programme

We are looking forward to welcoming the following teachers who are expected to join us for the festival, subject to confirmation. 

 

Ellen Lee – IYN Chair, Head of School & Yoga Elder

Pete Yates – IYN Director, Head of School & Yoga Elder www.heartyoga.co.uk

Jim Gough – IYN Director and Yoga Elder

Cathy Birdsong – Yoga Elder

Debbie Farrar – Head of School & Yoga Elder – www.feelnowyoga.com

Rob Simpson – Yoga Elder 

Sevanti - Head of School & Yoga Elder www.being-in-unity.com

Mohini Chatlani - Yoga Elder www.heartspaceyoga.com    www.mohinichatlani.com

Sarah O’Connor –Head of School & Yoga Elder -  www.yogamindspace.com

Jay Rossi – Head of School & Yoga Elder – www.kashmiryoga.com

Sian Lalita' Alcock – Yoga Elder – www.sacredshores.net

Veronika Pena de la Jara – Yoga Elder www.herefordshireyoga.com

Sue Hix – IYN Teacher – www.rosewellcentre.co.uk

John McEvoy – IYN Teacher – www.elementalyoga.co.uk

Karen Lawton – IYN Teacher – www.sensorysolutions.co.uk

Simon Hunt – IYN Teacher

Rachel Williamson – IYN Teacher – www.ahimsayoga.co.uk

 

Thu

4-5.30 pm

The Barn

VERONIKA PENA de la JARA: Reflex Yoga is a new unique style of Yoga specifically designed to target the Body-Brain neurological, physical and emotional connections….a fusion of restoring Hatha/Kashmir Yoga flow and a range of subtly dynamic Neuro-Sensory movements that have been proved to help children and adults with all types of conditions on the spectrum. It is however, highly relevant to all yogis as it can explain unexplained tensions that reoccur or never leave the body and is helpful in understanding why some people just 'can't' stretch or have great difficulty doing so. .

Thu

4-5.30 pm

Village Hall

JOHN MACEVOY: Surrender to Sensitivity. We waste so much pain and energy on the completely unsupportable notion we are somehow separate from the universe. Yoga is to surrender the mind completely to the sensations of being and know that we are it. This class will invite that surrender through the simple, but powerfully integrating, movements of Salute to the Moon.

Thu

8 - 9.30 pm

The Barn

Opening Ceremony followed by...
Gong Bath led by Leigh Acteson-Rook & Laura Byatt
As everything is vibrating so are we. Come and feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of a therapeutic Sound Bath. Using Planetary and Symphonic Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls and other instrument’s rich harmonic frequencies you will be bathed in sound while you switch off, feeling the stresses and strains of the day melting away as peace and harmony come singing back to you. You are free to relax and drift off where the sound takes you.
Please bring a blanket / socks / jumpers to stay warm during the session.

If you have very sensitive hearing it may be advisable to wear ear plugs.

Children who are over 8 and who can comfortably lie down and relax for an hour are welcome. In order to maintain the relaxed atmosphere, we recommend younger children are otherwise occupied.

Fri

6.30 - 8 a.m.

The Barn

SUE HIX: Taoist Yoga - the session will be a blend of yoga with qi gong, opening meridians and celebrating the start of the day with Taoist internal alchemy. Suitable for all

Fri

6.30 - 8 a.m.

Village Hall

ELLEN LEE: Ellen invites you to an early morning session where you will experience "all the S's of Yoga"..... Stillness...steadiness...silence...sensitivity...subtlety...Samadhi...Santosha...Shavasana..Solar Plexus...Swadhisthana... The invitation to connect with your dear self and all your bodies, without judgement or criticism. Come with a beginners mind...

Fri

10 - 12 a.m.

The Barn

SARAH O'CONNOR: Tibetan Heart Yoga - Cultivating Compassion. Starting with the Guru mantra then working with the 6 gifts of Tibetan Heart Yoga in asana, 9 part cleansing breath & Tonglen Meditation, finishing with the mantra of compassion, Om Mani Padme Hum.

Fri

10 - 12 a.m.

Village Hall

CATHY BIRDSONG: Healing Shamanic Yoga. These sessions aspire to give participants a transformational experience leading to greater awareness and self healing. Guiding you through grounding, balancing and expanding your energy field incorporating chakra and core essence awareness, nature and the elements. We will explore gentle deep asana,breath, mudra, mantra and shamanic journeying for a gift.

Fri

10 - 12 a.m.

The Hub

PETE YATES: Yoga and the Future In this talk I shall examine the various roles that the emerging yoga culture is playing in the more general unfolding of events. I shall cast a wide net, covering matters such as the commodification of Yoga, the implicit and sometimes unconscious politics of the various Yoga organisations, Yoga's counter-cultural roots, altruism, utopian thought and the ramifications of all this for personal Yoga practice understood as self-enquiry.

Fri

2 - 3.30 p.m.

