What’s on

See ‘Run of the Mill!’ for events during April and May 2017
(Please print and display for us if you live in the Lancaster area, and email greenelephantcoop@gmail.com to go on our mailing list to receive this regularly).

See www.theriverroom.org.uk for workshops & regular classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation, gong baths, mindfulness, pilates and more in the River Room, dedicated first floor retreat space at Halton Mill.

Below is a list of all our up-coming events. Use the Categories filter button to refine your search.

 

Feb
27
Mon
Mindfulness Course with Martin Summerfield @ The River Room
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 10:00 pm

MINDFULNESS: EXPLORE NEW POSSIBILITIESMindfulness with Martin pic

An 8 week secular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

  • Take time to pause and put your wellbeing first
  •  Develop acceptance and friendliness towards yourself
  •  Open up new possibilities when relating to life’s challenges

Monday evenings 7-9pm from 23rd January 2017

£150 (Low waged £110) to include:

8 evening sessions, a full Day of Mindfulness on 18th March 2017, all course materials.

To book a place or if you have any questions email Martin:      msummerfield01@yahoo.com

 Martin works within the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers

and trained to deliver MBSR with Bangor University. For more information on Martin’s work, see www.anchorpointmindfulness.com

Mar
6
Mon
Mindfulness Course with Martin Summerfield @ The River Room
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 10:00 pm

MINDFULNESS: EXPLORE NEW POSSIBILITIESMindfulness with Martin pic

An 8 week secular Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

  • Take time to pause and put your wellbeing first
  •  Develop acceptance and friendliness towards yourself
  •  Open up new possibilities when relating to life’s challenges

Monday evenings 7-9pm from 23rd January 2017

£150 (Low waged £110) to include:

8 evening sessions, a full Day of Mindfulness on 18th March 2017, all course materials.

To book a place or if you have any questions email Martin:      msummerfield01@yahoo.com

 Martin works within the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers

and trained to deliver MBSR with Bangor University. For more information on Martin’s work, see www.anchorpointmindfulness.com

Mar
7
Tue
Flowing into Spaciousness Yoga with Rebecca Ellis @ The River Room
Mar 7 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm

Flow Yoga with Rebecca

BexterMy teaching combines yoga styles: synchronizing breath and movement in the dynamic style of Vinyasa Flow, working closely with static posture alignment in Hatha and melting into the meditative, less dynamic postures of Yin. This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

All my classes are for mixed ability and I teach 3 different types of classes – Flow/Hatha, Yin/Restorative and Gentle Yoga. Please get in touch if you’d like to chat about which class you think may be the best for you.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

If you’d like to chat about whether this is the right class for you, please contact me on rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

and if you would like more information please go to www.theriverroom.org.uk

Mar
8
Wed
Flowing into Spaciousness Yoga with Rebecca Ellis
Mar 8 @ 6:15 pm – May 3 @ 8:45 pm

Flow Yoga with Rebecca

BexterMy teaching combines yoga styles: synchronizing breath and movement in the dynamic style of Vinyasa Flow, working closely with static posture alignment in Hatha and melting into the meditative, less dynamic postures of Yin. This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

All my classes are for mixed ability and I teach 3 different types of classes – Flow/Hatha, Yin/Restorative and Gentle Yoga. Please get in touch if you’d like to chat about which class you think may be the best for you.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

If you’d like to chat about whether this is the right class for you, please contact me on rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

and if you would like more information please go to www.theriverroom.org.uk

Moments of Stillness: Yin/Restorative Yoga with Rebecca Ellis @ The River Room
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – May 3 @ 10:30 pm

Yin/Restorative Yoga with Rebecca

BexterIn this Yin/Restorative Yoga class, we practice a very soft, slow nurturing form of yoga. Yin yoga works on the connective tissues and joints and involves no muscular effort. We hold poses for 3-5 minutes so to work really deep into the tissues – like a slow and deep massage. Restorative yoga is a bit like yin but uses lots of props – cushions, blankets, bolsters (sometimes even hot water bottles) to full support the body in simple poses. The effect is a deep relaxation and release of stress and emotion.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss whether the class is just right for you. Also please see www.theriverroom.org.uk for more information

