REST + RESTORE (monthly)

  • next date: Friday 8th December 2023
  • 7.00-8.30pm BST
  • £20
  • Venue: Embody Wellness, Vauxhall
  • Nearest station: Vauxhall (Tube, Rail & Bus)

To book your place please visit the 'Workshops' page on the Embody Wellness website

2nd Friday of each month at Embody Wellness, Vauxhall

 

Join Paula for Rest + Restore, 90-minutes of contemplative practices to regulate your nervous system and restore your equilibrium.

Grounded in restorative yoga, this special in-person monthly class also incorporates yin, breathing practices, meditation and guided relaxation. You’ll leave feeling rested, calmer and uplifted.

Though each class will have a similar structure, you can expect the themes to vary each month.

Some of the practices you will experience can be found in Paula’s book, Rest + Calm: Gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself (Green Tree, Bloomsbury Publishing)which can be purchased at Embody Wellness.

Visit the Embody Wellness website here to book.

The Rest Sessions: A Rest + Calm Mini-Retreat

  • Saturday 25th November 2023
  • 2.30 to 4.45pm GMT
  • £25

  • Venue: Yoga Point, Brixton
  • Nearest stations: Brixton (Tube), Herne Hill (Rail)

To book your place please visit the Yoga Point website

“The clue is in the name – RESTorative yoga is excellent for facilitating proper rest and relaxation in both body and mind. Restorative yoga is a receptive practice where you are supported and held – how many of us could deeply benefit from more of that?”  (excerpt from Rest + Calm)

 

Join Paula for The Rest Sessions: A Rest + Calm Mini-Retreat, in-person at Yoga Point, Brixton. The Rest Sessions are a culmination of Paula’s teaching and practice to date and began online in Summer 2020 as a response to the pandemic. Grounded in restorative yoga, and including meditation, guided relaxation and (optional) journaling, this afternoon of contemplative practices is designed to help bring you back home to yourself – your true nature.

Some of the practices you will experience can be found in the pages of Paula’s book, Rest + Calm: Gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself  (Green Tree, Bloomsbury Publishing 2022), which features a range of rest sessions alongside numerous practices and accessible tips you can incorporate into day-to-day life to regulate your nervous system.

If you have attended The Rest Sessions before there will also be practices you have not experienced in previous sessions.

Props will be available at the studio, but you are also very welcome to bring along any favourite items you like to practice with such as blankets or eye pillows, and a notebook and pen for journaling.

Will you give yourself permission to rest?

Feedback for The Rest Sessions:

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“I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the session on Saturday. It was wonderful, and I didn’t realise how much I needed it until I was there. I also wanted to say that I really appreciated your approach (caveat, I am also a yoga teacher). I find that many classes I attend are not permissive and do not allow for the personal exploration or autonomy that I really value in the practice/teaching of yoga. I felt so safe in your class, and learned so much, while at the same time feeling that I could adapt the practice to what I needed it to be. Thank you so very much, it really meant a lot to me on Saturday, and I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it and how much I appreciated the space that you held for all of us.”

Lauren
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“That was really great Paula, thank you! I have C-PTSD and typically struggle quite a lot with calming my nervous system and being present during contemplative type practices. I found this really really effective and definitely want to carry it on.”

M
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"Paula, just wanted to send you a personal thank you for your lovely workshop today. I think it was one of the most effective and restful sessions I have had in a very long time."

Tash
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“Thank you Paula! I absolutely love your offerings and feel so relaxed and ‘at home’ when I take your classes. You have a gift for holding the space. Your classes are just really special.”

Deb
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“Thank you so much for that practice Paula! That was so nourishing and wonderful – exactly what I needed.”

Yvonne

SOFT LIFE SUNDAYS

  • Sunday 2nd July 2023
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm BST
  • See the After9 Lifestyle link below for cost and full details

  • Venue: Rosewood London
  • Nearest station: Holborn (Tube)

To book your place please visit the After9 Lifestyle website

A luxury wellness event for midlife Black women at the super-chic Rosewood London with After9 Lifestyle

 

Welcome to the first-of-its kind luxury wellness event in the UK for discerning, midlife Black women called Soft Life Sundays.

An intimate wellness day where Black women can escape the noise of daily life, toil, stress and be ensconced in calm, softness, and luxury. The aim is to create a hyper-positive-psychologically safe space in a luxurious environment where the women present can just BE and enjoy some much-needed pampering. The need to rest and rejuvenate is more important than ever and self-care isn’t selfish. The REST is absolutely required.

I'm really looking forward to offering my special Rest + Reset session as part of the day.

If not now when… join us at the super-chic Rosewood London.

Places are limited.

To see the full itinerary for the day and to book your place, visit After9 Lifestyle.

