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EVENTS

Belgrave Village Drum Circle

with Djulz
Saturday 5th August 6-9pm

The West-African Djembe and associated drum ensemble tradition first emerged from the Mandé people of the Malian empire. The Djembe drum is inseparable from the traditional bass drums, the Dunduns, as well as the bells and percussion instruments that constitute the ensemble. Together, the frequencies of sound and intricate design of the rhythms and their shapes around one another function to bring forward vibrational images with profound depth and meaning.​ The workshop will be divided into two sessions:  SESSION 1 (2 hours) will explore the drum as a tuning instrument to the natural processes of movement and rhythm occurring both within and without the body, as well as introduce the focus rhythm for the day. Exercises will orient the player to the Djembe and Dunun instruments, as well as to a personal relationship with rhythm and how this can be developed and contribute to community music-making.  SESSION 2 (1 hour) will build on the focus rhythm introduced in Session 1. It will explore more advanced musical concepts relating to the development of solo technique and direct responsiveness to inflections within the music.  Both sessions are suitable for drummers of all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. Young ones from age twelve upwards are welcome. Drums will be provided for those without.  All levels are welcome.

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Belgrave Village Drumming

Our 6 week beginner’s course is designed specifically to provide you with a solid foundation and establish an understanding of yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation practices.

Whether you are new to yoga, or have some yoga experience and want to refresh the basics, this course will guide you through the basics from which to grow your yoga practice. Our beginner’s course explores the many benefits of yoga including strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing.

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Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa classes link static poses with dynamic movements using the breath as a guide. It is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa flow movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like with an element of surprise in each class.

Classes are fun and flowing and start with a warm up, followed by a selection of standing poses, seated poses, back and forward bends and challenging poses to build strength and flexibility, and ends with breathing exercises and relaxation. 

*Room temperature 28 degrees.

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Slow Flow

Slow/Restorative Flow is a luxurious yoga practice with movements that are similar to sequences of vinyasa flow classes but are slower paced and postures are held for longer periods facilitating greater exploration to create a deeply nourishing class.
The class is a gentle flow from one relaxing posture into the next one, poses flow seamlessly into each other in a relaxing continuum.

Classes include strength and flexibility, breathing exercise and relaxation at the end. 

 

*Room temperature 22 degrees.

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Yin

​Yin Yoga is suitable for almost all levels of students, a perfect compliment to the muscular, dynamic (yang) styles of Yoga. Yin yoga classes usually consists of a series of long-held passive floor poses (up to 5 minutes) targeting the connective tissues of the body. Some of the benefits of a regular Yin practice are increased mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips, calm and balance in the mind and body allowing you to cope better with stress and anxiety, deeper relaxation and more energy.

*Room temperature 22 degrees

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Hatha

Hatha is a slow practise that incorporates longer holds in each posture, focusing on correct alignment and intentional movement. This class is suitable for everybody, including people recovering from injury and illness.

No prior experience necessary.

*Room temperature 22 degree.

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Movement and Meditation

This class is part movement part meditation offering students space to bring gentle movement to the body before resting into a deep meditation.  

Suitable for all levels, no prior experience necessary.

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