Workshops


At Calm Collective we are fortunate to be able to bring people together to share knowledge, experience, tools and more with our students and members of the general public. Workshops offer the time and space to cultivate a creative and interactive learning experience while you are surrounded by likeminded students and teachers you can connect with.

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy for workshops.

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Kirtan

First Sunday of every month £0 (Free)

Kirtan is the practice of chanting in a group.  The word ‘kirtan’ stems from a Sanskrit root that means ‘to cut through,’ it is a practice for cutting through the idea of separation, for connecting to our hearts and connecting to the moment through sound.

Traditionally, Kirtan is sung in a group with the Kirtan walla, or chant leader, (Tim Rowe) calling out words or phrases, which the group repeats back in kind (call and response). The singing is often accompanied by a harmonium, a freestanding keyboard instrument that sounds similar to an accordion.

In Kirtan, we sing chants that revolve around a particular mantra— a sacred sound formula that has a specific focus and energy.  Mantras are words, phrases, and syllables that are repeated until they become integrated into the chanter’s consciousness. This practice allows you to access inner peace, calm and connection in a fun and joyful way.

Kirtan

Sunday 3rd March 2019   18:00-19:00
Free (Donations to our chosen charity shelter is welcomed)

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Women’s Circle

Held monthly on a Saturday £20
(10% discount for members)

Begin your journey of self-exploration and growth as you are guided and supported through monthly Women’s Circle’s that will be a culmination of shared experiences and connections with others around you as you feel respected, lifted and heard.

Each month will follow a theme, a thread for us to weave into the time we share together. We will open the circle with a meditation and intention, followed by drinking Cacao – a warming drink ethically sourced from the Asháninka tribes of the Peruvian Amazon – to open our hearts and lift our spirit.

“she who is brave is free”
This months theme is Courage. Have you ever felt the fear but chose to act in spite of it? I’m pretty sure we have all, at some point felt afraid to do something but pushed ourselves to take action. In this month’s circle we will share those experiences and build upon them. We will momentarily step into what we are afraid of and tap into our inner Lionesses, leaving the pack feeling courageous and brave!

During the Women’s Circle you will be guided through meditation and taken on a journey of self-exploration and growth as you are surrounded by like-minded women. There are ancient ceremonial elements involved, including a Cacao celebration which will unlock heart-warming states, and allow space for negative emotions to be released while being able to connect to ourselves and the loving energy in our body.

Women’s Circle £20
(10% discount for members)

Saturday 16th February 16:00-18:00 BOOK NOW
Saturday 23rd March 16:00-18:00 BOOK NOW
Saturday 27th April 16:00-18:00 BOOK NOW
Saturday 18th May 16:00-18:00 BOOK NOW

    

Dance in the Dark
in collaboration with Charlie Boyd of Firm Feet & Tracy Barber
Saturday 2nd March
17:30-20:00 £30
(10% discount for members)

Move into stillness in this journey from dance to meditation.

In this 2.5hr movement to meditation workshop, we will begin with an embodied awareness of our connection with body and ground. Tracy will guide you into a mindful self-massage of the feet through which we will notice and release tension, bringing an awareness to the relationship we make between feet and earth. Charlie Boyd founder of Firm Feet will then lead you into 75 minutes of dancing in the dark…
In the darkness, there is no visual stimulation, which allows us to drop deeper into meditation, get out of your mind and into the body. Dancing can boost your overall happiness, release serotonin and endorphins, balance the mind and body and is a great form of low impact cardiovascular exercise.
The space will be warm, lowly-lit, atmospheric and calming. There is nothing to learn or follow, it is simply a space to dance. Nobody is watching you. Dance to deep electronic, experimental, uplifting drumming and ambient music from all over the globe. People often come away feeling reformed, with a deeper conscious connection with nature, self and others. Experience a sense of liberation, purpose and self-empowerment. No experience needed.

We will finish the evening with Tracy easing you into a contemplative restorative yoga sequence designed to create space for you to listen and surrender to the residual effects of dancing in the dark. 

Tea and treats will be waiting upon welcoming you back from your journey as well as an invitation to stay and share your experience.
This is a truly wonderful way to focus on the self and welcome in a sense of renewal which naturally comes with onset of Spring!
This is a movement meditation.

No experience needed.

Who are Firm Feet?

Firm Feet is run by Charlie Boyd, combining her experiences and qualifications with movement, integral thinking, macrobiotics and traditional healing systems. Charlie runs Open Movement Meditation classes and holds Body awareness consultations in and around London.

You can email Charlie with any questions or find out more about other sessions in North & East London on her website:

www.firmfeet.co.uk
hello@firmfeet.co.uk
instagram @firmfeet

Please arrive promptly, make sure you bring clothes to move in and a bottle of water

Dance in the Dark
in collaboration with Charlie Boyd of Firm Feet & Tracy Barber
Saturday 2nd March
17:30-20:00 £30
(10% discount for members)

Monthly Sound Baths 

Last Sunday of every month £20
(10% discount for members)

Sound Baths allow us to take much-needed time out for ourselves, resulting in a variety of noticeable benefits such as reducing stress, enhancing creativity, releasing emotional blockages and improving our overall wellbeing. Many people express a sense of clarity, freedom and transformation following a sound journey, which can last for a number of days: the key is to arrive with an open mind ready to relax.
This powerful experience creates space for healing on multiple levels, which often leads to a deep state of relaxation. You may find yourself taking an inward journey similar to meditation or simply enjoying the beautiful layers of sound around you.
Attending a Gong Bath can be a very profound and unique experience. As you lay on a yoga mat curled up with your blanket and pillow, you are bathed in waves of sound and vibration from sacred instruments. There is no actual water involved.

