Winter solstice restorative yoga workshop, Sat 11 Dec – Tarka Clinic, Barnstaple, 1000-1230, £25 including vegan chai tea and cakes.
As we approach winter solstice, we move towards the shortest and darkest day of the year. As nature’s growth lies dormant, we too may need to turn inwards to replenish and renew ourselves, returning to source, in readiness for planting new seeds of spring growth. A challenging year in different ways, this restorative workshop will lead you to find space and stillness to reflect and reset, attuning to nature’s flow and rhythm within mind, spirit and body.
Using gentle, mindful yoga, meditation and breathwork, we will connect, honour and support ourselves at a time of year when the festive season is in full flow, which may deplete our energy and resilience reserves. As such, the workshop will help you to restore and nurture on many levels, deepening contact with earth, finding inner sanctuary.
This workshop is suitable for anyone – including beginners – interested in mindfulness, meditation, whose spirit seeks an intuitive understanding of yoga, resting in the reflection of nature inside ourselves.
Autumn Yin Yoga workshop
Saturday 9 October, 1000-1230, £25 including vegan chai and cakes.
Tarka Clinic, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, EX31 1EF
Moving into Autumn, nature starts to turn inwards, moving away from the outward expansive expression of long, warm summer days and evenings. As the trees let go of their leaves and come to rest on the earth, we too will follow the seasonal rhythm of nature: working with the lungs and large intestine to enhance immunity and our capacity to digest and let go of what we no longer need or need within our lives.
Following a meditative approach to Yin yoga, the workshop will explore longer, gentle holds, witnessing the dance of mind and body together, in flow and stillness. Relaxing into ourselves, we create an inner healing space to witness what rises us, what is waiting to be released, alongside what we wish or need to nurture.
The workshop will be a deeply nourishing practice to encourage softness, fluidity and wellbeing in our physical, emotional and energetic body. As nature retreats back to the earth, we can likewise turn inwards and reset our relationship with ourselves – slowing down the push and pull of our habitual behaviour that may inadvertently drive us to strive, become, and over-exert to meet thoughts and expectations, regardless of whether we are nourishing ourselves in the process. Letting go of the ‘doing’ of our yoga practice, the workshop will reset our natural intuitive rhythm of being, and open up the feeling tone of perspective and awareness in how we see and react to ourselves.
Suitable for all levels, including beginners.
Alpaca Yoga Workshop – a morning of nature-inspired yoga and relaxation outside in nature with a herd of alpacas
Sat 18 April 2020: 1000-1230,
at Rosebud Ranch, Kings Nympton, North Devon
Cost: £50 including vegan cakes and chai tea
This workshop may sound a little strange and out there! After spending a wonderful afternoon with Lucy Aylett in a meadow with her herd of alpacas near Kings Nympton in Autumn, I left feeling so happy and peaceful. And well…bemused at just how relaxing it felt to be in the company of these lovely, gentle animals, surrounded by nature. I actually fell in love with the whole experience!
So when Lucy contacted me to ask if I would like to run a yoga workshop, I thought I would love to share this with you! Sitting here on this rather dark and rainy January afternoon, when I remember the feeling of being with the alpacas, it still makes me feel very happy and smile. So, whilst this may not be your ‘normal’ Saturday yoga workshop, but I can promise you something quite unique and fun!
Come and enjoy a morning of nature inspired yoga, mindfulness and sensory immersion with the alpacas in the beautiful Devonshire countryside. yoga. It will be from 1000-1230, and will cost £40 including vegan cakes and chai tea as usual.
Numbers are strictly limited so get in touch if you’d like to book a place.