All bookings through the bookings link on our timetable and bookings page or by contacting Sarah. 077035996
Yoga for Beginners Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45.
The holistic health benefits of yoga are seriously wonderful! You can expect to feel stronger, more energetic, firmer, more flexible, calmer and more focussed. During this six week Introduction to Yoga course you will learn the critical aspects of this ancient practice, a practice steeped in wisdom and backed up by modern science. You will learn the importance of correct breathing, why where we gaze is important, the reason we Om. Also how to do many of the bread and butter yoga postures so that you can take them with you to any yoga you may chose to do in the future.
We will work on the critical aspect of linking breathing with movement for the ultimate moving meditation. You learn a little about the philosophy of yoga and also be led through meditation and relaxation techniques.
We are an Astanga studio and passionate about the benefits this ancient practice can offer. Your course will be based on the tradition of Astanga which is a powerful yet subtle practice synchronising breath and movement. It is a practice that takes time and patience to learn and creates a blueprint for wellbeing that begins on the mat and manifests itself in everything we do.
This course will offer the foundations of a yoga practice and work with each individual to establish the beginnings of a yoga practice both in a class-led environment and a home self-practice.
Sunday Restorative Class.
On the last Sunday of each month we teach a special class unwinding and allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to arise and heal. In this restorative yoga class we guide you through a blissful sequence of restorative postures exploring every aspect of our bodies and selves.
“I am amazed at how little I knew this body I call home before I found yoga” Becky Pell. ‘RocknRoll yogi’
Next class: 25 Feb 2018 19.30-20.15
Friday evening Yin Class
One friday evening each month caroline teaches her Yin class.A yin practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. It promotes healing, mobility and suppleness in the joints, fascia and connective tissue (mainly around our knees, pelvis, sacrum and spine) that we lose as we age or because of injury.
Next Classes: 9 Feb, 16 March, 13 April.18.30-20.30
Posture and Alignment Workshop
Sunday February 18th 1-4pm £40
Tilly Louise James, Physiotherapist, Yoga Teacher and creator of the ‘buttafly’
Tilly Louise is a chartered physiotherapist, yoga teacher and lifelong student of the healing arts and sciences. She is also the designer of the buttafly – a revolutionary seat and prop for yoga and meditation used to facilitate optimal posture aligment.
In this unique 3hr workshop, Tilly will guide you through specific techniques using the buttafly to facilitate a natural unwinding of habitual postures, followed by a sequence of restorative postures aimed at achieving optimal alignment of the whole body.
The workshop is ideal for students and teachers and aims to enhance your understanding of the relationship between emotions and posture and how posture affects function with particular relevance to breathing and the pelvic floor muscles.
Find Your Balance – An Astanga and Restorative Yoga Retreat
22-29 September 2018, Almeria, Spain
Join me and Becky Pell (500hr teacher and yoga therapist) in beautiful southern Spain for an unforgettable yoga getaway! Develop your Astanga practice each morning, then balance that dynamic energy with a late afternoon class blending slow Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga to nurture the body, mind and spirit. There will also be five optional afternoon workshops to help you deepen your understanding of yoga. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.
The stunning yoga venue of Huzur Vadisi is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful national parks offering peace and isolation with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, a wonderful wild coastline. The venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, just half an hour from Almeria airport but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village of Nijar.
The venue consists of the main house, which won awards in the 80’s for its striking modernist design, and a cortijo or farm that has been converted in the original local style into charming accommodation, located a couple of hundred yards from the main house. It sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Both houses have their own beautiful natural swimming pool fed by spring water and filtered by reed beds. Each house accommodates up to twelve people in shared twin or double rooms, or single occupancy.
Other things to do
There are several scenic walks of varying lengths straight from the Finca. The pretty, local village of Nijar offers a variety of craft shops and picturesque places to sit and have a drink al fresco. There are also tennis courts in Nijar and a nearby hotel offers horse-riding. There are several secluded sandy beaches a twenty minute drive away.
Early bird (deposit of £275 paid before 28th Feb): £865 shared and £975 single occupancy. One small single room is available: £865.
After 128th Feb: £895 shared/small single and £1005 single occupancy. Prices include accommodation, 3 meals a day and all your yoga (one evening dinner not provided, when we will go out to the local town.)
Flights: Easy jet, Thomas Cook and Ryan Air all fly to Almeria, half an hour away. (prices currently start at £65 return)
Please contact me to reserve your spot!