connect to yourself and others 

 

~ classes, courses, workshops ~

 

Given the current global health crisis, many of our practitioners are offering sessions online. Please contact them directly for information. Heart Twickenham sends love, hope and healing to you, our community and the world xx

Scroll down for full details about classes, courses and workshops

Fit Anywhere: Exercise in the Time of COVID-19

information supplied by Anya Willis

 

It’s hard to be stuck at home, but COVID-19 is still spreading, still dangerous, and the risk—especially to those with health conditions—is still high. Being stuck in one place for months on end is no good for our physical or mental health.

 

So how do we fight cabin fever? Physical activity is one of the absolute best tools you can use to keep yourself healthy and sane while abiding by pandemic-friendly protocols. These resources show you the power of exercise, some workouts you can do while social distancing, and how to stay safe if you do hit the gym:

 

Why Exercise Matters

These links show exactly how important it is to get moving, especially now:

 

  • Regular exercise improves overall health, making you less likely to get sick (and better equipped to recover if you do.)

  • Adjusting your morning routine to include exercise gives you more energy and better mood stability through the whole day.

  • Exercise gets out excess stress, which reduces the intensity of depression and anxiety.

 

Working Out at a Distance

There are tons of great ways to exercise without interacting with people outside of your home:

 

  • You can safely walk, run, or bike around your neighborhood.

  • Check out workout videos online to exercise with your family at home.

  • Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility at home; just make sure you have a mat or soft flooring to protect your joints.

  • Improve your focus by reducing clutter and cleaning messy areas of your home. 

 

Safety at the Gym

If you’re aching to go back to the gym, here’s how to do so safely:

 

 

It’s tempting to give in to inactivity and gloom during a tough time. That said, pushing through and putting in the effort to get moving is beyond worth it. You deserve to feel as good as you can right now, so give yourself the best chance for happiness

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Weekdays

Wednesdays

Chi Gung with Praveen Kothakota

contact directly for details

online through Zoom

Discover this ancient system of co-ordinated breathwork and  powerful, rhythmic movement

that is strengthening, healing and restorative. The practice will leave you feeling relaxed, yet energised.

​Praveen's approach ensures the practice is accessible to all, encouraging sensitivity and awareness

in his students. He brings a depth of knowledge to his classes, drawing on 20 years of experience

in Chi Gung, Kung Fu, Meditation and Yoga

£5 per class 

07882077357

phoenixrising.pk@gmail.com

Thursdays

Morning and Evening Kirtan Chanting online with Nikki Slade

8.00 - 9.00 am and  8.00 - 9.00pm

online through Zoom

This is an invitation to open your heart and connect to your vocal power through the yoga of sound. Kirtan (chanting) does for your insides what a yoga asana class does for your physical body. It is the perfect way to dissolve blockages and stress through the vibrations of the sound.

Kirtan is a universal practice that belongs to everyone and is as relevant today as it originally was centuries ago. We will chant together in call and response accompanied by harmonium and drum. The overall experience is like a meditation with voice. You don’t have to sing – your voice is the instrument for you to connect to your inner power. Most importantly expect to have fun! You will leave feeling free, energized, uplifted and joyful for the week ahead.

Nikki will be holding weekly Online sessions for the next few weeks to help us maintain a healthy mind and positive outlook through these challenging times.

How does this work? The sessions will be happening every Thursday via the Zoom online platform.

Once you book, you will receive and email message from hanna@nikkislade.com or pa@freetheinnervoice.com with an invitation from these addresses (look in your spam folders!) with a link that you can simply click to open the zoom meeting directly from your computer, tablet or mobile device. No need to download any programmes or software. You will need to download the Zoom app only if you are connecting via mobile or tablet.

