Led by Master yoga instructor and fitness expert Sue Woodd with Actress and Yoga Instructor Laura Wills, both renowned in the Yoga world for their commitment and passion for taking Yoga to people from all walks of life. Sue has over 30 years’ experience in yoga and wellbeing and between them they run the National Yoga based Programme for Children 'Club Morgan'!
Sue and Laura offer a nurturing and caring environment with lots of personal advice and a good dose of fun too!
What It's About
This is one of five very special Seasonal retreats designed just for Champney's for over loaded working professionals; including Doctors, Nurses, Teachers or those working in the business or corporate world. Statistics show that professionals in their field suffer from the highest levels of stress at work - Yoga and Mindfulness experts Sue Woodd and Laura Wills will be offering simple but powerful physical and mental tools to help cope with stress, anxiety or depression caused by work load. Perfect for a beginners and intermediate.
Seasonal Yoga is inspired by ancient Chinese health systems and is a gentle practice specifically designed to send energy flowing through the Meridian lines (energy pathways of the body). This practice will re-vitalize all your systems and organs with energies corresponding to different seasons of the year - putting the mind and body where it is supposed to be - in harmony with nature. By making Seasonal Yoga and mindfulness an integral part of your daily routine you will protect your health, enhance your energy and improve your professional performance.
All retreats start with a simple introduction to the basics of Seasonal yoga and mindfulness - we then move into the key focus of the season we are in, taking you deeper into the energy of the season and exploring the miracle of living our lives in union with cycles nature.
Other Yoga and Mindfulness Retreats in this series include: Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer and Autumn.
During this Winter Retreat Sue and Laura have designed special Yin Yoga flows just for you in the colder months. A soft, gentle style of yoga to guide you through the winter months and deepen your practice.
The winter energy has hidden power and the depth is profound, determined, adventurous and direct yet restful, reflective and relaxed when the situation allows.
The physical focus will be on the health and strength of the back and the entire skeletal system. Learn how to support the function of the kidneys and bladder while targeting the vital balance between enhancing flexibility and building strength.
Central to all exercise and healing systems are the two opposing yet complementary forces working together to create balance. Energy is constantly changing, moving and transforming, and understanding the ebb and flow of these natural forces is the key to balance and harmony. Learn how to balance the sympathetic (fight and flight) and parasympathetic (rest and digest) systems vita to living in this highly charged world.
Sue will be looking at the body clock - we experience the hours of day light when we are active and expend our energy and then hours of darkness when we are less active and rest, which allows the body to heal, repair, detoxify and renew itself before the next period of activity
Winter Mindfulness is all about exploring our relationship with stillness. Learning to except and embrace periods of stillness within our daily lives is a powerful tool at this time of year. We only need to look at what is happening in nature and apply this energy to ourselves. Stillness is only to be found in the present moment - the magical place where the healing happens!
Other retreats in this series include:
Spring Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
Early Summer Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
Late Summer Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
Autumn Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat
This Seasonal retreat will include:
Spa Treatments recommended: Spa Heaven Cocoon
If you find the retreat you were looking for is sold out or your preferred room type is not available, please email CER@champneys.com and include the title and date of the retreat you would like to book. Alternatively please call us on 0843 5611 943. We often have reserved spaces available which do not appear on the website.
There is a minimum number of people required for the break to run. Breaks will be cancelled if numbers are insufficient 2 weeks before the start of the break.