Category: Jane Bishop

Workshop, Sunday 11th August, 2024

Sunday 11th August, 2024
Come and join myself and Monica Douglas, founder/creator of Wise Wisdom Oracle for a day of celebration, ceremony and self discovery.

During this day we will look at how to break free from limitations, to find confidence to express yourself fully.

Learning how to step into your most authentic self.

We will use yoga, Pranayama, rituals, ceremony and discussion on this day, to share together in joyful practice.

Time : 10.30-3.30
Savitriyoga, Shanti House
1st Floor, 17-21 Worcester road, Bromsgrove. B61 7DL

Investment:
Early Bird £50( before 23 June)
Regular price £60
£20 deposit secures a place

Shanti House is our collective name, we are coming together to create a space to work which is supportive and community focused.

Savitriyoga is situated within Shanti House, I have a timetable of regular classes as well as one off workshops throughout the year. The emphasis is always about connection and rediscovery of the self; through yoga philosophy, mantra, meditation, Pranayama and posture work.

It is really exciting to have my own space again and to invite everyone to share with me!

We have just held our annual retreat at Poulstone in beautiful Herefordshire countryside, the weather was magnificent and warm, we were able to be outside for some of our sessions. The theme of our retreat this year was Energy, Transformation and the mantra Om; looking at how energy supports us; how we can bring more energy in; how we connect to the continuous flow of energy that surrounds and nourishes us.

We looked at many different techniques to explore  the feelings  of nourishment, how to feel the power of this energy, how to harness it and also where we can begin to connect to higher practices. When we look at the focus of non duality, what life force really means and how we connect to the idea of a greater force, a universal energy that supports every aspect of life.

Mantra was a big part of this retreat, with participants learning the power pf freedom through chant, culminating in our amazing kirtan with Rajesh and Upasana. As always, I am ever grateful to the people who came, with open hearts and minds and threw themselves in to the weekend. We all felt the energy, warmth  and power of coming together with like minded souls to share.

My annual fundraiser is happening again at Avoncroft Arts Centre, this year I am raising money again for the Basement Project in Bromsgrove, which helps disadvantaged, homeless and vulnerable young people to find accommodation, and get themselves back on their feet. It also runs an amazing foodbank which supports many families locally. I am also donating some of the funds raised to the British Heart Foundation as my partner was recently diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, a very common and often undiagnosed heart condition.

Donations to the Basement Project can be made here: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/janebishopyoga12

Please come and join myself and all the regular yogis to have a wonderful yoga session, some laughter, some chat and of course, tea and cakes afterwards!

No need to book for this event, please come along and bring a friend, help me raise some much needed funds and awareness of these issues.

 

 

 

My time at Kindred Holistic Centre has been perfect, it came just at the right time 3 years ago when everything was closed, there were no in person classes and no where to teach from. Kelly Anne’s vision enabled us to come together and create a safe healing environment to encourage group participation after such a long time of being separated. I am very grateful that she asked me to join her so that we could come back to some kind of reality, even if a slightly altered one !

As we know things are constantly changing, it is my time now to create a space of my own in which to grow my vision, Savitriyoga has always been about using ancient and traditional Hatha yoga techniques to enable each individual to find their own healing journey. I will continue this in my new space, with an opportunity to create a brand new beginners yoga which I have not taught for a long time, to offer more spaces in the Improvers class and offer regular workshops, alongside visiting teachers. My vision is for it to be an outpost pf Mandala Yoga ashram, to share authentic teaching , in a safe and welcoming environment, where EVERYONE is welcome. I will also be part of a COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY where we can gain funding to offer classes and spaces to groups and individuals who would not necessarily access yoga/ meditation. Community well being is at the heart of this project, as we heal ourselves , we heal our families and communities , the whole world benefits.

I look forward to welcoming new and existing students in this exciting new venture. .

SAVITRIYOGA
FIRST FLOOR 17-21 Worcester Road , Bromsgrove, B61 7DL.

Energy, Transformation and the Power of Om.

This year we will focus our attention on understanding energy, the power of the life force, how we can connect,feel and hear this within ourselves.

Through mantra, meditation, classical Pranayama we can learn to deepen our appreciation of the power that supports us. Ultimately knowing there is something much bigger than ourselves which serves to guide, shape and strengthen our experience of this moment in life.

£345 pp inclusive of all food, accomodation and activities.
There are a few single rooms available at a supplement (£13per night ) all food is vegetarian a small extra charge applies for any specific dietary requirements .
Limited to 22 people
A non refundable deposit of £50 secures your place.
All final payments due by April 10th.

Last year’s retreat was incredible, Poulstone is a very special place to be with yourself, be with others, immerse yourself in nature and yoga, delicious food and great company. A retreat is an opportunity to go deeper into your practice and discover the lifelong benefits of yoga, connection and community.

Connection and community are the cornerstone of our classes;the union of body,breath , mind and spirit. Knowing fundamentally that we are all the same, allows us to remove our ego, to support the wider community as well as ourselves. The yoga we practice has nothing to do with fitness or flexibility, (this does occur but it is not the ultimate goal!)

We begin to see ourselves as part of something much greater, (Gyana yoga), losing the little ‘I’, allows us to be less isolated in the world, to give of ourselves in service to others (karma yoga), to have more clarity and energy (mantra yoga), ultimately to come home to the inner sanctuary of peace that we hold in our heart centre.  When we know this , we share willingly.

We ended the year of wonderful classes, workshops and retreats with a final Solstice mantra evening at Kindred with some rousing kirtan to welcome in the light, Gayatri Mantra and Mrityunjaya for healing and peace.

The final class of the year was a Christmas celebration with outfits, silliness, coffee, mince pies and laughter!

Our classes are about connection; coming together, sharing, in a supportive environment , allowing the deeper meaning of authentic yoga practise to shine through.

Thank you to everyone who has attended, supported and been a part of this brilliant yoga community.

2024 is about bringing in the light, celebrating this deepening connection to ourselves, the greater world and each other.

Becky Lilley from Bexerciseplus, invited myself and Leila Holmes of Physioadvantage to deliver a menopause workshop to her students last week at Lightwoods House, Bearwood in Birmingham.

We focused our workshop on creating awareness of the pelvic floor , strengthening and supporting. Connecting to the energetic movements that support the pelvis and womb space during menopause; with a deep focus on breathwork and relaxation. We finished the evening with canapes and drinks; it was a lovely evening to share with a group of lovely women in a beautiful venue.

We shall be running another workshop there in the New Year!

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and made cakes for my annual charity event at Avoncroft arts centre last weekend, it was a fantastic turnout of over 30 people, any cakes left were also donated to the Basement food bank. We raised an amazing £1,123 !!!! I donated £200 of this to the British Heart foundation .

The money raised for the Basement Project is so important, particularly at this time when so many people are struggling , the funds will go to support counselling , food parcels and emergency support.

This is TRUE YOGA IN ACTION, THANK YOU ALL !!

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