Yogamatters

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23 Sep

Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead NE10 0EF, United Kingdom

September 23, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Yogamatters North East Mala is a gathering together of 200 yoga teachers and students to join together in 108 led sun salutations, meditation and chant. And we’d love you to join us! Come and experience the power of moving together as one – as long as you have had some yoga experience, you will be able to participate. The event is a collective act of service, raising money for the Prison Phoenix Trust, bringing yoga and meditation to prisons across the UK.

21 Feb

In this retreat we will practice Yin/Yang yoga, pranayama, mind training, and methods for awakening the heart. The talks and meditations will focus on the Buddhist teachings of Mindfulness as well as inviting experiential insights with inquiry both in solitude and at times, with a partner. The Sanskrit word for Mindfulness is Smritti, translated as non-forgetting. Mindfulness practice develops a quality of presence in which we remember to pay attention to the immediacy of experience while letting go of all motivations to manipulate the moment, developing the clear capacity to observe inner and outer experience without willful interference. While Mindfulness is a receptive attitude, generative heart based meditations develop a more generous spirit of love and compassion through envisioning what might be possible for us, were we to live from our deepest nature. A facility for balanced curious attention, as well as warm-hearted connectedness is essential for the cultivation of discriminating wisdom, and living a happy life where we can be of benefit to others.

03 Mar

Lord's Cricket Ground, Saint John's Wood Road, London, United Kingdom

March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017

From 3rd – 5th March we are very excited to be welcoming the legendry Sri Dharma Mittra to London for a weekend of workshops.

Indaba Yoga Studio will be taking over the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground to host a series of workshops with Sri Dharma Mittra from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th March. These workshops will include Asana, Pranayama, Kirtan, Yoga Nidra and Satsang.

Open to all levels, there will be basics workshops that are perfect for those new to Dharma as well as master classes for the more experienced practitioners, with a focus on inversions.

In addition to the workshops, we will be raising awareness for World Peace by attempting to break the World Record for the most people doing a headstand in London. The attempt will be taking place on Sunday 5th March between 2-4pm. Even if you can’t make the workshop you can post a photo of your own headstand on instagram @indabayoga @dharmayoganyc using #turnlondonupsidedown to take part.

This weekend is a unique opportunity to practice with, and learn from one of the true greats of yoga. Workshops start at £10 to £250 for the full weekend.

The programme for the weekend can be viewed, and tickets bought on the Indaba website.

20 Mar

Rajasthan, India

March 20, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Treat yourself to a holiday of a lifetime in the spectacular beauty and richness of Rajasthan.

Standing high on a plateau of the great Vindhychal ranges is the 16th century Castle Bijaipur. Having been occupied by Kings and Queens for centuries, the present Maharaja (a great lover of yoga) has opened the doors of his exquisite castle to the public. The hospitality is so wonderful you are made to feel like a Maharaj yourself from the moment you arrive.

Surrounded by villages and breathtaking views of the valley, this really is a very special place.

The daily programme

You will spend eight nights at the Castle and two nights in luxurious tents. The Castle rooms are all clean, well maintained and have both the luxury of modern comforts and the elegance of the past. You will camp (in style) by the lotus lake, amidst the stillness and beauty of the Rajasthan countryside.

There will be two yoga classes each day on the shaded roof terrace of the Castle with stunning views. The classes will focus on movement, gravity, breath and deep relaxation. Each day will begin with early morning meditation and pranayama. This will be followed by a two hour hatha flow class and then breakfast.

The evening yoga will be a more restorative and softening scaravelli practice, working on releasing area’s of deep rooted tension and resistance, allowing emotional blockages to unfold and reawakening the body from deep within. The classes will be suitable for all levels and experience. There will be one yoga free day.

You may also spend a little time during the holiday, whilst staying by the lake, exploring the beauty of silence.

Things to do

Castle Bijaipur offers an action-packed holiday or a lazy pool-side holiday – the choice is yours.

There are jeep safaris to experience nearby wildlife and bird-life, treks to waterfalls and the surrounding villages, temples and wonderful Marwari horses. You can explore the countryside on day trips to Chittorgarh Fort and the stunning city of Udaipur and there are opportunities for cooking lessons, bicycle rides and table tennis.

There is no shortage of things to do in and around the Castle; even just a stroll into the surrounding village is a feast for the body, mind and soul… talking of which, massages and other treatments are also available at an extra cost.

Accommodation

The hotel itself has a wonderful swimming pool, beautiful gardens to sit in, musicians to entertain you every evening and delicious food with secret recipes that have been in the family for decades.

The rooms are all clean, well maintained and have both the luxury of modern comforts and the elegance of the past. You can share a room or have single accommodation. All rooms are deluxe and luxurious and of a high standard.

