Quantum Yoga workshop
Apr
11
3:00 AM03:00

Quantum Yoga workshop

Yoga and Ayurvedia are intertwined in Indian history together.  They stem from Samkhya philosophy (of the Hindu tradition) and describe a world where all energy and matter is "prakriti" and pure potency is "purusha".

These Vedic traditions are beginning to reimmerge as humanity looks for ways to find balance in this chaotic, modern world.  The ancient teachings talk about the 3 gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas; explaining that these different energies make up the Universe as we know it.

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In the human body we are all born in to an individual and unique make up of the doshas; our own specific constitution.  This is our natural balance of dosha energy.  Relating to elemental properties - the doshas are VATA (air), PITTA (fire) and KAPHA (earth), and you can think of them in terms of their elemental power.  Vata is light, creative and permeable.. Pitta is forceful, focussed and transformative... Kapha is heavy, solid and tangible.  Neither is better or worse, but when exacerbated or out of balance, accordinging to Ayurvedia, this is when we see disharmony or disease manifest.

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Drawing on this ancient wisdom, Quantum Yoga uses the doshas as a foundation for vinyasa sequencing.  In this workshop we will:

Delve into the 3 doshas and their characteristics.  

Explore which one (or two or three) resonates most with us.  

Learn what may happen when doshas are in, and out, of balance.

Practice dosha regulating sequences, which encourage natural harmony.

Contact me for any more information or to reserve a spot.

Wednesday 11th April 3 - 4.30pm

Mountain Rehab

€15 per person

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PLASTIC FREE PEAKS
Mar
21
to Mar 23

PLASTIC FREE PEAKS

A collective of French and UK based NGO's and companies are bringing the community together through a free event which is offering screenings, talks and prize giveaways.

Join Protect Our Winters, Surfers Against Sewage and A Plastic Ocean Foundation to learn more about issues affecting our precious natural environments, and what we can do to take small, simple active steps in helping reduce these huge, global issues.

Supported by Planks and coinciding with Patagonia's Worn Wear tour, this event intends to bring together the community of Morzine and discover what initiatives can help drive us forward in an more eco friendly way.

The event is taking place at L'Aubergade, with a screening of A Plastic Ocean. Followed by talks and screenings from Patagonia and POW. As well as information on Surfers Against Sewage's Plastic Free Communities campaign. Plenty of prizes are up for grabs and all € raised will be split between the respective charities.

PLASTIC FREE PEAKS schedule:
From 7pm

Intro to the event followed by Planks talking about their Reprieve range
7.30pm
A Plastic Ocean screening (short version) 22 mins

Intro to POW & POW Guardians programme - Juliette Webb
8.15pm
Climate Lines pt 1 (English subtitles) 10 mins

Intro to Patagonias Worn Wear Tour - Maïwenn Gouzien
8.35pm
Right to Roam

Intro to Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Communities
9pm
Skye’s the Limit

Closing with thank you’s and Whale and Dolphin Conservation #plasticherocampaign


Thanks so much to prize donators:
Planks Clothing - Morzine
MINT Snowboarding
YogaRama
Bec Jaune Brewery

If there is anyone that would like to get more involved or would be keen to donate a prize please contact: ecoyogasurf@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!

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POP UP YOGA in Morzine
Mar
8
to Mar 22

POP UP YOGA in Morzine

At YogaRama we believe Yoga is the perfect practice for the slopes.  It gives us that well needed "me" time spent connecting on a deeper level with our body and breath; which in turn benefits our skiing or snowboarding.

The physical practice of yoga can help strengthen and increase flexibility of the muscles whilst the practice of a moving meditation can build our present moment awareness and ability to be mindful.  Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to yoga, there'll be something to suit everyone.

In the POP UP yoga sessions we will work with vinyasa flow as well as yin, moving gently into the realms of subtle energy, connective tissue/fascia and yogic philosophy.  We'll peak towards some challenging and fun postures and sequences, that emanate the dynamic movements we make on the mountain.  Always finishing up with a delicious savasana, as active relaxation is integral to the yogic path.  

Come join the pop up crew this March!

