Workshops and Retreats

Workshops – whether ½ or full day – offer an introduction to a subject or serve as a means of deepening one’s skills and knowledge without the commitment required by a weekly class.  Along with retreats, they can provide oases of peace within the framework of our busy and frequently pressured lives.  We hope many of you will join us on these very special journeys of discovery.

Please note that bookings and payments for all workshops and retreats must be made by 1pm on the Friday before the workshop or retreat.

Our Terms and Conditions

April

Retreat

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Sunday 19 April 09.30-16.30 Silent Retreat with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow  RSM. This retreat, led by an experienced and skillful guide, will use mindfulness meditation to support us to inhabit the stillness and wonder which we can find deep within through silence.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Cost: by donation. Advance Booking required.  The session starts promptly at 9.30am.

Chi Kung

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Saturday 25 April 14.00-16.30 Chi Kung Workshop with Chris Nutley. Chi Kung is a system of gentle exercises, slow flowing movement and breathing techniques designed to stimulate and balance the flow of Chi or energy through the body.  Cost: £20

 

 

May

Yoga

Saturday 2 May 13.45 for 14.00-15.00 Yoga Nidra with Alison Fairchild BWY. Come in, make yourself really comfortable and be guided into a deeply nourishing state of relaxation or Yoga Sleep. Nothing to do, no-one to please — just a whole, delicious hour of deep rest!  For further information click hereCost: £12 including refreshments by Nourish.

 

Yoga

Saturday 16 May 14.00-16.00 Yin Yoga Workshop with Neelam Rajani BWY.  A gentle, slow and calming form of Yoga to release tension, increase flexibility, and encourage mindfulness and relaxation. Suitable for all levels including beginners.  Cost: £20 includes refreshments by Nourish.

Yoga

Saturday 23 May 14.00-16.00 Introduction to Yoga with Angela Davey BWY. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basic techniques and principles of Yoga. It is designed for those completely new to Yoga as well as for people who have had some experience of it.  Cost: £15

 

 

 

 

 

Harp Relaxation

Friday 29 May 19.45 for 20.00-20.45 Drift Away Harp Relaxation with Julia Mitchell. Julia is a qualified therapeutic harp practitioner who uses melody, tempo, mode and harmony to bring about a deep sense of relaxation.  Participants simply make themselves comfortable on the floor or on a chair and drift away to the beautiful sound of the harp.  Bring a mat, pillow and blanket and take the time to rest.  Cost: £14 followed by refreshments by Nourish

 

 

 

Retreat

Sunday 31 May 09.30-16.30 Silent Retreat with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow  RSM. This retreat, led by an experienced and skillful guide, will use mindfulness meditation to support us to inhabit the stillness and wonder which we can find deep within through silence.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Cost: by donation. Advance Booking required.  The session starts promptly at 9.30am.

June

Yoga

Saturday 6 June 13.00-15.00  Unwind and Rebalance with Yoga with Alison Fairchild BWY. Treat yourself with kindness in this deeply relaxing and restorative class which combines gentle and supported Yoga postures with the deep healing of Yoga Nidra. Suitable for all, this extended class will nourish the body and soothe the mind to leave you feeling thoroughly refreshed.  Cost: £20 includes refreshments by Nourish

Chi Kung

Saturday 6 June 14.00-16.30 Chi Kung Workshop with Chris Nutley.  Chi Kung is a system of gentle exercises, slow flowing movement and breathing techniques designed to stimulate and balance the flow of Chi or energy through the body.  Cost: £30 includes refreshments by Nourish

 

Relaxation

Sunday 21 June 10.00-12.45 Relaxation through Self-Awareness with Marcia Magliari. Based on the legacy of French physiotherapist Therese Bertherat, this workshop will take you through a series of precise, gentle and organic movements to release constraints, reawaken ormant muscles, increase your body perception and sharpen your senses. It will explore the main pressure points to create harmony within the body. Everyone is welcome, especially those with back or other injuries, or who are suffering from anxiety,depression or sleep deprivation.  Cost: £20

