Workshops and Retreats 2013
Yoga and Nutrition Retreat, Sussex.
April 12-14th. £275
The weekend will be focused on ‘relationship to self’, through the practise of yoga, nutrition and food, meditation and being close to nature. During the Yoga sessions, we will focus on Pratyahara (restoration of the senses to their fullest function) which is one of the 8 limbs of yoga. During the nutrition sessions we will look at natropathic techniques that aid the body’s own detoxification pathways, working with bringing harmony to the microcosm and relationship with the macrocosm. You can expect a nurturing, inspiring weekend, full of yoga, movement, connection and delicious organic meals to inspire and nourish you on your journey back to health and self.
The retreat will be held at Gayles Retreat Centre, a beautiful estate with an old farm house which has an open fire, underfloor heating, high ceilings and is a wonderful place to eat and relax, there is a beautiful, spacious, well equipped yoga hall and warm, comfortable log cabins to sleep in. It is 10 mins walk from the top of the 3rd of the Seven Sisters, the stunning white cliffs in Sussex. We will certainly be talking a walk to the tops of these cliffs to breath in the sea air and refresh the body. Balm for the Soul.
Sample Daily Schedule (remember everything is optional!)
Restorative Yoga Session 5.30-7
9pm Natropathic techniques workshop
12-2 optional guided walk
2-5 treatment slots
2pm ,3pm & 4pm Choice of:
Thai Massage, Pulsing, Guided Natropathic Cleansing Technique.
5.30-7 Restorative Yoga
9pm optional movement meditation
12-2 free time/more treatments (4-6 treatments offered here)
2-3 partner yoga
3 lunch and goodbyes
Thai Yoga Massage is given with the client fully clothed and lying on a futon mattress on the floor. Throughout this holistic massage treatment the therapist will apply rythmic gentle thumb and palm pressure – similar to accupressure, or elbows for a stronger massage. The therapist will also carefully move you into positions similar to yoga postures for a variety of relaxing stretches.
During a Thai Yoga Massage session the therapist works along the body’s energy or SEN lines. Thai Yoga Massage releases blocked energy thus improving health and vitality.
Thai Yoga massage is sometimes also called
a ‘moving meditation’. The therapist works
in a meditative state of Metta or Loving Kindness during the massage.
In a Pulsing session the therapist will gently stretch, shake and rotate
the fully clothed client’s legs and arms and apply gentle pressure and rocking movements
to the body as a whole in order to detect and release areas of tension and
discomfort. Yogis particularly enjoy Pulsing which can help explore issues relating to their
practice. The joy of asana, breathing (or pranayama) and meditation, can all be experienced
while reclining on a massage couch.
Natropathic Techniques Support
Choosing from one of the techniques in the workshop, having a guided session with perhaps some of the more “unknown” techniques or opting for a delightful, relaxing epsom salt bath with all the trimmings… cleansing, luxurious and learning a tool to take with you.