The dates: 

Thursday 8th March - 2pm *CORE CONNECTION* Fully booked

Tuesday 13th March - 2pm *BALANCING ACT* 4 spaces left

Thursday 22nd March - 2pm *WAVE WARRIOR* 2 spaces left

Tuesday 27th March - 2pm *FLY LIKE AN EAGLE* 8 spaces left

All are 1 hour, suitable for all levels.

1 class = €10, 2 classes = €18, 3 classes = €24 & 4 classes = €30

Please contact me to book a place or for more info.

8 spaces max. per class.

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LOVE YOGA
Feb
14
9:30 AM09:30

LOVE YOGA

Deep, unconditional love comes from the heart, and what better way to connect with this area than on Valentines day.  This 1.5hr class centres on practicing self love - and through specific postures allows us to open and energise the heart space.

According to Harvard Medical school, Yoga’s benefits may extend to the heart.  A review of yoga and cardiovascular disease published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology indicates that yoga may help lower heart disease risk as much as conventional exercise, such as brisk walking.

Not only that, but yoga enables us to connect with our energetic heart: the heart chakra. 

If you'd like to come on a journey to deepen your heart connection and unite with your source of compassion, empathy and love, please email me to secure a place.

To book: ecoyogasurf@gmail.com

€14 per person

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POP UP YOGA FOR SNOW SPORTS
Jan
24
to Feb 10

POP UP YOGA FOR SNOW SPORTS

4 differently themed classes to entice the Morzine community to use yoga as a tool to help them perform better on the mountain.  Whether it's warming up, cooling down, strengthening the legs or working towards flexible hips - yoga is a fantastic way to accompany your chosen snow sport.

Wednesday 24th January 8am *FULL*:

Dynamic vinyasa for ski & board

Tuesday 30th January 3pm: *FULL*

Yang yoga flow for snowboarders

Thursday 1st February 8.30pm:

Yin restoration for snowboarders

*NEW* Tuesday 6th February 2pm *FULL*:

Mindful core focus for snow sports

Saturday 10th February 11am:

Yin and yang for boarders - surf and snow

All 4 classes €30, 3 classes €24, 2 classes €18, 1 class €10.

All 1hr at Mountain Rehab.

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Inversions at Altitude (with attitude!)
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Inversions at Altitude (with attitude!)

Inversions are a part of yoga practice that turn us upside down, literally!  Some people love them, and others avoid them, but if you're curious to learn more and take time to understand the theory and foundations of inversions, then this workshop is for you.  It may help you develop your relationship with inversions, because we know from yoga (being connected to our eternal source) it's not about nailing these funky moves (although that's fun and satisfying), it's about the learning journey - the process.  Through inversions we can shift our awareness to be deeper, more gracious, intuitive and accepting as well as experiencing the physical benefits such as more energy/prana/aliveness!

We'll be spending our time covering:

Theory: Why invert? Considerations/risks. Foundations & principles

Practice: Prep poses & warm up.  Handstands. Arm balances. Headstands

Flow:  Variations. Modifications. Transitions.

Suitable for all levels, but some experience with inversions would be advisable.

Contact: ecoyogasurf@gmail.com to book a spot (limited to 8)

15€ for seasonaires/locals, €18 everyone else.

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Yin & Yang for the slopes
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Yin & Yang for the slopes

The winter season is when we give it our all on the slopes and expect our bodies to comply.  

The process of warming up and cooling down, before and after our physical exertion has so many benefits - including the reduction of injuries.  Join a yoga workshop focussed entirely on yin and yang energies, utilising the balance of opposites to develop and aid our mountain prowess. 

The first half is looking at energetic vinyasa flow to activate core muscles, open hips and knees and strengthen arms.  Through conscious sequencing we switch on the dynamic reflexes in order to be ready to respond and navigate the hurdles of the mountain.  In the second half we wind down with long held postures, deep abdominal breath and a shift towards the parasympathetic nervous system - helping us "rest and digest".  Learning to enjoy deep relaxation (naturally) lets the body and mind process everything it has experienced, so its important to always take time for restoration.  By combining both the yin and the yang we can achieve balance and optimal holistic health - in this case, supporting our bodies and mind for maximum slope time.  

