Yoga & Wellbeing Course : 6 live online sessions

Winter Wellbeing Course

Are you feeling anxious, overtired, overworked or stressed?

Do you have persistent pain or fatigue that is limiting your life?

Would you like to explore how to enhance your health and wellbeing and restore space, calm and relaxation to your daily life?

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Join us for Winter Wellbeing, a 6 week course that is all about how to enhance your quality of life.  We explore how to incorporate simple techniques to rewire your system and restore a sense of ease and contentment.  We’ll focus on developing your own personal recipe for wellness, focused on discovering a range of techniques you can use any time, any place, that you know will work to bring you back to centre.

Investing in your wellbeing can be the most important decision you ever make.  Improving your sense of self-esteem, boosting your happiness and confidence are beneficial throughout the year, but especially during Winter, when a reduced immune system may leave us open to seasonal infections and feeling emotionally down.

Together, we’ll explore science based techniques which you can use at any time or place, to create your own individual recipe for feeling good.

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• A science-based combination of theory and practice helps you develop more balance in your life

• Builds confidence and calm when confronted with day-to-day challenges

• Supports you as you create a bespoke range of techniques you can draw upon whenever and wherever you need

• Somatic movement practices to create a sense of grounding, safety and stability

• Mindful and embodied approaches that reliably turn down the volume on your overactive nervous system

• Helps you find balance and build resilience to support a healthy immune system

What to expect:

Each session we will focus on a specific element of wellbeing, with time for information and discussion.  This is followed by a full hour of somatic movement and yoga, designed to encourage you to absorb and integrate the focus that week.

Join us to restore harmony and a balanced sense of personal wellness

Winter Wellbeing
is suitable for you if you are:

• Living with ME / CFS or Long Covid

• Stressed

• Experiencing long term anxiety and overwhelm

• Living with persistent pain

• Offering end of life care

• Bereaved

• Managing trauma

• Feeling overtired or overworked, or that you don’t have enough time for yourself

Wellbeing, Your Way Schedule

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of this work, any recordings will only be available to course attendees.  

27 Oct

1st Session - Holding Space
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Exploring our perception of wellness and wellbeing
  • Understanding energy levels
  • Identifying potential barriers to self-care
  • Somatic based yoga practice focusing on embodying choice and personal agency

3 Nov

2nd Session - ANS and the Vagus Nerve
11:30 - 1:00 pm

  • Understanding the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), Vagus nerve and vagal braking
  • Breath practices to restore calm, confidence and inner quiet
  • The value of touch in as we emerge from COVID  
  • Somatic based yoga practice based on breathing practices to stimulate vagal tone

10 Nov

3rd Session - Language, Embodiment and learning from pain science
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Understanding the importance of our primary relationship - with our bodies
  • The power of words and importance of noticing how we speak to ourselves and others
  • Learning lessons from pain science
  • Simple nervous system hacks for balance and down-regulation
  • Somatic practice embodying gentle movement and developing a compassionate inner voice

24 Nov

4th Session - Creating a Personal Toolkit and understanding boundaries
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Revisiting energy levels
  • Understanding healthy boundaries
  • Identifying our personal strategies for creating resilience and balance
  • Setting triggers for creating positive change
  • Restorative yoga practice, focusing on exploring space, breath and ease

1 Dec

5th Session - Creating a Personal Toolkit and understanding boundaries
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Revisiting energy levels
  • Understanding healthy boundaries
  • Identifying our personal strategies for creating resilience and balance
  • Setting triggers for creating positive change
  • Restorative yoga practice, focusing on exploring space, breath and ease

8 Dec

6th Session - Creating a Personal Toolkit and understanding boundaries
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • Revisiting energy levels
  • Understanding healthy boundaries
  • Identifying our personal strategies for creating resilience and balance
  • Setting triggers for creating positive change
  • Restorative yoga practice, focusing on exploring space, breath and ease

Dates & Prices

Please note:

None of these sessions is intended to replace psychotherapy.  If you feel triggered, or unusually anxious, or are dealing with acute PTSD, it’s important to have support systems in place.  We may move into delicate areas and will do our best to support you, but we cannot take the place of good psychotherapeutic support.  If you are looking for a therapist, we may be able to offer suggestions.

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About Catherine Annis

Catherine has practiced physical movement in some form since the age of six, when she began ballet and dance.  In her early teens, she was introduced to yoga and learned the Indian philosophical concept of “sunyatta”, a meditative technique to empty the mind.  Whilst she loved the feeling of moving in yoga, she found the strength of the practice was amplified by the stilling of thought, which dissolved her anxiety and left her with a sense of space and ease.

She subsequently explored many different approaches to yoga until discovering John Stirk, who taught a form inspired by Vanda Scaravelli.  In these subtle and profound classes, she found that the connection between  breath, mindfulness and embodied movement create a sense of deep inner joy and wellbeing.  This connection has been her focus throughout her yoga practice and teaching and is the inspiration behind the creation of Wellbeing, Yoga Way.

How to join live streaming courses via Zoom

I will be using Zoom, a free online platform to live stream this workshop.  You will be able to connect directly to us from the comfort of your own home either through your PC, laptop, mobile or tablet.

It's easy to set up - please follow these simple instructions:

Download and create your free Zoom account.  Please do this well in advance to make sure audio and video are working.

We will send you a unique Zoom link at least an hour before the workshop starts so you can register well ahead of the start time.  You will then receive an email confirming your place with a link to the workshop.  Follow the simple online instructions.  Please log in 10 - 15 minutes before the start of each workshop so we can begin on time.

How to join Zoom Cloud Meetings for online classes:

If you’ve never used Zoom before, please take the time to download the free Zoom app on whichever device you use for joining live classes (on iPads and smart phones it is 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' from the App store). On computers and laptops it is: zoom.us. Follow Zoom's simple instructions to set up your account.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.  We will always be at hand if you encounter any problems or difficulties when logging into the workshop through the Zoom portal.

Have you ever thought about becoming a qualified yoga teacher?

Take a look at Catherine's BWY accredited Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training course with renowned guest yoga and anatomy teacher, Gary Carter.

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