workshops & retreats

Exploring the Body - A series of Yoga & Movement workshops with Steve Bracken - June & July 2018

Exploring the Body

Take your knowledge to a higher level
A series of functional anatomy workshops for yoga and movement practitioners with Steve Bracken.

Exploring the Cores - Saturday 30th June
Exploring the Legs - Sunday 1st July
Exploring the Pelvis - Saturday 7th July
Exploring the Arms - Sunday 8th July
Venue - The Tree Room,Colchester, Essex
Time - 2.15 pm - 4.15 pm
Cost - £25.00 each workshop early bird before 30th May (£30.00 thereafter)
£95.00 for all four workshops before 30th May (£110.00 thereafter)

Exploring the Body Series:

A series of functional anatomy workshops for yoga and movement practitioners. These workshops are designed as a series building upon each other but they can also be attended as stand alone modules. This series will increase your knowledge about the body, injuries, and healing the body through movement.

1.Exploring the Cores
2.Exploring the Legs
3.Exploring Pelvis and Lower Back
4.Exploring the Arms

Exploring the core:

What exactly is the core? How does is relate to my yoga and movement practice? What is the best way to activate the core? What role does the core play in Yoga? These are a few of the question that will be tackled in the workshop ‘exploring the cores’ with Steve Bracken. The ‘core’ or rather the ‘cores’ are fundamental to movement and also for a happy body in daily life. Therefore, it is good to have a clarity of understanding about what the ‘cores’ actually are, how they function, and the best ways to utilise them (and also to know the wrong way).
In this workshop Steve will take you through a clear and concise journey of explaining the cores through both yoga and movement to give a clear understanding of this sometimes confusing subject, for this one subject probably has more false myths circulating about it than any other body structure. This accessible workshop is perfect for yoga teachers, yoga students, and anyone else who has an interest in health and wellbeing.

Exploring the Legs:

Exploring the legs will cover fundamentals about the health and healing of the hip joint, knee joint, ankle joint, and the foot. It will include a deep enquiry into the squat and examining how this can be used as an assessment for joint health. It will also cover the psoas muscle and what it really does, hamstring injury, the principles of tensegrity and dynaments, mobility vs flexibility and more…

Exploring the Pelvis:

Exploring the pelvis will teach a simple assessment and self adjustments for the pelvis suitable for movement teachers. On this day we will also look at the sacroiliac joint, lower back pain, disc injury, and simple but effective methods of helping the painful conditions that effect these areas. We will also take a journey through the properties of fascia and how it effects movement.

Exploring the Arms: Exploring the arms will cover the neck, thoracic spine, scapula, shoulders, and arms. This journey will look at the causes of common painful conditions in these areas and methods to help alleviate them. It will include understanding and helping common postural habits such as rounded shoulders and forward head posture.

About Steve: Steve teaches people to understand the body through movement. His aim is to impart the information so that they can prevent and heal injuries and keep the body healthy and strong. Steve teaches anatomy and rehabilitation on the YHM yoga teacher trainings. Steve is a sports therapist, yoga teacher, personal trainer, and martial arts teacher.

To Book your place contact Chrissie Joy - 07536 113485

Accredited British Wheel of Yoga Teacher

** Places can only be reserved once payment has been made.

No refunds can be given on cancellations. 

Sunday 15 April 2018 ~ Spring Urban Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat Spring Lightness

Sunday 15th April

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Venue - Colchester Buddhist Centre, 2 Portland Road CO2 7EH

Time for you this Spring....Come and join us for a full day of guided meditation and Yoga practice. Feel a sense of renewed vitality as we emerge into Spring.

Hatha / Scaravelli style yoga

Our nature asks us to feel like a tree, strong yet soft, supported by the ground and our relationship through our roots, as we draw and ascend up towards the light. As our roots grow deeper we relax, only then ...our breath begins to deepen as we then begin to listen to its quiteness, and move freely with more space inside our bodies and minds.

 Yoga is a moving meditation 

Join us for an enriching and nourishing full day of practice.

* This event is suitable for all including beginners *

A wonderful opportunity to attend our Spring Urban Yoga & Meditation Day retreat, with Chrissie Joy, guest Meditation Teacher Amalaketu & Scaravelli Yoga teacher Yan Thompson.

Please bring veggie food to share for Lunch.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential - Cost - £45.00
( Book early before 28th February for £40.00 )

To Book your place contact Chrissie Joy - 07536 113485

Accredited British Wheel of Yoga Teacher

** Places can only be reserved once payment has been made.

No refunds can be given on cancellations. 

Sunday 18th February 2018 ~ Yoga & Dance Movement Workshop

Time ~ 2 pm - 4 pm
Venue The Tree Room,C01 1JN Colchester,Essex.

Co-facilitated by local yoga teacher Chrissie Joy and dance practitioner Lucy Teed.

