Urban Therapy Yoga Show
to Mar 31

Urban Therapy Yoga Show


The Urban Therapy Yoga Show is the first yoga show of its kind in the North East of England. 

Located in Base Camp, a multi-purpose venue in the heart of Middlesbrough, the show features two days of yoga classes, workshops and much more. Created by Victoria Sky of Treeliving Yoga, a yoga school based in Saltburn by the Sea with classes in Middlesbrough and retreats around the world, The Urban Therapy Show illustrates how the healing power of yoga can be applied in the most urban of settings. 

There are classes for absolute beginners right through to the most experienced yogis. We’ve tried to incorporate as many types of yoga as we can - from dru to yin and from kundalini to rocket yoga. There are classes for men, teens and children. And as it’s Mother’s Day on the Sunday, we also have a very special Goddess Yoga class taught by an amazing mother and daughter.

Add in a tantalising array of vegan and veggie food, lots of lovely stalls with gifts to buy and a chill out DJ session early on the Saturday evening, and it all adds up to the perfect weekend. With plenty of space to hang out and enjoy a cuppa with friends old and new, you can choose to drop in, stay for a morning or afternoon or even book yourself a weekend ticket and settle in. We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you.

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108 Summer Solstice Salutations -  Charity EVENT by the white elephant
8:00 PM20:00

108 Summer Solstice Salutations - Charity EVENT by the white elephant

Moving from the ordinary to the extraordinary, shed the layers of 2018 and move in to 2019 with new intentions and focus on the future. Experience Bhakti - devotion, Seva - Selfless service, Tapas - effort, heat, discipline, zeal.

The number 108 has many important and symbolic meanings ranging from mathematics to religions and spiritual practices, martial arts and yoga.

For example:

A Japa mala (or Mala) refers to prayer beads customarily used in both Buddhism and Hinduism. Recitations of prayers, mantras and chants are counted bead by bead on Malas. Buddhist malas traditionally have 108 beads, said to signify the 108 human passions that Avalokiteshvara assumed when ‘telling the beads’.
In mathematics: 1 to 1st power = 1; 2 to 2nd power = 4 (2x2); 3 to 3rd power = 27 (3x3x3). 1x4x27 = 108
108 is a Harshad number, which is an integer divisible by the sum of its digits (Harshad is a Sanskrit word that means "great joy"). Yes, it’s 12 for the mental maths enthusiasts among you.
There are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to and from Anahata, the heart chakra.
There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

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HOT Vinyasa
9:00 AM09:00

HOT Vinyasa

What are the Benefits of Hot Yoga?

Yoga is a unique form of exercise that bears little resemblance to the Western concept of exercise. Western exercises consist of running, weight lifting, push-ups, jumping jacks and the like. Yoga is different. Hot Yoga is beyond that. There are basically two significant factors differentiating hot yoga from other variations of the Hatha yoga discipline.

1. Less Injuries

The high temperature in which the asanas and breathing exercises are performed reduces the likelihood of injury.

2. Less Toxins

Hot yoga cleanses toxins from the body due to profuse sweating. It feels so good!

3. More Lung Capacity

Like other types of yoga that focus on breathing exercises, hot yoga advances lung capacity through breathing pranayamas.

4. Better Circulation

You can almost feel it while you're doing it. Hot yoga is excellent for your circulation It is a great cardiovascular workout.

5. Stronger Immune System

This effect has been known for a long time. Exercising in a hot environment improves your immune system and elevates the body's regenerative capacity.

6. Beneficial for Lymphatic System

Like most types of yoga, hot yoga is very good for your lymphatic system.

7. More Flexible Muscles

You will notice that you are able to bend further and stretch better when you do hot yoga. This causes the muscles to get used to being "used."

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Introduction to Headstands
8:30 AM08:30

Introduction to Headstands

Master that headstand

An approach of Ahimsa (non-violence or compassion) is advocated when attempting any pose or sequence in yoga and headstand is no exception.

The breath is the guiding force and the posture is required to be steady and pleasant, with a smooth, mindful manoeuvring in and out, so if there are wobbles or weaknesses, keep working with preparatory poses first. 

If you have any neck issues think carefully before transitioning into this posture, where the majority of your body weight will be positioned on your head and delicate neck area. 

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Yuletide Yin & Yang session
6:00 PM18:00

Yuletide Yin & Yang session

Christmas Fancy Dress, Candle Light, Winter Flow

Come and celebrate a wonderful year of yoga, this is a donation only class so any money spent on the class will go directly to our lovely community hall to help with the up keep of the building. Last year we had loads of fun in 80’s fancy dress, this year I thought it would be nice to celebrate Christmas and get dressed up as much or as little as you’d like. Please stay with us for a little mulled wined and sweet treats for after.

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Yoga in the dark
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga in the dark

Come and share an evening of fun and help raise money and awareness for this amazing charity, this is also a chance to connect to your deeper self, It is a suggested donation of £8.50 for the class in Middlesbrough at Base Camp on Exchange Square. alternatively just give what you can afford or what you feel it's value is to you.
5pm Yoga and then hang out with us for a hot drinks and maybe some mulled wine and for after.. Base Camp are kindly opening their bar so please stay for a chat and chai.. 

Check out some of the outstanding things that raising money for the RNIB will help them to continue to do.. 

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Meditation and breathing for stress and anxiety
1:00 PM13:00

Meditation and breathing for stress and anxiety

  • exchange square, exchange house (map)
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A break from the day to offer you space to find calm, peace and relaxation through breathing, postures and mediation. No specific clothing or equipment required as this class has little movement and will not make you sweat. 
This is a 4 week course to help you manage stress and anxiety with yoga and breathing, you will have take away information and follow up emails to remind you of what we do in the sessions. xx
Tickets available from the link https://goteamup.com/p/1957184-tree-living-yoga/courses/29115/

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