Loading…
Scapa Fest 2019 has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Movement Medicine [clear filter]
Saturday, May 4
 

8:15am BST

Trail Run And Yoga For Athletes
Instructors
avatar for Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Mark has been teaching Yoga since 2011. In that time he has sought out the truth about Yoga, how we move, how we support and touch others from the best teachers in the world. From studying with Leslie Kaminoff to spending a month in Laos continuing his study if Thai massage Mark has... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am BST
Mara Stage

9:00am BST

Chi Walking - Move More, Move Well
As a child we all walked naturally and efficiently. After about the age of 5 our once strong postures start to weaken and as the years go by we pick up all sorts of bad habits from sitting too much, watching tv, driving etc. As you get older you start to notice little niggles here and there and wonder where it came from and it starts to affect how long you can stand for or walk for, without feeling discomfort. Chi Walking introduces you to understanding your default posture, developing mind-body awareness in your everyday standing and walking and new skills for moving well and walking stronger and longer. Chi Walking compliments other practices, such as yoga, t'ai chi, pilates, nordic walking, running, hill walking etc. Whether you are an occasional walker or avid hill walker, Chi Walking can give you new insights and tips for walking better and more efficiently which you can use for the rest of your life. Walking is the building block to so many things that we do. If we can do it with less stress, more awareness and more energy then the results will flow into other parts of our lives (physically, mentally and emotionally). In this workshop we will be exploring the essentials of Chi Walking (posture, alignment, balance, mind-body awareness and working with gravity) and then go out on a walk to explore everyday walking, walking meditation and either aerobic or hill walking.

Instructors
avatar for Biddy Simpson

Biddy Simpson

A keen hill walker, trail runner and Kundalini Yoga practioner, I run Past-Tracks - a small company based in Argyll, which offers Chi Walking instruction to groups and on a 1: 1 basis. I've always been passionate about walking (especially hill walking) for lots of different reasons... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm BST
The Compass

10:30am BST

Balance On Your Hands 101
Pure JOY. Fun class learning basic to advanced arm balances. Stripping movements down to understand and feel the joy in learning to balance on your hands.

Instructors
avatar for Gayle Pocock

Gayle Pocock

The joy in Movement. At the age of 35 I taught myself to balance on my hands. The building blocks involved in the learning process changed something deep within me and now I want to share this with the World. From the physical and mental health benefits to the carefree joy and the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm BST
Gaia Stage

2:30pm BST

Kissing the Earth with your feet
A 5K lead trail run warming up with a 40 min awareness session.  A mix of movement and awareness exercises that will waken your feet to run with full body presence and heightened sensory awareness of the environment. The run will stop at 1K intervals to regroup and focus on different aspects of the warmup exercises, and culminate in a group finish.

Sue will use concepts drawn from her passion for biodynamic craniosacral therapy to fully ‘inhabit your space’ and find a ‘state of balanced awareness’ – a light and spacious way of being that lends itself wonderfully to being out and about in the Ardkinglas Estate.


Instructors
avatar for Sue Watson

Sue Watson

Passionate about the possibility of a different way of working, Sue combines the experience of many years of observing and understanding how people move as a physiotherapist with the perceptual skills of craniosacral therapy. It’s a magical combination that sent her on a journey... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm BST
Mara Stage

3:45pm BST

Daily Nia
A one hour Nia class format, moving to uplifting music and specially crafted playlist from across the world, with a focus each class on a different connection - to the self, to other, to the earth. Ideally barefoot.

Instructors
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm BST
Mara Stage

5:00pm BST

GROOVE Family Dance Party
Dance party suitable for all levels and abilities. To an amazing playlist that will make everyone want to move their bodies! Can be barefoot or in trainers.

Instructors
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm BST
Mara Stage

5:45pm BST

Find Your Flow: Hoop And Movement
Drawing on the introspective and intuitive energy of the new moon, we’ll work with a goddess oracle deck to inspire our movement and hooping. This workshop will entail expressive dance, breathwork, meditation, and hooping using weighted hoops. We'll use techniques to cultivate single-pointed concentration, allowing you to quiet the mind and tap into intuition. There will be plenty of freedom to get creative with your movements and develop your own empowered hooping style. There will also be a chance to journal about your experience.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Fisher

Claire Fisher

Claire began sharing her passion for mindful movement whilst completing her PhD in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind goes hand-in-hand with her love of hula hooping and yoga; two forms of moving meditation that strengthen the mind-body connection through creative expression... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:45pm - 7:45pm BST
Selkie Stage
 
Sunday, May 5
 

10:30am BST

Introduction to The Nia Technique
Nia offers a mind, body, spirit approach to fitness and well being blending energy from the dance arts, the healing arts and the martial arts. Following 'the pleasure principle' Nia is all about working with, not against, your body to deliver a powerful cardio experience that nurtures and energises and is easily adapted to all levels.

Instructors
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm BST
Gaia Stage

12:15pm BST

Connection to the physical body through movement
Taking a movement skill (like a push up/chaturanga/crow pose example) and stripping it down to it's basic parts to understand full body connection.

Instructors
avatar for Gayle Pocock

Gayle Pocock

The joy in Movement. At the age of 35 I taught myself to balance on my hands. The building blocks involved in the learning process changed something deep within me and now I want to share this with the World. From the physical and mental health benefits to the carefree joy and the... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm BST
Gaia Stage

1:15pm BST

Daily Nia
Instructors
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm BST
Mara Stage

8:30pm BST

Elemental Connections: Shakti Dance Workshop
Through exploring flowing movement, yoga postures, sequences, dance, meditation, breath work and mantra we will connect with ourselves and the elements that we are to bring healing and balance.

Instructors
avatar for Diane Oliver

Diane Oliver

Based in Argyll, I set up Woodland Elements to blend my passions for yoga, splashing about in the sea, permaculture and nature. The connection between land and people for me is key and I love to share ideas, experiences and inspire others on their journey. I am a child of the elements... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm BST
Selkie Stage