RM Yoga


Yoga Holiday to Centro Santillán, Spain
Saturday 12 August – Saturday 19th August 2017 

Take some time out, soak up the sun and get deeper into your yoga practice with me in magical Andalusia this summer, 12-19th August 2017.

I will be offering twice daily yoga sessions; flow in the morning and restorative and meditation in the afternoon, at Simon Low’s stunning new yoga venue Centro Santillán twenty minutes up in the hills from Malaga with a brand new, state-of-the-art yoga shala with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sea. When I first went on a yoga holiday I was amazed at how much my practice deepened over the course of the week and how much better I felt afterwards in my body and mind.

Set in a tranquil, secluded location, Santillán is a mediterranean paradise with extensive gardens, a saltwater swimming pool with a large sun deck and a variety of hillside walks. The countryside location is wonderfully peaceful, Santillán is surrounded by mountains and has breathtaking sea views, with the beach of Torre de Benagalbon only ten minutes away by car. There will be one afternoon off (i.e no afternoon practice) mid-week; this would be a great opportunity to venture in to Malaga (around 20 minutes away by car) with it’s Cathedral, Roman Theatre and Pompidou Centre plus plenty of shopping and dining opportunities or explore the gravity defying walk at Caminito del Rey or simply relax at one of the many sandy beaches nearby.

The bedrooms are spacious and ensuite all rooms have large balconies offering stunning views. Double, twin and single accommodation are all available. Facials, massages and shiatsu will all be on offer during your stay. You will eat well with three plentiful vegetarian meals a day, food is grown locally, freshly prepared and delicious. Vegan and gluten free diets can be accommodated by request. For photos of Santillán click here.

Price: £845 for twin/double and £1145 for a single room. This includes en-suite accommodation, three meals a day and all yoga sessions. Flights and transfers are not included. Santillán is easily accessible from Malaga airport via car or taxi. Based on 4 people sharing a taxi, transfers would cost around 25 euros per person both ways.

To book a non-refundable deposit of £300pp is required, with the balance in full payable by 1st June 2017.

 

Good Vibes Yoga Holiday
Itha108, Ithaca, Greece
10th – 17th June 2017

Join Nahid and me for a magical week on the poetic island of Ithaca at the stylish Itha108 yoga retreat. You will enjoy mindful teaching, delicious vegetarian food and great company as well as the stunning remote beaches, all within walkable distance. This is a yoga holiday not a retreat so expect to unravel from the stresses of your life, rebalance your nervous system, have great conversations and smile a lot!

We will guide you through an intelligently sequenced dynamic practice in the morning and a deeply soothing restorative practice in the evenings. We will practice on a beautiful shala under a canopy of sun dappled trees. You will get the attention of two teachers and 5 hours of yoga a day.

Nahid and I share similar values in our teaching and recognise the importance of cultivating awareness but we have diverse approaches so you’ll have a layered experience plus plenty of attention, and hands on adjusts. We aim to teach with humour and are passionate about sharing the joys of yoga with you.

Itha108 is a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice. Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest in the Ionian island constellation that is radiating with Grecian authenticity. It’s shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.

Accommodation
Itha 108 offers varied accommodation; luxury double bedrooms with en-suite in the main house, luxury yurts with ensuite as well as yurts with shared bathrooms that are staggered up between rocks, forestry and winding walkways.
All pricing is based on shared accommodation and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The many social and quiet spaces allow guests to enjoy the landscape and relax.

Price
The cost of the retreat is £995 per person sharing. This includes accommodation, all teaching and food. There is also a luxury option of a stone house with ensuite, should you wish a room on your own there is a supplement to pay. To book click here.

 

Yoga for HOPE – Kolkata, India
with Simon Low, Vikki Stevenson and Ruth McNeil
6-13th January 2018

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” Mahatma Gandhi

If you’ve always wanted to make a difference and enjoy a yoga holiday in India, the Yoga Garden Party team; Simon Low, Vikki Stevenson and myself, are offering a unique opportunity to do both with a life-changing yoga experience in vibrant Kolkata, India in aid of the Hope Foundation, from 6-13th January 2018.

The week includes twice daily yoga sessions with the three of us, opportunities to visit and engage with HOPE’s many inspiring projects for Kolkata’s street connected children and time to explore one of the world’s most colourful cities; Kolkata is known as the “ The City of Joy”. Simon says “I believe that yoga is India’s greatest gift to the world, by joining us in Kolkata in January 2018 you have the direct ability to change the lives of street connected children for the better and secure them a brighter future”.

The cost of the trip is £2,500 for a single room or £1,800 for shared accommodation in a 5-star hotel. This includes two daily yoga sessions, breakfast, dinner, airport transfers, daily excursion costs including lunch and a £500 donation to HOPE.

For more information about this special trip and to book, email Karin karin [Email address: karin #AT# thehopefoundation.org.uk - replace #AT# with @ ] www.thehopefoundation.org.uk

The 7th annual Yoga Garden Party takes place on Saturday 29th July at Bore Place near Sevenoaks in Kent. A wonderful line up of teachers are already confirmed; Simon Low, Bridget Woods-Kramer, Gill Lloyd, Catherine Annis and Gary Carter to name but a few.

Tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks at £25pp, children under 16 go free. To register your interest and for more info sign up at: www.charityogaday.org.uk. All funds raised go direct to HOPE and have made over £75,000 for the charity via this event in the last six years.

You will also be able to stay at Bore Place for a whole weekend of yoga with Simon Low over the Yoga Garden Party weekend from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th July, with all proceeds going direct to HOPE. This includes; two nights accommodation (B&B on Friday and Saturday night), Friday evening yoga class, entrance to the Yoga Garden Party on Saturday 30th July (includes one free class), dinner on Friday and Saturday night and brunch and afternoon tea on Sunday, the opportunity to attend a special event led on Saturday evening and a day of yin and yang yoga with Simon on Sunday 30th July. £395pp, to book for the weekend please email charityyogaday [Email address: charityyogaday #AT# gmail.com - replace #AT# with @ ].

 

Yoga Weekend 
Tilton House, East Sussex
14-16 September, 2018 

I am returning to beautiful Tilton House near Lewes in East Sussex for a yoga weekend next summer, Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018.

The yoga weekend will encompass yoga āsana (taught in flow in the morning sessions and restorative in the afternoons), pranayama, mantra, mudra and yoga philosophy.

Tilton House is located in a stunning, unspoilt setting on the South Downs, just in front of Firle Beacon, one of the highest points on the Downs which rolls back to the track from the door. It’s no coincidence that the Bloomsbury Set, Virginia Woolf, Maynard Keynes, T.S.Elliot and other visionaries took their inspiration from wandering the wild ancient landscape to escape, muse and reflect. During this retreat you will have time to totally unwind around our yoga sessions; you could enjoy the countryside by relaxing in a hammock in the pretty gardens or walking the Downs, visiting nearby Charleston, enjoying a holistic massage or treatment on site or unwinding in the cedar wood sauna.

All accommodation (double, twin or triple rooms), yoga classes and meals (freshly prepared and vegetarian) are included in the price of £375pp.

There is a £150 (non refundable) deposit to pay that will secure your place with the balance in full settled by 1st March 2018. Please email me [Email address: ruth #AT# ruthy.plus.com - replace #AT# with @ ] to book.