Alison Stoker- Interfaith Minister and Yoga Teacher
Autumn Meditation Sessions at Sedgwick Park House
Thursday 12th October 7.15-8.30pm
The lesson from A Course In Miracles we’ll be focusing on is ‘Today I will judge nothing that occurs’. We’ll be talking about the judgements we make (both positive and negative) and how these judgements prevent us from learning and evolving. We will practice meditations on releasing judgements, both of the self and others. Please RSVP if you'd like to come along. It's £12 payable on the night. Email email@example.com or call/text 07794 550108.
Future meditation evenings-
Thursday 16th November
Monday 11th December
Samhain/All Souls Day Yoga and Meditation Evening at Sedgwick Park House
Wednesday 1st November 7.15-9pm
Whilst All Souls Day is originally a Christian concept there are other traditions that recognise this day. The Mexican Day of the Dead falls at the same time. Samhain (from the earth traditions) is celebrated just a couple of days before (on what is popularly known as ‘Halloween’).
All these festivals are connected to honouring our ancestors, it’s believed this is the time of year when the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest and we are closest to those who have passed on before us.
In this evening session we’ll practice warming and nurturing yoga, focused on boosting the immune system and keeping our spirits high at this dark time of year. We’ll also practice a meditation to heighten our intuitive abilities and a simple ritual to honour the ancestors.
£15, payable on the evening but please book your place in advance. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07794 550108.
Weekly Open Yoga Classes...
Mondays 11-12noon Gentle Hatha Yoga at The Cow Shed Studio, Hammes Farm, Steyning. £10 drop in or £80 for a ten class pass (valid for four months)
- no classes on bank holidays
Fridays 1-2pm Gentle Hatha Yoga at The Chapel, High Street, Billingshurst. £10 drop in or £80 for a ten class pass (valid for four months) - no class on Friday 1st September
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...Interfaith Ministry
Or, read on for details of yoga and meditation classes and events...
Saturday Morning Workshops...
Polishing the Mirror - a Yoga and Meditation workshop on the power of self-reflection and study (swadhaya) Saturday 7th October 10am-1pm, Sedgwick Park House, Horsham
“You will be with you longer than anyone else on the planet so make it a good relationship.’ -Louise Hay
Swadhaya means self-reflection and study- a questioning of our motives, actions, habits and beliefs. By polishing the mirror i.e. being willing to review and sometimes erase what we have been told or come to believe about ourselves, we become free to be a fuller expression of who we truly are. How we dance with this exciting experience we call life and learn about what we are here to transmit and absorb is what makes all the difference to its quality. Do we learn through pleasure or pain? In which areas do we have learning to do? And what does it take for us to be willing to do it? Wherever you are in your life, whatever your gifts and challenges there is always a lesson, after all we are each on divine assignment!
In our yoga asana practice we’ll be focusing on the ancient meaning of the poses- the strength and power we can get from warrior pose, how to learn perspective from eagle pose and grace and composure available in dancer pose. If you’ve ever wondered why yogis choose these postures and would like to understand the deeper significance of them this is the workshop for you. In meditation, we’ll be getting in touch with our inner guidance to re-connect to the deep, peaceful and wise self.
This session is suitable for anyone with some previous experience of yoga. If you would like to sign up each workshop is £35, payable in advance to secure your space. There will be tea, coffee and (sugar, wheat and dairy free) cake for refreshment. I will send a confirmation email and directions to Sedgwick Park closer to the time the time. For booking or more information about any aspect of the morning contact me at email@example.com, 07794550108.