See “Run of the Mill! for events during June and July 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.

 

Jul
10
Mon
Silver Jewellery Making @ Halton Mill
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am
Pilates with Nickey Russell @ The River Room
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 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

Yoga from the inside: ‘Revitalising Lunch Break’ @ Halton Mill
Jul 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

With Sue Garner (BWY Dip): Monday 12:15-13:15 ‘Revitalising lunch break’: gentle energising movement, breathing and short guided relaxation.  £6.50 per session, discount for blocks.  For all abilities and levels of experience.

Individual sessions also available.

Tel 07814 295570, email info@yoga-with-sue.co.uk or visit www.yoga-with-sue.co.uk

 

Silver Jewellery Making @ Halton Mill
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm
Jul
11
Tue
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler @ The River Room
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Iyengar Yoga Classes With Rozz Cutler Tuesdays 10-11.30am

Rozz CutlerYoga is an ancient system of exercise and philosophy developed in India.  Mr BKS Iyengar developed his own style of yoga over 70 years of practice, teaching  and demonstrating throughout the world. He has millions of students and wrote many books on the subject of yoga.  He developed a graded, certified teaching course; only students trained and qualified in his style can use the Iyengar certification mark.

Rozz Cutler qualified as an Iyengar teacher 1998 and reached Junior Intermediate level 1 . She has been practicing yoga  for 20 years. Rozz’s approach enables students to practice postures regardless of age or fitness level,  sometimes using props to assist  alignment in the postures.

6 week course £42 or drop-in £8.50

first class of 6 week block Tuesday 14th February

for more information, please contact Rozz on rosemarycutler@yahoo.com

Hatha Flow Yoga with Rebecca Ellis @ The River Room
Jul 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 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

Traditional Yoga with Oliver Thorne
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

During the summer, Oliver is pleased to offer a five week course in Traditional yoga commencing on Tuesday the 27th of June. The class will run from 6pm until 7.15pm.

This course will be an introduction to Traditional Yoga which will appeal to those both with and without experience. It will be an opportunity for you to begin or deepen an existing practice by going step-by-step through series of traditional teachings, such as:

Jatti – body loosening and tension releasing exercises
Kriya – body and breath co-ordinated movements
Asana – simple sequences of body postures held for short periods of time
Pranayama – simple breath control exercises for health and balance
Nada – the yoga of sound, for healing, pranayama and for meditation
Mantra – an extension of Nada above, to include working with sacred syllables such as the Pranava Om
Shava asana – a practice all in itself, from where we shall relax in a number of different ways

We will work together gradually from the most simple postures such as sitting, standing, lying down, through to the more subtle practices of breath co-ordination, development, sound vibrations and relaxation. This makes the course accessible to anyone with an interest in Traditional yoga, while at the same time laying (or checking) the foundations appropriate for higher (more subtle) yogic practices.

The practices are in logical sequences which aim to establish a new understanding of the body and breath, and a new relationship between the governing sense (the mind) and the body – A logical sequence with clear rhythmic breathing establishes a trust between body, breath and the governing sense which allows for new levels of holistic integration.

During August, a second set of five weeks will be offered building on the foundations provided here, and there will be an opportunity for step-by-step continuation after the summer.

Everyone is welcome

Class size is limited to 12

Course cost – £40 (£8 x5)

Please contact Oliver at cothorne@hotmail.com to reserve your place

Mindfulness Meditation with Marianne Potts
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mindfulness Meditation Classes with Marianne Potts. 6 Tuesdays from June 13th, 6.30-7.30 and 7.40-8.40. £7. Tel 07513 192372 or see www.cmarianne.com

Marianne’s mindfulness classes are stepping stones into your serene and joyful core. By practising the four strands of mindfulness she has woven together into the WordFlow system, you will find your mind, body, and emotions moving into balance and harmony.

Develop the skills to successfully negotiate the seas of life through a unique blend of conscious breathing, guided visualisations, and corporal mindfulness. Enjoy moving into the stillness and tranquillity of your inner being, and creating a space that helps keep you feeling calm, motivated and rejuvenated.

What you take away from these classes can help you at home, work, when studying, or just while stuck in traffic!

Silver Jewellery Making @ Halton Mill
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm
Jul
12
Wed
Infinite Tai Chi @ Halton Mill
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Infinite Tai Chi with Nicky Beardsworth.

Every Wednesday.

Tel 07949912540.

I am based in the Morecambe and Lancaster area of North West England and teach Tai Chi to both groups and individuals in the Morecambe Bay area.

Tai Chi is a wonderful way to relax and focus both the mind and body, helping you to relax and unwind and leave your troubles behind you. Infinite Tai Chi is not just an occasional hobby for many people, it’s a way of life and many of the principles taught can be incorporated into everyday life, yes you  really can live Tai Chi.

Hatha Flow Yoga with Rebecca Ellis
Jul 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 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

Yin/Restorative Yoga with Rebecca Ellis @ The River Room
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 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

Jul
13
Thu
Inner Sun Yin Yoga with Karen Holroyd @ The River Room
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Inner Sun Yin Yoga With Karen Holroyd Thursdays 9.30-10.45am

Karen Shapland

Yin yoga is holding a relaxed posture for typically 3-5 minutes, exerting positive stress on the subtle body tissues as a way to trigger the body’s natural repair response leading to stronger and more supple joints.  Yin yoga is a perfect complement to more yang practices, such as ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga practices, as well as sports, cycling and running.  Yin Yoga targets connective tissues such as fascia and takes care of parts of the body that yang practices don’t.  Our bodies need both yang and yin exercise for a balanced body.  Through practicing Yin Yoga, greater flexibility, less pain, increased range of motion and less inflammation is possible.

Inner Sun Yin Yoga will start on January 12th, Thursdays 9.30 to 10.45am, term-time.  The cost is £7 drop-in.  This spring half-term Yin yoga will be an exploration of the 5 bodies (koshas); the physical body, energy body, mind body, wisdom body and bliss body.

Spring-term dates are Jan 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd and 9th

Break for Half-term

resuming Feb 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

More information about Inner Sun Yoga and Karen can be found atwww.innersunyogawithkaren.com or call Karen on 07932175443

Pranacharya Yoga with Sonia Welch
Jul 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Sonia’s unique style has been created over the years as a blend of Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine Health practices) and Seasonal Yoga. Her classes are a blend of long heldremedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences andstrong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Sonia now incorporates her extensiveAyurveda and Yoga knowledge, massage techniques, seasonalposes, diet and lifestyle practices and breath work to help each student find their best way of easing imbalanced, strained, misaligned, stressed or painful bodies back into balance.

The style of Yoga taught in the classes below include long held remedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences and strong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Also taught in class are massage techniques, seasonal movement, diet and lifestyle practices and remedial breath work to help you find your best way of easing imbalance, strain, misalignment, stress or pain back into balance.

For more information, please contact Sonia welchsonia3@gmail.com and see her personal website http://www.soniawelch.co.uk/

 

Yoga for Lower Backs with Karen Holroyd
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Do you suffer with back pain or are you new to yoga and want to try a gentle form? In the 6 week course you will learn pain-relieving postures for healing and improvement of back health and function.

6 week course (core programme)

Thursdays 1-2.30pm at The River Room

Starts June 15th

Cost £125 (includes relaxation CD, book, & home practice sheets)

The course is mentioned in the NICE guidelines for GPs to recommend to patients as best available evidence and practice for lower back pain.

The specialised yoga works out at £12 a class (costing more than a general class but less than other back pain treatments)

Please check www.innersunyogawithkaren.com for further information and contact Karen to register interest.