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Art of Integration - Yoga Workshop

The Self Centre
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A Day of yoga -

“Practice asanas by creating space in the muscles and even the bones of your body. Practice asanas by creating space in the muscles and skin, so that the body fits into the asana. To do this, the whole body has to act. To extend the part, you must extend the whole”. B K S Iyengar

Integration - definition - 'the act of combining or adding parts to make a unified whole'

In the morning there will be an active asana practice focused on balancing postures.

When a pose is integrated, there should be no strain on the body. While discomfort may be felt, it is an exertion that energises and exhilarates, rather than depletes.

When there is strain in yoga – when an approach to yoga is based on the end result, on the final pose, rather than the process involved in getting to the pose – we might afterwards feel weary, irritated and disturbed.

The whole idea of yoga is that it aims at developing the capacity in the student to stop straining: the idea of the asana is about bringing competing interests or opposing forces together.

Because of it’s focus on integration, yoga encourages us towards a state of balance. Balancing poses in a sense force honesty and integrity on the practitioner, who simply cannot, no matter what, get into the pose through sheer force, strain, desire, or will. To be able to balance in a pose (even if that pose is Tadasana, just standing on our feet) we must engage in a certain process of integration.

In the afternoon we will explore a deeper level of integration with-
•Soft deep holdings,
•Breath work, and,

"The ultimate lesson is that there is no immunity, no matter our age or the size of our retirement account, from going through constant cycles of integration and disintegration in which we are humbled and hopefully set to rights with the world again.” David Whyte

About Heather
Heather Boon is registered with the British wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. Having experienced first hand yoga’s ability to restore and transform Heather teaches from the heart with a long term love of yoga and a down to earth methodical approach to alignment which encompasses her joy of the freedom that movement and the breath allow for individual expression. YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE.

Heather is sensitive to individual needs and teaches in a style that caters for all. Each class is delivered with passion and a sense of fun whilst encouraging contemplation and introspection.

Yoga is a way of living not just a pose; but we all like to see our own practice deepen and develop. Props are used to aid progression in practice and Heather is very hands on with personal adjustments.

Heather trained with Anna Ashby and Joey Miles at London’s Triyoga and has gone on to work on the teacher training team. She has studied in India, trained in meditation with the renowned Sally Kempton, done breath work training with Richard Rosen and has also studied for an additional two years in yoga therapy and is fully qualified in restorative yoga!

This workshop is 9.30am - 16.30pm and the cost is £60 per person (incl. lunch (see below) and refreshments at the end of the day). Concessions are available.

Lunch consisting of 1 filled roll/wrap or soup with roll is included in the cost of this workshop. Drinks, cakes, smoothies not included.

Please pre-order before the workshop commences.

Member Discounts
Gold Members are eligible for 10% off. Please use promotion code GOLD10.

Silver and Bronze Members are eligible for 5% off. Please use promotion code SILVER5 and BRONZE5.

Please make sure you book in advance, which you can do either online via our website, 'mindbody' app or by phone 01284 769090.

Cancellation Policy
At least 24 hours notice is required for a full refund

All workshops require a minimum number to run. If this number is not reached the workshop will be cancelled. If cancellation is required, at least 3 days notice will be given.