Exploring yoga as a way to open the mind and body into a soft and fluid dance.

This workshop we will play with elements of balance. Through grounding and softening we develop strength and stability. Through alignment , the clear sequential flow of force through the body.

Balance promotes the experience of stillness, strength and relaxed power. Immense stability associated with mountains.

Guided through gentle yoga asanas and moving through simple dance sequences to music; playing with balance, suspension, opening, falling, catching, softening. Elongating the body from the inside out.

We welcome anybody with an interest in movement for well being. No previous dance experience necessary.

Please note that previous workshops have been fully booked, so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

TO BOOK:
Please contact Chrissie Joy
T: 07536 113 485
E: chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk

Due to limited spaces, payment must be made in order to reserve your place.

Cost:
£18 advanced booking (by Sunday 4th February )
£20 thereafter

Bring a friend SPECIAL OFFER ~ Book 2 spaces together

£30.00 advanced booking (by Sunday 4th February)

£35.00 thereafter.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. (no refunds can be given on cancellations)

Sunday December 10th ~ Exploring The Cores ~ A Yoga & Movement Workshop

Sunday 10th December 2017

Time ~ 10. 30 am - 1 pm

Venue ~ The Colchester Buddhist Centre, 2 Portland Road,CO2 7EH Colchester

Living Joy Yoga is happy to announce the hosting of a new Yoga & Movement Workshop with Steve Bracken.

Exploring the Cores Workshop:

What exactly is the core? How does it relate to my yoga and movement practice? What is the best way to activate the core? What role does the core play in Yoga? These are a few of the question that will be tackled in the workshop ‘exploring the cores’ with Steve Bracken. The ‘core’ or rather the ‘cores’ are fundamental to movement and also for a happy body in daily life. Therefore, it is good to have a clarity of understanding about what the ‘cores’ actually are, how they function, and the best ways to utilise them (and also to know the wrong way).
In this workshop Steve will take you through a clear and concise journey of explaining the cores through both yoga and movement to give a clear understanding of this sometimes confusing subject, for this one subject probably has more false myths circulating about it than any other body structure. This accessible workshop is perfect for yoga teachers, yoga students, and anyone else who has an interest in health and wellbeing.

About Steve:

Steve Bracken is a yoga and movement teacher, personal trainer, sports injury therapist, and anatomy teacher. He with two other colleagues host the YHM yoga teacher training in Goa where he teaches the anatomy and yoga therapy (www.yogahealthmandala.co.uk). Steve has a passion for finding the most effective ways that people can help heal their own pain and discomfort through movement, therefore, he takes a multi-discipline approach with this aim in mind. (www.yogahealthmandala.co.uk)

Cost : £25.00 ( £20.00 earlybird by November 19th ) ⚘ Booking is essential as spaces are limited. (no refunds can be given on cancellations)

To Book Contact Chrissie Joy on 07536 113485
Email chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday November 12th ~ Yoga & Classical Indian Dance Workshop

Sunday 12th November 2017

Time ~ 2 - 4.30 pm

Venue ~ The Tree Room

This 2.5 hour workshop will offer an integration of Hatha / Scaravelli styled Yoga and Kathak dance; a classical dance form that originates from Northern India.

Co-facilitated by local yoga teacher Chrissie Joy and dance practitioner Lucy Teed.

Open to ALL levels of experience.
We will explore various elements that these 2 ancient movement practices have in common... developing our strength, grace, co-ordination, fluidity, and subtle body awareness...whilst also cultivating a sense of inner-balance and joy.

You will be gently guided through...
* Accessible and gentle yoga movement
* Basic technical composition of Kathak dance.
* Introduction to story telling through dance
* Relaxation

TO BOOK:
Please contact Chrissie Joy
T: 07536 113 485
E: chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk

DUE TO LIMITED SPACES, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE. (no refunds can be given on cancellations)

Cost:
£21 advanced booking (by Monday 6th November)
£25 thereafter
Bring a friend SPECIAL OFFER ~ Book 2 SPACES together
£36 advanced booking (by Monday 6th November)
£42 thereafter

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one person yoga

Sunday October 22nd Autumn Urban Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat

Sunday 22nd October

10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Venue - Colchester Buddhist Centre, 2 Portland Road CO2 7EH

Time for you this Autumn...Come and join us for a full day of guided meditation and Yoga practice. Feel refreshed, rejuvenated & relaxed this Season.

(suitable for beginners, guided meditation)
* This event is suitable for all *

A wonderful opportunity to attend our Autumn Urban Yoga & Meditation Day retreat, with Chrissie Joy, guest meditation teacher Amalaketu & Scaravelli Yoga teacher Yan Thompson.

Please bring veggie food to share.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential - Cost - £40.00

To Book your place contact Chrissie Joy - 07536 113485

Please visit Contact Page to book your place.

