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
Venue -The Manor
Barnet Ln, Elstree,
Free onsite parking
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.
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
Bernie is a calm and kind teacher, highly recommend, her classes have been a godsend during the lockdowns.
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
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 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
fresh and wholesome lunch
fruit, snacks and unlimited water through the day
yoga mats, blocks and straps (but feel free to bring your own if you prefer!)
A goody bag