Hummingbird Pre-Christmas Half Day Retreat
Workshop Date: December 9, 2018
Press pause in the craziness of Christmas with
PRE-CHRISTMAS HALF DAY RETREAT!
De-stress and relax with Mandy & Jo and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Vinyasa Flow and Restorative yoga. Enhance your retreat experience with a Thai yoga massage, hot stone back massage or Indian head massage for total bliss.
You will have the opportunity to relax and rest in between classes with a break, where you’ll be treated to delicious Christmas inspired juices, herbal teas and organic snacks (including mince pies of course for those who want to indulge!). Use this time to let go of your Christmas shopping and to-do lists, curl up under a blanket with a good book, or simply relax. There will also be the option of taking part in some festive Christmas crafts!
Once you’ve eased your body through our yoga practice, you’ll settle into blissful stillness, ready to unwind further with candle gazing and finally a guided meditation.
On this retreat, we will be focusing on hip and shoulder opening, to release stress and tension. The Vinyasa flow practice will work on loosening up these areas so that we can open further and sink deeper, into longer held poses during the Restorative practice.
"Working on opening your hips pays benefits that go far beyond your asana practice. Counteracting tightness in your hips can help to ease back pain, improve circulation to your legs and even improve the way you walk. It can also be key to releasing stress, emotion, fear and negative memories that are energetically stored in your hips.” In an article for Yoga Journal, San Francisco yoga teacher Stephanie Snyder calls hips, “the junk drawer of your house.” Cleaning out that drawer lightens your spiritual load, making room for prana to flow through the entire pelvic region and allowing breath and vitality to move freely throughout your body.
Choose from the following treatments to help further your relaxation journey:
*Hot Stone Back Massage - allow warm Basalt stones to release deep-seated tension and fatigue from the muscles. Combined with a soothing Aromatherapy blend of Frankincense, Lavender and Black Pepper.
*Indian Head Massage with Hot Stones - while lying on a bed of warm Basalt stones, enjoy an Ayurvedic scalp, neck and shoulder massage.
*Thai Yoga Massage - focusing on hip opening and deep stretches. This invigorating massage is a combination of acupressure, reflexology
1-2pm - Thai yoga massage (x1 treatment slot available)
2-2.15pm - Welcome!
2.15-3.30pm – Vinyasa Flow yoga
3.30-4.45pm – Rest & relaxation break – chill out or take part in Christmas crafts! Snacks provided.
Indian head/hot stone massage (x2 half hour treatment slots available)
4.45-5.45pm – Restorative yoga & candle gazing
5.45-6.15pm – Guided meditation & relaxation
Book now for the perfect Christmas gift to yourself!
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