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Fun And Flow Vinyasa

Looking for a creative, playful yoga class to get energized? This is an upbeat, smooth flowing practice that includes plenty of stretching and some strengthening and balance poses. Whilst the class is geared towards a moderate level, there are alignment cues and modifications, so you're welcome to make the class as gentle or challenging as you like. We end the class in a luxurious savasana and sometimes a guided meditation to keep the good vibes going. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

Saturdays 10.00-11.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

We start with meditation at 10:15. After the tea break, you can continue to explore meditation, or alternatively you can join the Buddhism option. Our new theme is "The Eight Ways of the Noble Ones".

On the second Saturday of each month there is a talk on one of these themes (click here), and on the other Saturdays we get together to explore the topic further. All are welcome, and you don't need to come each week.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Saturday 10.15-12.45
With: Karunagita, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava, Akashamitra, Ratnaprabha
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Dynamic Yoga

A class with a focus on strengthening, stretching and alignment. A full body workout that helps develop an understanding of asana/posture and yoga practice in general. This practice can be incorporated into our daily lives and helps us to relax.

All levels.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Seamus Casey
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Flow and Restore ***New class starts 11 Jan***

This class combines hatha yoga with more specific focus on alignment, breath and connection. It is open and friendly for all levels and helps alleviate stress both mentally and physically.

Saturdays 13.15-14.30
With: Sara Wookey
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sat 29 Feb 2020

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sat 29 Feb 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Under 35's Day Retreat: From reactivity to creativity (Sun 1 March 2020)

In order to change the world, we start by changing our minds. Through transforming our habitual thought patterns we enter into a realm of creativity and freedom.

Join the sub35 team for a day of meditative practice, reflection and discussion. Suitable for newcomers and regulars.

Please bring a vegetarian lunch to share.

Sun 1 March 2020; 10.00-17.00
With: Moksadhi & the sub35 team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 7 Mar 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 7 Mar 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Are you curious about Buddhism and Meditation? (start Sat 14 Mar)

This 4 week course will introduce the Buddha, his teaching (Dharma) and the followers of his teaching (Sangha). We will focus on the historical Buddha including key stories about his life and enlightenment as well as exploring Buddhist practice - the Buddhist path laid out in his teaching.

The course is open to all and will include space for questions and discussion.

We will also explore the 'Mindfulness of Breathing' and the 'Metta Bhavana' meditation practices.

4 mornings
Sat 14 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020
10.00-12.30
With: Ratnaprabha, Maitrisambhava
Costs,
£64
£32 concession

Introductory
Booking required

Live Budcasts: The Eight Ways of the Noble Ones (titles and speakers might change)

A new series of the monthly Saturday morning Budcast talks and podcasts starts 11 Jan at 11:30.

All welcome. Free event. Suggested donation £5. You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

11 Jan - "How far can we go?" - A Buddha vision - with Akashamitra

8 Feb - "Who is driving?" with Vajramitra

14 Mar "Talking matters to Buddhists" - Skilful speech in Buddhism - with Karunagita

11 Apr - "Living lightly - Buddhist ideas on the effect we have" with Singhashri

In the weeks between, do come to a discussion group around themes from the talk as part of the Saturday morning class starting at 10:15.

Every second Saturday of the month:
Sat 11 Jan, Sat 8 Feb, Sat 14 Mar and Sat 11 Apr
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Suggested donation £5.
Open to All
No booking required

Women's class - every second Saturday of the month

11 Jan - "Touching Compassion" with Vajraghanta. At the start of a new decade we will take the opportunity to reflect on our lives and set intentions with compassion. Vajraghanta has many years of experience facilitating communication workshops. All welcome.

8 Feb - Reflections on Amoghasiddhi, the mysterious archetypal Buddha of the North' with Shraddhasara. The archetypal Buddhas communicate a message about our potential, this message is communicated through symbol, sound, myth and poetry.

14 Mar - An afternoon with Singhashri marking International Women’s Day: As Buddhist women and gender non-conforming people, how might we respond to the current social, climate and ecological crises we face in the world today? What is the unique contribution we can bring to collective efforts to find new ways forward that honour all people, animals and the planet? What is the middle way between anger and apathy?

