Nov 30 Saturday with Kathryn Varley & Katy Offer
Water Yoga Workshop – Waterbody Landbody
Venue: Chailey Heritage Foundation BN8 4EF
Fee: Fee £66. enq
There is no need to be able to swim to enjoy this water yoga workshop, it is suitable for every body. Support and guidance provided and individual attention is possible in a small group.
Land yoga lead by Kathryn reveals the nature of our suffering as the body evolves during our lifetime pushing against the natural pull of the earth’s gravitational pull. Meditation may be said to be our saving ‘grace’ for it reveals a deeper truth. This deeper truth, Sat Nam, is our Pranic Body, our fluid nature. In Chinese Medicine it is known as Chi.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore and to feel our own Energy Body, our Pranic Field, our Chi.
Water Yoga is lead by Aqua Yoga Therapist Katy Offer. Katy brings considerable Water Yoga experience and offers asupportive way of being at ease, in the meditation. She will direct us to a greater sense of what the ‘fluid’ body and how it can bring deep freedom from things that usually hold us back such as pain. The combination of the work of Kathryn and Katy, guide an awareness of the transference of practises mat yoga, water yoga and vice versa.
Whether moving in water or on land these aspects of being in a body may at times may be restrictive causing physical and mental contraction which affects our thinking our feelings, co-ordination or trigger intense pain and neurological inflammation. All of which are challenging for our feeling of wellbeing as well as our range of movement.
The body is eighty percent water. Due to life’s natural process of change and challenge the body as a system deteriorates over time and the health of its flow of information is compromised.
Water carries memory. We were originally suspended in fluid in the womb. When we place the body away from the force of gravity as experienced on land and allow it to find its own way of adjusting in water we find it naturally begins to organise itself with a wisdom that is beyond the thinking mind.
Yoga in water creates confidence to allow the natural unfolding of what is held in the cell memories of our waterbody. Combining this with gently working our landbody and the effects of gravitational pull, gives opportunity to find better ways of coping and living in a body with ever changing demands on an already highly stimulated nervous system.
The workshop is for anyone wishing to explore a greater comfort of mind, movement of body and all round wellbeing. It is for those wishing to get deeply in touch with more of who they are through listening to the body. Sessions are twofold:
Land Classes offer a journey with the sensational body. Exploring sensation of movement with breathing, meditation and relaxation in with all the comfort of equipment necessary to support and adapt to suit your personal needs.
Everyone is welcome and particularly anyone who holds a lot of tension and pain in the body system or those recovering from injury, surgery, mental, emotional or neurological challenges. Very gentle sessions lead us through a moving meditation into the sensations of the physical body. These sessions are with Kathryn Premshakti Varley. You can read more about Kathryn on this website … click
Water Classes are in a well heated dedicated hydrotherapy pool. Lighting is from underwater coloured LED’s and black out blinds at the windows offer a soothing experience to encourage and support a deeply personal internal experience of sensation and of water-supported movement. Floats, equipment such as hoists will be provided if required.
Waterbody sessions are lead by Katy Offer, Yoga Teacher, Professional Aqua Yoga Instructor and Birthlight Facilitator
You can read more about Katy, her work and what Acqua Yoga has to offer by visiting her website .. click
1015 Tea Welcome and Introduction
1030 Morning Landbody session
1400-1530 Afternoon Waterbody session
1600 Q & A and Share
1630 Close and end
Bring your own lunch. Refreshments and biscuits provided.
If you are still not sure whether this is for you, or if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to be in touch. Contact
I was not walking terribly well when my osteopath recommended me to Katy and to try Aqua Yoga at a Hydrotherapy pool.
Because of weightlessness you are not putting your full weight down on the repaired limbs so unlikely to cause damage. Over time, we progressed to strengthen other areas.
Now I am confident to walk my dog on the Downs which I was unable to do before without walking sticks.