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Fun And Flow Vinyasa

Looking for a creative, playful yoga class to get energized? This is an upbeat, smooth flowing practice that includes plenty of stretching and some strengthening and balance poses. Whilst the class is geared towards a moderate level, there are alignment cues and modifications, so you're welcome to make the class as gentle or challenging as you like. We end the class in a luxurious savasana and sometimes a guided meditation to keep the good vibes going. Suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

Saturdays 10.00-11.30
With: Shirley Brooks
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation and Buddhism Drop-in class

We start with meditation at 10:15. After the tea break, you can continue to explore meditation, or alternatively you can join the Buddhism option. Our theme for the New Year is the five spiritual faculties: mindfulness, confidence, energy, unification of mind, and insight. The second Saturday of each month there is a talk on one of these themes (click here), and on the other Saturdays we get together to discuss the practical implications of these fundamental Buddhist teachings. All are welcome, and you don't need to come each week.

Saturdays 10.15-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Saturday Morning Meditation Drop-in

A morning exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana (loving kindness) practices. The session includes sitting, some gentle movement and walking meditation.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Saturday 10.15-12.45


With: Karunagita, Vajramitra, Maitrisambhava, Akashamitra, Amalayodhin
£10/ £5 (concession)
Open to All
No booking required

Vinyasa Krama

A class with a focus on strengthening, stretching and alignment. A full body workout that helps develop an understanding of asana/posture and yoga practice in general. This practice can be incorporated into our daily lives and helps us to relax.

The class is open to all levels and good for beginners.

Saturdays 11:45-13:00.
With: Seamus Casey
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation.

Classes are sequenced, emphasise precision, include a variety of poses and are designed to concentrate on different aspects promoting overall well-being.

Regular practice is energising and promotes excellent body awareness.

A yoga practice for anyone and everyone!

Saturdays 13.15-14.45
With: Fran Nixon
£14
Open to All
No booking required

Drumming Workshop

18.00-19.20 African Drum tuition. Suitable for beginners and intermediate.

19.20-20.00 Drum circle open to all.

Every Saturday
With: Shakyasiddhi, Simon & friends
£12/£10 concession. Drum hire £2
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Mar 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 3 Mar 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Live Budcasts: The Five Spiritual Faculties

Free public talks on Buddhism, all welcome. You can listen to the podcasts of the talks Please click here

12 January, Ratnaprabha "It's happening now – mindfulness and the five faculties in Buddhism". 9 February, Amalayodhin, "Imagining the real – faith in Buddhism". 9 March, Akashamitra, "Acting with compassion – energy in Buddhism". 13 April, Vajramitra, "Entering the depths – meditation in Buddhism." 11 May, Karunagita, “Touching freedom – wisdom in Buddhism”

In the weeks between, do come to a discussion group around themes from the talk as part of the Saturday morning class starting at 10:15.

Every second Saturday of the month:
Sat 9 Feb, Sat 9 Mar, Sat 13 Apr and Sat 11 May;
11.30-12.45
With: Ratnaprabha & Sat morning team
Free event. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Women’s class - every second Saturday of the Month

Women’s class with guest speakers:

12 Jan: - Storytelling with Satyamegha from Nottingham - the story of Pingya's encounter with the Buddha and how it changed his life forever.

9 Feb: Dhiraprabha is our guest – the topic “A taste of freedom”

9 March: Suvarnajyoti joins as our guest for the first time

13 April: Karunagita is back from 3 months on retreat and will communicate something of her experience

11 May: Dhammamegha met Triratna in South Africa and has spent 3 years in the UK, at Adhisthana and Tiratanaloka. She is moving to London in April 2019. This is a chance to hear her story and for her to meet some of us

8 June: TBC

13 July: Dhammagita returns for another wonderful afternoon with the body

Every second Saturday of the month,
14:15-17:00.

With: Karunagita and Team
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

A day exploring ritual & devotion

Spring is here! Come join us in our playful exploration of ritual, bringing myths and stories of spring to life with story-telling, music and drama. Concluding with a puja to Tara.

Suitable for more experienced practitioners familiar with ritual and devotional practices.

Sun 10 March 2019; 11:00-16:00
With: Shakyasiddhi
Suggested donation £40/ £25/ £15
Going Deeper
No booking required

Young People at NLBC (Sub35)

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and interested in Buddhism?

Are you tired of the stories that dominate our personal and public lives? Do you have a sense that there must be something else, but don’t yet know what it is?

With discussion, exploration and meditation, plus coffee and croissants, we will connect with what is meaningful and ask what Buddhism can offer us to transform ourselves and the world.

Every third Saturday of the month
10.30-13.00
On 16 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 aug, 21 Sept, 19 Oct, 16 Nov and 21 Dec 2019
With: Sub35 team
Free. Donations welcome.
Open to All
No booking required

Deep Rest (Mar 2019)

A unique and deeply relaxing blend of simple practices to rest, restore and nourish.

