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CPD 5 Element Theory - An integrated approach to Asana with Ade Belcham

24th September 2022
at Trinity Church Hall

CPD 5 Element Theory - An integrated approach to Asana with Ade Belcham

Tutor: Ade BELCHAM

Date: 24th September 2022

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Trinity Church Hall

Type of Event: CPD

Places Available: 27

Ade currently lives in Henfield, West Sussex, though his roots run deep in the Black Mountains of South Wales.  He works as a beekeeper, bodyworker and yoga teacher. 

His yoga story is centred around a daily ashtanga practice begun in 2000 and involving extensive periods studying with Nancy Gilgoff at her home in Maui.  In recent years he has moved away from the Ashtanga form to some degree.  He is now reluctant to attach any labels other than yoga to what he practices and teaches.  If pressed, he describes it as the yoga of strength, ease and exploration of the mindbody.  He was blessed to study the Dharma with Sonia Moriceau until her death in 2013.

He was awarded his BWY Teaching Diploma in 2004.  He qualified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration at the Rolf Guild in Boulder, Colorado in 2010 and as a Craniosacral Therapist at the Karuna Institute in Devon in 2012.

Five element theory is a model used extensively in yoga, ayurveda, taoism and chinese medicine.  It describes the basic building blocks or properties of everything in our universe, including human beings and all our physical and psycho-emotional attributes. It can be helpful in understanding the pitfalls and potential of yoga practices including asana, pranayama and meditation.  This 1-day workshop provides a practical introduction to the theory, plus tools and ideas that allow further exploration in our own practice and when working with students. 


Trinity Church Hall
New Road Side
West Yorkshire
LS19 6AS


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Student of Yoga and Zen since 1999. After twenty years as an Environmental Scientist, in the past decade or so I've become a Rolfer, craniosacral therapist and bee keeper. I live on a smallholding in West Sussex but my roots run deep in the Black Mountains of South Wales. I am interested in the evolution of yoga, the integration of anatomy and neuroscience with asana, and the grounding of the explorations of mind in our culture, time and ecological circumstances. But most of all I am drawn to the stories through which we live our lives, and the ever present opportunity that exists to reshape the way we are in the world.