Have you booked your tickets for this year’s Yoga Garden Party on 1st August at Commonwork in Kent? We have a stellar line up of teachers, including John Scott, Simon Low, Bridget Woods-Kramer and many more, plus fun stuff for kids, holistic therapies, live music, stalls, healthy food and drink. Tickets cost £25 per person including one free yoga class, under 16′s go free.
I have a brand new vinyasa flow yoga class at the Weybridge Health Club every Thursday 6.30-7.30pm.
Energising Yoga and Raw Nutrition Day Retreat
Saturday 9th May
12pm – 6pm
Yoga Sp8ce, Cobham
Needing some time out to restore and rejuvenate? Looking to learn about raw food, create better eating habits and and wondering how to incorporate them into your daily life? This day long yoga and nutrition retreat at the stunning Yoga Sp8ce studio, set in peaceful private woodland with a tranquil lake view, is the perfect way to boost your energy, unwind, get healthy and to devote some time to you and your health.
First, we’ll explore a dynamic, energising yoga flow created to open and strengthen the body and soothe the mind.
We’ll then explore nutrition by creating our own healthy raw lunch. After we’ve eaten what we’ve created, you will be taken though an interactive and engaging talk on healthy eating habits and integrative health. You will come away with new health and food techniques to enhance your well-being.
From here, we’ll move into a blissful restorative yoga session where we’ll take mellow supported stretches designed to free up long held blockages in the body, mind and breath. Our practice will cumulate with a yoga nidra (or yogic sleep) to promote energy within leaving you feeling totally refreshed, full of va-va-voom and ready for anything!
£75 per person. To book your place, please email me [Email address: ruth #AT# ruthy.plus.com - replace #AT# with @ ].
Lyndy Stanway-Marsh - Health Coach
Lyndy will teach you how to create a delicious and nourishing raw lunch. She will then discuss easy ways in which you can empower yourself to make positive and beneficial energy upgrades to your everyday health.
Ruth McNeil and Vikki Stevenson – Yoga Teachers
Ruth will take you through the dynamic yoga flow and the restorative session and Vikki will guide you through the Yoga Nidra.
Yang and Yin yoga takes place every Monday at the beautiful Yoga Sp8ce in Cobham 1pm – 2.15pm.
The class consists of dynamic vinyasa flow to strengthen, cleanse and build heat in the body (yang) followed by sweet stretches and releasing restorative yoga and meditation (yin) to promote peace, clarity and balance within.
Classes are £10 per person drop in.
As the year draws to a close and before the Christmas festivities begin in earnest, take a little time out to nourish yourself on the Winter solstice weekend. We’ll practice mindful movement, soothing restorative yoga, pranayama (the movement of energy with breath) that will create equilibrium in the nervous system and meditation to focus us on santosha (contentment). Our practice will cumulate in a blissful guided savasana.
These workshops are suitable for all levels of experience and places are £15 in advance. To book please email me [Email address: hello #AT# rmyoga.co.uk - replace #AT# with @ ].
Please note that the 5-7pm workshop is now full, there are spaces available at the 2-4pm session.
Join me on Sunday 23rd November from 5-7pm for two hour candle-lit yang and yin yoga workshop at the Scouts Hut in Weybridge, Surrey. We’ll spend the first hour taking yoga asana to warm and strengthen the body then an hour of delicious, cooling yin postures to open and release tension, ending in a guided meditation to promote harmony and gratitude.
Places are £15 in advance, please let me know if you’d like to book a place.
Candle-Lit Restorative Yoga Workshop
Sunday 5th October
The Scouts Hut, Springfield Lane, Weybridge
Join me for a candle-lit restorative yoga practice to ease the transition between the warm, bright summer we’ve had and the darker, cooler autumn months that are on the way.
Do let me know if you would like to come along, places are £15 in advance and get booked up fast, email me [Email address: hello #AT# rmyoga.co.uk - replace #AT# with @ ] to book in.
Mats and bolsters will be provided.
Join me on Sunday 31st August from 5pm – 7pm for a yoga workshop to explore the seven chakras at The Scouts Hut on Springfield Lane, Weybridge.
In this workshop we’ll take a journey through the seven energy centres, or chakras, that reside within the subtle body. We’ll work up from the base to the crown and look to create balance and harmony through the whole system, with a combination of mindful movement, gentle core work, restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama.
Places are £15 each in advance and the workshop is suitable for all levels of experience. To book please please email me [Email address: hello #AT# rmyoga.co.uk - replace #AT# with @ ].
What a wonderful week of yoga at the magical Suleyman’s Garden on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast that was for our first Good Vibes yoga holiday.
It was such a great trip, we already have the dates for next year, do join us 13th -20th July 2015 for more adventures in the sunshine.
