I work at various locations throughout the year including:

  • The Yoga Retreat India with our Ayurvedic partner in Kerala, South India. Yoga teacher, founder and host.
  • Sunita Passi wellness centre and shop, Grantham, Leicestershire. Yoga teacher and Ayurveda therapist.
  • Amchara health retreat in Somerset. Yoga teacher
  • Devon School of Yoga Ayurvedic tutor for Yoga Therapy course students
  • Yoga Torquay Seasonal workshops

Please check back for details of workshop and retreat dates through the year

 

 

Saturday 19 October 2-5pm
Introduction to Ayurveda, Focus on Vata at Forge Yoga Totnes

Vata is the energy of air and ether, the energy that gives us our inspiration and creativity. When focused it feeds our imagination and allows us to feel free and full of vitality. In excess this energy can create anxiety, restlessness, a feeling of being ungrounded, insomnia and physical symptoms of bloating, constipation and IBS as well as headaches and migraines.
This three hour workshop we will explore how our Yoga practices can calm and bring this energy back into balance as well as simple things you can include in your daily routine to help with any physical symptoms, as well as anxiety and insomnia. 
This afternoon will include:
Yoga and Pranayama practice for maintaining balance and equilibrium (Asana, Pranayama and Nidra). 
Discussion on examples of all the different energies and how they manifest in our daily life.                                                        
The Ayurvedic daily clock and yearly cycles                                                                                                                            
Meditation on the elements and energy body

Cost is £20 per person, email virginiasyoga@icloud.com
Booking with a £10 deposit is required to secure your place

 

Saturday 26 October 2019 10am - 1pm
Beyond Asana, a morning workshop at Yoga Torquay

The Yoga sutras give us 8 limbs of Yoga and yet in the west we primarily focus on Asana (postures).
This workshop will include a simple Asana routine and will then focus upon Bandha, Pranayama, Nidra and Meditation, allowing us to experience the shift of energy in the bodymind, withdrawing our senses (pratyahara) using Mudra and NIdra and then focusing to assist a state of meditative awareness.

This will be followed by refreshments with opportunity for discussion of the experience and questions as well as consideration of how tis may be incorporated into our regular self practice.
Cost is £20, £10 deposit payable on booking.

 

Sunday 27th October 2019 2pm - 7pm, Autumn Yoga & Ayurvedic Supper
In partnership with Living Your Yoga, Kenilworth

Contact Living your Yoga for more details and to book

Sunday 3rd November 2019 2pm-4pm, Yoga Nidra, Stratford - Upon - Avon. 
In partnership with Donna Robbins of Joy Yoga    

Take some time out for yourself and to experience the benefits of a healing Yoga Nidra practice.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all relaxations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep, the semi conscious state between sleeping and being fully awake.
Join us for a whole two hours of relaxing Yoga, deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and meditation. Take time for yourself to relax and restore yourself. Enjoy slowly and mindfully stretching the body , before wrapping yourself up in a soft snug blanket to enjoy a deep relaxation and focused meditation practice.

At Tyler House Hub, Tyler Street , Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6TY
£20 per person, booking is essential, £10 deposit required to secure your space.

A circle of nourishment for women, Sunday 17 November 2-4pm
At the Sunita Passi Wellness Centre, Belvoir

Join us for this afternoon session of nurturing nourishment, deeply restorative Yoga and deep relaxation. Take time out from your busy schedule for yourself, to rest and restore.  
We will begin the afternoon with a deep relaxation and gradually unfold into deeply relaxing and restorative Yoga postures and breath work, unravelling and unwinding tensions for the body and mind. This will be accessible for all as it is a very gentle and simple practice. There will be time for discussion and reflection on our energy levels, how we can effectively incorporate simple practices to self care on a daily basis, as well as what it is to be a woman in the present time. Virginia will also share some writing from inspirational sources and herself in order to enable participants to reflect on their experience.
We will finish our afternoon with a second deep relaxation practice to completely nurture and restore. 

Please contact Sunita Passi to book your space

10am - 1pm | 23rd November 2019 | 25 January 2020 | 29 February 2020 | 28 March 2020
Saturday morning Yoga at Yoga Torquay

We will begin the morning with Yoga Nidra to settle and centre in ourselves. We will then move slowly into an Asana (posture) practice followed by a focused Pranayama (breathing) practice, Meditation and a second, more potent, Yoga Nidra will complete our practice.
I will be available afterwards to discuss the practice, and to answer any questions about Yoga or Ayurveda.
This practice is suitable for everyone, regardless of ability or experience.
Booking is essential, please email Virginia on virginiasyoga@icloud.com to secure your place.
Cost is £20, £10 deposit payable on booking.

 

6 -16 December 2019
Yoga Retreat in Kerala, India with The Yoga Retreat India

Awaken your senses, expand your awareness, rebalance your body and mind, take time for yourself to immerse in this experience. Join us on an incredible journey, with The Yoga retreat India.

Our professional and dedicated team will ensure that you are well looked after. All of our team have extensive experience of travel throughout this remarkable nation. We will ensure that your journey is exciting and well organised. Rest and relax, knowing that you will feel fully cared for throughout your whole trip.

