Guest Workshops & Training

Faye, an experienced yoga practitioner, has conducted workshops kirtan sessions & retreats globally, including in London, New Zealand, Barbados, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. Continuing guest workshops in Suffolk & Essex but currently based in The Lake District for the past 6 months, she is actively seeking partnerships with studios in the north and the midlands.

Faye’s Offering

Faye offers engaging 3-hour workshops and immersive 1-3 day training sessions. With a background in extensive yoga study and focused training in Bhakti, Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra and Meditation, Faye brings a unique blend of experience to her teachings.

Having explored various yoga methods, Faye found resonance with Jivamukti yoga school and its five tenets: Ahimsa (Non-Harming), Shastra (Ancient Texts), Bhakti (Devotion), Nada (Sound), and Dhyana (Meditation).

Faye’s teaching style is marked by her compassionate nature and a departure from the superficial “love and light” approach. Her embrace of Non-Dual Shaiva Tantra sets her apart, offering studios in the north and the midlands an opportunity to bring authentic and transformative workshops to their communities.

Jivamukti, Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga sessions seamlessly weave through the rich tapestry of themes drawn from the non-dual Shaiva Tantra tradition, often known as Kashmir Shaivism. This spiritual movement, originating in 8th-century northern India, imparts the profound teaching that only one entity exists: The Divine, manifesting in diverse permutations. Tantra conveys that within this singular cosmic essence, every action essentially represents the Divine exploring itself, paying homage to itself, and venerating itself.
While it may not be immediately apparent to the conditioned mind, understanding the five acts, the cornerstone of non-dual Shaiva Tantra reveals that consciousness not only births, sustains, and dissolves the realms of its experience but also veils and unveils itself in a perpetual dance of self-discovery.

This singular Divine Reality encompasses both transcendental and immanent facets, recognised as Shiva and Shakti, respectively. The tradition underscores the importance of maintaining a harmonious equilibrium between these aspects as the true path to spiritual liberation.

Art of Sacred Touch

Hands on Adjustment
2 Day Training

We have been through an intense time where hands on adjustments have been hugely questionable for many different reasons.

We’ve probably all had touch in a yoga environment that felt questionable and generally we can put it down to the ahamkara of “I know what’s right for you” or “errrr I don’t really know what I’m doing here but I’ll do it anyway because I feel I should” either way the ego is in play and this really needs to be fully eradicated before we start touching our students in class. In some assists you can be particularly close to your students, so gaining their trust is imperative.

And so rather than throw touch out completely, I hope that with the right training, understanding and insight I will be able to help you find a way back to giving hands on assists that feel nourishing and supportive.

What to Expect

Loved by many hated by many but ultimately doesn’t it come down to who, what, where, when & how? If the below can be ticked then surely we want to continue to offer the potentially beautiful art of touch within our classes?

  • Gaining your student’s trust
  • Adjustment that is supportive & not aggressive
  • Well thought out hand/body-to-body Placement
  • Give your students space, consent and when to start when a new student comes to your class
  • Adjustments that are from a heartfelt place that is in genuine support of the student’s asana practice and overall well-being.

Faye says

It has taken me years to feel comfortable giving hands on adjustments to my students, my Thai Yoga Massage Teacher Training (13 wks in Chiang Mai) has greatly helped with this but generally it comes down to repetition & confidence. I don’t want to sell a course to you and send you out to practice immediately in your class, your class is not the place for practice. My hope is for you to go and practice with friends and loved ones until you start hearing the “hmmm that feels great” and initially it may only be one assist that you are genuinely comfortable with so that receives a tick to start in your class.

So gently one at a time we drop these assists in to our classes that we feel confident in, using the techniques as given in the handouts.

What I hope is that you will keep coming back to me for support with this training, it’s not something to be taken lightly and maybe you yourself need to feel it more in your own body. It is a practice that should be considered as sacred and so therefore treated and respected as such.

I really look forward to working with you and supporting you in an art that continues to be something that pulls us all together instead of many things in life now that are pulling us apart.