Upcoming Workshops at Beetroot Sauvage
- please click individual links to find out more -

Please note that most of these workshops are not organised by Beetroot Sauvage

if you have any queries, please contact the individuals running the workshop you are interested in


OCTOBER

Comprehensive Core - Yoga Workshop

// Saturday 5 October // 10.30-12.30

Facilitator: Kat (Sadhana Yoga)

Details: Experience two hours of yoga to help strengthen and maintain a healthy, functional core, by breaking down the entire circumference of our midsection (the core).
Move through a 75 minute steady-paced practice focused on all aspects of core, before finishing with a 30 minute restorative cool down.
Book to re-discover your core strength now!

Exchange: £20

Introduction to Nia & White belt Overview Workshop

// Saturday 5 October // 14.00-16.00

Facilitator: Sarah & Bronwyn (FreerwithNia)

Details: Come and join us for this 2 hour session to learn more about Nia, to learn some moves and to dance dance dance - some relaxation at the end will leave you feeling calm yet energised! We will also be sharing a little about the Nia White Belt training which is happening right here in Edinburgh 17th - 23rd July 2020. The Nia White Belt Training is the first level of a five-belt training series that presents a body-centered approach to health, wellness and fitness. If you have a desire to share Nia in a professional capacity, the White Belt Training is your entryway into teaching. Those who choose to pursue the path of personal enrichment use this training as a starting point for becoming a master student. Places range from £18-£20 Book here


Exchange: £18-20 per person - limited places, booking essential.

Sunday Morning Lie Yin!

// Sunday 6 October // 11.00-13.00

Facilitator: Imran Hashmat Yoga

Details: Join me, Imran, The Bearded Yin, on my quest to help you take a step towards better health through this passive practice, no matter your previous experience or mobility.

Under my guidance, enjoy a moment of stillness and calm as you work on releasing your underlying physical and mental tensions.

All poses are adaptable to your individual needs allowing you to embrace all of Yin's benefits regardless of your fitness or flexibility.

This offer will leave you moving smoother, healthier and feeling utterly relaxed.



Women’s Cacao Ceremony: The Wisdom of our Wombs

// Saturday 12 October // 17.30-21.00

Facilitator: Jenny Rose Love

Details: As a woman in a female body, EVERYTHING is in flow with our womb. And if she's not honoured, and we don't flow with her, it can block our natural, juicy, magnetic, feminine radiance. That is the power of our womb. She is the void. The source of all life. The source of Shakti. She truly is a seat of Power and Wisdom, and we so rarely (in fact, never, until initiated) tap into her power.
MamaCacao goes perfectly with womb journeying. When we bleed, we crave chocolate because it is one of nature's richest sources of magnesium and potassium, and that is what we are often deficient in as we are on our moon time. Cacao is so soothing to our cycles, and lets us drop deeper into our hearts and wombs. We'll journey with cacao, using our bodies, breath, movement, sound, and with a beautiful guided journey to ask our wombs for her wisdom. Working in this way was what started me on this path, and I now can't image living any other way.

Yoga & Meditation with Jane & Cam

// Sunday 13 October // 10.00-13.00

******* ALL PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY FUND ********
Facilitators: Jane & Cam
Jane will lead a Forrest Yoga practice with the intention of softening and relaxing areas of tension, and connecting to strength and resilience. Forrest Yoga focuses on sensations, feelings and breath to connect with what's happening in the body moment by moment: no previous yoga experience is needed. It's also a great practice for anyone working with injuries, so do come along even if you feel you have limitations.
Cam will share meditation practices that can help when coping with the challenges and difficulties of life. We will sharpen our mental faculties with concentration and mindfulness, before exploring the Five Wise Reflections: How fortunate we are. Impermanence and death; The karmic law of cause and effect; The nature of suffering; The balance of compassion and equanimity.

Women’s Cacao Ceremony - Spirit of Autumn

//Sunday 20 October // 15.00-17.00

Facilitator: Marianna ArcoIris

Details: Join us in this Sacred Cacao Ceremony for Women, aligned with the powerful energies of this season. A beautiful heart opening experience that will leave you empowered, joyful and courageous as it is time to connect with the ancient wisdom of the Goddess. A time of letting go what no longer serves us and to reflect on our seeds and heart intentions for this cycle.

The ceremony is an opportunity to embark on a gentle inner journey that will align and balance our physical and energetic bodies. A unique combination of ceremonial cacao with breathwork, yin yoga, meditation, and shamanic sound journeying. After setting our intentions, we will begin with breathwork and yoga practices to honor our feminine wisdom, and learn how to direct energy into our womb to help clear physical and energetic blocks to healing. Shamanic sound journeying and meditation will gently guide us further inwards where our intentions can begin to take form in the unconscious mind.


An Evening of Mantra Music

//Friday 25 October // 19:30-21:30

Facilitator: Dan Gronan (Mantra Movement Project)

Details: An evening of mantra music, interactive singing or simply listening to the collective sound of mantra chanting.

