1-Day Retreat: Cultivating Mindfulness in your Yoga practice
Join us in the beautiful and tranquil setting of the Sharpham estate, on a mini day-long retreat to help you cultivate mindfulness in your yoga practice.
The day takes place in our South Wing hall and runs from 10am-4pm.
What will you gain?
- Guided, safe and accessible mindful yoga asana (posture), pranayama (breathing), sitting meditation and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) practices that open awareness and friendly acceptance of moment-by-moment sensations, emotions and thoughts
- An introduction to exploring how the principles of mindfulness can be integrated in your yoga practice to enhance your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
- The opportunity to come for a day-long retreat with some time to connect with nature in our gardens and grounds (weather permitting)
Who is the course for?
- most people aged 18 and above who are new to mindfulness and yoga
- People who have some experience of yoga (please ask to speak to the teacher before the day if you have any medical concerns or chronic health conditions).
- People who might not be able to find the time to attend a longer retreat, or who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness and yoga practice.
Your experienced teacher Patti Summerville is a Mindfulness Meditation and Integral Hatha Yoga teacher and the group is no more than 14 (see also leaders tab above).
Please bring a packed lunch and a little something to share and wear loose comfortable clothing. We can provide all cushions, yoga mats and blankets, though you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Teas, coffee and hot water are provided.
Working with depression and anxiety
Although meditation, mindfulness and yoga can be helpful in managing stress, depression and anxiety, this day long course might not be suitable if you are experiencing major depression or other clinically diagnosed psychiatric illness such as bipolar disorder, psychosis or current self-harming, Please ask to speak to the teacher to explore whether the course is suitable and whether it's the right time to come.
Cultivating mindfulness in your yoga practice is a life-long practice, so it is important to acknowledge that the day offers an introduction only, rather than in-depth exploration.
After doing this course, many go on to
All our 1-day retreats are held in the South Wing at Sharpham from 10am-4pm.
I learnt that being mindful in my yoga practice can have positive benefits on all aspects of life, including relationships with others.
Sharpham is the perfect place to experience the benefits that come from mindfulness and yoga
This course takes place in the South Wing section of Sharpham House.
We supply yoga mats, blankets, meditation cushions, stools and chairs, though you are also welcome to bring your own.
There is car parking near to the venue - click below to download information about getting to us.
Patti Summerville - Mindfulness & Yoga retreat leader
Patti began a personal meditation practice in 1996 after attending a retreat at the Tushita Institute, Dharamsala, India. Over the years her practice has been influenced by Mahayana and Theravada Buddhist traditions and in 2013 she took on the role of co-ordinator at The Barn Retreat Centre, an Insight Mindfulness Meditation Retreat centre at Sharpham. Patti has trained to be a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with Exeter University and an Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher in 2009 at the Sri Swami Satchidananda Ashram. She creates a framework that links traditional yogic and modern secular mindfulness principles where 'your yoga practice becomes your meditation'. Classes will include pranayama (breathing), asana (posture) and nidra (deep relaxation) to cultivate a mindful practice and prepare for other formal mindfulness meditations.
How to book easily and securely:
- online on this page
- by phoning 01803 732542
Ring us or email us on [email protected] if you've got any questions.
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