Sunday 4th August
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Body Positive Teachers’ Workshop
Want to improve your practice, become a better, more inclusive yoga teacher? Then this workshop is for you…
Join the Curvesomeyoga movement.
Learn how to:
- Create positive and impactful yoga classes for everyBODY
- Use appropriate language to make your classes inclusive.
- Modify various postures and transitions with the use of props: block, belts, walls and chairs etc.
- Provide your students with tools to cultivate self-acceptance and self-love
- Teach to who is in the room
- Provide every student with a positive experience in a judgement free and safe environment
- and more, MUCH, MUCH more…
Sunday 28th April
1.00pm – 2.30pm
Yoga Wheel Workshop
The wheel is an amazing tool, they are circular shaped used to enhance your practice. The wheels help open the front of the body, supported backbends, assists advanced yoga postures, enhances flexibility in the hips/spine/shoulders, increases core engagement, uses all large muscle groups when used correctly, and massages the spine. Use of the wheel on the legs opens the hip flexors and hamstrings.
In this fun-filled workshop, you will learn how to use the latest prop the yoga wheel. Durign the workshop students will be introduced to a variety of exercises and poses as we use the Yoga Wheel to develop core strength and stability, as well as challenge balance and flexibility.
The wheel can make your back bending, and hip opening practice playful, easy and effortless.
For example, back bending postures can be extremely difficult, but the yoga wheel makes back bending and hip opening practices playful, easy and effortless!
Sunday 27th January 2019
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Absolute Beginners Body Positive Workshop
Yoga in Health Care Conference
15th – 17th February
There is a critical need in modern health care for addressing the worldwide epidemic of chronic, lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases and the related burden of chronic stress.
This seminal conference will merge the yogic, medical, and political lenses in evaluating the importance of yoga within health care.
Accessible Yoga Conference, Berlin
Friday 19th October – Sunday 21st October
Sunday 28th October 10am to 1.00pm
Bodies at Yoga, Friends at Brunch
Start your Sunday morning in style with purposeful movement and delicious food. Join Donna Noble (The Noble Yogi), Founder of CurveSomeYoga, certified yogi and body positive advocate and Melissa Saint Hill (The Bare Scientist, BSc, MSc), registered nutritionist (Association for Nutrition) and plant based foodie for a revitalizing Sunday morning of vinyasa yoga and brunch in a beautiful purpose-built yoga studio and healthy eatery overlooking a peaceful zen garden.
Your morning begins with a 90 minute gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga class to help you realise that everyBODY is a yoga body. This event is suitable for all levels from absolute beginners to those with a more established practice. Our aim is for this class to allow you to find freedom, self-confidence and self-love in your yoga practice.
Be inspired by Donna to practice regardless of your age, size, shape, ethnicity, physical ability or your fear. Start on your journey to empowerment, self-acceptance and change. Above all, this is a chance to have fun with your yoga.
You will come away feeling empowered taking your yoga off the yoga mat and into your everyday life, where the true yoga begins.
You’ll be bodies at yoga as Donna has the ability to make you feel like you are the only person in the room, really making you focus on your mind and body. By brunch, you’ll then be friends as we seat for a relaxed social dining experience. You will dine with your fellow yogis, enjoying a flavoursome and delicious vegan feast consisting of healthy sharing platters, breakfast bowls, breads, cakes and nourish bowls all freshly prepared by Melissa. There will also be a short discussion which will be nutrition-focused, giving you the opportunity to ask any general questions you may have.
The Lodge, Canada Water
Saturday 29th September
Self Love Workshop at the Wellness Weekender, Edenbridge
This is an interactive 3-hour transformational workshop designed for women age 19+ that takes participants on a journey towards self-love and self-acceptance, developing a positive body image. The goal is for women to set new positive intentions about how we feel, think, and speak to ourselves and others.
This workshop includes a self-compassion yoga practice, discussion around the media literacy, body image and body positivity. A journey inwards so we might discover how our worthiness truly comes from within.
Interactive activities include:
— Dismantling the «beauty myth»
— Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness
— Embodied yoga experience
— Committing to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other
— Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out
— Recognising our unique and collaborative contributions
This workshop will give you time for self-reflection and an opportunity to challenge some of your limiting beliefs with regards to your self-love journey, body image and self-talk.
Body Positive Yoga Retreat, Turkey
9th – 16h July
Anti Riot Diet and CurveSomeYoga Body Acceptance Yoga and Brunch
Join us for morning of gentle and weight-inclusive yoga practice, suitable for beginners and those who want to work out how yoga can be suitable for their particular needs. Our aim is for this 90 minuted workshop to allow you to find freedom, self-confidence and self-love in your yoga practice.
Be inspired by Donna, who runs Curvesome Yoga, to practice regardless of your age, size, shape, ethnicity, physical ability or your fear. Start on your journey to empowerment, self-acceptance and change. Learn how to practice safely and effectively to your specific needs. Above all, this is a chance to have fun with your yoga. This gentle class will focus on running into our inner GPS (voice) – helping you to realise that everyBODY is a yoga body, creating a practice based on self-care.
