WORKSHOPS & CPDS

We offer a wide range of enjoyable workshops for your personal or professional development (CPDs for teachers).

Have a look at our workshops & CPDs here.

Autumn Yoga Workshop with Katie Wall

Saturday 3rd November, 2 – 4.30pm

(Aldridge Studio)

Embrace the changing seasons and transition your yoga practice into Autumn with Sandstone Yoga & Pilates. The Autumn Equinox, which happens at the end of September, is a time of balance, where both day and night are the same length. We will be tuning into this energy by bringing balance into our lives on and off the yoga mat. Suitable for all levels.

In this workshop we will;
• Enjoy a slow, mindful and grounding practice that will help you adapt to the changing season
• Work in and learn about the Muladhara (root) chakra
• Breathe more deeply! This is a great time of year to work on our pranayama (breathing practice). In Autumn the air is crisp and clear – so lets breathe it in!
• Letting go – taking inspiration from the trees that let go of their autumn leaves without a fight, we will be working on letting go of stress, tension and anything that no longer serves us
• Practicing Tratak (candle gazing)

Warming drinks and seasonal snacks to help us celebrate Autumn will be provided. Please bring a mat, bottle of water and a blanket.

Book & pay in full for Early bird price £25 by 17th October or standard price £30 thereafter.

The Art of Hands-on Assisting & Adjusting One Day CPD

Friday 23rd November, 10 – 5pm

(Aldridge Studio)

This workshop will give you the knowledge and practical skills to feel much more confident in why and how you can use physical touch in a more skilful way as a teacher.

Effective, sensitive and appropriate use of touch can be a great teaching tool but is often an area that teachers feel unsure of. During this workshop for yoga teachers and teachers in training we will be exploring the ethics and practice of using hands-on techniques with our students. Using lecture, discussion, and practical pairs or group work we will be looking at the following over the course of the day:

·        The ethics and considerations of manual cueing

·        Different approaches to hands on adjustment

·        Why might we use physical touch in the first place?

·        What makes a good adjustment?

·        Body placement of the teacher – where and why?

·        How to know what is appropriate for individual students

·        Appropriate pressure, sensing and feeling

Book & Pay in full by 30th September for Early Bird Price £75 for one day training.  

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training CPD with Dawn Wright SYT – January 2019

(Aldridge Studio)

Aldridge Studio – This is one of the few places to do a standalone CPD outside of London! NEW to Sandstone Yoga & Pilates

During this 5 – day teacher training intensive (18th – 20th January & 9th – 10th February 2019) you will explore the practice and experience of Yoga Nidra, allowing you to deepen your practice and personal experience, to understand the history, science and benefits of the practice and to develop all the skills you need to teach Yoga Nidra. (You will receive 50 hours CPD accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals)

  • Open to all qualified Yoga teachers and teachers in training anywhere
  • 5 days including 2 weekends (18th – 20th January & 9th – 10th February 2019)
  • All props provided

Yin Yoga Teacher Training CPD with Dawn Wright SYT – March 2019

(Aldridge Studio)

Aldridge Studio – This is one of the few places to do a standalone CPD outside of London!

During this 5 – day teacher training intensive (29th, 30th, 31st March & 11th & 12th May 2019) you will explore the practice and experience of Yin Yoga, understand the history and concepts of Yin Yoga, and learn how to effectively teach this subtle but powerful style of Yoga, leaving you with a deeper understanding of this practice and its theory and confidence to teach Yin to your students. (You will receive 50 hours CPD accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals)

  • Open to all qualified Yoga teachers and teachers in training anywhere
  • 5 days including 2 weekends (29th – 31st March & 11th – 12th May 2019)
  • All props provided

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Using Anatomy to Refine & Empower your Teaching with Dr Yogi

Saturday 27th April 2019, 10.30 – 5.15pm

(Aldridge Studio)

Teaching yoga can often be just as challenging as it is rewarding.  With busy classes, high turnover and lots of students who are new to yoga coming to class it can be easy for yoga teachers to feel isolated and overwhelmed, often not knowing where to turn for support with the many questions we have.

This daylong workshop offers a space to ask the questions that you never seem to get the opportunity to ask.  We’ll cover a variety of different topics with the aim of deepening your own yoga practice and refining and empowering your teaching so that it is inclusive and informed by the most up to date research on movement.

With a mixture of discussion, lecture, group work and asana practice we will explore many areas.

Suitable for Yoga Teachers & Teachers in Training.

Early Bird £75 when paid in full before 27th January 2019 – Full Price £85 thereafter.