Led by Dan from The Mantra Movement Project and Jane, prepare to experience the yoga of sound.

This kirtan performance will engage the audience where they either repeat the chant, or reply to the call of the singer. 

Chai and Turmeric Lattes will be available.

Exchange: £7 | £5 Concession

Strength & Release - a Handstand Workshop

//Saturday 26 October // 10:00-13:00

Facilitator: Jane (Jane Mann Forrest Yoga & Bodywork) and Aimee (Still Flow Yoga)

Details: Handstand practice develops focus, determination and physical and mental strength to overcome what seems impossible. It is a journey of patience and trust in the process of learning. Taking us out of our heads and into our bodies, reversing the flow of blood and leaving us feeling lighter and more energised. Learning to handstand is learning to be playful and childlike again.

Exchange:£25 (early bird)/£35

Kundalini Yoga with Sound Bath

//Saturday 26 October // 13.00-17.00

Facilitator: Julia (Julia Melville)

Bring health, peace, balance, inner strength, love and trust back into your life in this afternoon of kundalini yoga and a sound bath: Kundalini Yoga from 1pm to 3:15pm, Sound Bath from 4pm to 5pm. Can be booked separately.

Exchange: £30


Candlelit Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra

//Saturday 26 October // 19.00-21.00

Facilitator: Lynsey MacKenzie

Details: Join me for a dreamy Saturday evening of blissed out candle-lit restorative yoga with Yoga Nidra. Take a couple of hours out of your busy lives just for you, to switch off, wind down and most importantly breathe, connecting with your body and your powerful inner source.
The 90-minute yoga practice will consist of floor postures entirely. During the last half hour you will be guided through Yoga Nidra, which is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. You will be able to wrap yourself up in a blanket, close your eyes and sink into a deeply relaxing guided meditation which promises a deep sleep and a feeling of lightness and energy the next morning.

Connecting with the Elementals

//Sunday 27 October // 10.00-12.00

Facilitator: Zoe (Dragonfly Holistic Therapies)

This is the first opportunity to experience the new healing modality of Elemental Healing™ - a beautiful energy which connects us deeply with the consciousness of mother earth and promotes health, healing and empowerment.
We will be drawing on energy from each of the elements through a series of breathing techniques and meditation, along with the opportunity to share with other empowered women and set intentions.

It will be a deep cleansing session leaving you feeling refreshed and energised, with practical techniques to use in your day to day life to keep your health in top condition.

Sunday Afternoon Lie Yin!

// Sunday 27 October // 12.30-14.30

Facilitator: Imran Hashmat Yoga

Details: Join me, Imran, The Bearded Yin, on my quest to help you take a step towards better health through this passive practice, no matter your previous experience or mobility.

Under my guidance, enjoy a moment of stillness and calm as you work on releasing your underlying physical and mental tensions.

All poses are adaptable to your individual needs allowing you to embrace all of Yin's benefits regardless of your fitness or flexibility. This offer will leave you moving smoother, healthier and feeling utterly relaxed.


NOVEMBER

Back to Balance Day Retreat

// Saturday 2 November // 10.00-16.30

Facilitators: Lynsey (Lynsey Mckenzie Yoga) and Clare

Details: Please join Clare and Lynsey for a very special Back to Balance Day Retreat, designed to inspire a balancing routine that nourishes your mind, body and spirit. During the change of season we can easily fall out of balance, leaving us feeling low in energy and often unwell. This day retreat will leave you feeling more grounded, energised and centred for the winter months ahead.
Expect a Grounding and Warming Yoga Flow, a Meditation Workshop, Healthy nourishing plant based lunch, Chakra Balancing With Sound, Candle-lit Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra.

All Levels welcome including beginners.
Exchange: £75 (includes lunch)

One Day Yoga Retreat - Gratefulness

// Sunday 3 November // 10.00-16.00

Facilitator: Esme (Yoga with Esme)

Details: Esme has condensed all the practices that tick the boxes into a whole day retreat. These days are a present to yourself. Bring your family and friends and share a bonding day while you practice meditation, breath and different yoga modalities as well as myofascial release and tasty vegan food.

Exchange: £65 (includes lunch)

Candlelit Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra

//Saturday 9 November // 19.00-21.00

Facilitator: Lynsey (Lynsey MacKenzie Yoga)

Details: Join me for a dreamy Saturday evening of blissed out candle-lit restorative yoga with Yoga Nidra. Take a couple of hours out of your busy lives just for you, to switch off, wind down and most importantly breathe, connecting with your body and your powerful inner source.
The 90-minute yoga practice will consist of floor postures entirely. During the last half hour you will be guided through Yoga Nidra, which is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. You will be able to wrap yourself up in a blanket, close your eyes and sink into a deeply relaxing guided meditation which promises a deep sleep and a feeling of lightness and energy the next morning.


