Embracing Autumn
 1 Day Yoga Retreat with Pip & Naz
Saturday 27th October
at Sculpure By The Lakes, Dorset


"life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" F. Scott Fitzgerald. ..

Saturday 27th October

Location: Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorchester, Dorset
Cost:  £125 per day to include all equipment, refreshments, lunch and access to Sculpture by the Lakes. Please bring weather appropriate outdoor clothes and footwear, as well as comfortable yoga clothes and cozy socks.

This 1 day yoga retreat has been designed to help us transition from the light and heat of summer into the cooler, darker autumn and winter months. Through yoga, breath work and mediation we will let go of what is not needed within, ground ourselves and come away with helpful techniques to implement into daily life to ensure a continued sense of wellbeing. The day will be an exploration of tools to feel fully equipped to prepare our body and mind for the winter months. It will also be a celebration of HYYGE;  a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

It is suitable for beginners and is made for anyone who wants to embrace the change of season with joy!

What to expect
Welcome drinks & treats
Intention setting
Yoga practice – Awakening the fire
Silent meditation walk
Delicious vegetarian lunch
Instilling positive change
Yoga – Rest & Repair
Yoga Nidra -  deep relaxation
Loving kindness guided meditation
Farewell teas, reflections & treats

Description of the day
After a long, busy and energising Summer full of glorious weather, and a fuller than usual social calendar, let’s  embrace the change of season as we move into autumn. Using this time of transition as the natural catalyst for more self-care, reflection and quiet, as the mind and body moves into a different rhythm.

The self-care we explore and implement during the autumn equinox will serve as well as the darker months approach and winter begins.

Our location will be the stunning retreat centre at the Sculpture By The Lakes park in Dorchester. It’s the perfect setting to explore the visual meditative quality of beautiful sculpture set amongst the autumn colours.

We begin the day with warming teas on arrival and open with an intention setting meditation.
Our first Asana practice will be a warming flow, to ignite the Agni, our internal fire through a powerful yet nourishing yoga practice that will be vital on cold mornings. The Vinyasa flow practice will awaken and recharge the body focusing on the heart and the hips whilst using Pranayama (breathing techniques) to awaken our internal fire.

We will move from this practice into the outdoors taking a silent meditation walk around the grounds (weather permitting: although bring layers, comfortable shoes and umbrellas so not to be beaten by the rain).

A delicious healthy vegetarian lunch will be served, prepared by the chef at Sculpture By The Lakes café using their own garden and local organic produce.  

After lunch we will venture outdoors again to walk off our delicious lunch. We will find an outdoor spot to share some best practices with you on how to create positive change into your routine.

The afternoon will be a deeply nourishing grounding exploration of gentle practices to support the body into a state of rest and repair. The Asana practice will be gentle restorative yoga, a sequence for days where the body needs comfort and warmth.

We will continue the grounding and deep relaxation into a Yoga Nidra practice, The Yoga of Sleep. Wrapped in blankets and cosy socks surrounded by candlelight. We will emerge from our Yoga Nidra practice and move into our loving kindness meditation.
Closing the day with our final intention setting and warming teas and treats.

To reserve your space please email reviveme@tonic-retreats.com