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EARTH DAY RETREAT DAY
23rd April 2022
Deepen your connection with nature, the elements in Ayurveda (sister science to yoga) & tune into the Earth energy. Feel more grounded through awareness of our root chakra, mula band (root lock), using meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), flow yoga, yin & Yoga Nidra. Align with your true nature. Suitable for all levels. Held in the beautiful grounds of The Retreat New Forest. Includes tea/coffee, a nutritious plant based lunch by The Crow Spotter & a goodie bag. £79.
ALLOW YOURSELF TO BLOOM DAY RETREAT
14th May 2022
A lotus flower has to fight its way through the murkiest mud to meet the sun & bloom. Sometimes we have to do the same. Open yourself up for growth & allow yourself to bloom. Its's less about becoming someone new & more about being the best expression of your authentic self. Become your true self. No mud, no lotus flower! Meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), flow yoga, nutritions plant based lunch by the Crow Spotter, optional meditational walk in the beautiful grounds, yin yoga & Yoga Nidra. Herbal teas/coffee & goodie bag to take home. £79.
SUMMER SOLSTICE DAY RETREAT
11th June 2022
Solstice means 'Sun Standing Still', marking the first day of summer. Celebrating all that is light in our lives, the fullness, vitality & abundance. Expanding & growing towards our full potential. Tapping into the heightened summer energy & balancing pitta. Meditation, flow yoga, nourishing plant based lunch, optional meditational walk, yin yoga & yoga nidra. Held in the beautiful grounds of The Retreat New Forest. Goodie bag to take home. £79.
WHAT'S YOUR DOSHA DAY RETREAT
9th July 2022
According to Ayurveda (sister science to yoga), dosha are the energy patterns that flow around the body, governing our thinking & behaviour. We are all born with a unique, unchanging, combination of the 3 doshas. We explore this concept, understanding how to keep ourselves in balance & healthy. Meditation, flow yoga, plant based nourishing lunch, meditational walk, yin, Yoga Nidra. Herbal tea/coffee & goodie bag. Held in the beautiful grounds of The Retreat New Forest. £79.
AUTUMN EQUINOX DAY RETREAT
10th September 2022
Autumn Equinox comes at the point where light & dark are cast equally. Immediately after, daylight hours diminish until the shortest day is reached. Equinox is time to restore & bring balance back to ourselves. Reset, reap what you've sown, let go & invite renewal. Open up to new possibilities for the rest of the year. Harness the change of season through meditation, flow yoga, plant based lunch, yin yoga, relax to the healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls & yoga nidra. Feel ready to move into the next season. £79
NEW MOON DAY RETREAT
22nd October 2022
A new moon marks the beginning phase of the monthly lunar cycle, when the moon & sun are in perfect alignment. It's a time for clearing & making way for what's to come. Using the lunar energy to release anything holding you back & empower you to set new intentions. Create the changes you want to see & move forward in new beginnings. Meditation, flow yoga, healthy plant based lunch, yin yoga, relax to the healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls & yoga nidra. £79.
BALANCING THE CHAKRAS DAY RETREAT
19th November 2022
The Chakras are our energy centres in the body. Think of them all working together as a system. When one is blocked & the flow of energy is restricted, the others will compensate throwing the whole system off balance. This retreat day will look to balance the flow of energy through the chakras to allow the system to work more harmoniously, through meditation, flow yoga, nourishing plant based lunch, optional meditational walk, yin yoga, healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls & yoga nidra £79.
WINTER WELLNESS DAY RETREAT
3rd December 2022
Using Ayurvedic principles, we understand what we need to stay feeling well throughout the winter season. Pacifying Kapha dosha to maintain balance & good health. Meditation, flow yoga, nutritious plant based lunch, optional meditation walk, yin yoga, healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls, yoga nidra £79.
RESOLVE TO EVOLVE DAY RETREAT
7th January 2022
Time of new beginnings but no New Years resolutions here! Instead creating sankalpas. Getting clear, promoting awakening & love, realising your purpose. Infuse the New Year with positive change. Meditation, flow yoga, nourishing plant based lunch, optional meditational walk, yin yoga, relax to the healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls & yoga nidra £79.
16th September 2022 Dorset
So very excited to share with you our September weekend retreat at Launceston Farm in Blandford. Bookings are now being taken for our long weekend from Friday evening 16th to Monday morning 19th September 2022 held in the beautiful Dorset countryside. A weekend of rejuvenation, deep rest & transformation to feel vibrant & alive. It will be focusing on just you! Full of yoga, meditation, yoga nidra (yogic sleep), the healing sounds of crystal singing bowls & so much more. Nourish your body with healthy & wholesome plant based food to feel energised & radiant. Accommodation is in a lavish Georgian farmhouse & 2 cosy cottages with an orchard, walled gardens & 900 acres of organic farmland & surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the indoor biomass heated swimming pool & sauna. Our practice will be held in the stunning, recently converted yoga space. It really is the perfect setting to unwind & relax. The cost is £600 per person based on 2 sharing a room in the farmhouse or £700 per person based on 2 sharing a cottage. Spaces are very limited & the weekend is not listed on the booking system so please do get in contact if you have any questions or would like to join me on this wonderful retreat. Come as a couple, with a friend or on your own to completely escape. £100 deposit required to secure booking & remainder to be paid by end of May.
Regularly practicing yoga has many benefits. From increased focus to heightened flexibility, we all benefit differently from yoga. Have a look at the classes I teach throughout the week to see what works for you.
Held at The Retreat New Forest, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch BH23 7EF.
Monday 6pm, Wednesday 10am & Friday 10am Slow Flow
One hour slow vinyasa flow for all levels. A mindful flowing sequence, linking breath with movement to quiet the mind, pranayama (breathing exercises) and guided relaxation to leave you feeling calm yet energised & revitalised.
Cliff Top Yoga at Barton on Sea cliff top (weather dependent)
Crystal Singing Bowl sound healing sessions - dates throughout the year
Monthly day & weekend retreats at The Retreat New Forest
If you’d like more details or to talk about how I can help you on your yoga journey please get in touch
ABOUT MELISSA YOGA
I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Travelling to far away places as cabin crew has given me the opportunity to practice with many wonderful teachers in the most amazing places. Initially setting out with a physical practice I soon realised yoga is so much more. I took a teacher training in 2012 with the late & most incredible yogi Conrad Paul (I clearly remember his last words to me being ‘Go shine the light’ so here I am!) & then pre & post natal training with Yoga London in 2016, Yoga Nidra & Crystal Singing bowl Sound Healing.
I believe yoga is for EVERYONE & love to share the life changing practice with all. I offer classes, workshops, retreats, one to one & corporate yoga. If you are completely new or a seasoned yogi there is a class for you. There are always variations to challenge & modifications within poses & alternatives to simplify. Classes are aimed for all levels. I am here to support you on your yogic path. There is no need to be flexible! Join our wonderful nurturing yoga community. Practicing together creates the most wonderful energy. Come along!! 🙏
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
"Practice & All Is Coming”