** Places can only be reserved once payment has been made. No refunds can be given on cancellations.

10th September Yoga & Classical Indian Dance workshop

Sunday 10th September 3 pm - 5 pm

Venue ~ The Tree Room,Colchester

This 2 hour workshop will offer an integration of Hatha / Scaravelli styled Yoga and Kathak dance; a classical dance form that originates from Northern India.

Co-facilitated by local yoga teacher Chrissie Joy and dance practitioner Lucy Teed.

Open to ALL levels of experience.
We will be exploring various elements that these 2 ancient movement practices have in common... developing our strength, grace, co-ordination, fluidity, and subtle body awareness...whilst also cultivating a sense of inner-balance and joy.

You will be gently guided through...
* Accessible and gentle yoga movement
* Basic technical composition of Kathak dance.
* Simple sequences to music
* Relaxation

Contact page to book your place.

Due to limited spaces, payment must be made in order to reserve your space.

Cost:
£18.00 advanced booking (by Monday 4th September)
£20.00 thereafter
Bring a friend SPECIAL OFFER ~ book 2 spaces together £30.00 advanced booking (by Monday 4th September) £35.00 thereafter.

June 11th ~ Urban Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat

Sunday June 11th ~ 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Venue ~ The New Colchester Buddhist Centre,2 Portland Road,CO2 7EH

Time for you this June......Come and join us for a full day of guided meditation & yoga practice. Feel refreshed,rejuvenated & relaxed this Season,with a full day of yoga & meditation.

(suitable for beginners,guided meditation practices)
Please bring Veggie/vegan food to share for lunch

This event is open to all

A wonderful opportunity to attend our June Urban yoga & meditation day retreat, with Chrissie Joy, guest meditation teacher Amalaketu & Scaravelli yoga teacher Yan Thompson.

Cost ~ £40.00 Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Places can only be reserved once payment has been made.

To Book your place Contact Chrissie Joy ~ 07536 113485 or email chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk

The Moving Body ~ Yoga & Dance Workshop ~ Sunday 28th May 2017

An integration of Hatha Scaravelli styled Yoga and dance sequences to music...

Time ~ 4 pm - 6 pm
Venue ~ The Tree Room, Colchester

Encouraging space, openness and fluidity in movement....

These workshops focus on both relaxing and re-energising the body and mind ~ lifting our spirits, with a sense of ease, balance and vitality.

Co-facilitated by local yoga teacher Chrissie Joy and dance practitioner Lucy Teed.

We welcome anybody with an interest in movement for well being. No previous dance experience necessary.

Please note that previous workshops have been fully booked, so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

TO BOOK:
Please contact Chrissie Joy
T: 07536 113 485
E: chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk

Website - www.livingjoyyoga.com

DUE TO LIMITED SPACES, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.

Cost:
£18 advanced booking (by Sunday 14th May)
£20 thereafter

Bring a friend SPECIAL OFFER ~ Book 2 spaces together
£30 advanced booking (by Sunday 14th May)
£35 thereafter

Embracing Spring - Yoga & Dance Workshop - Sunday 12th March

Sunday 12th March

Time: 2 pm - 4 pm

Venue: The Tree Room, Colchester

An integration of Hatha Scaravelli styled Yoga and dance sequences to music...

Encouraging space, openess and fluidity in movement....

This workshop will focus on cleansing and re-energising the body and mind, lifting our spirits with Springtime.

A guided relaxation will also be included.

Co-facilitated by local yoga teacher Chrissie Joy and dance practitioner Lucy Teed.

We welcome anybody with an interest in movement for well being. No previous dance experience necessary.

Please note that previous workshops have been fully booked, so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

TO BOOK:
Please contact Chrissie Joy
T: 07536 113 485
E: chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk

Website - www.livingjoyyoga.com

DUE TO LIMITED SPACES, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN ORDER TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.

Cost:
£18 advanced booking (by Monday 27th Febuary)
£20 thereafter

Bring a friend SPECIAL OFFER ~ Book 2 spaces together
£30 advanced booking (by Monday 27th Feb)
£34 thereafter

Sunday February 5th Urban Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat 2017

Come and join us for a full day of Yoga & guided Meditation practice. Feel refreshed, rejuvenated & relaxed this season.
(suitable for beginners)

Venue Colchester Buddhist centre
10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Please bring veggie food to share

Spaces are limited, so booking is required
Cost £40.00 * places can only be reserved once payment has been made *

Contact Chrissie on 07536113485 or email chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk
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Urban Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat

Sunday 14th August 2016

Booking in advance Cost : £40.00    

For full details or to book contact Chrissie on:
tel: 07536 113485
e-mail chrissiejjoy@yahoo.co.uk


Alternatively please use the contact page.