Sarah Fretwell

Yoga, Movement, Mobility, Wellness


FREE: Yin Yoga for the Body and Mind
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

FREE: Yin Yoga for the Body and Mind

I’ve teamed up with the lovely Bare Biology for their September Startover. Join me for an hour of soothing, relaxing yin yoga in the luxurious Devonshire Club in London, for FREE on Monday 24 September 6-8pm.

If you need to indulge in an hour to yourself, this one's for you. Whether you're a fully fledged yogi or a beginner, this delightful hour of stretching will help ease the tension of the day. You'll be personally guided through the practice by myself, and I will help you re charge after a long, busy day. There will be an hour of yin yoga followed by some meditation and then some delicious free omega 3 goodies from Bare Biology.

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Opening the Heart: 3 hours of Blissful Yin yoga and Gong Bath
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Opening the Heart: 3 hours of Blissful Yin yoga and Gong Bath

I am delighted to invite to you mine and Alicia Davies’s 3 hour Yin and Sound Bath workshop at Zen Yoga Camberwell. Yin Yoga accompanied by a live Sound Bath is the perfect way to relax and recharge. The combination of slow calming yin poses mixed with the soothing vibrations from the instruments is designed to release tension and create a deep sense of relaxation.

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Grow Your Flow: Take your Yoga Practice Deeper
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Grow Your Flow: Take your Yoga Practice Deeper

This is a vinyasa based workshop that will help you to take your practise further, with integrity.

We will explore how to sequence a balanced home vinyasa-style yoga practise that gives you what you need day to day. We'll cover with the traditional elements that make up a vinyasa practise; how to feel more confident with your home practise, without a teacher; strength-drills to practise to build strength and muscle memory; finding inspiration for your own yoga practise; and finally introducing yin yoga to balance out the yang. 

Plus, we will work on strength-building drills that will help you to build both muscle memory to gradually work towards arm balances and more challenging transitions.  Through this strong vinyasa based workshop we’ll be learning which muscles need to wake up and engage to get in to certain asanas and even giving poses like crow and koundinyasana a go! 

WHO'S IT FOR?

This workshop is open to anyone – current yoga practitioners, beginners looking to understand more , or teachers wanting to grow their own practice and learn new transitions and drills to help work towards some of the "bigger" poses. 

WHAT TO EXPECT?

You'll leave with a greater understanding of the different types of yoga asana and how to create yoga sequences 

You'll leave inspired to start or develop your very own self-practice. 

You'll leave with a greater awareness of your own fluctuating personal needs - body and mind - and how to practise in order to meet these needs, which change day to day. 

You'll leave with a knowledge of how the seasons effect our self and energy-levels and learn how to adapt your practise with the seasons. 

You'll leave with some excellent strength-based drills to work on that will help you to work towards some arm balances and "bigger" poses. 

Sound good? Join me for a fun filled two hours!

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HIP TO IT: Spine, Shoulders and Hips - A Journey Through The Elements
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

HIP TO IT: Spine, Shoulders and Hips - A Journey Through The Elements

Based on the elements in the Mayan calendar, join me on a Mandala Vinyasa journey through Air - today is an Air day!

In Mandala yoga we move 360 degrees around our mats, using our breath to carry us through each asana. The pace is slow, the practise is strong. Modifications and options for each pose are offered and every level of practitioner is welcome!

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HIP TO IT - Hips, Hamstrings & Spine
Mar
15
12:30 PM12:30

HIP TO IT - Hips, Hamstrings & Spine

HIP TO IT - Hips, Hamstrings & Spine 

Saturday 5th May, 12-2pm at Zen Yoga Camberwell. 

This workshop is designed to strengthen and free all those muscles that have been strained, shortened and tightened after all those years of sitting on chairs or sofas for long periods, running or cycling, and simply not moving the way you were designed to move. 

The hips and spine (and hamstrings which are muscles of the hip) were designed to have freedom of movement, to bend with ease, to be supple. 

Sitting for long periods, whether that's at work or at home as well as the limited range of movement in our daily lives can cause these muscles and the fascia around them to contract and tighten, causing what we know as “stiffness” or an inability to touch our toes or bend backwards with ease.

In this two hour workshop, we will explore how to cultivate a greater range of motion and strength in key areas of the body: the spine and all the muscles of the hips including the hamstrings. We will explore how to cultivate a greater awareness of the core muscles, how to access greater range of motion, both passively and actively, in key areas of the body, and how to release tight hips and hamstrings using dynamic movements.

This will not only help to improve the flexibility and strength, but it will also help alleviate back and hip pain, improve your posture, teach you how find freedom in these areas with yoga poses and exercises that you can take back home to your own mat. We will also explore the function of hips, shoulders, abdominals, and limbs in creating a strong and supported backbending practice. The workshop ends with exercises that unwind the spine, savasana, and meditation. 

If you want to get stronger in your core or have tight hamstrings, weak hip flexors, or have back pain, this workshop is for you. This is a physical practise with lots of time for questions, chatting and laughter! ALL levels of practitioners are welcome.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE  or email me for questions or to book via bank transfer! 

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Freeing the Hips, Hamstrings and Spine: A Yoga Workshop
Feb
3
2:30 PM14:30

Freeing the Hips, Hamstrings and Spine: A Yoga Workshop

Saturday 3rd February, 2.30-4.30pm at Zen Yoga Camberwell. 

This workshop is designed to strengthen and free all those muscles that have been strained, shortened and tightened after all those years of sitting on chairs or sofas for long periods, running or cycling, and simply not moving the way you were designed to move. 

The hips and spine (and hamstrings which are muscles of the hip) were designed to have freedom of movement, to bend with ease, to be supple. 

Sitting for long periods, whether that's at work or at home as well as the limited range of movement in our daily lives can cause these muscles and the fascia around them to contract and tighten, causing what we know as “stiffness” or an inability to touch our toes or bend backwards with ease.

In this two hour workshop, we will explore how to cultivate a greater range of motion and strength in key areas of the body: the spine and all the muscles of the hips including the hamstrings. 

This will not only help to improve the flexibility and strength, but it will also help alleviate back and hip pain, improve your posture, teach you how find freedom in these areas with yoga poses and exercises that you can take back home to your own mat. 

What to expect?

We will move with ease and fluidity through a creatively sequenced flow and strengthening exercises. We will then melt into a slow, soothing Yin yoga practise, using props to help us lengthen and free up the muscles and fascia of the hips and spine. We will end with an utterly relaxing session of yoga Nidra - a practise of complete stillness and rest. 

This is a physical practise with lots of time for questions, chatting and laughter! No previous yoga experience is required and beginners are very welcome.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

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A Yoga Workshop for Healthy Hips and Hamstrings
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

A Yoga Workshop for Healthy Hips and Hamstrings

This workshop is designed to strengthen and release all those muscles that are strained, pushed and tightened as you run, cycle, workout or sit for long periods. 

Sitting for long periods whether that's at work or at home as well as running and cycling is known for causing tight hamstrings and hips, and don't work the body evenly, so we will explore how to cultivate a greater range of motion and strength in key areas of the body: IT band, spine, hamstrings and hips. 

This will not only help to improve the flexibility and strength of your hips and hamstrings, but it will also help alleviate lower back pain and improve posture.

We will go deep into those hips and hamstrings with a creatively sequenced flow and some slower Yin yoga, using props to help us lengthen and strengthen the muscles and fascia of the lower body.

This is a physical practise with lots of time for questions, chatting and laughter! No previous yoga experience is required.

*Yummy, healthy treats included!

Email sarahfretwellyoga1@gmail.com for more information. x

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