending tension, that will lighten and uplift your mood, while the metal Himalayan singing bowls bring a grounding quality to keep us earthed and connected to the present moment.


The benefits of sound healing include:

  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety

  • Stimulates the immune system

  • Assists with lowering blood pressure and anger

  • Deep relaxation and pain relief

  • Assists with chakra cleansing and balancing

  • Helps to calm overactive adrenals

  • Increases mental and emotional clarity

 

Cacao is raw chocolate, made from cocoa beans that are untampered and unadulterated. Known as "the food of the Gods", it is used in ceremony in many indigenous cultures. It is considered to be a superfood containing over 40 anti-oxidents and minerals. Cacao is conducive to meditation as it has heart-expanding qualities that help to connect to our intuition and to receive inner guidance.

 

This is a workshop that is suitable for all experiences. Tea will be served at the end to gently ease you back and ground you.

 

FREE GIFTS!

Calming herbal tea

A soothing nervous system essential oil blend to take home

and notes from the workshop.

     

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Leave feeling light and floating on air!

Soul on Sunday

   Full Moon Cacao Ceremony             Sunday 9th October 2022

at Yogahome 4.30pm-6.15pm, £30.00

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Connect to your true nature

  

Come and join in a soulful journey that will uplift and free your spirit!

Come and sip on the sacred ceremonial cacao, to tap into deep heart qualities that will heal and lighten the soul. Bathe in the transcendent ethereal sounds of the crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, and rest deeply to nourish and nurture yourself on all levels of being.

 


Immersed in the powerful energy of the Full Moon, we will begin with gentle movement to ease the body, as we prepare to engage in a cacao ceremony and sound bath.  As we align with the cleansing lunar energies and engage in a Full Moon purging ritual, we can release and let go of what no longer serves us. We open up our hearts and connect to the inherent qualities of love, kindness, compassion and peace.

 

 

This is a time to purify, practice forgiveness for yourself and others, and clear out any mental, emotional and physical clutter. By raising our spirits, and increasing our vibrational frequencies, we invite lightness of being into our lives, to transcend blocks that hold us back from expressing our true nature.

 

We can then clear a space for greater health, harmony and healing, that will enhance our relationship with ourselves and others.

 


What to expect:

  • Gentle movement to loosen and relax

  • A cacao ceremony to tune in and meditate

  • Engage in a purging ritual to release and let go burdens

  • A forgiveness meditation for emotional healing

  • Relax and bathe in the sounds of the crystal and Himalayan singing bowls

 
What to bring:

  • Pen and paper for Full Moon purging ritual

  • Extra layers to be warm as you lay down for the sound bath

  • Option to bring cushion and extra blanket

  • Water to drink

  • Wear comfortable clothing

 

The other-worldly, ethereal notes of the crystal bowls have a wonderful way of transcending tension, that will lighten and uplift your mood, while the metal Himalayan singing bowls bring a grounding quality to keep us earthed and connected to the present moment.


The benefits of sound healing include:

  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety

  • Stimulates the immune system

  • Assists with lowering blood pressure and anger

  • Deep relaxation and pain relief

  • Assists with chakra cleansing and balancing

  • Helps to calm overactive adrenals

  • Increases mental and emotional clarity

 

Cacao is raw chocolate, made from cocoa beans that are untampered and unadulterated. Known as "the food of the Gods", it is used in ceremony in many indigenous cultures. It is considered to be a superfood containing over 40 anti-oxidents and minerals. Cacao is conducive to meditation as it has heart-expanding qualities that help to connect to our intuition and to receive inner guidance.

 

This is a workshop that is suitable for all experiences. Tea will be served at the end to gently ease you back and ground you.

 

FREE GIFTS!

Calming herbal tea

A soothing nervous system essential oil blend to take home

and notes from the workshop.

     

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Leave feeling light and floating on air!

 

  Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop             

Pacifying Vata -

Healing the Nervous System

Herbal Knowlege, Essential oils, Yoga & Sound Bath

Saturday 24th September 2022

at Yogahome 2.30pm-5.30pm, £30.00

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Connect to your true nature

  

This is a workshop to empower you with Ayurvedic knowledge and wisdom on how to restore and nourish the nervous system.

If you often feel tense, anxious, restless, fearful, fatigued and stressed or have been experiencing symptoms of Long Covid, then this is the workshop for you! 

