Workshops at the Loft

Weekend Workshops

There are a wide range of weekend workshops held at The Loft throughout the year. Keep your eye on this page to see what is going on in our wonderful, bright studio space. Or even better, why not sign up to our newsletter and we will let you know what’s coming up on a regular basis. The Loft is an ideal venue, centrally located in Brighton’s North Laine area easily accessible on foot, by car or public transport. See the map and address at the bottom of the page.

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Workshops

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Meditation Evening

Friday 18th October, 7pm to 9pm

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OCTOBER 23RD

7.30PM TO 9.30PM

YOGA, HEALING AND SHAMANISM

DROP IN TASTER SESSIONS

Transformational taster session for the 10 week course - please drop in to see if you would like to do the full 10 weeks or just to experience the work!

10 WEEK TRANSFORMATIONAL experiential course to enhance potential and natural self-healing instincts.  In a small informal group we explore our energy through Hands on Healing, Yoga, Chakra energising and Shamanic Journeying. Discover how you run and use your energy and choose to be your best self on a day to day basis. This course takes you deeply into your physical, mental and emotional bodies and psycho/spiritual being to help you better understand yourself.

Tools we use:  SHAMANIC JOURNEYING and guided visualisation to heal wounds and fulfil subconscious and conscious needs and desires.

YOGA, CHAKRA ENERGISING and deep relaxation encompassing a range of approaches to awaken, restore and balance your energy  and help you be mindfully in your body.

SUPPORTIVE GROUP WORK learning and putting into practice exceptional healing tools to use on yourself, family and friends.

Throughout the course you will build a personal holistic health tool box full of practical techniques easily applied to improve daily living.

Commitment: 10 weekly sessions and a willingness to learn and put into practice simple yet powerful self-help techniques you can use on a daily basis

Individual support Included: 3 additional personal 1-to-1 yoga or healing/therapy sessions to be scheduled as part of the course.

NEXT COURSE COMMENCES WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 7.30 - 10.00pm, booking essential maximum 8 places cost £275

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Shakti Spirit Women's Circle: The Sacred WOMB II

October 26, 7pm - 9pm

The Shakti Spirit Circle is a safe space where You will explore feminine empowerment & well-being: By going on a journey through specific tantric techniques for women as well as physical and psychological exercises.

The Circle is a monthly gathering taking place every last Friday or Saturday of the month. Prior experience is not required.

The theme of the month (October): the sacred WOMB II. You will explore a variety of powerful exercises: meditation and time for sharing, dancing and creative movements

~What to expect:

* an introduction about (re-)connection with your womb

* exploration of healing movements and a powerful ritual, which you can use in your daily life

* an invitation to work on your womb energy and to find the wisdom within

 

Please, feel free to contact me if you want to know more (details below).

Details: The group will be comprised of twelve women (everyBODY who feels like a woman is welcomed).

FEE: £15 first trial for Newcomer. £20 (concessions available)

BOOKING: PLEASE purchase your ticket on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shakti-spirit-womens-circle-the-sacred-womb-ii-tickets-76430899879

TIME: 19:00 - 21:00 pm

VENUE: The Loft, 40 - 42 Upper Gardener St, BN1 4AN

DRESS: comfortable clothing in which you can move freely, and feel beautiful with

BRING: water, warm socks and sth. for the altar (feel free to recharge your jewellery, stones etc.)

CONTACT: ~ 07926 923 963

~ isabellesheartproject@gmail.com

~ Instagram: isabellesheartproject

Come as you are, gift yourself the time and (re)discover your inner feminine strength.

About Shakti Spirit:

The Shakti Spirit approach explores "tantric techniques for women, creative movement and dance, meditation, ritual and feminine empowerment". One of the many beauties of this approach is that it allows for a constant fluidity in inner learning and development through the body, mind and heart.

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Pop up Meet up: Pilates & Cake

Sunday October 27 - 2:30pm to 5pm

Come and join us for a Pilates class with one of our co-founders and Pilates instructor Louise. The class will be followed by some healthy cakes and refreshments, prepared with love!

By taking part in our Rendez-Vous, we hope you will make new connections and friends that share similar interests as you.

If you have particular dietary requirements or other needs, please let us know when booking.

We look forward to welcoming you!

For further info click here to go to our Facebook Event.

 

 

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Circling Day Brighton  /

The Laboratory of Human Connection

November 2nd, 12pm to 7pm

Are you interested in deepening your current relationships and learning more about how you are when it comes to connecting to others? Then this circling day, facilitated by Enrique Fernandez, Ranjit Krishnamma and Ksenia Belash, is for you!

Circling, also referred to as interpersonal mindfulness, is a cutting-edge practice where we are invited to put our awareness and attention on what is happening in the here and now, within and between us, without an agenda or judgement. As we slow down and deepen our connection with ourselves, we start to explore what happens, internally and externally, when we come into connection with others.

