Yoga for Beginners - 6 Week Course
Sep
15
to Oct 20

Yoga for Beginners - 6 Week Course

This course is designed for absolute or near beginners interested in learning how yoga can improve the flexibility, strength, and overall well-being of the body and mind. It’s also great for anyone with an injury who wants to learn how to prevent and support those injuries throughout their practice.

In this 6-week course we will learn some of the fundamental aspects of a physical yoga practice, including how to breathe, the principles of alignment in various postures, and the ways in which each of these postures builds strength and flexibility. We will practice linking movement and breath, a powerful tool for shifting energy in the body and improving mental focus and clarity.

You’ll finish this course feeling clear about how to practice yoga safely and effectively, knowing ways you can adapt postures to meet your physical needs, and having experienced a taste of the benefits of yoga for your body, mind, and spirit.

Here's a breakdown of what we'll cover each week:

Week 1: Freeing the breath
Week 2: The lower body- function, flow, preventing injury
Week 3: The upper body- function, flow, preventing injury
Week 4: The spine- function, flow, preventing injury
Week 5: Balance + the Core
Week 6: Asana to Meditation- Physical practice to move into stillness

Ashley Handel Yoga Fix Studio

About the Teacher

Ashley Handel has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, first discovering it as part of her undergraduate studies in Dance at California Institute of the Arts. She received her 200-hour training with Naomi Annand and Adam Hocke through Yoga on the Lane, where she learned the foundation for her sensitive and intuitive teaching. Her style of teaching is a mindful, slow Vinyasa Flow practice, combining movement and breath sequences with postural cues to facilitate building strength, flexibility, and awareness in the body. She is based in Walthamstow and teaches group and one-to-one yoga lessons throughout East London and beyond.

Suitable for all levels | £75 for 6 weeks

The course runs at Fix Studio London Fields on Sundays 11:30am-12:45pm. Starting September 15th 2019.

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Yoga for Cyclists 6 week course
Sep
23
to Oct 28

Yoga for Cyclists 6 week course

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This course is specifically designed to address the physical tendencies that develop in cyclists. You'll work to correct the imbalance created by repeated overexertion of some muscle groups and underutilisation of others.

Throughout the course you'll learn to how to build postural strength, counterbalance the cycling posture, lengthen commonly overworked muscle groups and increase mobility in the joints that suffer from reduced mobility during cycling

The principal aim is for you to learn how to strengthen and stretch mindfully in class so that you can apply these skills when back on the bike and keep commonly developed cycle related injuries at bay

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Led by Rebecca Bogue, this 6 week course starts Monday 23rd September for 6 weeks

6.45-8.15pm

£75 for 6 weeks

or £65 for 5 weeks (if previously attended)


Rebecca is trained in various forms of Dance, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Teacher Training (with Tripsichore founder Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connolly) and Yoga for Runners Teacher Training (with Christine Felstead).

Since 2008, she has taught Yoga to various groups of students in London – cyclists, triathletes, actors, dancers, ME sufferers and children. Rebecca believes that yoga has the potential to be transformational to all who are open to embodiment.

Having cycled regularly for 25 years (mostly commuting and various annual long distance rides), practiced yoga for 20 and taught anatomy & physiology for 8, it made sense whilst doing her yoga teacher training to bring all disciplines together. What started off as simply a written assignment, gradually developed into a programme specifically designed to help cyclists.

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Threes Physioyoga Method Banded Series
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Threes Physioyoga Method Banded Series

Physiyoga is the merging of physical therapy principles with yoga. It is the practical application of functional anatomy and biomechanics, applied physiology and kinesiology into a yoga practice to optimise human movement.

The field of using yoga therapeutically is rapidly expanding as students and others desire injury rehabilitation through less conventional methods. Yoga teachers are often the first person a student turns to when they have pain. TPM combines breath, mindfulness and asana with western therapeutic methods to create an approach that is holistic and thorough.

Threes Physiyoga is committed to delivering premium quality education to both yoga teachers, practitioners and physical therapists.

In this Threes Physiyoga Banded Series you will combine your yoga and movement practice with resistance bands. The result? IMMEDIATE information on how to use and move your body differently and more efficiently.

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The Banded Basics

Learn the basics of controlled mobility: how to control your end range, create stability in a variety of common yoga poses and movements, and develop tension within your body using your own deep stability system. There will be isolated core work, exploration and execution of "basic" yoga postures that are practiced in almost every Vinyasa or Hatha style class (ex: tadasana, down dog, plank), and emphasis on stacking the body/bones for optimal function and efficiency in movement and breathing. Using resistance bands as props for our poses, we will shed awareness and light to the areas in which we are underworking, or even disconnected to, using the reference point of the bands for our own tensegrity.