Ayurveda takes the view that the material world and everything in it, organic and inorganic, is made up the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether. These combine to make The 3 Doshas of Vata (Air & Ether), Pitta (Fire & Water), Kapha (Earth & Water) constitutions. Each of us, are made up of the 3 doshas, though one or two of the doshas may be more dominant in our genetic make-up. It is these energies that are responsible for keeping us in homeostasis.

In particular, we will take a look at Vata dosha. The qualities of Vata dosha are mobile, light, cold, rough and dry, and more prone to change and movement. Vata dosha is responsible for the proper functioning of the nervous system. As we make the shift from Summer, (the heat of Pitta) into Autumn (the windy, colder Vata), these are the qualities that we see increase and raise Vata Dosha, which can easily throw us out of balance.

We live in a fast-paced world where our nervous systems are predominantly operating in “Flight, Flight, Freeze” mode. This is not sustainable long-term,  the rise in anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and fatigue, is a sign of Vata Dosha dominance.

From an Ayurvedic view point, anxiety and emotional restlessness are classified as fluctuating qualities that are best treated with grounding foods, such as a warming casserole made with root vegetables and taking a yoga Restorative practice, to bring a sense of stillness and relaxation that will calm the nervous system. It is these opposite qualities that help to stabilise Vata. 

 

Attending to the nervous system in a multi-faceted approach that calls upon the healing properties of herbs, food, essential oils, yoga, meditation and sound healing is a wonderful way to not only nourish, but also increase the healing capacity of mind, body & soul.

In this workshop we will explore:-

  • Warming herbs and spices that soothe and calm the nervous system

  • Types of foods, herbal supplements to pacify Vata and increase Ojas (Vitality)

  • Essential oils to calm the mind, soothe emotions and relax the body

  • Pranayama infused Restorative Yoga Practice to pacify and reduce Vata

  • Sound bath with Crystal Singing bowls shifting frequencies to a peaceful state of being.

As we take care of our health and wellbeing., we can easily restore our nervous system with natural remedies and practices that will not only help to heal, but are also fascinating and interesting to learn about. 

If you find you struggle when it comes to approaching the Autumn and Winter months, this workshop will help you to take time out to nurture yourself and teach you ways to counter the effects of stress. 

 

The aim of the workshop is that you will feel nourished and nurtured and come away feeling inspired to use the Ayurvedic approach to natural health and healing.  The yoga practices will help to caretake mind, body and spirit.  The Sound Bath will help to release any dense energy and be directed for your healing.

 

FREE GIFTS!

Calming herbal tea

A soothing nervous system essential oil blend to take home

and notes from the workshop.

     

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Leave feeling light and floating on air!

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 Yoga for Better Sleep

Workshop  

 

Sunday 16th October 2022

  2.30pm -5.30pm

£30.00

A Yogahome Studio Workshop 

A workshop to improve your sleep

quality & increase your happiness!

 

Do you suffer from insomnia or disturbed sleep?

Does lack of good quality sleep affect anxiety levels, daytime energy,

and moods?

 

In this workshop you will learn how to establish healthy sleep patterns to counter the stresses arising through not having enough good quality sleep!  

 

Learn easy relaxation techniques & practice a yin yoga sequence to set you up for a restful night’s sleep. Even if you sleep well, you will enjoy these easy, tried and tested ways, to deeply relax and enhance your wellbeing.

 

Wake up in the morning feeling happy, fresh and ready for the day ahead.

 

There will be a talk at the beginning to cover understanding of circadian & sleep cycles. How poor quality sleep disrupts hormones and cortisol levels in the body. How through yoga, meditation, pranayama and aromatherapy, harmony is restored in mind, body, energy, mood and emotions. Easy practices to facilitate better sleep.

 

Strategies you will learn, practice & take away with you:-

 

  •        Easy pranayama breathing to deeply relax before sleep

  •        Nourishing yin restorative yoga postures to stretch and soothe

  •        A Chi Kung meditation to send you off to sleep

  •        Learn a Yoga Nidra self-practice

  •        Easy use of Aromatherapy to enhance sleep

   Participants will receive a PDF of accompanying notes and a selection of easy Sleep Prep sequences.

