July brings us incredible sunshine and hopefully some lovely travel and holiday time. The 6 weeks holidays are almost here and its time to enjoy and make the most of summer!
Through July & August you'll see Im doing less (even though the timetable looks busy!) but Im taking a little time to strip online classes right back until autumn, take holidays for festivals and to get away with my boys. I also want YOU to take time off and enjoy life, thats what yoga is all about, enjoyment, feeling, being more in tune with what we want and need and Im sure after a few years of lockdowns we are all in need of a summers break!
WHATS ON THIS MONTH?
This month Im hosting nourishing practices, summer is the season of YANG, high energy and HEAT. (We all feel it!) and it's important to adapt our yoga practices to balance the body and mind. So you'll find me leading sessions that are slow, mindful, deep and cooling.
SUMMER NOURISH YOGA & SOUND BATH
Enjoy a soothing self care yoga and sound bath practice to uplift and fill yourself up with self love, clarity and openness. Come and join me for a beautiful summer inspired yoga & sound bath session. Through out the year it's important to take some time for yourself, this workshop will truly fill you up, reconnect to yourself, gain a clear mind, soothe your heart and release physical and emotional tension you have been carrying.
Our yoga practice will be inspired with self massage, a little myofascial release and the importance of self touch. Our hands interact with everything in our day to day life, thus our energy is continuously been given away. Here you are bringing all of your energy back to yourself. To feel your heartbeat, to notice your breath, to remind yourself that you are incredibly important too!
+ Enjoy natural self care techniques to beautify your skin and wellbeing. + Move through a yoga practice to glow from the inside out.
+ Intuitive journalling to release self limiting beliefs.
+ Deep relaxation sound bath with crystal singing bowls. chimes, hand pan and other beautiful instruments.
SATURDAY 16th JULY 6.00-8.00pm
£20 per person
Please bring: Yoga Mat Cushions/Blankets (Single duvets & thick blankets for sound bath). Comfortable clothes for practice.
The workshops are open to all levels and abilities, with modifications for each posture and the encouragement to do what feels right for you, you are invited to come and unwind. All sessions are suitable for everyone (ages 16+).
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch anytime, V x
IN PERSON MYOFASCIAL RELEASE PRACTICE
I am very excited to share one of the most amazing practice with you, a practice combining long Yin yoga holds, intuitive flowing movements and fascial release with self massage. Our bodies hold tension, physically & emotionally. From the body holding its posture from day to day, injuries, imbalance, muscle weakness/tightness and habitual patterns we can feel achey, tired and sometime clunky in our bodies.
This delicious practice releases the whole body. We move with fluid movements, small, slow to warm the body through. We then use a ball or hands to massage, spread and manipulate the fascia (our inner spider web like fabric). After rolling, massaging we arrange ourselves into our Yin posture, using cushions and all things supportive to settle in for 2-5 minutes. I look forward to sharing this very special practice with you at a cosy a beautiful space.
Tuesday 19th July 6.15-7.45pm £15 per person
Church House, Rectory Ln, Stourport-on-Severn
+ Enjoy a slow flowing practice working with the joints and connective tissues.
+ Myofascial release to unlock tension in specific areas.
+ Yin yoga to deeply stretch the whole body.
+ Deep relaxation for restful sleep.
What is Myofascial release? Fascia is a fabric like web that surrounds and supports muscles, organs, bones and nerve fibers. It interweaves itself within the WHOLE body. This connective tissue does more than provide internal structure; fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens up. It’s designed to stretch as you move and if we are doing repetitive movements that over work an area of the body, when we become sedentary and if we experience trauma like an injury/surgery even emotional this will cause the fascia to tighten around muscles, which can then limit mobility and cause painful knots, aches and tightness to develop. Within this class we learn techniques to release fascia, loosing and lubricating tight and tender spots. You will leave practice lighter, more spacious, the body will feel easier to move, calmer and more fluid.
Opening the physical body unlocks the mind, hand in hand they are connected, a stressful mind = tight and stressed body. As you learn to release the physical body the mind relaxes too.
+ Reduces stress & anxiety
+ Improves circulation
+ Aids sleep
+ Calms the mind
+ Improves range of movement
+ Increases flexibility
+ Aids in rehabilitating injuries
+ Perfect if you are TIGHT, STRESSED & NEED A BREAK!
OUTDOOR YOGA & SOUND BATH
The perfect opportunity to rest and relax in nature. Enjoy a slow and flowing yoga practice to release physical tension and stress, be surrounded by the beautiful fields and orchards at Bells Farm. Be guided into a restful state of mind with breathing meditations and guided full body scan relaxation. Watch the sunset in the distance as you are soothed to relax with live instruments, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, chimes, hand pan, ocean drum, bird song and many more earthy sounds to heal the body and mind. The workshops are open to all levels and abilities, with modifications for each posture and the encouragement to do what feels right for you, you are invited to come and unwind, take in the beautiful surroundings on a summers eve.
Wednesday 17th August 6.00-7.30pm £20 per person (Discount coupons do not apply).
Please bring: A yoga mat Warm suitable clothing Blankets & Cushions (sleeping bags/duvets) We are out in the open with limited shelter so bring lots of cosy things, duvets are amazing!
Location - Bells Farm Shop, Worcester Road (A4025) Hartlebury, near Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9SA
NOTE: As this session is outdoors it will run weather permitting, you will be updated with any weather news or relocation closer to the time! (If we have to be indoors we will be at the Oaks Community Hall!) This will be a very special workshop and I cannot wait to share it with you. V x
ONLINE CLASSES -
Monday evenings online class may be pushed back to a later time of 8.30-9.30pm as its cooler with this hot weather. (I am reaching out to all of you who have and plan to attend this class for feedback!). I may possible put online classes on hold until Autumn due to warm weather, summer holidays and of course peoples priorities when the sun is out are making class numbers low. If you would like to attend please book in asap so we can run the session and I have an idea of continued interest!
Saturdays online - Isn't running due to family commitments at this time.
HOLIDAY DATES -
Im taking Gus away as soon as we break up for half term so I wont be teaching at the studio between 22nd July - 31st July. Ill be back in studio on August 1st!
(A snap from my trip - A 17 mile uphill cycle in the mountains of Kefalonia last week, incredible!)
Id love to hear from you, you ideas, your dreams, your goals and all the things you would love to explore for the rest of this year. I have so much to share with you and hopefully if I get a few quiet evenings ill be able to start blogging again, I love writing and Im absolutely inspired most of the time, I just need to sit down and write, write, write!
I have updates from Orbit festival and the wonderful women's retreat day myself, Marie and Sandra facilitated recently...
What has been your favourite event this year? Favourite place to visit? What are you looking forward to!?
Write to me beautiful wildling,
All my love,