Yoga Workshops

Finding Your Balance

 

“Nature is not a place to visit.  It is home” – Gary Snyder

 

Continue reading below to find out about Jane’s journey into become a Seasonal Yoga teacher and whether her Finding Your Balance Workshops are what you are looking for.  

 

If you know we are a match and want to come along then the dates and booking info for the next available workshops will be posted here.

 

Finding Your Balance Workshop on Friday 2nd August from 7-8.30pm in Dingwall Community Centre.

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Yoga and Sound Bath Workshop on Sunday 1st September from 2-5pm in Balloch Village Hall, Inverness.  This is a collaboration between Jan Barclay and Jane Campbell and you can find out more about them both in their Bio’s

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In 2022 I undertook my Seasonal Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training.  It was a year of ups and downs, a lot of soul searching and a heck of a lot of studying!  I made a lifelong friend and learnt so much about myself in the process.

 

In 2024 I completed a year long Advanced Yoga Philosophy and Meditation course and I now bring these elements into my Finding Your Balance Workshops.

 

When I started to teach students as part of my training, I quickly found my niche.  I can’t thank my group of willing yogis who came on my teaching journey with me and watched my confidence bloom with each class.  Their feedback and support meant that I could quickly develop what it was that they needed.

 

Within my Complementary Therapy practice I find that clients are looking for ways to help them relax and reduce the stresses and strains of every day life.  During my yoga studies I developed a yoga relaxation class where we did gentle movement, explored breathing techniques and entered deep relaxation through guided meditation and Yoga Nidra.

 

So what has grown from my ten week trial yoga relaxation class is ‘Finding Your Balance’.  The ethos behind this is about nourishing your body, mind and spirit in a gentle, kind, loving way and allowing you to find a sense of peace and balance.

 

In 2023 I took my weekly classes online but found this was too much of a commitment and was feeling unable to deliver my best to my therapy and yoga clients.  So I stopped these classes but now I feel that the time is right to now offer in-person workshops in the local area once again.  The dates for these workshops will be advertised in my monthly newsletter and also on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

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What can you expect from a Finding Your Balance workshop?

Generally, we start with settling ourselves and releasing the tension from the day, with meditation and/or breathing.  At this point I usually bring in some seasonal information; as for me Seasonal Yoga is about moving, eating and being with the season.  If you would like to see my talk that I did for my final exam on What is Seasonal Yoga, you can view it here.

Then we begin the movement part; which is kind, gentle and loving to our bodies.  This usually incorporates some yoga asana, Chi Kung or whatever it is that I feel the group needs at that moment.  The movement is suitable for nearly every body, depending on your own injuries or range of movement.  

We may practice a breathing technique or longer meditation to help bring balance and calmness to your body and mind, before moving on to a longer guided relaxation or Yoga Nidra session, where you lie back and listen to my voice taking you into a deep state of relaxation and healing.

 

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Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suited to you if you want to release stress and tension from your mind and body and find peace, stillness and healing.

It’s for you if you prefer spending more time on the mat instead of standing and your body enjoys the quiet strength it gets from the gentleness of slower movement.

You’ll enjoy it if you want to explore working with different breathing techniques because as Patanjali, Yoga Sutras said “When the mind is agitated, change the pattern of the breath”

 

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Who is this workshop not for?

It’s not for you if you are looking for traditional yoga asana, want a strong practice or are looking for an exercise class.

 

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What do I need for a workshop?

You will need a yoga mat, a cushion or yoga block to sit on to make sure you are comfy, and you will want a blanket and pillow for the relaxation.

 

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QUOTES

 

Julie Hanson, Director of Seasonal Yoga

“I love the way you have truly found your niche.  The energy you give out and the encouragement you give is absolutely spot on to be a restorative enriching practice to anyone who is fortunate enough to discover you as a teacher.  What you are giving is the yoga that everyone needs to do especially right now and you make it look effortless.”

 

Finding Your Balance Class Reviews 

“Wow!  I am just so amazed at how fantastic that was tonight.  I cannot thank you enough.  Just amazing!  I’ve never felt so at ease, I just felt like I was on a cloud!  Thank you so much”

 

“What a great experience this has been.  Great sleep last night and feeling very positive today”

 

“That was just wonderful!  Just what I needed after a busy stressful day, thank you”

 

“I was so relaxed throughout and the guided meditation was the best yet”

 

“You are so clear with your instructions and I really enjoyed the relaxation at the end”