GUEST TEACHER WEEKEND WORKSHOP 

Louise Simmons 13th & 14th January 2018.
Curious Movements in Mysterious Depths
Sharing an intuitive, exploratory Hatha yoga practice
1-4pm Sat 13th and 10-1pm Sun 14th.    £70.
Oak Tree Gallery @ Acorn Art
27 East King Street, Helensburgh, G84 7QQ

FULLY BOOKED. Contact Kerry for waiting list.

pic of louise simmonsLouise Simmons:  "This is an experiential approach continuously informed by my deepening practice and ongoing precious time with my mentor, Diane Long  (and through her the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli).  It is not a method or a training.  There are no dogmatic instructions, no hierarchy of knowledge, but rather suggestions and observations which may assist you to go deeper into your relationship with your own intelligent body, enlivened by breath, and gently tethered by gravity.   It asks for and develops generosity of attention and humble listening to the quiet spaces inside. "  

Louise became fascinated by the body/mind/breath connection through the dramatic arts and running theatre games workshops. This took her deeper into the ‘stories’ our bodies tell us and she has been delving into those stories through teaching yoga and hands-on bodywork since 1991. Kerry worked with Louise in Greece in 2017 and found a deep connection to presence and freedom from effort through Louise's teaching. This 'peace yoga' as Kerry likes to call it, is primal, profound, transformative and inherently kind.

louise teaching


RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOPS WITH KERRY

Restorative yoga involves floor-based resting poses that are fully supported with bolsters and blocks, see photo on right. We use breath and awareness and some meditation to aid deep rest and rejuvenation.  Suitable for all abilities as long as you can lie and sit on the floor with supports.
restorative pose


Forthcoming Dates:

8th December 2017, Frid 7-9pm. £18 FULLY BOOKED

Deep Rest: Restorative yoga workshop.    Templeton Annex, Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde St, G84 7PG

A waiting list is in operation.  Your place is secured on payment and is non-refundable.  If you cancel, you may be reimbursed 50% if the workshop is at capacity and your place can be filled.

amethyst studio

Past Events with Kerry

Deep Rest: Restorative yoga workshops

Restorative yoga involves floor-based resting poses that are fully supported with bolsters and blocks. We use breath and awareness techniques and some meditation with the aim of deep rest and rejuvenation. 
17th Nov 2017, Friday 7-9pm
16th June 2017, Friday 7-9pm.
5th May 2017, Friday 7-9pm
7th April 2017, Friday 7-9pm
10th March 17, Frid, 7-9pm
12th Aug 16, Frid, 7-9pm
15th July 16, Frid, 7-9pm
11th Mar 16, Frid, 7.30-9pm
12th Feb 16, Frid, 7.30-9pm
4th Dec 15, Frid, 7.30-9pm
8th Nov 15, Sun, 2.30-4.30pm
9th Oct 15, Frid, 7.30-9pm

New Year Workshop: Rest into Movement
20th Jan 17, Frid, 7.00-9pm. £18.
Acorn Art, 27 East King St, Helensburgh.

A gentle way to ease into the new year. We will start with deep rest to rejuvenate using restorative practices. Then slowly unfold into movement to bring fluidity back to the body. We will finish with breath practice to cleanse and transform readying you for more activity as the year progresses.   Suitable for all abilities. £18.  SOLD OUT

"Lead with the feet" yoga workshop
Kilcreggan House, Kilcreggan.  9.30am-12noon
Two dates - 25th July and 12th September, 2015, 

Slow down and trust your feet to take you deeper into movement. Enjoy time together in a serene yoga space in a beautiful location. Tea and chat available from 9am.  Although the practice is not strenuous, this workshop is not suitable for beginners or those with serious restrictions. Contact me if you aren't sure. Bring your own mat, blanket, cushion blocks etc.  Wear warm layers. Your place is secured on payment, £15. Refunds may be available if I can fill your slot.

"A Calmer You" practical workshop on releasing stress
27th May, 2013 for Argyll region NHS Dental Services 

Teaching ways to use breath, movement, touch and thoughts to reach a place of comfort. It is a completely practical workshop to develop your own anti-stress and anti-anxiety toolkit.  Learn simple self-help tools to achieve calm and stillness, let go of emotions and relax your body.
    * breathing techniques
    * awareness & emotional release
    * balancing touch
    * simple physical exercises
Achieve your potential without tension.

"A Calmer You" practical workshop on releasing stress
23rd Jan, 2012 for Helensburgh NHS Dental Services 

Teaching ways to use  breath, movement, touch and thoughts to reach a place of comfort. It is a completely practical workshop to develop your own anti-stress and anti-anxiety toolkit.  Learn simple self-help tools to achieve calm and stillness, let go of emotions and relax your body.
    * breathing techniques
    * awareness & emotional release
    * balancing touch
    * simple physical exercises

"A Calmer You" workshop on releasing stress
Mon 7th Nov 6-8pm, 2011, for Women@Work, Lochgair Hotel. 

This Women@Work session with Kerry McKay will show you ways to use your breath, movement, touch and thoughts to reach a place of comfort. It is a completely practical workshop to develop your own anti-stress and anti-anxiety toolkit.  Learn simple self-help tools to achieve calm and stillness, let go of emotions and relax your body.
    * breathing techniques
    * awareness & emotional release
    * balancing touch
    * simple physical exercises
restorative pose

"I felt amazing"

"Wonderfully relaxing!"

"Be the lump of clay
And the sculptor too. "
The Tao of Healing

Contact 

Kerry McKay  

Yoga & Polarity Therapy
Helensburgh,  Scotland
07920 802877kerrypolarity@gmail.com