Workshops and Events


Rebirthing Zen Yoga LIGHTER
​Important info: Autumn Package available!!! (save £20 plus 3 buying fees)

Rebirthing Club sessions dates at Zen Yoga Camberwell:
September 14th and 21st (14:30 to 17:30)
October 21st (3pm to 6pm)
November 9th (14:30 to 17:30)
£45 per session

Rebirthing/Breathwork Therapy is a defined breath technique that gently and consciously releases negative memories & stress, creating space for the changes in your lives. This work reveals our inner wisdom which then helps us to improve our quality of life.

Is Rebirthing a safe therapy/treatment ? Yes!!! Everything that emerges during the session has already been experienced in the past and has been locked inside by suppressing our breath. During Rebirthing we get the opportunity to release these emotions and set ourselves free.

The session:

– There will be a detailed induction about the session explaining the five elements of Rebirthing:

1. Circular Breathing

2. Awareness

3. Acceptance

4. Integration

5. Relaxation

– You will be asked to lie down on a comfortable mat to start your session.

– The work lasts 90min on average.
You will receive a guideline email prior to the session.
For more information, Q&A please visit:

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Rebirthing Club of London

Inspired by the Rebirthing Clubs borne in Brazil, the ‘Rebirthing Club of London’ is an iniciative of the therapist Ma Prem PURNIMA (Lilian Cordeiro de Melos). Our goal is to propagate this therapy and make it affordable to everybody enabling this technique to be experienced in group as a regular treatment in the city of London.

Purnima was trained by A. Ramyata, Samvara Bodewick and Robert Mandel and has extensive experience in leading groups of Rebirthing since 2001. (


“Last Monday was my fourth rebirthing session and I wanted to share just how beautiful and relaxing this therapy of self discovery truly is. This breath work therapy is life transforming and all through the power of breath. Thank you Purnima for offering this brilliant work and being so supportive to help me to promote a real change in my life. Leaving the sessions with only LOVE in my heart.” (Tiago Di Mauro, film maker)

“A truly powerful experience of physical and emotional release. Thank you Purnima” (Nadia Steward, Yoga Teacher)

“The rebirthing sessions fill me with self love and connect me to the immense power that lies in the flow of my feelings. You can never know what journey to expect in a session, you learn to trust your breath and your body to carry you through, towards greater freedom. In the safe space powerfully and gently held by Purnima I find it easy to let go and surrender to the process.” (Zuzu Qi, therapist)

“Last Monday I had one of the most profound Rebirthing experience, it was a session of deep healing! “ (Thais Mennsitieri, actress and performer)

Further Info and Bookings

Yin Yang: Already Autumn Workshop

Saturday 23rd September
1.30 – 4pm
Come and reground at Katie’s next Yin Yang Workshop; Already Autumn🌳
Explore your inner creativity and nurture yourself as we work with yoga, to transition into the next phase.🍂
Expect creative warming vinyasa flows, opportunities to explore new poses, scrumptious restorative releases, dash of meditation, splash of prayanama and all round general cosiness in Camberwell with a friendly community; leaving you feeling well restored and revitalised as the evenings draw in.
Email to book on.

Sound Therapy with Gongs (introductory class)

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Saturday 23rd September 2017, 6.30-7.30 pm

Intro tickets £10

There is no doubt that sound healing in one form or the other is becoming more popular. It is deeply relaxing and this profound healing modality has the ability to bypass the thinking mind and just get straight to the point on an energetic and cellular level.

The Gongs in particular have the ability to clear the clutter much like sonic Feng Shui of the body and soul as it quietens the mind allowing you to enter into a well of stillness.  This puts the body into a more receptive mode for a greater healing journey.

Working with the Symphonic Gong, it carries all the frequencies known to man and your body will know exactly which frequency it needs at that time.  Like a sponge, if you are open to receive, your body will take from it what you need whether you are aware of it or not.

Joh, the teacher, also works with the less familiar Tuning Pipes which are the same as tuning forks but louder and more resonant for longer  It interacts more specifically with particular energy spots in the body.  The sound is pure and will quickly shift you into a space of lightness as it re-attunes, re-aligns you, shifting you into a greater state of equilibrium and balance.

Other therapeutic sound healing instruments will be used.

