Workshops

At Padma Yoga we run a regular schedule of workshops through the year. Each workshop can be attended on a stand alone basis, with some workshops linking together to cover a wider subject area. Our workshops usually run from a few hours up to a full day.

Before booking your workshop please ensure that you have completed our online registration process. If you haven’t used our online booking before, you will need to select Padma Yoga Studio in the software to complete this process. Having a problem? Please give us a ring on 07443 602108. We’re happy to help!


A Day of Yoga & Contemplation Sunday 24th September

When the mind is silent and peaceful it becomes very powerful. Life becomes a spontaneous flow and expression of joy. All this arises naturally when the mind is in a state of inner silence. However, this inner silence can never arise when there is a continual stream of thoughts and emotions. Our mind is pulled this way and that, and this state of inner tranquillity is replaced by a sense of being pulled along by the current of life.

During this day retreat with Claire Thomas, you will have the opportunity to create time and space for yourself. Most of the day will be held in mouna (silence) to calm the senses and clear the mind. If the weather permits we will take our practice out in to nature with gentle, flowing yoga, pranayama and relaxation. The day will include mantra, guided meditation – Antar Mouna – and Yoga Nidra along with time for personal contemplation. During the day we will eat a vegetarian shared lunch together and create a beautiful mandala using dried pulses and flowers.

The day will be held in the picturesque village of Greatford, near Stamford and is suitable for anyone with a little experience of yoga. Along with regular students, the day will also be suitable for postnatal mums who would value some time for themselves.

10:00-16:00 £40 —> BOOK NOW
Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits.
 Come dressed in comfortable yoga clothes, bring a blanket and cushion.


Women’s Moon Circle – Friday 6th October

Moon circles are an ancient way of gathering women so that individually and collectively we can feel safe, heard, seen, loved and received for exactly the women we are and for the woman we may want to be. It’s the perfect place to come to create connection with yourself and with others in our warm, inviting and sacred sisterhood.

Our circles are led by Sharlene Belusevic, who has spent the last fifteen years learning, transforming, growing and training in the field of holistic personal development. Sharlene loves creating opportunities for women to experience feminine empowerment, allowing women to blossom and grow in their own right.

Each of our monthly circles has a theme. In October the theme is the Full Moon:

The full moon, in all her shining glory, illuminates all parts of ourselves. As we bring to light the good, the bad and the ugly we can also tap into what needs to be released. In this circle we will take part in a releasing ceremony that will allow us to tap into our emotional body so we can more fully embrace and embody our true shining selves. 

How do you show up in life? Do you feel like a mess? What do you do when emotions are running high? The answer is in the release and in this circle you’ll be learning how to work with your emotions instead of hiding them or holding them in. 

19:00-20:30 £12 —> BOOK NOW
Please arrive up to half an hour before we begin to enjoy a cuppa and a have a chat.


Yoga for a Healthy Back & Shoulders Saturday 14th October

Most of us are so busy keeping up with our lives, that it can seem impossible to spend time practicing yoga each day. The key to making a difference to how we feel – physically and mentally through yoga – may be, to be more realistic about what we try to do.

This full day workshop, taught by Rebecca Allen, will help you ease an aching back and look at how you can maintain a healthy back and shoulders. Taking you through simple, straightforward practices we will look at clever ways to incorporate these yoga techniques into a busy life. In addition to the posture work, the day will include traditional yoga (mindfulness) techniques and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) to begin to address any rising stress levels in your life.

The workshop is suitable for all, whether you are new to yoga or experienced but not yet practicing regularly at home. The day will also be suitable for new mums, who experience back and shoulder pain from carrying new babies and small children.

Rebecca is a BWY and Satyananda Yoga trained teacher. She teaches yoga classes, workshops and retreats and also offers pregnancy and postnatal yoga in Sheffield. She has recently completed further training as a teacher of the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Programme. We’re delighted to be welcoming her back to Padma Yoga.

10:00-16:00 £40 —> BOOK NOW
Please bring a packed lunch, alternatively there are a number of local cafes and sandwich shops within a few minutes walk of the studio. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits.