Our retreat is in the area of Cherai in Kerala. We have a peaceful private venue with a dedicated Yoga space and Ayurveda treatment rooms. The Cherai area is famed for its stunning coastline and white sand beach, as well as for being on the Kerala ‘backwaters’ with miles of beautiful waterways and lush green vegetation. It is a quiet but interesting area, with easy access to local places which we will visit, as well as being just a 45 minute drive from Cochin airport. The atmosphere here is relaxed and easy.

The cost is £1350 per person, all inclusive. A deposit of £400 is required to secure your place (non refundable). This is based on staring a room with one other person, the single room supplement or superior room is an additional £200.
Flights and visas are extra cost, our flight agent will assist you with flight booking and visas.

The maximum size for our group is 12. We like to keep it personal and to give you as much time and space as you need. During your stay with us your every need will be catered for. Our team are on hand to ensure that you have the best experience possible.
Upon confirming your booking with a deposit you will receive a step by step guide to what will be happening and what you need to do about visas and so on. Remember we want to make this as easy and enjoyable as we can for you so please ask if you are not sure of anything.

The retreat is for 10 days and will include:
Pick up from airport Ayurvedic doctors consultation and relaxing massage upon arrival.
3 sessions daily (morning, late afternoon and evening) of Yoga and Meditation.
Daily Ayurvedic massage therapy and medicinal Ayurvedic herbs.
121 Yoga therapy session, 3 healthy vegetarian meals daily.
Sightseeing trips in the local area.

Optional extras (at extra cost) include:
Extra massage treatments, Additional 121 Yoga Therapy ,Reiki/ Pranic healing sessions
Indian astrology (Jyotisha), Additional excursions/activities, Onward travel arrangements
Aftercare package, via email or Skype

Please contact me with any questions and visit the retreat website for more details The Yoga Retreat India

 

Friday 14 - Sunday 16 February 2020
Detox and energise with Yoga and Ayurveda
A weekend retreat at Edenrise, Sandwell Barns, near Totnes, Devon

In partnership with Kevin Mitchell of Wellswood Yoga

The dark days of winter are a great time to withdraw and focus on you health and wellness before the spring begins in a few weeks time. Administer some self love on this Valentines weekend!
Together we will explore Yoga and Ayurveda to nourish and nurture ourselves as well as to cleanse the body and calm the mind. Arrive Friday afternoon and enjoy two days of nurturing practices, delicious vegan food and leave Sunday afternoon after lunch feeling fully refreshed and energised for the year ahead!

The weekend will include:
Deep relaxation Friday evening.
Yoga before breakfast Saturday and Sunday.
Afternoon Yoga Saturday.
Late morning Yoga Sunday
Evening relaxation and music Saturday.
Discussion on Yoga and Ayurveda and how we can use this ancient arts to effectively look after ourselves, body and mind, so that we then function at our optimum physical and emotional potential.
Ayurveda assessment for everyone.
One full body massage for everyone. (More treatments can be booked as an additional option).
Healthy vegetarian food, brunch, light lunch and supper on both days.

Cost is £260 per person.Booking is essential. £100 deposit required to secure your space. Balance is due by 31st January.
Email virginiasyoga@icloud.com for more information or to book.

 

Private Yoga, Ayurveda and cookery lessons

These are available by prior arrangement, booking is essential.

The cost is £40 per hour for individuals and £60 per hour for tailored groups of up to six people.

A one to one or tailored group Yoga session can really enhance the experience when in a regular Yoga class environment. When having a private session the teacher is able to focus fully on your posture, breath and alignment as well as taking into account your individual capabilities. The result is a practice tailored to you as an individual, giving adaptations and experience which you can then use in your personal practice or in a bigger class environment.

Yoga therapy involves working with you on an individual basis to help you to manage your health conditions using Yoga techniques such as postures and breathing. It is similar in approach to wellness coaching. It incorporates some lifestyle advice and discussion on diet and daily routines.

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic wellness assessment is a thorough discussion, analysis and assessment of your general health and wellbeing. Lifestyle changes and recommendations, including appropriate Yoga practices, Ayurvedic diet and routines as well as massage therapy are then suggested for you and tailored to your individual constitution, taking into account any imbalances.

Cookery

Discuss your life experiences with food. Look at what you eat and how you view food and how you eat in your daily life. Consider the changes you wish to make and then learn simple recipes and techniques to bring healthy and delicious whole foods into your everyday routine. This three hour session also requires a discussion one week before hand (via phone or Skype). You will be asked to keep a food diary and to purchase a basic shopping list. I will provide some basic store cupboard ingredients which I use regularly that may be new to you, these will be yours to keep. You will receive a follow up email and recipes maximum of one week afterwards.

Cancellation policy ~ Please understand that when you book a slot I have reserved this time for you. Please give as much notice as possible if you do need to rearrange to enable me to fill the slot. Someone else may be in need of a treatment and it is very frustrating when people don’t turn up or cancel at the last minute!

Therefore if you cancel with less than 48 hours notice you will incur a 50% fee and cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will require you to pay the full cost of the session.