This year’s Yoga Garden Party in aid of The HOPE Foundation takes place on Saturday 26th July at Commonwork near Sevenoaks, Kent. Now in it’s fourth year, our yoga event has raised over £23,000 which goes directly to improve the lives of the street and slum children in Kolkata, India.
There’s a great selection of yoga classes to try with some of our favourite UK teachers including Simon Low, Liz Lark, Catherine Annis, Fiona Agombar, Colin Dunsmuir, Gill Lloyd, Tuesday McNeill and more plus a real variety of classes to try from a gong bath to vinyasa flow, kundalini yoga to vedic chant.
In addition there’s a host of well being treatments to induldge in from Indian Head Massage, Reiki to Bowen, delicious fresh food and drink, live music, kirtan and fun stuff and yoga for kids.
The day is only £25 per person (kids under 16 are free) or you can make a whole weekend of it for £295 (includes two night accommodation, some meals, the Garden Party on the Saturday and day of yin and yang yoga with Simon Low on the Sunday).
It would be wonderful to have your support, if you can make it please do come along!
Suleyman’s Garden, Turkey
9th -16th June 2014
Transform your physical and mental wellbeing with a week of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of the Suleyman’s Garden in Turkey, a charming traditional farm with terraced vegetable gardens, orchards, bountiful gardens with stunning sea views.
Have you always wanted to explore your yoga practice and to understand the central teachings to this ancient art with more clarity? We’ve created a week of carefully themed and structured classes underpinned by yogic philosophy and current anatomical awareness to take you on a transformative personal journey.
You will come away from your holiday feeling nourished in mind, body and soul. This holiday is all about feeling good, inside and out, we will work and learn together in a small community of like-minded souls and we will smile a lot!
We have only 16 places and with two teachers, you’ll get lots of attention.
Suleyman’s Garden is in a stunning location overlooking the Mediterranean, with swimming from a rocky cove a five-minute walk away. It is also not far from lovely Kabak Beach, an hours walk along a beautiful coastal path in the shade of the pine forest or alternatively 15 minutes by road. Further along the coast, accessible only by boat, is wonderful, isolated Springwater Beach.
Accommodation is within traditionally constructed huts set amid lovingly-tended floral gardens. Bathrooms are plentiful and shared around the site.
£795 with a £275 optional single supplement fee. The fee includes all meals on site, accommodation and teaching (please note flights are not included).
There will be an optional boat trip during the week.
To book and for more information please go to http://www.goodvibesfitness.co.uk/holidays/
New Year’s Yang and Yin Workshop
Saturday 18th January 2014
3pm – 5pm
Good Vibes, 14 -16 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2
To book, call the studio: 020 7240 6111
Yang and Yin yoga plus Pilates to ensure you begin the year feeling great, full of vitality and with a serious glow! Hardcore belly and butt busting Pilates moves lead into a strong and sweaty dynamic vinyasa yoga flow sequence with a bunch of juicy rotational moves to squeeze out all the junk that accumulates over the festive period.
We’ll practice some detoxifying breathing techniques and then end with the sweetest and most delicious restorative sequence and guided relaxation to promote openness, clarity and good intention that will leave you feeling centered, strong yet receptive and totally ready for everything that’s in store for the year ahead.
As the year draws to a close and before the Christmas festivities begin in earnest, take a little time out to nourish yourself on the Winter solstice weekend. This deeply rejuvenating candle lit restorative yoga workshop will prepare you for the festive period feeling peaceful, compassionate and full of gratitude.
For more info and to book please call Ruth on 07956 244177 or email me [Email address: hello #AT# rmyoga.co.uk - replace #AT# with @ ].
£15 in advance or £20 on the night (places are limited). All levels of yoga experience welcome.
25 % profit will be donated to Leuka, the Leukemia cancer charity.
Saturday 12th October, 3pm – 5pm
Good Vibes, 14-16 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2
Improving the quality of your sleep can have untold benefits for your overall health. Empower yourself via a better understanding of how the nervous system functions and ways to trigger the reaction crucial to activating your relaxation response through practical means that help to will minimise insomnia & sleep related issues.
Over the course of the afternoon, you’ll learn a combination of mindful movement and restorative yoga to unwind unnecessary stress and tension in the body/mind network. Soothing breathing techniques to create the optimum conditions to get you drifting off to the land of nod effortlessly and easy to implement practices to ensure that you begin your day feeling refreshed, energised and ready for anything.
Places are £25. To book please contact Good Vibes
For more info have a look at the Yoga Bliss listings site too.
Looking to get stronger, leaner, more flexible and find joy in movement once more?
I have a new Weybridge Beginners Pilates class on Wednesdays 9am – 10am. £60 for six weeks, drop in £12.
The course will be held at the beautiful and newly refurbished 1st Weybridge Scouts Hall, 20 Springfield Lane, Weybridge, KT13 8AE, just off Baker Street.
Contact me on 07956 244177 or email pilates [Email address: pilates #AT# ruthy.plus.com - replace #AT# with @ ] for more info.
