Almost every weekend The Refinery will offer workshops/masterclasses giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself further into your practice. Workshops are the perfect way to go a little bit deeper offering you a full 2-3 hours to hone your technique and gain a better understanding. These creative and well thought out classes are designed to significantly improve your practice. Whether you want to take your fitness to the next level, learn techniques to release your tension, improve your postures or go deeper into your yoga practice our workshops are designed to make you laugh, smile, live, learn, love, grow, develop and glow with health!
Saturday 22nd April 15:30 – 17:00
Spaces limited to 18 students
Leo is Prana Kriya Yoga teacher and a Gong sound therapist born in Switzerland. He has trained with Yogi Ashokananda and learned the way of the Gong with Don Conreaux – one of the 5 original Kundalini teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in the late ’60s.
Join Leo for an afternoon of deep relaxation and sound healing.
A gong bath, or gong meditation, is a holistic practice which is designed, just like yoga, to help one burn up their emotional history and karmic blockages. The gong can lead to altered state of consciousness, which can be anything from a simple yet powerful deep delta sleep, to one of the early stages of ‘samadhi’ (a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation.) From a physical point of view, a gong “bath” as we call it, is ideal for clearing nerve-endings and for re-establishing a healthy relationship between the parasympathetic (ruled by sound) and sympathetic nervous system (ruled by vision). Just like the tones it produces, the experience it induces is different every time.
Sunday 14th May 15:00 – 17:00
Spaces limited to 16 students
Yin to restore yoga + nidra + sound healing + raw vegan chocolate = PURE BLISS!
Nourishing yin to restore yoga practice
Individual singing bowl placement
Special sound “bath” + yoga nidra
Raw vegan chocolate tasting by Well + Happy
This revitalising workshop has been carefully crafted for people who are always ‘on the go’ to provide a way to carve out space for calming and connecting you back to your full charge. Harnessing every level of the senses, Pennie will lead you through a blissful yin to restore yoga sequence in a warm, aromatic, atmosphere to encourage deep release and a reset of your entire system.
Expertly using magical hands on assists and the vibration therapy of Tibetan Bowl placement on each person, her intention is to ease you out of the constant need to be ‘doing’ and into the body’s own ‘reboot’ mode.
Ending with an extended yoga nidra (a subtle yet powerful guided meditation for accessing slow wave, regenerative brain states) woven with a sound ‘bath’ experience (an immersion in a variety of sounds made by vibrational instruments) to promote wellbeing on a number of levels or ‘koshas’.
Finally students will indulge in a miniature tasting of exquisitely prepared raw, guilt free chocolate courtesy of Well + Happy (Master London vegan chocolatiers).
This will be an indulgent 2 hours of movement, sound, smell and taste, a great chance to get reconnected with inner calm and fully recharge your batteries upping energy levels from low to GO.
Sunday 4th June 13:00 – 15:30
Spaces limited to 16 students
Would you like to learn how to fly? Would you like to feel lighter and overcome your fears whilst developing deep inner confidence? All this and more! This workshop will focus on the bad-ass inversions like crow, headstand, shoulder stand and forearm balances. These are the most powerful of all the asanas affecting:
The Physical: reversing the aging process.
The Mental: stimulating intuition and clarity.
The Spiritual: expanding consciousness leading to enlightenment.
Learn how to invert safely with a proper warm up and major focus on alignment and intention
We will begin with the fundamentals of inversions and arm balances, and once fully warm we will start some upside down fun. Andy will give you plenty of tips to strengthen the body and feel more confident when practicing inversions, all in a super relaxed, non judgemental and ultra friendly environment.
Learn how to turn your world on it’s head, safely and securely – everyone is welcome!
15:00 – 16:00
Experience yoga in an underwater world, in the wild, the city or in outer space.
Enter a vortex devoted to multi sensory yoga and immerse yourself in music, colour and light. Music reactive animations are synchronised with curated
“Following the success of Yung Clubs 2016 launch at Selfridges we are excited to be partnering with East London’s coolest yoga studio The Refinery.” – Rebecca Russell-Turner Yung Club Founder.
The space experience will make you feel tenatious and powerful.
YOGA: Trance Kundalini yoga and powerful postures.
MUSIC: Rave and electronic high energy.
This wild experience will relieve you from frustration and anxiety and release your inner creativity.
YOGA: Wild kundalini yoga and warrior sequences. Let’s rock the frog, camel, and cobra.
MUSIC: Psychedelic, electronic and acoustic.
This experience will invigorate you, making you feel buoyant yet calm.
YOGA: Easy vinyasa flow, dolphin, bridge.
MUSIC: Balearic, electronic flowing and uplifting.
Sometimes its tough in the city, Yung Club wants to give you an agile, fit body and mind so you can be the best version of you.
YOGA: Experimental yoga mash up.
MUSIC: Electronic fun music with the occasional pop classic.