Seasonal Yoga Retreats
Our flagship yoga retreats, where we appreciate how close to nature and its elements we are at Valley View and how have the chance experience the flow of those elements in your own body.
Seasonal yoga retreats are two night, two day breaks with dynamic yoga flows, Seasonal Yin and Hatha yoga, and a sound/gong bath. There is a seasonal workshop, to help you eat seasonally with wellness tips to help keep you in balance. And plenty of time in nature.
Seasonal yoga is an invigorating practice that harnesses the energy of the season and works on many levels. Living seasonally is a natural way to live. You may see yoga as a way to stretch and strengthen, or perhaps you are looking to release not just physical but mental tension too. Just come with an open mind and the practice will offer all these and more besides. In yoga, we cultivate awareness, we work with our energy and we break habits. What we discover on the mat, we can take with us into life.
During seasonal yoga week-ends, not only do we work with the energy of the season but we can also help you develop a practice for your own mind body type. We welcome all levels of yoga students including complete beginners at all our events. However, on seasonal yoga retreats, the flow practices are energising a dynamic. As such they are not suitable for people with joint problems, high blood pressure or other health issues which limit movement. Other aspects of the week-end can be enjoyed by all. Or for a retreat with less dynamic practices see our Total Wellness and Women’s Wellness. And of course, whichever option you choose you can always Add to your retreat
On our retreats you eat truly seasonal vegetables cooked with seasonal flavours. On this retreat you have an opportunity to learn about seasonal growing, cooking and eating.
Seasonal Yoga Programme
Our Seasonal yoga week-ends have five hours of yoga, Yoga Nidra, and a chance to learn about seasonal food if interested. The programme will be adjusted to suit the energy of the season. Spring is a time of new beginnings; in Summer the energy is rising and we look to keep cool. Late Summer is all about finding a balance; Autumn is letting go. And in Winter we recharge and get ready to re-vitalise.
Friday: Ease into the week-end
Arrive from 3.000 p.m settle in and enjoy our woodland and the surroundings. Teas and snacks available.
5 .00 p.m: Relaxation followed by flow yoga, to ease you into the week-end.
7 p.m: Supper
8. p.m: Introduction to the session, the season and to each other
9.00 p.m Bedtime Yoga Nidra with seasonal sounds
Saturday: 3 hours of yoga; sound bath
8.00 a.m Yoga by the stream
9.00 a.m Breakfast
10.30 a.m – 1.00 p.m Seasonal yoga flow with pranayama and relaxation
1 p.m Lunch
3.30 p.m Hatha yoga with Mike
5 p.m Soundbath
6.45 p.m dinner
Sunday: more yoga and optional session
8.00 a.m optional pranayama and meditation session
9.00 a.m breakfast
10.30 – 11.45 a.m Seasonal Yin yoga
12.00 Explore the vegetable garden and learn about Seasonal Food
1.30 p.m vegan/vegetarian Sunday lunch
3.30. p.m goodbye Yoga Nidra
No rush to leave
If you are not heading back to work – enjoy the site until dusk or seven stay over at no extra charge.