You will come away feeling empowered taking your yoga off the yoga mat into you every day life. And this is where the true yoga begins.
Brunch 11.30 – 12.30pm
An optional brunch will be held after the 90 min class upstairs at The Book Club. Please book the ticket ‘with brunch booking’ if you’d like to be included on the table, although this DOES NOT include the cost of the brunch will you need to pay for separately at the till. To get your tastebuds tantalised, check out the brunch options and delicious ‘zero-proof’ drinks menu.
Find out more and book tickets here
One Day Urban Retreat
One day Urban Yoga Retreat, Aspire Wellbeing, Dulwich
I am delighted to be running an Urban Retreat Day. I will have an array of fun and frolics on the day to keep you centred and relaxed on your day retreat.
We have planned a varied schedule to keep you captivated and entertained.
The Day will start with yoga to get everyone warmed up and into the spirit of the day.
A lovely light buffet lunch will also be provided.
A chance to delve deeper into your practice, techniques for dealing with stress.
We will finish with a relaxing and detoxing session of ear acupuncture which will include a guided meditation by Lola Boix, member of The British Acupuncture Council.
(Please note that the acupuncture treatment is optional).
Places are booking up quickly and we are only taking a limited number of people, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Urban Retreat is open to everyone regardless of your experience. It’s a wonderful day of healing and rejuvenation for everyone. Come along and have fun and be inspired.
Check out this testimonial from the lovely Kate https://youtu.be/cf69hSm9Y5Y
To book or find out more call me on 07956 942328 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you!
Body Kind Festival 13th – 15th October Totnes, Devon Learn more at Body Kind Festival
Soul Circus 18th – 20th August Elmore, The Cotswolds Spend your days doing yoga, including in our spar sipping on juice. Spend your evening at our counter bar drinking local brews, shaking your booty to our DJ sets, eating locally sourced food at our supper clubs.
Learn more: https://www.soulcircus.com
Body Positive Beginners Yoga Workshop
Yoga Arch, Camberwell, SE5
2pm – 4.30pm
This workshop is an opportunity to start or develop your practice with a focus on general postures. You will learn the fundamental alignment to set up your practice. We will be looking at standing poses in detail. I will be demonstrating the use of props to support the body allowing you to experience the postures safely.
This is a body positive workshop open to all shapes, sizes, gender and ethnicity.
You’ll learn how to:
- Breathe in flow with your movements
- Make the yoga postures work for you no matter what your body shape or size
- Find good alignment in poses
- Use blocks and props to support your body
- Find your focus and calm your mind
- Key principles which you can apply to any yoga pose in class
- Posture clinic – break down postures and receive hands-on adjustments
- Q&A session – ask questions about specific issues you’re dealing with
- Great opportunity to meet other beginners in a safe and judgment free environment.
- Beginners and anyone new to yoga.
- People who are new to yoga and want to learn the basic principles in a slower-paced, more interactive setting
- People with several months of class experience who want to step back and refresh on the fundamental principles of yoga postures and practice
We are a body lovin’ absolutely accepting space. All genders, shapes, size, ethnicity and levels are welcome.
Wear what you like, be who you are, you are amazing just as you are right now and I want to help you feel comfy in your skin.
You will be body confident and learn more self-acceptance and self-love – inhabiting your body with more ease and comfort (wow, isn’t that a great idea!)
Check out this article to find out more about body positive classes: [www.yogamatters.com]
We believe that everyBODY is a yoga body.
So if you have always wanted to try yoga but you did not believe you had a yoga body now here’s you chance to give it a try in a safe and judgment free environment.
"I have just returned from CurveSome’s yoga retreat. The venue was amazing as is the teacher, Donna Noble. I am a newbie at yoga and the progress I have made over the last 6 months is a testament to Donna’s patience, experience and her ability to make a plus size woman feel that their size is not a limiter. Her classes are fun and thought-provoking. As she says enjoy the (yoga) journey and I have thus far. Thank you so much."
"Donna’s Yoga retreat was incredible, being new to Yoga I felt welcomed and encouraged by Donna. She adopts a different approach for each individual, teaching you different practices for each yoga pose to suit you. I feel a stronger connection with my physical body as a result. Donna provides a warm, positive, uplifting style of teaching which has left me with an addiction for Yoga! I’ve left the retreat feeling calm, peaceful and mentally and physically stronger and would recommend Donna to everyone!"
"I never knew just how much one could be inspired by listening to you speak of your passion for Yoga and Mindfulness – love that word. I love to be inspired and you did just that for me. You speak with an eloquence that is both inviting and embracing. You make me want to explore the vast, almost unknown or rarely heard of benefits of Yoga and all that it can do to benefit our lives in a healthy and positive way. I will definitely be looking to join your Curvesomeyoga group and classes. Love you for sharing your gift and wisdom. Blessings and More Love."