Cost: €15 or €12 for seasonaires

Email me for more info: ecoyogasurf@gmail.com

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Yum & Yang
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Yum & Yang

The energy of yang is masculine, active and dynamic.  It holds the elements of light, heat, day and Earth which we cultivate in our practice through ujjai breath and postures designed to build strength.  We work through moving, flowing postures and explore the yang tissues - muscles -creating flexibility, agility and power.  We look to strengthen our core, legs and arms with a whole body physical work out involving pranayama (breathing) to ignite the fire in our bellies.  You may even build up a sweat, which is also healthy, as it is the bodies natural detoxification process!  

This is a 1.5 hour vinyasa flow class completed by savasana, all levels are welcome.

The yang meal will complete our day, we hope feel enegised by the fuel is provides post yoga.

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Yin & Yum
Nov
22
11:00 AM11:00

Yin & Yum

In this yin focussed yoga session we explore yin qualities such as femininity, listening and stillness.   The feminine holds the seeds of creation and potentiality.  We are resting and restoring the body through postures that reach the connective tissues rather than the muscles.  If you find it difficult to relax or “switch off” be guided through techniques which will help you experience parasympathetic mode - the opposite of stress!  

This will be an hour long yin practice which is fully accessible to all bodies, followed by yoga nidra - a complete guided relaxation from head to toe.  

There will be a feast of yin flavoured foods and calming drinks for nourishment afterwards.

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Snow Flow Yoga with Roxy Fitness
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Snow Flow Yoga with Roxy Fitness

**This event is now full! If you'd like to be added to the wait list in case there are any cancellations, please email ecoyogasurf@gmail.com. It'll be first come, first served and we'll email you last minute if there's a free spot.**

Join me at the London Quiksilver and Roxy showrooms in Brick Lane for a snow inspired yoga class.  Yoga is the perfect way to condition our bodies for riding, as it creates more strength, flexibility, awareness, connection and control.  Pranayama (breathing) and meditation also train our minds to be calmer, clearer and more susceptible to functioning in "the zone".  

Tap into the stillness and stability of mountain energy and join team Roxy for this opportunity to explore a vinyasa flow sequence specifically for boarders.   There'll also be elements of yin to help relax and restore, so it's not all work!  Balance is the key, especially as you're gliding down the slopes.  Even if you're not into snow sports, this is a great way to take your yoga practice to the next level.  

And all for a great cause too!  There'll be a raffle with Roxy prizes and all proceeds going to Bukit Lawang Trust in Sumatra.  

Mats are provided.

The yoga is donation only, with limited spots which need to be booked, email me at ecoyogasurf@gmail.com for any questions and reserve your place here:

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Naturally Balanced
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Naturally Balanced

  • Well Being Studios, MMI, st agnes (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Naturally Balanced” invites you to expand your awareness and embark on a holistic journey using pranayama, meditation, yin yoga, vinyasa flow and Ayurvedic based Quantum sequencing. 

This workshop is about connecting with the element of water and harnessing this energy within your body and your practice – we are 60% water after all. 

We will begin by working with the connective tissues, ligaments and fascia through yin yoga. By creating space in the “yin” tissues we allow for a greater range of movement through the joints and we can go deeper into our “yang” practice. We will seamlessly transition into sequential movement, embody the ebb and flow of the ocean through our breath and bring these two into union. Our Vinyasa flow follows the Quantum method which honours traditional Indian Ayurveda and the assessment of the “doshas”; a recognition we were born with a certain and specific balance, and any ailments we suffer with are due to an imbalance in our true nature or energetic make up.

We will work on postures to strengthen, root down and ground the Vata energy (air/movement) that tends to keep us up in our heads. Meditative core work helps to stir the Pitta (fire) in our bellies, create stronger support for our spine and encourages us to stay cool under pressure. Arm balances help challenge our sense of stability and inversions turn our world upside down stirring up the Kapha (Earth and Water) within us.

Like water we have the power to be as still as a lake or as wild as the waves. Use this workshop to explore your many sides and many layers. You will leave feeling more connected, mindful, grounded and energised!

Price: £10 per person

To reserve a place: email ecoyogasurf@gmail.com

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International Yoga Day
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

International Yoga Day

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. To celebrate there are FREE beach yoga sessions in Cornwall throughout the day on Wednesday 21st June.

Simply look for the ROXY flag and join the session at the alloted time. Sessions are suitable for all levels, and are simply about joining together for health and wellbeing, taking our practice outside and enjoying the wonderful coastline Cornwall has to offer.

