This refuge is for those who teach others, a space to connect with your true needs and self-care – held by a community of like-minded folk to help you feel independent in your self-enquiry.
The lovely yoga studio will be held as a silent space for you to use as you need. The morning led yoga sessions will be after breakfast, so that you are free to lie-in, do your personal practice in the studio or go for a walk before.
All sessions will focus on offering you the time and space to truly step away from the deluge of daily life. Several of these will be recorded, so that you have an audio of the practice (sent after) and can fully experience without feeling you need to remember or write down.
The school, training or ‘type’ of yoga you teach does not matter; the point is to arrive and allow your body to come to a place of potential nurture. The teachings for the weekend will be somatic, explorative, restorative, meditative and influenced by Feldenkrais, Qi Gong and other practices that step away from an emphasis on reaching particular forms or goals within asana.
Through embodied awareness, there will be an emphasis on recognising and offering kind attention to the habits and expectations we may spend our time retreading in our work and personal lives. You are invited to bring a journal to write in for several self-enquiry exercises and any personal reflection along the way.
There is also a treat on the Saturday night, with a Therapeutic Soundbath.
The program will include daily yoga sessions, a silent walk and soundbath. The cost of this retreat also includes your food and accommodations.
Charlotte is an award-winning nutritional therapist with over 15 years of experience and a senior Yoga Alliance 500 hour yoga teacher, teaching since 2007. She has written 5 books and her consultation approach melds where mindfulness meets nutrition. She is passionate about helping people through stressful phases in their lives; when long-term stress, heavy emotional demands or a recent event show as exhaustion, feeling constantly wired or stress symptoms as body functions don’t quite feel in balance. Her yoga teaching reflects this too, with an emphasis on embodying awareness and slowing down to truly feel, to listen and respond to what one needs, rather than punishing one’s body into an ideal.