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 2020

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Gong Evening with Gordon Coxon

September 13, 7.00pm

After what seems like an age, gongmaster extraordinaire Gordon Coxon is delighted to announce his return to live gonging in Brighton at the Loft, one of central Brighton's most attractive venues. Sunday 13 September. Arrive by 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start. The Loft recently reopened and is strictly Covid-19 compliant. Please bring your own yoga mat plus face mask and any other items to ensure you are comfortable. We have restricted numbers this time because of social distancing requirements. 

Exchange is £18, online booking only via Billetto:https://billetto.co.uk/e/sound-meditation-and-gong-bath-tickets-472349

A summer breeze, a winter storm, dancing on mountaintops, swimming deep in the ocean, journeying through the cosmos: gong practitioner, composer and multi-instrumentalist Gordon explores the resonant power of the gong and other organic instruments, creating a sonic kaleidoscope of immersive, meditative soundscapes.

It was incredible! I was left in a state of emotional stillness, as though I glistened. A truly epic journey of experience, I cannot recommend it highly enough” - YogaTeacherinLondon.com 

I'm not one of hyperbole but this was the most relaxing thing I've ever experienced. The thought of someone not gaining from this practice is simply inconceivable” - TheLondonWord.com

 

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Urban Day Retreat with Louise Windsor and Gordon Coxon

October 3, 10am to 5pm

Summer is the most Yang time of the year, the most social and highest energy. The transition between Summer and Autumn is a good time to slow down a little, to reconnect with yourself, to check in with how things are going, to settle after the busy past few months. It can have that back to school feeling and it can help to create some space to get clear about what is going to be best for you in your next season.
This day retreat coincides with the full moon, which is a time for practicing gratitude and to let go of what is no longer serving you. In Chinese medicine, just as in nature Autumn is the time for letting go, this day for yourself will be the opportunity for reflecting on this and connecting to your own inner wisdom to discover what will be most nourishing for you moving forward.
You can expect;
Meditation
Qi Gong
Breathwork
Yin Yoga to nourish the Lung Chi for Autumn
Guided self enquiry/journalling
The day will end with an hour long Gong Bath by the amazing Gordon Coxon (https://www.gordonsgongsoirees.com/) Gordon used to live in Brighton so some of you might have already experienced the powerful effect of his Gong Baths. He now lives in Taiwan so only comes back to visit here every now and then so this will be a real treat!
Louise Windsor
Louise has been teaching Yoga in Brighton for the past 8 years and is also a life coach and Reiki healer. She runs Yin teacher training courses in Brighton, Horsham and Goa.
Her passion is helping people to slow down a little, to find the beauty in the moment, to accept themselves and their bodies just as they are.
Booking:
Early Bird price (before 12th September) £70
Full price £85
Please contact Louise to book: louise@createyourself.co.uk
Lunch is not provided. The Loft is in the Laines in Brighton so there are lots of delicious places to find food nearby.

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YOGA NIDRA TEACHER TRAINING

November 13 - 15

• A 30 hour diploma in Yoga Nidra, registered by Yoga Alliance (RYS-300)
• A tailormade teacher training focusing on what you would like to dive deeper into.
• Plenty of time to reconnect with your own practice, and to recharge if you’re feeling drained.
• Support from non dogmatic and experienced teachers: the emphasis is on empowering you to find YOUR authentic way of teaching yoga nidra and to obtain knowledge to see what is needed for different students; there isn’t one size fits all for this practice (or any style really!)
• Chance to practice teaching with expert constructive and supportive feedback

 

 

TEACHERS:
Jennie Wadsten E-RYT 500
Melanie Cooper E-RYT 500

PRICE:
£495
Early bird: £395 (8 spaces)

COURSE CONTENT:
https://www.yogaleela.se/

SIGN UP
Please fill in the application form:
https://forms.gle/NRZwbxdJvx1tNQTVA

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=== YOU WILL RECEIVE ===

• A 30 hour diploma in Yoga Nidra, registered by Yoga Alliance (RYS-300)
• A tailormade teacher training focusing on what you would like to dive deeper into.
• Plenty of time to reconnect with your own practice, and to recharge if you’re feeling drained.
• Support from non dogmatic and experienced teachers: the emphasis is on empowering you to find YOUR authentic way of teaching yoga nidra and to obtain knowledge to see what is needed for different students; there isn’t one size fits all for this practice (or any style really!)
• Chance to practice teaching with expert constructive and supportive feedback

=== WHO CAN JOIN? ===

We recommend that you have done a 200 hour teacher training (any style) but it’s not necessary: let us know if you haven’t and we will look into what other experiences you have. You can also attend the course for your own self inquiry only: no need to put the pressure on yourself to teach if you don’t want to.
The intention is to give you, as a teacher, more tools, to broaden your teaching skills as well as your target groups. Perhaps you have done a training in a dynamic yoga style and would like to add a slow style to your teaching menu as well?
We have a set structure in line with Yoga Alliance’s criteria, but on top of that we have a certain amount of hours that we can tailor made for YOU – and as far as we know, this is quite unique: for you, as participants, to be able to take part in forming the course content!
We (Melanie and Jennie) have worked together for almost 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and have 15 - 20+ years of experience from teaching yoga and teacher trainings full time.

We have experienced a lot over the years – and what we keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching! Working as a yoga teacher is amazing – but it also takes a lot of energy – and can be very draining if you are not looking after yourself. (And it’s so easy to not give ourselves that time/attention/selfcare – so in the training we will also put emphasis on how to create space for your own health and practice: to stay balanced and mentally strong!

=== WE WILL COVER ===

• A non-dogmatic approach. We will cover the main techniques and modern schools of Yoga Nidra and what they offer. You’ll get the chance to compare and explore different methods to see which works the best for you.
• Yoga Nidra scripts. Online resources: You’ll get ready made scripts in different methods. Together we will also explore and develop a treasure trove of ideas and scripts for teaching your own yoga nidra – as well as incorporating it in your own practice.
• The structure A detailed look at each stage of the practice; the intention behind it and how it affects the body and mind.
• Modifications. Contra-indications. How to adapt your teaching for different students
• Basic science of Yoga Nidra. Brainwaves, Hypnagogia, Basic anatomy of the brain, states of consciousness
• History and Philosophy
• Stress
• Your own practice

=== COURSE MATERIAL ===

• Yoga Nidra teacher training manual – Melanie Cooper (included in the price)
• Pre-homework: 10 – 20 hours depending on your previous experience of yoga teacher trainings.

=== EXAM === Nope!

No written tests: you don’t have to “prove” anything: rather: we are interested in seeing that you have gained an understanding and knowledge, that you can apply to each individual student depending on his/her needs. You are not attending the course to perform: you are attending it to learn and to spark your interest in embarking or continuing on this fascinating journey as a yoga teacher!

=== WITH ===

• Melanie Cooper: (UK/India): www.melaniecooper.co.uk
• Jennie Wadsten: (Sweden/India) www.yogaleela.se

=== DATE AND TIME ===

Friday 13 November 1 pm - 6.30 pm
Saturday 14 November 9 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday 15 November 9 am - 6.30 pm

=== SIGN UP ===

To register: please fill in the application form:
https://forms.gle/NRZwbxdJvx1tNQTVA

Questions? Just send an email to info@yogaleela.se and we're happy to help.

A deposit of £250 is required to secure your space.
More info: www.yogaleela.se

 

 

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