Including gentle floor-based exercises to help release muscular tension (Hanna Somatics) as well as Pranayama (breath focus) and quiet time for meditation, these workshops will focus primarily on supported, restorative yoga poses using bolsters and other props.

This way of working is designed to calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and promote balance for busy lives.

Sun 17 Mar - 15.00-18.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

WOOD - an elemental Qigong workshop (Mar 2019)

Wood is the power of growth and is associated with the season of Spring. In the body it manifests as the Liver and Gall Bladder organs, responsible for planning, decision-making and the free flow of Blood, Qi and the emotions. The Liver in particular is said to house our 'wild inner spirit' and its vitality governs the healthy expression of this aspect of us, including our sexuality.

The expansive and spiraling qualities of Wood and its connection to these organs and their meridians will be explored in both moving and static forms. The Deer is the animal most associated with the Wood Element and we will use several Deer forms that embody the animal's power and grace. The day will be gently paced and will be perfect for the beginner.

Tea will be provided.

Sun 24 Mar, 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 31 Mar 2019

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 31 Mar 2019
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Apr 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 7 Apr 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Intensives (Apr 2019)

A chance to focus in more detail on the depth and scope of this style of yoga, guided by the pioneering work of Vanda Scaravelli.

Suitable for students with some experience, we will dive into some more dynamic sequences and explore some stronger poses such as backbends and inversions to discover the joys and benefits that they can bring.

With time to break down the progression towards more demanding poses so that the journey becomes accessible and enjoyable for all.'

Sun 14 Apr - 10.00-13.00
With: Anna Jones
Costs,
£36
£24 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Yoga, Ayurveda and Spring- Transitioning through the Seasons

Join us for a morning's exploration around the theme of transitioning smoothly into Spring.

Following a brief overview of Spring through the Ayurvedic lens, we’ll lead you through an active and detoxifying practice of yoga to help clear any heavy qualities from winter for you to emerge reset and ready for the new season.

Accessible to all and with variations and modifications where appropriate, we’ll finish with a long and luxurious relaxation.

Sun 28 Apr 2019 - 11.00-13.00
With: Sian O'Neill, Alison Leighton
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (May 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 5 May 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Nourishing the Yin: Harmonising the Five Orbs (May 2019)

The ancient Daoists studied and understood nature through the prism of five: five directions, five phases, five flavours, five tones, and in the body the five yin organs. Western physiology, too, considers these of utmost importance to us as functioning life forms: the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and spleen. In Chinese medicine these organs not only have a physical aspect but also a set of correspondent emotions. Qigong gives us a way to influence this cycle in a positive way to help maintain and restore balance and health.

We will also explore the use of "healing sounds" as another method for supporting the health of the organs. As with chanting or mantra, this type of practice is predicated on the idea that sound and vibration form the basis of the universe, and that by creating certain frequencies with the voice we can resonate and heal our internal organs.

This workshop will be gently paced and is open to all. The form is easy to learn and very effective in its ability to restore balance to the body.
Tea will be provided.

Sun 12 May, 10:00-14:00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£44
£32 concession

Open to All
Booking required (16 places left)

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (June 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 2 June 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Follow up day/ Taster Day and Mindfulness Catch Up - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Practice session for those who have completed an MBCT or CMBT course and an introduction for those who wish to find out more about this approach.

Pippa O'Connor is a psychotherapist (BSc, MSc: CERT Dip) and senior lecturer in the Mindfulness Based Clinical Applications at the North London Hospital Southgate. She is a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness teacher at Tavistock Hospital and has a BSC in Cognitive Behavior, Addiction and Trauma / DIP Trauma / EMDR.

Sun 23 Jun 2019
13.30-17.30
With: Pippa O'Connor
By donation
Open to All
No booking required

FIRE: An Elemental Qigong Workshop (Jun 2019)

Fire is the expansive phase of the Five Elements cycle. It is associated with heat, the season of summer and the emotion joy. In the body it manifests primarily through the Heart, seen in Chinese medicine as the emperor of our internal kingdom, but its significance and power is such that it is allotted four meridians.

We will explore a variety of static and moving forms that connect to these meridians and their associated organs, and balance and support this work with the Earth and Water Elements. We will incorporate several bird forms, this being the animal most associated with Fire. Working with the Fire Element can bring clarity of mind, aid restful sleep and help us to fully embrace life. The session will be gently paced and will be suitable for the beginner.

Tea will be provided.

Sun 30 June 2019, 10.00-14.00
With: Richard Thomas, Tom Watson
Costs,
£35
£25 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (July 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 7 July 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required

Iyengar Yoga monthly workshop (Aug 2019)

These workshops offer an opportunity to work more deeply on your practice. You will learn and improve your understanding of the highly regarded Iyengar system of yoga with a highly regarded and popular teacher.

All welcome to attend.

Sun 4 Aug 2019 - 10:00-12:00
With: Aubrey Maasdorp
Costs,
£20
£15 concession

Open to All
Booking required