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Space & simplicity - a new year mini retreat - London

  • stretch 6 Ada Street London, England, E8 4QU United Kingdom (map)

Hosted by Ali & Fran

Moving into the new year there is an expectation of great change; grand plans. Yet we are still surrounded by the dark dissolution of winter. It is time to return to simplicity; to move inwards and rest in emptiness; for only here can we create space for Spring intentions to be planted. In our January Resonant Retreat we do so as a community, connected by yoga, sound & food.

In Chinese medicine (by which Yin Yoga is much informed) the elements of nature resonate with our inner qualities. This is the water phase, symbolised by the kidneys & bladder, which can house fear and exhaustion as much as wisdom and vitality.

Our sequence offers the whole body a chance to re-set in stillness, as it knows how to, when given time. There will be special emphasis on yin poses for the kidneys and the opportunity to practise in silence.

Flow of the day:

Our opening circle is a chance to connect through sharing and chanting before we move into a yin yoga sequence for the kidneys & bladder. The yin way is to surrender into the poses mindfully and for longer; stimulating the flow of life force to the vital organs. From here the gongs and other sacred sounds slow the brainwaves and soothe the nervous system into a state of meditation, healing & transformation.

We ground and chat over a light supper (raw, gluten free, plant-based & organic) created by Moody Mango Raw Cuisine. Eating consciously and consuming fresh ingredients in line with the seasons is the basis for the body to renew and heal itself. 

The day concludes with a closing & sharing circle (speaking is always optional). We’ll send you a practise & recipe card for the season so you may continue this work at home.

Resonant Retreats is all about creating conscious connections with the seasons, self and like minded community. Regaining our natural resonance through yoga, sound & food. All are welcome!

Booking & preparation: 

Investment of £42.50 early bird before 4th Jan. £47.50 thereafter. Booking closes 19th Jan.

Please advise in advance: if you are pregnant, have hearing or heart issues, any injuries or health conditions which affect your practise or any special dietary requirements.

Yoga equipment is provided, please bring a small cushion for your head & a scarf to shade your eyes during gong; wear comfortable, warm layers of clothing and leave 2.5hrs between eating and yoga practise.

Terms & conditions:

Payment in full is required to confirm your place. Please book online.

Refunds are available up to 10 days before the event only if a replacement can be found. There will be a £10 admin fee deducted from any refunds. No refunds will be given within 10 days although the ticket is transferable if you want someone to attend in your place.

You are responsible for your own health and wellbeing during and after the event, please inform us before the event of any medical conditions or if you are pregnant.

Earlier Event: January 4
Gong Ceremony - Penryn Jan
Later Event: January 25
Gong sound bath - Camborne Jan