Hello beautiful one,
How are you feeling? As we step our feet and hearts into the month of July we can enjoy the summers sun, lighter evenings, a warm breeze & I hope can all enjoy a little time out for a break or holiday. This year will be my first where I am doing LESS through the summer months, being a wellbeing teacher means my routine isn't fixed, I don't ever have a day off and Im usually working from 10am-10pm in some way or another! So honouring and creating those pockets of time I have to have a serious talk with myself when Im organising my calendar! I really love my job so much that I would teach every single day so giving myself a holiday doesn't come naturally, but Im slowly embracing it and enjoying truly turning off to fill myself up!
What are we exploring through summer?
Summer brings lots of energy, we feel lighter in ourselves, can get stuff done easier and feel a spring in our step! Its also so good to make the most of outdoor spaces when we get chance to, soaking up the sun, pottering in the garden or walking can calm the nervous system.
Classes over the next few months we are exploring the Solar Plexus & Heart Chakras, energy centres that from two eastern philosophies are connected to the element of fire. Honouring our passion, drive, creativity and ability to face challenge rather than running away from it. Classes are always very physical but philosophy is a consistent foundation that allows you to learn so much more beyond the postures, you'll learn that you're learning everything along the way while trying to explore a single pose!
We will be uplifting our energy, opening the shoulders and heart and seriously strengthening our core. You can enjoy twists, slow flows, balances, humming, shaking, dancing and laughter!
SELF CARE YOGA & RETREAT DAY
I feel so very grateful to be sharing a half day retreat day in July! This retreat day is open to all and will be a beautiful collection of yoga and well being practices shared by myself & a few guest teachers.
You can enjoy meditation, breath work, yoga, philosophy & astrology, intentions, forest bathing & sound healing. A day that will rebalance, heal & open your heart and mind. Set within the forest space we overlook the forest while we practice & can enjoy different sessions within the forest too.
Also offering handmade clothing form Indian (from Marie!) & my pressed flower jewellery collection! Lunch will be homemade vegan buddha bowls by my beautiful man & myself.
This retreat day is open to all levels, you do not need experience!
Inner Shala Retreat Day
Sunday 16th July
£85 per person
Wyre Forest Discovery Centre, Callow Hill, Bewdley.
UPCOMING EVENTS Here are the upcoming events for this month, lots of lovely outdoor sessions suitable for all. Be sure not to miss out on the family sessions if you have kids, they are the perfect chance to connect to your children in a different way & also encourages their creativity & independence! Tuesday 11th July - 6.30-8.30pm Relaxation Sunset Sound Bath at Hopton Court Orangery Sunday 16th July - 10.00 -4.00pm - SELF CARE & YOGA RETREAT in the Forest Sunday 16th July - 6.00-8.00pm Outdoor Yoga & Sound Bath Arley Arboretum Thursday 20th July - 6.00-7.15pm Outdoor Sunset Yoga at Bells Farm Tuesday 25th July - 11.30-12.30pm Family Yoga at Bodenham Arboretum Wednesday 26th July - 11.00-12.00pm Family Yoga at Arley Arboretum All sessions are personal immersions that really give you an opportunity to delve into the realms of self care and personal development. You don't need any experience, you don't need to do yoga, you just need a little spark of curiosity that wants to help you better yourself, improve your health and wellbeing, to gain a clearer mind and to live a more fulfilling life. You can find each individual workshop details and booking information on the workshop page, if you have any questions or worries please feel free to get in touch, anytime!
OUTDOOR YOGA & SOUND BATH SESSIONS You can join me each month for beautiful outdoor sessions at Hopton Court Estate, the most beautiful Orangery full of jasmine, surrounded by nature and sunshine! Tuesday 11th July Sunday 13th August Sunday 10th September + Bookings can be made via the workshops page, all dates are on the listing. + Sessions are £25 per person. + The site is exclusive to Wildlove for the sessions so we are completely undisturbed. OUTDOOR AT ARLEY ARBORETUM I will also be sharing an outdoor yoga & sound bath session at Arley Arboretum on Sunday 16th July 6.00-8.00pm, A lovely session amongst ancient trees and beautiful flowers! This is open to all levels and is suitable for beginners! Booking and details can be found on the classes page. https://www.arleyarboretum.co.uk/
THIS MONTHS BLOG
My experience at Vipassana
Honouring your evolution is a beautiful journey.
Its already been over a month since coming back from Vipassana and Im completely in the swing of life and feeling so so grateful! After being away for 10 (12 days) with noble silence, no eye contact, no books, no music, no exercise, no technology (they basically take everything that you know as normal away from you), 4am starts and meditation sittings for up to 12 hours a day the deep exploration into Vipassana meditation has changed me forever.
+ I am away from the 30th June - 10th July. Classes at the leisure centre may or may not be covered or virtual, this is something I do not organise so please contact the centre for any of this information.
+ As mentioned above I am very lucky to be using the Orangery at Hopton Court, the site is exclusive to me for these sessions so its just myself and my beautiful group that can enjoy the grounds, without any roads, people walking by, distractions. Enjoy watching the sunset within the gardens, bring a flask of tea and wind down after our practices together.
+ Outdoor classes run biweekly at Bells Farm Shop, every other Thursday evening
6.00-7.15pm these sessions are open to all levels.
+ Family Yoga classes are running through the school holidays and myself and Gus's next sessions are on 25th & 26th July! Tuesday 25th class is held at Bodenham Arboretum 11.30-12.30pm and Wednesday 26th class is held at Arley Arboretum.
Bookings for these can be found on the classes page!
Thank you for being here, for connecting with me, for reading, for listening, for moving with me, for laughing, for sharing and for being a part of the Wildlove family. Allow my connection to you to be a reminder that you can be beautifully human anytime and that when you attend my classes you are accepted and held just as you are. Thank you for your ongoing love and support, You are loved, V x