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WORKSHOPS AND RETREATS

Mini retreats are a collaboration with Marit Akintewe, my friend and teacher, and are in-person at St Mary's Church Hall, Dalmahoy.


On-demand workshops are led by me and are well-suited to online as well as in-person. 

Mini-retreats:

-introduction to the season (or to a special focus of the season)

-yoga asana

-meditation

-pranayama

-yin yoga

-yoga nidra

-snack and hot tea

AUTUMN - NOVEMBER 26th

WINTER (water element focus) - DECEMBER 17th

All 6.30 - 9 pm 

£25 or £20 early bird/if booking for 2 or more




Available on Demand....

EXPLORING YOGA'S ETHICAL TEACHINGS

The Yamas and Niyamas  - Monday 1st March 7.30 - 9 pm

£10 (Bring a friend offer - £16 for two places)

(This session has now passed but thanks to positive feedback I am offering this on-demand - please get in touch if you would like to book me for this).


Those of you who are regular students with me will have had some exposure to some of these teachings, but we have never been able to sit with our ten beautiful guidelines for a kinder, more authentic and fulfilled life. I will talk you through the ten yamas and niyamas, and offer some insights about how these might apply to our everyday, modern life. We will follow this with a yoga nidra (relaxation). A PDF handout will be emailed to you. 

HONOURING YOUR HIGHEST SELF

Intention-setting workshop

2.5 hours

£25


Drawing on a 12-year career working as a facilitator and trainer in Person Centred Planning, I have brought inspiration from that together with some other tools to create a beautiful new process. This workshop combines yoga with planning tools to explore who and how we want to be in the world (there can be a bit of “what” too, if you are a goal-oriented person!) and to make a plan to move forwards in that direction. 


You needn’t come to this workshop with a clear idea of what you want to work on, the process I have created will allow that to unfold. Expect to leave this session feeling inspired, bolstered, empowered, and ready. You will get what you need from the session as it is designed to be responsive. 


Format:

- Movement, yoga asana

- Meditation

- Intention setting (working through prompts, you will need a pan and the template that I will email to for this bit)

- Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) in which we will “sow the seed” of our intention


 
Child's Pose

"Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the retreat. Unlike other yoga classes, I actually really felt like I had experienced a whole body and mind getaway; it was less of a class and more of a huge treat. At the same time, I loved learning about yin yoga. Having never done that before, it was really good to expand my yoga experience and knowledge under the supervision of such generous and skilled teachers. The extra touches and attention to detail like candles, the focus on light, refreshing smoothies and the way the two teachers worked together meant that it was really a memorable and special experience. Can't wait for the next one."
Sarah - Spring mini-retreat