Workshops & Courses

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Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups OnlyCreate 2022 - Vision Notebook

Saturday 11 December   12:15 - 14:15

Zenw2 Studio

January is just around the corner and it's time to envision 2022! Have you ever made a vision board? The idea is to create a visual image of your dreams and aspirations for the upcoming year. However, instead of having a board stuck in the back of your cupboard, we'll be making a notebook cover so you can carry your plans with you wherever you go! 

 

The workshop will start with a yoga practice to connect and embrace yourself and your dreams, followed by a DIY collage-drawing-painting notebook cover.

 

More than ever, there is no right or wrong, no art skills or yoga experience required: just you and the wish to play freely and embrace the 2022 of your dreams.

 

All the art supplies are included in the price but feel free to bring your own materials.

 

The facilitators will be Carina Bidese, a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, and Francine Desoux an artist and life' explorer.

£25

Concessions apply

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Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only
Commune and Create - explore how we intersect

Saturday 20 November   08:30 - 10:30

Zenw2 Studio

We're excited to invite you to the November edition of the Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only.

 

Starting with yoga and followed by painting and sharing canvases, you'll be encouraged to play along with creativity and yoga, connecting and exploring different perspectives and using creativity and art as a voice for collaboration. 

 

There is no right or wrong, no art skills or yoga experience required: just you and the wish to play freely.

 

All the art supplies are included in the price but feel free to bring your own materials. 

 

The facilitators will be Carina Bidese, a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, and Francine Desoux an artist and life' explorer.

£25

Concessions apply

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How to sleep like a baby and wake up feeling energised!

17 October   11:30 - 12:30

Zenw2 Studio

Improve Gut health, Reduce Sugar cravings and Feel Energised
 

Do you feel you are getting enough quality sleep? Do you find it hard to fall and stay asleep? Do you have enough energy for the day or do you feel like you are dragging yourself? 

 

In this workshop, Aditi will discuss how sleep is crucial for physical health and energy. In today’s worldwe put value on doing more work, being more productive and more efficient but less value on Sleep and Self care. Lack of sleep causes many problems ranging from minor health issues to even chronic illnesses, depression and anxiety. 

 

Aditi will also discuss Gut health and how improving Gut health helps you to start sleeping well. 

In this workshop, you will learn 

  • 5 simple techniques for great sleep

  • Link between the Gut and Brain and how it impacts your sleep 

  • How to improve your Gut health to help you to sleep better

  • How insomnia is linked to Autoimmune diseases and Mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and how can you treat them 

  • How to finally get to the bottom of your sleep challenges 

  • What #1 thing holding you back from a good night sleep.
     

Aditi is certified Holistic Wellness Coach and specializes in Gut Health and Functional Medicine. Find out more on her website.

£15

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Women's Sharing Circle

Saturdays 13:30 - 15:00

5 weeks from Saturday 2 October

ZenW2 Studio

Empower and support yourself this Autumn by joining this Women's Sharing Circle, hosted by Sally Turberville Smith, an experienced BACP and UKCP accredited individual and couples therapist.

 

There will no set format for the meetings and all ages are welcome. Topics we might explore together include:

 

  • Relationships and sexuality

  • Balancing masculine and feminine energies

  • Creativity and honouring a deeper more sacred view of life as an interconnected whole

 

This Group is for you if: 

  • You want to understand yourself better, work on your self-esteem and improve your interpersonal relationships. 

  • Are going through a significant life change such as motherhood or the menopause. 

  • Have experienced a loss or relationship breakdown. 

  • Your life is changing due to illness or a challenging situation in your family.

 

Physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health are interconnected and in the women's circles we will also explore how best we are able to live in harmony with ourselves, one another and mother earth.

Contact Sally directly with any questions.

£125 (5 sessions)

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Yoga for Complete Beginners

Sundays 11:30 - 12:30pm

4 Weeks from 4th July 

A 4-week introductory course for those who are new to yoga. Learn the fundamentals of yoga, establishing a strong and safe foundation from which you can confidently develop your practice. Trish will guide you through at a gentle pace ensuring you feel comfortable and supported at all times. Suitable for all.

 

This is a gentle, slower-paced class intended for those new to yoga or perhaps returning after a long period of no practice with plenty of demonstrations, detailed instructions and variations, focusing on yoga foundations.  