What to bring: it is important to be warm and comfortable, so be sure to wear layers and bring anything you feel that would help you to relax i.e. blankets, pillows/cushions, eye masks, socks etc. Remember that you will be lying on the floor for an hour.

Please note each person must have their own account created and a purchase on that account. Please do not purchase tickets for groups of people, each person in the group must have their own account & ticket.

Gong Bath £20
(10% discount for members)

Sunday 24th February 18:00-19:00 BOOK NOW
Sunday 31st March 19:00-20:00 BOOK NOW
Sunday 28th April 18:00-19:00 BOOK NOW

Being with Balance Workshop
With Tracy Barber

Saturday 16th March
15:30-18:00 £30
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £5 OFF BEFORE 17/02/19
(10% discount for members)

Balancing is a journey, not a destination

In this workshop you will learn how to move through your life with steadiness (Sthira) and ease (Sukha).

We will: Unlock the essence of balancing breath (pranayama) and poses (asana)

Being with Balance 

At the arrival of spring, we have an opportunity to revisit the concept of balance, especially in the physical body and our outer life. There are so many ways that we strive to balance our lives: between activity and rest, work and play, connecting with others and time for ourselves, etc. 

Hatha yoga, the yoga of Sun and Moon, reminds us that many opposites naturally balance each other. Our breath constantly balances our existence with the greater equilibriums of nature and life and reminds us of our interconnectedness with all things. By practicing balancing poses, guided by the inward and outward currents in the flow of breath, we can learn to become aware of balance with pushing through with backing off, control with surrender, left with right, back bending with forward bending, upward moving energy with downward energy, softness with firmness, strength with flexibility, heating with cooling, activity with rest, and masculine with feminine–to name a few of the important polarities that inform and guide our lives.

Being with Balance Workshop 

In celebration of this time of equilibrium and opportunity, we are running a workshop in which you will learn: 

  • The essence of the pranayama (breath) of balance: Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) which helps to balance the Autonomic Nervous System as well as the mind. 
  • How to balance and rebalance yourself through a series of balancing poses as your ongoing corrections seek a natural harmony with your breath. 

Through this workshop you will be able to manifest steadiness and ease on and off the mat. 

Saturday 16th March
15:30-18:00 £30
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £5 OFF BEFORE 17/02/19
(10% discount for members)

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Wild to Wheel
With Tracy Barber

Sunday 24th March
13:30-16:00 £30
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £5 OFF BEFORE 24/02/19
(10% discount for members)

13:30-16:00

In this 2.5hr workshop we will break down two joyful heart opening poses – Wild Thing (Camatkarasana) and Wheel (Chakrasana).  Once the components and confidence foundations of both poses have been laid we will learn how to make the transition from Wild Thing to Wheel tapping into a deep level of physical and mental trust.

 

Camatkarasana, which has an extremely poetic translation “the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart” reflects the joy many experience when practicing this pose.  This pose builds strength and confidence while energising the mind, body and spirit.

 

Chakrasana, a playful pose reminiscent of childhood (crab) energetically connects the legs and pelvis with the arms and shoulders to give you the ability to lift up through the entire body, opening the heart to the sky.

 

Benefits of both postures:

 

  • Opens up chest, lung, and shoulder areas
  • Opens the front of the legs and hip flexors
  • Builds strength in shoulders and upper back
  • Strengthens the and lengthens the vertebrae creating flexibility in the spine
  • Enhances the nervous system and improves hormone secretions that keep your body in optimal health
  • Improves respiration
  • Ignites all seven of the chakras, keeping all the processes of the body in harmony with each other

 

Not suitable for anyone with the following conditions:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder pain or injury
  • Back or spine injury

Sunday 24th March
13:30-16:00 £30
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £5 OFF BEFORE 17/02/19
(10% discount for members)

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Yoga for People with Disabilities
An intensive training for Yoga teachers

Learning to teach yoga to someone with a disability, whether someone in a wheel chair or with an “invisible” disability, requires a teacher to adapt their idea of a yoga practice to the person who is in front of them. This workshop will not only prepare you to reach a wider range of students, it will also offer you a different way of approaching your own practice and teaching.

Over the 3 days this training will:

• Explore the use of props to set up students in asanas.
• Discuss and work with the various effects and manifestations of disability.
• Learn the language of disability.
• Discuss contraindications and alternatives.
• Consider sequencing in classes for people with varying needs.
• Examine the need and responsibilities of teaching and assisting.
• Includes experience working with students who have a wide range of disabilities.

As a yoga teacher, having the skills and confidence to teach this growing population gives you the means to expand your classes and offer yoga in new settings, care homes, support groups and day centres. Calm Collective and local teacher Clair Yates have links in the local community and there will be opportunities after the training to assist and teach in current local classes for those with disabilities.

A maturing population, a rise in chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and stroke survivors – working with students with disabilities and hearing their stories will bring a new dimension to your teaching as well as prepare you to adjust your teaching to meet the needs of everyone who walks or rolls into your yoga class. This workshop will open you to the potential of these students who many see as people who “can’t” and help you see that, yes, they “can.”

Pre-requisites:
Minimum two years continuous personal practice, plus completion of a 200hr teacher training program, though teacher trainees will be considered, please contact us to discuss.

Certification:
Upon satisfactory completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion. This course meets the criteria for BWY CPD points.

Yoga for People with Disabilities 
An intensive training for Yoga teachers

Friday 29th March 2019 13:00-17:00
Saturday 30th March 2019 09:30-17:30
Sunday 31st March 2019   09:30-17:30
£330 per person

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