I work at various locations throughout the year including:

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

 

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

This retreat is fully booked
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 sharing 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

 

10am - 1pm | 25 January | 29 February | 28 March | 23 May | 11 July | 24 October | 28 November
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.

 

Saturday 1st February: 2-5pm at The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes
Ayurveda and Yoga for menopause 

This workshop is tailored to look at menopause which is such a pertinent issue for so many. I am experienced on a personal level with menopause, as I only teaches from my own experience now feel that I want to share this with you. 
In Ayurveda menopause is strongly associated with all of our constitutional states in different ways. We will explore how these elemental energies interplay with one another, shifting and changing, and what we can do in our daily life, diet and Yoga practice to help us to manage any symptoms and to effectively care for ourselves at this often challenging time.
We will also explore how menopause is viewed by some was a time of becoming empowered and full of wisdom, and how we can put this to good use. 
Flowing but gentle and sensitive Yoga practices and Yoga Nidra will support this whole process.
Cost is £25. Booking is essential. £10 deposit is required on booking. 
 
 

Sunday 2 February 2-4pm: A circle of nourishment for women, Manifest your Dreams! 
At the Sunita Passi Wellness Centre, Belvoir

We are always manifesting. Each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical beings. This energy attracts its likeness. We can capitalise upon this to focus on and work towards our future goals. Join us for this afternoon session of nurturing, restorative Yoga and deep relaxation. Take time out from your busy schedule for yourself, to rest, restore and re-focus.We will begin the afternoon with a deep relaxation and unfold into deeply relaxing and restorative Yoga postures and breath work, unravelling and unwinding tensions from the body and mind. This will be accessible for all as it is a very gentle and simple practice. We will discuss what it is to manifest and how our thoughts lead to our actions and to us developing our deepest desires into reality. There are challenges as we live in this way and this too will be a topic for discussion. This will be followed by a ritual to help us to focus on removing obstacles from our lives and to encourage us to focus our energy on positive change to nurture and heal ourselves. We will finish our afternoon with a second deep relaxation practice to completely nurture and restore. 

Cost is £25. Please contact Sunita Passi to book your space

 

Sunday 29 March: with Living Your Yoga in Kenilworth
Spring cleanse with Ayurveda and Yoga

More details will follow soon

 

Saturday 18 April: 3-6pm, at The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes
Spring cleanse with Ayurveda and Yoga

Spring is an ideal time, after the sluggish slower energy of the cold dark winter months, to cleanse and detox the body.
Our discussion will centre around why this is such a good time to detox, as well as Ayurvedic methods of cleansing, including neti, and the recommended Ayurvedic daily routine that helps the body and mind to maintain and sense of equilibruin, health and wellness. Information will also be given on how to do a ‘kitchari cleanse’. 
We will then practice cleaning breathing (kriyas), gentle detoxing postures and focusing meditation to prepare us for the more vibrant Spring and Summer ahead.
There will be an opportunity to purchase a spring cleanse pack, containing ingredients for a kitchari cleanse, digestive tea, neti pot, tongue scraper and Ayurvedic herbs. 
Cost is £25. Booking is essential. £10 deposit is required on booking. 

 

Saturday 27 June: 2-5pm, at the Lotus Loft in Exeter
Introduction to Ayurveda, The Science of Life

Everyone attending will be given a ‘dosha' questionnaire to complete on arrival.
The workshop will then continue with:
Basics of Samkhya philosophy, specifically focusing on the Gunas and Doshas
Discussion on examples of the different energies and how they see them in daily life, to include how different foods, lifestyle choices, routines and Yoga practices and how all of this can all alter the energy balance.
The Ayurvedic daily clock and yearly cycles
Detox with kitchari cleanse information, handout will be given
Talk about the three doshas and individual questions (also time at end of workshop for more private discussion if required)
Yoga and Pranayama practice for maintaining balance and equilibrium (this will be approximately 90 minutes)
Meditation on the elements and energy body
Cost of this workshop is £25, £10 deposit payable on booking please.

 

Thursday 17 - Saturday 15 September 2020
Yoga Retreat in Kathmandu, Nepal. In partnership with Divine Yoga Nepal

Kathmandu, a feast for the senses and a spiritual destination which feeds the soul. Home to Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga, mysticism and so much more, Kathmandu is full of incredible experiences and a very special healing energy, surrounded by the mighty Himalaya mountain range and steeped in cultural history.
Come and join Virginia Compton (Holistic Wellness with Yoga and Ayurveda) and RajKumar Purush (Divine Yoga Kathmandu) for this once in a lifetime 9 night retreat in the Himalayan foothills overlooking Kathmandu.
The daily schedule will include, twice daily Yoga and Meditation, Sound healing, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, all accommodation and food. Use of the sauna, steam and swimming pool, trips to local sites of interest such as the stupa at Boudanath, The monkey temple at Swamabhu and the ancient streets of Thamel with its shops and bazaars.
Our venue is a luxury resort located in five acres of tranquil, wooded gardens overlooking the hustle and bustle of central Kathmandu. More than two thousand flowering trees and shrubs cover the grounds and are home to butterflies, dragonflies and nearly 75 species of birds including hoopoes, heron and kingfisher. We are located at the northern edge of the Kathmandu Valley, just below the subtropical Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, less than half an hour’s drive from central Kathmandu or the airport.
Optional extras can be arranged, including onward travel and trekking and massage therapy. ,
Cost per person is $1600 sharing a room with one other person, or $1750 for a single room
Early bird discount of $100 applies if booked before end of March 2020
A payment plan can be arranged, with the balance due one month prior to the retreat start date.
Please email virginiasyoga@icloud.com to discuss and to book your place.

 

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.