The Barn

DEBBIE FARRAR: Feel Now Yoga is a sensitive, sensible and somatic method, firmly rooted in the philosophy of the Sutras. Inviting the mind to relax into its ability to discern the body's requirements; these sessions offer a safe, accessible and supportive framework within which each individual can become more intimate with their nature. Suitable for all.

Fri

2 - 3.30 p.m.

Village Hall

SIAN LALITA' ALCOCK: The Art of Deep Self Care 1 & 2. Welcome to this deeply nurturing stand-alone workshop where we explore and experience what it means to lovingly care for ourselves on all levels of being. Blending a variety of yoga practices and wisdom along with music, movement, healing and life coaching, this session is suitable for all levels.

Fri

2 - 3.30 p.m.

The Hub

ROB SIMPSON: Talk - “Who am I?” Meeting The Greater Self This workshop is about opening ourselves to the Transcendental or 'The Greater Self’ in meditation and contemplation. Using self-enquiry and yoga texts like The Sutras, Vedas and Upanishads, we will explore the ’nature’ of awareness and how we can ‘meet’ the Greater Self that we always-already are behind the ‘ego-personality’. This session is about ‘embodying’ the mystic philosophy of Yoga and moving from idea to experience. In the shift from ‘Dharana' to ‘Dhyana' we begin the journey to what psychologists call 'The transpersonal.’

Fri

4 - 5.30 p.m

The Barn

JAY ROSSI: The Yoga of Expansion, Spaciousness and Inner Power. A mesmerising and colourful Tantra inspired practice of ancient yoga. Opening up a multi-dimensional awareness that is deeply grounded in inner power. We start by discovering breathing that doesn't come from inside the body but from the surrounding space. With constant guidance in good anatomical embodiments, it becomes easier to move powerfully with the muscles being carried by energy more than effort. This approach can be dynamic, meditative and yet immersed in inner strength. Some very experienced practitioners have described this approach as the missing link to the authenticity of an ancient practice.

Fri

4 - 5.30 p.m

Village Hall

ELLEN LEE: Games for the Inner Child...a series of trust and fun games to encourage and invite the inner child to play.  The session will include evocative practises that reach out to the child within all of us. **GROWN UPs ONLY**

Fri

4 - 5.30 p.m

The Hub

JIM GOUGH: Talk - From Pratyhara you are alone... Samadhi you are not... 
at the point it is...
 exists a joy... 
ananda is...
 explodes within... 
destroys all... you, me... 
breathe. A Homage to the first step of the journey...
 that does not exist. Zen talks... 
a flower that is not.

Fri

8 - 9.30 p.m

The Barn

MOHINI CHATLANI: Mohini sessions offer a unique and eclectic synergy of the fundamentals and deep aspects of movement, through yoga, tai chi, sacred sound, music and voice. A new and original work consisting of varied energy movement and other practices , yin yoga, sacred sound, relaxation and a meditative performance . The physical practices prime the subtle or energy body to enter into a “listening field”. Deep immersion and relaxation may follow. Mohini offers her original compositions of ancient, sacred prayers and mantras, as well as modern compositions with some participation. The work is an ongoing, authentic emergence from a fusion of Mohini’s voice, yoga and energy work, embodying her ancestry, humanity and spirituality.

Fri

8 - 9.30 p.m

Village Hall

SEVANTI: Unity Partner Yoga: Unity Partner Yoga™ is a deep, restorative, playful and sacred practice of Yoga. It can awaken an inner oasis of deep peace, where we relate with another, and with our self, through truth, trust and tenderness. The practice accentuates lightness and spaciousness within the body, mind & spirit. The supportive/weight bearing positions offered in Partner Yoga allow us easier access to our inner reservoir of peace & freedom.

Sat

6.30 - 8 a.m.

The Barn

VERONIKA PENA de la JARA: Yo'tism (Yoga for Autism) A regular, repetitive, practice of Yoga can change the life of someone with ASD by helping them reach new levels of regularity, balance, concentration, clarity, inner understanding, expression and emotional release. The core principle of Yoga is to help each of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. Yoga begins by working with the structural body; inter- hemispheric mind; gross and fine motor-coordination system; calming the inner working of the sensory system; perception and spiritual expressive psyche. This helps bring us into a healthier state of homeostasis. The nervous system and brain cells are nourished and mental clarity, communication and spiritual connection increased. All these benefits are especially relevant for those with ASD. This session will be a demonstration class teaching how to aim a class to cater for high functioning ASD, ADHD and those with Sensory Integration Issues.

Sat

6.30 - 8 a.m.

Village Hall

SIMON HUNT: Hatha yoga - a meditative approach - the silence in the space.

Sat

10 - 12 a.m.

The Barn

KAREN LAWTON: 2) Passion Practice - asana practice for all levels, based around our Passion Potions made up of 3 herbs valerian, chili and daisy. What are your passions? How does yoga inform and support your passions? We shall be looking at 3 separate asanas that are representative of these herbs, exploring how the physical herb, its smell, taste, touch and vibe inform our postures.