Ravelling & Unravelling Your Hips and Twists

Many of us have or may have experienced low back, sacral, or hip joint pain during the course of our lives or during/with our movement practices. In the yoga practice, with all of the forward bending, lunging, twisting and "hip opening", the risk of something running awry with how we are practicing and causing pain in these areas is quite common. This workshop will help you understand how to find YOUR neutral pelvis & thigh bones centered within the hip sockets and how to strengthen the areas around the hip joint to create more stability and mobility around the pelvis. We will dive into the ways in which we can twist, either allowing the pelvis to twist or keeping the hips "square" in twisting exercises and yoga postures and the benefits of both. Using resistance bands, we will access our super-important hip joint rotator cuff, core twisting muscles and powerful glutes. These concepts allow optimal stability and control through the vast ranges of motion that can occur within the hip and pelvis.

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Each class will start with a brief explanation of the concepts we will explore through practice.  We will start slow, and build upon a foundation of optimal movement patterns and awareness.  

  • Expect to wear therabands for all poses in the movement sequences and connect with your body somatically to harness control of your movements and learn about your limits.

We will use the bands as accommodating lines of resistance against which to generate force for creating tensile strength and stability with mobility.

*These workshops are open to all levels and are a fun and innovative way to explore and learn how to use your body differently, IMMEDIATELY.

**All props and bands will be provided on site.


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About the teacher: After years of dance, yoga, and both stress & trauma related physical injuries, Giulia realised that her own practice and teaching needed something more functional and contemporary than the traditional way she was practicing asana & vinyasa. This brought her to Threes Physiyoga, meshing of both eastern and western methods of moving, breathing, and healing helped her to discover not only her imbalances and strengths, but brought to light the way in which she sees and understand the body’s mechanics and the movement of her students. Yoga, like any other sport, has the ability to create stress related injuries because of the repetition of the movement and alignment in the practice. The body’s tissues do well with change and variation, an important concept to consider when developing any kind of movement practice.

As a Physiyoga teacher, Giulia's group classes and workshops combine corrective exercises and knowledge from the physical therapy world with and around asana, to not only challenge the ways in which we move, but to shed light on how we can create more efficiency and clarity in our individual mechanics, as well as heal and prevent some future injuries and pains.

Suitable for all levels

These workshops run at Fix Studio, London Fields.

MONDAY 4th November 2019 THE BANDED BASICS

TUESDAY 5th November 2019 RAVELLING AND UNRAVELLING THE HIPS

BOTH 6:30pm - 8:30pm

EACH WORKSHOP £35 OR £50 FOR BOTH


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RUNZEN:  Mindful Running with Yoga Workshop
Sep
1
12:30 PM12:30

RUNZEN: Mindful Running with Yoga Workshop

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Fix has partnered with RUNZEN (runzen.co.uk) to host another of their popular Mindfulness for Runners foundation workshop.

Whether you are an experienced runner or just starting out, RUN:ZEN’s workshops introduce mindfulness skills that can help you to:

  • run with more enjoyment and presence

  • prevent injury through learning good running form and recovery, and

  • find greater all-round wellbeing

This course offers an introduction to mindful running which will equip you with the basic tools and practices that you can then explore on the trails and streets and in daily life.

The mindful running instruction has two main components: the foundation and focus. We’ll begin with mindfulness meditations in stillness and gentle movement, helping to build the foundation through cultivating relaxation and greater awareness of our body and mind states. We will then explore the components of good running form before enjoying an easy-paced run around the nearby London Fields, learning how to apply a focus to our mindful running.

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Why combine mindfulness with running?
The benefits for the health of both body and mind when we run are widely known and understood, with studies indicating that running may help prevent obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as boosting sleep quality and mood.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in mindfulness as a means to support our mental health and wellbeing. Research is now linking regular and sustained mindfulness practice with a decrease in the incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress. It can also improve the ability to regulate our emotions and help increase focus and attention.

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For this workshop we are delighted to be working with FIX yoga teacher Rosana Fiore. Alongside the mindful running instruction, Rosana will share some of the key benefits of Iyengar Yoga for Sports which can help runners to develop their agility and strength, prevent injuries, and address overused muscles and joints.

Join us to take your enjoyment of running to the next level!

How fit do I need to be?

You should be able to run for up to 25 minutes without the need for frequent stops. The running pace will be deliberately slow and the mindful running practice includes occasional short pauses.

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Cesare in Hackney’s Victoria Park

RUN:ZEN instructors

Stuart McLeod and Cesare Saguato have many years combined experience in running, mindfulness meditation and professional training in run coaching, mindfulness teaching and psychotherapy including with Bangor and Oxford University and Kent and Medway NHS. Through all this, they have learnt that the integration of mind-body awareness can improve mental health and running simultaneously for greater all-round wellbeing and are passionate about sharing this with you.