Costs

£675 shared deluxe room
£895 single deluxe room

Includes: accommodation at the Castle for 8 nights and accommodation in luxury Rajasthan tents for 2 nights at a nearby lake, breakfast, lunch, dinner and all yoga classes.

Please note that airport transfers to and from the Castle not included.

 

11 Nov

Berkshire, United Kingdom

November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Following the success of our March retreat the Horn family return to host another transformative weekend of Yoga and Meditation at the stunning Wasing Estate in Berkshire, a short journey from London. November 11th – 13th 2016.

Over the weekend you will stay in beautiful accommodation and be treated to delicious food cooked by the amazing chef Kirstan Horn. (Yes he’s my brother but is the best chef I know!)

 

Places are limited to allow maximum attention and really give you the space to inspire and refine your yoga practice.

Yoga will be suitable for those of all levels of experience, options offered to all to help them maximise their experience.

 

I will be assisted by my very talented sister Ruby Rebecca Horn, who is a fully trained yoga teacher and has magic hands to give you lovely adjustments throughout the weekend!

 

You can also treat yourself to a therapeutic massage with our wonderful masseuse Tania (another talented sister!)

 

There will be time for woodland walks for those who wish to indulge or perhaps relaxing by the open fire.

 

A sample of the schedule (subject to changes):

 

Friday

 

3pm Arrivals and Snacks

4pm Welcome and introductions

4.30pm – 7pm – Yoga Mindful Flow and guided relaxation

8pm – Delicious 3 course Healthy dinner

 

Saturday

 

7.30am- 9am Light breakfast

10am – 12.30pm Yoga mindful flow and meditation

12pm – 4pm Free time (Massages bookable in advance)

1pm – Lunch (Massages available to book £60 per hour/£30 30 mins)

4pm – 6pm Relax, Rest and Renew (restorative Yoga and meditation

7pm – Delicious Healthy 3 course Dinner

 

Sunday

 

7.30am -9am – Light breakfast

9.30am – 11.30 am Flow Yoga session and Meditation

11.30am – 2pm Free time/ walk in woodlands / massages available to book between 11.30am – 2pm

12.30pm – Lunch

2pm Yin yoga session and yoga nidra

4pm Closing circle

 

Prices start from £340.00 per person for a shared twin room.

Doubles are available for couples and there are 2 en-suite bedrooms available from £365.00pp

Solo occupancy starts at £490.00 pp

 

Payment plans are available for those who need them.

 

If you have any questions at all then please don’t hesitate to contact – info@jesshorn-yoga.co.uk

 

 

24 Sep

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

September 24, 2016 - October 1, 2016

Join Faye Riches and Saba Rahbar for a yoga and health retreat in Ibiza in September. You’ll stay in two stylish Spanish fincas nestled in the tranquil countryside of north Ibiza.

Our fincas are set within lush green gardens with an inviting pool surrounded by comfortable day loungers and sun beds. The terrace has plenty of room to relax and enjoy the views.

This yoga and health retreat offers you the opportunity to reground after summer with uplifting vinyasa flow yoga and restoring meditation classes with Faye. Her yoga classes will stretch and strengthen you through a strong practice intended to challenge and transform.

An island hike and time on the beach will help you enjoy the beautiful nature all around us. Our own expert yoga retreat chefs will prepare a delicious menu giving you an introduction to clean food. Expect nutritious meals with a wow factor that will deeply nourish and nurture you.

Saba will be running one of her acclaimed healthy eating workshops where you’ll learn more about a whole foods plant based lifestyle and then make a variety of delicious and nutritious plant based dishes. You will get your nutritious recipes to take home.

If you would like to relax even more you can add massages and facial treatments to your programme.  You can also hire bikes and go horse riding.

22 Oct

Akureyri, Iceland

October 22, 2016 - October 28, 2016

Join Advanced Certified Jivamukti yoga teacher Emma Henry and top vegan chef Bettina Campolucci Borde for a yoga holiday in Iceland in October.

We’ll be based in Akureyri, a charming town in the north of Iceland that is perfectly located for your yoga holiday, exploring wild nature. Iceland in the autumn means peace, tranquility and mystic light and the famous dance of the Northern Lights. When it is cold outside the hot springs and baths provide their full blessing.

Time seems to stand still here and practising yoga and meditation in this remote location can be a liberating and powerful experience. By its very nature a remote place takes time and effort to reach. Once you land in Iceland you’ll take another flight to the north of the island. Once you are there we will head out into the wild every day where you can expect silence, stillness, space, emptiness and big dramatic skies.

