Retreats & Workshops
Take time for YOU with a full day or half day retreat (weekend breaks coming soon!), or deepen and explore your practice with specially themed workshops
16th September 2017 - Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient ayurvedic form of massage, which emerged from the royal practitioners of the Thai Royal family. A full body massage, this workshop will teach you how to use palming and thumbing techniques along the energy lines of the body to release blockages, and demonstrate how the body is manipulated into postures recognisable from traditional yoga practice - hence why this massage is sometimes called Applied Hatha Yoga.
During this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how Thai Yoga Massage techniques allow the body to gain physical and energetic relief, as well as through applied movements over a range of flexibility. Muscles are stretched, inner organs toned, and emotional and nervous tension are reduced and often a deep sense of peace can be experienced during and after. We will take turns in practicing and receiving massage during the workshop - come in pairs, or on your own, and you can be paired up on the day. This form of massage does not use oils and you will be fully clothed in loose garments. At the end of the workshop you will have learnt the core basics of Thai Yoga Massage and take turns while working in pairs so that you both leave revitalised and relaxed.
For information or to book, please visit the Yoga West website here
The cost of the workshop is £25
In our busy worlds with family and work commitments, it is difficult to find time to put aside for yourself. Add to this, limited holiday allowance, budget restrictions, and the vision of several days away at a yoga retreat, while alluring, seems such an indulgence.
With a one day urban yoga retreat, bring yourself to the top of the priority list for a day, enjoy a relaxing and stimulating time with a combination of dynamic vinyasa and restorative yin yoga, the opportunity to explore mindfulness and meditation, eat nourishing and healthy fresh food and juices, and discover something new in exciting workshops
Next retreat - 11th November 2017 - Set up for the Season - One Day Urban Yoga Retreat West London -
The pre-Christmas season always brings a tumult of activities, preparing and socialising. Come and take a day out for yourself before the frenzy commences, and set your mind and body up to end the year on a high.
As with previous retreats, expect a day planned to fit with our theme - this time we will be grounding and strengthening the body in our yoga practice, talking healthy eating and nutrition after eating a delicious and healthy vegetarian lunch (vegan options provided), and relaxing into the end of the day with a calming meditative slow flow.
Guests have the opportunity to either enjoy the whole day for £75,
Take just the afternoon session for £45
*Early Bird bookings - book by 1st October and get £10 off the full price of the day or half day!
Book via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Date and Time
Saturday 11th July, 10 - 4pm
Cost - £75 full day / £45 half day includes all food and refreshments (lunch only for full day bookings)
Book two or more people for the full day, and pay just £65 per person!
Grove Neighbourhood Centre, Bradmore Park Road, W6
Nestled in the heart of West London, this one day retreat will be held at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre, a peaceful oasis of calm just 5-10 minutes walk from Hammersmith tube (Piccadilly, District or Hammersmith & City tubes) or Ravenscourt Park (District Line). The centre is also accessible from Shepherds Bush (Central Line or British Rail, then 94 or 237 bus) or Goldhawk Road (Hammermsmith and City Line, then 94 or 237 bus).
What to expect
Arrive at 9.45am, and be welcomed with delicious freshly made juices fortified with immune-boosting ingredients for the season. Our morning practice will be an all-levels dynamic vinyasa practice, focussed on grounding and strengthening the body, to ensure you are ready for all the coming weeks have to bring. A delicious lunch is served after class, and if you came to any of the previous retreats, you'll know that the food is always thoroughly enjoyed. After lunch guests have the option to relax, or discover some tips with a talk given by an expert in nutrition and healthy eating. Finally, the day will end with a relaxing sweet slow flow yoga session to leave you ready to float home!
Previous guests have loved their one day retreats with me - Read what a few had to say:
"I loved the sense of community, it felt like sharing a space for people to learn and be together"
"I enjoyed all of it - a really well-rounded yoga day"
"I loved the mix of things, the flow of the day and the focus"
"Time flew by! The overall theme was present in all the practices and talks to really destress and calm the mind"
"The opportunity to relax and unwind was really special! I loved the way the room was laid out, it was all so welcoming. You made the perfect environment!"
"Love that it's just one day rather than a weekend or week - there was a great mix of activities and styles of yoga"
For more information, please email me via the contact me button on the schedule page, or if you can't wait to book, you can pay via PayPal, or contact me to arrange bank transfer. Please ensure that you email me so that I can send a booking form in any case. Your place is booked upon receipt of payment and the booking form.
The small print - if you need to cancel, you can have a full refund if cancellation is received by 11th October (1 month before the retreat). Unfortunately after this date there are no refunds, but you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend as long as this is done by 2 weeks before the retreat date. In the unlikely event that the retreat is cancelled, you will naturally receive a full refund.