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Rosana Fiore
A long term yoga practitioner, with certification in Iyengar Yoga, Rosana likes to cater for all needs and chose the Iyengar method to teach because it is truly for everyone: combining alignment, precision, safety and consciousness to bond mind and body.

Rosana specialises in athletes and finds great pleasure in helping others passing a message of awareness and presence across, often with wit and humour. She finds teaching yoga as rewarding as practising and brings her curiosity and passion for exploring to the mat.

Rosana has a background in dance and has practised zen meditation for over 10 years.

PAST PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

"Great experience and well designed content, delivered in a thoughtful and sensitive way.”

“Restored a sense of joy to my running. Feel now i can just run for the joy of it and not be constantly beating myself up for not performing or doing as well as I think I should be.”

“I am very interested in connecting mind with body and this course provided an ideal opportunity to explore that interest. The experience of running with a different mindset and attitude was revealing.”

“RUNZEN is more than just about running. It guides to experience the joy of movement and stop being judgemental towards yourself. Very liberating sensation. The course is well structured and the instructors clearly are passionate about what they do. I would recommend it to anyone who likes running, irrelevant of the level they are at.”

“I will be reflecting more on my habitual ways of thinking and how this affects my experience. I am going to continue to try to apply the skills we learnt to running and life in general.” 

The RUNZEN mindfulness course is £50 for 4 hours

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Know your Pelvic Floor Workshop
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Know your Pelvic Floor Workshop

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CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL!

Most women will experience some form of pelvic floor dysfunction in their lifetime. Some through childbirth or injury, others through the process of ageing.

With the integration of pelvic floor activation and awareness into our exercise, yoga, daily activities and sports, we can restore, build and maintain proper pelvic floor function, for life.

Did you know that back and hip pain can also be a root cause of pelvic floor dysfunction?

This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to both strengthen and stabilise the muscles of your pelvis, pelvic floor and the muscles that support your posture. You will learn how to properly activate the muscles of the glutes and hips, the back and abdominals.

You will also learn the important role the feet play in pelvic floor health.

The intention of the workshop is to equip you with the knowledge to build your own practice, or to incorporate some new learnings into your current exercise routine and yoga practice.

The workshop will begin with a warm-up and theory, followed by an accessible but targeted strength class. The session finishes with time for Q+A and relaxation.

A course handout is included for home exercise. Class numbers are limited so book early.

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All abilities welcome | £25

The workshop runs at Fix Studio on Wednesday 21st August 2019, 5-7pm.

Alice, one of our finest and first Strength and Conditioning Rehabilitation specialists will be returning to London to teach this especially for you. Do NOT miss it!



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Yoga for Cyclists - 5 week course
Jul
22
to Aug 19

Yoga for Cyclists - 5 week course

Specifically designed to address the physical tendencies that develop in cyclists. You'll work to correct the imbalance created by repeated overexertion of some muscle groups and underutilisation of others.

Throughout the course you'll learn to how to build postural strength, counterbalance the cycling posture, lengthen commonly overworked muscle groups and increase mobility in the joints that suffer from reduced mobility during cycling

The principal aim is for you to learn how to strengthen and stretch mindfully in class so that you can apply these skills when back on the bike and keep commonly developed cycle related injuries at bay

Suitable for all levels | £65 for 6 weeks

The course runs at Fix Studio London Fields on Mondays 7pm-8.30pm. Starting July 22nd 2019

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About the Teacher

Rebecca is trained in various forms of Dance, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Teacher Training (with Tripsichore founder Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connolly) and Yoga for Runners Teacher Training (with Christine Felstead).

Since 2008, she has taught Yoga to various groups of students in London – cyclists, triathletes, actors, dancers, ME sufferers and children. Rebecca believes that yoga has the potential to be transformational to all who are open to embodiment.

Having cycled regularly for 25 years (mostly commuting and various annual long distance rides), practiced yoga for 20 and taught anatomy & physiology for 8, it made sense whilst doing her yoga teacher training to bring all disciplines together. What started off as simply a written assignment, gradually developed into a programme specifically designed to help cyclists.

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Yoga for Back Pain - Workshop
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga for Back Pain - Workshop

This 2 hour yoga workshop is designed specifically for those who experience low back pain.  

How can yoga help low back pain?

Yoga is a mind-body practice that addresses both the physical and cognitive factors that influence back pain.  

On a physical level, yoga can increase strength, stamina and flexibility, helping you to return to doing whatever you need to do, whether it is cycle to work, carry your kids or get through the day at your desk.

On a psychological level, yoga can facilitate relaxation and promote greater mind-body awareness, helping you to address fear, anxiety and stress that may be contributing to your ongoing back pain.  

What the workshop will cover

The ‘Yoga for Back Pain’ workshop provides you with an introduction on how yoga can benefit low back pain. 

