Sunday, April 12, 2015

“Restorative Yoga / Yoga Therapy from Somatic Perspective” Advanced Enquiry / Teachers Training Course for Yoga Teachers and Holistic Therapists August-September 2015

“Restorative Yoga / Yoga Therapy from Somatic Perspective”
Advanced Enquiry / Teachers Training Course
for Yoga Teachers and Holistic Therapists

Module 1:  Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th August 2015
Module 2:  Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September 2015

This is a professional training designed for yoga teachers, teacher trainees, holistic therapists, psychotherapists or keen movement practitioners.
It is an enquiry, a vigorous investigation into our innate ability to balance “depletion & nourishment” to understand what supports healing of the body-mind and move toward optimal health.
It is done mainly through experiential study of the Nervous System and Embryology/Infant Developmental Movements, along with other body systems and helpful practices. We then look at application to restorative yoga and other therapeutic modalities and to our daily lives.

It consists of two parts residential trainings (60 hours) at a beautiful venue in Surrey.

The main contents for the training include:
In-depth study of Nervous System (NS) through Experiential Anatomy
To understand how NS is organised
Embryology / Early Developmental Movements
Understanding the origin gives us an insight into the nature of NS and how we ‘regulate/balance’ and what that means.
Other Body Systems
The course will also include exploring cells, other body systems, including (Organ System, Immune System, Fluid System) for understanding the wider context of health.
Therapeutic Presence / Touch / Tissue Reading
We will explore ‘therapeutic presence’ which is fundamental to any therapeutic work.  Also explore different types of touch that support clients/students’ healing process, including a conscious choice of ‘not-touching’.
Investigate different types of body tissues and their tones which can inform us of the state the person is in.  We will go beyond ‘body reading’ and look at ‘tissue reading’
Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation and Pranayama
                  As foundation these will be also included.

The aim of this training is to provide practitioners/teachers with tools and understanding in a way that they will be able to create their own unique and powerful body of work.

Somatic work is based on discoveries through our own experiences. 
It combines the approaches of the East and the West.  
The Eastern approach of investigating through ‘being with’ and ‘experiencing’ to come to knowing rather than figuring it out or looking at them from the outside, while we are getting informed by the richness of the Western science of biology, anatomy and physiology.
We then are able to cultivate a field of work where we can work with whatever is actually present in front of us, by being present to it and open to it, instead of being limited by an already existing set of knowledge, or by projecting our set of knowledge and missing what is there.  

The two 3 nights / 4 days (Thursday to Sunday) residential training will provide 60 contact hours and there will be an option for it to be a CPD for those who request it with a small extra fee for the certificate.

As mentioned above, this is a professional training.  However, if you are not yet ‘professional’ in those fields, but still interested in participating, there is a chance that you will be accepted on this training.  Some previous experiences in movement work or bodywork will be helpful but keen interest is essential. If you are a such individual, please enquire.

In truth, the knowledge and experiences you will get on this training will inform you in a much wider context than just Restorative Yoga.  It will influence your perception and understanding of yourself, and others whether they are in your class or clients in your therapy room or people in your life.  As a result, the way you interact with them will change - because you are informed from a much deeper place of understanding and experiences of your own (and empathy and compassion naturally arises from that). It opens a door for continuous further enquiry of your own and invites more authentic and creative ways to approach your work and life.

Cost per module:  £555
£255       Accommodation, Food and use of facility
£300       Tuition Fee
For both module 1 & 2, the total cost will be £1,100.

As the accommodation at the venue (shared accommodation only) will be limited, there will be an option for B&B or commuting each day.  Please enquire for details and cost for that option.

A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required to secure your place on the training.
Please email me for a booking form.  (
The remainder is payable 2 weeks before each module commences.  (£305 for Module 1 and £555 for the second module)

CPD option:
If you would like to get a CPD certificate, please enquire.  There will be an extra fee of £50.

For any further enquiry, please contact Aki via email.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Weekend Yoga Retreat in Surrey with Aki Omori Friday 26th – Sunday 28st June 2015

Come join me at a beautiful yoga studio, overlooking stunning countryside of Surrey. 

A quick get away from London for a restful and refreshing weekend of Yoga.
It takes us less than 30 minutes from Waterloo or London Bridge by train and a short taxi ride to arrive at the studio. 
The place is surrounded by beautiful nature, a large garden with an amazing panoramic view.
We’ll begin with a long restorative yoga based class on Friday to relax your body and mind.  On Saturday and Sunday, there will be practices of meditation, pranayama, asana and more.   

In the main house, there are 2 single rooms and a spacious Mezzanine (3-4 persons) over the studio located in a lovely main house.  (If you are a couple and would like to share a room, please let me know.)
All rooms and living areas are tastefully decorated, clean.   
Camping is available for up to two persons. 
Also an option to stay in a very pretty summerhouse situated in the garden for one person is available. 
The whole place is professionally run yet it offers an informal, very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.  All the participants from the past retreats absolutely adored the place.

Friday 26th:         Arrive at 4:30pm afternoon for quick refreshment.
First yoga class 5-7pm, consists mostly restorative yoga and pranayama before dinner.
Sunday 28:         Depart after lunch around 2 - 2:30pm.
                        Last yoga class at 10:30am-12:30pm

3 sessions on Saturday (One meditation & pranayama before breakfast and two more classes, one in the morning and one in late afternoon.)

There will be a plenty of time for you to take long/short walks in the countryside, relax, read etc. 

£280     Mezzanine (3-4) per person sharing
£340     Single (only two single room options available)  
£220     Camping (limited to two persons)
£220     Summer house (one person)
£205     B&B options.  Please enquire for details.  (the price does not include B&B)

A day attendance for Saturday only is also available at £80 (includes 2 meals)
If you are local,  you can commute daily to the retreat.  Please enquire.

Deposit £120 payable to Aki to secure your place.
Please contact via email:  07966 204 842

The spaces are very limited on this retreat.  

If you are interested, please book early.

Next Retreat / Workshop


September Friday 19th - Sunday 21st SOLD OUT

A weekend in Surrey

Limited space available.

Please email me for details.

September 29th - October 6th

Suleyman's Garden, Turkey SOLD OUT

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Friday 12th September @ Triyoga Primrose Hill

"Adventure in Primitive Reflexes"


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Friday 6:15-7:30 Restorative Yoga

@ Triyoga Primrose Hill