Further info

Limited spaces – Booking essential – Please contact Joh on 07958 348887


  • Kindly arrive on time so as not to disturb the class.
  • The sessions are for ADULTS only
  • Not advisable within the first and final trimester of pregnancy
  • If you have a pre-existing illness or metal implants (pins,screws, pacemaker etc) please consult your GP before attending.  It can resonate the metal or change the rhythm of the pacemaker.
  • If you have a history of serious psychological/mental disturbance, please consult your GP before attending.
  • Any condition that is sound sensitive can be triggered by sound – tinnitus, Ménière’s disease, epilepsy,
  • No claims for the curing of any illness is made

About Joh Johnson

Joh is a Sound healing therapist and author.  Her introduction into the world of Sound healing came after training in other therapies including Cognitive Hypnotherapy, EFT, Reiki and Massage.

After serious illness and recovery, a world of dreams now serves to guide her. In one dream she was taken to two ancient healing sites by her mother and was shown the very instruments she now works with, along with how they work. Without prior knowledge to this she literally is now living this dream after manifesting this into a reality.

Joh has trained with Debbi Walker of Suara Sound, Tony Nec of Sound Healing Academy, and Sheila Whittaker, Master Gong player and teacher with the College of Sound Healing.

Joh works mostly with the Paiste Symphonic Gong which carries all the known frequencies and notes known to man.  Joh also works with Tuning forks and pipes which play pure notes and come in many different healing and balancing frequencies.  Working with energy Joh believes Sound is the highest form of energy healing, is the future of healing, and also believes she is sharing an ancestral healing art.


Rebirthing with Gong

Rebirthing with Gongs

Saturdays 30th September (12:00-15:00) and 18th November (5-8 pm)

​Rebirthing with Gongs was first developed two years ago by Purnima in a work partnership with Brazilian Sound Therapist Susan Manjula.

Brought to the UK in 2016, this project is an initiative of Rebirthing Club of London and SonicSoul, and aims to offer a new wave of Conscious Breath Therapy and Sound Therapy in group sessions.

Rebirthing – Conscious Breathing is a breathwork therapy that can revitalise and rejuvenate the body, refresh the mind, delight the soul, and enliven our actions and relationships.

The Gong is a musical percussion instrument of ancient origins used in Sound Therapy. Known as the sound of total resonance, the gong is played with the intention of bringing people into a state of harmony. Its frequencies and resonance can quieten the mind, relax the physical body, release emotional blockages, and cleanse the energetic field.

Together, these two terapies, potentialise the benefits of a session. The Rebirthing promotes an expansion and the Gongs helps to dissolve resistance.

The session starts at 3pm. Please arrive 5 minutes before. Thank you.

The workshop includes:
-An induction section where you learn the breathing technique of Rebirthing Breathwork, and are introduced to the sounds of the gong.

-A 90 minutes practice section. You lay down on a comfortable mat ready to begin practice. In the beginning of the session, the Rebirthing Breathwork is accompanied by recorded music. The gong will come in at a specific point in the practice, when most resistance is met.

-A sharing and feedback section with snacks and a cup of tea.


* Early Bird £45.00 (plus Eventbrite fee)
* General Admission £ 55.00 (plus Eventbrite fee)
* Concession £45.00 (plus Eventbrite fee)

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“My experience with the Rebirthing facilitated by Prem Purnima had a healing and transformative power. After the session I felt as light as if I had acquired the ability to float beyond the apparent impossibilities and rid of our locks. Today, I may say that I exist before and after the Rebirthing because there is no way to experience this true and profound journey and to be the same as I was before.”

(Liz Matos, poetess)

“Purnima and Patricia – all I can say is WOW and thank you for the most incredible experience. Absolutely mind blowing and life changing afternoon. Thank you, thank you, thank you. See you again soon. Big love Jxx”

(Julia Jenkins)

Introduction to Zen Yoga 6-week course

Introduction to Zen Yoga 6-week course

Starting 31st October 19:00-20:00 – 12th December 2017 (with NO class on 14th Nov)

Introduction to the basic principles of Zen Yoga practice.

Through the course you will develop your awareness, confidence, and precision in your movement, together with an embodied understanding of the principles and philosophies that underlie zen yoga. We will explore a variety of movement and posture work, including some of the more traditional yoga asanas (and some less traditional). We will also do plenty of partner work, breathing practices, and slowly introduce the practices of meditation and mindfulness.

