Up and Coming Yoga Workshops


Workshops for 2020 / 2021 coming soon...



December, January and February 2019/2020 Workshops



Monday 27th January
Mysore (maximum 3 people in group) 1.30pm - 2.30pm £20
Tuesday 28th January
Mysore (maximum 3 people in group) 7am - 8.30am £20
Wednesday 5th February
Mysore (maximum 3 people in group) 12.45pm - 2.15pm £20
Saturday 29th February
Hatha and Deep Relaxation 9.30am - 11am £12.50
Tuesday 3rd March
Mysore (maximum 3 people in group) 1.30pm - 3pm £20
Wednesday 4th March
Mysore (maximum 3 people in group) 12.45pm - 2.15pm £20

To secure a place for one or more of these classes please pay either £12.50 or £20 per class (see table above) to the following account to secure your place, and please email me to confirm your booking:

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

October Half-term Classes


    • Mon 21st Oct Hatha 9-10.15am
      Mon 21st Oct Ashtanga 7-8.15pm
      Tues 22nd Oct Ashtanga 7-8.15pm
      Wed 23rd Oct Hatha 9-10.15am
      Wed 23rd Oct Hatha 7-8.15pm
      Mon 28th Oct Hatha 9-10.15am
      Tues 29th Oct Ashtanga 7-8.15pm
      Wed 30th Oct 9-10.15am
      Wed 30th Oct Hatha 7-8.15pm

  • To secure a place for one or more of these classes please pay £10.50 per class to the following account to secure your place, and please email me to confirm your booking:

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

    Mysore Week 27 - 31 May 2019


    Ditchling, Sussex.


    Daily taught pranayama, meditation and mysore practice, from 8.30am to 11am.
    To secure a place on this workshop please pay £95 to Sophie's account to secure your place, and email to confirm your booking.

    Mysore Week 27 - 31 Dec 2018


    Ditchling, Sussex.


    Daily taught pranayama, meditation and mysore practice, from 8am to 10.30am.
    To secure a place on this workshop please pay £85 to Sophie's account to secure your place, and email to confirm your booking.

    Past Workshops



    Workshops at Ridgeview Vineyard


    Ditchling, Sussex. May, June, August and September 2018


    Relaxing mornings in a beautiful setting.

    An Introduction to Yantra - with Emil Wendel and Anouk Aoun


    Clayton, Sussex. Friday 14th September, 2018


    An experience of Emil's deep yogic work which will include simple Yantra construction and understanding of the philosophy that lies behind.

    Woman's Workshops


    Clayton, Sussex. November 10th 2018


    Relaxing mornings in a beautiful setting.

    Team Building Workshop


    Clayton, Sussex. June 2018


    Teaching yoga to women's rights organisation The Fawcett Society.

    Yoga Camp - session with Sophie - May 19th - 21st 2018


    Mysore Weeks with Sophie


    April 3rd - April 7th 2018

    May 28th - June 1st 2018

    Aug 2nd - Aug 5th 2018


    ~Ade, yoga teacher, Henfield

    Please choose from the following courses

    April: 7-9am, 5 day course, £80.
    April: 9.30-11am, self-practice.
    May/June: 7-9am, 5 day course, £80.
    Aug: 8-10am, 4 day course, £64.

    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 students the space to deepen their practice or learn a new series. There will be a taught meditation and pranayama each day.
    To secure a place on this workshop please pay £80 to Sophie's account to secure your place, and email to confirm your booking.

    ~Caroline, yoga teacher,Lewes

    Yoga Camp 2018


    Sophie will be teaching a session at Yoga Camp 2018.

    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.

    Non-Residential Ashtanga Yoga Retreat- Jan 2018



    This retreat will be held in Ditchling village hall with a maximum number of 10.

    This retreat will take place from Tuesday 2nd January - Friday 5th January 2018. Tuesday - Thursday, 6.45am - 1pm. Friday, 6.45am - 10.30am.

    Daily timings Focus
    6.45-8am Pranayama / Meditation
    8-11am Mysore
    11-1pm Workshops:
    • • techniques for advanced series;
    • • floating and handstanding;
    • • mudras, bhandas and yoga nidra
    • • questions and answers

    To secure a place on this retreat please pay £175 to the following account to secure your place, and please email me to confirm your booking:

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

    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.

    Nancy Gilgoff Workshop 30th Sept - 1st October 2017


    I'm delighted to welcome Nancy to Ditchling.

    About Nancy

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    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.

    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.