 

Practices & Guidance for Menopause Support

  • Saturday 29th April 2023
  • £25
  • Venue: Yoga Point, Brixton
  • 2.30 to 5.00pm BST
  • This is an in-person event

To book your place please visit the Yoga Point website

If you’re in a stage of menopause from perimenopause onwards and experiencing some of the most common symptoms including joint pain, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and more, then this workshop is for you.

With menopause there is no one-size fits all, but by trying different things we each have more chance of learning what works best for us and can feel better knowing that we have our own toolkit to hand. Join Yinka and Paula for an afternoon of practices and guidance to offer you some support, restoration and tools that you can implement into your life.

Yinka will be offering a presentation that will explore menopause, change, confidence and self-care. We will discuss changes to the musculoskeletal system and the ways in which hatha yoga can support you. Yinka will chair a discussion group to draw the presentation to a close. 

Paula will offer a restorative and yin practice with an emphasis on easing stress, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, combining floor based poses with pranayama (breathing practices). Props such as bolsters, blocks and chairs will be used to support the body and Paula will offer tips for self-practice if you would like to recreate any of the poses at home. 

About your teachers:

Yinka Fabusuyi is an osteopath and yoga teacher with over 30 years of clinical practice and 22 years of yoga teaching experience. As well as running the Holmewood Osteopathic Practice, Yinka is also a senior practice educator and lecturer at the University College of Osteopathy. Paula Hines has been teaching for 12 years with specialisms in restorative yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidrā. She is also the author Rest + Calm: Gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself (Green Tree, Bloomsbury Publishing) as well as being an accredited Menopause Yoga teacher. 

Happy + Bright: A Summer Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshop

  • Saturday 9th July 2022
  • 2.00pm to 4.15pm BST
  • sliding scale pricing (see below)
  • Venue:

    Online via Zoom

  • Once again at least 50%

    OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO BRIXTON SOUP KITCHEN

See below for full workshop details. Sliding scale pricing is as follows:

*Pay it Forward – £25
The Sustainer – £20
The Preserver – £15

(*Pay it Forward price allows me to offer this workshop to those in financial hardship. If you would like to attend but finances are a barrier, please email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com.)

My seasonal yoga workshop series continues:

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are Five Elements that are central to nature’s cycles and are reflected in the cycles of our bodies.

Fire is linked to Summer and the Heart and Small Intestine. In TCM, the Fire element is the spark from which all life originates, and is associated with the emotion of joy, while the Heart, is the ‘supreme monarch’ responsible for maintaining our inner peace and harmony and the home of our spiritual essence.

As Fire’s power is felt most strongly in the Summer, it is the ideal time to prioritise replenishing the energy expended during winter and spring. So, Yin Yoga is a perfect practice to balance the activity the longer days and sunshine encourage.

Part one of this workshop will be a Heart and Small Intestine yin practice to help address Qi stagnation. In this slow practice, each pose typically lasts three to five minutes. This will prepare us for part two of the workshop – a yoga nidra practice.

Energetically, the Heart and Small Intestine govern our ability to be empathetic, to love and be loved, and to maintain harmonious relationships.  When imbalanced, we can feel more prone to hyperactivity, acute sadness, intolerance and desperation.  When balanced, we can feel more self-awareness, happiness and vitality.

This workshop is open to all levels but it is not suitable for pregnant students.

Feedback for previous Seasonal Yin & Yoga Nidra Workshops:

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“Thank you so much for the Nurture & Nourish yoga session today. As a perimenopausal woman close to burnout with some full on events concerning my son’s health I can honestly say that I joined the session feeling so jangled and desperate to get out of fight and flight, and left the session feeling totally calm and restored. I feel like I’m me again.”

Frithe
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“The workshop was really special for me and you held the space so beautifully. I have been trying some of the poses you taught at home.”

Leila

The Rest Sessions

If you would like to practice weekly Restorative Yoga with me online, join me on Tuesdays 8-9pm GMT at Mindwalk Yoga – sign up here.

  • Saturday 20th November 2021

    (Be first to hear about upcoming events by signing up to my newsletter)

  • 2.00 to 4.30pm
  • sliding scale pricing (see below)
  • Venue:

    Online via Zoom

You deserve rest.

Rest is radical. It is not fluffy or lazy – it is essential.

The Rest Sessions are a culmination of my years of teaching and practice to date. Grounded in Restorative Yoga and including meditation, yoga nidra and (optional) journaling, this 2.5 hour session of contemplative practices is designed to help bring you back home to yourself – your true nature.

Will you give yourself permission to Rest? You can join by booking below.

Sliding scale pricing is as follows:

*Pay it Forward – £25
The Sustainer – £20
The Preserver – £15

(*Pay it Forward price allows me to offer this workshop to those in financial hardship. If you would like to attend but finances are a barrier, please email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com.)

If you have any questions about this event please feel free to email me at ucanyoga1@gmail.com