Mini retreat Events
Create space in body, mind & spirit with a wonderfully restorative afternoon of deep stretching, mini-massages and powerful guided meditation, offering you time away from the hustle and bustle, to reset and recharge.
During the session you will be guided through two gentle practices: a 2 hour Yin Yoga practice (deep stretching, long holds), followed by a 30 minute Yoga Nidra guided meditation (see below for further details).
Herbal tea & healthy homemade chocolate treats will be available to enjoy during the final portion of the afternoon, as we come together for a final seated meditation circle to close the practice.
NB: Capacity is limited at these events (max 12-14) to ensure everyone gets the attention they need.
What to expect:
An indulgent 2 hour Yin Yoga practice:
Long, slow holds in supported yoga postures, allowing you to release deeply held tension in particularly tight areas such as the hamstrings, glutes, spine, hips and shoulders. A wonderful opportunity to create physical and mental space and relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety, whilst at the same time increasing range of movement in the deeper tissues of the body. Especially effective for those with tight muscles/restricted mobility. Mini-massages will be available for those who would like them.
30 minute Yoga Nidra guided meditation:
Experience the restorative and deeply healing practice of Yoga Nidra. Translated from the Sanskrit, Yoga Nidra means ‘yogic sleep’. This ancient practice involves simple visualisation techniques to navigate between sleeping and waking states of consciousness. Benefits can include improved sleep and relief from physical and mental tension.
There have been numerous clinical studies made which suggest that Yoga Nidra can be a very successful therapeutic practice for those suffering from insomnia, PTSD, stress and anxiety.
Herbal tea & final seated meditation:
During the final portion of the afternoon, you will have a chance to enjoy a warming cup of herbal tea and some grounding homemade cacao treats with your other retreat goers. You will have an opportunity to share and reflect before closing the practice in silence with a final seated group meditation.
All ages and levels of ability welcome, no yoga experience required.
Saturday 12th October, 2-5pm @ ETNA, St Margarets
Saturday 19th October, 2-5pm @ St Andrew’s, Hammersmith
Early bird offer: £35
(Regular ticket price £40. Offer ends Sunday 29th September)
St Andrew’s Church, Greyhound Rd,
Hammersmith, W14 9SA
St Margarets events:
13 ETNA Centre, Rosslyn Road, St Margarets,
Twickenham, TW1 2AR
Meet your teacher
Beth is London’s leading specialist in the award-winning Solomon Yogalates Method, and has been supporting clients in overcoming postural imbalances, pain and injury for over five years. She offers simple tools for all levels of experience and ability, enabling men and women of all ages to access greater freedom of movement in their bodies, a deeper connection to their breath and an improved sense of peace and wellbeing in body and mind.
Beth received her advanced Yin yoga training under the guidance of renowned Yin teacher Norman Blair in 2017 & 2019, and is a strong believer in the transformative powers of yoga and meditation in these technology focused, fast paced times of ours.