What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India around 5000 years ago. The word yoga stems from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. Yoga is best known in the West as a set of practices that include stretching and strengthening the body, breathing and deep relaxation.
The Middle Path
The term ‘The Middle Path’ (or ‘Way’) refers to the Buddha’s discovery that the way to enlightenment could not be found in extreme asceticism nor in self-indulgence. He used the analogy of a sitar to demonstrate this idea: if the string is stretched too tight it breaks, if it is too loose it will not play.
Yoga for People with Learning Disabilities
“…a wonderful chance to get away from it all, connect with nature and deepen your yoga practice. I left feeling refreshed, restored and inspired.” Lucy Mott
Summer Solstice Weekend Retreat
When – Fri 19th until Sun 21st June
Where – Southease, Near Lewes
Price – Early-bird prices start at £295 (valid until 31/03/20)
Level – Continuer (not suitable for beginners)
- two nights accommodation
- yoga & mindfulness classes with Lucy
- 30 minute massage treatment
- all meals (vegetarian/vegan)
Friday 19th June:
Arrival from 15:00
17:00-18:30 Opening circle and yoga class
18:30 Shared evening meal
20:00-21:00 Herbal tea and meditation
Saturday 20th June:
2 x Meditation sessions
2 x yoga sessions
Sunday 21st June
Mindful walk at sunrise (optional!)
Yoga and closing circle
Early-bird (book before 31st March)
Dorm room (sleeps 4) – £295 per person
Large bell tent (sleeps 4) – £325 per person
Large pod (sleeps 2/3) – £375 per person
Twin small pod (sleeps 2) – £710 in total
Twin/double delux pod (sleeps 2) – £790 in total
Secure your place with an £80 non-refundable deposit per person. Full early-bird payment to be received before 31/03/20
Dorm room (sleeps 4) – £325 per person
Large bell tent (sleeps 4) – £358 per person
Large pod (sleeps 2/3) – £410 per person
Twin small pod (sleeps 2) – £780 in total
Twin/double delux pod (sleeps 2) – £869 in total
Please contact Lucy via the form below or call 07811 720 592 to discuss availability and to reserve your place.
“The workshop was fantastic!…I left the group feeling positive, happy, relaxed and inspired!”Charlee
I first studied Satyananda yoga with my mum and then with the Sivananda organisation in 2002. I moved to France, to live and work at an ashram in order to experience yoga as a complete lifestyle. I went on to live and teach in Paris for three years including four months spent living at the Centre International Sivananda de Yoga Vedanta. I have been teaching children’s yoga since 2003 having trained with Calm for Kids. More recently I have enjoying studying with Donna Farhi and am inspired by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers.
I am also a student of Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and have spent many inspiring days at his retreat centre Plum Village in the south of France. His teachings on mindfulness in daily life greatly influence the classes I teach. I taught meditation as part of a yoga teacher training course and am now working on a new project to help bring mindfulness into mainstream education.
Photo credit – Luca Sage
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