Sound Bath

Sunday 21 June 19.00 for 19.15-20.15 Summer Solstice Sound Bath with Pam Mullett and Jurek Dabrowski of Sound and Silence Resonant Healing.  Come and bathe in waves of sound as we play our gongs, singing bowls and other instruments – a wonderful way to de-stress that leaves you feeling calm, yet energised and ‘in-tune’.  NB: The contra-indications for sound baths are: Sound Baths are not recommended during the first and last three months of pregnancy, if you have a pacemaker or metal implants or experience epilepsy or other types of seizures, have a sound sensitive condition such as Labyrinthitis or Ménière’s Disease. If you have questions about the sound sessions please contact [email protected]Cost: £20 includes refreshments by Nourish

Retreat

Sunday 28 June 09.30-16.30 Silent Retreat with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow  RSM. This retreat, led by an experienced and skillful guide, will use mindfulness meditation to support us to inhabit the stillness and wonder which we can find deep within through silence.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Cost: by donation. Advance Booking required.  The session starts promptly at 9.30am.

July

A Workshop for Women

Sunday 19 July 09.30-16.30 Posture and the Pelvic Floor using Alexander Technique  with Judy Hammond BEd ANATD MSTAT.Join us for a relaxing, informative day where you will learn how to maintain and improve the health and tone of the pelvic floor. We will practice safe, gentle, effective versions of the classic pelvic floor exercises and do essential work on refining the way we use our spines and feet both of which have a major effect on pelvic floor function.  Cost : £65 including lunch and refreshments by Nourish

Mindfulness

Sunday 19 July 09.30-13.00 Mindfulness – The Philosophical Basis with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD Member IAYT, Life Fellow RSM. This workshop will trace the philosophical development of mindfulness that represents a synthesis of ancient contemplative wisdom with modern psychology, neuroscience and medical sciences. We will examine its fundamental principles and ethical underpinnings using selected mindfulness practices to illustrate good quality self-care, to reduce distress and increase joy in our lives.  Cost: £45 including refreshments by Nourish

Sound Bath

Sunday 19 July 19.00 for 19.15-20.15 Summer Evening Sound Bath with Pam Mullett and Jurek Dabrowski of Sound and Silence Resonant Healing.  Come and bathe in waves of sound as we play our gongs, singing bowls and other instruments – a wonderful way to de-stress that leaves you feeling calm, yet energised and ‘in-tune’.  NB: The contra-indications for sound baths are: Sound Baths are not recommended during the first and last three months of pregnancy, if you have a pacemaker or metal implants or experience epilepsy or other types of seizures, have a sound sensitive condition such as Labyrinthitis or Ménière’s Disease. If you have questions about the sound sessions please contact [email protected] Cost: £20 includes refreshments by Nourish

Sunset Retreat

Sunset Retreat Wednesday 22 July 18.30 for 18.45-21.30 Sunset Retreat with Rebecca Skeel and Julia Mitchell. An evening of slow flow Yoga, Yoga Nidra and harp relaxation held in our beautiful tipi under the stars! Suitable for all levels. Cost: £30 includes refreshments by Nourish

Harp Relaxation

Friday 31 July 19.45 for 20.00-20.45 Drift Away Harp Relaxation with Julia Mitchell. Julia is a qualified therapeutic harp practitioner who uses melody, tempo, mode and harmony to bring about a deep sense of relaxation.  Participants simply make themselves comfortable on the floor or on a chair and drift away to the beautiful sound of the harp.  Bring a mat, pillow and blanket and take the time to rest.  Cost: £14 followed by refreshments by Nourish

 

 

 

August

5 Day Non-Residential Silent Retreat

Monday 3 – Friday 7 August 09.30-16.30 Silent Retreat with Dr Neelam Taneja PhD, Member IAYT, Life Fellow  RSM. Silence can be magical and we so rarely have an opportunity to
experience it for an extended period. This 5 day retreat, led by an experienced and skilful guide, will use mindfulness meditation to support each of us to inhabit the stillness and wonder which
we can find deep within us through silence. Please bring a packed lunch. Cost: by donation. Advance Booking required.  The sessions start promptly at 9.30am.

September

Harp Relaxation

Friday 4 September 19.45 for 20.00-20.45 Drift Away Harp Relaxation with Julia Mitchell. Julia is a qualified therapeutic harp practitioner who uses melody, tempo, mode and harmony to bring about a deep sense of relaxation.  Participants simply make themselves comfortable on the floor or on a chair and drift away to the beautiful sound of the harp.  Bring a mat, pillow and blanket and take the time to rest.  Cost: £14 followed by refreshments by Nourish