Your yoga holiday will include daily yoga and meditation classes with Emma Henry. Jivamukti yoga involves a vigorous asana practice and has a distinct style that weaves together the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of yoga to form a deep and holistic experience on the mat.

Your yoga holiday meals will be prepared by our expert chef Bettina Campolucci Bordi, who will prepare you delicious, nourishing and healthy vegan meals with a wow factor.

Iceland is made for exploring so your yoga holiday will combine world class yoga with four carefully selected trips to discover the very best of the beautiful nature here.  We will hike to some waterfalls, visit a nature reserve on an island and spend an afternoon at world famous Lake Mývatn, soaking in the hot springs known as the ‘Blue Lagoon’ of the North. We will also head out on a night time adventure into the wild to see the Northern Lights.

There will be time to relax and enjoy your private jacuzzis at home or take a sauna and book a massage treatment.

12 Nov

Barbados

November 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016

SALUTE TO THE SUN 2016 will take place at magnificent 17th century plantation house, Holders House.  Set in its own stunning grounds on the wonderful west coast of the island, the house has a beautiful verandah looking out to sea, which provides the perfect backdrop for the twice daily flowing yoga practise with Judith Daniel. It is elegant but comfortable with lots of sumptuous sofa areas for relaxation and reflection, gorgeous dining spaces, stylish bedrooms and a wonderful pool (photo below).  The gentle waters of the Caribbean sea beckon a 15 minute walk or short drive away.  Fabulous raw food expert Manuela Scalini will again delight with menus which are delicious and divine and highly skilled massage therapist, Claudia Tessarin, will be on hand to soothe away any aches and pains.  Additionally, special guest yoga teacher Mary Young will once again  be part of the team, adding her own yoga flow to the mix and also introducing some Yin/Yang yoga to the afternoon sessions.

 

As we salute the sun, we are bowing to the divinity within and acknowledging our oneness with the brilliance of the sun and its creation.  In our practise, the sun salutation brings about the harmony of body, breath and mind in a seamless flow, strengthening the body and opening us up to the beauty all around us.  Throughout the week, we will explore many ways of saluting the sun, as it rises and as is sets.  We will bask in its healing rays and experience its radiance in the lush and vibrant nature of the colourful Caribbean.

 

Purify, re-energise and re-new on beautiful Barbados and let your inner sun shine through…

 

Your Day:  

7.15-8.00am – Meditation & Pranayama

8.00-9.00am – Breakfast

9.00-11.00am – Dynamic Yoga Practise

11.30am – Poolside Elixir

12.30-2.00pm – Sumptuous Raw Food Lunch by Manuela Scalini

4.30-6.00pm –  A more gentle, playful Yoga Practise

7.00pm – Healthy Bajan cuisine from our resident local chef, Anthony

 

Your package includes one massage with excellent massage therapist Claudia Tessarin.  This will be booked into the schedule on your arrival.

 

With regard to the Yoga Practise, all levels are welcome.  The group will be small enough to guarantee a good level of attention to each student and ensure that you will progress in your practise throughout the week.

 

Other Activities:  

– SUP/Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

– Full Moon Sailing

– Sunrise and Walking Meditation on East Coast

– The local farmers market in the grounds of Holders House

– Explore local restaurants (one lunch, one dinner)

– Reggae Flow Yoga

 

The retreat includes:

* Accommodation (7 nights, twin or single)

* 2 yoga sessions per day

* One Massage

* All food (except one lunch and one dinner)

* Transfers to and from the airport

 

Price:

* From £1350 to £1450 for Shared Twin Room

* From £1595 to £1695 for Single Room

To secure a booking, we require a £500 deposit.  Full amount to be received by 7 October 2016.

 

With any questions or to make a booking, contact:  judithadaniel@mac.com

08 Oct

The ultimate digital, physical and emotional detox, the ‘Harmonise’ retreat invites you to unplug from the “always on” digital distractions of modern living. Based on a combination of mindfulness, life coaching, NLP, MET (tapping – emotional freedom technique), yoga, meditation, purifying cuisine and other healing tools and techniques, this retreat provides the space and support for you to truly feel, heal and transform. You will leave feeling rebalanced, connected to your centre and ready to live your life more harmoniously.

 

Ibiza Retreats can be found in its own beautifully restored finca, Casa Lakshmi Luz, set amidst breathtaking surroundings in the heart of the island. Boasting stunning gardens, a Moroccan style swimming pool, individual guest chill out areas and private chefs providing delicious organic cuisine, the finca, which hosts up to 10 guests, allows plenty of private space to relax and restore.

 

Much more than a yoga holiday, Harmonise includes treatments and workshops that offer deep healing and transformation. Ibiza Retreat works with the island’s leading therapists, teachers and healers. Prepare to transform!!