Immerse yourself in nature, yoga, relaxation and good company, improving 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. There will be time for self-reflective learning and group discussion too.
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. Beginners to yoga are very welcome. You can do as much or as little as you want. Focus on yoga, focus on walking, or a mix of both.
Artist Alison Jacobs will be joining us to lead some creative walks in the landscape.
Bring along your yoga/exercise mat and comfortable yoga clothes and your walking boots, and be prepared to leave feeling calm, refreshed and ready to face the world again.
COVID-19 Note: Click here for Halsway’s COVID-19 Guidance for your visit.
Monday: Arrive from 4pm, dinner at 6.30pm. Followed at 8pm by a welcome session and guided relaxation to settle into the week ahead.
For the main week’s activities, you’ll be divided into two groups to enjoy the yoga practices safely and spaciously. When you’re not doing yoga, there’ll be a guided walk to enjoy.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
10.00 GROUP 1 – Yoga practice & meditation (inc. coffee break)
GROUP 2 – Guided walk
14.00 GROUP 1 – Guided walk
15.00 GROUP 2 – Yoga practice & meditation
20.00 In the evenings, we’ll come together for guided meditation/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. All classes are optional.
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 (bring walking poles if this is something you might struggle with). Car sharing is discouraged in the circumstances.
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. www.traceyroberts.yoga
Tracey will be joined by guest walk leaders.