Alison Stoker- Interfaith Minister and Yoga Teacher
Weekly Open Yoga Classes...
Mondays 11-12noon Gentle Hatha Yoga at The Cow Shed Studio, Hammes Farm, Steyning. £10 drop in or the equivalent of £8 a class if you sign up for a half term. First class of 2018 is on Monday 8th January.
Fridays 1-2pm Gentle Hatha Yoga at The Chapel, High Street, Billingshurst. £10 drop in or the equivalent of £8 a class if you sign up for a half term. First class of 2018 is on Friday 12th January.
I'm a Yoga Teacher and Interfaith Minister based in West Sussex. I run regular classes, workshops and retreats and offer personalised ceremonies to couples and individuals of all faiths and none as they pass through the important milestones of life.
If you'd like to read about my Interfaith Ministry work please click here...Ceremonies
Or, read on for details of yoga and meditation classes and events...
The Divine Feminine- The Pagan Triple Goddess Yoga and Meditation workshop
Sedgwick Park House, Horsham
Saturday 24th March 2018 10am-1pm
Throughout 2018 I will be offering workshops on the energies of women in many of the world’s religions and cultural traditions. From Buddhism’s Green Tara to Christianity’s Mother Mary, Celtic wise women to the Pagan triple goddess, there is much wisdom in the divine feminine. Each workshop will include some learning about the goddess or female deity and a themed yoga practice and meditations to connect with the divine feminine.
This workshop will focus on the phases of womanhood, from being a maiden; a young adolescent woman who is finding her way to a mother (not necessarily to children) whose overt energy is given to the world through work, child bearing and relationships. To a crone; a woman who is post-menopausal, a time when the wisdom that comes from the latter years of life is ours to absorb and share.
On a basic level these cycles of life are related to our age and which phase of life we are in, but in other ways we might for example find we embody the crone in one area of our life and the maiden in another.
In our culture we can be eager to linger in the earlier phases of womanhood, fearful of becoming the invisible ‘old woman’. But she is only invisible if we don’t see her. We can learn to embody the energy of each of the phases of womanhood and what each phase looks like is ours to decide.
Our yoga asana practice will be focused on travelling through each phase of the triple goddess- the vigour of the maiden, the steadiness and vitality of the mother and the deep and slow movement of the crone. We’ll cover yoga poses to help with the monthly cycle and those that are beneficial for women going through the menopause.
This workshop is suitable for all women with some experience of yoga. To book your place and pay via paypal or with your debit or credit card please click the link below...
Please note that if you have made your booking but are unable to make it I will refund you if I am able to fill your place.
Meditation Sessions at Sedgwick Park House
Thursday 12th April 7.15-8.30pm
'In quietness are all things answered.’
Thinking creates more thinking and this almost always leads to nothing more than mental exhaustion and anxiety. There is much practical wisdom out there for times when we have something to respond to or a decision to make, ‘Sleep on it,’ we’re told or ‘Take a deep breath and count to ten’. In this evening I’ll be drawing on some Buddhist meditation techniques and we’ll explore ways to find the quietness of mind that allows us to access the answers we may seek. We’ll connect with feelings in the body and draw on previous good decisions we’ve made to remind ourselves of the very clear (if only we would listen!) signals that we receive when it comes to steering our way through life.
To book please click the button below-
Future meditation evenings-
Thursday 10th May 7.15-8.30pm
Spring Equinox Celebration
Wednesday 21st March 7.30-9pm at Sedgwick Park House, Horsham
‘In out-of-the way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming.
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.’
As the wheel of the year turns again and we approach brighter, warmer and more colourful times I invite you to join me for an evening of Yoga and Meditation on the theme of the Spring Equinox.
This time of year is about re-birth, fertility and creation. We let the winter time slip away and embrace the light and energy of this abundant time of year. Our yoga practice will be about opening ourselves and shrugging off the heaviness of winter. We will focus on chest and hip opening and re-set the energy of the body by doing some work with the body’s meridians and pressure points.
This is perfect for anyone whose immune system suffered through winter or if you’re looking to let this Spring bring you something new and wonderful.
To sign up for this event please click below to pay via PayPal or using your debit or credit card. If you have booked but are unable to attend I will offer a refund if I am able to fill your space.