  • You will use gentle flowing movements and longer held stretches to release areas of spasm, tension and tightness in your back, legs and hips.  

  • You will connect your breath with movement to improve your pelvic and core stability.

  • You will learn poses to safely build strength in your core, legs and back muscles, supporting your recovery and preventing further episodes of low back pain.

  • You will learn techniques for relaxation and deep rest 

Interested in finding out more?

Please feel free to contact Bryony (greenleopardyoga@gmail.com) with any questions about the workshop.  She is happy to discuss your condition and how the workshop could benefit you.

There will be a 5-week ‘Yoga for Back Pain’ course starting on Friday 7th June 12:30-1:30pm.  See the event page to find out more and to book your place. 

Bryony Hughes Yoga Fix Studio

About the teacher: The course is led by Bryony Hughes, who is a doctor by background and is training in yoga therapy with the Minded Institute. She uses her teaching as a bridge between medicine and yoga.

Bryony brings a deep understanding of how the body works as well as sensitivity for individual needs and an ability to adapt teaching to those with illness, disability and injury. She is passionate about making yoga accessible for everyone and sharing the therapeutic benefits of the practice.

Suitable for all levels | £25

The workshop runs at Fix Studio, London Fields. Friday 10th May, 7pm - 9pm.


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Prenatal Pilates - 5 Week Course
May
10
to Jun 7

Prenatal Pilates - 5 Week Course

Prenatal Pilates focuses on posture, core and breathing to allow you to become more in tune with your changing body.

A lot of women are unsure of what they can and can’t do when it comes to exercise during pregnancy, this prenatal course aims to give you the confidence to keep active while doing safe exercise for you and your baby.

Pilates can play a key role in enhancing the experience of this precious time. You will learn techniques to assist you in keeping your body strong and mind calm in preparation for labour and beyond. And it’s a great way to connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences!

Classes are tailored with pregnancy-safe exercises specifically chosen to prepare your body for the physical challenges of each trimester. We'll work to promote good posture to minimise back pain, maintain pelvic floor function, manage any pelvic discomfort, maintain muscle strength, release tightness and promote relaxation through breathing.

The course is for mums-to-be at any stage of pregnancy, as long as you have consent from your GP or Midwife. No prior Pilates experience required: just a desire for a sense of wellbeing.

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About the teacher

The course will be led by Puja Gohil, who is a certified pre and postnatal pilates instructor. 

She loves inspiring women to meet their fitness goals whilst still being mindful of mobilising the mind, body and soul for a healthy balance.


Suitable for all levels | £50 for 5 weeks

The course runs at Fix East Village on Fridays 6pm-7pm. Starting May 10th 2019

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Support your Cycle with Nutrition and Acupuncture
May
1
4:00 PM16:00

Support your Cycle with Nutrition and Acupuncture

Learn how to support yourself throughout your cycle

The menstrual cycle and menstruation itself are easily affected. Diet, lifestyle and stress will all have an impact on the ease and regularity of the period. There is a growing understanding of the delicacy of the menstrual cycle and especially of its dependency on nutrition and harmony within the body. 

This workshop is designed to empower you and share tools that you can adopt in your everyday life.

We'll be looking at how can Nutrition and Acupuncture enhance women’s health.

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Alessandra, our Womens Health Specialist Nutritional Therapist, will share with you:

- the physiology of your menstrual cycle

- What is natural medicine and how it can support your health

- Common threats to look out for and what you can do about it

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Melanie, our Fertility Specialist Acupuncturist, will share with you:

- How does acupuncture work?

- How acupuncture can assist in addressing the most common imbalances that arise

We will end with a short and gentle yoga practice that you can use during the menstrual cycle.

All levels welcome

4-5.30pm

FREE

Melanie has long been a follower and advocate of holistic therapies. Having used acupuncture to assist with fertility, she began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine after the birth of her second child and obtained a Certificate in Chinese Medicine through the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and a BSc in Acupuncture with the University of East London. During that time, she also completed a Diploma in Tui Na Massage and studied in Nanjing China, completing a Clinical Practice Course in Acupuncture.  She has also studied with the world-renowned Virginia Doran, obtaining a qualification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Facial Massage.

Melanie's main focus is sub-fertility issues relating to both male and female fertility. Having used acupuncture herself for fertility, she is very familiar with the high levels of emotion and anxiety that go along with it. She can offer supportive acupuncture to patients who are undergoing IVF and other assisted conception programmes.

Alessandra is a registered Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Teacher in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga with a deep interest in the connection mind-body, in constant research on how to implement more techniques and practices to improve the health of her clients.

Her mission is to support and empower women in their life journey, Starting from menarche through the fertile years, pregnancy and menopause.