All are welcome to attend. The practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

 

  Ayurveda & Yoga Workshop             

Breathe with Ease

Herbal Knowlege, Essential oils,

Pranayama, Yoga & Sound Bath

Sunday 21st August 2022

at Yogahome 2.30pm-5.30pm, £30.00

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B r e a t h e   W i t h   E a s e

  

 

This is a workshop to empower you with Ayurvedic knowledge and wisdom on how to prevent and treat Respiratory infections. The time is now in terms of thinking of boosting our immune systems for Coughs, Colds & Flu Season. And COVID! Prevention is the key to good health.

In these times of Covid prevalence, we are currently living with this threat to our immune systems. It is important for us to take care of our health and wellbeing. We can easily strengthen our immune system, with natural treatments that not only will help to heal, but are also fascinating and interesting to learn about.  There are medicinal and therapeutic properties, found tin herbs and essential oils, that are effective for treating colds and flu.

 

You may well have heard of Thyme essential oil? When the essential oils are extracted from the herb, we find many therapeutic constituents such as Thymol, with antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties that help to deal with respiratory infections.

Since the respiratory system is the pathway by which bacteria and viruses can enter, we can target this system with herbs and essential oils like Thyme, that will strengthen and support the natural healing mechanism of the body.

If you find you struggle when it comes to approaching the Autumn and Winter months, this workshop is about how you can create your own "herbal medicine cabinet" to take care of you and our family. 

The workshop is divided into 2 parts.

 

Part 1 focusses on the Ayurvedic approach to making herbal preparations and applying Abhyanga (using an essential oil blend for self-massage application). 

 

Using scientifically backed natural approaches for optimum health, we will have fun exploring:

 

  • How to make an effective Herbal Immune Elixir

  • Blending herbs to make DIY herbal teas

  • Learning about 5 top essential oils to treat the respiratory system

You will take home FREE gifts

Part 2 - Yoga practices and Sound Bath

  • Learn simple pranayama breathing techniques to help expand and breathe with ease

  • Practice Yoga to open the chest and lungs to stretch out tension

  • Bathe in the healing sounds of the Crystal and Himalayan Singing bowls to deeply relax

 

The aim of the workshop is that you will feel nourished and nurtured and come away feeling inspired to use the Ayurvedic approach to natural health and healing.  The yoga practices will help to caretake mind, body and spirit.  The Sound Bath will help to release any dense energy and be directed for your healing.

 

Leave feeling light and floating on air!

 

FREE GIFTS!

You will take away some free gifts: A free aromatherapy Immune Boosting Blend, a sample of the Herbal ImmuneElixir, and immune Boost herbal tea. All participants will receive notes from the workshop

     

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

 

 Soulful Sunday

F u l l  M o o n  E a s t e r  C a c a o 

C e r e m o n y  &  

S o u n d  B a t h

with Quartz Crystal & Metal Himalayan Singing Bowls

Sunday 17th April 2022

at Yogahome

3pm-5.00pm £320.00

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Open your heart, connect to your bliss & uplift your spirit

 

Under the influence of the powerful energy of the full moon, we begin with a cacao ceremony to open up our hearts to the inherent qualities of love, peace, compassion and kindness. Cultivating these healing qualities helps us to raise our vibration, to live with lightness and transcend blocks that hold us back from giving and receiving love.

This is a time to release and let go of what no longer serves, to practice gratitude and forgiveness for yourself and others. This is an opportunity to clear out physical, mental and emotional clutter. This makes room for our hopes, dreams and wishes to take shape clearing a space for greater health and healing.

In this Workshop:-

          We will begin with a cacao ceremony and a meditation to tune in to our heart space and express                      gratitude for what is good in our lives.

          We will practice gratitude to raise our vibrational heart energy

          Clear and let go of any stagnant energy in a purging ritual to make space for creativity, inspiration and              joy

          Practice a cleansing Pranayama to clear the enrgetic pathways

          Practice The Cave of The Heart Meditation

          Relax to the transportive sounds of the singing bowls in a sound bath

What you will need for the workshop:

 

  • Mats, bolsters and blankets are provided, though you may wish to bring an extra blanket and a pillow for extra comfort.

  • Paper and pen/journal

 

This workshop is for all levels of experience.

Properties and benefits of cacao

Cacao is a raw chocolate considered to be a superfood with nutritional and healing properties and is thought of as healing medicine and used in ceremony and rituals. Untampered and unadulterated, it contains over 40 antioxidents and is known as "The Foods of the Gods" It is distinct to the commercially processed chocolate we are used to in the West. 