Beaches & times:

SOUTH FISTRAL - 10am
MAWGAN PORTH - 1pm
PORTH - 3pm
GWITHIAN - 6pm

Bring a mat/towel, water and wear flexible warm clothes.

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.' The theme highlights the fact that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body. The organizers believe that this approach to health and wellbeing can make a direct and useful contribution to humankind's quest to achieve sustainable development and move towards lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.

https://www.facebook.com/IntlDayofYoga21June/

YogaRama was founded by Natalie Fox, 300hr certified yoga instructor, specialising in vinyasa flow, yin and quantum yoga. Her classes are anchored on uniting the body with the breath, mindfully exploring movement in an alignment focussed, flowing practice and with an overall emphasis on joy!

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SURF FLOW VINYASA
Jun
21
to Aug 30

SURF FLOW VINYASA

  • Swan Dive Pilates and Yoga (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As surfers we are looking to develop many aspects yoga has access to - balance, agility, flexibility, breath holding, core stability...  

In the heart of Cornwall's surfing mecca Newquay, we explore the marriage and synchronicity between yoga and riding waves; diving deeply into functional movement to help become a better surfer.   

To keep those more seasoned on the mat we will be playing with arm balances and inversions, with plenty of preparation poses to ensure those new to yoga move safely and confidently into a stronger practice.  

With vinyasa, the focus is the breath so dedication to Ujjai pranayama is required, as well as curiosity, awareness and self compassion.  We approach the sequences just like we approach an incoming swell, letting go of our egoic concerns and opening our heart to the lessons (and potential bliss) that arise.  

Just like the ocean, we honour the gifts our practice has to offer - most prominently, time spent undistracted and present within the moment and our bodies.

Pricing: Drop in classes are £8

Surf instructors/competitive surfers/concessions: £7

Full 11 week course: £80 (1 week free)

Email: ecoyogasurf@gmail.com to sign up

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South West Permaculture Regional Convergence 2017
Jun
9
to Jun 11

South West Permaculture Regional Convergence 2017

  • Permaculture Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NURTURE THROUGH NATURE YOGA WORKSHOP

Sunday 11th June, 9-10am

Using permaculture as the framework of wisdom, yoga philosophy as a traditional spiritual and physical practice and Ayurvedia as a tool for wellbeing we can apply integrating systems and inter-connection within the body, mirroring the concept of the macrocosm and the microcosm; spiralling down into the root of people care: SELF CARE. 

During my Permaculture Design Course in New Zealand, which incorporated yoga, meditation and satsang running parallel to the practical course I was inspired to unite my understanding and love of yoga with the pillars and principles of permaculture.

We will take a journey inward, exploring and energising zone 00, with the permaculture principles as our navigation and narrative.

Suitable for all permies, new to yoga or not, flexible or not, it will be postures and techniques accessible for all!

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Spring into Summer

NURTURE THROUGH NATURE SERIES (Kapha)

Move, bend, flex and feel the burn in this active and dynamic vinyasa flow workshop.  Out with the old toxins and in with fresh prana!  Challenge your mindset and shake up any stickiness left over from your winter routine.  Longer days and allow for us to outdoor Island life and much more daily movement so embrace summer with a kickstart of energy through your yoga practice and banish any residues of winter stagnation.

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Jun
1
to Jun 3

Shifting with Ease

NURTURE THROUGH NATURE SERIES (Pitta)

As the seasons shift we can get caught up in our goals and ambitions, missing out on witnessing the gentle unfolding of each moment and the joy that comes from letting go of control.  This is a yin centred, flowing and mindful workshop, designed to allow you to slow down, tune into the heart and listen to the body so we can change gears consciously and with “stirra and sukka” (Steadiness and Ease).

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May
25
6:30 PM18:30

From Mountain to Waves

NURTURE THROUGH NATURE SERIES (Vata)

Using the foundation of mountain pose to transition into trickier balancing postures, tapping into stillness through meditation techniques and the perfection of the ujjai breath to gain a deeper understanding, stability and presence within each pose.  Learn about the art of lift in order to stand tall and ride out the wobbles that come with an integrated flow of strengthening standing and balancing postures. 

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