We run super-popular monthly events at Soul Stretch; all designed with the intention to bring like-minded souls together, to give you some time out from crazy London living, to reconnect with yourself, and try something new! You can always expect to be welcomed by friendly faces, and to leave feeling uplifted.
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‘LIFE UPSIDEDOWN - THE HEADSTAND WORKSHOP!’
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9TH, 3-5PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON (£30)
The headstand ('Sirshasana' in Sanskrit) is also called the King of Asanas as the posture has so many benefits for your body and mind. Being upside down rests the heart, aids circulation and relives the pressure on the lower back. This all sounds great, but the idea of flipping ourselves upside down can also be quite daunting!
In this workshop run by Annabel Bradley, expect to work through a series of breathing techniques, asana and sequences that will help prepare the body for going upside down. By completely deconstructing the slightly more challenging Asanas we can start to piece them back together step by step, giving you the confidence and techniques neccesary to balance and come upside down safely. Once you have mastered the fundamentals, you will be in a great place to help you work towards, or perhaps even achieve, a headstand.
Also expect to have a lot of FUN whilst you learn, and be ready to take your practice to the next level!
**Perfect for all yogis, no previous arm balances or inversions experience is necessary.**
SOUL STRETCH YOGA OPEN-DAY!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 5TH, 2:30-4PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON
-Do you live in or around Brixton and are looking for a friendly, local yoga studio to join, where no one cares if you can’t stand on your head?
If that’s a YES, then the Soul Stretch team would love to invite you to come along to our special open-day session on Saturday 5th October, 2:30-4pm!
WHAT TO EXPECT?
-In our friendly and relaxed space, learn some of the yoga basics so you can rock up to each class feeling super confident!
-After a lovely yoga flow, lie down on your mat to receive a blissful sound bath, where you’ll be immersed in the beautiful sounds and vibrations of crystal singing bowls tuning your mind and body back to balance and harmony
-Finish with a friendly chat about what we can offer you, questions, prize draw and a cup of tea!
**LIMITED HALF-PRICE TICKETS LEFT**
FULL MOON MERMAID SOUND JOURNEY
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 7-9PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON, £30
Join Holly Husler and shaman Anouska Madden over the September Pisces Full Moon for a magical watery sound journey!
We'll gather in a candle-lit circle, where Anouska will begin by talking about the meaning of this full moon and about the element of water, its link with emotions, the unconscious and the sacral chakra, as well as some discussion on water spirits. We are made up of 60% water, so discover how this element can have an effect on you and your life!
We'll then do some energy meditation and some vocal toning in this safe space before we invite you to lie down and get cosy on your mat under a blanket and lavender eye pillow, to receive a beautiful magical sound journey with crystal bowls, water instruments, voice and many more, to dive to the depths of your own unconscious ocean, where you'll be guided to receive a gift from the mermaids.
We'll close with a hot cup of tea and share any insights.
Please note, booking is via Team Up, where you will be directed to sign in (register your email address) and then on to book your space. Spaces are limited so make sure you book early!
FULL MOON HIGHER SELF SOUND JOURNEY
SATURDAY JUNE 15TH, 7-9PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON, £30
WHAT TO EXPECT…
-ENERGY MEDITATION – learn how to protect your energy, and keep yourself feeling strong and in your power throughout the day
-LEARN ABOUT THE HIGHER SELF – what it is, how it differs to your mind/thoughts, how it can help you in your life when you’re feeling lost/unsure/full of self doubt etc
-Be prepared to use your VOICE! We will sing as a group as a way to connect with our own personal Higher Self – this is a very powerful exercise, and you'll be in a safe, supportive space!
-A SOUND JOURNEY where you’ll lie still, relaxed and cosy on your mat under a blanket and lavender eye pillow, and be guided on an immersive journey of sound to connect deeper with your Higher Self. You might find an answer you’ve been searching for.
