Weekend Courses & Workshops
NEW - YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
A course of 4 Saturdays Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th 2021 (if you are unable to attend a class, you will be sent a recording)
As well as the classes, you will also receive a motivational email each week to keep you on track/give you additional help and inspiration x
This is gentle yoga suitable for complete beginners, or those coming back after some time, based on classical yoga poses, including seated and standing postures, and floor work with an introduction to sun salutations.
We will incorporate breath work, mindfulness and relaxation to finish - just £24
NEW - SUNDAY MORNING DETOX
Sunday 24th January - 10.30am-12.30 lunchtime 2 hours of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, focussing on poses for a healthy liver and renewing the body with positive energy
Every few weeks we offer Saturday or Sunday Special Events with plenty planned for 2021. Here are some of the latest sessions:
Yoga and Kundalini Workshop - Sunday 29th November - a flowing practice with guest Teacher Lucy - based on the Winter Solstice with asana, mantra, mudra and breath. Suitable for all
Yoga and Candle Making - Saturday 12th December - format as per Mandala making above but you will make a lovely neroli, lime and basil candle (sadly postponed due to COVID)
Yoga Stretch and Roller - Sunday 13th December 2020 -
A mixture of mainly floor-based slow Hatha flow and longer-held Yin yoga postures for all levels. Using rollers, sticks and balls to hopefully release any tightness and help develop a habit of incorporating these tools into your routines.
Yoga and Mandala Making - Saturday 19th December 2020 - A flowing practice with elements of Hatha and Yin. We will include a little yoga philosophy and meditation. This will be followed by a lovely session of mandala making and mindfulness (sadly postponed due to COVID)
Homemade cakes, tea, coffee etc are always part of our face to face events at no extra charge!
Run (or Walk) Yoga Cake
A fun morning suitable for all levels - including walkers and slow joggers and people new to yoga. We host different ability groups tailored to you.
The morning starts with a warm up in the garden and then a 5k or 4.5 mile run with our qualified coach or 45 min walk, followed by some cool down stretches. We then come inside to get changed if necessary and enjoy an hour of gentle yin yoga.
This is a wonderful quietening and relaxing practice to ease stiff joints, improve range of movement and calm the mind.
We stay in the floor-based poses for 1-5 minutes to give the joints, ligaments and deep connective tissues time to open and yield. Different options are offered to suit your unique body.
Linking with Chinese medicine, classes concentrate on targeting different meridians or channels and organ pairs. Gentle music, silence, poems and readings accompany this meditative style of yoga, suitable for all abilities including those new to yoga.
You are encouraged to observe the breath and use this to focus on the present moment, allowing thoughts and feelings to arise but staying with them and watching them without getting “involved”. The “mind chatter” is lessened and the “volume” turned down on any negative thought patterns. The hope is that we develop mindfulness skills that can be transferred from the mat to everyday life.
In this small, friendly class everyone is invited to listen to their own unique body and adapt poses to suit them (particularly if carrying an injury) or simply rest.
We close with a long relaxation and visualisation.
If you have time, stay on for a cuppa and homemade cakes and scones.
Hopefully you will leave with a sense of joy and connection to yourself and others, nicely stretched and relaxed.
"I attended Ann's mini yoga retreat. It was a great way to spend a few hours, practising different yoga disciplines and embracing tea, cake and chat. I felt so relaxed and chilled for the rest of the day"
"The yoga and chat were just what the doctor ordered. A great class and a lovely welcoming group of people. Great news on the planned Yoga and Candle Making morning. I'll look out for it popping up on the booking schedule"