Sara Wellham

Welcome to my pages.  Here you will find the latest information about my yoga classes. Through yoga I have experienced peace, strength, health and well-being and I hope that through these pages you will find what you are looking for...  Om Shanti...

 

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Meditation evenings in Longthorpe

15/10/2016 16:14

Are you interested in finding out more about meditation?

We're running a series of informal meditation evenings - in front of a lovely log-burning stove! Our overall theme this season will be “Exploring the Senses”.

Throughout this series of evenings we will explore different approaches to meditation and teach a variety of techniques from several different traditions. No previous experience of meditation is required.

All sessions will be on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, one a month: 20th October, 17th November, 15th December, 19th January, 16th February and 16th March.

Session

Date/Time

Theme

Will include…

1

Thursday 20th October

7:30-8:30 pm

Sight

An introduction to meditation.  Using a flame, flower or glass of water as a meditation guide

2

Thursday 17th November

7:30-8:30 pm

Touch

An opportunity to experience Reiki and learn some of the basics of this ancient energy practise

3

Thursday 15th December

7:30-8:30 pm

Hearing

Examining our reaction to different music and sounds. Will hopefully include a live musician

4

Thursday 19th January

7:30-8:30 pm

Smell

How different smells affect our mood and experience.  Drawing on Aromatherapy teachings

5

Thursday 16th February

7:30-8:30 pm

Taste

What else… chocolate… enough said!

6

Thursday 16th March

7:30-8:30 pm

Yoga Nidra

An immersive experience to truly look inside yourself, to learn to understand, feel and appreciate the amazing person you are…!

To book a place on this course please complete the form below and return to Sara with a cheque or cash to cover the number of sessions you wish to book.  Cheques can be made payable to “Sara Wellham”, or you can pay directly through the bank - just ask for the bank details.  All sessions must be booked in advance.

Name

 

Mobile Phone Number

 

Address

 

 

Email Address

 

Any relevant medical information:

 

 

Please tick which sessions you are planning to attend

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Fees are:  £45 for 6 sessions, £40 for 5 sessions, £33 for 4 sessions, £25.50 for 3 sessions, £18 for 2 sessions or £9.50 for 1 session.

 

New Term

04/09/2016 17:23

Reminder!  Yoga starts again this week…

Mondays

1:30 or 7:30 pm at Longthorpe Village Hall

Tuesdays

7 pm at Eastgate Mosque (Booking required)

Thursdays

11:15 am at St B's Hall, Main Street, Yaxley,

Fridays

9:30 am at the Nene Valley Community Centre, Candy Street, Woodston (formerly the Riverside Pavilion)

 

Summer Holiday Classes

01/07/2016 20:15

The Summer Term of yoga classes will finish on Weds 6th July.  The Autumn Term will resume from Monday 5th September.

 In the meantime; here's a selection of yummy summer yoga sessions we will be offering during August:

Friday 5th - 9:30-10:30 am at the Nene Valley Community Centre in Woodston

Monday 8th - 7:30-8:30 pm at Longthorpe Village Hall (new time)

Thursday 11th - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm at St B's Hall, Yaxley

Monday 15th - 1:30-2:30 pm at Longthorpe Village Hall

Monday 15th - 7:30-8:30 pm at Longthorpe Village Hall (new time)

Saturday 20th - 9:30-10:30 am at Lakeside@Ferry Meadows

Thursday 25th - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm at St B's Hall, Yaxley

 

Come along and try out our different venues and meet other yogis!

 

Please try and book in advance as spaces are limited.  Just Click here to be transferred through to the booking system.  Alternatively, you can book by emailing a message to sara.wellham@gmail.com or texting to: 07793 554801

 

Spring Newsletter

20/02/2016 12:54

Click here to download andprint our latest newsletter:  Spring 2016 Newsletter.pdf (1229529)

Body and Soul Yoga

12/10/2015 08:25

For our more experienced yoga practioners we now offer a new range of classes "Body and Soul Yoga"

"Body Yoga" is a more challenging physical practise focused on strength and conditioning and working on more demanding postures (asanas) and sequences (vinyasas).  It is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at Lakeside@Ferry Meadows, Peterborough from 9:30 - 10:30 am.  Booking essential - especially as this class is kept to small numbers to allow each participant more support.