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Yoga for Cyclists 4 week course
Apr
29
to May 20

Yoga for Cyclists 4 week course

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This sell out course is running again for s shorter term aster Easter holidays. It is specifically designed to address the physical tendencies that develop in cyclists. You'll work to correct the imbalance created by repeated overexertion of some muscle groups and underutilisation of others.

Throughout the course you'll learn to how to build postural strength, counterbalance the cycling posture, lengthen commonly overworked muscle groups and increase mobility in the joints that suffer from reduced mobility during cycling

The principal aim is for you to learn how to strengthen and stretch mindfully in class so that you can apply these skills when back on the bike and keep commonly developed cycle related injuries at bay

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Led by Rebecca Bogue, this 4 week course starts Monday April 29th for 4 weeks

(it’s a very short half term!)

7-8.30pm

£50


Rebecca is trained in various forms of Dance, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Teacher Training (with Tripsichore founder Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connolly) and Yoga for Runners Teacher Training (with Christine Felstead).

Since 2008, she has taught Yoga to various groups of students in London – cyclists, triathletes, actors, dancers, ME sufferers and children. Rebecca believes that yoga has the potential to be transformational to all who are open to embodiment.

Having cycled regularly for 25 years (mostly commuting and various annual long distance rides), practiced yoga for 20 and taught anatomy & physiology for 8, it made sense whilst doing her yoga teacher training to bring all disciplines together. What started off as simply a written assignment, gradually developed into a programme specifically designed to help cyclists.

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Postnatal Yoga - 5 Week Course
Apr
24
to May 22

Postnatal Yoga - 5 Week Course

Postnatal yoga uses yoga techniques to support postnatal recovery and to progress mums safely to stronger and more dynamic physical activity.

Whatever your experience of pregnancy, birth or motherhood, this is a safe and supported space to achieve physical and emotional wellbeing. Mums are welcome with their babies from 6 weeks until they are walking.

What you can expect from the course:


- To realign the pelvis and spine from the changes that occur in pregnancy

- To strengthen and tone your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles

- To safely and gently develop physical strength and stamina

- To relieve tension in the neck & shoulders from feeding/carrying your baby

- To learn simple mind-body techniques for managing stress, anxiety and fatigue

- To learn how to nurture yourself as a new mum

Bryony Hughes Yoga Fix Studio

About the teacher: The course is led by Bryony Hughes, who has a background as a doctor and is training to be a yoga therapist. She brings a deep understanding of how the body works as well as a sensitivity for individual needs.

As a mum of two, Bryony has learnt to adapt her yoga practice to meet the changing demands of her life. Bryony is passionate about supporting women in rebuilding strength and confidence in their bodies as well as creating a space for connection and community.

Suitable for all levels | £50 for 5 weeks

The course runs at Fix Studio on Wednesdays 11am-12pm. Starting April 24th 2019.


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RUNZEN: Mindfulness for Runners. Module 2: Integrating Body and Mind
Apr
1
1:00 PM13:00

RUNZEN: Mindfulness for Runners. Module 2: Integrating Body and Mind

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Fix has partnered with RUNZEN (runzen.co.uk) to host their Mindfulness for Runners workshops. This session is open to anyone who has previously attended a Module 1 workshop or other events with RUNZEN.

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Why combine mindfulness with running?

The benefits for the health of both body and mind when we run are widely known and understood, with studies indicating that running may help prevent obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as boosting sleep quality and mood.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in mindfulness as a means to support our mental health and wellbeing. Research is now linking regular and sustained mindfulness practice with a decrease in the incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress. It can also improve the ability to regulate our emotions and help increase focus and attention.

RUNZEN’s passion is to give course participants the skills to sustain mindfulness and presence when we run, bringing a sense of curiosity and exploration, so that we can enjoy the benefits of running as a fully integrated body-mind experience.

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What does Module 2 cover?

Building on the themes of foundation and focus in mindful running from Module 1, this workshop begins to explore how we can develop greater embodied presence as our focus when walking and running. Through the workshop we will learn how to more fully integrate mindful awareness in stillness and in movement.

The Module 2 workshop introduces the key mindfulness concept of the Doing and Being modes of mind and we will explore this through mindfulness meditation activities based at Fix Studio before we head to nearby London Fields to practice Full Embodied Running.

Participants will receive a follow up email with supporting materials and will also then be able to participate in a Module 3 RUNZEN workshop as well as their free community runs throughout the year.

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RUNZEN instructors Stuart McLeod and Cesare Saguato have many years combined experience in running, mindfulness meditation and professional training in run coaching, mindfulness teaching and psychotherapy including with Bangor and Oxford University and Kent and Medway NHS. Through all this, they have learnt that the integration of mind-body awareness can improve mental health and running simultaneously for greater all-round wellbeing and are passionate about sharing this with you.

PAST PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

"Great experience and well designed content, delivered in a thoughtful and sensitive way.”

