Sat, 19 Jun | Brown Rock Farm Woodland

Summer Solstice Yoga - Woodland Day Retreat

As the sun pauses in the sky, Suraya, the Sun God, captures our attention with the generating power of an inhaled breath. He holds our innermost gaze and bathes our lifted faces preparing to breathe us into the next cycle of the year.
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Summer Solstice Yoga - Woodland Day Retreat

Time & Location

19 Jun, 10:00 – 16:30
Brown Rock Farm Woodland, Clevedon Rd, Tickenham, Clevedon BS21 6RT, UK

About The Event

The Summer Solstice represents the mid point of the year.  The Sun tracks it's longest path on this momentous day and we are reminded of the life giving gift which the Sun bestows on the earth:

"Even after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth you owe me.  Look what happens with a love life that, it lights up the whole sky."  Hafiz

Take this time to recharge and restore your body, heart and mind and join us in the utterly glorious woodland setting of Brown Rock Farm private woodland.  Secluded in the harmony of the trees, set high amongst the ancient yews and wise old oaks, a majestic wooden platform rises.  This mighty structure creates the perfect space for both our morning Vinyasa yoga and our afternoon Yin yoga practices.  

Our vinyasa flow will cultivate our  own inner sun; the Shakti energy of inspiration and the grace of the goddess who offers the catalyst to awaken.  She calls us to trust in the unfolding path so that we can continue to shine brightly.  In ancient Daoist philosophy, the Yin/Yang symbol recognises that harmony arises from balance; the yang and the yin, the creative forces that are illumined through contrast.  Our Yin yoga practice will take us on a divine journey into the feminine side of our nature.  As we let the shadows softly fall we marinade in sumptously supported, longer held poses.  Here we can receive all the many benefits offered by finding stillness from moment to moment and allow the energy of each sensation and emotion to cascade in flow.

Punctuating our  beautiful yoga practices, a delicious plant based lunch will be served in the Roundhouse - this is a magical structure that really belongs to the realm of ancient fairy tales!  The creators of this woodland paradise will provide illuminating insight into how all this wonder came to manifest itself - mainly through their hard work and incredible vision!  

A meditation and sound bath with mantra (chanting) create a full spectrum Summer Solstic event combining the elements and connecting us to nature as we transition into the second half of the year following our firmly lit inner flame that shines brightly onto the path as it unfolds before us.

This day retreat is suitable for all levels; modifications and props will be offered to ensure that everyone can participate fully and enjoy the entire practice.  You will need to bring your own mat.  Props will be provided for the Yin practice or you are welcome to bring your own: ideally a  bolster (or cushions) and yoga bricks.  If permitted at this time, hands on assists will be offered subject to your agreement to receive these.

Itinerary:

10am      - Arrival; enjoy a herbal tea and familiarise yourself with the stunning location whilst connecting with your fellow yogis and teachers

10:30am - Vinyasa Flow Yoga inspired by the Goddess Bhuvaneshwari - she who creates the world and then lives inside it!

12:30am - Lunch in the Roundhouse (plenty of room to sit outside on the lawns and soak up the sun too.)

1:30pm - Brown Rock Woodland Project talk

2pm - Meditation in the Roundhouse

2:30pm - Yin Yoga on the platform

3:30pm - Relaxing Sound Bath with mantra and mini yoga nidra

4:15pm - Closing circle ceremony

4:30pm - Goodbyes & a Beautiful Gift Bag to take away with you

Retreat price includes 2 x yoga classes taught by Emma and Natasha; lunch; herbal tea upon arrival and throughout the day, 2 x meditations, talk and gift bag.  

There are just 10 spaces available.  Your Investment just £75.  *A reduced early bird price of £69 for bookings made and paid in full by 14th May 2021.  

A health form must be completed prior to attendance (sadly we cannot accommodate pregnant participants).  

Numbers are limited to ensure enough space is available should social distancing be required.  Dietary requirements can be accommodated if these are advised beforehand.  It is recommended that appropriate footwear be worn to access the venue and that you bring suitable additional clothing to cover 'most' of the inevitable vagaries of the British weather.

There is easy parking available at the venue, as well as toilet and hand washing facilities at the event location.

Bookings are non refundable unless another person can take your place in which case an admin fee of £5 will be deducted.  In the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond the organisers control, a full refund will be issued or you will be offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. 

On behalf of myself and my fellow collaborators; Natasha and Alita, we truly look forward to welcoming you to this special retreat experience.  Any questions at all please email or text me and I will respond as quickly as possible.

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