Dive in to the Sound of the Didgeridoo – Saturday 21st October

The ancient Australian didgeridoo is considered to be one of the oldest woodwind instruments in the world, holding very important spiritual and cultural significance for the Aboriginal people of Australia. It is also a powerful healing tool that works on the mental, physical and spiritual planes of our existence. Using sound and vibration, it can be used to bring us into vibrational alignment, moving our fears aside and giving our creativity the opportunity to shine. It can help us explore who we really want to be!

In this morning workshop with Gregg Chapman, he will introduce you to some of his amazing collection of didgeridoos. Gregg will explain the scientific principles of brainwave entrainment (don’t worry it’s not as complicated as it sounds!) to help you understand how the didge works it’s magic.

During this time, you will experience the healing sounds of the didgeridoo through a sound bath which will last around an hour. The portal of energy that is created by the didge brings the mind in to focus… bringing greater clarity, inducing a deep state of relaxation and inspiring our creativity. You may even find that every day aches and pains improve after the session.

After the sound bath, we will have a cuppa and a biscuit before you leave, during which time Gregg will give you an indication of what you might experience in the days after the session. There will also be an opportunity to share your experience if you wish.

Please bring your yoga mat, a blanket and any extra cushions or padding you might need for the sound bath. In Gregg’s words “bring an open mind and come and Get Didged!”

10:30-13:00 £20 —> BOOK NOW


Taking Inspiration from the Yoga Sutras – Saturday 11th November

Whether or not we are familiar with the philosophy that underpins our yoga practice, without doubt we will have been taught from a place informed by the teachings of the Yoga Sutras.

In ancient times, there were no instruction books or the internet. Knowledge was passed from guru to disciple in the parampara or oral tradition. In time, the desire to share this knowledge and understanding resulted in the teachings being written down in the form of the Yoga Sutras. Recorded by the sage, Patanjali, they are said to create a thread of practices though which we raise our awareness, gain deeper wisdom and explore the potential of the mind. Each sutra connecting like the beads of a mala to capture the complete philosophy of yoga.

In this morning workshop, taught by Regina Padma Rintchen, you will be taken on a journey through the handful of sutras, or verses, which inspire Regina most in her own practice. The morning will include asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation and the kriyas and is all about bringing these verses to life on a practical level. Learning how we can embody the philosophy that informs our practice.

Suitable for all but complete beginners, the morning will be a wonderful way to learn more about the philosophy that inspires our teaching and your practice, and how this can be brought to life on your mat.

10:00-12:30 £20 —> BOOK NOW

Women’s Moon Circle – Saturday 11th November

Moon circles are an ancient way of gathering women so that individually and collectively we can feel safe, heard, seen, loved and received for exactly the women we are and for the woman we may want to be. It’s the perfect place to come to create connection with yourself and with others in our warm, inviting and sacred sisterhood.

Our circles are led by Sharlene Belusevic, who has spent the last fifteen years learning, transforming, growing and training in the field of holistic personal development. Sharlene loves creating opportunities for women to experience feminine empowerment, allowing women to blossom and grow in their own right.

Each of our monthly circles has a theme. In November the theme is Healing the Sisterhood Wound:

The feminine naturally connects and co-creates. As we come together in sacred sisterhood our intention for this circle is to heal old wounds so you move from feeling competition, comparison, jealousy and separation to celebration, collaboration, co-creation and unity.

You will be guided to fully embracing your own power and get that you are enough without needing to prove anything. This circle is all about reclaiming your enoughness, letting go of scarcity and celebrating your unique essence and gifts. 

14:00-15:30 £12 —> BOOK NOW
Please arrive up to half an hour before we begin to enjoy a cuppa and a have a chat


Yin Yoga & Sound Journey Saturday 25th November

In this afternoon workshop, taught by Kanti Freeman, you will be guided through a nourishing and reflective Yin Yoga practice and Sound Bath. Yin is a passive practice which uses familiar yoga poses with the intention of stimulating the flow of chi/prana through the meridians/nadis. It blends the best of yoga with Chinese Medicine, Taoism and Buddhist mindfulness practices. Mostly floor based and very slow, it is accessible to all. You are invited into each posture and may remain there from 2-5 minutes. This encourages a natural ‘turning inwards’ as you focus on your breath, the sensations in your body and whatever arises in the mind.