£50/4 weeks

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Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

8:00 - 9:00am

4 Weeks from July 5th

In the system of Ashtanga Yoga, the breath becomes the key to the focusing and the quietening of the mind. The practice moves through a set series of postures called the primary series. Through the 4 weeks, you will discover the pattern of vinyasa, which translated means movement breathe synchronisation which makes this yoga practice truly dynamic. We will discover the traditional variation of the Sun Salutations and explore the first half of the primary series which will challenge the mind and the body to stay at ease with grace and strength. After week four, you should find your body limbering up and your breath becoming more fluid as well as the mind more steady.

 

The course is designed to be suitable for everyone, newcomers and regulars alike.

£50/4 weeks

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Zenw2 Community Open Day

Saturday 4 December   08:30 - 18:45

Zenw2 Studio

Join us for a day of free community classes in aid of Brent Foodbank. We are so delighted to have made it through the last year and want to say a big thank you to all of you that have supported us on this journey!

All classes are free, but we would ask that you donate generously to Brent Foodbank - we will be collecting both cash and food donations. All contributions, whatever the size, greatly appreciated. 

To attend a session please book through the regular booking page - registration essential as spaces are limited. 

Donation based

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Rebirthing Breath work and Sound Healing Journey 

Sunday 7 November   14:00 - 17:00

Zenw2 Studio

Kasia will open the space. The Rebirthing session will last around 1 hour. Sometimes breathing is done via the nose, sometimes via the mouth - depending on the group needs and energy. Rebirthing is a simple yet powerful breathing technique, relaxing and healing on all levels. It is very safe. Participants will lie on the mats. Each person will be supported to move through whatever will be released and felt during breathing. 

Within our breath we have encoded patterns which keep repeating  themselves in our life and through conscious, connected breathing we can have impact on them saying goodbye to those which don’t  serve us any more and saying hello to the new ones  which are more desirable. Truth, Simplicity and Love are the key elements of Rebirthing.

 

Michael will open the sound healing space and begin with a medicine drum journey, move to singing bowls, take you into an intensely clearing gong healing, returning you back to the earth and your body with drone the drone flute. He will also be using other sound tools at his disposal intuitively during the journey as needed.

There will be a voluntary sharing session at the end of each session to check in with everyone.

 

The session will last approximately 2.5 hours. Please be punctual to avoid  disruption for other attendees.

Full details here

£25

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Rebirthing Breath work and Sound Healing Journey 

26 September   15:00 - 18:00

Zenw2 Studio

Niloufar will open the space and begin the breath work session. Conscious connected breathing, also known as Rebirthing, is a simple yet powerful breathing technique. It addresses negative conscious and sub-conscious patterns and beliefs by bringing them to the surface, for healing, awareness, integration and acceptance. 

Participants will lie down on mats in a circle and together we will start conscious connected breathing through the mouth and enter into a journey of sound and breath. Niloufar will guide the breathing journey and support each individual to move through the challenging experiences. By opening up areas of blockage, or stuckness in the breath and thus the body, we can access much deeper sources of joy, power, love and clarity.

Michael will open the sound healing space and begin with a medicine drum journey, taking you into an intensely clearing gong healing, returning you back to the earth and your body with the drone flute. He will also be using other sound tools at his disposal intuitively during the journey as needed. 

There will be a voluntary sharing session at the end of each session to check in with everyone. 

Find out more about your guides here.

£25

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Pilates for Beginners

Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

4 Weeks from Saturday 4 September

ZenW2 Studio

A 4-week introductory course for those who are new to Pilates. Learn the fundamentals of pilates, establishing a strong and safe foundation from which you can confidently develop your practice. Taught by the lovely Josie - an experienced Pilates teacher and Personal Trainer whose classes are accessible, relaxed and fun! The classes will move at a pace that suits all the participants, with plenty of modifications, demonstrations and clear instructions to ensure everyone feels comfortable and can enjoy their Pilates.

£40 for 4 sessions

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Embodying Happiness Workshop

6:00 pm - 7:30

Thursday 15th July

In this multi-disciplinary workshop, blending mindfulness, beautiful poetry, inspirational quotes, and cutting-edge science of positive psychology, Keitlin will take you through an exploration of the roots of a happy and meaningful life. You will engage with some of the most thought-provoking and practical exercises from the science of happiness, and discover how to apply these research-backed insights to your own wellbeing.

Keitlin is a Certified Human Potential Coach (CHPC) and is passionate about helping highly motivated women navigate and raise their game in life, take charge of their holistic wellbeing and reach their full potential.

