CLASSES SUITABLE FOR ALL ABILITIES AND LEVELS
WHAT IS YOGA?
The Oxford dictionary describes yoga as 'A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation'. It's a way of life, deeper awareness, a form of movement that connects the mind with the body and reconnects you to you inner self. in a nutshell then, yoga teaches us how to relax and restore the own power within our bodies whilst stilling the mind at the same time.
The numerous benefits of Yoga include:
Increases strength & flexibility
Connects the mind, body and spirit
Improves balance & co-ordination
Reduces stress & anxiety
Massages internal organs & aids detoxification processes
Develops better breathing techniques
Improves tone and muscle strength
On a chillout retreat, our team of expert teachers will be guiding you through traditional Hatha yoga fused with vinyasa flow which is strong, powerful and rejuvenating and covers many of the well known and popular asanas.
The morning sessions will be mainly dynamic with an aim of getting the heart beating faster and the energy rising...then the evening sessions are more about winding down and chilling out. Getting the mind, body and soul soothed and relaxed ready for a deep sleep.
WHAT IS PILATES?
According to the Oxford dictionary Pilates is 'A system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness' .Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It's focus is on developing core strength, good posture and a healthy spine.
It's benefits include
Develops core strength
Promotes weight loss
Improves tone without bulk
Improves spinal strength and alignment
On certain retreats there will also be a Pilates or Yogalates class (Fusion of yoga & Pilates principles) available to help strengthen your core, improve posture and protect your spine. The lessons are suitable for any ability and will raise your heartbeat and strengthen you, whilst designed to aid the elimination process.
A prefect compliment to yoga and a great way to renew yourself from the inside out.
You can do as little or as much as you like, it's your retreat.
(all optional and may be subject to slight variation, classes are suitable for all abilities, options are given)
07.45 Energising detox juices & superfood nutritional shots.
08.00 Dynamic hatha, vinyasa style yoga (or Pilates or Yogalates on a Saturday where applicable)
10.30 Guided walk or workshop depending on retreat theme
14.00 Leisure time : swimming, walks, beach visits, reading, relaxing.....zzzzzzz
18.00 Restorative hatha yoga, calm and relaxing.
Our international retreats vary only slightly and include a 'free day' midweek. The International retreats start at 2pm for lunch on the day of arrival and finish at 10am on the day of departure.