Weekend Courses & Workshops
NEW - YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
A course of 4 Saturdays starting 6th March 2021 (you will also be sent a recording after each class to practise with during the week if you wish)
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. Each month will be different to incorporate old favourites and new routines
We will incorporate breath work, mindfulness and relaxation to finish - just £24
NEW - SATURDAY MORNING SPRING SPECIAL Saturday 13th March - 10am-12 noon - 2 hours to include a little Qi Gong to clear old energy, a gentle flowing Hatha practice and then some more restorative, floor-based poses after coffee with a luscious Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation to close
NEW - SUNDAY MORNING SPECIAL for Relaxation
Sunday 28th March - 9am-11am - 2 hours using simple yet effective breath techniques and movement to calm and soothe the nervous system, followed by still restorative poses and time to be quiet = a collaboration with fellow Yoga Teacher Lucy
Every few weeks we offer Saturday or Sunday Special Events with plenty planned for 2021 such as
Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Workshops in collaboration with fellow Yoga Teacher Lucy
Yoga Stretch and Roller
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 or Candle Making 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/candle making and mindfulness
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"