BREATHE. MOVE. NOURISH. RESTORE
A Transformational Detox Weekend of Progressive Healing
WASING ESTATE, ALDERMASTON, BERKSHIRE
6th– 8th FEBRUARY 2015
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL £50 DISCOUNT IF BOOKED AND PAID IN FULL BY DECEMBER 5th
February is the new January so come and kick start the year at this unique Breathing and Yoga Weekend Retreat in the countryside from Friday 6th until Sunday 8th February 2015.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful woodlands of Wasing’s private estate and enjoy daily sessions of Transformational Breathing, Yoga, Meditation, Massage, energising juices, smoothies and nutritious treats.
The combined talents and passions of trained Transformational Breath facilitators Rebecca Dennis & Aimee Hartley and Advanced Yoga Teacher Jess Horn will take you on a transformational weekend and ensure you start 2015 with more energy, less baggage and more clarity of mind. You will learn and practice new progressive healing techniques, feel the immediate benefits of juicing and have time to rest, restore and enjoy your own space.
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* Feel totally invigorated
* Connect with your body’s innate healing abilities
* Gain clarity and learn to let go of emotional blocks
* Release anxiety and alleviate depression
* Open your breath and learn how to reach your full potential
* Experience deep peace and connection
* Develop a new dimension to your yoga and/or spiritual practice
* Feel motivated, peaceful and energized
THE VENUE: Located between Reading and Newbury, just 45 miles from London, The Wasing Estate (www.wasing.co.uk) is 4,000 acres of Nania-esque ancient woodland, expansive countryside and winding rivers. An oasis of calm, Wasing is the perfect place to breathe fresh air, fully relax and rejuvenate.
Transformational Breathing, Yoga and Meditation sessions will be enjoyed in The Garden Room, a light and airy space that has been designed for you to stretch out, exhale and relax. There is also a treatment room where you can enjoy deep body work in between sessions. (Massages to be booked in advance and paid for separately).
THE ACCOMODATION CHOICE: You can stay at Home Farm, a delightful six bedroom property located at the top of the Estat’s sweeping drive. This quaint retreat is the perfect country house to relax in comfortable surroundings. Open fires, reading rooms and a beautiful dining room where meals will be served, there is plenty of space for you to enjoy. The rooms within Home Farm are shared. There are also private en suite rooms allocated within the Coach House. These uniquely designed rooms are spacious, opulent and the perfect place to unwind.
WASING WOODLAND: The Wasing Estate is a wonder to walk around and to be enjoyed during your time here. With endless paths weaving in and out of deep woodland you can enjoy meandering along stunning lakes and taking in stunning English countryside vistas. The nature here is a healing journey within itself.
JUICES & SMOOTHIES: The weekend is full board. You will be introduced to the energizing benefits of drinking juices and smoothies throughout the day and feel nourished in the evening with hearty soups. There will also be superfood snacks on tap so feeling hungry will not be an option!
Aimee Hartley: Aimee, owner of www.thebreathingroom.co.uk, studied and qualified as a Transformational Breath® Facilitator and workshop presenter with Dr Judith Kravitz, Founder of Transformational Breath Foundation, in Italy and the US and works with Alan Dolan on his visits to the UK. She currently offers private Transformational Breath sessions and workshops in London. A qualified Professional Yoga Teacher she has taught in the UK, Australia and South East Asia over the past 6 years.
Rebecca Dennis: Rebecca, is the founder of www.breathingtree.co.uk and is a qualified Transformational Breath coach and workshop leader. She studied with founder Judith Kravitz in Mexico, Miami, Italy and in the UK. She is an experienced body worker with a BTEC Diploma in Massage, Physiology and Anatomy and also Reiki I, II and III Masters. She tailors her approach accordingly.
She has a strong intuition and a gentle approach when working with people. Her wealth of experience in bodywork and healing has given her a great understanding of the body and where emotion, trauma and tension is held.
Rebecca is based in London and Wasing Park, Berkshire
Jessica Horn: Jess Horn is a British Wheel and Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher and has been taught by some of the finest teachers from around the globe including Sean Corne, Shiva Rea, Tias Little, Adhil Palkilava and Claire Missingham.
Originally practicing Ashtanga yoga, she has also trained in Iyengar, Restorative and Yin and now teaches a blend of gently flowing, breath led and alignment based classes. She strongly believes in the transformative power of yoga and in helping students to discover tools to connect more deeply and mindfully with their bodies bringing more awareness into their practice and into their lives. She is a strong advocate that yoga shouldn’t be taken too seriously and should put a huge smile on your face and in your heart!
HOW YOU WILL SPEND YOUR TIME
You can do as much or as little as you like. There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy massages, strolls in the countryside or snoozes by the open fire.
Friday – Arrive from 3pm
Power Juices upon arrival
4.30pm – 7pm Transformational Breath session
7.30pm Light Dinner
8.30pm – 9.30 Yoga Nidra and Mindful Meditation
7.30 am Super Smoothie Breakfast
9am – 10:30am Rise and Shine Yoga
10.30 – 12pm Free Time / Woodland walks
[10.30 – 3pm – 1.30 Deep massages also available and to be booked in advance]
1.30 – 2.30pm Lunch
3pm – 5.30pm Transformational Breath Session
7.30pm – 9pm Yin Yoga (and Meditation)
8am Super Smoothie Breakfast
9 – 10.30 Rise and Shine Yoga
10.30am – 12pm Transformational Breathing session
3 pm Closing Circle – Very healthy detox cake/snack to share after!
Transformational Breath®, is a progressive healing technique which can help people access the full potential of their breathing system for better physical, emotional and mental well-being. The connected pattern of conscious breathing is a natural, safe and easy-to-learn technique, which has proven to have many benefits almost universally, including increased energy, better immune response and increased ability to deal with stress in a positive way.
Breathing controls the functioning of every cell, and the physiology of the entire body, it is no surprise that improper breathing is a contributory factor to ill health. Transformational Breath® helps correct old unhealthy patterns of breathing, releases tension from the respiratory muscles which in turn encourages a fuller, more conscious breath.
Diaphragmatic breathing is paramount to the Transformational Breath® process. Experiencing a deep breath into the abdomen is not only relaxing; it’s been scientifically proven to positively affect the heart, brain, digestive and immune system. Once the breath is moving in the abdomen, the upper lungs can be activated so eventually the breath is full, connected and active.
Rebecca and Aimee will teach you this cutting edge technique and you will have all the skills and knowledge at the end of the weekend to cultivate a self practice at home.
An energising morning class has been designed to help with the detoxification process. Jess will lead you through a gently flowing class with twists and movements designed to help open up your energetic pathways ready for your breathing practice.
Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open and energize the “meridians,” or energy pathways of the body, restoring youthful joint mobility as you quietly activate and gather your chi, your prana—your life force.
Jess will lead you through poses designed to stretch and revitalize the deeper connective tissue in every part of the body, stimulating your meridians which connect to your vital organs and help to restore balance and harmony in your body and mind. This “needle-free” form of acupuncture will leave you feeling calm and energized at the same time.
You will explore the power of setting an intention or ‘Sankalpa’ and how this profound practice can help initiate change in your life. We will end the session with a delicious yoga nidra – a deeply relaxing technique that’s a phenomenal way to plant the seed for change in your life.