top of page

Sat, 08 Jun



SYA Celebration Day with Katy Appleton

SYA Celebration Day with Katy Appleton
SYA Celebration Day with Katy Appleton

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Durley, Durley, Southampton SO32 2AD, UK

About the event

This full day of Celebration will consist of two sessions with a freshly prepared vegan lunch included.

Morning Session 

Fierce Grace - The Alchemical Process of Working with Tapas and Tejas Through Yoga

Tapas is what heats us, what provokes us to be better. Tapas doesn't literally mean to heat the body, however that could be a gateway for some in a yoga asana class. It actually means the stoking of our inner fire, which leads to the purification that builds our character, strengthening our will, when are able to say "my intention is stronger than the obstacles I face, my willpower is stronger than my old patterns". When tapas is rightfully applied, it leads to tejas. Tejas is the radiant splendour of personality. A person with a strong tejas has a twinkle in their eye, focussed clarity, insight, courage, fearlessness, compassion, creativity and a melting tenderness that draws all hearts. 

Our time on the mat will invoke many yoga practices to play with these concepts of tapas and tejas, such as dynamic, physical asana (finding your own intuitive level), deep rest, mantra, and meditation. Come away feeling delighted, centred and empowered.

Afternoon Session

Let the Light In

Solstice is the point where the sun appears to reach either its highest or lowest point in the sky for the year and thus ancient astronomers came to know the day as one where the Sun appeared to 'stand still'.

How is it possible to access the space of grace within? In this sweet, reflective sadhana we enquire into the nature of where yoga points us, so we can literally 'stand still' in the light of our being. We will be using the incredible toolbox of yoga to access this majesty. Expect to see asana that moves you towards stillness, ready for yin, restoratives, meditation, mantra and a deep relaxation to complete the practice. 

Attendees are required to bring:    

 - 2 bricks

 - 1 bolster

 - 1 blanket

 - 1 strap 

If you have any extra props, please bring them along, just in case some bodies need extra support for the Yin poses.

Katy Appleton, Founder & Director of appleyoga brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise in movement through her career as a ballet dancer, teacher and student of Pilates, body tuning, breath and energy work. She is an internationally recognised teacher and trainer of Vinyasa Flow, a published yoga author and has award-winning DVDs for home practice and live online content. She is known for bringing the true essence of yoga alive in a student's body mind in creative, dynamic and life transforming ways. Her teaching is biomechanically savvy whilst fun and playful, invoking a deeper embodied sense of self within a practice.

Katy is a dedicated student, passionate learner, and seasoned educator. Influenced by esteemed mentors like Shiva Rea, Ananta Kranti, Dr Alla Svirinskya, Kerry-Lyn Stanton Downes, Christopher Hareesh Wallace, and Debbie Lewis, her teachings encompass yoga, women's health, wellbeing and psychology. She teaches a wide range of yoga styles such as Kirtan and Mantra, Yoga Nidra, Yin, Yoga Philosophy, Pre & Postnatal Yoga & Baby Yoga. This extensive background enables her to provide an inclusive and personalised approach to yoga, catering to the unique needs of each individual. 



Share this event

bottom of page