Welcome to Gaia Studio! A boutique Yoga and Pilates studio in Peckham Rye At Gaia, our vision is to provide a variety of yoga and pilates classes for all ages and abilities
Welcome to Gaia Studio!  A boutique Yoga and Pilates studio in Peckham Rye  At Gaia, our vision is to provide a variety of yoga and pilates classes for all ages and abilities 

Current Workshops and Teacher Trainings

Pilates Workshop - 'The Classic Mat' with Chiara Favaretti                         Sunday 30th April, 2 - 5pm  £35

Experience Joseph Pilates' original excerise routine! Made up of over 30 advanced exercises performed in sequence, the Classical Mat is considered to be the very essence of the Pilates Method. Preserving the integrity of Joseph Pilates' original work, it maintains the highly athletic and dynamic style of flowing movements. 


What to expect in this workshop:

Chiara will be giving a warm up class and an overview of the original sequence. Applying the Body Control Pilates method in approaching the advanced work, exercises will be broken down into their essential components to enable participants to perform them safely. Due to the relatively short length of this workshop, emphasis will be placed on the Repertoire in its entirity, rather than on its details. Previous Pilates experience is necessary.   


Registrations at www.gaiastudio.co.uk/pilates

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy for this workshop

Yogabeez Children's Teacher Training - with Bryony Duckitt

Module 1 - Foundation Course

Dates:  28th to 31st January 2017

Dates:  5th to 8th May 2017

Dates:  24th to 27th August 2017

Time: 10am - 6pm daily


YogaBeez is a registered Children‘s Yoga School offering a 4-day practical Foundation Course - Teaching Yoga to Children - or a full 95 hour (3 modules with a mentorship programme) certification, which is accredited with Yoga Alliance.


This 4-day Foundation Teacher training is available to yoga teachers, nursery and primary school teachers, therapists or parents who want to start introducing yoga into the lives of children they work with. It focuses on nursery, preschool and primary school age children, and the foundations for teaching a well-rounded class. YogaBeez incorporates all aspects of the traditional yoga practice blended with Montessori philosophy and works of Howard Gardner and Thich Nhat Hanh to educate, exercise and empower the WHOLE child.


What we cover in the weekend:

* Explore the brief history of yoga and the 8 fold path
* Stages of Child Development (ages 2-11)
* Learn how to incorporate education and exercise of the “Whole” child
* Explore the educators, yogi's and psychologists who have inspired this program

* Discuss the ethics of a good teacher yoga teacher
* Discover and practice classroom management skills
* Practice and play with essential warm ups, breathing techniques and child

appropriate poses
* Have fun with partner poses and group yoga games
* See how yoga comes to life with music and books
* Experience the joy of affirmations and relaxation
* Observation, discussion, preparation and teaching a class with this age group.

What you will receive:
* 4 days of practical, hands-on children's yoga
* Detailed manual of poses, philosophy, teaching tips, book list, lesson plans and

much more
* Lesson plans and ideas to create many more
* Foundation certificate for Teaching Yoga to Children
* Access to Liability insurance
* Continuing education hours if you are registered with Yoga Alliance


Fee: £550 or early bird fee booked 8 weeks in advance - £500

Please note that YogaBeez also offeres an Advanced training course to those who have already completed an accredited children's yoga training. See website for details.


Module 2 - Advanced Course

Dates: 7th to 12th April 2017

Time: 9.30am - 6.30pm daily


This NEW 6-day training and is open to children's yoga teachers who would like to further their knowledge and understanding of children's yoga mindfulness for children ages 3 - 18yrs.


We delve into the world of anatomy and physiology, basic first aid, more advanced poses, mindfulness and meditation for children, writing guided imagery, further classroom management, nutrition and healthy living, social and emotional development, group and partner poses. 
The second half of the training focuses on working with teens, their development (body, brain, social, emotional etc) through the ages 12 – 18yrs. We introduce working with students who have special needs. Explore pranayama, vinyasa, massage and nutrition.

After mind mapping, lesson planning and creating original guided imagery with your group, you will teach a hands-on children's or teen yoga class. Throughout the training your own yoga practice and inner exploration will continue to deepen and we will look further at getting your classes up and running, contacting schools, social media etc. 

What we cover over 6 days:
* Social and Emotional Development 5 -11 yrs
* Yoga Poses and Breath work suitable for Primary School age
* Anatomy and physiology
* Affirmations and guided imagery
* Mindfulness and meditation for all ages 
* Partner poses and group games
* Nutrition and healthy living
* Props, music and books
* Mind mapping and Lesson planning
* Classroom management
* Anatomy and physiology of adolescents - development through the teens
* The changes in the brain
* Neuroscience and Mindfulness
* Teen stress and media influence
* Yoga asana and vinyasa
* Pranayama for teens
* Restorative Yoga and Massage
* Chakras, chanting, mudras and mantras
* Intro to Yoga for children with special needs
* Tips for setting up your Yoga practice
* Contacting schools and social media
* Basic first aid, health and safety, insurance,
* Liability release etc. 


If you would like any further information, a booking form or would like to chat about this training please don't hesitate to contact Bryony:


Website: www.yogabeez.com

Email: info@yogabeez.com

Phone:  07941 006285


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change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

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