Yoga

Alison Stoker- Interfaith Minister and Yoga Teacher

alison.stoker@gmail.com

07794 550108

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. No classes on Monday 27th May or 10th June 

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. No class on Friday 7th June

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Here are some events that are happening in the coming months...

Summer Solstice Walk, Talk, Meditate and brief history lesson...

Thursday 20th June, 6.50pm at Chanctonbury Ring


The Summer Solstice is a magical time. A time of fruition and visibility, a time when you are invited to be completely 'out there' about what you want and how you'll get it. 


This year I'm holding this celebration differently than I have before. Intrigued? Come along!


The plan is to meet at Chanctonbury Ring Car park (the Washington one) on Thursday 20th June at 6.50pm and we’ll walk up to Chanctonbury Ring. It'll be an opportunity to be out in nature, enjoy the peace of the place or talk with fellow yogis and I've put together a meditation for us to do at the top.


Chanctonbury Ring is a special site and has a fascinating history. I'm going to  play tour guide and tell you what I know about this mysterious site and then we can wander back down again at our leisure.


There will be something yummy to consume up top and if you feel moved to bring a reading, song, dance, anything at all, all contributions to this celebration are welcome.


Because this is an al fresco event if the weather isn’t fair enough I’ll have to cancel it and refund you but I’m putting it out there and if it’s meant to happen then it will.


Please be aware that it's quite a steep climb with uneven paths and if it's been raining it can be very slippery. But it's absolutely worth the effort. It's £10 to join and will include cake!

To book your place please click below... 







If you are unable to attend for any reason I will be able to refund you if it's possible to find someone to take your space.

Meditation and Reflections on A Course In Miracles, Thursday 27th June 7.15-8.30pm at The Chapel, Billingshurst


In this self-contained session we will be looking at Lesson 80 of the course,


‘Let me recognise my problems have been solved.’


We think we have many problems when really we only have one and this is our separation from love/God. Any situation where we believe we are wholly to blame or to credit for the outcome is a situation where we have chosen separation over collaboration. 


In this evening we'll explore our relationship to our 'problems' and look to re-define them. 


A Course In Miracles is a spiritual and psychological text with the core belief that in any given moment we are in one of two states, love or fear.

 

The ‘course’ is set out in three parts, the text, the daily lessons and the manual for teachers. According to the text ‘this is a required course’. I take that to mean that the themes in it are the themes we all encounter and strive to understand- love, loss, fear, anger, abundance, lack, forgiveness, closed heartedness, jealousy, hatred, exuberance, peace- to name just a few. The course uses traditional Christian language but is not affiliated with any religion or belief system. I have been a student of the course for seven years and fall back on its principles as a way of understanding my own limiting beliefs, behaviours and thoughts and how to overcome them.


Akin to all serious spiritual and psychological paths there is no end to the course, every year we pass though the same lesson with (we hope) deeper understanding. No matter your experience with the course, beginner or seasoned student, there is value in visiting this material if you are called to.

I will also be offering ongoing support to anyone who is committing to practice the daily lessons of the course consistently in 2019.


This session will take place at The Chapel, Unitarian Church Hall, Billingshurst, RH14 9QS.


It's £10 for the evening which includes tea and coffee and notes to take home if you wish. To book you place please click below







If you are unable to attend for any reason I will be able to refund you if it's possible to find someone to take your space.







Compassion, Communication and Clarity...a yoga and meditation workshop

Saturday 13th July 10am-1pm The Cow Shed Studio, Steyning 


Compassion, clarity and communication are the domain of the throat chakra. Sitting between the warmth of the heart and the infinite nature of the mind, the throat chakra is the energy centre that we use to communicate our needs and listen to (not only hear) the needs of others.


Communication makes or breaks relationships. An empowered communicator knows how to get her needs met without manipulating, cajoling or shaming others. Whereas we’ve all had the experience of someone trying to control or influence us (it happens every time you listen to or watch an advert) in a roundabout way. At best we tune out, at worst we get drawn in and there are acres of room for confusion and upset.


This is why learning how to communicate compassionately is essential and so is hearing the needs of others through the sometimes-veiled way they are presenting them.


As well as communicating wisely to the outside world it’s also vital that we have trust in the internal communications that go on in our body. We need to be able to register the ache in our back that will turn into a full-blown muscle spasm if we don’t listen to it, or the inner knowing that we need to move more. Our body is alive with information, it’s not all stored between our ears.


In this workshop I invite you to join me as we get in touch with the body’s wisdom through meditation and movement. Our yoga practice will centre around freeing the throat, neck, vocal cords and jaw. We will use our voices and chant as we travel through various yoga poses and moderate vinyasa (moving with the breath), with the intention of moving energy through the throat.


We will cover compassionate communication and there will be time to discuss our own experiences and struggles. Questions about the topic are very welcome, you could let me know ahead of time if there’s anything in particular you’d like us to cover and I’ll do my best to touch on that as it’s so often the case that one person’s story is another’s too.


If you feel drawn to come along it’s £35 for the morning which includes light refreshments. To book your space please click below








If you are unable to attend for any reason I will be able to refund you if it's possible to find someone to take your space.



A note about the chakras- In Sanskrit the term ‘Chakra’ means wheel or disk. There are seven main chakras in the body, these energy centres run from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each of these energy centres governs parts of the body and consciousness. When a centre is blocked, we may feel physically, mentally of emotionally blocked and equally if an energy centre over-whelmed the corresponding area of our body or life will feel that way too.

 

Welcome,



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




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