Autumn Urban Yoga retreat * Snuggle into Autumn with grounding and renewing yoga practices for body, mind & soul. *
Saturday 9 November2019 at Millennium Space, London 10:00 am - 5 pm
JThe day will include:
* Slow frow based dynamic yoga sessions in the morning * Followed by a Restorative afternoon * A short Kundalini yoga practice * Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra to help you integrate other practices * Working with delicious pure essential oils to support your energy, your emotions and your immune system to set you up for the coming season * A day where everything will be taken care of for you so you can let go and immerse yourself in taking care of your body, mind and spirit * A delicious, vegan lunch & treats - menu teasers coming soon! * A goodie bag full of treats!
Space limited – book today to avoid disappointment!
Here is what students had to say about my previous retreat:
"I feel grounded and grateful. Felt cared for. A day of reflection, pause, mental and physical nurture"
"The use of Young Living essential oils makes this experience truly 'different' from other yoga practices. Blanka's voice is soothing for any distress you may have!"
"Feeling physically looser - more relaxed but definitely worked the muscles in the morning session. Mentally and spiritually feeling 'light', more in peace and inspired to bring more yoga and meditation into my daily life."
Aroma Restorative Moonthly on Friday * Let go of the stresses of week just passed and get ready for a beautifully peaceful yet energised weekend. *
"Restorative yoga doesn't burn hundreds of calories. It won't tone your abs. ... it doesn't resemble the high-intensity 'yoga workout' that you might think is the only way to relieve your stress. Restorative yoga is an internal practice. It benefits the mind and emotions just as much as the outer body, if not more.
* I am always asked to describe what happens during restorative yoga. While can of course find words to describe what happens to myself when I practice this type of yoga, I believe that deep down we all have a unique experience, because we are all unique, with our own stresses and worries and stories, and magically, by putting our body on a mat, fully supported by props, encouraged by healing essential oils and guided by our own heart, we all can find deep healing in this practice. And so I want to say please come and give the practice a try, at least once, as the experience is worth a thousand words. In the meantime, I leave you with some words from Bo Forbes, one of the world's top experts in healing ourselves with restorative yoga: * "Ideally, in the physical practice of yoga, our bodies develop a balance of strength and flexibility. Yet our minds crave similar equilibrium. Restorative yoga emphasises mental and emotional strength and flexibility, and gives our minds this balance. Trough a restorative practice, we become strong enough to experience and tolerate a full range of feelings and then, with flexibility, return to a place of calm.
"Although it does so much for us, restorative yoga can appear from the outside as though nothing much were happening. ... it can look passive , and even unexciting. This is not to say that restorative yoga is easy - far from it. The hardest part is to be still. ... When the body slows down, the mind can accelerate ... Yet if [we] can tolerate this initial discomfort, [we] create space for calm and for the emergence of friendship between the mind and the body" Bo Forbes
Hatha Yoga Foundations
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Not just for beginners but open to anyone who wants to dive deeper into the anatomy of the practice and to feel more empowered in their own body, this interactive course provides an introduction to Hatha Yoga, a physical form of yoga designed to balance the body and mind, and is an excellent way to learn or deepen your understanding of the basic principles of yoga, and gain an appreciation of its many benefits. I will guide you through the fundamental yoga postures with an emphasis on healthy alignment.
Every week the course will focus on a specific group of postures, giving you a foundation from which to explore how yoga can work for you. And once you’ve mastered the basics you’ll be ready to join any open level class, whether here, at the Millennium Yoga studio, or anywhere else in the world, giving you a chance to explore a variety of yoga styles at your own pace and wherever you are.
Each week there will be hand-outs with an overview of what we have covered in that class and also a suggested home practice for the week ahead, so that over the course of the six weeks you will start to develop and espablish a regular home practice.
Who is the course for? Everyone from complete beginners to more seasoned yogis who are looking to dive into the detail of their practice.
What can you expect from the course? • A steady supportive small group environment offering a high level of personal attention with plenty of room for questions and laughs along the way • An introduction to yoga postures, alignment and breath work • Plenty of verbal clues and physical assists during class • An understanding of the body and how to prevent injury • An introduction to meditation and relaxation techniques • Mind and body benefits including greater strength and flexibility as well as new ways to cope with stress • Six short sequences to take away and work with at home
Your investment: six 90-minute sessions including hand-outs and home practice recordings.