Through gentle awareness exercises, you will be invited to attune to your embodied experience, including feelings, sensations and thoughts, and to explore and express what you notice within you in a warm relational space.

Circling is not a form of therapy, neither is it a spiritual practice - but it can be both, as many find it provides personal growth, healing, empowerment and transformational insights. As you practice, you are likely notice your connections with important people in your life deepening, as you learn to express yourself authentically, while cultivating trust, empathy, compassion, healthy boundaries and a sense of your inner authority.

The circling practice is underpinned by the following five principles, which we will explore in depth on the day:

1-Commitment to connection.

2-Owning your experience.

3-Trust in your embodied experience.

4-Staying with the level of sensation.

5-Being with the other in their world.

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You don't need to have any experience with circling to join this workshop - just a desire to connect, an open mind and a willingness to be vulnerable.

The structure of the day may vary according to the needs of the particular group, but we are likely to do some guided embodiment and gentle movement meditations, pair and triads exercises, as well as larger circle processes. All exercises are optional and you are strongly invited to look after yourself, respecting your own needs and boundaries.

It is an experiential practice, and therefore any attempts to put it into words risk falling short. We'll be happy to answer any questions by messenger, email or Skype. Please feel free to contact us on Enrique@circling-evolution.com

Your facilitators:

Enrique is the co-founder of Circling Evolution, he leads different types of events based around human connection and also practices as an Integral coach.

Ranjit has almost 30 years experience of personal development as a large group facilitator, trainer of facilitators and creator of unique experiential workshops.

Ksenia is a circling facilitator and counsellor, trained in a number of modalities, including Gestalt and NVC. She leads various experiential events inspired by the themes of deep relating and embodied self-expression.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2239865639659525/

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
This is a one-day workshop. Tea and snacks will be provided. Please bring food to share, or otherwise there are cafes, restaurants and supermarkets all close by.

Dates: 2nd of November 2019
Time: From 12:00 till 19:00 on Saturday
Price: £45 early bird until the 27th of September, and £60 thereafter.

Location: The Loft, 40-42 Upper Gardner St, Brighton BN1 4AN

PAYMENT:
Via bank transfer. Please use your name as reference.
N R FERNANDEZ
sort code 30-97-62
Account 50048360
Limited spaces, first come first served.

Please message Enrique Fernandez, or email Enrique@circling-evolution.com to confirm you have paid

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Tango Weekend with Diego & Graciela

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November

 

SATURDAY, 9TH NOVEMBER
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WORKSHOP 1
TANGO - ALL LEVELS
11.00-12:30pm
Fundamentals, basics concepts, walk, embrace, ochos, conxion, technique and posture

WORKSHOP 2
TANGO - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
13:00 -14:30pm
Combinations of complex sacadas in giros

Private lessons with Diego and Graciela available daytime/evening. Pls message Magdalena for more information in advance to accommodate room booking.

SUNDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER
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WORKSHOP 3
WOMEN'S TECHNIQUE: ALL LEVELS
12:30 -2:00PM
Ochos and Giros technique, concepts, pivots, exercises, differents ornaments with the free leg

WORKSHOP 4
MILONGA - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
2:15 -3:45PM
Ochos and giros for milonga

WORKSHOP 5
TANGO - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
4:00 -5:30PM
Differents types of paradas with lapiz and ornaments for the woman

Private lessons with Diego and Graciela available daytime/evening. Pls message Magdalena for more information in advance to accommodate room booking.

BOOKING INFO:
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Payment confirms your place:
Limited numbers in workshops
All Workshops need to be booked with a partner with exception of ladies technique (workshop 3)

£20 per workshop if booked and paid before 15th October
£25 per workshop after 15th October
Discount when you book multiple workshops with partner!!!

FOR FURTHER INFO, TO BOOK, AND PAYMENT DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT MAGDALENA
infomagdalenaphotography@gmail.com
Magdalena Smolarska
Payment options: online (www.paypal.me/LaMagdalena)

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REST Yoga Escape Day

November 17, 10am to 4.30pm

Women's Winter Yoga Day Esacpe 

 

*SPECIAL EARLYBIRD OFFER - £100 FOR TWO BOOKING TOGETHER BEFORE OCTOBER 1 *

ALSO, DM FOR DETAILS ABOUT GIFT VOUCHERS, AVAILABLE NOW

We have designed this deeply nourishing winter workshop for you - a day of yoga: body, breath, sound, meditation, including elements of Thai yoga massage and Family Constellations, in order to bring deep held tension safely to awareness, encouraging release, and healing for your body and mind.

Allow us to hold a space where you can deeply relax and nurture yourself during the colder winter months.

​Teas and healthy organic snacks provided.