Wim Hof Method & Pilates Workshop

// Sunday 10 November // 09.00-16.00

Facilitators: Allan (Allan Brownlie Wim Hof Instructor) & Heather (Sano Pilates)

Details: In this workshop you will learn about and experience all three pillars of the WMH: cold exposure, breathing and mindset/focus. The goal is to give you some powerful tools to boost your health, improve your concentration and energy levels, better connect with your body and mind, and much much more!

Pilates has grown in popularity as people are becoming more interested in ways of exercising that can relieve stress, prevent injury and help them look good for as long as possible.
No form of exercise is appropriate for everyone but Pilates is suitable for most people, men and women. Everyone will see a difference from serious fitness enthusiasts to rehab patients, elite athletes and prenatal clients.

Facial Yoga & Ayurvedic Massage Workshop

// Sunday 17 November // 12.00-14.00

Facilitator: Amanda-Jane, Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Massage Therapist

Details: Learn exercises that will allow you to say toodle-pip to shoogly chins, droopy cheeks and puffy eyes. In this yummy workshop you'll nourish your face, head, jaw and neck with a synergistic blend of practices including;
*Resistance Training Facial Exercises ~ which builds muscle and lifts the skin naturally.
*Marma Point Stimulation ~ (similar to acupressure) which helps relieve tension, soothe the nervous system and clear toxins and stagnation from the tissues
*Ayurvedic Facial Rejuvenation ~ (Self massage) releases tension in the face, head and neck, plus improves circulation of lymph and blood.
*Ayurveda ~ You will also learn a little about this ancient system of health. You'll discover your body/mind type, learn some ayurvedic lifestyle tips, taste some dosha balancing teas, and discover which oils are best suited to your constitution.
*Meditation ~ we'll end with a lovely meditation so that you can float home with a happy face and peaceful mind.

You will also be given a link to a recording of the face exercises practiced and a print out of the marma points.

Exchange:£40

Meditation on the Natural Breath Weekend Course

// Saturday 30 November // 09.30-16.30 &

// Sunday 1 December // 09.30-16.30

Facilitators: Steve Braund & Anna Butler

Details: Our mental and emotional state is always reflected in the breath.  When we observe the breath, we are observing the fluctuations of the mind.  When we are agitated so is the breath.  When we are at peace, so is the breath.  Through meditating on the natural breath we strengthen the conscious mind and cultivate its ability to be aware. Without awareness we cannot bring about change.

Over time in observing the natural breath, we notice our breath calms as does our mind. By bringing ourselves to a state of calm awareness, we can then work to transform the deeper-rooted habits patterns of the mind that may be blocking our full potential and our full happiness.

The practice is rooted in the traditions from which contemporary models of mindfulness arise. The method we teach is followed by a compassion based meditation to cultivate love and goodwill. When practiced regularly, these techniques can help to change the way we respond to life’s events and bring balance and harmony to the mind.

Exchange: £90 (both days)


DECEMBER

You Are Enough at Christmas

// Sunday 8 December // 10.00-14.00

Facilitators: Hannah King Yoga & Lena Fong

Details: Christmas- cinnamon cookies baking in the oven, fairy lights twinkling, carol singing. Family obligations, extra housework, crazy shopping and meeting deadlines -the festive season can be a magical yet fraught time.

In Chinese Medicine theory, the winter is the time for dormancy, an opportunity to refuel for the brighter months. Overlooking these natural feelings leads to colds, flu, stress.

Hannah and Lena return to nourish, to care, to hold space and to remind you not to sacrifice your own essential needs for others. This Yuletide season, give your loved ones and yourself the most precious gift of all - presence over presents.

Join us for our Christmas special. Four hours to escape the festive madness filled with yoga, massage and mince pies.

The Eye of the Storm

// Saturday 14 December // 10.00-16.00

Facilitator: Alexis Beddoe

Details: Depending on position within a cyclone, hurricane, typhoon or whirlwind the strength of the storm varies. But at the centre, every such storm has an eye of stillness.

Life, with its curious 'self'-consciousness, is such. It is a storm of various strengths over the course of time, but with an eye of stillness at the centre that knows no time. This workshop will offer a continued cultivation of the practice of yoga, nurturing our ability to find and to recognise that ever-present eye. With this may come also a finding and a recognition of the essential foundation of any solution to the world's storms.

Offering nothing special but treating everything as special, there will be asanas, breathing and meditation; but the workshop will also offer some speaking space, and peep philosophically into some ideas about a link between the physics and the metaphysics of things. In so doing, such ideas may, in a seed-sowing sort of way, offer some playful connections between cosmos and consciousness. It's all for play.

Whether you are experienced in the traditional elements of the practice of yoga, or whether you are quite new to these, the key to yoga is not physical accomplishment, rather an inward turning mind of enquiry. This very much applies to the workshop.