Join yoga teacher Tracey Roberts and friends in a replenishing week of daily yoga practices, outdoor movement and meditations, guided walks and creative coaching. All designed to inspire your imagination and increase your sense of wellbeing.
Have fun while you learn and take time out for yourself in the wonderful setting of Halsway Manor and the Quantock Hills. There will be plenty of opportunity to share with others and to reconnect with your own sense of self-care. 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, a sunhat and your walking boots, and be prepared to leave feeling calm, refreshed and ready to face the world again.
Arrive anytime from 4pm on Monday to settle in and after dinner join an introductory session with Tracey, including a guided relaxation practice.
Tuesday and Wednesday
For those staying at the Manor, there’s a half-hour ‘wake-up’ yoga practice on the lawn before breakfast each day. This will be a standing practice, with some simple meditation included, to set you up for the day.
Should we still be operating under Covid restrictions, the group will be divided into two to enjoy the indoor yoga practices and other activities safely and spaciously. In the morning sessions, you’ll join either an in-depth yoga practice and meditation or go on a guided walk. Swapping activities for the afternoon session.
The whole group will come together in the evenings for a relaxed creative activity with some guided meditation and gentle self-inquiry.
We’ll be joined by Qigong teacher Tricia Darling, who will lead a nature-inspired standing practice outdoors. The other half of the group will be with Tracey for intuitive movement, inspired by yoga, and evolving into your own unique way of moving. After lunch, you’ll swap to the alternate session.
Our final evening gathering will be a guided yoga nidra deep relaxation and a chance to reflect on the week.
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 Qigong will be a standing practice for about an hour, utilising the different spaces within the manor grounds. Beginners are very welcome as this will be a perfect introduction to this energy awareness technique.
The guided walks will be varied in length and intensity. A reasonable fitness level is required as even short walks may include steep climbs. ‘Covid-safe’ 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 confidently 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
Tricia Darling is a member of Tai Chi Union GB and has been teaching Qigong since 2010. She enjoys leading you through this gentle mindful movement practice which fosters self-awareness, ease of movement and wellbeing in everyday life. Qigong is a way to sense connection with nature and is lovely to practice outdoors, weather permitting!
Tricia also teaches a more mat based Somatic Movement exploration and is a Bowen Therapist. She loves nothing more than walking in the beautiful Exmoor countryside with her husband and two dogs and is an avid reader. www.triciahdarling.co.uk