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Workshops & courses at St Andrews Church Centre, Cheltenham

Sound bath: Saturday 27th July 3-4pm & 4.30-5.30pm

David Tipper will be back in Cheltenham very soon for another of his wonderful sound baths! He will take our sound bath devotees on a voyage of self discovery through the many sounds he created. These are very popular so please book in advance!

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE FOR THE SOUND BATHS: Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG

Sound work is an excellent method of releasing both physical and emotional tension. To be immersed in relaxing and therapeutic sound allows you to be fully present within yourself and has the capacity to stimulate self-reflection and bring an awareness to your own well-being.

Sometimes when we relax ourselves on the mental level we can be drawn to areas of physical tension in the body that had been previously hidden from our awareness. It is only when we stop that we are often drawn to the imbalances in our system. Through regular sound work this type of therapy can bring continued development to the processing of stress within the bodily system and potentially relieve relating physical symptoms.

Experience the sounds of Nepalese and crystal singing bowls, gong and percussion in the wonderful surroundings of the warm main hall.  Many people return time and time again to absorb the therapeutic sounds that are cerated by David and his wonderful medley of instruments.  This is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Contact Gareth or Chantal to book and for more information please visit www.nadasoundtherapy.co.uk

Cost: £10 payable in advance to confirm your place.
Please email info@cheltenhamyoga.com or call us on 07910 530060 or 07900 242317 to book your place.

Please note although sound is suitable for anyone it is not recommended during the 1st trimester of pregnancy, if you suffer from Audiogenic Epilepsy or any severe mental problems. Sound therapy is not a replacement for conventional medicine and if ever in doubt speak to your doctor first.

Introduction to Thai yoga massage: Saturday 10th August 10am-5pm

Join us for another of our popular Thai massage workshops! Guaranteed to make you feel energised and relaxed at the same time!
This introductory workshop will include:

  • Background to and theory behind this ancient yoga related therapy
  • Links and cross over with yoga theory
  • Demonstrations and the opportunity for some hands on experience
  • Some practical moves to take away and use on friends and family

Ideal for anyone thinking of doing our practitioner training diploma course which we start every Autumn but also an interesting and practical experience for anyone with a casual interest.
The cost is £60 for the day (but £30 of that can be off-set against the cost of the practitioner diploma course).

Take a look at www.thaiyogamassagetrainingschool.com for further information.
Advance booking is essential!

Thai yoga massage diploma practitioner course: Starts in September

The training course consists of 72 teaching hours split into 6 weekends (1 weekend per month). Each day is divided into theory, demonstration and practice sessions with the focus very much on hands-on learning. Students have different reasons for attending the course. They might have an interest in yoga, they may be working as a massage therapist, physiotherapist and want to develop their skill set, or might just simply enjoy the idea of spending a whole weekend every month being ‘worked’ on and reciprocating!  It really is a lovely and relaxing way to spend a weekend and a great way of learning new massage techniques in a friendly environment.

If you intend to practise professionally, after the course has ended you will be required to qualify by completing a series of case studies, taking both a written and practical exam, submitting a short, related essay and taking professional indemnity insurance.

Please contact Gareth for more info or check out www.thaiyogamassagetrainingschool.com

Yoga in the dark with Chantal: Friday 11th October 6.30pm-8pm

Join Chantal for a yoga class with a difference! You’ll be given an eye mask to wear throughout the whole practice enabling you to connect deeper with your mind and the connection of movement with breath.

NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINENRS.

Our location will be at the lovely Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre, Camargue House, 32 Wellington Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 2AG. Their bespoke yoga studio is fully equipped with mats so no need to bring your own.

Please email info@cheltenhamyoga.com or call Chantal on 07910 530060 to book your place.

Our next Yoga Foundation Course: starts in February 2020

The foundation course typically lasts 7 days in total, over several Saturdays and Sundays.  We study different aspects and concepts of ‘viniyoga’ and yoga as a whole. It really is a great way to immerse yourself into the tradition of yoga, its’ history and many different paths. In our regular yoga classes we focus mainly on the posture work whilst referencing aspects of philosophy and we also run the occasional workshop but this course goes beyond that and will enable you to deepen your understanding of yoga and ‘viniyoga’ as a specific approach to hatha yoga. The foundation course is appropriate for anyone who regularly attends group classes but it also prepares you for the yoga teacher training course should that be your next step!

For further information including how to book and costs please contact Chantal or Gareth.

Please contact us to register your interest for the next one due to start in February 2020. The dates are:
Saturday 29th February: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 28th March: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 29th March: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 25th April: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 26th April: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 16th May: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 17th May: 10am – 5pm

Exploring Vedic chanting and yoga related chants: Next one to be confirmed!

You don’t need to be able to sing to enjoy this inspiring workshop! We’ll explore the energetic effects of using sounds taken from ancient yoga related texts.
We’ll begin by going through some basic Sanskit pronunciation and continue with a selection of chants and texts from the history of yoga. You don’t need to have been practising yoga for any amount of time to enjoy this exploration of sound!
Please wear your ‘yoga gear’ as there will be a short physical practice too.
Chantal Rafferty and Gareth Williams have been teaching yoga for many years bringing their depth of experience and years of training with senior teachers to offer yoga classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad.
Our location will be at our main base, St Andrews Church Centre in the heart of Montpellier, Cheltenham. There’s on the road paid parking directly outside and in the surroundings area or you can take the park and ride bus. The coach station is super close and Cheltenham Spa train station a 20 minute walk away.
Cost: £35 payable in advance to confirm your place. There’s a £10 discount if you book and pay for another of our forthcoming workshops!
Please email info@cheltenhamyoga.com or call us on 07910 530060 or 07900 242317 to book your place.

Yoga techniques for stress management: Next one to be confirmed

Who hasn’t felt stressed out at some period in their life?! If that’s you, you might even suffer on a daily basis. This workshop led by Gareth Williams and Chantal Rafferty will focus on the nature of stress and how we breathe, the link between the two and some practical ways to use yoga to address stress. You’ll take home some practices to work with as and when you need to. There will be a short physical practice too so wear yoga appropriate clothing or bring something to change into.
Chantal and Gareth have been teaching yoga for many years bringing their depth of experience and years of training with senior teachers to offer yoga classes, workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad.
Our location will be at our main base, St Andrews Church Centre in the heart of Montpellier, Cheltenham. There’s on the road paid parking directly outside and in the surroundings area or you can take the park and ride bus. The coach station is very close and Cheltenham Spa train station a 20 minute walk away.
Cost: £35 payable in advance to confirm your place.
Please email info@cheltenhamyoga.com or call us on 07910 530060 or 07900 242317 to book your place.