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ADULT YOGA & PAINTING/DRAWING WORKSHOPS

SHARLENE'S CREATIVE YOGA WORKSHOPS

FUSION YOGA RETREAT at THE MOAT HOUSE ACTON TRUSSELL,
STAFFORDSHIRE, ST17 ORJ.
Saturday 12th October to Sunday 13th October 2019.
With a steady flow of a stronger practice, gentle movement and all out relaxation this will be a lovely weekend for every yogi and yogini. An exploration of Vinyasa, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Energy, Chakras, Ayurveda (finding a relevant practice for your constitutional type - doshas), Yoga Nidra, chocolate, signed book prize draw etc. There will be something for everyone to assist moving forwards in your own practice! Contact me for the plan for the weekend i.e. Saturday am - An Exploration of Method’s to Deepen Practice. Saturday pm - Accessible Ashtanga with Pranayama Practice. Sunday am - What Makes for a Balanced Practice.
Cost £110 for Saturday/Sunday or £70 for Saturday or £40 for Sunday.

MONDAY 13th JANUARY ‘20 DRAWING & PAINTING WORKSHOPS. 13th January to 30th March (excluding 17th February & 23rd March) - a TEN WEEK course in Cannock. Cost £125.00. See f.bk ‘Sharlene Poole Art’ for further info or contact me via the ‘Contact Me’ form to express interest and to receive the booking form and materials list (before December 1st please to ensure this goes ahead!).

ACCESSIBLE ASHTANGA for BACK CARE - Ashtanga Yoga can benefit those suffering from back discomfort and issues considerably if approached in a sensitive manner. Come along and enjoy this workshop full of adaptions and discovery. There shall be some ‘roll-ering’ too ... shall explain more in class.
At The Longford Centre, Longford Road, Cannock WS11 1QN.
Sunday 15th March 2020. 10am to 2pm.
Cost £35 (payable in advance, the cost includes a ball to work with which will be yours to take home and practice!).
**ONLY 7 SPACES LEFT**

SHOULDER-ROLLING ACCESSIBLE ASHTANGA WORKSHOP - Explore your shoulders - considering strength, flexibility and self-massage, to self-manage your yoga practice and lifestyle. Injuries/ailments considered.
At The Longford Centre, Longford Road, Cannock WS11 1QN.
Sunday 22nd November 2020. 10am to 2pm.
Cost £35 (pre-book and payable in advance, the cost includes a ball to work with which will be yours to take home and practice!).
**please express interest to ensure workshop goes ahead, thank you**

Remember our workshops are both explorative and progressive. So I will consider your previous attendance when planning - something for everyone who attends!


ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE:

CROSS-TRAINING ‘YOGA FOR ATHLETES’ - these workshops include your chosen sport at your chosen venue. SPORT SPECIFIC workshops include yoga for: cyclists; runners; tennis players; footballers; hockey players; golfers; dancers etc. for example.

CHILDREN’S YOGA WORKSHOPS - explore many ideas for children of all ages and abilities. Create adventure stories for fun and/or to work with an existing theme i.e. in school. Consider lesson planning too!

ACCESSIBLE ASHTANGA - Explore the breath and the moving meditation of Ashtanga Yoga. Adapt the practice for where you are at in the present moment.

FREESTYLIN' VINYASA - Explore the traditions of ‘vinyasa’, consider themes to create your own sequences and achieve the creative confidence to design your own sequences for you and/or your students.

ACCESSIBLE ASHTANGA meets FREESTYLIN’ VINYASA - Oftentimes we find a posture in the Primary Practice which we may need to modify. And sometimes a mini-vinyasa is needed in order to achieve the next posture in the sequence. Creativity, discovery and exploration all the way!

ACCESSIBLE ASHTANGA with PRANAYAMA PRACTICE - An opportunity to explore Ashtanga Yoga further with appropriate exploration of pranayama practices (breathing practices) relevant to centring, asana practice and meditation.

PRANAYAMA PRACTICE - This is a workshop dedicated to exploring pranayama (breathing techniques) relevant to you. Such techniques explored can be combined with movement, can increase energy for asana (posture) practice or can settle our energy for a slower practice, pranayama practice and/or meditation.

ACCESSIBLE ASHTANGA for your CONSTITUTIONAL TYPE - An exploration of how we can adapt our practice depending on our constitutional type. Achieving a sense of balance via a focus on our energy levels and our temperament.

MEDITATION MATTERS (1) - Discover effortless techniques to calm down, take stock and enjoy a free-flow of energy.

MASTERING YOUR MEDITATIONS (2) - this is a stand-alone workshop or as a follow-on workshop to MEDITATION MATTERS (1).

Please note: For half day workshops, i.e. 12 noon to 3pm, it would be best to have a light lunch before the event. For an all-day workshop bring a light lunch. You shall also need usual yoga equipment - mat, block, blankets etc. These events are for those with 2 years experience of practicing Yoga. BWY and YAproff. teachers can gain 3 to 4 points towards CPD depending on the workshop chosen. Workshops are paid for in advance, refunds will only be given if I'm notified a month in advance of the event taking place.


You can now like/follow us on FACEBOOK at Cannock Yoga, Penkridge Yoga, Yoga for Athletes Cannock, Staffordshire Children’s Yoga, Yoga in Staffordshire and Accessible Ashtanga. See you there!


