Please note that a non refundable deposit is requested to book a place at any workshop or retreat. (via bacs or paypal, details will be sent via email). Your place is not reserved until this is received. If you cancel within 72 hours of the event I will request that you pay the full cost unless your place can be filled by someone else. 

2019

March - June 2019
Chef at EcoYoga Scotland

 

21 -23 June 2019
UK Retreat Weekend, at the Wild Pear Centre in Coombe Martin, Exmoor

Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga and Ayurvedic food. Plus summer solstice celebrations!
Come and enjoy a fabulous replenishing nurturing holistic weekend by the sea.
Arrive Friday afternoon to enjoy grounding Yoga and an Ayurvedic supper followed by Nidra and meditation before bed.
Saturday rise bright and early to practice Kriyas (traditional cleansing for the body) before morning tea and Yoga Asana (postures), Pranamaya (breath work) and meditation to begin the day.
Following breakfast everyone will receive an Ayurvedic treatment throughout the day. The rest of the day is then free for you to visit the beach, walk on the Exmoor Coast, or simply relax. A hearty lunch will be served at 1pm.
Saturday late afternoon we will enjoy a restorative Yoga practice and time for discussion followed by a light supper.
The evening practice after supper will focus on the energy of the sun as it is summer solstice, and so we will celebrate this together.
Sunday morning will be similar to Saturday and everyone will have the pleasure of an Ayurvedic face massage.
Lunch will be at 1pm Sunday.
You are then free to have extra treatments (at extra cost), to relax as you wish and to depart late afternoon at your leisure.
Total cost for whole weekend, including accommodation all food and two treatments is £240.
A £80 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance is due by the beginning of June at the very latest.
Option of attending for one day on the Saturday, 3 Yoga sessions, 3 Ayurvedic meals, full body massage and solstice celebration, £108, £50 deposit required.

 

Saturday 29 June 10-1230am
Yoga Practice, Yoga Torquay 

A Saturday morning Yoga practice, to include Kriyas (cleansing breath work), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Pratyahara (withdrawing the senses) and Meditation.
£20 per person. Advance booking and minimum £10 deposit essential.

 

Saturday 29 June 2019, 5pm
Beach Yoga and Indian supper, Meadfoot Beach, Torquay, South Devon

Join us at this beautiful time of year when the sun is high in the sky until late evening. Enjoy a holistic Yoga and meditation practice followed by delicious food with an alfresco Indian supper! Suitable for everyone.
Yoga by donation
£10 per person for food, booking and advance payment required for food please.
Fabulous company of all the beautiful people there will be free!

 

Sun 30 June 2019 8-9am
Beach Yoga, Meadfoot Beach, Torquay

One hour of morning Yoga, suitable for all.
By donation.
Please bring a mat and blanket.
(In the event of rain we will do a meditation walk instead.)
Meet in front of huts just below Meadfoot beach cafe.

 

Sunday 30 June 2-530pm at The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes, South Devon
An Introduction to Ayurveda with Yoga Nidra

This afternoon will focus upon the basics of Ayurveda, the Science of Life
You will be sent an introductory email and dosha questionnaire to complete in advance.The session will include:
Introductions and discussion, why are you here?!
A simple introduction to the underlying philosophy,
Exploration of different energies and how we 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 clock and yearly cycles
Opportunity to ask individual questions (also time at end of workshop for more private discussion if required)
Yoga and Pranayama practice for maintaining balance and equilibrium.
Yoga NIdra practice on the elements and energy body.
To discuss further and to book please email Virginia on virginiasyoga@icloud.com
£30 per person. Booking and £10 advance deposit is essential.

 

July - November 2019
Chef at EcoYoga Scotland

 

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

 

February 2020

Saturday 1 February
Whole day workshop at Yoga Torquay in South Devon
Details to be confirmed

Saturday 8 February 
Tutor for Devon School of Yoga post graduate Yoga Therapy course

Private Yoga, Ayurveda and cookery lessons

These are available by prior arrangement, booking is essential.
Costs  are given after a discussion of your requirements and booking is dependent on location and availability.

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.

Various dates

I work at various locations throughout the year including:

  • The Yoga Retreat India with our Ayurvedic partner in Kerala, South India hosting luxury retreats. I am the Yoga teacher and host 
  • EcoYoga Scotland Luxury Yoga retreat venue on west coast of Scotland. I am the live in chef and occasional private Yoga tuition is also available 
  • Devon School of Yoga Ayurvedic tutor for Yoga Therapy course students