Yoga improves health and happiness!
Whatever your reasoning, it's never too late to start yoga and the benefits of regular practice are staggering:
Builds muscle strength
Makes you happier
Helps you focus
Maintains a healthy nervous system
Boosts your immune system
Helps you sleep
The classes on a Tonic Retreat are a great way to bond with others, all moving together, sharing this wonderful experience. They are taught so that if you're fairly new or very familiar with yoga there are always variations to modify and simplify, or challenge and deepen each posture. We love music so curate soundtracks to accompany our classes, enhancing the mood and flow.
If you're a beginner our retreat is a great way to get a solid grounding in the foundations of this incredible system and reap the benefits of a regular practice. Those more experienced in yoga will be challenged to go to the next level and gain a deeper understanding of postures and technique.
Mornings begin with led Ashtanga yoga covering most of the postures in the half primary. This is traditionally practiced in the morning and you'll start your day feeling energised yet calm.
The afternoon's session will be varied depending on the day's activities. There will be afternoon Vinyasa yoga classes, this is a flowing style of yoga linking and moving seamlessly into postures with the breath. You will experience a stress releasing Yin yoga style class, where postures are held for much longer periods of time using the breath to slowly release tension stored in the body.
We will always have Yoga workshop, this is when we can discuss and break down various postures. Trying out different approaches and you having time to ask those questions you've always wanted to ask. Classes will all start or finish with mindfulness meditation and or Pranayama.
There will be time across the 4 days to ask your teacher one-to-one anything that you'd like help with or to work on. Don't be surprised if there's an impromptu headstand workshop or two!