DIRECTIONS
THE LONGFORD CENTRE - Park on either car park off Wolverhampton Road (more spaces available) or Longford Road. Walk into the main building/reception and bear left for the Bracken Room.

LITTLETON GREEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL - Park on the car park. Walk to the right side of the building and there is a door-way halfway down. Go in and turn right into the SCHOOL HALL.

PRINCEFIELD FIRST SCHOOL - Park on the car park. See the entrance in front of you and walk around the left hand side of the school. The double doors will be open to the SCHOOL HALL.

AVON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE - just opposite ASDA in Cannock. Turn right instead of left as the centre has its own car park.


DECEMBER NEWS
‘Special December Dates for your Diary’ - on 4th & 11th December enjoy a yoga class for £7.50 each class ... exclusive to the Littleton Green Community School, WS12 4UD, class only (Wednesday evenings 6.30pm). This offer is for those who attend all other classes and would like an extra class or two before the festivities or for those wishing to give our class a try!

SEPTEMBER NEWS
Autumn yoga term has begun. Not too late to begin if you wish! And I’ll be stepping back into the Art-world again offering classes and workshops in my capacity as an Art-worker. You can book my classes/workshops or invite me to your venue for a tailor-made class/workshop if you wish. See f.bk Sharlene Poole Art. Thanks for continued support everyone.

JULY NEWS
Enjoy a summer of self-practice everyone. Send in your summer yoga pose pics too! View f.bk Cannock Yoga for regular offers, competitions and news. SEPTEMBER class start/resume date is Wednesday 11th September ... feel free to book now to reserve your place! X

MAY NEWS
Just completed The Institute of Yoga Sports Science’s ‘The Science of Teaching Yoga to Athletes’ course. Micro-sequences relevant to your sport, biomechanics, injuries etc coming your way!
I taught Mental Health Awareness Week Workshops for school teachers at Cannock Chase High School and school children at St. Luke’s Primary School (relaxation by week three was amazing!).
Many back to back workshops completed at Om Manchester Show in May. Check out f.bk Cannock Yoga and f.bk Yoga for Athletes Cannock for yoga-adventure further info.

APRIL NEWS
We are re-launching our ‘Yoga for Athletes’ workshops - specific to your sport at your chosen venue. I’m currently studying The Science of Teaching Yoga to Athletes course by The Institute of Yoga Sports Science. I’ll also be going along to a Yoga for Injury Workshop shortly. And I’ll call in to see my friend’s Yoga for Runners Workshop ... it’s always interesting to see different ideas and approaches ... always the teacher ... and always the student!

MARCH NEWS
Just back from a fantastic week of yoga, pranayama and meditation ... Gregor Maehle’s Higher Limbs of Yoga Intensive. Fantastic ... shared with fantastic friends too!

FEBRUARY NEWS
First Aid course all sorted again for another 3years. And a wander up to Pure Yoga Cheshire for a couple of pleasant and lovely workshops. Yoga-travels hotting up again ... mmmmm! Where next!?!

NOVEMBER NEWS
It was a pleasure to teach you all during our Accessible Ashtanga day. Many ideas, much knowledge, fun and way too much cake flying around. Thank you for your continued support everyone and I’ll look forward to teaching you at the next one!

OCTOBER NEWS
I’m fond of teaching ... and very much enjoy been taught too. So on my ‘Ashtanga-Travels’ this month I was taught by Stu Girling where we explored the ‘Gatekeeper postures’, ‘Personal Training Skills’ etc.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER NEWS
Lovely challenging yoga workshops by Lucy Crawford just down the road from Old Trafford, Manchester. Much fun in August! Back to class now everyone! Yay!

JUNE NEWS
Fantastic workshops by Gregor Maehle - practicing pranayama, yogic meditation & Ashtanga Primary series. As well as philosophy & lectures. We shall explore some of Gregor’s work during our FUSION YOGA RETREAT (see above).

APRIL NEWS
Smashin’ Om Manchester show. Some fresh new articles sent out and some more on the way!

MARCH NEWS
Thank you everyone who supported our ‘Freestylin’ Vinyasa Workshop’ - lots of knowledge and creativity flying around - excellent!
Followed by BWY Yoga Fest the weekend afterwards - completely spoiled with yoga in March.

JANUARY NEWS
An excellent 4 day Ashtanga Intensive with Lucy Crawford in Cambridge. Brilliant!

NOVEMBER NEWS
Fantastic Meditation Matters (1) Workshop. Thank you to everyone who took part.
‘What a lovely workshop. I found it very soothing, liked the pace and very interesting references’.

SEPTEMBER NEWS
My article 'Finding Space with the Goddess Bhuvaneshwari' is in the OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine - happy days!

JUNE NEWS
Another of my articles made it into BWY's magazine Spectrum. Check out Facebook Cannock Yoga for further details.

JUNE WORKSHOP NEWS
Yoga workshops David Swenson were fantastic - exploring the primary series, inversions, bandhas and pranayama etc. June was a sound month for my own self practice/study - svadhyaya. A reminder to all our Cannock and Penkridge yogi's to keep practicing and exploring your own ideas over the summer break.