Workshops

Workshops

I run monthly seasonal workshops at St John’s Church in Lewisham, They are based on 5 elements theory of Chinese medicine, representing the 5 elements of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth + Metal. Please see below for details of upcoming dates, plus look out for workshops at the studios I teach at.

HARVEST FEASTIVAL – YIN YOGA, GONG BATH AND SEASONAL FEAST with Sasha Gabbé + Yogic Sound

26th October 2019 | 15:00 – 20:00 | £50 early bird before 20/10/19 | £60 

A month into autumn, come and celebrate the ‘harvest’ of your year with the first of our workshops that will include a lovingly prepared seasonal feast. An opportunity to meet the community or ‘Sangha’ of fellow Yogi’s who have gathered together. In the Yin yoga practice, we will cultivate an ability to let go and be guided by the seasonal shift, which is ascending towards a more Yin phase.

What to expect:

  • A two-hour Yin Yoga practice guided by experienced Yoga teacher Sasha Gabbé.  Yin yoga is a floor-based form of Yoga that works the deep fascia of the body and can help to release tension, through long held postures.  Yin postures work the energetic pathways or ‘meridians’ and can be deeply healing.  Sasha has been teaching Yoga since 2012, has trained extensively in Yin Yoga and assists leading Yin Yoga teacher Norman Blair on his London teacher trainings.
  • An hour-long Gong Bath with Martina Saorin aka Yogic Sound. A sound bath is a form of sound therapy where the gong and other instruments are played in a therapeutic way to bring relaxation and healing.
  • A nutritional and seasonal sharing feast in the beautiful sanctuary of St John’s Church in Lewisham.
  • Full studio equipment
  • Parking is available

EMBRACING AUTUMN + LEARNING TO LET GO – QI GONG + YIN YOGA with Sasha Gabbé

30th November 2019 | 15:00 – 18:00 | £40

As we reach mid-autumn, seasonal shift is heading us towards shorter days and longer nights. In this workshop we will explore two practices that encourage us to slow-down – Qi Gong and Yin yoga.

Qi Gong is a system of Chinese medicine that has been around for 2500 years.  It is a Daosit practice which is both medicinal + martial in origin and involves slow rhythmic movements to cultivate and harness the flow Qi within the body.

What to expect:

  • We will explore simple Qi Gong exercises – pulsing, shifting and standing meditation technique ‘Wu-ji’ + techniques such as Gem-stone visualisations and Chakra cleansing.  No experience is needed.
  • A two-hour Yin Yoga practice guided by experienced Yoga teacher Sasha Gabbé.  Yin yoga is a floor-based form
  • of Yoga that works the deep fascia of the body and can help to release tension, through long held postures.  Yin postures work the energetic pathways or ‘meridians’ and can be deeply healing.  Sasha has been teaching Yoga since 2012, has trained extensively in Yin Yoga and assists leading Yin Yoga teacher Norman Blair on his London teacher trainings. Sasha trained with Mimi Kuo Deemer in her Qi Gong for Yoga teacher’s immersion.
  • Herbal tea and refreshments
  • Full studio equipment
  • Parking is available

WINTER SOLSTICE – YIN & RESTORATIVE YOGA, GONG BATH AND SOLSTICE DINNER with Sasha Gabbé + Yogic Sound

14th December 2019 | 15:00 – 20:00 | £50 early bird before 16/11/19 | £60

We gather to welcome the arrival of Winter Solstice, with the second of our workshops that will culminate in a shared seasonal dinner.  Darker days can be viewed as opportunity to rest more and do less, so that much like nature we are then ready to be galvanised by the more upward energy of Spring.  In the Yin yoga practice, we shall focus on balancing our Kidney and Bladder energy that relates to Winter. There will also be the opportunity to deeply rest in supported restorative postures with the help of plenty of lovely props.

What to expect:

  • A two-hour Yin + Restorative Yoga practice guided by experienced Yoga teacher Sasha Gabbé.  Yin yoga is a floor-based form of Yoga that works the deep fascia of the body and can help to release tension, through long held postures.  Yin postures work the energetic pathways or ‘meridians’ and can be deeply healing.  Restorative yoga postures are where the body is fully supported by props, allowing for deep relaxation.  Sasha has been teaching Yoga since 2012, has trained extensively in Yin Yoga and assists leading Yin Yoga teacher Norman Blair on his London teacher trainings. Sasha trained in Restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lassater.
  • An hour-long Gong Bath with Martina Saorin aka Yogic Sound. A sound bath is a form of sound therapy where the gong and other instruments are played in a therapeutic way to bring relaxation and healing.
  • A nutritional and seasonal sharing feast in the beautiful sanctuary of St John’s Church in Lewisham.
  • Full studio equipment
  • Parking is available