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URBAN RETREAT

DYNAMIC MOVEMENT OF BREATH & BODY

Inhale Yoga Studio 17, Cecil Road Hale WA15 9NZ

 

Urban Retreat with Vicki Shields and Donna Southwell, Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga , Pranayama, and Restorative with Delicious lunch and Juices to order,

 

We hope to give you a day to re-member get back to your self , get to know yourself better and give your self the gift of time and space

 

Detailed guidance of how to give space to the breath and body with dedicated sessions on how to first open the breath and then apply this to your asana practice , guiding you through a few of the key standing postures so that you begin to 'experience ' the subtle sensations that arise. 

 

Moving then into your own mysore self-practice  tuning inwards guided by the breath.

 

After lunch the afternoon will be dedicated to yoga nidra and a more meditative experience , time to observe the breath even deeper .To observe without judgement , without labelling these sensations so they can just be given space to 'be' . 

 

How can practice translate into our every day life off the mat , how can practice affect changes in a positive way by simply 'listening' to the way in which the intelligence of out body feeds back , do we need to be stronger ? Do we need to be more open to change , or what is it we need to let go off or move on from ?

 

URBAN RETREAT PROGRAMME

10.30am-11.00 Breath work and some guidance on bandhas and how to connect with the pelvis .

 

11-1pm am Some guidance on key postures and how to use the breath to connect and observe what is arising...and then Mysore-Style Ashtanga

 

LUNCH 

You can either bring a packed lunch or we will organise for The Garden of Hale to deliver fresh juices and salad.

 

AFTERNOON

1.30-3.00

Yoga Nidra and a further opportunity to tune into the breath and subtle sensations that are arising, finishing with a guided meditation and simple pranayama.

 

Full Day £30 early bird by the 15th June or £35 on the day if there is space.

you can also book to come for just mysore for £12 pre-booking or £15 on the day

PLEASE EMAIL

v.shields@btinternet.com to reserve your place.



Donna and Vicki have each spent 20 years exploring asana and how the breath opens the body from inside out they both believe an Ashtanga practice can be soft and sustainable, not driven by our ego needs, making it a practice for life.

Over the years of daily practice Donna Southwell has transformed from a girl in her twenties to a woman and mother in her forties her teaching simultaneously reflects both the traditional Mysore style lineage (a level 2 authorisation from KPJAYI), and a belief that postural practice must be adapted to meet the needs of the individual and their life circumstance. 

Vicki Shields_Founded Ashtanga Yoga Manchester in 2007_A Senior Yoga Teacher with over 1000 YA Professional Hours has had a dedicated daily Pranayama and Meditation practice for over 10 years which guides the way she approaches life and teaching. She has studied with the leading authorities on Ashtanga Yoga for over 17 years including studying in Mysore.
A direct student of Sri OP Tiwari one of the few remaining Yogic Masters and sources on authentic teachings of the Science and Philosophy of Hatha Yoga and Pranayama in the world today.