-SHARING CIRCLE and tea to ground us
This will be an intimate and magical evening! We’d love for you to come join us…
YIN YOGA SOUND JOURNEY
SATURDAY MAY 11TH, 5-7PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON, £30
A Saturday evening session of candlelit Yin Yoga and Sound Healing, led by Holly. Expect very little movement on your mat, but some deep stretching and long holds to get into those tight areas. We'll move slowly and intuitively into various lying-down poses, and your body will thank you for each long release. You'll receive gentle guidance as we explore energy, chakras, elements, emotions, breathing and meditation. This will be a sensory and an immersive experience, where you'll be bathed in sounds from beautiful instruments such as bowls, chimes, rain stick, monochord and voice and surrounded by lovely smells and gentle lighting. ‘It's my intention to help you relax, reset and reconnect in a beautiful safe space. I invite you leave your troubles at the door, and join me on this journey of the senses.’ Tea and hugs provided!
Please note, booking is via Team Up, where you will be directed to register first as a customer and then onto book your space. Spaces are limited so if you know this is exactly what you need, make sure you book early!
FULL MOON SPIRIT ANIMAL SOUND JOURNEY
WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH, 7:30-9PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON, £25
Are you looking for something a little bit magical? To grow your spiritual side? To connect with yourself on a deeper level? If something inside you whispers 'yes', then we'd love to invite you to join us for a very special evening at Soul Stretch Brixton on the next March Full Moon (ALSO the Spring Equinox - a time of renewal, new beginnings and growth blooming gloriously and ushering in a new sense of energy, brought in to help you focus and move forward in new, fresh, positive ways’...)
Run by sound healer Holly Davis and shaman Anouska Madden, we’ll start with a relaxed talk about what a spirit animal is and how it can increase your personal power and help you with your life, before you lie on your mat to receive a meditative drum journey guiding you to find and connect with your own personal spirit animal. We’ll then follow on with an immersive sound bath; using crystal singing bowls, water instruments, drums, chimes, and our singing voices, where you will simply relax and receive what you need. Finally, we’ll open a sharing circle where we’ll chat about our experience and give time for questions and answers, with a cup of tea to ground us!
HENRY MORGAN RELAX & RESTORE
TUESDAY FEB 12TH, 8:15-9:15PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON, £12
THE CLASS WILL BEGIN WITH SOME GENTLE RESTORATIVE POSES USING PROPS TO CALM THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, WHILST RELEASING STRESS AND TENSION IN THE BODY. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH A YOGA NIDRA PRACTICE; A MEDITATION WHICH INVITES YOU TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF AWARENESS. THE BODY IS RELAXED AND THE BRAIN STAYS ALERT; YOU ARE NEITHER AWAKE OR ASLEEP. THE BODY AND THE BRAIN RESETS AND RESTORES TO PROMOTE A GREATER SENSE OF PEACE AND WELLBEING.
Please note, by clicking below you will be guided to first sign up as a customer on Team Up, and then onto booking.
LOVE CRYSTAL SOUND BATH
THURSDAY FEB 14TH, 8:30-9:30PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON, £12
Bring a pen and paper. We'll write our loving intention down and place it in a rose alchemy singing crystal bowl, before lying down on a mat to relax and receive the healing vibrations of the crystal singing bowls and other enchanting instruments. The bowls work as amplifiers to send out our heart's desires. This will be a relaxing and magical evening of manifesting - come and join us!
Please note, by clicking below you will be guided to first sign up as a customer on Team Up, and then onto booking.
ASTROLOGY WORKSHOP WITH FRANCESCA ODDIE
FRIDAY FEB 8TH, 7:30-9:30PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON
Learn the basics of natal astrology with Francesca. Your birth chart is a map of the planets in the sky taken at a specific moment in time. Astrologers look at the signs, houses and relationships between these planets. Send your date, place and time of birth to the nearest minute possible when you book, and Francesca will use this information to print your birth chart! We will look at the basics of a natal chart and talk about signs, planets and houses in your chart. Bring a pen and be ready to dive in! This event will leave you feeling inspired. Tea included!
FULL MOON MEDITATION AND CRYSTAL SOUND JOURNEY
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24TH, 8:15-9:30PM, SOUL STRETCH, BRIXTON
Our fully-booked Full Moon event is back! Please come and join us on the mat for 75 minutes of deep relaxation, where we’ll join together to experience the magic of the full moon in our cosy candlelit haven! We’ll use the energy of the moon to set our own intentions of what we want to bring into / release from our life, followed by a beautiful guided Yoga Nidra meditation led by Soul Stretch teacher Claudia, followed by a sound journey of Alchemy crystal singing bowls and fairy chimes led by Holly. All that’s required of you is to lie on your mat and relax! It's our intention to have you leave feeling absolutely blissful, with a cup of organic tea and some goodies to take away.