“Restored a sense of joy to my running. Feel now i can just run for the joy of it and not be constantly beating myself up for not performing or doing as well as I think I should be.”

“I am very interested in connecting mind with body and this course provided an ideal opportunity to explore that interest. The experience of running with a different mindset and attitude was revealing.”

“RUNZEN is more than just about running. It guides to experience the joy of movement and stop being judgemental towards yourself. Very liberating sensation. The course is well structured and the instructors clearly are passionate about what they do. I would recommend it to anyone who likes running, irrelevant of the level they are at.”

“I will be reflecting more on my habitual ways of thinking and how this affects my experience. I am going to continue to try to apply the skills we learnt to running and life in general.” 

The RUNZEN mindfulness course is £40 for 3 hours

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Yoga for Back Pain - 5 Week Course
Mar
8
to Mar 29

Yoga for Back Pain - 5 Week Course

This 5 week yoga course is designed specifically for those who experience low back pain.  

How can yoga help low back pain?

Yoga is a mind-body practice that addresses both the physical and cognitive factors that influence back pain.  

On a physical level, yoga can increase strength, stamina and flexibility, helping you to return to doing whatever you need to do, whether it is cycle to work, carry your kids or get through the day at your desk.

On a psychological level, yoga can facilitate relaxation and promote greater mind-body awareness, helping you to address fear, anxiety and stress that may be contributing to your ongoing back pain.  

What the course will cover

The ‘Yoga for Back Pain’ 5 week course provides you with a safe and supported yoga class where you will receive individual attention and expert guidance. 

  • You will learn how to use gentle flowing movements and longer held stretches to release areas of spasm, tension and tightness in your back, legs and hips.  

  • You will develop awareness of your posture and learn to connect your breath with movement to improve your pelvic and core stability.

  • You will learn poses to safely build strength in your core, legs and back muscles, supporting your recovery and preventing further episodes of low back pain.

  • You will be guided in developing greater awareness of your breath, body and mind.  With greater body awareness, you will learn to distinguish between pain as a physical sensation and your emotional response.  You will also learn to identify and respond to the stressors that may be impacting on your back pain.

  • You will learn techniques for deep relaxation within the class and for everyday life.

To see the maximum benefits of the practice, there will be a recommended home practice sequence to do in between classes.  Bryony will also be available by email and phone to discuss any questions or concerns that arise when practising at home.

  

Interested in finding out more?

There will be a 2hr ‘Yoga for Back Pain’ workshop with Bryony on Friday 10th May 7-9pm, which will be a taster of this course.

If you cannot attend the workshop, please feel free to contact Bryony (greenleopardyoga@gmail.com) with any questions about the 5 week course.  She is happy to discuss your condition and how the course could benefit you. 

Bryony Hughes Yoga Fix Studio

About the teacher: The course is led by Bryony Hughes, who is a doctor by background and is training in yoga therapy with the Minded Institute. She uses her teaching as a bridge between medicine and yoga.

Bryony brings a deep understanding of how the body works as well as sensitivity for individual needs and an ability to adapt teaching to those with illness, disability and injury. She is passionate about making yoga accessible for everyone and sharing the therapeutic benefits of the practice.

Suitable for all levels | £25

The course runs at Fix Studio, London Fields. Fridays from 7th June, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

(Course will not run on 2th June or 12th July)


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Yoga for Cyclists 6 week course
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Yoga for Cyclists 6 week course

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This course is specifically designed to address the physical tendencies that develop in cyclists. You'll work to correct the imbalance created by repeated overexertion of some muscle groups and underutilisation of others.

Throughout the course you'll learn to how to build postural strength, counterbalance the cycling posture, lengthen commonly overworked muscle groups and increase mobility in the joints that suffer from reduced mobility during cycling

The principal aim is for you to learn how to strengthen and stretch mindfully in class so that you can apply these skills when back on the bike and keep commonly developed cycle related injuries at bay

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Led by Rebecca Bogue, this 6 week course starts Monday March 4th for 6 weeks

7-8.30pm

£75


Rebecca is trained in various forms of Dance, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Teacher Training (with Tripsichore founder Edward Clark and Elizabeth Connolly) and Yoga for Runners Teacher Training (with Christine Felstead).

Since 2008, she has taught Yoga to various groups of students in London – cyclists, triathletes, actors, dancers, ME sufferers and children. Rebecca believes that yoga has the potential to be transformational to all who are open to embodiment.

Having cycled regularly for 25 years (mostly commuting and various annual long distance rides), practiced yoga for 20 and taught anatomy & physiology for 8, it made sense whilst doing her yoga teacher training to bring all disciplines together. What started off as simply a written assignment, gradually developed into a programme specifically designed to help cyclists.

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The Fix Running Masterclass
Mar
3
12:30 PM12:30

The Fix Running Masterclass

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Please join us for a half-day workshop for runners of all levels.

