"Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” - Kevin Trudeau
Hello to all of you lovely people in our Respira Yoga Community! It's certainly getting dark and chilly outside but don't you worry. We have some super-warming, exciting pre/post-festive treats to share with you.
During this time of year we naturally want to cosy-up indoors and slow down and it is crucial that we listen to what our body needs and take it down a notch at this time of year. If we overdo it, we are inviting colds, flu and bugs to enter our bodies.
Through the practice of yoga we switch ourselves to a more relaxed nervous system which allows our body to focus on restorative functions like cell renewal and the absorption of nutrients. Incorporating Yoga asana practice, breathing and meditation into everyday life can feel like a challenge and a bit of an adjustment.
On that note, I present to you below some deeply restorative offerings, allowing you to unplug from our non-stop, frenetic pace of life, peel away the layers of stress and to completely replenish.
Pre-Festive Yin Yoga & Sound Bath, Sunday 15 Dec 12.30-3.30pm
As the longest night of the year draws closer, reconnect with yourself in this cosy, Yin Yoga & Sound bath, celebrating the Winter Solstice. A wonderful festive gift idea for a loved one who would benefit from the incredible benefits of this ancient practice.
This unique, one-off class is designed to centre you for the festive break to come. A magical yoga journey suitable for all levels including complete beginners.
We will use blocks, aromatherapy, organic, flaxseed eye-pillows and blankets to ease into a state of deep support and rest during two hours of delicious, meditative yin yoga & breath-work. Then inspirational Martina Saorin from Yogic Sound will then use Gongs and Himalayan bowls to bring the body back to its natural state of balance and harmony with her healing sound bath. Topped off, of course by some incredible vegan chocolate! One not to be missed.
Reviews from our last fully booked Yin Yoga and SoundBath event:
“A wonderful wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon - so chilled and relaxed - everyone should do this - as often as possible! Thank you”
“Amazing experience - I was in a semi dream state. So incredibly relaxing! Thank you both - more please!”
“loved the yin yoga and sound bath yesterday. I fell asleep during the sound bath and felt so chilled out for the rest of the day! Definitely want to come back.”
“what an amazing afternoon. The Yoga was deep and the sound bath was magical... completely unplugged I had the best night's sleep in ages”.
“Attended the yin yoga and gong bath session on Sunday, it was amazing and genuinely I am still feeling the benefits. I came away feeling energised, but also rested and calm. Thank you, Isabella and Martina”.
“I recently attended Respira's Gong Bath experience which just blew me away, the sounds, the vibrations, the nourishment, the ambiance were all incredible. I feel blessed to have found Isabelle and her wonderful support crew.”
Festive Class Updates
And now for an update on classes over the festive period. Until Monday 23rd December we are running our usual full schedule below of 5 classes a week, so do drop us a line or book here if you'd like to drop-in for some deep, soothing, warming yoga. You'd be very welcome :-)
Mon 8.00pm - YMCA, Harrow with Emma
Tues 7.30pm - Whitmore School, Harrow
Wed 10.30am - Harrow Arts Centre
Fri 10.30am - YMCA (school term time only)
Sun 11.00am - Harrow Arts Centre
We take a break on Tuesday 24th Dec to unplug and nourish, returning to share our renewed enthusiasm, energy and inspiration with you all on Friday 3rd January 2019.
Emma will be running her Monday 8pm class at YMCA Harrow on 30th December for those missing their yoga fix over the festive period.
Boutique Spring Yoga Retreat, West Sussex, 29-31 May 2020
During these cold, dark evenings its natural to want to make some plans for the New Year and have something wonderful and super-nourishing to look forward to. We are taking bookings now for our Boutique Spring Retreat in the gorgeous Brooklands Barn, West Sussex and if you book before 25th December you get a 10% discount on the below prices!
Join Emma Burns and I as we welcome Spring, spending a blissful weekend in 19th century converted barn accommodation surrounded by lush nature, whilst delving deep into the magic of yoga. Enjoy incredible vegan food by Cashew Catering, twice daily yoga, free time to relax and unwind with a book, a swim in the pool, chill out in the sauna or treat yourself to a massage or other treatment.
Energise with beautiful walks, taking in the uninterrupted views of glorious landscape and perhaps explore the nearby quaint, historic town of Arundel, named 'the most mindful destination in Europe', and take in its unique plethora of craft and antique shops and cafes. Surrender into bliss as you allow the layers of stress to peel away in this gorgeous sanctuary.
Pricing & Booking
£495 - Shared twin room, shared bathroom
£525 - Shared twin room, private bathroom
£595 - Private room with double or king bed and private bathroom
Boutique Summer Yoga Retreat, Norfolk, 14-16 August 2020
Let nature soothe your brow as you drop into utter tranquility practicing yoga in a stunning converted barn surrounded by 21 acres of gardens, woods, rivers and lakes.
You can expect incredible food, twice daily yoga, swimming in the heated, outdoor pool and stunning lake, beautiful walks, plenty of free time for lying on the grass with a good book. You may even chose to take a drive and explore the nearby attractions and picturesque beaches.
Fresh, vibrant cuisine prepared by the on-site chef. Opting for organic, locally sourced produce where possible, expect to eat the rainbow! Food is vegetarian & vegan but if you have any further dietary requirements, please let us know at time of booking. Delicious, clean, whole foods inspired by the lush variety of locally sourced ingredients. Every ingredient is meticulously sourced and impeccably prepared to create unique and ever-changing seasonal menus. The food is seasonal with a great emphasis on ayuverdic diet where possible.
£445 - Shared Triple Room, En-Suite
£545 - Shared Twin room, En-Suite
More Mini Retreats & Other Exciting Events!
It is really important that you please follow Respira Yoga on Facebook & Instagram so that you don't miss any updates on up and coming Mini-Retreats and other wonderful, yoga related events that I have planned for you in 2020.
Looking forward to seeing you at a yoga class or Boutique Yoga Retreat soon. Wishing you a beautiful, chilled Sunday.
Respira Yoga London
www.respirayoga.co.uk Mob: 07990 820112