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Mindful Yoga Retreat

3 July 2021

The Manor - Elstree

The retreat is suitable for all levels from total beginners

Treat yourself to a day of self care

Come and join me for a day of yoga and self-care at the beautiful venue, The Manor in Elstree. After a roller coaster year you deserve a day to focus on you, giving yourself a chance to detox, rebalance, relax and restore your body, mind and spirit.

The wonderful day together will involve moving through 2 yoga classes while listening to the soothing sounds of the hand pans. This is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and allow your mind and body to recharge and restore. The day starts off with a welcome healthy juice which leads to a dynamic yoga class in the morning. This will be followed by a talk on self care by author Sarah Brassard who has been guiding people from a place of struggle to one of peace in her signature process of self care. A delicious, nutritious vegetarian lunch will be served shortly giving you time to explore the grounds and connect with some of the other yogis. If you would like a massage, we have a therapist who is giving 20-30 min massages. We then move into a restful yoga practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. It is a practice of deep relaxation that emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga

Estimated Timeline - 10am -4.30pm

10 Arrive and Welcome energising drink

10.30 -11.50 Energising Yoga – to uplift, strengthen, energise, focus the mind and body

12.00 - 12.20 Sarah Brassard talk about self care and healing and QA

12.30 to 13.30 Lunch outside (weather permitting)

Time to connect with others, have a walk round the grounds, treatments

14.00 -15.30 Relaxing and Restorative Yoga Class incorporating Pranayama and Meditation

15.45 -16.15 Tea and gift

16.30 Event Closure

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Venue -The Manor

Barnet Ln, Elstree,

Borehamwood

WD6 3RE

Free onsite parking

Their words, their experiences

Pool Reflection Stretching

I'm grateful for your teaching and the chance to do something different. I  will look out for opportunities to practice with you again in future.

Tansy

Fitness on Yoga Mat

Her deep stretch relaxation classes brought the healing needed for my hips and back.
I never regret joining a class, the energy created is full of joy and light

Ionela

Yoga Class

Bernie is a calm and kind teacher, highly recommend, her classes have been a godsend during the lockdowns.

Gail

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About Bernie

 

I qualified as a 200 Hr Registered yoga teacher in 2015 and I had always practiced up till then but it really felt like it was my calling once my children were born. Before then, I was more inclined to run and go to the gym to release stress which included some stretching. But after 2 c sections quite close together, I felt disconnected to my body and I wanted something else, and that's when I rediscovered my practice. It was because of my teacher at the time, she really inspired  and encouraged my growth. 

As with many moms tho,  I slowly felt like I was slipping into a pattern of feeling exhausted, lost and resentful.

I felt guilty for these feelings, my babies were my miracles but I just couldn't shake my self doubt, anger and resentment. Through my practice of yoga, my state of mind shifted as my body became stronger , I found that my practice created a calmer, stronger and more grateful self. It brought me back from some dark thoughts. 

 

We all have our own stories and I am honoured to be teaching real people and to be sharing my knowledge and passion with you.

I teach with love for movement and freedom in the body so gratitude, compassion and all the good stuff can be cultivated. Yoga mirrors our personal journey on this planet. I personally want to stay curious, have fun and never stop growing.

Whats not included

  • Accommodation

  • Massages - please email me to book your 30 min massage

Whats included in the day

Everything you need for the perfect day of  self care includes:

  • Welcome immune boosting drink

  • Live pan hands drum

  • 1 dynamic yoga class

  • 1 restorative yoga class

  • guided meditation

  • pranyayma/breath work

  • fresh and wholesome lunch 

  • guest speaker

  • fruit and unlimited water through the day

  • yoga mats, blocks and straps (but feel free to bring your own if you prefer!)

  • A goody bag

Investment

£125

Early bird price before  21st May 2020

Payment plan avail

£139 thereafter