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 and massage therapist.
- Devon School of Yoga Ayurvedic tutor for Yoga Therapy course students and Devon Yoga Festival facilitator.
- Yoga Torquay Seasonal workshops.
- Forge Yoga Centre Totnes, Seasonal workshops.
- Lotus Loft Exeter, seasonal workshops.
Please check back for details of workshop and retreat dates through the year
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 email@example.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
Sunday 2 February 2-4pm: A circle of nourishment for women, Manifest your Dreams!
At the Sunita Passi Wellness Centre, Belvoir
Cost is £25. Please contact Sunita Passi to book your space
Saturday 29th February: 2-5pm at Yoga Torquay
Ayurveda and Yoga for menopause
Sunday 29 March: with Living Your Yoga in Kenilworth
Spring cleanse with Ayurveda and Yoga
Spring is an ideal time, after the sluggish slower energy of the cold dark winter months, to cleanse, detox and invigorate the body using Yoga & Ayurvedic practices.
This event will centre around why this is such a good time to detox, exploring Ayurvedic methods of cleansing, including neti, and the recommended Ayurvedic daily routine encouraging the body and mind to maintain (or create) a sense of equilibrium, health and wellness. Information will also be given on how to do a dietary ‘kitchari cleanse’.
Practices include cleansing breath (kriyas), gentle detoxing postures (asana), sun salutations (surya namaskar), self massage (Abhyanga) and a rejuvenating relaxation to prepare us for the more vibrant energy for the lighter seasons ahead.
A Spring Cleanse Pack, containing ingredients for a Kitchari Cleanse, Digestive Tea,Tongue Scraper and Ayurvedic Herbs is included for you to take home. Neti pots will be for sale (at £4) for those that wish to add this to their home cleansing practices.
To book your space, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 18 April: 3-6pm, at The Forge Yoga Centre, Totnes
Spring cleanse with Ayurveda and Yoga
Friday 12 - Sunday 14 June
Yoga weekend, by donation. at the Wild Pear centre in Coombe Martin, North Devon
A whole weekend of Yoga if offered to you in the spirit of Sangha (community).
Arrivals from 2pm Friday and departing from 4pm Sunday.
This weekend is offered to the Yoga community at low cost to ensure that it is available to everyone. Please see below for details of cost and payment arrangements.
Virginia will share Yoga in the mornings and afternoons. Donna will offer mindfulness practices. There will be opportunity for discussion about our practices as well as an introduction to Ayurveda. Massage will also be available (at extra cost).
To kept costs low everyone is asked to help with the cooking and meal preparation as well as washing up. All food (3 good meals each day) are included in the cost of the weekend.
Weather permitting we will enjoy a picnic on the beach on the Saturday evening.
The cost of this weekend is £108 per person, payable on booking please (details for bank transfer and paypal are sent on enquiry)
Dana (donation), you are then asked at the end of the weekend to donate anything more you are able to afford at that time. There is no expectation about how much you choose to donate.
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 26 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 £1220 / $1600 / €1435 sharing a room with one other person, or £1335 / $1750 / €1570 for a single room
Early bird discount of £75 / $100 / €90 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 email@example.com to discuss and to book your place.
Thursday 29 October 930am - 6pm
Retreat for one day, with the Ilsington Hotel and Spa, Haytor, Devon
Details to be confirmed very soon.
January 20 - 31 2021
February 16 - 27 2021
Yoga Ayurveda retreat, Cherai, Kerala with The Yoga Retreat India
Virginia will offer Yoga, in both groups and one to one sessions.
Shibu will be ensuring as always that you receive the best possible Ayurvedic care with our doctor and from our therapists, with daily Ayurvedic treatments and traditional herbal medicines.
The Cherai area is famed for its stunning coastline and white sand beach as well as for being on the Kerala backwaters, with its miles of beautiful waterways and lush green vegetation. It is a quiet but interesting area, with easy access to local places to visit, as well as being just a 45 minute drive form Kochi airport. The atmosphere here is relaxed and easy. We have a peaceful private venue with a dedicated Yoga space and massage rooms as well as ensuite single rooms for all of our guests. The beach is a five minute walk away and is suitable for swimming. Alternatively there is also a beautiful private pool we can use also just a five minute walk away.
- This retreat includes:
Pick up from airport
Ayurvedic doctors consultation and relaxing massage upon arrival.
Daily morning Yoga
Afternoon Yoga when not on trips
Daily Ayurvedic massage therapy and medicinal Ayurvedic herbs.
121 personal practice session.
3 healthy vegetarian (traditional Keralan) meals daily.
Sightseeing trips in the local area
- Optional extras (at extra cost) include:
Reiki / Pranic healing
Extra massage treatments
Additional 121 Yoga Therapy
Onward travel arrangements
Aftercare package, via email or Skype
- Not included:
Flights, visas, travel insurance
Cost per person (this is for a for single en-suite room, there is a discount if you share a room, please ask for details).
•Basic room (upstairs no immediate outdoor area) £1600 / $2100 / €1880
•Standard room (in garden) £1700 / $2225 / €2000
•Superior room (ground floor backwaters view) £1850 / $2425 / €2175
•Premium room (upstairs, backwaters view, private balcony) £1950 / $2555 / € 2300
A non-refundable deposit of £310 / $400/ €360 is required to secure your place. Instalment options are available for the remainder of the balance. Please contact me with any questions and visit the retreat website for more details The Yoga Retreat India
Private Yoga, Ayurveda and cookery lessons
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.
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.
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.