Cacao contains beneficial neurotransmitters and neuro-modulators already present in our brain, most notably including: 

Norepinephrine - The joy molecule

Serotonin - Helps with wellbeing, and creates resistance to stress. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of serotonin.

Dopamine - Gives feelings of motivation and pleasure. Cacao also has MOA inhibitors, that inhibit re-uptake of dopamine.

Anandamine - The bliss molecule, it moderates pain, and is associated with the "runners high" effect. Cacao also has N-linoleoylethanolamine, the re-uptake inhibitor for anandamine.

Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Helps with excitement, alertness, attention. Gives the perception of time slowing down. 

 

Cacao helps us to connect to it's healing intelligence and to our heart space and intuition. The purpose of this workshop retreat is to connect into our being, reflect, meditate, receive guidance, insight and inspiration for  and connect with others of like-minds.

 

It opens up our hearts to the inherent qualities of love, peace, compassion and kindness, excellent qualities to be guiding us through our lives.  This is a time to release and let go of what no longer serves you and  Clear a space for greater health and healing.

 

Interestingly in yoga,  the sanskrit word Ananda means bliss, joy and relates to the Anandamaya Kosha or bliss sheath that represents our true nature and being.

All the practices are suitable for all levels of experience. 

Come and feel nourished, nurtured and deeply relaxed! 

 

 Ayurveda & Yoga 

Supporting Immune Health

Sunday 8th May 2022

2.30pm-5.30pm

£30.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

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If you are feeling, tired, depleted, stressed and burnt out, this workshop will aim to restore you back to energy and peace!

 We are living in stressful times that is taking it's toll on our health and wellbeing. The increase in people suffering with anxiety and depression has gone up exponentially. Since our world-wide experience of Covid pandemic, plus the Russian invasion on the Ukraine, there seems to be a collective  "Fight/Flight" antenna that is on "red alert" . 

Now more than ever, we need to take care of our elves, to be advocates of peace, so we can live in the moment and enjoy the present as best we can instead of worrying about the future. Deepak Chopra says, "Now is the only time we have".

In this workshop the focus is on taking care of our immune system so that we can be in the best health, and give ourselves the best chance to navigate our way through the stress and the ups and downs of life. 

We will explore this in natural ways by taking a wholistic approach to our health and happiness. We will draw upon the wisdom traditions of Ayurveda and yoga and nourish ourselves on all levels of being.

Ayurveda is the science of how to live a conscious optimal life. It is the world’s oldest, natural system of health care and medicine dating back 5,000 years. It is sometimes called the sister science to Yoga, in that both of these practices, can be traced back to the ancient Sanskrit texts of the Rig Veda, of which there are 4 important texts. Ayur – means Life and Veda means Knowledge, so Ayurveda is often translated as the “Science, or knowledge of Life”.

 

Ayurveda is based on the principle of the elements, ether, air, fire, water and earth.  They come together to form the Tri-Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These constitutions have particular characteristics and traits that form our genetic make-up (prakruti) that is our nature and we have all these doshas within us.  When we understand what our predominant tendencies are and when a particular dosha is out of balance, we can then take actions that help to bring us back to homeostasis.

 

The Workshop will take a look at ways to support the Lymphatic System’s natural cleansing mechanism to help release the sluggish energy of Winter and boost immune health. We will look at some typical ailments that show up in Spring, (Kapha season) such as colds, sinusitis, allergies such as hayfever, respiratory ailments, and ways to support the immune system. This workshop will inspire you to use empowering and effective tools to increase your vitality.

 

We will explore:-

  • What is Ayurveda?

  • How can it help our modern day chronic ailments?

  • The 5 Elements and The 3 Doshas (Constitutions)

  • What’s Your Dosha Questionnaire

  • Change of Season Kapha conditions (colds, allergies, respiratory ailments)

 

We will Engage in Ayurvedic & Yogic Techniques:-

  • Learn about Abyangha Self Massage – with essential oils to support the Lymphatic System

  • Herbal Teas to support the release of toxins (Flask Method)

  • Pranayama Breathwork (Cleansing pranayama Nadis Shodhana)

  • A Yoga Practice to balance the Doshas (Pacifying Vata)

 

The workshop will end with a lovely sound bath in savasana to soothe and nourish your senses.

All participants will receive a free Abyhanga Self-Massage oil blend.

