Yoga Fundamentals Workshop
Thursday, September 22nd
Hosted by Bell & Co. Food and Cultivate Christchurch
With support from Greenroots Organics, CHIA and Darby Design, we are having a Foundational Yoga Workshop at the XCHC with John Squire.
This workshop is for anyone interested in beginning yoga, but may feel intimidated heading to the studio with little or no experience. Perfect for complete beginners or more experienced yogis looking to refine their practice. The workshop will be followed by a cuppa, delicious juices and some healthy post-yoga nibbles.
John is an experienced teacher that enjoys working with beginner Yogis as well as experienced practitioners. John leads classes in workplaces, yoga studios, and homes throughout the city. Sessions often including a dynamic mix of vinyasa flow, power, and yin yoga. He will take us right through the basics, focusing strongly on alignment, intention and making poses work for each individual.
The workshop will begin with the basics of what Yoga actually is and the philosophy behind it. A chat about the different styles of yoga, class etiquette, followed by a 60 minute practice. You will learn about alignment, how to work towards ease and stability in foundational poses and the importance of the breath.
This is a workshop where you are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like. There will also be a chance to have a cuppa, a chat and sample Greenroots Organics juices, CHIA drinks and Bell & Co. food.
All proceeds from the night will go towards helping Cultivate Christchurch set up a new yoga farm and movement space in their urban garden in the CBD. Cultivate Christchurch is a social enterprise building a network of productive urban farms that inspire and engage young people in our communities.
No previous yoga experience is needed – just bring yourself, a mat (we will provide some mats, but these are limited, so best to bring your own or a thick towel if you can’t find one) and some comfortable, stretchy clothes.
Thank you to the XCHC Christchurch for hosting. Greenroots Organics and Chia NZ for providing your delicious drinks and Darby Design for all of your help in organising the event. Please also have a read through the profiles from all of the wonderful people involved in organising this event.