This hour long practice will be followed by a deeply relaxing Sound Bath for which the Yin practice will have prepared you for beautifully. The energy channels (nadis) and the whole of your body will be optimally prepared for the resonant sound vibrations, meaning you will absorb those on a deeper level. You ought to leave this session feeling amazing…stretched, open, relaxed & clear.

13:00-15:00 £25 —> BOOK NOW
13/8/17 Limited availability. If you have booked a provisional space, prior to our move to MINDBODY please confirm your booking by making payment.


Candlelit Yoga for the Full Moon Friday 1st December

In yoga the moon represents the feminine energy within us, it’s qualities are said to be fluid, creative, calming and reflective. It influences the water element of nature, affecting tidal levels, the growth of plants and our own internal cycles. The more we become attuned to the cycle of the moon, the greater our understanding of the way we experience these changes. At the full moon there is a heightened sense of creativity, energy and activity.

Wrapped up in the warmth of the studio and starting late, we will enjoy an evening of candlelit yoga. Our practice will be inspired by these qualities. Centred around Chandra Namaskar. The evening will be flowing and mindful in nature and will include asana, mantra, meditation and guided relaxation. Filled with candles and toasty warm this will be a wonderful way to create a sense of peace and restore energy levels in the lead up to Christmas.

19:00-21:00 £18 —> BOOK NOW
13/8/17 – Limited availability. Once fully booked please join our online waiting list to be offered a cancellation.


Women’s Moon Circle – Saturday 2nd December

Moon circles are an ancient way of gathering women so that individually and collectively we can feel safe, heard, seen, loved and received for exactly the women we are and for the woman we may want to be. It’s the perfect place to come to create connection with yourself and with others in our warm, inviting and sacred sisterhood.

Our circles are led by Sharlene Belusevic, who has spent the last fifteen years learning, transforming, growing and training in the field of holistic personal development. Sharlene loves creating opportunities for women to experience feminine empowerment, allowing women to blossom and grow in their own right.

Each of our monthly circles has a theme. In December the theme is Lakshmi:

Money is one of the most powerful mirrors in our lives and can bring up all of our stuff. It is an energy we choose to work with or avoid. The truth is, you deserve to thrive financially and it’s time for you to be divinely compensated for your soul gifts. 

Lakshmi teaches us to receive, to be shiny and bright, to be generous and to know what prosperity really means. In our circle we will access her magic and create subtle shifts in our vibration that make us more attractive, receptive and open.

14:00-15:30 £12 —> BOOK NOW
Please arrive up to half an hour before we begin to enjoy a cuppa and a have a chat.


Relax & Unwind – Saturday 9th December

In the final weeks before Christmas, join us for a few hours to unwind body and mind. As we finish off our last minute preparations, it can be great to take a break and indulge in a little me time! Organised at the end of the day, to allow for a last minute dash for the shops, we will focus on releasing physical and mental tension. You’ll be encouraged to breathe deeply to really connect with your body and bring you gently back down to earth and in to the present moment.

Taught by Claire Thomas, the class will include asana practice, calming pranayama and a super long Yoga Nidra. Suitable for all, this will be the perfect way to unwind in the lead up to Christmas.

15:00-17:00 £16 —> BOOK NOW


Christmas Reviver – Wednesday 27th December

A special workshop between Christmas and the New Year. Our annual Christmas Reviver is like a breath of fresh air for body and mind. We’ll focus on lifting energy levels and encouraging sluggish digestive systems after all the indulgence of the previous few days.

A much loved and very enjoyable way to revitalise after a busy few months, this workshop will encourage you to approach the New Year with a renewed sense of enthusiasm. There will be asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation and will be suitable for all. Taught by Claire Thomas, the chanting may even be accompanied by the harmonium Claire is learning to play at the moment!

14:00-16:30 £20 —> BOOK NOW