Why Celebrate the Solstice?
Solstice is a time to revel in your inner power and celebrate your unique energy.
It is a time of balance between light and shadow, it culminates in the perfect balance of day and night.
It is a time to celebrate new beginnings, to invite in a sense of transformation, rebirth and renewel. A time to let in the new and release out the old.
This afternoon retreat will help you connect deeply to yourselves through a combination of flow yoga, yin yoga, breath work, and meditation.
By the end you will feel:
We will finish the retreat enjoying a well earned glass of bubbly (or whatever you fancy) and enjoy some time to take in nature and the energy of the longest day of the year.
Closing Circle/Prosecco (or non-alcholic drink)
This will hopefully be an outside event in Sarah's Garden/studio.
You will need to bring:
I am a great believer that yoga is for everyone at any time in their journey. However, due to the inclusion of the 108 sun salutation practice, this retreat may not suit anyone who is completely new to movement or hasn't exercised for a while. However, if you are a beginner and would love to come please do let me know in advance so we can chat and check that this retreat is a good fit. We will be exploring quite a few variations of sun salutations so I am confident that there will be a variation that suits you on the day.
What if I need a rest at any point during the sun salutations. Do I have to do them all?
You can certainly rest at any point and no you do not have to do them all. In fact I will be adding rest breaks at regular intervals! We will not be pumping out 108 sun salutation all at once. This is retreat experience so I want you to enjoy it in a way that suits your body and energy levels on the day. This is experience is going to be fun, safe and very informal. The important thing is to spend time with our bodies and minds using the breath as the bridge to take us there.
There will be non-alcoholic drinks available as well as prosceco! I will also offer some small snacks as I think we may need them!
This is always a risk but I am hoping that we will be lucky. It might be worth just bring a light raincoat just in case. If it is really bad then I will hold the event inside my studio.
Hey, I'm Sarah, a yoga teacher, private yoga coach and life long yoga student.
To say that yoga has changed every bit of my life is an understatement. Yoga is my best fitness and mental health buddy. It has got me through some pretty big life challenges.
I dipped in and out of yoga during my teenage years and early 20’s. I didn’t take it more seriously until my late 30’s. By then, I had reached a point in my life where I was battling little with my mental health and starting to suffer with ongoing back and shoulder pain. I used to turn to HIIT, gym studio classes and running as my way of burning off stress and keeping fit. This wasn’t working anymore as I got older. I had also by this time had 3 pregnancies which had changed my body completely. I found myself practising yoga more and more and realised that not only did it do a good job of keeping my body pretty strong and mobile, but I was feeling much better in myself.
Curious to learn more, I decided to train to become a yoga teacher and haven’t looked back since. My training taught me a style of yoga which helps to heal, reconnect, mobilise and strengthen your body. It also taught me a range of tools to help me improve my mindset and manage stress. Yoga has become my perfect body and mind MOT.
I have been studying and teaching yoga both in group classes and privately for 8 years now. I have seen at first hand just how magical yoga can be at changing peoples health and fitness physically and mentally for the better.
My passion is to get everyone moving freely regardless of their age and fitness level, free of pain and happier in their mindset and outlook on life. Yoga is the perfect lifestyle choice to achieve this and I cannot wait to share this with you.