11 Apr - The class coincides with Easter weekend so Karunagita will pick up on topical themes of spiritual death and rebirth, including experiential exercises, discussion and ritual.

every second Saturday of the month:
14 Mar, 11 Apr, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July & 8 Aug
14:00-17:00
With: Karunagita and Team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Deep Rest (Sat 21 Mar 2020)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sat 21 Mar 2020; 15.00-17.30
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£32
£21 concession

Open to All
Booking required (14 places left)

Spring Equinox with Puja (Sat 21 Mar 2020)

We will celebrate the Equinox with meditation, chanting and puja. The suggestion is to bring seeds - actual or conceptual - to be blessed as part of the puja.

The word blessing comes from the Old English blædsian meaning to make sacred, so we'll bring our 'seeds' whether they are flowers for the garden or intentions for our life to make them sacred so that as they take root and grow into our life they do so with our best intentions.

The Spring Equinox was celebrated as Ostara in pagan times with it's associations with the rebirth of the year and with fertility. It is a time of preparation for farmers and the tradition of bringing their seeds for blessing.

Saturday 21 March;
16.00-18.00
With: Lalitaraja
Free event. Donation welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

SAVE THE DATE: Triratna Community Day (Sat 4 April 2020)

This year's pan-London Triratna Day is going to be a pilgrimage from Amen Corner where Bhante Sangharakshita 'suddenly awoke to the complete absurdity of the mind being tied down to a physical body' to the basement in Monmouth Street where Triratna began.

We'll be stopping at key places along the way where some of the people who were actually there all those years ago will share their experience.

More details will follow soon - so if you want to join us then save the date (we'll start at 10.45 and finish at 5ish and you can join in at different points if you want).

Hope to see you there!

Saturday 4th April 2020, 11:00 - 17:00
With:
Open to All
No booking required

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 4 Apr 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 4 Apr 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Sun 5 Apr 2020)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 5 Apr 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Yoga for Spring- Transitioning through the Seasons (Sat 18 Apr 2020)

Join us for a morning's exploration around the theme of transitioning smoothly into Spring.

Following a brief overview of Spring through the Ayurvedic lens, we’ll lead you through an active and detoxifying practice of yoga to help clear any heavy qualities from winter for you to emerge reset and ready for the new season.

Accessible to all and with variations and modifications where appropriate, we’ll finish with a long and luxurious relaxation.

Sat 18 Apr 2020; 15.00-17.00
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

The Technology of Change - An Introduction to Buddhism and meditation

Can we really find happiness in more and more distraction, and having ever more stuff? Buddhism tells us that this won’t work – but that there is a real happiness to be found, if we look in the right place.

On this course you will learn the two most important Buddhist meditation practices, and try out some powerful Buddhist wisdom teachings that can change the way we see the world.

Using a combination of team-teaching, small-group discussion, meditation, and practical exercises, this course gives us the tools to become more like the person we want to be.

6 mornings
Sat 25 April - Sat 30 May 2020
10.15-12.45
With: Anandavajra
Costs,
£90
£45 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Metta Day (Sun 26 Apr 2020)

Come and spend a nourishing day retreat immersed in metta - friendliness, kindness, unconditional love. Through talks, meditation, discussion and mindful self-compassion we will explore this transformative practice, how it changes our attitude to ourselves and to the other beings who surround us in the world.

Bring veggie lunch to share

Sun 26 Apr 2020, 10:00-17:00
With: Karunagita, Maitrisambhava
Free event. Suggested donation £30/ £15
Open to All
Booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Sun 26 Apr 2020)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 26 Apr 2020 - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 2 May 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 2 May 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

WOOD - an elemental Qigong workshop (Sun 3 May 2020)

Wood is the power of growth and is associated with the season of Spring. In the body it manifests as the Liver and Gall Bladder organs, responsible for planning, decision-making and the free flow of Blood, Qi and the emotions. The Liver in particular is said to house our 'wild inner spirit' and its vitality governs the healthy expression of this aspect of us, including our sexuality.

The expansive and spiraling qualities of Wood and its connection to these organs and their meridians will be explored in both moving and static forms. The Deer is the animal most associated with the Wood Element and we will use several Deer forms that embody the animal's power and grace. The day will be gently paced and will be perfect for the beginner.

