1 Day | Forest Mere | From £159pp

Connect to your Soul and Shimmer for the Summer Solstice

with Claire Cipollone

Claire will introduce you to the elevating experience of Kundalini Yoga, an ancient and sacred yoga stream known as the Yoga of Awareness.
Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness is an ancient yoga stream from Northern India, only recently shared with the West in 1969.  The concept of Kundalini Yoga has been around since 1,000BC.

Kundalini derives from the Sanskrit word “kundal’, which means ‘circular’ and its spiralling energy is referred to as a coiled snake, situated at the base of the spine. With a regular practice of Kundalini Yoga, we can harmonise the Chakra System releasing emotional blocks within the subconscious. This contributes to a higher sense of consciousness, a harmonious sense of well-being, an increased creativity & vitality and both physical and mental flexibility much needed for these constantly changing times.

Indeed, it is the ‘experience’ of a Kundalini Yoga class that is the ‘difference’, if it is to be compared to other yoga streams.

About Claire

Claire previously worked in the aviation industry and as an interior designer. Through her yogic journey, she has qualified as a Kundalini Yoga teacher in 2019, a Children’s Yoga teacher in 2021 and in June 2022 she qualified to teach KundaDance, a creative movement class that includes Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

This year, Claire will begin Sacred Yoga Therapy Training to enhance her offering in supporting others with their physical, emotional and mental well-being and health.

She began practicing yoga in October 2017 when she attended a Kundalini Yoga class at Champneys, Forest Mere. She felt that there was a lot more to learn and to understand about Kundalini Yoga and so enrolled on a 200 hour teacher training course in 2018.

The course was deeply transformational on multiple levels and following the student’s delivery of a Kundalini Yoga Retreat weekend, which was offered to the public, the ‘energy’ that Claire experienced led her to finding a venue to share this transformative & powerfully healing yoga to others. Claire has also continued to share Kundalini Yoga at Champneys since 2020. During lockdown, she offered four classes online and a free weekly meditation evening to support others through the pandemic.

Claire currently teaches Kundalini Yoga, Child Yoga and KundaDance to adults and primary school aged children. She is also a qualified Life Coach.

Retreat inclusions

How does it work?

The day will begin with a pranayama series (breath work), that works on breath suspension for centering and strengthens the development of good judgment whilst under pressure.

To help you trust and act on your inner truth you will connect to your Soul body and practice a short kriya (set of asanas) to balance the head and the heart, followed by a meditation to open the lock of the heart and access the Infinite power within.

Before lunch, you will connect to your inner child with a 55 minute free-spirited KundaDance class; a creative movement workout that is both liberating and fun, combining elements of Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong.

After lunch you will be free to use the Spa facilities and enjoy the beautiful surroundings or enjoy a beauty treatment.  

The afternoon’s Kriya will boost your ‘keep-up spirit', which is the quality of the Radiant Body. The Kriya will support you to succeed radiantly and positively, no matter what obstacles or challenges we face, and will boost your radiance so that you don’t give up when prosperity is right around the corner. It also enhances general flexibility and strengthens the aura and the sciatic nerve. Overall it is a very energizing set that is suitable for all abilities.

The day will close with a beautiful session of Mantra & Meditations in the celebration of our Radiant selves and Shimmer with the Summer Solstice.

Standard inclusions

Connect to your Soul and Shimmer for the Summer Solstice
  • Arrival from 9am
  • Welcome and light breakfast with juices
  • Healthy lunch
  • Use of Champneys facilities
  • Up to 20 additional Champneys fitness classes per day
  • Option to add spa treatments
  • A fluffy robe to wear during your visit, Champneys flip flops and tote to keep
  • Depart 6pm

Retreat inclusions

From £159pp
  • Introduction to Breath Suspension
  • Pranayama, Kriya and Meditation
  • Kriya and Meditation for Shimmering the Radiant Body
  • KundaDance
  • Kundalini Yoga Class
  • Music, Mantra and Meditation

Dates & locations

1 day | Forest Mere, Hampshire

Wednesday, 21st June 2023

Book now

Call 0343 226 2222

Email cer@champneys.com

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