Just spending time at Valley View is often enough to help guests let go of stress and feel fit and healthy. But if you are looking to enjoy some yoga and improve your quality of life, consider a Total Wellness break. These yoga, diet and lifestyle week-ends are an introduction to a way of living which embraces physical mental and spiritual health.
Nature is the greatest healer and Valley View brings us in touch with all its elements. Traditional world views recognise the importance of keeping our individual inner climate in harmony with the the seasons. Our Total Wellness breaks help you recognise where you might be out of balance and offer simple diet and lifestyle advice to bring you back.
We encourage you to tune in to your inner wisdom and during the week-end so there will be plenty or guided relaxation and a transformational sound bath. And we introduce breath work and meditation to add to your stress busting toolbox.
Our wellness teachings are rooted in Ayurveda also known as ‘the art of conscious living’. We help you understand how the elements or ‘Doshas’ of space, air, fire, earth and water work in the body. And, how, when out of balance, the ‘doshas’ create ‘dis-ease’. Through diet and lifestyle choices we can return to wellness (Ayurveda a brief introduction and guide). When considering natural health solutions we also use the Chinese five element theory. In particular this is the basis for the seasonal and Yin yoga styles which work with the dominant meridian or energy lines of each season. Yoga styles during with week-end will include Seasonal flow, Hatha and Yin or Kundalini.
During the course of your stay we offer
Diet and lifestyle suggestions
Many of the food combinations in the Western diet hamper good digestion, especially when combined with a stressful lifestyle. Consequently, conditions such as IBS, hyperacidity, GERD and allergies are on the increase. Unlike much of the dietary advice currently available. We explain the principles of food combining and look to identify how your diet or schedule may be affecting your overall health.
Relaxation and a sound bath
We talk through your daily routine and issues and help you with both guided mindful relaxation sessions and the powerful Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep – and we share stress busting tips to take away. Just being at Valley View is a total stress- buster but for many the highlight of the week-end is the sound and gong bath on Saturday afternoon.
Yoga for you
No need to touch your toes. On our Total Wellness breaks the yoga is about exploration not achievement. Gentle yoga exercises can help you become aware of patterns in mind and body that may be hampering the way you function.
IBreathwork and meditation
Struggling to meditate? Don’t see the point? We can point out the benefits and suggest different approaches and help you get started with a personal practice.
Treatments, in depth wellness consultations, and guided walks can be booked separately for Sunday p.m.
Total Wellness Week-end
Arrive from 3.30 p.m to enjoy Valley View woodland. Teas and snacks
5 .00 p.m: relaxation and gentle flow yoga to ease you into the week-end
6.30 p.m supper
7.30 p.m Introduction
8.30 p.m Himalayan 61 point Yoga Nidra
8.00 a.m Wake up yoga and pranayama (breath work) by the stream weather permitting
9.00 a.m breakfast
10.30 a.m Workshop: your individual body type
10.30 a.m Break
11.00 a.m Yoga for your body type
1.00 p.m lunch
2.00 – 3.30 p.m your time
3.30 p.m Hatha Yoga with Mike
5.00 p.m Sound Bath
6.45 p.m Dinner
8.00 a.m Morning meditation, yoga and breathwork
11.00 a.m Food and cooking session
1.00 p.m Sunday Lunch
3.30 p.m Goodbye Yoga Nidra