Up and Coming Workshops


Workshops taught by Sophie count as recognised CPD hours for yoga alliance professional members

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Nancy Gilgoff Workshop 30th Sept - 1st October 2017


I'm delighted to welcome Nancy to Ditchling.

About Nancy

Nancy Gilgoff Workshop 2017

Nancy began practicing Ashtanga Yoga over forty years ago with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India. As a result of their long and close association, Nancy is able to teach with a style and touch that comes directly from Pattabhi Jois. When Nancy asked Jois how she should teach, he told her to "teach the way I taught you"—advice which she took to heart and continues to follow today.

Nancy’s studies over the years have also led her to other teachers, including Baba Hari Das and, for asana, instructors of Iyengar. In addition, she has and continues to pursue the dharma teachings of the Dalai Lama.

Nancy spends much of her time touring the United States, Europe, and Asia, teaching with a view to fostering loving-kindness and to sharing her love and experience of yoga.

About the workshop

The workshop will take place on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017 in Ditchling. There will be morning Ashtanga Mysore guided self-practice sessions, and in the afternoon question and answer sessions, breathing practices and loving kindness meditation practices. Numbers are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the full weekend is £120 (non-refundable).

Booking

Please email sophiemills77@hotmail.com to secure your place.

Hatha Yoga Workshop with Sophie - 21st October 2017


Yoga day 21st October 2017


This workshop will take place on 21st October, 11 - 3pm. The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be held in Barcombe village hall. This will be a deeply relaxing day.

To secure a place on this workshop please pay £40 to the following account to secure your place, and email me to confirm your booking:

Account: Sophie Mills
SC: 20-12-75
Acc: 70988359

Mysore Week with Sophie


October 31st - November 5th


7-9am each day, 4 day course, £64.

An opportunity for a small group of students to come and do daily Mysore practice taught by Sophie Mills over 4 days. This will allow the space for deeper practice.

Mysore Week with Sophie


April 3rd - April 7th 2018


7-9am each day, 5 day course, £80.

An opportunity for a small group of students to come and do daily Mysore practice taught by Sophie Mills over 5 days. This will allow the space for deeper practice.

Past Workshops



Mysore Weeks with Sophie


August 3rd - 7th, 9th-13th and 16th-20th 2017


7-9am each day, £80 per course. Maximum of 6 students for each 5 day course.

An opportunity for a small group of 6 students to come and do daily Mysore practice taught by Sophie Mills for 5 consecutive days. This will allow the space for deeper practice. The sessions will include developing a daily Ashtanga pranayama sequence, daily meditation and asana with adjustments.

Kristina Karitinou Workshop 15th - 17th September 2017


I'm delighted to welcome Kristina back this September.

About Kristina


Kristina is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher, and has been teaching through the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois since 1991. Kristina’s work is a continuation of Derek Ireland’s teaching principles and techniques. Derek Ireland was one of the first students of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and is considered one of the most important yoga teachers of our era, succeeding in spreading the Ashtanga method in Europe. Kristina's work is dedicated to him.

About the workshop

This workshop will include morning meditation, talk through ashtanga (primary and intermediate), Mysore, chanting and walking meditation. Numbers are limited to 15 and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the full weekend is £150 (non-refundable).

Company Team-Building Away Day Yoga Workshop


Clayton, Sussex. 4th July 2017


Yoga techniques to help with clear focus and stress management. Includes breathing techniques, postural alignment and meditation.

Yoga Camp - session with Sophie - May 19th - 21st 2017


Yoga Camp 2017


Sophie will be teaching a session at Yoga Camp 2017.

For full details please visit the Yoga Camp website.

Woman's Workshop


Clayton, Sussex. 18th May 2017


A day of nurturing and celebrating! This day will include yoga nidra, meditation, pranayama, strong asana and lots of laughter.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Sophie - 6th May 2017



This workshop will take place on Saturday the 6th May, 11 - 3pm. Time to open the doors into a deeper ashtanga practice and explore poses in depth, full ashtanga pranayama series and vinyasa counts.

To secure a place on this workshop please pay £40 to the following account to secure your place, and email me to confirm your booking:

Account: Sophie Mills
SC: 20-12-75
Acc: 70988359

Kristina Karitinou Workshop 31st March - 2nd April 2017


Following on from the success of the September workshop I'm delighted to welcome Kristina back.

