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A MFML HOME YOGA RETREAT
As the things we had in our busy schedules fall away and we are all spending more time at home, how about participating in a home yoga retreat? This is indeed an opportunity for us all: to come home to ourselves and to what is most important in our lives. This retreat offers you two yoga classes each day: something energising for the morning and relaxing for the evening AND we have a live meditation with one of our senior teachers every evening at 7pm.
Here's what you need to know:
- Retreat launches on 4 April 2020 so we can all practice together
- Suitable for all levels
- 10 days: 20 classes (2 per day) and 10 live meditations (1 per day)
- Daily inspirational theme
- Dynamic and restorative yoga
Morning Practice: Awaken with the Elements
42:32 | Mimi Kuo-Deemer
This morning flow class focuses on a connection to the natural elements. It is an awakening yoga practice with some qigong. The ancient yogis, Buddhists and Daoist sages believed that we are made of the elements of the natural world. This practice will help us awaken to this connection within ourselves to the elemental world around us. It’s very much like a shorter version of my morning practices, integrating yoga and qigong into mindful movements that help me harmonise my inner body with the outer world. This has a bit of everything – abdominals, hip work, backbends, twists, forward folds and arm balances. Enjoy!
|42:32||Mimi Kuo-Deemer||All Levels|
36:44 | Adam Hocke
A slow flow yoga class which is perfect if you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious. Adam's class is incredibly grounding. Move towards feeling stabilised and balance again by re-grounding anxious energy which embodies anxious mind and restless body. Learn to meet any anxiety with kindness by feeling its physical symptoms, not just the stories you may associate with it. We will use to the tools of yoga, including stilling our gaze and heightening our feelings of embodiment, to bring you back and re-ground you in the present moment. You will need a bolster and a block or a folded blanket.
Vinyasa Transitions: Expanding your Options
39:14 | Clive Fogelman
This vinyasa yoga class is an exploration of different ways of transitioning through poses. It will help you be more creative and mindful in your transitions, but also to be more centred and grounded throughout our practice. In life, as in yoga, often you may see your practice as a series of poses, but this class focuses on the moments between them. This flowing sequence gives you tools to explore different ways of transitioning through vinyasa which will expand your options when practising and help you explore different ways of moving your body. There is an emphasis on being mindful of the connections to be made throughout your practice.
|39:14||Clive Fogelman||All Levels|
26:15 | Lizzie Reumont
A more gentle vinyasa yoga class, perfect to come home to yourself anytime you're needing a more gentle flow, but perfect for early evening, in that gap between coming home and preparing for the rest of the evening. Get grounded and stretched, with a hip focus for those of us who work sitting down all day. A perfect release from the day!
30 minute Morning Magic
34:05 | Lucy McCarthy
A great way to start the day! With a focus on bringing the joy into your day, this well-rounded and sequenced morning yoga class opens the whole body, gets the whole system awake and alert and brings life to the spine and legs. A fab fluid awakening practice. It starts on the back and then builds up to a steady standing pose flow. You may need a brick.
Wakey Shakey Up & At 'Em
21:31 | Naomi Absalom
A fabulous class to wake up to, or to wake yourself up to whenever you need do take a break. A perfect study break, post-travel class, a cheeky little cracker to shift your mood and perspective instantly.
|21:31||Naomi Absalom||All Levels|
24:20 | Joo Teoh
This gentle yoga class, with some qi-gong movements is a perfect antidote for those of us who spend too much time sitting at desks each day. Also great if you're feeling like you could do with an emotional recharge, perhaps at the end of a long day, or when life is challenging. With standing poses and gentle strengthening poses, this class uses the power of intention to clear out a tough day and bring in the new. You will need two blocks and a strap.
01:06:00 | Adrianna Zaccardi
Although we may believe the restorative yoga is best before bed, this practice has been designed for you to practice first thing in the morning, so that you may experience the level of presence and vitality as it filter through your day. Granted this may be on the weekend, but do try it and experience first hand your vitality through this nourishing restorative practice.
Bend and Bind For Courage
28:49 | Zephyr Wildman
Build physical and mental strength with this specially designed series of intense poses. Hold yourself in the binds and bravely face up to discomforts of body and mind both on and off the mat.
Yoga For Happiness (4): Kindness
30:41 | Nikita Akilapa
In this gentle vinyasa yoga class, the focus is on ahimsa (non violence). In the body, we can work with soft negotiation rather than force or brutality. In the mind, we can be aware of the tone with which we speak to ourselves. Pay attention to what you ask of your body in today's practice; notice when you are forcing it to do something it doesn't want to do / ignoring or overriding body wisdom. Pay attention to the internal dialogue and notice the tone of internal dialogue. Make a note of any recurring thoughts. Finally, write a mantra, something supportive and loving, that you can repeat to yourself (e.g. you are perfect as you are).
|30:41||Nikita Akilapa||All Levels|