Suitable for those wanting to find out more about Zen Yoga and/or those completely new to yoga or any physical work.

Cost £60.

For more info and to book, see

Having not done yoga for over four years it was a great way of getting back into it. I was looking forward to my Thursday evenings each week and the relaxed yet energised feeling I got after each class. I especially enjoyed the small sequences you taught us as the ‘homework’ – they were great to keep doing during the week and I find myself still doing them in the evenings. I found the ‘mindfulness’ aspect very interesting, and something that could find itself into my everyday life.
– Katia

Great class, very calm and good for beginners with plenty of repetition so we could remember the practice.”
– Margaret



A programme of four interdisciplinary workshops hosted by Zen Yoga’s Prenatal Yoga & Pilates teachers, artists, and local midwife. The programme includes yoga, dance, creative writing, food and craft to support your preparation for pregnancy, birth and mothering. No previous experience needed.

Workshop leaders
Claire Horton (Yoga instructor and Arts Producer), Corinne Allsopp (Occupational
Therapist and Yoga Instructor), Simone Muller-Lotz (Pilates instructor and Dancer)
and Laura Godfrey-Isaacs (Midwife and Artist).
Guest Artists: Fran Burden (Artist), Eleanor Margolies (Writer and Poet) Helen
Sargeant (Artist)
Chef: Hannah Thomas (Bakestone)

BODY – September 9th, 2017 – 4-7 pm

An exploration of the remarkable changes your body undergoes during pregnancy through dance, yoga and drawing. This first workshop in the programme connects you to your body through conscious movement, breathwork, self-massage, and meditation. The use of these powerful practices draws the awareness inwards – encouraging you to explore the subtleties of the physical body and the effect the mind has on its functions. Learn how hormonal and physiological changes support the growth of your baby and how best to alleviate common pregnancy ailments through exercise, and postural considerations, as well as an understanding your pelvic anatomy through drawing with guest artist Helen Sargeant.

MILK – October 7th, 2017 – 4-7 pm

Explore perceptions of breastfeeding in our culture and how to empower your  feeding choices with midwife Laura. Through a physical practice incorporating Womb Yoga and Well Woman Yoga Therapy, explore mantra (sound) and mudra (hand gestures) to connect to the cyclical rhythms of both your own, and the wider, nature. Chef Hannah will also be on site with recipes and nutritional information on how best to support & nourish yourself in the early weeks and months post partum. This session will also include vegetarian (or vegan) meal, designed by Hannah to support breast milk production, to be shared as group or as a takeaway.

BIRTH – November 11th, 2017 – 4-7 pm

Guest writer Eleanor joins for a creative writing session providing you the tools to envision, plan and adapt to decisions that will present during labour. We’ll hold a safe space for everyone to discuss birth in an informal woman’s circle setting, as well as exploring the use of movement and sounding during your labour. Birth partners are invited to join later on for some gentle partner yoga, as well as explore various birthing positions and breathing practices together.

MOTHERING – December 2nd, 2017 – 4-7 pm

Restorative yoga and a deep meditative Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) practice will close the four month programme; encouraging time out and self care throughout your pregnancy and preparation for mothering. Guest artist Fran leads a session on quilting alongside discussion on becoming a mother and the various meanings of Mothering: culturally, intuitively and socially. There will be time for sharing and feedback before we part, and an (optional) follow up gathering in February to meet the babies and continue the support of the network of mothers we’ve created together.

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Cost: £180 for full programme or £45 for individual workshops

Location: Zen Yoga, Camberwell, SE5



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Saturday 4th November 12.30pm to 6.30pm

Retreat, Relax and Renew at a special retreat day for women experiencing peri-menopause

and menopause.

  • Gong Bath, Bathe in healing sound waves
  • Mini talks on Acupuncture and Osteopathy to address menopausal symptoms
  • Storytelling facilitated by psychotherapist/art therapist /storyteller, Circle time for women to share their stories of the menopause, hear a powerful traditional story about the power of the menopause and share ideas
  • Crystal Healing for relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation and mental rejuvenation, (Yoga Nidra is not physical yoga)


Zen Yoga

24A Camberwell Grove London SE5 8RE


Lunch and refreshments

Please bring your own lunch.  Drinks, fresh fruit and nibbles provided throughout the day

Afternoon tea provided


Maximum of 15 participants


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