Showing posts with label yoga retreats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yoga retreats. Show all posts

13 October 2011

Yoga Retreat Wiltshire

I just spent a wonderful weekend facilitating a yoga retreat at Littleton Mill in Wiltshire. Littleton Mill is an Eco house and everything about it has been sourced this way. It is a working mill and the house is powered by the mill, so it feels almost like the house has a heartbeat when you lie on your mat in Savasana.

The food is all home made on-site and was fabulous; organic vegetarian food and plenty of it.
There were 10 of us on the retreat weekend and the group dynamics worked perfectly. 9 busy women taking some time out to practice yoga and "just be" or, as I like to think of it, a bit of "spiritual banking". During our Sunday morning yoga practice, two swans with their 5 babies swam up to the window to look at us. Everyone carried on with their practice, but it was with big smiles that they did so. Feel a spring retreat might be in the air.

Retreat wiltshire

Retreat wiltshire

Retreat wiltshire

28 April 2011

Liz Lark Yoga Retreats

International yoga teacher and author Liz lark will be running yoga retreats in Italy, Canary Islands and Ibiza this summer. Liz is a wonderful teacher with knowledge in many yoga disciplines.

She leads Yoga Holidays in unspoilt locations of natural beauty, tapping into the raw elemental inspiration of practicing yoga in these environments, which inspire her teaching.

A Board Member and teacher for Yoga campus Teachers Training Course in London, Liz is involved in training safe, competent, creative yoga teachers committed to maintaining a high caliber of yoga teaching in the UK and beyond. (see www.yogacampus.com)
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She has written several books, and created a DVD, called ‘Yogalibre’, which draws strengths from different approaches to Hatha Yoga, inspired by flowing vinyasa, with structural foundation, and values creative visualization, the mystical, and philosophical seeds offered from numerous sources.

For more details on these retreats and UK classes visit: www.Lizlark.com

PUGLIA: FASCINATING HEEL OF ITALY
23-30 July
Santa Maria Del Sole: Stunning Peaceful Retreat Centre
For info & bookings contact:
0845 4580723

Early bird discounts available, please call above!

24 April 2011

Sir Richard Branson to have his legs shaved for charity

Here is an item posted on my friends blog Family affairs and other matters.

It is an opportunity to win airline tickets with AirAsia and to view Sir Richard Branson eat humble pie. If you would like to enter or attend the event, visit the above blog or Twitter @familyaffairs.

AirAsia have opened up a gateway to some of the most beautiful, destinations in Asia. Perfect for yoga retreats and a bit of spiritual banking

Sir Richard Branson lost a bet with Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group some time last year. Consequently, on Sunday 1st May he has agreed to become an AirAsia flight attendant for a charity flight and allow the highest bidder to shave his legs in front of the world’s media and guests. Not only that but Alexandra Burke is going to be performing and we will also get a chance to attend a media press conference and a Q and A forum. They are going to take us to Stansted airport for the event on a bus leaving Liverpool Street Station at 10.30am – unless of course you live nearer than that and want to make your own way there.

In addition, a number of competition winners will be chosen at the event by Tony Fernandez and each given two return flights from a selection of AirAsia flights in May – (returning in June will be fine). AirAsia is the leading low-cost carrier in Asia and has around 150 routes covering destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.

LOTS of other details to follow, including the boring terms and conditions (which I think will include things like that the dates have to be subject to availability and the winner has to pay the tax on their flights) but I just wanted to let you know the basic details initially so that you can get your entry in and your request for a much valued place on the bus!!

08 November 2010

Purple Valley yoga retreat, India

Following the recent film Eat Love pray, I thought I would post an item on my favourite yoga retreat in India, not to be confused with an Ashram in India (as depicted in the film).

Purple Valley yoga retreat is a beautiful peaceful retreat set off the beaten track in Assagao, Northern Goa, where you can practice yoga with some of the world’s most highly respected Ashtanga yoga teachers. It is situated close enough to be able to venture into other parts of Goa, but feels like a cocoon if you wish to stay put on the retreat.

The beautiful shala (studio) is very peaceful and is situated at the far end of the retreat. The amazing birdsong you hear while practising yoga is just wonderful.

The accommodation is within two main houses or in small cottages located in the gardens. You can share rooms or pay a nominal fee to have your own room, if there is space available. I personally choose to take my own room, as I share my life with a family on a daily basis and Purple Valley is a bit of “time out” for me.

It is a very safe environment for women travelling on their own in India. You can sip post-yoga-practice fruit juices beside the pool or enjoy an ayervirdic massage or treatment on-site. The food is delicious and vegetarian; with copious amounts of fresh fruit available.

The teachers, as already mentioned, come from all around the globe; as do the students. Teachers in the forthcoming season include: David Swenson, Kino MacGregor, John Scott, Phillipa Asher, Dena Kingsberg, Petri Raisanen; to name but a few. My own favourite yoga teacher Nancy Gilgoff will not be in Goa this year, but will hopefully return next season.

I have visited other retreats around the world but Purple Valley has what I’m looking for: fantastic yoga teachers, great food, comfortable accommodation, sunshine... all set in the beautiful country that is India.

For a full list of teachers and prices: www.yogagoa.com
For reviews: www.yogagoa.com/reviews/