Place: London Fields Studio, 195 Richmond Rd, London E8.
Date: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.
Time: 2:00 to 4:30 both days.
Price: £65 for both days or £35 for one.
Is a major part of your life spent caring for other people?
Do you often feel overwhelmed?
Are you a parent with children who need extra care and support?
As a Yoga teacher and mother of a dear teenage son with ASD, I know how we so often tend to the emotional and physical needs of someone else. Yet how often do we consider our own needs? We get caught in caring for others we forget make time to step back and care for ourselves.
Would you love to spend the weekend practicing blissful Yoga, following guided nourishing visualisations and learning more about meditation?
This weekend workshop is about being with like minded people, doing wonderful Yoga and learning invaluable self care skills.
Taking a break for a couple of afternoons is something we all dream of and yet so few of us do. And I completely understand how finding some time to be alone or to go out for an evening can feel like you're organising the Olympics, so two weekend afternoons might seem impossible.
But I can also tell you from my own experience that the effort to set things up and to organise your network of friends and family to step in for you is worth every second.
Nourish and strengthen your body mind and heart.
Build resilience and joy through Yoga, journalling and meditation.
Connect with people treading the same path as you.
The London Yoga to care for the Carer workshop in the beautiful London Fields studio, East London this coming September 2017.
Two wonderful weekend afternoons of Yoga for parents of children with Special needs and people who spend a lot of time caring for others, professionally of otherwise.
All levels of Yoga student welcome, from beginners to more advanced.
I have been practising Yoga since I was 16, teaching Yoga for 10 years, have done well over 1000 of hours of teacher training and spent many more thousands teaching.
I teach Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga.
I have lived in England, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Spain and currently live in Singapore. I am the mother of two dear boys aged 10 and 16 who are my greatest teachers.
I love sharing all I have learned from living in six very different countries and cultures, bringing up my two wonderful sons and all I have learned on my many years of practicing Yoga.
My passion is to guide others to find their best true selves. To guide people to bring creative outlets into their lives, to find a Yoga path that suits them and to and ignite a zest for living life with purpose and poetry.
I strive to demonstrate kindness, skill and above all, love.
I started practising Yoga 32 years ago at the same age my eldest son Rafi is now. As a teenager Yoga for me was about getting stronger, more flexible and learning to relax for exams. That was all I wanted from it then.
Sixteen years later, I moved with my husband Charlie to Taiwan and soon after Rafi, my first son was born. When he was only a few months old it was clear that he was different.
Having a baby who won’t go to others, who won’t hug you and who seems to be uncomfortable so much of the time is a big worry for any parent, especially when so far from home.
That was when my Yoga practice really began. Yoga became a sanctuary for me.
It helped me to learn patience and tolerance towards others, to look after my dear son better as well as to observe and understand myself.
I practice Yoga when times are good, tedious, busy or boring and when anxiety about my son- or any other life matter - has me in its grip.
It soothes and comforts, challenges and stretches me and I know I wouldn't be as patient or aware if it weren't for my Yoga practice and the insight it brings.
I want to pass that on to you.
I used to feel guilty about spending time on myself, but I've learnt that self-care is vital to being good at anything, especially caring for others.
On Saturday I will guide you through an uplifting heart opening Hatha sequence designed to strengthen and lengthen both your body and mind.
We'll also be looking at creative ways of threading in lasting joy and resilience in your life and practicing some Yin Yoga.
On Sunday we will go further into our Yoga practice with standing twisting poses. We'll also be marrying Yogic philosophy with western positive psychology and meditation to harness the practice of self care more directly into your life.
"You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticise yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.” ~ C. JoyBell
What people have said about Sarah:
"Sarah is an inspirational teacher who radiates warmth, humour and positive energy. I recently attended her Yoga for Carers Workshop in Singapore which left me feeling invigorated and grounded to say the least. As a parent and Yoga teacher myself, I am very grateful for everything I learn from Sarah."
Carolyn Sivaram Yoga student and prenatal Yoga teacher.
"Beyond teaching postures Sarah weaves in wonderful stories from Yogic texts and myths which give food for thought while you have the opportunity to reflect without the normal daily distractions.
Sarah makes this all seem effortless however it is clearly achieved through meticulous planning.
For me this is intelligent teaching of the highest level delivered with a genuine passion to not only improve our physical ability but also, if the students choose, start to understand that Yoga can offer much more than a straight back and long hamstrings!
I feel very fortunate to have found Sarah as part of my Yoga journey and can’t recommend the experience of her classes and workshops enough for anyone, especially people new to Yoga who like me are trying to seek out the most authentic, skilled and generous teachers to learn from."
Carl Jackson Regular student and VP at The Linde Group.
This weekend workshop will deepen your Yoga practice and bring more resilience, relaxation and rejuvenation into your life.
All levels of Yoga student welcome.
The workshop is from 2 until 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd September.
To get the most out of this amazing Yoga and self care mini retreat, I encourage you to come to both afternoons: "the weekend" and save your weekend spot below left.
However if you are able to come to only Saturday or Sunday afternoon, please select your sign up from the buttons below:
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