Sat

10 - 12 a.m.

Village Hall

RACHEL WILLIAMSON: Yin Yoga. Yin yoga is a very quiet practice which is characterised be simple seated and supine postures held for longer than 'normal'. This sequence of postures will be suited to the summer season and will be accessible to all as poses can be easily adapted.

Sat

10 - 12 a.m.

The Hub

ROB SIMPSON: "Going within” - Teaching mindfulness and meditation as an integral part of Yoga In this session we will look at the idea that mindfulness and meditation flow naturally from Hatha (physical) Yoga which can be used as a preparation for the inner journey. In Patanjali’s Sutras, after Asana and Pranayama are the 'higher' limbs of yoga; Pratyahara and Dhahra ‘meditation states'. According to yoga philosophy the mind is the inner (or ’subtler'’) vibration of the body and the body is the outer (or ‘gross’) vibration of the mind. Pratyahara is the door way between them. We are going to look at how we can use Hatha yoga to prepare the body for the experience of Pratyahara and what is involved in teaching/learning meditation with yoga. We are also going to look at the ’safety’ issues in teaching and learning mindfulness.

Sat

2 - 3.30 p.m.

The Barn

SUE HIX: The session will build on the basics of alternate nostril breathing to split concentration in multi layers with mantra, bandha, asana and chakra attention - (Intermediate)

Sat

2 - 3.30 p.m.

Village Hall

JOHN MACEVOY: Breath and awareness are all that there is. Here we will explore that.

Sat

2 - 3.30 p.m.

The Hub

Talk: WHAT IS THE IYN? Pete Yates, Ellen Lee, Jim Gough et al

Sat

4 - 5.30 p.m

The Barn

SEVANTI: Unity Partner Yoga™ is a deep, restorative, playful and sacred practice of Yoga. It can awaken an inner oasis of deep peace, where we relate with another, and with our self, through truth, trust and tenderness. The practice accentuates lightness and spaciousness within the body, mind & spirit. The supportive/weight bearing positions offered in Partner Yoga allow us easier access to our inner reservoir of peace & freedom.

Sat

4 - 5.30 p.m

Village Hall

DEBBIE FARRAR: Feel Now Yoga is a sensitive, sensible and somatic method, firmly rooted in the philosophy of the Sutras. Inviting the mind to relax into its ability to discern the body's requirements; these sessions offer a safe, accessible and supportive framework within which each individual can become more intimate with their nature. Suitable for all.

Sat

4 - 5.30 p.m

The Hub

SIMON HUNT: Talk: 'The Holy Fool', a discussion around the role of iconoclast in yoga.

Sat

9.30 - 11 p.m

The Barn

ECSTATIC DANCE SESSION - Not so much a disco, a rave or an end of the world party as an emergence from the cocoon of shavasana into inspired, spontaneous movement to live music supplied by The Beard Society Dance Band (Dave Morrin and Pete Yates).

Sat

8 - 9.30 p.m

Village Hall

SARAH O'CONNOR: Tibetan Heart Yoga - Cultivating Compassion. Starting with the Guru mantra then working with the 6 gifts of Tibetan Heart Yoga in asana, 9 part cleansing breath & Tonglen Meditation, finishing with the mantra of compassion, Om Mani Padme Hum.

Sun

6.30 - 8 a.m.

The Barn

CATHY BIRDSONG: Healing Shamanic Yoga. These sessions aspire to give participants a transformational experience leading to greater awareness and self healing. Guiding you through grounding, balancing and expanding your energy field incorporating chakra and core essence awareness, nature and the elements. We will explore gentle deep asana,breath, mudra, mantra and shamanic journeying for a gift.

Sun

6.30 - 8 a.m.

Village Hall

RACHEL WILLIAMSON: Early morning slow hatha flow – gentle flowing yoga to ease you in to your day.

Sun

9.15 am

In Nature

KAREN LAWTON: The yoga of herbs - herb walk meditation. This is a session open to all, a nature connection walk around the grounds using breath work and open hearted consciousness to 'feel' life around us. Meet outside the Barn

Sun

10 - 12 a.m.

The Barn

MOHINI CHATLANI: Subtle body awakening, deep immersion and relaxation through Yin Yoga, Energy Movement, Sacred Sound, Self-Enquiry, Mantra

Sun

10 - 12 a.m.

Village Hall

SIAN LALITA' ALCOCK: The Art of Deep Self Care 2. Welcome to this deeply nurturing stand-alone workshop where we explore and experience what it means to lovingly care for ourselves on all levels of being. Blending a variety of yoga practices and wisdom along with music, movement, healing and life coaching, this session is suitable for all levels.

Sun

12.30 p.m.

The Barn

Closing Ceremony... followed by lunch at 1 p.m.