Yuletide and January are a special tipping point in our year. Traditionally we are called to review, to celebrate and to cultivate some clarity and intention as to how to move forward in the months ahead. I craft a special time of inspirational space for you to practice meditation and yoga, to take fresh air, to rest beside the roaring fires, to journal, to craft and to celebrate with like minded souls. It's a special retreat to reset and recalibrate. We welcome single guests, friends and couples. Join us, to consider the return of the light as the year tips away from winter solstice and we begin to explore the possibilities of the year ahead.
I offer yoga programmes to take participants deeper in their asana, pranayama (breath work) and meditation. Ideal for those of you who are curious about delving deeper into your yoga practice, these immersions are not suitable for the complete beginner. My background in Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga has cultivated a style that is flowing, clear and relaxing. As a lover of words and a teller of tales, my teaching is enriched with yoga philosophy, poetry and myths.
I am a keeper of words and a lover of stories, philosophy and poetry. My yoga offers clarity, suggests precision, offers strength whilst suggesting softness. Mornings will be dynamic and flowing and evenings restorative. I am a senior yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, I am a teacher of teachers and my quest is that of the pure spirit, my guides are integrity and joy. A keen ambassador for the Isle of Wight, I love sharing the footpaths and quite corners of this beautiful countryside with yogis who enjoy blustery walks or muddy runs.
I choose exceptional properties, with ensuite rooms. There is the use of the ancient panelled drawing rooms and small sitting rooms within the country houses for quiet reflection and reading.
I request local food wherever possible. We cook wholesome, nourishing, vegetarian and plant based dishes that offer balanced nutrition. We can accommodate genuine food intolerances. There is normally cake and healthy snacks available each afternoon.
“I feel like crying with happiness." - S. Neary 2013
“A peaceful, quietening of the mind in a trusting environment." - D.K 2013
“I came back so uplifted and inspired by your teachings. This weekend was absolutely perfect, you make everybody feel so welcome and at ease." - V. Alpe 2013