Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops and Retreats
- Stroud, Stonehouse, Dursley, Pembrokeshire
Relax & Restore Yoga and Mindfulness Session
Our lives can be increasingly frantic and fast-paced. Taking time to rest and recharge is essential for our physical and mental health. In this session, explore some gentle practices to help reduce stress and promote wellbeing, including:
Breathing and meditation practices to calm the nervous system
Restorative yoga - gentle, relaxing postures supported with cushions, blankets and blocks to encourage the body to release tension
Mindfulness body scan meditation - bringing awareness to body and breath, inviting the mind and body to rest, just as we are right now. Nothing to achieve, no need to strive to relax - practising a kindly awareness of what "is". Nourishing our bodies with healing attention.
- Sunday 5th April: 10am-12pm at GL11 Community Hub, Cam. £18.
Self-Massage and Joint Mobilising Workshop
Discover the magic of self-massage to free up stiff muscles and joints. Most of us live with habitual muscle tension - and often pain - caused by trigger points: tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. In this session, explore various areas and techniques for self-massage and mobilising, including:
Freeing up the feet and tight calf muscles.
Glute (buttock muscle) release and stretching.
Back and shoulder massage.
Try out tools such as a foam roller, massage stick and high bounce balls.
Relaxing face and scalp massage to finish.
- Saturday 23rd May 2020: 9.30-11.30am at King's Stanley Village Hall. £18.
Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
Join me at Lime House, in beautiful West Wales, for a four-day retreat in June 2020. Immerse yourself in calming yoga and mindfulness practices and re-kindle your natural
playfulness and curiosity. I will guide you through sessions that emphasise body
awareness; enhancing strength and mobility for healthy functioning in daily life, and
practising a kindly approach towards your body, mind and heart (no headstands are
We'll also practice a variety of mindfulness meditation approaches and give
you practical 'de-stress' tools to take home. Suitable for beginners to meditation and
yoga as well as those more experienced.
Dates: Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th June.
Arrive from 3pm on Wednesday, and the final session will finish at 1pm on Sunday, followed by lunch. Option to stay on Sunday night - see below.
Lime House Retreat is within the Pembrokeshire National Park, five miles west of Tenby, on the edge of the charming village of Manorbier, surrounded by fields and tress, and just over a mile from the stunning coastline.
4 nights' accommodation.
Vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners (Wednesday evening dinner only, Sunday breakfast and lunch only).
Daily yoga and mindful movement, plus relaxing restorative yoga sessions.
Daily mindfulness meditations and breathing practices.
Time to explore the local beaches and beautiful coast path.
Time for yourself to relax and unwind.
Food and accommodation
All meals will be vegetarian, with additional dietary requirements catered for.
Continental breakfast will be available between 8.00 and 9.00 each day.
Bedrooms are in the main house and the adjacent cottage.
The 4 bath/shower rooms are shared.
£400 per person for a shared room
£500 per person for a single room
* EARLY BIRD PRICE *
10% discount if you book and pay in full before the end of February
Maximum of 10 participants - book early to avoid disappointment
If you travel to the centre by train you will be picked up from the Manorbier station at no extra cost.
Stay another night
If you wish to explore the area further and travel home on a weekday you can stay an additional night on the Sunday on a B&B basis for £75.
TO BOOK: Please email Helen Wood at for further information or to state your booking requirements.