Easy Summer Mini Retreat
An afternoon of yoga, qigong, MELT and heartfelt practice, with special focus of kindness.
As we near the end of summer, our practice helps navigate from its high energy towards a slower, core centred practice. We do this through the water element using forms of the sun salute, moving into the front and back of the body to gently detox and bring calm - and the earth element using twists to lift energy into our core, build heat and set our resolve. Seasonal change is an excellent time to reflect and focus on other people in our lives, and offer gratitude for the support they give us.
Our movement will be a warming mix of MELT - connective tissue hydration - seasonal flow yoga and qigong - to help ease away stiffness and stuck stress. We will feel more agile and stable. Movement will flow outwards and inwards across the chest, opening the heart, freeing up knots in our upper backs. Sound good? It will be! Excellent if you enjoy an active lifestyle, excellent if you would like to ease your way into one!
Enjoy a cup of warming herbal tea and delicious organic snacks before an indulgent and restorative second half. Pranayama (breathing techniques) to balance our energy flow, deep relaxation (yoga nidra), a space to thoroughly rest, allowing patterns of holding to release. It is said that 20 minutes of yoga nidra is the equivalent of one hours sleep. We will practise at least 40 minutes. The afternoon will end with quiet heart led meditation, opening the heart into the present moment, enabling us to feel calm loving kindness, in celebration of lighter and warmer days!
From 6pm, delicious, nourishing vegetarian/vegan food will be offered by a guest kitchen: local, seasonal, fresh, helping embed the freed up energy flow in your body, nourishing you inside and out!
Please bring a full water bottle. We will sip regularly throughout the session. If you would like to prepare in advance, a couple of mouthfuls of water every 10-15 minutes is an excellent way to hydrate your connective tissue. Wear comfy soft clothing and layers.
My mini retreat is open to all levels, including beginners. Age 14+ are welcome with an accompanying adult. Any questions, please get in touch!
The Old Barn and Yoga Barn (View)
Dumbreck Stables, 82 Dumbreck Road, Pollok Park
Glasgow G41 4SN
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|