Halsway Manor’s Summer Wellbeing Week is all about enjoying the great outdoors. We’ll enjoy early morning yoga on the lawn, meditation on the hills, some guided walks and lots of moments to stop and simply breathe in the fresh air.
Daily in-depth yoga practices will help you tune into your body and how it wants to move to feel stronger and healthier. Evening meditation and deep relaxation sessions will encourage you to slow down and appreciate moments of silence and rest.
We’ll be outside as much as possible, so if you enjoy being creative bring your sketching kit or journal as there’ll be opportunities to pause and connect with the landscape in a mindful way. Or you can choose to stride out and enjoy the views across the hills.
There’ll be good nourishing food, time for solitude and also for socialising and fun.
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.
Monday: Arrive from 4pm, dinner at 6.30pm. Followed at 8pm by a gentle movement practice to relax and release from your journey.
8.00 Morning wake-up sequence and meditation, on the lawn (for those staying at Halsway)
10.00 Yoga practice
12.00 coffee break
12.30 Meditation/mindfulness session, outdoors (weather permitting)
2.00 Afternoon guided walks and outdoor activities – with opportunities to take a leisurely pace and bring your sketchbook or camera, or enjoy a brisker walk. Or spend the time reading and relaxing in the garden.
8.00 Evening meditation/relaxation session
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.