Therapeutic Yoga with Louise

Ease the body, calm the mind

the practice of yoga

Restorative Weekend Workshops at The Yoga Rooms, Chorlton - Winter/Spring 2016-17

Restorative Yoga workshops at The Yoga Rooms, Chorlton:  £30 (£25 concessions)

As we head toward the winter months our energy levels may be compromised and the need to rest and restore energy increases. Come and spend three hours of supported practice focusing on the breath and quietening the busy mind, resting the nervous system and finding yourself some well earned peace. 

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Sunday 23rd April - 1.30pm - 4.30pm with Jane (the last for this winter...)


Intensive Weekend Workshops

Yoga for Anxiety and Worry

Saturday 30th April 1pm - 4pm;  £35/ £30 conc

The Yoga Rooms, 483a Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton

In this workshop we will explore how we can use Yogic Mindfulness techniques to help us to manage the hyperactive tendencies of the mind which lead to worried, anxious and panicky states so prevalent in modern life. We want to help you understand how the practices of yoga are tools for living in our complicated world!!


“Watch your Backs! - Yoga for a healthy spine” 

Sunday  6th June 2017 , 11 - 2pm at The Life Centre North, Manchester City Centre 

To book onto this workshop you need to go to;

 thelifecentrenorth.com, and then click on the Yogacampus link and there you should find our workshop with booking link. 

We are all unaware of the postural habits we've developed. In the workshop, we’ll consider the anatomy of the spine, the function of yoga asanas and breathing and learn how we can use these intelligently to cultivate appropriate strength and flexibility.

We will practice mindful asana exercises which will help you to develop body awareness, reveal any unhelpful postural and movement habits and then learn how to replace them with constructive habits. 

You will leave the workshop with a number of simple asanas that you can practice at home and, with regular practice, you will see the benefit in improved function and relief from aches and pains as you develop strength and mobility.


An introduction to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras - " Surviving the Sukha -Dukha roller-coaster of Life!"

Sunday 16th July, at Yoga Kula, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

To book on this workshop contact Yoga Kula: http://www.yogakulaleeds.co.uk/introduction-wisdom-patanjali/

In this workshop we will introduce the fundamental practices of yoga and the principles of yoga psychology and mindfulness in which they are founded. It will involve a complete practice incorporating breath awareness, asana, mantra, pranayama and meditation; preceded by a presentation of the underpinning philosophy.


Retreats with Svastha Yoga Manchester

  • Spring Weekend in Derbyshire   17th - 19th May 2017    (£255)

We return to Castleton in Spring and the Hollowford Centre to rediscover our inner well-spring of strength and peace.  

As always there will be 6 yoga sessions, delicious and hearty Vegetarian food, plenty of time and space to have some much needed time for yourself, with massage and reflexology available on Saturday. This is a wonderful opportunity to take time out from the weekly grind of worldly matters and re-connect to our true nature in a refreshing countryside environment.


  • Summer in rural France at Les Passeroses   26th August - 2nd September 2017 (from £710)

Once more we return to Passeroses for the rose gold days of late summer… This has become a real highlight of the year as we  lead you through wonderful, strengthening and nurturing practices in the blissful surroundings of this converted traditional Charentaise farmhouse.

Each day, delicious wheat and dairy free vegetarian food prepared by Alex and Adrian, our lovely and talented hosts and chefs. On Wednesday afternoon you will visit Aubeterre a postcard perfect local town complete with monolithic church and riverside beach, to enjoy the culture and cuisine of this charming part of France. If you are interested then you can check out the venue on passeroses.com.


Summer Solstice Retreat at Wydale Hall, near Scarborough  22nd - 24th June 2018

A new venue! This beautiful Georgian Hall, set in extensive gardens within the glorious Yorkshire Wolds, is run by the Diocese of York. All six of our yoga practices will take place in the hall's ballroom - chapel with floor to ceiling bay windows that look down the valley. Accommodation is in single, ensuite rooms, although shared rooms are available and we will be provided with nutritious vegetarian food. As we are here just after the Summer Solstice we will take the qualities of the sun in our solar system as our theme for the weekend, reflecting on the development of these qualities through our practices as a means to uplifting and sustaining us. Take a peek at Wydale Hall www.wydalehall.org 


We are continuing to develop more opportunities for you to refresh, sustain and deepen your practice here is one idea on the back burner...
  • La Gomera, The Canary Islands (Sometime in the future)
Come and join us for this our first yoga trip to the beautiful island of La Gomera! We will travel by ferry from Tenerife to La Gomera and with luck see dolphins on the way! Then by local boat to El Cabrito, a small cove where we will stay in a converted banana plantation. We will practice yoga twice daily and you will have plenty of free time for exploring the vicinity. La Gomera is one of the Canary islands located off the coast of Africa. It is an island of volcanic origin which rises to nearly 5000 feet at its highest point. Laurel rain forests grow on the slopes of deep ravines, and the upper regions of the forests are shrouded in clouds and mist, giving rise  to lush and diverse vegetation. They form the national park of Garajonay which is now a world heritage site. The slopes are covered in paths of varying levels of difficulty so you can hike their whatever your level of experience or fitness. The dense jungle climate in the central mountains  contrasts with the sunbaked cliffs nearer to sea level, and this provides an amazing range of microclimates.
El Cabrito is located in a large green valley right next to the sea with no road access and far away from package tourism. There is year round snorkelling and diving as well as the possibility to take to the sea and observe whales and dolphins.
We will eat delicious meals from produce cultivated right here , fresh and healthy to support our practice.
We will design a yoga practice based around who we have on the retreat, but for sure it will be therapeutic and nourishing, helping to support the deep peace and steadiness you will take from the environment.

Contact Lou: louise10ner@yahoo.co.uk or 07818 466 761

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