 

The aim of the workshop, is that you will come away feeling inspired to use some of the Ayurvedic approaches to work with the body’s natural cleansing system. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed and connected to mind body and spirit. All participants will receive accompanying supporting notes and recipes.

 

 Therapeutic Aromatherapy for 

Home Remedies

Week 1

Sunday 5th September 2021

2.30pm-5.30pm

£42.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

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"Smell arose and created powerful and haunting aromas that left everyone tingling with anticipation." 
 "Breath by Breath" by Larry Rosenberg

 

During this 3 hour workshop, we will take a deep dive into the world of essential oils, to learn about their origins, ways of extraction, potent chemistry, therapeutic properties, how they stimulate our sense of smell, support and increase immune function and how they can help bring our health back into homeostasis.  

 

We will look at Essential Oils to help boost and support the Immune System. You will learn about therapeutic use for common ailments, make and take home remedies to enjoy and safely use at home. You will receive accompanying notes to refer to, with recipes, essential oil guide and where to source products to continue making your own.

What will be covered in the workshop;-

 

Getting to Know & how to use Essential oils

  • What are essential oils and what makes them therapeutic?

  • How do they work?

  • Our sense of Smell – the therapeutic power of scent & our emotions

  • Categories of essential oils

  • Mother Nature’s Medicine Chest: 1st Aid oils

  • Safe use: learning about dosage and how to blend. Cautions to be aware of.

  • Who can use: babies, children, adults, pregnancy, convalescence,

  • Where to source essential oils and additional ingredients.

  • How to use e.o’s in Steam inhalations, aromatherapy baths, body oils and more.

  • How to use pain relieving oils for headaches, stomach aches, muscular & joint aches, sinus congestion, sluggish digestion, period pains.

Practical Outcomes 

  • Make your own essential oil blend to take away with you

  • Mix your own blend in an inhaler to boost your immune system

  • Make an aroma spray to clear the air of bacteria and viruses

  • Learn a face & head massage routine (ease congestion, headaches, release tension).

The cost includes bottles, ingredients, sundries and essential oils for making the essential oils remedies to take home with you.

Come away feeling knowledgeable, relaxed and inspired to use essential oils at home.

 

  Aromatherapy for 

Stress Release

Week 2

Sunday 12th September 2021

2.30pm-5.30pm

£42.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

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"The comfort of heart, gladdening of the spirit and rejoicing of the senses that fragrances in all their incarnations cause us to experience, can be described as spiritual, healing and liberating..."  Krishnaraj Iyengar

The use of nature’s plant essences in aromatherapy, have been shown to have positive effects in treating stress and anxiety and so are a valuable natural source of healing we can turn to. You will learn how essential oils can relax and de-sensitise a heightened nervous system and essential oils that are a nervous system tonic to strengthen and support where needed.

 

in this second week, the focus is on essential oils that release stress, aid relaxation and bring about a feeling of peace and wellbeing.

During this 3 hour workshop, we will take a deep dive into the world of essential oils, to learn about their potent chemistry, therapeutic properties, how they stimulate our sense of smell to increase our emotional wellbeing, support and increase immune function and how they can help bring our health back into homeostasis.

You will learn about the "super-powers" of aromas and how they illicit an immediate response in the brain, that can help to harmonise and balance emotions. You will explore scents and their olfactory sensations, make and take home remedies to enjoy and safely use at home.  Accompanying notes will be provided with recipes, essential oil guide and where to source products to continue making your own.

 

The aim of this workshop is to give you confidence in how to use essential oils to support and improve your health and wellbeing naturally, without having to resort to products that have been synthetically produced with man-made chemicals.

 

Discover:-

  • What are essential oils and what makes them therapeutic?

  • How do they work?

  • Our sense of Smell – the power of scent

  • Categories of essential oils

  • Safe use: learning about dosage and how to blend. Cautions to be aware of.

  • Who can use: babies, children, adults, pregnancy, convalescence,

  • Where to source essential oils and additional ingredients.

  • Learn about the top 5 essential oils to use for stress release

  • Essential oils to relieve muscular tension

  • Essential oils to unwind the mind and slow down thoughts

  • Essential oils to promote a good Night’s Sleep

  • Infusing essential oils to elevate/relax mood

  • Balancing hormones: irritable moods, PMT, depression

 

 

PRACTICAL

  • On the spot Essential oils to inhale (tissue, use on pulse points)

  • Bath Salts – You can make a blend to use in the bath and soak or

  • Shower Salt scrub – You can make a blend and mix an oil blend and massage into the skin whilst in the shower. This will also moisturise the skin and the aromas will work their magic on mood and emotions.

