Monday

9:30-11am: General Yoga practice class

More suitable for those who are happy to follow a flowing practice. Movements will be breath focused and you will be encouraged to reach your full potential in every aspect of this practice with attention to the energy in the physical body as well as the mind. This class will also explore Bandhas and Pranayama, finishing with meditation.

2-6pm Massage

Tuesday

10-11:30am: Therapeutic Yoga class

This class is for those requiring a more relaxing practice or for those who are new to Yoga. There will be time for adjustment of your postures and to explore each posture more in depth as well as working with postures in a therapeutic and supported way to release physical tension from the body. This class will also explore various Yoga breathing techniques and will include restorative work and deep relaxation. Great for anyone with anxiety or stress and for those for whom a physical practice is more limited due to health issues.

6-8pm Yoga and meditation class

More suitable for those who are happy to follow a flowing practice. Movements will be breath focused and you will be encouraged to reach your full potential in every aspect of this practice with attention to the energy in the physical body as well as the mind. This class will also explore Bandhas and Pranayama, finishing with meditation.

Wednesday

One to one and private group Yoga

Thursday

9:30-11am: General Yoga practice class

More suitable for those who are happy to follow a flowing practice. Movements will be breath focused and you will be encouraged to reach your full potential in every aspect of this practice with attention to the energy in the physical body as well as the mind. This class will also explore Bandhas and Pranayama, finishing with meditation.

8:15-9:30pm: Women's Shakti circle

A series of practices, which will build on one another week to week, to empower, raise awareness and awaken our inner goddesses. Each session will include physical movement and mantra practices inspired by Yoni Shakti, time for discussion and reflection on topics relevant to being a woman, health and wellness information and awareness and Yoga Nidra.

Friday

10am-7pm Massage

Saturday

(Occasional) massage

January

Retreat for One day: Thursday 25 January 2018

Working in partnership with the beautiful award winning Ilsington Country House Hotel and their very special Spa we are delighted to offer you seasonal ‘retreat’ days. These days will offer Yoga, Ayurveda and wellness advice for the season, give you a fabulous goodie bag with seasonal treats for the body as well as written information and wellness tips for the current season.
You will have use of the spa after a morning of Yoga and a delicious lunch, finishing with afternoon tea and cake at 5pm.
£95 per person all inclusive.
Please contact Virginia 07875217970 for more details. 

Wednesday 31 January 9-10pm Full Moon Manifestation Meditation

This is the second full moon of this first month of 2018 month. It is also a lunar eclipse. This is an opportunity to think about if you have the right balance in your life. Balance between family and work, children and career, or between looking after yourself and nurturing others. The key to finding the right balance is trust and faith in yourself and in your belief system.
Join us as we use the moon as our point of focus. Absorb totally in this and allow the mind to be as empty as possible of thoughts and thinking.
Light ritual incense and candles and chant simple focusing mantra.
Regulate and relax the breathing.
Bring to awareness that which you would like to manifest in your life. Visualise it, breathe into it, imagine it is already happening. Sit with it for fifteen minutes and ask the goddess of the night to bring it into reality.
Finish by thanking the universe and the moon and by touching your heart, planting the seed of your manifestation deep within to grow and flourish in your daily life.
By donation, bring simple snacks to share. At The Breathing Space, in St Marychurch, Torquay.

March

Saturday 17 March 11am-4pm: Yoga, Ayurveda and Herbalism for Endometriosis

Endometriosis, a chronic painful condition, is experienced by 1 in 10 women in the uk. Like many 'female' health conditions it is not spoken about openly and so many helpful holistic therapies are not as readily accessible or known about as they could be.

In this whole day of holistic self care you can find out about the Ayurvedic approach (learn about the energy in the body, foods and herbs Ayurvedic to calm and reduce inflammation), the western herbal approach from local herbalist Dawn Ireland (the Hawthorn Practice) and practice gentle supportive Yoga postures which will be within your own limitations according to your symptoms on the day. We will complete the day with a practice of Yoga Nidra (deep guided relaxation).

We will also offer a simple head or foot massage to further aid your relaxation.

Cost is £40 for the day, to inclue a light lunch of soup.

Contribution of £40 per person, inclusive of all food etc.

May

4-7 May, Residential Yoga Retreat, Welcome to Summer

Join us in the luxurious venue during this stunning time of year for a retreat to rest, revitalise and restore your energy as you emerge from Spring into Summer. Three Yoga sessions daily, with two experienced teachers, to include deep relaxation as well as more dynamic sessions, tailored to your individual needs

  • Delicious locally sourced vegetarian, gluten and dairy free cuisine, three meals per day and unlimited refreshments
  • Your own private room and bathroom
  • Small group to ensure individual tuition, maximum of 8 people in total
  • In house holistic Ayurvedic consultation and massage
  • Beautiful grounds and walks to enjoy in your free time

Total investment is £380 per person

December

2-16 December, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala, South India

Join Virginia Compton and Trixy Foley on a trip of a lifetime and travel into the heart of the home of Yoga and Ayurveda in Kerala, South India!
Immerse youself in the ancient culture and practices that this incredible country and in particular Kerala has to offer. With a warm tropical climate and superb Ayurvedic treatments you will leave feeling resplendent and revitalised!

Dates and travel arrangements
We plan to arrive on 2nd December 2018. Virignia and Trixy will meet you at Cochin airport in Kerala. (You will need to book your own flights but we have a recommended agent who will help you with this and visa application). The trip is for 14 nights. You can extend this prior to and after these dates should you wish to travel further within or beyond India.

The schedule and venues
For the first ten days will willbe staying at the Munkundil Yoga and Ayurveda retreat which is located within Thattekad Bird Sanctuary also known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, on the banks of river Periyar with a good view to the river, forest and mountains.
Whilst here you will receive a full consultation form an Ayurvedic doctor, a once daily Ayurvedic treatment (according to your constitution), full Ayurvedic diet, twice daily Yoga sessions (with Trixy and Virginia in turn) and a private 121 Yoga consultation with either Virginia or Trixy.
During our stay here we also plan to explore the local area as there are some stunning national parks are on our doorstep.
For more information on this venue please click this link: Munkudil Ayuvreda Yoga retreat Kerala
For the final four days we will travel to and stay at beach accomodation near a Kerala town, Alleppey. This will enable to you to relax, shop and explore this area further, with further (local) Yoga and Ayurveda treatments if you wish! Details of this venue will be finalised shortly.

Booking and costs
The total cost will be £2100 per person (excluding flights). Early booking is required and a a deposit of £700 (non refundable) is due immediately in order to secure your place. This is because we need to pay the hosts in Kerala to reserve exclusive use of this venue, as no other guests will be there during our stay, so we have private use of the Yoga and Ayuveda resort for the entire duration of our stay there.
This cost excludes flights and visas, we can give you contact details of an agent who is able to assist you with this, and onward travel arrangements if this is of interest to you.
A second payment of £700 will be due in February 2018 (at the latest) and the third and final payment of £700 by the end of June 2018.

Various dates

I also teach and offer massage at other people's retreats / events on various dates throughout the year: