We hold many different workshops at ENERGYBODi in Rossendale,
with a range of specialist guest teachers.
A series of workshops by
with David Fleming and Amanda Franklin
Somatic education tells us that the most effective way to open the body is from the waist out. The contractions at the waist set up compensations all the way out. There are two major reflexes that compress the trunk. One is a fear response - Red Light Reflex that runs down the front of the body. The other is the get up and get going response - Green Light Reflex which is held in the back. Every time we make ourselves do something we don't want to do, these reflexes get activated. All this happens outside of our awareness. Over time one or the other, or both reflexes impose contraction on the body. This can actually shorten the waist as well as compress major organs and prevent good breathing and blood flow. This workshop will address
Shoulder Joint and Hip Joint
Shoulder Girdle and Hip Girdle
Trunk, Arms and Hand, Legs Side
Leg, Ankle, and Foot
Starting with the Abdominal and Back Muscles we'll gradually expand out from the core, through the hips and shoulders into the extremities - the hands and feet.
This workshop is appropriate for all, regardless of general physical ability. The only requirement for attending is the ability to get down and up from the ground and to be able to lie on your front, back and/or sides for a period of time.
The workshop will be of benefit to anyone experiencing muscular aches and pains, and accompanying restricted and inhibited movement, who would like to learn new ways to diminish and eliminate pain and expand and enhance their quality and range of movement gently and easily.
A series of workshops by
with David Fleming and Amanda Franklin
Saturday 18th March -What is Pandiculation
Saturday 27th May - Freeing the Whole Body from Centre to Periphery.
Saturday 22nd July -Restore the Core.
Saturday 12th August - The Myths of Aging
1-4pm Each session is £30
You do not need to attend all sessions, you can choose just one or all.
Book your place via PayPal £30 (click on the link below)
Life Drawing Class
with Stan Harland
Are you interested in joining a regular monthly life drawing/capturing movement drawing class at the ENERGYBODi Studio?
Whether you are a complete beginner, a more experienced artist or someone who would just like to try something new, why not have a go!
The class would be tutor-led by artist, Stan Harland in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Stan has joined us at ENEGRGYBODi on several occasions to draw while we dance. Many people have bought drawings after these sessions and simply wonderful to have this opportunity to now offer Life Drawing here at the Studio.
Stan is passionate about capturing movement in the fields of dance, drama, music etc and has been invited to such places as Japan and Cuba to draw. Stan's work has been exhibited throughout the North West since the 1970s. Heather, the creator of ENERGYBODi also has a background of art and life drawing and it is this that guided her into the world of anatomy and movement.
''This is such an exciting series of classes to be offering at ENERGYBODi, What we do here at ENERGYBODi is all about creativity. Life is Art. ''
Both creativity and critical thinking have been flagged as essential 21st century skills, yet some people think of them as being as separate as oil and water.
People may actually be surprised that painting and drawing can instigate the development of critical thinking and problem solving. In fact, painting and drawing enables an individual to realize that there can be more than one solution to a single problem. As they discover the artworks they can produce from a blank sketch pad, they develop the technique of thinking outside the box.
Sessions are for all abilities , informal in the very chilled relaxed atmosphere of ENERGYBODi Studio, with music and hot drinks. A wonderful relaxing way to spend the afternoon.
Sessions are on Saturdays 1-4pm
To book a place on a session, please click to pay here
with Fiona Morgan
at the ENERGYBODi Studio
15th April 2017
A resurection of all that you are; a birthing of your truth and bliss.
I will be combining the breathwork with the shamanic work for this powerful Easter Spring quinox gathering. Inviting everyone to tap into the life force humming to be born from the depths of your being.
This event is about sweeping away the debris and creating space for a new creation. To clear; to emerge; to hatch; from restrictions of habit and circumstance and step into a new expression of yourself.
Awakening and remembering your essence, pulling in the embers of your wisdom and grace and rekindling the passion of a life lived with love and joy.
Easter is all about fertility, potential, new life, new creation and if you step into the energy and listen to the song of spring you can re create any aspect of yourself.
Intention with creation equals magic.
Lets begin the new and magical you that you always knew was there. Let's cleanse, nourish and flourish ♥ together ♥
Aerial Yoga Taster Event
with Fiona Morgan
Sunday 16th April at 3pm £15
Dynamic, nourishing, replenishing and fun, suitable for everyone, no experience needed just a willingness to surrender to your potential.