Booking:
Pay with the orange button on the side panel

 

Morning session
https://nikkislade.com/events/online-kirtan-with-nikki-slade/

 

Evening session

https://nikkislade.com/events/thursday-evenings-online-kirtan/

or book through Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/Kirtan-Chanting-from-the-Heart-with-Nikki-Slade-in-London/


Investment:  £12 each session. VAT inc.
Bundle: 3 sessions at £9 each: £27 + VAT = £32.40
To pay for a bundle, please email hanna@nikkislade.com and we will send you bank details.

 

Fridays

Learn to Lead Kirtan  Course with Nikki Slade

September - November 2021

Are you passionate about Kirtan and chanting from the heart?

Have you ever felt that you are a budding Kirtan leader waiting to emerge?

Do you see yourself sharing this sublime and exquisite practice with the world?

If that’s you then Autumn 2021 offers you the Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited 200 Hour Learn To Lead Kirtan Foundation Training in London.

 

Read more about what this training offers here:

https://nikkislade.com/the-great-voyage/

 

For bookings and more information 

https://nikkislade.com/events/learn-lead-kirtan-foundation-training-2021/

Weekends

please scroll down to see all  workshops and events

Saturdays

Online Writing for Self Discovery Workshop with Lucy Watt and Sarah Richings
Saturday April 24th  10.00 - 12.15pm

online through Zoom


Do you enjoy getting to know yourself at a deeper level?

Are you interested in how the process of creative writing can help you access self-truths you may have buried or hidden from yourself?

- Would you welcome the chance to work in a small, supportive group with qualified counsellors as facilitators?

We are offering a series of online Writing for Self Discovery workshops. You don’t need to be experienced or skilled in creative writing to take part. You just need to be open to engaging with a process as it unfolds.

This workshop will involve writing creatively in response to different prompts given by the facilitators. This can help you experience how writing can be used to give you new perspectives and improve your well-being. Everyone has a unique voice and stories to tell. We encourage creative ways to express this in a safe and friendly environment.

Each workshop focuses on a different theme - for example journeys, time, childhood dreams.

The course will be facilitated by qualified and BACP registered counsellors, Sarah Richings and Lucy Watt.

Participants who have attended earlier workshops are welcome to attend. There will be different themes and exercises.


When you join the session, have a notebook and pen or pencil ready and ensure you are in a private space where you cannot be overheard.
 

About the facilitators:
Sarah Richings is a BACP registered humanistic counsellor and has trained in facilitating creative writing for therapeutic purposes. She is also a counsellor in a university setting, and previously in a bereavement service. Sarah has also worked in further education as a teacher and adviser.

Lucy Watt is a BACP registered and accredited humanistic counsellor working in private practice in Dalston, East London, and an assistant tutor at Metanoia Institute. She works with adults, both as individuals and in groups. Lucy also has experience as a bereavement counsellor in an East London hospice. Previously, Lucy worked in the social and digital innovation sector, in local government politics and supporting young people into work. www.lucywattcounselling.com
 

Investment £25

For more information

https://www.workshopsforselfdiscovery.com/

email lucy@lucywattcounselling.com
Please book through this link

https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-zrmDkkZb/events/272759605/?gj=co2&rv=co2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDlkZmFjMGRjLWUzOWUtNGQ4Mi1hYTQ5LTY1NDg2MmMyOGE2MA

 

Cancellation policy: the fee can only be refunded if the course is full and we can find a replacement for you before the workshop starts.

Sundays

Your Real Voice – A Masterclass in Identifying & Expressing your Authentic Voice with Nikki Slade

Saturday May 16th 6.00 - 8.00pm

This 2 hour long masterclass with Nikki Slade will equip you with empowering processes and tools to support you in bringing out and sustaining the expression of your real voice in the world.

Every day we have to face a bombardment of voices from the outside world and an entourage of internal critical voices which can easily undermine all that we do. The voyage of discovering how to master these voices in the context of every day life has been Nikki’s major work for over 30 years.  Click here to find out more.

