MoreYoga Late Night Lock Ins are an alternative to a usual night out, an opportunity to spend your Friday or Saturday evening doing something that enriches rather than depletes your system. Every Lock In is inspired by the MoreYoga ethos that we need to look after our health holistically ~ Mind, Body & Spirit and each event will combine Yoga, a Workshop focused on mental well-being and Meditation. This series is part of our Karma Commitment to giving back with a minimum of 15% of proceeds going to our Charity of the Year Help Refugees UK.
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Flow, Focus & Feel
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge SE1 2LN
MoreYoga Lock Ins offer an alternative to a Friday night out; a night in to invest in you and your wellbeing. Lock Ins are a complimentary cocktail of holistic health for your mind, body and soul, offering a journey through yoga, psychology and sound healing.
MoreYoga June is the celebration of Dharana, the MoreYoga month of focus. Dharana is the ability to overcome restlessness in the body and mind, and be with sustained attention and concentration on our experience.
When we focus our attention on our internal experience we begin a journey of mindful inquiry. In moment to moment observations of our physical sensations, mental processes and inner workings of our soul, we can better understand the relationship between our mind, body and whole being, improving our intuitive awareness of our experience. By turning our centre of interest inwards, we develop a state seeing and feeling more clearly, enhancing our ability to observe and be with passing sensations and thoughts. Through the practice of Dharana (focus/concentration) we can feel connected, grounded and more in control of our thoughts and feelings, which promotes a positive sense of self.
HATHA YOGA with Steph Minchin
Steph will guide you through a mindful Hatha flow yoga class using principles in Yoga Therapy to encourage concentration (Dharana) through yoga postures (asanas) with attention to bodily awareness, somatic sensation and movement. With greater awareness of sensations arising through dynamic and static yoga asanas as well as moments of stillness, we will explore the mind-body connection, using yoga as a practice to find our calm inner flow. The yoga class will be complimented with breath awareness exercise and a mindful body scan to encourage full attention of your whole being.
WORKSHOP with Steph Minchin, The Yoga Psychologist
With her background in Clinical Psychology, Steph will guide you into the workshop element of the Lock In. Where do you need to focus more attention, and what areas need a little more consideration and contemplation in your life? Integrating principles in yogic philosophy applied to western modern psychology, Steph will share knowledge about the Koshas, the 5 ‘sheaths’ of being. A written mind-mapping exercise will encourage individual reflection through your 5 layers, taking you on a journey of exploration from your physical to the psychological and beyond.
IMMERSIVE SOUND BATH with Rachael Welford, Welford Wellbeing
Rachael of Welford Wellbeing (@welfordwellbeing) will guide you into the sound element of the workshop. We will pick up the body scan techniques from Steph. Tuning into the physical sensations of the body as the sound waves travel through the body. Allowing the sounds of gong and tibetan bowls to wash over you really feeling into the sound as you drift off into a deep meditation. Sound has been used for thousands of years for therapeutic purposes. As you bathe in the deep vibrations of the gong, all the cells in the body begin to resonate activating the bodies relaxation response, slowing your heart rate and and entraining the brain to theta brain wave frequencies,allowing you to feel into what you need and access deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and deeper connections to your intuition.
Previous Lock Ins
PLUS MINUS MAGAZINE | Dr Stephanie Minchin
19th March 2018
Dr Stephanie Minchin is a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, a Trainee Yoga Therapist and a Yoga Teacher with weekly yoga classes in Hackney (@theyogapsychologist)
Meet the yoga studio crew who really do give more!
Stepping into a yoga studio on a Saturday night isn’t my usual vibe… Yet swapping dance floors and beats for candles and stretching for the launch of More Yoga’s Late Night Lock Ins was a wonderful experience.
The studio was a cosey haven, with candles and blankets and a gift bag for each yogi. Liz greeted us all with smiles and hugs, her shiney spirit sharing a sense of happiness and fun. Liz led us through a beautiful yoga flow, gentle movements and breath work, ending with restorative poses to nurture the body.
Many of us are used to practicing yoga with music and have a range of yogi-friendly playlists to match the pace of the movements; but listening to live acoustic music whilst flowing on the mat really was something else. Mike’s acoustic guitar was the perfect compliment to the yoga, and Liz and Mike were nicely synced in sound and time with the yoga movements! The dreamy atmosphere created a sense of a community for the workshop, that we were all their together to celebrate ourselves.”