Yoga in Nature
Autumn Retreat Day on Autumn Equinox 23 September
at Howsham Mill, near Malton, North Yorkshire YO60 7PA
“Sonia leads and creates a wonderful retreat – a magical break from every day life. The wonderful energy of Howsham Mill combined with Sonia’s teaching is a real gift to yourself. Sonia’s masses of experience and knowledge of yoga create classes that are intelligent, nurturing and joyful for your body and mind. You will leave feeling lighter, happier and deeply nourished.” Jen Taylor
One aim in Yoga is for us to realise our true nature, swarupa. This becomes so much easier when we practice out in nature. Away from square boxes of cement and electricity, limiting habits of conditioning fall away more easily. Our yoga flies freely. We aren’t part of nature. We are nature. Open to connecting with Life more deeply. Let Life help you.
We can practice both inside in the beautifully renovated Mill and outside on the little island. Otters, kingfishers, foxes and badgers are local residents.
Enjoy the energy, the peace and the balancing effect Nature has on your mind. Love how Nature can give support in your asana practice and help you release, strengthen, balance and focus. Appreciate how breathing can deepen when inspired by beauty. Days will include dynamic Hatha Yoga and restorative asana practice, kriyas (cleansing practices) and pranayama. Enjoy meditation practices (both seated and walking) to help you thrive.
Learn how to modify your yoga practice for each season and embrace Ayurvedic wisdom to help see you through the ranges of weather we experience through the year. Retreat times vary according to sunrise and sunset. We are wise to honour our connection with the rhythms of Nature and respect the effect this has on our lives.
Each day will give you the opportunity for svadhyaya, self reflection, as you journey through the year. Each retreat will give you the chance to set an intention, a sankalpa for the season ahead.
Perhaps most importantly, you can develop an intimate relationship with the Nature at Howsham Mill and let it help guide you to your innermost self. Here we can open to experiencing our connection with the Great Mystery.
Autumn Retreat Day 23 September, 10 am to 4 pm (sunrise 06.51, sunset 19.00)
Celebrating Autumn harvest on Autumn equinox
Winter Retreat Day 4 November, 10 am to 3 pm (sunrise 07.10, sunset 16.24)
with a special feast
These days fall close to festivals of the year as celebrated by our Celtic ancestors and we will also celebrate them in our little yoga family of friends. Community is an important part of Life.
All food and drink provided. Really be nourished by the brilliant Katie of Mindful Cooking
£108 for the two days left this year. £60/30 (concessions) for single days. One free place for a helper.
Limited to 12 people
book via email@example.com
Scaravelli-inspired yoga with the brilliant Bill Wood
Yay! Bill is coming back to York for a weekend with us. A truly inspiring and empowering teacher who brings a real quality of life and vitality to yoga practice. Discover, uncover, reveal and revel. Be touched deeply and wake up to that joy within.
All food and drink included.
Saturday 10 to 4.30pm, Sunday 10 to 4pm
dates to be confirmed soon – apologies but Bill is having to reschedule from our May date
York Steiner School, Fulford Cross, York, YO10 4QX
Lots of good local accommodation, shops and restaurants.
£116 for both days, £64 for Saturday. Limited to 18 people – places fill up quickly, so do book smartish.