BEGINNERS COURSES

  • NEW FROM JANUARY 2022 : A 3 Month program for Beginners

    This is a 3 month course designed as an introductory course for beginners or for those wishing to learn more about Shadow Yoga. The course will also offer an optional individual practice component where guidance will be given to develop a home practice. The course will run over three 4 week blocks with each block focussing on a different aspect of the practice. Each 4 week block can also be taken as a stand alone course. The Individual practice class will be held on one Saturday/month

    No previous yoga experience is required

    NB If courses need to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions we will provide a full refund for classes that cannot be attended or a transfer of fees for the course to be resumed at a later date

    Karen @ Claremont Upper Hall 24-27 White Lion St, Angel N1 9PD

    Thursday 5.30-6.30 pm Jan 20 – Feb 10

    This block will focus on the basic joint warm up sequence and the stances that provide the foundation for the Shadow Yoga preludes

    Thursday 5.30-6.30 pm Feb 24 – March 17

    This 4 week block will introduce more coordination with the arms and legs with the breathing in the preliminary stances

    Thursday 5.30-6.30 pm March 31 – April 28

    This final block will cover the practice of uddiyana bandha and its application in the yoga practice to further deepen the coordination of movement and breathing

    Individual practice class Saturday 10.30 -11.30am Feb 19, March 12 & April 23

    Fees : £45 for each 4 week block or £120 for the full course/ £55 including Individual practice class or £150 for the complete course with 3 Individual practice classes

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  • Introductory Level

    Introductory courses are suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience of yoga. They will focus on the basic joint warm up sequence, stance work and seated activity of Shadow Yoga.
    Courses are 6 weeks @ £66 unless otherwise stated

    NB If courses need to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions we will provide a full refund for classes that cannot be attended or a transfer of fees for the course to be resumed at a later date

     

     

    Open class – All Levels  Wednesday @ 7.30-8.30pm starting Jan 19 2022 Karen @  The Skylight  

    Class passes available for Open Shadow Yoga class : 6 classes £66/single class £12

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    Monday 7.30-8.30pm
    Jan 17 – Feb 28  Drop-in class @ £12/single, class passes available via booking link (£55/5, £100/10)
    Monique @ The Arc
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    Wednesday 6.15-7.15pm
    Jan 26 – March 2
    5 weeks @ £55 or £12 drop in
    Monique @ Claremont Anja’s Hall 24-27 White Lion St, Angel N1 9PD
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    Saturday 9.30-10.30am
    Jan 29 – Feb 26
    Monique @ Waterside 50 Dame St N1 7FR
    5 weeks @ £55 or £12 drop in
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    Open Shadow Yoga class – All Levels  – Saturday @ 9 -10.15am Resumes Jan 22 2022
    Karen @ Claremont Upper Hall 24-27 White Lion St, Angel N1 9PD
     
    Class passes available for Saturday Open Shadow Yoga class : 6 classes £66/single class £12

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    Due to social distancing guidelines spaces are limited and all classes require advance booking. Students will be required to bring their own mats which can be stored at the venue if bagged and labelled

  • Level 1

    Level 1 courses are open to all who have some yoga experience

    Tuesday 6.15-7.15pm
    Jan 11 – March 1
    Monique @ Claremont Upper Hall 24-27 White Lion St, Angel N1 9PD
    6 /7 or 8 weeks @ £66/£77/£88
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  • Level 2-3

    Wednesday 7-8.15am
    Jan 12 – March 2
    Monique @ Waterside 50 Dame St N1 7FR
    6 /7 or 8 weeks @ £66/£77/£88
    This course is suitable for those with at least 2 years experience of Shadow yoga. It will focus on the third form of Shadow Yoga Kartikkeya Mandalam.
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  • Asana Anghara & Nrtta Sadhana

    Asana Anghara with Inversions and Pranayama Tuesday @ 7-8.15am  January 18 – March 22 2022

    Karen @ The Skylight

    10 weeks @ £110

    This course is open to those with experience of asana anghara and will focus on inversions and pranayama.

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    Nrtta Sadhana Wednesday @ 6.15-7.15pm January 19 – March 16 2022

    Karen @  The Skylight

     

    This course is open to those with experience of the third prelude of Shadow Yoga and will provide an Introduction to Nrtta Sadhana

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    Spaces are limited and all classes require advance booking. It is possible to check if there is drop in availability from week to week. Students will be need to bring their own mats which can be stored at the venue if bagged and labelled

  • Individual Instruction

    Students with injuries or specific conditions that require individual attention are advised to contact Karen Watson on 0208 533 5553 or email info@islingtonyoga.com.

INTENSIVE COURSES

Intensive courses are for students with some experience of Shadow Yoga in order to deepen their practice. They can focus on a particular prelude, the full practice format or a specific element of the practice and usually are at least one week in duration.

  • Balakrama - London UK

    Date/Time:

    Monday Feb 28 – Friday Mar 4 2022 @ 7-8.30am

    Teacher: Monique Ledesma
    Balakrama (Stepping into Strength) is the first Shadow Yoga Prelude, which develops strength, resilience and flexibility. It will be taught as part of the full practice format of prelude, asana and concluding activity. This is a general level course open to all with some yoga experience.
     
    Fees: £85 early bird to Jan 31/£100 thereafter
    Venue:

    Claremont New Hall

    Booking:

    To book please email moniqueledesma@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS

Workshops provide a short exposure to Shadow Yoga preludes, full practice format or Nrtta Sadhana practice and thus provide an introduction to the subject being taught. They are usually taught over weekends.