Being able to identify and express your authentic voice is a skill that supports us all in creating and living a life which is aligned with our values, needs and desires but it is particularly helpful if you …

  • Are in a leadership position

  • Are a procrastinator or have difficulties making decisions

  • Feel that your creative expression is blocked

  • Give your power away on a regular basis

  • Have an addictive personality

  • Are at a crossroads in your life

  • Are scared of speaking your truth

  • Have difficulties creating strong and healthy boundaries

During this masterclass Nikki will help you to dive into sound, free movement and mantra in order to create an environment where you can hear your real voice.  Once you connect with your true inner voice, the challenge is then how to sustain that connection in your daily life when distractions and temptations are enticing us out of our vibrational alignment.

With Nikki’s expert guidance we will explore the following…

  • Which voice is real?

  • Where am I going?

  • Which voice can I trust?

  • How do I access the real voice?

  • How do I know when I have connected to the real voice?

For more information and booking go to

https://nikkislade.com/events/your-real-voice-a-masterclass-in-identifying-expressing-your-authentic-voice/

ALL LOVE – All Day Online Kirtan in aid of Crisis for The Homeless with Nikki Slade and guests

 Sunday 6th June 8.30 am - 10.30pm

ALL LOVE. A 14hr Kirtan chanting celebration in aid of CRISIS is back for its 4th year running! 38 kirtan leaders including KirtanLondon, Gavin Frank, Regina Martin, Sulekh Ruparell, Radhika Vekaria, The Art of Living, Alva Malka and Harel Malka, Gratia Churchill, Robert Horwell, Candida Valentino and Michael Ormiston and many more will chant their hearts out for the homeless. (Please see the next tab to find the whole list of all the wonderful Kirtan Leaders).

CRISIS work with people in London and all across the UK and right now there is a need to financially support all those who are still sleeping rough or in shelters where it is impossible to self-isolate.

 

Homeless people are particularly vulnerable due to their health conditions and access to information. CRISIS are supporting them by providing “essentials” packages to those that need them most, outreach and funding to local charities and shelters.

Kirtan, the practice of chanting mantras from the Bhakti Yoga tradition is about connection and sharing with the intention of unity, love and gratitude. When we sing together we can experience inner peace, bliss and freedom. Let’s send this energy to those who need it most.

 

This all-day Kirtan Festival will run for 14 hours, you can join at any time through the day and you can come and go.

 

JOIN US!

Everyone is welcome

Date: Sunday 6th June 2021
Time: 8:30am – 10:30pm
Venue: This is happening Live Online Via Zoom and Live on Nikki’s FB page: @NikkiKirtan. We will announce the link closer to time.

Booking: If you want to watch via FB, there is no need to register. If you want to register on to the zoom room, please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvceGvqjgiHdBE-DmUBxoECoW9t-k9H5ik

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

There is no registration fee as such, however this mass group effort is to raise money for Crisis and we would hugely appreciate your donations, no matter how small.

To make a donation please go to: https://gofund.me/d6032de7

Suggested Donation: £10 or more!

 

Kirtan Chanting for the Community with Nikki Slade

Further fundraising dates tbc

                         

Nikki’s mission is to provide an empowering and safe space that unconditionally encourages individuals to connect with their true inner voice so that they may transcend all limiting beliefs that prevent their authentic and free self-expression.

This is an invitation to open your heart and connect to your vocal power through the yoga of sound.  Kirtan (chanting) does for your insides what a yoga asana class does for your physical body. It is the perfect way to dissolve blockages and stress through the vibrations of the sound.

 

Kirtan is a universal practice that belongs to everyone and is as relevant today as it originally was centuries ago. We will chant together in call and response accompanied by harmonium and drum. The overall experience is like a meditation with voice. You don’t have to sing – your voice is the instrument for you to connect to your inner power. Most importantly expect to have fun! You will leave feeling free, energized, uplifted and joyful for the week ahead.

 

Dress comfortably, bring water and a cushion to sit on.

Suggested donation £10

for more information contact

tuesday@urbanyogi.co.uk


 

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www.meetup.com/Heart-Twickenham

 

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