'Just like the moon has its own cycle, we have our own cycles, and our body is always trying to establish balance and harmony; not only with itself, but with the world around us. When we feel stressed or 'off', it's because we are out of sync with our natural rhythm, and with the natural flow of life. Sound healing is a powerful tool that can shift us back into harmony, working with healing frequencies that essentially 'tune' the body and mind, so that we feel deeply peaceful and full of joy - rewiring us back to our natural state of being.'
*By clicking below, you’ll be guided to Team Up to register your email address first, then simply book on!
SAMARITANS CHARITY YOGA EVENT
SUNDAY MAY 6TH, 3-5PM, TRIBE STUDIOS, QUARTERMILE, EDINBURGH
If you happen to be in Edinburgh this weekend, please join Adam Husler and Holly Davis for some charity yoga sessions, with all proceeds going to Samaritans. From 3-4:30pm, Adam will lead you through a juicy vinyasa practice where we target the tight parts, finding increased flexibility in the stiff bits and strength in the weak bits. With attention being given to; shoulders, chest, hips, legs, and plenty more, you’ll laugh and cry as you balance on that fine line between torture and mild discomfort. Prepare for steadily flowing, alignment focused Vinyasa and some deeper static sections. Once the flow stops, guest teacher Holly will bring you some love via a special selection of deep stretching Yin poses; perfect to end your weekend and ready for the week ahead! Expect an active opening and deep relaxation practice.
CHARITY YOGA CLASS
MON APRIL 30TH, 7-7:55PM, STUDIO 28, BRIXTON, DONATION-BASED
Run by our lovely teacher and student, Claudia, this is a donation-based class with all proceeds going to charity 'African Parts'; a charity which helps to conserve Africa's wildlife and protect the animals!
SLOW -YIN DOWN SATURDAY
SAT APRIL 7TH, 3-5PM, STUDIO 28, BRIXTON, £25
On this Saturday afternoon, it’s all about slowing down. Slow-YIN down to be precise. Yin yoga is soft. Yin is stillness. Yin is the ultimate letting go. Through this practice, we can truly turn our gaze inwards and get to know ourselves on a much deeper level, so that we can start to heal ourselves from the inside out. Don’t underestimate the power of Yin yoga.
Two hours of delightfully deep poses (lying down/sitting) held for a few minutes at a time, designed to help move you further into your body, exploring your mobility as well as your mind. You will gain a deeper knowledge of the Yin/Yang philosophy, how balance in life is key to maintaining health and happiness, explore where you might be blocked and how you can use this inner knowledge to promote greater health, happiness and wellbeing for yourself.
This workshop is for you if you need some time to slow down and be with yourself. Join me for this special afternoon where I will bathe you in sensory delights, including crystal bowl sound therapy, organic tea and meditation. Expect to leave feeling blissed out from head to toe.
NEW MOON MEDITATION AND HERBAL TEA CEREMONY
MON MARCH 19TH, 7-8PM, STUDIO 28, BRIXTON, £12
Back by popular demand and run by the wonderful Ambre Saint-Claire…
“I invite you to join me for a special New Moon Bathing Meditation and Herbal Tea Ceremony. We will connect, align and regenerate ourselves with the lunar energy, clear away what is holding us back and set new intentions to move us forward in our lives.”
Ambre makes her own delicious herbal tea designed to relax your body and mind, which will be provided and enjoyed on the night as you get cosy under a blanket and allow yourself to be guided through a beautiful meditation. Nothing else is required of you but to drink tea and relax. The dream. (Book below, and please note you will need to first register as a customer then book your spot. Simple!)
FULL MOON CANDLELIT YOGA AND SOUND BATHING EVENT
SAT MARCH 3RD, 7-9:30PM
Due to the success of our last sold-out event, myself and Rachael from Welford Wellbeing would love to invite you back for a special evening of full moon yoga and sound bathing. The evening will start with taking your place on your mat and enjoying some warming organic Moon tea, while Rachael guides you through a Release Ritual. This will involve getting out of the head and into the heart, then scribbling down what you want to release from your life, and what you want to attract into your life. The energy of the full moon is a powerful time to make these changes!