£15

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Guided art workshop with live meditative soundscape

Sunday 28 November   14:00 - 16:00

Zenw2 Studio

Aurelie and Michael will begin with a short demonstration to guide you into the meditative state.

 

After a warm up exercise to encourage you to flow freely with your art making, Aurelie will guide students to draw and paint freely in dialogue with the sound – this creative and meditative experience aims at exploring how the sound influences the artworks created live. She will help you to respond to the music in a visual way and to play with colours, shapes and textures. 

 

Michael will provide a continuous soundscape incorporating electronic elements as well as traditional sound healing instruments like singing bowls, shruti box, gong, flute, koshi chimes, medicine drum and more!

 

Through the interactions between Michael’s flow sound and Aurelie’s mindful art, you will be discovering new ways to transform your emotions and inner thoughts visually.

 

There are no rules – just the expression of your own visions. 

All the art supplies are included in the price but feel free to bring your own materials.

 

Feedback and group discussion at the end optional.

Full details about your facilitators here

£25

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Embodying Happiness Workshop

Sunday 24 October, 15:00 - 16:30

Zenw2 Studio

We all want to be happy. And science shows that happiness not only feels great but also predicts a longer life, better physical health, better social relationships, and even a higher pay. Our ability to find happiness is strongly tied to your positive well-being. But how do we pursue happiness effectively?

 

Join us for this multi-disciplinary workshop, blending mindfulness, beautiful poetry, and cutting-edge science of positive psychology, to explore the roots of a happy and meaningful life.

 

Keitlin will lead you through some of the most thought-provoking and practical exercises from the science of happiness, so you can learn how to apply these research-backed insights to your own wellbeing.

 

After the workshop, you will receive a digital copy of the handouts and an exercise pack to work on at your own pace.


Keitlin is a Certified Human Potential Coach (CHPC) and is passionate about helping highly motivated women navigate and raise their game in life, take charge of their holistic wellbeing and reach their full potential. Find out more.

£15

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Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only

26 September   11:15am - 1:15pm

Zenw2 Studio

We’re happy to invite you for the third of a series of workshops called Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only where you’ll be encouraged to play along with creativity and yoga connecting and embracing your inner child in a safe environment. 

 

There is no right or wrong, no art skills or yoga experience required. Just you and the wish to play freely.

 

For the third edition we’ll be practicing a few exercises well known by artists as ways to release creativity! Paint, crayons, markers, pens, coloured pencils and paper will be our media to explore authenticity and access our creative power.

 

All the art supplies are included in the price but feel free to bring your own materials.

 

The facilitators will be Carina Bidese, a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, and Francine Desoux an artist and life explorer.

£25

Concessions Applied

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Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only

8th August   11:15am - 1:15pm

Gladstone Park

We’re happy to invite you for the second of a series of workshops called Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only where you’ll be encouraged to play along with creativity and yoga and connect and embrace your inner child in a safe environment. 

There is no right or wrong, no art skills or yoga experience requested. Just you and the wish to play freely.

 

For the second edition we’ll bring the idea of customisation! You can explore your authentic self with a new or old t-shirt, carrier bag, jeans, a shoe or any kind of fabric you wish to give it your own style! 

 

All the art supplies are included in the price but feel free to bring with you your own materials. 

You will need a fabric to customise and a yoga mat or a towel. 

In case of rain, the workshop will happen at zenw2 studio, in Willesden Green. 

 

The facilitators will be Carina Bidese, a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, and Francine Desoux an artist and life explorer.

£25

Concessions Applied

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Mindful Play Date
(Grown-ups only)

10:00 am - 12:00pm

10th July

“Do we stop playing because we grow old or do we grow old because we stop playing?” This quote from the movie TAG, 2018 (a film about five friends who have been in a thirty year long game of tag), is an important question for all of us who eventually lost sight of our inner child and will lead our experience together.

 

With this in mind we invite you for the first of a series of workshops called Mindful Play Date - Grown Ups Only where you’ll be encouraged to play along with creativity and yoga and connect and embrace your inner child in a safe environment. 

There is no right or wrong, no art skills or yoga experience requested. Just you and the wish to play freely.

 

All the art supplies are included in the price but feel free to bring with you your own materials. You will need a yoga mat or a towel. 

In case of rain, the workshop will happen at zenw2 studio, in Willesden Green. 

 

The facilitators will be Carina Bidese, a Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, and Francine Desoux an artist and life explorer.

£25