"Soul Yoga" is a fortnightly class exploring deeper into your yoga practise and includes breathing techniques, yoga philosophy and meditation.  There will be a short stretch at the beginning of the class, but this session is more about stretching yourself mentally, emotionally and maybe even spiritually...  This class is held in Longthorpe, Peterborough on Thursday evenings from 8:00 - 9:00 pm once a fortnight beginning from 29th October 2015.  Please book in advance.

 

Summer Workshop date announced...

04/03/2015 10:05
This year's Summer Workshop will be on Sunday 21st June 2015 (the first World Yoga Day), at Lakeside @ Ferry Meadows from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Book early as places are limited to 14...!

Word of the Week "Isvarapranidhana"

27/11/2014 09:19
Though all of the yamas (restraints) and niyamas (ethical observances) have the potential to draw us into the various levels of samādhi mentioned in sūtra 1.17, īśvarapraṇidhāna is the only one that is mentioned as being specifically capable of creating “perfection in samādhi” (samādhi-siddhiḥ), and is indeed the only one that mentions samādhi at all. By focusing all of our energy into our highest ideal, a state of enhanced relationship with that ideal will undoubtedly ensue, just as when we focus all of our energy on any goal in life and come to a level of mastery and understanding with it never before imaginable.  Īśvara is the shortcut to samādhi (meditative absorption). Īśvara can be a chosen deity, a mentor, a supreme ideal, etc. When one wholeheartedly devotes themselves to the Īśvara of their choice, the commentators say, they will overcome the activity of the mind and efficiently achieve the samādhi state.

Word of the Week "Svadhyaya"

27/11/2014 09:02

Svādhyāya (Devanagari: स्वाध्याय) is a Sanskrit term in Hinduism having several meanings, including study of the Vedas and other sacred books, self-recitation, repetition of the Vedas aloud, and as a term for the Vedas themselves. Svādhyāya is extolled in orthodox Brahmanism in its traditional sense as "study of the scriptures and darśanas which help the understanding of the nature of the Paramātman." Some translators simply use the word "study" without qualifying the type of study.  A more Western interpretation may be to recognise the difference between ignorance ("ignore") and Svadhyaya (learning through awareness and openness).It is in being open and aware to everything around us that we contimue our lifelong journey of learning and growing.  Only by ignoring our experiences do we become ignorant.  So we should endeavour to live in a more "aware" and "open" state.


Word of the Week "Tapas"

03/11/2014 12:05

Tapas (tapas, Sanskrit: तपस्) means deep meditation, effort to achieve self-realization; it is derived from the word root tap (Sanskrit: तप् or ताप) which depending on context means "heat" from fire or weather, or blaze, burn, shine, penance, pain, suffering, mortification.

In the yogic tradition it is the fire that burns within that is needed for the sanyasi to achieve the very difficult goal of enlightenment, to foster self-control, one mindedness and focus, simplicity, wisdom, integrity. It is used to develop and discipline the body, mind and character; control of mind; satisfaction of all desires - through discipline of body, correct speech, telling only the truth, correct thought, non violence, correct action, love for all, developing the ability to remain tranquil and balanced in every situation, act without any selfish motive or thought of reward.

Word of the Week "Santosha"

20/10/2014 11:56
Santosha (skt. संतोष saṃtoṣa, "contentment, satisfaction"[1]) is one of the niyamas of Yoga as listed by Patanjali.[2] Contentment is variously described, but can be thought of as not requiring more than you have to achieve contentment. It may be seen as renunciation of the need to acquire, and thereby elimination of want as an obstacle to mokṣa