Our Yoga Workshops offer all an opportunity to explore, expand and experience an aspect of yoga to deepen your personal practice and teaching. They are also an invitation to connect with others within the yoga community.
To Book an event:
Event bookings are managed on our memberships portal. You will need to log in or create an account and then you can book your event.
*Please note that some events are run by GYA. Booking is directly with them.
Take a seat: Chair Yoga For All with Nicky Bramley & Dr Melanie Jones
Date: Saturday 23rd October, 10am-4pm
Location: Cults Kirk Centre, Aberdeen
Price: £50 (£40 for Yoga Scotland members)
Please book this through Grampian Yoga www.grampianyoga.org.uk
Understanding neuro-diversity with Jyoti Manuel
Date: Sunday 26th September 10.30am-1pm & Saturday 16th October 2.30-5pm
Price: £60 members discount at checkout
Understanding neuro-diversity – what it could look like. Our own need to value and honour neuro-diversity in order to be of service to those communities/people. Our judgement, patience, humility, compassion and expectations when working with the neuro diverse populations. The importance of co-regulation. How to adapt practises to support their needs. The current level of mental health crisis – the epidemic of anxiety will also present in neuro-diverse ways. A section on children, teens and adults.
Jyoti has been a serious practitioner of yoga since1974 and teacher since 1989, Jyoti Jo Manuel is a leading teacher trainer and practitioner of therapeutic yoga for babies, children and young people with special needs. She founded Special Yoga, a global organisation offering sustainable and accessible yoga programmes for children and adults with special and additional needs within education, therapeutic settings, residential centres and at home. Her heartfelt mission is to implement accessible therapeutic yoga programmes andt rainings, allowing children globally to receive its significant benefits supporting each child to thrive and reach their fullest potential.She has also worked within education for the National Health Service in UK.
HANDS & FEET with Christine Purves & Sheila Stein
Date: Sunday 31st October 2021, 10am-1pm
Location: Boroughmuir Rugby Club, Edinburgh
Price: £36 (members discount applied at checkout)
Through our hands, Mudras & Chakras will be explore and through the feet, the emphasis will be on care & support , whilst they are worked in various ways.
Christine & Sheila, as Primary School Teachers, enrolled in Teacher Training ‘out of interest’. Not to teach as ‘we do enough of that already’. Now forty + years on they are still teaching & still interested in all aspects of Yoga. They have shared several Yoga Workshops.Christine’s most recent teaching influences include Somatics & Sensing work. Her YS involvement includes being a co-ordinator for the TRS, an assessor of over twenty students & the enjoymentof seeing her students develop through the Foundation & Teacher Training Courses. Sheila has developed her flowing style of teaching to include influences from Feldenkrais, Vini & Yin Yoga & the therapeutic effects of the practice. She adapted her programmes to suit 0n-line Classes throughout the pandemic & continues to mentor former students who are now teachers.
JOURNALING FOR YOGA TEACHERS with Noelle Harrison
Date: 5th December 2021 & 16th January 2022 10am – 1 pm
Price: £60 members discount at checkout
Journaling for: Self-Awareness and Intention Setting | Self-Healing, Self-Care and Self-Love | Journaling for manifestation and to ignite your spark | Journaling for intuitive insight and empowerment
Noelle is the best-selling author of eleven novels, and five plays. Her books have been translated in over 13 different countries. She has been teaching creative writing for over twenty-five years working in schools, community groups, and third level education. She also possesses a Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction from Edinburgh Napier University and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Yoga has always been a crucial part of Noelle’s life as a writer. She has been practising yoga and journaling for over forty years. She’s a qualified yoga teacher in Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, and Menopause Yoga. In 2016, Noelle set up Aurora Writers’ Retreats, with the specific focus of offering workshops, classes, and retreats blending the practices of yoga, journaling, meditation, and creative writing. She has run several day and residential retreats in Scotland, Norway, Ireland, and England. Since the pandemic, Noelle has been teaching weekly journaling and yoga classes onas well as online retreat days, and yoga and journaling circles through Aurora Writers.
Women in Yoga: An Exploration with Amelia Wood
Date: Saturday 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th October 2021 2-4pm
Price: £96 members discount at checkout
In this course we will explore the shifting roles of women in pre-modern and modern yoga contexts, how and why significant changes came about and what this means for our practice. Drawing on hatha texts, ethnographic work and recent scholarship we will trace the relationship between yoga – as a practice, philosophy and spiritual goal – and women, their role and the social expectations placed upon them.
Amelia Wood is a yoga teacher, practitioner and PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London researching spiritual abuse in modern transnational yoga movements. She completed her MA in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS in 2015 and specialised in the representations of women in pre-modern yoga practices. Amelia has been teaching yoga and working in the yoga industry for over a decade and now focus’s on facilitating courses on historical and contemporary critical issues in yoga and assisting on yoga teacher training courses.
First Aid Training
Date: Edinburgh 2nd October 2021| Glasgow 9th October 2021 | Aberdeen 26th February 2022
Price: £75 members diccount at checkout