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Rest and Restore New Year Retreat - Mel Skinner Thu 03 Jan - Sun 06 Jan

  • Well-being

Enter the new year on a retreat which offers the perfect opportunity to create time and space to pause, and take stock. Deep winter is a time for slowing down, becoming still, and moving towards contemplation. This retreat will invite you to take rest, to gently soften and release muscular tension, and to bring focus and attention to the mind.

From restorative yoga to take the body out of high stress mode, to slow long stretches to work deeply with physical tensions, and plenty of soulful yoga nidras, this retreat promises to boost your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing

The aim on this retreat is to slow ourselves down. I encourage you to let yourself move at the pace of your body. You may be surprised by how tired you really are, so afternoon naps, relaxing with a book, or enjoying a stroll to the meditation hut in the woods are all welcome here. You are free to do as little or as much of the yoga as you like.

Mel Skinner is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, teaching hatha yoga, restorative yoga and yoga nidra as tools of active relaxation. Mel can be contacted on 07786 787 593; via email Mel@Melskinneryoga.com and on her website www.melskinneryoga.com

"Mel's retreats are deeply nourishing for the soul and her authentic nature and wisdom beyond her years really helps me to give myself permission to relax. It's made all the more enjoyable by being set in such lovely grounds." Marcus

“I loved every minute of the course. It was so restful, challenging at times but a perfect blend of nurture, rest and laughter. It exceeded my expectations. I left feeling completely rested and content. Mel is a wonderful teacher. She seems to pitch it just right for all who are there, for the myriad of stories and challenges we bring Mel patiently helps us wrestle through and reach a place of peace.”

 Registration 4.00pm Thursday 3 January. First session 5.00pm, followed by supper at  6.30pm

Course ends after lunch on Sunday 6 January

Fully inclusive residential single room £450; shared room £390 per person

Non-residential, including suppers and lunches and all refreshments (not breakfast) £330

Please bring loose comfortable trousers, layers of clothing, warm socks and slippers, waterbottle, plus a blanket and yoga mat, if you can.







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