If you're deep in preparation for marathon season, have returned to running after some time off or perhaps are panicking about the fact that you've signed up for a half-marathon (we've been there), this workshop will give you the skills to reach your goal.

We'll be covering:

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  • The importance of cross training for injury prevention and performance enhancement

  • The role of psychology and physiology in achieving your goals

  • How to embed movement patterns as you run

  • The key elements of running to optimise speed and efficiency

You'll then work with the coaches to individually assess your running and get specialised tips on how to improve your movement with drills, strength work or specific cues. 

The workshop will be hosted by Steve Hobbs (Running coach), Joe Dale (Osteopath and ultra runner), Paddy Joyce (Osteopath) and Luke Selby (Osteopath and performance coach)

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The course runs at Fix Studio on Sunday 3rd March 2019, from 12.30pm until 4.30pm and costs £65.

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RUNZEN:  Mindfulness for Runners.  Module 1:  Foundation and Focus
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

RUNZEN: Mindfulness for Runners. Module 1: Foundation and Focus

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Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the UK. Studies suggest a range of benefits for the health of our body and mind when we run. These include helping prevent obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure, and boosting sleep quality and mood.

In recent years, there has also been a growing interest in mindfulness. Research is linking a regular and sustained mindfulness practice with a decrease in the incidence of depression, anxiety and stress. It can also improve the ability to regulate our emotions, and help increase our focus and attention.

Mindfulness for Runners combines the benefits of both running and mindfulness into an integrated whole for more enjoyable runs and greater all round well-being whether on the cushion, on the trail or in everyday life. So, where to begin...

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In this morning session, Fix has partnered with mindful running RUNZEN (www.runzen.co.uk) to host a three-hour foundation workshop. RUNZEN instructors Stuart McCleod and Cesare Saguato will introduce participants to the key elements needed to bring a mindful awareness to the experience of the body and mind whilst running.


The module includes mindfulness meditations in stillness, gentle movement and running. RUNZEN will guide you through a range of mindfulness practices before enjoying an easy-paced run around the nearby London Fields.


The mindful running instruction has two components: the foundation and focus. To run with mindfulness requires that we establish and maintain a foundation based on good posture, relaxation and body awareness, which has the added benefit of injury prevention. We will then introduce how to apply a specific focus for mindful running.

MODULE 1 is an introduction to RUNZEN and Mindfulness for Runners and will equip you with the basic tools and practices that you can then explore in running and life. Participants will receive a follow up email with supporting materials and will also then be able to participate in RUNZEN’s FREE COMMUNITY RUNS throughout the year.

Bringing mindful awareness to our experience can help us move beyond engaging with the world on autopilot as we learn to meet the present moment with openness, joy and curiosity. By employing techniques of mindfulness, runnings move beyond the status of a mere physical activity to become a fully integrated body-mind experience.

Stuart doing some of what he does best!

Stuart doing some of what he does best!

Cesare in Hackney’s Victoria Park

Cesare in Hackney’s Victoria Park

Stuart and Cesare have many years combined experience in running, mindfulness meditation and professional training in coaching, mindfulness teaching and psychotherapy including with Bangor and Oxford University and Kent and Medway NHS. Through all this, they have learnt that the integration of mind-body awareness can improve mental health and running simultaneously for greater all-round well-being and are passionate about sharing this with you.

PAST PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

"Great experience and well designed content, delivered in a thoughtful and sensitive way.”

“Restored a sense of joy to my running. Feel now i can just run for the joy of it and not be constantly beating myself up for not performing or doing as well as I think I should be.”

“I am very interested in connecting mind with body and this course provided an ideal opportunity to explore that interest. The experience of running with a different mindset and attitude was revealing.”

“RUNZEN is more than just about running. It guides to experience the joy of movement and stop being judgemental towards yourself. Very liberating sensation. The course is well structured and the instructors clearly are passionate about what they do. I would recommend it to anyone who likes running, irrelevant of the level they are at.”

“I will be reflecting more on my habitual ways of thinking and how this affects my experience. I am going to continue to try to apply the skills we learnt to running and life in general.” 

This course will run on the same morning as Fix Studio hosts its afternoon Yoga for Runners workshop. The RUNZEN mindfulness course is £30 for 3 hours. Or attend the whole day and access both sessions for a reduced rate of £50.

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The February 28 Day Full Body Reset
Feb
3
to Mar 3

The February 28 Day Full Body Reset

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Join us in February for a 28 day programme of carefully balanced nutritional support combined with beautifully programmed cleansing and toning exercise classes. The Fix 28 Day Full Body Reset runs from Sunday 3rd Feb and gives you the opportunity to create great new habits of nutrition and movement and optimise YOUR health in 2019.

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Give yourself the best start to the year, rise to the challenge: Reset your metabolism and reboot your body! All for just £89.

