Bodywise | Yoga and Natural Health

Weekend Workshops

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NOVEMBER 2017

  • Alexander Technique Workshop – Friday 17 November 3.30-5pm with Lucy Ascham. Are you feeling stressed, find yourself tensing your jaw and shoulders and suffering with stiffness or feeling something is not quite right?
    Come and find out how the Alexander Technique can help you. It’s a method of self-care working on how you respond to stressful situations, and offering tools to return to balance in your muscles, posture, mood and mind. All together! We’ll have a simple and practical session to answer questions and put these ideas into good use. £20 per person, which will be refunded when booking an individual lesson with Lucy during 2017. Places limited
    lucyascham@hotmail.com

  • Shiatsu Day – The Girdle and the Sea of Blood with Hannah Mackay – Saturday 18 November 10.30-5.30pm associated with Shiatsu College Manchester.
    Open to all shiatsu practitioners, and students who have completed at least two years of training with any school/college of shiatsu. Exploring Dai Mai and Chong Mai to develop our shiatsu, including: pregnancy and menopause, the relationship between the Extraordinary meridians and the 12 meridians, using the Girdle to work with the structure of the back/pelvis, connecting with the Blood, the relationship between our context and our deeper potential and plenty of shiatsu swaps! Cost: £65 and book with Hannah hannahmackay@hotmail.com Hannah Mackay BA PhD MRSS(T) teaches with the Shiatsu College Manchester and has been practising shiatsu since 1997.

  • Relax Kids – Yoga Training – Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 November . For more information see Relax Kids website www.relaxkids.com

DECEMBER 2017

  • Yoga Workshop with Gaby Porter – Saturday 2 December 10-1pm Integrating breath with movement, finding the psoas: moving from our deep core: An experiential workshop, with some demonstrations and partner work, exploring the approach and practices offered in Donna Farhi and Leila Stuart’s new book, Pathways to a Centred Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain, and Moving with Ease. £30 or £25 concession. Please contact Gaby for more information and to reserve a place: yoga@gabyporter.co.uk
  • Intelligent Bodies and Flexible Minds – Feldenkrais Workshop with Anne Robertson – Saturday 2 December 2-5pm How can we use movement, imagination, sensation and awareness to go beyond our habitual patterns of thinking and acting? This workshop will explore how we can access patterns of movement which allow us to play with gravity and move with greater ease and elegance, particularly up and down the floor. For anyone who would like to move with more ease.These workshops take place in Bodywise yoga studio and cost £30 waged/£25 concession, each with a different focus of Feldenkrais. Please book through Bodywise: 0161 833 2528. More information about what Feldenkrais is – Feldenkrais Method
  • Hakomi Taster Workshop with Alastair Stewart – Sunday 3 December 10.30-1.30pm A Self Study Group, for anyone who would like to try Hakomi. These workshops take place in Bodywise yoga studio and cost £25. Group tasters Hakomi 2017 flyer.
    Follow this link for more information about Hakomi
  • Shiatsu Practitioner Training – Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December with Shiatsu College Manchester. For more information, contact Phil at the Shiatsu College shiatsucollegemanchester@gmail.com
  • Resting Deeply Yoga Workshop with Padmadarshini – Saturday 16 December 2-5pm Open to everyone including complete beginners.
    Padmadarshini writes, “In nature Winter is the slow season. Animal and plants rest up and conserve their energy awaiting the new life and creativity that comes with Spring. We too as humans can really benefit by honouring these cycles of activity and rest. So in this workshop we will rest. We will follow a sequence of restorative yoga poses that support calm, relaxation, a softening of body, heart and mind. So for this afternoon let go your busyness, don’t go Christmas shopping, come and give yourself space, space to relax, to be and to know in your own body the slow season that nurtures all life.” Booking essential. Cost £30 or £25 concession. Cost: £30 / £25 concession.

JANUARY 2018

  • Shiatsu Practitioner Training – Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 January with Shiatsu College Manchester. For more information, contact Phil at the Shiatsu College shiatsucollegemanchester@gmail.com
  • Yoga Workshop with Gaby Porter – Saturday 27 January 10-1pm Integrating breath with movement, finding the psoas: moving from our deep core: An experiential workshop, with some demonstrations and partner work, exploring the approach and practices offered in Donna Farhi and Leila Stuart’s new book, Pathways to a Centred Body: Gentle Yoga Therapy for Core Stability, Healing Back Pain, and Moving with Ease. £30 or £25 concession. Please contact Gaby for more information and to reserve a place: yoga@gabyporter.co.uk
  • Hakomi Taster Workshop with Alastair Stewart – Sunday 28 January 10.30-1.30pm A Self Study Group, for anyone who would like to try Hakomi. These workshops take place in Bodywise yoga studio and cost £25. Group tasters Hakomi 2017 flyer.
    Follow this link for more information about Hakomi
  • Feldenkrais Workshop with Anne Robertson – Sunday 28 January 2-5pm For anyone who would like to move with more ease.These workshops take place in Bodywise yoga studio and cost £30 waged/£25 concession, each with a different focus of Feldenkrais. Please book through Bodywise: 0161 833 2528. More information about what Feldenkrais is – Feldenkrais Method

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Yoga Workshop with Christine Howitt – Saturday 3 February 10-1pm For those who have 3 months yoga experience with Christine or equivalent. Please book through Bodywise: 0161 833 2528.
  • Shiatsu Practitioner Training – Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 February with Shiatsu College Manchester. For more information, contact Phil at the Shiatsu College shiatsucollegemanchester@gmail.com
  • Relax Kids – Yoga Training – Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 February . For more information see Relax Kids website www.relaxkids.com
  • Feldenkrais Workshop with Anne Robertson – Saturday 24 February 2-5pm For anyone who would like to move with more ease.These workshops take place in Bodywise yoga studio and cost £30 waged/£25 concession, each with a different focus of Feldenkrais. Please book through Bodywise: 0161 833 2528. More information about what Feldenkrais is – Feldenkrais Method

Book your Workshop

If the workshop you would like to book on shows you need to book through Bodywise, please call or email us to check availability before you pay by cash, cheque or Paypal (for Christine or Padmadarshini’s workshops only – please see bottom of page).

Calendar Schedule

See our Calendar for dates and details.

Yoga Equipment

We supply all equipment for you to use in your class or course. You can also buy yoga mats, belts and eye bags from the Manchester Buddhist Centre bookshop Monday-Saturday 10-5pm.

Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time. Shunryu Suzuki

One-to-one session

One-to-one tuition is an opportunity to explore yoga in more depth where we can help you tailor your practice to your own needs, either to accommodate an injury or health issue or help develop your own personal yoga or movement practice. 1 hour sessions cost £43. Call us for more information.

Our Studio

We have a beautiful purpose designed studio here at Bodywise, a quiet oasis in the heart of Manchester city centre.

Yoga & Movement Teachers

All our Teachers are fully trained with a high degree of continued professional development. Find out more about the: Yoga Teachers and Movement Teachers here.

What kind of Yoga?

We teach dynamic flow sequences harmonising breath and movement which build strength, vitality and fluidity. This is balanced by a quiet yin style yoga practice which cultivates relaxation and stillness. We limit class size to optimise personal attention.In a yoga class you will learn about the core movement principles that underpin the practice of yoga and experience how these develop strength in the body.

Payment with PayPal

Pay £20 to secure your place on a workshop with Christine or Padmadarshini


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