Events & workshops 2018

    • Holistic Yoga Summer Retreat June 2018
      With James Russell & Barry Elms

      29th June - 1st July

      East Down Centre, Devon
      Sacramento, CA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Details

      Experience a weekend of Holistic yoga set in an idyllic location in the heart of the Devon countryside, hosted by experienced Devon School of Yoga tutors James Russell and Barry Elms.

      The yoga practice over the weekend will include preliminary exercises, āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma & kriyā (breathing exercises) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). You will also have the opportunity to join in Kirtan (chanting mantras) and practice Chi Kung (Qigong) in some of the sessions.

      The cost of the residential includes all tuition, accommodation (shared twin rooms) and sumptuous vegetarian food provided by specialist caterers 'cafe-om.' You will also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, or even have an ayurvedic massage (extra charges apply).

      For more information please visit the website:

    • Devon Yoga Festival 2018
      A not-for-profit residential festival set in idyllic rural Devon

      20th July - 22nd July

      Rill Estate, Buckfastleigh
      Sacramento, CA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Details

      Now in its sixth year, the Devon Yoga Festival is a popular event on the yoga calendar. The festival is held in an idyllic location in Devon, UK and offers comfortable residential accommodation, delicious vegetarian cuisine and a full timetable of inspiring yoga workshops, talks, music and kirtan.

      Please see the festival’s website for more info.

      Festival Ticket Holders Only

      Please visit festival website for info:

    • Holistic Yoga Summer Retreat July 2018
      With James Russell & Barry Elms

      27 - 29th July

      East Down Centre, Devon
      Sacramento, CA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Details

      Experience a weekend of Holistic yoga set in an idyllic location in the heart of the Devon countryside, hosted by experienced Devon School of Yoga tutors James Russell and Barry Elms.

      The yoga practice over the weekend will include preliminary exercises, āsana (postures), prāṇāyāma & kriyā (breathing exercises) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). You will also have the opportunity to join in Kirtan (chanting mantras) and practice Chi Kung (Qigong) in some of the sessions.

      The cost of the residential includes all tuition, accommodation (shared twin rooms) and sumptuous vegetarian food provided by specialist caterers 'cafe-om.' You will also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, or even have an ayurvedic massage (extra charges apply).

      For more information please visit the website:

    • Ultimate Yoga Weekend with Doug Swenson
      A weekend of workshops in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga

      15th & 16th September

      The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes
      Sacramento, CA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Saturday

      11am - 1:30pm Ashtanga Vinyasa - Primary Series

      This class is a gentle introduction to Doug’s own unique fluid approach to Ashtanga Yoga. This is based on first level Ashtanga Yoga format. Class includes yoga adjustments and pranayama. All levels welcome.

      3pm - 5:30pm: Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow

      The main focus of this class is centered around the fluid movements of soft and hard form vinyasa and how to expand this philosophy to create flow in your daily life – a variety of yoga postures – both easy and challenging will be used. Explanation will be made as to how the fluid energy lines of vinyasa in your yoga practice can affect your daily life in a positive way. A connection is made to help create a flow in your diet, at work, in relationships and throughout your daily life.

      Sunday

      11am -1.30pm: Sadhana Yoga Chi (Fluid Power)

      A very soothing arrangement of soft and hard yoga asanas, connected together with mostly light (non - muscle resistance vinyasa) and some challenging (muscles resistance vinyasa). You will enjoy the challenge, achieve a variety of new poses and move with fluid power. When finished, drift into a blissful deep relaxation followed by a guided meditation.

      3pm - 5:30pm: Yin Yoga

      In this class the students will enjoy the simplicity of a nurturing, gentle asana flow. Many postures will be supportive, relaxing and held for longer duration. The vinyasa will be light (Non muscle resistance).Props will be utilised to enhance the experience.

    • Devon School of Yoga Teacher Training
      A two year, 500 hour teacher training course run by the Devon School of Yoga

      2018 - 2020

      Devon School of Yoga
      Sacramento, CA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Details

      James has been a member of the Devon School of Yoga teaching faculty for the past seven years and teaches on the school’s 500 hour teacher training programme.

      This is an excellent, well rounded course that provides prospective teachers with the requisite skills required to teach yoga in a safe, informed and inspiring way. It is a two year course held over 20 weekends in Devon, three of which are long weekend residentials held at an idyllic rural retreat location.

      For more information on this and other courses offered by the Devon School of Yoga, please visit the school’s website:

    • Kriya Yoga Workshop
      The Yoga of Purification

      10:30 - 16:30

      Chudleigh Knighton
      Sacramento, CA 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

      Details

      A day of Holistic Yoga with a focus upon 'Kriya' - action(s) undertaken in order to create the right conditions for an experience of yoga. Kriya yoga is found in the physical purification techniques of Haṭha yoga and also in self observances found at the beginning of part 2 of Patañjali's yoga sutra.

      In the morning practice as well as practising asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation, we will also practice breath-based Haṭha yoga kriyas from the lineage of Dr B. P. Pillai. In the afternoon, we will examine Patañjali's approach to Kriya which is the practise of certain key Niyama - observances.

      The day will conclude with some gentle stretching and Yoga Nidra - guided relaxation

      Suitable for keen students, teachers in training and yoga teachers. Open to Devon Yoga Teacher Federation members and non-members.

      Total Cost: £40 for non-members
      Booking not required

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      James is an excellent teacher. His sessions are well thought out and planned, demonstrations are clear and his teaching style is very accessible. He uses humour and explanations well to keep everyone engaged. He is a great model of a yoga teacher and practitioner and I always look forward to his sessions.
      Judith - DSY graduate