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Facilitator: Mel Skinner
Prepare to move from summer to autumn with deeply restful yoga and nature-based meditations and activities to help you connect with your surroundings, as well as your body. From restorative yoga to remove the effects of high stress, and gentle movement to create space for the breath, plus the relaxing meditative yoga nidra, this retreat promises to boost your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. All of this will aid you in the darker months ahead.
Event time: Fri 6th Sep 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 8th Sep 2024 at 2:00pm
At this time of year we start to lose the light, and feel the wheel of Nature turning us closer towards autumn and a new sense of energy as we leave the lazy days of summer behind.
This is time to reflect on all we have accomplished so far, and rest our intentions for the months ahead, letting go of what no longer serves us, and exploring what balance now means to us.
This retreat offers the chance to de-stress, relax, and breathe more fully. We will practice gentle yoga stretches along with restorative yoga to help us find an inner stillness and relaxation. This can help us tune into what we really need as we prepare to move towards the winter months.
The inner contemplation of yoga helps us to face what we may have been avoiding, perhaps our physical sensations, or thoughts and emotions. Whilst this can feel uncomfortable, it is by being honest and open with ourselves that we develop a greater sense of strength and resilience.
We will support the relaxation process with free time, nature-based meditations. On Saturday evening, a nourishing gong bath with Rainbow Vibrations.
We will take time to celebrate all we have achieved this year so far, our accomplishments, but also our personal and collective challenges. By acknowledging all we have done, it becomes easier to change our goals and expectations for the winter months, and allow us to settle into a more natural rhythm and peace.
Participants to bring yoga equipment (detailed in the list below). Please also bring a journal/notebook, pen, and any poetry/readings they would like to share with the group.
*yoga bolster (can substitute with pillows)
*yoga bricks and blocks x2 each (can substitute with pillows)
*blankets for warmth - 2-3 is ideal
*cushion for head
Note: Mel can provide some equipment, please email direct at email@example.com to request equipment. Mel will also have blankets to sell.
Mel has been teaching yoga since 2014, and works with groups and individuals, online and face-to-face, to support those looking to develop their spiritual life, as healing from trauma, excess stress, menstrual and womb health, fatigue, sleep problems, and general body aches and pains. She is also a writer, astrologer and reflexologist. She lives just outside of Bristol near the river and the trees with her husband and daughter.Visit Tutor's Website
"Thank you very much for the delightful retreat! I have felt extremely well this week, which is no small part thanks to you. The retreat was everything I'd hoped it would be: nourishing, with gentle yoga and allowing me the time and space to work through the things that I needed to sort out in mind! Thank you.”
"I enjoyed every minute of it!"
“Mel’s voice is amazing, calm and centering, she has the most natural way of holding you, ensuring that you feel safe, grounded and accepted.”