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Let Tracey Roberts be your guide as you immerse yourself in nature, yoga and good company to improve your sense of wellbeing through learning to pay more attention to mind and body and the world around you.
Daily yoga practices will deepen your understanding of how the body moves and relates to thoughts and the felt sense. Join in with guided walks and outdoor meditations in stunning landscapes to inspire the spirit and help reconnect to a calmer, more focused self. Wellbeing discussions will be an opportunity to explore some creative coaching approaches and share ideas with others.
There’ll be good nourishing food, plenty of time for socialising as well as restful solitude, and lots of ideas to take away with you.
All the sessions are optional, so you can do as much or as little as you want. Beginners to yoga are very welcome.
Bring along your yoga mat (if you have one) and comfortable yoga clothes and your walking boots, and be prepared to leave feeling calm, refreshed and ready to face the world again.
Monday: Arrive from 4pm, dinner at 6.30pm. Followed at 8pm by a gentle movement practice to relax and release from your journey.
10.00 Yoga practice
12.00 Coffee break
12.20 Creative wellbeing session
2.00 Optional afternoon guided walks and group activities, or spend the time reading and relaxing in the manor house.
Tuesday: Creative wellbeing workshop, with guided meditation
Wednesday: Singing and drumming with Helen Napper
Thursday: Yoga nidra (deep relaxation)
Friday: Breakfast and farewells.
Who’s it For?
The yoga practices will be exploratory, mindful, nurturing and fun. We’ll explore yoga movement, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation. Everyone works at their own pace, so sessions are appropriate for beginners as well as those with an established practice. If you have any movement restriction or physical limitation please let us know before you book, so we can advise if the course is suitable for you.
The guided walks will be adapted as much as possible to meet the abilities of the group, but a reasonable fitness level is required as even short walks may include steep climbs. Car sharing may be necessary for some of the walks.
Tracey Roberts is British Wheel of Yoga qualified and has been teaching since 2008. Her teaching focuses on self-inquiry – exploring creative, intuitive, natural movement, alongside breath-awareness, meditation and embodiment practices. She is interested in how a yoga practice that improves the natural functioning of the body and observational capacity of the mind can help us live more comfortably and happily in the world. She encourages exploration and an individualised approach which is both playful and confidence-building.
Tracey is also an enthusiastic walker and sketcher of the great outdoors. Originally trained in the visual arts, she spent many years working in the arts as a practitioner, trainer and mentor, nurturing people’s creativity.
Helen Napper qualified and worked as a Senior Speech and Language Therapist with the NHS for 15 years, eventually specialising in the Pathology of Voice/vocal disorder.
20 years as director of Somerset-based ‘Fun Folk Guitar’ music tuition company and work as music coordinator in several West Somerset Primary schools saw her establishing choirs, leading whole school singing sessions and offering group tuition in guitar, ukulele and percussion. She is the lead singer and guitarist with Somerset-based World Music band ‘Soulcake’ and is currently working alongside one of the South West’s most established Natural Voice Practitioners and helping to prepare a newly arranged repertoire of songs rooted deeply in traditional English folk music in a largely acapella style.