WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

We host regular Workshops, Events, Soulful Saturday’s and Weekend retreats at the studio. Here is what is going on over the next month or so. We have a lot on offer and they can be booked in via the Book a Class page or the Sunshine Yoga App.

 

 

Ashtanga Primary Series with Matt

Saturday  23 September – Saturday 28 October 12:00 – 14:00 (6 classes)

Ashtanga Yoga is a traditional yogic practice first developed in Mysore, India by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The Ashtanga practice is a sequence of postures completed in a specific order, incorporating:

  • vinyasa (breath synchronised movement)
  • ujjayi pranayama (victorious breathing technique)
  • the bandhas (inner energy locks)
  • the dristis (gaze points.)
Through the practice, the mind focuses on these elements and the sequence becomes a moving meditation.This 6 week block of classes with Matt is a perfect introduction to the Ashtanga practice and provides an ideal foundation for developing a personal practice.
A full 90 minute guided primary series will be practiced to develop your strength, coordination and focus. Followed by a blissful (and necessary!) Savasana and finishing with an alignment clinique delving into the fundamentals of one specific asana each week.

This class is suitable for all and Matt offers variations to allow everyone to enjoy and benefits from the practice.

  • introduction to Ashtanga Primary Series
  • focus on alignment & technique
  • suitable for beginners and those wishing to build their own practice

“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice ashtanga yoga.” Sri.K. Pattabhi Jois

Kids Yoga (ages 4 – 7) Term

Saturday  23 September – Saturday 28 October 12:00 – 14:00 (5 classes)

Giving children the space and freedom to explore their own movement, dance to music, make-up poses, create shapes with their bodies, use stories and song, roll around and have lots of fun!
We explore our creativity and inner wisdom as we get to know ourselves and each other. We learn to move and to pause with awareness and intention. Yoga teaches children to use breath to create space between their thoughts and their reactions.

Peace, respect, gratitude & acceptance will be presented at an age appropriate level through imaginative adventures.

Introduced at a young age, this powerful practice has the potential to serve children throughout their lives as they learn, grow, and transform into physically and mentally strong, flexible, and balanced adults.

Sunshine Yoga offers a wonderful cafe. Parents are invited to chill in a peaceful environment while the children practice their flow.

Meditation Course

Sunday  01 October – Sunday 29 October 15:00 – 16:00 (5 week course)

Are you looking for an in-depth introduction into meditation? Have you seen the news about how beneficial mindful meditation can be for you? Have you got a basic meditation practice you are looking to deepen?

Join us for our 5 week comprehensive meditation course at Sunshine Yoga.

During this course you’ll:

  • Explore the fundamentals of what meditation is
  • Experience a range of both guided and unguided meditations
  • Understand the importance of the breath in both meditation and life
  • Recognise how we can use the practice of meditation in our everyday lives
  • Become equipped with the tools to create your own home meditation practice

The course will run Sunday’s at 15:00 and you will be guided by Stephanie, founder of Sunshine Yoga an open hearted, dedicated mindfulness enthusiast with a loyal meditation practice.

Stephanie has seen the benefits of mindfulness and how a solid meditation practice can help throughout difficult times. Stephanie is passionate about empowering and providing students with the building blocks to cultivate a happier and healthier life – both emotionally and physically!

Power 90 Minute Flow

Saturday 04 November – Saturday 02 December 08:00 – 09:30

An in depth Vinyasa Krama (asana sequence), will take you through a journey of asana, pranayama & meditation. Moving with strength and grace, this class will be energising, challenging and aims to fill our hearts with joy and gratitude.

Classic asanas will be combined with intelligent sequencing that transforms your mind, body and spirit. You will be infused with life and this flow is designed to challenge and inspire both mentally and physically, whatever your flexibility or fitness level.

 

Calm before Christmas

Sunday 05 November – Sunday 17 December

Take a short time out from the festive build-up with Stephanie and keep Calm before Christmas with Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. These sessions will help you open the heart and mind to really enjoy the celebrations and not get swept up in the stress that preparing for Christmas often brings. This is also a lovely time to reflect on the year just gone and to set good intentions for the year ahead. With pranayama, restorative yoga and a series of yoga nidras, this course will allow you to take time out before you head off for Christmas celebrations.

Sunshine Yoga Founder, Stephanie, is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of yoga. As well as teaching Vinyasa flow, she loves teaching restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra, always weaving in influences from a wide range of disciplines into her creative and nourishing classes.

A real treat for yourself at this busy time of year! All the more reason to carve out 1 hour every Sunday for the 7 weeks leading up to Christmas to take time for self-care and inner reflection.

 

Booking is through our website or the Sunshine Yoga APP on the Book a Class Page

 

https://www.edinburghsunshineyoga.com/book-in/