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Sark Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October 2019

From £349 per person

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Come and restore and rejuvenate on the magical Island of Sark, a true gem of the Channel Islands, where you can’t help but switch-off and tune-in, slow down and (re)connect with nature so that you will return feeling refreshed, renewed, expanded, energised and more connected with your self (soul) again.

What does the retreat include?

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  • Return boat transfer from/to Guernsey. 

  • Shared accommodation in private rooms in the luxurious Stocks Hotel (single supplement for single occupancy in double rooms at an additional supplement of £70 per person for the weekend) with free Wifi; 

  • Healthy and delicious brunches and vegetarian evening meals. 

  • Yoga sessions (five) including a combination of asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). Bhakti Yoga - devotional chanting offered too. 

  • Free time to explore Sark at your leisure. 

On the Saturday, you also have the opportunity, at additional cost, to enjoy a chocolate making session with Caragh’s Chocolates, a highlight on the Spring retreat. You might also enjoy a treatment with a very good therapist at Stock’s Hotel, enjoy an art class, go on a guided tour around Le Seigneurie Gardens with Le Seigneurie, enjoy a guided dark sky evening at the Observatory, take a carriage tour, hire bikes and cycle around the Island, visiting Sark henge and the Buddhist carvings, go geo caching and/or explore Sark with its beautiful scenery and beaches.

The Yoga

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To Emma yoga encourages the unfolding of the true self, of allowing the body to awaken, the spirit to shine, the heart to lighten and the mind to experience increased freedom. Emma teaches an intuitive form of flowing Hatha yoga, encouraging awareness of the breath and giving attention to the movement of the body, thereby helping to release tension and create greater physical and mental ease in the process (reduce dis-ease). Classes with Emma are nourishing nurturing and empowering, as she encourages students to experience the transformative, healing and enlightening effects of yoga for themselves, helping them to gain a sense of the spirit pervading the practice and all life.

The yoga classes take place in Sark’s spacious and comfortable Island Hall. The tempo and creativity of each class will be determined by the group energy with alternatives given where necessary.  

Classes are suitable for all levels of ability except those who have never attended a yoga class previously and those who have chronic conditions and/or injuries.  

The Programme

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On Friday, the boat leaves Guernsey at 4pm. We meet for our first yoga class between 6pm to 7.30pm, which will include a Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation). An evening meal will follow at Stocks 8pm.

The Saturday and Sunday morning yoga classes take place between 8-10am. Brunch follows at 10.30am. 

We meet on the Saturday afternoon at 4.30pm for Bhakti yoga (chanting) and meditation/relaxation or at 5.30pm for a gentle yoga class including a Yoga Nidra taking us right up to 7.30pm. The evening meal will follow at 8pm.

The boat leaves Sark on Sunday at 4.30pm to return to Guernsey. 

All classes will include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises) and relaxation. Meditation, mantra (the use of sound) and mudra (the use of gestures) will be woven into the sessions throughout the weekend. 

Other activities

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  • Enjoy a chocolate making session with Caragh’s Chocolates 

  • Enjoy a treatment with a very good therapist at Stock’s Hotel 

  • Enjoy an art class 

  • Go on a guided tour around Le Seigneurie Gardens with Le Seigneurie 

  • Enjoy a guided dark sky evening at the Observatory 

  • Take a carriage tour 

  • Hire bikes and cycle around the Island 

  • Go geo caching 

  • Go for walk and enjoy the peace and solitude of Sark 

  • Swim in the sea 

  • Drink tea and read a book, chat with friends or take a well earned nap!  

It is your retreat and we adopt an easy going attitude so that you may do as little or as much as feels right for you.

Accommodation

Private, clean and very comfortable en-suite rooms on a triple, double, twin or single basis (a single supplement applies) at the well renowned and luxurious Stocks Hotel. Free WIFI is available. See https://www.stockshotel.com.

Shared rooms - £349
Single room - £419

Food

Yummy food will be prepared for you by Stocks Hotel. The meals include a scrumptious and filling brunch and a delicious and nutritious 2-course vegetarian evening meal. All meals include fresh and healthy ingredients. We can provide alternatives for those who may have more specific dietary requirements e.g. vegan, celiac.

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How do I book?

Online booking is now open! Please book your space by clicking on the button below.

A non-refundable deposit of £150 to be paid via bank transfer directly to Emma is required at the time of booking.

The balance is required 6 weeks prior to the retreat (23rd August 2019). Should you need to arrange a payment plan then please email Emma directly. 

Please check our terms and conditions before booking and ensure that you have travel insurance in place in the event that the boat is unable to sail.