Weekly Classes & Events
One off events at Holycombe over the coming months...
Tuesday 3rd October - Quo, Fish & Bozard - 7PM
QuoFish&Bozard are three London-based Songwriters on the road with their collaborative show.
They tell stories about stuck clocks, ice-creams in space and finally seeing the birds.
Within the same set, they organically transition from stripped down Solo songs to busy textures with Guitars, Shruti box, Resonator, Fiddles, and Vocal harmonies.
Pearl Fish is a songwriter, singer and musician from SE London, currently living itinerantly on the UK’s historically woven waterways. Intimate and warm, her sound shifts with a transient scape of musicians and projects, fronted by Pearl’s “sometimes spoken and sometimes soaring” vocals and lyrics fuelled by “murmurings of melancholia, hope and wit”.
Rob Quo’s Contemporary Folk songwriting is emotive & humorous in equal measure, touching on the human experience with lyrical grace and a melodic simplicity which is uniquely his own.‘ Rob has a particular gift lyrically, writing with a simple elegance’ – Fatea Magazine
Bozard’s songwriting harbours the seeds of restlessness and surrenders to some sort of constant pilgrimage to the next Winter.
“This is unique and off the wall stuff [...] There is so much to hold our attention and once it has it, we can explore the highways and byways of brokenm_oon to our heart’s content. Bozard is breaking new ground here and underneath the fresh turned soil is a bumper harvest.” Mp3Hugger
Starts at 7:00PM
Saturday 4th November 11am - 5pm
A day of West African drumming - djembe and doundoun. Exploring traditional rhythms, with Chris Sylla. Suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Price £40 whole day, £25 half day if booked and apid in advance. We'll learn the parts for two different rhythms, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Paypal - firstname.lastname@example.org (ref drummingwales) or bank transfer - contact Chris for details. If you just turn up it will be £50 full day and £30 half on the day itself. Some concessionary places available. Drum hire £5, if you haven't got your own, dunduns provided.
We'll have an hour for lunch so bring food to share.
Also planning an evening get together/jam thingymujig, so watch this space.
Please contact Chris to book email@example.com
We currently have three lovely Yoga teachers all doing different Yoga at Holycombe -
Maddy Lesser Yoga - Wednesday morning, 9.30 - 11.00 firstname.lastname@example.org teaches everything from
Dynamic Vinyasa to Restorative to Meditation.
Claire Graham Yoga - Wednesday evening 7.30 - 8.30 - Yin Yang flow cgyoga.org.uk
Justine Rosenshield offers Kundalini Yoga, Breath-work and Meditation classes Contact: email@example.com
Justine Rosenshield - Kundalini Yoga
The classes are designed so that you can feel completely comfortable exerting yourself minimally or maximally depending how you are feeling on any given day Kundalini yoga leaves you heart centred, feeling recharged, grounded, with second to none focus, razor sharp intuition, a renewed connection to self, back in the present moment where connection to others is much more profound and ready to face your day with grit and grace. Please see below in section titled: About Kundalini Yoga, for further information and what to bring.
KUNDALINI YOGA - MONDAYS Starting Monday 23rd October
730pm -9pm Kundalini Yoga - (includes meditation and breath-work and sacred chants) - Please register interest @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in 90 minute class: £15
Pay by the term, in full at the start, 90 minute classes work out at £12 a class this way
KUNDALINI YOGIC MEDITATIONS - THURSDAYS Starting 26th October
8.00pm -9pm Kundalini Yoga Meditations - (includes breath-work and sacred chants).
Please register interest @ email@example.com
Drop in 60 minute class: £10
if you might be interested in a Thursday morning class (11.15 - 12.45) please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
AVAILIBILITY: Please email in advance to check availability and to let me know you are coming.
Left over from the old calendar, there are some day workshops on that will mean there wont be classes that day, so vital to email to check. This is just for a short transitional period that there is overlap, and thereafter will become more consistent.
Would you be interested in a class at other times? Please email me at email@example.com to register interest and when I have enough names I will start one up up.
£60 for a private 90 minute class at Holycombe, 1-6 people. More than 6? Each extra person on top £10
I happy to do private online classes. Please be in touch to arrange.
Please register interest for zoom classes along with preferred times and
possible availability, and when I have enough people I will start one.
ABOUT KUNDALINI YOGA:
Kundalini Yoga is best understood by experiencing it. Like many forms of yoga, it uses breath, movement, meditation and mantra in very specific ways and orders to generate energy and vitality, ultimately so we can live more joyful, potent lives.
You accomplish so many things in any one Kundalini Yoga session, it is a checklist heaven. Movement, meditation, flexibility, (you are as young as your spine is flexible), deep-breathing. In studies it has been shown to tone the vagus nerve, (your body can relax faster after stress) and encourage neuro-plasticity, (creates new neural pathways), all of which can help us shift our perspective and take positive action, as opposed to getting stuck in pre-programmed reactions. It gets you out of your mind and in you to your body where so much wisdom can be found and the practise of it amplifies awareness on all levels. According to yoga, many of the meditations burn off bad karma…and though this is getting into dodgy metaphorical territory….all I can say is good things do seem to happen when your practise is strong!
If you feel at all inspired, please come down to one of my classes. Beginners, advanced and in-between are welcome and accommodated for. When people say they don’t want to go to yoga because they are embarrassed that they are not good enough I want to shake the world. There is no such thing. Yoga is for everyone at any age or stage of anything. There is always a way to modify an exercise. The criteria to be successful at yoga, is to turn up, and do your best to connect to yourself and join in with the class according to your own inner authority on that particular day. Some days you might be really active and others you might want to go gently. Just rest when you have had enough of any particular exercise. I hope part of the benefit of taking this class is that you learn when you need to rest and when you need to challenge yourself to go on - mastering the art of knowing which is appropriate for you at any given time is invaluable wisdom. Some positions are held for a few minutes and this means those that really want to push themselves physically will get the opportunity and get in some ‘high intensity training’ like action and those that don’t, can do a few seconds only and then rest.
Much of Kundalini yoga is done with your eyes closed, or focused on a certain point, so for any self-conscious people, you don’t need to worry it will feel quite a private experience. We do some mantras out loud and at times this is done along to music. Some people love this and others don’t but please don’t let this put you off. Just listen if you prefer and sing along in your head until you feel more comfortable.
Wear comfy clothes, bring a yoga mat, and a blanket. It’s important to keep warm during the shivasana (relaxing part), if possible.
Look forward to see you there 💛