An hour and a half of getting to feel the joy of Aerial Yoga, a great way to see if this amazing practice is for you An amazing practice to discover all that it is and all that you are.
5 Reasons to fly with Aerial Yoga
1. Aerial Yoga is great for spinal decompression.
2. It strengthens your upper body.
3. It improves your overall well-being by creating a more confident, braver you.
4. Savasana feels like you’re in a cocoon.
5. Improve your sense of body position and balance.
Feel like a child again!
"What good are wings without the courage to fly!"
Announcing Radiant Star Aerial Yoga Teacher Training August 5th-11th at ENERGYBODi studio in Lancashire.
After over a year since we were last involved in delivering Chakra Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainings in Goa we're excited to be introducing our new Radiant Star Aerial Yoga teacher training
This new Aerial Yoga training is a seven-day (56 hour) immersion in somatic aerial yoga teacher training, specifically designed for existing certified yoga teachers, pilates teachers and other movement professionals wishing to extend their development into this new area.
Radiant Star Aerial Yoga is centred in somatics, aerial and yoga principles. On this Radiant Star Aerial Yoga training, you will be invited to develop and hone your ability as a teacher to guide students to a true experience of themselves as beings able to sense and move with ease and grace.
As a Radiant Star Aerial Yoga teacher you will be able to deliver fun, safe, innovative sensory-based Aerial Yoga classes, that provide excellent learning spaces for your students to grow and develop.
The comprehensive curriculum will cover learning to teach a variety of Aerial Yoga Flows in positions such as :
Accompanying the teaching of Aerial Yoga Flows, you will be introduced to the principles of Hanna Somatics: Sensory Motor Education, Somatic Movement Pathways, Neural Reflex Patterns and the art of Pandiculation. These principles will be integrated into the teaching of Radiant Star Aerial Yoga, making this a unique approach to Aerial Yoga Teacher Training.
It is highly recommended to have taken several aerial yoga classes or attended a Taster for Teachers workshop before attending the course. We will be delivering 3hr taster workshops or May, June, July where those interested in attending the training can learn more about the approach.
More details will also follow once our new Radiant Star Yoga website goes live later in April.
This training is limited to a maximum of 12 people participating. The price for this training is £1000. (There is an initial non-refundable deposit of £250 to secures a place)
Amanda Franklin and David Fleming will be the co-trainers. Both are experienced Aerial Yoga trainers who have both been trained as Aerial Yoga teachers since 2012 and who have been delivering Aerial Yoga trainings since 2015 and involved with the trainings in the UK, India and Iceland. They bring a wealth of complimentary knowledge from over 9 years teaching other movement forms including Nia, Nia 5 Stages, Hanna Somatics, Pranayama & Gentle Somatic Yoga.
For those who already feel this training iis something they wish to book onto you can either or would like to contact us to learn more.
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Story telling with Cindy Zudys
Dates to be confirmed
More Dream Weaving with Gabriella Songbird
Dates to be confirmed
Through sound and attunement we refine our listening beyond the realms of the 5 senses, feel the interconnectedness of all of life and live in the spirit of collaboration.
There will be time afterwards to stay and chill and/or chat. Drinks will be available.
Gabriella has developed a vibrational healing modality, which has changed lives, can penetrate to the core of a life issue and create a vibrational field of support to assist the changes required; With cello, a 4 octave voice, gongs, hand crafted Singing bowls, flutes and other world instruments
What you can expect:
A total transformation in life over time. New ways of being and relating to life
More coherence, Openings and Movement in areas of life that have been stuck
Feeling lighter as stuck patterns are releasing, Perception of greater possibilities Feeling reconnected to a deep remembering of where we come from
Feeling more aligned with who you truly are, Relaxation, Increase in Wellbeing
What has been experienced:
Release of pain and blockages. A shift in the issue that has been worked on
Testimonial from one of Gabriella's sessions ''From beginning to end, the experience was mind-blowing. When you spoke about your connection with nature, I immediately had the sound of wind through trees ringing in my ears, and I had an image of larch trees in a small wood in a valley with white topped mountains in the distance. The season would be late spring/very early summer.The gongs were so multilayered – I didn’t know there was so much sound possible from a piece of metal. The cello playing was extraordinary. When you started singing, I felt as if everyone in the room was floating a few inches above the ground. Such a lovely song about love!''
contact Fiona Morgan by email directly
One to One sessions available
Breathwork takes most people far beyond traditional cognitive therapies to provide a deeper, non-verbal path to healing. It assists us to understand the effects our birth has had on our self-esteem, our relationships, family dynamics and other life issues with which we struggle. It leads to Self-Mastery. Its innate capacity to emerge healing of life traumas lies in the powerful emotional and spiritual releases that it addresses. Breathwork is also an awareness process that has the ability to emerge and release our entrenched patterns from the past that no longer support our current direction in life.