Access to the programme includes:

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  • A Kickstarter resource pack including a flexible meal planner and recipes

  • UNLIMITED breakfast and lunchtime yoga classes for 28 days at both Fix Studio, London Fields E8 and at Fix East Village, E20 (classes must be booked by phone in advance, subject to availability)

  • Peer-to-peer and therapist support via a closed online Facebook Group.

  • Daily motivational tips and help from Fix’s Nutritional Therapist Nuria Rodriguez

  • Online Q&A to help deal with any questions or challenges

  • Optional comprehensive body stats and goal-setting at the beginning and end of the programme (stats taken in person on 3rd Feb and 3rd March at Fix East Village).

Nuria explains more about the 28 Day Reset and why she feels this combination will be so successful over on the FIX BLOG (click here).

Previous participants have said;

“It really works to have the sense of support and solidarity from the virtual group”

“I felt before I signed up that 28 days is a really manageable period. And after it finished I found that I naturally wanted to carry on with the good habits. I feel great!”

The body achieves what the mind believes! And we BELIEVE you can do this!

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The programme runs from Sunday 3rd February - Sunday 3rd March & is available from just £89.

To book your place call us on 020 8555 7165 or 020 8986 5551 or email us and we’ll get right back to you.




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Coaching the Post-Natal Client
Jan
30
2:00 PM14:00

Coaching the Post-Natal Client

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A 2 hour workshop for Fitness Professionals and Personal Trainers focussing on safe and effective management of post-natal fitness clients.


This evidence-based interactive session will provide key tips and skills to help you improve your work with this important client group and a certificate for 2 hours CPD will be provided.

Get ready to up your game!

  • Would you like to deepen your knowledge of post-natal rehab?

  • Are you keen to help and retain these clients and improve word of mouth recommendations?

  • How can you best help new mums safely connect back to their core foundations so they feel stronger and stay injury free ?

Join us to explore how to progress women safely and effectively back from pregnancy and childbirth, to the level of fitness they strive for.

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COURSE OUTLINE:

The process of pregnancy and childbirth is both miraculous and extremely demanding for the mother.  Huge changes occur within a mother’s body as she nurtures and delivers her child.


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Significant alteration to muscle composition, ligamentous laxity, joint stability, blood volume, visceral tone and a host of other important body processes means safe and effective coaching of a post-partum client requires skill and a sound knowledge base.  This course aims to provide a basic understanding of key areas relevant to the general personal trainer/fitness professional .

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What you will learn about:

  • Physiological changes of the mother during pregnancy as they pertain to the musculo-skeletal system

  • The Birth process: associated risks, potential injuries and considerations relating to return to physical activity / training.

  • Common post-natal conditions such as abdominal diastasis, stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  How to screen for these conditions and modify your fitness program accordingly.

  • Optimal alignment and breathing techniques to promote the core connection and healing after having a baby.

Plus:

  • Tips on how to help connect post-natal women to their pelvic floor and use it effectively during their fitness sessions and home practice.

  • C-section recovery and how to work with this group.

  • Exercise modifications for those breastfeeding and those with pelvic pain.

  • Top Tips to progress mums back to running/weight training or high impact exercise:   When, how soon, how much..?

The course will be hosted by Niamh Burn (Pelvic Health Physiotherapist), Nicki Brown (Specialist pre and postnatal PT, massage therapist and pre/postnatal teacher at Fix / Frame / &Breathe) and Luke Selby - Osteopath, Sports Coach and Director at Fix.

This is a workshop for health and fitness professionals. The course runs at Fix Studio on Wednesday 30th Jan 2019, from 2.00 pm until 4.00pm and costs £25.

A certificate for 2 hours CPD will be issued to all attendees.


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Moving Resolution into Action - A Yoga Workshop for all levels
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Moving Resolution into Action - A Yoga Workshop for all levels

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Ever wondered what your body needs? Have you started a movement practice in 2019? Perhaps now is the time?

Led by Rosana Fiore, this 2 hour yoga workshop is designed for all. Take your new years resolutions and start them in a way that will benefit you for life.

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Understand the basics of this form of movement and safely apply them to meet your (physical) needs. Learn to understand your body and respond to what it is telling you. Start a practice that can improve the body in a way you may have never done before.

Iyengar yoga is a methodic approach that helps us reconnect with our body. Whether you're looking to recover from an injury, regain your range of motion or simply put your socks on with ease every morning, come to this workshop at Fix Studio -- Fulfilment guaranteed.

PS. Expect a nice stretch and a bit of humour.

All levels welcomed.

Sunday 27th January 11:00am - 1:00pm £20

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Teacher: Rosana Fiore is a certified Yoga teacher with years of practice and teaching in South America, Europe, and Asia. She's proud to carry on the Iyengar lineage and teaches at Fix Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

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