​Reviews from women who attended previous REST days:

'A deeply nourishing safe space to simply be.  Somewhere to tune out of the rush of every-day life and have a moment to look after yourself. A time to fill your cup so you can go back to filling others. Every woman should do this, especially those who mother!'

'A very relaxing day in a place where you can feel safe and understand by others.'

'Day of escape from the crazy but beautiful world of motherhood!! Just what I needed and sure other women would value and appreciate something like this too! It was perfect and right timing for me as it was what my mind, body and soul needed :)) Gave me time to just relax and reflect on so much time absorbed on giving... It was a lovely day and can't thank you all enough for being there. Thank you & Namaste'

'A day just to stop and take stock, rest and be nurtured, surrounded by like-minded women.'

The day will be led by Leonie Taylor, Senior Vajrasati yoga teacher with over a decade of experience, 500 + hour Yoga Alliance accreditation and Thai Yoga Therapist; and Janee Swan, Thai Yoga Massage therapist, Family Constellator and yoga teacher in training.

There will be a lunch break where you can either enjoy a light meal at a recommended lovely local cafe  or optional bringing your own lunch to eat inside the comfortable venue with others (if you would prefer to stay in our quiet held space.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/965921733752707/

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Family Constellations - Morning Workshop

November 23,  9.30am – 1.00pm

Come and be part of a morning exploring Family Constellations in an environment of safety, openness and discovery.

Family Constellations is a way of working together as a group in which people will become representatives for either someone’s family members or other significant aspects of their life. Very easily and quickly we can start to embody qualities, feelings and sensations that start to bring to life a snapshot of the underlying issues and entanglements of that particular family history. This provides new insight and a powerful potential for healing and release for the person who is receiving the constellation as well as everyone else who is present in the room.

By creating a “living map” of the situation, simple but hidden truths and dynamics can be revealed and understood, giving new insight and opportunities for change and movement.

It can actually be about any aspect of our life, even though our family of origin is often seen as the primary system in which we are rooted. But the constellation can also focus on our work, relationships, finances, personal projects or any significant thing that you would like to unravel and understand a bit more of its inner mystery.

Family Constellations can be described as a form of 'soul work' and it is a powerful method for finding resolutions to the things that we want to change or understand better. It can have a profound impact on our lives and it opens us up to the 'unseen field' of interconnections and ancestral influences, yet it is always very grounded in the felt experience of everyone present.

If you are feeling that something is wanting to shift within you or you're just curious about this work then come along. There is no need to have attended any constellation events previously.

Facilitator: Mark Reeves, Dip, MA has trained in Family and Systemic Constellations at The Centre for Systemic Constellations. He has also been running groups and courses in self-awareness, mindfulness & emotional intelligence for over 20 years. He is a transpersonal psychotherapist and counsellor and runs a private counselling and coaching practise in Brighton.
markreevespsychotherapy.co.uk

Practical Information:

Date: Saturday 23 November 2019

Time: From 9.30am to 1.00pm

Location: The Loft, 40-42 Upper Gardner St, Brighton BN1 4AN

Price: £35

Payment:

Bank transfer: MR Mark Reeves

Account Number: 21725098

Sort code: 6 0 - 2 4 - 7 9

Reference: Fam Con (& your initials)

PayPal: mark@turningpointcourses.com

You can also use the booking form here

Or email Mark for more info or to confirm you have made payment at kynastonreeves66@gmail.com

Please note that Family Constellations is not a substitute for a therapeutic process. If there are any current mental health matters that you are dealing with then please speak to me before the day so I can inform and support you appropriately.

 

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Finding Yoga in Acroyoga

Workshops with Giulia and Lauren

November 30 - 1:30pm to 6pm

 

Ever wondered about the Yoga part of AcroYoga? It's something we are both passionate about, being both Yoga & AcroYoga teachers, so we are thrilled to be presenting an all-level AcroYoga Workshop on Saturday 30th November on how these two beautiful practices can be intertwined.

The workshop will be split into two parts, the first 2 hours will start with a vinyasa warm up, partner exercises, handstands, Acro sun salutations, and linking postures. We will work in a safe and accessible way, in teams of 3, rotating as base, flyer and spotter. In the second session, we will start with some partner Yoga and continue to explore AcroYoga positions, building sequences and finishing with an exchange of Thai massage. Both sessions will have different content and will be designed to be taken together, but you are also able to join one session.

All level means that beginners are very welcome and will be looked after, but we also have lots of options to make the content more intermediate, depending on your experience. It would be ideal if you have had experience of some yoga classes previously.

Come and join a fun filled Saturday full of laughter and lifting! No partner needed!

Get in touch for more info or learn more about AcroYoga at www.acroyoga.org | www.giuliacroyoga.com | Giuliacroyoga
www.laurenacroyoga.com | Lauren AcroYoga

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
1.30-3.30pm Part 1
3.30-4pm Break
4-6pm Part 2

 

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