Yang and Yin Yoga Workshop
Saturday 1st June, 3pm – 5pm
Glow Yoga, Good Vibes, 14-16 Betterton Street, Covent Garden
Join me for a powerful and dynamic yang practice using the most effective yoga asana and pilates movements to strengthen, tone and get your inner fire burning brightly. In addition there will be a short, sweet yet strenuous core sequence for you to take home to practice and develop further over the summer months.To balance, we’ll release with floor-based cooling and opening restorative poses and a meditation to promote santosha (contentment) to soothe the soul, promote wellbeing and leave you brimming with joie de vivre…
Glow Yoga at Good Vibes Fitness is an infra-red heated bespoke yoga studio (the first of it’s kind in Europe) and a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the West End. The 28C heat is deliciously soothing rather than overpoweringly hot.
Places are £25, to book please contact Good Vibes Fitness on 020 7240 6111 or email reception [Email address: reception #AT# goodvibesfitness.co.uk - replace #AT# with @ ]
Join me on the Saturday 26th January 2013 from 3pm to 5pm at Glow Yoga at Good Vibes Studio in Covent Garden to detox & de-stress after the festivities.
We’ll look at letting go of what no longer serves us with a cleansing and revitalizing candle lit practice, with deep core activation, mindful movement, restorative yoga and a guided relaxation in the soothing 30 degree warmth of the Glow Yoga studio to leave you feeling serene.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
£25 per person, to book please call Good Vibes on 020 7240 611 or email reception [Email address: reception #AT# goodvibesfitness.co.uk - replace #AT# with @ ]
The human body, at peace with itself
Is more precious than the rarest gem
Cherish your body, it is yours this one time only
The human form is won with difficulty
It is easy to lose
All worldly things are brief
Like lightening in the sky
This life you must know
As the tiny splash of a raindrop
A thing of beauty that disappears even as it comes into being
Therefore set your goal
Make use of every day and night
To achieve it
Thank you to yoga teacher Norman Blair for sharing this beautiful poem by 14th Century Tibetan Meditation teacher Tsongkapa
Join me every Friday 5.30pm at Glow Yoga in Covent Garden for an hour of candlelit restorative yoga & deep relaxation in the soothing 30 degree infra red heated bespoke studio, a delicious way to start the weekend…
Embrace the New Season Workshop
Saturday 10th November
Glow Yoga Covent Garden
2pm – 4pm, £25
Embrace the shift in seasons with a delicious restorative Saturday workshop in the warm and cosy infra red heated Glow Yoga, Covent Garden.
We will look at ways to encourage positive patterns in the mind body network and practices to improve circulation, balance your energy and give you a better night’s sleep this winter.
Photo © Graham Woodman
Join us from noon – 6pm on Saturday 4th August at Commonwork Farm, near Sevenoaks, Kent for an afternoon of yoga, therapies, fun for kids (YogaBugs and more), gorgeous freshly made food and drink from London’s Hampshire Hog. What a diverse range of classes we have for you: Restorative Yoga, Vedic Chant, Yoga for Backcare, Glow Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa Flow and a class for all on the lawn with Simon Low (rain I love you but not on the 4th August, please!).
Please check out the Yoga Garden Party website for full details and to book your ticket. It’s only £20 per person and kids go free. Funds raised from the event go to The HOPE Foundation; supporting street and slum children in Kolkata out of a cycle of poverty, despair and destitution.
Join me for this two hour workshop to ease stress and insomnia on Saturday 23rd June from 2pm-4pm at the beautiful Glow Yoga in Covent Garden.
This workshop will offer a contemplative yoga flow, breathing techniques and restorative yoga moving into a deep relaxation.
The workshop will give you a few practical tools to take home and incorporate into your daily routine and is suitable for all levels of experience.
To book your place or for more information contact Glow 0207 240 6111
New Monday night dynamic flow class starting at Xcel Leisure Centre from 14th May
Drop in: £6.95 with an Elmbridge More card, £9.30 without, Xcel members free
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Phillip Askew and Lydia Walker – Variations on Surya Namaskar
Up until a few years ago I guess you could say I was a bit of a yoga purist and the pilates classes I had been to had always seemed, well, rather dry in comparison! Not so Jeannie di Bon’s Creattiva Pilates in Hinchley Wood.
I have found Jeannie’s real passion for anatomy and movement combined with her thorough understanding of the pilates system to be incredibly complimentary to my yoga practice and to my core strength and stability. Yoga and pilates together make a super rewarding combination and the idea that they are opposing disciplines, where if you practice one you don’t need the other, isn’t necessary. Joseph Pilates himself was a keen practitioner of yoga and it’s fascinating to see the influence of yoga asana on pilates poses…
I am thrilled to be part of the team at Creattiva and I am available at the studio for private yoga sessions and small group classes.