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Mar
9
Thu
Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon @ The River Room
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Sandra Tallon

Sandra TallonSandra lives in Bentham and has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for 9 years. She is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and holds a BWY diploma certificate. Her teachings reflect her own personal style of yoga which is a mindful practice, promoting peace through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation.  Her mission is to teach a style of yoga that will quieten the mind and explore the true self. She teaches six regular yoga classes per week together with the occasional yoga workshops and an annual yoga retreat. For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk

Sandra teaches an adult yoga class suitable for all ages from sixteen onward. This is a mixed ability class and is suitable for all levels and abilities as all postures can be modified and you will never be asked to do anything that you feel uncomfortable with!

Classes begin with awareness of breath and sensations. Followed by a gentle warm-up sequence to free the joints and ease out any tight areas in the body. Then you will be guided through a series of postures to strengthen and stretch the body with the focus on breath awareness and we will finish with a guided relaxation to leave you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalised.

Yoga helps to tone and strengthen the body, remove tension and stiffness, promotes better breathing and circulation and creates a natural feeling of calmness and inner peace.

Through the practice of yoga you will develop self- awareness, self-acceptance, peace and love. Yoga is about being in the present moment, promoting peace and happiness through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation. A tool which helps us to live happier and healthier lives.

Places are limited and booking is essential, to reserve your place please contact Sandra on 07870 309 147 or 015242 62248 or email sandratallon24@gmail.com

For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk

Slow Flow Yoga with Robin Fish @ The River Room
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm

Robin Fish

RobinYoga-JonoSymondsPhotography-2A Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher, Robin relocated from America to Halton with her family four years ago. In her near-two decades exploration of yoga, she has had the privilege of studying with leading yoga teachers in New York, India, Los Angeles, China and beyond. Her Slow Flow class is a balanced, invigorating, and playful style of Vinyasa Yoga which highlights the transitions (flow) from one asana (posture) to another in synch with the breath. The unhurried pace of Robin’s class allows for time to be taken to feel into each asana and transition, fostering deep inner listening and transformation. Variations are offered so that each student can choose the level of challenge and intensity appropriate to them.
Robin’s SLOW FLOW class on Thursday* 7.30-9pm will help build strength, balance, flexibility, and improve overall well-being.

*classes are held weekly during school term time only, unless otherwise specified.

Mar
10
Fri
Gentle Yoga with Rebecca @ The River Room
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 12:30 pm

Gentle Yoga with Rebecca

BexterIn this Gentle Yoga class we work to carefully stretch, strengthen and relax the body with simple and beautiful asana (physical posture) sequences. We also work with the breath to calm the body and mind and always end with a long and delicious relaxation. These classes are for complete beginners or if you’re feeling a bit creaky and rusty and want a soothing practice.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

If you’d like to chat about whether this is the right class for you, please contact me on rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

and for further information, please go to www.theriverroom.org.uk

 

Body, Breath & Being Yoga with Richard Adamson @ The River Room
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm
Mar
13
Mon
Pilates with Nickey Russell @ The River Room
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – Apr 24 @ 11:30 am

Nickey Russell

FullSizeRenderI qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1999 and specialised in orthopaedics and trauma. My great passion from an early age was horse riding and through that I collected numerous injuries, imbalances and tight areas all of which were much improved when I started Pilates.
I continued daily Pilates throughout both my pregnancies and caesarian rehabs and then as my strength program for my current passion, fell running.

I qualified as a teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2015 and have run classes in Bentham, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Ellel and now Halton. I still work part time at Spire Fylde Coast hospital in Blackpool and I do private 1:1 Pilates sessions.

Body Control is my preferred method of teaching Pilates as it places emphasis on correct alignment and muscle use so teaching the body to be efficient as well as strong. Pilates can range from an all-over “tone-up and de-stiffen” to a super hard abdominal and core workout for those in training for other sports.

For further information about my classes, please contact me on hotcatpilates@yahoo.com