Breathwork is a safe and gentle process that encourages everyone to experience, express and release his or her emotions. It uses the breath to facilitate vital change and transformation that lasts.
Sessions last 90 minutes.
For more information, contact Fiona at Shenkido@gmail.com
with Fiona Morgan
We journey as a tribe, a family in unity, to bring home healing medicine for ourselves, our valley and our community. I am honoured to offer this experience and to strengthen connection with spirit for everyone, individually and connected.
It will be a time of tapping into the depth of your power and capacity, to unite and work as a tribe, a team, and to brighten the fire of your inner spirit.
Anyone can come along and join the event, no experience is necessary and you will be guided, held and supported by Fiona Morgan an experienced and accomplished shamanic practitioner.
Sessions lasts 90 minutes.
Please email Fiona Morgan
Dream Weaving Workshop
A workshop to let go of the old and bring in the new. A way to cast your intention for the future and understand what holds you back. This workshop will be about allowing you to stand in the acceptance and magnificence of who you truly are.
This was a two hour workshop, and a taster for a weekend event that Heather and Fiona are planning late spring next year. An introduction of exploring the magic of optimizing our life force energy.
with Jo Davidson
Summer Holiday Special
Just for you ..
take a moment... and together lets find the pause.
stretch away, twist lengthen.
Extended Chill out class
Nia 5 Stages Workshop
Wednesday 31st August 6-8pm
£10 in advance £12.50 drop in
A Five Stages Movement for Freedom and Mind Body Re-centering
on 31st Aug at 6-8pm
The Nia 5 Stages is an integrative movement practice based on five developmental moves: embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing and walking. Retracing the stages in an adult body is a pathway to reclaiming the body’s natural strength, flexibility, mobility and neural plasticity. With regular practice, these moves contribute to spinal health, re-patterning and restructuring the whole body, enhancing physical and energetic balance. What began as a personal self-healing practice for Nia co-founder Debbie Rosas, is now a mindful, meditative class experience and somatic program open to the world.
The power of this practice lies in its simplicity. The power of this practice lies in moving with awareness in each stage, allowing the muscles, joints and connective tissue to undo the body’s habits. The power of this practice lies in waiting for a sense of internal readiness before moving forward to the next stage. The power of this practice lies in waiting in the architecture, or shape, of each stage to allow the alignment to shift the flow of energy. The power of this practice lies with internal choice and adaptability – to move in place or forward, big or small, slowly or dynamically, with power or ease.
Nia 5 Stages practice results in:
- Increased energy and vitality
- Improved posture and grace
- Increased Sensory IQ and overall body awareness
- A deep sense of relaxation
- Physical and energetic alignment
Nia 5 Stages practice is excellent for:
- Reclaiming optimal alignment and functioning
- Releasing tension and blocked energy
- Regaining flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability
- Reclaiming and maintaining joint mobility and muscle balance
- Cross-training for any physical activity
Workshop in Rossendale date TBA
10.30- 1pm £30
This is a beginners Workshop that gets down to detail. Pilates prioritizes the small intrinsic muscles that give deep stability and strength around the joints- not just our core (spine) but all joints. If these muscles are weak our large global muscles become tight and imbalanced as they end up supporting a weak joint structure.
There is plenty of time to ask questions, 'try' out the moves and learn about kinesthetic awareness. We will go through some of Pilates core principles and become familiar with the words and terminology that is used at ENERGYBODi so that you can then jump right into to any of our regular classes.
ENERGYBODi is proud of the the commitment of our members and we are dedicated to keeping your body and mind stimulated by new ideas so you feel motivated, committed and empowered by your understanding of why you are doing what you do!
'I have been coming to Heather's classes for over 7 years now- I feel there is progression all the time, always something new to learn. i have noticed such a difference, not just in my posture, which is stronger and more flexible but I feel so much calmer'.
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