  • Nrtta Sadhana Weekend Workshop Jan 29/30 2022- London

    Date/Time:

    Saturday Jan 29 @ 3-5pm

    Sunday Jan 30 @ 8-10am

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This weekend workshop will focus on the 8 palms of Nrtta Sadhana and is open to those who have some experience of this form

    Fees: £50
    Venue:

    Skylight

    Booking:

    To book email info@islingtonyoga.com

RETREATS

Retreats provide an opportunity to immerse oneself fully in the yoga practice without the demands and distractions of everyday life.

  • Spring Retreat 2022 -The Comb Northumberland UK

    Date/Time:

    Thursday March 24 – Monday March 28 2022

    LAST PLACES REMAINING

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This Spring retreat will focus on the third prelude of Shadow Yoga and is suitable for those who have experience of the second form of Shadow Yoga or at least 3 years experience of other forms of yoga

    Fees include tuition/accommodation and meals being brunch and evening meal of soup and salad.

    Class times will be Thursday 5-7pm/Friday – Sunday 7-9am & 4-6pm and Monday 7-9am

    Fees: £675 twin share/£200 non-refundable deposit to book
    Venue:

    The Comb

    Booking:

    Email info@islingtonyoga.com to book

  • Summer Solstice Retreat 2022 - Ludlow UK

    Date/Time:

    Tuesday June  14 @ 3pm – Tuesday June 21 @ 11am

    FULLY BOOKED

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This retreat will focus on the Linear Asana-Angahara 1 in the morning with preparation for inverted activity and Circular Asana-Angahara 1 in the afternoon with an emphasis on preparation for pranayama. It is suitable for those with experience of the third prelude of Shadow Yoga. Fees include accommodation and tuition being two classes/day, with a class on arrival in the afternoon and before departure on the following Tuesday morning.

    The accommodation is self catering in 5 shared apartments each with two twin share bedrooms. A food delivery can be arranged on the day or alternatively you can bring your own food for the week.

    The nearest town is Ludlow which is a 20 minute taxi ride away so easy to pick up supplies on the way.

    Fees: £775 twin share/£200 non-refundable deposit to book
    Booking:

    Email info@islingtonyoga.com to book

  • Autumn Retreat Sept 23-26 2022 Hay on Wye UK

    Date/Time:

    Friday Sept 23 – Sunday Sept 25/Monday Sept 26  2022

     

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    Join us for this Autumn Yoga retreat in the beautiful surroundings of Racquety Farm  near Hay on Wye to begin the process of drawing inwards for the months ahead. This restorative weekend will focus on the Ananda Tandava of the Nrtta Sadhana, followed by seated activity leading to internal practices of pratyahara, mudra and pranayama. It is open to all with some experience of Shadow Yoga

    The first and last classes of the weekend will focus on restorative practices. Attendance can include one or both of the Friday evening and Sunday evening restorative classes for those who wish to stay Sunday evening and leave on Monday morning to make the most of the weekend

    Fees include accommodation, tuition and brunch/lunch on the Saturday and Sunday

    Accommodation cost is the same for 2 or 3 nights.

    Friday Sept 23 @ 7-9pm Arrival and restorative class

    Saturday Sept 24 @ 7-9am & 4-6pm

    Sunday Sept 25 @ 7-9am

    Sunday Sept 25 @ 5-7pm Restorative class

     

    Fees: £360 twin share 4 classes/£375 twin share 5 classes £100 to book
    Booking:

    Email info@islingtonyoga.com to book

  • Winter Retreat/Workshop Nov 18 -20/21 2022 Vowchurch UK

    Date/Time:

    Friday Nov 18 – Sun Nov 20/Mon Nov 21 2022

    Friday @ 6-8pm

    Saturday 8-10am & 4-6pm

    Sunday 8-10am

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This weekend workshop is open to all levels with some yoga experience. It will focus on one of the Shadow Yoga preludes as well as seated and concluding activity to cover the full practice format of Shadow Yoga.

    There is an option to book with accommodation £240 twin share or £280 single at Cothill Barn very close to the venue for the classes. The accommodation is for 3 nights and the price is the same for a two or three night stay. Note this is a self catering arrangement and meals are not included

    Otherwise if you would like to find alternative accommodation fees for the course only are £100

    Fees: £100 course only/£240 twin share or £280 single (self catering)
    Booking:

    Email info@islingtonyoga.com to book

PREGNANCY YOGA



  • Pregnancy Yoga

    Date/Time:
    Monday 6:15-7:15pm
    Jan 10 – Feb 28 2022

    This course is suitable for all stages of pregnancy and will introduce practices that nourish and support you physically and mentally through this incredible transformation. Common pregnancy challenges can be addressed as well as toning the pelvic floor. As you connect with yourself and your baby it builds confidence and trust preparing you for birth and parenthood.

    Fees: £55/5 weeks/£12 single
    Booking:

    For more information please email moniqueledesma@gmail.com

    To book please click here

     

  • Postnatal Mums & Babies Yoga (online)

    Date/Time:

    Wednesday 10:30-11:45 Zoom (ongoing)

    This course is suitable from a few days to a few weeks after giving birth, depending on how you feel. Movements are gentle and nourishing, supporting postnatal recovery. The focus is on realigning, relaxing and energising, whilst engaging with your baby playfully. Learn how to lift, carry, nurse and sooth with ease and grace. Tone the pelvic floor and abdomen once you feel ready. Always finishing with a relaxation to leave you refreshed for the day ahead, and time afterwards if you’d like to stay and chat with the other mums. Never stress about arriving late. You are in the comfort of your own home, easily nursing or changing nappies as needed. If your baby is crying you can press mute, and recordings are sent out within 24 hours.

    Fees: £60 for 6 classes (2 month expiry)
    Venue:

    Zoom (online)

    Booking:

    To book or for more information please email moniqueledesma@gmail.com

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