  • Hot compress to relax neck and shoulders

  • Self-Massage Routine: for hands or feet (ease congestion, headaches, release tension). Make your own blend to take home)

The cost includes bottles, ingredients, sundries and essential oils for making the essential oils remedies to take home with you.

Come away feeling knowledgeable, relaxed and inspired to use essential oils at home.

 

 

 Aromatherapy for 

Beauty & Body Care

Sunday 19th September 2021

2.30pm-5.30pm

£42.00

Yogahome 14 Allen Road, London N16 8SB 

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"The bluebell is the sweetest flower, that waves in summer air: It's blossoms have the mightiest power to soothe my spirit's care".
The Bluebell, Emily Bronte

Essential oils are used in the cosmetic and beauty industry and it has been recently found that microplastics have been added to many products, such as cleansers, toothpaste and face scrubs. We know that these substances are toxic and polluting to our body and to the environment.

We can immediately make a positive impact, by choosing products that do not have these harmful products in, or even better, make your own!

 

Using essential oils and natural ingredients for our beauty needs, we can be safe in the knowledge that we know exactly what we are putting on our skin. Since around 40% of what we out on our skin gets absorbed by the blood stream, it makes sense to use natural ingredients that our body can naturally process, without toxic side-effects.

 

The intention of this workshop is to have fun and enjoy making beauty products and blends that are naturally healthy, kind to our body and the environment. 

Nourish your senses, relax and enjoy the therapeutic process of self-care. 

 

We will cover natural ingredients you can source from home and easily buy to make home beauty products and remedies.

Discover:-

  • What are essential oils and what makes them therapeutic?

  • How do they work?

  • Our sense of Smell – the power of scent

  • Categories of essential oils

  • Taking care of your skin with essential oils and clay for cleansing the face and body

  • Where to source ingredients and sundries.

 

Clay Face/Body Masks – demo how to make

Face Oil – (to nourish the skin, blemishes, clear the sinuses, or relax and release headaches and jaw tension)

  • Blend your own to take home 

  • Or make a body oil to moisturise your skin

  • Learn and relax with a face massage routine.

Natural Face Scrub with oats and red rose petals – Demonstration on how to make you get a sachet to take home with you

Toothbrush Powder (Natural Toothpaste) – demonstration on how to make, you get to take a sachet to take home

 

Where to source Ingredients and containers.

It is so satisfying to make your own beauty products that often cost a lot of money to buy and are packaged in plastic. By using glass or other natural materials that can be recycled and used again, we are reducing the impact of unnecessary waste and strain on our environment.

The cost includes bottles, ingredients, sundries and essential oils for making the essential oils remedies to take home with you.

You will receive accompanying notes to refer to, with recipes, essential oil guide and where to source products to continue making your own.

Come away feeling knowledgeable, relaxed and inspired to use essential oils at home.

 

 EASTER

SELF-LOVE

CACAO GATHERING

With Cacao, Meditation & Yoga

 

Saturday 3rd April 2021

4.00pm- 6.00pm £16.00 pp

A Yogahome Workshop Live on Zoom

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Open your heart, connect to your bliss, uplift your spirit

Let's come together, relax and have fun with practices that will uplift and nourish the soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Book your place through Yogahome Studio 1 week before,  to receive a dose of organic ceremonial cacao and a gorgeous  essential oil blend roll on in the post, to prepare for the workshop!

You are invited to join in this gathering of like-minded souls to celebrate, connect and inspire through cacao ceremony, meditation, ritual and yoga. We will connect to the energy of the Bodhisattva, the Goddess of Compassion,  so that we can feel and see our own Bodhicitta (our own innate self-compassion) and focus on loving kindness. This is a growing area of research that is proving to be a great resource that boosts, strengthens and increase our immune system and wellbeing.

 

As we navigate our way through these challenging and unique times, it is heart-warming and uplifting to connect in ways that are positive and healthy. 

In this Workshop:-

We will begin with a cacao ceremony and a meditation to tune in to and soothe our heart space.

-  We will engage in self-compassion practices to elevate our hearts and minds,  and give us a feeling of