Tea will be provided.

Sun 3 May 2020; 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required (16 places left)

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (10 May 2020)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 10 May 2020 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Buddha Day Festival (Sun 10 May 2020)

Join us to celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment with our Buddha Day festival.

Details closer to the date.

Sun 10 May; 11.00-17.00
With:
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Deep Rest (Sun 10 May 2020)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sun 10 May 2020; 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (17 places left)

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 17 May 2020

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 17 May 2020
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Listening within - A Focusing workshop

Focusing is a mindfulness based body-awareness practice, often practiced in pairs. It is a great compliment to meditation and can help develop creativity, free up energy, and connect with the body’s innate wisdom.

This introductory workshop will take you through the basics of focusing and provide you with the tools to begin your own focusing practice. The atmosphere will be relaxed and engaged – similar to being on retreat.

Sun 31 May
10.00-17.00
With: Aryadhara
Costs,
£75
£65 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 6 June 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 6 June 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (7 Jun 2020)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 7 June 2020 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Daoist Yoga: Art of Body Refinement through the element of Wood

The Daoists see the body as consisting of five different complementary aspects, corresponding to the Five Elements. The Element of Wood relates to our physical and energetic form and structure. In this workshop we will be covering a series of movements and standing postures known as ‘Refinement Through the Element of Wood’.

This is a study of our form in space, that which allows us to exist, move and interact with the world around us. The focus will be on the major joints of the body, in Daoist alchemy referred to as ‘external vessels’: areas of the body where energy can collect, gather and transform. The session will be designed to help us understand how to open and form our vessels so that the energy flows more freely and harmoniously. The sequences and poses are excellent for strengthening the joints and improving posture. No previous experience of qigong necessary.

Tea will be provided.

Sun 14 June 2020; 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required (16 places left)

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Sun 14 June 2020)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 14 June 2020 - 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Yoga for Summer Workshop

Reset from the sizzling summer with a calm and cooling yoga practice.

According to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, in summer, the pitta dosha can be aggravated, leading to imbalances such as skin problems, anger and impatience. There are, however, practices and tips to help stay cool.

Join Sian for an afternoon's exploration of yoga and Ayurveda in the summer consisting of a gently flowing yoga practice and a cooling meditation, finishing with a long and luxurious relaxation.

Accessible to all and with variations and modifications where appropriate.

Sat 4 July 2020
15.00-17.00
With: Sian O'Neill
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (5 July 2020)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 5 July 2020 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Deep Rest (Sun 12 July 2020)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sun 12 July 2020; 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 18 July 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 18 July 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required

FIRE: An Elemental Qigong Workshop (Sun 19 July 2020)

Fire is the expansive phase of the Five Elements cycle. It is associated with heat, the season of summer and the emotion joy. In the body it manifests primarily through the Heart, seen in Chinese medicine as the emperor of our internal kingdom, but its significance and power is such that it is allotted four meridians.

We will explore a variety of static and moving forms that connect to these meridians and their associated organs, and balance and support this work with the Earth and Water Elements. We will incorporate several bird forms, this being the animal most associated with Fire. Working with the Fire Element can bring clarity of mind, aid restful sleep and help us to fully embrace life. The session will be gently paced and will be suitable for the beginner.

Tea will be provided.

Sun 19 July 2020, 10.00-14.00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required (16 places left)

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Sun 2 Aug 2020)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 2 Aug 2020 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Sun 9 Aug 2020)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 9 Aug 2020 - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Dorman (Jones)
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required (18 places left)

Healing Sound Bath (Sat 5 Sept 2020)

Using Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments, you will be lead through some gentle movements of the breath and body before laying down to be immersed in some sonic sound healing.

There will be a sound bath in Feb, Mar and Apr, and each sound bath will have a different feel and quality to it due to the theme and intention in mind for each session.

Please note: The frequencies from a sound bath may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or who are pregnant. If you are unsure, please seek professional medical advice.

Sat 5 Sept 2020; 15.20-17.00
With: Sherene Banner
Costs,
£24
£20 concession

Open to All
Booking required