Yoga Workshops and Retreats 2017
These are the dates remaining for the workshops at the Life Centre, Islington for 2017. Workshops are available to book via the Life Centre approx. 6 weeks prior to the date. More information will be available nearer the time.
- 30 September (2.15 - 4.45pm) - last one in 2017
THERE WILL ALSO BE A RESTORATIVE RETREAT IN 2017...SEE BELOW.
Bank Holiday Weekend Retreat: Ashtanga Yoga Weekend in the Lake District with Joyce & Marcos
Friday 26 May - Monday 29 May 2017
We love this venue; directly opposite a lake that you can swim in (and then warm up in the sauna and hot tub afterwards), access to breath taking walks, a beautiful yoga space that looks out to the countryside, food that is plentiful, a hop, skip and a jump away from Grasmere and its infamous gingerbread shop, and owners that can't do enough for you.
Maximum 16 people. £400 in a shared room or £475 in a single room. There are 2 single rooms, 7 twin/double rooms. Once it's full it's full! Given that we only have a short time together this retreat is not suitable for complete beginners (the retreat in India would be perfect for you if you are a complete beginner). This weekend tends to sell out so please do book well in advance. To reserve your space you will need to pay a £100 non-refundable deposit, the balance will be due on 1 April. Yoga, meditation, philosophy, food, accommodation and a 55 minute treatment is included in the price. Arrive from 2.30pm (first class is at 5.30pm) and depart at 11.30am/12pm. Please book trains around these timings.
Teachers: Joyce and Marcos
Retreat: Restorative Weekend with Joyce
Friday 15 - Sunday 17 September 2017
I just can't get enough of this venue. It's directly opposite a lake that you can swim in (and then warm up in the sauna and hot tub afterwards), there is access to breath taking walks, a beautiful yoga space that looks out to the countryside, food that is plentiful and it's a hop, skip and a jump away from Grasmere and its infamous gingerbread shop.
This is our draft plan for the day but it is subject to change:
- 14.30 onwards – arrival
- 17.00 – 19.00 – Welcome and Restorative Yoga
- 19.15 - Dinner
- 07.45 - 09:00 - Morning yoga class (dynamic but gentle!)
- 09.00 - Breakfast
- 10:00 – Collect packed lunch - Free time (walks/massage)
- 15.30 – Tea and cake (optional!)
- 16.15 – 18.30 – Restorative Yoga & Meditation
- 18.30 - Dinner
- 20:00 - 20:30 Evening meditation
- 08.00 – 10.00 Morning yoga class (Dynamic and Restorative)
- 10.15 - Breakfast
- 11.00 – Check out rooms and collect packed lunch for the train
- 11.30 – 12.00 – Group digest
- 12.00 – Depart (you can always leave your bag at the cottage and go and explore the local area for the afternoon)
Maximum 16 people. £375 in a shared room or £450 in a single room. There are officially 2 single rooms and 7 twin/double rooms but I may free up a couple of extra single rooms. Included in the price is yoga, accommodation, food and a 30 minute treatment (longer if we can squeeze it in!) Excluded: Insurance and transport to and from the venue.
Retreat: Ashtanga Yoga Retreat including 12 hours of philosophy with Arvind Pare
Foothill of The Himalayas, India
18 - 29 October 2017 (11 nights)
Basunti is an idyllic private lakeside retreat in the foot hills of The Himalayas.Set in beautiful tropical gardens with orange,mango, lychee and peach trees, “So laidback, it’s almost horizontal” is how Harpers & Queen described the rural atmosphere at Basunti. The secluded swimming pool is situated among papaya trees and vivid bougainvillea flowers, where guests can relax and enjoy exquisite views over the lake.
On arrival at Basunti there will be daily Ashtanga Mysore classes (except Saturday mornings), one led Ashtanga class, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and 12 hours of Yoga Philosophy where Arvind will guide us through the first two chapters of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The classes will take place in Basunti’s open air, thatched, yoga shala which has a cool marble floor and is situated within the beautiful gardens where large poinsettias, flowering hibiscus and wild cactus frame stunning views over the surrounding lake.
Accommodation in comfortable double or twin-bedded rooms,spread over two low rise lodges and the main house, each with its own en-suite bathroom, veranda or balcony and with beautiful views. The kitchen is under the direction of David Butterworth (a founder member of Neal’s Yard Bakery, Covent Garden) and produces a mouth-watering array of both European and local Indian vegetarian dishes,whole wheat breads and pastries, fresh juices from its fruit trees. Whenever possible meals are freshly prepared using home grown fruits and vegetables and supplemented by produce bought in the local markets.
The price is £1400 per person sharing a twin/double room. Includes nine nights of full board accommodation at the retreat and two nights of bed and breakfast in Amritsar giving people an opportunity to adjust and visit the Golden Temple, transport from the hotel in Amritsar to the retreat venue and back to Amritsar airport or Dharamsala for those who want to continue their travels and perhaps visit the Dalai Lama temple complex or hike in the Himalayas, a local excursion from Basunti and all yoga and philosophy tuition. It excludes flights, transport from the airport to the hotel on arrival and insurance. £300 non-refundable deposit to secure place and balance due 1 August 2017.