About Kristina


Kristina is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher, and has been teaching through the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois since 1991. Kristina’s work is a continuation of Derek Ireland’s teaching principles and techniques. Derek Ireland was one of the first students of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and is considered one of the most important yoga teachers of our era, succeeding in spreading the Ashtanga method in Europe. Kristina's work is dedicated to him.

About the workshop

The workshop will take place on Friday 31st March (evening only), Saturday 1st April (morning and afternoon) and Sunday 2nd April (morning and afternoon) in Ditchling. Please see the schedule below for details. There will be morning Ashtanga Mysore guided self-practice sessions, and in the afternoon question and answer technique sessions. Numbers are limited and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the full weekend is £150 (non-refundable).

Please email sophiemills77@hotmail.com to secure your place.

Hatha Yoga Workshop with Sophie - 5th March 2017


Yoga day 5th March 2017


This workshop will take place on Sunday the 5th March, 11 - 3pm. The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be held in Ditchling village hall. This will be a deeply relaxing day.

To secure a place on this workshop please pay £40 to the following account to secure your place, and email me to confirm your booking:

Account: Sophie Mills
SC: 20-12-75
Acc: 70988359

Kristina Karitinou Workshop - September 2016


About Kristina


Kristina is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher, and has been teaching through the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois since 1991. Kristina’s work is a continuation of Derek Ireland’s teaching principles and techniques. Derek Ireland was one of the first students of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and is considered one of the most important yoga teachers of our era, succeeding in spreading the Ashtanga method in Europe. Kristina's work is dedicated to him.

About the workshop

The workshop will take place on Friday 16th (evening only), Saturday 17th (morning and afternoon) and Sunday 18th (morning and afternoon) September in Ditchling. Please see the schedule below for details. There will be morning Ashtanga Mysore guided self-practice sessions, and in the afternoon question and answer technique sessions. Numbers are strictly limited and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the full weekend is £150. There will be a maximum of 15 people per Mysore group. Groups will come together for the other sessions.

When booking you will need to choose between the 8am - 9.30am Mysore group, or the 9.30am - 11am Mysore group. Please see the schedule below. Please email sophiemills77@hotmail.com to secure your place.

Day Time Focus
Friday 16th Sept 6-8pm Primary Series Ashtanga
Saturday 17th Sept 9-10.30am Mysore Ashtanga
12-2pm Intermediate Series Ashtanga Workshop
Sunday 18th Sept 9-10.30am Mysore Ashtanga
11.30-1pm Pranayama, Zen chanting
1pm Question and answer session

Booking

Please email sophiemills77@hotmail.com to secure your place.

Philippa Asher Workshop - July 2016


About Philippa


From London, Philippa Asher is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.

About the workshop

The workshop will take place on Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July in Ditchling. There will be 2 seperate groups of 12 for the morning Ashtanga Mysore guided self-practice sessions, and in the afternoon technique sessions all students will come together. Numbers are strictly limited and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. The cost for all 4 sessions is £100.

Booking

When booking you will need to choose between the 10am - 11.30am Mysore group, or the 11.30am - 1pm Mysore group (your booking will include the afternoon technique session from 3pm - 5pm). Please email sophiemills77@hotmail.com to secure your place.

YogaCamp - June 2016 (Organised by Janee Swan)


Yoga weekend 10th to the 12th June 2016


Venue

YogaCamp is taking place at the Mac's Farm in Ditchling, and more details can be found on the YogaCamp website. Sophie will be teaching a gentle relaxation yoga class at the camp.

Hatha Yoga Workshop with Sophie - June 2016


Yoga day 5th June 2016


This workshop will take place on Sunday the 5th June, 10 - 4pm. The day will consist of 5 hours of pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (yoga postures), meditation and yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). This will be an opportunity to have a little more time to delve into your yoga practice and relax deeply. The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be held in Ditchling village hall. This will be a deeply relaxing day.

Please bring a packed lunch to eat at lunchtime. (The shop, cafe and pubs in Ditchling are also lunch options 2 mins away!)

To secure a place on this workshop please pay £40 to the following account to secure your place, and email me to confirm your booking:

Account: Sophie Mills
SC: 20-12-75
Acc: 70988359

Sophie Mills Workshop - March 2016


Yoga weekend 19th and 20th March 2016


Each day will consist of 6 hours of pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (yoga postures), meditation and yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). This will be an opportunity to have a little more time to delve into your yoga practice and relax deeply. The weekend is suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.

Please bring a packed lunch each day to eat at lunchtime.

Venue

The weekend will be held in a beautiful house in Ditchling with stunning gardens and views.