The Yoga Space Workshops

The Yoga Space holds regular workshops presented by experienced yoga teachers who are all experts in their respective fields.

Workshops are a wonderful way to get more out of your practice, by deepening your understanding of the philosophies and techniques that comprise your yoga practice.

Active Birth Workshop

Mar 19 2017 12 - 4pm $180 West Perth

Join Michelle Papa of The Yoga Space for an informative and relaxing afternoon learning how to have an empowered and positive birth experience. Education and awareness are the keys to having an empowering birth experience and this afternoon workshop can help you to prepare for this life-giving event. We encourage women at all stages of their pregnancy to attend. This event will inspire you to dedicate time to mentally and physically preparing yourself for birth and mothering. Support persons are encouraged to attend. Afternoon tea is provided.

Learn about:

The Physiology of labour and birth, Alternative Pain relief, Optimal positioning for birth, Practical advice for support people, The use of water in labour & Newborn behaviors.

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Body Love

Feb 19 1-3pm $45 West Perth
The way we relate to our physical appearance, is simply a part of the way we relate to ourselves. Via the media and social conditioning we are subject to unrealistic expectations of how our body is supposed to be. For some of us this can occupy much space leaving us depleted, anxious and perpetually concerned with how we appear.
Together we will examine some of these social expectations, share strategies for finding strength to love & accept ourselves, exactly as we are. We will move through a slow flow, designed to nurture, respect & appreciate our bodies (selves) as we are.
Open to all 16 years & over.
Suitable for yoga teachers interested in body positive teaching. CPD certificates available upon request.
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Happy Hips

Mar 18 1-3pm $45 Carine

Do you struggle with Lunging, Squats, Lotus, Half Lotus and their like? This two hour workshop is aimed to get your hips healthy and happy!

Through practice and observing students over the years, Stephen has experienced and seen the challenges of opening the hips. Finding this freedom of the hip allows us to ease pressure from the knees in these postures. That ease may resonate through our practice as we find range and stability through this new opening.

Part restorative, part yin and partly using props to help us out.

From this workshop you can take home ideas to get your own hips happy and help keep your knees healthy!

An engaging workshop for those who can’t do butterfly right through to those trying to slip a leg behind their head!

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Give Gratitude

Apr 23 1-3pm $45 Carine

Paying gratitude is a radical approach to sustained, lived, equilibrium. Instead of focusing on what we don’t have we are encouraged to honour all that is right here now in our lives. Often just by doing this we begin to tap into the subtle layers of all that is in and around us. It can bring us into greater contact with the simplicity of the changing seasons, the people around us and the unique life we have.

Come together as a group and we will nut through ways to approach paying gratitude and build a plan to purposefully pay gratitude for an entire month. Learn how to draw gratitude into your regular yoga practice and seal it off with a yin session.

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Embodying Archetypes

May 13 1-3pm $45 Carine

Have you ever wondered about the role of deities, natural elements and mythology in modern asana practice? Drawing from Vedic wisdom and storytelling, in this two hour workshop we will playfully explore the ways that asana and bhavana (ideation) form mudras that can build or soften aspects of our character, and connect us with our own nature through archetypal patterning. Have fun as you explore gentle movement with visualisation, finding space within where a poetic opening to personal meaning may be possible. Open to all, this creative, light-hearted experience is guided by senior yoga teacher and certified international yoga therapist Chandrika Gibson.

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Happy Hormones with Chandrika Gibson

May 20 1-4pm $45 Maylands

Your yoga practice can often illuminate the ebbs and flows of hormones and their effects. Have you ever wondered about how yoga impacts the endocrine (hormonal) system? This workshop covers both western and eastern anatomy and physiology, blending current scientific knowledge with the wisdom tradition of yoga, to help you use your yoga to support hormonal wellbeing. Whether managing stress, menstrual cycles, polycystic ovaries, fertility, menopause or puberty blues, yoga is a wonderful supportive care activity for happy healthy hormones.

Your facilitator Chandrika Gibson is an experienced naturopath, yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist with a wealth of knowledge, kindness and generosity in sharing skillful, practical ways to enhance wellness.

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Anxiety Support

May 28 1-3pm $45 West Perth

Anxiety can be difficult to live with. Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful tools in increasing our resilience and ability to be with the difficult sensations that anxiety can create.

This workshop is for those of us who live with anxiety or care for someone with anxiety and would like some tips about making positive choices to support recovery.

We will briefly look at the way we respond to anxiety & will delve into practices which provide support for increasing our own ‘window of tolerance’. You will leave equipped with practices to immediately integrate into your self-care approach.

Suitable for all.

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Yoga for Neck, Shoulders & Upper Back with Laila Kirkpatrick

June 18 1-3.30pm $40 Maylands

Tightness and tension in our neck, shoulders and upper back is now all too common, as we spend increasingly more time hunched over computers, screen and phones whilst slouched at our desks.
In this workshop, Laila will guide you through many different ways to release this tension and tightness, bringing more freedom and space to your neck, shoulders and upper back.

The majority of the workshop will comprise of a gentle, fluid vinyasa practice, as will as longer held restorative postures to encourage deep release and opening. The latter part of the workshop will consist of simple, practical movements that you can do both at home and in the office to counteract the effects of working long hours at a computer. Stress is undeniably a major factor in contributing to tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back, so we will conclude the workshop with simple relaxation methods that can easily be practised anywhere.

This workshop is suitable for all levels, and complete beginners are very welcome.

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