Yoga to celebrate Imbolc, the cross quarter festival of light

Yoga to celebrate Imbolc, the cross quarter festival of light

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Imbolc marks the beginning of the lambing season and signals the very beginning of Spring and the stirrings of new life. The original word Imbolg means 'in the belly'. All is pregnant and expectant - and only just visible if at all, like the gentle curve of a 'just-showing' pregnancy. It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. Here is hope. We welcome the growth of the returning light and witness Life's insatiable appetite for rebirth.

Come and join me for an awakening and light fuelled yoga class on this potent day when the energy is full of potential and new beginnings, like the spark that gives rise to the inhalation.

With candles glowing, this seasonal yoga practice will combine an active asana (posture) class with breathing exercises (pranayama) and Imbolc meditation questions. The combination will provide a great way of getting more in touch with your inner wisdom and finding out how best to harness and direct your energy during the coming growing season.

Who can attend: Anyone! The class is suitable for all ages and level of abilities, including beginners.

Where: St Martin's Community Centre downstairs

What to bring: A yoga mat and a blanket or cushion to sit up on during meditation.

How much does it cost? £11 drop-in for adults, £6 drop-in for students or usual voucher system applies (5 tokens for £45 payable in advance).

Anything else? All shoes to be left outside the yoga space please.

Reiki Level Two Attunement Session

Reiki Level Two Attunement Session

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During this fun and empowering day you will be introduced to three of the four Reiki symbols, including the distance healing symbol. We will also create our own healing Mandala, learn how to use crystals to balance the chakras, and have a go at pendulum dowsing and how we may use this in a treatment session, and how it may be used to heighten our connection with our intuition.

This session will depend your experience of Reiki, energy and healing and will enhance your spiritual, intuitive and personal development too. For those who wish to become professional practitioner, you will also learn about the responsibilities of becoming a professional Reiki practitioner including insurance and other practicalities.

We also incorporate some biodynamic exercises and some gentle yoga movement to with a guided energy balancing meditation to prepare you for the attunement. The session will also include some grounding exercises and an opportunity for meditation.

You will have the opportunity to practice using the Reiki symbols on others and having a felt sense of how they are different and how they can be used to enhance a healing session and your life generally.

The cost is £220 and includes a vegetarian lunch, refreshments, snacks, a manual and a lifetime of Reiki and three of its symbols!

All spaces are full.  Please register interest for the next course by contacting Emma at emma@beinspiredby.co.uk

 

Herm Spring Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat 2018

Herm Spring Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat 2018

Join us on our annual spring retreat to the beautiful island of Herm. No provisional bookings will be taken. Spaces offered on first come first booked basis - online booking opens on Saturday 18th November at 10am. Click here for the retreat details.

Reiki Level One Attunement Session

Reiki Level One Attunement Session

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During this uplifting session you will be introduced to the Usui system of Reiki healing, which is both a popular personal development system and also an energy healing technique.

It is an inspiring day during which you will not only become attuned to the Reiki energy but you will also learn what Reiki is all about, the history of Reiki, the five Reiki principles and how to channel Reiki to yourself, friends and family and even pets and plants. 

This attunement may also assist with your transformation and personal development and help to enhance your intuition and outlook on life. In this way it may present opportunities for a more resourceful state of being.

We also incorporate some biodynamic exercises and some gentle yoga movement to with a guided energy balancing meditation to prepare you for the attunement. The session will also include some grounding exercises and an opportunity for meditation.

You will have the opportunity to feel auras and practice Reiki on one another, so that may leave feeling confident practising Reiki on yourself as well as on friends, family and pets etc.

The cost is £175 and includes a vegetarian lunch, refreshments, snacks and a manual. 

All space are now filled.

Glastonbury Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat

Glastonbury Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat

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Join Emma for another truly empowering and enriching spiritual adventure in the heart chakra of the world, Glastonbury.

This heart warming and transformative retreat will be held at the stunningly beautiful and peaceful Lower Coxbridge House, a rare gem located three miles away from Glastonbury.  Surrounded by quintessentially English farmland, this really is the place to get away from it all, where you cannot help but slow down and feel a greater connection to nature and your inner Goddess too.  

The yoga classes will be taught in the light and airy yoga space with large French windows opening onto wooden decking offering panoramic views of Glastonbury Tor.

Accommodation is available for up to nine people in a combination of twin rooms, double rooms and single rooms in the main House and a yurt in the field.  There’s one double en-suite room available, with all the other rooms sharing both a shower room and a bathroom. There are also outdoor showers for those wanting to get closer to nature and shower with a view of the Tor in the distance – sublime!

Yummy vegetarian food made with locally sourced and predominantly organic produce will be lovingly prepared by the amazing chef, Olga, who is truly passionate about healthy vegetarian food. Olga has many years of experience catering with both raw and cooked foods for yoga retreats and this is evident in the quality and love of the eating experience.

There is no doubt that the retreat will be an unforgettable experience, which will allow you to take time out from your daily routine, enjoy the spiritual and Goddess energy of Glastonbury with its powerful ley lines, stunning Tor and amazing crystal shops, and indulge in some uplifting, healing and rejuvenating yoga. 

What does the retreat include?

  • Accommodation (single rooms at an additional supplement for the weekend).
  • Yoga sessions including asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), guided relaxation, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). Bhajans (singing of devotional songs) offered too.
  • Healthy and delicious vegetarian breakfasts, lunch & evening meals.
  • Unlimited herbal teas and fresh fruit.

Things to do/other activities

Glastonbury is only three miles away where you will have the opportunity to:

·       Walk up to the famous Tor and enjoy the views

·       Chill out in the extraordinarily peaceful energy of the Abbey

·       Fill up your bottles with the healing iron water from Chalice Wells and relax in the beautiful gardens

·       Take a (naked) dip in the White Spring

·       Visit the Goddess Temple and offer a prayer

·       Be wowed by the Goddess House

·       Meander through the town, taking in all the crystal shops and Glastonbury energy, or stop for a hot drink and piece of cake in one of the many yummy vegetarian cafes

Alternatively:

·       Enjoy a walk in the peaceful lanes around Lower Coxbridge House,

·       Chill out at Lower Coxbridge House itself, soaking in the beautifully tranquil and calming energy and embracing the opportunity to truly connect with nature,

·       Enjoying your own silence, chatting with others, or even taking a nap and enjoying some quality down time

You will find a plethora of treatments available in town, although we ask you to make your own arrangements for these.

It is your retreat so you must do as much or as little as you like.

ALL SPACES NOW FILLED. NEXT RETREAT IN SEPTEMBER 2018.

 

Herm Autumnal Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat 2018

We've agreed dates, we just need to agree costs when Herm opens properly again...watch this space, details to be released sometime during April hopefully! Spaces are limited. No advanced bookings taken to be fair to everyone. x

Goa Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat 2019

Goa Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat 2019

We will be returning to the beautiful Satsanga Retreat Centre in Goa. Dates and details TBC.