Live Online Yoga Retreat: Bringing in the Light

         

Discover the practices that will light you up for 2021

In a year which has bought challenges for so many of us, now is the time to really celebrate everything that is light; in ourselves, in others and in our lives.

The classes in this very special weekend will cultivate a sense of lightness, of spaciousness and of play, in mind, body and spirit. We are here, holding space for you, in the comfort and ease of your own home, so you can discover the practices that will bring you brightness and levity in the year ahead. Our special, inclusive and loving community welcomes you to share, practice, laugh, move and show compassion towards yourself.  

As we witness the onset of Spring and lighter days, together we will explore the theme of rediscovering vibrancy and light for ourselves and others. March is the ‘real’ New Year, the time that it is appropriate to sow the seeds of good intentions for the year. It’s time for a new era; a new way of being in the world. It’s time to shake off lethargy, shift our energy, feel uplifted and shine our light brightly.

This retreat will focus on our connection with ourselves and each other. The yoga will be grounded and accessible, with active morning classes focusing on building heat and energy. This is what those on the MFML Radiance Retreat in January 2021 had to say about Lucy’s classes:

This was a truly magical weekend thank you. it felt transformational.

I feel completely peaceful and brave to go out into the world and face the next step.

“What a recharge, haven’t felt so light since my birth!”

What to expect
  • A weekend of live world-class yoga, meditation and breath work classes from leading MFML teachers Lucy McCarthy and Adam Hocke
  • Special Q&A with Lucy McCarthy to ask your burning questions
  • Guided journaling with MFML teacher, Rakhee Jasani
  • Opportunities to participate in our lively discussion and share your thoughts and experiences with our founder Kat.
  • Access to our closed community group with all our teachers and fellow Movers to offer you guidance and support
  • Custom-made journal with inspiration, tips and advice and space for you to journal
  • Being held in a supportive community, all of us with the same intention of following the practices to bring the light back into our lives
  • A chance to pause, ground, step back, reconnect to your highest self and to sow the seeds of good intention, basking in the light of a like-minded community.

The Dates

Friday 5 March – Sunday 7 March 2021

The Teachers

Lucy McCarthy teaches mindful, alignment based Vinyasa flow and will be leading the yoga, meditation and pranayama classes, plus the intention setting opening ceremony and the closing ceremony.

Adam Hocke offers compassionate, practical, and joyful yoga classes for all levels, blending traditional practices of yoga with modern understandings of movement and mindfulness.  He will be sharing a calming practice on Saturday evening.

Rakhee Jasani teaches classes which combine breath-led yoga, qigong and meditation to help you discover your own creative expression. Rakhee will lead the journalling session.

Kat Farrants is the founder of MFML and she will be binding the retreat family together by hosting the discussions and supporting you all in sharing opinions and experiences.

The Daily Schedule

All sessions will be hosted live on Zoom and are suitable for all abilities; you are welcome to join no matter stage what of your yoga practice you are at. We will be offering suggestions for a range of additional classes which you can practice in your own time through the weekend.

We recommend you take the whole weekend off as if you were away on retreat! Spend time in nature, read books, journal, relax, book in a massage or bodywork session and eat nourishing foods. We’ll even be sharing some recipes for you to try out.

Friday 5th March

5pm – 6:30pm

Welcome group circle to set intentions for the retreat with Lucy & Kat, followed by some gentle yoga and breath work with Lucy.

6:30pm – 7pm

Option to join a journalling session with Rakhee.

Saturday 6th March

9am – 10:30am

An uplifting, dynamic vinyasa yoga practice with lots of juicy standing balance postures aimed at cultivating levity, spaciousness and brightness  in mind, body and spirit. We will also dive into some tension busting breath work and close with some powerful visualisation meditation.

5pm – 6:30pm

Special Guest Adam Hocke will lead us through a gentle yoga class of self-massage, breath, and restorative yoga to offer care and kindness towards ourselves.

Sunday 7th March

9am – 10:30am

This flowing, vibrant vinyasa yoga practice will be aimed at shaking off any heaviness or dullness from the mind and body. We will build up to some transformational backbends then wind down with soothing breath work and steadying meditation.

12pm – 1pm

Live Q&A with Lucy – your chance to ask Lucy questions about the weekend’s practices.

5pm – 6:30pm

A slow, calming yoga flow leading into grounding and nourishing restorative poses, before closing with some mantra meditation and maybe even a cheeky bit of harmonium!

Cost

For ten hours of live yoga classes, meditations and discussions, plus access to our private Facebook community for support and guidance, and a retreat pack, the cost is £67. For those who are key workers, over 70 years of age or experiencing hardship at this time, there is a subsidised cost of £39. We trust you will chose the most appropriate option for you at this time. If you feel you need further support to be able to attend the retreat, please do let us know and we’ll do what we can to help!

Plus, 10% of all ticket sales will go to planting trees and reducing carbon in the atmosphere through the Eden Reforestation Projects

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED


Questions?

If you have any questions about the retreat, drop us a message on support@movementformodernlife.com


Terms and Conditions

Practicing safely

The live classes are for your education and your enjoyment only. You are participating in the live class at your own risk. As part of your yoga journey it is important to select the appropriate level and benefit of class for your experience. You are encouraged to to take breaks when needed and/or when in doubt, don’t do sequences that you are even a little concerned about. If you have any health condition, please seek medical advice before taking any form of exercise. If you have any concerns, please let us know before hand.

If you feel unwell in any way or if you experience any discomfort during class, please stop the class and consult your health practitioner immediately. Remember that yoga is mostly a journey off the mat and into life, and it is a journey about taking responsibility for our own actions and cultivating self-knowledge. Only choose exercises which will nurture and support you, and please take responsibility for yourself and your current abilities during your practice. Remember that each day is different, and even if yesterday you were able to perform a movement, that is no indicator that the same exercise is possible today. Please move within your comfortable limits and if you’re in any doubt whatsoever, please seek medical advice.

We are not medical practitioners and we do not seek to offer medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before starting any new exercise. This is particularly important if you have any limiting condition at all or overweight, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. This website may is not tailored to your current physical and mental health. We do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or damage whatsoever, either during or after this retreat. Your participation in this retreat is entirely voluntary and at your own risk, and you agree to abide by the T&Cs of Movement for Modern Life.

Payment

Your secure payment will reserve your place on this very intimate, special online retreat. No refunds will be made.

Your data

By signing up to the online retreat, you consent to us adding your name and email address to our marketing database. If you do not wish to receive emails from us outside of this retreat, please do let us know and we will be sure to remove you from our database.

 

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