Next comes yoga. I’ll guide you through an hour of moon flow yoga run to a beautiful soundtrack, including some deeply delightful Yin stretches. We’ll work with the muscles, organs and emotions related to those connected with this moon’s energy to make your internal (and external) shifts more effective.
Lastly, an hour of divine sound bathing. As you lie on your mat and get cosy under a blanket, all that is required of you is to let go and allow the sounds of beautiful instruments including gongs and Alchemy singing crystal bowls to wash over and though you, inspiring feelings of deep relaxation and healing vibrations. Sound is a powerful tool that creates internal shifts, helping you to release what is not serving you in your life.
SELF DEFENCE AND MEDITATION CLASS
TUES FEB 13TH, 8:15-9:15PM, SOUL STETCH MEMBERS ONLY
Led by Javi Dominguez
"Designed for women (though men still welcome!), this is a new concept of self defence. l aim to teach you how to know yourself - you can't defend yourself if you don't know who you are, and the first person who you need to be defended against is yourself.
We'll start with a warm-up followed by a meditation to let our worries go, connect with our energetic field and ground ourselves. Next come some emotive exercises, where we'll work to connect with our masculine/feminine energy, our animal part, improving our self-esteem and releasing our fears. We'll then explore and practice some self defence techniques. And to finish, we'll have a stretch and relax to some lovely aromas and gentle music."
'FLOW BACK TO BASICS' yoga workshop
SAT FEB 10TH, 2-4PM
When we’re in a class environment there are often so many things to think about, with one of those being how NOT to think! We want to be ‘in the zone’ but at the same time, we’re not quite sure our leg is supposed to be angled that way or our head quite facing in the direction of our groin…
This ‘Flow Back to Basics’ workshop is designed to improve your yoga practice from a technical point of view so that next time you’re in class, you’ll be more equipped to focus on your breath and channel your Zen, knowing that your downward dog is spot on.
The workshop will effectively be a two hour long Vinyasa flow class with a ‘stop/start’ element which will include a technical breakdown of some of the basic asanas, including how to vinyasa (as well as ‘floating’ forward), so that your understanding of how each pose should be done can be explored, developed and improved. We’ll also cover a couple of the trickier ones like Bakasana (crow) and headstand.
The vibe will be relaxed, with questions and interaction encouraged throughout, and we’ll finish off with some peaceful meditation so that you leave feeling wonderful and ready to face the week ahead!
*To book, you will need to firstly register your name/email address then purchase your spot!
FULL MOON AND HERBAL TEA CEREMONY
WEDS JAN 31ST, 8:30-9:30PM, SOUL STRETCH MEMBERS ONLY
Led by Ambre Saint-Claire
“I invite you to join me for a Moon Bathing Meditation and Herbal Tea Ceremony in dedication to this very unique celestial moment of gratitude, joy and celebration. We will connect, align and regenerate ourselves with the lunar energy and celebrate what we are grateful for, to attract more abundance into our lives, and to let go what doesn’t serve us anymore.” Ambre makes her own herbal tea which will also be provided on the night!
SAT JAN 27TH, 10AM-6PM
The Equilibrium festival, Hackney, is an immersive holistic day of wellbeing which grabs hold of all your senses and takes them on a journey. With a huge mix of classes and workshops from live art to astrology, yoga, meditation and gong bathS. Join the tribe and find your EQUILIBRIUM!
YOGA AND SOUND BATH - SOLD OUT
TUES JAN 23RD, 7:30-9PM
Come and join us in Brixton Community Base for an hour of candlelit Vinyasa flow yoga run by Holly, followed by a relaxing, immersive, meditative sound bath experience led by the magical Rachael Welford. Lie down on your mat and let the beautiful sounds of gongs, drums and Tibetan singing bowls wash over and through you. Sound is a powerful healing tool that resonates deeply to release blockages and promote emotional health and wellbeing. Expect to leave feeling utterly blissful.Feel free to bring a blanket and cushion to get cosy!